Sunday, October 04, 2009      7 comments

erased... Read more
21 days to make a new habit (waking up earlier without alarm)
Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

I would love to take a day off work for fun but cannot as I have had too much unscheduled time off in the past year....so I am grateful I work only 5 days a week...I used to work 2 jobs for years (that ended 10 years ago when I got married the s... Read more
Fear and loathing...
Thursday, October 01, 2009      9 comments

Today is my annual review at work....lions, and tigers and bears, oh, my!!!! I am a bit nervous about this. I hope it isn't a horrible experience. Let me reword that....I am hopeful it will be a good review. I don't recall ever having a bad ... Read more
Don't wish your life away....
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      3 comments

I would have rather been home today...still on a soft diet, but feel pretty good with some minor pain. Going to bed early and will do the treamill 20 minutes before work, for sure...that is a promise to myself....I swam for 40 minutes before wo... Read more
Dentist visit went well...will be back to work tomorrow
Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

I got a nice temporary bridge so I won't be toothless....will get the real bridge in January and the total cost came down because of waiting until then...so the total out of pocket is "only" $1800 but without insurance would have been about $400... Read more
Time to wake up
Monday, September 28, 2009      3 comments

I just had my "light breakfast" as ordered by the dentist....had my coffee, for sure!!!! Will drink a good 2 liters of water to hydrate myself as I know I always feel really rotten when I get dehydrated.... I have half an hour before taki... Read more
The good thing about having 2 teeth pulled.
Sunday, September 27, 2009      7 comments

I probably will be on a liquid diet for a few days afterwards, so I might lose a few pounds...so it's not ALL bad... Are we grasping at straws here? ... Read more
knee is stiff but walking good...
Sunday, September 27, 2009      2 comments

I don't plan to overdo, but will walk on treadmill twice today X20 minutes. I am anticipating the teeth extrations tomorrow and am hoping for the best and remember my last extraction about 40 years ago when I had an abscessed tooth and got a dr... Read more
no knee infection, please....
Saturday, September 26, 2009      5 comments

My knee surgeon is concerned the gum infection will spread to my knee and I need to keep a close watch after I am off antibiotics from the teeth extractions on Monday. He said I may have to get blood cultures and culture of fluid in the knee. ... Read more
2 teeth coming out on Monday
Friday, September 25, 2009      5 comments

I have to have 2 teeth (in the front) pulled on this coming Monday. I will eventually have a bridge and the cost of that is overwhelming. Thank goodness I will be able to have a temporary until January and then the bridge done then to get the ... Read more
Okay, what next...tooth to be extracted
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      2 comments

I don't need this...I have an infected tooth that defied treatment and now it has to be pulled. Need a crown and even with insurance it will be a lot of money...guess my retirement account is going to pay for that. I am grateful I have some mo... Read more
Doing a blog in eve for a change...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      2 comments

I usually blog early in the a.m. but today I was up at 4:30 and out of the house by 5:30 to go swim before work. I was in the therapeutic pool a full 45 minutes and swam and did leg exercises by the edge of the pool. The water is 92 degrees and... Read more
Up early to walk on treadmill...
Monday, September 21, 2009      5 comments

I gotta get movin if I'm gonna do it. Having my second big cup of coffee first and am just trying to wake up good first...my goal is 30 minutes on the treadmill and I have to make sure I have time to take a shower before I leave for work...Stil... Read more
Thanks for Spark Friends....
Sunday, September 20, 2009      4 comments

Thank goodness for Spark Friends who sent nice thoughts my way on my "downer" blog yesterday. I am feeling better today after staying in my room 14 hours (with bathroom breaks, of course). Had a light supper of yogurt and green grapes. ... Read more
Trying to
Saturday, September 19, 2009      6 comments

It's hard some days when I know the challenges of the arthritis keep popping up. I just had left knee replacement 3 months ago and that went so very well. Some day I will need the right done also as that knee is bone-on-bone but not extremely ... Read more

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