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Shop local Saturday

Now I don’t mean to brag, but I did my part today supporting the local economy. (Did you?) Armed with my sherpa-chauffuer J, we popped over to San Anselmo and then back to Corte Madera to hit up a few independent retailers for Shop Local Saturday.  This was a big outing for me – we

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am I thankful?

Potential ‘Debbie Downer’ alert: at first blush, it’s hard to get fired up about celebrating a holiday in which we give thanks.  I’ll be honest, there’s a part of me that wants to just shut the door on Thanksgiving, skip it, do not pass go and collect $200 and just not celebrate it this year. Can’t we

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fortunately-unfortunately

When I was in 3rd grade, as part of a creative writing exercise, we had to write in the “Good news/Bad news” style. Except this was called “Fortunately/Unfortunately”. It went like this: Fortunately, I had a chocolate chip cookie in my lunch! Unfortunately, it fell on the ground! Yes, it was as compelling as it

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marking milestones

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week + 2 days since my surgery.  While I still have a long road to recovery ahead of me, I am now able to look in the rear-view mirror behind me. What’s changed? In general, I’ve experienced some small improvements with pain, muscle soreness, range of motion and

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Holiday Humor + Spirit

They say humor is the best medicine. I don’t doubt it. There’s nothing better than laughing so hard your stomach hurts, or tears stream down your face, or you pee in your pants…wait a minute. Scratch that. Let’s start again. Ahem. They say that humor is….oh fuck it. I’ll admit it. I have, on occasion,

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Before and after

Close your eyes and let me paint you a picture. Six days post op. No showers. No baths. (modified sponge baths to wash the necessary bits and parts) Limited mobility. Limited range of motion with my arms. Sleeping on my back for 7 nights. Sweaty and hot from the painkillers; itchy and rashy from the

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Pathology – unofficial report

Dr G called me tonight at home to check in and share some information from the surgery last Thursday. This is not the “full pathology report” which we should have by Monday, but it provides a general overview of what they know based on tissue samples. What we knew Thursday: Dr G felt confident that

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PW 2013 Continues

We are reporting to you live, from East Corte Madera, which now marks day 3 of Poopwatch 2013. Here’s an update on what we know: In an effort to motivate results, we’ve deployed a plethora of special agents both chemical and psychological to do the job at hand. They are, and are not limited to:

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home sweet home

Call it anesthesia amnesia – but the last 72 hours have been a blur. I woke up today in the hospital (love it when they wake you at 5:00 am and say “Blood draw!” – such a calming way to start the day) scrambling to set my lineup for my fantasy football team, only to

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Check your undies at the door

My college room mate L had a baby 7 months before I had the guys. So when she shared with me this golden morsel of advice, I leaned in and listened: “When you go to the hospital to have the baby, check your dignity and your underpants at the door.”  (She was totally right!) Yesterday

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