Category Archives: Hospital

How much is health worth? (33)

On May 12, as my house was burning, my son was taken to the ER. He didn’t want to go. I’ve got to go to the airport to pick up my mom, he kept saying. But the ambulance crew insisted. … Continue reading

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Stress is eating me up, or please pass the chocolate (27)

To say that I’m stressed these days is an understatement. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people who lose appetite and thus, weight when I’m going through tough times. Just the opposite. I’m an emotional eater, I admit it. I’ve … Continue reading

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Blogging virgin (20)

The house fire and its consequences have taken over my life. It’s a rare day that I don’t have some task related to it. Friends and family want to know how it’s going with me, the kids, and the house, … Continue reading

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Renting again (13)

After eleven years, I am a renter again. There is a landlord to answer to and if one of us spills something on the carpet, it’s not going to be good. I’m not happy to be renting, but I am happy … Continue reading

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My ‘summer’ home (12)

The Temporary Accommodations people have found us a rental house! All I need to do is approve it. After a week at the extended-stay hotel, I am more than ready to move into a permanent temporary place, an oxymoron of sorts, but … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes (6)

It’s around 10 p.m., just 24 hours after the fire. I’ve had about 3 hours sleep total. I’m almost too tired to sleep. I’m back in the guest room at my neighbor’s house. My hosts insist I can stay as … Continue reading

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The bark is worse than the bite, or is it? (5)

It is only about 18 hours since the fire, but time seems to have expanded. I leave my son’s room; he’s already sinking back into a doped-up, pain-free state. In the car, I look at my phone for the first time in … Continue reading

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