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Poopaloo Makes It Better

Poopaloo Makes It Better By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Okay. Just know that there is a story as to why our dog’s name is Poopaloo (seriously the world’s most adorable West Highland Terrier), but this is not the blog about that. This is the blog about how my entire family (although I’m the only one

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung! It's so gorgeous outside lately. Of course we have the usual spring showers, but in general this time of year is blooming with beauty. Weather like this inspires me to get outside and move. Yesterday my sister-in-law and I went to the Keizer dog park. It was so much fun seeing our

A Long Trip Ahead

We have a long road trip to Idaho coming up in a few months and we're already plotting our itinerary. Last time we drove a stretch that long, we had nine month old twins and didn't dare do it in one day. Instead, we broke it up into two stretches, staying a night over in

Random Nosebleeds

Random Nosebleeds By Zac Woodruff, RN BS I occasionally get random nosebleeds. Perhaps you do too? The other night I finished up my work shift and headed to my car. As soon as I hit the outdoors, BRRRRRR! It was freezing! I quickly made my way to the car and shortly after I got in

Pinterest is Amazing!

Pinterest is amazing! For those of you that don't know, it's a website that provides a way for people to save links to various websites. These links relate to various subjects and can be pinned on boards to use later. I use it to pin so many awesome things including crafts, recipes and motivational photos.

Fast Forwarding from Newlyweds

A few years back a beautiful bouquet of flowers was delivered to my office on Valentine's Day. A gentleman who shared my office building remarked that Nate and I were still in the newlywed phase and I shouldn't expect those habits to last. I took offense, knowing that clearly Nate and I were different. Fast

That’s a High Number Right?

That’s a High Number Right? By Zac Woodruff, RN BS More and more, across hospitals around the country, we are seeing higher and higher numbers for our patients’ blood pressures. If you told healthcare workers a few decades ago what we are seeing on a day-to-day basis, I’m not sure they would believe you. It’s

16 Months and Growing

Karson and Lucy are now 16 months old. It is more evident then ever, these little bugs have minds and an autonomy of their own. They're still figuring this out but the wheels are clearly turning in their precious little heads. Lucy is becoming quite the parrot. The words she repeats back are a distant,

CFO Appointed to National Board

National Advisory Board of Directors Named for Capella Healthcare FRANKLIN, TN. January 22, 2016.  Capella Healthcare’s new National Advisory Board of Directors has been appointed, with Founder Dan Slipkovich named as Chair, according to Michael Wiechart, President and Chief Executive Officer.  The Board includes representatives from communities served by Capella, including hospital board chairs, physicians

I’m Getting a ZIT!

I’m getting a ZIT! By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Okay. We’ve all been there. I woke up yesterday morning, went to rub my eyes and face to wake up, and BOOM! I immediately felt some discomfort and knew what was going on. Before I even hit the mirror up, I could tell some little jerk

Has Anyone Heart of Bariatric Pal?

Has anyone heard of Bariatric Pal? It's a WLS forum that opens conversations up for failures and successes within the bariatric community. I have been a member of it since before my surgery, but have not used it lately. Well, last week I got an email from them offering a free viewing of a documentary

A Night to Ourselves

After almost 16 months, Nate and I decided we were ready for a night away from our sweet little ones. After dropping them off at my parents, we played the part of tourists and got a hotel room downtown McMinnville. We packed in quite a bit in a short period of time. We did a