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Making small steps of progress

Sunday, January 25, 2015      0 comments

It is often difficult to be a caregiver when I am recovering from surgery. I must really set priorities. I can take care of my husband's meds, shots, dialysis, grooming and even showers within reason. I can do the same for me. Then I need a ... Read more

Recovery Underway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      7 comments

emoticon I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how things happened so fast! I was preparing for my CT scan and ta... Read more

I did it!

Sunday, January 11, 2015      9 comments

At each Pink in the Rink game, the Reading Royals Charities' donates funds to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks and the Susan Koman Group of Philadelphia. Survivors are invited to be goal shooters. During the first intermission you... Read more

Next Doctor Visit

Friday, January 09, 2015      4 comments

I really do not mind visiting my internist/primary care resident and doctor. They are so focused with my care and ailments. I get nervous with each specialist visit. What races through my mind is what tests do I need to have done? What is ca... Read more

Feeling positive

Saturday, January 03, 2015      8 comments

I am doing better with my RA. My home looks better as the clutter is dimishing. Today the upstairs closet got its floor cleared. My plans are to try on all clothes and purge the ones that do not suit me. I've changed so much since cancer and... Read more


Wednesday, December 31, 2014      5 comments

I am so grateful for my family, friends, and cat. I am so grateful for my church family and online friends. I am grateful that I have the finances to get medical help. I am grateful that I can use my brain with the email and Internet. ... Read more

Dealing with pain

Sunday, December 28, 2014      5 comments

I cannot take many pain medications as I have a thinned esophagus due to a previous Barrett's attack. I watch all my trigger foods so that I do not cause more GERD. Hence I must use massage, some supplements (turmeric), and heat (jacuzzi soaks... Read more

After the holidays

Saturday, December 27, 2014      2 comments

I ate sensibly and enjoyed time with family and friends. I needed to catch up in sleep. I had the best plans to write notes to friends. Then my RA flared up. I am resting more. I am spacing activity with rest. I used my Voltaren gel and ma... Read more

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

Many of you do not celebrate Christmas. I wanted to wish you a day of peace, love, and hope. May you enjoy health and happiness.... Read more

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Our Christmas is very meaningful and quiet. We went to church last evening and then took the actual day slowly. Both of us have chronic health problems. We enjoyed a ... Read more

Tough holiday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      6 comments

It was exactly one year ago tonight that I received the news that I had breast cancer. I gulped and then prepared to attend church. I said very little to anyone that evening and fought back true tears. Bob went along to church so I wanted to ... Read more

Online Community for RA

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      2 comments

I joined an online community for Rheumatoid Arthritis from FaceBook. It does not have as rich a presence as our Sparkpeople group. I have met new folks and came away with the realization that I am doing rather well. While I have daily pain, I... Read more

Time to enjoy the holidays

Sunday, December 21, 2014      4 comments

I am glad the preparation of the holidays is almost done. I will now have time to enjoy friends, my cat, and my husband. I finished wrapping gifts while listening to Christmas music. I am feeling better. I got hit with a GI episode tha... Read more

Reality and Christmas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      7 comments

Cancer did change my outlook on life and helped me set priorities. I can't do everything I used to do, but I appreciate everything I can do. What I learned: 1. Take care of me. 2.Take care of my husband. 3. Take time for the relati... Read more

Learning more

Monday, December 15, 2014      6 comments

I am finishing up projects and trainings for the retired school employees. I began reading minutes and key documents for board members of Breast Cancer Support Services. I feel good about my new role.... Read more

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