Gotta get some things off my chest . . . .
I have been lax. And I am going to have to start over. Again. No, I don't like it, but I need to get a grip on my health. I went to the doctor last week and the trip resulted in an increase in my BP meds, continuation of the low dose aspirin... Read more
If you happen to read some of my previous blogs (meh, maybe not worth the effort), you will see a blog about a woman named Lisa. The short version is, Lisa was a pediatric oncology nurse, one of the true heroes in the world as far as I am conce... Read more
Trying so hard
You know, I probably give a lot of lip service to trying hard. But, like a lot of people, I think I just say what is expected. I swore so many years ago that I would not be fat and forty. Well here I am, fat and sixty with a birthday coming v... Read more
Since I was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago, my daughter is convinced my ulcers are rooted in some sort of food allergy. While I really don't believe this to be true, I am willing to give some credence to her notions. Thus, the Virgin Diet.... Read more
And so it Goes
Last week, while I was thinking about how much weight I have gained over the past year (on an already overtaxed body), I began having profound chest pains. I was at work, and since I work in a school, there was thankfully a nurse on duty who in... Read more
Post New Year blahs
Well I'd have to say I feel a bit let down because none of my grand plans have worked out.
Not to be totally slogged, I continue on my path.... Read more
Lots of News!
As a follow up to my surgery, I have to say that so far it has been an amazing thing! I feel so much better, I can't even begin to start. And the good folks at University of Pennsylvania Hospital deserve some serious props because they took ve... Read more
I met with the surgeon. He seemed fairly confident that all would be fine regarding my upcoming procedure.
Like many educators, I am postponing surgery until school is out, even though this is a ticking time bomb. However, both the GI d... Read more
What is wrong with me . . .
You will note this is not a question. Like "WHAT is wrong with me??" It is a statement. What is wrong with me . . .
I have always been a vomiter. No, not bulimic. I just throw up. A lot. Always have. My parents used to arch an eyebr... Read more
Again, the Anniversary of the Plane Crash
It has been four years since I was in the plane crash. Every year, I honor that day with another section from what I refer to as "my Alaskan Adventures". I am again adding another segment:
It really wasn't until I was in a car accident i... Read more
Overall, I've been in a general funk. My diet has been totally off. My job search has been fruitless. I'm going back to AK which I am not thrilled about because of being away from Walt so much. I miss my house in Ohio. I've had health probl... Read more
Iron levels are up 50% and AND blood count nearly normal! Thank you all for your kind words and prayers!
Chris... Read more
Trying to Deal
As some of you may know, I packed up and went to work in Alaska as a knee jerk reaction to getting seriously ill. About two months after my first husband died (that's another story), I collapsed at work. Three days and a bazillion tests later,... Read more
I just want to Understand Myself or The Story of Lisa and the Diabetic Coma
I'm going to tell you a terrible story. It is my hope to understand myself more. I have a rather deep understanding of human behavior (see "psych" in "Alaskapsych"). But when it comes to my own emotions, I am usually at a total loss. My psych... Read more
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Anniversary of the Plane Crash
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of my plane crash. (Documented in a previous blog entitled "Mik'"). As a way to honor this day, I thought I'd post another section from my writings:
As the weather continued to escalate, I found it ha... Read more