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Problems,Problems

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sunday evening I was standing in my kitchen ,sitting up the coffee for Monday, when a sharp pain hit my foot, hill and ran up my calf, It was so intense it almost brought tears to my eyes and just about through me to the floor. I grabbed the counter and lifted it up off the floor . I stood there for what seemed liked hours ,but probably a few minutes , then made it to the table and finally to the living room. My husband who was asleep woke up about an hour later and came through to get him a drink, I asked him to rub my hill and explain to him what happen ,he said it was swollen. It keep doing the pains when I was on it. I wrapped an ace bandage round it and went to bed. When I got up Monday ,our power was off, but after being up a little bit, I decided to get dress , I had to go check on one of my older ladies , went to get my clothes and the pain hit me again. I called my oldest son and he came up to get me . When I got into his car I called my doctor and they saw me yesterday. I was pretty sure It was bone spurs an Achilles tendon. because I dealt with it about 4 yrs ago, It is, I remember it was painful, but I didn't have shooting pains like that, She called me in some med and some of my other meds that I needed and sent me for an ultrasound to make sure I didn't have any blood clots. No clots When we got back to drug store they only had 1 out of four filled, I told her it was 4, she checked on it and told me it would be 10 minutes or so.In a few minutes they text me said my order was ready , when I went in only 1 more was filled 2 out of four,but not the one I needed .They needed authorization from the doctor and she had just got off the phone getting it on one of them, I just told her I would pick up later. I didn't make it back. I am going to call when they open and make sure they have them before I go. To sum this up. I am to stay off foot as much as I can , use ice on it and take the med for pain, I took it before ,so I know I will only take it at night ,or when I am not leaving the house . I have to work , at least I work for me and can go at a slower pace and sit down if I have to. But I guess going to the gym is out for awhile . I will figure something out. Anyway that is how I have started my week,but I am not going to let it get me down, for I am a winner and this is just a test. Have a good week my friends.

  
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CVRONEK 9/7/2013 5:51PM

    I hope you are feeling a bit better, now. Yes! You are a winner and you will or already have figured a way to work out.

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DYNAMICDEB53 8/21/2013 6:36PM

    So sorry for you. You are a winner and awesome and yes you will find a way to make things work for you. But please take a little time and rest all you can. I hope that they can identify what is wrong.
Get better soon.

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Deb

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JLPEASE 8/21/2013 10:26AM

    So sorry to hear about this. It is good that you got to the doctor as soon as you could to have it checked out.
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/21/2013 9:09AM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2013 9:06AM

    Hope that the foot gets to feel less painful. HUGS and take care of yourself.

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MARGOMCP 8/21/2013 8:58AM

    Oh! I'm glad you at least had a clue what it was, that sounds scary. Glad not a clot either! I had my knees x-rayed a couple months ago for the first time and since then, they have hurt more than usual :-) I hope your life won't get too crazy having to stay off the leg for a bit.

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T1DMOM 8/21/2013 8:00AM

    Ouch! emoticon

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Anniversary

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Yesterday was my one year sparks anniversary . I have had my ups and downs and fell off the wagon a time or two but no more messing around. I finally figured it out I had my goals wrong. By putting my weight wants first I got mad and disappointed when the lbs just didn't fall off. I know at my age and problems it was going to be harder, but in my mind 2lbs a week was doable. But it isn't . It made me angry . Even though my health was getting better ,the weight lost was consuming me. I couldn't let it go that my progress was to slow and that was my final fall from the wagon for two months I half way to no way stayed with the program. My sugars went crazy and I wasn't feeling great . When I went to doctor numbers were up, by talking to her she started me back on the right path. When I went to my eye doctor last week ,well he strengthen the path, He said for me to have had diabetes for as long as I have, I had good eyes. The fluid that I had ,had was gone, I had a few diabetic problems, some floaters, but the key to it all was keeping those sugars down, Even though I would love to see all my weight down faster, I have put it second and health first . It is the right thing to do. So here is to my Anniversary and to better health. After all I could lose all the weight in the world and it would not mean a thing ,if I wasn't in better health where I can enjoy it.

  
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TATTER3 8/18/2013 8:47PM

    Happy anniversary! Day at a time and keep Sparkin'!!

