April had arrived and I really needed some peanuts and Cracker Jack. The fact that my appointment was only 2 days after Easter was not lost on me that I couldn’t curl up with my Peeps & chocolate bunnies. Being within striking distance of my appointment, the last thing I wanted to do after all … More Home Opener..
The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. ~Ramakrishna After some dark days, I raised my sail and the promise of Spring carried me into March. Paperwork from the Cleveland Clinic started to trickle in in preparation for my April visit. Questionnaires and health histories left no stone (or … More Raising the Sail..
I have belabored this post for days now. I have tried every which way to just skip over it, jump on over to the next month…but then the words just get stuck. My thoughts don’t flow. It will forever be a part of the landscape of my life so I must honor it as part … More A Moment of Silence..
I had 4 months to prepare and even though I got through all my education priding myself on the fact that I did my best work while under pressure, this was not something I could pull an all nighter on the eve of April 6th. I needed to start to focus on bringing these numbers … More The Road to Cleveland..
Auld Lang Syne had been sung and I had a full belly (that really did shake like a bowl full of jelly. No really…) The Warrior that I had shelved for the holiday was starting to get restless and it was time to face reality again. I had gathered a list of Functional Medicine practitioners … More A Detour..
My first foray into eating healthier was around 2004 when I realized that not everyone was hungry an hour after they ate like I was. While slender since after college, my meals just never “stuck to my ribs”. If I didn’t eat every couple of hours, “Hangry” became my middle name. I was a poster … More The Journey Continues..
It was only a matter of days before the call came from my primary care physician. “Please call me Kathy, we need to discuss your bloodwork.” When I didn’t respond in a few days, the next message was a bit more insistent: “Please schedule an appointment Kathy, we need to get you on some medication … More The Journey..
Life resumed as normal. I had done my patient duty and other than the bit of spring in my step for having faced my fear, I didn’t give my blood work another thought. Christmas was right around the corner and sugar plums were dancing in my head. Sugar of any kind, really. This was the … More The Middle..
It all started with a routine blood test. It wasn’t until after I ate two big slices of a supreme pizza with pepperoni and sausage that I remembered that I had to start fasting for my annual (or not so annual..) blood test. I’m not real big on needles, and I like to keep my … More The Beginning..