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Dr. Guannan Ge, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon), The BEST Pain Doctor In New Hampshire?

by Anura Guruge


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I think so.

We met with her this morning, in Lebanon. NO. Not for I. For the wife. She had been referred to her.

When I read her bio — above — I just couldn’t believe what I was reading. Sounded true good to be true. The type of doctor I had been hoping to someday find.

Well, she proved to be as GOOD as what she claimed in the bio — if not better.

IMPRESSIVE.

Young, but sure knows her stuff. Confident, self-assured, poised — but very low-key & non-pushy.

Wow. She actually understands PAIN! She knows the key role the brain & nervous system plays when it comes to pain. WOW. A doctor, at last, that is willing to talk about — even diagnose — central pain (now referred to as ‘Central Sensitization’). She was a revelation.

Over the last 14-year we must have seen at least 8 other so called ‘pain specialist’. They were all, in the end, charlatans. All of them put together (& they were all males) did not have her expertise, acumen & touch.

Wow. I was so impressed. (Have you already kind of got that impression that I kind of liked her?)

Well, I do know a bit about ‘pain’. I have written a book about it. SMILE. Yes, I gave her a copy & she was very gracious in thanking me for it.

I am looking forward to working with her. What a JOY.

Yes, she is native Chinese — in that she was born in China & did some of her schooling there. Great credit to China.

I the past I always tried to find Indian doctors. As of now, I am going to start by looking for Chinese doctors!

She (somewhat) restored my faith in DHMC.


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The Fine Art On Display At Dartmouth Hitchcock (Lebanon) — July 9, 2020,

by Anura Guruge


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I have been visiting Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (in Lebanon), on a fairly regular basis, for the last 15-years. NO. I have yet to see a doctor, for myself, in all those years — & probably upwards 50 visits. Well for a start Teischan was born there (in 2006). That alone necessitated quite a few trips.

I always enjoy visiting DMHC. It is like going to a fancy country club than a hospital. The way they have cleverly arranged it, you never see any sick folk per se. Plus they have all this great artwork & often, even folks playing the many grand pianos scattered around the place.

Today was no exception. Lot of nice art. I wanted to share them with YOU. Enjoy. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge


 

3 Hand Painted Flowers At Dartmouth Hitchcock (Lebanon) — July 9, 2020,

by Anura Guruge


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These were on a menu for one of their many cafes. I was surprised as to how many of the cafes & fast food places were open. I guess the folks visiting need to be fed. We did not partake THOUGH normally one of my pleasures of visiting DMHC is getting a nice meal.

These flowers were nice & good. I had to share them with YOU. Enjoy. SMILE.


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‘Revels North’ (Lebanon, NH) Christmas Revels Is This Weekend, December 21 — 23, 2019.

by Anura Guruge



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I got hooked on ‘Revels‘, over 20-years ago, THANKS to ‘Revels North‘ (those days (actually until quite recently) at the HOP @ Dartmouth). We used to make a pilgrimage to Dartmouth, every December, to see ‘Revels’. Towards the end I started making a point of getting us front row seats. Became a tradition. Enjoying ‘Revels North’ from the front row. Saw some INCREDIBLE shows with them. Thank YOU ‘Revels North’.

We enjoyed ‘Revels’ so much that I started looking around for other shows and discovered the ‘mothership’ — ‘Revels’ in Cambridge. We started going to BOTH. That was a blast.

Going to Cambridge is quite a trip for us, especially in mid-December, in the dark, with all the rush-hour traffic. So, during the last few years we decided that one 90+ minute trip (oneway), just ahead of Christmas, for ‘Revels’, was enough. So, I have to confess, we sacrificed ‘Revels North’ and started going exclusively to Cambridge. I feel bad and guilty. ‘Revels North’ is a GREAT outfit.

Their shows are this coming weekend. We, however, are going to Cambridge, this week. Have front row — balcony seats.

But, I wanted you to know about ‘Revels North’. Check them out. You will enjoy their show and find it very rewarding.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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That Lebanon, New Hampshire Was Ranked #1 Best Small Town In The U.S. Does Not Surprise Me.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From “livability.com” via “marketwatch.com”. Use link below to access original.

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View of the Connecticut River, on whose east bank both Lebanon and Hanover are on — Vermont being on the west bank. This image of the river, crossing the river, grabbed from Google’s ‘street view’. Click to ENLARGE.


That LebanonNew Hampshire, managed to grab the #1 spot would NOT surprise anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Hanover, N.H. — the home of Dartmouth College, the HOP Center for Performing Arts and the famed Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) — which is next door. Essentially when anybody talks about Lebanon, N.H., in a context like this, they are really talking Lebanon-Hanover amalgamated.

I have always, since my first eye opening visit in 1998, have thought of Hanover as a cultural and social oasis within N.H. As I describe it to people (who know Boston) — it is as if Boston’s Newbury Street was transplanted in New Hampshire.

