Category Archives: Medical

Running derailed by an ear

Last August, my running was delayed by a health issue, I’ve been reluctant to discuss it. Wasn’t sure how much, if any information I wanted to share…. I was training for the Beijing marathon last summer. I was feeling good, … Continue reading

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Horrible parents

“Parenting” isn’t a science, its an art and sometimes is just plain hard. But, there are a few things you can be successful, as long as you ‘remember’ to do them. Once your child starts losing teeth, do NOT forget … Continue reading

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Sick of April

So glad April is behind us, it was not kind to the boy and I. First the boy feel hard to illness then it was my turn. The boy (knock on wood) just doesn’t get sick very often. Two bouts … Continue reading

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Measles Is Serious (A History Lesson from My Grandmother)

Originally posted on The Science of Mom:
Measles is back. The outbreak of this highly contagious viral illness that started at Disneyland in December has spread across the country and shows no signs of slowing. As of February 6, the…

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Palatoplasty Furlow PLS Procedure

Since early 2011, the boy has been having speech therapy. And he has made tremendous improvement. But, the speech therapist has always noticed some extra nasal sounds, produced when he tries to pronounce certain sounds. We had hoped this nasal … Continue reading

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Up the nose

The other day I saw the boy with his index finger up his left nostril. He is 5 so picking the nose happens. I prefer he spend his time doing other things so I walked over to him. He was … Continue reading

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Running marathons will ruin your knees…

I train for and run marathons, that is what I do. Since 2008, I am pretty much always training for the next race. One reason I keep running is because running that much gives me numerous benefits I really appreciate: … Continue reading

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Tough decision

Today’s weather is nearly perfect. High of 67 and bright, warm sunshine. The type of day just made for a nice long run. Today, I’m supposed to run 10 but not sure I should. Tough decision… My knee is not … Continue reading

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How far and how fast?

After the end of January injury, (a weird above the left knee, inside muscle strain)I stopped running completely for 5 weeks and for the past month have been slowly jogging with a decreasing amount of walking. This week, I’m finally … Continue reading

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My Lost Winter

I must admit, I’ve been in denial and didn’t want to admit it, at least publicly. Perhaps, I justified my silence by believing if it wasn’t mentioned, it wasn’t real. Also, lost my desire to write any posts, or even … Continue reading

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