Out with the Old (Year)

Dear Friends, Who’d have thought a port placement would be more painful than a mastectomy?  Anyone?  Certainly not me.  Especially since this is my fourth port, and I don’t ever recall it hurting this much.  Maybe it’s like childbirth.  Don’t they say you forget the pain of childbirth once you have your baby in your… Continue reading Out with the Old (Year)

Polly the Wet Nosed Puppy

Dear Friends, Sometimes when Polly and I are walking, inspiration will strike, and I’ll rewrite a song to be all about Polly. On Christmas, it seemed appropriate to share one off her platinum album, A Very Polly Christmas. Please sing loudly to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, preferably in a public venue:… Continue reading Polly the Wet Nosed Puppy

Comparatively Speaking…

Dear Friends, In conversations with various people lately, I’ve noticed a theme when responding to my inquiries about your well-being:  brief honesty, followed by comparison, self-belittlement, and deflection. “Well my significant other broke up with me, my dog died, and I have this mysterious illness no one can explain, but then I think about what… Continue reading Comparatively Speaking…

For Once in My Life…

Dear Friends, Drumroll please… For once in my (medical) life, I fell into the “most people” category – meaning, I went home the day after surgery. Huzzah! So I should think today’s theme song is rather obvious: Stevie Wonder’s For Once in My Life. Technically, I was never actually an inpatient, but rather had “23… Continue reading For Once in My Life…

It’s All Relative

Dear Friends, Today I offer you not a single theme song, but an entire playlist.  (See below for the complete list of the songs, along with alternate versions of numbers 58.1 and 84.1, which I couldn’t include because they aren’t available on YouTube.  However, I highly recommend checking out the linked versions below!)  Also included is… Continue reading It’s All Relative