Category Archives: Health

Thanks For The Mammories

It’s self-care season, meaning, it’s a round robin of doctor appointments to make sure all is in working order, like an annual tune-up for your car. Of course, as with anything, it comes with a downside.  Prodding and pushing, pressing and … Continue reading

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Pap Text

There I was in the throes of my annual pap exam, on the table, feet in stirrups, probably the least dignified position a woman ever finds herself in.  Toss in the Pepto Bismol pink gown…opened to the front like bad … Continue reading

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When The Lettuce Turns

There’s an Italian expression my grandmother liked, when lettuce ceases to be edible…fachadda…meaning, the leaves are dead, shriveled…salad history, if you will. I had a week that left me, let’s just say, fachadda, in every area. It began with a job…a good … Continue reading

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Trash Talk’in

Yesterday, I was about to begin my run, when I saw a bevy of beer bottles rolling beneath a bench.  I love Central Park and loathe littering anywhere, so often find myself, like this morning, picking it up. As I … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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They Died With Their Scrubs On

 I go to the hospital monthly, to have a shot to keep my hearing up, in a facility called, The Infusion Center.  Now I’m there for something minor, compared to the cast of chemo patients that never fail to humble … Continue reading

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Heart Double-parked

I’m crossing Park Avenue, an elderly man on a walker is approaching the opposite way, losing his balance, falling on the esplanade.  In his 80s, extremely tall…imagine Gulliver taking a spill. I run over, along with a young man holding … Continue reading

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The Weight

I watch struggling women all the time, spending their lives obsessed with their weight. I see them when I’m running, smothered in Spandex, a fabric that doesn’t breathe hoping   they look thinner, when all it does it accentuate their … Continue reading

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Crowned

I was hoping more for a tiara, but instead, got one in porcelain that sadly, no one will see… all because I was chomping on cheap candy…sigh I love to lie in bed in cozy jammies, with Jelly Beans, Chuckles, … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life

There’s a middle-aged man living in my building who suffers from acute panic attacks. Bald, a little hunched over, we literally run into each on the stairs. Despite an elevator, I make myself take them since for forty years, lived … Continue reading

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