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Medical Updates

Hello all, I visited a few doctors recently, and wanted to give you an update as to how my overall health is progressing: May is Mental Health month. My mental health is currently stable … depression is being managed by a successful medication at a successful dose. Figuring out that dose took some time, but …

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Sleeping In is a Luxury of Retirement

I was thinking today while riding up the highway with Rick that I would still be working had MS not taken me out of my classroom early. This coming June would have been my planned retirement date. And I realized then how much I appreciate being retired now … sleeping in when fatigue wins the …

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Cleared From One Doctor’s Appointments

This has been a very busy ten months, but things are quieting down now. I’m happy to say that the dermatology surgeon gave me a clear pass today, with no more follow-up appointments with him for now. I’ll continue to see the dermatologist every three months, but the most recent visit with him also gave …

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Another Anniversary Month

Spring was the season that delivered my diagnosis of MS, and Summer the season of diagnosed depression and anxiety. Another Spring brought me the diagnosis of malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. But Fall seems to be the season of memories … quieter, less busy days allow thoughts to ramble, and …

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Being Not Lost

Today we went into Boston for another visit with the doctor who helps me with meds for depression. My appointment was at 9:00 am, and so we were in the midst of the early morning commuter traffic. It took just under 90 minutes to drive the 33 miles from home. Once again, I was grateful …

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Update for today

September has begun, and school friends are busy with classrooms full of new students and all the emotions that come with them. But I’m not there. It’s not easy to be away from all that hustle and bustle, for within the chaos, there was order. There were rosters full of names to learn, and schedules …

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