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A Child in Bed

A child is sure monsters are under her bed. Or in the closet. She’s young, the frights of the adult world are disconcerting. Makes perfect sense, monsters. How many ears they have is up to you. How many tentacles. Green? To counteract, to serve as amulet may be a cat, a blankie, a fuzzy toy. […]

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Surgery, pt 3

  I’d asked my surgeon whether I should cancel appointments in the two weeks after surgery. He’d ordered an overnight hospital stay. Just wait and see he said. I waited and spent seven nights in a neurosurgery ward. Was I surprised? I was. Don’t get me wrong, I like my surgeon. But I think he’s […]

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Surgery, pt 2

Oy, an e-missive from the Patient Site of my healthcare conglomerate.  414 pages of scientific links related to my condition. Hell, Chiari Malformation? if I have it no one has stopped by to tell me about it. Please do not reply to this message, as it is auto-generated. My two other choices going forward with […]

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Surgery, pt 1

  They draw blood at least once a day. ‘Your sodium is down!’ Sodium pills make you retch? Try them with ice cream  OK, try with applesauce. ‘Your magnesium!’ Another pill. ‘Your potassium!’ A fizzy drink. At no point was I advised they’d checked my adrenaline levels — which would have been pushing off the […]

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