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PEPPYPATTI 8/18/2013 2:56PM

    Happy Spark Anniversary! And you are right in putting your health first in place of weight loss. The healthier you get, it will start coming off, believe me! I have had so many restarts & set backs but what counts is that we get back up & keep trying!
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NHES220 8/18/2013 12:46PM

    I also set a goal of 2 lbs a week when I started and then I quickly re-adjusted because it just was not happening. Maybe when I was younger, but not now. Now some weeks it is a pound, some weeks more, some weeks less and some weeks nothing. But I too focus on health and my cholesterol is lower, my triglycerides are normal and my blood pressure is coming down and that is really what it is all about. The weight will come along with it, but the health is number 1.
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IOEINC 8/18/2013 12:28PM

    Great blog!! Eating healthy and getting that daily exercise really beats putting the weight loss first which will eventually result from eating healthy and daily exercise. emoticon

It gets harder to lose weight as we age but we just have to persevere and keep on track!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2013 11:22AM

    Amen! Health first, then weight. That's definitely my approach too. Good job. And congratulations!

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CMORGAN253 8/18/2013 10:56AM

    Congrats on your first year and to all you have learned. It is so hard to let go of that number on the scale - but when you do, you gain so much more!

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update

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am back from vacation. It was fun. When I got home I had the letter I had been waiting on about my Thyroid. They done an ultrasound on 7-12. they found a small complex nodule 0.76 cm in the left lobe, to small to biopsy and low risk of malignancy . I will have another ultrasound done in 6 to 12 months. I guess she will let me know when I go back in November. Tomorrow I have to go to retina specialist . oh joy. Dye shot in my veins and of course eyes dilated, that wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't just had that done 7-17, but at least I know I have great doctors. that if something is wrong they try to take care of it quickly. Glad to be back home ,after tomorrow, I have a full week of work. I have been kind of sad today it would of been my brother;s59th birthday. It is very hard to believe that in Oct. he has been dead 9yrs and my mother will be dead 3yrs the 22th of this month. Time marches on and on. I will always hold their memories close to my heart. You never forget, you just try to always remember the happy times. For now they are safe in the arms of God. Have a great week my friends.

  
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MYAKAYAH 8/14/2013 6:02AM

    Sympathy for your brother and mom; I know its still hard years later. I miss my grandmother and she died when I was 12 and I am in my early 40's now. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm not the most agreeable person when it comes to things I don't like. I'm like my dad in that way. I send back cold food in restaurants. I usually get what I want most of the time. I'm not very opinionated about certain things when it comes to decorating because I'm used to living in a simple manner and don't really enjoy painting, decorating and things of that nature, it bores me pretty much. I prefer my books, reading, writing, sports especially football and baseball.
I want the SO to feel comfortable in the house so its a little give and take and we like similar darker colours so its really fine his suggestions so far. I like most of his decorating ideas. I let the SO and my dad design and landscape my small backyard area because I have no clue or inclination to deal with it. As long as I don't see sunflowers or pink flamingos I am good. The cat will like it because he wants to catch birds and things to play with~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 8/12/2013 8:29AM

    Anniversaries and birthdays once someone has passed are tough, but I try to focus on the life they lived. Easier said than done I know.

Good luck with your additional tests. I am no fan of anything done with my eyes. I'm a definite flincher. Unfortunately, a few years ago they discovered "freckles" at the back of my eyes that have to be monitored for changes (e.g., cancer); so now I have to go twice a year - once for the regular eye check for retinopathy and then the freckle check. The latter is coming up this month. I'll be glad when it is over.

I also have nodules. They were biopsied years ago and now once a year I get an ultrasound. My doc told me I have one of the ugliest thyroids she has ever seen, which made me laugh.



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TATTER3 8/12/2013 6:26AM

    Hang in there!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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RENIESSPARKIN 8/11/2013 9:47PM

    Hi, 1935 Mary,

Listen to 1CrazyDog, she knows her stuff. I was also diagnosed with a whole bunch of little nodules on my thyroid. No real problems. Sometimes we just need to be cautious. Good luck, sweetie.

Renie

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1CRAZYDOG 8/11/2013 9:39PM

    OH my. First of all, my condolences on those two painful anniversaries! My brother would have been 58 in February and he's been gone 31 yrs. It is difficult when we lose those we love like your beloved brother and Mom. HUGS

Secondly, wishing you all the luck with your retinal specialist tomorrow. . . and that they provide answers and help.

