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Why can't we get dialysis supplies?
7/21/2014 11:50:00 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We have had several months of shortages of my husband's low calcium dialysis solutions. Once again our order is delayed. We know the company will ev...  Read more

SBECKER526

Free Eating Psychology Conference link
7/21/2014 8:00:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

387 FYI: http://eatingpsychologyconference.com sign up for free speakers regarding different aspects of the psychology of eating. Speakers include Dr...  Read more

DOTSLADY

Busy with projects
7/20/2014 10:28:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am working on the 12 page newsletter for my retiree group. I designed and edited 6 pages today. I also have lists of potential new members...  Read more

SBECKER526

5 words or less
7/18/2014 7:45:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I feel: Hopeful Content Energetic Peaceful Grateful...  Read more

SBECKER526

Some decisions made
7/16/2014 8:58:34 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Bob decided to accept his surgeon's decision to have follow up. Can you believe no doctor ordered thyroid blood tests? Yet Bob had a CT scan, an ul...  Read more

SBECKER526

At his limits
7/14/2014 10:27:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband is really at his limits with respect to tests, procedures, and his many health problems. We will go to the surgeon tomorrow afternoon and...  Read more

SBECKER526

Being Supportive
7/12/2014 10:21:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband faces so many medical challenges. He is showing some weariness with tests and procedures. I am willing to listen and to offer suggestions...  Read more

SBECKER526

Reflecting
7/10/2014 10:42:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband and I face many challenges, yet grow closer with each one. We can express our deepest fears snd joys. We are present to each other. It is...  Read more

SBECKER526

More medical problems for my husband
7/9/2014 10:51:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband, Bob, has courage and wants to do the best he can. Recently he had a CAT scan of the chest and a MRI of the thyroid. He then needed to ha...  Read more

SBECKER526

New phone on the way!
7/6/2014 11:23:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I soon will pass my Blackberry phone onto my husband. ATT required us to replace his "dumbphone." I will swap the new phone; he'll get mine. I...  Read more

SBECKER526

Mindful eating and social gatherings
7/5/2014 12:17:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am finding that I am in social gatherings more than usual during last week and next week. I am dedicated to entering the foods in my nutrition trac...  Read more

SBECKER526

Rescue Cat and Fireworks
7/4/2014 10:07:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Snaggles, my rescue cat, has separation anxiety with respect to me. If I am away, he chews his fur off. I am working with him and comforting him. H...  Read more

SBECKER526

Staycation Treats
7/2/2014 10:31:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I decided to claim the month of July as my vacation at home. So I went shopping at the farmer's market and got great items to cook. I planned wellne...  Read more

SBECKER526

Limiting Fast Food
6/30/2014 11:21:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I watched a movie titled Super Size Me. I am committed to avoiding quick solutions to my cravings. I also read a book, Fast Food Nation. I will be...  Read more

SBECKER526

Limiting Fast Food
6/30/2014 11:21:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I watched a movie titled Super Size Me. I am committed to avoiding quick solutions to my cravings. I also read a book, Fast Food Nation. I will be...  Read more

SBECKER526

Beginner's Yoga
6/28/2014 11:22:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I just completed my first 6 weeks of Beginner's Yoga. The instructor was awesome in her ability to immerse the class of 6 women in a yoga practice....  Read more

SBECKER526

Managing Stress
6/26/2014 5:43:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As a caregiver and person with 2 chronic diseases, I am faced with daily stresses of living. I am also active in groups that causes some more stress....  Read more

SBECKER526

Enjoying each day
6/25/2014 10:25:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am really enjoying each day. I make time for both Bob and Snaggles, our cat. I have one exercise or golf event per day. I am doing cycling at ho...  Read more

SBECKER526

Recognizing limitations
6/22/2014 9:13:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am a doer. I am glad to assume tasks and make things happen with the help of others. I am facing limitations as to what I can do in a day without...  Read more

SBECKER526

Trying more video exercises
6/21/2014 10:29:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week I have a goal to do more SparkPeople exercise videos. I want to push myself to do 10 minutes more per day. You are correct to remind m...  Read more

