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18 in 2018
Saturday, January 06, 2018      23 comments

Oh, what a difference a year makes!! In 2017 I could not even think of 17 things. I think I was already feeling changes in my body from a fall in the Fall that eventually led to damage to my spinal cord and C-spine surgery. This year I have m... Read more
17 in 2017 Review
Monday, January 01, 2018      15 comments

I have done these lists since 2014 and this is the first year I did not complete all of the items. I blame my health challenges and just having to concentrate on finding out what was wrong with me and then on my recovery. 17 in 2017 ... Read more
New Car
Sunday, December 03, 2017      23 comments

Well, new to me. Toward the end of August, just before I knew I was going to have a surgery that couldn't wait, I purchased a car. Mine was 15 years old, was starting to have frequent little problems and was hard for my husband and my dad to ... Read more
Solving Problems
Saturday, October 21, 2017      18 comments

This is Charlie. He's nearing 11 years old and the back surgery he had in 2013 has made walks difficult for him. Earlier this year, I shortened his wa... Read more
Surgery Follow up
Saturday, October 07, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday I saw the neurosurgeon for my follow up visit. It has been about 4-1/2 weeks since my surgery. First, I had a series of x-rays to check on the plate, screws and bone graft at the surgery site. Then I saw the surgeon who said things ... Read more
Neurosurgery Appointment
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      21 comments

I saw the neurosurgeon this morning to hear the results of the MRI he ordered and what plan of action he was recommending. The news was not good. The MRI was done in two segments because of a focused radiologist. The first part was the thorac... Read more
An Afternoon at the Clinic
Friday, August 25, 2017      18 comments

Yesterday was my day for lab work, an MRI and a visit with the neurosurgeon. Lab went well. I'm not really sure why the doctor decided to order this lab work but I assume he's checking out or rechecking something. Maybe I can look on line late... Read more
Surgery Consult
Friday, August 11, 2017      23 comments

Yesterday was my consult with the neurosurgeon. He does not think my current diagnosis explains all of my symptoms and wants me to have an MRI on the thoracic spine. Getting in for that MRI may take a week or two. While I wish things would mo... Read more
It's a Not-So-Wonderful Life
Thursday, April 27, 2017      29 comments

Okay, I'm going to complain but I also realize there are good things going on too. I'm reminded of the poem my grandmother used to say. It starts, "There is nothing so bad it couldn't be worse." April has been a challenging month. My ste... Read more
Microgreens
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      19 comments

I took a class at the university on February 23 titled "Growing Microgreens." It was presented by our county horticulturist and we all got to make and take a tray of microgreens. I did peas as I found they really popped with flavor and thought... Read more
Craft Night at the Library
Saturday, February 18, 2017      23 comments

We have a brand new library in my town. It opened in November 2016 but I took until January to pay a visit. Now I can't stay away. They offer so much -- a book club, a game night, craft classes -- for adults (to name a few). I would often he... Read more
Health Related Books
Monday, January 23, 2017      24 comments

One of my 17 in 2017 is to read 6 health related books. A Spark Friend asked me what I was planning to read so I gathered the books I have already have and found the following -- Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD Your Brain on Food by Gar... Read more
Tony's ornament
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      23 comments

Tony and I played a game over the holidays. I put this ornament on the tree. He took it off and played and played. We did this over and over and over. He managed to remove the threads that were the koala's nose and I had to put the scarf bac... Read more
Tony has trained me well
Sunday, January 01, 2017      21 comments

Tony was waiting on the counter, paw raised. I shook it and gave him peanut butter. I've learned my lesson well.... Read more
16 in 2016 Update
Saturday, December 31, 2016      26 comments

The list I accomplished this year isn't the list I had at the beginning of the year. Some items are the same but some original items simply weren't possible. 2016 saw big changes in my life. My stepmother who suffers from dementia required in... Read more

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