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Sick Puppy Means Interrupted Sleep
Our puppy, Zeus, had a rough day yesterday. At first, I thought he (and the other two dogs) were clingy because they sensed that I was stressed and in pain. That may have been partly true but when Zeus threw up the first time, it changed my op... Read more
Tough, Stressful Week
This has been a less than stellar week. My December surgery was cancelled and rescheduled at a different hospital at the end of January. I'm playing the 1-2-3 shuffle game once again. So much for all of my pre Christmas planning. If you want to ... Read more
Using Crafts To Battle Anxiety
I have felt super stressed since my orthopedist 's appointment this passed Monday. I knew my knee was poor but to hear my doctor tell me that it was really bad and I need to use caution, zinged me out. My daughter in her calm, wise way suggest... Read more
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, celebration and being thankful. I am thankful for Spark People and all of the friends I have made here. I am thankful to be living in a country where I am free. I am thankful for those who serve every day... Read more
Sometimes Anxiety Is Warranted
For the last 8 - 10 days, I've been filled with an overwhelming sense of anxiety. My leg was really bothering me and I was worried about my orthopedist appointment. This knee problem was an unexpected twist in my ongoing saga of surgeries. The... Read more
It Pays To Be Organized
With only a few little exceptions, I'm finished with my Christmas shopping. Today, Hubby treated me to a nice breakfast out. I started a marathon Christmas gift wrapping session when we returned home. I ordered a few gifts that haven't yet arr... Read more
Resigned To The Next Round Of Surgery
Never a dull moment! I got home from visiting my daughter and the "fun" started. First, I started with my neurological testing. This was an effort to figure out what is wrong with my left hand and arm which are partially numb (They have been ... Read more
Wonderful Visit With My Daughter!
I spent almost two weeks visiting my daughter in October. We shopped till we dropped. She finally found her dream wedding dress, veil and headpiece. Her bridesmaids all ordered their dresses too. She looked so beautiful. Sigh, sniffle.
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Taking A Spark Break
Tomorrow, I will be traveling to visit my daughter. We'll be shopping for her wedding gown over the weekend. I am very excited and honored that she wants to share this moment with me. It will be fun! She and her fiance are taking me to see t... Read more
Using The Information From An Activity Tracker
I have had my activity tracker for almost a year and a half. With the exception of when I was in the hospital, I have worn it every day. Do I wear my tracker because I'm obsessive about exercise? Well, under ordinary circumstances, I would sa... Read more
Lots going on....
Last week, my physical therapist and I decided that I could easily transition to to a home exercise program. I needed to purchase two pieces of equipment and she would send me copies of the exercises I should be doing. I dutifully went to the ... Read more
The Gluten Free Process
Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no longer eat. I made the mistake of eating something that I loved on Friday night. (It had gluten i... Read more
Going Gluten Free
I decided finally to try to go gluten free. Today is day five and lots of fluid is coming off. My doctor and I have discussed my going gluten free for three years. I have been reading blogs by other Sparkers who are trying to reduce inflammatio... Read more
Sodium - Too Much Today
When I logged my food today, I noticed that I had wayyyy too much sodium! I noticed that I was puffy this morning so I am going to double down and watch it much more carefully this week.... Read more
It was so quiet this morning that our dogs could hear other dogs barking. It woke both hubby and I up. The heavy rain and wind, of the past three days, was so loud that the silence is deafening! He took the dogs out and I tried to go back to s... Read more