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Cake
Saturday, August 12, 2017      5 comments

My beautiful, adorable daughter came to see me today bearing a gift. She stopped at the grocery store and bought a cake upon which she had them write a message that she wanted me to know but couldn't say. I looked at the cake and after we both... Read more
And so on....
Monday, July 31, 2017      2 comments

I got up my courage and made that phone call to the cardiologist. I went and he was super nice. While I was waiting for him, I had a very heavy sweating spell. The sweat was dripping down my face, my clothes were so wet, I could wring them ou... Read more
...First deny, then address......
Thursday, July 20, 2017      6 comments

A new visit to the hematologist showed that the chemo is working and he is pleased with it so stay the course. Then to address the constant coughing and breathing problems, he ordered a chest X-ray. I was praying it was something easy to handl... Read more
I'm moving on...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      5 comments

Things are a bit better. I've been put on a second chemo pill. There are more side effects but I'm managing. The pneumonia is almost gone and it feels good to be able to breathe again even though the cough is still there. I've started to get... Read more
First you cry
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      7 comments

They all said "First you cry" but what if you can't cry. What if you just feel numb and alone. Surrounded by people but not one person understands. Everyone said words, meaniless words but no one offered a hug, a touch, something that would h... Read more
Another whammy hits
Friday, June 23, 2017      9 comments

It's been a whirlwind of events, this last 6 weeks. I started on Mothers Day with a minor cough. That blew up into a major cough followed by shortness of breath. It got to be that I couldn't breathe after even taking only a few steps. During... Read more
The past is past
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      1 comments

All my life, I've been on one diet or another. I was a chubby baby and Mom tried to slim me down but my Nonie babysat me and she believed in feeding everyone and so I ate. Through out school, I was always the biggest in the class. At first it... Read more
Can I start this year over?
Monday, March 13, 2017      3 comments

This year hasn't been a good year of taking care of my health. First my Wii broke then I got locked out of My Fitness Pal where I used to log my foods. I took a break from logging while I contacted MFP and so far they haven't been able to help... Read more
Bad day
Thursday, February 02, 2017      3 comments

There are good days and then there are days like today. I went to use my Wii this morning and just couldn't get it to work. I tried everything I could think of until finally my husband suggested I check the wires in the back. I knew they were... Read more
Inauguration day
Friday, January 20, 2017      5 comments

I am not a political person but I do believe in respect, manners, and good sportsmanship. I support President Trump, he is my president now. I do not support these protestors that will not accept the election results. In fact I resent them an... Read more
10 days in....
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      5 comments

So here it is, 10 days into January and I'm struggling with a question that eludes me everyday. Why am I so stubborn? I start the day with such good intentions and then around late afternoon or early evening, I throw all caution to the wind an... Read more
After Christmas
Monday, December 26, 2016      4 comments

Here it is already, after Christmas and I've gotten great news. Stepping on the scale this morning, I didn't really know what to expect but I sure got a surprise when it sad I had lost another 3 lbs! That means I reached my short term goal and... Read more
Merry Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 2016      2 comments

Merry Christmas! Santa came this morning for everyone. As much as my husband and I enjoyed opening our gifts, our greatest pleasure was watching Twinkle. She got a stocking filled with toys. I opened it but left them inside. One by one, ... Read more
Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2016      5 comments

Today is Christmas Eve and I'm excited about it. It's raining and dreary out but not inside my house. We will be having a wonderful dinner of the seven fishes and I've started my sauce already so the flavors meld. The aroma is delightful. It... Read more
Update
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      2 comments

I have been doing well towards my new goals. So far, I lost 4lbs which is amazing for me. I expect this to slow down but it's a great start. There is something bothering me. Years ago when I first started here, weighing 273, I had a fi... Read more

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