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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 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…

Why I get emotional about Tanner

Many of you may have read the story about Tanner; if you haven’t, please take a few moments to read This is Tanner. This story hits me personally on many levels. The core issue that I think many of you can relate to is that my three kids are all healthy! As forever grateful as…

On PC to Apple – Idiosyncrasies to get used to

On 11 May, I bought an Apple MacBook Pro 15″ laptop. The decision to do so was not an easy one. In April, I read and commented on the Saturday discussion – Mac Versus PC post at Mike’s Life. At that time, I said: A year ago, I would have said PC with no hesitation…

On Birthdays – Thoughts on Turning 60

On Monday, 7 June, I turned 60 years old. And it was a good day. I celebrated. The only traumatic birthday I think I have ever had was my 30th. Growing up in the 50s, teen years in the 60s and young adult in the 70s, the common mantra was Never Trust Anyone Over 30….


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