Category: health

  • He jests at scars that never felt a wound

    So on Monday my laser eye surgery got cancelled. Just as I was about to walk out the door to head to the clinic, I got a call saying that the laser had not met its parameters in the morning safety testing, so they had to cancel all the surgeries for the day because they […]

  • The course of good vision never did run smooth

    Hey, remember that time I said that my distance vision had started to suck and my optometrist suggested getting my laser eye surgery redone? Well, I’ve finally decided to do that. I’ve spent the last year and a bit wearing glasses for things where I need to see things at a distance: driving, watching TV […]

  • Finger Update

    Remember that time that I amputated my finger? That was a month ago, so I figured it is a good time to write an update on it. Note: I’ll leave the graphic photos to the end, so if you don’t want to see those, don’t scroll down. The descriptions will be slightly graphic, so if […]

  • Happy 6th gymiversary to me! 

    Today marks 6 years since I joined Strong Side. I’ve blogged before about the things I love about my gym, so I won’t rehash all that. But I still love it for all the same reasons! In the past year, I managed to hit some personal records (PR). Last summer I asked for a few […]

  • I Really Should Not Be Trusted With Knives

    I have now well and truly earned my blog title.  At Christmas, we got ourselves a very fancy set of very sharp Japanese knives. I watched videos on how to properly use these very, very sharp knives, but apparently last night I forgot the importance of using a claw grip to hold the food that […]

  • 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 […]

May 2024