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Doing better with the neck pain
Saturday, October 12, 2013      13 comments

Just wanted to let my Spark friends know I am doing ok. I was still have having a rough time with the neck pain on Tuesday, but Wednesday if finally started to get better. There is some discomfort from time to time but it is a lot better than wh... Read more
Taking this week one day at a time
Monday, October 07, 2013      20 comments

I really appreciate all the care and concern shown to me in your comments on my last blog. Unfortunately, my oncologist's main office is about 60 miles out of town; he comes to our local hospital's specialty clinic on Tuesdays; that is where I... Read more
Concerns about pain and cancer
Saturday, October 05, 2013      20 comments

A few weeks ago, I had what I thought was a pulled muscle in my neck, hurting mostly on the right side. It got better after a week, then I never thought much about it. That pain started coming back late Thursday morning, and I cannot think of an... Read more
Living AWAP (As Well As Possible)
Monday, September 30, 2013      16 comments

Before I get started, I want to say Thank You for all the birthday wishes and Spark goodies over the weekend. I read each and every message and I really do appreciate them all! As most of you know, I live with stage IV breast cancer (It's b... Read more
Thoughts on Turning 50
Friday, September 27, 2013      28 comments

Today I turned 50, and I am ok with that. I admit, back in my teens and 20's, I thought of 50 as "old". I remember feeling kind of disappointed about turning 30; I admit that part of that was vanity, when age was something I was self consci... Read more
Relay for Life: Survivor Celebration, and few pics
Sunday, September 22, 2013      15 comments

My mom and I made it to the Relay for Life Survivor Celebration. I was glad to be able to participate, but was kind of disappointed with the low turnout this year. It was unfortunate that the whole Relay was poorly planned this year. That isn't ... Read more
Relay for Life
Thursday, September 19, 2013      9 comments

Our Relay for Life is this weekend. I've talked about it before, but since there may be some unfamiliar with what it is about, I thought I'd use my blog today to explain exactly what it involves. ... Read more
Trying something different for chemo pain
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      16 comments

Chemo went pretty smoothly yesterday. My appointment was 9am, the same time the clinic opens. There were about a half dozen people in the waiting room and I was the first one called in. I was glad to not have to wait long, but I kind of wish I h... Read more
I am ok! Taking it easy today
Sunday, September 15, 2013      11 comments

I am doing ok after all I did yesterday. My right arm is not hurting today, and a few hours after I posted my blog yesterday, the shaking stopped. My left shoulder is really hurting, but it's no different from the pain I normally have there. All... Read more
High and low points this week
Saturday, September 14, 2013      11 comments

I did something myself today that I really should have asked someone to do for me. I borrowed my dad's long handled pruning shears from my mom to trim a bush that was way overgrown next to my bedroom window, and I had to hold my arms up do the p... Read more
Haircut today (Yes, I still have hair despite the chemo!)
Monday, September 09, 2013      19 comments

Had a busy day ahead of me; was a little worried last night about how I would get through it because of the fatigue, but I did ok. I am tired, but I feel more like there is a "good reason" for it rather than just the anemia. Today was the m... Read more
Frustratingly Tired
Sunday, September 08, 2013      14 comments

I know my fatigue level right now is from low hemoglobin due to the chemo, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating. I get "tired of being tired", and "taking it easy" gets boring after awhile. ... Read more
Early birthday gifts yesterday
Friday, September 06, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday was one of those days I just did not feel good and had a bad attitude to go with it. My bones and joints hurt more than usual, from the chemo, and also from the Zometa treatment I had Tuesday. I felt nauseous most of the day, and on to... Read more
Recipe: Roasted Vegetables
Thursday, September 05, 2013      12 comments

ROASTED VEGETABLES I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. I made this last night with a few variations. I made a smaller batch, and for the veggies, I used potatoes, a sweet potato, about 1/3 of a huge red onion, and some baby carrots. I ... Read more
Lucy is Home! Her New Home!
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      18 comments

My mom's cat, Lucy, finally came out of hiding at the old house. Mom and Rhonda were able bring her to Mom's new house this afternoon. I went over there and put the new collar with the ID tag on her. She is an indoor only cat, but I thought bein... Read more

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