Day 2775: Overload

Yesterday, when I was in an elevator at Tufts Medical Center, overloaded with awareness AND worry about being out and about during the coronavirus pandemic, I saw this:


These days, we are dealing with an overload of

Thankfully, I’ve had  an overload of  good care from my long-time cardiologist, Dr. Deeb Salem (featured in an overload of my previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).

Even though this blog might have an overload of photos of Dr. Salem, here is another one from my appointment with him yesterday:


During the coronavirus pandemic, frontline health workers like Dr. Salem have to wear an overload of Personal Protective Equipment.  Dr. Salem, who has an overload of cardiology students wanting to work with him, told  one of them yesterday that he always schedules me for his last appointment of the day because we have an overload of things to talk about. Yesterday’s overloaded conversation included

  • Dr. Salem’s personal experience of working with Dr. Anthony Fauci (who is “a very smart and very good guy”),
  • discussions of my having had the coronavirus in March and possible lasting effects of that,
  • scheduling an echocardiogram to make sure that there is no permanent damage to my heart because of COVID-19,
  • the possibility of Dr. Salem and I writing a book together,
  • my stating that Dr. Salem and I have an overload of respect and love for each other,
  • Dr. Salem saying, “I think you’re doing great,” and
  • scheduling our next overloaded appointment for the day after my 68th birthday in February.

Dr. Salem said he was interviewed on Boston TV recently about his experiences working with Dr. Fauci, but I can’t find that interview in the overload of videos out there about Dr. Fauci.

Here’s an overload of other photos from yesterday:























Michael overloads our plates with nutritious food, ever day.

Here‘s “Overload” by Zinnia, which has been loaded over 7 million times on YouTube.

I’m looking forward to an overload of comments, below.

As always, I have an overload of gratitude to all, including YOU.


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33 thoughts on “Day 2775: Overload

  1. Maybe it would be easier to find it by placing Drs Salem and Fauci both in the search engine, Ann. Have a great Thursday. I have to start my work-at-home shift for the library now!

    • I did that very thing, Mark, and the link I include in my post shows all the videos the search returned with nary a sign of Dr. Salem. Thanks for front-loading this comment and suggestion, my friend.

  2. so greatto hear about your visit to Dr. Salem! All those wonderful details re your health, checking you out, writing a book with him (wow!) Dr. Fauci (his nyc accent makes me wanna cry i live it so much) – and love u so much.

  3. One more comment to add to the load. Great word today! Sums it up. Glad you got a good report.

  4. So glad you checked out well… and had a good visit with the good doctor. Thank you for sharing. We all are on a bit of overload right now when it comes to politics. 😦

  5. I love those clouds Ann. Overloaded with awareness that Harley is king.

  6. I agree with Dr. Salem. I think you are doing great, too. I hope that you two do write a book together. I will be in the lineup to get your autographs.

  7. It’s impossible to overload with positive thoughts and information and this post is full of those. All to the good!

  8. You can’t have an overload of such good news.

  9. puella33

    Your doctor is quite an accomplished man/, and what an honour it is for the both of you to write a book. It’s comforting when one has a good report with a physician.

  10. So good you caught up with Dr Salem 💕

  11. Thanks for the tour of what’s on your mind and your appointment with your lovely cardiologist. I’m glad that you have such a great care team. Michael’s caring and cooking are an added treasure. Lucky lady!

  12. Dr. Salem is overloaded with knowledge and wisdom, as is Dr. Fauci, and as are you, and goodness and good intentions, and a desire to make the world better place. Sometimes being overloaded can be a good thing.

  13. barbaralipps8

    On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:11 AM The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally wrote:

    > Ann Koplow posted: “Yesterday, when I was in an elevator at Tufts Medical > Center, overloaded with awareness AND worry about being out and about > during the coronavirus pandemic, I saw this: These days, we are dealing > with an overload of bad news, uncertainty abou” >

  14. it sounds like you had an overload of caring people around you and that is the best kind of overload.

  15. I see blessings overload in every post, my dear friend. (●♡∀♡))ヾ☆*。

  16. Pingback: Day 2956: Appreciating | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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