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July 30th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Read Every Day #14

Now that I finally made it through the (second) MRI intact, it’s time to get my records ready for my follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon coming up on August 4. Today, I called the imaging place down in Kirkland and explained that I needed the report as soon as possible. The nice woman explained […]

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July 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #13

When I finally got through with my MRI—successfully this time as opposed to last time—I texted my husband four rapid memes right in a row as my driver drove my sleepy body home. (Valium is a wonderful thing.) What more could a person want to help celebrate this momentous occasion than Jesus, some random exuberant […]

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July 24th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #14

Boy, according to this blog post I did back in 2016, I sure am afraid of a lot of things. The sad thing is, I’m talking all boldly in that post about how I’m not going to be afraid anymore. Instead, I have added rattlesnakes and MRIs to the list. Wish me luck today y’all. […]

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July 23rd, 2020

That’s Not Something You Read Every Day #13

This is a form I just submitted to the imaging place in Kirkland that is supposed to perform my MRI tomorrow. Here is what I could have said: “THIS BETTER BE AN OPEN MRI MACHINE, YOU HEAR ME?!!!! The last “scheduler” that told me the one in Bellingham was an open MRI was a big, […]

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July 16th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #11

Side pony tail. Clip pulling hair back. Bun at the nape of the neck (with husband’s help). It takes about as much time to do my hair as it does to get a project done in the garden. I want my body to go back to normal. And yes, I realize that normal is a […]

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July 11th, 2020

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #10

I’ve been doing a ton of gardening—9,000 steps, 12,000 steps, 21,000 steps—and a lot of complaining (sorry) about my sore shoulder. But, can we just take a moment to notice all the new hairstyles I’ve managed to come up with because I can’t lift my arm?

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July 9th, 2020

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #30

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the MRI machine. The last time I was asked to enter one in recent history—to check out the cause of my shoulder pain—I lasted 30 seconds and had to be pulled out. Thirty seconds, people. On Tuesday, at my follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon […]

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