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

December 9, 2015


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 […]

A Life Before Dying

December 19, 2011


A lot of us spend a lot of time thinking about life in general, and/or about our lives in particular.  Some of us never think about these things at all because we are in our lives, up to our eyeballs in the nonsense or the wonder or the frustration of what bombards us day in […]

An Uncommon Cold

October 12, 2010


I have a cold/virus/bacterial infection/whatever.  No biggie.  It’s not like I’m sick a lot.  The last illness was about five lbs ago.  I went to the doctor after whatever I had was building up for about five days.  This consisted of: Be fine during the day and throughout the night.  Wake up feeling like a […]