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I.M.MAGIC's Blogs

Don't Know WHY It's Been A Tough Week...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

I haven't taken the time lately to post, and I guess I am kind of missing it! LOL I seem to be in the middle of a down period: kind of depressed, extremely low energy level, blood glucose levels bouncing all over the place from 2-300 down ... Read more
A Spark Anniversary
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      12 comments

FOUR years ago today, I logged in for the very first time at and it has been a delight. I have made so many friends, learned SO much, made HUGE strides in all kinds of areas... My life is so different. Even with my... Read more
Doctor's Report
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      5 comments

Well... GREAT NEWS! LOL I can exercise again--but CAUTIOUSLY, he says, and told me to stick to the light stuff for abs that they taught me in rehab after my last surgery... no problem. So this evening I'm doing the lower body 'SQUAR... Read more
Sunday, June 05, 2011      11 comments

11:44pm The paramedics left just a little while ago. I waited until after 4pm this afternoon to finish my shopping, since it had been too hot earlier... apparently it wasn't cool enough yet; all the handicapped spaces at the store we... Read more
Thoughts on Thinness...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      9 comments

4:59PM Someone posted a blog with a bunch of statistics on how many young women today would give up a year or more of their lives to be thin. It's a sad truth... My response? I always KNEW I didn't fit in everywhere. We are al... Read more
Counting Down
Sunday, May 29, 2011      10 comments

I'm on my countdown to when I'll be able to start my PT workouts and normal daily activities again. Nine more days. I did mention how much I hate waiting, right? LOL Yesterday I was so full of energy, and everything I could t... Read more
Pain Meds?
Thursday, May 26, 2011      4 comments

Caroline, you asked about the pain meds, right? Well... The key is having tried everything else. I can't even remember the names of half the drugs my former rheumatologist threw at me--the list is two pages long. As for the pain meds--He... Read more
Time to Clean Up my Act! LOL
Thursday, May 26, 2011      6 comments

I hate that I can't take a bath right now. That dratted, necessary surgery... Showers are pain. Hundreds of thousands of tiny, hot little needles skewering the nerve endings in my skin. Ugh. And it's that or a sponge bath and "dry s... Read more
On the Bright Side...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      6 comments

Yep, Mary, but we tried almost everything else, but my numbers are still killing me! And there's a possibility some of the recent downturn in kidney function may be due to circulation issues that are affected by the high lipid levels, so it's l... Read more
The Day After
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      5 comments

It's a new morning. The sun is shining, and I'm not in any pain... probably the first time in a long time. Even my little colon issues seem to be at bay this morning, and it's beautiful. I hope it lasts... Last night was something el... Read more
I Made it Through This Too...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      9 comments

... and boy, am I tired. Funny how something like this can trigger all the worst symptoms I get. I'm lying there on a hospital 'gurnie', having FMS spasms in my abdominal muscles! Good thing they weren't trying to put in the IV just the... Read more
a "Letter to Nicole"
Saturday, May 21, 2011      9 comments

Nicole. That blog... Normally, I really enjoy your blogs and find them fun and informative-- and this was no exceptiong, until I hit that 'cardio doesn't count unless it's 10 minutes...' Sorry Nicole, but I do not believe you can put blanket f... Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      9 comments

So. I've been trying to keep up with my regular threads, but I haven't blogged for a bit because I've been too busy with doctor mumbo-jumbo etc... now I've got the news to share, and here goes. I'm having that surgery on Monday morning... Read more
STILL Waiting... but an Interesting Day
Saturday, May 14, 2011      6 comments

I know the lab has finished the reports for the CT scan: I called and they have my copy waiting for me to pick up. But... My doctor's office HAS it, but the doctor has apparently not seen it yet. The receptionist tells me they 'have a pro... Read more
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

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