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Branching trail
Saturday, April 23, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday and today, I've been feeling dizzy - new and sick to my stomach - new. So probably just new medicine. The original plan is that I was to be back at work next week, but I can only do so with a doctors ok note. I have an appoint... Read more
Holding tightly to the saddle horn
Thursday, April 21, 2011      1 comments

My plan was to spend the day in prayer and fasting. Probably as a side effect of the latest drug I'm on I'm having rolling waves of nausea. Ever since getting up my mind keeps jumping back to being self focused. I will not be a good saint... Read more
Picking a trail
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      1 comments

tests, tests, tests. Attempting to figure out what is going on. What they know: I have fatigue, free fluid on the backs of my hands, wrists, knees ankles and right side, my sub mandibular and axillary nodes are swollen, I have a slight r... Read more
Oh Hay
Monday, April 18, 2011      2 comments

Saturday was a good exercise day, but bad eating as yesterday did 2 hour slow walk but fell down on food side due to rewarding myself with a strawberry waffle bowl. today laid in bed most of day but was excellent on eating tons of veggie... Read more
Got out the saddle soap
Friday, April 15, 2011      2 comments

So I cleaned up my act tod ay. Started gluten free diet, logged and was a perfect nutrition day. Did small amount of exercise throughout the day and logged it. Did heat therapy and PT home exercises for my hands. Followed up on two t... Read more
Staring at the Saddle
Thursday, April 14, 2011      1 comments

Alarm when off, struggled to get out of bed to go to the bathroom....came back to bed and sleep for an hour more....ok, so I'm not riding yet and haven't even started coaxing the old nag, but thank goodness a prize jockey came into my riding sta... Read more
Deciding to ride the Maverick
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      2 comments

My mind is tired of this resting stuff. Oh I know I still have to be careful, but I've got cabin fever. It is not like I stay locked up in the house all day. Nearly everyday has been a doctor appointment, physical therapy or occupational thre... Read more
Wasn't expecting that
Monday, April 11, 2011      4 comments

The pathology came back from my tendon sheath aspiration. No crystals - so not gout or pseudo gout, rather the white blood cell count was over 9,000. This swelling is pus all over my body - wasn't for a moment expecting that. No wonder I'... Read more
Warrior Woman
Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I had fluid taken from the back of my hand. Today I'm typing for real! The reason for the removal was not therapy, rather to see if the fluid will give any clues to what is happening. Slowly the fluid is building back and the hand i... Read more
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

Ashley is my new therapist for occupational therapy -- she rocks! She gave me some grips for holding onto thingd like toothburshes, pens, spoons; she also gave me a catalogs of aids I can order. I took myself off the one muscle relaxer as ... Read more
MRI Results
Thursday, March 31, 2011      5 comments

I will not be capitalizing from here on in as i am typing with one finger.... the mri showed no injury to bone just a lot of fuild along most of the tendon shieths. I've done daily physical therapy with warmth, stem, and lasar. Next week I ... Read more
The Claw
Friday, March 25, 2011      4 comments

My hands are so swollen, that they are truly stuck in a claw. I screamed in pain all last night and warmth, muscle relaxants and NSAID didn't touch it. I had a very important meeting at work today and my husband had to dress and drive me. ... Read more
Stiff hands
Saturday, March 19, 2011      3 comments

The U of W liver clinic says it is not liver, the endo says it is not thyroid... Still I awake each day to ankles and feet that are blocks of wood and hands that are stiff and swollen. I've already been tested for RA and it was no. Good... Read more
BK-Allowing your Child to Fly: a guide to guiding: The Vector Source
Thursday, February 24, 2011      2 comments

----First writing essay for book: Allowing your Child to Fly (if you want to skip this, my personal update is at the bottom) Long before we are born, are lives are set in a direction. The decisions made by generations longs since gone, gu... Read more
Saturday, February 19, 2011      3 comments

My dove is a bird that soothes my soul, lifts up my eyes, heals my whole. Soars over the flood, delivering Grace. Flight to my dance, song to my face. My drama continues, but I'm surviving. However, is there ever a good way to giv... Read more

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