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Happy Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      5 comments

Thanksgiving is that time to reflect on those things you are grateful for. So here's the start of my list: To all those who supported me on the back doc visit-thank you. It has been a tough thing to process but you have all made it much e... Read more
The Back Doc visit
Sunday, November 21, 2010      8 comments

Hi all, it has taken me two days to process last Friday's appointment. The news was not so good. I had hoped that the back would stay stable until next fall or even the following spring when I made the decision between knee replacement surgery... Read more
Week 2 back to work
Friday, November 19, 2010      6 comments

And yes, I'm still tired. But it is gradually getting a little better. The extra distance with the cubes has me over 6,000 steps a couple of times this week. That was a really good day before surgery. My knee has ached a couple of days-I thi... Read more
First week back to work
Thursday, November 11, 2010      5 comments

And all I can say is I'm tired. They moved our cubes while I was gone. The walk for a slow day went from2000 steps to a minimum of 3500 steps. I went over 5000 on Wednesday. The highest since before surgery. Guess why I'm tired. Th... Read more
Thursday, November 04, 2010      5 comments

I am having a hard time believing that it is November already. Less than 2 months left in 2010. I know I slept through the past couple of months, but geez. Time just flies by. I had a knee doc appointment this week and he released me to ... Read more
Spartoberfest Challenge finale
Sunday, October 31, 2010      8 comments

This last week has been challenging. The back is still bothering me alot. I had the cortisone shot on Thursday-it has helped just a little, but not as much as I need. I will wait until later in the week to see if it improves any more-then... Read more
Four things....
Saturday, October 30, 2010      3 comments

- copied from another Sparks pal Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. sheep herder and manure scooper (grew up on a farm) 2. dishwasher/cafeteria worker in college 3. medical technologist - mostly blood bank for ten years 4. comp... Read more
Week 3 Sparktoberfest Challenge
Sunday, October 24, 2010      5 comments

Another week and this week had some successes as well as some challenges. I am working back into my hectic schedule and finding that the body is protesting mightily! I did get half of my tax update classes done for January tax season-that i... Read more
Week 2 Sparktoberfest Challenge
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

Hi all! In general the past week has been a good one. Lots of learning too. Weight-I lost the pound I gained last week. My weight appears to be stable which is a good thing after all the swelling. I have a few more days on the lasix, so... Read more
Week 1 of Sparktoberfest
Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

Well, as usual, didn't do as well as I hoped. But I did make progress! Weight-will add Monday after weigh in. I think I'm up a couple of pounds due to eating at restaurants this weekend. I don't salt when cooking but they do! I was doin... Read more
Sparktoberfest Challenge (Go Sugar Babies!)
Sunday, October 03, 2010      7 comments

Hi all, Once again I'm back on track and in a Rootin' for Ruby Challenge. My goals will be just a little bit different right now-but that's okay because it's what I need. This is the start of my 7th week post-knee replacement surgery.... Read more
Doctors week and 39 lbs down in 2 weeks!
Thursday, September 30, 2010      6 comments

This week was a busy week with doctor appointments. First one was the 6 week post-op check with the orthopedic surgeon. My knee is doing well, but I can not bend it yet as much as he wanted and I"m still using the walker. He forgot about my b... Read more
First Spark-iversary
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      5 comments

HI all and thanks for the wishes on my first anniversary. It didn't come quite with the milestones that I had hoped for, but I did accomplish a few things: Lost 7 pounds from the time I joined Spark to my surgery date Doubled the number... Read more
What!!!!! I gained 40 lbs?
Thursday, September 16, 2010      11 comments

Today was my first post-op check with my primary care doctor. First off I went in huffing and puffing. allergy season is in full force, I'm anemic, but this has been pretty bad. She didn't like it either and was reviewing labs, ect from... Read more
A week gone by already?
Thursday, September 09, 2010      3 comments

Wow, time sure does fly when all I do is go to the bathroom, limp into the kitchen for food and drink, take pills and do PT exercises and then sleep. The staples came out fine-only a couple hurt. The incision looks pretty good but there ... Read more

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