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Fighting a Cold

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I've really had a hard time fighting this cold I've had since last week. I went to work because I don't have a fever or anything, but I couldn't stop coughing. So today I broke down and went to a nurse practitioner here at the clinic and she said I was really tight and wheezing so she gave me a nebullizer treatment, asthma meds and started me on prednisone. She said I don't have to go home because I don't have an infection just a flare up of my asthma which I didn't recognize because its been so long since I've had trouble with it.

Well anyway, I can't exercise, but I can breathe!

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SCIGEEK 11/17/2009 8:32PM

    Getting that air in and out is important isn't it! Glad you checked in with the nurse and found out what the issue was with a correct treatment to as well. Take care, slow down a bit and let your body heal. The workouts will still be there...

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OURELEE1 11/17/2009 7:56PM

  Take care of yourself.

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RURAL3 11/17/2009 7:16PM

    Glad you can breath. What we take for granted huh? You slow down until this passes. emoticon emoticon

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KATIERIVERSMOM 11/17/2009 2:51PM

    That's a good feeling isn't it...the breathing? Hope you are feeling better soon.

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I'm Back!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I have been off Spark People since Wednesday due to a bad head and chest cold. I was home from work on Thursday and we didn't go to the cabin Friday because I was coughing so much. I started to feel better Saturday, so we went to the cabin then. I am still coughing a lot and feel very tired but will probably go back to work tomorrow.


Even though I was sick, I have been watching my intake and did fine. I actually lost a pound at my weigh in.

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My DH took good care of me but I missed SP!


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LOULOUBELLE2 11/16/2009 9:56AM

    Wow, you did great to be down that pound emoticon emoticon
way to go Nancy. Glad your feeling better, but can't believe you went to the cabin Saturday...Glad you didn't get snowed in.

So good to have you back, missed you.
NOW take care of yourself Miss Nurse Nancy!!!!!

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RURAL3 11/16/2009 8:13AM

    I missed you too Nancy. Was wondering if you took off for the cabin early. And here you were sick. emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad to hear DH took care of you. The good part of being sick. emoticon Totally not worth it though. Glad you are back

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GABY1948 11/16/2009 7:30AM

    I missed you too! Good going on the weight and I am so glad you are feeling better! emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/15/2009 8:58PM

    So glad you are feeling better.

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OURELEE1 11/15/2009 7:22PM

  Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.

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SPARKGRLJEN 11/15/2009 7:13PM

    Glad that you are feeling better!
emoticon on being a pound down! Keep it up!

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Being a Veteran

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I don't think about it often, but my DH and I are both veterans. We met in Japan where we were serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was drafted and I joined the Army to have them put me thru Nursing School. I was a Private First Class for 4 years while attending the University of Maryland School of Nursing. When I graduated I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and served at Fort Ord California for 6 months before being sent to Japan. I worked in the Intensive Care Unit with soldiers who had been wounded in Vietnam. And let me tell you at age 21 I really grew up. These fellows (most of them under 20 years old) had their lives changed forever by what they had seen and been thru. Most of us don't realize what joining the military means when we do it...but we learn quickly and quickly grow up to the task. We need to remember and thank every veteran we know for the job they did.

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SUNSET24 11/13/2009 10:25AM

    Thank you for all that you and your DH do for us,

sincerely thank you, hugsssssssssssssssss

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RURAL3 11/11/2009 2:06PM

    Nancy, one more piece of your puzzle is put together. Thank you so much for serving. I want to thank and hug all the veterans today. emoticon emoticon Where would we be without you.

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OURELEE1 11/11/2009 9:22AM

  Thank you for keeping us free. God Bless American and our veterans. Thank you

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GABY1948 11/11/2009 7:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon My hat is off to you both and if I was there I would hug you both so consider it done! AND:
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RAYLYONADIET 11/11/2009 7:37AM

    Thanks for reminding everone. Retired AF 20 yrs, 1 tour VN.

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Slump Slump Slump

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've been struggling a little since I hurt my back cleaning the garage on Friday. When I'm having back pain everything slows down and I get hungry. I have been walking with Leslie Sansone but can't do my shred right now. I did my strength exercises with my DH yesterday but I couldn't put everything into it.


I've been hungry for about 3 days also. I think its psychological. When my back acts up I get depressed. So I just have to work thru it. I'm trying to drink water but its not as good as in the summertme. I don't like drinking water when it is cold. Any suggestions anyone!


Life goes up and life goes down. When its down, it's up ... to us to get it up again! emoticon

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RURAL3 11/10/2009 9:31PM

    Hi Nancy I hope your back gets better soon. You will get through this though. When it is cold outside I drink room temp water. It tastes different to me. Cold when its warm and warm when its cold. LOL.
Do you know what you did to your back? Is it just muscle pull or spasm? Don't forget about the moist heat. My chiro tells me that works wonders and it does. Rest it for a few days so you don't injure it more and do some mind things to keep you occupied. You are so active now that it just doesn't cut it. Maybe some stretching. You will come out of this ok. Can you still swim? I am reaching for straws here you can tell. I tell you what. I will pray for your back. emoticon emoticon

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LOULOUBELLE2 11/10/2009 7:15PM

    Hey Daisy,
I've been there and done that to....It's always something isn't it?
Try stretching out that back, but do it gently, don't hurry and hold in position for a few seconds....... If you have a stability ball sit on that to...that really helps me when I do something that starts my back acting up.

As far as drinking cold water when it's cold outside, again I know what you mean. I feel the same way, so will try some of Seeking Amy suggestions. I would drink warn water with a touch of lemon in it and that would do, but her ideas sound more flavorful.

Get that back straightened out so you can do things comfortable again. Maybe you need some PT or a Chiro visit.
Best of luck and keep us posted.

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JUST-AMY 11/10/2009 9:55AM

    Hi Daisy...I hear ya', that's one thing I can definitely say!

I brew a 12 cup pot of decaffeinated green tea and drop a decaf flavored tea in the pot, too....sometimes peach, sometimes blueberry, sometimes apple, etc, for flavor. I drink out of it all day, even adding more water in the afternoon. The more I drink, the more I want, it seems. It just warms my bones!

I'm sorry you are struggling with your back right now. Nothing worse than ice packs when its chilly, either. But it helps. Please be sure and do some isometric abs--do you know some exercises like that?

Let's both get better soon so we can get out there and get moving again!



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Another Great Weekend

Monday, November 09, 2009

Saturday we went to the Pot Luck at the mountain school "Stove Prairie School" and met some of the neighbors as well as the volunteer firefighters. We really enjoyed it and DH's salad went over really well with the chili.


Sunday it was beautiful, so I walked about 2 miles up the hill with my Dear Dog.


I ate a little too much on Saturday because of snacks. I need to drink water instead.


Well here comes another week!


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GABY1948 11/10/2009 6:50AM

    Isn't it funny how fast the weeks/time go by? Have a GREAT week, Daisy!

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RURAL3 11/9/2009 3:27PM

    sounds like another great weekend in the mountains.

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