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Went to class today

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I went to class today at the Y. Missed monday's class because I had a dental appointment. I was hoping today's class would help my foot pain ease up.

Get there, rec pool, where class is held, is closed today because a pump is broken. It should be fixed today.

So class was held in the shallow end of the lap pool and boy it was cold. I did the class, but it sure didn't help my foot at all. So now I'll be trying to walk on it and stretch it out today on my own.

Supposed to be a sunny day today so here in a little bit I'll take Kiki out to get some fresh air and sunshine.

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 7/30/2014 1:34PM

    Hope you can just walk it out.... emoticon

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Plantar fasciitis

Saturday, July 26, 2014

After dealing with pain in my right foot off and on for the last month, month and a half I finally went in and had it checked out by a dr. Based on my past experiences with them, I was 100% certain I was going to be told my foot hurts because I'm 430 pounds. And if I just got my act together and lost the weight, my foot would stop hurting.

The Nurse who saw me was sympathetic toward me and my weight loss journey. She sent me to the hospital for an xray, and they said it was Achilles tendinitis. The nurse when I saw her again had no idea how to treat it, other than "stay off your feet." But knew that was impossible.

So she sent me to a podiatrist-same one hubby sees for his Charkot foot. Older gentleman, nice but quite. He took xrays of my foot, fussed at me a little about my weight-mainly because it would lower my blood pressure and would relive some of my foot pain-but he wasn't overbearing about it. He was actually nice and seem interested in hearing about the positive changes I've made to my diet and was glad to hear I was already doing water aerobics 3 days a week at the Y.

Any way his xrays showed that I have Plantar fasciitis. And that I'm not to far gone for surgery-it would help. But he also thinks surgery would be, in his words a "tad overkill" at the moment. He's going to be contacting me hopefully sometime this week to see if my insurance will cover specialized orthopedics and how much they will cover for a night splint for me to wear at night.

Since I'm not a diabetic, the specialized shoes might be a hard pill for insurance to swallow. He told me with my insurance most people who needed the shoes when they weren't covered at 100% had to pay a copay of $75. My eyes bugged out. $75 is a hell of a lot of money for me. But if I need them and I need to pay that amount..we'll figure it out somehow. The night splint is usually covered at 100% though.

He also wants to try cortisone shots. But he's not sure how much my insurance will cover nor any idea of how many of the shots they will cover. So something else he'll be looking into. Hopefully I hear from his office pretty soon.

I'll do the surgery if I have to...but if my foot gets better with other methods, I'd like to try that route first. He's pretty sure my insurance will cover the surgery at 100%, but that means I'll be unable to drive since it's my right foot for the duration of me getting better-and I'm the only driver in my house.

My mom won't leave the house but once or twice a month to pay bills due to her mental issues, hubby is at the mercy of the local transit system which only runs 6am to 7pm-5 M-F So he could do SOME errands but his health issues prevent him from doing to much in one day. And that means I wouldn't be able to work until I'm healed and if I can't work at least 21 hours a week, I loose my health insurance and my employer doesn't have sick leave and loosing my health insurance would be a headache unto itself...SIGH

SO....for the next few days I get to play lets find out what insurance will cover and how much they will pay. Wish me luck!

  
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CLASSYLADYMAY 7/26/2014 5:37PM

    I hope doctor can help you. No fun to have to deal with this and will trying to lose. Praying for you. Hugs !!

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LINDA7668 7/26/2014 4:12PM

    I feel your pain. I have recurring plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis and am just now at the end of a flare up.

There are stretches and exercises you can do once the inflammation is gone that should help. Be sure to ask the doctor about them. Good luck!

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New Swimsuit

Friday, July 11, 2014

SO Excited. Yesterday my new swimsuit came. Over a year ago my old one finally tore, and because of my size, swimsuits cost over $150 for me. Well, I finally broke down and bought me a new one, ordered it online.

It came!! And, it looks good on me AND fits well. So today, I'm off to the Y for my first water aerobics class in over a year and I'm so looking forward to it and really happy about it.

  
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ARMATTHAEI 7/11/2014 6:14PM

    Congratulations. Have a great time at aerobics.

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 7/11/2014 9:25AM

    Yes, swimsuits can be awfully expensive. Congratulations on your new one! emoticon

Water aerobics sounds fun! emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 7/11/2014 9:14AM

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Is June over with yet??

