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Feeling better each day now!
Monday, February 27, 2017      35 comments

I have been on my new muscle relaxer for 16 days now and I'm feeling a little better each day! I cook dinner about 4 nights a week now. DH cooks a couple of nights and we eat take out from our favorite steak house one night a week. I can't belie... Read more
Made dinner last night for the first time in weeks!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      16 comments

I have to say that the new muscle relaxer is working! I made a whole dinner, totally unassisted last night for the first time in approximately 16 weeks! Probably longer as I'm guestimating! My muscles are so severely fatigued that they shake and... Read more
Family Doctor came through but still must see neuromuscular specialist!
Monday, February 13, 2017      12 comments

I love my family doc and this is why: She gave me a different muscle relaxer to try and then 4 ideas to try if this doesn't work..... she has some ideas about how to at least stop the pain even if we don't know what's causing it right now!!! THI... Read more
Googling and learning!
Thursday, February 09, 2017      18 comments

I've been avoiding googling my painful cramping and other symptoms because I didn't want to scare myself needlessly. Well I kind of lost my patience when the rheumatologist just kind of shrugged his shoulders and said - you're obese and that's t... Read more
1.3 pounds down and appointment wait time.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      12 comments

In the last two weeks I have make some small tweaks to my routine. Water - 64 + oz a day. Dinners - Healthy 5 - 6 times a week. Regular soda - down from a 2 liter bottle a day to 12 oz a day. Spinach added to sandwiches. I will be making more sm... Read more
Good news/bad news from rheumatologist.
Thursday, February 02, 2017      15 comments

The good news: The doctor does not believe I have RA or any connective tissue disease or disorder. The bad news: I have to go see a Neuromuscular Specialist since he believes it has to do solely with the muscles in my body. He pulled another C-R... Read more
Enough is enough! No more excuses!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      39 comments

I came on Spark on my birthday, June 26, 2014. I didn't get serious until August 29th of that same year. Once I got serious I made little changes. Those little changes added up to big changes which added up to me losing 76 lbs in a little over 7... Read more
Symptoms and 10 days into new habit number one.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      26 comments

emoticon Not an upbeat blog for the most part. Written basically for future reference.... fair warning! Okay... Read more
Working on new habit number ONE and great tips!
Sunday, January 15, 2017      66 comments

Night before last as I lay in bed reviewing my day I began to think about what I CAN work on right now while I'm in limbo land with all the medical stuff going on. Water of course but I need to work on my mind a LOT so I thought about everything... Read more
Comparing me to ...... ME!
Sunday, January 08, 2017      18 comments

I was Sparked into writing this blog by a fellow Sparkmember's blog. PRNCSCUP1-2FULL wrote a blog about Guilt over the things she couldn't do that other members can...and it set off a wildfire in me! I have been guilty of doing that very th... Read more
Staying blessed in the middle of stress.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      16 comments

This is another goal I have set up for myself. Despite whatever is going on in my life I want to find the blessing in it and focus on that part of the situation. Today I am counting as a blessing that my oxygen stats are going up and I may get o... Read more
My first epiphany of 2017!
Sunday, January 01, 2017      11 comments

I was reading a few friends' blogs while feeling decidedly unhappy about my progress in the last 19 months or so. In fact I have slid back a whole 66 lbs. My friends different blogs reminded me that I'm human therefore, I fail sometimes. Sometim... Read more
Rheumatology Visit Scheduled and GRATITUDE --- finding it where you can!
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      5 comments

I called the referred rheumatologist the Monday after my appointment with my immunologist and I can't get in until February 1st! My immunologist warned me it might be up to a two month wait to see this specialist. After I made the appointment I ... Read more
Immunology visit.
Monday, December 19, 2016      7 comments

I did go back to the immunologist. Some of my blood work is pretty funky. Not reading as it should by a long shot. The immunologist feels that I have some sort of connective tissue immune disorder and has ordered a couple more blood tests and re... Read more
Energy Bank.
Thursday, December 15, 2016      12 comments

Two years ago I was getting in shape, losing weight and feeling really good. Then my immune system crashed, probably due to a depression but it showed up in the numbers they crunch for your immune system that says it's not working properly. I am... Read more

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