Category Archives: Medicine

Not Back to Normal

Sorry for the absence, friends, but furrylittlegnome has been under the weather.  When gnome is ill, all activities (except for watching television) cease to exist. A fortnight ago, the first symptoms appeared.  She was tired, her throat a little scratchy, … Continue reading

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It’s Everywhere!

The chills.  A fever.  The aches and pains.  Fatigue.   The numbers tell an alarming story.  The City of Boston has over 700 confirmed cases of the flu already this season and four deaths have resulted.  Last year, the city had … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

The donut.  The frosting.  The purple sprinkles.  Yes, the purple sprinkles.   Furrylittlegnome was happy to walk into her work lunchroom yesterday morning to find this treat on the table.  Dunkin Donuts has launched their “Purple with a Purpose” campaign – … Continue reading

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In a Pinch

This post is not for the faint at heart, furrylittlegnome friends. On Tuesday, gnome went under the knife at the Massachusetts General Hospital to correct a PIP joint issue. Below is a photo of the day. It’s not as bad … Continue reading

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Vim and Vigor: An Old Timer’s Beverage

Furrylittlegnome is ecstatic!  As she made her way into the kitchen and opened the refrigerator door at her parents house in Vermont, her eyes were immediately drawn to the top shelf.  There, she saw orange and her father’s favorite soda: … Continue reading

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Three Months and Counting…

The creation of furrylittlegnome is one my New Year’s resolutions for 2012. I cannot believe I have not broken it yet. After three months, to the day, of blogging under a nickname, I’ve learned many things about myself. By the … Continue reading

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The Hand

For the past eight weeks, furrylittlegnome has been typing away wearing this contraption attached to her left hand. It is a dynamic splint, and its purpose is to passively straighten some phalanges. Made out of thermoplastic, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Furrylittlegnome’s Hobby That Lasts All Year

These fingers! There have been quite a few recipients of furrylittlegnome’s finished needlepoint projects. Some have been given as gifts while others have been made specifically for gnome friends. And, to be fair, furrylittlegnome has been the recipient of someone’s … Continue reading

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Under the Weather

Like the weather, furrylittlegnome would be incredibly warm one minute and then down-right chilly the next. For three long days, gnome has been battling a “cold”. Last night, she lost the battle as a deep and painful cough settled in … Continue reading

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The hustle and bustle of people from all walks of life. Long lines. Blue scrubs. White coats. Beepers. Hand sanitizer. Defibrillator stations positioned throughout the area. It is no secret, to those who know the furrylittlegnome, that she loves hospital … Continue reading

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