I feel terrible that I haven't been engaged like I have in previous challenges. I thought I owed you all a bit of an explanation. I think some of you are aware I have an indolent form of lymphoma. I started treatment again on 1/4, and so far ... Read more
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As I am on my last evening of a week off from work, and with the month changing next week, I have had some time for reflection. I don't feel my best. The doctors lately don't seem to be terribly helpful with it. I'm in the last week of my thi... Read more
We are celebrating today -- my youngest is 17! Where has the time gone? I remember that day clear as a bell! I am surprising him later this afternoon at his JROTC staff meeting with balloons and snacks for his fellow cadets. I hope he won't ... Read more
As of 8am, I am on a clear liquid diet until after my procedure tomorrow. No red anything, no dairy. Jello & broth are fine, juice is fine as long as it doesn't have pulp.
So far, so good. My husband bought sugar free jello by accident, ... Read more
Fall is definitely here in NC. My street is an explosion of yellows & oranges, and with the drizzle it's kind of a damp, grey day.
My endoscopy/colonoscopy has been moved up to Friday. I am looking forward to having that behind me. I rea... Read more
It has poured all day. I guess I should have known it was coming when our youngest cat presented another mouse late last night. The mice are still under the delusion that this is a safe shelter in bad weather.
Back to work today after 3 ... Read more
Thought I'd share the link to my caring bridge page - https://www.caringbridge .org/visit/radioactivesuga r/journal/view/id/59ebee6a 8a1388e84cd75352 .
I did an update on my health there. Just like on FB, I only p... Read more
Today I am just worn out. The variety of medical issues is winning today. I am waiting on a call back from the endocrinologist to see what we are changing my nighttime insulin to. While I had fabulous results with it, I also gained almost 40 ... Read more
There are times when I think, "why am I worrying about my weight" when I have so many things that are more important right now? I know the answer is that my overall health is important too, and eventually I will get traction on that. Until I d... Read more
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