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The nerve of some people
Thursday, March 19, 2009      8 comments

Hello to all my friends, I know I have been MIA for a few weeks and I apologize for that. My husband left on Monday for a lengthy training exercise and we were trying to spend as much family time as possible before he left. Sometimes it takes me... Read more
The Diet Pill Debate
Friday, December 12, 2008      6 comments

Imagine if you will, being 100 pounds overweight. Everywhere you go you can feel people gawking at you, snickering, whispering lewd comments at your expense. You've tried every diet plan out there, but nothing has worked. You've joined gyms, or ... Read more
Happy Being the Way We Are
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      1 comments

There is a right weight for everyone. I'm not talking about body fat percentages, or body mass indexes or the like...what I mean is, there is a weight at which each individual finally feels happy about themselves. Just for numbers sake I've done... Read more
The Diagnosis
Sunday, December 07, 2008      3 comments

So at long last I'm going to share with you what the medical staff finally discovered about probably the most terrifying episodes in my life, little did I know how life threatening all of this was. When the phone call came, I was actually having... Read more
Mom Visits
Saturday, December 06, 2008      3 comments

I don't know how much I've talked about my Mother in the past but she is one remarkable lady. I am the third of five children ranging in ages 22-31, none of us have lived at home for a little while yet at any given time she manages to know where... Read more
The Next Day Part II
Friday, December 05, 2008      2 comments

I'm in my own private room, which is nice considering that most pre-op patients usually wait on gurneys in an open area. For a while I'm in there alone. The defeaning silence is a welcome relief from the commotion of the ER. I know exactly where... Read more
The Next Day Part I
Thursday, December 04, 2008      2 comments

(this is a continuation of the original story, thank you for reading) I wake up the next morning exactly the same way as the two days prior. My husband's alarm clock goes off at 5:30, the rythmic meep meep meep is cannonballs exploding in m... Read more
One Year Ago Today Part III
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      3 comments

There are eight people in the room now, I can't clearly see everyone but I've counted their voices. My children are giggling, totally unaware of what is happening, instead just happy to see me. My husband is holding my right hand, the hand that ... Read more
One Year Ago Today, Part II
Tuesday, December 02, 2008      2 comments

It's five degrees outside, the ground is coated with ice and snow and I sit freezing in the car in pajamas I hadn't changed out of. None of that seemed important, all that I could focus on was the pain chipping through my head like an ice-pick.... Read more
One Year Ago Today, Part I
Monday, December 01, 2008      3 comments

(Warning, this might be a little graphic. I'm going to write it over the course of the next few days. Everything you are about to read is true) A year ago today I sat on my bathroom floor, my head resting wearily on sweat drenched arms whic... Read more
Just a little off topic
Friday, November 21, 2008      3 comments

I mentioned briefly a few blogs back about a trip I had to take with my five year old son to the emergency room. As it turns out he was diagnosed with Mono. After the initial shock, the doc explained to me that only teens contracting this illnes... Read more
Give Thanks
Tuesday, November 18, 2008      4 comments

In the spirit of the holiday :-) Today I am thankful for... A grandmother who showed me that wisdom, class, and beauty make you a lady. A mother who always hands me a flashlight in the darkness. A father who taught me it was okay to b... Read more
Comment Response
Sunday, November 16, 2008      5 comments

It has been subtly called to my attention that perhaps I should reflect more upon the positive experiences within ourselves. A prior responder has presented this as a challenge to me and actually I am rather grateful to accept this as an opportu... Read more
Thinking again...
Saturday, November 15, 2008      1 comments

For some reason I just can't let go of my thoughts on this topic. Why exactly does society have such a warped perception of the (pardon the expression) fat populace? Who really is to blame? I think I've narrowed it down to three categories, but ... Read more
Spark People Motivator
Thursday, November 13, 2008      2 comments

Thank you everyone! Without all your kind words, encouragement and strong sense of spark community this could not have happened. I'll remain grateful to each and every one of you, this is such a proud day for me and it's wonderful knowing jus... Read more

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