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April 1, 2020
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Pandemic Care Package for Our Daughter

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Never, ever did I expect to be mailing our 23-year-old daughter a care package during a pandemic. But here I go. Thank heaven for the postal service still being an option.  The used mailing envelope I stuffed is available thanks to my compulsion for keeping such things, just in case. I […]

March 20, 2020
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Veterinarians Serving With Care During COVID-19

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Today, in the midst of COVID-19 I experienced veterinary care at its finest. First thing this morning I received a call from our vet, Dr. Baron, telling me about kidney issues with Daisy Mae Kitty’s bloodwork from last week, back when life was nearly normal and their office was bustling with […]

April 24, 2018
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Sadie Hound the Celebrity

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Who knew a hound dog named Sadie would become such a celebrity? Almost losing her to severe kidney cancer and her surviving the surgery is pretty miraculous and her thriving is incredible. My friends and family enjoy keeping up with her progress since her massive, cancerous left kidney was removed. This […]

April 2, 2018
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Sadie Hound’s Miracle

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman   I’m about to share what some would consider a First World Problem, yet in our household like many others, pets are family. Sadie, a walking, fur skeleton of a dog, wandered up to us at my mother’s lake house the summer of 2012. We assume she was lost or even […]

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Oh, Christmas Flu

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Just kidding about the cat. He was not hugging the commode but was drinking in this picture and actually, he’s been drinking heavenly toilet water for several years now. However, with our triplets home from college and lots of family around, the two legged critters in our house or some of […]

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Of Course I’m Wearing an Immobilizing Boot. Isn’t Everybody?

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman 11 29 2016 Of course I need an Orthopedist and an immobilizing boot. It’s the thing to do these days, at least at our house. We injure bones and joints, causing limps and groans. We get X-rays and MRI’s that lead to steroids and physical therapy. We elevate and ice, heat […]

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Pre Speech Aphasia Comedy Storytelling: Daddy Was a Talker and Would be 93 Years old Today

Goldilocks and the Seven Dwarfs Meet Rudolph With the Big Red Snout By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Before strokes and who-knows-what caused speech aphasia leaving Daddy (Papa Carl) with only about twenty-one words, he was a funny fellow. Downright embarrassing to his wife and kids at times with his humor. He liked to watch us squirm. […]

April 24, 2016
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No More Statins for Me or Don’t Disregard Muscle Weakness if Taking Statins

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman (Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I’m a patient with thoughts, opinions, and some intelligence and unfortunately, tons of experience  when it comes to health.) Has your life or that of someone you know changed dramatically since starting to take statins? Mine certainly did and not for the better. You […]

October 2, 2015
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Skin Tags: Another Perk of Aging

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Let’s be honest. Sometimes aging is not pretty. There are some body changes we don’t discuss but I think it’s time we should. I’ll start with skin tags. Just what are those tiny pieces of epidermis we call skin tags? Are they more than just fleshy little critters that crop up […]

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There’s Something Wrong With Chewing A Smoothie

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman There’s something wrong with chewing a smoothie. It means you’re a smoothie novice, not a smoothie king. The green concoction on my desk started out liquid, sort of. I’m not sure I want to finish off the healthy green blob in the bottom of my plastic tumbler. Maybe I added too […]

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