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  • Time to enjoy the holidays

    12/21/2014 9:45:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am glad the preparation of the holidays is almost done. I will now have time to enjoy friends, my cat, and my husband. I finished wrapping gi... Read more

  • Time to get SERIOUS with myself!!!

    12/20/2014 8:15:30 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I am not waiting till January 1st! I am starting NOW!!! I will track every single bite of food, even if it's only a little mouthful! AN... Read more

  • Last Day Of Nursing School For tthe Daughter

    12/17/2014 7:20:49 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Today marks my daughter Lindsay's last day in Nursing School. Congrats to her and to the rest of South College's Nursing Class of 2014! It's been... Read more

  • Reality and Christmas

    12/16/2014 10:13:11 AM, by SBECKER526

    Cancer did change my outlook on life and helped me set priorities. I can't do everything I used to do, but I appreciate everything I can do. ... Read more

  • No Fistula For Me!

    12/15/2014 1:45:15 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well, NO Fistula for me! My veins are way too small to support one in either arm. So it looks like an AV graft is in store for me instead. An art... Read more

  • Learning more

    12/15/2014 1:29:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am finishing up projects and trainings for the retired school employees. I began reading minutes and key documents for board members of Breast... Read more

  • Challenges

    12/15/2014 6:51:42 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Not looking forward to meeting the Vascular Surgeon this morning who will put in my fistula (Dialysis port) sometime in the near future. I guess ... Read more

  • Sleep is wonderful

    12/14/2014 9:24:56 AM, by SBECKER526

    With the new cycler in place, we had no alarms go off during the night. I actually got to sleep for a longer period of time. I feel so much bet... Read more

  • New normal?

    12/13/2014 11:26:06 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so relieved and happy. My husband's dialysis cycler machine had a system error on Thursday evening. I called tech support who got me throu... Read more

  • I Should Come With A Warning Label

    12/12/2014 8:34:45 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well, I had a great time tonight with the husband, Peanut, his mom and baby brother Parker despite my fall at Asheville Mall. Yep, I did it again... Read more

  • I MUSTN'T Give Up!!!

    12/12/2014 4:01:43 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I am having a really tough time atm. Every single thing I eat or drink becomes extra weight! You see, I am on dialysis and it's a real struggle t... Read more

  • Medical Test # 1

    12/11/2014 4:41:20 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Your Mammogram is normal! YAY!!! One less think to worry about. Aced my first medial test ordered by the UNC Transplant Team now on to the next.... Read more

  • More changes

    12/11/2014 9:01:20 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am willing to make changes if it benefits me and others. I am working with my husband to help him adjust to some new problems. We recei... Read more

  • Aw, Come on already!...

    12/9/2014 7:44:03 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    Scrambling around as usual. Still waiting on the money, gang. Gets frustrating, I can hardly wait til I can have my own laptop again, and not ha... Read more

  • Missions Week 2

    12/9/2014 6:05:47 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I mislogged my weight last week here on Spark. It should have read 259 but instead I just realized I put in 257 but its all good because today I ... Read more

  • This Week

    12/8/2014 6:35:27 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Today I had the first of many medical tests to come my way on my path to a new kidney. My annual Mammography. I will get the results by Friday. P... Read more

  • Keeping positive

    12/6/2014 9:59:37 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am getting more balance in my life. We had some problems with my husband's dialysis setup. For several days I had poor sleep. I rescheduled ... Read more

  • Met With Transplant Team

    12/5/2014 7:19:32 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Met with the UNC Transplant Team out of Chapel Hill, NC today. The group of people who will be working on my behalf to hopefully provide me with ... Read more

  • Here we go...(DEEP BREATH...)

    12/4/2014 7:31:48 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    So, the building I live in is definitely on the foreclosure and though no one whose left has received an "official" notice, the trustee's auction... Read more

  • I hate my life!

