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Medical Update – Early October 2022 – Some good news for a change

Here’s another update on the various medical fronts. I’ve had a couple of people tell me these missives are useful for friends and family who might be dealing with similar issues. That means so much to me! There’s a lot … Continue reading

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Surftown Half Marathon Race Report 2022

It’s been a truly crazy few months with a lot of unfortunate medical developments. However, I’ve been able to keep running and I’ve even returned to racing. On September 11th, I ran the Surftown half marathon in 1:57:44. I’ve run … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Fleet Race Report 2022

  When I scheduled the thyroid surgery for May 27, I lay down a series of markers in my mind. These were things I wanted to be able to accomplish by a particular time: March in the Pride Parade on … Continue reading

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Medical Update Late August 2022 – thyroids and vocal damage and calcium plus a little skin cancer news

There is so much going on medically that I’ve decided to start sending periodic updates when I have important appointments or get new information. Just to give an idea of the volume of medical stuff I am dealing with, I … Continue reading

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When Two Out Of Three Actually Is Pretty Bad – Another Thyroid Update

Apparently there are three significant things that can go wrong after thyroid surgery: post-operative bleeding, voice impairment, and damage to the parathyroids. I’m not bleeding so I’ve got that going for me! But I managed to get the other two … Continue reading

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Does The World Need To Know About My Thyroid?

It’s my blog so I guess the world needs to know whatever I feel like writing. I have pictures, but I don’t need to post those here. I’ve had thyroid “stuff” since long before I was a runner. Way back … Continue reading

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Spring 2022 Catch-Up

I’m very keen to post a race report for Boston 2022, but that story is not going to make a lot of sense without some background. Since October Boston 2021, I’ve posted exactly twice: Once about a double loop run … Continue reading

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Run for Refugees 5K 2022 Race Report

January was one hell of a month. Maybe I will just leave it at that. February is going a lot better so far! Yesterday I ran the Run for Refugees 5K in New Haven. The race benefits IRIS (Integrated Refugee … Continue reading

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December Double Lyman Loop

This run was a gift; that’s appropriate for December. The orchard run is a 7 mile loop with about 600 feet of elevation gain. Doing a double loop is considered a significant feat of badassery. Today my plan was the … Continue reading

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Boston 2021 Race Report, Part 2

I slept pretty well the night before the race. The hotel had kindly provided a hot water heater so it was easy to make my oatmeal in the room. Diamond and I were a little nervous and giggling getting ready, … Continue reading

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