Be the Change – Save a Life

On December 28, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

ABC News is doing a great new series about small things that normal people — people like you and me — can do to enact REAL change in the world.  Not people who have millions upon millions of dollars, or those with IQs of 187 or eidetic memories.  Normal people.  You.  Me.  The elementary school down the street.

So I watched the first show and was thinking about our own little community.

So I walk up on high and step to the edge to see my world below.
And I laugh at myself, as the tears roll down.
Cause it’s the world I know, it’s the world I know.

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On November 13, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

It’s no secret that I listen to a great deal of music.  I link quite a bit of it on my Facebook account, and put the lyrics up that I think are especially potent to what I’m feeling at the time.

I can be pretty quiet.  I know it can seem hard to believe, but it’s true.  And it was much worse when I was younger and used my weight as a shield to hide behind.  So I’ve always used music to express my true feelings.  And as Beth says, I listen to angry boy music, so be prepared.

I’ve been advocating a great deal of personal responsibility of late – responsibility for our own health and responsibility to stand up for ourselves and demand better health from our health care professionals.

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“Conventional” versus “Bariatric” Wisdom

On November 11, 2010, in Tests, by Andrea

So I recently had a blood draw done at my PCP.  And I really like my PCP because he’ll draw what I want and really not fuss too much about it.

This last time, I got a copy in the mail with no notations.  I’d already looked at it, noticed what needed to change, planned those modifications (ie my vitamin K needs to go up) and moved on.

While in Texas, apparently, I got another copy, this time with notations by my PCP, who, obviously means well but knows nothing about vitamins.  As a point, when I was bruising he told me to discontinue ALL vitamin K supplements as they would make my bruising worse.  Umm, hello?

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