Category Archives: Health

Issues of interest relating to health and living with DVT

PT Positions Gone Wild: The Dead Bug and the Tabletop

They’re stepping it up at PT in terms of exercises (and kicking my butt), and yesterday they taught me the “Dead Bug” and the “Tabletop.” Of course the Hubs and I now call that last one the “Table Dancer” because that’s … Continue reading

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Bastille Day and the Curse of the Summer Flu

Today is Bastille Day, or French National Day, which commemorates the official start of the French Revolution. Such a wonderful day and, you’ll soon find out, I couldn’t pay my husband to lay a French kiss on me today. The holiday is celebrated on … Continue reading

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8 Degrees to Freedom

I am 8 degrees away from Cruella Freedom! It’s both a blessing an a curse. The Blessing(s): I get out of the house – I have wicked cabin fever. The 4-6 hours a day I’m lashed to Cruella are no more! My … Continue reading

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Hip Surgery, Crazy Equipment and Hilarious Doctors

I honestly did not know what to call this post. Various discarded titles: Today is the BIG DAY! The Wild Side of Hip Surgery Propositioning Doctors, Rad Equipment Stepping Into Dog Hip Twilight Zone Today is the big day!! At 8 am Pacific Time, … Continue reading

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10 Better-Than-The-Truth Stories about “Dog Hip”

Any of you who read my last post know about what the Hubs and I are calling “Dog Hip.” Note regarding the name: I’m not dissing dogs. I love dogs. It’s just an easier thing to call it, rather than “Right … Continue reading

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Discovering “Dog Hip” — A Survival Guide

Thoughty Thursday is a bit of a health discussion and update today. I’ve been keeping things from you, my peeps! About three months ago, I discovered I have “Dog Hip” (what we’re calling Hip Dysplasia). Probably, I should thank my husband for this … Continue reading

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How Do You Find The Answers Inside You?

“If you can eliminate the outside noise, you’ll find that the answers are inside you.“  Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings When I travel, I always make sure to read the flight magazines. Not only do I find out … Continue reading

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What Are YOUR 21 Layers of Beauty?

“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and with passing years only grows!” — Sam Levenson, “The Beauty of a Woman” One of my … Continue reading

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The Amazing Speed of Toddlerhood

How do we go from this…. To this… In just 24 short hours?? Darned if I know. But Babykins had the stomach bug today and Mommy is NOT a happy camper. Didn’t we just do this? Send hugs. Send chocolate. … Continue reading

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Giving Kids a Healthy Message About Their Bodies

Growing up, all of you received messages about your body, what you put in it, and what you put on it.
Which messages do you look back on with gratitude and which messages tormented you for years? What would you recommend for shaping a healthy body image/attitude in a child? What did you find damaging? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things over at More Cowbell! Continue reading

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