Monday, December 24, 2012
Have not bloged for awhile, funny I say that a lot but it's true each time I plan on doing better. I'm not nearly as crafty nor computer savy as most of you are, by the way I love what you all do! This isn't a blog about blogging tho- I wanted to share something.
I went to the state university hospital for a total screening and this is what came back. The mamo as well as pap was clear for the third year in a row cancer free. This is huge for me mom mom had cancer (RIP) and my mother-in-law passed from it 6 mos ago (RIP).
Also, my blood pressure and all cholesterol levels well within 'normal' ranges for the first time in forever. The icing on the cake was my HgA1C was 5.9 which means I am officially no longer a type 2 diabetic!
The Dr. asked what I had been doing, I told her about this Sparkpeople web site and how it was helping me keep track of my diet and the exercises that were provided as well as the wonderful support options everywhere here. She said she would look into it and it might be abe to help some of her other patients.
So, my gift to me, and ultimately my family and friends is lifestyle change, I'm not going to call it 'diet' to me that sounds temporary. Including tracking food and exercise at least 30 - 60 min everyday. This is truly changing my life where I do not have to take any prescription drugs, which is important to me personally. Not to mention feeling great, not hurting which is amazing for me to not ache.
I have a way to go, bit now I'm more encouraged to reach my goal.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Last Saturday we moved into our new house :D it's so beautiful and still sinking in actually seems surreal at times, it needs work, but that is a great thing to keep me busy :D !!
Sunday we get 'the call' his mother has passed away at 4:30 from her fight with breast cancer.
Monday is our two year wedding anniversary, we spend most of it at the funeral home getting the arrangements in order.
Today Friday June 29th at 9am my husband and I went to the VA National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Leavenworth KS to see his mother put to rest. The most beautiful Military Honor Guard ceremony was preformed. The honor guard in their perfect uniform's glistened in the 90 degree temps, knowing they had driven from two hours away for this seemed impervious to the heat. As they knelt before my husband and presented him the flag, the solder told him the nation thanked him for her service to this great country I couldn't hold back thoughts as the director told us they had seven services that day. Wow.
Sat June 30th I have to work, which is good. My husband is doing a walk through of his mother's home to a perspective buyer. It is a man who he and his wife just had their first child Thursday. This would be a perfect starter home for a new family, so my husband is only asking half of what the home was appraised for. They asked him why so cheep, what's wrong. He said he just wants to get rid of the memories, and they need something affordable, that his mother would have wanted it that way.
...i logged my food on the trackers today for the first time in months, it's a start.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
I am sorry I haven't been an active Sparker like I have/had been or still would like to be. I was logging my exercise & foods on the trackers for a very long time and have not been now for a long time. I feel as if I've let my teams down, and for that I am sorry to you all. I do think and care about everyone as individuals and admire you all for the brave life changes that you have chosen to make.
For several months now have been helping my mother-in-law through her breast cancer, and my husband as an only child is trying to deal with it the best he can. She is now in ICU and won't be leaving the hospital but going to her final resting place. They have notice to call us, it's hard to find sleep thinking the phone will ring any minute.
One of my son's is going through a drug rehab center and is on suicide watch, that isn't easy for our family either as one might imagine.
My husband and I started buying a house, now it seems the closing date should be in about three weeks. I'm trying to be excited about that, as it seems to be a very good thing.
My job structure is undergoing a dramatic change and am very lucky to still have one as some of my co-workers for 15 years are not so lucky.
A little stress, yes in several areas, close to nervous breakdown at times, possibly.
I am still through this all not emotionally eating nor have I became alcohol dependant, For these little, or not so little victories I am proud and happy for. Once this all settle down I will be back full force. I just wanted to check in with my teams and Spark Friends, and thank you all for all the support you have given me for so long and tell you how much you mean to me.
Bright blessings on you all.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
It was a week...I'm sure we've all had days,weeks that are a bit out of our "norm";
..it all started out just fine,
Monday & Tuesday two of our CEO's from corporate came to our facility, that all went rather well (TG!)
Wednesday,a guy at work came in & said another employee (also a dear friend) fell and was calling for me in the whse. I took out like a bat out of he**, rounded the corner right behind two big whse guys to see her laying on the concrete calling for me. I pushed by them to get to her, asked her what hurt, said her leg,I asked did her head/neck hurt "no"ok so i put my jacket under her head looked at her leg, her femur was obviously broken.By then more people came I told them call 911 & held her till they got there. Xrays showed a clean break,that's a blessing. I called her daughter so she could go to the hospital to meet the ambulance. They did surgery put in a rod and screws, that went well. Hopefully going home today.
Thursday I took half a day from work to get power of attny, go to bank etc for MIL that is dying from breast cancer. Took our kitten/cat to the vet to find out why he's been coughing, ya, he has asthma and will have to have shots for awhile to see if it will help him. Visited friend in hosp.
Friday MIL went to Dr for apmt and made them take out the pic line (it was the perminent line they used for KEMO treatments) she said the sickness it (kemo) caused isn't worth the few weeks more it might give her. Stopped after work to visit friend in hosp...guilting co-workers into going with me :) with stuffed animals, balloons & snacks.
Thank goodness so far (knock on wood) this weekend has been very, very busy but not bad.
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