Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 12, 2019 “City of Malden Live” meeting scheduled for April 17 M ayor Gary Christenson will hold his “City of Malden Live” meeting on Wednesday, April 17 from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be shown on Facebook Live on the City of Malden official Facebook page, where residents may watch and ask questions of city government offi cials live. For those who would like to join us in person, the meeting will take place at the Malden High School Gallery Room (77 Salem St.). Please enter through the Holden Street or Prescott Street doors. These meetings are held quarterly, and offi cials from various departments will be represented to address residents’ questions and concerns. Those unable to attend the event either in person or online may submit their questions ahead of time by emailing info@cityofmalden.org or messaging us on our Facebook page.          •   •   •          S enator Jason Lewis along with the Melrose Education Association convened an education roundtable Visit Our Newly Expanded Facility. We will beat competitors pricing! (Restrictions apply.) discussion with parents, students, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders to discuss eff orts to fi x the state's school funding formula to ensure all of our schools are adequately and equitably funded. 222 Central St. Saugus, MA 01906 (Next to Saugus Iron Works) 781-231-5990 2FREE ND MONTH on 10x10 units No administration fees. 200 new units available.        New Customer Specials Offer valid at 222 Central Storage. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 6/12/19. www.222centralstorage.com FREE with Rental LOCK                                                                                       have a story that I want to share with you all. It is a true story. For the last few weeks, I was sure that I had diabetes. I was positive that I had all the symptoms of this illness. Fortunately, I had an appointment with my doctor. I was going to tell him my story about my ailments. When it was my turn to see him in his offi ce, he immediately asked me how I was, and I was ready to tell him my story. I said to him, “Now, Doctor, this is Doctor Ruane speaking” – ME! I told him of my diagnosis of diabetes. He asked me immediately, “What makes you thing you have diabetes? Well, I have tingling in my I feet, and this is very important, all my life I dieted, never having desserts except on weekends. Now in my new humble abode, I have delicious desserts twice a day, and it is catching up with me. And no, I have not put on any weight, which amazes me. I am eating all these goodies and everything seems to stay the same. So something is wrong. To add to the story, while dining in the dining room, I overheard a conversation: “Can you imagine this; my doctor told me that I have diabetes. I’m 85 years old and now I have diabetes. I never heard of such a thing. I can’t believe I have diabetes at my age.” Now I know I have diabeSome good medical advice By Virginia Ruane Senator Jason Lewis convenes education roundtable tes! I am sure I’ve got it. That is me telling myself this. I’m eight years older than she, and I have all her symptoms. When I finished telling my very patient doctor my story, he said that he would take a blood test right now. I thought that was a good idea. When he came back into the room he informed me, YOU DO NOT HAVE DIABETES! This was music to my ears. I thanked the doctor over and over again. Never again will I try to diagnose my ailments. Let this be a good lesson for me. I was so happy leaving his offi ce that I stopped at the nearest ice cream shop and had a nice big chocolate fudge sundae. I deserved it! Never overestimate the power of suggestion! Or underestimate the power of a good doctor! Virginia Ruane is a lifelong Malden resident. Send comments to virginiaruane@aol. com. Reserve your unit NOW!

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