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Busy day with Mum!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

Beloved did the driving today, so glad! We had to go take Mum to the bank, then out to lunch, then to the doctor. Doesn't sound like much but it was a loooong day with lots of driving. Tomorrow is another busy day with volunteering...counting... Read more
25 mile bike ride
Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

We went a 25 mile tandem ride yesterday, lots of hills and I do love feeling so strong. The weather was perfect, 73 degrees and slightly misty. It was supposed to rain but here in the upstate of SC we are behind in our rain by 7 inches. Only 26... Read more
I DONT like the new format!
Friday, August 28, 2015      3 comments

Am struggling to find my way around this new format...frustrating!... Read more
It's hard to find balance
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      2 comments

Too much volunteering , driving Mum to necessary appointments, and now with the stress of this market slump. Today is another long, long day but tomorrow we have another dance lesson!... Read more
Great ride yesterday, first since surgery!
Monday, August 24, 2015      3 comments

We got on our tandem and road 25 miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. It was pretty busy with walkers, amblers, cyclists, so my husband has to shout out loud and often, "on your left" as we approach. It was my first ride since surgery two weeks ag... Read more
Why do I still Spark?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      6 comments

I have been maintaining for over a year, my sign on points are consistently 2 or 3, so why do I go to Spark first thing every morning before the paper? For me it's having a group of friends, like good neighbors, and I want to see how they have ... Read more
Volunteering at school starts tomorrow...and I'm dreading it!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      3 comments

Today is my last day off. Tomorrow is the start of the school year for me, late because of the surgery just two weeks ago. Tomorrow I start driving 40 minutes into the next city, volunteer all day at the school in the classroom next to Mum's, t... Read more
A busy week!
Sunday, August 16, 2015      3 comments

Every day is booked full this week with dance lessons, volunteering at school, and seeing the doctor for clearance. I have been taking metamucil every morning to help with this constipation after having my gallbladder out. It's not from pain m... Read more
Seems I'm not producing enough bile!
Friday, August 14, 2015      3 comments

I have been constipated since having my gallbladder out...never happened before. From what I have been reading my liver is not producing enough bile...any suggestions?... Read more
We signed up for dance lessons!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      4 comments

Groupon had a special on dance lessons...real ones...at the Fred Astaire studio on the other side of town. I have ALWAYS wanted to learn to dance...look graceful...and not just hang onto my beloved and pretend to know what we're doing when we c... Read more
Mum had a fall
Sunday, August 09, 2015      4 comments

I called Mum today and she sounded down a bit. After pressing her a bit she admitted she had a bad fall this morning, out of bed onto the floor. Took her over an hour to crawl around the house before she got to the toilet to pull herself up. ... Read more
Almost better!
Saturday, August 08, 2015      2 comments

No epigastric pain at all, just some incision site pain especially when the cat walks on my tummy! Feeling so much better now. I have to force myself to eat but my appetite will return as time goes by.... Read more
walking but unable to eat
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      8 comments

Walking very slowly with the 4 incisions but I have no interest in food at all. Not hungry, nothing seems to be moving yet. I got my walking in very very slowly and now I'm wiped out. But I have gone from every 4 hour pain meds to every 7!... Read more
Gallbladder is GONE!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      3 comments

Surgery was scheduled for 11 am yesterday but "something major" happened and I was delayed until almost 5pm. Not a problem! Didn't get home until very late last night but the surgeon was great, even gave my husband the pain prescription BEFOR... Read more
Letting my RN licence go...
Monday, August 03, 2015      6 comments

I'm 62 and haven't worked in 20 years. I worked hard for my licence, but I don't use it, never plan on working again, so have decided to let it go. The past is over and I'm in a new chapter. I tore up the application when it came a few days a... Read more

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