swampcritter's MedHelp Blogs https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/389974 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en A letter home from 1951 To: Mr and Mrs -- --- RFD 2 Box 1-- Pineville LA From: Swampy's [ not yet ] Dad 4--- Nichols swampcritter Sat, 26 Oct 2013 11:43:56 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/923956/A-letter-home-from-1951 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/923956/A-letter-home-from-1951 Swampcritters get married! A wedding photo, this was in August 1959. Swampy is amazed with the simplicity of weddings in times p swampcritter Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:17:56 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/823133/Swampcritters-get-married https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/823133/Swampcritters-get-married Swampy's mom self portrait This is a 1992 self portrait she did. based on a picture of her as a child. The original picture hang swampcritter Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:55:38 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/822706/Swampys-mom-self-portrait https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/822706/Swampys-mom-self-portrait Swampy's mom -- hours to live As you get older, little health problems become serious more quickly, and often, it seems, the way to swampcritter Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:46:47 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/807261/Swampys-mom----hours-to-live https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/807261/Swampys-mom----hours-to-live Shadow dies -- 20 year old cat Swampy's friend Shadow died this evening, most likely of congestive heart failure. Swampy petted h swampcritter Tue, 08 May 2012 01:25:09 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/380743/Shadow-dies----20-year-old-cat https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/380743/Shadow-dies----20-year-old-cat Swampy's Aunt -- uncooperative Swampy's aunt has decided she doesn't want to live in California and decided to leave her care facili swampcritter Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:33:24 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/345791/Swampys-Aunt----uncooperative https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/345791/Swampys-Aunt----uncooperative Critter Christmas Swampy's mom has started to heal. She is still bedridden but is feeling better. The wound is closing, swampcritter Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:34:11 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332157/Critter-Christmas https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332157/Critter-Christmas Swampy's mom -- update There is an old Far Side cartoon, with someone answering the door and seeing a black hooded figure. T swampcritter Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:39:04 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/326198/Swampys-mom----update https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/326198/Swampys-mom----update Swampy's mom -- close to death Swampy's mom called to tell Swampy that she is dying and will likely be dead by Christmas. It is swampcritter Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:15:01 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/325125/Swampys-mom----close-to-death https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/325125/Swampys-mom----close-to-death Swampy's mom -- MRI woes Over the past year Swampy's mom has developed COPD and a number of other problems, so when she called swampcritter Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:35:29 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/307113/Swampys-mom----MRI-woes https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/307113/Swampys-mom----MRI-woes You can't take it with you For the last two weeks, Swampy's brother, sister in law, and sister of sister in law have been cleani swampcritter Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:09:19 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/302828/You-cant-take-it-with-you https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/302828/You-cant-take-it-with-you downsizing a hoarder Swampy's aunt turned 80 years old in June. Her mini-mental score continues to be at 19, an indication swampcritter Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:53:46 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/301322/downsizing-a-hoarder https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/301322/downsizing-a-hoarder Geology and Health Last night, Swampy had an interesting conversation with a geologist who studies the flow of lava. Lat swampcritter Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:43:48 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/294620/Geology-and-Health https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/294620/Geology-and-Health The Singularity and our Medical Future Moore's Law is a statement about computers and technology that says that computing power doubles ever swampcritter Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:53:48 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/284390/The-Singularity-and-our-Medical-Future https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/284390/The-Singularity-and-our-Medical-Future Stealing Depends Swampy hasn't blogged about his relatives for a while. Suffice it to say Swampy's Aunt has moved from swampcritter Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:31:05 -0400 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/283341/Stealing-Depends https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/283341/Stealing-Depends Connecting with dementia Dementia is a condition that will affect about 5% of all people who reach a certain age. Its cau swampcritter Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:00:18 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/267763/Connecting-with-dementia https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/267763/Connecting-with-dementia Unwanted visitors Swampy's house has one door that separates the living room / kitchen from the bedroom / bathroom. swampcritter Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:46:34 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/265672/Unwanted-visitors https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/265672/Unwanted-visitors Swampy's Mom -- new coffeemaker Swampy's mom got a new Capresso 10 cup coffeemaker for Christmas, with love from Swampy. Since tha swampcritter Sat, 25 Dec 2010 14:02:31 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/255004/Swampys-Mom----new-coffeemaker https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/255004/Swampys-Mom----new-coffeemaker Swampy's Aunt & Amtrak Swampy's travel day with his aunt as, as predicted, an interesting experience. The travel consisted o swampcritter Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:17:14 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/254285/Swampys-Aunt--Amtrak https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/254285/Swampys-Aunt--Amtrak Swampy's Aunt -- travels Swampy is in Washington DC. Tomorrow he and his aunt are going to travel together for a Christmas vac swampcritter Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:01:10 -0500 https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/253329/Swampys-Aunt----travels https://medhelp.org/user_journals/show/253329/Swampys-Aunt----travels