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Vitamix Spark, Plants Removed, Acupuncture, Update on 2 Friends w/"C" Word

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Yesterday, my old Vitamix did a huge spark; not from the plug, but from the metal at the base of the container. I assume that means not to use it again? It's scary to see sparks fly.

This morning the guy I hired to cut down the two huge plants is coming. I'm hoping it goes quickly as I have my acupuncture appointment with a new practitioner that opened up at the last minute. Fortunately, it's close by so there should be no sweat in arriving on time.

I'm trying not to be sad, but it is sad when two friends are dealing with cancer. One had a double mastectomy last year. I saw her yesterday and she said she just went to the doc and the results were not good. She didn't want to go into details, and I don't like to pry. Watching others accept the inevitable is intense.

My neighbor was diagnosed with bladder cancer and I mentioned her in a past blog. It has taken three months to go through all the paperwork and figure out which provider to use. The cost, even with insurance, is staggering. For example, a 6-hour stay for a biopsy was billed at $26,000!!!

She has found out that the bladder cancer was caused by a medicine she was given a few years ago for extensive mouth surgery. At this point, she has lost sight in one eye, has to have the bladder removed, and is starting chemo this week. Just when she started to get a break in life with things going fairly well.

Here's to a good day, friends.
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