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Friday, July 31, 2015

Cancer - A Personal Story

Millions of people have gone through what I have just dealt with. And each of us has a story. Here's mine. Maybe it can help someone you love.


The Bad News


On the afternoon of April 28th, I received a call from my primary care physician.  I had seen him earlier that day for a pre-surgery physical for cataract surgery and in response to very gentle and open ended question, I told him about a minor pain in my left side.  He was confident in his diagnosis of diverticulitis, but decided to order a CT scan just to be safe. That was how the "mass" was discovered in my right kidney.

Telling My Wife and Getting Ready for Surgery

Thursday, July 9, 2015

An Embarrassing Consequence of Synching all Your Devices

Sometimes it's not a good idea to synchronize all your devices.


My nephew Paul, is married to a wonderful woman named Amy.  Last year, they moved to a new home and were trying to get to know the parents of their children's friends.  Amy
wanted access to the school directory with the names and phone numbers of the parents. She was asking around and got an email from one of the members of the Parent Teacher Organization, a woman she had never met.

Amy has a highly-developed (? - you be the judge) sense of humor and plays practical jokes on her husband. Here's one that had some unintended consequences.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Floods and Your Vital Documents

There are many areas of the country experiencing much higher than normal rainfall right now.   We're under yet another flash flood warning ourselves here in central Indiana today.

According to Fema.gov, floods from excessive rain are one of the most common hazards in the United States.  Not all floods are alike. Some develop slowly, while others can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain.  The damage could be centralized to a small neighborhood or community, entire towns and even multiple states.