Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

Well, I made it through the night. I am so grateful – and happy – and raring to go. My thanks to my children who never left my side and the doctors who saved my life – as well as those who will now monitor the rest of it.

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DEATH WAS EXPECTED – BUT I MADE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

DEATH WAS EXPECTED – BUT I MADE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

And then, for me, disaster. Unexpected – and without warming. I collapsed for no apparent reason – luckily my son called an ambulance – and I was soon in the ICU at North York General. The prediction was “she isn’t going to make it”.

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Cataract Surgery … And some Politics

Cataract Surgery … And some Politics

So I had cataract surgery this morning. Who said it didn’t hurt, didn’t burn, wasn’t scary? There are lots of people who I might now have to speak to directly.

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IN PRAISE OF OLDER MEN….ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GOLF!

IN PRAISE OF OLDER MEN….ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GOLF!

I had such a great day yesterday that I decided to share it with you – and leave out political comments, maybe. Or maybe not. We will see.

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TV Starr – Not exactly

TV Starr – Not exactly

What fun ! Two weeks ago I was invited to appear on “THE PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE WITH RAMONA” sponsored by Rogers TV – Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Thornhill, Newmarket.  

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Politics really do make strange bedfellows – and unexpected alliances! What is a mother to do?

Politics really do make strange bedfellows – and unexpected alliances! What is a mother to do?

Here I am with former PM. Stephen Harper. And you all know who that guy is standing next to one of my sons – current PM. Justin Trudeau!

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Further to my Hip job – Closing the Door – not yet!

Further to my Hip job – Closing the Door – not yet!

Monday I went to NYGH for the final visit with Dr. Hosein Mehdian, the one and only orthopedic surgeon for me. Four months since my hip replacement. I

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I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

Last week my older brother Michael, who has lived in New York for the last 40 years, died.

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Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

The Ghomeshi affair had been jogging my brain. It was an interesting read – but what did it have to do with me? Nothing – or so I thought.

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Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

In last month’s Part 1 blog I wrote nice things about my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hossein Mehdian. I certainly didn’t want to irritate him before I went under the knife.

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