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My diagnosis with Cancer
Sunday, March 08, 2015      6 comments

Last August I went for my annual physical without any trepidation. I had been fatigued , but other than that felt pretty good. My Primary Care Doc is thorough and knowledgable. After finding me relatively healthy, she ordered the usual panel o... Read more
Large stone in left Ureter
Monday, February 18, 2013      6 comments

A little over two weeks ago, I came down with a bladder infection. Woke up around 5:30am with tremendous cramps and couldn't pee. We went to ER and I wound up with a catheter to relieve the pressure. After 100 or so ml went into the bag... Read more
Post-op L5 - S1
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

I had to change my weight measurement. Unfortunately it went up 2.5 lbs. Two months ago, I needed to have a micro-discectomy on my L5-S1 to relieve pain I have had for over a year. The pain went from my left lower back, through the butt, down ... Read more
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, January 19, 2012      2 comments

This is my report on "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is an early novel (1922) by Fitzgerald. It is about a young man who gets married and is waiting impatiently for his Grandfather to die so he can inherit an in... Read more
Am I addicted to my Kindle?
Saturday, December 03, 2011      7 comments

Am I addicted to my Kindle? Probaby I am. But this is a good addiction compared to cigarettes, booze, illicit drugs, etc. Isn't it? Recently I dropped my kindle while bringing our cat back from the vet. It is in a leathercase, but w... Read more
Whale Watch
Sunday, June 19, 2011      5 comments

Denise and I had a great time on a Whale Watch this afternoon! The weather was beautiful, the ocean was calm, and our fellow adventurers on the boat were enjoyable. It was nice that the boat only had to travel about 20 minutes from... Read more
Back pain caused by bulging discs
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      3 comments

I haven't been able to do much hiking or exercising for the past 2 months because of a sore back. All that shoveling I did in Jan and Feb has led to some bulging discs in my back causing pain and numbness down my leg to my foot. After an ap... Read more
Great Hike on Conservation area newly opened to public for hiking & biking
Sunday, December 05, 2010      1 comments

Today, Denise and I hiked on a newly opened Conservation area. It is a huge tract of land that was formerly used for Army Reservists and National Guard training. This area is 15 miles to our west and borders on a half dozen towns. The Go... Read more
28 mile bike ride
Friday, October 15, 2010      3 comments

Friday 15th Oct. 2010 Yesterday, Denise and I completed a 28+ mile bike ride out in the country. This was a ride we did several years ago and we thought the hills might be too much to do. I am happy to say we did it with ease. I ... Read more
19 mile ride!
Sunday, August 22, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday Denise and I did our longest ride of the year. It was 19 miles out of the city into the country side. We rolled by cows, sheep, an alpaca, pigs and canadian geese. It is amazing to see these farm animals so close to just wes... Read more
Second Cataract Surgery
Sunday, March 14, 2010      0 comments

What a difference a month makes! I recently had a second cataract surgery on what had been my good eye. ( 20/50 prior to surgery.) The first surgery went like a breeze, with excellent results. I went into this surgery expecting similar ... Read more
Running again
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      4 comments

I'm almost through reading ChiRunning by Danny Dreyer. I highly recommend it. I used to do a lot of running, but I was always getting hurt. I got so frustrated that I gave up running and only did walking. To make that a challenge, I woul... Read more
Visit to Doctor - Post cataract surgery.
Thursday, February 25, 2010      1 comments

I saw my Ophthalmologist this morning and she was very pleased, as am I, with the results of my cataract surgery. My vision has improved tremendously. I will continue with the eye drops for the next two months. I also can get back to mo... Read more
Cataract Surgery
Friday, February 05, 2010      2 comments

I had cataract lens implant surgery 2 days ago. Will have to take it easy for about a month. No heavy lifting or exercising. Walking is ok.... Read more