Stressing The Test

Today I had my first stress test in four years. For those of you that don’t know what a stress test is, it’s a test where you walk in a treadmill and the cardiologist monitors your vitals up to the point you can’t walk anymore. Today mine involved my cardiologist, my pulmonary specialist and my…

Booking Your Blog

Although I like technology, there is still something about having something physical to hold. I dedicated almost four years to this blog, and basically it is a medical diary of sorts. Although it is always available for me to peruse, I thought it would be nice to have a hard copy of the blog. That…

So, I Lied

In the past month I saw my Primary Care Physician, my Cardiologist and my Sarcoidosis doctor, and I lied to them all. Each one asked me if I had my flu shot and I said yes. It is easier than trying to defend my decision not to take a flu shot this year. This year…

Mission To Mars, But What About Here?

The people of India proudly launched a rocket for their first mission to explore The planet Mars. Just wondering how much of those millions could have gone to explore getting the poor out of the slums of Mumbai or put into the health care if a nation that desperately needs it. I think the cost…

Laughing At Myself

Yesterday I went to the doctors office at Mt. Sinai and parked in their parking lot which is a six story structure that is usually always full, but I always manage to get a spot. I left the car and took the elevator down to walk over to the hospital for my appointment. It was…