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When The World Comes Crashing Down

Thursday, January 30, 2014

On January 23rd, my present world changed forever, I stopped breathing!!! Many thanks to the staff of both Transylvanian And Mission hospitals for they saved my life, no doubt about it , and have returned me to the land of the living with a renewed hope and outlook for the future.

I was released from the hospital last night along with a host of guidelines, new medications and physicians to see within the coming week. I am feeling totally wiped out today but know things will continue to improve.

Turns out that I have been on a blood Sugar medication for 10 years metformin that has damaged my remaining kidney as well as other meds that have basically not been doing a thing for my Blood pressure. So my body last Thursday, suddenly swelled with excess fluid, over 20 lbs worth, compressing my heart and lungs and stopped my breathing.

I qoke up last Thursday and haad trouble breathing. After asking my husband to call for help a few times, (last thing I remember), I was rushed by ambulance to 2 hospitals and intubated and was in ICU for 3 days before coming too. God has proven he isn't done with me yet and I am thankful!

A BIG thanks to my daughter Lindsay for the strength, kindness and support she has given me and continues to give me each and every day. A HU?GE but pleasant surprise! She proved to be the capable one to trust as my husband it turns out left me in the ER and went home to care for the dog. Something my daughter is struggling with. And Me too I might add. He says the ER nurse told him to go home so he did!


I could certainly feel overwhelmed at this point but that won't do me any good. SO I have NEW meds, NEW doctors and NEW do's and on'ts to follow from now on. In other words, it's a brand NEW Beginning for ME. Taking things one step at a time, one day at a time! Not giving up!! Thanking God instead!! And Ready for a NEW beginning...

  
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DEBSZOO74 2/2/2014 4:03PM

    Wow! I'm glad you"re home and doing better! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/31/2014 1:01PM

    Wow - how incredibly scary for you. I pray that everything balances out and for your new relationship with your daughter to flourish.

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BBORDEN86 1/31/2014 10:30AM

    So glad you are back, in more than ONE way. Many blessings to GOD for giving you another chance at this beautiful life we shouldn't take for granted. I truly hope this is not only a new beginning for you, but for your daughter as well. Hope this made her realize that she doesn't have you forever on this earth. Good luck with the new dr.'s, meds, and new goals and plans for the future.

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PMFISH 1/30/2014 11:01PM

    Been there, done that a couple of times, but for different reasons. Not being able to breathe is not acceptable. Glad to hear you got your meds set up properly and hopefully that will take care of your breathing problems.

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RURAL3 1/30/2014 8:49PM

    I am so thankful that your husband called for help. It sounds like your daughter was a blessing to you. Perhaps this will be a NEW beginning for the two of you too. You are very right. God is not finished with you yet. Now ask Him what he wants you to do? The doctors should take care of your New medical regime. But God is in charge of the rest. emoticon emoticon

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CLYNNTHOMAS 1/30/2014 6:11PM

    Wow! Thank the Lord you are all right. I pray this new team of doctors and your new lifestyle lead to better health and no more scares like this!
(((hugs)))

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LKWQUILTER 1/30/2014 6:10PM

    So glad things are changing for you, especially between you and your daughter. I know how hard life can be when problems with a child.

Sounds like it happened at a "good" time, especially getting new doctors and getting things changed for the better. Give yourself time to all the adjusting and I know you will do GREAT!!!

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PLUGINALONG 1/30/2014 2:54PM

    I will say a prayer for you and the family. Take good care of yourself. I am in Asheville so I am going to add you as a friend since you are in WNC. Let me hear from you soon.

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Weigh In Week 2

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stayed the same. No loss this week which does not surprise me sa I did absolutely nothing. I ate on targt but don't think I burn a single calorie. HA! I have a serious case of The BLAHS. Have a list of things to do which is overwhelming to even look at and no go get em-nish to tackle any of it.

So I'll handle it and do my best to shake off whatever is holding me down and work at becoming more active this next week. Have already loss half of my goal so I am not worried as of yet. DH on the other hand is doing much better. Hw has cut way back on eating and is working out each day. I wish I could bottle his energy than I would be all set. emoticon

We have 2 trips coming up later this year so I think I will use those as inspiration to get my momentum moving on a more serious note beginning TODAY. emoticon

Happy Sunday everyone!!

