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Trying to eat healthy and exercise...
Saturday, February 07, 2009      2 comments

Since no one seems to know what causes pancreatic tumors or growths, I have decided just to try to live in a healthy manner, starting with getting lots of sleep each night instead of running myself ragged. I read that 9 hours of sleep a night i... Read more
Good news on endoscopy ...
Friday, February 06, 2009      1 comments

I did not need a biopsy. Dr. said my tumor is very small and grew a bit this last year and I have another next to it. He still wants to just watch these pancreas tumors as they are very small (one is about 10x12 mm and the other is smaller). ... Read more
hubby got a part time job..
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      3 comments

He feels better...hope he gets lots of hours. The job is in his field (chem dep counseling) so that makes him happy. It is an on-call position but his last on-call position was quite lucrative. I am so happy for him. Now he has to send his t... Read more
Still working.... in every way, every day
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

A rumor has been circulating that there are going to be more layoffs. Right after I started my new position there was a layoff of 10% of the workers at my site (200 of 2000). I made it through that one unscathed. Now there is supposed to be a... Read more
Trying to stay calm and positive....
Sunday, February 01, 2009      4 comments

On Friday, Feb 6th, I will have another look via endoscopic ultrasound at my pancreas which had a small acinar tumor a year ago. It was biopsied and was negative for cancer. I am hopeful that it has not grown (or maybe gone away completely?) a... Read more
Dr. refuses to recalibrate scale...
Saturday, January 31, 2009      1 comments

Apparently my scale has been off by about 5 lb....oh, no... I really weigh 220!!! That means I have gained about 40 lb since my gallbaldder surgery about 1-1/2 years ago. So I had my last high fat, Mexican meal yesterday for the last time until... Read more
Dry skin....side effect of warm therapy pool....
Saturday, January 24, 2009      0 comments

I have to take shorter showers with warm, not hot, water and remember to lotion up afterwards as the warm therapy pool with extra chlorie is really drying out my skin and the itching has been driving me up the wall. Anybody know a good lotion w... Read more
Pool therapy.... feels great
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      1 comments

I know I can make it to the therapy pool at least twice a week, but my goal is three times which will require some serious planning and changing my work schedule at least one day a week. I know I can do it and in order to get good results I nee... Read more
Need some time for me....
Sunday, January 18, 2009      1 comments

It seems I am always changing my schedule to satisfy everyone else. I plan to get some "me" time in this week. This weekend seems to have flown by and I haven't accomplished any house cleaning or organizing like I always promise myself. This ... Read more
Pool therapy... I feel so lucky....
Saturday, January 10, 2009      3 comments

I was trying to think of a way to use the therapy pool at extended hours other than employee times which are very limited. Lo and behold, after I fell and Dr. sent me to Sister Kenny for PT, the physical therapist, suggested pool therapy. This ... Read more
Good quote for inspiration from Spark quotes....
Sunday, January 04, 2009      2 comments

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X-rays show no fractures...
Saturday, January 03, 2009      1 comments

Saw orthopod yesterday and he took lots of x-rays of neck and back. No compression fractures from my fall and no neurologic deficits. He prescribed 6 weeks of physical therapy 2-3 times a week which I am sure will help with the spasms as I hav... Read more
Miracle on 38th Street...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008      6 comments

It could have been so much worse... I am grateful that when I fell on the ice in the street that I didn't get run over or break any bones. On Monday of this week I went to the fish market to buy Lutefisk and decided to go across the street to t... Read more
Foot pain......
Saturday, December 13, 2008      2 comments

So I was sleeping on Saturday night and cannot recall straining myself or slipping, etc. and I got a bad pain in my foot (thought it was my ankle). Gradually over the next few days the other foot started hurting, too and then my knees, hips an... Read more
Hurt my left ankle...somehow...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008      2 comments

I woke up on Saturday night with an achey ankle. I don't remember twisting my ankle but have been limping and even got out my old cane. Feel like an old "crip," in fact my cubicle neighbor at work called me a Crip (in a good natured way, thoug... Read more

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