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As the Drama Queen Turns
Thursday, February 10, 2011      6 comments

For the past 18 days my world has been crank it up drama. It started with the scare of being extremely swollen, which the doctor thought might be caused by rising iron levels and sent me for an appointment at the University of Washington Li... Read more
Changing the point of view
Monday, January 24, 2011      2 comments

So many times during my health issues I play mental games with myself for motivation. The biggest one this last time was pretending that I was a woman back in 1870 with sixteen children, that I had to hand wash clothes, there was no vacuum ... Read more
Light on the path of hope
Saturday, January 22, 2011      4 comments

The really great thing about blogging is that it is so confirming. The puzzle of what is happening to me has been solved and when I go back even to December and read it makes so much sense --- it was right in front of me. My thyroid is ext... Read more
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      4 comments

After the sever swelling in my body Saturday, I spent the day in bed Sunday...mostly hoping that all the swelling would go away before having to work this week. It did go down. I'm still having some remaining things going on. First there ... Read more
Sunday, January 09, 2011      5 comments

Had one today. I was attempting to wait until February so I could give into the general blood supply, but it just didn't work out that way. My joints have been hurting all week (yea me, I worked a full week!), but today I woke up to my leg... Read more
Only 7 more days
Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

Concerts, parties, presents.... I'm not alone on this, am I? - the non stop rush -- the mix of expectations with lack of sleep and maximum demand. In one short week the list of to do's will drop away and reason can return. My swollen ... Read more
Dramatic weight gain four days
Sunday, December 12, 2010      6 comments

Not good. Not good. I've gained 21 pounds in about four days. It isn't because of eating, rather last Thursday I started taking pain killer (only one each morning of Naproxen 220mg) due to pain in my joints. I started feeling poor yester... Read more
Two sides to the coin
Friday, December 03, 2010      5 comments

Life is neither black or white - just shades of gray. Was it a great month away from Spark or was it not. There are always two sides to the coin. Since today the coin it on edge I think it is a great moment to pause and review. First, th... Read more
Its going to be a better Winter
Saturday, October 30, 2010      3 comments

Normally by November I start to be in a place that feels locked down. My body aches, my head feels dull, tasks seem too much and bed is very attractive. I know I'm better because my husband has been giving me feedback like, "you seem happ... Read more
Thank you
Thursday, October 21, 2010      4 comments

I just want to thank all of you for supporting me. Gives me hope that there will be a day ahead that I can jump on the treadmill again and regain a sense of balance. Just in time my energy level has rebounded and I'm working to support my ... Read more
Sad icing on a happy day
Saturday, October 16, 2010      5 comments

Today is our family's Thanksgiving. I've gotten up early to get the turkey in the oven, However, my heart is grieving. The whole point of celebrating early was to allow my father to be with us. He will not be here today as he is back in ... Read more
Meeting with the Vampire
Friday, October 15, 2010      1 comments

So my joint pain (along with ringing in the ears, tiredness, shortness of breath, headaches) have been increasing. I knew I needed another phlebotomy. I thought after all the doctors appointments this would be ease, yet it took multiple calls ... Read more
Fitness Side Steps
Sunday, September 26, 2010      3 comments

If only fitness was a matter of stepping on a treadmill once a day for a month and then you were done. But all of us here know it is a continuing lifestyle - not without some side steps! I'm so glad I went forward with my operation, yet it... Read more
Three fold progress
Sunday, September 05, 2010      4 comments

There has been quite a gap since my last visit to Spark. I've been busy with a mixed bag of life, yet today I come up for air with a bottomline of progress. 1) My father: He is counting down his last three days in a care center which has... Read more
First Day Back to Work = 1st Hour
Monday, August 23, 2010      3 comments

This will sound like a repeat blog, What was I thinking? Well, I truly didn't think I could get through the day without pain, but I didn't think what happened would. Showered and did my hair the night before, just to give myself more ... Read more

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