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Sunday, February 27, 2011      8 comments

I went to SuperCuts--a franchise I always go to but its a new neighborhood so I'd never been to this one before-- to get my hair trimmed. It is without a doubt THE worst haircut of my life. There was only one 'aesthetician' there. S... Read more

I DID IT... Some of it, at least! LOL

Thursday, February 24, 2011      6 comments

I did it. I finally got that stuff from the workshop condensed into something I could share. So I posted it on my ESRD team's LIBRARY discussion thread. I'm relieved I got that done... LOL I got a call from the nephrologist's office, con... Read more

New Heights!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      10 comments

Update on my plan: I called the Nephrologist's office today to ask about the lab work that should be done for the appointment next month, so they can fax the necessary paperwork to the lab a week before the appointment. That way my new doc... Read more


Saturday, February 05, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday started off pretty well and then... life got in the way! LOL I've started my list of questions. That part is okay--HURRAY! LOL I tried calling the renal nutrition specialist, but she works in more than one clinic so she was... Read more

Reflections on a Healthy Lifestyle Blog

Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

I just read a member blog by SP_COACH_DENISE, about sharing our goals to help stay accountable. I really can't remember a time when I didn't write down my goals. I wasn't so great about the planning part; not that I didn't DO it, I just ... Read more

A Great Day!

Thursday, February 03, 2011      6 comments

I'm thinking my body has finally gotten rid of MOST of the Niaspan, because this morning there is no dizziness, no nausea (not even the lupus stuff! LOL), and I'm getting some of my energy back--not that there was all that much LOL but I do feel... Read more

Back to 'Normal'

Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

The doctor didn't order ADDITIONAL tests, no... just the ones before the prescription, showed my kidney functions as follows: my GFR is down by 3points but the creatinine hasn't changed in 2 yrs and it's still stable-- he's very conscious of the... Read more


Saturday, January 29, 2011      7 comments

Started having major dizzy spells and blurry vision on top of the other side effects--My doctor took me off the Niaspan, suggesting some food supplements instead... flax seed, more fish oil... whee. LOL... Read more

What is it About January?

Friday, January 28, 2011      5 comments

It seems this time of year, all the creditors in the world decide to pull out old records and start harrassing everyone! I got TWO calls from accounts I'd closed years ago. One I don't owe anything, but my name was on a joint account and... Read more


Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

Oh, my, Mary...I'm not sure I want it again!--at least, not ALL of it! LOL You're right about the motel/restaurant living. Thanks for the heads-up re; Niacin. I'm not thrilled with the idea, been sort of avoiding the whole subject ... Read more

Fair Warning!

Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

Only Fair to let you know up front--This might be a bit graphic for some-- I got through it! Of course, there was never any doubt I'd survive the process, but the anticipation almost got me! LOL A sigmoidoscopy isn't meant to be ... Read more

Delayed Satisfaction

Monday, January 17, 2011      3 comments

Well... I'm NOT excited about Tuesday. I have the dubious pleasure of a final consultation with my surgeon. She's very nice... but she's doing a sigmoidoscopy to check on the healing and scar tissue development, etc. Does that sound ... Read more

One Sunny Winter Morning

Monday, January 10, 2011      4 comments

We had "snow showers" briefly yesterday, and today it's like it never happened. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the air is a crisp cold burn in the throat. The grass is even green! LOL A good day. There are a lot of activities ... Read more

Another New Beginning

Friday, December 24, 2010      7 comments

Winter is, for me, a time of reflection. The neighbors party indoors, and there is no smell of charcoal grills, no frisbees flying into the side of the house, no buzzing mosquitos... plenty of quiet to do some serious thinking... plus, ther... Read more


Tuesday, November 23, 2010      6 comments

Today has a sort of bittersweet flavor... It's looking like the weather is going to scuttle my Thanksgiving plans. I need to get over a mountain pass or two to get to my sister's house, and the LOWER pass is closed since yesterday. *sigh*... Read more

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