Category Archives: Physicians

Paincation Redux

I’ve been on a two week paincation.  I apologize that I forgot to take pictures of the great time I had.  You know, of the television tuned into Game of Thrones and MSNBC, the Kindle versions of B.V. Larson sci-fi … Continue reading

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Me and My Shadow

I have to be honest: it’s been a conscious effort to think about cancer recently.  Not that I’m complaining, who the heck wants to think about cancer all the time?  Who knew it could be so easy?  I love being … Continue reading

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I write so often about my physicians. I have expressed confidence in their work, been critical of office operations, praised one, and when it was warranted I railed against indifference. As we all know, there are two sides to a … Continue reading

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Doctortown

I never stopped to think about how much things can change in just one month.  In our day-to-day linear embrace of time it is not something we often think about.  We think in terms of days, perhaps two weeks at … Continue reading

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The Road to Ruin

I have been blessed with relatively good health all of my life.   I did go some years without health insurance as a professional student, but I came through that okay.  The closest I came to chronic disease was reading about … Continue reading

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The Meltdown

Change is never easy, but as a change agent in my professional life I’ve always been willing to suck it up.  I don’t always like it, but I can usually find a opening that appeals to me and warms me … Continue reading

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Change and Some Thanks

I am a big fan of change.  Well, what I mean is that when change happens I usually adapt pretty quickly and deal.  But a change is afoot and I’m finding it hard to accept.  My oncologist is leaving the … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Boob in the World v.2

In all seriousness, the decision to change lanes on the Healthcare Highway may be one of the very best I have ever made.  I was treated with compassion, care, respect, and I will never forget it.  Dr. Y, you are … Continue reading

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Physician, Know Thy Patient

When I meet a physician for the first time,  I immediately begin evaluating that potential relationship.  Everything from how they greet me (or not), whether or not the environment is a good one (or not), how convenient it is for … Continue reading

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Exhale

Remember the oncology suite in a certain unnamed hospital in New York City? I still can’t get over how accurate that is.  Well, since I fired my oncologist due to the uncomfortable fit and horrific public service in the unit, … Continue reading

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