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
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
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Couldn't Help Myself!
I have no self control! Yes, I'm sewing again, but this is the last project for a while. I leave for AK for 4 maybe 5 weeks, and I'm not taking the sewing along. :(
But this is a birthday present for my daughter. It turned out ok. Not fa... Read more