Saw my oncologist for a quarterly follow up yesterday. This is the first time to address the anemia since it was diagnosed and I started oral iron supplements in July. Well, I am MORE anemic than I was in July. :( We have discontinued the or... Read more
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Yep, cellulitis. They admitted my husband to the hospital yesterday. Waiting on news from the ultrasound & MRI they did yesterday.
There is at least one member of my team (5% challenge) who is struggling with relationship challenges. I... Read more
This summer is just FLYING by! We are already on week 6 of the Summer 5% challenge. In two more weeks school starts back for my high school junior. Where has the time gone?
I started something new this week -- MONTHS ago I signed up to ... Read more
Sorry I've been a bit absent Rowdy Rebels -- life has attacked with a vengeance. I've been feeling super tired, work is NUTZ, my son's schedule has gotten crazy, and I'm trying to make time to talk to my mom daily while she's going through a sh... Read more
My first born, Duncan, turned 21 yesterday. We surprised him with lunch at the restaurant he works at. His employer arranged for some balloons to decorate the table with. Duncan is on the autism spectrum, so he can get overwhelmed. There was... Read more
I am such a loser that I actually LOST weight this week in my 5% challenge. A whole pound! I was actually down more on Friday, but our weigh-ins are Saturday. Ah, well.
I of course then promptly had a bit of binge eating on Sunday. Si... Read more
It's Friday, and I have survived two days of my youngest child being able to drive himself in my car... alone. I must say, not having to haul myself out at 6:45 am to take him to cross country practice is something I could get used to.
I... Read more
The weight is starting to come off. I think I am losing water weight at the moment. I am having to pee a lot (sorry, I know, TMI) even though my blood sugars are good. This morning's weigh in was the first drop below my starting weight for t... Read more
Well, this is day 3 of taking 325 mg of supplemental iron a day. Day 1 I took it with breakfast, and noticed nothing other than a brief spurt of energy about 11pm. Day 2 (yesterday) I took them just after breakfast. I had an episode of acid r... Read more
Yep, iron deficient!
Iron was 38 -- Normal is 45 - 160
Iron Saturation is 9 -- Normal is 11 - 50%
Iron Binding Capacity is 426 -- Normal is 250 - 450 (apparently high results is an iron deficie... Read more
Warning: This blog entry will most likely be TMI for some. You have been warned.
I had a surprisingly good visit with the gastroenterologist yesterday. It was simply a six month checkup. I saw a PA for most of the visit. We had a good ... Read more
Goodness, what a busy few weeks! On vacation for the last three weeks (other than 3 days) so I have NOT been home.
I got 2nd degree burns on the bottoms of both feet on 7/1 in Florida from hot sand. Saw the urgent... Read more
It is the end of the school year this week, and it is just overwhelming getting the child (16, sophomore) through to the end. He is SUCH a good kid, but he too gets overwhelmed.
I had a scale victory today, the first one in what seems like... Read more