The Vital Role of Medical Devices in Healthcare – And Memories of an Inspirational Change-Maker

Every one of us on a healing journey encounters medical devices as part of our diagnosis and treatment. This post is a personal remembrance of a pioneer in the decades-long effort to ensure that the medical equipment and hospital practices used in diagnosing and treating patients around the world lead to the successful—and safe—delivery of life-sustaining healthcare.  … Continue reading The Vital Role of Medical Devices in Healthcare – And Memories of an Inspirational Change-Maker

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: A Surprise Bowl of Summer Cherries

  A beautiful bowl of summer cherries . . . Yesterday, as I was preparing to leave the house to visit my friend Pat R. for lunch, I saw that I had missed a call on my cell phone while I was upstairs getting ready. An assistant from my gynecologic oncologist’s office had called, something that… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: A Surprise Bowl of Summer Cherries

Kitty Corner: Feline Hyperthyroidism

Please click Kitty Corner: Feline Hyperthyroidism to be automatically redirected to the post. And click Kitty Corner: Feline Hyperthyroidism – Update Also see new information from the New York Times – May 16, 2017:  The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats

Life Giveth, Life Taketh Away . . . and It Giveth Again

All things exist . . . somewhere in the misty, mysterious spiral of time. Five years ago today, August 15, 2009, a Saturday, I met my sister for the first time after a 50-year separation. My Sister’s Story – Adoption & Reunion tells it all. A year later, on that same Saturday, I visited my friend for… Continue reading Life Giveth, Life Taketh Away . . . and It Giveth Again

My Son’s Father’s Story – Lung Cancer: The Loss of a Co-Parent

 IN MEMORIAM – HONORING A VIETNAM VET On the eve of my son's 30th birthday last month, his father passed on to the next place. Sadly, estrangement had kept us from knowing he was even ill and had been battling lung cancer for two-and-a-half years. I am omitting names in what follows to respect the privacy of my… Continue reading My Son’s Father’s Story – Lung Cancer: The Loss of a Co-Parent

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Second Colposcopy and Repeat Pap

Yesterday began another two-week waiting period for more Pap results. In the July 22, 2014 post, I described the results of the uncomfortable colposcopy and biopsy I had earlier in the month (reported on July 10). I returned to the doctor's office yesterday for what I thought would be a routine Pap test. However, after the doctor… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Second Colposcopy and Repeat Pap