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Having trouble being my normal, cheerful, optimistic self
Saturday, April 28, 2018      26 comments

I am sad. Almost all the time. Cry at the drop of a hat. Pitiful. I have SO MUCH to be grateful for. In the last 5 years I had bilateral pneumonia with MRSA and 4 surgeries with that, open heart surgery with 5 bypasses and an aortic valve r... Read more
Just When I Thought Things Were Settling Down
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      28 comments

Well, since the end of March, I've been experiencing tingling, numbness, and pain in my right hand. Several times I woke up in the middle of the night with my hand totally dead. My physical therapist strongly suggested that I talk to my surgeon... Read more
Physical Therapy
Saturday, April 07, 2018      21 comments

My orthopaedic doctor wrote me a prescription for physical therapy the end of February. At the same time, he told me I could start driving again, starting with local trips and building up from there. I specifically requested a PT within my insur... Read more
I Had A Good Day Today!
Thursday, April 05, 2018      26 comments

I do have to say that the majority of my days are good days, but today was a REALLY good day! My good friend Sarah picked me up and we went out for breakfast. I had 2 scrambled eggs, extra crispy bacon, and silver dollar pancakes with butte... Read more
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      24 comments

Yesterday, Monday, March 12th, I had the best of intentions to dust, vacuum, and wash the floor under my bed. Then I got a call from the optometrist's. My new glasses were ready! So I drove over to get them. YES! You read that correctl... Read more
My spinal surgeon's appointment today
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      24 comments

As many of you know, I had extensive neck/spine surgery on September 8, 2017. It's been a slow recovery, but I got wonderful news today at my doctor's appointment!! I can: 1. Start Physical Therapy. 2. Gradually start driving again, b... Read more
Books of 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018      18 comments

I will start my list here, and add to it as the year rolls along. I'll rate the books using * 1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald ***** 2. The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard **** 3. Last Christmas in ... Read more
Evaluation of my 17 Things to do in 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017      35 comments

1. My first goal was to read 17 New books. I read 34! 2. My goal was to try 1 New recipe a month. I tried 9 New recipes! 3. My goal was to go see The Nutcracker. Didn't. 4. My goal was to lose 17 pounds. I lost 28 pounds!! Woot!! 5. Take... Read more
Little Red Hats
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      25 comments

I'm still not able to sit at the computer, but I can get some things done on my Kindle and on my phone. I have an app on my phone called Flipboard, which you can customize to get news articles about the things you're interested in. One of my cat... Read more
Surgery Update
Saturday, September 30, 2017      29 comments

I had my long awaited neck surgery on Friday, September 8th. I had to be at the hospital at 7:30, and arrived at 7:40. Filled out yet more paperwork, and was taken in the prep room by 8:30. Gained and scuppered, warm blanket, and waiting. Had 2 ... Read more
Averages 4
Sunday, August 27, 2017      18 comments

I keep track of my calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, and sodium every day, and also for 20 days in a row. The past twenty days 8/7 - 8/26 had me at the following averages: Calories: 1151 Carbs: 88 Fat: 52 Protein: 82 Fi... Read more
Christmas in August!
Friday, August 18, 2017      25 comments

So, I slept in a little bit this morning, because I was really still tired from making the jam, and then getting an EKG and a chest xray in the same day. Both the EKG and the chest xray were normal - yay!! After I got the coffee going this... Read more
Surgery Update
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      29 comments

I have a definite date for surgery!! Friday, September 8th. When I went to meet with the surgeon last week, I had a lot of questions for him. I learned that the surgical procedure would take 8 - 9 hours, and that he would have an addition... Read more
Averages and Diabetes Update
Monday, August 07, 2017      26 comments

These are my averages for the past 20 days, 7/18/17 - 8/6/17: Calories: 1170 - Range 1250 - 1700 Carbs: 100 - Range 0 - 150 Fat: 49 - Range 42 - 57 Protein: 84 - Range 63 -85 Fiber: 33 - Range 25 - 35 Sodium: 1188 - Range 0 ... Read more
A procedure today and surgery update
Saturday, August 05, 2017      19 comments

Two years ago I had a procedure done by a pain specialist. I had woken up one morning just fine, and when I got out of bed and put my feet on the floor, I'd get a zinger down my sciatic nerve in my right leg. I'd rub it, walk around, and it wo... Read more

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