Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people living in and around Mexico City. In meantime, we need to be ready for the Big One. Here’s a guide I got from the LATimes: Fearing a big earthquake like the one in Mexico is not enough. Here’s how to turn anxiety into action.
We’re not empty nesters yet. There’s one in junior high, and a boomeranger in grad school still living with us. Yet, this article strikes a chord in any parents who is out of the “having little kids” phase. If I had read this list 10 or 15 years ago, I wonder if it would have motivated … [Read more…]
This week marks Kristie’s 5 month anniversary of her back surgery. Last week we drove into Los Angeles for another follow-up appointment with the surgeon. We both gasped when we saw the x-rays. Everything looked great, the PA assured us, “none of the hardware has moved.” Yet, looking at all the screws and metal was … [Read more…]
Jim took this picture last week. We didn’t throw it away actually but only put it on the trashcans to illustrate that I don’t need to use it anymore. It’s been 3 weeks now since the surgery and already I am doing so much better! I can get around the house, walking up and down … [Read more…]
Some of you have asked about Kristie’s surgery at the end of the month. It is mainly to take care of the pain in her lower back. A friend who had successful minimally-invasive back surgery recommended a doctor in Los Angeles us. The procedure is called Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion or TLIF.