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  • Put on notice

    1/26/2015 11:22:59 PM, by MSLZZY

    I was informed by my DH that I talk too much, take too long to say what I want and go on and on. Not the best conversation to have just befor... Read more

  • ER Visit yesterday, and an overnight hospital stay

    1/26/2015 5:24:44 PM, by MOM2ACAT

    This weekend was pretty rough with the fatigue and the usual symptoms that I have when I am severely anemic. I had hopes that the Halotestin inje... Read more

  • oa works

    1/26/2015 4:28:48 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There are always two voices in my head. The voice of my HP (who I call God) and the voice of my disease. The first voice is loving, caring, suppo... Read more

  • Catching up on email and

    1/25/2015 10:04:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    catching up on sleep. It has felt really good to take a short nap each day this weekend. Must be storing up energy for the week to come. We... Read more

  • Book Review: Dying Well; Peace and Possiblities at the End of Life by Ira Byock M.D.

    1/25/2015 9:30:24 AM, by MOM2ACAT

    The author of this book, Dr. Ira Byock, has dedicated his life as a hospice director to make sure that no one should have to die in pain, or die ... Read more

  • A wonderful visit with friends

    1/24/2015 11:06:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    We had a great evening with our friends, catching up on all the news of our children and GC, other friends from their childhood as I didn't k... Read more

  • A wonderful 46 degrees today

    1/23/2015 9:18:49 PM, by MSLZZY

    Now this is a most unusual January thaw and aside from a little rain event tomorrow night and into Sunday, the next week looks to be above no... Read more

  • A little fun to end the day

    1/22/2015 10:43:02 PM, by MSLZZY

    We went to the boys basketball game to watch the Little Wolves cheerleaders perform and GD is one of them. They did a very short routine and ... Read more

  • A quiet, cleaner day

    1/21/2015 10:06:30 PM, by MSLZZY

    DH was gone to an all day meeting and the radio was quiet so it was nice. I had the usual service work to do and I could watch the very light... Read more

  • Frustration with Fatigue and Blood Counts

    1/21/2015 4:44:28 PM, by MOM2ACAT

    I was disappointed, but not surprised, by the results of the CBC I had done on Monday. My hemoglobin went from 10 when it was checked January 12 ... Read more

  • Highly decorated!

    1/20/2015 5:53:30 PM, by MSLZZY

    In the never ending quest for new and interesting ways to spend my time and earn my keep, today's ambulance run was one of "no guts, no glory... Read more

  • Big swing in temperatures today

    1/19/2015 7:20:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    First we started out with 30 degrees and light freezing rain. I walked to the café and it wasn't even too bad. But another shower can through... Read more

  • Started another cancer drug today

    1/19/2015 4:41:52 PM, by MOM2ACAT

    I went to my oncologist appointment today feeling very anxious after the news I got last week, not knowing what to expect today. I was fully expe... Read more

  • DETERMINED

    1/19/2015 4:37:50 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Ok this is hard for me to post. The struggle is very real. This is such an eye opener to me. I AM not happy with this body. Only I can change thi... Read more

  • Mixing it up today

    1/18/2015 9:53:12 PM, by MSLZZY

    Church, then coffee hour with the family and then DS and GF arrived and we went out for lunch. The plan was to take a quick nap before the Pa... Read more

  • new habits

    1/18/2015 3:39:16 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    To help yourself: Talk to your doctor about treatment options and stick with treatment Try to maintain a stable schedule of meals and sleep t... Read more

  • Got a little "spirng" in my step

    1/17/2015 9:53:12 PM, by MSLZZY

    Today was so nice that I went for an early morning walk and walked again this afternoon. Tomorrow may not be quite as nice but Monday will be... Read more

  • Reaching the end of the drama

    1/16/2015 9:21:06 PM, by MSLZZY

    The attorney called and DS has to be served papers to appear in court so the judge can hear his side of things before he signs the document f... Read more

  • One more hurdle cleared

    1/15/2015 2:39:07 PM, by MSLZZY

    The meeting with the psychologist went very well, much shorter than they said. Only a little over an hour to convince the doctor that a compl... Read more

  • let go and let God

    1/15/2015 11:47:01 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Angels.... What I need to say to you is heart emoticon Lean on God heart emoticon . Jesus is the ONLY reason I have overcome the depression, Ptsd... Read more

