Posts tagged "health"

Thank you, "Your Tan May Be Killing You"

Fellow CN blogger DonnaJeanne writes Your Tan May Be Killing You.  As she describes it, “As a Stage IV Melanoma patient, it is my goal to teach you ways that you can avoid Melanoma because I’d love to keep you out of my shoes.” If it wasn’t Donna herself, her blog, the blog’s name (if... Read more »

I Broke Up with My Doctor

I have high blood pressure. Apparently, it’s hereditary but I still had to get an ultrasound to make sure the arteries around my kidneys weren’t constricted. I learned that last part from the internet because the conversation with my doctor went like this: Dr. BadBedside (if ever there was an appropriate pseudonym): I’m going to... Read more »

Is it allergies or is it ...

the eyes!! *cue thunder, lightning, old Italian lady hunched over with big knuckles and thinning hair (but a heart of gold) ‘Tis the season … of allergies.  Ugh! And, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives. ~~~ FINALLY, my headache is gone.  I had the worst headache for two straight days. And, I wondered... Read more »

Today is World Cancer Day

As many of you who read this blog know, my husband is a cancer survivor.  So, I’m going to copy and repeat my entry from Thanksgiving ~ In the past few months, I’ve been thankful for such things as:“pumpkin spice lattes”“that I knew my grandparents”“cute rain boots” But, today? Today, I am grateful ~ 1/... Read more »

Do you know someone with cancer right now?

Call Jonny Imerman.  He knows someone who survived that type of cancer and was the same age when diagnosed.  Let them talk.  It helps. As Jim Higley put it at the Imerman Angels event at Salvage One last night, where he described Melinda Marchiano‘s experience of meeting another young woman who had survived her type of cancer and... Read more »

A Tale of Two Christmases: Me, a Homeless Man and my Sunglasses

I lost my Fendi sunglasses on Friday while bargain hunting at Filene’s Basement. I called the store again yesterday just in case someone turned them in and when the lady told me they had them, I squealed.  I felt like Scrooge on Christmas morning.  I wanted to hug strangers on the street. I bought Godiva... Read more »

An open letter to Lindsay Lohan: Something to consider while you're in the clink

Dear Lindsay Lohan: I don’t know you personally.  I don’t know a thing about addiction.  I don’t know what it’s like to be famous or live in Hollywood. But, here is what I do know, based purely on observation.And, considering that you seem to be racking up the legal fees, you might want to take some free... Read more »

Dear Sprinkles: We're breaking up!

It’s over!  And, no, you’re not going to woo me back with your creamy deliciousness and intoxicating aroma.  I mean it this time.  We’re through! Yes, it seems like H and I have been celebrating our wedding for months now.  It’s been a non-stop party.  And, just because I’m training for the half marathon, that... Read more »

Woman with no short term memory

Did you see this woman on the Today show yesterday? Michelle Philpots suffers from anterograde amnesia – the result of two separate head injuries – which means her short term memory is practically non-existent.  By the end of the interview, she couldn’t remember Matt Lauer’s name. Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ For my memory. ... Read more »

Tony Robbins, you gave me a headache

From crying. I dvr’d Tony Robbins’ new show Breakthrough and watched it last night. Forget what you might already think of him and forget Shallow Hal (though I do LOVE that movie!), the stars in my opinion were Kristen and Frank.  They were married at a resort in Mexico almost two years ago and on... Read more »