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Lessons learned from my grade school geography…..

I am writing this post on a flight from Boston to Las Vegas.

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It will take an act of Congress to help patients…

It will take an act of Congress change to help Lymphedema  patients manage their condition. Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. But it can happen to any part of your body. Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to … Continue reading It will take an act of Congress to help patients…

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Struggling with the term “retired”

I am struggling with the term retired. The on-line dictionaries define the adjective retired as “left one’s job and cease to work.”  I prefer “having concluded one's working or professional career.” Even that does not suit me perfectly. I tried the thesaurus and that only served to make matters worse with words such as “aged, gone, … Continue reading Struggling with the term “retired”

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“I know how to fall”….

It is Father's Day 2018 and my dad is celebrating for the first time without my mom.

Missing my mom….

I am missing my mom. It will be one year since her death this March 16th. It does not seem possible a year has almost passed. I am helping my dad with his taxes and as a result there are many reminders of a year ago and how much she was suffering during that time. … Continue reading Missing my mom….