Monday, 5/14/18


Today I followed up with Nicole, the PA in Dr. Spiegel’s office. First, let me say, she is a GEM of a person. Both Ken and I feel entirely impressed, once again. We all know the plethora of personalities in the medical community; doctors, PA’s and nurse practicioners, obviously, having the most impact on your interpretation of your own wellness. Nicole is the perfect combination of high intellect, positive, realistic, compassionate, curious, attentive and engaged. The patients of that practice get a lot more than average. It’s a pretty neat feeling. After reviewing the record Ken has been keeping of the drainage amounts, she removed two of the four drains. Hopefully, the other two will come out at my next appointment in ten days. I have about 250 stitches. It appears a small section on the left side is not healing exactly as they’d like. She removed something from that area and placed a thick layer of gauze. She will look at that again in ten days as well. Also, a strange rash popped up suddenly on my left arm while we there, as well as my shoulders. She marked this with a marker and if it gets bigger, we’ll need to call the office right away. That’s it for now. Mostly good stuff.

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Christine Cadiz

Houston-based writer making contributions through truth- and story-telling. Sometimes dark, often insubordinate, and always raw, a balance is struck in each conclusion that evokes a sense of resolve to the absurd drama so intricately woven into our human experience. You will find short stories sometimes based in truth, true stories sometimes based in harsh reality, musings that may strike a nerve, writing prompts just for fun, and a novel or two in the works. Welcome, and thank you for reading. Christine Cadiz was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1964. She was a kid in the Florida Keys and an adult in Miami. She's been writing since she was nine-years-old and was a Journalism major before leaving college to work. Christine worked in marketing and advertising for seventeen years. She stayed in Florida for forty-three years before relocating to North Carolina and then Texas with her family. She has three daughters and currently resides in Houston.

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