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Gastric sleeve surgery
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      6 comments

I'm trying to think of the best way to tell my nurse manager and my co workers at the hospital about my surgery. My nurse manager knows I'm having surgery but she doesn't know what I'm having done. I don't really want to deal with negative react... Read more
R.I.P Sunshine
Monday, November 17, 2014      6 comments

Rest In Peace beautiful baby girl. I can't believe you won't be there when the rest of my kids graduate. I can't believe you'll no longer wait at the bottom of the stairs every morning and won't let us pass till you lick us a lot. I'm going to ... Read more
My dog Sunshine
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      4 comments

About 10-12 days ago we noticed that Sunshine was laying around refusing to eat much. Sunshine is 5 years old. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old. She has always been healthy, playful, and ate everything. Once she ate my sons pizza when h... Read more
Going out to eat at Golden Corral Help!
Monday, September 01, 2014      6 comments

I have been eating right lately. I have been eating according to my diet plan. We have family here from out of town. We are taking her out to eat at Golden corral. The whole family is looking forward to it. I want to track my food and stay on pl... Read more
First appointment was yesterday with weight loss surgery DR
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      4 comments

I went to the appointment yesterday. I met with the Dr and the dietician. I'm learning a lot from the process. I have started a more healthy diet and better eating habits. The Dr thinks gastric sleeve would be better then gastric bypass. Less i... Read more
Thinking about weight loss options-surgery ? If so sleeve or bypass?
Sunday, July 27, 2014      5 comments

I made several healthy choices today. I had 5 glasses of water instead of drinking diet pop. I went on a walk with my daughter after lunch. If I could make healthy choices all the time I wouldn't need surgery. If I did go through the process and... Read more
Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      4 comments

I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way to communicate with dementia patients. We should greet them with a smile, shake their hand or ... Read more
Depressed and trying to make a come back
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      10 comments

I have not made a blog entry or done very much posting for awhile. I have been very depressed and stressed. I have gained weight. I still walk and keep adding steps with fitbit but I eat too much. Its been hard for me since my oldest son is sti... Read more
Remembering Mom
Sunday, March 30, 2014      24 comments

My mom passed away at 3:45 AM Eight of my nine children, my husband, and I were with her most of the night. Here are some pictures to remember her last days. ... Read more
Pictures of mom and family
Monday, March 03, 2014      12 comments

Mom, me, and aunt Jean mom and aunt Jean... Read more
Moms prognosis
Saturday, March 01, 2014      15 comments

I'm spending a lot of time at the hospital with Mom. Dr says her liver is mostly cancer , her lung has a spot that might be cancer also but we are not going to biopsy it. We are going to get hospice involved and keep her as comfortable as possib... Read more
Bad news about mom
Friday, February 28, 2014      24 comments

I went to work today. My mom is a patient on my floor. I helped her get set up for breakfast then I left to take care of my patients. Her Dr stopped me in the hall before I saw my first patient. He told me that my mom has metastatic liver cancer... Read more
Thursday, February 27, 2014      11 comments

I have had a lot of stress in my life lately. Some of the ways I have dealt with my stress has caused me more stress. I have overate, spent too much money shopping, and bottled up my emotions. My mom is not doing well and her increased confusion... Read more
I loved zumba class!
Thursday, December 12, 2013      9 comments

I loved dancing and moving to the music! It was fun and I didn't notice that I was working out. Everyone was very nice since I don't do much of it right yet. They said it gets easier to get it right with time and I believe them. I will go again ... Read more
Holiday weight gain
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      8 comments

Recently in October I lost 15 pounds without really trying through more exercise and healthy eating habits. I have been eating more lately- thanksgiving, my anniversary, Christmas brunch with the Bible school ladies etc. I have gained 2 pounds b... Read more

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