The Heat

There have been some ups and downs with the heat this summer. We recently experienced a record weekend and with that said, the elderly are not the only ones who we need to watch. Anyone with breathing problems and ill children need to stay inside. If there is something that needs to be done outside with an ill child, please …

Our Pets

Funny, I have been reading so many Facebook posts about people and their pets. There are hundreds of pictures, all kinds of poses, costumes, cuddling, trips with them and so much more. They are all so happy and loved, including our little man Ponch. They make us smile when we are happy, smile when we are sad. They love us …

Dr Templeton

Dr. Templeton was a special person and big supporter of everything in my life. We met at CHOP when I was about 17 years old when Dr. Koop, my former surgeon was leaving CHOP to become surgeon general of the United States. Since he was retiring from surgery and I needed yet another, he introduced me to Dr. T. Another amazing …

A New Procedure

I recently had something done that is still considered experimental in this country. I have two small tears in my right shoulder and a full tear in my left. They happened a year apart and not from anything very strenuous I was doing for either one. I spent a year trying everything to avoid surgery but could not get relief …

Orlando

I know that it has been a bit of time since the Orlando incident but I cannot stop thinking about how that week unfolded. First a young up and coming singer is gunned down after her concert and then 50 innocent people were killed in a nightclub about a night after. Of course it triggered a few other things around …

Nutritional Adjustment

I have been saying, like some of you probably have been, “I need to drop a few pounds.” I’ve been playing with this notion for a long while with a few setbacks in the past year- having thyroid cancer and surgery, then another bowel obstruction. All of these things play a role in diet for me and I need to get a handle …