Category Archives: Medical

It looks benign

This capsule that I get to take once a day for 21 days. Then I get a break for 7 days and then I get to do it again. The plan is X6 at this point. there are a ton … Continue reading

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Another trip

Into San Francisco early this morning. Making my usual stop at Peet’s just before they opened I still managed to get caught in the lane control lights at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. After that point, the traffic was reasonably … Continue reading

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Lost day

AKA – more time spent on public transport than anything else…. Normally, when I have an appointment at the SFVA, since the pandemic, I have just taken to driving over extremely early, sitting in the car and knitting, then appointments, … Continue reading

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Broomstick Lace

Back in my old University of Minnesota days I managed to keep myself awake in some of the classes which had “class notes” by working on afghans. This was especially important for those 1300 in the afternoon (right after lunch) … Continue reading

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Do the eyes have it?

It was not particularly fun to be woken up at 0300 with serious pain in my right eye. Literally eye watering pain. This is not what happened with my left eye, and it was neither expected or desired. Over the … Continue reading

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Two left feet

That is literally what I had in my hand as I headed for the door early this morning. Or rather – two left sandals. Since, obviously that was not what I intended it caused yet another trip up the stairs … Continue reading

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Eyes painfully open

Ah yes, an early drive to SFVA followed by waiting followed by getting my eyes dilated. Again. Other than the fact that it is not fun having a blinding light shone in one’s eyes while tears run down your face.. … Continue reading

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Summer Cat

Thinking back to earlier this week – I guess I really don’t notice my eyes. They are just there. My glasses are on/off my face depending on what I am doing and which method seems to get the best result. … Continue reading

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Not particularly

much fun at all. Admittedly, it wasn’t exactly a poke in the eye with a pointy stick. More like a series of something or other under just enough sedation that I didn’t run screaming from the operating theatre. Cataract surgery, … Continue reading

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A call

As I mentioned (I think I did….) that I was seen in the cataract clinic yesterday. After going through the testing and jumping various hurdles, I was told that the surgery schedulers would call me and arrange surgery date/s sometime … Continue reading

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All the excuses

Over the years, I have lost track of just about everyone with whom I attended various schools, courses, and universities. That is, with the exception of Carmen who I have known for just about my entire adult life starting from … Continue reading

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WSC – Day 2

I missed the first portion of the conference. At least at the time it was offered. There is something about a meeting starting at 0900 Geneva Time (Central European, DST) which is beyond me. My clock was happy to remind … Continue reading

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WSC – Day 1

.For the 4th year in a row – The World Sepsis Conference is being held virtually – sponsored by the Global Sepsis Alliance. ¬†According to the opening sessions, there were about 15,000 registrants from 109 countries. This leads me to … Continue reading

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Scottish Veterans

To start off with the reminder – the UK is not just England, but Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. ¬†The Army here is based on the regimental system (and I am sure that Beverly, David, and a few others will … Continue reading

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Ignoring the morning

Yes, please. I headed out early. Early enough that I was the first customer at my local Peet’s before braving the freeway, Bay Bridge and run to SFVA. It was one of those times where my inclination to adhere to … Continue reading

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It has been a long, long

crawl up to feeling anything close to normal. To summarize. I started to feel lousy on the flight. Dani kept looking at me and asking if I was doing ok. We had managed a two seat exit row so at … Continue reading

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the headless bear

The Bear – from Cottage Garden Samplings – A Year in the Woods. There are a lot of stitches in this bear, trust me on that. I think, in fact, that he is the densest so far of the seven … Continue reading

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Not worth 0500

One of the downsides of living on the US West coast involves time zones. What may seem like a perfectly reasonable time to you, in London, Geneva, or Copenhagen is not all that great from my point of view. Especially … Continue reading

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It might be funny

if the whole thing wasn’t so appalling. Talking about Alex and his broken leg. Last Friday night just to jog your memory. And then the insurance people. The order of events is about as follows: ER visit on Friday night. … Continue reading

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another Saturday, more needles

I was part of the team at Allen Temple Baptist Church again today. Officially our hours are 1000-1400 which means a good couple hours ahead of time for set up and perhaps time afterwards for tear down. This location is … Continue reading

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