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Article by Nicholas D. Kristoff of the New York Times
Thursday, June 25, 2009      1 comments

I just read this article comparing Canadian and American health care systems and found it to be enlightening and wanted to share it with others. A blog seemed to be the simplest way. U.S. citizens have likely seen by now televisio... Read more
Today's Food Plan Gone Awry
Monday, June 22, 2009      2 comments

Well, my planned food for the day hasn't gone the way I expected it to. I was going to have soup for lunch after I walked with my friends at work but both of them bailed on me and it's not a great neighbourhood to walk in by oneself so I didn't... Read more
Weird and Busy Week
Friday, June 19, 2009      3 comments

I didn't feel like myself at all. Wednesday was an extremely busy day and I was sore all day. I had to be at the hospital by 9:30 a.m. to be injected with isotopes for a later bone scan and then I had to be at my niece and nephews' school for ... Read more
Remember my train trip with the unannounced schedule change?
Friday, June 12, 2009      2 comments

The one that was supposed to leave at 6:25 a.m. on the Saturday of the long weekend but they changed the schedule and didn't tell me and I got there at 6:10 a.m. only to be... Read more
Ribcage Problems Explained?
Monday, June 08, 2009      3 comments

So, I went to my doctor's today because I’ve been home from work since last Tuesday because of ribcage pain. Wednesday, I tried a massage, which only helped while I was having it and Thursday, I tried acupuncture which helped better than the ma... Read more
Back Issues
Sunday, June 07, 2009      3 comments

I've been off sick since last Tuesday because of soreness in my back specifically my lower back, my upper back, my mid-back, and my ribcage. Not necessarily all at the same time but enough of them to make sleeping uncomfortable and just wanting... Read more
June Bloomers
Friday, June 05, 2009      2 comments

I just created a June Bloomers photo album on Photobucket and thought I would share. Here's the link: s585.photobucket.com/alb
w=slideshow ... Read more
Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?
Sunday, May 24, 2009      4 comments

It's in my garden but I don't know if it's a weed or something good. Any suggestions? Here's a close-up: ... Read more
Home from Montreal
Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

Well, I'm home but the trip got off to a rocky start. I booked my train trip to Dorval (a suburb of Montreal near Kirkland, which is where my sister lives) in March. I was leaving at 6:25 a.m. from Aldershot (a suburb of Burlington near where ... Read more
It's been over a month since my last blog...
Monday, May 11, 2009      2 comments

But, I've been soooooo busy.... I'm organising a retirement party for one of the guys I work with who has worked in our division for 35 years! And, I'm finally trying to get caught up on all the certificate upgrades for our operators ... Read more
25 Years! Woohoo!
Sunday, March 22, 2009      5 comments

So, I'll be out of town for the next 3 days because DH and I are going to Toronto to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Originally, we were going to go to Arizona but since he's been laid off since December, we can't afford to do that. ... Read more
Update on Sister
Sunday, March 15, 2009      2 comments

She went to see an infectious disease specialist on Thursday and here is his theory: A viral infection which traveled up her spine (through an old spinal injury) and turned into viral encephalitis which has since been resolved. The body's o... Read more
Good News!
Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

My sister finally had her MRI on Saturday and got her results yesterday and she didn't have a stroke and doesn't have MS or a brain tumour! We still don't know what's wrong but it's nice to get the scary things out of the way. Now, they think ... Read more
What is wrong with her?
Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

Still no diagnosis on my sister. Heart disease, atherosclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis have been ruled out. Her symptoms include: - burning sensation on skin that comes and goes quickly - tingly limbs (arms and legs) - cr... Read more
My sister
Saturday, February 14, 2009      2 comments

So, my sister isn't doing great and she's quite stressed because she's worried about herself and she's almost convinced herself that she has MS even though there has been no medical proof of this but she's been researching her symptoms (tingly a... Read more

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