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Scared and afraid.
Friday, August 16, 2013      2 comments

My neck pain and migraine headaches have gotten to the point where I was on the phone with my pain management specialist's office begging them for an emergency appointment for trigger point injections (where lidocaine is injected right into the ... Read more
Relationships with members of my family can be/are huge triggers for me- Part 2
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      3 comments

The first entry was a very protracted way of my discussing an argument that I had with my father last week. As I said previously, I have been unable to work since 2011, and have consequently been forced by these circumstances to apply for ... Read more
Relationships with members of my family can be/are huge triggers for me- Part 1
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      5 comments

I know that it is not altogether uncommon to have difficulty getting along with family, especially parents and most especially when spending a great deal of time with them. I love my Mom and Dad dearly. However, being with them quite often trigg... Read more
Letting go of Resistance
Saturday, July 20, 2013      3 comments

This is from one of my favorite meditation books-"The Language of Letting Go," by Melody Beattie: "LETTING GO OF RESISTANCE-July 20 Do not be in such a hurry to move on. Relax. Breathe deeply. Be. Be in harmony today. Be open... Read more
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... (?????????)
Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood A beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor?" http://www.youtube.com/watch
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I hate squashing bugs at this point in my life.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      7 comments

I don't know what it is with me in my old age. I used to be able to squash bugs, insects, with impunity. Now, I ask myself the question: who gave me the right to terminate any other life? Now, I agree, infestations are serious health t... Read more
I hate when I write a long e-mail and accidentally delete it before I send it!!!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      4 comments

I hate when I write a long e-mail and accidentally delete it before I send it!!! This happens to me, on average, one to two times a week. It happened twice yesterday, once on an e-mail to a SparkFriend, and once on a blog entry. Obvio... Read more
Headaches are getting worse
Monday, July 15, 2013      8 comments

I have not signed on for several days. Migraines are so bad that I spend most of my days medicating and sleeping. I am becoming quite despondent over this. All I have for now. Peace Out. Namaste. Damon... Read more
WOW!!! I just saw this clip of Dustin Hoffman on the character he played in
Thursday, July 11, 2013      5 comments

-viral?gt1=50501 This just blew my mind. Something that may be obvious to some of us, but a great actor's honest and frank self-appraisal of how he has been brainwashed and ... Read more
Ear is all better
Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

My ear is-FINALLY-all better. I have not been doing so well on my meal planning and tracking what I eat. This weekend was another lost weekend for me. Migraines were so bad yesterday that I barely was out of bed. Looking at this in black an... Read more
Feeling better now that PA cut and drained my infected swollen right ear, earlobe and underneath ear
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      6 comments

Finally got in to see a specialist, whose PA did some outpatient surgery on my ear. He was amazed that none of the three medicare providers that I had seen over the past week had tried to open up the swollen area and drain it-especially the ER ... Read more
Thank you all for your concern and support.
Monday, July 01, 2013      5 comments

I would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern and provided support, regarding my health issues. I am sorry to say that my infected right ear has gotten worse. Finally got to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. He did not know what... Read more
Horrible, horrible birthday...
Saturday, June 29, 2013      10 comments

It is 1:45 am EST. I just got back from ER. Was there for 7 1/2 hours. Ear is much worse. They pumped me full of IV antibiotics (some super antibiotic named vanco and levofloxin) and did a ct scan to make sure that the infection had not crossed ... Read more
Light at the end of the tunnel
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      5 comments

Well, met with my new neurosurgeon yesterday. Drove with my Dad from Buffalo to Rochester-and got lost on the way. The directions that the doctor's office sent in the mail were wrong! As you might imagine, dear old Dad was less than happy. ... Read more
Going to get third opinion on my cervical spine today
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      7 comments

Driving with my Dad today to see a neurosurgeon about my cervical spine issues. The best outcome? Either that weight loss will significantly decrease the severity of my migraine headaches and neck pain or; 2nd Best: that after a certain amount o... Read more

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