AS for the thyroid nodule, well . . . I've had 4 nodules since 1998 when I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. No change in all that time, so it's good you'll go back for a re-check. I have to have my yearly ultrasound too. But keep the faith, sweetie.

HUGS and prayers.

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Vacation

Friday, August 02, 2013

Tomorrow , we go on vacation. We have a time share in Gatlinburg which is only about an 1 3/4 hours away, no long driving. He likes to leave early and they don't have to have it ready until 4 . Sometimes we get lucky and get it by 2.30, but still we have hours to wait and try to find things to do.And he starts getting upset. I know he likes to leave early because of traffic , so I think he shouldn't get upset. Anyway we decided to stop at flea market ,in Sevierville , then go on up and tell them we are there. They will get my cell number and call when it is ready. Go down to side shops and to the pool if we have too. Anyway I want have anyway to track here , so I am going to write it down and for exercise , they will be allot of walking when we go down town at night and other places and there is the pool even though I don't swim I do get in and do water exercises. Since we do allot of the cooking there I can kinda keep meals in check. I just have to make good choices when we are out. Well I have a million of last minute things to do and I must get started . I will think of my sp friends while I am away and look forward to blogging when I am back. Have a great week.

  
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ROSAMARCELLE 8/2/2013 5:31PM

    Have a great holiday. emoticon

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TATTER3 8/2/2013 1:37PM

    Love the G'ville. Enjoy!!!

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IOEINC 8/2/2013 12:43PM

    Have a wonderful time!! Haven't been there in years, the kids were still small. First time we went was back in '82 (and yes I am an old lady now but not then) for the World's Fair which was disappointing considering how cool the 1963 World's Fair in NYC was. At least that one was to my 10 year old eyes back then. Back in '82 when were down there we stayed in Pidgeon Forge and Dollywood was Silver Dollar City. We went back with our kids about 15 years ago and they just loved it. Gatlinburg is such a great place, very touristy but I like that kind of stuff!!

I'm jealous and now want to take a trip back there.

Have a wonderful, wonderful time!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 8/2/2013 10:03AM

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/2/2013 9:45AM

    Enjoy your vaca and travel safely!

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NHES220 8/2/2013 9:44AM

    Have a great trip!

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Quickie

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just a quick blog today. After being off tracks .my sugar went up. After getting back to things they are going back down, but I am still waking up to numbers like 176, 157, 166. But my doctor told me I was smart and I knew when and how to adjust my meds. As much as I hate too I know I am going to have to go up on my Lantus at night, but it is my fault. So tonight I will go up and when I get two weeks of good numbers 90 to 110 I will try to go back down. I am also adjusting getting back into the gym. I went the last 2 days and I am sore I am skipping today, I have allot of house cleaning and will go tomorrow. One day at a time, one step at a time.

  
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ROSAMARCELLE 8/1/2013 6:10PM

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LEANJEAN6 7/29/2013 8:18AM

    Hi Mary--I hope yer day goes well----It will because yu try-----hugs-Lynda

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RUBYREDIVY1 7/26/2013 9:19PM

    You are wonderful! Knowing what to do is half the battle! Well done!

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LEANJEAN6 7/26/2013 6:45PM

    Hi Mary--It sounds like you are really trying to keep that sugar in check---and I say, ""Good For You"'!--Lynda emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/26/2013 9:24AM

    Remember that we are trying to change lifelong eating habits, so patience and persistence are required during this journey. You can do it.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/26/2013 9:23AM

    Good for you getting back on track. Some numbers just can't be ignored.
I always thought housecleaning should count as "cross training." It actually burns a lot of calories even with our modern labor saving devices.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2013 8:13PM

    Good for you for taking the bull by the horns. You are right for sure to do what it takes to keep those blood sugars in line.

HUGS

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TATTER3 7/25/2013 4:16PM

    Love that you know how to monitor yourself!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/25/2013 3:02PM

    You are listening to your body and helping it work better. I know it wont take you long to lower your meds. Good for you for getting back to the gym. We all know that taking a break when starting or getting back to exercise is a good thing. Don't what to burn out.
You will make the best choices in getting back on track for you health.

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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TCANNO 7/25/2013 9:27AM

    Keep at it you can do it

good luck
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