I thought I'd Heard Everything until.....(Health Alert)
Friday, January 08, 2010      15 comments

I consider myself pretty savvy. I taught Alcohol, Tobacco and Other drugs classes at the University. And I know that some people are always looking for a way to get a better buzz for the buck. But I never thought of this. I thought someone was p... Read more
Cautious Optimism
Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

So...I saw Dr Mike today. After I got my hug, I told him I knew the stone was there. He confirmed that plus "many more" still waiting. Wonderful! The good news was that the stone in the left ureter has become smaller and there is a 60-80% chan... Read more
My Day
Thursday, January 07, 2010      9 comments

So...I am minding my own business after exercising and gearing up to watch some boring TV when I receive a call from my favorite singing doc....Dr Mike. In between him taking bites of food, he tells me that he doesn't think my kidney stones are... Read more
My sneaky way to get in cardio.
Thursday, January 07, 2010      14 comments

Most of you that know me know that I have pretty constant knee pain from an injury and need to have my knee replaced.....someday. So a lot of cardio is a no go for me. Twist my knee wrong and I am on the floor. Heck, I stepped wrong getting out ... Read more
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      10 comments

I think it made all the difference in the world not being stressed for the interview. I have a job shadow planned with them for next week then we get to collaboratively decide if this job is a good fit. I feel pretty positive about it. An... Read more
Off to a good start
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      8 comments

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to sleep. If sleep were an Olympic sport, I'd have more medals than Mark Spitz!! Seriously. So knowing I had an appointment today at 11 am and my job interview at 1PM, I planned to sleep until the last gun was fi... Read more
Moving On
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      7 comments

Wow. 2 Blogs in one day. I am feeling charged in the midst of pain. I have things to do and I am not going to let a stone deter me. I am amazed that my Urologist gave me his private cell number to call in case I need him later. That totally blo... Read more
I will NOT be derailed!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      2 comments

I set my goals and I am determined to meet them. My first goal is to exercise at least 10 minutes a day 5-7 days per week. I set this goal yesterday. I think this year's lesson will be persevering through adversity. Dec 22nd, Dr Mike blast... Read more
Ch Ch Ch Changes....
Monday, January 04, 2010      10 comments

It wasn't that long ago that I was facing ESWL Lithotripsy for kidney stones and stressing because I was supposed to be 300 pounds or less to have this done...and I was 335 pounds. I couldn't see how I was going to get this done. I had tried so ... Read more
A Woo Hoo Moment!
Sunday, January 03, 2010      12 comments

I have been embarking on the healthy train for some time now, but exercise was a 4 letter word to me, I tend to make a sloth look like a cheetah. But something has changed. New England got hit with a snowstorm over the weekend and I was looking ... Read more
A New Year's Tale
Saturday, January 02, 2010      8 comments

The night started out ike any other night. It was New Years Eve and I had fallen asleep while reading "The Spark"...not that the book is boring.. Its just that I have been tired lately. Kev wakes me up with a call about 2 minutes till the ball d... Read more
This IS My Year!
Friday, January 01, 2010      11 comments

2010 is my year...I am claiming it. This New Years Day I am free of all obligations and my life is wide open. What could be a better time to take charge and change my life? Looking back on 2009, there are so many things I am proud of. I am ... Read more
Old Year / New Year
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      9 comments

2010 is fast approaching and I am both intrigued and somewhat apathetic about the changes. There has been so many things going on these past few months starting with beginning a new job, death of mom, holidays without my mother, surgery X 2, an... Read more
Life is a Rock but the Radio Rolled Me!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      10 comments

I had this song in my head on the way to surgery today. I am happy to say that my MD ("Yay Mike") sent the big stone packing bag and baggage. In fact, since the tenacious bugger didn't get the eviction message from previous pummelling, blasting,... Read more
How to tell if you're from New England.
Sunday, December 20, 2009      9 comments

Today was a busy day for me. I am gearing up for surgery on Tuesday so I decided to stay in my nightgown all day do some cleaning. My best friend from Vt is coming down tomorrow and will be here for a few days for my surgery. My room upstairs lo... Read more

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