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It Was A Very Good Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      4 comments

Our 7 year-old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth, has Spring Break this week, so we kept her with us today. The temperatures are in the 70s today, and it is beautiful!!! When Elizabeth arrived, the first thing she wanted to do was to play in her tree ... Read more

Taking Sleeping Pills Wisely

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

Sleeping pills can at times be an effective component of sleep therapy. However, they need to be used cautiously, especially by older adults. If you plan to take sleeping pills, follow these steps to do so safely: **** Work with your doc... Read more


Monday, March 30, 2015      8 comments

I called the Physical Therapy Clinic suggested to me by the Nurse Practitioner, only to find out that it IS NOT covered by my Health Insurance Provider. Now I have to start from scratch and find someone who IS covered!!!!! Oh well............ Read more

Tuning Out Tinnitus

Sunday, March 29, 2015      8 comments

QUESTION: Is there any cure for chronic ringing of the ears? ANSWER: That depends on whether a cause can be found. Tinnitus, or ringing or other noises in the ear, can result from almost any ear problem, from infection to hardened earwa... Read more

What A Great Way To Spend A Saturday.......

Saturday, March 28, 2015      10 comments

I left home about 8:30 this morning and drove to our oldest son's home. Our DIL and our seven year old Grand-daughter, Elizabeth were waiting to take me to a dinner theater about 90 miles away. This was my Birthday present. We arrived at the ... Read more

Now I Have Some Decisions To Make

Friday, March 27, 2015      9 comments

This morning I had 3 standing x-rays taken of my spine, filled out four pages of forms, and then met with a Spinal Nurse Practitioner for an hour and a half. She showed me the results of my MRI and all of my x-rays. I have a narrowing of the s... Read more

It Pays To Be The Squeaky Wheel........

Thursday, March 26, 2015      8 comments

Late yesterday afternoon, I received a call from the Orthopedic Surgeon who I had the appointment with on March 9th. He read the results from the MRI that I had done on March 12th and conferred with other Orthopedic doctors on staff who are mor... Read more

Have Any Of You Had This Happen To You?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      11 comments

I have had pain in my lower back and in my left hip since July of 2014. My Primary doctor thought that it was bursitis and recommended PT and a topical anti-inflammatory. This helped some but by the end of October, it had intensified. I had x... Read more

Get Out Of The Car!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      8 comments

This is a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida. An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and dre... Read more

What Does A D.O. Do?????

Monday, March 23, 2015      7 comments

My Primary Doctor is a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). I have wondered (and asked her) what the difference is between a D.O. and an M.D.. The difference between a D.O. and an M.D. is as follows: A D.O. receives a medical education that's ba... Read more

Seniors And Computers

Sunday, March 22, 2015      9 comments

As we SILVER SURFERS know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. I had a problem yesterday, so I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a coupl... Read more

It's Just Not Worth It!!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015      9 comments

We went out for dinner with friends last night and I ate more than I should have!!!!! The food was delicious, but it was too rich. I do much better with more basic dishes and should have known better. Today I am suffering and have had NOTHING... Read more

Sharing The Many Virtues of Spark People

Friday, March 20, 2015      8 comments

This morning, I received a phone call from our Health Insurance Company. I am enrolled in a Health and Wellness program sponsored by them and they call me every 2 or 3 months to check on my progress and answer any questions I may have. Today, ... Read more

Don't Mess With A Clean Freak

Thursday, March 19, 2015      8 comments

Two policemen call the station on the radio. "Hello. Is this the Sarge?" "Yes." "We have a case here. A woman has SHOT HER HUSBAND FOR STEPPING ON THE FLOOR she had just mopped clean." "Have you arrested the woman?" "N... Read more

When To Drink Water

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      7 comments

QUESTION: I have heard that it's more important to drink water at certain times of the day than at others. Any truth to that? ANSWER: Probably not. It's true that your body needs ample water each day from food and beverages to maintain ... Read more

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