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Anxious About Medical Procedure But Okay!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As with all of my medical procedures, I'm feeling anxious about tomorrow's RFA procedure. I hate needles and this one involves a bunch. Hopefully I will be sedated enough that it won't bother me. Hubby says he feels anxious too so at least I'm not alone. LOL I know things will be fine but that still doesn't help a whole lot.

How am I dealing with my anxiety? Today I forced myself to go to the pool and work out for 2 hours. That really helped. I came home and fell asleep for about an hour. My stomach is a little unsteady so I'm eating light and drinking lots of water. I'm doing okay!

  
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SLENDERELLA61 8/25/2012 11:19AM

    Using exercise to handle anxiety is 100% smart!! Hope the procedure went well and the anxiety is long gone. To your health, Cyndi!!! -Marsha

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L*I*T*A* 8/24/2012 9:12PM

    praying all goes well...........
blessings and hugs...........lita

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DONNABRIGHT 8/24/2012 6:14PM

    You'll get through this just fine! We're all rooting for you.

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A Health Orientated Reward!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I have been struggling with fatigue and migraines for the past few weeks. It is depressing to think that my migraines might be coming back after I've done such a great job of exercising and trying to relax and rest.

I expressed my fears today to my migraine neurologist. She told me something very surprising! She said that the big pressure changes that occur during Florida's rainy season can actually trigger migraines. She also said that big drops in air pressure can cause arthritis pain. Her practice has been overwhelmed with migraine patients since June! (June is the beginning of Florida's rainy season.) Wow and here I thought it was just me! I can't tell you how much better knowing that made me feel. There is hope for me yet! Time to reward myself for the good job I'm doing!

Yesterday, in an effort to reward myself for withstanding all of the recent trials and tribulations (and doing a fairly good job of staying on track), I bought a smoothie maker. I have been watching it for weeks and it was finally on sale. Today after my doctor's appointment, I got out the box, read the instruction booklet and assembled the smoothie maker. I proceeded to make a smoothie for lunch. The smoothie was apple cinnamon. It was a little bit too thick but I'll improve with practice. The really cool thing was how much fun it is to create something that is packed with protein and vitamins! I'm already planning what I'll make the next time. I'd like to try to make a green smoothie. Who knew that using a small kitchen appliance could make me feel so motivated. Now that's what I call a healthy reward!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 8/25/2012 8:45AM

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DONNABRIGHT 8/22/2012 8:47AM

    Awesome news and awesome reward. The bad news is you still get the pain and not much you can do about it til rainy season is over.

The pollen count is very high right now, also and my sinus cough is back so I can sympathize a little bit with your increased migraines. The doctor gave me some nasal spray yesterday which I'm hoping will help.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/21/2012 4:50PM

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MOVIATT1 8/21/2012 3:44PM

    This entry really helped me! I have been experiencing migraines lately for no apparent reason...until I realized that we are coming off of our summer season and getting ready to begin our rainy fall. I'll still mention it to my doctor, of course. However, it makes me feel a little better.

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My Radio Frequency Ablation Is Friday!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I got a call this afternoon from my pain specialist's office. They had a cancellation and would I be able to do my procedure this Friday? After having 2 bad migraines in 2 weeks, it was a resounding YES from me! I have an appointment with my regular migraine specialist tomorrow and I can't wait to be able to tell her. I've been reading up on the procedure too. I sure hope that it works for me.

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 8/25/2012 8:46AM

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DONNABRIGHT 8/21/2012 8:29AM

    Sure hope this works for you!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/20/2012 8:44PM

    Glad you got in fast! Wishing you all the best. Take care, Marsha

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AMANDAJCD 8/20/2012 7:43PM

    Best of luck!

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Feeling Better Today!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm feeling much better today! What a relief! I will be very careful tomorrow when exercising. I don't want a repeat of yesterday.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 8/20/2012 2:30PM

    So glad you're having a good day!

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VARSWIFE 8/19/2012 11:52AM

    Glad you're feeling better!

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Saturday.....

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I developed a dull throb in the back of my head yesterday afternoon and it is still with me today. I decided that working out would do more harm than good so I'm laying low today. Hubby and I drove to his sister's house and met some other family members who have been visiting this week. We all went out to breakfast and had a nice visit. I still had a dull throb so we left and drove home. I took my headache medicine and went to bed. Tomorrow I will be much better, I know. I think I even know what exercise helped to cause my headache. I will be more careful in the future and avoid similar moves.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 8/18/2012 5:52PM

    I'm sure hoping you enjoy Sunday and feel great!

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PHATPAT18 8/18/2012 3:37PM

    May you feel better soon.

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SUNSHINE99999 8/18/2012 3:36PM

  Here's to tomorrow being much better for you indeed. emoticon

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