14 May 2008 at 3:58 pm (General Housekeeping) (, , , , , , , , )

First, thanks to those who donated for my Fibromyalgia walk, I am pleased to announce that I exceeded my goal thanks to the help of Denise Layman talking about it on her blog and offering a raffle prize 🙂  Pictures will be forthcoming once I steal them from t’s Flickr.  

My dad’s health is getting weirder.  They couldn’t find the mass/alleged tumor on the CAT scans so now he’s scheduled for a thorough colonoscopy on the 29th.  Maybe the mass went away?  It’s a medical mystery at this point.  But until we know what it is, the Army is keeping him down in Florida, so it looks like I will be headed to Tampa after all.  Don’t know for how long.

My health — which I try to avoid talking about too much for fear of turning people off — is getting worse in a number of ways and my mom and t think that since I’ve already cleared my schedule for four months it might be worthwhile me staying in the US for some private treatment that I can’t get here on the NHS and so that we can do family weight loss efforts together since it’s getting to be life threatening for my dad and so I’d still be there to support/harass him (if they let him come home or I go to him).  I’ve only managed to lose 8 pounds in the 10 weeks since I was diagnosed with Diabetes so I need to step it up more too as there’s still 40 more to go to be officially in the healthy range.

So it’s still unknown just how long I will spend in the US, what part of the US I will be in when (NC or Florida) and whether I will be over there for my treatments or my dad’s or both.

Thus I may be fairly quiet here until I get to mom’s house on the 25th.  I have swaps to make stuff for, packages to get out and the gargantuan task of trying to pack for 2-4 months in one suitcase and one carryon.



  1. Claire said,

    So sorry to hear you and your Dad are having a rough time at the moment healthwise. I hope things get better for you all soon. 2008 really hasn’t been the best of years all round has it?!

    Take care

  2. Cinders said,

    Firstly well done on doing your FM walk. Wish I could walk for 5 yards never mind 5miles.
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad and your need to go and look after him when you’re not so good yourself. sending you a gentle hug and my thoughts. I hope things improve for you very soon

  3. Denise said,

    Have a great trip! I do hope you are able to get fit and healthy as possible! I know it is difficult, hang in there!

  4. illocution said,

    illocution says : I absolutely agree with this !

  5. Stockton said,

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Stockton!

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