Update on Sister
She went to see an infectious disease specialist on Thursday and here is his theory:
A viral infection which traveled up her spine (through an old spinal injury) and turned into viral encephalitis which has since been resolved. The body's o... Read more
My sister finally had her MRI on Saturday and got her results yesterday and she didn't have a stroke and doesn't have MS or a brain tumour! We still don't know what's wrong but it's nice to get the scary things out of the way. Now, they think ... Read more
What is wrong with her?
Still no diagnosis on my sister. Heart disease, atherosclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis have been ruled out.
Her symptoms include:
- burning sensation on skin that comes and goes quickly
- tingly limbs (arms and legs)
- cr... Read more
So, my sister isn't doing great and she's quite stressed because she's worried about herself and she's almost convinced herself that she has MS even though there has been no medical proof of this but she's been researching her symptoms (tingly a... Read more
Worried and stressed!
My sister, who is 2 years younger than me, had a mini-stroke on Saturday and I'm worried about her and feeling quite stressed. I always think of her as the healthy one because she isn't overweight (like me), she exercises every day, she eats pr... Read more
R.I.P. - Cairo
My sister's dog died last night. Although, I'm allergic to dogs, I loved Cairo. Cairo was a good dog and she had had him longer than she's been married. He was 14 years ... Read more
Home from Cuba...
I have returned from Cuba, which was very, very wonderful. Great weather (sunny every day and high 20s (Celsius - in the low 80s Fahrenheit). The hotel was very nice. Good service, good food, nice people. There were two pools and that was al... Read more
I'm off to CUBA for a week - WooHoo!
And, I feel fine but it was close. I had gastrointestinal upset very early Boxing Day morning and really felt cruddy but I feel much better now just hungry.
Have a good week, everyone!... Read more
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise....
That's the key to losing weight. At least for me, it is. I had one Christmas Lunch, one Christmas Party and one Christmas dinner in the past 5 days and yet I managed to lose half a pound and I'm sure it's because of exercise! Read more
Update on my Life
I fell on the sidewalk during one of my walks this week and yes, it hurt but the worst part about falling (IMHO) is trying to get back up again since I can't use my knees because of the RA. But, I fell by a van and I used the tire on the van to... Read more
Massage & Reward Update
I had my massage on Monday night and it was both soothing and painful. I didn't really warm to the masseuse. She was okay but not someone I felt comfortable with. And, I kind of hated her place of business. It was very loud and busy - not at... Read more
Taking Control & A Celebration
First off, I lost 10 pounds in November! That's the most I've ever lost in one month and I'm just thrilled!
Second, Saturday night, I decided I was going to take control of my back issues by calling my rheumatologist's office today to tell... Read more
Agony last night but maybe light in the tunnel soon
I only slept for about 3 hours last night because my rib cage was so inflamed! But, I had to go to work. I was off sick last week for 2 days and the week before for 1 day so I didn't want to book off again and besides that I'm running a meetin... Read more
So, I got up at 4:45 this morning, took my back pills, did my workout and then I started getting ready for work. I'm off tomorrow so today was supposed to be my Friday so I put on jeans and then tried to find a top. I tried on a couple of tops... Read more
A couple of questions for my American friends...
Of course, you don't have to answer but I am curious.
You just elected your first African-American President and I, for one, think it's about time!
Who did YOU vote for and why?
I was just wondering if anyone voted for Obama partl... Read more
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