Nervous But Ready
Monday, January 23, 2017 10 comments
The dogs are groomed and bathed, their beds are clean, our bed is clean and the laundry is done. I made gluten free cookies yesterday and the house smells wonderful. I froze the majority of them, ate a couple and packed a container to give to ... Read more
Up At 3am And Feeling Stressed
Sunday, January 22, 2017 11 comments
I know why this is happening but all of my techniques have failed to work this morning at 3am! So I will ride it out the best way I can and take a nap later. Fear is a funny thing and often times not real rational, especially when you are tire... Read more
Practicing Anxiety Techniques
Thursday, January 19, 2017 6 comments
The other day, I wrote about my surgery and the anxiety I was feeling. A good Spark friend wrote to me privately with some suggestions. They were consistent with what my stress counselor and I were working on, so I've added them to my repertoi... Read more
Surgery Plan And My Anxiety.....
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12 comments
I will have to hand it to the professionals! They knew that this particular surgery is the type that can cause lots of pre surgery anxiety. My stress person went over lots of techniques and strategies yesterday, which is really helpful. I am ... Read more
Starting Surgery Prep Today
Monday, January 16, 2017 10 comments
Changing hospitals means a different preparation for surgery. I've never done a week of surgery prep before. The pre op department told me that it is a new MRSA protocol. H-mm Okay. I have to bathe with a surgical scrub until next Monday, wh... Read more
Making (And Owning) Your Choices Is Liberating!
Thursday, January 12, 2017 9 comments
I decided to try an experiment yesterday and it proved to be a successful way to make better choices. I decided that I need to cut back on the amount of sugar I consume. So all day long I said to myself, "I am choosing to skip the sugar. I do... Read more
My First Pre Op Explains A Lot!
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7 comments
This afternoon, I had my first pre op and it was with my primary care doctor. I explained that I feel like I'm sitting on a keg of dynamite because this surgery was cancelled once and rescheduled. By the time my surgery rolls around, I will ha... Read more
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 6 comments
Hubby is feeling better today! Yay! We met good friends for a late breakfast and had a wonderful time. There's nothing like surrounding yourself with positive people to boost your mood. It was great. After breakfast, we returned home and... Read more
A Busy Day....
Monday, January 02, 2017 5 comments
Today has been a very busy day. Hubby has been sick with the flu. I'm dreading the possibility that he might give it to me. With my rescheduled surgery looming on the horizon, the very last thing I need is to be sick. I did have a flu shot so... Read more
The Day After Christmas
Monday, December 26, 2016 13 comments
Hubby and I have relaxed and kicked back today. My eating has been on plan! Yay! Lots of fruits and veggies today. Perhaps I'll have some sugar free, gluten free pumpkin pie later. It was delicious yesterday! I'm making a grocery list for fr... Read more
My Holding Pattern.......
Saturday, December 24, 2016 6 comments
My original plan was to be finished with my Christmas preparations by the end of November so that my scheduled pre op appointments would not cause any conflicts. I am proud to say that everything was accomplished and I was ready to roll before ... Read more
Fun With Sharon10002's Daily Challenges
Sunday, December 11, 2016 4 comments
Starting on December 1st I have been doing Sharon10002's daily Christmas challenge. I am having a wonderful time doing it! It really helps me to remember what the season is all about! (She does a daily blog post on her page.)... Read more
Connecting With Old Friends Is Wonderful!
Sunday, December 04, 2016 9 comments
A few days ago, I heard from an old friend. She was stressed and asked me if she could call me. We were very close friends 40 years ago and kind of lost track of one another. I was thrilled to hear from her. She has retired and moved to my sta... Read more
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