Category: health care

Good News From the Doctor!

August 19th, 2014
This pst Monday I visited my friendly retinal surgeon, Dr. Erasmus, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. I had what looked like a small retinal tear in my left eye. This is a condition that occurs with myoptic people like myself where the retina is thinner th… more »

Another Scary Moment

August 17th, 2014
I woke up this morning with very little to worry about: after all I am retired with each new day full of promise and excitement. After I had finished my morning blogging, reading and meditating I got ready to go out to do some lawn bowling at the club.… more »

Meeting Old Friends in Particular Straits

August 3rd, 2014
It was never intended to be this way: meeting old friends just as we were about to disembark from the Spirit of BC ferry yesterday afternoon as it pulled into Swartz Bay. We had caught the 3 PM sailing, with the possibility of meeting up with my sister… more »

Update on My Foot!

July 16th, 2014
The deep muscle massage is working. Up to twenty minutes of using the golf ball on the heel of my left foot for the past two weeks, along with the wearing of a compression sock when I go out for a walk or light run and the pain is starting to ease consi… more »

Anosognosia: Another Look at a Mental Disorder

July 9th, 2014
Somebody high up in the provincial health care system recently told me that many people under her care who suffer early onset dementia also are afflicted with anosognosia or the inability to mentally appreciate that there is something physiologically or… more »

A Great Device!

June 19th, 2014
Yesterday, my wife and I hopped on our bikes and went downtown to visit the New Balance store on Government Street. I was on a mission to get some further help from the running experts on how to treat my plantar fachiitis that seems to be taking too lon… more »

Full Disclosure is the Rule, Not the Exception

May 26th, 2014
On a recent response section of a CBC story about banks rejecting insurance claims because of incomplete or misleading information, a number of posters expressed total disgust and dismay that 'innocent' clients were being jobbed of what was rightfully t… more »

The Best Cure is Pesistant Hard Work

May 24th, 2014
I am told on good authority that the best way to deal with plantar faciitis is to attack it aggressively and persistently: deep-tissue massage, exercise, rest, anti-inflammatories as needed, and regular bare-foot walking on flat surfaces. Out with the s… more »

Putting Up With Noise!

May 14th, 2014
Don't think for one moment that I have become impervious to the many noises of the big city since arriving here in Victoria nearly three years ago. I've just learned to adjust to it and respect its many inflecting sounds. more »

Vaknin on Malignant Narcissism

May 5th, 2014
I have finally found a decent authority on the subject of malignant narcissism, a personality disorder that, though well known to the medical professional, offers little hope of a cure because those afflicted by it are rarely amenable to discussing thei… more »
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