  
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MAYBER 1/19/2014 9:58PM

    One day at a time
One Pound at a time
Best Wishes
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RURAL3 1/19/2014 12:01PM

    Finding your momentum is key. Hope the trips do it for you. I know you can do this. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 1/19/2014 11:32AM

    You can do it Sallie. Just take one thing on your list and start on that. That helps me get started--doing little things. You can also get in motion by walking in the house, one room from another while talking on the phone or something. If you talk 3 minutes, you will have done a 3-min. walk. It doesn't sound like much, but it does have your body in motion. ((HUGS))

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/19/2014 9:47AM

    Good for you - you have the right attittude!

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Weigh In Week 2

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stayed the same. No loss this week which does not surprise me sa I did absolutely nothing. I ate on targt but don't think I burn a single calorie. HA! I have a serious case of The BLAHS. Have a list of things to do which is overwhelming to even look at and no go get em-nish to tackle any of it.

So I'll handle it and do my best to shake off whatever is holding me down and work at becoming more active this next week. Have already loss half of my goal so I am not worried as of yet. DH on the other hand is doing much better. Hw has cut way back on eating and is working out each day. I wish I could bottle his energy than I would be all set. emoticon

We have 2 trips coming up later this year so I think I will use those as inspiration to get my momentum moving on a more serious note beginning TODAY. emoticon

Happy Sunday everyone!!

  
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Have the Blahs... What to do?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Week 2 has ben slow going. No major issues but have been plagued with allergy symptoms which are giving me headaches and have me feeling downright BLAH. Otherwise I'm doing my bet ro hang in. I'm hoping for a good result come weigh in on Sunday but I will just have o wait and see.

DH has been rough to live with this week. Grumbling about EVERY LITTLE THING! Which just makes me want to take him out back and beat him with a stick. It certainly would be a good stress reliever emoticon but I think I need to find something less deadly. Jail time just doesn't sound fun to me!! emoticon

Can't wait until Winter is OVER!!!! I am sick of the cold! I want to get back outside. I think I have developed cabin fever/ winter blues. No energy this week at all . Motivation is there... just barely but I feel BLAAAAAAH overall! No other way to describe it. Part of me feels its because I don't feel good (allergy symtoms) and part is not sure. Any suggestions??



  
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RURAL3 1/18/2014 1:20PM

    I can identify with the winter blahs. I need to be able to get out and exercise. I am cooped up because DH truck is in the shop. We need some sun. Go to the snow. Ok I am done LOL emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/18/2014 10:12AM

    I never had "winter allergies" until this year - my youngest son is having the same problem (although he has more allergies than my spring allergies, he isn't usually bothered a lot in the winter like this). I think it is because of all the dampness last year, continuing with a wet spring and the unusual snow (in MD) so far. It is causing a lot of leaf mold, etc. I ended up going to my allergist and getting flonase and although it seems weird, I'm doing my nose spray and allergy eye drops every day now like I do in May and June. I had also gotten to the point where all Fall, my lungs were filled with gunk, even though I haven't been sick for at least a year - all from the allergies. I went to a clinic and did a nebulizer treatment, got a short course of steroids, and a new inhaler. It cleared things up in a week and now I'm just dealing with the allergies. Sorry to be so long - I just wanted you to know that you are not alone!

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week 1 Weigh In

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week 1 complete! I dropped 5lbs.WOOHOO!!!! I feel refreshed and motivated that my first week back on track was a successful one. It has definitely upped my determination to keeping moving forward. I did really well incorporating 1 serving of fruit into my daily eating plan. This week I will shoot for 2 daily servings. Eventually I want to include 2 daily servings of fruit and 3 daily serving of vegetables as a starting point. This is an area where I usually struggle a lot with so Iím breaking it down into small increments and adding them little by little. This next week I also need to work on drinking more water and walking more. I have 7 more weeks to go for my Valentine goal and 3 more lbs to lose to meet my goal of 8 lbs so I will see how it goes. Have great week everyone!! emoticon

  
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BBORDEN86 1/15/2014 5:36PM

    Keep up the good work!!! 5lbs is most definitely a good start. :)

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    That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!
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