The Day After Is Also the Day Before . . .

 I hope everyone had a very good Thanksgiving yesterday. Our small family dinner at a suburban PA inn was quite nice, especially because my mother, aunt, husband, and son could all be there with me. One of life's truest blessings is seeing the same faces -- even the wrinkled ones :)-- around the Thanksgiving table… Continue reading The Day After Is Also the Day Before . . .

Thankful Thanksgiving! And Thanks to All of You . . .

THANKFUL THANKSGIVING Wishing all of you a wonderful, warm day of gathering with those who make your life worthwhile. And heartfelt appreciation for the lovely and kind messages I've been receiving. I will respond to everyone individually. Today, I gather you all together in my virtual home to say . . . thank you.

My Story – High Cholesterol: A Family History of Cardiovascular Disease

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My Mother’s Story – Cardiovascular Disease: Right Femoral Stent Insertion Monday

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My Mother’s Story – Cardiovascular Disease: Right Femoral Stent Insertion Yesterday

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My Current Story, Update: Medical Monday for Me–and Also for Mom

My Current Story, Continued - da Vinci Hysterectomy Scheduled for Friday, December 13 As I mentioned in the November 22, 2013 post, which really wasn't much about me and was mainly about healthcare delivery and reform (it has important links--take a look), I need to go for my medical clearance visit with my family doctor… Continue reading My Current Story, Update: Medical Monday for Me–and Also for Mom

400 Hits–And More on Healthcare Delivery & Reform

Just a quick post tonight to let you know that, as I write, the blog just received its 400th hit (view). Also, I'd like to remind you to check the links in yesterday's post about some of the positive changes afoot in healthcare. These were submitted by my son, Matt Bond, grants and programs manager at DentaQuest Foundation in Boston. This… Continue reading 400 Hits–And More on Healthcare Delivery & Reform

My Current Story, Update: Did I Forget to Mention Teeth? And Public Health? And DentaQuest?

In the midst of all that's going on, I had to find a new dentist for insurance reasons. This created a several-month gap in my oral health maintenance, and my other ailments do seem to be affecting my teeth--they hurt. But despite the twinges, the crowns will just have to wait until January (see the My Current… Continue reading My Current Story, Update: Did I Forget to Mention Teeth? And Public Health? And DentaQuest?

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Yet Another Cancer!

 Trying to keep VERY calm and love autumn. . . . Yes, it’s true. After my reprieve yesterday, when I received a benign mammography report by fax, today I got another one of those calls telling me I had cancer. This one's not so bad, though--nothing like the uterine cancer that's still inside of me.… Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Yet Another Cancer!

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

Peach Ribbon for Uterine Cancer Awareness THIS POST IS BEING UPDATED. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON. Read the companion piece, Breast Cancer Risk Factors. While this information is being updated, please keep in mind that estrogen-related factors account for 80% of uterine cancers and that obesity is a big part of the problem. Hereditary factors also play… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read