Saturday, November 30, 2013
Thanks for stopping by.
This week has been a tough one but I came out on top-
last week 76.5 kgs and this week 75.4 kgs.
It didn't look good through the week but this morning was a nice surprise.
So that is a 1.1 kg loss.
I met DD's Mr Right for a coffee on Friday, I wanted to get him to myself to 'check him out', as a "reformed people pleaser" I know how we act differently in company to one on one. I wanted him to know I thought he had great taste in choosing a partner, after spending time with him I came to realise so does Bec.
What a nice guy, I wanted her 'man' to be someone who would encourage her to be all she could be as far as her career, to get on with and enjoy her friends, to talk about things so they could work out any difficulties and to "put up with" her weird family :)
We had a very open chat about those things and he shared with me about his family and his 'timeline' as he called it with regards to their future. It was lovely...I know.. I'm still soppy...and it made it a little easier on my sadness that Bec has moved out.
So December is here, hope yours is a wonderful month and you get lots of joy in the seasons preparations.
Eat what is nutritional for you and have a treat whether it is something new for the wardrobe or a special outing. Be good to yourself this month.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
This week I returned to the Cardiologist who increased my new med again, so for me that means another couple of weeks to get used to it. So now I take 6 meds.
Saturday was Bec's 'Dedication Day', it went off well with tears when she rose with her class and read out the oath. I overcame my insecurity and when her name was read out I leaped up and shouted and waved at her!!! It felt great. She put a lovely comment about her parents in her Year book. That was nice.
She went from Mr Right's place and it really hit home she has moved out. I really feel the loss. It has all seemed so fast to me. But I suppose any timing would seem fast to a Mum.
I did ask Mr Right out for coffee to get to know him better.
Weight wise, I have lost .1 kg this week to 76.5 kg so hope it is the turning point and it will go down from now on I want to get back to 72.9 kg again.
So I finally looking forward to a new week.
Hope yours is wonderful, thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Week 93 has rolled around since beginning SP-- this week I've gone up again to 76.6 which is an increase of .3 Kg.
It would be an understatement to say "not happy", and to try to find a reason but I'm becoming morose about myself as it is and have determined not to "attack myself" any more. There have been some developments during the week which have caused a lot of grief. So yesterday held a lot of tears.
So I'm sort of at the "don't care about anything stage" which is really the "why me?" stage.
I don't know if it is the new meds, I have done 40 mins of Zumba 5 days this week, but it just doesn't hold the joy it once had when I could power away for four hours.
Hubby is getting concerned about me too. I'll go to the cardiologist again this Tuesday and hope he will have some ideas if the med is too strong or weak.
Thanks for stopping by hope your week is amazing.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
WARNING WARNING THIS BLOG MAY CONTAIN MOANING AND MISERY!!!
I promised to disclose the week that was today. So here goes.
I was really surpised I made it to Wednesday, using the GTN spray so much and feeling so bad. Lots of resting and sleeping and feeling empty of energy.
But Wednesday did come, Hubby drove me there and the carpark was full so he dropped me off and went looking for an alternative park. When I got to the office they had added two rows of chairs so I knew there would be a wait. While I was sitting there I felt my energy just draining away. After nearly an hour waiting I was called in, I told the cardiologist everything about the last three weeks.
He decided to prescribe me a new tablet and that I should go back to half a tablet of the one he increased to a whole tablet last time. He searched for a trial pack but had none so gave me a prescription for it. When I went to make a new appointment I noticed he had the incorrect postcode, the receptionist said "What should it be?" and I couldn't remember -zip...nothing...nada... "I'm having trouble concentrating can you check the suburb for me?" When she said it I knew it then.
I left and felt very dizzy, rang Hubby who couldn't get back because the roundabout leading into the hospital was blocked so I just leaned on the wall and hoped for the best. He got there about 10 mins later.
We drove home and had a cuppa then headed to the Pharmacy to fill the script. I handed it over and then the Pharmacist called me over. "Did he give you a form for this medication?" No he didn't. "It is going to cost $60 or you could get in touch and get him to fax one through."
With brain not working still I went out to get Hubby's input. "Just get it and we'll find the money somehow" So back I go and the Pharmacist takes pity on me and prints out the form and gets me to sign. "How much is it now?" I ask tentatively. "$5.60". They call my name and not having been through enough today I ask if there is anything I need to know before taking it.
"you shouldn't be taking it with diltiazem and not if you have unstable angina?" I do and I have.
"We'll hold it here till you can check with your cardiologist, it won't be today as he is in surgery now." I tell them to give me the pills and I'll call him tomorrow.
Now I know how hard life is for people over 78 ...sigh.. it is all too much. I get home and check with DD who advises it is above her knowledge. So I leave the tablet till I can get hold of the Dr.
Thursday... and I call his office and leave a message "He gets here at 2pm today and will call between appointments"
I grew up in a time where a Consultant was someone who NEVER talked to you and you never talked to him. So it is sort of scary to have such a great relationship with him. I rang at 9am and he called back at 10:15!!!!
Soothing my fears and telling me it was fine to take them and he would override the Pharmacist and the consumer leaflet.
So on Friday I started and noticed by the end of the day I wasn't using the GTN spray at all YAY!! DD came home and said I must have something else wrong with me to be so lethargic for so long. So I've been going outside a lot and taking iron pills and vitamin D as well. I'm still weary, but it has been a traumatic time OVER THE LAST EIGHT WEEKS.
This episode doesn't include the car nearly breaking down or the people nearly pushing me over to beat me to the counter at the pharmacy. Ha ha "Momma said there'd be days like this!!!"
Bec took me to Thor yesterday as an early birthday present. She has finally finished at the hospital now with study and one more exam to complete but she knows she has passed.
My weight took a big hit this week 75.5 kgs today as opposed to 74.1 kgs last week. To be honest I don't care. I just want to be "up and running properly again".
With lots of emotional and financial and health concerns I'm just holding on and hoping for a better week and weeks to come.
Thanks for stopping by to 'catch up ' this week
Hope your week is FULL of good things.
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