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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
One Wobbly Step after Another....
Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

Doesn't it just figure? I have my new iPod Nano strapped to my wrist...I have motivation to burn...I have a new treadmill (which I haven't even tried out yet)...For once I WANT to exercise..... So what's holding me back? My body. (Fee... Read more
Unhealthy in a Health Food Store
Sunday, November 13, 2011      6 comments

Today I went into my favorite place on earth (I have not yet been to many places :) )--It's a large heatlh food store about an hour from my home that has every conceivable product one could want for just about any diet; and products ranging from... Read more
the latest
Sunday, October 23, 2011      8 comments

hi all thanks for all your messages of support...My blood test results were fairly normal with the exception of very low Red Blood Cell (RBC) count and low H&H (Hematocrit and Hemoglobin) levels...which mean that I'm quite anemic. They suspec... Read more
Good News....and Awaiting Word
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      6 comments

For about the past week or two I've noticed decided swelling in my legs, finally creeping up to my belly, face, and down to my fingers....by Saturday I looked like the Michelin Man's twin sister! the Doctor had begun with 40 mg of Lasix a day a... Read more
"I've cut the Dickens Out of my finger!"
Thursday, October 13, 2011      6 comments

So. I've been (attempting to) eat "clean" for about a week now. And so today decided to try the "Crock Pot Porridge" This was because it was 4:00 AM (having been up since 1:00 :( ) I decided to throw it all into the mini crock pot that I h... Read more
Pushing Every Limit...what Else??
Monday, October 10, 2011      5 comments

No dramatic assertions of commitment. No promises. Just taking it one day; one decision at a time. Last Friday, I was supposed to have a volunteer crew here to help me move back into our post - flooded basement...The repairs are finall... Read more
A Stumble, A Wander, A Falter--A Decision
Monday, October 03, 2011      6 comments

For the past two days...I've been HUNGRY it seems -- all the time. And I haven't exercised --at all. As I look back I have to ask myself, "What happened?" ASTHMA happened. And once more, I find myself on the dreaded, evil drug: ... Read more

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