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Striving to see clearly

Monday, August 24, 2015      1 comments

The past couple of days have been spent in trying to get practical with things so that they work for the way both DH and I work. I'm all about planning and being organized (and in my head), and he's all about being spontaneous and is very visual... Read more

Waking up to reality

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      2 comments

I'm just now beginning to realize the cost of cancer for me and my family, how far down the slope I've gone and how far up I have to go to get back to some semblance of living. So far, I've more than doubled my weight and can't walk because... Read more

This is my year

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      2 comments

For the first time in over 12 years, all of my doctors agree that I am cancer free. So I'm getting on with the business of living, not just surviving. We took our first vacation overseas this year, in Galicia, Spain. A lot of firsts for me ... Read more

Hi. I’m SeaWave, and I have chronic health issues.

Friday, August 07, 2015      1 comments

For the past twelve years, I’ve been focused on identifying what my health issues were, and dealing with them – diagnosing, surgeries, treatments, follow-up tests and monitoring. I have been on long-term disability three times during my care... Read more

Just back from hospital

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

They removed a cyst in my lymph nodes yesterday. Back of the neck is very swollen, but the worst was the after effects of the surgery. Migraine, ridiculously high blood pressure, various meds they gave me weren't working for either. They kept a ... Read more

Not such a good idea

Saturday, April 18, 2015      2 comments

So I thought looking back through my blogs would be a good way of finding my "lessons learned". Not a good idea at this point. What I found is that with the cancer treatments, I was on an up/down cycle, and there is really nothing I've been able... Read more

Going back to the beginning... way, way back!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      1 comments

I've been in this weird place these past few months, which I'm going to try to explain here. My apologies if it seems a bit "stream-of-consciousness" or unorganized, because I'm still trying to get my own head around it. “We are what we r... Read more

Off the rails, frustration... finding my way back.

Sunday, March 29, 2015      2 comments

Ok, I've been way off the rails since November. It seems like the puzzle that is my life just shattered, and I haven't been able to find two pieces that go well together. Losing Dad December 1, I realized, was losing one of my touchstones. ... Read more

One step forward

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      3 comments

So my oncologist and my family doctor don't agree. I either have degenerative arthritis in my lower spine, or just a sore back. Either way, I'm going to see a physiotherapist tonight, crossing fingers that he will be able to give me some ex... Read more

Knitting myself back together

Saturday, January 17, 2015      5 comments

Had a long chat with my boss this week, because I have finally given in and admitted that I can't do it all. I can't do what I could before cancer X 3. I can't be who I used to be. I've been shattered and over and over trying to knit pieces... Read more

Losing my Dad... slowly

Friday, November 28, 2014      5 comments

We've been by his bedside for the past week - he was "supposed" to not last until we made it here. He's tough, and hanging on to (we think) try to finish business that he can do nothing about. He's spoken to me about it before, and it's not on h... Read more

It's all good - again - for now...

Sunday, November 09, 2014      2 comments

So I had my "final" biopsy, and results this week. The biopsy was behind the neck, and swelled quite a bit. What a nightmare! Wound up with a migraine, vomiting, emergency room, 2 bags of fluid iv because I was dehydrated plus gravol and somethi... Read more

It's all good!

Saturday, September 27, 2014      3 comments

Just a quick note before I rush off to enjoy the glorious week-end. I saw the naturopath yesterday and received results from my blood work. Iron is up, cholesterol is cut by half. Yes HALF! and well in the healthy ranges. BP is in high-no... Read more

99-Day Countdown

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      4 comments

So, it's 99 days until New Year's. Can you believe it?1? Time has been flying by. I feel the need to challenge myself, to give myself some sort of framework as I learn this new way of eating. I thought it would be much easier as I've done ... Read more

Overwhelmed, but Moving Forward

Sunday, September 21, 2014      3 comments

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of medical tests and visits to the oncologist and doctors. Good news is that what was a strongly suspected bone cancer is actually (well, probably, but thats another story!) osteo arthritis. My fami... Read more


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