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Resolve or, "Why am I up so late?"
Monday, January 02, 2012      4 comments

So, I've been thinking about new beginnings and all the things you think about when you start putting the decorations away for another 10 months and thinking about how the house is going to look for the rest of the winter... -Menu Planning:... Read more
A New Dawn or, "Start Again..."
Thursday, December 08, 2011      4 comments

I went to a new rheumatologist Monday. While I agree with him entirely that redoing the tests is a good idea- both doctors and patients easily fall into "oh, that must be part of the chronic and not something else" trap, therefore ignoring othe... Read more
Pain & Presence, or "I guess my meds work!"
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      7 comments

I have a daily regime of meds that I take at night- Cymbalta, Singular, amitriptoline, and tramodol. Given that there is a lot of short-term memory problems involved I started having a hard time remembering if I had taken them or not. So, ... Read more
Back to exercise? or "something new!"
Sunday, October 23, 2011      3 comments

So, I just did a 10-minute ab workout video. I also, for the first time in a very long time, went onto Spark on the weekend, when I can really enact new ideas and thoughts. Right now we are working on a tad of Flylady approach to the holid... Read more
No more babying, or "Why do you push yourself so hard?"
Friday, October 14, 2011      3 comments

When I was 12 I was planning on riding a basketball scholarship to college. My puppy dog feet had the docs telling my folks that I would be over 6' and I had been playing on the All-Star teams for years. I was the starting center for my middle... Read more
Coming to terms, or "I'll never be as good as I once was"
Thursday, October 13, 2011      6 comments

So, looking around at what I am allowed to do, what I want to do, and what I honestly have the strength/energy to do is...depressing. I haven't been working out at all this fall- I'm still in super flare-up mode and I have no idea when (if?... Read more
Moving forward or, "The New Deal"
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      1 comments

Went to my doc on Monday- she was as concerned as I by my listlessness, joint issues, and constant sleeping (except when I can't sleep). We came up with a plan- even if I am not actively in pain I should take my pain meds at 6am, 10am, 2pm,... Read more
Sleep issues, or "Hello darknes, my old enemy"
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      3 comments

I have just noticed a pedulum in my sleep patterns. Recently I've been sleeping a lot- to bed early, naps, falling asleep wherever, etc. This was a welcome (if ineffective) change since before that I had had days of staying up all night or wak... Read more
What I did over my summer vacation, or "the House of Pain"
Thursday, September 08, 2011      5 comments

So, this summer started as many do, with a sudden and unexpected illness. I had an emergency ear surgery and then had to wait for CT scans, MRIs, etc to get a second surgery right before I went back. The good part is that I can now hear in ste... Read more
Formal Party or, "The Tuxedo Blues"
Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

Woke up this morning, couldn't find my tux nowhere Oh! Woke up this morning, couldn't find my tux suit no where Oh don't worry bout the party, we don't have tickets anyway... Ok, that sucked. But it's an example of the Tuxedo blues... Read more
XPI or "Better than the gym!"
Monday, June 13, 2011      3 comments

This weekend I took my first character foray into XPI,
ndex.shtml My character is a combination fighter and beginning mage (whoohoo!) so I spent the weekend being taught and sparring. Here I am on Monday f... Read more
Poison Ivy or, "I didn't know I could itch there!"
Friday, June 03, 2011      4 comments

So, CROGfest came and went. I wasn't totally present and even fell asleep etc. On Monday the reason became clear- I had a HORRIBLE case of poison ivy. I went to school on Tues and could do nothing- they actually sent me home early and got som... Read more
A Full Life, or "Zombies, Parties, and Pain meds, oh my!"
Thursday, May 26, 2011      3 comments

Last weekend I got to participate in one of the best LARPs I've ever been to. It was a trip through an underground bunker with no power and full of infected who jumped out at us when we pushed open doors. The special effects were awesome and I... Read more
New Meds! or "Better Living Through Chemistry"
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      2 comments

So, last night I had a great talk with my doctor that ended up with me having allergy meds and additional pain meds for when I get flare ups. I got a lot of cleaning done and slept through the night for the first time in quite a while! Whoohoo... Read more
Plans for the Future or, “Geek Health and Fitness”
Friday, May 06, 2011      4 comments

So, plans for the future in terms of exercising and eating. My grocery cart was filled with fruits, veggies, and liquids and I felt pretty good about that. I am getting involved in a lot more active campaign games for which I would like to get... Read more

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