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Complementary Therapies/Medicine
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      6 comments

When I started my cancer journey 4.5 years ago, I started looking into a lot of the complementary medicine that was out there (essential oils, supplements, massage therapy etc). As long as it didn't interfere with my oncologists ability to trea... Read more
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      7 comments

One of the suggestions on the gastroparesis (GP) diet given to me by the gastroenterologist was to take a vitamin supplement. Previously I had been very good at this, but more recently, i was struggling to swallow the pills. I had tried, and h... Read more
Begin at the beginning
Sunday, September 27, 2020      8 comments

After a long hiatus (for mostly medical reasons), I am back on Spark People. And it is time to begin again. No judgement, no guilt, just begin. I have a new medical hurdle in my life, gastroparesis (GP). It is also referred to as a delay... Read more
No Foolin'
Monday, April 01, 2019      8 comments

So after a lengthy hiatus from SparkPeople, I am back. The step away was good for me, in that it allowed some of my frustration with lack of success to ease. I start another 5% challenge this Saturday. With so many chronic health issues... Read more
An apology to the Rowdy Rebels
Saturday, January 20, 2018      11 comments

I feel terrible that I haven't been engaged like I have in previous challenges. I thought I owed you all a bit of an explanation. I think some of you are aware I have an indolent form of lymphoma. I started treatment again on 1/4, and so far ... Read more
Join the Winter 5% Challenge!!
Thursday, December 14, 2017      4 comments

This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team... Read more
Thinking Ahead
Sunday, November 26, 2017      7 comments

As I am on my last evening of a week off from work, and with the month changing next week, I have had some time for reflection. I don't feel my best. The doctors lately don't seem to be terribly helpful with it. I'm in the last week of my thi... Read more
My baby is 17/Procedure follow up
Monday, November 13, 2017      8 comments

We are celebrating today -- my youngest is 17! Where has the time gone? I remember that day clear as a bell! I am surprising him later this afternoon at his JROTC staff meeting with balloons and snacks for his fellow cadets. I hope he won't ... Read more
Prep Day
Thursday, November 09, 2017      4 comments

As of 8am, I am on a clear liquid diet until after my procedure tomorrow. No red anything, no dairy. Jello & broth are fine, juice is fine as long as it doesn't have pulp. So far, so good. My husband bought sugar free jello by accident, ... Read more
A Rainy Tuesday?
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      7 comments

Fall is definitely here in NC. My street is an explosion of yellows & oranges, and with the drizzle it's kind of a damp, grey day. My endoscopy/colonoscopy has been moved up to Friday. I am looking forward to having that behind me. I rea... Read more
Another Rainy Monday
Monday, October 23, 2017      5 comments

It has poured all day. I guess I should have known it was coming when our youngest cat presented another mouse late last night. The mice are still under the delusion that this is a safe shelter in bad weather. Back to work today after 3 ... Read more
Catching Up...
Saturday, October 21, 2017      3 comments

Thought I'd share the link to my caring bridge page - https://www.caringbridge
8a1388e84cd75352 . I did an update on my health there. Just like on FB, I only p... Read more
Rainy Monday
Monday, October 09, 2017      9 comments

Today I am just worn out. The variety of medical issues is winning today. I am waiting on a call back from the endocrinologist to see what we are changing my nighttime insulin to. While I had fabulous results with it, I also gained almost 40 ... Read more
The Fun never ends
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      6 comments

There are times when I think, "why am I worrying about my weight" when I have so many things that are more important right now? I know the answer is that my overall health is important too, and eventually I will get traction on that. Until I d... Read more
Quick Update on Me
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      8 comments

Saw my oncologist for a quarterly follow up yesterday. This is the first time to address the anemia since it was diagnosed and I started oral iron supplements in July. Well, I am MORE anemic than I was in July. :( We have discontinued the or... Read more

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