Saturday, July 26, 2014
OK,,, for those who are new to here,,,, I had surg on the 16th of June, so 6 weeks have passed. It was to correct my left big toe,, which was in the process of turning UPSIDE DOWN ! It was on the side for the most part,,, and yet,, a part of it was almost in that upside down position. IT HURT so BADLY that I WANTED this surg very badly and RIGHT off,, though it'll and has affected going an hr aways,,, to a convention next weekend,,, (though I Do have permission now,, as long as I sleep on the way up,, with my foot up,,,, and once there,,, sit in a chair,,, with my foot up,, and again on the way back,,, sleep with my foot up) its for Jeh's Wit's,,, and I'll LOVE that !! I hate to miss them,, and this yr,, they FINALLY have made it soo much easier for us,, in that they have a very large screen on both sides of the speaker,, great for me,, since I am hard of hearing,, and read lips,,,, in the past,,, I'd ALWAYS be asking one of my friends,, and ALWAYS need one around,, "What did they say"? Now I WILL NOT need to ask !! WOOHOOOO !!!!! I can NOT WAIT to go on next Fri !! HOWEVER if I feel I can't make it,,,, I will not go. I am NOT as coo coo as I look. :)
So today,, at week 6 I went in to get my
Yellah cast which has been on for 3 weeks !! Before that I had on another cast,, which was also a hard one,, but, only 3/4 of the way around my leg,, with bandages wrapped around it,,, to allow the swelling which certainly did occur.
Do you like my "knee walker"? I am SOO THANKFUL they have FINALLY made it so much EASIER For those of us who can't use our foot !!!!! I had the last time,, Nov,, when I had the neuropathy surg (it WORKED ! I no longer need 9 meds for it a DAY !! now I am DOWN to just 3 a day ! YEAH !! If you wish for more info,, just ask me on my page,,,,, and I'll be Happy to let you know more of this),, but in Nov,,, with also NOT being allowed than for only 3 weeks, to put my foot down ,,,, I went to fall,,, I called out to Karen "HELP ME" !! "HELP ME !! Grab MY ARM" !! But LOL Karen is funny in a crisis,, she stands like a DEER caught in the headlights,, and NOTHING is gonna move her !! So I FELL then,,, I was sooo scared of this happening again,,,, with a bad degree of osteoporosis I can very easily break bones (Localized badly in lf foot,, has been broken I think 5 times now??? I've actually lost track !). So we called 911,, and they came and THREW ME UP HIGH into the air,, and back down I came on one foot. They wanted me to go hosp to be checked out. I DO NOT LIKE HOSPs !!! So I REFUSED to go though my arm was hurting,, it healed over time.
So today I have been so EXCITED to get OFF that yellah cast you see,,, after this many weeks,,, I am anxious to wiggle my ankle again !! WOOHOOO !!!
the young man (aren't they ALL YOUNG now a days)? Went to cut off the cast,,,, asked "have you had this done b4"? I hadn't. Its easy he just took a small tiny circular saw,, and cut down it,,,, on the left side,, of the leg,, than the same on the right,, took a tool like a wedge,,, and put it into it a few places,, and OFF it came !! I was THRILLED !!
I had been watching others going in and out of that room,,, at this stage they ALL have been getting SMALLER Casts,,,, up to their ankles. Though you still get to pick a color,, I knew what it was I wanted,,, there are about 12 diff colors.
Here's where my Excited DIED !!! I was to myself "OH NO !!! SHOOT " !!!
See why? this is the NEW ONE:
SEE WHY??? I can NOT BELIEVE IT !! ITs a LARGE ONE STILL !! I THOUGHT It was gonna be an ANKLE ONE !! ALSO thought I could HAVE MORE TIME on my scooter or power chair,, and NOT so much DOWN TIME !! Instead I was GROUNDED MORE, to just 1 hr to 2 hrs,, per day,,,, I had THOUGHT I was told that on this Mon,, I could have 2 hrs a day,, every day. I tried on tues night to go to meeting, and I DID IT, but than I SLEPT most of Weds,, and most of Thurs also !! its way to much so soon. If I do not feel more energy on next Fri,, I am going to offer (I am anyways, so this may make it so I can't go) offer the seat in the car to a friend of mine,, she's helped me out in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY there is !! INCLUDING checking my hiney so I'd know where I was at with the bed sore !! It's now about gone,, I've been OFF that as much as I can,,, and got the crème I was told to buy,, LOL Baby Diaper crème, so if you or an older friend/relative should be sitting/laying down in one position or even as I did,, ,, move around,, but should still start to develop one,, that's the thing to use,, and be GENOUROUS ! This is NOT a time to be CHEAP !!
