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  • Beaverton, OR
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My Mothers World. My Emancipation.

My mother, wearing a white collared blue wasted dress with a soft petticoat, nylons and white pumps, waved me out the door to join the other neighbor kids walking to school. She had risen before the rest of the family, prepared a well balanced breakfast for us. Poached eggs in milk over buttered white toast, bacon, half a grapefruit broiled with brown sugar on top with a glass of orange juice. I never did know what she did the rest of the day while I was in school. I just assumed she sat and…See More
Jul 26, 2016
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Heart Attack or Magic Beans?

More than once I have stopped by the emergency room fearing I am having a heart attack. Symptoms have included tightness or sharp pains in my chest, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, and/or a pressure sensation in my jaw.As women, we are told to pay attention to any irregular symptoms like these and get them checked out because heart disease is the number one killer of women and can easily go undetected.The first time I went to the emergency room I was 39 years old and experiencing…See More
Feb 24, 2014
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When Feeling Sick Becomes The New Norm

For the last few years it’s been one health challenge after another, from chronic sinus problems and a bevy of flu’s, to finding a large (benign and harmless) arachnoid cyst in my brain at the left frontal lobe. Feeling as if I’m juggling one symptom or another and drenching myself in the latest ‘miracle cures’, I have grown weary from the effort required to feel well, and instead have surrendered to the dictates of the symptom(s) de jour.My new norm has become feeling ill. Upon wakening I do…See More
Jan 31, 2014
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K-Cups Were Making Me Sick

A cup of hot bold, aromatic coffee is one of my most delightful elixirs and faithful morning companions. I am one that does not pop out of bed with vim and vigor to greet the day, rather I wake muddled and fuzzy headed until I can consume my mug of delicious instant-producing clarity that enables me to greet and step lively into my day. For my birthday last year I received a new brewing system that allowed me to stimulate my neuro- transmitters quicker and with much more ease. I loved my new…See More
Oct 25, 2013
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May 11, 2011
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Ponderings From My Mid-Life Menopause Regret and Remorse Pond

Sipping my Starbucks ‘Tall Coffee In A Grande Cup Packed To The Top With Whipped Cream’ (you must try it, it’s fabulous), the sun peeps out and gives a wink before darting back into it’s dismal hiding place. But no matter, my beverage of choice puts a smile on my face and for the moment I am content.The music blares above me as caffeine-craved people come and caffeine-saturated people go and I can’t help but turn my attention to the conversations around me, as for some reason people at coffee…See More
May 2, 2011
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Ponderings Mid-Life Menopause Regret and Remorse Pond

As I sit here just a stones throw past my mid-life mark, I once again make a courageous attempt to figure out how I managed to get here so quickly, where the past 40 years went and why it feels like I have lived today too many times before. Heady stuff for first thing in the morning.Sipping my Starbucks ‘Tall Coffee In A Grande Cup Packed To The Top With Whipped Cream’ (you must try it, it’s fabulous), the sun peeps out and gives a wink before darting back into it’s dismal hiding place. But no…See More
Apr 21, 2011
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To Hormone or Not to Hormone, That Apparently Seems to be the Question

Could I be any more confused about Hormone Replacement Therapy? Is taking hormones safe for us? First it’s a “Yes”, then “No”, then  ”Yes”, then “Maybe”, then “How should I know?”, followed with a “We think so” and finally, “Sit down, shut up and eat your dinner.” At least that’s what it feels like! How many reports have been unveiled in the last 20 years regarding the safety and efficacy of HRT and each time the latest reports are released they seem to be the complete opposite of the previous…See More
Apr 18, 2011
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Donne Your Fatigues and Grab Your Gear

As soldiers train for battle, performers hone their talents for audiences, doctors train for the healing arts and citizens sharpen skills for the trades, I believe we are all, in every life’s situation and circumstance, preparing for the highlights of our lives and the agonizing challenges that confront us on our journeys. With my husband now facing cancer, one that responds well to treatment but by far the most painful beyond excruciating, I am becoming aware we are not in lack of the tools we…See More
Apr 15, 2011
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Feb 23, 2011

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My Mothers World. My Emancipation.

My mother, wearing a white collared blue wasted dress with a soft petticoat, nylons and white pumps, waved me out the door to join the other neighbor kids walking to school. She had risen before the rest of the family, prepared a well balanced breakfast for us. Poached eggs in milk over buttered white toast, bacon, half a grapefruit broiled with brown sugar on top with a glass of orange juice. I never did know what she did the rest of the day while I was in school. I just assumed she…

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Posted on May 7, 2016 at 12:53pm

Heart Attack or Magic Beans?

More than once I have stopped by the emergency room fearing I am having a heart attack. Symptoms have included tightness or sharp pains in my chest, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, and/or a pressure sensation in my jaw.

As women, we are told to pay attention to any irregular symptoms like these and get them checked out because heart disease is the number one killer of women and can easily go…

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Posted on February 10, 2014 at 9:27am

When Feeling Sick Becomes The New Norm

For the last few years it’s been one health challenge after another, from chronic sinus problems and a bevy of flu’s, to finding a large (benign and harmless) arachnoid cyst in my brain at the left frontal lobe. Feeling as if I’m juggling one symptom or another and drenching myself in the latest ‘miracle cures’, I have grown weary from the effort required to feel well, and instead have surrendered to the dictates of the symptom(s) de jour.

My new norm has become feeling ill. Upon…

Continue

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 7:25pm

K-Cups Were Making Me Sick

A cup of hot bold, aromatic coffee is one of my most delightful elixirs and faithful morning companions. I am one that does not pop out of bed with vim and vigor to greet the day, rather I wake muddled and fuzzy headed until I can consume my mug of delicious instant-producing clarity that enables me to greet and step lively into my day. For my birthday last year I received a new brewing system that allowed me to stimulate my neuro- transmitters quicker and with much more ease. I loved my new…

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Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:56pm

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At 4:44am on February 23, 2011, Dr. Douglas Fitzgerald said…

Hi Jan,

 

Welcome to Boomer Authority  -

My best to you and your family,

 

Doug

 
 
 

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