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What a wuss am I!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I had a mole on the back of my right arm that looked a little off. My DH pointed it out last week and, since I already had an appointment for my thyroid, I showed the doc. He didn't think it was anything to worry about, but better safe than sorry.

Today I had the appointment to get it cut out for biopsy. No big deal, right? A little shot to numb me up. Then a whole bunch of I don't know what cos I could not feel or see what was happening. But I started getting really light-headed and I started sweating and I was really warm. Okay...I didn't complain about being warm, cos that rarely happens. But I did tell the doc that I was getting light headed. He laid the table down and made me go upside down so that my head was below my feet. I felt better fairly quickly, but am feeling light-headed right now, just thinking about it! What a sissy la-la!!! I didn't see any blood. I didn't feel any pain. apparently, my imagination is a little TOO active.

Anyway, follow-up appointment on 12/21 for stitch-removal, biopsy results, and thyroid results (both ultrasound and blood work). Expecting good news on all counts. Will let you know if otherwise!

Nighty night!

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AWYEAGLE 12/9/2009 11:05AM

    I have the problem frequently. I have no problem with other people's blood and pain but not so much if it is my own. Next time when you go into the office remove your socks and shoes. It helps cool the body off and make sure you eat a little before you go. It helps really.

Fingers crossed that it all comes back clean.

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AUNTIEANNE22 12/9/2009 9:38AM

  It only happens to me when I have stitches removed! I am an LNA and can deal with most anything. I don't even care about stitches going in - just don't remove them. The technical name is syncopy.

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JUNIAATROME 12/9/2009 9:03AM

    I think that happens a lot - people just react differently to stuff injected. Hope all is well with you.

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BKNOCK 12/9/2009 8:27AM

    LOL, I am sort of like that too! I passed out as a kid when I saw the stitches running through my chin!

Have a great day!

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CAROLEHZ 12/9/2009 7:38AM

    I'm right there with you. All the women in my family except for me are nurses..not me...I'm the sissy who gets that sweaty you mentioned just thinking about blood, and light headed of course I'm the one who is hypothyroid and has to have blood tests all of the time...mother nature has a funny sense of humor.
Hope all turns out well with your test!

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_MAOMAO_ 12/9/2009 1:09AM

  Several years ago I had an ingrown toenail that didn't respond to all the soaking I could manage. I made an appointment with a local podiatrist.

After we'd chatted a bit, including telling him I'm an acupuncturist - how scared could I be of a little toenail procedure, right? I wasn't feeling scared at all, actually. But he puts this syringe in my toe, started to inject the local, and suddenly the doc's calling for his receptionist NOW! I guess I just stopped responding to his conversation and he could tell I was about to pass out.

I actually did pass out completely once at a doctor's appointment. I was having dry needling done on my back, in trigger points. I was sitting up, and I had time to tell the doctor I thought I was going to pass out. Next I knew, I was laying down looking at the ceiling.

So, I guess I'm a wuss, too. I'm glad you're safe at home now, and I'll pray that your rogue mole is innocent.
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Falling a little behind...

Monday, December 07, 2009

A few days ago, I wrote the following goals.

By December 6th, I will have lost two pounds (132)
By December 20th, I will be down another two pounds (130)
By January 3rd, I will have maintained (130)
By January 17th, I will have gotten another two pounds off (128)
By January 31st, I will be at my new goal!! (126)

Hmmm...I missed the first goal by two pounds. In other words, I maintained. Which really isn't that bad seeing as how I was over my calorie range EVERY day last week! Yesterday I had a "poor me" day and ate over 3000 calories. Yeah...not heading in the right direction there!

So...back on track today. Didn't go to the gym this morning, but am going to tomorrow. Also plan to shovel the walk before I head out. At least attempt to shovel. It snowed last night so I'm sure most of my driveway and sidewalk are ice patches now instead of just snow. Oh well...more exertion = more calories burned!

New goals...

