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A Helpful Bite

I have just enjoyed a large bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes though I guess it is lunch rather than breakfast. This time yesterday I was sitting in a side room on a hospital ward sipping cola then regurgitating it into a cardboard bowler hat (as I like to think of them) now combined with my saliva. 2,170 more words


Moving day!

June 25, 2015. The big day had finally arrived. Because the move was scheduled for 11:00 A.M., I decided to work for a few hours and then get to the hospital in time for Dad’s transfer. 1,445 more words

Miss Independent, Kidnapped and Homeward Bound (part 8 of I'm a 40-year-old blogger virgin!)

As we were leaving Edinburgh the ambulance had to pull over to let me lie down on the stretcher, I’d insisted that I wanted to sit on a chair for the journey – against the advice of the staff – but after only a few miles I had to admit defeat as I was getting sore and tiring trying to remain seated! 1,378 more words

Brain Surgery

A departure delayed

Monday, June 22, 2015. It was day 48 at Scott & White Memorial (Memorial). When Mom and I arrived, Dad’s WBC count was 18,600, a 7,200 point spike from the previous day. 1,373 more words

SwallowSTRONG Rental Program

We believe so strongly in the efficacy of the SwallowSTRONG product that we want to make it easier for more people suffering with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing to get access to the product. 130 more words

Swallow Solutions

From the bum's rush to a snail's pace

Thursday, June 18. Mom and I drove in separate cars to the hospital and arrived shortly before 8:00 A.M. Dad was still sleeping and still on… 976 more words

Greek Salad Nachos for One

What do you do when you crave nachos AND a Greek salad? Make this crunchy plate of tangy Greek salad vegetables over crispy pitta chips, that’s what. 1,080 more words

Cancer Prevention