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So..this is what it's like.... and how long will it last? How good people get into really bad habits

I’d been fighting something that was lodged inside of me.   Located somewhere from the shoulders up.  In February, I had a raging sinus infection.  Antibiotics – Augmentin, to be exact.   949 more words

Self Realization


Last week, my wonderful four-year-old daughter had minor surgery to have her adenoids removed.  In the hospital she heard lots of encouraging words from Mommy and Daddy and from the doctors and nurses. 124 more words


Overview Of The Lymphatic System

Function of the Lymphatic system:

The Lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is a transport system consisting of a series of lymph vessels, that are located between capillaries and tissue cells, as well as collections of lymph nodes situated at various points along the length of the lymph vessels. 1,027 more words


Adenoids and American School Hygiene in the Early 20th Century

Kate Mazza, today’s guest blogger, received her doctorate in US history from the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, “The Biological Engineers: Health Creation and Promotion in the United States, 1880-1920” examines the ideas and progress of the interrelated health reforms of physical education and school hygiene.

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Easing the Pain of Post-Op

Our beautiful little guy has been struggling with chronic congestion since birth. Both of my kids battled chronic croup, and we were told they had asthma, and they would need inhalers. 509 more words


Surgery and a Hospital Stay

This week, Edward had his surgery for removing his tonsils/adenoids and having tubes placed in his ears. We briefly debated on this surgery (I’m not a big fan of elective procedures) but considering the child could not ever breathe through his nose, this seemed pretty necessary! 715 more words


{a note on my daughter's surgery}

I feel like I am a relatively rational person.

Most days, I can step outside of myself and examine the bigger picture. Most days, I can level my head and chose based upon cold, hard facts, while pacifying my emotional response to whatever or whomever is disrupting my standard flow. 869 more words