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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
Gotta start exercising again...feeling rotten...
Thursday, December 04, 2008      2 comments

I have been sick off and on for about 2 months and keep making excuses not to exercise. But yesterday had a real reason to stay out of the pool. I cut my hand at work when trying to remove the seed from an avocado. Bled a lot and then bandage... Read more
More about netipots...
Tuesday, November 04, 2008      1 comments

Someone (a little bird) told me that Walgreens has their brand of netipots for only 11.99 which is a great price. Just an FYI. I am convinced this is a great invention. First time you use it, it seems a little wierd but I really believe it is... Read more
Finally feeling better, but now hubby is sick...
Sunday, November 02, 2008      1 comments

And every woman knows a man with a cold is hell to live with. He just got up this a.m. and announced he is gonig to spend the day in bed cause he feels like shlt. Hope he isn't sick three weeks like me...I might have to run away from home. Go... Read more

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