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Weight!! It's Not Funny!

One baby boomer’s continuous battle with the scale Shelter-in-house, social distancing, self isolation, imposed quarantine…….. essentially, all mean the same thing……. resisting that ever living lure of my nemesis, the refrigerator! Going to work, hanging out with friends, or simply running errands puts distance between me and my attempts to limit grazing but at least … Continue reading

Death By Chocolate!

What better way to cap off two hours of intense Pickleball playing than to saddle up to the local diner for delicious mouth watering ice-cream; throw in a side of crispy French Fries and all is right with the world. Between playing Pickleball and inhaling the ice-cream desserts the endorphin rush was amazing. But today’s … Continue reading

The Choice

As I sit in the cancer treatment cubicle with my friend, I watch in earnest as the nurse prepares the lifesaving infusion that will hopefully eradicate any and all vestiges of the cancer that threatens her very being. Cancer is an ominous and unwelcomed invader lurking somewhere in dna, seeking to grab hold and destroy … Continue reading

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