By December 20th, I will have lost two pounds (132)
By January 3rd, I will be down another two pounds (130)
By January 17th, I will have gotten another two pounds off (128)
By January 31st, I will be at my new goal!! (126)

I got this! emoticon

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DOINFINE 12/8/2009 2:32PM

    It's never too late to make new goals. You had a bad week and went over in your calorie range. Probably not the first time and won't be the last. You can do it! Get back on the bandwagon and stick to those calorie ranges! Treat yourself in other ways besides food. I saw some good suggestions in KERYYMONIQUE's post. They all sound wonderful to me! We are all here to cheer you on and root for you! Rah-Rah-Rah!! emoticon emoticon

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KERRYMONIQUE 12/8/2009 8:54AM

    It's okay to get a little behind... just regroup and refocus(as you are)!! Next time you have a "poor me" day, spoil yourself, but try doing it without food. Go shopping, watch a movie, take a bubble bath... give yourself the comfort you want without food.

I believe in you!!! You are so close to your goal, don't let it slip from your fingertips emoticon

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JUNIAATROME 12/8/2009 8:01AM

    Wishing you good luck this time with the effort. Hope no poor-me days ahead. It is a cheery season. No poor mes please.

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BKNOCK 12/8/2009 6:27AM

    It is really hard this time of year with all of the extra food around and things to do. Good luck in meeting your goals!

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Wrapping is a wrap!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I know...corny title, but I had to do it! (Evil Barbara made me! LOL!)

I shut myself in my bedroom with the presents, the paper, tape and labels. I added a soda and watched the movie "The 12 Men of Christmas" while I wrapped. Got everything I've bought so far wrapped and under the tree. AND, I put everything away.

Just gotta figure out what to get the in-laws. They don't need anything and they buy anything they want. But, if we don't get them something, we are properly expressing our love. Wish me luck!!

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BKNOCK 12/7/2009 1:55PM

    Wow, you amaze me! Wanna come over and help me wrap??? Life has been really crazy!

How about a gift certificate to dinner for the in-laws? OR concert tickets?

Good luck!

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AWYEAGLE 12/7/2009 12:35PM

    Well I watched the 12 Men of Christmas also, but didn't wrap any presents. Guess I'll do that tonight now that you put the thought into my head.

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GEEMAWEST 12/7/2009 12:47AM

    You are amazing. Having everything wrapped. I talk about it but haven't done anything about it yet. All the gifts are stuffed in my bedroom closet.

In-Laws are tough. I got my father-in-law (who's in his early 70's) a subscription to Reminisce magazine for the last 3 years. He loves it. If you've never read one you should check it out. It's only about $15.00 a year for 6 issues. Just go to if you are the least bit interested.

For my folks I get them a gift card to one of their favorite restaurants because they have everything they could possibly ever need and really don't like anything else I buy them. Good luck.

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STEELERCRAZY 12/7/2009 12:06AM

    The one thing that stood out the most to me in your blog was the "12 Men of Christmas." Mmmmm, sounds to share? Lol...

Well, at least you got started. My husband has mine wrapped...well, yeah, it's wrapped but he couldn't find the tape so he GLUED them shut. Yeah, it's like that around here...alot of improvisation. Can't wait to show him what I can do with his. Anyone got a stapler?

Take care!

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 12/7/2009 12:01AM

    The in-laws, same here. I have no idea what to get them, and my husband is no help!

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STEFFI264 12/7/2009 12:00AM

  in law gifts
a coupon book for restaurants in the area?
a gift certificate at a store they love
time with grandchildren

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Did you know that 5:30 is an hour earlier than 6:30?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

And if you show up at 6:30 when everyone else was there at 5:30, you miss the parade? emoticon emoticon Oopsies! My kids were disappointed and I felt bad that they were going to miss out on the parade. But part of me was pretty darn happy to get back in that warm truck (took DH's truck since he has a heater!) and go back to my warm house. Maybe we'll try again next year.

The good news is that I have been working on my Christmas cards and am up to the S's already. Unfortunately, most of my relatives have last names that start with T. emoticon I'll get them done tonight, but gum! Well, I'll get them all signed and addressed. DH didn't make it to the post office (he forgot) so I can't stamp them all. And there are at least two that I know I need their new addresses.

