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Good MRI Report and a Video
Sunday, April 30, 2017      8 comments

Danny had his regular every-three-month MRI last Tuesday evening. It was the first time in a long time he didn't go in already accessed, and I was worried. The last time the MRI tech tried to put an IV in his arm, he ended up with huge ... Read more
Port removal
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      5 comments

Just a quick post to say that the surgery to remove Danny's port last Thursday went very well. The whole surgery took 11 minutes, not counting the administering of and recovering from the anesthetic, which added an hour and a half. When Danny ... Read more
Reflections on Obesity, Love, and Rejection
Friday, April 14, 2017      6 comments

I have been so busy lately (what else is new?) that I haven't had much time for SP beyond checking in. Easter weekend gives me a bit of a break, and I wanted to put down some thoughts. Last weekend I went to a big family reunion in Wichita,... Read more
Happy Birthday to Danny
Thursday, February 16, 2017      6 comments

This is a very special birthday for Danny; it is the year when his age and the day of the month of his birthday are the same. And it is special for other reasons, too; at one point I never thought we would see this birthday. I am so very, very... Read more
For others it is a simple flat tire, but not me!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      2 comments

So my car had a flat tire yesterday evening, right when it was too late for any of the relevant repair places to be open. One of my neighbours kindly offered to put some air in it, although Henry and I both really thought it would be a waste of... Read more
The Flu
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      2 comments

Well, I was about as wrong as I could have been in my last blog entry. What I had was not an allergy, although I did have an allergic cough last year. What this was was the flu, pure and simple. The coughing started last Tuesday evening... Read more
The Return of the Cough
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      2 comments

Yesterday afternoon I was at the library when I started in coughing. Not the best place for it, to be sure, but it wasn't too bad then. However, it got progressively worse during the evening, and I had a very disturbed night because my coughin... Read more
Painful Day
Sunday, February 05, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday was a really terrible day for me physically. I wasn't really feeling that bad in the morning, but after dropping Danny off at a service project, Henry and I went to a big Asian festival. That was my downfall. We weren't expectin... Read more
The Agonies of Shopping
Friday, January 27, 2017      3 comments

I *hate* clothes shopping! Today I was at Walmart, and saw some sweat pants. I needed another pair and they seemed to have a good selection. I don't normally consider myself to be hard to fit...however. I picked out a navy pair, women's petit... Read more
Quarterly MRI
Thursday, January 19, 2017      4 comments

Last night Danny has his regular three-month MRI. That is always hard on me in terms of stress. Yesterday I didn't do too badly, partly because we had a busy day, what with Danny's co-op classes and then having to drive all the way across town... Read more
Successful Doctor's Visit :-)
Friday, January 13, 2017      2 comments

Today I had an appointment with my primary care doctor. I like the guy overall. He is nice, and he is willing to respect my wishes to avoid prescription meds. The appointment went better than I had imagined. He had my circulation tested in a... Read more
Family Pictures and Happy New Year!
Monday, January 02, 2017      6 comments

Being a dinosaur, I still send out Christmas cards by snail mail, and I also, if I include a picture, send a real photo. This year, I got my behind in gear and actually had some pictures taken of our family. ... Read more
Christmas Surprise
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      10 comments

When I opened my Christmas stocking, I was surprised to see something unexpected in it. Generally, I buy everything that goes in the stockings. I was further shocked to see a beautiful hand-painted ornament. ... Read more
I was right....wish I hadn't been!
Saturday, November 26, 2016      7 comments

For a long time now, as long as I have had arthritis, I have been saying that I can't walk long distances, or run, period, because it causes severe pain. Yesterday I put it to the test. I am visiting my mom, who lives in a small town in Pennsyl... Read more
Sunday's Surefire way to lose weight!
Sunday, October 23, 2016      8 comments

If I had this kind of tech support, I would be at least twenty pounds lighter. Lol! ... Read more

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