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Bob New Heart
Bob New Heart 2014-06-23 13:31:00

Jun 23, 2014
Bob New Heart 2014-06-23 13:31:00

June 23, 2014


My Cyber Knife Treatments are Set


Got a call this morning from UCSF Mt Zion Campus from Dr. Alexander Gottschalk’s office telling me they are ready to schedule. Would I like to start this Friday? I said no how about starting Monday. So we scheduled the next two Mondays and Thursdays . 4...

Consciousness and Health
In Search of a Healing Spark

In Search of a Healing Spark

The idea sounds crazy. Implant a computer no bigger than a grain of rice in the back of someone’s neck and plug it into their body’s central nervous system. Then, if the body starts complaining with symptoms of, say, asthma, arthritis or diabetes, the computer fires off an electrical current that takes care of...

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Headline on U.S. soccer game is out of bounds

Jun 23, 2014

“RED, WHITE AND BLEW IT.” That was the all-caps headline on the front page on the Sacramento Bee this morning. It was plastered over a picture of  U.S. fans, draped in red, white and blue, looking shocked after Portugal tied … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pomp and Circumstance

The day dawned bright.  Far too bright.  Is this what 8:00 a.m. looks like? I'd forgotten.  I have not seen the sun in this position in the sky since I'd left my beloved job. I'd cleverly managed to schedule all of my doctor's appointments, scans, i...

Bob New Heart
When It Rains It Pours

Jun 20, 2014

June 20, 2014




After all my belly aching yesterday about not feeling the love from the  Cyber Knife folks, I got three calls today and now I am totally embarrassed. This morning I heard from a young man named Michael who is Dr. Gottschalk’s asst. he said he would be the contact point and gave...

MidLifeBloggers
Mayor’s Crisis Response Team – We Finished!

Jun 20, 2014

Joining the CRT satisfies an urge I have every time there is a disaster somewhere in the world: to go and help. But somehow Haiti and Japan and even New Orleans were always beyond me.

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Graduation Day – Part One

When I was told in May 2011 that I had metastatic cancer in my liver, my heart chilled. Not because I was going to die, because after all, we all are.  But because it was likely to happen before my youngest was raised. My job would not be completed, a...

Bob New Heart
Almost Ready for Cyber Knife

Jun 19, 2014

June 19, 2014I am back from my train ride to UCSF. My sister went along to show me the ropes on the train. Everything went smoothly and I think I will be taking the train back and forth for my treatments.Dr. Gottsshaulk, the CyberKnife radio- surgeon, ...

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An occasional ‘thank you’ to customers might have kept Capital Nursery in business

Jun 19, 2014

As I was driving along Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento yesterday, I passed the blocklong ghost of Capital Nursery. The once-thriving showcase that had provided beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs for local gardens since 1936 went out of business in 2012. … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
The Inner Life of a Rose

Jun 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Flour/Flower

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