Archive for the ‘Illness’ Category

The Walking Wounded

Posted by Vicki on August 11th, 2015 under craziness, gluttony, howque?, Illness
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If only i had not gone back to get the water bottle I had left on the rock formation, this never would have happened. I had just found two four leaf clovers side by side about a half hour before, also. Some, and I am among them, would say that I am lucky. I should […]

To Biota or MicroBiota

Posted by Vicki on July 17th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, cats, Eating Behavior, food!, gluttony, Illness, Lifestyle, Unbridled Eating, Weight Gain
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Microbes are being blamed for everything these days, even obesity. Which naturally makes me wonder: is my microbiome normal? The guts of many with obesity are cursed with extremely aberrant mocrobiota. By now the reader is well aware after being bashed on head with it on innumerable occasions, that i do not belong and never […]

Still Have Gastritis. Not Better Yet.

Posted by Vicki on July 6th, 2014 under being a doc, food!, Illness, Lifestyle, projects
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Figuring out itinerary for college tour with Mollie. We had itinerary but are now getting down to more nitty gritty deets, and i discovered an error cb made when reserving place near Mt Holyoke. Reserved for completely wrong dates. So he had to change – thank God i happened to see this. Also staying an […]


Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2014 under fitness, Illness, Lifestyle, projects, weight management
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Waiting room time. Just saw nurse practitioner for breast cancer follow up. Arimidex scheduled to continue till November of 2015, but may be continued afterwards on case by case basis. I, of course, am planning to continue it indefinitely, as a security blanket. Only glitch would be if my bone density decreases significantly, which the […]

The End

Posted by Vicki on April 20th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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The last few weeks are all ablur. I could not blog at all, except for posting the eulogy. Part of me wants to reconstruct and document my last moments with my Mom, and part of me is very apprehensive about this for a couple of reasons. One reason is that it will take quite a […]

The phone. What would we do without it?

Posted by Vicki on April 5th, 2014 under compassion, friends & family, Illness, love
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The phone was more important this week than ever. All sorts of devices and methods of communication were utilized. Without these, nothing would have gotten done! Yesterday, there were a ton of phone calls, some on the landline and some on my iPhone, and lots of text messages. I handled them all in between answering […]

Angels Bearing Gifts

Posted by Vicki on March 27th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love, priorities, Weight Loss, weight management
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It is possible that I might just make this a very short post and take a nap. The last week or so have been exhausting emotionally. First from a distance dealing with crisis of Mom’s hospitalization, then worrying about how long they were going to keep her unnecessarily, then the disaster of bing sent home […]

The Silence Is Deafening

Posted by Vicki on March 26th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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As soon as I saw Mom yesterday, I felt a little better. She recognized Cb and me, and sort of interacted, and I got her to eat a few bits of dinner. This was a relief, because I had expected her to be moribund, and she is not there quite yet. She was able to […]


Posted by Vicki on March 22nd, 2014 under aspirations, BodyChangers, friends & family, Illness
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I am losing my mind. Just looked at my calendar to see when my next appt with my radiation oncologist, Mel Deutsch, was, because I knew it was soon, and I see it was yesterday. No wonder I only had patients scheduled till 1:20! I thought it was because of cancellations or something. So when […]

On Edge

Posted by Vicki on March 16th, 2014 under compassion, fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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Due to having many other obligations today, it is now 9:43 pm and I am only just now starting to blog, a fact which is almost as disturbing to me as my inability to get very far on today’s xword puzzle. The problem with the puzzles is I pretty much cast them aside once the […]