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IBS Sufferers: I'm Going to Try this FODMAP Diet for my IBS

Saturday, May 31, 2014      1 comments

I providentally ran across this information about a diet found to be effective for sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which I have had pretty much all of my life but was only diagnosed in my mid-30's. I am also lactose intolerant, so ... Read more

Slow & Steady

Thursday, May 29, 2014      2 comments

It takes a while getting back, but my logging has helped and I am losing just over a pound a week. Long way to go just to get back to where I fell off the wagon, but I see steady progress and body changes only apparent to me but I think of thos... Read more

Another Year Older & Hope Wiser and More Healthy

Sunday, January 13, 2013      5 comments

I hit a milestone year yesterday, and last year was very eventful. For a long time I have known the knee surgeries were coming and kept putting them off and now it is a relief to have them done, though the healing seems so slow and painful. I ... Read more

Home for Christmas and Begin Outpatient PT New Years Eve

Sunday, December 30, 2012      2 comments

Me --- emoticon So happy to be home with Hubby & Pinky. Pink treated walker like I was in a cage so it worked ... Read more

May get to go home Wed. or Thurs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      7 comments

Haven't found out release date yet but am doing everything requested. Annxious to become less dependent on others and return to some semblance of normalcy! Still tire easily but exercises become easier. ... Read more

My sister died last Friday &is in Heaven now

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      9 comments

emoticon Thanks to all who held her in prayer. She mercifullywent to join Jesus n her sleep!... Read more

Trading one goal for another greater one

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      4 comments

Since Nov. 26th I have been either the hospital or a full time rehabilitate Center. I had full knee replacement one one knee and went to a full rehabilitate facility. That worked great. On Monday I got the second knee replaced and will go back ... Read more

Bye Bye For a While - Will Check in after surgery.

Sunday, November 25, 2012      8 comments

Well, it's finally here, the night before surgery but I'm sure I'll be so busy and excited tomorrow I won't have time to post or even log in. I'm taking my Kindle Fire with me to use with the guest wi-fi at the hospital but it'll be later in th... Read more

It's Almost Time!

Saturday, November 24, 2012      3 comments

Everything Must be Ready for Surgery/Rehab after tomorrow! So many things to do. Thankful for my blog-friend Senimo, I will be all packed.... Read more

Already Thanksgiving here (12:08 am) and I haven't gone to bed yet.

Thursday, November 22, 2012      3 comments

Paid bills, settled finances, talked with a buddy from my water aerobics (I have missed all my classes this week due to readying for surgery), got my hair colored and blow-dried though I usually walk out wet and let it air dry in the summer, and... Read more

What a Day! Really Caught Up in Pre-Surgery Rush!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      5 comments

I had two doctor appointments today, one for surgical labs, second one with 4 different people at the Surgeon's office. The labs were easy but I had to be fasting, so I was really ready for breakfast by the time I got home. I did a very large ... Read more

9 Days and Counting to New Left Knee

Saturday, November 17, 2012      5 comments

It's getting close and so many things to do. The 3 days before Thanksgiving are full of medical appointments (exam by reg. Dr. to OK surgery, appt with surgeon, get final blood tests) and then I hope to get my hair color touch-up (yeah, it's go... Read more

Accidental Drastic MakeOver for Knee Surgery

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      6 comments

Well, I only intended to get my hair cut shorter so it would be much easier to care for during my recover (I never have had much knack for fixing hair anyway.) So off I go to the beauty shop and tell the gal how I want my hair cut, going on at ... Read more

A Sweet Offer

Saturday, November 10, 2012      3 comments

My sweet nieces, over 700 miles away, offered to come and help me while I recover. One, a nurse familiar with rehab, even offered to provide my physical therapy for me as well. Going to take leave from work to do it too. So nice, but I declin... Read more

Getting Ready for Double Knee Surgeries

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      7 comments

Wow, the time is flying by. I'm increasing my workouts and working through pain so that I will improve muscle tone before my knee replacement surgeries two weeks apart. The first one is the Monday after Thanksgiving. It's going to be a diffic... Read more


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