Category Archives: Surgery

The Super-Magnificent, Splendiferous 100th Post!!!

OK… It’s not all that spectacular, really.  But in honor of this 100th post, I thought I would take a look back at where we were when I first started this blog, in September of 2009, and compare it to … Continue reading

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Day 4 – San Simeon

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams Apparently – today was the toughest day of the ride physically.  It was 68 miles, which isn’t the longest day by far… but … Continue reading

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Virtual Hip Replacement Surgery

  Caitlin always seems to find new ways of surprising me. Last week, she mentions sort of casually “Oh yeah, there’s this web site I keep meaning to show you.” So, one night after dinner she pulls up this web … Continue reading

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Micro-Movement Blues

The pain started again three weeks ago.  It was familair…but not in the oncoming flare familiar sort of way.  No fevers. No hot swollen joints.  Just really bad pain in her left hip.  It reminded me of the days that … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Before the Dentist?

You may remember that my daughter’s dentist and I had a pretty rocky road to travel on the way to our current state of mutual respect.  Now, we routinely exchange information and I honestly feel as if he has come to … Continue reading

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The Not So Friendly Skies….

First – let me say that this is not intended to spark political debate.  Especially with the anniversary of 9/11 upon us, I am not intending to revisit whether the policies for security prior to boarding an airplane are an … Continue reading

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Stealing Third

Last weekend, Caitlin had a tremendous opportunity to participate in a feature at Angel Stadium called “Stealing Third”. The privilege came courtesy of our local office in the AF Pacific Region and a generous person from Angel Stadium marketing. (Thank … Continue reading

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