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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 7:06:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Around 10:30 this morning I threw in the towel and decided to give in and go to the ER for this migraine. Usually they can give me something for... Read more

  • MRI is done

    11/25/2015 8:46:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Sort of took a rest and recovery day today, as I had my MRI this afternoon, and I had to run errands this morning. I still started the day with ... Read more

  • Quick update

    11/24/2015 7:37:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Nothing really fascinating happening here. The migraine is back. But the dog still has to be walked. My gratitude list for today... 1. P... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    11/23/2015 7:13:50 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    1. Cool, clear days 2. A good friend 3. A new book that makes me laugh 4. A clean kitchen 5. Getting back on track right away 6. ... Read more

  • 40 pound weight loss

    11/23/2015 8:44:52 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Finally, after being on SparkPeople since August 31, 2008, I have lost 40 pounds. It feels so great. Since I graduated high school in 1997, I've ... Read more

  • What is acceptable...

    11/22/2015 5:47:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I still have a migraine, but it isn't as intense, so I will accept it as liveable for now. It is a matter of perspective and what I am willing t... Read more

  • Lost more weight

    11/21/2015 9:33:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm down to 202 pounds. I'm 2 pounds away from losing 40 pounds since joining SparkPeople on August 31, 2008 and 2pounds away from losing 7... Read more

  • Temporary relief

    11/21/2015 3:21:48 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So yesterday's infusion was thorazine and benadryl. Both of which are supposed to make you drowsy. In fact the thorazine is supposed to knock y... Read more

  • Grasping at straws

    11/20/2015 1:05:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The doctor has ordered another infusion. This one may make me sleep anywhere from 12-24 hours, so if you don't hear from me that is why. The SP... Read more

  • Third treatment

    11/19/2015 7:50:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Third and final SPG block treatment this evening. I have only seen a minimal improvement. But I have seen SOME improvement. Now I just hope I ... Read more

  • Second treatment

    11/18/2015 7:19:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I drove myself to my appointment for my second SPG block treatment. The PA was running behind so I waited quite a while. I cried again, and the... Read more

  • First treatment

    11/17/2015 10:11:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had my first SPG block treatment this evening. No noticeable effect yet, but I am hopeful that the cumulative effect will ease the grip of the m... Read more

  • I can't believe it! (Photos inside)

    11/17/2015 2:19:54 PM, by JLOSORIO

    I am just blown away with myself. I don't know how many times I have attempted to do what I am doing right now.... and failing miserably time an... Read more

  • Keeping going

    11/16/2015 3:35:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Having a bad day with this migraine, but I am trying not to let it influence my attitude too much. It is hard, when all I want to do is curl up ... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    11/15/2015 12:48:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    1. The opportunity to watch the sunrise while walking with my dad in the morning. 2. Pups playing. 3. Helping hands (at least when I am no... Read more

  • To sleep

    11/14/2015 9:12:45 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The infusion yesterday provided enough relief from the pain that I was able to sleep last night. Nine hours straight through! Felt good. Today... Read more

  • Where I am at...

    11/13/2015 7:23:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am on day 6 of my second killer migraine this month. I have tried steroids, infusions, sumatriptan, naratriptan, and have started taking daily... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    11/12/2015 5:35:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    1. Fall weather 2. My dad is willing to drive me to the neuro doc 3. Good books! 4. Seeing good all around me... even when I don't feel wel... Read more

  • Took a ride

    11/11/2015 11:04:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    ... In an ambulance. Boy howdy sparkaroonies... the migraine was wicked today. I called the neurologist while my neighbor was here, and tried t... Read more

  • Feeling pathetic

    11/10/2015 3:27:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    This migraine just won't quit. I had three days headache free at the end of last week, before it kicked back in again. It makes me nauseous and... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    11/9/2015 3:53:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Again with the not very good day. I am trying a new medication... hopefully starting tonight. If not, then it is probably back to the ER for me... Read more

  • Gaining and losing

    11/9/2015 8:26:25 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    While dad was in the hospital last month, I lost 6 pounds. Well, I gained that back plus a pound. But I got 6 of those 7 pounds off and I'm a pou... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    11/8/2015 4:18:12 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Not having a very good day. So I am going to focus on my gratitude list, and not bore you with my woes. 1. A happy dog 2. The scale movin... Read more

  • A decent day

    11/7/2015 6:34:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Spent a good chunk of the day with mom. Started the day with a walk with dad and Cooper, then coffee while Cooper played with the neighbor's pup... Read more

  • MRI results... and a good samaritan

    11/6/2015 6:24:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It rained most of the morning, so Cooper was uninterested in walking, but it looked on the weather radar like the rain was over around 11am, so I... Read more

  • Busy

    11/5/2015 8:15:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got quite a bit accomplished today. Started the day early walking in the early dawn light with dad and Cooper. Then had coffee with the famil... Read more

  • Finally... relief!

    11/4/2015 10:31:52 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I did end up going back to the ER last night, as the pain had me in tears. It was the same ER doc as last week, and he remembered me. We tried ... Read more

  • The good, and the not so good

    11/3/2015 6:43:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I slept last night! After not sleeping at all Sunday night, then getting the infusion yesterday afternoon, I crashed early last night (before 9)... Read more

  • Kayaking

    11/2/2015 8:05:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have plans to go kayaking tomorrow morning with my brother. It is supposed to be close to 70F and sunny... probably one of the last few nice d... Read more

  • Hope and gratitude

    11/1/2015 1:29:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am trying to be both hopeful and grateful today. Doing okay with it so far. The migraine still hasn't broken, despite the new medication. If... Read more

  • Happy Halloween

    10/31/2015 5:14:14 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I keep my dog indoors for the most part on Halloween. I timed his afternoon walk for after the parade, but before trick or treating. The costum... Read more

  • Gratitude list

    10/30/2015 7:20:12 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Nothing new or interesting happening here. So today's blog will just be my gratitude list... 1. I have plenty of healthy food to eat 2. T... Read more

  • Long 2 weeks

    10/30/2015 8:53:47 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well ever since I had my gallbladder surgery 18 days ago, we have been keeping the medical profession busy. A week after I had my surgery, dad we... Read more

  • Still here

    10/29/2015 5:58:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I did not have to go back to the neurologist. He called in a prescription for a steroid, that I will start taking tomorrow before breakfast. It... Read more

  • Quick update...

    10/28/2015 7:25:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went for an infusion at the neurologist's office today, in an attempt to break the grip of this migraine. It failed. Might have to go again t... Read more

  • ER visit

    10/27/2015 11:49:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Let me preface this with the caveat that I can be imprudent at times... That said I went back to my regular workout routine after three week... Read more

  • MRI is done

    10/26/2015 7:28:56 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I will find out the results of the MRI on Nov 6 at my next appointment with the neurologist. I did not freak out in the machine. Yay! They onl... Read more

  • Quiet day...

    10/25/2015 8:53:56 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I like my routine. It is simple, and feeds my introverted self. It also revolves around my dog. He doesn't mind one bit. Off to Orchard... Read more

  • A little of this and that

    10/24/2015 8:42:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had coffee with mom this morning, before we decided on what to have for lunch. She had a big old ham in the fridge, so that was easy. To go wit... Read more

  • Tired tootsies

    10/23/2015 6:58:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So I walked 27.8 miles in 383 miles or just under 6.5 hours. My first few miles were 14min/miles I think, because I am pretty sure my last two w... Read more

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