Category: health

  • On the ninth day of donating…

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds to emergencies of all kinds – right now, for example, they are responding to a malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria, a resurgence of cholera in Haiti, ebola in Uganda, flooding in Pakistan, and, of course, the war in Ukraine, just to name a few. Medical aid where it’s […]

  • On the third day of donating…

    In light of the overturning of Roe v. Wade this year, donating to an organization that supports the right to choose is important to me. I know that Roe is in America, but there are still barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care in Canada, so today I’m donating to Options for Sexual Health. […]

  • Glasses and Thyroid Hormone

    Hey remember that time I got laser eye surgery? Apparently my eyes didn’t get the memo that the good vision was supposed to last a lifetime. When I went for an eye exam about a year and a half ago, I mentioned to my eye doctor that I found it hard to read street signs […]

  • Light at the end of the tunnel

    I can eat indoors at a restaurant with friends. My hockey league has re-started for a summer season. We’re allowed to travel to other regions within the province again – so are planning our usual trip to Kelowna for the August long weekend. My office is working on a plan to get us all working […]

  • Crick the Medical Mystery Cat

    When last I blogged about Crick’s health situation, we were waiting for our visit with the cat internist to try to figure out why her runny nose was getting worse. We ended up getting a scan of her head that showed the tissue in her nose was thickened, so a biopsy was taken for suspected […]

  • My New Garmin Fitness Tracker

    Two Boxing Days ago, I bought myself a Fitbit. I really enjoyed having it for the first year – it tracked my steps, my sleep, my heart rate. So much data to play with! It gave me notifications if I got a text or a phone call, which was super handy since I usually have […]

  • Crick Update

    Speaking of medical mysteries, I just realized that I haven’t given an update on how my sweet baby Crick is doing in quite awhile. When last I blogged about her, she was recovering from surgery to remove (most of) the giant lump in her neck. We weaned her off of prednisone, and her lump has […]

  • Stabbing Myself For Science!

    So I signed up to be in a study where you send a blood sample in the mail and they test your blood for antibodies to COVID-19. I signed up for it eleventy billion years ago, but there were delays in actually sending the kits because supply chain. Honestly, I did not expect that supply […]

  • On the twelfth day of donating…

    A global pandemic is a scary and chaotic time. Between job losses, worries about loved ones contracting the disease (especially elders and friends and family who work in health care and in other front line, essential work), worries about loved one being isolated, dealing with isolation oneself, people having to balance working from home while […]

  • On the eighth day of donating…

    Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op is located pretty close to my place and I knew that they worked with newcomers to Canada, but I’ve been meaning to learn more about what specifically they do. So I checked out their website and saw that “As a cooperative community health centre, [Umbrella is] delivering culturally-appropriate health care to […]

February 2023