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What's Wrong Now?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      12 comments

Hello SP friends. Grandson Cage and I enjoying my new paint job in the livingroom. I don't know what is going on, but I just plain can't seem to lose weight. Well... Read more
Fitbit, Apnea and weight
Monday, March 19, 2012      13 comments

I knew I wasn't getting enough sleep and was waking up a lot, but I thought it was all in my head (ya know how ya get after awhile?). The Fitbit is a little thing like a pedometer, but it hooks up to your computer and keeps track of everything o... Read more
Don't Assume!
Saturday, February 11, 2012      12 comments

Hello, friends: While I'm no longer broken out with chronic hives, I am still on meds for it. The sad part is that I automatically took myself off one of the meds, Vistaril aka Hydroxyz PAM. Dumb, huh? I just figured if the hives were no... Read more
Zippy WOW!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      21 comments

My doctor and I were both cheering and dancing around like lunatics in the office today. I don't know which one of us was the happiest--him or me. Other than an occasional hive, my level of auto-immune Rx (Amuran) seems to be doing the job of k... Read more
Who Knew? Your Thyroid and You.
Thursday, January 12, 2012      16 comments

About four-five months ago I broke out with constant hives and the docs were having problems discovering why. They still are. We first went through the majority of my prescriptions: removing one from the regime and if I still had the chronic ... Read more
I Feel Lucky
Sunday, December 18, 2011      10 comments

Actually, I'm being rather facetious. After getting over my Dred Gombu, I figured I wouldn't have to worry about toxic medications or the like. Sadly, I was wrong. Plus, you know what happened to me when I got the Shingles injection. Grrr...... Read more
Dred Gombu
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      9 comments

It's kind of interesting how getting off meds that are poisoning my system have made a difference in my life. I've been physically sick with flu-like symptoms and numerous outbreaks of cold sores as my body was purged of toxic meds masquerading... Read more
Shingles Injection Experience
Monday, May 09, 2011      22 comments

I was so hoping that getting a Shingles Injection would help my overall health. Unfortunately, right after I got my injection, I started breaking out with cold sores on my lips. Then the injection site started to burn and itch, and eventually ... Read more
For Better Sleep Hygiene
Friday, April 15, 2011      6 comments

Hi, all. These were NOT written by me, but are part of SparkPeople learning the importance of sleep on the various teams. Thank you SP contributors and WEBMD. If you have a horrible time getting to sleep, staying asleep, and awaking res... Read more
A Bunny with RLS
Monday, March 14, 2011      15 comments

by Irene B. Gardner Just a bit of fun and satire poetry emoticon Alas, our brown bunny who's... Read more
Sunday, February 20, 2011      12 comments

One of the greatest problems I have with obtaining a better weight is my insomnia. I've had problems with insomnia probably since puberty. Prior to that I was a skinny little thing. However the older I got the more weight I gained. I would t... Read more
The Importance of Self-Esteem
Monday, February 07, 2011      9 comments

by James E. Faust, a CES fireside for young adults, May 6, 2007 "Self-esteem goes to the very heart of personal growth and accomplishment. It is the glue that holds together our self-reliance, our self-control, our self-approval or disappr... Read more
Three Victimization Biographies
Saturday, January 22, 2011      12 comments

Three Victimization Biographies By Irene B. Gardner I would like to paint three pictures showing the results of three different types of victimization. These are not victims of crimes such as robbery, rape, or drive-by shootings, but ... Read more
Poor Dragonfly
Monday, January 17, 2011      2 comments

Poor Dragonfly For my little rescuer by Irene B. Gardner The sky is dreary Clouds overcast and gray. Bright sun hides her face Puddles form and gutte... Read more
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      15 comments

(Self-deception can be devastating if it is allowed to take over your life) A clever mask of my design I wear to hide a flaw of mine So others cannot see inside The secret little "Me" I hide. I did not really like myself So s... Read more

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