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Thyroid Cancer – How I Am Coping – Single Mum, Parents Article

Maybe I should call it, “The Thyroid Saga.” Or something clever and catchy. But I can’t think of anything right now. So I’ll just say that the story of my thyroid continues. The last 2 weeks have brought more health issues. Here’s where it all started, and now we are on to Phase Two. So since the last surgery, where they removed half my thyroid, we received the results of the biopsy. At my follow up appointment with my surgeon,…

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Thankful For The Scars – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

I have been dealing with a few health challenges lately. And they have left me with a few scars. Actual, literal scars and a few emotional ones as well. I have not been very good about getting myself to the doctor over the past several years. There – I admitted it. I am so very strict about making sure my daughter gets to the doctor, or dentist, whenever she needs it. Whatever she needs to stay healthy, that is a…

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Because I Said So- The official Blog of Author and Mom Blogger Dawn Meehan – Single Mum, Parents Article

I had my partial colectomy yesterday. The nurse in pre-op was very nice. She got me all set up for surgery – pretty gown and matching blue hat, hospital socks, IV, a bunch of medicine. When the anesthesiologist came in, I pleaded with him, “Anesthesia makes me violently ill. Pleeeeeease do whatever you can so I don’t get sick. Please. I’ll name my first-born kid . . ., oh wait, I’m done having kids. I’ll name my first cat after…

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Because I Said So- The official Blog of Author and Mom Blogger Dawn Meehan – Single Mum, Parents Article

skip to main | skip to sidebar My Fun-Filled Colectomy In 2010 I developed abdominal pain and discovered I had diverticulitis. You can read all about that fun-filled ER trip where I had a pelvic exam. By a 20 year old male doctor. In a curtained room in the ER. When I had my period. Yeah, I know, but what can I say? Not everyone is as lucky as me. Fast-forward to 2018. I’ve had multiple diverticulitis attacks. I’m tired…

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Lessons Learned From a New Hip – Single Dad, Parents Article

Closing in on two weeks since I had total hip replacement surgery – and before anyone asks doing really well.  There are some lessons learned from a new hip installed that are worth noting (if not sharing). “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”  This is what most people who I know who had the surgery said to me going into it.  And generally I agree – I can say there was one minor complication in the hospital, but I woke…

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