Zings, Zaps, and Spasms

I think these socks represent some of what I am feeling in my leg now. Well my thigh anyway. Splotches of zings and zaps. Occasional muscle spasms that can be short and isolated to spasms that quake my whole leg. I also get the wierd sensation that water is running down my leg. It’s. The […]

I had a shocking day at PT this morning. All was going well and as usual at the end I get a relaxing session with electro-stimulation and icing. Well I couldn’t feel one set of the pads at all turned all the way up and the other set was wonderful way down low. Turns out […]

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Orthopedic surgeons really do have a different mindset don’t they? When I saw mine 13 days post surgery, he said my scar was beautiful. Umm, not so much doc. It’s big and ugly to me but I know eventually it will lighten up and be just fine. […]

It is 1:30 am and I am awake. I should be sleeping but I made the mistake of thinking I didnt need to take a tramadol tonight. I just corrected that mistake and also brought a hot water bottle with me. They tell you not to let the pain get ahead of you but gosh […]

My Earliest Memory

Memory From My Early Childhood I have a few very early childhood memories.  I grew up in Chicago on Greenbay Avenue right in front of the Marblehead Lime Company. Anyone who grew up there will remember the days when everything was coated in a film of white powder.  It’s probably why I have asthma now […]

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

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The Diagnosis When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes approximately 2 years ago, I was devastated.  I had fasting blood glucoses that were very high and my first A1C was 12.7!  The first trip to the grocery store was extremely overwhelming as I looked at all of the labels of the food I usually […]

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

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It’s Tax Time! My taxes are done!  I e-filed today!  I have “rendered unto Caesar the things that are Caesars..” (Matthew 22:21).  “Caesar” also gets to give me a little back. That part is always nice.  A little refund is welcome to me.  If it weren’t for our “little deductions” (and the big ones too […]

bible

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Books during Lent? Lent is a time when many Catholics “give up” something for 40 days. It’s a way to hopefully discipline ourselves – taking away something that we’ve become addicted to or spend too much time doing.  Some people choose to “take on” something that will help them grow spiritually.  Those practices could include […]

Making the Most Out of Lent 2016

Lent is Upon Us! Can you believe Lent is here already? Wasn’t it just Christmas?!  It seems like it got here in a hurry this year.  Ash Wednesday is February 10th – that’s this coming Wednesday.  Did you know Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation?  It isn’t, but going to mass on […]