wrong side of the bed, waking up grumpy
Senior Stories

Wrong Side of the Bed: Waking Up Grumpy

Last Friday I got up on the wrong side of the bed! My daughter, Kim, was having surgery that day. I offered to get her to the hospital. She was going to let me know when the hospital called about her scheduled time. It turned out she was the first surgery and she had to…

Senior Eye Charts Exam
Health & Medical

Eye Charts: I Can See You Now!

I don’t know why eye charts give me the chills but they have for most of my life. That chill caught up with me again recently when it came time to renew my Florida driver’s license. I didn’t know I needed glasses until I was in the eighth grade. Someone hit me in the eye…

Health & Medical

Thoughts While Recovering from Surgery

A week ago, I underwent a procedure my doctor calls “prostate laser ablation.” The writer in me embellishes: The Roto-Rooting of Dickie and the Twins. It reduces an enlarged prostate, something urologychannel.com claims affects more than 50 percent of men over age 60 and as many as 90 percent of men over the age of…

Costa Rica Facelift, Costa Rica Plastic Surgery Cost
Health & Medical

Costa Rica Facelift: Costa Rica Plastic Surgery Cost

This is the story of my Costa Rica facelift. Additional contact information and Costa Rica plastic surgery and facelift cost are below. I’d just turned 65, and had declared no national holiday. When I looked into the mirror, Yoda looked back. Who was that wrinkled old prune? Surely, not me, she who lives with the…

Cataract Surgery
Health & Medical

Cataract Surgery Recovery: A Real Eye Opener

I am fully dressed, lying flat on my back with some sort of paper bag over most of my head, discussing cataract surgery operations with Dr. Herbert Knauf of Eye Site of Clearwater. “How many do you perform in a year?” I ask. “About 800,” he replies casually. “All by laser?” I ask, showing off….

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