Home Opener..

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..

Raising the Sail..

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..

A Detour..

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..

The Journey..

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..

The Middle..

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..

The Beginning..

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..