About Face!

Last weekend began like most other holiday weekends with one exception; the right side of my face appeared to be swollen.  The swelling was on my lower jaw, where I had a tooth extracted two years ago. An oral surgeon extracted the tooth because the area of the extraction is where the radiation field was. … Continue reading About Face!

A Smokin’ Gun

I started smoking in 1963, at the age of thirteen.  It was during my first year of high school. I started smoking because of several factors, namely: My dad and uncles all smoked.  My mom didn’t smoke, but she was exposed to second-hand smoke for most of her life. My family doctor smoked.  He always… Continue reading A Smokin’ Gun

Yesterday’s News

I had just pulled into the Langley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery’s parking lot when my phone started to ring.  I glanced at the call display – it was the veterinarian’s office!  I’d been anxiously waiting to hear the results of Holly’s ultrasound test to see if the Cushing disease was in her adrenal gland or… Continue reading Yesterday’s News