When I was little I dreamed of being a gymnast, just like Olympic Gymnast Nadia Comenici. I practiced no handed cartwheels, handsprings, and more by fifth grade. That was probably my biggest dream. However, I was also very aware that a good education was extremely important to my future. It could open many doors and most likely would lead to financial freedom, nice vacations, many "things", etc. My parents have an Ivy League educations and Ph.Ds and somehow I was aware of this at an early…Continue
Added by Beth Rosenthal on July 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
My question is regarding a brain stem glioma. Is a brain stem glioma treatable with gamma knife surgery? I was told my a neurologist that it could not be done because the brain stem controls many functions.
I have read that gamma ray surgery is successful, but how come it is not advertised more. If I did not do research and bring it up to the neurologist, I would have never know about this type of treatment.
As I mentioned previously, this blog is about whatever I connect with during my personal training session. I've only had three sessions with Jason, my trainer, so far. He's very nice and creative with the exercises. I am trying to strengthen my weak left side (physical therapy wasn't really around in the 1980's), to tone up, and work on my butt. I want a good looking butt. It was strange telling him that I want a tight tush. LOL. I had to tell him, but it was comfortably…Continue
Added by Beth Rosenthal on July 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I just got off the phone with one of my insurance companies, regarding the appeal of our claim with social security for disability. Took about an hour and 15 minutes. Some of the questions....
This process has left me so frustrated!! It's like the JUST in the website name, benign is one thing in another part of our bodies, but in our brain? Not always a good thing. The sad part is I look "normal" unless you knew me before.
So I answered questions about the…Continue
My second training session was last Tuesday. So far, so good. I've been so busy recently that it's been difficult getting to the gym. I just need to make it a priority. Jason seems very nice. I'm noticing that my three important business relationships with men, my trainer, webmaster, and life-coach, are making me think that the male gender isn't so bad. I haven't met enough good guys.
Anyway, of course, I needed to tell my trainer all of my weaknesses, etc. So the 1st week I told…Continue
Added by Beth Rosenthal on July 9, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Recently I joined a new gym. I belonged to the Y for about 5 years and it's fine, but I just wanted more equipment available and a place where I feel more energy. So I joined somewhere new, just down the road from me. I was shown how to use certain equipment during orientation of the gym. It was similar to having a trainer, which was the point. So I decided to pay for a trainer, just once a week. Training started two weeks ago. And my trainer's name is Jason.
I met Jason twice now.…Continue
Added by Beth Rosenthal on July 9, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments
One of my favorite things to do is to read quotes so here are just a few.
"God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them." Stanley Linquest
"What we remember from childhood we remember forever-permanent…