I have a dear friend whose daughter donates blood on a regular basis. She's just a beautiful person inside and out! In fact, she's such a regular that the Red Cross asked her if she would consider donating platelets. Naturally she agreed and scheduled an appointment. Towards the end of the process she had a … Continue reading An Unexpected Result
Our Dinner Table Doctor's (DTD) education on this particular malady occurred in a most unfortunate manner, since he was the victim. We were on a lovely vacation in Marco Island, Florida. As expected, our pale northeastern Ohio skin was ill-prepared for the continuous rays of sunshine. Even though we lathered 30+ sunscreen all over ourselves … Continue reading Beware Hell’s Itch!
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and received the best, most thoughtful gift and the biggest surprise my husband has ever given me in our 24 years of marriage: a bidet. I love it! My desire for a bidet began several years ago. I was shopping in an appliance store and used the bathroom. As … Continue reading Best Gift Ever!
Oh my! Who knew that a post about what moves peoples' bowels and how fast it happens would generate so many comments? People have certainly not been shy in sharing their two cents and some surprising details about their bathroom habits since that post. We have had many a dinner-table discussion on this topic. One … Continue reading Blame it on the Mac-N-Cheese Follow up
Happy New Year! If you're like me, you typically make a few resolutions and you are trying to start off 2019 with a healthier lifestyle. It's an exciting, new beginning for me each year, and then around the end of February I say "screw it" and go back to all of my old bad habits. … Continue reading This Should be Your #1 New Year’s Resolution
Yes indeed it's another tale about bowel functions in my family. I'm wrapping a little lesson on lactose intolerance with it, so hang in there. We were recently at a family reunion in Ashtabula, Ohio at beautiful Lakeshore Park. This is a great place for a large gathering, except for the fact that the public … Continue reading Blame it on the Mac and Cheese!
Recently my husband and I went out to dinner with two other couples. Everyone at the table (except me) was a doctor. Did I feel intimidated? Absolutely not. Having seen a lot of doctors in my life as a patient and socially, and sleeping with one every night, I know they're just regular people. Some … Continue reading Shop Talk