SBECKER526

Yoga and me
6/20/2014 6:49:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I tried yoga several times over the years. I bought a mat, several DVDs and even took gym classes. I was not flexible enough to do most of the poses...  Read more

SBECKER526

Turning 65
6/19/2014 9:47:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I will be turning 65 years old soon. I have been on social security since age 63 so the entrance to medicare was so smooth. The Berks County Associa...  Read more

SBECKER526

Slight setback
6/18/2014 8:59:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am having a slight setback this week. My breast and arm are causing me pain and some problems. I talked to the executive director of the Breast Ca...  Read more

SBECKER526

Busy, but good week
6/15/2014 11:18:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I get some weeks that balancing my life and being a quality caregiver are challenging. This week has many happenings that I am looking forward to par...  Read more

SBECKER526

Exhaustion caught up with me
6/14/2014 12:14:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I still try to do too much! I thought I had my fatigue under control and could do more. I golfed on Thursday morning, then took a yoga class that la...  Read more

SBECKER526

My feelings today at Relay for Life
6/13/2014 9:56:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am a survivor. I have a loving husband who tried to be the best caregiver that he could be. He has health concerns that do limit what he can do....  Read more

SBECKER526

New Challenges
6/11/2014 10:44:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am enjoying my experiences with the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. I find the women to be outgoing, caring, and intent on helping...  Read more

SBECKER526

Working on odds and ends
6/9/2014 9:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have a few projects to complete - minutes from a regional meeting, hemming slacks, cleaning up the back bedroom, purging clothes from the attic clos...  Read more

SBECKER526

Appreciating Small Things
6/8/2014 7:49:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I feel so blessed to have caring friends and a wonderful church family. I also feel a new lease on life. I have golf buddies, church friends, SparkP...  Read more

SBECKER526

Feeling more energetic
6/6/2014 10:15:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is a big week for me. I am getting my energy back. I had pain in my shoulder and arm. I remembered that swimming felt so good on my shoulders...  Read more

SBECKER526

Fixing up my home
6/5/2014 1:10:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am slowly fixing up my home. I had the carpeting cleaned yesterday. Today I am working on getting quotes for my upstairs window treatments. Next...  Read more

SBECKER526

Where does the time go?
6/3/2014 11:29:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am thoroughly enjoying so much in my life. Time is flying by for me. I attended a luncheon on Monday, played golf on Tuesday, plan to attend a mee...  Read more

SBECKER526

Still Golfing
6/1/2014 7:21:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am attempting to continue golf. I love being on the beautiful courses with plenty of sunshine. I face pain in my hands after golf. I am trying to...  Read more

SBECKER526

Tired, but happy
5/31/2014 11:23:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did my exercises today and cooked properly. The treat was to attend a concert this evening. I heard the VOX PHILIA and the Governors and First Lad...  Read more

SBECKER526

Enjoyed People
5/29/2014 8:05:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am having a great week. I am more aware of the kindness and caring that so many people offer to me. I enjoyed time with a friend, Sherry and her f...  Read more

SBECKER526

So Many Good Things!
5/26/2014 7:23:45 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I have so much that is positive in my life. My husband, friends, and colleagues are important to me. I find that I am slowing down and appreciating...  Read more

SBECKER526

On My Own
5/24/2014 1:19:51 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My trainer has been on vacation for 8 days so I am on my own. With several health problems I was worrying about keeping my activity level up and doin...  Read more

SBECKER526

Aftermath of a Freak Hailstorm
5/23/2014 7:29:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

In my drives to the gym, the spa, and the market I saw huge amounts of damage to trees, cars, homes, offices, and malls. My hair technician informed...  Read more

SBECKER526

Took it easier
5/22/2014 3:12:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

When I awoke my hands were so stiff and then painful. I stayed home and did not golf. I also had pain during the night so sleeping was difficult. I...  Read more

SBECKER526

Feeling better, but worried
5/21/2014 8:33:19 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am feeling better after limiting my exercise today. I had pain from the golfing on Tuesday evening. I am worried that I may have to give up golf....  Read more

SBECKER526

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