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When the dog you love needs you, you step up - even with the act of stepping up physically hurts.
Monday, July 18, 2016      13 comments

I am wholly consumed with our little Olive. She injured her back doing something completely innocent. After two trips to the emergency room last week, she was admitted to the animal hospital. An MRI revealed another severely ruptured disc in her... Read more
Face to Face with gargantuan bitterness, still wringing out the stains.
Saturday, January 16, 2016      24 comments

My apologies in advance for this laborious and confusing rant. I'm still having quite a difficult time talking about this, so I'm hopeful that typing it out helps me move closer toward some answers, and further from tears. I was admitted to... Read more
Fuss - not a cute thing to do anyway, so why did I?
Sunday, November 08, 2015      13 comments

I want to send a Godzilla-sized thank you to the wonderful Sparkers who took the time to read my Conundrum blog, and for offering me some suggestions of what direction to take [whether to meet that fellow EM gal or not?]. I wanted to share ... Read more
Monday, October 19, 2015      13 comments

I'm currently back in the hospital for another round of treatment to try to revive my dying feet. I call them my 'dead Barney' feet since they often vacillate between roaring fire red and deathly purple. And always pain-filled. My hands, face an... Read more
Getting "Grilled Cheese'd" in a Pannini Press
Friday, June 19, 2015      13 comments

Have you ever heard that phrase before? Where you feel like you're getting squished, smashed, burned and charred - getting grilled cheese'd in the panini press! That describes how I feel right now. Some of my wonderful spark friends have lovi... Read more
Stage Left
Friday, June 12, 2015      15 comments

Sometimes I feel like my bed is actually a stadium chair, and the nurses and housekeeping staff that come to visit and spill funny stories are the performers. I've got a front row seat! I am definitely entertained, and feel very blessed des... Read more
Puppy Miracles DO Happen. Amen for that!
Monday, March 23, 2015      16 comments

Spark support is awesome for 4-legged critters as well as people! : ) As Tony the Tiger would say, Olive has been doing 'Grrrrrrrrreat!'. These past two weeks we have seen great progress with her mobility. Yes! (Arms up in the air, waving like... Read more
My 4-legged Fur Baby is slowly on the mend!
Saturday, February 28, 2015      13 comments

Olive. Oh my sweet Olive! Complete freak accident 4 weeks ago when she yelled out in pain while playing on the floor with her ball (???). We wouldn't have believed so much damage could happen had we not seen it for ourselves. Something was v... Read more
Glow Sticks In The Bathroom
Sunday, February 15, 2015      15 comments

*written on 2/14 in the dark : )* I'm back in The Joint for another round of Operation Save My Feet. This is day 6 of treatment. No fun thus far as it is friggin' painful, but the team in the cardiac unit are awesome possum, so they make this ... Read more
An unpleasant reality check
Friday, January 16, 2015      19 comments

My mom called this morning and cancelled her trip out to see me. Yesterday she had called to tell me how much she was looking forward to seeing me, how she wanted to just spend time with me, even if just in silence (if Ethel was being mean an... Read more
Years can pass, but when you hear that voice, your memories awaken.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      16 comments

Honestly I am looking back at the past few days and feel I've binged on each one of them. This is a weird place to be emotionally. Verrrrry long story short: mom left when I was young. Few sightings of her, then gone. I haven't seen her in 15... Read more
Feel like a hippo sat on me wearing ankle weights - carrying a giant bag of quarters.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      17 comments

Finally home from the hospital after a week's worth of (painful) IV treatment to bring some life back to my ailing feet. This was Operation Save My Feet Round 2. Two days into treatment my epidural became infected (again??), and the medi... Read more
Medical Supply Closet Contents Stuck To My Chest, Ha!
Friday, November 07, 2014      10 comments

Well I wasn't able to cancel this procedure [would have been the third time], and finally went through with getting my power medi-port surgery yesterday. My veins are so uncooperative at this point that it is simply impossible to get an IV in... Read more
I seem to be sporting a reverse MOHAWK...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      9 comments

...down the peach fuzz of my back. From the base of my head to my tailbone. The docs used what they call 'pink tape' (it's actually peach guys!) to anchor the wires and tubing from a long term epidural in my spine. I told the nurses that they ... Read more
Operation 'Save My Feet'! A necessary chapter in my book?
Monday, October 13, 2014      17 comments

Are you a foot person? Love to get a pedi and pick some adorable polish? Umm, then this blog might not be the most appealing (sorry!). I don't have toenails to paint, and quite frankly can't handle anyone touching my feet due to pain. Oh bo... Read more

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