  • oa works

    1/15/2015 5:43:51 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Something to think about today. Working through our steps with support is a very self loving thing to do. After years of trying to "sort the prob... Read more

  • Heads up

    1/14/2015 5:28:27 PM, by MSLZZY

    Tomorrow I take DS1 to a psychologist for a 3 hour evaluation- another step in getting guardianship and maybe, get those interfering people o... Read more

  • Looking forward

    1/13/2015 11:58:34 PM, by MSLZZY

    to a week ahead that should be sunny and much warmer that it has been. It will pick up everyone's mood, of that I am sure. Just a quick bl... Read more

  • think spring

    1/13/2015 4:07:08 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Did you know that if you lose 5lbs a month for the next 6 months that is 30 lbs. If you lose 5lbs a month for the next 12 months that is 60 lbs b... Read more

  • Back to work-post flu

    1/12/2015 11:24:32 PM, by MSLZZY

    Yes, Mondays come and it is always surprising what crops up after the weekend. I was a bit fuzzy today but a brisk walking workout in the off... Read more

  • Won't be starting that drug for the cancer after all

    1/12/2015 4:14:13 PM, by MOM2ACAT

    First, the good news; my CBC that I had done today shows that my hemoglobin is at 10; this is the first time that it was checked since I had the ... Read more

  • JUST FOR TODAY

    1/12/2015 1:07:12 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Learning day by day my happiness comes from within, it has nothing to do with any external forces, issues or problems I may be dealing with. An a... Read more

  • Recovering from the flu

    1/11/2015 7:39:23 PM, by MSLZZY

    Last night wasn't so great so DH and I went to bed early and I slept the night through. When I got up this morning, I knew that going to chur... Read more

  • No time for Beck today

    1/10/2015 10:03:55 PM, by MSLZZY

    It seems like this day was just meant to go by quickly and it did. Making one last breakfast for DS as he was refereeing some grade school ba... Read more

  • Kumla and Day Seven

    1/9/2015 10:59:39 PM, by MSLZZY

    Kumla, as I was told by DS's GF, is a Norwegian potato dumpling that her great-grandmother made and she just loves them. Since I am always ma... Read more

  • Let's clear the air

    1/8/2015 10:19:33 AM, by MSLZZY

    Most of yesterday's frustration stemmed from trying to find an application that didn't exist. I sorted through several piles of papers (yes, ... Read more

  • The Rock, The Hard Place and Beck

    1/7/2015 8:30:33 PM, by MSLZZY

    Today was so not the day for being in my shoes. Nothing seemed to go the way I wanted it do. I did sit down for breakfast but hurried out the... Read more

  • Transfusion went well, feeling so much better!

    1/7/2015 11:21:09 AM, by MOM2ACAT

    The transfusion went well yesterday, and I am feeling so much better now, but the day started off kind of rough. My friend Von picked me up ... Read more

  • Day Six-Find a Diet Coach

    1/6/2015 10:30:47 PM, by MSLZZY

    I talked with my SIL, who has been very active in WW for a very long time. She works across the street from me and we talk all the time. She ... Read more

  • Day Five-Eat Slowly

    1/5/2015 9:30:26 PM, by MSLZZY

    I think DS is wondering what is up with mom as I am eating even slower than I have before. DH can finish his meal in less than 15 minutes and... Read more

  • Another setback, severely anemic again

    1/5/2015 4:11:51 PM, by MOM2ACAT

    I've had a setback again with my health because of severe anemia. This past week has been especially hard, with extreme fatigue, a rapid heart ra... Read more

  • Day Four-Giving Myself Credit

    1/4/2015 10:28:21 PM, by MSLZZY

    Today was a feel good day. The cold weather let us just a little and even though we cancelled church, we found ways to sit in the peace and r... Read more

  • Third Day on the Beck Book

    1/3/2015 8:28:15 PM, by MSLZZY

    Sit down while eating. Well, not bad in theory and a habit that will take time but I did sit down most of the time. I am not in much of a hab... Read more

  • Second day of the Beck Book

    1/2/2015 11:34:22 PM, by MSLZZY

    Pick 2 diets, one as a primary and one as a backup plan. That was easy. I will stick with the Spark plan that I have followed for the last 6 ... Read more

  • First Day with the Beck Book

    1/1/2015 9:19:44 PM, by MSLZZY

    I have faithfully read the first few chapters, several times, and today, I started on Day One and wrote 2 copies of my Advantages Response Ca... Read more

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