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

My Weak End

I had been fighting a nasty chest cold and had to miss a number of my hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions this past week.  The last place I wanted to be was inside a pressurized chamber when my head and chest were so congested. But today, I was feeling much better and looked forward to going… Continue reading My Weak End