Things I am doing right
Reducing carbs (my preferred and previously successful WOE).
Moving more (walking, rejoined the Y, exercising in the pool, PT exercises).
Getting to bed earlier (so, reading more...yay!)
Meditating more. ... Read more
My son is in Boston today to begin preparing for his next surgery, which will happen at the end of May. He felt well enough to get himself there (almost two hours away) and to go it alone.
Patrick and his wife, my wonderful DIL, went up there ... Read more
Need I say more?
Here she is.
Our sweet little adorable first granddaughter, Lucy.
Many of my long time sparkpeeeps have 'known' her since she was born and through ... Read more
My dear man and I are feeling better each day, but, oh, my, how weakened we are after just a month or so of illness! ... Read more
All is well
My life, just like yours, is full of amazing, soul-enriching, wonderful people and experiences.
Except when it's not.
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Who, ME? An emotional eater?
Hahahahaha...I have never thought of myself as an emotional eater, never binged, don't sneak food, never eat in my car or after dinner, or when upset or sad or mad...
Those things are just not part of my coping strategies repertoire.
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Just getting by...
Finally went to the doctor yesterday after nine days of coughing, hacking, fatigue, sinus pain, etc.
I knew it was too much to be a cold but had no fever so waited it out with tons of tea and honey lemon drops and rest.
Meanwhile, my dear ... Read more
Updated update...beauty and the beastly patient
As if my wonderful DIL doesn't have enough on her plate right now, my son is being cranky and highly irritable... to her especially.
Cranky when she tries to get him out of bed (he should do some walking every day).
Cranky when she sends the... Read more
When I traveled to Dana Farber in Boston (only an hour and a half away but it took me THREE and a half to get home in Friday night-St. Patrick's Day traffic) I was saddened to see how my dear son was sttill suffering four days after his surgery ... Read more
As good as we could have asked for!!!
My son's surgery (lost half his liver to colon cancer that has spread) went well.
The docs saw no spread of the cancer to the remaining part (the smaller lobe) of his liver.
He will be in the hospital (Dana Farber) until Saturday, then at ho... Read more
A nervous wreck
How dare I feel so scared and nervous about my dear son's surgery tomorrow when he is facing this with such strength and dignity?
His docs are doing all they can to keep him alive to raise his family.
I cannot stop moving, tearing up, nibbli... Read more
Self-care or self-sabotage?
Not sure if I am
rocking myself in the cradle of loving kindness through a difficult time in my family's life
sabotaging my own success with a bout of self-pity.
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Five day countdown
My dear son's pre-surgery testing went well and he is still scheduled for surgery to remove the larger lobe of his liver in hopes of stopping the spread of his advanced colon cancer
(see previous blogs) next Monday, the 13th at the Dana Farber... Read more
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Hotter shoes...from the U.K...good shoes?
A beautiful catalog came in my Sunday NYTimes....never heard of this brand but the new customer prices are tempting.
I am looking for a few pairs of casual shoes.
The reviews online are not great but people tend to complain on those sites ... Read more