08/23/15- Paula Maier's Healthy Living Eating/ Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 24. August 2015 20:26
How Stress Can Sabotage Your Success with Good Health: Part 1- Everyone knows that stress is no fun. At the same time, many of us know that it comes whether you want it to or not! Chronic high stress can cause a myriad of negative health issues, it can interrupt your sleep, and it can cause changes ... [More]

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08/17/15- Paula Maier's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 18. August 2015 19:21
  Having strong, well-defined arm and shoulder muscles is important to both men and women.  For men, the stature of the upper body lends to a balanced appearance with their whole physique. For women, weight training arms and shoulders helps their over-all physical look, but also helps t... [More]

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07/24/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 25. July 2015 19:41
Vacation Injury Survival Essentials: Part 1- When I went on my summer trip with my children, I took a 6’ X 8” ox full of different sized band aids, burn and scratch spray, bug bite pen, and aloe.  It came in handy several times.  But, since my return it got me thinking about &l... [More]

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Follow up..

by Kate 26. June 2015 14:40
  It's been six weeks since surgery.  I'm back at work, back to being Mommy 100% and back to socializing and acting like Katie, minus how quickly I get exhausted.  Vincent is doing wonderful.  He's gaining weight, he has a color back to him and his bloodwork and kidney function t... [More]

A visit to the emergency room.

by Kate 10. June 2015 02:04
Friday night was one of the most painful nights I had.  I woke up hysterical in pain throughout the whole night.  This was my first night sleeping without a nurse coming in and giving me medication for pain all night and day.  And the medicine they sent me home with was a lower amount... [More]

Release day! woo hoo!

by Kate 8. June 2015 16:00
Day Four of Recovery:  At this point I was starting to feel better.  I was getting up and walking more than I did since surgery.  I was able to have my catheter removed, my IV fluid and medication taken out and the possibility of being released!!!  I couldn't have been more ecsta... [More]

Recovery conti.

by Kate 6. June 2015 02:15
Day Three of Recovery:  After a rough second night of being tucked into my hospital bed with a new catheter and new IV on top of feeling like I was hit by a semi, I was exhausted in more than one way.  But if you've ever had to sleep in a hospital bed with no ability to move from laying on... [More]


by Kate 24. May 2015 14:00
Well I sure did misjudge the post-op pain.  Let's just say it was far from a walk in the park.  It's been a week and two days since surgery and it'll be a week tomorrow that I was released.  Unfortunately, Saturday I started running a fever and was extremely ill so I was re-admitted a... [More]

Only two more days til surgery.....

by Kate 13. May 2015 16:00
After passing the "first round" of tests I was ready to move on to the next set. The next test is a scan of my anatomy to be sure everything is normal, it would be easy to remove, size and the blood vessels origin, etc etc. This is where most people end their journey of trying to be a donor. I sched... [More]

First appointment and everyone's reactions to my new news..

by Kate 11. May 2015 00:03
The SECOND I received the phone number to Vincent's nurses' in Nephrology I called to set up the first available appointment. I didn't care what day or time, I was willing to take off work if I had to, I was determined to find out as soon as I humanely could. Although I didn't know if we truly were ... [More]

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