So now You see why I am kinda disappointed in today. Though the ORANGE DOES make me GIGGLE !!! And life is WORTHWHILE when one can LAUGH !!
Its now early Sat AM,, and for the Dawggies,,, if we do 10 mins of HAPPINESS each day,, we get to HELP the TEAM EARN points !! 10 per day ,, it's an ALL OR NOTHING,,,, if we do 8 mins,, that's NOT enough. This will be EASY For me,,, in general life is quite ,, no it is VERY GOOD to me,, and those I love,,, even with Dad slowing way down,, being so ill,,, and poss to die at any point, or live for more yrs,,, we can't tell,,, I am so satisfied for her lived a very long (83 ) yrs,,,, and he had it sooo well with LOTS of love,,, support,, and I take after both he and my Mom,, who was also despite any advertise she faced,, and there were A LOT when she was raising 5 kids on her own,,, she still LAUGHED and LAUGHED From her belly. This is the STOCK I cone from,,,,, I see it being passed along,, it's neat to see this.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tomorrow if Fri the 25th, and I FINALLY get OUT of my knee cast !! I have had them on now since the middle of June !! So yeah,, its TIME !! WOOHOOO !! ANd no,, I would nOT want it "as a reminder" though it IS PURDY in that it's NEON YELLAH !!! LOL someone yesterday remarked "WOW ! That's QUITE a traffic cone you have there" !! I just laughed.
I am a DAWGGIE (Spirited Under Dawg) on the 5% challenge,, where we weigh in weekly... most of us do so on Saturdays,, though we can pick ANY DAY we wish, so long as it's b4 Sat.
This week,,, I WANT to be 2 LBs DOWN !! I am NOT quite sure how close I'll come, but I WANT IT !!! I am also a Leader on the "Believe, Achieve and Succeed" team,, where today we put up a new topic (Thread) Of ""DREAM, what do I PLAN on doing to achieve them"?
For me short term,, is to HIT the 5% GOAL For the SUMMER Challenge,, something it's been like a YR since I've achieved,, I am SOOO BADLY Wanting this. It'll mean I'll have to lose 11 lbs in 8 weeks,, some say "over a lb a week, is not good" !! I tend to DISAGREE based upon what my Dr said "Diane, a lb is very good, and NOW AND THAN 2 lbs is ALSO OK". So this is my both mostly 1 lb losses,, and a few 2 lbs losses,,,,, that's my SHORT term goal.
Than my LONG TERM Goal is to be by this time next yr,, I WISH to be 25 lbs LIGHTER !! WOOHOOOO !! That'll bring me into the 180s,, low. I can AGREE that'd be MIGHTY FINE !
What is are UR DREAMS??? how will YOU Achieve them?
I will achieve mine, by TRACKING !! TRACKING !! TRACKING ALL that enters into my mouth,, which DOES PREVENT some from doing so !
In Sept I'll resume, SLOWLY (I think???) my swimming, and yoga,, if I go to fast,,, it'll be ALL I do,, and I still wanta well rounded life.
By Nov I hope to be back to my 120 mins a day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Well I've actually not ever been in prison,,, but, I was THREATENED with it twice in life,, one time I was only 7,, for breaking /entering with thousands of $$$s worth of damage. I DID NOT think about being wrong ! I did it for FUN ! ANd it was FUN, a friend had told me ,, she had done so the weekend b4 and how much FUN she had,, so of course I had ,, just had to join my friend. The other time,, was during my "drinking" days, which thankfully are in the past,,, quite a bit !! I had lost my temper,, and threatened to be the crap outta someone, which I had done all the way thru Jr and some of HS. OH MAN ! the things we do when YOUNG !!!
So both times,, I was threatened with being put into prison. THANKFULLY the first time,, I was simply "to young" and my Mom cried and cried "she's MY ONLY D" ! the 2nd time, I CRIED AND CRIED and called someone who over the phone,,, handled it mostly for me,,,, I was refusing to allow the police in. It was so bad that they would knock down my door,,, I was let off with a "warning and a NO TRESSPASS ".. that clearly along with other things showed me I NEEDED to sober UP !
