Saying Hello and Goodbye
Thursday, November 08, 2012      13 comments

I'm lousy at commitment. I get gung ho and I'm good, then I drop off the face of the earth for months. Granted, I've been distracted. I lost my job four months ago, so things have not been great. I have also started walking again -- around m... Read more
When Your Body Says "STOP"
Thursday, May 31, 2012      9 comments

About a month ago, I was having trouble breathing, so I went to the doctor. I figured it was either my RA (because really aggressive cases like mine can affect your lungs) or that my Aortic valve deficiency had gotten worse. My doctor sent me ... Read more
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Friday
Friday, April 20, 2012      4 comments

So I woke up feeling kind of awesome today. Not sick to my stomach, not overly stiff, not really in any pain. I was excited. I started making plans to start my morning walks again. Then my knees said, "No, b***h, sit your fat a** back down."... Read more
Chronic Illness is Not For Wimps
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

First, the test results. What they found was a tubular adenoma that likely would have turned malignant, but was not yet cancerous...yay for that. My symptoms are mildly improved, but not gone. The doctor wanted to put me on a medication that ... Read more
Hurry Up and Wait
Friday, March 30, 2012      5 comments

Tests are done...I had a few fuzzy days between the prep and the anesthetic. I'm back at work now (blah) and counting down to my follow up on the 10th. The doctor told me he found a polyp and there would be a biopsy, though I don't remembe... Read more
The Big Day is Here
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      6 comments

The prep is awful. I'll be glad when this is over, regardless of the outcome. Right now I'm just queasy, after drinking my last dose of the prep solution an hour ago. Last night before bed I was STARVING. I wanted all the food in the house, ... Read more
Big Scary Update
Monday, March 19, 2012      7 comments

My tests are a week from tomorrow and I'm down another four pounds. I have had to go to an all liquid diet because solid foods cause me so much pain and nausea. Trying to change it up -- SlimFast, Ensure, Atkins, Special K Protein -- to make s... Read more
The Big C?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      8 comments

I am not a slacker. I swear. I just get very wrapped up in myself and forget about the rest of the world, but it's time for a check in. My last blog was about how going gluten free had made a difference in my digestive problems. It did. For... Read more
Gluten Free Life Surprises!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      9 comments

I've been gluten free for over two weeks and I can't get over how different I feel. On top of my much happier digestive system, the lack of bloating and improved quality of sleep, I've found that I don't crave sweets like I used to. Unders... Read more
Thank gouda.
Thursday, November 10, 2011      6 comments

I just accepted cheeses into my life and I can't wait to edam. I was worried there might be a bait and swiss. I can't resist puns. Please don't think I'm a muenster.... Read more
Weight Impacts Birth Control Effectiveness (It sure does!)
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      9 comments

I just read the Spark article with the header "Weight Impacts Birth Control Effectiveness". It talks about how overweight women are more likely to have an unintended pregnancy while on birth control. Interesting, but not where my mind went whe... Read more
6.8 Pounds
Monday, November 07, 2011      11 comments

It doesn’t seem like much, but it feels like a miracle. For the last several months, I’ve been fighting an RA flare up of epic proportions. My weight shot up, thanks to comfort food and sedentary living. Little by little, I began having diges... Read more
Ouchies and Random Musings
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      3 comments

Hello, all. I know I have been MIA. I've been sick and am in the throes of a full on RA flare-up. Typing, sitting, walking...being conscious...not my friend right now. It seems to have mostly settled in my arms and hands, so computer stuff i... Read more
Lost My Mojo
Monday, August 01, 2011      8 comments

I can't seem to get my head in the game. Don't want to exercise. Don't want to eat healthy. Don't want to do anything that's good for me. I'm annoyed at myself for my lack of motivation and I'm frustrated that there is this part of me holdin... Read more
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express
Friday, July 15, 2011      7 comments

Busy, busy, busy lately and FINALLY getting a little time to just chill. Last night I went to the midnight show of Deathly Hallows at Universal Citywalk and afterwards they opened up The Wizarding World of Harry Potter exclusively for us until ... Read more

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