Friday, June 27, 2014

Long story short-I want this month to be over. It just can't end fast enough. I've been strung out on stress, frustration, worried about money, worried about bills, trying to feel lucky I have a job while trying to earn some extra money in a county where unemployment is at 14% (highest in state) trying to figure out how to get some extra money to become state licensed at my job-though I was grandfathered in and not required to become licensed through the state paying the extra $85 for the application and $130 to take the state test would mean a 35 cent an hour raise which works out to $38 a month after taxes..I need new glasses..hubby needs new glasses, our queen size bed is broken-springs are poking through and we've got it covered in thick blankets trying to buy some time....can't afford the $80 a month to rent a bed from a rent a center...our credit rating is in the 450's thanks to a dispute with a landlord back in 2003-long story but we left the apartment complex on what we thought was good terms but the crazy landlord (yes, she really was nuts..) put it down as we were evicted and now every time we try to move the eviction comes up and we get turned down for cheaper places to rent because no other landlord wants to even begin to hear our side of things...our dog needs an $800 surgery to remove a begin growth from her belly and we have enough trouble coming up with $15 a month to trim her toenails (Kiki acts like we are trying to murder her when we come at her with nail clippers..) and our car needs $500 worth of work on it....we know a guy who will fix it just for parts alone..and thats about $450-$500 in parts we need we just don't have the money for...hubby's power chair needs new a new battery and Medicare won't pay for a new battery for his power chair until he's had it for one full year and that won't be until July 13 and they will only cover 80% meaning we gotta figure out how to crap out $65...and until his power chair is fixed he can't go to physical therapy which helps his joints and muscles not freeze up as bad and because he's not been able to go in almost a month he's suffering from bad muscles spasms and his joints are freezing up on him all the time which will almost stop if he's able to get into the pool for PT for 45 minutes 3 days a week...I just don't know what the hell to do anymore.

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 6/27/2014 5:46PM

    Sounds like June really DOES need to be over...you need a month with a fresh start! I'll be praying for your finances! ... On a practical note, there must be something else showing up on your credit report other than that eviction. Even someone who has had a foreclosure or a bankruptcy can usually still buy another house within 3-7 years. (I'm a real estate broker who has helped people with credit counseling from time to time.) You should be able to get information more than 10 years old removed. Inbox me if you want to discuss further...

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Stupid Kids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I know it's been a month since my last posting....and I've meant to. Things have just been nuts around here.

Anyway I took Kiki out for our daily walk around the block. Went down the school, took her to the ally behind our house and then back to the front of the house. By the time the walk was done, I was huffing and puffing pretty good, though it was just a block.

Got to the school playground and some kids were playing on it. It was around 4:30 in the after noon-hour and half since school ends (ends at 3.) Bout 5-10 kids were playing. One boy, maybe 3rd/4th grade says loud enough "look at that fat lady walking her dog."

Chances are, he didn't know better. I'd like to think he didn't know his words hurt me. I hope he learns some day.

Comments like that make me want to give up and not loose weight and stay inside all the time.

He's just some stupid punk kid. Who should be taught better.

  
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NICKI984 6/12/2014 12:04PM

    I hear comments at the store, at my daughter's school, everywhere about how big I am. I have made it an inspiration to change but also I have been able to teach my daughter that every one is different and regardless of how they look she should NEVER say anything bad about people until she knows that they are bad on the inside. She once asked me what happened to me while looking at old pictures when I was thin. She immediately knew my feelings were hurt and it spurred a conversation about saying hurtful things. She is 5 years old and already knows better. She knows it is okay to ask questions in some circumstances but that everyone is different. Some people are born without arms or legs or with other conditions and she knows that she can ask me about it but only after we are out of ear shot so nobody gets hurt. I emphasize this because a child that would say something like that has not been raised right. Just because their parents are not like me does not make it okay to say things like that. I have told a woman in the grocery store once that her child needed to be taught better manners after the child made a comment "look at that fat lady, she doesn't need to be buying those cookies." They weren't even for me, they were for my daughter. With that said, do not get discouraged, use it as inspiration to make changes. What counts is that you are out there walking your dog and while that child is being rude and ignorant, there is probably an adult or another child who is looking up to you for setting goals. :)

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ALBURBRIDGE 6/12/2014 1:50AM

    Kids can say such stupid things. One thing you should take out of this is that you were WALKING. That kid didn't say "hey look at the fat lady shoveling in that hamburger". When I first started walking a couple months ago my husband and I used to feel self conscience and then we realized that exercising or walking is the exact time we shouldn't care if people notice us. If people are going to be watching me, I'd rather be out on a walk and not at the grocery store loading my cart full of unhealthy foods. Now I smile at people I pass on the trail because I'm doing something for my health and they know it also when they see me. Be proud of the fact you were out walking and focused on your health.

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ALICIA214 6/12/2014 12:46AM

 

Don't let thoughtless rude comments sabotage your journey to being where you want to be, that
just makes them winners, and you know you are better than that, and you also know that

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ZRIE014 6/12/2014 12:30AM

  stay positive

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