    12/4/2014 3:37:20 AM, by EOWYN2424

    Why did I get SLE?! My Uni friends only put on weight but why did I have to get sick?! I know many worse ppl than me so why did God single me out... Read more

  • On Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County Board

    12/3/2014 9:09:10 PM, by SBECKER526

    In November I was asked to serve on the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County Board. I weighed my activities and discerned my passion. ... Read more

  • Mission Week 1

    12/2/2014 3:18:40 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Had my first weigh in with the Mission Weight Loss Program after my initial enrollment and I have dropped 5 lbs. A good start! S... Read more

  • Happy December 1st

    12/1/2014 6:27:32 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Good Morning Sparkers! It's the first day of a brand new month so make it a good one. I'll be meeting with the UNC Transplant Team out of Chapel ... Read more

  • Storage Area

    11/29/2014 7:31:00 PM, by SBECKER526

    My friend and I worked on the attic storage portion last Saturday and today. We went through every carton and took almost everything to the loca... Read more

  • No Shopping...Volunteering

    11/28/2014 11:29:18 PM, by SBECKER526

    Ten members of the Berks County Association of School Retirees were teammates as we worked to make the holiday a little brighter for PA soldiers.... Read more

  • Thankful

    11/27/2014 7:27:42 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have much gratitude in my life. My cancer and the scar tissue are almost gone. 2 more treatments ahead. I have strong friends in my daily li... Read more

  • New things ahead

    11/26/2014 10:39:38 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying each day and making the most of it. I worked with colleagues to encourage quality people to assume leadership roles in the Berks C... Read more

  • Just had a girlie day!

    11/25/2014 11:34:23 AM, by EOWYN2424

    In honor of the church Christmas party this Saturday, I had a pedi with nail art on all my toes as well as a facial today. This is my long awaite... Read more

  • Not Feeling So Hot

    11/24/2014 12:27:05 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Second day of not feeling so good. It began yesterday and today I am so physically tired. it's pathetic! Sleep is fine so I'm not sure what the d... Read more

  • 3 Days In

    11/23/2014 4:02:37 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I'm halfway through my third day on this new program and well, I'm tired. Physically, emotionally and mentally tired. Feel like I have run a full... Read more

  • A Fresh Approach

    11/21/2014 7:00:02 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    with a brand new program and outlook. Today marks the start of another new beginning! I am feeling confident with my new team of doctors and diet... Read more

  • Outcome of Diamond Fall Goals

    11/19/2014 3:25:31 PM, by ORCHIDLADY56

    I am pleased - think I finally got two goals that were manageable and doable. My two goals were to be conscious of the type and quality of f... Read more

  • Exhaustion sneaks up on me

    11/17/2014 9:40:00 AM, by SBECKER526

    I try to keep a balance in my life. I aim for 8 hours sleep a night. With caregiving and nightly dialysis, I get 5.5 hours at best overnight. ... Read more

  • Going back in time

    11/15/2014 10:26:08 PM, by SBECKER526

    My friend and I drove to visit her daughter's church bazaar. It is neat to see Pastor Linda with her congregation. She has a good group of peop... Read more

  • T-minus 7 days

    11/14/2014 1:29:47 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well I spoke with the patient navigator for the Missions Weight Loss Management Program and had my first appointment with her this morning. I sig... Read more

  • Thursday's Tidbits

    11/13/2014 8:35:35 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Thanks so much to all those who responded to my blog concerning my daughter. I am pleased to report things are better on that front. In fact she ... Read more

  • Excellent care team

    11/11/2014 10:13:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am blessed with an excellent care team - palliative, compassionate and supportive. In the past year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in an ... Read more

  • Restless Heart

    11/11/2014 6:06:23 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I had a disagreement with my daughter last night. I called her because I was missing hearing her voice and wanted to know how her week had went. ... Read more

  • Quiet days together

    11/10/2014 11:06:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    My friends from church ask how my husband is doing frequently. We are not dwelling on all the things wrong, but want to focus on making the most... Read more

  • Of appetites and all that.....

    11/10/2014 4:57:26 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I am on dialysis but I still enjoy eating and even fantasize about my next meal often. This can be disastrous if it causes me to overeat. I have ... Read more

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