Got some more Christmas shopping done today. Tomorrow, I'll shut myself in my room with boxes and bags and wrapping paper and pull out everything I've gotten so far. I'll compare what I got for each kid to ensure that I've been fair. Then I will wrap the stuff for the tree and stash the stuff for the stockings and cross my fingers that I am done shopping except for a few stocking stuffers.

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CARLANNIE 12/6/2009 9:21AM

    I got a small sense of panic yesterday, because I only have one gift purchased and that's because I bought it in October and stashed it away. I don't even have a clue what to get people this year. OMG. Should I start running around like a chicken with its head cut off yet? Breath in. Breath out. Still 19 days to decide.

WTG on being on top of the ball this year!

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GEEMAWEST 12/5/2009 11:56PM

    I guess you learn something new everyday. I had no idea that 5:30 was an hour earlier than 6:30. Who knew?

I quit doing Xmas cards a long time ago, just too lazy to do all that work knowing that someone is just going to throw it away. I will however, be locking myself in my room to do the wrapping and inventory to make sure I have been fair to all the grandkids. The only ones I haven't shopped for are my son and daughter that live a long distance away. I want to just get them a gift card but hubby doesn't like that idea. But then again he also doesn't want to go out and do any shopping.

Sorry you missed the parade, I guess? Hope the kids will forgive you.

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My curling iron EXPLODED!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Okay, so there was a tiny little pop and a quick flash of light. But it did surprise me and my curling iron was not working anymore. Being the practical woman I am, I unplugged my curling iron (in case there was a short) and finished curling my hair before all of the heat dissipated from the iron! LOL! Hey, it was hot, my hair was striaght. What else should I have done?

Anyway, as I was heading into work, the enginerdy part of me took over. I thought "Since the curling iron is ruined anyway, I can take it apart and see if I can fix it." Yay me! I like taking stuff apart and seeing how it works. Worst case, my curling iron still won't work and I'll get the chance to see what a curling iron looks like on the inside. Best case...I fix my curling iron! Not really counting on that, but hey, it could happen.

After I get home from the gym, I go to take a shower and turn on the radio so I can rock out to some tunes. My radio doesn't work. Hmmmm. That's the same outlet that my curling iron was plugged into. Push reset...reset won't push....hmmmm. Go to the other bathroom (it's on the same circuit) and test my daughter's radio. It doesn't work. Hmmmm...push reset again. This time it pushes, but still nothing works. Hmmm...sounds like a fuse popped. So I send the kids out (messy garage, lots of climbing involved) to check the fuse box. The find the right one, reset it and VOILA! My daughter's radio turns on. I go into my bathroom and plug in my curling iron. It worked. emoticon Dang it! I don't get to tear it apart! Bummer...

Maybe it really will explode tomorrow! There's a happy thought! LOL!

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MARLOU4 12/5/2009 3:22PM

    Funny!Glad every thing is working because I believe the radio was next in line for the ATTACK OF THE KILLER SCREWDRIVER. Bahahaha

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AWYEAGLE 12/5/2009 10:52AM

    OMG you are to funny. I work with a bunch of engineers and they are always doing the same thing. Their most recent was taking apart the old coffee machine - believing they could fix it, despite the fact that I told them it still worked but had a crack in the housing for the water and that was why I threw it out.

Sorry you didn't get to take apart the curling iron - no worries it should die sometime in the next 20 years or so. LOL

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CAROLEHZ 12/5/2009 9:13AM

    My first though when I saw your title was ..I can't live with out my curling iron (ahh vanity) so Woo Hoo for using the heat while you had it..I used to cause hair dryers to catch on fire and die fairly frequently but knock on wood we've been good for a long time now...My question is what caused the breaker to trip in the first place? Ignore that and you may be able to take that sucker apart fairly soon.

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ONECOOKIETWO 12/4/2009 11:51PM

    Thanks for the great laugh.
I think you should take the damn thing apart.
Throw caution to the winds.

Unplug it first...

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LITERATURE_NERD 12/4/2009 11:19PM

    This blog was so funny and unexpected! Thanks for sharing!

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