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Brain Surgery Success (Like the Scarecrow they found one to put in)
Saturday, February 11, 2017      7 comments

Kidding aside Wednesday's surgery was pretty uneventful and thanks to a few innovations in microsurgery I was able to come home the next day - in hindsight that probably was a day early for St. Thomas (hubby and caregiver) but not nearly soon en... Read more
The waiting is over tomorrow – Shunt revision 5 (brain surgery 6) begins at 7:30 PS
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      7 comments

The waiting is over tomorrow – Shunt revision 5 (brain surgery 6) begins at 7:30 PST With everything in life the waiting is the hardest part. This one since it really is brain surgery has been harder than most. At one point I figured mayb... Read more
Yeserday "if" became "when" and "when" became "ASAP
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

Many of you know I have a VP shunt - it's a comes to correct one of my many "gifts" from Meningitis that dates back to 1976. While I have had 5 brain surgeries (one device failed and is replaced etc) I have been fortunate with this one. In... Read more
January 2
Monday, January 02, 2017      3 comments

A new day to stay the course ... slow and steady. I am now in week 5 - I didn't even realize it. Weigh in tomorrow. Christmas week no problem down a pound. 4 in four weeks. Met my goal. NY - if I am the same as I was a week ago I will be happy.... Read more
National Chocolate Day
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      4 comments

Ooh ooh. You KNOW what that means. I've never met a "holiday" I didin't like. Today was a little better however. To have chocolate, I had to open a small box of chocolates we'd bought for drop in company. I had three - one serving according t... Read more
End Run
Monday, December 26, 2016      4 comments

It's the last week of the year and do you know where your motivation went? Did the Thanksgiving-Christmas time frame blow your resolve. It happens. This year I got spammed by a Spark People mailing probably because I was looking at ortho... Read more
Finished the first "new member" challenge
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      3 comments

and I'm going to repeat it because it helped to keep me honest and on track. I set a small, achievable goal 3# and met it. I want to be sure to keep this up over the holidays. Too easy to slide backwards. Since I don't sweat and I run lo... Read more
Yesterday was THE worst and then ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      3 comments

Many of you may know I am deaf. I hear with a cochlear implant (internal device) with an external over the ear processor. Yesterday I dragged myself to the mall to catch the holiday spirit (we do not celebrate the holidays ourselves). I was ha... Read more
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      4 comments

Today I had my semi-annual visit with my neurosurgeon to check on a condition that has gotten worse over the last 6 months. I was worried about a surgery before the holidays. I received a prescription instead ... but he confirmed that a revisi... Read more
Finally something to blog about
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      1 comments

I finished my first week - and lost 2#. Hooray for me. I made a first goal easy 3# by Christmas, 4# by NY. Halfway there already so maybe I'll do better but maybe not. This has been a great community because unlike so many others, it's ... Read more