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Punch Drunk

Thursday, November 20, 2014      10 comments

I feel like Rocky, having gone ten rounds used as a punching bag. Just reeling from the bad news. My right arm surgery was very complex and had many complications the young surgeon ran into. He did do the very best he could, but working with ... Read more

Masterful Maintenance Tips

Thursday, November 13, 2014      16 comments

I first joined Sparkpeople May 13 2009, but long before that I was on the old weight rollercoaster of fun, starting in my 20's. Living with a chronic condition and having multiple surgeries over my life lead me to being a real expert at weight ... Read more

Decluttering The Home And the Mind

Thursday, November 06, 2014      16 comments

I was a serious paper pack rat. I saved magazines, article clippings, whatever interested me. I had a huge metal Office Filing cabinet, three drawers high and three feet long stuffed. Fortunately, when I had to move into a much smaller apartm... Read more

Incredible Bryce Canyon Falls.

Monday, October 27, 2014      14 comments

This was the most breath taking vista we saw. The bridge entrance over the falls: View from the top: ... Read more

BC Trip Into The Clouds

Sunday, October 26, 2014      10 comments

It was still overcast and foggy when we went to see the 2nd longest falls in Canada: We had to go up this very narrow switchback road to get there: Read more

Tough Hike Photos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      12 comments

We started out on a gorgeous well above average temperature fall morning: Scrambling down a boulder and rock strewn steep path to get to the bottom of that bridge where the... Read more

BC Trip

Sunday, October 19, 2014      12 comments

We went from: and this: To this: Read more

Maintenance is Tough, But Its Even Tougher When..

Saturday, October 18, 2014      15 comments

You have chronic health conditions that constantly challenge you, you are recovering from surgery that limits your exercise and you do not have total control over the food you eat. I am living with my Mom as I recover from major arm sur... Read more

Turning Point

Saturday, October 18, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday I could not even open a scissors. Today I was able to cut open two bags of new rubber gloves for washing dishes. I was able to write with my right hand. It wasn't pretty, but it was readable. I was also able to hold down the M key ... Read more

Happy Harvest Day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014      15 comments

Wishing all Canadian Sparkies a Happy Thanksgiving, and a Happy Harvest to UK and US! The one thing I really love about this time of the year is the when the root veggies are out. For my dinner, it will be a blue potato and a parsnip t... Read more

Would You Like An App With That?

Friday, October 10, 2014      13 comments

It seems to be the new age that people are married to their phones so that more mundane old fashioned ideas like sitting down at a computer or only answering a phone that *gasp* has cord are considered to be out of date and a waste of time. Per... Read more

Franken-Arm and Last Trail Photos

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      20 comments

Imagine my surprise when the young resident cut my cast off and I was told it stays off! I got X-Rays and saw what my arm looked like for the first time after surgery. There were little poles of donated bone all along my ulna and humerus on bo... Read more

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Monday, October 06, 2014      12 comments

This is a national historic site along the Saskatchewan river 5 km outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where the Northern Plains Indians used to hunt and camp. Wanuskewin is the Cree word for 'living in harmony' or 'seeking peace of mind... Read more

Fall Walk Photos

Sunday, October 05, 2014      20 comments

This is another walk I took before my surgery. Some places have turned brown quickly: Still a lot of... Read more

Pre-Surgery Fall Hike Photos

Thursday, October 02, 2014      16 comments

Gabriel Dumont Park. We had to cross the foot bridge to get to it: Down the path: Trains were long ... Read more


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