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My Baby is Having a Baby!

Finding myself in my daughter’s labor and delivery room was somewhat surreal. I can’t begin to describe the indescribable love and closeness I feel for my daughter so the very idea of witnessing her in abject pain was something I didn’t know if I was really prepared for.   Because my daughter’s pregnancy was considered … Continue reading

Oh Brother! That is Sooooo Annoying!!

No more politics, at least not for the moment, my blood pressure needs a rest! Politics aside, if I’m being honest, there are still quite a few things that get under my skin. Top Pet Peeves, and by the way this is not an all-inclusive list!! Commercials for Pay Day Loans: If your finances are … Continue reading

Advocating for Your Own Health

Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com – <a href=”https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-health-concept-cloud-related-words-topics-image11856791#res10760805″>Health concept – cloud of related words and topics</a> Growing up, doctors were seen as god like beings, all-knowing, all-seeing. Even today, doctors, who in my mind, conjure up images of Doogie Howser, MD, the 16-year-old TV doctor from years gone by, are addressed by their surnames while their … Continue reading

In Honor of National Heart Month

The heart is symbolic of love, romance, and Valentine’s Day. Our beating heart is responsible for our very existence, sustenance and vitality. It is sobering to realize that a baby’s heart starts beating 18 days from conception or about 3 to 4 weeks. On ultrasound, a baby’s heart is audible at approximately 8 weeks. Just … Continue reading

You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

Being a woman of a certain age I’ve become all too familiar with the pharmacy counter. The usual afflictions of age have not escaped me although, most of the time, I feel invincible. The human body is a finely tuned synchronous marvel of wonder. A beating heart, arguably the most important organ in the body, … Continue reading

Adios 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 I am fraught with emotions. For me, 2015 was a mixed bag of feelings, challenges and a health scare that ultimately turned into blessings and triumphs culminating in the life altering decision to retire. After more than four decades of gainful employment the decision to retire, although welcomed, … Continue reading

The Mammogram

As I lay on the procedure table, I could not stifle the laugh that was threatening to take hold of my body. I was repeatedly warned to lie perfectly still because any movement would threaten the accuracy of the biopsy. Stop it! I admonished myself, as my shoulders began to rise and fall with laughter. … Continue reading