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Quick Update on Me
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      8 comments

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
A Great Opportunity
Monday, August 28, 2017      3 comments

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Tuesday Update
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      6 comments

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
Monday Musings....
Monday, August 14, 2017      6 comments

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
An Apology
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      8 comments

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
Thursday, August 03, 2017      9 comments

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 should stop now...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      11 comments

This almost never happens... For a brief moment, I contemplated stopping for the day right here! ... Read more
I'm such a loser...
Monday, July 24, 2017      8 comments

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
Friday, July 21, 2017      4 comments

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
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      7 comments

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
Two days in...
Friday, July 14, 2017      7 comments

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
And the results are in....
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      6 comments

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
GI Visit
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      8 comments

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
Where to start?
Monday, July 10, 2017      7 comments

Goodness, what a busy few weeks! On vacation for the last three weeks (other than 3 days) so I have NOT been home. High/low moments: I got 2nd degree burns on the bottoms of both feet on 7/1 in Florida from hot sand. Saw the urgent... Read more
So busy....
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      6 comments

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

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