Month: January 2013

  • Eye Popping Problems

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    Last week, we did an eyeball case. Let’s do more this week. Exophthalmos is a condition where the eyeballs bulge out of the eye sockets abnormally.* It is frequently associated with hyperthyroidism. One night, I saw a woman who had such severe exophthalmos that the eyelids caught behind one of her eyeballs. This caused the…

  • Double Chocolate Cookies with M&M’s

    These are easy to make and come out rich and moist but firm. With all of the kinds of M&Ms available, you could make then with any you like and they would be different and interesting. When I fist saw this recipe in the newspaper, it was at Christmas time and they were supposed to…

  • What a Way to Die

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    I walked into the Accident Room of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. A young man sat in one of the old, wooden, high-backed wheelchairs they used at that time*. He was thin and pale. His shoulder length hair was greasy and unkempt. He sat still and showed no emotion. His left eye was covered with…

  • Philip Sews a Bag

    When Philip was watching Elizabeth sew her bag, he came up with the idea for polka-dots. Pretty soon, he had worked out and put into action his plan for yellow on black. Here he is sewing at the dining room table. Here he is, justifiably proud of his creation. A great bag, especially for a…

  • Cereal Cookies

    I made these cookies with Lucky Charms left over after Christmas. Our son-in-law, Austin, loves them and we bought them for him for a Christmas treat. I think they are disgusting.  I can’t even imagine putting them in a bowl, pouring milk over them and eating them. But they were fun in the cookies. Here…

  • Pseudocyesis

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    Pseudocyesis is the medical term for a mental disorder that causes a woman to believe she is pregnant when she is not. I am not sure how common this is but I have seen it several times in my practice. I have cared for several women who were so disabled by Pseudocyesis that they are…

  • $250.00 Cookies

    Source: Capitol Cookies, Munch Your Way Across the USA. From Lambuth Memorial Methodist Jewel Circle, Midwest City, Oklahoma Ingredients: 4 cups flour, 18 ounces 5 cups oatmeal, blended into fine flour after measuring 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups butter at room temperature 2 cups sugar 2 cups…

  • Elizabeth Sews a Bag

    Over the holidays, Elizabeth wanted to make  a yellow and blue bag for a Swedish friend.* She had never sewn before and was a bit apprehensive but did a great job. Here she is, starting out putting the first row on the bottom. Here, I give her a pointer. Here she is with the final…

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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    A 35-year-old man came in saying his shoulder became dislocated when he passed out from his sugar going too low. Besides diabetes, he had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which causes very loose joints, among other things. He said he had suffered from dislocations like this many times in the past and told us exactly the dose of…