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NOT a BOX of Chocolates...

Thursday, March 22, 2012      13 comments

Chocolate Living Life Is like dark chocolate. Cocoa, Dark and bitter, Tempered by the richness of fats, And sweetness of the sugar, Becomes a rare and delightful treat. Life Holds things dark and bitter, Tempered by the ... Read more

More of Just Life...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      11 comments

Okay, I finally got the call back from my renal nutrition specialist, and here's the scoop: She says it is true about the protein, but only up to a point. She told me that for my situation, I should have no less than 50 grams of protein a ... Read more

Replies to Responses...

Sunday, March 18, 2012      8 comments

Yes, Mary, I really did sleep without a sheet... I only have two sets, and the other set was on Brian's bed... I didn't care, I just have that sleeping bag right there in a washable duvet cover--and he didn't get THAT, thankfully! LOL My kitt... Read more

WARNING: Gross kitty business...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      11 comments

VERY busy day... as usual! LOL Pain levels pretty much through the roof today... probably had something to do with the weather. I had that meeting with the dietician... we spent the first minute or two talking about it--a sudden unexp... Read more

You guys ROCK!...

Sunday, March 11, 2012      11 comments

1CRAZYDOG, Spot sounds pretty cool, what breed? MORTICIA, just for you: BUN 1.67, a slight improvement over where it's been for the last couple years... and creatinine is 52. GRF Black 32, n-blk 38. Not exactly normal on the best of days, but ... Read more

WHAT THE... You're kidding me!...lol

Friday, March 09, 2012      13 comments

Seems like it's just one thing after another lately... I was logging the lab results and came across one I hadn't really paid attention to. No wonder my endocrinologist was asking me when I was next due to see my nephrologist!... My GFR (... Read more

You made me cry... tears of gratitude and joy!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      14 comments

Mary, the problem is, I can't tolerate or am allergic to EVERYTHING! ALL of the statins, ALL of the fenofibrates, even Niaspan... Lovaza (a modified fish oil derivative) is the only thing I could even take, and it only helps a little bit. This... Read more

Talk About FRUSTRATING!...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      11 comments

Hm. Saw my endocrinologist yesterday. All that business with the new lipid medication? My cholesterol was UP SIXTY-FIVE POINTS! 300! Yikes. My Tri's were right up there too. He had the saddest look on his face. "We have tried every... Read more

To Den and Jo

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      5 comments

This is for Dennis, and for his loving wife Jo, and for my dear friend Helen and her hubby Ken... thank you for sharing the journey... I know you'll miss Den like crazy. ... ... Read more

Another little poetic offering...

Thursday, March 01, 2012      8 comments

First, I may need to apologize... because I can't remember whether I already posted this one! LOL But then, I can't remember what I had for lunch today either... "Army of Words I can if I wish Raise an army of words, And make t... Read more

A Morning Song...

Sunday, February 26, 2012      7 comments

I woke early today... only slept about 4 hours, actually. The rain/wind storm yesterday has my system going nuts, and I have this absurd craving for Reese's peanut butter cups... so I had peanut butter toast for breakfast. Craving all go... Read more

Planting Seeds...

Saturday, February 25, 2012      6 comments

"What you plant now, you will harvest later." ~Og Mandino This quote came up on my email today, and it seems like just another reminder that we are the sum of our life choices. Every moment we are living, we are making choices, and like t... Read more

Back to the lifestyle...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      7 comments

Well, now, where to begin... Yesterday was my Dad's 83rd birthday. I called and talked to him to wish him a happy day. It was kind of a short conversation (his water pills! LOL) but a cheerful one. My stepfamily sponsored a party for hi... Read more

Mixed Blessings...

Thursday, February 16, 2012      13 comments

An odd couple of days... Four days ago, my sister's MIL had a stroke. She was having some difficulties swallowing, and the usual other things that go with it, but she was otherwise doing okay. She signed a living will a while back, though... Read more

Ai, Ai, Ai...

Saturday, February 11, 2012      12 comments

Wow. First MOD... then all those funny little awards on my activity feed... amazing responses! I usually take the time to answer them all individually, but there are literally HUNDREDS--I can't get caught up! LOL So I am here to say Read more


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