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This Family is practicing TM

Following my quadruple bypass, things seemed to go well for a bit. Then they didn’t. My blood pressure kept misbehaving and the doctor kept tweaking the meds and now I’m on what I call my ABCs – Ace inhibitor, Beta blocker and Calcium channel blocker plus a statin for my cholesterol. Along with that, issues…

Part 6 – Eleven days after my Quadruple Bypass

As you may know, I had quadruple bypass surgery on 18 January; that was necessary after I failed my cardiac catheterization test back on the 7th. I was discharged from the hospital on the 23rd. In this post, I’ll try and recap how my first week at home has been going. Prior to this, and…

Part 5, My thoughts following bypass surgery

The first four parts of this series have all had the title start with “But, Doc, I feel fine.” Today I’m not using that approach because, truthfully, I don’t feel fine. I’ve lost track of the number of people who told me that I would feel so much better when this procedure was done. But…

But Doc, I feel fine – Part 4, Bypass surgery preparation

This is Part 4 of a (no longer short) series on my interactions with the medical profession and my blood pressure (BP). If you haven’t read it yet, Part 1 describes my belief that my BP will be okay When the stress goes away. Following that, Part 2 covered my regular semi-annual meeting with the doctor…

But Doc, I feel fine – Part 3, Cardiac Catheterization

This is Part 3 of a (hopefully) short series with my interactions with the medical profession and my blood pressure (BP). If you haven’t read it yet, Part 1 describes my belief that my BP will be okay When the stress goes away. Following that, Part 2 covered my regular semi-annual meeting with the doctor where…

But Doc, I feel fine – Part 2, Except…

This is Part 2 of a (hopefully) short series with my interactions with the medical profession and my blood pressure (BP). If you haven’t read it yet, Part 1 describes my belief that my BP will be okay When the stress goes away. As I mentioned at the end of that post, I’ve spent the…

But Doc, I feel fine – Part 1, When the stress goes away

This is part one of (hopefully) a short series with my interactions with the medical profession and my blood pressure. For most of my life, I’ve been quite healthy. My blood pressure (BP) problems didn’t start until after I had kids. More accurately, they started after the twins were born (they’re 12 now) and after…

Single Parenting – Where Do You Start?

When I checked my email last week, I found a contact form that had been submitted from my blog. The author wrote “I am about a week away from having custody of my 6 year old daughter and 2 1/2 year old son. I need to know how to handle the first year or so…

Thud, Silence, then the Scream

Anyone who has been around small children is likely more than familiar with hearing a Thud. The Thud can occur at any time after a child learns to move on their own. I’m not going to talk about the accidents that can occur when a child rolls over, though. I do want to tell you about…

BlogWorld & New Media Expo – Why I want to be there

If you’ve seen me on Facebook or on Twitter, you have seen me use the Twitter hashtag #DadsTalking (I prefer to capitalize just so no one suspects me of nefarious activities if it appears as #dadstalking.) #DadsTalking consists of a bunch of Dads (and some Moms) who share a common characteristic (all Dads, and a…