Category Archives: Sick

Does Your Back or Neck Hurt? Try the Posture Trainer

I’m not a stranger to physical therapy. Both my son and daughter were injured seriously enough to require rehab under a watchful and well-trained physical therapist, named Justin Solotoff. When my back went out for a second time late last fall, I … Continue reading

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My College Student: Drug Interactions and Worry

Sometimes things happen to our family that seem a little, um, out of the ordinary, but ultimately amusing. I’ve almost gotten used to those times, which must say something about me and my sense of humor. And those are mostly … Continue reading

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Epic Back Spasms: The Comeback Kid

On September 29th my back seized up tighter than a rusted lug nut on a ’67 Chevy. I howled at the unexpected and totally unfamiliar pain because — unlike a classic Chevy — my body isn’t made of metal and … Continue reading

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Pain. Enough to Make Me Shriek

On Saturday, I was running a 5K training run when a muscle in my lower left back clenched. And stayed there. Pain. It’s nasty. Sitting wasn’t nice and neither was lying down. Standing was tolerable. So I stood. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Grease Trucks

Today I had the pleasure of taking my daughter Tory to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for a tour of the five (count’em) campuses. Tory loved the feel of the five different environments and will be applying. It’s a … Continue reading

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Brutus, the Sickly Siamese

Saturday. I walked into the house Saturday night, tanned and relaxed from our vacation in Puerto Rico, and called for Brutus, my beautiful Siamese, just like I always do when I get home. But he didn’t come running. I called … Continue reading

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Sick Day

At 5 a.m. my daughter Tory woke up vomiting. She said her head hurt like it had never hurt before – like she had a pickax in it. After emptying her stomach again she crawled back in bed and tried … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, My Friends

Business as Usual Here. What Are Your Plans? Last night my husband Mike and I quietly welcomed 2011 in the comfort of our family room, me stretched out on the sofa and Mike in a leather recliner. We stayed up … Continue reading

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Acid Indigestion? Stuffiness and Gas?

I Think I’m Dying Here. No, not really. I mean, I’m not dying, dying; however, I’ve had a huge “lump” nestled right at the bottom of my rib cage, center stage, since 1:30 a.m. And it looked like it was … Continue reading

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Aunt Mel and Uncle Francis

A Pennsylvania Love Story While we were in Western Pennsylvania this weekend, my sister Cindy and I had lunch with our Aunt Melvina, Aunt Mel for short. She is my Dad’s brother’s widow. She’s a forthright woman who loves us … Continue reading

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