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Surgery Follow up
Saturday, October 07, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday I saw the neurosurgeon for my follow up visit. It has been about 4-1/2 weeks since my surgery. First, I had a series of x-rays to check on the plate, screws and bone graft at the surgery site. Then I saw the surgeon who said things ... Read more
Neurosurgery Appointment
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      21 comments

I saw the neurosurgeon this morning to hear the results of the MRI he ordered and what plan of action he was recommending. The news was not good. The MRI was done in two segments because of a focused radiologist. The first part was the thorac... Read more
An Afternoon at the Clinic
Friday, August 25, 2017      18 comments

Yesterday was my day for lab work, an MRI and a visit with the neurosurgeon. Lab went well. I'm not really sure why the doctor decided to order this lab work but I assume he's checking out or rechecking something. Maybe I can look on line late... Read more
Surgery Consult
Friday, August 11, 2017      23 comments

Yesterday was my consult with the neurosurgeon. He does not think my current diagnosis explains all of my symptoms and wants me to have an MRI on the thoracic spine. Getting in for that MRI may take a week or two. While I wish things would mo... Read more
It's a Not-So-Wonderful Life
Thursday, April 27, 2017      29 comments

Okay, I'm going to complain but I also realize there are good things going on too. I'm reminded of the poem my grandmother used to say. It starts, "There is nothing so bad it couldn't be worse." April has been a challenging month. My ste... Read more
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      19 comments

I took a class at the university on February 23 titled "Growing Microgreens." It was presented by our county horticulturist and we all got to make and take a tray of microgreens. I did peas as I found they really popped with flavor and thought... Read more
Craft Night at the Library
Saturday, February 18, 2017      23 comments

We have a brand new library in my town. It opened in November 2016 but I took until January to pay a visit. Now I can't stay away. They offer so much -- a book club, a game night, craft classes -- for adults (to name a few). I would often he... Read more
Health Related Books
Monday, January 23, 2017      24 comments

One of my 17 in 2017 is to read 6 health related books. A Spark Friend asked me what I was planning to read so I gathered the books I have already have and found the following -- Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD Your Brain on Food by Gar... Read more
Tony's ornament
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      23 comments

Tony and I played a game over the holidays. I put this ornament on the tree. He took it off and played and played. We did this over and over and over. He managed to remove the threads that were the koala's nose and I had to put the scarf bac... Read more
Tony has trained me well
Sunday, January 01, 2017      21 comments

Tony was waiting on the counter, paw raised. I shook it and gave him peanut butter. I've learned my lesson well.... Read more
16 in 2016 Update
Saturday, December 31, 2016      26 comments

The list I accomplished this year isn't the list I had at the beginning of the year. Some items are the same but some original items simply weren't possible. 2016 saw big changes in my life. My stepmother who suffers from dementia required in... Read more
Molly Update
Thursday, December 01, 2016      24 comments

Molly had her vet visit this morning and is home resting now. I was worried but okay with waiting to see the vet because Molly was still eating and drinking normally and, on our walks, she was alert and interested. Not too sick I figured. ... Read more
An Amazing Day of Steps
Sunday, October 09, 2016      29 comments

I remember wondering at one time if I could reach 25K steps in a day. Eventually I succeeded and I thought that would be my best ever. Not so. Yesterday I did yard work. A lot of yard work and I made 30K steps. Feeling proud!! ... Read more
There's a cougar in town
Saturday, October 01, 2016      20 comments

No, I don't mean me although I am a little older than my DH. I also don't mean either of the cougars at the zoo. I mean a cougar roaming the streets. ... Read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      25 comments

My sister was recently here for a visit. I hadn't seen her in about 18 months and I knew, in that time, she had mostly given up sugar and lost quite a bit of weight. She looks very good. I definitely think of her as thin. I think of myse... Read more

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