Tag: Health

How I Survived My Adult Tonsillectomy

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Three weeks ago I had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Much to my surprise, I’ve had people ask me to write a blog post full of TMI and the gritty details of recovering from an adult tonsillectomy. So here’s the full story…you may want to skip this post if you have a weak stomach. I feel […]

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Narcolepsy, Necrophilia, and National Public Sleeping Day

This morning while trolling the interwebz, I found an article that caught my attention. Today is┬áNational Public Sleeping Day. According to the article, National Public Sleeping Day was established on February 28, 2011, and it is celebrated by taking a nap in public. A 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

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I’m Going Off Soda

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I’ve been threatening to do it for year. And now is the time. Today is my 5th day completely soda/carbonation free. It’s actually day 8 in the process, but I caved to a can of Diet Mtn Dew when I had a headache on day 2. There are a lot of reasons why I needed […]

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While You Were Out

Hey readers…are you still coming to my sadly neglected blog? It’s summer, and I’ve had a lot of things going on that has pushed my blogging efforts out of my daily/weekly routine. I haven’t posted anything in the month of July, so I thought I’d put in a quick catch-up post for those who care […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Overnight Monitoring

Maybe this time, I’ll get the answer I need to help my sleep improve…

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Retail Therapy

What do you do when you’re too sick to be in public for very long, the gym is a cesspool of sweaty germs, it’s too cold to be outside, and your doctor tells you to exercise anyway? Engage in retail therapy! My pulmonologist recommended that I get 30 minutes of exercise a day, in 5 […]

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TMI Friday: Being on Steroids for Lousy Lungs can Give you a Better Rack

In the past month, I’ve filled over 20 prescriptions. In addition to playing “profession patient”, I’ve become the Foursquare mayor of several different pharmacies and medical clinics. I feel like my local Walgreens is the pharmacy equivalent of Cheers – “where everybody knows your name” (In fact, thinking about it makes me want to drown […]

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RIP Jack LaLanne

“I can’t die. It would ruin my image.” “I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline. “ “How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.Your health account is no different. What I […]

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TMI Friday: I’m Not Crazy, It’s My Hormones

You know when you’ve been sick for so long, you’re obsessed with finding out why? One of my favorite things to do when I can’t sleep is research health topics. I’m an insomniac who researches sleep disorders in the wee hours of the morning so I can try to make some sense of why I’m […]

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Doing my Best

The last few months have really put me through the wringer, emotionally and physically. It has been incredibly difficult to go from an able-bodied, overzealous DO-er, to someone who has to accept help from others, and be satisfied with myself when I accomplish less than my usual best. My mother has dealt with chronic pain […]

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