Category Archives: Aging

I Am Not That Person

When I moved to NY, I had to quit my job. Even though my employer, the largest health plan in Hawaii, wanted to keep me on, they had a firm policy that they would not employ out of state individuals. … Continue reading

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What If

I have been stalking the NY vaccination sites for days. I wake up in the morning and try to see if I can schedule my mom, my aunt and my uncle. I plan my days around the top of every … Continue reading

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The Big Prize

Today is the day that NY opened up vaccinations to the next group. The 1b group. The group that includes those over 75 years of age. The group that includes my mom, my aunt and my uncle. NY has a … Continue reading

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Walking All Over

It was a walking kind of day. I walked with my mom. We trespassed down the road of the currently empty property next door. There were two deer laying down in the woods. The female got spooked and stood to … Continue reading

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Month

It’s been a month. A month since the election. A month since I’ve been able to run. A month of increasing virus rates. So long and so short. It could be a year instead. But only a month. We Thanksgivinged … Continue reading

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My Butt is Not Broken

I have a new health plan. I had to pick it myself. Off of the NY health exchange. It was a scary process. I tried to make sure that our PCPs were in network. That we could go to the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Doctors

I have a very low risk tolerance for the virus. I do not want to be in a small place with other people who may have a high risk tolerance. I do not want to be someplace where people are … Continue reading

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Digital Canyon

Since the lockdown of NY state was put into place, I have forced my mom to shrink her world down. Basically she is staying in her house, her yard, on the beach or walking around (alone, with dogs or with … Continue reading

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Panic

  So. Coronavirus. I was one of those people, before a single case had been identified in NY, at Costco buying a bunch of non-perishable foods. Like beans. And pasta. And mac and cheese (which I belatedly realized needs milk).I … Continue reading

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Ramblin’

I like a holiday. Especially one that does not really involve me having to do anything in particular like buying presents or cooking. Today was that kind of holiday. And while part of me felt that I should have done … Continue reading

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