Author Archives: Suzanne

About Face

After watching what I eat for several weeks and losing four pounds, I felt like I had more energy. I felt hopeful that I might go into remission soon. All that changed Saturday when I spent too long in the … Continue reading

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On the Road to Wellness

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written, but so much has happened, and I needed some time to myself before I could express my thoughts in writing. In February, my mother, who had lived with me and my … Continue reading

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Pleurisy sucks

After spending a nice week visiting with family in Tennessee, I’ve developed pleurisy again. For those of you who don’t know what that is, your lungs have two layers surrounding them and a space between them. When those two linings … Continue reading

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The Great Perhaps

I just read a book that I’ve been meaning to read for quite awhile but never got around to. My book club just happened to pick this author and since I had read a couple of his other books, I … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know before Moving in a Parent

1) Just because you’ve forgiven the parent for bad things they did when you were younger, if you haven’t forgotten, you might still carry resentment that may bubble up to the surface from time to time. If you’re an adult, … Continue reading

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Job Losses and Other Diversions

Well, my husband lost his job…one month shy of being at the company for twenty years. Now I get to support us on a school librarian’s salary, and it looks like we’re going to barely scrape by from month to … Continue reading

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Blessed

Wow, it’s been a long time since I last posted anything on here. The time leading up to the holidays is always a busy time for me since I have so many friends, co-workers, and family and since my mom … Continue reading

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After the Storm

I feel badly about my last blog post, but I was feeling exhausted and wasn’t in a very good place psychologically. I had a wonderful weekend, however, involving plenty of resting, baking, reading, and walking my dogs. I also got … Continue reading

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Decisions

I’m at a critical point right now. My doctor wants me to start the IV IG treatments again the day before Thanksgiving, and I told her that I was OK with that, but now I’m having second thoughts. I just … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster

Well, I’m definitely feeling better now that I’m on an elevated amount of ┬áprednisone (except for already gaining three pounds and feeling a bit moody that is). I’ve even cut myself down to 20mg. This weekend, I did some baking, … Continue reading

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