My wife and I were huge fans of the TV show House. We watched every week for all eight seasons and if we did miss an episode we dutifully downloaded it from a torrent site (did I just incriminate myself?) and watched it on the computer as soon as possible. I was already dealing with […]
I had an appointment with the doctor today. Nothing special or newsworthy, just my annual physical the details of which, at 42 years of age, you’ll thank me for keeping to myself. While I sat in the examination room awaiting my doctor’s arrival I wandered across the room to peruse an assortment of information pamphlets […]
Well that was quite the chore. In the hope of quickly boosting the volume of material on my brand new blog I went about cataloguing all the mentions of my health battles in the various letters I’ve sent to family & friends over the years. I took everything from single paragraph snippets to multipage rants […]
Back in 2011 the company my wife worked for offered access to Best Doctors® as part of the company health benefits plan. I used this opportunity to try the service out in hopes it might magically determine a cure for my health problems stemming from Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Unfortunately, nothing new came of this process as […]
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my Christmas 2010 letter. This letter was going to be a rambling tale of sadness and gloom; literary Blues; a declaration of despair; a melancholy manifesto of misery. A true opus of self-pity and oh-woe-is-me the likes of which would make Eeyore […]
Edited April 2014 from letter dated April 2010 Good Afternoon Doctor. I wanted to take a quick moment to update you on my current health situation. It’s been well over a year since I saw you last and I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some recent news on my situation.
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my July 2008 letter. Well I’ve been employment-free for 4 months and 5 days now. I have officially completed 1/3 of the first year of my retirement. And what can I say about it other than, wow, what an emotional roller coaster […]
Edited April 2014 from letter dated September 2007 Good morning Dr. I am writing you this letter to provide a detailed update on my seemingly never-ending medical issues. I find that during appointments, with the limited timeframe, I inevitably forget to mention a certain symptom or cannot fully explain a certain experience. Hopefully this format […]
Edited April 2014 from facsimile transmission dated May 2006 Good morning Doctor. As per your request from my previous appointment, here is the name of the optometrist I use. I have made another appointment with the optometrist to get another exam and discuss the evolving symptoms I shared with you.
This was edited April 2014 from its original first published as part of my March/May 2006 letter. Nothing in my life is ever simple. I began this fight with “the man” over these useless computer monitors we have that don’t allow us to use the software properly. Long story short, about two months ago I […]