In July my gastroenterologist had scheduled me for surgery to repair a hiatal hernia and help control the symptoms of GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease -Acid Reflux). The day before surgery he called me and said he was reviewing my x-rays ... Read more
Last month I had x-rays that showed I had a moderate sizes hiatal hernia. Part of my stomach protrudes into my chest through the hole where the esophagus passes down through the diaphram. Anyway I was scheduled for hernia repair surgery and wa... Read more
My surgeon telephoned me this morning. He said he was reviewing information for my hiatial hernia repair surgery that was scheduled for tomorrow morning. He said that it looked more involved than he first thought and that he wanted to get a ga... Read more
The nurse called and the date for my hiatal hernia repair surgery is July 7; in just a week. Friday I go to the hospital to give my history and give blood for tests. I know I have low WBC's caused by taking antidepressants. But I don't thin... Read more
I'm still mourning the death of my pet Snooker. This poem helped me:
Poem for Cats
And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And as a cat, I am most able ... Read more
The last time I left a blog, it was around Oct 2013 when a pet cat, Angie, was euthanized. Now Snooker (another pet cat) has fallen ill unexpectantly and passed Sunday morning. My heart is broken and i'm back in a mindless circle again. I f... Read more
thank you, everyone. your support and especially suggestions for things to try to attempt to keep the emotional eating to a minimum were so helpful. it is so heartwarming to know that there are people who care who don't even know us. you have... Read more
a couple of days ago, i had to have my beloved pet cat of 20 years euthansed. of course, this has resulted in grief and depression. when i'm depressed, ofter i eat to "stuff" those feelings down so i don't have to feel them. has anyone else e... Read more
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