A sincere thank you to Michael, the MRI technician at Lenox Hill Radiology, who was so patient with me today.
I have a history, recorded on this blog, of bad experiences with closed MRIs, and my claustrophobic fears seem to worsen with age.
Michael was extremely patient with this anxious, weepy woman who is far too old to be acting that way.
Many thanks, Michael.
Maybe I’ll outgrow this fear one day…like after I retire.
Posted in Health, Humor, Life, New York City
Tagged claustrophobia, closed MRI, gratitude, Health, Humor, Lenox Hill Radiology, life, medicine, MRI, retirement, weepy
On Valentine’s Day, it seems rather redundant to blog about love…but to not mention it at all would be rather Scrooge-like.
So I send this online Valentine to Sir Alexander Fleming, who on this very day — Valentine’s Day, 1929 — introduced penicillin to the world.
Maybe Alexander was mooning over his love that day in the lab when he left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered. He later noticed that a mold — penicillium notatum — had fallen upon it and killed many of the bacteria.
Penicillin was born, and future scientists would develop it into the medicinal form used to treat many serious diseases, like syphilis and the ever icky staph infection.
Isn’t that romantic.
Although I am personally allergic to penicillin, I still think Alexander deserves some recognition on his anniversary. If he hadn’t made such an important discovery in the field of medicine, a lot of folks wouldn’t be able to celebrate in a such a big way tonight…iffin you know what I mean.
Nudge nudge. Wink wink.
Originally posted on February 14, 2011.
Posted in Health, History, Holiday, Humor, Love, Valentine's Day
Tagged allergies, bacteria, Health, history, Humor, infections, lab, love, medicine, mold, nudge nudge wink wink, penicillin, romance, science, Sir Alexander Fleming, Valentine's Day
Do you suffer from migraines? I do. In fact, I had one last week.
Wish I had known this!
I was very excited to watch the new comedy Telenovela on NBC.
Instead I am watching the goings on in the Mt. Sinai Urgent Treatment Center waiting room.
Bored patients like me. Street traffic. And a Will Smith movie on TV.
Oh well. Telenovela looked funny. Would have made my ribs hurt to laugh that much.
Posted in Health, horror, Movies, Television
Tagged bored, comedy, Health, laughter, Movies, Mt Sinai Urgent Treatment Center, NBC, New York City, patients, ribs, Telenovela, Television, waiting room
This is Ellie, the little girl who has inspired my company’s fall fundraiser.
Ellie is nine years old and has autism. Her family loves her very much, but struggles every day to create a safe and happy environment for her.
Ellie currently goes to a wonderful school for autistic children, but the summers remain a struggle. Last summer, Ellie had the opportunity to spend two weeks at Camp Ramapo for Children, a beautiful facility in upstate New York for children with special needs. Ellie’s parents were initially worried about how she would do away from home, but she took to it like a fish to water!
Our charity event “Ellie’s 555 Superhero Challenge” will help fund Ellie’s visit to Camp Ramapo next summer. Five superhero teams from GDS International will scale five of NYC’s most iconic landmarks on December 9, 2015. Please help support Ellie and my team, Team Superman, by donating today!
Thanks so much from The Sticky Egg!
Posted in Business, charity, Children, Family, Friends, Health
Tagged autism, Business, Camp Ramapo, charity, children, donation, family, Health, New York, special needs, superhero, Superman
Posted in Health, Humor, Life, Philosophy, quotes
Tagged Health, Humor, laughter, laughter is the best medicine, life, medicine, philosophy, quotes
When I got on the subway this morning, I overhead a woman introduce herself to a man standing close by. Apparently they has begun chatting on the platform.
She had already met her quota: speak to at least one stranger every day.
She probably didn’t know she was supposed to. But studies show that if you do, both you and the stranger will feel better.
Shhhhhhhiiiiiitttttt….we Southerners have known that all along.
Posted in communication, Friends, Health, Humor, Life, New York City, Relationships, transportation, Travel
Tagged communication, conversation, friends, Health, Humor, life, New York City, Relationships, stranger, subway, transportation, Travel