Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Mother-In-Law Trickle-Down Effect

Grandma’s aide quit yesterday, saying she couldn’t take it anymore.

Grandma is now at our house while we scramble to make other arrangements.

I have told my Pi it is likely that in a few days I will move in with Eli and Stacy.

This is known as the Mother-In-Law Trickle-Down Effect.

Moshe, better get a shidduch fast.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Vasovagal Syncope

The medical condition of the day is Vasovagal Syncope.

Sudden drop in blood pressure causing nausea, near fainting, chalk white face. Cold sweat.

No I did not find out about it from the 2,000 page Merck Medical Info Manual.

Rumors that the manual or the Physicians Desk Reference are my light bedtime reading are totally false. That was only the one time.

Found out about it at the dr (this time for annual physical (if annual means once every few years)).

So turns out weird episode last month was not a heart attack, but a Vasovagal Event, also known as Vasovagal Syncope. Apparently brought on at the time by a bad leg cramp.

You can find out more about this strange medical thing at

Although info on that page will NOT apply to you unless you are Canadian. (see website disclaimer.)

And sit down when you read this so you don't faint (ha, ha) - I actually let them give me a Flu Shot!

Given by the same nurse who took my blood last week. And, yes, she did remember me.

I am happy to say, the flu shot did not cause a Vasovagal Syncope. However, I did ask for a band aid (which the nurse was not planning on putting on my arm, can you believe it?)

Also, for those who are interested, I got a good report at the checkup, and am happy to say that I am currently feeling fine except for my right upper arm which is aching and the fingers on my right hand which are tingling and numb.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

When Mr, Mrs, and Miss just aren't enough, or how to be Pretentious

Having missed all the other Epstein simchas, My Pi and I are planning to go to the next Epstein Bar Mitzvah, which is taking place in Manchester in the fall.

Signed up for British Air email. Had trouble deciding what to sign up as.

Her Holiness wasn't an option so I had to settle for Princesse.

What would you choose?

From the British Air website:

See for yourself at: