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Bon Apetite
Friday, November 15, 2013      5 comments

Not feeling as "RAVENOUS" as I was for awhile (I'm on a high dose of steroids right now) HOwever, FOOD IS LOOKING AWFULLY GOOD. I think I had two or three breakfasts....well, maybe one of those was lunch because I 'm not recalling a lunch per... Read more
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      8 comments

Well yesterday I got home from the hospital after being an inpatient for 9 days following a very serious asthma attack. that means that for 9 days they continuously pumped me full of IV steroids at a mammoth dose trying to get the inflammation ... Read more
Will I make it?
Thursday, November 07, 2013      8 comments

Not talking about survival...(even though this morning that sounds applicable also) I'm talking about my weight goal of170 By Jan11th. I currently weigh 197 however I'm in the midst of a long stretch of oral then IV and then back to oral ste... Read more
Here and Now
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      6 comments

I had a pretty calm day...until my marital tornado arrived home...decimating my calm. I won't go into the details about that...No one wants to hear about people like that. My daughter has been away for three days visiting a friend. So th... Read more
One week back; another one forward
Saturday, October 19, 2013      9 comments

Today is Saturday. It's been a VERY busy week...but a lot of it was social and fun. With a few MD appointments in the fray. I seem to have gone up several levels in the battle against pain. Pain has escalated and is beating the snot out me ev... Read more
Nothing Much
Thursday, October 10, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday I had the busiest day1 had probably in three years. I did a bunch of errands in the morning; went to New Jersey to see my mom and dad; went to the store with my dad; came back to the early lunch in New Jersey at a 50s type diner; came... Read more
Surgery Canceled. Actemra Up to Bat
Sunday, October 06, 2013      12 comments

I was scheduled two weeks ago to have a total right shoulder replacement. However in the pretesting they found that I still have MRSA (was treated for it two years ago)...so the surgery AND the IV drug I so badly need to take (a biologic call... Read more
fire-breathing Dragon
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      8 comments

Over the past few weeks, my shoulders (in particular, my right shoulder especially) has been making it very difficult for me to type. I've had to cut short conversations on line and have had to ease up on my Team involvement...all because of pa... Read more
internet problems
Friday, September 20, 2013      4 comments

this is the first time I've been online since yesterday evening. I was told by the cable company that it's our wireless router that is the problem....But now suddenly it is working. Praying it continues to work....at least until we have enough... Read more
Thursday, September 19, 2013      3 comments

I just watched a documentary type of show on the topic of Veganism....I"ve been a vegan for quite a long time but never felt any sympathy for the animals...until I watched this show ...animals BRUTALLY killed. Skinned alive...thown into boil... Read more
Happy Feet
Saturday, September 14, 2013      7 comments

I'm not going to talk about my cancelled surgery or about my hopes to get onto a biologic to treat my PsA....Nor about the MRSA that is back in my body...I'm tired of talking about all of that. Today I want to show off my new sneakers. I h... Read more
Dinner Report
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      3 comments

Today the Mister doesn't want dinner (had his fill of Cheerios) so I had the fun task of choosing what to make myself and my daughter. I chose Millet, cooked in a little butter and cooked in Homemade Vegetable stock...and once cooked I added a ... Read more
Hurting and Discouraged
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      12 comments

Yesterday morning I spoke to my surgeon. He heard the misgivings in my voice and suggested that we post pone this shoulder replacement surgery and try to go onto Actemra--a biologic drug for RAD....one that destroys your immune system to try to... Read more
Pre-Surgical prep
Thursday, September 05, 2013      7 comments

Well, two days ago I ate a BLT wrap.....Other than that Ive done okay in terms of general dieting....but I've been doing terrible at ETL. I've had a lot of smoothies...which although they aren't bad, I really need to sneak some better stuff in ... Read more
Delicious Smoothie
Thursday, August 29, 2013      5 comments

I just have to share this.....This is my new favorite breakfast. I bought a pack of baked and mashed sweet potatoes (they also have mashed butternut squash). I use about a half cup of that, two frozen bananas, 1.5 tsp of real vanilla, cinnamon,... Read more

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