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Where Did My Voice Go?

I woke up this morning and my voice was gone! Of course there is a reason why this happened, but this morning I’ve been wondering exactly what happens when we lose our voice and what’s the best way to get it back. So last night a bunch of us nurses and our spouses went to

It’s That Flu Shot Time of Year

Every year around this time I write a blog about the flu shot. This is not a blog to try to convince you whether or not you need to get it. Most people have pretty firm beliefs on whether or not they chose to get vaccinated. This is just a blog to present you with

Orbera and a Weight Loss Success Story

March 2017, Original Weight 239 LBS August 2017, Lost 40 LBS October 2017, Lost 54 LBS 21 weeks after having  Orbera  placed, I have lost about 54 pounds. I have six weeks before balloon is removed and still have another 10 pounds to hit my goal. The focus

Disease Outbreak in Disneyland!?!?!

Yesterday, we had just arrived to the airport after spending the last 3 days in Disneyland when my sister-in-law texted us to ask if we knew about the disease outbreak in Disneyland. What!?!?!?!? No, we hadn’t heard anything, but I immediately went to the news to find out what she was talking about. I googled

Surgery soon? Why can’t I eat or drink?

If you've ever had surgery or known someone who has had surgery, your probably familiar with the idea that you are not supposed to eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before your surgery. As a nurse, I’ve taken care of countless patients preparing for surgery, and many of them have had questions about

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