Malingering

Aug 19, 2007 in Various Frailties

If I were wheezing and gasping for breath as I begged for an appointment with my doctor’s receptionist, would you want me to keep it down during said begging? OK, you’d probably want to hear all the drama of my life since you were stuck waiting for your appointment. Being a gossip hound, I know that was exactly how I felt. Read on…

That's Karayzie!

Apr 28, 2007 in Various Frailties

So, this weekend was my 10-year college reunion. I was all pumped to go, despite a very long and exhausting week, so that I could show everyone what a big success I am. But then, in my role as a LA Fire Department Rescue Jumper, while bungee-jumping from a helicopter in order to rescue a kitten from onrushing floodwaters, I threw out my back. So, instead, I’ve spent the weekend in my most orthopedically-correct chair. Read on…

Worst. Episode Shoulder. Ever.

Dec 23, 2006 in Various Frailties

In our last episode, it was revealed that our hero had a very very sore shoulder. Well, insofar as it’s the holidays, and I’m with my family, and they’re footing the bill, and we’re staying at a hotel with an attached spa, I thought I’d get a massage. Because, as we learned in Thailand, massages fix things. Read on…

If This is Houston, My Back Must Hurt

Dec 21, 2006 in Various Frailties

Those of you who have been following along for quite a while may remember The Incident With The Roll-Out Bed. For many years, when visiting my Grandma1 for christmas, I slept on this fold-up bed on wheels that got rolled out only when I was in town. When I was six, this contraption, whose purchase only slightly antedated my father’s birth, was quite adequate. However, when I turned 14 or so, one night on this bed left me writhing on the floor in the way that only a sore back can make one writhe. Read on…

Arizona: Dangerous For Interns, Temporary Relocation (Part The Second)

Jun 26, 2005 in Various Frailties

Are you thinking of a summer internship in or temporary relocation to Arizona? Think twice, itís dangerous. Interns and others who choose to temporarily relocate to Arizona, or any of the other Western desert states may find themselves catching Valley Fever. I think I did! Your temporary relocation to, or internship in, Arizona could feature the substantial downsiede of weeks of coughs, fatigue, and worse. Read on…

Cured!

Jul 11, 2003 in Various Frailties

I’m officially cured; praise be, my legs are whole again! Well, not that whole. I’m supposed to start out by running a quarter mile, then increase that slowly. A quarter… Read on…

These Arches Ain't Golden

Jul 8, 2003 in Various Frailties

Up until recently, I was getting physical therapy for shin splints and for plantar fasciitis. The treatments went well, the shin splints are almost gone and the pain from the… Read on…

Synes-what-now?

Jul 7, 2003 in Various Frailties

When I was but a wee bairn, I loved to read books because of the colors on the pages. Not the pictures, but the words. Different words had different pastel… Read on…

Ouchie I Broke My Orthopedic Pieces

Jun 17, 2003 in Various Frailties

Yea, verily, for I have been accursed by the Lord, and he hath burthen’d me with feet that are in the shape of a Z, or so sayeth the expensive… Read on…