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Ten Thousand Years

Ten Thousand Years This week, a new patient asked me, "So when did life become so complicated?" I was not quite sure what she meant by that question. Her words were simple enough; I wondered if she was asking how ancient man became a modern plasmoid machine driven by so many diverse ego constructions or was she asking about her personal life and its up and downs, lack of boundaries and generations of dysfunction. I being a closet existentialist and looking to break the ice with a new patient,... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone Just when you think you have heard it all, seen it all and done it all, people show up in the field of medicine and give you another experience from the Twilight Zone. Several weeks back, a young adolescent girl returned to our office for her twice yearly visit. She has had a long history of asthma related illnesses. On that day, she was wheeze free and in good spirits. She has the stature of a young woman so it would be easy to mistake her for a much older person. Her... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Munch

Munch As the morning greeted me today, I looked outside to see if the sun was shining. It was hiding behind several dark clouds covering the sky. I thought about that past week as I made my coffee. The Labor Day Holiday made it a short week, but we had a busy four days on which to reflect. A young woman aspiring to be a singer came in for the fourth or fifth time. She has barely reached the age of twenty years old. She is relatively short for the US female population and had a weight problem.... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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