Saturday, August 15, 2009

27 years

Tomorrow will be my loving husbands and my 27th Anniversary. We have been together over half my life. Bill is a loving husband, father and a wonderful grand father. He is also a true Southern gentleman that spoils me rotten.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Altered Rolodex Swap

I'm ready! I purchased a Rolodex and have joined the Altered Rolodex swap in the online group I belong to.

Journals for Cancer Patients

Cancer isn’t a gift, it just showed me what the gifts in my life were. Cancer was life-changing for me. Many things I wrote in my journal were positive ones and that Cancer had altered my views about family, spirituality, work and the future. Thankfully I have been Cancer free for 10 years.

Journals for Cancer Patients. As with any other journal, it is a place to write down your thoughts, wishes, hopes despair and inner feelings. Shirley Nagel, has recently had this disease touch a member of her close family and she created one of these journals for her loved one. The journal has become a place for important phone numbers, medical instructions, notes for daily tasks, and love notes for the future.....yes, a life line! What a wonderful way to express feelings and thoughts that you may need to note.
The journals can be created by using a black & white composition book available at chain/discount stores. You can cover the front and back with beautiful papers and then decorated it as much or as little as you like. Leave the pages inside blank for the recipient to write down whatever they want to.
If you would like to be a part of this and create Journals for Cancer Patients, please contact Shirley Nagel at for more information. I hope many of you will think about this sweet endeavor that Shirley is organizing and pass it on to your friends. It is fine to showcase the cause on your blog and to include Shirley's email address for contact purpose....always use Journals for Cancer Patients in the heading title. At some point in life, this disease touches every family. From my own experience it helped me to get through some difficult times. I truly believe this is a worthy cause. There is no benefit for anyone except the Cancer patient that receives one of these journals.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Doctor Appt. Update

Well, it was time again to refill my prescriptions. I called the pharmacy and did the press this button thing, press numbers, pound sign, telephone number, language, etc. The next day on the way home from work I went in to pick up the prescriptions and only part of them were filled. The pharmacist said that the doctor denied some of the refills. I was confused and shocked and asked that they resubmit the request. On my morning break at work the next day I called my doctors office and questioned why the prescriptions had not been refilled. It seems that after 6+ years with my primary doctor he is uncomfortable treating my rheumatoid arthritis with the chemotherapy and steroids. He requested that I see a rheumatologist so that we are both certain that I get the best care for my disease. Fortunately I called the rheumatologist that he suggested and they had a cancellation later in the day. I had blood work, ex rays, dexa scan and a physical. I had to wait as he stated a week to ten days for the results. Next appointment and I went in I was informed that I was taking the right medication for my disease however he has diagnosed me with fibromyalgia as well. I thought that having cancer 5 times in my life was difficult. I am having a difficult time daily with my rheumatoid arthritis and now fibromyalgia. It does however explain why those squeeze hugs hurt. If anyone knows the triggers either food, weather or stress that bring on flairs and the difficulties that goes with them I would enjoy learning more about my disease.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thank you! Penny

My wonderful online friend has created a wonderful blog page for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Thank you Penny!