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Take A Placebo and Call Me in the Morning

June 9, 2017

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It’s no secret that we have all had our notion of reality tested beyond reason, since June 16, 2015, when Donald Trump left the world of professional wrestling and reality show hosting in order to run for President of the United States. Since then, we have been told that what we saw we didn’t, what […]

The Hospital Stay

January 18, 2017

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    Life in the Boomer Lane has a close friend who picks atypical places for her normal life events. She fell in love with someone who was living in her basement, then married him in the winner’s circle at Monmouth racetrack. Not to be outdone by these diversions from the norm, she has just […]

The Hospital, the ER, the ER, and the Hospital

December 9, 2015

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Imagine a scenario in which you enter the hospital for routine, outpatient hernia surgery.  You know you are brewing a cold (or worse), but you don’t want to have to reschedule the surgery, so you don’t tell your doctor you are getting sick.  Your surgery is performed, and you go home. Two days later, you […]

Guerrilla Aging: Joint Mice and Other Midlife Maladies, A Guest Post by Boomer Haiku

January 30, 2015

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Roxanne Jones blogs at boomerhaiku.com, a mostly light-hearted, often irreverent look at life as a boomer, 17 syllables at a time. When she’s not tapping out haikus, she’s a freelance medical copywriter, enjoys chardonnay and contemplates plastic surgery to get rid of the wattle on her neck.                 […]

The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014

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    Life in the Boomer Lane, consumed with the online hunt for the perfect winter boots, was unaware of the Ice Bucket Challenge. She was alerted to this when she received three text videos of her children, one jumping into a pool, one pouring a bucket of water over his head and one pouring […]

Lung Leavin’ Day

January 23, 2014

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One of the gifts I’ve received from blogging is that, while I am writing about the world, the world will occasionally pop its face into mine. Each time this happens, I am humbled and honored to be able to look into the very private places in people’s lives. The latest is a letter I received […]

Turning A Life-Threatening Emergency into Something Bad

April 11, 2013

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The other night, Life in the Boomer Lane came perilously close to joining her ancestors in the Big Shtetl in the Sky. The events were as follows: While having a conversation with her daughter, a virus and annoying cough she has been dealing with all week triggers a severe asthmatic reaction, resulting in LBL’s inability […]