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Snowstorm last weekend

Monday, February 02, 2015      9 comments

I'm posting pictures of our yard after the big snowstorm for my spark friend snowyoga. She loves snow but doesn't have any. Snow is pretty if you don't have to drive in it. I had to be at the hospital to work yesterday when it was snowing and b... Read more

Almost 4 weeks post op and addicted to walking

Sunday, January 25, 2015      9 comments

I had my surgery 4 weeks ago tomorrow. I see the Dr and the nutritionist tomorrow. I think they will start me on soft foods tomorrow. I have walked outside every day this week. I got 10,000 or more daily steps on my fitbit most of this week. Tod... Read more

One week post op

Monday, January 05, 2015      8 comments

I'm feeling more like myself again. I haven't needed any medicine for pain or nausea since saturday. I decided to take 4 weeks off work. I'm never hungry but I can get my fluids in without a problem. Its hard to get my protein in. Its too cold ... Read more

Gastric sleeve surgery

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

I'm trying to think of the best way to tell my nurse manager and my co workers at the hospital about my surgery. My nurse manager knows I'm having surgery but she doesn't know what I'm having done. I don't really want to deal with negative react... Read more

R.I.P Sunshine

Monday, November 17, 2014      6 comments

Rest In Peace beautiful baby girl. I can't believe you won't be there when the rest of my kids graduate. I can't believe you'll no longer wait at the bottom of the stairs every morning and won't let us pass till you lick us a lot. I'm going to ... Read more

My dog Sunshine

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

About 10-12 days ago we noticed that Sunshine was laying around refusing to eat much. Sunshine is 5 years old. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old. She has always been healthy, playful, and ate everything. Once she ate my sons pizza when h... Read more

Going out to eat at Golden Corral Help!

Monday, September 01, 2014      6 comments

I have been eating right lately. I have been eating according to my diet plan. We have family here from out of town. We are taking her out to eat at Golden corral. The whole family is looking forward to it. I want to track my food and stay on pl... Read more

First appointment was yesterday with weight loss surgery DR

Wednesday, July 30, 2014      4 comments

I went to the appointment yesterday. I met with the Dr and the dietician. I'm learning a lot from the process. I have started a more healthy diet and better eating habits. The Dr thinks gastric sleeve would be better then gastric bypass. Less i... Read more

Thinking about weight loss options-surgery ? If so sleeve or bypass?

Sunday, July 27, 2014      5 comments

I made several healthy choices today. I had 5 glasses of water instead of drinking diet pop. I went on a walk with my daughter after lunch. If I could make healthy choices all the time I wouldn't need surgery. If I did go through the process and... Read more

Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      4 comments

I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way to communicate with dementia patients. We should greet them with a smile, shake their hand or ... Read more

Depressed and trying to make a come back

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      10 comments

I have not made a blog entry or done very much posting for awhile. I have been very depressed and stressed. I have gained weight. I still walk and keep adding steps with fitbit but I eat too much. Its been hard for me since my oldest son is sti... Read more

Remembering Mom

Sunday, March 30, 2014      24 comments

My mom passed away at 3:45 AM Eight of my nine children, my husband, and I were with her most of the night. Here are some pictures to remember her last days. Read more

Pictures of mom and family

Monday, March 03, 2014      12 comments

Mom, me, and aunt Jean mom and aunt Jean... Read more

Moms prognosis

Saturday, March 01, 2014      15 comments

I'm spending a lot of time at the hospital with Mom. Dr says her liver is mostly cancer , her lung has a spot that might be cancer also but we are not going to biopsy it. We are going to get hospice involved and keep her as comfortable as possib... Read more

Bad news about mom

Friday, February 28, 2014      24 comments

I went to work today. My mom is a patient on my floor. I helped her get set up for breakfast then I left to take care of my patients. Her Dr stopped me in the hall before I saw my first patient. He told me that my mom has metastatic liver cancer... Read more


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