Tag Archives: health

My mother calls to tell me I have cancer

My 88 year old mother called me about 10:00 yesterday morning, from the assisted living facility she is in. xxx“Did you go to the doctor?” she said. xxx“For what I answered. My cold is over. No more xxxcoughing.” xxx“You know … Continue reading

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The wisdom of our grandmothers

I think this is the slowest onset of a cold I have ever had. Each day it has gotten microscopically worse. First a slight raspy throat and then the next day a slightly more raspy throat. Yes and then the … Continue reading

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“When it’s my time…”

I took my mother to her doctor. Her weight exactly the same as mine. Congestive heart failure. Increasing and progressive Parkinson’s symptoms. Heart murmur. High blood pressure. Then we went out for lunch, my mother napping on the ride to the … Continue reading

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“This Old Man: Life in the nineties” by Roger Angell

Check me out. The top two knuckles of my left hand look as if I’d been worked over by the K.G.B. No, it’s more as if I’d been a catcher for the Hall of Fame pitcher Candy Cummings, the inventor … Continue reading

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Flexibility and reach

In my Qigong class today there were several people I know from my work and community– a grandmother of a former student, the mother of a present student, and an acquaintance from my synagogue. Usually I like to be totally … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow: Chipolte’s new ad

Chipolte’s taking a stand against processed food and factory farms. Provocative. (Thanks, Michael!)

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“So, you are an apple.”

My annual check-up with my doctor. Blood pressure elevated but not too much. That reddish splotch, not cancerous, just veins that have reached a dead end. But my cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) are too high. Not quite high enough … Continue reading

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