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What I Did On My Summer Vacation (hint: Disneyland is more fun than lung cancer)

Over the last few months I’ve unfortunately had the opportunity to test our health care system, and personally consider my own mortality. In March I woke up in the middle of the night in extreme pain.  Suspecting an appendicitis, my … Continue reading

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Doing the DBS

I have completed the first two phases of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery I decided to undertake for relief of my Parkinson’s symptoms this summer. During the third stage they turn on of the electrodes implanted in the brain, … Continue reading

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Brain Surgery – Part One

While immersed in a fog of anesthesia, I was concerned I might awake from my brain surgery looking a little like Frankenstein; perhaps scaring small children and whole villages. After all, they had drilled two holes into my skull to … Continue reading

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Deciding on Brain Surgery

How do you view your own brain? I’ve always felt mine was a “happening place”, where reality emerges on a fantastic screen. Thoughts of the nature of my brain have grown more significant to me as I contemplate brain surgery … Continue reading

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What If Your Existence Becomes “Unprofitable?”

Some weeks are better than others. Last week I discovered that I was suddenly “unprofitable”. In this case “Market Failure” occurred when a product that saves lives was no longer profitable to produce. Unfortunately, one of the lives this product … Continue reading

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