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Gabapentin Moment – Laughing Through Recovery

Laughing Through Recovery is Necessary. Without Humor, there’s no hope. Tuesday night I got a text from John. It was a photo. There was blood. He’d gotten in a fight… With a tree branch. It split his cheek open, but other than some glue, a headache, and some swelling, he came out fine. Having a […]

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El Grand County Combo – Salsa Dancing in Moab, Utah

Salsa Dancing in Moab, UT Just Got HOT! I’m excited in this moment. So much so that I’m positive I’m glowing. I wrote about how 2014 has been named ” The Year of Dance,” just a few days ago, and already my dreams are being realized! Two nights ago I sat with a group of incredibly talented musicians as a […]

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Eating Slugs Promoted on TNT AFTER Contestant Paralyzed, Nearly Dies

Yep, you read the title correctly, EATING SLUGS PROMOTED. John and I watched my episode of 72 Hours again last night after our hot tub session. We snuggled up on the couch and acted like it was the first time seeing it while my legs twitched this way and that. Gotta love spasms. That is […]

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Weaning From Gabapentin

I’m weaning from Gabapentin. I called my neurologist two weeks ago and got the low down on a “safe” weaning process from the dreaded drug. I’m going to share it with you. I didn’t have a huge problem dropping Oxycodone from my life after 6 months, but I’ve been told weaning from Gabapentin can be much […]

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Paddling the Swattie – A Cocoa Kayak Adventure

Monday night’s storms made for some higher waters on the Swatara (Swattie) and Quitapahilla (Quittie) Creeks this past week. Logically, we wanted to paddle. The owners of Cocoa Kayak, Deb and Ben Miller were planning to go play, and since water has been such an integral part of my recovery from rat lungworm, John and I happily tagged […]

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72 Hours Season 1 Episode 8 Review – “The Rockies”

Here’s my review for 72 Hours Season 1 Episode 8. “The Rockies” – Friday, July 26, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) Dropped into the southern Rocky Mountains, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate their way through towering peaks and dense forests while enduring unpredictable weather in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. […]

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72 Hours Season 1 Episode 7 Review (My Episode)

72 Hours Season 1 Episode 7 Review -“Fijian Jungle” – Friday, July 19, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Helicoptered into the humid but stunning jungles of Fiji, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate themselves through impenetrable dense rain forests and sky-scraping mountainous peaks in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to […]

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72 Hours Fijian Jungle – Hurricane Rita Hits the South Pacific

My appearance on 72 Hours Fijian Jungle has really taken off in a direction I hadn’t quite expected. Don’t forget to watch Friday, July 19th at 10 PM eastern time!!! Every week TNT adds a line up of contestants for the race. This is THE ONLY time I’ve seen a picture of someone enjoying life […]

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Canoeing Nantahala Lake – After Rat Lungworm

As if with the tranquility of canoeing Nantahala Lake in mind, the sun did not shine directly through the window. Instead it in slipped in silently and tempted our senses peripherally while caressing the trees along the creek’s bank with a soft golden warmth. We woke up in each other’s arms to the sweet music […]

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