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Changing My Spark Name
Friday, June 10, 2011      7 comments

The name may be different but I'm still me! I decided to change my name from flutterbugce to aquagirl08 because I felt it was time for a change. I've changed quite a bit since I started with Spark People in August of 2008. I've done a comple... Read more
Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

What is a mother? Webster's New World Dictionary (paperback) copyright 2003, on page 422 says that a mother is "noun 1. a female parent 2. the origin or source of something 3. a woman who is the head (mother superior)of a religious establishme... Read more
The Dragonfly Lesson
Saturday, April 23, 2011      5 comments

On Thursday when I was driving home from water exercise, I stopped at a traffic light and a dragonfly perched on my antenna. I watched the beautiful creature while I was waiting for the light to turn, noticing how the sun reflected off it's iri... Read more
A Day Off From Water Exercise
Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

Hard as it was, I took the day off from going to the gym to water exercise today. When I got up this morning, my head and neck were too sore to even contemplate a water workout. Instead, I power walked to the cluster mailbox to check for the m... Read more
And Then The Lights Went Out
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

This morning I faithfully went to water exercise. I had on my water belt and my arms were carefully crossed in front of me. My legs were going a mile a minute in an effort to do some interval training, when I heard the first crack of thunder. ... Read more
Decisions Made, A Productive Week Followed
Saturday, April 02, 2011      7 comments

After much discussion about my visit to the Mayo Clinic last week, hubby and I have agreed to stay with the same Mayo primary doctor. We arrived at that decision because I have two appointments scheduled by his office in May 9, with two specia... Read more
My Second Trip To The Mayo Clinic
Saturday, March 26, 2011      6 comments

This week hubby and I went to my second trip to the Mayo Clinic. I had my thoracic MRI first. One of the machines was malfunctioning so even at 7:30a.m. they were already backlogged. If I hadn't spoken up, I would have been late to my second ... Read more
Two Days Until My Next Mayo Visit
Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

Only two more days until my next Mayo Clinic visit. This time we will get up at 3a.m. and be out the door by 4a.m. to make it there before 7:45a.m. My first appointment is at 8:15a.m. for a thoracic MRI and I have to arrive at 8:00a.m. at the ... Read more
My First Visit To The Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

Many of you may know that last week I had my first visit to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. It is an amazing facility. The staff there is very different from any medical facility I've ever visited before. If they are going to make y... Read more
Starting To Get Ready For Mayo Clinic
Sunday, March 06, 2011      7 comments

All of my paper work is complete. In fact, the Mayo Clinic called and said that I can skip the first hour of "pre registration" because I went to so much trouble to get all of my records to them in advance and they've processed all of it alread... Read more
A Different Kind Of Reward
Friday, February 25, 2011      7 comments

I was early for a doctor's appointment the other day, so I decided to stop at a near by store, just to kill a little time. I had a gift card that I was given for Christmas and I decided to use it. So I walked around a little and tried on a cou... Read more
I Have A Date For A Mayo Clinic Appointment
Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

The Mayo Clinic called this week with a date for my first appointment. They are going to screen me first outside of the neurosurgery department to see if I need further tests first. The date is March 8 at 3p.m. They will mail me information i... Read more
The Mayo Says YES!
Friday, January 28, 2011      8 comments

I've been anxiously waiting to hear what the Mayo Clinic had to say about my Radiologist report (from my MRI) and whether or not they would consider treating me. They said I would hear from them this week. For those of you who read my last blo... Read more
Anxiously Awaiting Mayo Verdict
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

By my calculations, either today or tomorrow, I should hear something from the Mayo Clinic regarding whether or not they will see me for surgery. Perhaps they won't see it as urgently as I do and will take their time calling me back, I don't kn... Read more
Taking What Action I Can As I Wait
Monday, January 24, 2011      5 comments

Today, I devoted to bringing my migraine/chronic pain management doctor up to speed on what has been going on with me over the last month. (A doctor who was doing a fellowship with her department was the person who sent me to the acute pain man... Read more

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