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Should I celebrate or should I cry?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

The next time you go to the doctor for an illness or issue (not a healthy checkup), see how long your doctor allows you to talk about your symptoms before s/he interrupts you. On average it is 18 seconds before you're stopped and expected to lis... Read more

In a holding pattern

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      3 comments

I've been considering what to say in this email to the Ellen show. I just don't even know where to start! I can be such a windbag sometimes, and having a 1500 character limit will make this difficult on me. I've set it aside for the past few day... Read more

My sparkfriends, please give me your opinion

Thursday, September 01, 2011      3 comments

I've been debating something, and I don't know if I should... My Tubie Duckie project can't move forward until I figure out how to make the ducks safer. I had used pieces of a thin cocktail straw with a piece of a twist tie inside it to hol... Read more

Horrible night turned into a very trying day

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      2 comments

If you read my rambling blog from the middle of the night, here's the update. At midnight I called the plumber and left a voicemail. I was so worked up I couldn't get to sleep so at 2 am I called work and left a voicemail that I wasn't goin... Read more

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

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