Painting by Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish; 1863–1935) From PART 1: BIRTH: [T]he doctor responded matter-of-factly: “Yes, but he has asphyxia from swallowing and inhaling meconium in the amniotic fluid. He’ll probably be brain damaged and need to take phenobarbital for the rest of his life.” Part 2: After-Birth To this day, I cannot believe this elder statesman of… Continue reading Reflecting on Childbirth after Losing a Womb to Cancer: Part 2 – After-Birth
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 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
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
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?