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Endlessly Forever

There are times when silence is necessary.  Quiet reflection, stillness, exhalation.  I found myself in a state of mind consistent with floating on the stillness of the ocean, buoyed by the salinity, the sun peaking in and out behind the … Continue reading

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For the love of nurses

I passed the boards, in case you were wondering.  It’s a relief.  I don’t have to think about that again for 10 years.  Who knows, by then I may be retired.  Or a famous writer.  Or still doing the same … Continue reading

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Resistance

I have a list of diseases that I hate the most.  I hate them because I have no way to fight them.  I have no power against them.  I push back and push back, but they don’t budge.  They laugh … Continue reading

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Tragic Backstory

If you are lucky, you have one.  If you are lucky, the universe dealt you a shitty hand and you persevered.   You overcame.  You are a better human now.  Don’t harbor resentment.  Being in the shit -is the shit. … Continue reading

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Care-givers and Care-takers

Joe always brought Dottie to her visits. He was a doting husband that led her by the arm and placed her safely in the chair in the corner of the room while he sat close by on the exam table. … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Doctor: Part 2

Reconstructing Doctor: Part 1 In my excitement and haste to make my rooms look amazing, I totally forgot to take before pictures. I know, what a dork. So instead I took pictures of my partner’s rooms, which pretty much mimic … Continue reading

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Doctorsplaining

Doctor-splain-ing (verb)         The way a doctor explains medical issues to a patient in a manner that is considered condescending or patronizing Doctor:  Ms. Doe, you have diabetes.  What that means is that you have too much sugar … Continue reading

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St-role Model

I haven’t been running consistently in months.  Maybe a 5K here and there.  Which sounds kind of odd when you are a non-runner.  Who can just go run a 5K?  Isn’t there preparation, training, effort?  Not when you’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Youth-anasia

The Truths of Aging I’m not getting any younger.  I’m OK with that.  The part that I’m not so happy about is the slow decay of my body while I’m still living in it.  That getting older part.  I am … Continue reading

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