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Good news and some projects done!

Thursday, January 29, 2015      3 comments

I am so happy. My surgeon felt I'm progressing well. I may return to the gym with modifications in exercises for 4 weeks. I may return to swimming in 2 weeks. Life is getting better. I finished several projects. I need to proof one rep... Read more

Projects underway - feeling more alive

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      4 comments

Today I resolved to get to my computer. I have a report to my friends on the Board of Directors due Friday. I got most of my information today. The membership committee of the Retired school employees is doing a great job with the materials f... Read more

Appreciating Kindness of Friends

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      6 comments

emoticon Today almost overwhelmed me with kindness. The caring and compassion of two friends really touched m... Read more

Watching the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

I am watching the storm along with Snaggles, the cat. We like the front window to see people, birds, and animals. Yesterday Snaggles had a cat visitor. They growled at each other. I put extra food out for the Kitty. With my recovery I... Read more

Making small steps of progress

Sunday, January 25, 2015      7 comments

It is often difficult to be a caregiver when I am recovering from surgery. I must really set priorities. I can take care of my husband's meds, shots, dialysis, grooming and even showers within reason. I can do the same for me. Then I need a ... Read more

Recovery Underway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      7 comments

emoticon I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how things happened so fast! I was preparing for my CT scan and ta... Read more

I did it!

Sunday, January 11, 2015      9 comments

At each Pink in the Rink game, the Reading Royals Charities' donates funds to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks and the Susan Koman Group of Philadelphia. Survivors are invited to be goal shooters. During the first intermission you... Read more

Next Doctor Visit

Friday, January 09, 2015      4 comments

I really do not mind visiting my internist/primary care resident and doctor. They are so focused with my care and ailments. I get nervous with each specialist visit. What races through my mind is what tests do I need to have done? What is ca... Read more

Feeling positive

Saturday, January 03, 2015      8 comments

I am doing better with my RA. My home looks better as the clutter is dimishing. Today the upstairs closet got its floor cleared. My plans are to try on all clothes and purge the ones that do not suit me. I've changed so much since cancer and... Read more


Wednesday, December 31, 2014      5 comments

I am so grateful for my family, friends, and cat. I am so grateful for my church family and online friends. I am grateful that I have the finances to get medical help. I am grateful that I can use my brain with the email and Internet. ... Read more

Dealing with pain

Sunday, December 28, 2014      5 comments

I cannot take many pain medications as I have a thinned esophagus due to a previous Barrett's attack. I watch all my trigger foods so that I do not cause more GERD. Hence I must use massage, some supplements (turmeric), and heat (jacuzzi soaks... Read more

After the holidays

Saturday, December 27, 2014      2 comments

I ate sensibly and enjoyed time with family and friends. I needed to catch up in sleep. I had the best plans to write notes to friends. Then my RA flared up. I am resting more. I am spacing activity with rest. I used my Voltaren gel and ma... Read more

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

Many of you do not celebrate Christmas. I wanted to wish you a day of peace, love, and hope. May you enjoy health and happiness.... Read more

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014      4 comments

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas. Our Christmas is very meaningful and quiet. We went to church last evening and then took the actual day slowly. Both of us have chronic health problems. We enjoyed a ... Read more

Tough holiday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      6 comments

It was exactly one year ago tonight that I received the news that I had breast cancer. I gulped and then prepared to attend church. I said very little to anyone that evening and fought back true tears. Bob went along to church so I wanted to ... Read more

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