Hanover, N.H., with its lovely, quintessential ‘village’ green, with the mandatory white building with spires surrounding it, is one of my favorite places to visit in N.H. Luckily, we do typically manage to get there at least 4 times a year — usually more. Most times these days, now that we do not go to DHMC (Hanover) as much as we used to, we go there for performances at the HOP.

Lebanon per se, to be honest, is a bit rough even by N.H. standards. But thanks to Hanover the surrounding area, in a 20 mile radius, has a genteel, salubrious air of good New England living.

So I am not at all surprised of the ranking. To be honest 8 years ago, before we moved to Alton, we looked at the prospect of moving to the Hanover area. Compared to the Lakes Region that area was at least 70K more expensive in terms of comparable housing. That is why we ended up in Alton.

So Bravo to Lebanon/Hanover. Well done. You have done New Hampshire pride.

That Bar Harbor, Maine, the port of call for Acadia National Park came in at #5 did, however, cause me to pucker my eyebrows. Do not get me wrong. We love Bar Harbor. Of late we have been visiting there twice a year and plan to be there SOON. Bar Harbor is lovely, but in many ways it is a one-trick pony town. Acadia. Yes, of course, it has a fabulous main street, great eateries and scenery, both aquatic and green, to kill — but it is mainly a Summer tourist town. Yes, if we could find the right place, for the right price, we would live within 35 miles of Bar Harbor in a heartbeat and Deanna of late is kind of urging me to find a place where she can see the ocean. So I think, as with Lebanon, when they really meant Lebanon-Hanover, I think they are using ‘Bar Harbor’ here as a token for meaning that whole ‘Acadia’ area. And that I can BUY with no trouble. One of the most beautiful areas in the northeast.

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Most Despicable Man (Alive) In New Hampshire Today: Robert Dellinger of Sunapee, N.H.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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As a devout believer in Darwin, I am all in favor of drunk/impaired drivers killing themselves — AS LONG AS they don’t harm anyone else or damage private property. I just wish that there were universal laws that enabled municipalities to go after them for damages and police/EMT expenses.

I also have no problem with people that want to kill themselves doing so — again provided they don’t physically harm others, cause damage to the property of others. Again, I wish municipalities can recoup the enormous costs they incur when these idiots kill themselves. I still remember this incident from when I was living on Varney Point in Gilford. It was in the Spring of 2006. Tesichan was a few months old. As was my wont those days I was walking her, in her front facing ‘backpack’, when EVERY SINGLE fire truck and police car in Gilford screamed into Varney Point with sirens blaring and lights agog. The leading fire truck screeched to a stop next to me, nearly running me over, forcing me to jump off the road, and asked me if I knew where so-and-so lived. Took me a second to place the name. They didn’t even wait for me to respond. Some trucks were going up the hill, police cars were screaming down Varney Point, Right. Why? Some guy had hung himself. Well, as they all admitted to me afterwards, sheepishly, it was too late to do anything by the time they came storming into Varney Point nearly killing me and Teischan. Gravity, as it invariably does, had won the day. I kind of knew the guy. I had spoken to him once — told me that he had a busted front light in his car. But, if that is what he wanted to do, that was fine with me — just don’t cause further collateral damage. That is what God gave us … right? Free will. Just don’t harm others — at least physically.

This guy Robert Dellinger is a disgrace to humanity. Couldn’t he have jumped off a bridge?

What hits close to home, as did the ‘nearly run over’ in Gilford, was that we were on that very same stretch of road, in Lebanon, 12 hours earlier.

Rich guys claiming depression and celebrities with addiction just aggravates me. Losers, in my book.

I really hope they throw the book at Robert Dellinger and he gets to enjoy an active social life in prison.

Then we also have this from Texas. Did you see this? Amazing. 

Click to access. Google for the other 100 stories. Amazing. Bloody amazing.

Click to access. Google for the other 100 stories. Amazing. Bloody amazing.

Wow. Reading these stories you get the feeling that it must be hard to be rich. Thank God I never had to deal with that.

New Hampshire (NH) School Kids Have Access to FREE Flu Vaccine Right Now. That Is So Great.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Our school, Alton Central School (ACS), is offering this FREE flu vaccine program and this morning Deanna was filling in the approval and acceptance forms. She wanted me to publicize this program — which I am now doing, though I am a bit worried about doing so! Why, because the ‘Local Control‘ fanatics may jump on this, as they have about the innocuous ‘Common Core‘, and try and stop it! I am actually amazed that NH has this very enlightened and beneficial program. I am surprised that they haven’t been forced to scrap it on fears that the kids were being injected with mind-drugs from D.C. or even microchips to monitor their activity (à la the infamous ‘Common Core biometric bracelet’).

