Tag: COVID 19

It’s a Journey – Sooner or Later

It’s a Journey – Sooner or Later

Sooner or later you will open the newspaper and find my obituary. I hope it says that I “passed peacefully” on a certain date. My daughter will have written that obituary, eloquently describing all my great qualities, some of which will be a stretch. My 

Covid-19 and the Immune System

I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s day with family. There was a lot of isolation and COVID-19 testing for everyone prior to and after this celebration. I ate some stuff that I am not supposed to eat. For example, my great grandchildren 

There but for the grace of God go I!

There but for the grace of God go I!

Covid-19 on Indian Reservations I watched a broadcast on MSNBC. It was an interview with a South Dakota state representative who happens to be a native American Indian. The discussion was about the impact of COVID-19 on Indians on the Pine Ridge South Dakota Indian 

Now I’m Mad!

October 10, 2019. I get hit with a bit of fever and a headache. Under the weather. I take some ibuprofen and otherwise ignore it, send my kids off to school, go to work, stop by to see Mom because she hasn’t been feeling well, 

The path to diabetes and beyond

My last post ended with guidance on how to test your blood sugar. Here is what I said. “Cook a medium potato without any additions. No butter, no sour cream, nothing but the potato. Test your blood sugar and write the number down. Eat the 

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

Is your immune system prepared for COVID-19?

If you happen to live in Montgomery County, AR you probably noted that we had our second diagnosed COVID-19 case. Both cases have since recovered. We don’t know if this second case is a man or a woman. Let’s just call the person Doe for 

COVID-19 — Are you “susceptible”?

Susceptible – “likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.” Take note, it said “harmed.” Technically we already know that about 80% of the total population will not be harmed by COVID-19, that most will have no symptoms. Others will have 

COVID-19 — Afraid to go out?

In Arkansas beauty shops and barber shops open. Turtle Cover Spa opens. Restaurants open with limited inside seating. Tourists arrive. This is supposed to be good news, right? I mean our economy is a tourist economy so we need those tourists, don’t we? Heaven knows 

Just Roll With It!

Those of us in Arkansas have been waiting with bated breath for a haircut. I told my beauty operator (friend) that I was looking like the proverbial shaggy dog story. She felt really bad about it (as least she said she did) but warned me 

Okay, Let’s Talk Masks and Gloves

The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is isolation – stay at home. That is, by every measure, an inconvenience which only seems right when you are old or have underlying health conditions, stuff like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart trouble, and autoimmune diseases. Tricky indeed