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

Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!


Today is my 46th birthday and my kidney's 12th birthday! I"m lucky and thankful to be alive, thanks to the donor family, thanks to all these years of healthy eating (yes, i'm shamelessly plugging Simple Healthy Fresh), exercise and, sometimes, thanks in-spite-of all the years of doctors, healthcare, surgeries, procedures, broken bones, heart surgery-i'm here. … Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!

Healthy at Any Cost? When Enough is Enough.


  Was reading an article on weight loss and weight maintenance, which I can't find now.  The crux was, It's easy to lose weight the first time but maintaining a weight loss forever is almost impossible.  To keep weight off, people must forever count and watch calories, carbs and/or fat grams PLUS exercise/workout for hours … Continue reading Healthy at Any Cost? When Enough is Enough.