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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,

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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


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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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Friday, July 09, 2010

Okie Dokie! Time to kick my tush in gear and get back on track. Going shopping tomorrow and getting all the healthy stuff my body is craving. I have printed up a few Spark Recipes and I am going to amaze even myself! *WEG*

By my faire in October, I want to reach at least 95 pounds gone! I am going to walk into my faire like I own it...Gorgeous in my new garb...head held high and smilin so big! I will be vibrantly healthy and feeling so good. My faire family won't know me!

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    You know you can. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVERLEARNING 7/10/2010 12:53AM

    Great approach! Spread that healthy attitude!!

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ELLERBY55 7/9/2010 11:42PM

    Yay! for your positive attitude. You go, girl! You can do it!

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TNKELSE 7/9/2010 10:31PM

    Have fun! I have really enjoyed all the recipes I have tried from this site. I'd try more, but my hubby is picky about what he eats. I love the garb in your pics.:)

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Another draws to a close

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Still frustrated at being so tired. Did get my dishes done, so I accomplished something. I will try and do a little each night after work. I'm bound to make some progress. Logically I understand why I am feeling this way. However, I miss the energy and being able to clean or move furniture or run after my friends' little ones with out feeling like I was going to drop dead after five or ten minutes of semi strenuous activity.

I know, slight whine to my post. I know it (and I ) will get better and stronger. Unfortunately, patience is NOT one of my strong points.

On a side note, it is twelve weeks since my final chemo and months since my surgery, which means it is eight months since this wonderfully exasperating journey began.

I have come a long way, I have to keep reminding myself. I also know I still have a ways to go.

So,,,Brightest blessings...and love, light and laughter...


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HEYRED221 7/9/2010 6:58PM

    One day at a time, one hour at time, whatever it takes - you CAN do it! emoticon

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SORCHAKAT 7/8/2010 10:25PM

    You have accomplished a lot! And you aren't near as whinny as I have been so it is all good! Your kind words help me every time! I am Proud of you!
Peace Love and Dancing!
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    You are awesome and have come such a long way.

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EUPHRATES 7/8/2010 1:51AM

    You HAVE come a long way - celebrate those victories! Hang in there, okay?

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