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15 March 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020      9 comments

On February 4th we learned that my partner's cancer has metastasized to multiple organs and through out the skeleton. We have been on damage control mode ever since. They are attempting chemotherapy and immunotherapy to try to buy a little ... Read more
Spark restart
Saturday, November 02, 2019      5 comments

Being a caregiver for someone with cancer is not for the weak! In the last 3 months I have seen my partner through 3 surgeries, pneumonia, 3 blood transfusions, a hospital acquired infection that required 7 weeks of antibiotics that include... Read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      8 comments

We are home from the hospital. Surgery (and emergency surgery the next day) went well. 7 nights in the ICU were hard; getting onto a regular floor made things a bit easier on me. They got clean margins , though my partner's cancer had sprea... Read more
Treatment in Montana
Wednesday, July 17, 2019      6 comments

We have learned that my partner can have surgery and cancer treatment here in Montana. This is a huge relief! I am busier than ever, rushing around trying to get ready to be away from home for 2 weeks and trying to get the new house settle... Read more
26 June
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      8 comments

It is amazing how quickly life can change. My partner was diagnosed with stage IV oral cancer almost a month ago and it has taken over our lives completely. We have gotten into our new house and are working like crazy to get somewhat settle... Read more
Overwhelming News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      7 comments

I am healing well from the knee surgery 2 weeks ago and am surviving the move I decided to make right after surgery. I should be starting physical therapy, but life has thrown me another curve ball. Yesterday we go the results of some tests... Read more
Moving and Snowing
Monday, May 20, 2019      7 comments

I've signed a lease on a new house and will be busy moving for the next 2 weeks. This is not going to be an easy move since I am still recovering... Read more
Showered with Love & Determined Daisies
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      4 comments

Wow - Spark friends are the best! I have been showered with so much love and kindness in the last week for my birthday and again for my knee surgery. Thank you, my dear Determined Daisies friends & teammates for all of your support! And tha... Read more
2 Goals Met
Monday, May 13, 2019      6 comments

My birthday trip last week was wonderful. I returned well rested and was happy to get my new Fitbit and walking shoes that I had ordered. Tomorrow is my knee surgery - I am not looking forward to being down for a few days, but am glad that ... Read more
New Yoga Mat
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      3 comments

Tomorrow my new yoga mat gets here. I used part of my birthday money from my parents to buy it - the rest of the money went towards books. I moved twice in 2017, and somehow managed to misplace 2 yoga mats. I have been missing them thi... Read more
Monday, April 29, 2019      6 comments

I now know why I felt so low emotionally on Friday and why by Saturday I felt like doing nothing. My CFS/ME has relapsed. This can last days, weeks, or months. Any physical or mental exertion can leave me more fatigued. Right now, I can si... Read more
Low Motivation
Saturday, April 27, 2019      6 comments

It has been a hard week, motivation wise. I've been tired, I haven't slept as well (or as long) as I would have liked, and my knee has been hurting - which slowed me down. ... Read more
Huge NSV
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      6 comments

While preparing for my upcoming hot springs trip, I tried on my swimsuit. The last time I wore my usual one (a size 22/24) it was a tight. Today it was way too big. So I pulled out one from 2013 - a size 16. It slid right on without a... Read more
Upcoming Vacations Planned
Monday, April 22, 2019      5 comments

Yesterday I finalized plans for 3 mini-vacations I am taking this summer. Next month, I am spending 4 nights in Hot Springs, MT for my birthday; I have a cute little suite booked with a clawfoot tub and a nice kitchen (so I do not have to e... Read more
Weekly Weigh-In
Saturday, April 20, 2019      8 comments

I dropped 2 pounds and 1.25 inches this week! I am very proud of myself. Today my partner told me for the first time that they can see the difference. That is the best part - when someone else notices.... Read more

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