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Lemonade from lemons
Friday, July 26, 2019      1 comments

Neighbor brought over 8 oak trees downed in the storm. Friend that gave me the huge maple tree last spring is bringing another truckload of logs today from the storm. The same friend is going to cut down the three damaged oak trees in our front ... Read more
New COPD med
Sunday, December 16, 2018      6 comments

I just started Trelegy Ellipta on a one month trial and it works great. I hardly use my rescue inhaler at all now. With that positivity comes some negativity, it cost $609 a month here and $127 in Canada which is beyond my budget on SS retiremen... Read more
Just lost best friend
Saturday, May 06, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday I had to take my fur pal, Molly, to the vet as she was not eating and having a hard time getting up two steps at the front door. The vet said that she has had a long full life but now it is time to let go as she has a mass inside that... Read more
Christmas Eve Day
Saturday, December 24, 2016      4 comments

Today is prep day. I don't feel like spending half of Christmas Day in the kitchen so I'll prep as much as possible today. I have the chicken broiler all set to barbecue tomorrow, a dozen small white potatoes are all scrubbed and cut for roast... Read more
Update No Doctor
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      2 comments

Perseverance does pay off. I went to a walk in clinic near me and found out one whole half of it is primary care and affiliated with Cape Cod Healthcare. After checking in with the receptionist, who found my history on the computer, she inform... Read more
No Doctor soon
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      5 comments

When I had my annual physical Monday, my Dr. informed me that I should start looking for a new PCP as he is retiring at the middle of 2017. I thanked him for the timely notice not knowing what was in store. When Tufts Medical disassociated its... Read more
Daily Challenges
Saturday, May 21, 2016      4 comments

I will admit I was getting a bit bored here as I have lost the weight I wanted and am on maintenance with minor fluctuations in my weight. I happened to be looking for something different to change things up a bit and found the Daily Calendar C... Read more
Getting a new Glaucoma Dr.
Sunday, April 10, 2016      5 comments

My present glaucoma Dr. and I had a talk Fri. Rather I talked and he listened. I told him I would no longer wait 1-2 hours beyond my appt. time to see him for 10 min. I have bent over backwards to accommodate him but nothing changes. My sigh... Read more
What Price Pain
Sunday, February 07, 2016      4 comments

DW is paying a heavy price for pain relief. In 1994, as a nurse, she got mowed down by an Alzheimer patient trying to go down a flight of stairs in a wheelchair. That messed up DW's Cervical spine and forced her retirement. After being told b... Read more
Time ToSlow Down
Saturday, December 19, 2015      5 comments

What a December !! Wife got a total knee replacement and is now in rehab until after Christmas. I found out from my Ophthalmologist that Glaucoma has done irreversible damage to my right eye and is sending me to a specialist that deals with vi... Read more
lack of exercise
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      6 comments

I feel lke I am on a vacation from life. After the eye operation, I was told no exercise except the treadmill until the eye heals. no weights, lifting pulling, pushing etc. At least I can use the treadmill and see my gym buddies. I figured t... Read more
Eye Problems
Thursday, March 19, 2015      4 comments

After going gangbusters all winter, I had an eye appointment this AM with my eye specialist. He was not happy with the results of my eye tests. He informed me that the Glaucoma in my right eye is not responding to the 2 sets of drops I have be... Read more
Winter Exercise
Saturday, January 31, 2015      4 comments

This is day three of waking up and out the door to work with the snow blower. I never realized how much exercise was involved in horsing that machine around as the reverse doesn't work. Then there is the snow shovel for where I can't use the s... Read more
Sunday, October 05, 2014      7 comments

Looking back at the last few years,I have noticed some changes in me. Before I joined SparkPeople I was looking at how I would have reacted to the problems I have had since 2007. I am now dealing with lung CA for the third time along with asth... Read more
Back outside working
Friday, September 12, 2014      2 comments

I saw the doctor at the wound care clinic this AM and had some great news. No more bandages, I can get it wet so back to showers and it is almost all healed. He had me get some "Smart Wool" socks to prevent abrasion on the toe stub and they ar... Read more

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