SPATTEN2001's Blogs

2019 The Last Few Months
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      3 comments

I have been very negligent in checking in and keeping in touch and I apologize. Life has not been all I could hope for. Most know about my bout with congestive heart failure in July and then lots of follow up for lymph edema in both my legs. ... Read more
Saturday, September 14, 2019      3 comments

Sorry to have been away for awhile ... life's speed bumps threw me for a loop!!! So there is always positive and negative but I am trying to maintain positivity! Chemical stress test came back with nothing too significant, ultrasound of ... Read more
Nuclear Medicine Stress Test
Friday, August 09, 2019      2 comments

Waiting for the results but ... all in all I feel very good about the procedure! Had the absolute professional phlebotomist put in the IV .. no marks on my arm whatsoever!!! Test took about 2.5 hours -- worst thing that I felt was like I was g... Read more
Medical Update
Saturday, August 03, 2019      6 comments

Saw the new cardiologist on Friday -- I have lost 37 lbs since my admission for congestive heart failure on 15 July -- of course this is fluid that had built up around my heart and lungs but I am definitely feeling better physically because of t... Read more
Time Flies ... Way Too Quickly
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      3 comments

I don't know if it is because I am getting older or ?? but it seems that time is just flying right by me and I rarely have time to accomplish all that I would like to in a given day. For one thing, I did myself a terrible injustice by making po... Read more
New Month - New Program
Sunday, March 03, 2019      4 comments

Lots of changes happening here in Killeen TX. I landed a new job and started last Friday. In my new employment building, there is a gym with treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bike, bowflex, and weights. We have a full kitchen with two stoves a... Read more
4 Girl Scouts - 3 States - 2457 Miles
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      4 comments

Just had a terrific visit with three of my former Girl Scout cohorts from Seoul, South Korea (well that is where we all met and volunteered with the US Girl Scout program) in El Paso TX. Rental car, picked up Shelly from Ewa Beach HI and ... Read more
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      2 comments

Life is such fun!!! I am not saying that tongue-in-cheek as I do believe life is fun; however, we do throw our own cogs in God's wheel and plans for us and that's where we make huge mistakes. So .... My daughter, Melissa (37); my DH and ... Read more
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      3 comments

OMGee ... I gained 3 lbs this past week!!! I did follow my nutrition and exercise BUT ... I was prescribed new meds last Friday and I imagine they played their part. Also, the emotional roller coaster took its toll on me too! In 1968, I... Read more
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      3 comments

Don't ask how but I always seem to bulk up for the start date of BLC --- that is true this time as well. BUT ... I will be successful and I will try some new things!!!... Read more
Sunday, December 09, 2018      3 comments

Why must the month of December be so hectic --- even when you, yourself, have resigned to being serene and quiet, the entire world bustles you about!! Winter has definitely set in here in Texas and our front yard looks like a sea of red ... lea... Read more
In A Funk!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2018      2 comments

I missed my weigh in last week ... too much hub bub for Thanksgiving!!!! Had to work early shift that day and when got home, daughter and son-in-law had arrived and it just slipped away from me. Worked Black Friday for the first and last time ... Read more
Social Security Battle
Monday, November 19, 2018      7 comments

Has anyone had any success battling with Social Security regarding overpayment they initiated themselves but now want you to repay? My story in a nutshell: Oct 2017 received a hefty little check unannounced in my direct deposit account -- no l... Read more
Feeling Deflated
Saturday, November 10, 2018      2 comments

This past week I have let life overwhelm me ... trying to shake it off but feeling deflated! Lost our Uncle Bill yesterday -- was battling colon cancer but succumbed to complications of pneumonia which sent him to ICU on Monday. Aunt Donna is ... Read more
November ... Give Thanks
Sunday, November 04, 2018      2 comments

It's so sad to see that most retail businesses have jumped right into Christmas following Halloween ... I love Thanksgiving; in fact, it might be right near the top of my list of favorite holidays!... Read more

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