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Thoughts on my life with:
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, IBS, GERD, Osteopenia, Brain Stem Stroke, Stress, and Severe Reactive Hypoglycemia.

Surgeries: Hysterectomy, Right Oophorectomy, Incidental Appendectomy, Urethral Suspension, Benign Left Modified Mastectomy/ Lumpectomy.

As if that wasn't enough: Nine fractured ribs, Morton's Neuroma, Left- sided Hyperhydrosis, Left- sided Thermoception Dysfunction, and even hot flashes.
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Chronic Illness and Getting Things Done!

Posted 09-21-2010 at 08:56 AM by Sunsetnan (Sunsetnan's Blog)

It's getting cooler now. That means more time to work outdoors. Last evening it was cooling off and a gentle breeze blew against my face. I was doing my fall pruning and I stopped to appreciate the nice weather. Of course, that meant that I did more than I should. How could such delight at gardening lead me to such pain the next day? When you have fibromyalgia and are in a flare, this happens quite often.

No, I'm not having the "poor me's." Just stating a fact....
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Chronic Illness and Keeping up with the Joneses

Posted 09-07-2010 at 09:58 AM by Sunsetnan (Sunsetnan's Blog)
Updated 09-07-2010 at 10:01 AM by Sunsetnan

How can a chronically ill person keep up with everyone else? This is the question I posed to my husband yesterday. How do even healthy people work full time and yet have time to mow, weed- eat, edge, and blow their lawns, wash their cars, go to their kids games, much less do all the other chores necessary each week?

I have to be truthful here. Although I know I shouldn't, I have to admit I[I] do[/I] care what other people think. I want to keep up with the Joneses.
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Gripe Session- So far so Bad!

Posted 08-27-2010 at 10:40 AM by Sunsetnan (Sunsetnan's Blog)

The Lemons:
I have eaten, and I have ridden 5 miles on my bike. So, after cooling down some, I am going to have a good old fashioned gripe session. I will dump the lemons, and later I will try to make lemonade out of it all. Yesterday started with a two hour drive to a dentist appointment. The dentist was repairing a damaged crown that needed replacing. There was grinding and drilling and even a some blood- letting. Yes, because of my "inflammatory" disease and the fact that...
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School, Driving, Cleanliness, and a Movie Reflection

Posted 08-24-2010 at 09:47 AM by Sunsetnan (Sunsetnan's Blog)
Updated 08-24-2010 at 09:54 AM by Sunsetnan

Had a little mini-vacation at my sister's house for about a week, and am back in time for school to start. Just sent the kids off for their first day. My youngest tried on at least three variations of clothes until he settled on one. And my eldest was disappointed he couldn't wear one of his new pants because the washer didn't get all the "sticky stuff" off from the size sticker on the back.

My eldest is now certified to use his driver's permit after completing the...
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired...

Posted 08-14-2010 at 08:44 AM by Sunsetnan (Sunsetnan's Blog)

Been tired lately. I'm trying this low- carb, higher protein diet, and without sugar and caffeine to give me a wee bit of energy, I'm really dragging. I have been faithful to the diet, however. But, there has been no weight loss. Of course, I'm always hungry, but some of the sugar cravings have gone away.

I have to remind myself that I'm not on this diet to lose weight, but to keep my RHG under control. If I want to keep from having type 2 diabetes and get sick again, I have...
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