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Can you say "relief"?
Friday, November 18, 2016      7 comments

Back on 10/1 I fell while making a dive to save my CPAP machine from falling onto the floor off of my nightstand after my little Boston Terror decided to get all tangled up in the hose. Well, shortly after that, I found myself in the ER due to h... Read more
Today is a New Day and a New Beginning
Friday, November 04, 2016      6 comments

As of today, I am unemployed. And guess what? I don't care. I'm actually quite happy about it, as the reality is that my job took away a lot from me, instead of adding to it. So, my boss was really surprised when I told him thank you for laying ... Read more
It's Official: The Time for Change has Come
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      6 comments

Well, it is official. I am unemployed. And I'm...happy about it? Yes, I'm happy to be unemployed, not because I get more time off, but because I am no longer tied to an unhealthy situation. I was let go effective this Friday. It wasn't all ... Read more
A Lot Going On
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      6 comments

Well, as you all know from previous blogs that I have been in the process of preparing for a MAJOR career change from IT to teaching. My BA is actually in English, so to transition into an English teaching role is not too far fetched and easier ... Read more
I Can Do It!
Thursday, October 27, 2016      7 comments

On 10/1, I fell and hurt myself enough to warrant a trip to the ER. They looked at me (no x-rays or anything), told me that I had just pulled muscles and bruised myself, then sent me home with pain meds and a muscle relaxer. Thing is...it got wo... Read more
Taking Charge
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      6 comments

I haven't been to work since 9/6. That is the day that a mysterious pain developed in my abdomen, along with nausea and vomiting. They did all kinds of tests over the month of September, from CT Scans to colonoscopies and endoscopies. I'm pretty... Read more
A Season of Change
Saturday, October 22, 2016      8 comments

On September 22, out of pure frustration and defeat, I went to the local stress center at a catholic hospital. I then went through intake, where I poured my heart out to the social worker busily taking notes of everything I said. I was then admi... Read more
Will it ever end?
Saturday, September 17, 2016      13 comments

I've been a medical anomaly since May. I am in so much pain right now it isn't funny. And it is interesting the number of "armchair" doctor's who pop up on social media when you do start to say something is wrong. On August 8th, I started h... Read more
Nutrition Plan (2016 Fall 5% Challenge)
Sunday, September 11, 2016      3 comments

Yes, I know...two blogs just minutes between each other. Oh, well...it is good to have a plan in place before you get going. I have not been doing well dieting on my own. About 18 months ago, I joined The Onion Factory ( www.onioncam... Read more
My Exercise Plan (2016 Fall 5% Challenge)
Sunday, September 11, 2016      2 comments

I've had a rough year physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was riding high on the wave until mid-April of this year. Yeah, I gained a few pounds, but I was happy and in love. Fast forward to September, and now I'm just fat and sassy. Time to... Read more
Just Breath!
Sunday, August 07, 2016      7 comments

Well, I survived last night. I would love to know what the facial expression was on my face when Kenny came up and give me a big hug last night. After he walked away from our table, my friends told me to breath. Apparently I had stopped breathin... Read more
Winds of Change
Saturday, August 06, 2016      10 comments

Well, a quick update and then I'm going back to bed (It is 2:19am here right now - UGH!). I still have a job, but mostly because the boss isn't back from Europe, yet. He's expected on Monday morning, but we'll see. I'm pretty sure that when he c... Read more
Bipolar Disorder and Weight Loss
Thursday, July 28, 2016      7 comments

I found this great article on weight loss and bipolar disorder. What she has to say is spot on to what I have experienced. www.ibpf.org/blog/my-exp
lar-meds#comment-15081 What I have e... Read more
And They Keep Coming
Saturday, July 09, 2016      10 comments

Wow, if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. It's gotten so bad that my mom is planning on putting horseshoes over my doors of my house! And I'm not stopping her. On a good note, I started back to work this week. On a bad note... Read more
Why am I an embarrassment to myself
Monday, June 27, 2016      15 comments

I hate to admit that I'm struggling on all fronts this morning. I feel like a blob. I am so ashamed of myself for gaining back all of the 50+ pounds I lost last year. I'm even embarrassed to even show my face at my 30th high school reunion in Au... Read more

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