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Looking forward to a Good Day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So, I have trimmed my eating, journaling my food (staying in my calorie range), taking time to de-stress after work and headache is down to a small bump (after 10 days); only a slight warble feeling in my head today (that's the vertigo). The tinnitus is screaming, but that is always up and down (sounds like crickets). I actually slept for 6 1/2 hours straight last night and I haven't done that in quite some time. I am grateful for any progress forward.

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IRISHHONEYBEE 10/13/2014 10:12AM

    Sounds like things are getting better. You have a good day you deserve it.

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Absolutely Mad Today!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

I have failed to mention that with all my issues I continue to gain weight. It almost seems that no matter what I do the scale still creeps up and up. I weighed this morning and it was up two pounds! I know that doesn't sound like much to some, but it just made me angry. I'm angry at the weight gain, angry with the vertigo issues, angry at being tired all the time, angry at not being able to sleep, angry that I can't exercise like I once could and angry that I am continuously having migraines! I was late again this morning trying to get it manageable. I just feel a mess today. If I had it to do over, I would not have had my hysterectomy (June 2012). I started falling apart right after. I would have only let them take my ovaries and not a complete! I only mention this because I know must of my issues are hormonal driven. If you read past blogs you will see the countless doctor visits, MRIs, Cat Scans, etc. My blood workup is top notch! (actually just had blood drawn two weeks ago.) All of my numbers are great. How can you have such good numbers and feel so crappy!

With that being said, my GYNO is working with me and I have started BHRT. (bioidentical hormone replacement). I would love to hear from anyone out there that may have tried these. She thinks it will help with my fatigue. I don't know.

I'm just sad today...sad and mad and I need to take control! I'm just not sure how.
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BEESPARKLE 10/9/2014 5:08PM

    Well being Angry is not the answer. Are you winning being angry.
Do you feel better inside. Of course not.

Know wonder you have headaches.

You need peace. Being angry brings out all things wacky in your body.

You sure need to take control of your anger for once and all or you will end up a not nice person to be around.

Don't blame Hysterectomy. I was glad I had mine 30 years ago.

They found a tumor. In time.

Start writing things down what your grateful for. Thanksgiving is near. What about the soldier from Vie-nam. Who comes home and he has had one leg blown off or the soldier who is only half a man mentally from seeing three of his buddies blown apart. He now suffers soldiers syndrome.

I have the true story of the one soldier who is very ill. You will cry your eyes out. My one friends hubby. She is with him to look after him daily.

Worry is not good. I worked in a nursing home. I worked in homes where young women were dying of cancer.

You need to realize the world has had this Ebola and people are dying. And you worry and get angry. For being a 2 pound up.

Shame, shame my dear.

I have a friend who is almost blind. Is she angry. No. Someone pushed her down stairs. She was on the mend for two years or more.

She is the sweetest lady. She was an artist and still is. Yet she realizes
life goes on. Her art is magnificent. How does she do it. Apparently she has a huge magnifying glass. Her doctor said her eye site is getting worse. May go blind. So she is doing all she can to go on. Put the pass behind.

I will pray for you. To start writing positiveness down and trash your anger and unhappiness. You know there is always someone worse then yourself .

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/9/2014 12:02PM

    Ugh! Know what you mean! When the hormones drop off, it feels like crap!

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It is really endless!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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It is my desire to live a life that is an example to others. It saddens me when my health will not cooperate and some times I have to "eat crow" and depression settles in and I feel low and sick and blah, and blah, and blah.

Ok, with that said. Here I am. I am trying, although the steps are small. My vertigo issues stops me from being truly engaged in exercise. But, I am attempting some core training. My weight has gone up about 15 pounds. I have no doubt it is lack of exercise. Even my husband says he doesn't see how what I eat is making me gain. Every time I step on the scale and it is up a little more it brings me down. I realize some is due to my age. I don't want to look 20 I just want to feel good and look like I feel good.

I really want to work hard and by December see a change. A change not only in my weight, but mentally and physically. I would like my depression to be lifted and my fatigue to be a thing of the past.

Thank you to all who may read this. I ask that you send good vibes, prayers or whatever you see fit, my way. Life is for us to enjoy and I just haven't felt the joy in quite some time. Oh, it is there, just out of reach. BUT, I know I will get to it.

Thank you! DAWN

  


Still Truck'n

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ok, so here I am once again. This site has changed so much--but definitely for the good! I have been surfing through the pages and it is wonderful. Since my last post in 2013 I have really been struggling to improve. The issues with my vertigo are still present (although better). I am so glad to say that my migraines have improved!! My doctor lowered my estrogen back in April and I have gone seven weeks without a headache!!! I also have improvements with my back issues. So, with all that said, it is time for me to get busy with the weight. I really don't have a lot to lose, but what I do have seems so hard to get off. My scales are up and down--up and down.

I hope those friends I made while here are still a part of the site. Please message me if you are. I need support and I need to be supportive.

I have made my goal for weight loss December 25, 2014.

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MJRVIC2000 5/21/2014 10:37AM

    Thank God for opportunities! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Back Again...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It has been some time since I have been here. I had a complete hysterectomy in June 2012 and it seems it has been down hill from there. I had a major vertigo attack in August (never having had one) and it lasted for a whole week. Plus here it is September 2013 and I am still having issues. I have just completed vestibular rehab and must continue exercising on my own. Back issue--so I am going to a chiropractor three times a week. I have regretted the hysterectomy and wish I could go back in time. I have had weakness, extreme fatigue...you name it, I think I have had it. Now with all that said, I can say today I am beginning to see some improvement. I am trying to be more aggressive with my balance rehab and throwing in some routine exercising that I can do. Where I have been so fatigued it has made it impossible to exercise so I am sooooo out a shape. I realize that I have to help myself. I have gone off all artificial sweetner and mostly drink water. I have switched to almond milk and rarely eat bread. I am really trying to get my body back into shape (not necessarily shape, but back to where I feel human). It has been very difficult because to look at me some days, you can't tell anything is wrong.

Anyway...enough whining. My goal is to see a BIG improvement by December. I really have missed being on this site. Hope all of you will help me through.

Love to you!!!
Dawn
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PS: I must add that I have seen six different doctors this year. Had MRI's, Cat Scan, Ultrasounds, Thyroid biopsy, Upper GI...praise God all was well.

  
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JEN169 9/26/2013 7:58AM

    Hello! Welcome Back!

I just went on to our class team to huddle because I just came back yesterday and figured I should check in with my teams and I noticed the title of your blog. It made me feel more connected somehow that one of my other classmates was back too.

I am so glad that you have gone off artificial sweeteners!!! That is awesome because they are so dangerous. Almond milk is good too. I like it much better than cow milk or any of the others.

Peace and prayers for your rapid recovery!!



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SKEETOR 9/19/2013 8:56PM

    I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a rough time of it. I hope things start looking up. emoticon

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