Category: Wellness

Valentine's Day: A day of romance and cancer

Valentine's Day: A day of romance and cancer
February 14th. Valentine’s Day. Which of these words doesn’t fit with the holiday…romance, hearts, candy, flowers and cancer. The obvious one is the last word…unless you’re asking me. It was Valentine’s Day 2015…just three years ago. I walked out of a shower and caught a peek of a new mole on my upper back. I had... Read more »

Do insurance companies mess with you because they can?

Do insurance companies mess with you because they can?
This is a courtesy call from Walgreens. Your order is delayed due to an insurance issue we’re working to resolve. I’m sure you’re all familiar with those words. I’m guessing all the pharmacies have a version of this. You try to fill a prescription and you get a call saying there’s a delay. Usually it’s... Read more »

Another year, another surgery

Another year, another surgery
I have four words of advice for you: Drink Water-Stay Hydrated! If you do that you may be able to avoid this little procedure I’m about to explain to you in painstaking detail. If the above photo doesn’t scare you enough, I’m hoping the words will. Halloween-esque scaring. Dateline:Wednesday, 1/17: Thorek Hospital The kidney stone... Read more »
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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 »
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