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And Yet Another Thing! ugh!

Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

So I went to the dr. today because of the "strange feelings" in my legs. She said it's a mild case of neuropathy. I don't have diabetes...at least my tests have all been normal..but she wants to do the 2 hour blood glucose test. I guess a lot... Read more

I'm convinced

Monday, July 12, 2010      4 comments

If I didn't know before, I know it now. There's always something. Always some excuse to go off plan, to sabotauge your efforts, to eat out of an emotional place. I realize now (and you think I would learn this at a younger age) that it's all ... Read more

Whirlwind!

Friday, June 25, 2010      2 comments

My mother's HOME! She had a follow up appt. with her surgeon and she asked if she could go home and he said yes! The last time she actually stepped foot into her own home was in February. Since then, she's been in Skilled Nursing Faciliti... Read more

Rethinking Goals

Monday, June 14, 2010      1 comments

It's been a while since I posted a blog, or even done real "sparkpeople" work. Yes, I've logged on most days. I read my emails. I play the trivia. Sometimes I huddle sometimes I don't. Is it surprising to me that I've gained a few pounds in... Read more

Scary Test Results

Monday, May 10, 2010      1 comments

So I went to the dr. for a blood pressure check and, in that department , I'm in control. But I've been having problems with my legs recently and don't really think it's restless leg syndrome. My dr. gave me a referral for a neurologist. Th... Read more

Finally Getting Over It...

Monday, April 26, 2010      3 comments

It looks like I'm finally getting back to good health. Today I'm going to hop on the treadmill for the first time in 3 weeks. I'll take it slow, but I have to start somewhere! This whole long episode has really taught me to listen more c... Read more

Sparkpeople Trivia Questions

Friday, April 16, 2010      3 comments

Ok, my blogs have usually been about my mom or me and about all the craziness that has been going on...But today I decided to post something kind of silly... I was answering the trivia questions and I came across something I had never heard... Read more

Now I'm Sick..again?!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      2 comments

So after all the stuff about my mom's room changing the "big day" finally arrives. In the days before I got to meet one of my Mom's future roommates and she was really, really nice. I actually thought she would be good for my mom. So, whe... Read more

I Wish I Could Understand

Saturday, April 03, 2010      1 comments

Good Glory! Why do things have to keep happening!! I've never really believed that God "tests" us, but I'm beginning to wonder. We finally got confirmation that my mother's nursing home is in her insurance network and that we do have cove... Read more

There's Always Something

Monday, March 29, 2010      2 comments

I thought with my mother in a nursing home nearby things would calm down and I would be able to focus a bit. Well, that hasn't really happened. I am glad that I can visit her often and come home at night (as opposed to spending a week at a tim... Read more

Are Things Settling Down?

Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

I don't even know if I should say that out loud! So my mother had her surgery to remove the infected hip replacement. Now she goes 6 weeks without a hip bone. I needed to find a skilled nursing facility for her to receive her daily antibiotic... Read more

Things Change Every Day.

Monday, March 08, 2010      1 comments

It's amazing how things change so fast and how much energy these kinds of changes take and how it takes a toll on your health. Last week it seemed that the plan for my mom's recovery from MRSA changed hourly. My brother and sisters who liv... Read more

I'm Learning What "One Day at a Time" Really Means.

Sunday, February 28, 2010      1 comments

If you'veread my previous blogs you know my mother had a hip replacement and along with her new hip she got that awful antibiotic resistant staph infection MRSA. Well, it just seems that whenever we hear good news, the next day we get bad news.... Read more

Can I Scream Yet?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      4 comments

So the roller coaster ride that is my parent's life (and mine too as I try to take care of them) continues. We hear good news on one day (my mom is recovering and receiving her daily iv antibiotics at a fabulous facility) then confusing, scary ... Read more

Is it Always Going to be This Way?

Saturday, February 20, 2010      1 comments

My mom is back in the hospital and had to go through another surgery to remove some MRSA infection near her replaced hip. What a drag. We thought she was on the road to recovery and was actually home for more than a week. (She's been at home ... Read more


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