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Returning to Work, etc.

Monday, November 23, 2015      4 comments

I had a Return to Work meeting on Thursday with my boss, HR and my union rep. It was held at my office and I was feeling pretty anxious about it. HR says they always try to schedule Return to Work meetings in the same location the employee wor... Read more

Update on My Health & Job

Friday, November 13, 2015      5 comments

So, the good news is that the cough hardly bothers me at all these days, usually just a little bit in the morning especially when I'm exercising. The bad news is that my left ear for the most part and sometimes my right ear are clogged. I did ... Read more

Outcome of 2 Appointments This Week

Friday, October 09, 2015      11 comments

I had two appointments this week that I want to update you about. Psychologist Appointment - Tuesday, October 6 The first appointment was on Tuesday afternoon with my Employee Assistance Plan psychologist. This was my second appointm... Read more

Health Update

Friday, September 18, 2015      6 comments

I thought you might like to have a little update about how I’m doing. I don’t feel like I’m doing well at all. I still have the cough, although it’s not as bad as it initially was. My family doctor is following up on the respirolo... Read more


Tuesday, September 08, 2015      4 comments

I feel tired, unsettled and anxious today. I don't know why as I'm just hanging out alone, reading on the deck, which usually calms me. Maybe, it's the humidity, although it's quite pleasant today with a nice breeze. Maybe, it's that the ... Read more

It's Been Quite the Day

Monday, August 31, 2015      9 comments

So, it turns out that being out and functioning in the world also causes me to feel anxious. I had my follow-up appointment with my GP today and I must admit I was kind of nervous that he would send me back to work sooner than I felt ready for b... Read more

2015 hasn't been wonderful so far...

Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

I got sick New Year's Eve and I probably should have been forewarned that starting the year off that way wasn't going to be good. My dad and I went to Cuba at the end of February. He was sick with a cold before we left but was counting on ... Read more

A Fun Summer Quiz

Friday, August 14, 2015      1 comments

I received this summer quiz in an email and thought it seemed like something fun to find out from my friends. If you want to answer, too, create your own blog with the answers and send me the link. I can’t wait to see your answers (my answer... Read more


Wednesday, August 12, 2015      2 comments

The Biggest Loser Team (BLC) is looking for new blood. If you need the support of a wonderful bunch of SP members and the motivation provided by fierce competition to help you lose weight, this might be the perfect team for you. The basic ... Read more

Another Cough Update

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      9 comments

Today was my appointment with my GP. He took me seriously right off the bat since I was coughing before he even got into the room as I hadn’t taken any anti-coughing meds since 10 this morning (my appointment was at 3:40). I had typed up... Read more

Vacation is Done (for now)

Monday, July 13, 2015      6 comments

Good afternoon. It's officially my last day of vacation (this time around). emoticon So far today, I've made... Read more

2015 Goals & How I'm Doing

Saturday, June 27, 2015      7 comments

Review and tweaking our goals is part of the weekend challenge for this round of BLC. Here are my 2015 goals and how I'm doing on them: - lose 10 pounds (I've lost 4 so far) - eat clean more often and eat less junk (I'm doing pretty w... Read more

Thank You

Friday, June 12, 2015      5 comments

I just got an email from SP saying SP has received enough votes for me to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." Congratulations! For recognition, your SparkPage now has a special "SparkPeople Motivator" icon, and your SparkPage will be featured... Read more

My Lung Function Test, etc.

Monday, June 08, 2015      7 comments

The day didn't start well. We had a thunderstorm overnight and it gave me a wicked headache, which in turn made me feel nauseous but I got up anyways and exercised (sort of). I had done some research about lung function tests online and it sai... Read more

Rheumatologist Appointment

Saturday, May 30, 2015      10 comments

I had an appointment with my rheumatologist on Thursday. He said that my joints all look good, my blood work is excellent and despite my cough, there's no reason for me not to get my Rituxan next Friday and if the nurse has any objections, I'm ... Read more

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