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Change of Drugs
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

Well, with all the swelling going on for the past week, and the lack of my heart slowing down at all, today I was taken off the calcium blockers and put on beta blockers, along with a daily furosemide and a potassium pill. Off the diltiazem and... Read more
Beginning Retreat
Friday, April 22, 2016      4 comments

Just so you don't think I have dropped off the face of the earth, the community is beginning our annual retreat this evening. So my computer time will be limited, but promise to be back here after retreat. Will post the results of my consult a... Read more
Appointment set
Sunday, April 17, 2016      7 comments

Got the phone call Friday about the referral for the Atrial Flutter. The really great news is that the appt is for April 28. The reason it was so soon is that I am not a "new patient", but a "follow up" matter the last appt was 6 years a... Read more
Atrial Flutter Update
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      12 comments

Saw my doctor yesterday. The flutter is still going strong (about 140 beats per minute, fast but very skipping, etc.) So now we double up on the diltiazem each day, and have now started on the warfarin protocol, beginning at 2.5 m... Read more
Jan is doing really well, but I am having a bit of an issue
Friday, April 01, 2016      11 comments

My sister Jan has completed chemo treatment #2 and is doing really well. Here at the monastery, however, our 85 year old Sister Clare developed a UTI, which went into her bloodstream. She spent 3 days in hospital, getting IV antibiotics. T... Read more
St Patrick's Day
Thursday, March 17, 2016      6 comments

My sister Jill sent me this from Pintrest. Wish I had the time to actually make these. They are stunning to look at, and I bet would be delicious. Anyw... Read more
Jan's progress
Saturday, March 12, 2016      5 comments

My sister Jan is doing really well after her surgery. She just started the double chemo protocol this past Wednesday. She wrote last evening: " I'm doing OK, more tired today than Wed/Thu, probably because I'm off the steroids now. Just feel ... Read more
Jan is doing well
Friday, February 12, 2016      9 comments

Thank you for your prayers for my youngest sister Jan. She had a bilateral mastectomy this afternoon, and everything went really well. There was no sign of the cancer having spread to the lymph system, so that is wonderful news. My Mom said s... Read more
30th Anniversary
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      13 comments

Today, February 2 is my 30th Anniversary of Profession of Vows as a Poor Clare. I have now been at the monastery here in Duncan, BC for 33 years. The ... Read more
Pool today
Thursday, January 28, 2016      2 comments

For the third week in a row, I got to the pool on Thursday afternoon. Yeah, I have a streak going here!... Read more
My sister Jan needs your prayers, please
Monday, January 25, 2016      8 comments

My youngest sister is Jan, (age 55) whose only daughter Tami (age 35) died from Inflammatory Breast Cancer after a 3 year struggle this past Nov 1. Today Jan told the family that she herself has just this past week been diagnosed with IDC... Read more
Getting rally close
Saturday, January 23, 2016      2 comments

Less than 500 points until I get to level planning on hitting it this week! emoticon ... Read more
Pool....2nd week in a row
Friday, January 22, 2016      9 comments

I went to the AquaFit class this afternoon. This is the second week in a row, after being away from the pool for 6 months. I had to make the choice to go, even though there were some other things I really wanted to work on during that time. A... Read more
New Beginnings for my Mom and Sister
Monday, January 18, 2016      7 comments

Life can sometimes throw things your way that make you wonder how you are going to move forward. My Mom had been living with my youngest sister and her husband for the past 4 years. My Dad died 2 years ago, and my brother-in-law retired in Oct... Read more
Getting close to new points level
Saturday, January 16, 2016      5 comments

The more points you accumulate, emoticon the longer it takes to get to the next level. After many ... Read more

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