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A bit better
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      18 comments

I took a moment this morning to watch the sunrise as I was walking the dog... and acknowledged all the new possibilities and opportunities I have with each new day. So yesterday was kind of awful as far as the pain and nausea go... I got a new ... Read more
Not my best day...
Monday, October 09, 2017      17 comments

Feeling really sick this evening... can't get comfortable. Can't get to sleep. Can't focus enough to read. Meh. Just cranky and out of sorts. I don't like resorting to taking one of my "as needed" pills, but I am so tired. I need to get to ... Read more
Just keep doing and going
Saturday, October 07, 2017      20 comments

For now this is my theory for staying mobile and halfway happy. I will just keep doing and going as well as I can. Tonight I am dealing with muscle spasms in my back to go with all my other pains... oy! I know why though, and it is my own fau... Read more
Surgery vs lifestyle change...
Friday, October 06, 2017      24 comments

I have a good friend who just had bariatric surgery... and her results are phenomenal (and fast!), and I went the route of making a lifestyle change based in healthy eating and exercise. I can see the upsides to both, as well as the downsides..... Read more
I have been quiet...
Thursday, October 05, 2017      18 comments

It has been a while since I wrote a blog... about a week (or more), which is unusual for me. I have just been working to get through each day. I was in the hospital last week, and have seen three doctors since then, and we are still playing gu... Read more
A diagnosis a day... or more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      24 comments

So, its not a pancreatitis, or hepatitis, or mono, or an abdominal thrombosis, or , or, or... it is an infection of some kind though. Monday (when I went to the doctor) I had a fever of 100F, so she ordered some tests she wanted done that after... Read more
I am sick, sick, sick
Monday, September 25, 2017      19 comments

Not sure what it is yet, but my doctor is concerned about the possibility of acute pancreatitis. There is also the possibility of a lupus flare up. And I am running a nasty fever on one of the hottest days we have had this year. Can you tell ... Read more
Expressing myself... Finding courage...
Saturday, September 16, 2017      16 comments

I read a great quote today about not making assumptions about what other people are thinking or feeling. It said to "find the courage" to ask the questions that you need to ask to find out what is really going on and to "express what you really... Read more
I do know what I am doing...
Thursday, September 14, 2017      16 comments

So, the Diabetes Educator on Tuesday basically said I am pretty much doing already doing everything she would recommend as far as diet and exercise. Unfortunately, my glucose levels are not responding in a typical manner. So, I am focussed mor... Read more
Holding pattern...
Monday, September 11, 2017      13 comments

I am in a holding pattern on the medical stuff. So I am focused on walking the dog, and talking to my friends and family. I went for a short run today. Tomorrow is another day. I am practicing denial about my own situation. I re... Read more
Dog Days...
Sunday, September 10, 2017      14 comments

I am still getting used to having the ability to take pictures again. So far most of my pictures are of my dog, Cooper. As it should be. He has been my constant companion for over 6 years now. He can alternate between sweet and consoling... ... Read more
Cooking fun...
Saturday, September 09, 2017      14 comments

My niece flew in last night. When we were chatting online last week we talked about how much more fun it is to cook in larger amounts and with someone else. And I have been posting recipes like crazy. Last night we decided to make an attempt ... Read more
Before and after pictures of the new hair color
Friday, September 08, 2017      19 comments

I hope this works! This should be my old color... faded out with the grey growing in. ... Read more
Well, that was barrels of fun...
Friday, September 08, 2017      17 comments

I had the glucose tolerance test yesterday morning. Basically, they make you sick, and check to see how sick, and test your blood every hour to see how fast you recover or if you recover. My doctor had ordered some extra tests to be done... o... Read more
Thursday, September 07, 2017      10 comments

Today (very early this morning) I have to go for a 4 hour glucose tolerance test... plus other testing... but that is the big one. From what I gather, they force you into hypoglycemia (give you sugar water to spike and crash your glucose or som... Read more

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