They say its most likely shingles. If they're right, its a darn good thing that its cropped up on the underarm where I'm still numb from removing my lymph nodes in '08. I feel no pain or itching. I'm to put steroidal cream on it and if its not g... Read more
Friday afternoon I noticed a scary-looking oddity near my under underarm. Its about 1.25" - 1.5" long, and parts of it are hard, kind of like scar tissue.
I have an ap... Read more
Like so many others before me, I drifted off, gained weight again, and am now back. What triggered my return, when I've thought about returning so many times before? I just got a call from my doctor that my blood tests indicate I'm prediabetic (... Read more
I wrote this for my daily draw in sparktarot, and felt it strongly enough that I want to share it with all of you ...
Baroque Bohemian Cats - 3 swords
I normally ... Read more
Finally Headed in the Right Direction
Finally. The scale is moving left instead of right. OMG, it's been months since that has happened.
I just returned from a week in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. I went there for a greyhound event where my mom and I displaye... Read more
I'm Not Who I Once Was ...
I have to admit it. Life will never return to what it once was. Cancer is a large part of that change, and I'm still catching up to the implications. I've now been out of treatme... Read more
I'm back, I hope ...
Weight-wise I've had a really crappy six months. And I thought it was all my fault. I've gained 30 pounds in that time, which is SO not like me. It usually takes YEARS to gain that kind of weight. What changed? We changed one of my anti-depressa... Read more
A HUGE Mental Shift
It all started a month or two ago. I was driving south to pick up four greyhounds who needed transport north to their new adoption groups. I stopped at a rest area and walked into the ladies room. The wall had a full length, full width mirror, s... Read more
My Future is Beginning to Blossom!!!
This morning I decided to draw from my Touchstone Tarot, which I haven't used in over a year.
I immediately felt a warm sense of peace. My thoughts on this card today ...
I am thoughtful and dreamy, the fruits of my l... Read more
Another Good Show, Eliminating Clutter, and Commitment
Two good shows in a row. Perhaps I'm finally, finally, on the right path career-wise. It feels really, really good. I can feel my commitment building, and am determined that this month I will clear out my studio and re-design it for fabric art. ... Read more
Jangling, Clutter, and Getting Back to My Self
October 28, 2010 - wee hours of the morning …
Everything is jangly. My clutter, worry about finance/future, having tv on all the time, violent tv shows, doing three things at once, inability to focus on one thing …
Must unjangle. Must ... Read more
I've decided to hide my ticker for awhile. I've been staying steady or gaining for at least a month now, and all it does is induce guilty feelings.
I've been craving chocolate. Every day.
I'm changing my depression meds (with doctor's ... Read more
A VERY Successful Event!!!
I'm back from "Greyhounds Reach the Beach", where I displayed my art quilts, and other things, for sale. I SOLD OUT of art quilts!!! I brought eight that were completed, and two that were nearly complete. I sold all ten. I almost sold out of my ... Read more
I went to my doctor today to discuss my cholesterol, get a flu shot, and most importantly, to talk about my worsening depression. We're going to switch from Lexapro to Zoloft, and hope that this helps.
But what really has me going is that I... Read more
I'm Struggling Lately
I was doing so well. Lately, though, I feel more depressed, more anxious, and am eating without thinking. Tonight I ate a bunch of chocolate, in addition to a bowl of popcorn. Some of it is anxiety about vending at the greyhound event. I don't k... Read more