Category: Health and Wellness

What I Learned at the Pharmacy

My mother sent me to the pharmacy to pick up some Valium for the dog. I will wait until you are done laughing…. So. I hate the way people bark (ha! bark) at those behind the counter, so I would normally step up and… Continue Reading “What I Learned at the Pharmacy”

The Dentist

USA Today ran another of those “what are we spending our money on during the recession?” articles. No surprises, really, but here was a good point: Still, when the economy grinds to a halt, people clench their teeth. That could mean spending money at… Continue Reading “The Dentist”

Being Grateful for the Little Things

In case you haven’t heard, flossing your teeth is very important. Something about bacteria and heart disease. Whatever. I am into hygiene and all, but flossing is a pain and I am lazy. Which is why the totally not-green plastic flossy things have been… Continue Reading “Being Grateful for the Little Things”

Staying Healthy During Flu Season

MSN has an article, “Secrets of Women Who Never Get Sick”, which is right up my alley. I am pretty serious about not getting sick. The last time I took a full sick day for an illness was..nevermind, I don’t want to jinx it… Continue Reading “Staying Healthy During Flu Season”

Public Service Announcement – Doctors

A genetic resistance to Novocain and a couple of dismissive dentists made me one of those crazy fearful people. I knew it was irrational, I knew my teeth would only get worse. But those of us that have been there know there are few… Continue Reading “Public Service Announcement – Doctors”

Continuing Education – Physical Therapy

I mentioned that I was going to physical therapy because my back had been bothering me. I also mentioned that it wasn’t so much that I was in a great deal of pain, as my doctor thought I would benefit from the “educational value”.… Continue Reading “Continuing Education – Physical Therapy”

Physical Therapy

Last week at my annual physical exam, I mentioned to my doctor that my back had been bothering me on and off all summer. He recommended physical therapy. I was all skeptical, thinking of electrode-stuff and twice a week foraboutever. Then he said, “I… Continue Reading “Physical Therapy”


My friend Austin was in town this weekend from San Francisco. We went to high school together and he was here for his grandmother’s birthday. Austin recently did battle with Cancer. Kicked its butt, if I can find something to knock on. I kept… Continue Reading “Austin”

A Whole New World

I have been with my doctor since high school. He and a partner started a practice a few doors down from my parents’ store when I was 16. A few years later, they built their own space further down the street and grew to… Continue Reading “A Whole New World”