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Sleeping Better + Packing!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      14 comments

I have now been sleeping with a CPAP machine for three weeks. CPAP IS "CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE". I wear a mask and humidified air is blown into the mask. I breath in this forced air through my nose and it has enough pressure to make ... Read more

Socializing but getting ready to go to New England!!

Monday, February 23, 2015      10 comments

Last week a dear friend and I met for lunch. I had a taco salad. It was too salty so I won't get a taco salad at that restaurant again. This weekend my brother, siste... Read more

Results from the the Dentist's visit

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday I went to the dentist so she could check on a bump/sore that appeared in my mouth last month. A photo was taken of the area and it had not changed from last month. The dentist thinks it might be medicine induced. I may have had a cut o... Read more

Back to the Dentist!

Monday, February 16, 2015      7 comments

Last month when I was at the dentist a bump/sore was found on the roof of my mouth. I was told to come back if it did not disappear in two weeks. Well, I finally bought a d... Read more

New Profile Photo!

Saturday, February 14, 2015      10 comments

I've not posted this November 2014 photo on my blog yet. It was taken the day that the African Hospital gave me a Farewell ceremony and dinner. I am with a daughter of one of the Hospital Surgical Residents, one from Burundi. Read more

Comprehensive Exams!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      6 comments

I am thinking and praying for the Nursing Students who I left in Africa. February 16-20 they will take Comprehensive Exams of everything they have studied since September 2012. They will then have one week off before their March 1st Graduation ... Read more

Elephant Viewing!/CPAP progress?/Tour Prep!

Friday, February 06, 2015      13 comments

Ok, many of you know that I spent over 37 years in Africa but never saw an elephant. My last trip to the beach where they sometimes are seen was in November. I saw NO elephants. Friends of mine who visited the same beach house in December filmed... Read more

Refrigerator Magnets!

Thursday, February 05, 2015      8 comments

I never feel moved in and at home somewhere until I get my refrigerator magnets put on my refrigerator!! I'm now settled in my apartment, even though I have some nooks and crannies to finish up. Read more


Tuesday, February 03, 2015      9 comments

Omaha was part of this weekend snowstorm that went towards New England. We had 5-8 inches. I'm not sure how many in my neighborhood. Here is a photo taken Saturday from my balcony and another one taken Sunday. The snow had not ended when the Sun... Read more

Apnea verses Hypopnea!

Saturday, January 31, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday I received a phone call from my Doctor's office with some information from the Sleep Study that I took last week. I'm waiting for the whole report to be mailed to me but this is what I did learn. I only had 5 periods of apnea during th... Read more

No Cancer!

Monday, January 26, 2015      21 comments

On Friday I had a breast biopsy done at the Radiology department. Today a nurse called to say that the growth was BENIGN, not cancer!! Today's Positives: 1. I do not have cancer! 2. I am home for most of the day, relaxing and working on... Read more

Diagnostic Tests

Friday, January 23, 2015      19 comments

Last night I had a sleep study done. I was pretty sure I had sleep apnea and the test confirmed that I do. My oxygen level dropped down quite a lot and I was put on a CPAP machine for the rest of the night. Now I need to wait until my doctor cal... Read more


Monday, January 19, 2015      11 comments

I'm not a fan of winter. I lived on the equator in Africa for over 37 years but I am now in Omaha, NE for retirement. When I am in the States for winter I prefer cold over snow so this winter has been a good one. It has not snowed more than an i... Read more

Dr. Checkups!

Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

Since I was overseas for the past two years, I'm having lots of Dr. Checkups now. This week I had a bone scan, a thyroid scan (for my goiter) and a mammogram. My bone scan indicated that I have Osteopenia (weak bones) rather than Osteoporos... Read more

Good Day!

Monday, January 12, 2015      13 comments

Today was good. Most of my morning was taken up with checkups at the hospital: mammogram, dexascan of my bones and scan of my goiter. All exams that have been done before but just doing a "checkup". After the trip to the hospital I went to Bi... Read more

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