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Cortisone Knee Injections
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      1 comments

Today, I had Cortisone injected into both knees. They feel a lot better. The shots were excruciatingly painful. I didn't remember the pain, but man, I remember it now. It was like a pinch and a push together--extremely uncomfortable! I fin... Read more
So much pain
Thursday, October 17, 2019      3 comments

So I'm in physical therapy for pain. It isn't helping. It seems to add to my pain, but still I go and hope for the best. I'm supposed to get a membership to the local YMCA and use their pool to walk. I'm not sure how since walking is very painfu... Read more
Back to Work
Friday, September 27, 2019      2 comments

Yesterday, I returned to work. It was a horrendous day with plenty of up and down activity more than what I was used to even before I went off on leave. By the end of the day, my muscles in my back and legs were stressing. I was so glad when the... Read more
Walking Better
Monday, September 23, 2019      5 comments

So the pain isn't gone completely, but I'm walking better. I still use a cane, but that first step isn't so painful. I still hesitate when taking that first step with my weight on my left side, but it's a lot better than it was. I should be able... Read more
Pain is better
Sunday, September 22, 2019      0 comments

I don't have as much pain now. I did some hard praying yesterday and asked the Lord to take away the pain. I still have pain, but it is much better. For those of you who experience pain, how did you get through it? What worked or didn't wo... Read more
Taken off work for now for pain
Thursday, September 19, 2019      5 comments

So my doctor took me off of work for pain in my left leg and hip. I've been hobbling around at work using a cane for better than a week. I have trouble getting up and walking without pain. So at the appointment yesterday, I asked the doctor to t... Read more
Psoriasis Study
Friday, September 06, 2019      4 comments

I was accepted for a psoriasis study at the University of Michigan. For the study, they drew my blood, tested it and found out I'm allergic to cow's milk and cow's milk products, eggs and bananas. I've cut these out of my diet and feel a lot bet... Read more
Heat wave
Saturday, July 20, 2019      8 comments

We are having a heat wave here in Michigan. Temperatures reach into the low 90s with a heat index into the 100s. I'm staying inside where it is cool and trying very hard not to move around much. We will get some relief next week as it cools down... Read more
The email I sent to John Morra March 22, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019      1 comments

This is the email I sent to American Realism painter John Morra this morning. Good morning John! I had a wonderful night waking, thinking about your art, falling back asleep and dreaming of it. Your art makes me happy waking or sleeping. Th... Read more
John Morra artist
Friday, March 22, 2019      1 comments

Yesterday evening, I called the realism artist, John Morra, to talk about his work and see if I could buy something for less than was listed on his website. I was especially taken with the "Tomato Ensemble" painting I told him. He thanked me. I... Read more
How many brownies is too many?
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      6 comments

Okay, so we had a potluck at work today and there were brownies. A huge 36"x20" size pan of delectable brownies. I took two and put the plate of brownies on my desk for later. Later came and I ate both 3"x3" size brownies without thinking. ... Read more
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      1 comments

My knees hurt constantly. Even when I am at rest in bed they hurt because of my weight. Here's the rub. Do they hurt enough for me to want change? Yes. Am I willing to put in the effort to change for the better so I lose weight and feel better? ... Read more
Writing, like weight loss, have to put in the work
Sunday, July 29, 2018      7 comments

So far last week I wrote 1800 words. Yah hoo!!! It's a matter of getting my bottom in the seat and working, much like weight loss. I have to focus on my writing and weight loss and be conscious of what I am writing and putting in my body if I wa... Read more
50,000 words finally!
Monday, July 23, 2018      1 comments

Last night I finally wrote my 50,000th word in my new novel that I started for NaNoWriMo back in November 2017. I'm glad I didn't give up even though I've struggled with terrible writers block and lack of motivation. Here's to each 1,000 words I... Read more
Burning Knees
Thursday, July 19, 2018      0 comments

I'm up 3 pounds from when I started weight loss surgery :( I have to do something to lose weight. I bought a bottle of CLA yesterday and then bought a powder mix of CLA and carnitine, which I am having shipped to my house from Amazon. I... Read more

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