i can build a better blog and you can too

My brother sent me a link to a valuable article about building a better blog. I'm sharing it with you, click here.
My posts may be sporadic for the next little while. I'm traveling to Toronto to meet with my doctors to discuss the results of my MRI in January.

As I have mentioned here before, I have a pituitary microadenoma. This is a very, tiny (nano) growth on the pituitary gland. Do you know of anyone else who has this? You may think you don't, but the statistics say that as many as three in ten women have this disorder, which often goes undetected. Three in ten! Since I mentioned before that I'm good at math, that's thirty percent!

The symptoms of pituitary disorders can include: weight gain, loss of memory, hot flashes (particularly at night), vision disturbances, high blood pressure, lethargy, inability to sleep, muscle weakness and joint pain. The pituitary gland is "command central" of so many things in your body. You can read more about it here, here or here.

The good news is, pituitary tumours are rarely life-threatening and very treatable. In reality, I've had mine for several years... I was diagnosed in 2001 and we've been watching it very carefully for this entire time. It may be time to change my course of treatment, but I won't know that until I talk to the busy professionals in expensive suits. That's what I'm off to do. I tried to leave yesterday, but my flight was cancelled due to weather. I'm rebooked to fly this afternoon.

I will try to post any news here while I'm away. We'll be spending the weekend with Veto's family in Ontario. Wish me luck!


MJ said...

Hope you manage to make your appointment despite the horrid weather! Take care! You are in our thoughts!

Mrs. G. said...

Good luck, Saucy. Thanks for sharing the article.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...


Oh, big hugs to you, my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers! I'll be anxiously awaiting your good results!!! xo-Mel

kalurah said...

Good luck to you, Saucy.
I'll be thinking of ya! :)

Pepper said...

Hang in buddy, we are thinking of you!

beebuzzer said...

Luck! What a scary number--3 in 10--even if it isn't life threatening, that number is still alarming! Thanks for the information--I'm going to pass it along!

Junie Moon said...

Thanks for the link about building a better blog but, more importantly, thank you for letting us know what's going on. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

coRinne not connie said...

good luck on your appointments! and i had some of those tiny little oranges yesterday - what a treat!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I hope everything is going ok.

I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Valentine's Day.

I will keep a good thought for you.

Take care.

scrappaleica said...

Saucy hope you are feeling better. I have been thinking of you lately, loving your blog. We so have to get together for coffee girl!

Q said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I just know everything will be okay.
Thank you for the links. Amazing, I had no idea.

Heidi said...

Very good article. Very intimidating too. Not sure who my audience is and who i want to write for. My blog started out just to be for family and friends. Hmmmm.... thanks again and I'm sending healthy, well vibes your way.