Category Archives: sickness

Who was that Masked Flu Avenger?


Looking back now, I can laugh. The first week of February was rough. My wife had to work both weekend days, at the end of an already exhausting end-of-semester work week. I had also had little sleep. The previous month, my … Continue reading

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Come out, damned spot!


One aspect of bathrooms in Japan that surprised me at first was the water everywhere around the sink. I mean, everywhere. Not having a habit of waiting for people to wash their hands in public lavatories, I found it a … Continue reading

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Spice Girl to Daddy: This food is bland!


Lately, my daughter has begun to reject food. At first my wife and I thought she might be coming down with something — especially after our hospital episode, we have been carefully monitoring our daughter’s sleeping and eating habits for … Continue reading

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ER Japan – Part Two


(Note: This is the second of two parts. The first described events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second examines more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and the public hospital care system. Yes, this story is a … Continue reading

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ER Japan – Part One


(Note: This is the first of two parts. The first will describe events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second will examine more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and public hospital care system. At least from my … Continue reading

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Doctor, Doctor?


This past Monday I experienced bringing my daughter to the doctor’s office for the first time. The first time by myself, I mean. I’ve been present at most of my daughter’s immunization shot visits (my wife and I arranged these … Continue reading

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Getting Sick


Since March 3rd, our daughter has been sick. Well, not sick-sick, as in sick all the time. But basically since catching a cold she hasn’t recovered completely. Four days of medicine for the cold seemed to work…sort of…except she came … Continue reading

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