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In Memory of My Uncle Sal (Korea)
My grandmother heard a knock at her door one day and nearly passed out when she opened it. There stood my Uncle Sal in his new Navy uniform to surprise her. What was so surprising?
Well, he was just 16 and forged his mother's signature in... Read more
My Dearly-Departed Cousin's Birthday & New Things for Her Memorial Garden
I just returned with some embellishments to the little memorial garden I've set aside over these years in memory of my dear cousin who was like a sister to me. She's been gone six years now, and although far from my first loss in life, she was ... Read more
I "Think" I'm Feeling Better
After three months of constant nerve pain from shingles (dastardly!), it has not been a linear healing progression. That is, one day, you might feel a bit better only to revert back into the land of bigtime pain.
However, in the last few d... Read more
Fitbit Lawsuit - Another Perspective (mine)
I am not a person who will sue a company because its device is inaccurate. I learned long ago that my FB is not perfect; a friend and I spent the day at Disneyland last year. He tracked steps with his phone and I tracked with my FB. Dear lit... Read more
Doggy shoes, Dog Owners, Diabetes Debate w/Friend, Pain Meds, Misc.
The other day, as I was driving along, I had to do a double-take. There was a service dog wearing shoes! No kidding. They looked like functional, rather than fashionable, shoes. Has anyone encountered this before? Just curious.
As for ... Read more
Serotonin- Maybe A Horror Hormone, Not a Happy Hormone
I blogged this before, from pharmacist Ben Fuchs' Critical Health News daily blog. I think it's so interesting (and misunderstood) that I'm blogging about it again.
"If you watch the cartoonish commercials on TV about depression and anti-... Read more
Cracked Myself Up w/Yesterday's Blog
After writing yesterday about my lifelong avoidance of drugs, alcohol, and meds, I had to laugh. It's too bad I didn't think the same way about the two additional poisons that have taken me forever to conquer - sugar and caffeine. Not that I'v... Read more
FEELING SO THANKFUL FOR PAIN RELIEF
I am so happy to feel significantly less pain today (first time in three months). And glad that these meds are low dosage and non-addictive. As I've said many times, I am not a pill taker, so it gives me heebie-geebies when I have to put stuff... Read more
Reducing Stress & Weight With Posture (Ben Fuchs Blog at Critical Health News)
Ben Fuchs is a pharmacist who writes on all sorts of health-related topics. I thought this was a good one and wanted to share.
In an article that was published in October of 2010 in the journal “Psychological Science”, collaborating resear... Read more
Sugar Coated (documentary on Netflix)
Yet another film about that demon poison - sugar. It does contain some interesting new info, as well as reminders about the stuff we already know. Yikes! I've been doing much better with sugar intake, but still have a way to go.
As a p... Read more
Headed Back to Doc's This Morning
Ordinarily not a pill taker, I need some help with this constant and intense pain from shingles. Rash has been long gone, but nerve pain is beyond belief in three places with some numbness and vibration. Some days it's unbearable.
BUT, co... Read more
Thinking of Starting a SP Shingles Healing Team
But maybe I'll wind up be a team of one. (smiling) I'm currently trying to form a shingles support group, and that will take some time as I don't think there are that many people out there. BTW, it is no longer an "over 60" malady.
I've d... Read more
Prescription Thugs (documentary on Netflix)
This is an interesting film about how we as a nation are held hostage by big pharma. We have 5 percent of the world's population, but use 75 percent of its prescription drugs. In the past decade, big pharma has made $711 BILLION. Yes, the med... Read more
Overweight mothers give birth to fat babies
In the news today was this study out of Britain of the correlate between overweight mothers giving birth to fat babies - some of them (the babies) had as much fat around their abdomen as some adults in their 50's.
The scientists noted tha... Read more
Motherhood - Another Perspective
Sure, I've experienced all the joy of motherhood that society proclaims at one time or another.
But honestly? I never thought it was all that it was cracked up to be and required endless sacrifice, energy, love and commitment. Oftentimes,... Read more