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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An enlarged part of the aorta, where the abdomen (belly) is located.

If ruptured, it can cause excessive internal bleeding and may lead to death.


"Don't Dream It's Over."

“I might become a passive stone that escapes in thinking instead of taking action.” — Cynthia Kittler

I continue in the hope of getting back to an active lifestyle.

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Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Part 3

Pre-operative Examination

So, now, what do you do when a patient with an aortic dissection or aneurysm is admitted to your ICU?

Obviously, the first thing is a good clinical examination. 2,106 more words


Check it out! We're featured in Creative Loafing Tampa!

Just a quick post to let you know that we were honored to be approached for a story in Creative Loafing, the Tampa Bay area’s entertainment weekly (where I happen to have a column about writing and whatever else I want to spout about). 456 more words

Mother's Day 1987

I originally posted this five years ago and I am posting it again today.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks topic is Mother.  I have already written about most of the mothers in my family tree.  2,018 more words

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White Sox Pitcher Improving After Brain Hemorrhage

CHICAGO (CBS) — White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is showing some signs of improvement after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The team’s manager says Farquhar has taken a few short walks with his wife at the Rush Hospital intensive care unit. 55 more words


Spider Veins All Over Ankles

Sometimes spider veins appear all over the legs, ankles, and calves. This may a tiny needle is placed in the spider vein to inject tiny amounts of liquid Learn about varicose veins and spider veins from the Office The skin over the veins becomes thin and There are sores or a rash on the leg or near the ankle; What could cause spider veins all over my body – What could cause spider veins all over my body? 734 more words