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Sunday thoughts
Sunday, March 13, 2016      3 comments

Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments. It was a long week with two back-to-back procedures. Fortunately, they are behind me and I am mending. The time change has thoroughly kicked my behind today. I have a headache, and just ha... Read more
Update on my health
Monday, March 07, 2016      6 comments

I've had quite the upheaval in my health the past few months. In December I was hospitalized for 3 days with pneumonia. I've since recovered, but in the course of the follow-up, we have discovered I have lymphoma. I am still not sure what spe... Read more
Preparing for Lent
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      2 comments

Time for a confession -- it's been ages since I've been to church. God and I talk alot, but not in "his house". However, one of my proudest moments in recent years was giving up soda permanently for Lent in 2012. It was absolutely one of the ... Read more
Owning my Actions
Friday, February 05, 2016      4 comments

Well. After a very positive doctor's appointment and bloodwork earlier in the week, I was feeling pretty confident. I had dropped my A1C from 11.7 to 8.9 in just 6 weeks. We ate out last night (it's a recurring theme at our house) and we spli... Read more
Doctor Visit
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      1 comments

I had my next follow-up with my physician today from my December hospitalization. Overall, it was a really good one. My BP was 113/71. My weight is holding at about 20 lbs down from December. We did labwork (CBC, CMP, A1C) which I should hav... Read more
A New Month
Monday, February 01, 2016      1 comments

How can it be February already? How can it be almost 60 degrees? I am still muddling along with my CPAP. The machine/mask isn't bothering me, but I am still taking 1-2 hours each and every night to fall asleep. That has gotten REALLY old... Read more
CPAP Thoughts after a week
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      2 comments

Overall, I can tell it is helping my sleep. I am no longer dry-nosed, and my mask doesn't phase me. I slept in the recliner for the first five nights. The next two I was in the bed, and didn't sleep as well, but I think it has nothing to do w... Read more
Day 2 of the CPAP
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

I was tired yesterday, so I actually went up to lay down about 6:45 pm. I tried a few times with no luck falling asleep - I simply couldn't get comfortable. I decided to move the machine back down to the recliner. I still had some issues, inc... Read more
My night as a jet pilot
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

Well, that's what one of my friend's says she looks like with her CPAP mask. I picked mine up yesterday afternoon. I had one probably 15 years ago, and all I can say is WOW, technology has improved. I have control over the humidity, the tempe... Read more
Feeling a bit salty
Thursday, January 14, 2016      2 comments

And I mean that LITERALLY. I've put on about 5 lbs since Saturday. One of my discharge instructions was to check my weight daily, and report sudden or significant weight gain to my doctor. So i did yesterday. When I spoke to him about ... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2016      2 comments

I've written this blog entry a couple of times in my head so far. I returned to work on Monday, but have been much more tired than I anticipated. I had a sleep study done Sunday night, with surprising results. I had one 17 years ago, wher... Read more
Too Tough
Friday, December 18, 2015      3 comments

Well, I have decided I am too tough for my own good. I haven't felt good lately, but after chaperoning my son's rifle meet on the 12th, I discovered I was short of breath, so I went to the doctor Monday morning. An EKG, bloodwork, and a chest... Read more
More Thoughts on July Goals
Monday, July 20, 2015      1 comments

1. 95% compliance with my medication. I have a hard time remembering. I should set it at 100% but I want these goals to be r-e-a-l-I-s-t-I-c. I am still not at goal, but it is improving. I'll take it! 2. Wear my fitbit everyday. Kn... Read more
Update on July Goals
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      4 comments

Last week I posted my goals on the week, so I thought an update was in order. 1. 95% compliance with my medication. I have a hard time remembering. I should set it at 100% but I want these goals to be r-e-a-l-I-s-t-I-c. This one ... Read more

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