Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Come to the clinic immediately”

I got a call around 1pm today from the Appletree Medical Group, the place where I go to see this doctor I like. “Ma’am, you need to go to an AppleTree medical clinic immediately.” I wasn’t awake yet, “Today?” “Yes, … Continue reading

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Environmental Medicine – Seriously?

I can’t believe there’s a ‘new’ field emerging in medicine, ‘Environmental Medicine’. Isn’t all medicine supposed to take into account factors in your environment? Maybe I’m just missing something, but ‘Environmental Medicine’ sounds pretty quackery to me. It sounds like … Continue reading

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My fathers upcoming death: the approach of the final silence

I went into my father’s apartment today to check up on him this afternoon, because I hadn’t heard from him all day. Normally this isn’t anything of alarm, but when someone is dying, every moment, every word–every silence–has a heightened … Continue reading

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David’s new sinus infection :(

Poor David has another sinus infection. He actually haven’t had one in awhile, the antibiotics have been helping. I think the weather turning colder up here is contributing as well.

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Breast Imaging: went well today

Good news today during my breast imaging studies. It turns out the pain in my breast is from enlarged milk ducts, hormone issues. “Like, pre-menopause stuff?” “Yes, that’s most likely what’s causing it.” Yea!! Since I’m done with having kids, … Continue reading

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Healthcare Canada v U.S.

This is an email I just exchanged with a new friend I made at a coffee shop yesterday (kind of revealing my personality in a nutshell 🙂 I had sat down to do some editing of the book I’m writing … Continue reading

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My Upcoming Breast Imaging Studies

I have to admit, I am getting a little nervous about my mammogram and Breast MRI coming up on Thursday. I’m guessing most likely everything will be okay, and this pain is just some kind of benign problem, but I … Continue reading

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Breast Problem: As if I didn’t already have enough stress

I was talking with the doctor I’m trying to get to know here in Ottawa, and we were discussing my recent heart palpitations (stress?), and he starting asking me some general questions about my health history. He listened to me … Continue reading

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My father is days away now

It’s really ugly..this experience reminds me to not take any moment for granted. Begin forwarded message: From: teddyleigh Date: November 1, 2014 at 6:57:03 PM EDT To: Subject: Thanks P– Thanks for asking about my father–he’s in really bad shape. … Continue reading

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