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Hold onto hope, love

K and I said ‘I do’ about eight weeks ago, but what we’ve gone through in those eight weeks has really defined who we are as a couple, STRONG AS HELL! 663 more words

Straight, No Chaser: Spotlight on Health Concerns When Traveling – Vaccines and Illnesses

Traveling is exciting, but it presents multiple challenges to your health. To best meet these challenges, preparation is everything.

Before you travel and every time you travel, your surest means of protecting yourself is to confirm you are current on routine vaccines. 364 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Go Straight to the ER, Don't Stop for Cupcakes

Saturday was something else. On the one hand, I might have a life-threatening blood clot in my chest; on the other–which I thought far more likely–I might die of old age forgotten in a quiet corner of the ER… One day nurse Brittney would walk into the hospital with that nagging feeling in the back of her head that she had forgotten something and then it would hit her– she’d run to my room and find the bones of me and my mother still patiently waiting for a CT scan. 745 more words

Chronic Illness

Park City Trail Series 5K

Date: June 10, 2017

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

Time: 34:50

My daughter asked me awhile back about doing this race series and of course I agreed. 161 more words

Pat vs Pancreas.. the battle begins

Bangkok, Thailand

May 5, 2017. It was the first day of a long weekend, my father in law was visiting and we had plans for a weekend filled with food and entertainment. 1,299 more words

What Really Caused Garry Shandling's Death: The Exploding Heart That Wasn't

In March , 2016, Garry Shandling died suddenly and unexpectedly. At the time, TMZ reported that  “Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Shandling died from a massive heart attack, with no prior warning whatsoever” 904 more words

Sudden Cardiac Death

Factor V Leiden and DVTs

You may recall that in 2015, I had quite an exciting week when I had a small pulmonary embolism and ended up in the hospital via a very… 1,149 more words