A perforated ulcer is a condition where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of perforated ulcerthe stomach (or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract), allowing digestive juices, food and/or blood to leak into the abdominal cavity. The severe inflammation and infection inside of the abdomen is called peritonitis and this is a very serious condition. The ulcer is known initially as a peptic ulcer before the ulcer burns through the full thickness of the stomach or duodenal wall. This is, in fact, one of the very few occasions in modern times Continue reading


A tremor is an unintentional and uncontrollable rhythmic movement of one part of your tremorsbody. A tremor can occur in any part of the body at any time. It is usually the result of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. Although tremors are not always serious, in some cases they may indicate a serious disorder. Most tremors cannot be treated, but will often go away on their own. It’s important to note that muscle spasms, muscle twitches, and tremors are not the Continue reading



          Just two nights ago (Thursday) a really good friend of mine from high school stopped by.  I hadn’t seen her for a year or so and I wondered how she had been doing, but the days seem to go by so quickly anymore with work, children, life, etc.  Anyway, as we were catching up, she happened to mention that she had a heart attack not too long ago.  I was SO shocked – just my age – and she Continue reading


          Not very long ago, I was the Administrator for a same-day orthopaedic surgery center.  I just loved it and never dreamt that one day we would have a sentinel event.  By sentinel event, I mean an event that is an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof.  Any such injury signals the need for immediate investigation and response.  Sure enough, after two and one half years on the job, the nightmare and horror of a wrong-site surgery emerged Continue reading