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Enjoying perusing the Spark recipes and adding some to my online cookbooks
Sunday, January 16, 2011      7 comments

I have made my spark cookbooks public, so if you care to see some of the recipes I have tried (and some I am planning to try) go either to the bottom of my spark page and click favorites and then go to the bottom of the favorites list where my o... Read more
Day 3 of prednisone burst...
Sunday, January 16, 2011      4 comments

Not a lot of change in symptoms, though I am feeling less anxious since I heard of negative results from echocardiogram, MRI, MRA and one blood test. There is only one unreported blood test pending. In general, I am feeling a bit worn out ... Read more
A bit disappointed as vision is blurry this morning....was better yesterday in the afternoon
Saturday, January 15, 2011      8 comments

I was able to read the road signs yesterday afternoon, but have not been out yet. I am noticing difficulty focusing on the computer and probably won't be on much until later in the day and hope the blurriness improves after I am up awhile. ... Read more
Finally....results of tests are negative....
Friday, January 14, 2011      10 comments

I did talk to my internist today who said she looked at the echo report and said my leg swelling is NOT related to cardiac dysfunction and things look good. Nothing worrisome there. I did not talk to the neurologist but told his nurse my h... Read more
Still no news...on tests...
Friday, January 14, 2011      0 comments

I still have a headache (over 2 weeks now) and blurry vision...which got better temporarily and now is back to troublesome. I called the internist's office and she is in today and I asked if she could please call me about leave of absence a... Read more news is good news...
Thursday, January 13, 2011      4 comments

My daughter said if I had something serious they probably would let me know the results right away. I guess I agree...but would still like to know if anything showed up. Perhaps the doctor is waiting for the last blood test to come bac... Read more
Home again and on medical leave...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      7 comments

It's not official, but the papers are sitting on the neurologist's desk to sign to take me off from work for 2 weeks (which can be extended if necessary). I hope he calls me today with the results of tests. His secretary said all the tes... Read more
It is 7:30 p.m. and am giving up on the doctor calling....
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

at 11:30 the secretary said they had the results of the MRI/MRA but not the blood test....but he or one of his nurses would call me with the results today... I am finally giving up on him calling at 7:30 p.m. It sure would be nice to k... Read more
Dr has results of MRI/MRA but not blood work...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

He has not called me and I am waiting for a phone call..... I also am working on getting a medical leave of absence for the problems I am having especially since my vision is still not good and I cannot read the road signs... I hope to... Read more
Deep breathing, neck and knee exercises this afternoon...
Monday, January 10, 2011      5 comments

Taking it easy while waiting for results of MRI/MRA etc, blood test and results of echocardiogram, also. I read the echocardiogram report and since I am not a doctor I cannot tell if the abnormalities are anything that need further testing ... Read more 8 hours last night....
Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

Plan to go to gym this afternoon. Hope everyone has a good Sunday. I wrote another paragraph but hit that magic combination of keys that erase forever whatever I just wrote. It probably wasn't worth reading anyhow. Enjoy yo... Read more
Another 11-hour sleep....
Saturday, January 08, 2011      11 comments

I got an awful lot done yesterday and feel a little dragged out. Worked 8 hours, went to hospital for blood draw, then to physical therapy for my neck, picked up Rxs at Target and picked up a quick "dinner" and then went for MRI, MRA and some o... Read more
Blood test drawn and MRI, MRA etc done..results expected by Tuesday....
Friday, January 07, 2011      5 comments

Got rescheduled for the brain scans at the clinic where I saw the neurologist. It lasted about an hour and wasn't so bad afterall. I hope to get the results on about Tuesday. Hope the doctor calls to discuss the results as soon as possibl... Read more
TGIF...toughed it out at work in spite of blurry vision and headache...
Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

This morning only have a dull headache. Tried Tylenol for the headache yesterday and it did not help a bit. Will be starting physical therapy for the neck after work today. Have not been to the gym all week but plan to go this evening. W... Read more
In a hurry to get to the lab for blood drove to hospital today instead of walking....
Thursday, January 06, 2011      1 comments

I was anxious to get the blood draw done so I can get the results ASAP. The neurologist set up several MR's (MRI, MRA and MRV of brain) that are scheduled for next Tuesday to rule out brain tumors, sinus rupture and fluid on the brain. I am sch... Read more

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