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The Weekend ~ When Life Becomes Better Than Fiction

Once again I am faltering on writing for Friday Fictioneers. This week’s picture should have conjured up images of a past life as a Sea Salt farmer on the Cote D’Azur. 790 more words

Weekend

UPDATE: COLON CANCER SCREENING IN LOWRISK PATIENTS- NO BENEFIT ON ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY. IS IT ANYTHING BUT A HUGE EXPENSE- AND RISK?

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19 Sept 2014   .    is there anything to update? CONCLUSION: not really. Conservatism urges avoidance of screening anyway in those with short lifespan from other major disease, or age eg above 75years- UNLESS there is good evidence of meaningful life extension. 3,406 more words

Cancer

Playing Victim to Beliefs and DNA

It’s been almost a month since my last post. It’s been a month of wrestling with my internal devils of doubt, feeling victimized, and fear. I am happy to report that I’ve met those devils face on. 1,106 more words

Colonoscopy

Everything you want to know about my colon – maybe more

I hesitated to tell the tale of my colonoscopy, but how can I write about 50-year-old stuff without mentioning the quinceañera of advancing age?

The process started, appropriately, with an indignity. 1,057 more words

The Here And Now

"This House is Clean!"

On the way to a group run Monday, my running buddy told she was getting her first colonoscopy next Thursday.  A colonoscopy virgin. Grasshopper has much to learn… 717 more words

Aging

The Dreaded Prep

I really should be doing reading for school right now, or homework for school, or something productive like cleaning my house. Instead I am sitting in front of my computer, feeling drawn in, this need inside of me. 406 more words

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