Author Archives: Laura Navarro

Finishing Strong

Laura has fought the good fight, and has finished her race, having left us to wait until our own death or until Christ’s return. You may view her Obituary and get details of her service here: Laura Michelle Pope Navarro … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m stressed

My employer used to have a Wellness test every year to check how you were doing. Some of it was physical test results, some of it was mental. My least favorite was the stress test. It would list stressful circumstances … Continue reading

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X-rays and other scans

Other than dental x-rays and mammograms, I have rarely had any scans for the rest of me. But getting cancer changes all kinds of things. I started with a CT scan. Then while in the hospital I had a PET … Continue reading

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Weddings

My wedding was 23 years ago in January in Brooklyn, NY. We hadn’t found a home church, so we were married by a Justice of the Peace at the courthouse, who was a southern black woman. What a comforting accent … Continue reading

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Vin is the man

I am a fan of Vin Diesel. This seems to be a well kept secret, even though I have not sought to keep it a secret. My buddy Nate mentioned he was borrowing all the Fast & Furious movies from … Continue reading

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Today’s post brought to you by the letter T

Back on Tuesday I introduced you to the concept of a paracentesis procedure to drain fluid from the abdomen. When the fluid is in the thoracic area, it’s called a thoracentesis. And yes, I had one of those, too. I … Continue reading

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Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma

Ah the signet ring, symbol of the king’s authority. They named a cancer after it because of the way the cell is misshaped. There are some people who have lived 8 or 9 years after diagnosis, but the median time … Continue reading

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Reading

Everyone who knows me knows that I love reading. I created a page on this blog listing books I’ve read and that I recommend (I’ve read a lot more that I wouldn’t bother reading again). Reading can be an escape, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on quitting

Quitting is for losers. Or quitting is unacceptable. We are big on not quitting. Except that so many people do quit, all the time. New Year’s Resolutions get abandoned all the time. Which is why there are so many people … Continue reading

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And for the letter P…

More medical stuff today, so much of it starts with P. First, I had a paracentesis. This is something they do to remove excess fluid that is collecting in your abdomen. They clean you well, then put this sticky paper … Continue reading

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