Saturday, May 24, 2008


First, let me apologize for not blogging more. Things at the clinic have been picking up so fast that it is difficult to finish everything I need to by the end of the day. We've already quadrupled the number of patients that the previous doctor was seeing on a daily basis. All this mostly based on word of mouth alone.

Zelda and I have started working out. It's been a few years since I last took it this seriously. Right now, we're both very sore. I figured that since my specialization is soft tissue injuries and sports medicine, I figured Zelda and I would be our own best advertisement.

I found something else that another MD missed the other day. A patient came to me the other day comlaining of lots of stiffness. His MD told him that he needed to stretch more and gave him some meds. He came to me thinking that I could make his joints move more. I asked a few more questions, did another thorough exam, and decided that we needed some imaging done. We started with an X-ray. Then I saw it. Ankylosing spondylitis. Don't take back pain and stiffness lightly, folks. Go get it checked out. Ankylosing spondylitis can lead to direct fusion of the vertebrae.

I still read all of your blogs daily. I just don't have time to comment. I'll usually have a minute between patients which means I have to take a break and find out which paragraph of y'alls blog entries I last left on. That's ok. I'm glad we're busy. It simply means that the rent and bills will get paid.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

To Spew or not to Spew

We took the girls to Sea World in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. One of my patients is a VP there. I helped him out, he helped me out by giving me free park admission.

The very first roller coaster that we went on was the Steel Eel. Actually, I stayed with Emma because she was too short to ride it. So, Zelda and Gwennie went on the ride. Zelda told me that Gwennie was terrified of it. I asked Gwennie if she wanted to ride it with me. She shot back, "No!" Zelda told me that I could ride it if I wanted to. Seeing that there was no line since we got to the park when it opened, I decided to ride it. I got right into the last cart where you can feel the weighlessness the best. However, there was already a couple in the very back row, so I sat right in front of them. Still the very last cart though.

As we were going up, I could see Zelda and the kids down below. I waved. Then, over the first drop. The guy behind me says, "Oooohhhh nnnnooooo....We're not doing any more rides." Back up we go only to go down another drop. This is pretty much the entire ride. By the 4th drop, the guy behind me starts coughing. It was at this point, I'm thinking. Great, this guy is going to blow chunks all over the back of my head. Every drop, he coughed heavier as if heaving at points. Just when the heaving gets so bad that I've accepted my fate of being Spewed on, the ride stops.

"Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh. It didn't work....the dramamine didn't work......"

I (thanking god that there wasn't someone's gastric and intestinal lining on the back of my head) chuckled and turned around to ask the guy, "You alright?"

"Yeah........I think.......No more rides."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart

Not a day goes by that I don't thank God you were born. Happy Birthday, Zelda. I love you.