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everything we love is on loan

June 18, 2014

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Carol saved takeout containers, always sending people home with leftovers, yet somehow managing to amass a small architectural village behind her cupboard doors. A “mini-hoarder” my father used to tease. “What, Don? Ya never know.” When my father sat Shiva…
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put a ring on it – health updates

April 28, 2014

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Phil got some alarming health news this week. Phil’s father died in his 30′s of a Cardiomyopathy (“Heart Muscle Disease” having nothing to do with a poor diet).  Phil has a Cardiomyopathy. Phil is 47. Phil is now in complete…
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valentine’s day whore moans

February 6, 2014

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Valentine’s Day hell has been thrown into the semi-weekly snow days off from school for good measure. We’re sent home a list with all the names of the students in each class, and a look of dread washes over my…
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the anxiety of awaiting

January 23, 2014

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Yesterday I had a thyroid ultrasound, and the technician spent at least twenty minutes going over and over the left side of my neck, lymph nodes I believe. My lip is starting to prickle, and the back of my brain…
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unhealthy symptoms, unhealthy humor

August 28, 2013

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This post is brought to you by Menopause, a Man, and a little Miss. For the past two weeks my boobs have itched like motherfcukers. Turn away now. Nipples. Warned you. My nipples have been peeling and itchy, sensitive and…
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Sick

April 8, 2013

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Lucas puked. That’s where it began. In his bed, the middle of the night. Changing PJs, stripping the bed, two loads of laundry. More the next day. Then he recovered. Next night the bucket switched sides after Abigail ralphed all…
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cath lab waiting room

January 24, 2013

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Phil is in surgery now, wheeled off at 9:30AM. At 9:45 a “code blue” was called over the intercom. Well, no one wants to hear that business. Still, I google, “code blue” because I’m completely sadistic. “Code Blue” is generally…
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winter white medical updates

January 4, 2013

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Phil goes in for surgery this month. The battery on his built-in heart pacer and defibrillator—a unit that works 100% of the time, no breaks, and without it, his heart would stop completely—runs out within a month! These things are…
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