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Taking Things Slower

Friday, May 04, 2012

I woke up this morning with every intention of going to water aerobics. Hubby left early to attend to some business and I fell back to sleep. I was sleeping the sleep of the exhausted when the phone rang. It was my doctor's office calling to confirm my appointment for next Tuesday. I mumbled something affirmative into the phone and sat up. Ugh! I feel like I'm wading through Jello today. It would appear that I over did it yesterday. Oh what a surprise! Not! I even missed the team dinner last night because of my fatigue.

I'm going to stay out of the water today and just run some errands. My body is trying to tell me that it is tired and I need to listen. I've had the flu followed by a sinus infection and two ear infections. I need to take things slower. So what if I'm not the leader in fitness minutes or Spark points. (Yes, I know that I'm addicted to the little buggers!) I want to get better and that needs to come first.

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L*I*T*A* 5/5/2012 12:00PM

    take care and hope you will be strong enough soon for the exercise routine.....
have a restful weekend....
blessings and hugs......lita

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    I cosign what the others have said. Listen to your body! emoticon

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TBRANCH2 5/4/2012 3:02PM

    We have to listen to our bodies! Your were missed last evening but, hopefully you will be able to attend next month!

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THOMS1 5/4/2012 2:48PM

    emoticonHOPE YOU FEEL BETTER! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 5/4/2012 2:46PM

    You can't exercise at your level if you are not in tip top shape so get better first. Yes, I know those spark points sometimes become TOO important.

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SLENDERELLA61 5/4/2012 1:33PM

    You've got your priorities right, Cyndi!! Take care. Get well. Don't overdo it. Your commitment to working out and fitness will not let you underdo it -- at least that's my bet. We did have a good team dinner last eve, although it would have been far better had you been there.Thanks for my goodie, too. Take care, Marsha

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On The Mend

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I was determined to go to water aerobics at least once this week. Today was the day. I could really see that my stamina has decreased. I felt like I was wading through Jello! I warmed up and did an easy workout on my own and only did the first half of the class. I ran a few errands on my way home too. I stopped in Wal Mart and walked up and down every isle; trying to add more exercise to my day. I only had a few groceries to purchase but I turned my visit into a 60 minute walk. I was exhausted by the time I got home. I hope I sleep well tonight!

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ADELCASALE 5/5/2012 11:20AM

    I hope you begin to feel better!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/4/2012 11:11AM

    sounds like quite a workout for someone building back up. Take care. Don't overdo. So glad to see you back from your short break. Love, Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 5/3/2012 10:48PM

    good for you!!!start small and work up is the best way....
i too am working up slowly.....
blessings and hugs..............lita

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Starting To Feel Better

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Today, I'm finally starting to feel a bit better. At long last!!! I started off last week with a sinus infection then morphed into the stomach/intestinal flu. That took me through this past weekend. By Sunday night my ears were hurting, my head was aching, I felt dizzy and I was all stuffy again.
I went to the doctor on Monday and she said that the flu was gone but now I have a sinus infection and 2 red ears. Wonderful! My allergist changed my antibiotic and added a steroid pill to help my ears clear up. Monday and Tuesday I walked a little bit but felt so exhausted that I went back to bed. Today I'm feeling quite a bit better but am still very spacey. I will try walking around the block again slowly and see if I can build my strength back up. I had hoped to get to the pool this week but perhaps that isn't such a great idea. I will take it easy and listen to my body. Next week is soon enough to get back into the water.

On a positive note, I've lost about 5 pounds over the last week. (It was 11 pounds but I was dehydrated and with fluids six pounds came back on.)

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DONNABRIGHT 5/2/2012 8:36PM

    Good to hear you are better.

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L*I*T*A* 5/2/2012 2:43PM

    so glad to hear you are feeling better.......
way to go with the weight loss too..
blessings and hugs..........lita

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Taking A Break Due To Illness

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I'm taking a small break due to illness. I've had a vicious bout of the stomach/intestinal flu. Hope to be back soon.

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L*I*T*A* 4/30/2012 12:23PM

    get well soon.............take care....
blessings and hugs............lita

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SLENDERELLA61 4/29/2012 7:48PM

    Get well soon! -Marsha

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EILEENV3 4/29/2012 4:41PM

Hope you feel better soon!

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JTREMBATH 4/29/2012 3:15PM

    Hope you get better soon emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 4/29/2012 3:08PM

    Drink lots of water and be well soon.

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Perhaps A Clue To My Fatigue

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today I met with a new allergist. I liked her very much. We talked about my medical history, specifically my allergy issues current and past. Then my doctor did a physical exam. It appears that I have an allergy induced sinus infection. I chronically have sinusitis but when I am exposed to lots of allergens, it can become a full blown infection.

This spring the pollen in our area has been off the charts. We didn't really have a winter with a hard freeze per se, so the trees, grasses, weeds, bushes and flowers are confused and making pollen like crazy. The dry, breezy weather just makes it easier for the pollen to fly around and stay in the area. Consequently, my allergies have been kicking my butt. Thus, my primary doctor and I decided that I needed a new allergist who is a doctor not an LPN under a doctor's care. I was only too eager to go to my appointment as I have been feeling draggy.

I had a sinus x-ray, blood tests for allergies and am scheduled for a breathing test tomorrow. She put me on an antibiotic and nebulizer treatments and gave me a steroid shot. Within twenty minutes of getting the shot, my nose was cleared and I can now breathe! Yea! I see her again in 10 days. I sure hope the treatment works. I think that I will be feeling more energetic soon!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/29/2012 11:02AM

    I hope it works too..and i'm betting it will!! good for you!

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DONNABRIGHT 4/25/2012 10:01AM

    Wow, you are just having one success after another these days! Persistence does pay off and it is a good thing you decided to take care of you!

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L*I*T*A* 4/25/2012 4:19AM

    such great news!!
good luck with your other tests......
blessings and hugs.......lita

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TBRANCH2 4/24/2012 7:46PM

    great news! Bob, too, had a steroid shot for something else (non-related) but, it gave instant relief to his allergy issues, also!!! WOOHOO!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/24/2012 7:44PM

    So glad you got fast relief. The pollen has been kicking me down this year, too. Sure hoping this allergist lives up to your expectations and needs. It is no fun to feel fatigue all the time. Happy healing!! -Marsha

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