Health and Safety
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I just read yet another story about long COVID. Four years ago, Sonja Mally was a busy tattoo artist with a photographic memory and penchant for long hikes. Now, the 38-year-old Toronto woman considers it a good day if she can do a small drawing, muster the energy to walk
I no longer have CVT. This is good news. The blood clot on my brain was absorbed and I've fully recovered without a single stroke! I did, however, get another blood clot in my right arm, and that got me put back on blood thinners. I met up with my
In early March, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. That's a fancy doctor way of saying I had a blood clot on my brain. The day I got out of the hospital, I recorded this. Then there was this update in April and this update in May. So much
In early March, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. That's a fancy doctor way of saying I have a blood clot on my brain. The day I got out of the hospital, I recorded this. The last update was over a week ago, and now, for the first time
In early March, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. That's a fancy doctor way of saying I have a blood clot on my brain. The day I got out of the hospital, I recorded this. For several weeks, there really wasn't much to update. I take blood thinners to
One month ago, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. That's a fancy doctor way of saying I have a blood clot on my brain. The day I got out of the hospital, I recorded this. Here's an update, one month later. Twice a day, I pop blood thinners. It's
I've never seen Dr. Doolittle with Eddie Murphy. When it came out in 1998, I was just too old for such silliness. Even though Norm Macdonald voices a dog in the flick, that wasn't enough to lure me in. My 7-year-old was watching Dr. Doolittle yesterday, and I popped in
On Thursday afternoon, a headache came upon me seemingly out of nowhere. I don't typically get headaches, and this one felt different. I'd describe it as intense pressure, behind my eyes, my temples and around the back of my head. I took a couple of pain killers and plowed through.
Last week, in response to lies Dean Blundell was spewing about me on his show, I dropped episode 1066 of Toronto Mike'd. If you haven't heard it yet, I explain everything in the first 30 minutes. Then, out of nowhere, Mike Bullard started attacking me via Twitter and podcasts. And
When 2020 began, I had two things I wanted to get done before the end of the year. I wanted to get rid of my 21 year old fossil fuel vehicleI wanted to get a vasectomyI got rid of the old Protégé in June and this morning I got my
For the first time ever, Ontario is reporting 700 new cases of COVID-19. A new single day record! If you're curious where in the province these new cases are being reported, here's the elite eight areas: Toronto: 344Peel Region: 104Ottawa: 89York Region: 56Niagara Region: 20Halton Region: 15Hamilton: 13Simcoe Muskoka: 12We're
The story of how I broke my wrist https://t.co/HbzSHumm1l— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) March 31, 2020
I mentioned 13 days ago that things develop quickly when a pandemic comes a knockin'. I actually titled that entry "Shut 'Em Down?". I didn't need that question mark at the end. We're shut down. I hope everyone is hanging in there and staying sane. Here's how things have changed
My how things develop quickly when a pandemic comes a knockin'. Earlier this month, I posted my COVID-19 attack plan. In a nutshell, I wasn't going to panic, I was going to listen to experts, exercise caution and wash my hands like I've never washed them before. Things are escalating.
Ontario now has 15 positive cases of COVID-19. Nobody in Canada has died from the virus and the risk of contracting the virus in Ontario remains low. But as things change rapidly and the world strives to contain the outbreak, I thought it might be wise to start a thread
With great interest I read this CBC article about the fact many Canadians diagnosed with asthma don't in fact have it. This was my experience with my firstborn. Weeks before his second birthday, my oldest ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I spent five nights sleeping on that cot
You've likely heard by now that the WHO announced that eating processed meats leads to cancer. The media is having a field day with this confirmation, pointing out that eating bacon is now in the same classification bucket as smoking. Scary! The fact is, the WHO classifies carcinogens by how
I discovered this video by Dr. Mike Evans via Twitter. He wants us to make our day harder, and it's music to my ears. Here's the video... I'll share more of my thoughts after the jump. I really like this video because it jives with most of what I already
Lots of people go to the gym. I'll bet many of you have a gym membership and go regularly. I have never been to the gym. Not even once. Feel free to insert your jokes about my tiny muscles here. It's true, I don't lift. I probably should, but if
There's lots of chatter about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and if social media is to be believed, even many North Americans feel threatened. I'm not your doctor, or your dad (unless your name is James, Michelle or Jarvis in which case I might be your dad), but I care
Only 2.96 million out of an eligible 11.74 million people in Ontario have registered to donate their organs. That sucks. I wrote this entry over 8 years ago so there's no doubt as to my wishes when I die. My family knows that my organs and tissue are
I just read that 40 million Americans still smoke. I was surprised the number was that large. Do you smoke? If you still smoke, have you ever tried to quit?
I touched on this briefly during episode 78 of Toronto Mike'd, but after burying my grandmother yesterday, I'm in the mood to elaborate. My grandmother died on Saturday, but I didn't shed a tear. After all, I had said my goodbyes years earlier. In a sense, my grandmother died twice.
It's always been a challenge for me to eat my vegetables. I've always loved fruits and hated veggies. I wish I were a salad guy, but I'm not, so I've found a new way to eat green vegetables every day. I throw them in a smoothie. My wife started doing
Former MuchMusic VJ Steve Anthony is now a host on CP24. This past weekend, while promoting the monster truck show at the dome, he decided to drop-kick a monster truck tire live on the air. Here's the footage: If Steve looked like he was in some pain, that's because he