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I’m speaking from experience, people, having had most of these lobbed at me one time or another. Please feel free to add to the list in the comments section. 1. “When is the baby due?” I’m not pregnant, you douchebag. I’m fat. If I were pregnant, I’d probably be prancing around telling everyone and her…

My fitness program the last 3-4 months – or reasonable facsimile thereof… Monday: go to gym, half hour on elliptical, half hour doing weights routine picked up at last stint at physical therapy for excruciating neck pain developed over several years due to chronic migraines. Tuesday: spend day writing bills for mom, wrangling with health…

The whole month of October has gone by, and none of the things I promised myself I would finally get around to writing about this month have appeared on my blog. They haven’t even made it out of my cranium into rough draft form on my computer. I didn’t even manage to get a post…

Another Good Reason To Brush Your Hair

Because you do not want them to think you’re crazy. Also, do NOT put on that hospital nightgown, no matter what they say. Mind Hacks gives us another perspective on patriarchal norms for female appearance. Don’t run out to the convenience store without brushing your hair, make sure to always dress well, or else you’ll…

Scrubbing the Kitchen Floor

Whenever I go back home to see my mom, I usually spend some time visiting with her cousin D., who lives in the house across the street from my mother’s house. D. has spent a good many years taking care of his elderly mother, my great-aunt. I have known D. all my life. As a…

I don’t particularly enjoy having needles poked into my scalp and neck and shoulders and temples and I especially don’t like having them poked into my forehead just above my eyebrows. Yet I allow my neurologist to turn me into a pincushion every three months because regular botox treatments subdue my migraines, and nothing else…

Mr. Z and I went to see “Quantum of Solace” last Friday night. The cineplex was packed and teeming with Twi-hards. I went into the bathroom and found three of them before the mirror, primping and fixing their carefully coiffed hairdos. And what hair they had! Long hair, thick hair, shiny hair, healthy hair. It…

Health Round-up From The Pharmboy

There’s been some quite lively blogging recently over at Abel Pharmboy’s pad. Of particular note was the live-blogged vasectomy: Anyway, as a medical blogger, I will try to liveblog the process from my Palm Treo 700p at the Hospital-That-Tobacco-Built. While I hope it will distract me and relieve some of my anxiety, I’d like to…

Tip-toeing Back Into Blogging

Hmm. I seem to remember this thing called blogging…used to do it all the time…lo these many weeks ago. Let’s see if I’m able to get started again. The past month and a half I’ve been taking care of mom and working with my siblings to arrange everything for her to move into assisted living.…

Don’t Even Think of Parking There!

Earlier this month, my siblings and I were out on a daylong excursion with my mother. It was lunchtime, and we decided to go to local restaurant for our meal. We pulled into the plaza parking lot and my brother headed for the handicapped parking spot near the restaurant entrance, as my mother has a…