Opey Gets Her Own

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am a fan of The Oprah Winfrey Show. I have been watching in almost every day for the last 23 years. Days I could not watch, I taped. Now it’s on my TIVO. Oprah is one of the most powerful people in the US. Her word is law to some….

A Blog A Day You Say …

WordPress is running this “postaday” to encourage bloggers to write a post every day in 2011. I’ve decided I want to blog more, as I have not been putting a lot of what goes on with me and my life with sarcoidosis on these pages. I will be posting, to the best of my ability,…

Wedding Ring Blues

Ever since we married in 1990, my wedding ring has not left my finger but to dry my hands or to clean it. It is on 24hrs a day. Our rings are identical and are yellow gold. My wife hardly ever wears yellow gold anymore. Most of her stuff is now white gold and silver.  Traditionally, 20th wedding…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, just a wee bit late. The feeling is still in the air, and in some cultures, it is not celebrated until January 6th. It appears that I have a new Christmas tradition in that for the past few years, I had a cold for Christmas. This year’s came with a migraine…

Joy Of Kids

This Sunday a friend’s kid wanted to spend the night at our place and we said sure. We like her and she is a fun and well behaved kid. I made her favorite meal, then we went out to carvel and then to Blockbuster to rent a movie. We stayed up and watched the movie…

That Was Close

I got back my blood test results for if I have diabetes brought on brought on by being on prednisone for too long, and thankfully I don’t have that nasty disease. My hemoglobin count is high and I have no idea what the hell that means. I know that is the protein in the blood,…

Sweet Surrender

I have not been feeling my best for the past three or four weeks. Not much energy. I went to see my main pulmonologist today who is also my primary care physician for my routine follow up. While going over stuff I mentioned that for the past three weeks I have been getting up to…

More On That “Exploding” ICD

I wrote recently about a blogger that reported about an exploding ICD and then ended up retracting his story for “defensive blogging”, what ever that means. Here is a follow up article about that story. ‘Explosive’ Case Study on Again at Pacing Journal By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today A controversial article about…

Stress Less Stress Tests

I recently read an article from a doctor at Mt. Sinai about stress tests not actually being stressful. You can read the article at http://ow.ly/3ibOL. I had a few stress tests in my time. My first was when I was in my early thirties when I knew something was wrong and no one could find…