So well to today,,,, AS Of today,,,, and yes, I still have on the bright yellow cast (See purdy blog),,,, up to my knee. BUT ! it's a coming OFF on Fri !! So today,, I was FINALLY allowed since the 16th of June,, 5 weeks ago to the DAY,,, to be ALLOWED to SIT UP FINALLY For up to 2 hrs today. ANYTHING I CHOOSE to DO,, as long as I DID NOT and WILL NOT for weeks to come,,, til the 28th of Aug,,,, to put my foot down.
SO YEAH !! I went to my credit union, 2 stores,,, one was the groc store,,,, to get things for both myself and my friend, who has been helping me out for all this time !!! YO SO NICE of her !!! Shes also quite disabled herself,,,,, she was the driver of the car,, when we were hit back in 92,,, her brain is slowly dying from the outside in. HARD to see !!! She's So totally worn out from doing ALL she possibly could for me. Its NICE to help her out !
I was out for the 2 hrs, but NOT on my foot ! I have my power chair,,, and kept my leg UP on my good leg.
Now for tomorrow,,, I am saving my time,, to go a cong meeting,, I've not been in since June ,,, the 15th. I can NOT wait !! It's soooo nice for me there,,,, I've been in that cong for over 40 yrs. I've watched generations grow up. I know of course everyone there.
Now for Weds? I WANT to start some MORE cleaning around here !!! I have things from the bug incident,, still in bins, to be put away, but I am NOT doing much of that,, just my jammies,, a pair of shorts,, and my jeans. All my tee shirts,, all my shirts,, I keep hung up ,, and they were NOt THANKFULLY affected ! neither as it turned out where my clothings,,, just my couch,, and bed and bed not bad,, again if you do NOT have a BED BUG COVER (This is NOT the time to be CHEAP !) than PLZ DO GET ONE !! I have a very nice mattress,, and it SAVED IT ALL THE WAY !! the few bugs that were on the bed,, were between the cover and the sheets. NONE got into the bed ! I saw "MR BUG GUY" my upstairs neighbor who has had them now for about 3 1/2 months,, and the pest co went into his place,, and they could NOT DO IT !! GRR IT ALL !! He's SOO MESSY !! So they FINED him,,,, the FOOL told me,,, they'd come back in again in AUGUST !! I am SO FREAKED OUT !! AUGUST???? NOT NEXT WEEK???? I WISh they'd KICK HIM OUT !! tonight,, I got ALL PARANOID,, thought I felt some on me,, so I got out the steamer,,, and went EVERY SPOT ,, every PIECE of my couch, there were none,, it was JUST THANKFULLY in my mind ! PHEW !!!
So that was my Day,, what SHALL I DO on WEds??? it's supposed to be very hot,,,,, I'd LOVE to feel that ! the SUNSHINE,, but than it's supposed to be severe Thunder STorms,, I LOVE those also ! just gotta make sure I am IN before then,, I can NOT get the cast wet,,,, and they STINK when you do !! it's QUITE GROSS,, RIGHT MISSY Cheri??? Who tried at age 22,, to WATER SKI with a cast on !! LOL I STIL LBURST oUT lOLING at that one ! LOL So have my Dr's when I ve told them !! ANd one of them glad "She's NOT my patient " !
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
As my regular readers know,,, I had surg on the 16th of June. I went from the 1st cast ,, which was hard,, but wasn't all the way closed,, to help with the swelling,, to now a hard cast closed in,, bright neon yellow. I need to stay on the bed, couch, or bathroom. Of course being single now,, and no kids in the home now (Why do they grow up so FAST?) I need to also get my own food,,,, and clean up the few dishes I use,,, I am concentrating on going HIGH protein to help the bone heal.
Than from y GDs ,,, H,, I caught the flu (thought I had broken my foot,, they happened at the same time, but it was the flu,,,, thankfully not broken foot, though it was NOT EASY to cope with ),,,,, than UGHERS the bed bugs from upstairs neighbor (He's had them now for OVER 3 MONTHS !! Finally they are going in tomorrow,, or did today,,,, but he's STILL A SLOB so at this time,, they are fining him at 50 each time the pest co comes,, and hes not ready,, after 2 times of this,, they will send in a profession cleaner,, at 500 ). I was sooo FORTUNATE that one of my 2 friends who took care of mine,, knew exactly how to QUICKLY get rid of them,, with a commercial grade steamer,, they DIE at ONCE ! NO time for them to scatter ! THANKFULLY none of MY neighbors have them from me,, which is great for woman across the hall,,,, and a few others on this floor,, as I am,, aren't well. I also bought a steamer,,,, so as I can (not the past 3 days,,,,) I can use it, but I feel sickly. HOPEFULLY I am OK !
