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A good day just turned horrible! :-(

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

I was having a really good day today. I was relaxed, I got things done, I was okay with going back to work tomorrow. My bedspread was finishing up in the dryer so I could go to bed. Of course things were going too good to be true. I go in t... Read more

Thank you to my SP friends

Monday, August 29, 2011      2 comments

I know some great people here on SP. There are some really wonderful people who show me support in my battles with my health and everything else going on. I absolutely appreciate the wonderful things you say and do for me. It's sad to think... Read more

Wow I feel so alone

Sunday, August 28, 2011      7 comments

Today was the last day of DTP Awareness Week. I've posted things in my facebook and SP status about DTP, on facebook I've posted videos and links to articles and blogs, on SP I've posted blogs and information on the Gastroparesis team, I've made... Read more

People can live without eating - including babies

Friday, August 26, 2011      0 comments

Yes, humans can live without eating. I know you don't believe it right now, but I challenge YOU to watch this video without crying.
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Today has been tough, but it could be worse.

Thursday, August 25, 2011      1 comments

I'm feeling awful today, haven't been able to eat much yesterday or today, and it has totally worn me down. Yet I still went to work and did everything I could. Why? Because I'm still better off than many other people who have DTP. Last Fri... Read more

Tubie Duckies are flying north to DuckNation!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

My Tubie Duckies are on their way to Canada and the SPN DuckNation. I sent it out UPS earlier this evening and they should arrive early next week. I included a letter explaining... Read more

What do you know about the digestive tract? - DTP Awareness Week

Monday, August 22, 2011      1 comments

For people living with chronic and live-threatening conditions, it is important to understand your condition and what you can do to make your life a little easier. It's also important to have doctors who understand your condition. With gastropar... Read more

DTP Awareness week - help save your own life

Sunday, August 21, 2011      0 comments

Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP) is a scary, confusing, and life-long condition. It can happen to anyone, at any time, from numerous causes. Once you have symptoms, it is already too late. No cure has been found and the treatments can only mask t... Read more

You can't see my condition, but I feel it every day

Thursday, August 18, 2011      5 comments
-illness-diagnosis/ Here's an article for all of us who live with an invisible chronic illness. Accepting a condition doesn't mean liki... Read more

Tubie duckie!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

(Sorry the picture is a bit blurry, but you get the idea - it's a duck with a piece of a small straw implanted in its belly.) So the stars of my favorite tv show, Superna... Read more

How to win with a lottery scratcher part 2

Monday, August 15, 2011      0 comments

Once again, this is all in fun. Don't blame me if you lose, but I appreciate tips if you win! So in follow up, share a few secrets with others and play modestly. Today I turned in the $5 ticket I won with on Friday, took $2 and got another ... Read more

How to win with a lottery scratcher

Saturday, August 13, 2011      2 comments

This is my attempt at a funny blog. This is not a guarantee for a win, so don't blame me if it doesn't work for you. I never used to play lottery scratchers. My father doesn't like them - he says they're just a waste of money and that he ge... Read more

To go or not to go

Thursday, August 11, 2011      1 comments

I got something in the mail today. There was a tell-tale sign about it that gave away what it was. First, it was from a cousin I haven't seen or talked to in several years. Second, it was addressed to "Ms." plus "and guest". Third, she spelled m... Read more

Obsessing about being skinny

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      0 comments

There are so many ways people can lose weight (even if only one or two ways work for any one person in a healthy way), but there is no excuse for ignoring pain and suffering because all someone can think about is how skinny the person is. Don't ... Read more

Increasing hip pain - advice appreciated.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      1 comments

I'm worried. For weeks I've been having this weird itching pain in my hip; it started out like a tag on my clothes was itching my skin. I didn't think much of it, I'd scratch it and try to ignore it. No big deal, right? Well, it's been getting m... Read more

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