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Valuable Lessons Learned in a Veterinary Neurology Ward

One of the scariest but most memorable rotations for me in veterinary school was small animal neurology.  Scary because the subject– neurology– was difficult in itself.  Scary because Dr. S, the neurology professor, had a reputation for being a pretty … Continue reading

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Please Lord, Never Let Me Have a Kidney Stone

This past Thursday, my husband came home from work and woke me up to tell me he needed to go to the ER.  My very sleep deprived brain was confused because he’s an RN and he had just come from … Continue reading

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Gynecologists, and Radiologists, and Dentists, Oh My!

For the past two weeks I’ve caught up on some important and slightly overdue medical appointments.   I’ve been to my gynecologist for my annual exam and pap smear.  I also went to the dentist for some minor dental work. … Continue reading

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The Lady At The Grocery Store

I find myself in the grocery store parking lot loading groceries into my trunk.  It had been “one of those days” and going to the store was NOT what I wanted to be doing at the time.  Two weeks of constant back pain and two … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 9

When we started receiving care with Alive Hospice for both my mother and father, we were given a white notebook which was a hospice guide for both the patient and the caregivers.  This notebook contained important phone numbers, and an overview … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 4

In September 2006, mother’s condition seemed to start deteriorating rapidly.  Her pain was severe at times.  The ribs she broke during her fall just happened to be on her right side, which was the side she was experiencing pain from her bile duct/liver … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 3

It wasn’t long after we got Alive Hospice in place for my mother, that the pain of bile duct cancer reared its ugly head.  My mother complained of a severe pain up under her right rib cage that would radiate … Continue reading

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