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Coming out the other side of things!
Thursday, July 26, 2018      27 comments

Wow that last blog was so long! I'm through the worst of the withdrawal from narcotic pain medication. I had about 60 hours of pain so intense that I didn't know what to do. I just got through it moment by moment. Sometimes that's all you can do... Read more
Another challenge.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      26 comments

I got the results of my sleep study. It showed that I stop breathing an incredible average of 38 times an HOUR. It's no wonder I've not been getting good sleep! I was warned about how dangerous this can become. I was prescribed CPAP (continuous ... Read more
Back again.
Sunday, July 01, 2018      35 comments

Round three! I didn't fall off the face of the earth, I've just been having a lot of medical issues going on. We discovered the main problem by the grace of God. I've been pretty sick since last May. Kind of felt like a flu that I couldn't shake... Read more
August 9th, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      41 comments

Update on Emma, the family and my foot. God is so good! They found a foster family for Emma who had already been through all the certification processes, the classes, the interviews, etc. This couple does not have any other foster children ... Read more
July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017      33 comments

Update on foot and on Emma. I went to the doctor again on the 20th. The big toe is not hitting the ground when I stand or walk and the joint is in a great deal of pain. The doctor gave me a splint for the toe so that i pulls it down in line... Read more
July 5th, 2017
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      31 comments

This blog has been a long time coming because i'm in limbo land right now and I intensely dislike it! My foot is not healing as it should which I really can live with if the doctor will give me a few straight answers such as when we can do somet... Read more
June 9th, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017      39 comments

Memorial Day Weekend I took my first out of town vacation in 15 years! Until 4 months ago, I had such bad muscle spasms in my back that just riding in the car for our weekly shopping trip was enough to put me in agony so a long car trip to visit... Read more
May 24th, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      31 comments

It's been awhile since I blogged. I'm out of the post surgical boot and my foot is doing much better! I overdo it every three or four days for a day or two and then have to rest it for two or three days but when I get done resting it, it feels b... Read more
Healing well and my dependence on the scale.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      42 comments

My foot is healing very well. I got the stitches out on Monday and that felt heavenly! The swelling is going down and the bruising is very slowly fading. I couldn't ask for a better or nicer podiatry doctor! I can't exercise as of yet because wh... Read more
Successful Surgery!
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      47 comments

I had my foot surgery done yesterday! I was in the hospital for about five and a half hours two and half of that was check in and then waiting on the doctor to arrive. An hour was the surgery and then an hour and half in recovery and getting rea... Read more
40 things about me!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      22 comments

I've had several of my Spark friends do this so I decided it was time for me to do it too! Feel free to do it yourself and leave it in the comments so I can read about you! 1. Do you like blue cheese? No. 2. Have you ever smoked cig... Read more
A bit of a shock!
Friday, March 24, 2017      34 comments

I went to my pre-op/consent appointment for my foot surgery yesterday. I learned exactly what they are going to do and what decompression means. They are going to shave off the two bone spurs - this I knew. Then they are going to break my big to... Read more
Quick update!
Friday, March 17, 2017      31 comments

The slow and steady approach is working! I have dropped 9 lbs in the last month! I have formed several new habits and they are sticking. I take 21 days for each habit. The one I'm working on now is getting my fruits and veggies in! Exercise... Read more
Foot surgery scheduled soon and I'm so thrilled!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      35 comments

Went to the foot doc on Monday. Found out I have a compressed disc in my big toe and two bone spurs behind it on the foot area. I will be having surgery to decompress the disc and remove the spurs on April 4th. I don't have a time yet - just the... Read more
My "why" and progress report.
Thursday, March 02, 2017      18 comments

I've been reading a lot of blogs recently about why people are trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. One in particular by SHAPNUP got me to thinking about my "why." Here it is: In December of 2010 I got pneumonia. I didn't know i... Read more

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