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Same dragon, different day.

First, I must ask you to indulge me in a brief but heartfelt rant: Our weather, which was so wonderfully and painfully wet and stormy just last week, has reverted back to ridiculously mild.  There’s another gigantic high pressure area plopped on top of us, keeping anything that even hints of rain diverted northward. It’s …

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On Thursday last week the Pacific “storm door” finally opened up to a chain of wet, blustery storms. They’ve swept into California one after another to give us a thorough, desperately needed soaking in the valley and foothills—and multiple feet of snow in the Sierras. It’s Monday now and still raining. It’s just lovely. The …

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For all of my adult life I’ve been admonished, from one job to the next, to lift boxes, etc. properly to avoid injuring my back. And all my adult life I’ve met other adults who did hurt their backs, presumably because they foolishly ignored the warning. I’ve seen posters, illustrations in employee handbooks and fliers …

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I haven’t got time for a lengthy post, but I’m making time for this: When my sister was here from New Mexico for Christmas, she brought the Cold From Hell with her. A week or so after she went home, my aunt came down with it, and a couple of days after that, my Mom …

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I managed to miss RA Warrior Kelly Young’s blog carnival about the pain scales doctors use to assess our pain and how effective they are, but I’d like to put my two cents worth in, anyway: Imagine—or recall, since we’ve all experienced this at one time or another—a dull headache.  Think about how that headache …

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