Alive and Survived


I’m 12 years post-kidney transplant, the borrowed kidney is fine, but scarred and striated. I’ve survived renal failure, heart failure, four types of heart issues [currently have three stents in heart and may need further surgery], two umbilical hernia surgeries, colon cancer diagnosis then misdiagnosis. I’ve had over 30 surgeries and procedures kidney, fistula, graft…… Continue reading Alive and Survived

Busy Days Inside and Out


Life has been so busy this Winter and Spring, I really have been neglecting the Monday Book Reviews and Tech Tuesdays, I had altogether stopped Happy Humpday posts and Healthy Thursdays but have been really trying to keep the Friday Top Ten EBook lists for you readers, all 10 of you. If you’ve read my…… Continue reading Busy Days Inside and Out

Happy Birthday Me!


HAPPY 45TH TO ME! Buy one from this etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/market/45th_birthday Turning 45 this year, feels like some sort of milestone (or millstone?).  Life has been one crazy ride. Growing up in the midwest, getting my education, first bachelors then masters degree, working as an adjuster for a few years, experiencing kidney and heart failure, moving…… Continue reading Happy Birthday Me!

Healthy Thursday: Heart Disease and Height Loss


  In keeping open with readers, fellow cooks and health aficionados, I’ve been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and as a side effect, I’ve lost more height. As you know, if you’ve read my biography, I’ve had Alport’s Syndrome and a kidney transplant that led to different types of heart failure over the past 10-15…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Heart Disease and Height Loss

Salt the Roads, Not Your Heart


Salt Crystals Neither my stove nor my table has seen salt or any form of sodium in over tweny years. According to the American Heart Association, the average american should only eat less than 2300 mgs/day. When I started college way back when, my doctor told me to stop eating all forms of salt, from my…… Continue reading Salt the Roads, Not Your Heart