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I’ve never thought of myself as any great beauty. I can’t even go for the “ruggedly handsome” look. Yet there was a day in 1996 when the title of a beauty queen was kind of thrust upon me. It’s an odd story that involves the combination of my lifelong disability, my eternal willingness as a […]

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This post will upset many of you. I am sorry about that. I’ve been ill for quite some time, but I haven’t talked about it. Brace yourself for the really bad news. I’ve got cancer. It’s bad, and I’m not going to survive it. Back in late January 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 […]

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Today’s sad anniversary

August 10 is the anniversary of my mother’s death. I’ve written about her twice before, once on the 20th anniversary, and again just last year. I don’t have much to add to those posts, except that because of my father’s death last year due to cancer, and other challenges in my own life since then, […]

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How do they even survive?

In the “Jeez, people are stupid” category, I was reminded yet again today how many folks just make you shake your head in amazement. I had a minor surgical procedure done earlier today. No big deal, but I’ve had a bad reaction (agonizing pain) in the past when it was done in the doctor’s office, […]

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Virginia Republicans require women seeking abortions to be raped first

This is a transvaginal ultrasonic probe. Normally, it is a valuable diagnostic device that promotes women’s health. It is used by putting it into a woman’s vagina. The Virginia legislature now requires its use on women seeking abortions, whether or not she or her doctor agree, and for no medical reason. The only motivation for this bill is to obtain […]

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By all accounts, in the upcoming State of the Union speech Bush will be proposing an increase in Health Savings Accounts as his “solution” for the health care crisis, under the rubric of “consumer-driven health care.” As you might expect, it’s just another Republican scam to shift more costs and risks to consumers and reward […]

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This and that

If I had the brainpower or the attention span, this would be several different posts. I don’t, so it isn’t. Thanks to all the people who gave me “feel better” wishes in the comments to yesterday’s post. Tom downplayed what happened; let’s just say that tongue stitches hurt and when the oral surgeon says, “The […]

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For those who’ve been following

For those who’ve been following the occasional health-related whining lately, here’s the verdict. Am I okay? Physically, yeah. The surgery got it all, and I go in tomorrow to get the stitches removed. Intellectually, I know that it’s really minor as health-related issues go. Emotionally? Not so good. Coming right after my 40th birthday, I’m […]

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