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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

a little white lie never hurt anyone right? My doctor wrote me a prescription for Adipex, and I am just going to lie to her and tell her I took them when I really didn't. I mean, I have taken them before, and bad things happened, so I just want to avoid that all together. I am going to tell her I took them for a week, they made me want to smoke and i flushed the rest. I think that is an acceptable answer.

We figured that we would try them because the insurance company is going to want to know that I tried that. I have an extensive history of being prescribed diet pills and them not working, so why should this time be any different?

On a different note, I made an awesome Cranberry-Apple chicken salad to take to work tonight. I don't know what it is about that combination that just sends my taste buds into orbit!

3 cups of shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 small onion
1/2 c of shredded carrot
1/3 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 Fuji apple cut into small chunks
3 oz of chicken breast seasoned w/ cracked pepper
1/4 cup of reduced fat blue cheese

I use a light raspberry vinaigrette dressing to top it off.

I love it. I actually made 2 of them. One for today and one for tomorrow.

Salads make me happy. I am so glad that they are not a food I will have to give up once my surgery is complete. I realize that I may need to make some changes to them, however I will still be allowed to include them in my diet.

I think that is all for now.

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CORTNEY-LEE 11/10/2011 10:40PM

    The problems with prescribing something else is, there really is nothing else. As far as prescription diet pills go, you are very limited. All of them have the same sode efects - some of a greater or lesser degree. Having tired all of these options in the past with little or no results, it seems pointless to put myself and my body through these things again.

Prescription diet pills (Adipex) are powerful drugs. They have a high risk for dependency, and a very large potential for abuse margin. I don't want to put myself at risk for developing another issue with them. While it has never been documented on my medical file, I have had issues with misusing prescription diet pills in the past. (I chalk it up to being a dumb college student) They make me irratable, irrational, and sometimes downright mean.

I think a little white lie in this case won't hurt anyone. The insurance company will want to see it, so might as well get it out of the way.

Does that make more sense?

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BILL60 11/10/2011 8:46AM

    Don't quite understand why you have to lie to the person who is trying to help you get better. Why not ask the Dr. to prescribe something else?

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Shame on you Penn State!

Monday, November 07, 2011

I grew up very near the main campus of PSU. I graduated from PSU. My father worked for PSU for 35 years. I never, ever thought I would be so ashamed of my Alma Mater.

They all need to be fired and charged.

It makes me sick

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BILL60 11/8/2011 8:00AM

    I don't get it. PSU is a great institution. Just because a handful of idiots do wrong does not mean that the school is out of control. Let's be fair. Yes, let's prosecute the guilty, but let's not condemn the innocent.

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W5VEOTX 11/8/2011 7:04AM

    Sports too big at all schools - greed - money - what are we teaching?

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my kitty is home

Monday, November 07, 2011

after several hospitalizations and a surgery - my Lucy cat is home.
We picked her up today.

The vet advised that she is to take it easy for ten days, Needless to say, she is not listening and her and Leroy are running around this house like two crazy cats.

I am hoping that she starts resting. I realize that she has spent four days penned up without a playmate, but she needs to heal and take the time to do that. She needs rest. Now, if she could only understand what I am telling her, we might get somewhere.

I talked to my surgeon's office, and I have now completed all phases except for the six months of Doctor supervised diet and exercise program. I have completed two months of that.

I will get the results from my sleep study on December 21st. That seems like a long time to wait. I will say that the sleep study was horrible. I was uncomfortable and I didn't sleep well. I am guessing that I did enough of it though to count.

The psychologist gave me the green light and the RD was amazed about by knowledge of nutrition.

My gym membership expired, and I was going to renew it, but I think it is going to have to wait until next month since the cat's vet bills pretty much wiped me out. I am going to be checking out a new gym. In the meantime, I think I will just ride my bike and walk.

that is all for now

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 11/9/2011 12:20PM

    Glad she made it home and is better. Our dog had an operation a week last Monday and he has recovered so well. He is 10 but still acts like a puppy. And yes, vet bills are so expensive, here too. But it is worth getting our friend back.

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    I'm glad she is home and all better!!

