My wife and I were huge fans of the TV show House. We watched every week for all eight seasons and if we did miss an episode we dutifully downloaded it from a torrent site (did I just incriminate myself?) and watched it on the computer as soon as possible. I was already dealing with […]
How To Get Old Men To Seek Help
I had an appointment with the doctor today. Nothing special or newsworthy, just my annual physical the details of which, at 42 years of age, you’ll thank me for keeping to myself. While I sat in the examination room awaiting my doctor’s arrival I wandered across the room to peruse an assortment of information pamphlets […]
The Embarrassment of Over-Exposure
Well that was quite the chore. In the hope of quickly boosting the volume of material on my brand new blog I went about cataloguing all the mentions of my health battles in the various letters I’ve sent to family & friends over the years. I took everything from single paragraph snippets to multipage rants […]
Best Doctors® Report
Back in 2011 the company my wife worked for offered access to Best Doctors® as part of the company health benefits plan. I used this opportunity to try the service out in hopes it might magically determine a cure for my health problems stemming from Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Unfortunately, nothing new came of this process as […]
Prednisone Is Hell!
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my Christmas 2010 letter. This letter was going to be a rambling tale of sadness and gloom; literary Blues; a declaration of despair; a melancholy manifesto of misery. A true opus of self-pity and oh-woe-is-me the likes of which would make Eeyore […]
Help Me, Doc. I Still Feel Like Crap!
Edited April 2014 from letter dated April 2010 Good Afternoon Doctor. I wanted to take a quick moment to update you on my current health situation. It’s been well over a year since I saw you last and I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some recent news on my situation. On […]