Shingles – Things I Continue To Find Out The Hard Way

Truth!  Of all the stupid, hateful, detestable, humbling, miserable, one that probably won't kill me but will seriously impair my ability to love my life at this minute, diseases, Shingles tops my list.  I read an article that said that over a million cases of shingles are diagnosed every year.  So, if it is any comfort to you, just know that out there amidst the people, lots of someones are hurting like blazes and alternating ...

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The information below is taken from a letter dated February 24, 2017, that was mailed to, among others, the following Duke Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital doctors and executive staff: David Zaas, MD [Note: Upon learning of Dr. Zaas's cancer diagnosis, a letter was sent to acting President Leigh Bleecker, MBA, MHA  Asst. VP Finance & Divisional CFO] John M. Kelsh, MD [department head for emergency medicine refused to accept ...

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The following letter, dated May 17, 2017, was sent to John Legge, as well as those people copied upon this letter, last month.  I will be posting the letter that was mailed out that has the "false" narrative as to timeline of events and condition of patient which was  prepared by  "Kaitlyn Y" who was working with Hershel Cassell, MD during the early morning hours of August 13, 2011. May 17, 2017 John Legge Risk Management Duke ...

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When I woke up yesterday morning, it felt like any other day.  The dogs wanted to go outside and I wanted coffee.  This was going to be a short morning time for me.  My sweet friend, her son and I were to head into Raleigh for my friend's 9:30 am appointment with her oncologist.  For almost a year I had been going with her to these appointments.  Some appointments had been at Big Duke, but the majority of the appointments, like this one ...

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Yesterday was a busy day.  When God is leading your working day, His guidance allows for much to be done in a small amount of time.  I got to the post office before it closed and by 5:13 pm, all letters had been mailed.  Since discovering some new information the first of January, it had been placed in my heart to share the details of how a devastating event was hidden in plan view.  Preparing this for mailing was not a happy thing.  I had ...

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WARNING! THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND.  IT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  WE HAVE WORKED WITH OUR DOCTORS TO LEARN THE BEST WAY FOR US TO HANDLE MARK'S PERIODIC DROPS IN BLOOD PRESSURE WHICH LOOK TO BE A RESULT OF THE ADVERSE EVENT HE EXPERIENCED WITH CIPRO AND TIZANIDINE. Shortly before midnight, on August 12th, 2011, my husband, following doctor's orders, swallowed 500mg of CIPRO with his ...

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From A “Little Girl” To A “Young Lady” Our Bella is Growing Up

Three days shy of her ninth month of age, our Bella is experiencing her first Heat cycle.  It started off a couple of weeks ago when Bella was experimenting with play mating with Rusty.  Needless to say, Rusty, who is a neutered male and about as mellow a dog as one can be, tolerated Bella's amorous mating moves by rolling over on his back and playing "feets" with her.   I picked up four pair of Velcro panties and pads, two hot pink and two ...

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Random Acts and God’s Plan For Our Lives

New Year's Eve is a special time for our family.  We always enjoy sending the old year packing and welcoming in a fresh New Year.  Some years are a joy to see go while others have been like old friends we hate to see leave.  Since 2014 had been a so-so year, we simply waved "bye-bye" and shot off some fireworks.  We enjoyed the surrounding neighbors setting off some real beauties and I swear, some "booms" sounded like small pieces of ...

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A Toast to Christmas 2014

A lot of us are sitting here tonight, some maybe sipping a glass of wine or others zonking out and getting ready to go to bed.  I am in the "sipping a glass of wine" crowd and enjoying the peace and quiet of Christmas night.  All the pressure of working so that everyone might have a great Christmas is now gone for another year.  I can say that the changes that happened to our family gatherings for this Christmas were a cause for stress.  ...

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What Christmas Gives We Cannot Buy

I went out this morning with great intentions.  I was going to surprise someone with a card and pick up a gift for our granddaughter.  Turns out I got the surprise.  Missed out on giving the card to someone and then didn't find what I wanted at Michaels.  I was looking at a bunch of traffic piled on the highway and nobody looked happy in the cars.  Talk about a joy sucking monster starting to grow in my attitude.  All it took was a look in ...

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