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24 March 2006 @ 12:12 am
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about time. :)

mucho sorries for the long silence, and loads more tumbleweed rolling by. i have time to sneak in an update before i pack myself off to bed.

my health screening turned out to be a timely wake-up call. a few things were expected, a few things were not. one of my test results was very alarming. although not diagnostic by itself, there is a possibility that i may have a serious illness.

i'm being put on a detox and nutrition program to boost my immunity and general health for a month. another blood test is on the cards after that, and this will determine whether there is cause for worry. if the results are the same, i will be going for a scope and tissue biopsy etc. (eeek!)

so! this means minimal eating-out for a month at least! :(

faithful readers of the canyon, thank you for your kind support over the past year. :) i hope to swing back into action with good news, good food and more adventures in a month's time. i will still pop in now and then for a random update or two (just don't expect any sinful food missions during this time).

take care y'all!

:)


 
 
feelin': calmcalm
 
 
 
senprojectsen on March 23rd, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
!? i wish you the best. and you're right, no need to worry now! it doesn't help.

~sen
JV: leaf116drag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
thanks sen. :) i'm just gonna focus on living healthy and being happy.
Marktarsarlan on March 23rd, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Eeep! Here's hoping it's not something serious.

I had a flexible cystoscopy recently. Under an amnesic sedative. Freaky concept, but subjectively just like a general anesthetic.
JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
that sounds truly freaky! was everything ok?

i hope i don't have to do a scope. :[
Marktarsarlan on March 25th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
'twas ok, though because they didn't find anything there's still no reason for my symptoms. :/

Hope you don't have to do a scope either!
JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
thanks tarsy... i hope everything turns out ok for you too! keep us posted. :)

*hugs*
sticker mansilver_crv on March 24th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
Don't worry... you're gonna be fine.
These days, everyone goes through such self-examination after health screening..

I have been through it... was advise to double up my exercise rountine and eat less....drink more plain water to fight off high cholestrol!! :P

JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
me also high cholesterol, though that is the lesser of my problems. :) now i have to drink 3 litres of water a day!
sticker mansilver_crv on March 27th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
that good..make it 4 litres then...For me, I drink 3 bottles of 1.5L of water per day...
lilsnoozelilsnooze on March 24th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Hmm...health most impt. look forward to healthy u blogging...not so much the foodie pics.
JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
thanks babe. :)

i miss my food though. :P but i know i need to do this so i can at least still have good food in moderation in the future.
.that girl.: melb machgirlwhowaits on March 24th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
You take care too! *many hugs from us*
JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
*many hugs back* :)
the kitten that is blue: totoro surpriseblue_kitten on March 24th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC)
**huge hugs**
take care my little girl with little paws

and thankyou soooooooooooooooooooooooo much for my wonderful package/surprise. i love, love, love it and will post photos hopefully this weekend. my mum loves the brooch and wants to borrow it to wear to work one day - so cute!

<3
JVdrag0nette on March 25th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
oh, it has arrived! :D

i'm so glad you like it! and your mom too! :) can she wear things like that to work?

*huge hugs back*
Inwe Inglorionkarrot_22 on March 25th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, take good good care ya? I'm thinking if I should go for the free health screening at my office building on Monday. Hmm.

Don't worry yeah? I don't think it's anything serious. =)
JVdrag0nette on March 26th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
you should do it! good health is essential for living happy. :)
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on March 26th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Take good care of yourself - and dare I say it? Healthy food doesnt need to be boring! For real :) Plus all that water is good for you and usually at first your always looking for the bathroom but eventually you do kind of adjust....

I did have a 'scope' thing too a few years back. Kind of a drag to think about and prep for but the procedure itself isnt bad cause they do give you sedation. Not the kind that knocks you out but the kind where you really don't care whats going on. It worked for me and I'm not easy to sedate!

Take the time out for yourself :) It will do you good in a ton of ways!
JVdrag0nette on March 30th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetie! :D

yeh, i'm kinda getting used to drinking so much water now. :) actually, when i manage to hit 3litres a day, i feel quite satisfied about it!
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on April 4th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
I see you havent posted in a while. You can't get out of the bathroom with all that water I bet :)

hope your doing okay ...
JVdrag0nette on April 6th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
i hardly have time to log in nowadays! :P life is just bursting at the seams for me right now, in a good way!

i'm doing well, thanks sweetie! all that water is doing lotsa good for me. i've gotten used to handling all that water. at first i did keep running to the bathroom, but now i reckon i'm back to my normal frequency even though the amount i'm drinking now is about 3 times of before.

hope you've been well! i will try and catch up on LJ reads soon. :)
(Anonymous) on March 27th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
omg .. take care!
wasn't too sure what was diagnosis from the post itself, but the way you say drinking 3litres of plain good water (no mineral water pls). I can only say ...
- add raw unsweeten cranberries juice too

all the best to your good health.

slurp!
JVdrag0nette on March 30th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
i'm drinking a pure aloe extract with cranberries everyday as well as part of my nutrition plan. am thinking of hunting down a good cranberry juice to throw in as well. :)

thanks for the the well wishes, slurp! :)
walletowalleto on March 28th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
wow 3 litres a day. i'm only managing 2 - 2.5 max and i'm aleady flowing out the door..
I know you'll be fine but i'm thinkin of ya lots. Take care.
*hugz*
JVdrag0nette on March 30th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
*hugs* :)

miss you both!
(Anonymous) on March 30th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
hi hi
hi..yeah..sleep well. things will be fine. was intro here by angel.
(Anonymous) on March 30th, 2006 11:29 am (UTC)
Re: hi hi
opss..it's me...keatix
JVdrag0nette on March 30th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re: hi hi
hi keatix. :) thanks for dropping by!
sdishydishysue on April 3rd, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
take care
hey! sorry i only saw this post today. :( pls take care.. positive thinking and laughter really helps.

in drinking water, pls drink distilled water. its healthier.. also load up on fruits and organic stuff.

take care babe.
JVdrag0nette on April 6th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re: take care
thanks babe. :)

i'm actually quite happy these days. :D eating lots of fruit and vegetables and less of my favourite sinful foods... body went through a bit of an adjustment (mostly showing on my skin... had a bad breakout!) and that has passed now and i'm feeling pretty good. :)
sticker mansilver_crv on April 6th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
everything fine on your side?
JVdrag0nette on April 6th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
hi!

yes, am doing well. :) eating well and trying to sleep more and am drinking so much water now it's incredible. haha! am almost hitting 3 litres now... quite easily done, i realised!

in fact, when i forget to drink water i get very thirsty. it's like my body telling me more clearly now that i need water. in the past, i'd go for hours without drinking a single drop. no wonder i kept falling sick. :)
sticker mansilver_crv on April 6th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
that good... looks like water has become a part of your life now. happy for you. I am sure you dont feel so dehydrated and heaty so easily now. :)

hope to see your blog soon..
JVdrag0nette on April 6th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
feeling much better now for sure! :)

i have pictures! will try and post something this weekend. :)
bamboostar on April 16th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Oh my. I've been lurking around for a while mostly because your food pictures are so fab. I was wondering why I hadn't seen anything popping up in my friends page. My first thought was, "That's what you get for just lurking in the shadows and never commenting!" Then I came over to your actual page! Eeeep! Hope that everything looks up soon. Sending you healthy vibes from Canada!
JVdrag0nette on April 16th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
hi there! :) thanks for coming out of the shadows and leaving a nice message! i do appreciate it very much, and it really does make a difference to hear from readers. :D i will post an update soon!