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
A few weeks ago I’m at the dinner table with some family and friends and notice everyone but me is wearing a Fitbit. Of course, eventually someone asks why I don’t wear one and my husband gives me “the look.” If you’re not married, this is sort of a panicked, wide-eyed signal begging you not … Continue reading “A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step…”
We have had many a dinner-table conversation about frustrations with insurance companies through the years. People bring this up with my husband all the time, I suspect hoping he has some magical solution to solve their insurance woes. Unfortunately he experiences the same issues, both as a patient and as a doctor. For example, I … Continue reading Insurance Woes, Part 1
I know what you're thinking: "Potty talk at the dinner table? You don't do that!" Au contraire! My extended family has been talking about these "unmentionable" bodily functions for years at the dinner table. I'm not talking about toddler potty talk. These are full-grown adults giving TMI on a regular basis. My children have no … Continue reading Potty Talk
Anytime I have any kind of ache, pain, illness, or vague complaint about my health, my husband's main advice is "You need to eat more fiber!" I swear I could be sprawled out in the middle of the family room bleeding profusely and he would tell me to increase my fiber intake. Fiber is a … Continue reading Fiber is King!
How strict should you be about what food you put into your mouth? This topic comes up every single time we dine with friends or acquaintances and often with family. At almost every dinner party, picnic, pretty much any social event, you can bet someone will comment on what my husband is eating. We have … Continue reading To Eat or Not to Eat the Cake…
A real conversation at our family dinner table: Mom, my lunch sandwich was soooo good today! I loved it! All my friends were like, "wow, you actually have white bread today!" Meanwhile I'm across from her with a wide-eyed look of "please stop talking about this before your dad catches on..." If you haven't heard … Continue reading White Bread is the Devil’s Spawn
Here is a typical dinner conversation in our home every fall: Me: FYI, we're getting our flu shots next week. Kid: What?! No! Why? Kid #2: Those shots don't even help! Remember when I was sick over Christmas?? Me: That was maybe 5 years ago. Kid #3: I don't even need it - I don't … Continue reading Flu shots
If you want to get healthy, first and foremost you need a good doctor. Too bad you can’t all see my husband, because he really is a great doctor (I know I’m extremely biased!) but he isn’t taking new patients at the moment anyway. Even though I live with him, he is certainly not my … Continue reading You need and deserve a good doctor