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Wednesday, December 8
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      8 comments

I got a call this morning from the dietitian; had to cancel my appointment for tomorrow morning because the insurance won't cover me seeing her at the hospital, but since the Specialty Clinic where I see my oncologist is right next to the hospit... Read more
Chemo today; appt. set to talk to dietician
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      7 comments

I had chemo today, and I was telling the nurses about my recent diagnosis of GP (gastroparesis). I talked about it how I was having a hard time knowing what to eat; a lot of the stuff I read online told me a lot about what NOT to eat, but not ... Read more
Misc. Monday stuff
Monday, December 06, 2010      7 comments

I tried a new trick this morning to get my pill down; a friend suggested taking a sip of water out of a bottle after I put the pill in my mouth; I tried it, and it went down much easier than trying to take it with water from a glass. I'm not sur... Read more
Recipe: No-Tomato Pizza
Monday, December 06, 2010      9 comments

NO-TOMATO PIZZA This recipe is from the book Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux by Elaine Magee. I made this for lunch today and it was very good! Also, the ingredients are all ones I can tolerate with both my acid reflux and gastr... Read more
Living with GP; still trying to figure out what works
Sunday, December 05, 2010      10 comments

Had a bad night last night with the stomach and chest pain; I think it was a combination of my acid reflux and the GP (gastroparesis). I decided to try eating what I normally for dinner for my lunch instead, and for dinner, sticking to soups o... Read more
Saturday, December 4
Saturday, December 04, 2010      11 comments

Last night I was able to go to sleep without taking a pain pill or one of my sleeping pills; something that I haven't been able to do in awhile; it was great to be able to fall asleep "under my own power" so to speak. I was still pretty darn tir... Read more
Trying to get use to a new way of eating
Friday, December 03, 2010      10 comments

It was really hard to sleep last night; had a lot to think about after my doctor appointment yesterday. Still trying to get use to the way I have to change my diet, and giving up some of my favorite foods such as lettuce, broccoli and beans. I k... Read more
Found out today I have gastroparesis
Thursday, December 02, 2010      17 comments

Today I had my followup appointment with my gastroenterologist today. I found out the results of my gastric emptying study were abnormal; normal is 50% and mine was 30%. I have a condition called gastoparesis. What is gastroparesis? Ga... Read more
A "Woo Hoo" Wednesday
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      4 comments

"Woo Hoo" because I got some stuff done today! Felt pretty good today, especially considering that I just had chemo and Zometa yesterday. Of course, tomorrow it may all hit me, but for today, I enjoyed feeling almost normal for a change. I ... Read more
Monday and Tuesday; the good and the bad
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      9 comments

Most of my day yesterday was good. The weather was nice for November, sunny and it got up to 40°F. I was out the door by 9am to get my grocery shopping and filled up the car with gas. I bought 3 more gifts and now am almost done with my Ch... Read more
Outdoor cat shelter
Monday, November 29, 2010      19 comments

For those of you who don't regularly read my blogs, I made this shelter for a neighbor's cat, who seems to be left out in all kinds of weather quite often. Neighbor Cat, or NC, as I call her, is a very friendly kitty. She likes to hang out on my... Read more
Getting through the holidays when you don't feel good
Sunday, November 28, 2010      13 comments

Getting through the holidays can be stressful for anyone. But they can feel especially overwhelming when you have to deal with health problems on top of everything else. This year, I am dealing chronic pain issues, and fatigue and other side eff... Read more
Saturday stuff
Saturday, November 27, 2010      10 comments

Well, I did not have to worry about that long nap from yesterday keeping me awake all night; I was watching tv and called it a night at 10:30pm when I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. Was up at 7:30am; which is early for me! I did som... Read more
I'm up and awake; sort of
Friday, November 26, 2010      7 comments

I had my MRI for the cervical spine scheduled for noon. I am claustrophobic, so I always need to take a Xanax before one. I always have someone drive me also. Today my dad took me. I got up early enough this morning to get a few things done... Read more
My Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25, 2010      12 comments

We did not do the family Thanksgiving thing this year, besides me being on my bland diet, and not feeling good most days lately, my mom is still under the weather too from her health issues. But I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, because ... Read more

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