NOW lets ADD onto this,,,,, a possible pressure sore on my hiney. I talked to the Dr today,,, I have neuropathy in my hands,, so I do not feel "hot" "cold" unless its quuite extreme,,,, I had afriend look at it today,, and tomorrow,, having another one,, the one I swim with,,, to ask her to plz touch it,,, I "think" but can't judge,, but I think it's warmer,,, so if so,, another call to the Dr,, at the moment I am putting lotion on it,,,, rolling over every 2 hrs,, as instructed.
SIGH !!! I asked a friend online,, Polyanna2 (Carrol) "WHen is it MY DAY to CELEBRATE again"????
Even with the weight coming off,, and quick enough,, I am NOT SMILING !! I've been through ENOUGH !!
I want this ALL DONE AND OVER WITH !! in 4 weeks,, I can be TOTALLY FREE of this laying down,,, starting next Tues,, I can be up for 2 hrs a day, but I am non weight bearing for those 4 weeks.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Hmm most of my friends will right off tell ya 'Diane does NOT self esteem issues" !! (I did yrs ago, but went thru therapy, and regained my positive view of myself. Thanks Kathy (T) For this ! We worked for YRS together,, it helps out so much ! Of course that's UP to each person,, if they need such,, and can afford it,,, for quite awhile my ins was not covering the costs,, so I had pay outta pocket,, and FOOLISHY Did NOT count that on my taxes ! LOL SILLY ME ! To many yrs have passed by to now try
So WHAT Did I DO?
THis weeks on the Dawggie team,,, we've put out a challenge to EACH Dawggie who's NOT on maintenance,,, to lose 1 lb this week !!!
As you may know well,, if ur a regular reader,, I am in a cast up to my knee on left leg,, as I recover from a surg we HOPE was successful,, or else it'll mean getting the big toe amputated,,, time will tell.
SO I can NOT do my usual 2 hrs of exercise, though swimming (clearly OUT with the cast !) nor can I stand or sit in the correct positions for the yoga I also do. instead I am on COMPLETE bed rest !! ONLY allowed to go to the potty,, to the couch or the bed !! That'sALL they "want" me to do, but a few weeks ago, I sent my GD and her H who wre here "to look after me" but, that was MORE WORK than not,,, so yeah,, sent them HOME !! Oh it was GREAT having them here,,, no doubt !! And they waited on my HAND AND FOOT on ANY whim, but I've grown accostumested to being alone,, that was FAST !! I had helped to raise her,, so she's been here mostly thru the yrs,, she only married in Sept of 13, but yeah I LOVE the quietness. I THOUGHT i'd go "the empty nest: thing, but I DID NOT !! Instead I LOVE shutting off anything that makes a noise,,, and just ENJOYING the PEACE !
So well with the teams Mini Challenge "Lets ALL (except those ton maintance) lose 1 LB ThIS WEEK" !!! WOOHOOO A reflection from last week,, for we have 43 Dawggies on the team,, and yet collectively we ONLY LOST 12.5 lbs !! it was NOT a good week for the Bow WOWs. So since we came up with this challenge,, and being the CL (Challenge leader) I felt I HAD to do MY BEST at making this also !) and I DID !! WOOHOOOO !! I lost EXACTLY 1 lb !! I am SOOO PROUD OF MYSELF !!
Now MANY of FALL into the "emotional" eating,,, so a team email was sent out about this subject,, I HOPE most if not ALL read this,, and will ACT on it !! if anyone wants to see this again,, plz jst ask,,, and I'll refind it in my emails. It was an excellent article !! I NEEDED as MOST OF DO to read this,, but than to ALSO ACT on the info. When you LAY AROUND all day,, and get even a TINY bit BORED, it's so EASY to reach for food !" But that is NOT my goal !! I've learned when bored,,, and "hungry" to first see if it's THRISTY I am REALLY and to DISTRACT myself with something TO DO !! if 20 mins later I am STILL "hungry" than to grab a greek yogurt which means I'll DO WEll on this coming weeks 5% LTGL challenge of ONE healthy snack a day,, for 1 point (MAX ALLOWED) and yEAH !! I'll be able to do that ! (if ur one who does snack,,, if one does NOT snack they still get the 1 point !) WOOHOOO !!
SO DAWGGIES,,,, and others,, HOW WELL DID YOU DO this week?
Next week,, cos others are just starting this,, and we felt we'd make it MORE Exciting,, more of a TEAM effort,, we shall do this AGAIN !
Are you IN TO this with us?
I CLEARLY AM !! WOOHOOOO !
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