Joan Wilson Appel

Profile Updated: November 11, 2016
Residing At: Houston, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Stanley H. Appel, M.D.
Occupation: P.A.-C. (physician assistant-certified)
Children: None. Still can't keep my plants alive.
Military Service: U.S. Army 1978-1981  
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I graduated from college in 1973 after having taken several years off, and then Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 1975 (YIKES!). I have continued to work as a PA since. I currently work for my husband, Stan Appel, who is the Chair of the Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology at Houston Methodist Hospital. Our special interest, both clinical and research, has been ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).

The craziest thing I have done was join the U.S. Army at age 33, so I could live in Europe (and ONLY so I could live in Europe). Spent 3 years in Stuttgart, Germany, and these were truly some of the best and most fun years of my life. I still have close friends from those days.

School Story:

I remember our Senior class trip (I believe it was to Bandera). I was in the pool and 2-3 female classmates kept telling me I had a hole in my bathing suit. Well, I had pulled a hole in the "side" of my suit the day before while swimming at home. At the end of the day, while changing out of my suit, I noticed a HUGE hole in the very back (on my butt, oh my God), and have never forgotten this!!!

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I like to call it botox and Photo Shop!

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Posted on: Jan 25, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Hey, Pat! It's Joan (Wilson) Appel............how and where are you these days?? Happy b-day!!!! Photo is of me and my wonderful husband about one year ago.

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Posted on: Jan 13, 2017 at 10:51 AM

I cannot believe what a beautiful woman you turned out to be! We were "best buds" in high school and it's so much fun and rewarding to see you now. Fondly, Joan

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Feb 22, 2016 at 3:34 AM
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Feb 04, 2016 at 11:33 AM

I don't remember James, but after reading his obituary, I feel I really missed out.  We should all hope that our obit is as touching.

Joan  (Wilson) Appel

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Jan 17, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Posted on: Jan 17, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Weezie: Would love to have a 55th reunion, especially since I missed the 50th!
As an aside, I need to change my e-mail address:
Current:
New:
Do you have any idea how I go about doing that?????
joan

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Mary: I am so, so sorry for your loss. I wish Stan and I could have done something to make this easier. If you are interested in being active w/ MDA and/or ALSA, let us know; there are never enough volunteers. Best wishes, Joan

Oct 13, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Yo, Debbie.................Great to hear from you...........what the hell are you doing in Montana??? I think you told me, but I don't remember (actually, I remember much of anything).
Photo below was taken about a month ago; not too bad for an old broad, I s'pose. I am still working. My boss is my husband and he won't let me quit! He is Chairman of the Dept. of Neurology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Director of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, so he's "sort of a big deal," as I like to tease him. We've only been married for 15 years, and well worth the wait!!!
Except for the glasses, you look the same Debbie. Keep in touch, OK?
I guess you know Virginia died of lung cancer in about 1995. She was a mess.
Robin retired to a city in Mexico and is very happy. She's doing stand-up comedy which doesn't surprise me at all.

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Nov 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Dan.............guess who?! ?! I'm reminded of the time Virginia and I visited you guys at Camp Pendleton.....we went to some "cook your own steak" place; probably 1964 or 65. At least my remote memory is somewhat intact. I turned 70 in Feb.......kinda sucks but better than not turning 70, I s'pose. This is the first picture I've posted on this site; I'm extremely computer illiterate. I didn't mean for the photo to be so big!!! I'm still working as a physician assistant at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. Fortunately, I work for my husband who is the Chairman, so at 5:00, he starts working for me :-). You appear to be healthy and happy!!!! I missed the 50th reunion, but maybe we'll have another, and we can chat!!!!

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Jan 25, 2015 at 3:41 PM

OMG................Hi, Pat!!!! And Happy Birthday! I still haven't figured out how to read the profiles (I am so-o-o-o computer challenged, it's embarrassing!!!).Since I can't read your profile, please drop me a "comment," and maybe (just maybe) I can figure that out. I am living in Houston, married to the best guy in the world. Also still working............for that "best guy in the world" (maybe I need to rethink that description!). I am a certified physician assistant (since 1975...YIKES) and my husband, Stan, is chairman of the Dept. of Neurology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Director of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute in the medical center. I don't look too bad for an "old lady," I s'pose, but then the vision is fading, so I probably don't see myself as clearly! One of these days, I 'll figure out how to add a photo. Would love to hear from you, Pat!!!!!
Joan

Mar 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

You're a GRANDMOTHER??? OMG. By the way, Happy Birthday one day late...........yep, I still keep your b-day on my list! Remind me where you guys are living; I'm in Houston. I'd attach a recent photo if I knew how. I'm still very much computer challenged. Would love to see you again! Joan, Goddess of Knowledge, Queen of Wisdom.

Feb 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Happy birthday fellow graduate. You r another year younger.

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Jan 25, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Posted on: Jan 26, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Happy b-day, Pat!!! I guess you are 1-month older..............ha,ha,ha!!!!
Joan

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