Author Archives: Suzanne

Healthy Egoism or Loving Oneself

I came across a the poem today called “As I Began to Love Myself”, which includes the following stanza: As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and … Continue reading

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On the Up and Up

Well, I finally got the severe muscle cramp or pinched nerve in my leg under control. Four days of 40mg of prednisone, tramidol, and ice packs seem to have done the trick. I’m still having some issues with general muscle … Continue reading

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Setback

Since around the beginning of July, I’ve been experiencing some really bad pain in my upper right thigh in front. Some days it’s just sore or nonexistent, but some days, like today, it’s excruciating. I’ll just suddenly feel this searing pain … Continue reading

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On Loss

Recently, a co-worker of mine passed away. He was only 44, in seemingly excellent condition, and died quite suddenly from a brain aneurysm leaving behind a wife and two children. Another co-worker of mine, who is not only single and childless, … Continue reading

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Respite

I had this beautiful dream a couple nights ago of being in a small garden just west of a rustic gray cabin in the morning. There were beautiful white irises and some small blue flowers that were like pansies, but … Continue reading

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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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