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The Next Step?

Thursday, May 12, 2011      9 comments

Well, here I am again. I had that appointment with the GI doctor this morning... No Crohn's disease, no celiac disease... it's some kind of rectal ischemia, an issue with the blood flow to the area-- and he sent me for a CT scan. There may... Read more


Tuesday, May 10, 2011      10 comments

I've been having a few issues with my bowels lately, ESPECIALLY since that sigmoidoscopy back in January, and the recent colonoscopy alleviated them to an extent--but they are back now with a vengeance! ... so I called Digestive Health Spec... Read more

Okay, It's okay...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      11 comments

So. I survived the MRI. The Ativan made it bearable emotionally, but... I didn't anticipate the pain. Normal people it's not an issue. I have fibromyalgia, and when I stay in one position for more than about 10 minutes... ... Read more

What a DAY!

Sunday, May 08, 2011      8 comments

I don't know what's wrong with my energy levels lately. Maybe it has something to do with not eating for two I'm just so exhausted right now I feel like crying--when I've actually had a pretty amazing day! This afternoon, I wen... Read more

The Good, The Bad, and the UUUGGLY!

Friday, May 06, 2011      7 comments

Okay. Got some rest, feeling a bit more like me... so here goes. The colonoscopy, as usual, was a piece o'cake. Easy schmeasy. Out like a light, over and done. And I'm glad the wait is over, I hate waiting. They took pics. The sur... Read more

The BIG Day...

Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

And I'm too tired to write about it! LOL There was an issue, but at least NO CANCER! HURRAY! I'm going to bed...... Read more


Wednesday, May 04, 2011      6 comments

Day three of colon prep. No raw veggies, everything cooked for DAYS--and nothing solid since Monday... and I'm thanking my lucky stars someone invented Zofran! LOL I'm on my second day of clear liquids, and the second half of what Brian ... Read more

NOT the Enemy...

Saturday, April 30, 2011      11 comments

There was an article today about adversarial relationships with food, and y'know... Food is not our enemy. It's not our friend, either, necessarily. It's a tool for living. Have you ever thought about the building, repairs and ... Read more

What does a 'HANGOVER' feel like?...

Friday, April 29, 2011      4 comments

I woke with a wicked headache this morning, and in spite of my medications last night, my BP was 174/96... and I didn't take my Niaspan; my BGL was 71. Good reason to feel bad. Bad dreams all night didn't help, I suppose... Not a great w... Read more

Everybody Loves the Movies...

Saturday, April 23, 2011      3 comments

"Rudy", and "Save the Last Dance" Two of my favorite films that involve athletic endeavors. It was a question asked on my MOVIE LOVERS team... our favorite sport or athletic based film, and did it inspire us or motivate us to be more ... Read more


Thursday, April 21, 2011      6 comments

Okay, I promised I'd blog about my visit with my endocrinologist so... I was sitting waiting in the exam room after the nurse did all her little chart updates, BP etc... and the doctor came in with the biggest GRIN on his face!... I'd never... Read more


Thursday, April 21, 2011      3 comments

...from MARTHAMBRYCE, who borrowed from... some one and so on! LOL... 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Nope. First and only Kathleen on my family tree. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Last night: I was listening to Andrew Johns... Read more

Another Gift...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      6 comments

After the fiasco that was supposed to be a colonoscopy prep, when I talked to the doctor, he and I both think I may have had a touch of 'flu, and I really believe that's true now. The symptoms began before I had started drinking the prep soluti... Read more

The Past is... Past... but Still With Me

Saturday, April 16, 2011      9 comments

Something someone blogged about triggered some interesting insight... IF I had a weight problem at all when I was a youngster, it was that I was a little too thin. I was 5'2", and though I LOOKED petite, I have always been somewhat heavily... Read more

Here I go Again...

Friday, April 15, 2011      8 comments

The Disaster--uh, I mean Colonoscopy is BACK ON. *giggle* I talked to the Digestive Health specialist, Dr. H., about another option--another solution or SOMETHING. He says because of my kidneys there really aren't too many. But he came up... Read more

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