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Canoeing for the first time this year!
Friday, September 12, 2014      22 comments

I seem to be squeezing summer into September since I was so fatigued for much of the summer. Today, hubby and I went canoeing for the first time this year. It was so nice to be out on the water. We went lake canoeing today. The water wa... Read more
My favorite canned soup!
Thursday, September 11, 2014      24 comments

Do you ever have those days when you don't feel like cooking, but want to get something warm and healthy in you? I do....particularly in the evening. Last winter, I discovered this great soup by Amy's Kitchens. I love it! ... Read more
Biking Again!
Monday, September 08, 2014      24 comments

Bicycle riding is my favorite way to exercise. I haven't been able to do much of it this summer due to severe fatigue from Epstein Barr virus and walking pneumonia. My fatigue has been lifting significantly over the last couple weeks and on Su... Read more
Hiking again!
Friday, September 05, 2014      31 comments

This summer has been an odd one because I was hampered by a lot of fatigue. I'm getting better now. It turns out I had Epstein Barr virus. It's very similar to mono. I'm getting over it now and have been able to do a lot more in the last fe... Read more
Fatigue is lifting....hooray!
Thursday, August 21, 2014      69 comments

Last week, I wrote that I had been having very severe fatigue for about a month and a half. I haven't been able to determine the cause of it, but it seems to be lifting now. This week has been significantly better. I've been able to attend ae... Read more
Severe fatigue....functional medicine
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      31 comments

For the past month or so, I've been dealing with severe fatigue. It's about as bad as it was while I was on chemo. I was getting better after treatment ended, but I've taken a turn for the worse in terms of fatigue. Today, I went to a n... Read more
Crohn's Disease and Celiac Sprue
Thursday, August 07, 2014      36 comments

Since finishing up my cancer treatments, I decided that I needed to take care of the rest of my health and I have been on a journey the past couple months to do that. Part of that journey was to go see a GI doc. I hadn't seen one in 32 yea... Read more
Having fun dreaming of food!
Monday, August 04, 2014      29 comments

Right now our farmer's markets are over flowing with wonderful fruits and vegetables. We have been having a great growing season here on the Cumberland plateau in Tennessee.....plenty of rain, sunshine and good temperatures. The melons and cor... Read more
Six months after finishing chemo...
Sunday, July 20, 2014      42 comments

I have just recently passed the six month mark of finishing chemo for breast cancer. I did chemo first, so after chemo I also had surgery and radiation. I'm about two months out from my last radiation treatment. I feel like I'm about 65% of t... Read more
Slug yesterday....two workouts today!
Monday, July 14, 2014      29 comments

After running on Saturday for the first time since going through my cancer treatements, and going ballroom dancing that night, I was TIRED on Sunday. I really vegged out all day and even watched the World Soccer match on TV. I don't know the f... Read more
Went ballroom dancing last night...what fun!
Sunday, July 13, 2014      27 comments

While I was going through chemo and surgery last winter, I really didn't do much in terms of exercise. One thing I did do was learn how to ballroom dance.....well, actually, it would be more accurate that my husband and I went to ballroom dance... Read more
Signed up for a 5K.....now I just need to train for it!
Saturday, July 12, 2014      69 comments

While I was going through chemo, I found a lot of support on breastcancer.org on in a group of women that all started chemo in Sept. 2013 like me. After we were done with chemo, we came up with the idea to get together in Las Vegas to celebrate... Read more
Quick update
Friday, July 11, 2014      30 comments

For whatever reason, I haven't been blogging much lately. I think it's because I don't feel like I'm doing much that is "blog worthy". Life is good. I've been exercising pretty consistently. I go to 5 aerobics classes a week at my local ... Read more
Sprouts....A better way to grow them!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      34 comments

I've been growing alfalfa sprouts for the past 9 months for juicing. I had been using the old fashioned mason jar with a screen lid on top system. It works okay, but about a month ago I got something that is sooo much better. It's called... Read more
Short bicycling vacation to Ohio
Saturday, June 21, 2014      37 comments

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I've written a blog. That's a long time for me. In a nutshell, over the past 3 weeks: 1. I had my first post-treatment checkup with my medical oncologist. Everything looks good! S... Read more

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