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BEing Still
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      9 comments

Tonight is my home Bible Study group. I sat all day, miserable in my swollen, sweating body...bloated and weak as jelly and it didn't occur to me that today is Wednesday. Once it DID occur to me, I got dressed---struggling to find something th... Read more
I Kinda Gotta
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

It's a shame that two years into the game and many miles down the road; I find myself once more at "Square One." My health is a wreck....and as a result of that and of the damages of the steroids I must take in order to breathe...I have regain... Read more
"I'll gladly have a burger now; and pay you tomorrow"
Sunday, February 12, 2012      6 comments

It's a long slow sleepy morning in the hospital. I'd gotten washed earrly and ate breakfast (yes, a garganturan breakfast which is now, at 11:28d- onlya faint memory)...Here there is notihng to break up the day or to look forward to but the mea... Read more
The Hoarse Whisperer
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      7 comments

I have really REALLY gotten out of the habit of blogging...that goes for my non-Spark blogs also...out of the five blogs I really am only paying attention to one of them...and of late, even that has been sporadic. So maybe I shouldn't be so... Read more
Just DO IT!!
Sunday, January 22, 2012      4 comments

I've had days like this before. They follow nights of foggy, trancelike sleep...Nights when I WOULD have been dead to the world, had my body not been hurting too much to make that possible. Mornings like this are mornings when my mind is sayi... Read more
Slurpin' that "Happy Juice"
Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

This week I was voted a “Motivational Member” of Spark People.com. I was quite shocked honestly to receive such an honor...Most people who are voted to that position have lost prodigious amounts of weight, have kept it off, religiously exercise... Read more
Rocky Road is NOT just an Ice Cream Flavor!!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      5 comments

This has been a tough month. Hard in the sense that pain has been intense. Discouraging in some respects as I've been working much harder at the Spark Program and seeing some Gains rather than Losses in the weight department ...However the new... Read more
An Unholy Alliance: Facebook and Spark People
Sunday, January 15, 2012      20 comments

I for one, am not a person who is a big Facebook fan. The intrusiveness of Facebook into my everyday life irks me. The fact that Facebook seems to want to know and publish every time I change my underwear, REALLY irks me. With a single mi... Read more
A Hug and a Cookie--and a Swift Kick in the Pants
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      6 comments

this warm winter has me thinking spring...and walking outdoors...and maybe having another herb garden (even though every year I really am convinced will be my last one)...made me think of next summer and swimsuits...Even though last year was a ... Read more
Thanksgiving at Christmas
Sunday, December 25, 2011      4 comments

Today is Christmas morning. My daughter and her maybe soon to be husband are here, and I'm so grateful that she's found a man that all of us: her dad,myself and my parents, love as much as though he were a part of our family forever. Last nigh... Read more
Doctor's Orders Oppose all Spark's Mandates!
Saturday, December 17, 2011      12 comments

I visited a nephrologist this past Thursday (yesterday?? Seems like a long time ago!) because in recent bloodwork my sodium level, which should be at 136 to be healthy was at 117--a point at which seizures and worse can occur. Because of this,... Read more
Obstacles? or Changes in Direction with RA??
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      11 comments

I have some "problems" which should not be looked at as roadblocks...but merely as detours. And who knows? Sometimes some good scenery can occur on detours...or unexpected discoveries. For example: I had thought it was impossible for me t... Read more
A Visit to NYC - but not for Fun
Thursday, December 08, 2011      11 comments

My last few days have been pretty full--on Tuesday I went to NYC to a trip to a new rheumatologist for a second opinion about whether or not I really have Ankylosing Spondylitis as I was recently told I do ...The trip went smoothly...I was being... Read more
Hanging Tough and Giving UP- knowing what to do when
Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

Here's a message I placed on the message board for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Team...I thought it could maybe help others of you who struggle with poor health -- or other things beyond your control: I was just reading a Spark Article by De... Read more
Thoughts--and Resolve
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

I'd just written a whole blog entry: an because my internet connection faltered at a crucial moment; the whole thing was lost. But I do want to update you--on the fact that I've suddenly seen my body for the size it really is: EXtRA- HUGE... Read more

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