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Mothering

Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

What is a mother? Webster's New World Dictionary (paperback) copyright 2003, on page 422 says that a mother is "noun 1. a female parent 2. the origin or source of something 3. a woman who is the head (mother superior)of a religious establishme... Read more

The Dragonfly Lesson

Saturday, April 23, 2011      5 comments

On Thursday when I was driving home from water exercise, I stopped at a traffic light and a dragonfly perched on my antenna. I watched the beautiful creature while I was waiting for the light to turn, noticing how the sun reflected off it's iri... Read more

A Day Off From Water Exercise

Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

Hard as it was, I took the day off from going to the gym to water exercise today. When I got up this morning, my head and neck were too sore to even contemplate a water workout. Instead, I power walked to the cluster mailbox to check for the m... Read more

And Then The Lights Went Out

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

This morning I faithfully went to water exercise. I had on my water belt and my arms were carefully crossed in front of me. My legs were going a mile a minute in an effort to do some interval training, when I heard the first crack of thunder. ... Read more

Decisions Made, A Productive Week Followed

Saturday, April 02, 2011      7 comments

After much discussion about my visit to the Mayo Clinic last week, hubby and I have agreed to stay with the same Mayo primary doctor. We arrived at that decision because I have two appointments scheduled by his office in May 9, with two specia... Read more

My Second Trip To The Mayo Clinic

Saturday, March 26, 2011      6 comments

This week hubby and I went to my second trip to the Mayo Clinic. I had my thoracic MRI first. One of the machines was malfunctioning so even at 7:30a.m. they were already backlogged. If I hadn't spoken up, I would have been late to my second ... Read more

Two Days Until My Next Mayo Visit

Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

Only two more days until my next Mayo Clinic visit. This time we will get up at 3a.m. and be out the door by 4a.m. to make it there before 7:45a.m. My first appointment is at 8:15a.m. for a thoracic MRI and I have to arrive at 8:00a.m. at the ... Read more

My First Visit To The Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

Many of you may know that last week I had my first visit to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. It is an amazing facility. The staff there is very different from any medical facility I've ever visited before. If they are going to make y... Read more

Starting To Get Ready For Mayo Clinic

Sunday, March 06, 2011      7 comments

All of my paper work is complete. In fact, the Mayo Clinic called and said that I can skip the first hour of "pre registration" because I went to so much trouble to get all of my records to them in advance and they've processed all of it alread... Read more

A Different Kind Of Reward

Friday, February 25, 2011      7 comments

I was early for a doctor's appointment the other day, so I decided to stop at a near by store, just to kill a little time. I had a gift card that I was given for Christmas and I decided to use it. So I walked around a little and tried on a cou... Read more

I Have A Date For A Mayo Clinic Appointment

Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

The Mayo Clinic called this week with a date for my first appointment. They are going to screen me first outside of the neurosurgery department to see if I need further tests first. The date is March 8 at 3p.m. They will mail me information i... Read more

The Mayo Says YES!

Friday, January 28, 2011      8 comments

I've been anxiously waiting to hear what the Mayo Clinic had to say about my Radiologist report (from my MRI) and whether or not they would consider treating me. They said I would hear from them this week. For those of you who read my last blo... Read more

Anxiously Awaiting Mayo Verdict

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

By my calculations, either today or tomorrow, I should hear something from the Mayo Clinic regarding whether or not they will see me for surgery. Perhaps they won't see it as urgently as I do and will take their time calling me back, I don't kn... Read more

Taking What Action I Can As I Wait

Monday, January 24, 2011      5 comments

Today, I devoted to bringing my migraine/chronic pain management doctor up to speed on what has been going on with me over the last month. (A doctor who was doing a fellowship with her department was the person who sent me to the acute pain man... Read more

Scary Business

Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

Wednesday, after being vertical, either by sitting or standing for 5-6 hours I had a strange thing happen. I started to lean way to the left and I was tripping over my feet. This really scared me as well as my husband and I went to bed immedia... Read more


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