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jtaylor's picture
Friday, December 14, 2007 - 2:55pm

My spouse and I now each have three little incision marks on one of our knees. But our arthroscopic "information threshold" was dissimilar.


My anesthesiologist in Clovis said little more than hello; her sleep-inducer  patiently reviewed each element of her chart, revealing things she hadn't heard from any of her other doctors. He also mentioned she would be intubated briefly. That unexpected news jarred her a bit, but me even more -- had I been intubated? No clue.


wholderman's picture
Monday, December 10, 2007 - 4:51pm

The "Climb to Kaiser" is a 155 mile bicycling endurance ride for the avid cyclist (and mentally deranged)...my husband decided to give it a go this year and 12 hours and 50 minutes later claimed victory over the seemingly insurmountable task. When he arrived home he proclaimed that he would NEVER do that again.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, December 10, 2007 - 2:15pm

Fight. Fracas. Cutback. Logjam. Gridlock. Quandary. Of such words are headlines made in California politics in recent days. They relate to one or more of these topics: the state's $10 billion or so budget deficit; health care reform legislation; Proposition 93, which could alter legislators' term limits.


Reporters and columnists at the Sacramento Bee and Los Angeles Times draw the following connections and comments.



jtaylor's picture
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 10:47am

Plowing through hours at a Fresno County Board of Supervisors meeting waiting for weird developments to occur (see blog posting "A 3 to 2 vote vs. reality"), sometimes other memorable moments occur.

At the Dec. 4 meeting, two items caught my attention. First there were impassioned pleas by supporters of two social services agencies that the board spare them from funding cuts. FIRM (Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries) and Lao Family successfully staved off the cuts, with the board instructing staff to trim money from other groups to sustain those two.


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Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 10:38am

In what other profession is it acceptable and actually expected by our customers to be asked: "when was the last time you had a bowel movement?" Oh boy! And not only do we want to know "when" we want to know specifics; color, consistency, and frequency for gosh sakes! Now, we not only ask this on admission, but we keep asking it during the hospitalization!