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  • Breaking down

    11/27/2015 8:20:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I lost my s++t today sparkaroonies. I called the neurologist's office at 8am when they opened, and actually talked to a person, instead of havin... Read more

  • Remember the beautiful

    11/27/2015 4:52:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always think on the beautiful things of life, and ... Read more

  • 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

  • A Double-Dose of Patience!

    11/26/2015 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thanksgiving dinner and family. Keeping my 93 year old Mom on an even keel with 20 people in the house. This is my day. 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

  • Accepting Others

    11/25/2015 5:24:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am going to accept my loved ones for who they are, faults and all. God grant me the serenity to accept the people that I cannot change.... 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

  • Hiking Again!

    11/24/2015 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sunday was a great day for us! The weather was cold, raw and damp. People stayed away from Monadnock in droves. We had the Dublin Trail to our... 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

  • Turkeys

    11/23/2015 5:29:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    We did it. We bought a big one. Much bigger than we need. What will we do with a 20 pound turkey? We will share with our family! I'll ha... 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

  • The Family Refugee

    11/22/2015 5:56:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    My ancestor left his home country while being persecuted for his faith. He didnít have the money to pay for passage to the US, and became an ind... 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

  • I Thank God For YOU!

    11/21/2015 6:06:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    This year, I am thanking God for the people in my life. I have walked up to some of them and said, "I thank God for you!" Eyes get large, an... 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

  • A New Attitude!

    11/20/2015 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today it is time for a new attitude! An attitude of ... 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

  • Thursday, Nov 19

    11/19/2015 7:44:29 AM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    It's been a decent but frazzled week. After our crazy busy weekend last weekend things have started to taper down for us, but I can tell I'm tire... Read more

  • Better Tomorrow's

    11/19/2015 5:34:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm living today to make a better tomorrow. Maybe 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

  • I believe in Jokes

    11/18/2015 5:28:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I believe in jokes What kind of key can open a banana? A monkey! 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

  • Less Stress Morning

    11/17/2015 5:23:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Having an easy, simple morning starts in the afternoon. I always try to have my clothes picked out, lunch made, and everything possible put in ... 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

  • A Simpler, Less Hectic Christmas

    11/16/2015 5:28:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love my Christmas traditions, and I have to start before Thanksgiving to make it fun and workable. 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

  • Insisting on a healthy meal

    11/15/2015 6:11:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's one meal at a time with me. That is how I am becoming a healthier eater. Yesterday I visited with my mother, and I took her out for ... 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

  • Finger puppets- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    11/14/2015 2:40:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Saturday I sold my smittens at the Hancock Craft Fair. While I was there, I bought a set of finger puppets for my grandchild Lina. One ... 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

  • Friday, November 13

    11/13/2015 8:11:57 AM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    Friday the 13th and I teach all day in a Middle School. Eeek! Haha. Only kidding...I hope! Hubs and I had another rehearsal last night which... Read more

  • A Sparking Gramma!

    11/13/2015 5:22:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am feeling the love of little Lina. I found a way to SPARK her young imagination, and I am enjoying the warmth of love that she is retur... 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

  • Thursday, Nov 12

    11/12/2015 7:54:28 AM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    Good Morning! Up and at 'em today! I actually overslept this morning yet still managed to get out the door earlier that most mornings. Funny... Read more

  • Thank you Spark Friends!!

    11/12/2015 5:25:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Spark Friends, Thank you for your help and support on my journey to better health. I started this journey with you a day after being diag... 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

  • Blogging from the App

    11/11/2015 8:33:06 PM, by MISSHARTUNG1

    I don't know if this feature is new with the update or if it has always been here and I have simply not noticed until now. Either way, I am very ... Read more

  • Appreciating Veterans

    11/11/2015 5:39:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I want to thank all veterans, and take a short trip down the Gray Memory Lane. My Grandfather Arthur Gray served with the Marines in Cent... 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

  • Talking Turkey

    11/10/2015 5:26:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Before School program decided to add a seasonal fo... Read more

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