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Blog entries from Lisa

Lisa has a total of 52 entries.

  1. Lisa
    (As originally posted at Sundog Tales) Imagine living 20 minutes away from here: <img alt="Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui" src="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8498/bytaminatoratflickr.jpg" title="Ho'okipa Beach Park by taminator at flickr" width="500" height="328" /> Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Imagine sitting one sunny afternoon on a sandy beach and watching the windsurfers play in the...
    Lisa, May 17, 2011
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    (as originally posted at Sundog Tales Its another sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest. Starting into the best time of year not too cold, not too many bugs, and a few more sunny days. It only lasts about a month, usually most of April though this year it is late. Life has been moving quickly for us the last few weeks. It seemed a slow, sluggish mire we had fallen into over the winter...
    Lisa, May 13, 2011
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    (originally posted at Sundog Tales) What is Healing? I have pondered this question many times. Recently, I have begun to see signs of deep physical healing at long last, but why? What has changed? I now sleep 12-15 hours a day. Thats a 10-12 hour night and one or two naps during the day. Until last November, I could sleep no more than 9 hours a night and never napped. How can this be...
    Lisa, Jan 31, 2011
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    (as originally published at Sundog Tales) With the holidays upon us, seemed a good time to share our recipe for Paleo Pancakes. These are a bit different than many similar recipes online as we designed them to be high density protein with a good dose of veggies - basically, a balanced paleo meal for times without the ability to cook. Turned out, they are tasty anytime! Better yet - they...
    Lisa, Dec 15, 2010
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    (originally posted at Sundog Tales) An early snowstorm and cold front brought some amazing weather this week. This time I decided to capture it on film! Last week Planet Thrive <a href="http://planetthrive.com/2010/11/mcs-survivalist-guide-part-1/">published an article </a>I wrote on how to survive in a tent during winter. I found the last few days entertaining as I had to live the same...
    Lisa, Nov 25, 2010
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    (Originally posted at Sundog Tales) I had intended to post back here more frequently, but my health has been up and down, especially the last few weeks. We have gotten our winter preparations well under way. October saw us finish changing out the leaky tarps over our tent - a project encompassing two years while letting the new tarps off gas. There has been a great deal of catching up on...
    Lisa, Nov 11, 2010
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    (originally posted at Sundog Tales) As the title implies, today is the one year anniversary of this blog. I've spent the last few days trying to decide what type of post to write for marking such a momentous occasion. I could write a review of the changes, or lack there of in many cases, seen in the last year. It could be a more typical post written about the changes Fall is bringing to the...
    Lisa, Oct 1, 2010
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    Quick news flash! Dramatic happenings going on in camp today. A short while ago Jeremy was out washing a dish when he spotted a mole above ground seeming to scratch an itch on his hind leg. They are pretty cute up close and it was a very rare treat to get to see one. But something seemed to be wrong with him. He kept clawing at the dirt as though swimming in a current and not going any...
    Lisa, Sep 20, 2010
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    as originally posted at Sundog Tales: It can be useful to minimize wasted time when paying out of pocket for a specialist visit, having to travel for the appointment, or not being well enough to make multiple trips to your physician. Over the years I have learned a few tricks to help us get the most we can out of our in person visits with our MCS/CFS specialist. Here is how I maximize my...
    Lisa, Sep 4, 2010
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    Reposted from Sundog Tales Yesterday was this year's trip to see our MCS/CFS specialist who's office is about two hours away. (For last year's trip see <a href="http://sundogtales.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/back-from-the-wizard/">Back from the Wizard</a>) The weather couldn't have been better as it was one of our warmer days and lots of sunshine. A good day for a road trip! A month ago...
    Lisa, Aug 26, 2010
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    My life has been led by far too much fear. If you had asked me ten years ago while I was still healthy, I would have been very sure that fear played little role in the direction life was taking. I would have been wrong. Over the last several months I have been thinking about fear's role in my life. Its not just the fear I felt every time I stepped out into the darkness at night alone...
    Lisa, Aug 16, 2010
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    In life we have choices. Choosing gives us power. When we are thrust into a situation in which we have very little choice, it can leave one feeling very powerless. Thus has been my situation been for the many years I've been homeless in this very tent. Until now. For years we have tried to find a way out of our situation and seem to have only dug ourselves in deeper and deeper each time....
    Lisa, Aug 2, 2010
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    A couple weeks ago I injured my left wrist while slipping on one of our dirt paths around here. They get a lot of loose gravel and debris on them when the weather turns warm and dry after months of rain, all the mud dries leaving stuff loose under foot. A few re-injuries of the same wrist while trying to let it heal and here I am a couple weeks later still only able to type with my right...
    Lisa, Jul 24, 2010
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    July 1st is a day of remembrance for me. It was this day six years ago when my mother passed away from complications of the same illnesses I now have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). She was only 55. Ivanna Pausmann led a difficult but very meaningful life. It is because of her that I have had the strength to carry on my fight to survive this...
    Lisa, Jul 1, 2010
  15. Lisa
    Nearly another month and still not doing well. Jeremy is slowly (very slowly) seeing improvements with the twice daily nasal rinsing using oregano oil, salt, baking soda, and water. The glutathione nasal spray is also helping to heal his sinus infection. Its very slow improvement, a little more energy some days and a small bit more functional, but any improvement is good. I too saw some...
    Lisa, Jun 29, 2010