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stupid cat...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

We finally got to bring Lucy home, and she had to go right back to the vet. The vet did blood work and it all came back alright. The next step was surgery. The vet performed the surgery and found that there was a string wrapped around the back of her tongue. It was so far down, they couldn't see it until she was knocked out. The string was into her stomach and into her small intestines.

She still has recovery ahead of her and will be staying at the vet office for the weekend allowing her to heal. Then once she comes home, she is still going to have a long road a head of her.

I feel a lot better now

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KAILIIA 11/4/2011 11:20AM

    Glad to hear that Lucy is on the mend now - might be a long road but each day is a step on that journey!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 11/4/2011 10:25AM

    I'm glad she will be okay. Our dog has had his issues this week but think he is on the road to recovery. Don't want to lose our family members.

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-POOKIE- 11/4/2011 3:26AM

    Indeed, cats can be the most idiotic creatures.

I AM glad however it was a physical cause and not a disease or something incurable for her.

Pet her, love her and welcome her back despite the idiocy!

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SPAYYOURCAT 11/4/2011 1:22AM

    I'm glad they found the problem and she can begin to get better now.

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/4/2011 12:45AM

    I hope Lucy heals very soon!! We have 2 cats (13 and 14) and can't imagine life without those 2 silly felines :)
Take care! emoticon

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SCOTTGARAN 11/3/2011 10:38PM

    I am so glad your prayers were answered!

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Life effing sucks right now

Monday, October 31, 2011

I am so upset. My poor little Lucy Cat is very sick and she might not make it.

She was fine on Saturday. We were on the bed playing and snuggling. Then we went out to dinner, and when we came back 3 1/2 hours later to find she had thrown up multiple times. Everything went downhill from there.

We called in the vet on an emergency call on Sunday. They gave her fluids and a shot and sent her home. She got progressively worse over night, and I had to take her back today.

They kept her and promised me they would do everything they could for her.

Two weeks after I brought her home from the shelter, they called me checking on her. There was an outbreak of feline distemper. She had exhibited no signs of it, so I assumed she was fine. That was appx 2 months ago.

The vet thinks it is possible that she had the virus and that it is just now coming out. Although everything I have read seems to contradict that, it seems like it is the only thing plausible.

She was so weak she couldn't stand, and could barely move. The vet took some blood so we could rule out Feline Leukemia (which I couldn't remember if she was tested for at the shelter or not) and she had some x-rays to rule out ingesting of any forigen object or poisonous substance. All of those things came back clear. So now they are forcing fluids hoping to rehydrate her and go from there. They are going to take another x-ray tomorrow to see if anything has changed.

I am so sad. I keep crying. This isn't fair. I do everything I am supposed to do. I take excellent care of my cats. They go to the vet when they are supposed to. They are fixed. They have all of their shots. Then you have people who have animals and don't take care of them. Leave them outside, abandon them and they are fine.

I feel so bad because all Lucy wanted was someone to love her. She was a poor little stray that someone dumped off and no one wanted. I took her in, I gave her a home and all of the love she could ever want.

I think that is all for now, because I can't write about this anymore.

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-POOKIE- 11/2/2011 10:23AM

    Im so so sorry, you are such a loving kitty-mama like me and it breaks my heart thinking how she was so unwanted and you happily helped her... and now this.

I hope things go for the best for her x

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SHELLYKOCH1 11/1/2011 3:22PM

    Our fur babies are as much a part of our lives as our children. Lucy is so lucky to have found you. My prayers are with both you and Lucy.


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WOLFSPIRITMOM 11/1/2011 11:31AM

    I know the feeling, had to take one of our dogs in to the vet for an operation on Monday too.

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JBINAUSTIN 11/1/2011 8:20AM

    I hope Lucy Cat gets better soon. If not, remember that she had 2 months of love in the great home you gave her, which was a precious gift for a stray kitty. Remembering won't make your loss any easier and it won't make any of this seem fair (it's not), but I just want to remind you that great good came from her short stay.

Let's pray she comes home to enjoy more love.

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ANGELSANDYBABY 10/31/2011 11:38PM

    I'm so sorry. I hope she will be okay.

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