The Body

It’s done

Finally had surgery for the thing.  Here’s a recap of the last few days. Day before (1/11): 8:30 – last solid food.  Though it was slightly tempting to have a celebratory Twinkie, I opted for steel cut oats and bananas.  Going without food the rest of the day was a lot easier than I thought …

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That’s no moon…

During last month’s Stone Concert, the CT scan showed two unexpected somethings. I went into my primary care physician ask what, if anything, I should do about them.  Because I’m generally feeling fine, the gallstone can be ignored. (Update: Until next year.) I will probably have to cut back on the butter fried bacon twinkies smothered …

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Refilling

From what I’ve read and been told, amalgam fillings last 10-12 years. My lowers are 30+ years old, so I wasn’t entirely surprised when my dentist recommended their replacement.  (I was surprised that he didn’t find fault with my flossing.  Those plastic disposable flossers work!) On Thursday, I had the lefts replaced with composites.  Since …

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Physical

In anticipation of my physical, and partly to assuage fears that the post-big four-oh one would entail uncomfortable things, I sleuthed around for things on what to expect, thinking. Clearly I’ve been watching too many episodes of House. The American Academy of Family Physicians[1] has six classifications for their recommendations of common “clinical preventive services:” …

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