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Entry 6: The Aliens Are Here (added )
This latest musings from "My Blog."

Selected stories and articles by Matt Garvin:


"3 Days and 2 Nights is a long form article about my hospital stay, first published in April, 2021.
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 1: The Big Show
    published: Apr 19, 2021 @2:30pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. The story begins with Yours Truly, the inimitable Matt Garvin, on an operating table at Mount Sinai Hospital, in downtown Toronto.
    tags: story andrea piccolo kat butler operating room doug ford anesthesia awareness
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 2: Ghost in the Machine
    published: Apr 20, 2021 @5:33pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. The move from the Operating Room to the Recovery Room. Who knew one small move could fill a chapter?
    tags: story deborah ozolinsh recovery room fever dream windows 95
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 3: How it Began
    published: Apr 21, 2021 @1:20pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. It started with pain in the belly after a coffee from Tim Horton's. Was I poisoned? The Phone A Friend option, like on Millionaire, gets employed.
    tags: story doug ford nurse friend heather big brother chris stephen lecce
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 4: The Golden Ticket
    published: Apr 22, 2021 @8:20am
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. Matt Garvin is off to the hospital. I try to navigate the ER, and get "into the system".
    tags: story granny munchausen donkey dongs finasteride pan mychart.ca
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 5: Belly of the Beast
    published: Apr 26, 2021 @5:45pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. Our hero does it! Matt Garvin finally gets into the interior, and comes face-to-face with the real "Nutter of the Day"!
    tags: story nutter captain google emily chang matt garvin
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 6: Say Hello to My Little Friend
    published: May 02, 2021 @10:13am
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. Now on the ER interior, Matt Garvin continues on his quest to get admitted. Along the way, he introduces readers to his special little friend.
    tags: story anxiety GAD Jackie Benton CAT scan
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 7: The Surgery Team
    published: May 09, 2021 @1:43pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. Our hero, Matt Garvin, gets an official diagnosis, and meets some members of the Surgery Team.
    tags: story diagnosis appendectomy Paul Sandos Spence Thompson
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 8: Appendix Revisited
    published: May 15, 2021 @7:28pm
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. We step back and revisit what we know, or thought we knew, about the veriform appendix.
    tags: story vermiform appendix duke university charles darwin hygiene hypothesis parkinson's disease harry houdini
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 9: Good Nurse, Bad Nurse
    published: May 23, 2021 @10:18am
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: A harrowing adventure, during lockdown, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Downtown Toronto. Our hero, writer Matt Garvin, meets one of the biggest villains of the story.
    tags: story mrsa covid bad nurse maternity ward
  • 3 Days and 2 Nights

    Chapter 10: The Cancer Guy
    published: tbd
    type: chapter from long form article
    details: tbd

"Chalazion Troubles" is two chapters from a short article on dry eye and its side effects, first published in May, 2021.
  • Chalazion Troubles

    Part 1: My Story
    published: May 15, 2021 @2:19pm
    type: chapter from article
    details: An informitive article about dry eye, MGD, and chalazia. The story begins with a description of chalazia, and the frustration in treating them in Toronto. (Until I found my eye doc, Dr. Ritesh Patel.)
    tags: story health dry eye ocular rosacea chalazion meibomian gland dysfunction ritesh patel
  • Chalazion Troubles

    Part 2: My Regimen
    published: May 17, 2021 @10:00am
    type: chapter from article
    details: An informitive article about dry eye, MGD, and chalazia. Here I detail my regimen for keeping these buggers at bay. I have not had a chalazion for over 3 years now.
    tags: story health dry eye ocular rosacea chalazion meibomian gland dysfunction ritesh patel

"The Making of Mattgarvin.com" is one chapter from a short article on how this website was made, first published in May, 2021.
  • Making of Mattgarvin.com

    Part 1: First Steps
    published: May 23, 2021 @9:19am
    type: chapter from article
    details: This article is for Front End Devs - It explores how the current site you are on was made, from conception to execution.
    tags: story matt garvin writer toronto

"My Blog" has some entries from Matt's personal blog, first published in May, 2021.