Author Archives: chad

The Holidays and Picc Line

First off I hope you had a very nice Christmas, Hanukkah,or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate. The month leading up to the actual holiday is pretty busy and chaotic to say the least.As a former chef, my job is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Done… Onto Christmas!

Well, I’m about a week late posting this one, but what the heck. Boy, do I miss working as a Chef. Over the years I worked many Thanksgiving Days and loved every minute of it, it’s what us chefs do, … Continue reading

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What If…

What if… That is what I’ve been asking myself most of the day today. The thought of “What If” enters my mind on occasion, however, something usually happens for me to start thinking about it. This being Columbus Day Weekend, … Continue reading

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Another Hospital Stay…. and a PIC Line.

Well I almost made it the whole summer without being admitted to the hospital. This past Thursday I was released after a four day stay for another UTI most likely the cause is the left over hardware I have from … Continue reading

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My Weight Loss Goal

My catheter change was last Friday and well, it was another catheter change. This time around it was a bit more painful than usual even though I took some pain medication about an hour before the procedure, perhaps I should … Continue reading

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Birthday and a Cortisone Shot and More Weight Loss

So I turned the big 46 back on July 14th. To me birthdays are just another day as far as I’m concerned. The highlight of my day was getting another cortisone shot in my right hip, my hip has giving … Continue reading

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June Catheter Change

I’m about a week late with my recent catheter change update, so here it goes. Last Wednesday was my latest cath change and I have to admit the every six weeks into Boston is getting a bit old. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Colostomy Issues With Warm Weather

I’ve had my colostomy since 2005 and I’ve adapted pretty well to it. The only issues I’ve had with my ostomy is in the summer time and the warm weather. Most of the time I can get about four days … Continue reading

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3M Nexcare No Sting Liquid Bandage For Ostomies

For those of us who have an ostomy, there may be certain items your insurance company will not pay for, for me one of those items is the no sting liquid bandage which many of us use. When I first … Continue reading

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CranRich Cranberry Supplement For Urinary Tract

Having a Foley Catheter in for as long as I have had has caused some unfortunate issues over the years for me. One of my main issues has been the constant urinary tract infections and bladder infections. Without fail I … Continue reading

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