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Take my blood please....
Friday, April 24, 2009      4 comments

Henny Youngman, my hat is off to you. I promised I wasn't going to whine a few days ago, in exchange for caving in my dark spark page, but I got some feedback that people found it hard to read and one that they were worried I was depressed.... Read more
Scale as our Enemy, Scale as our Friend
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      1 comments

You know your scale gets the worst view of you. I don't know about you, but I step on it first thing after a shower and it gets that upward view of me that even my best friend doesn't get to see. It bares my pounds without complaint and only r... Read more
Out of the Darkness, Into the light.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      0 comments

I'm sick of blogging about being sick. I need to track what is happening, but I need a break from myself. I've changed the background on my Sparkpage to the darkness I feel. Not a depressed darkness, rather the stiff joints, slowness, m... Read more
Back on the Trail
Sunday, April 19, 2009      3 comments

It has been a slow day. My joints are not popping today. The sun is out and even if I feel completely unmotivated, I need to go out for a walk. Lou is limping, I'm going snail's pace. But after several weeks we're back on the trail.... Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2009      1 comments

My body must be adjusting. Thursday was the first day I felt normal. Friday I was slightly tired and today I was so weak, tired and dizzy. I hate wasting days off. I'm thankful my joints however, are not feeling badly like they did befor... Read more
Good Myths
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      2 comments

In childhood our lives are covered with the happy myths of tooth fairies and kisses on boo-boo's that will heal all hurts. The one eases fears over the loss of a body part (the lesson of letting go) and one the joy in knowing support can help u... Read more
ACL in Lou
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      2 comments

(April 14, 2009 Blog) End of this month Louis is having surgery for the ACL in his knee. It has completely torn off and they are going to put a plate in it, to stabilize his knee (more to it than that, but hard to describe reshaping withou... Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      0 comments

(April 14, 2009 entry) The day of the doctor's visit finally came. My appointment was at 2:30, so I didn't eat before so that if they needed fasting labs they could. By the time the appointment was done and xrays, it was after 6pm. I was... Read more
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      2 comments

I tried to exercise today. I did five minutes of the 10 minute bootcamp video. The more I did the more my joints started to crack and pop. Towards the end of five minutes it was hard to move without feeling that joints weren't sliding smoothl... Read more
Passover, Easter and Spring
Sunday, April 12, 2009      0 comments

Even as I sit inside on a rainy Seattle day, I'm reflecting that this is a wonderful time of year. In the most ancient minds of man, Spring must have been astounding. Barely getting by in the midst of rain, wind, snow, low food sources, da... Read more
Saturday, April 11, 2009      1 comments

I made it through a wicked night both physically and mentally. Not as bad as labor pains, but came close. I've taken aspirin now and it is astounding how well it works. The pain started to decrease a little over an hour from when I took it. ... Read more
Saturday, April 11, 2009      2 comments

Sparkpeople is hard because as it gets more and more popular it also is more and more public. I've now linked to a groups from my work and a walk for brain cancer, so my public self could be able to see the darker more private part of myself. ... Read more
Too much information
Friday, April 10, 2009      4 comments

I normally love to learn new things, but I'm overwhelmed. I'm trying to figure out what fits into the low iron food list. It is such a strange experience to change direction on eating from getting enough to avoiding. Then today I was tryi... Read more
H63D Hemochromatosis - YES double alleles
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      1 comments

Today I got the labs back and I have two alleles (meaning I got one recessive gene from both my mother and father) for hemochromatosis. There are three types: C282Y (most common accounting for up to 90% of the hemochromatosis cases), H63D (acco... Read more
Counting my Blessings
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      2 comments

It is too easy to give in to the evils that plague our lives and pass over all the wonderful things. I once heard a story about how a person on the way to a great party, that took a wrong turn. Although they made it to the party they spent the... Read more

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