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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Long see....

First off, I must apologize for my absence. I am not the worlds greatest blogger, and we are heading into winter now, I suffer from depression and it can be worse in the winter times. I am not too thrilled with my weight as of late, I am up to 220#, I was diagnosed with Aspartame poisoning in October, yep that artificial sweetener that is in Diet can cause MAJOR problems, I now have an 'aspartame' detecter in my pinky, any time I eat/drink anything with aspartame in it, my pinky finger tingles. It was in my pinky finger/ring finger and part of my palm on the right hand. The Dr scared me to death telling me that aspartame has been linked to MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and MS type symptoms. I have had maybe 1 or 2 actual diet cokes or coke zero's since I found out, which is MAJOR for me, I am still drinking soda, but not as much and trying to stick to regular coke (not good for calories) or diet coke sweetened with splenda. So if you are a diet soda drinker.....use caution! I was actually having extreme side effects from one of the depression pills I am on (neurontin) as it is a nerve drug, and my nerves were on edge from all the aspartame I was drinking....pretty scary stuff.

My Uncle Larry passed away a little over a week ago, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer the end of august. It was hard, but I am comforted with the knowledge that I know I will be able to see him again someday, and that he is with my Grandfather and my Aunt Lorna (whom died before I was born). My Grandpa died when I was a senior in high school, I actually lost 3 of my grandparents in 1 was tough, and I really haven't lost anyone super close to me since (1995).

Anyways I just wanted to pop in and say, yep I am alive! I finally updated my blog it is no longer halloween time :-) I hope to be able to blog again soon.