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Ok, now it's worse
Saturday, October 11, 2014      22 comments

My father-in-law died today. It looks like a memorial service will happen later in the year. But OMG. Can this trip be any more heavy... Or doomed?... Read more
NOT as bad as I thought....
Friday, October 10, 2014      15 comments

Thanks so much for everyone's kind words and support yesterday. All the kind words and comments really helped me to put the situation in perspective. OF COURSE my mom wants me to go on this trip. She and my father also traveled extensiv... Read more
Thursday, October 09, 2014      21 comments

We are leaving for our month-long vacation in Nepal and India on Sunday. Earlier this week my mother fainted and called my brother to come stay with her. He lives 2.5 hours away. My brother drove Mom to her oncologist appointment and ... Read more
Going into High Gear
Monday, September 29, 2014      22 comments

We are less than two weeks away from leaving on our trip to Nepal and India! The suitcases are out. Packing is a multi-day/multi-week project. We will be gone a month and my PLAN is to take one small roller suitcase that can go in the pla... Read more
Physical Therapy!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      23 comments

At long last, I was approved for PT. I went Monday and the PT thinks I've pulled and inflamed some of the small muscles that connect my lower vertebrae. So the treatment is 15 minutes of heat, 15 minutes of ultrasound treatment, and 15... Read more
Have you Ever Lost/Erased a Blog Entry before Posting? Here's the Solution!
Sunday, September 14, 2014      22 comments

I read this on a "tips and tricks" page for my new BLC team. Sometimes my cursor jumps up and selects a few lines (or my entire blog) and deletes it in one keystroke!! Has that ever happened to you? Before you panic, do this: Pre... Read more
Things are Looking UP
Saturday, September 13, 2014      17 comments

Happy Saturday, Sparkfriends!! After more than a week I finally, finally FINALLY have an appointment with a physical therapist scheduled for Monday afternoon. Physically I am feeling much better. Yesterday I did 3.5 miles on the tread... Read more
NSV at the County Fair
Friday, September 12, 2014      18 comments

Yummm.....FAIR FOOD....that siren song (and smell) of fat, sugar, and salt... Yesterday I told you what my plan was, and I thought it was reasonable. But I know myself. Truthfully I knew that if I didn't get a dinner break until 8 pm I pr... Read more
Off To the Fair
Thursday, September 11, 2014      9 comments

I still haven't gotten an appointment with a physical therapist yet. It's been a week since I saw my primary care physician and had xrays. Hopefully today I'll get it straightened out. You really have to stay on these people and be your own m... Read more
Good news!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      18 comments

X-rays show no fracture or crack in my "sacral area." So I'm going back to my fitness class today, the first one in 3 weeks. I talk to the doctor tomorrow and will ask AGAIN for a referral for physical therapy. I still have pain in my... Read more
The Saga Continues....
Thursday, September 04, 2014      17 comments

Notice -- WHINE ALERT! emoticon As I stated in my last blog: on Tuesday I did the chiropractic appt. and af... Read more
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      17 comments

I got on my new treadmill Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I could do increasingly longer slow walks each day. Saturday was 1/2 mile (3 separate times), Sunday I walked 1 mile (3 separate times), and yesterday 1.25 miles (twice). Yesterday I man... Read more
Pulling Up My Big Girl Panties....
Friday, August 29, 2014      15 comments

and getting out of my funk! Just because I can't do everything doesn't mean I can't do SOMETHING! So I'm going to stop eating my frustration and pain and do the things I can do. * I made an appointment with the physical therapy ... Read more
Still in Tremendous Pain
Thursday, August 28, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday I walked up to the mailbox twice (total mileage: 0.6 miles) and I was in a world of hurt. TC saw me walking back and said, "You are really in pain, aren't you??" YES, I was! Today I saw the chiropractor again for Session #2. D... Read more
Sidelined & Spaghetti Pie Pix
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      12 comments

I am sorry to say I am still in pain after my fall off the ladder on August 16th. Actually, everything is better from the ladder fall, but apparently I altered my gait and my slow miles on the treadmill and on our city trail have caused a huge ... Read more

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