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Cancer care: No Shoes, Please

I check in with my oncologist every three months. I also get blood work done for every visit, a CT scan every six months and a yearly colonoscopy. It’s all relative, but I feel like over the past two years, I’ve been in and out of exam rooms quite a lot.

That said, I am treated well by everyone: my doctor, the nurses, the receptionists who check me in, the vampires who draw my blood, the technicians who ask me to remove my clothing and don a gown. Unlike shopping at most retail stores, or making any phone call to the cable company, my oncological encounters are uniformly positive. Everyone is warm, friendly, eager to help, patient, efficient and delighted to see me.


Isn't it weird?: The Villaj Idiut

Isn’t it weird that the rest of the country considers us the 1 percent?

Megan's Musings: Happy Mother's Day

Today is my birthday. No, really. It is.

Thank you. That’s very kind of you.

It's only a title: Haugh About That?

 

As my shaking hand scribbled away, changing my future forever, my attorney asked a question I hadn’t thought about: “Will you be taking back your maiden name?”

Fighting words: No Shoes, Please

I live near Mountain View’s El Camino Hospital and often walk through a pocket of the neighborhood that visitors and employees occasionally use for convenient parking. When this occurs, the loitering car receives a (polite) handwritten note attached to its windshield reminding the driver that the cul-de-sac parking is for resident use only.

Recently, I noticed on the ground one of those signs on which the driver had written in response, “GO TO HELL. WE’RE CANCER PATIENTS.” Normally, I might have been amused, but nowadays I’m just not in the mood.

The inscrutable Orient: A Piece of My Mind

The current marquee exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco – open through Sept. 18 – features Chinese art on loan from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The exhibition includes wonderful paintings of misty Chinese landscapes and scrolls full of imperial gatherings and parades. It includes beautiful ceramics, enamel work and lacquerware, some examples pristinely simple and others decadently ornate – something for every taste.

Taking a field trip: Haugh About That?

With my Barbie lunch box filled with extra treats and my play clothes freshly pressed, I headed to school, ready for a day of excitement. It wasn’t often that St. Charles Grammar School allowed its students’ free dress. It was even rarer to go on a field trip.


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