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What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community

What Neil Diamond's Parkinson's diagnosis means to him and the Parkinson's community
Neil Diamond has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. At age 77, he said that this will cause him to retire from touring and cancelled the rest of his world-wide 50th anniversary tour. Whenever a celebrity announces a Parkinson’s diagnosis, I’m always asked for my response. After taking some time to think it over, it’s... Read more »

My Neurologist is moving on up to the east side

My Neurologist is moving on up to the east side
He’s moving on up to the east side. To a deluxe building in the sky. Yes, he’s moving on up, to the east side. He finally got a piece of the pie. It’s been a big week for me and my doctors. Starts and ends with my urologist. A trip to the Gastroenterologist and my... Read more »

A power point presentation about kidney stone surgery doesn't make it any cooler

A power point presentation about kidney stone surgery doesn't make it any cooler
Back in October, I felt a little pressure in my bladder. Okay..I’m lying to myself and all of you, it was a lot of pressure. Like an elephant was doing sit ups down there kind of pressure. I ran off to my local emergency room on a Sunday morning to get it checked but I... Read more »
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It's the good kind of Cancer

It's the good kind of Cancer
It’s December. That means two things. Winter and the dermatologist. Today, the former, not so much. The later, yeah, yeah, yeah! I have a standing date with Dr. Emily. Twice a year we hook up for a full body check. Every June and again in December, she gets to check me out. It’s like that... Read more »

The Texas shooting wasn't a gun issue but a mental health problem

The Texas shooting wasn't a gun issue but a mental health problem
Eighty-five Americans have been killed in the last two mass shootings. More than five hundred others were wounded. It breaks down to twenty-six church goers murdered while attending services, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty others were wounded. It’s the largest mass shooting in Texas history. Fifty-nine people were killed and five hundred more were injured while... Read more »

How to get in and out of a hospital emergency room in less than two hours without even trying

How to get in and out of a hospital emergency room in less than two hours without even trying
Happy Monday. How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good, sorta. Friday, I had a long lunch with a friend followed by the Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples concert. Saturday was breakfast out followed by college football, the World Series, some groin pain and early to bed. Sunday was Meet The Press, a short trip to the... Read more »
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How to protect yourself from dying of Melanoma

How to protect yourself from dying of Melanoma
The story about Melanoma has always seemed simple. If you catch it early, it’s easier to treat and you live. If it gets to the later stages, the treatment is much tougher and your life expectancy is about five years. We’re always taught that early detection is the key. But now we have a new... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles
Today was the 6th Moving Day-Chicago sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the annual walk where the Parkinson’s community meets up to bond and raise money to support local Parkinson’s programs. It’s my favorite charity event of the year. Moving Day is very much a feel good event and everyone leaves with good vibes. It’s... Read more »

I feel bad for Dusty Baker

I feel bad for Dusty Baker
The first game of the National League Championship Series gets started in about an hour. Cubs vs Dodgers. The Cubs looking to repeat as champions. The Dodgers looking for their first trip to the World Series in almost thirty years. Not there again are the Washington Nationals. Not there again is Dusty Baker…and I’m feeling... Read more »
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Man Up on World Mental Health Day

Man Up on World Mental Health Day
This is the Rainbow Bridge. It’s located near Port Arthur, Texas. At the top point it’s 177 feet high. I came across this photo on Facebook about a month ago. The reason for the picture was that someone had committed suicide by jumping off the bridge. The reason the car is still in the photo... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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