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Hips Don’t Lie.

Blood Sugars, Healthcare, Pumping Insulin, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By June 1, 2017 Tags: , , , 11 Comments

“You’re early for your appointment!”  The receptionist looked at me hopefully.  “Less nervous this time?” (My track record as a nervous dental patient follows me everywhere.) “Yep.  I’m early.  And I have a babysitter this morning for my kid.  I have to follow through now!” Over the last seven years or so, I’ve finally hit stride with my dentist visits.  Very sensitive…


We’re Gonna Need More Novocaine.

Healthcare By February 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

It’s not that I don’t like the dentist (she’s very nice), but that I don’t like dental work.  Of all the health-related things I have to do on a daily/monthly/yearly basis, dental works tops the list of “ooh, no thank you.”  Daily finger pricks and infusion sets and injections – bring it on.  Scraping a metal pick around in my…


A Cleaning.

Healthcare, Real Life Diabetes By September 10, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 13 Comments

“Your appointment is at … at 2 pm.” “Yes.” “It’s 1.30 pm.  You’re a little bit early.”  The receptionist looked up at me.  “No one is ever early.” “I was afraid that if I didn’t come early, I would have found a reason to skip the appointment entirely.  I’m a little nervous about dental stuff,” I admitted, trying to stand…