Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas in China

In 2010 my parents landed themselves in Shenzhen for Christmas. Just their presence was the best Christmas present. On Christmas Day, I was sick. Between the bed and the commode I was a nomad–wandering from each–day of Christmas. My apartment … Continue reading

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Chinese Traditional Medicine

I bumped my knee during my 24 hours in Hong Kong. Heart monitor still strapped to my body. As I settled into a chair to take a sip of Starbucks, ‘gingerbread latte,’ my knee cap slammed into the metal leg … Continue reading

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Fear &Loathing in Shenzhen’s Sun Yat-sen Cardiovascular Hospital

Last year I noticed my ‘ticker’ seemed off. & after a US doctor made it sound like, life or death, she wrote a referral for an EKG. To which a lady in a clinic said, ‘you think you can just … Continue reading

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