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It's Friday Eve!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Starting to feel better overall, must be adapting to the meds. I must say I despise some of the side effects which I will not go into. My heart rate has dropped to about 80 bpm, but I'm still having bouts of palpitations. I'm going to try and slip in a wee bit cardio to see how I do and hopefully can get some semi-serious house cleaning done. I almost feel like myself.

I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday! Life at work has been so strained for a while now. Having huge problems with my work roommate and if there was any way to do it, I would ask to be moved in a heartbeat. As if I need any more stress in my life. I am tickled pink that she is working at another office tomorrow! HUZZAH...I am so looking forward to stress-less day tomorrow. Hopefully she will be out at the other office for a few day, but I am not holding my breath. I'm just so thankful for the brief reprieve I have tomorrow! What a lovely way to start the weekend!

Happy Friday Eve my friends! May it be prelude to a wonderful weekend!
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EUPHRATES 7/23/2010 2:18AM

    Heh...working 3rd shift, it's just Friday in my world. :D
Hope you have a great stress-free day!

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MIECHI7 7/22/2010 7:06PM

    Happy Friday Eve to you also emoticon

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Okie Dokie...Good and not so good

Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday night I was voted into a new faire guild! I am so excited! I can't wait to get involved and I am thrilled to have a home port to settle in! HUZZAH!!! Faire family ROCKS! emoticon

I have been researching the meds my doctor has me on and I am so not happy. The beta blocker causes weight gain. Not may...does...*sighs* Add in the fact that I cannot do any cardio at this time, I'm so not happy. Hopefully my blood work will come back today and my thyroid is the culprit! *LOL* Such is life! I will make it through all of this...with smiles and laughter!

  
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EVERLEARNING 7/21/2010 3:46PM

    So sorry to see you frustrated. I sure hope the news is good!

Congrats on the Faire Guild news. Have lots of fun!! emoticon emoticon

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HEYRED221 7/19/2010 4:38PM

    Hang in there - it will all come together! emoticon

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GOCELTICSGO 7/19/2010 2:30PM

    It will all fall into place.

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Insert Jeopardy Theme here!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I am waiting not so patiently for the beta blocker and anti-inflammatory to kick in. There is so much I want to do, going to gym at the top of my list. For some reason unbeknownst to any one but the schedulers, I am not scheduled until August 3 and 4 for the holter and echo cardiogram.

Oh well, I start the resistance bands today and will have to be content with that and trying to get my 5000 steps in.

Stay cool and lots of love,
Ame

  
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DAWNDMOORE40 7/18/2010 12:45PM

    At least your going to get up and be active! I can appreciate the fact your trying and not just sitting there waiting until you can go to the gym! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Frustration and fear

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Saw my doctor yesterday…at 8:30 pm! *LOL* My appt. was for 4:40. The only reason I wasn’t more upset is that he spends as much time as his patients need…he is not in and out in 5 minutes. I was with him for over an hour.

Anyway, he is really concerned about the palpitations and my tachycardia. He did an ekg and he wants me to wear a heart halter next week and have an echocardiogram. So, no gym for me until we get this figured out. He is putting me on a beta blocker to slow my heart down, and he hopes it will ease the palpitations as well. He did say I could use my resistance bands though…I’m so glad!

The heart problems account for my exhaustion and I feel a little better knowing it is not just laziness on my part.

I also have arthritic degenerative problems in my neck which explains all the pain I have been having in my neck, shoulders, and upper left quadrant of my back. I have self directed physical therapy to do (Stretches and stuff I already do anyway, just need to do them with purpose now.) He gave me an anti-inflammatory to take and I have to put heat on it twice a day. If this does not work, I have to have an MRI. (Ugh)

He took a ton of blood (which made me dizzy as I hadn’t eaten since lunch and it was 9:15 pm). I asked him to check for diabetes as well as everything else he is testing for including my thyroid. I really hope my thyroid is whacked out…synthroid should take care of everything.

I’m frustrated, exhausted and a wee bit fearful. I had a small pity party this morning, but figured if I can survive cancer, I can make it through all of this. Part of it is being so very tired. I believe as well, that I have been kind of ignoring how poorly I have really been feeling, thinking it is all part of everything I have have gone through the last 7 months. After telling my doctor everything, my body decided it's okay to now feel as bad it is really is, because today I feel just really ucky. (Does that make any sense? It did in my head! *LOL*)

I finally got home at 10:00…I so want my bed right now! *LOL*

Anyway, it is now a waiting game, until I get the lab results back. Meanwhile, life goes on!

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HEYRED221 7/16/2010 1:30PM

    I hope you are feeling better today! Yes, you survived cancer, you can DEFINITELY get through this - and we are all here for you. Take care.


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SORCHAKAT 7/14/2010 6:27PM

    Well the most important thing right now is to get the right amount of rest and take care of yourself! This will all get figured out and you ARE a strong lady and you will get through this too! Sending Bright Yellow Energy your way!
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EVERLEARNING 7/14/2010 1:19PM

    Yikes! You've got a lot to deal with. I hope the doc can figure it out and that it's an "easy fix". Thyroid would explain a lot of it.

Keep up your positive attitude!

Sending healing energy your way

BB

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Good to go!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I went grocery shopping today and got good healthy food. Bought a new pedometer and a set of resistance bands. Oh! I also joined the gym that is less than a 2 minute drive. Start out small on the tread mill for ten minutes, gradually working my way up. I'll find out when the aqua aerobic classes are held. OHH! I HAVE to buy a new swim suit! YES!

For the rest of my day, I'm going to see Eclipse and go shopping for that new swim suit!

(P.S. Note to self...NEED a car with air conditioning! emoticon*LOL*)

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EUPHRATES 7/10/2010 3:39PM

    Good for you! I wish there was a gym worth the drive here - could come in handy when the weather gets nasty this winter. May have to do some scouting. YAY for aqua aerobics - sounds fun!
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