I will be fair. We are but recent converts to flu vaccination. I didn’t see a need for it, until I nearly died (or to be more precise was nearly killed) two years ago. Have been getting it since, plus I am now a senior. Since Teischan has my constitution and is prone to colds, coughs, wheezes, asthma, bronchitis etc. etc. we decided to get her the shot too. And with the three of us getting the shot, Devanee, who just hates needles, wasn’t going to escape — if nothing else to hear her SCREAM when she gets pricked. She brings the whole place to a momentary halt — her screech so dramatic.

Yes, we know that you can get the flu for FREE at many clinics. Yes, we once got it for free at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon when we were there for another appointment for Deanna’s back. Yes, we also know that most health insurances cover it.

But, it is best if this can be done at school for FREE. So we are very happy though I have a sinking feeling that this will be the next program voted out by our dysfunctional, misguided School Board. If they do, may they be beset with the pox.

Growing up in Ceylon, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, we used to get free, compulsory vaccinations at school. One of them was for polio — the sugarcube vaccine. It was a BIG government sponsored propaganda programs. Ceylon’s school children being vaccinated to eradicate polio. We were all told to wear our ‘Sunday’ best. They took pictures of us lined up to get the sugarcubes. There was black-and-white news footage. My adoptive uncle, a doctor, then the Director of Medicine for Ceylon was the mastermind behind this anti-polio drive. Many decades later, having met folks in the U.S., my age, with polio, I found out that we were the ‘they are wogs, so they don’t count’ human guinea pigs for the sugarcube polio vaccine. I don’t mind — I guess because none of us got hurt. Actually we did good. As I said, I have seen more polio in this country than I ever did in Ceylon. So it is OK that my adoptive uncle, quite a man, still one of my heroes, volunteered us (including his own sons) for this testing. I never got to ask him. So, I am not sure whether he fully knew that we were the guinea pigs. It is possible that it was presented to him as one of the MANY foreign aid benefits that we used to get in those days — since we were a leading non-aligned nation (meaning we gladly took aid from all sides).

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon) Does Not Make AARP’s ‘Safest Hospitals’ List. I Was Surprised.

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Our Next Event At Dartmouth: ‘World Music Percussion Ensemble’ At The Hopkins In February 22, 2013.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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2. Dartmouth’s HopFest, July 20, 2012: Was A Blast! It Really Rocked …
>>July 21, 2012.


Watch, with glee, the 2010 equivalent of this event, at Dartmouth, under the guidance of the SAME Director. Click to access the YouTube video.

Watch, with glee, the 2010 equivalent of this event, at Dartmouth, under the guidance of the SAME Director. Click to access the YouTube video.


Professor Hafiz Shabazz, Dartmouth Dept. of Music, who is directing the February ensemble on 'Afrobeat'. Click for YouTube video.

Professor Hafiz Shabazz, Dartmouth Dept. of Music, who is directing the February ensemble on ‘Afrobeat’. Click for YouTube video.


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Christmas Revels‘, though a perennial favorite, is not the only show that has had me in jaw dropping awe at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth.

In 1998 or 1999, I went to see ‘Gypsy Road: Musical Migration India to Spain‘ at the Hop. It was my first time to Dartmouth, i.e., Hanover or Lebanon, ever! It was love at first sight. It was a Sunday late afternoon performance. As I drove by the Hop looking for a place to park I saw three Indian musicians, from the show, dressed in white, sitting on a bench playing sitars. Surreal, but captured what the Hop is all about. Holistic entertainment: not restricted just to the stage. The show was outstanding. My feet tapped the whole time. I rushed off during intermission and bought the CD. I still have a copy of it, though not the original. At one stage I had three copies: one for the car, one for the house and one for my PC. From then on I associate great percussion music in NH with the Hop.

This World Percussion Ensemble, knowing Dartmouth and their lofty standards, should be world class. I can already feel it. It surely will hop. A bit of the Caribbean in NH in the darkest days of Winter. Having lived in NH since 1986 I have come to realize that ‘February’ is the coldest month of Winter. I am so glad that it is also, per the calendar, the shortest. This drum fest, as does Revels, should help us get over the hump and look forward to the glory days of Summer. So we will be there. Yes, I already have the tickets, though I don’t think they are front-row as was the case with Revels.

Gordon, another that always brought sunshine to my life.

The Hop description promises: ‘music of reggae pioneers Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley, soca dance music from Trinidad, plus rumba, merengue and more …‘. Wow. I grew up with Marley. Plus, given my life long addiction to cricket, I have a spiritual connection with the Caribbean; my only son having the middle name ‘Gordon’ in honor of Barbadian test cricketer Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge, MBE.

Tickets are still available, though I have to think that they must be going fast. So, if I were you I wouldn’t wait too long. Make it a Christmas present.