Thursday, June 23, 2011
Up at 5 AM this morning, surgery at 6:45 and happy to say, all went very well although right now I can't see a thing out of that eye. MD says within a week, I will be better than ever. I even exercised before leaving this morning as I knew no bending or lifting or exercising till cleared by MD. How's that for commitment!
The thing about getting up so early is the hunger factor starts early too. It's only 3 PM and
I'm starving. It's going to be a very long day. Being retired, we put getting up so early behind us and opt instead to sleeping in to at least 7:30 or 8 AM. This threw my whole day off, lol.
However, motivation will win out, I will make this a good day all around. ;)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A GOOD MAN DIED YESTERDAY. HE WAS A QUIET, GENTLE SOUL, WHO LOVED LIFE AND PEOPLE. ALWAYS A SMILE ON HIS FACE, ALWAYS WAITING WITH A HUG TO GREET YOU. HE STOOD 6'5" AND WEIGHED OVER 400 LBS. HE HAD A METAL ROD IN HIS BACK AND DIABETES. JUST RECENTLY HE LOST 2 TOES TO HIS DISEASE AND WAS TOLD TO CHANGE HIS LIFESTYLE. HOW HE LOVED FOOD, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, AND WOULD SERVE YOU A FEAST AT A MOMENTS NOTICE.
HEEDING THE WARNINGS, HE WAS TRYING TO CHANGE. GIVING UP FOOD WAS SUCH AN OBSTICLE, SO HARD TO OVERCOME. HE WAS TOLD TO MOVE MORE AND HE WOULD SAY, WALK A FEW STEPS IN MY SHOES, WITH THIS ROD IN YOUR BACK WHERE EVERY MOVE IS AGONY. BUT HE TRIED AND WAS MAKING PROGRESS WHEN HE GOT HIT WITH SOMETHING ELSE. AN INFECTION STARTING IN HIS LEG AND SPREADING THROUGHOUT HIS BODY. WHAT A HARD FIGHT HE FOUGHT AND WHEN THE DOCTOR LEFT FOR THE LAST TIME, HE SAID GIVE HIM WHATEVER HE WANTS, IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE. IT WAS TOO LATE THEN, HE COULDN'T SWALLOW. HE LEFT THIS WORLD TWO HOURS LATER.
GOD KNEW A SPECIAL PERSON WHEN HE MADE HIM. SO NONJUDGEMENTAL, LIVE AND LET LIVE, ALWAYS READY TO LEND A HAND WITHOUT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN, A RARE BREED IN THIS DOG EAT DOG WORLD. MY TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL IS TO REMEMBER HIM, HE TOUCHED MY LIFE AND I AM GRATEFUL AND HAPPY TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. HE WAS 5 YEARS YOUNGER THAN I AND MY FIRST COUSIN.
Monday, June 20, 2011
I HAD SUCH A GREAT DAY GOING YESTERDAY UNTIL ABOUT 7PM. THEN EVERYTHING BROKE LOOSE. MY HUBBIE DECIDED ON SOME COOKIES, 2 DIFFERENT KINDS. I DIDN'T HAVE THEM. SOMETHING SALTY WAS CALLING ME AND WOULDN'T STOP. SO I STARTED OUT WITH POTATO CHIPS. 11OZ BAG THAT I SPLIT WITH HUBBIE. DIDN'T DO THE JOB, SO A WHOLE BOX OF TRISCUITS LATER, THE SALT THING WAS CURED BUT I COULDN'T STOP THERE. 5OZ OF HERSHEY'S KISSES WITH THE CREAMY INSIDES LATER, I MADE MYSELF SO SICK, I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO THROW UP. I WOULDN'T LET THIS HAPPEN, I WANTED TO SUFFER WITH THIS SO MAYBE I WOULD LEARN A LESSON. WENT TO BED FEELING AWFUL. THIS MORNING, IT'S LIKE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. IF I DIDN'T WRITE ABOUT THIS, I COULD IGNORE IT COMPLETELY AND CONTINUE ON LIKE NOTHING. BUT IT DID HAPPEN AND I HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT. DOES IT MAKE ME WANT TO STOP, HECK NO. WITHOUT THE SELF CONTROL, I COULD LET THIS MORPH INTO A HUGE BINGE. DEEP DOWN, I KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENED BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT ANY EASIER OR SAY I WON'T DO IT AGAIN. I KNOW I WILL. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS I STILL DID MY EXERCISES THIS MORNING (ALTHOUGH I REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO). WILL I MAKE IT THRU TODAY OR RATHER TONIGHT? I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THE REST OF THIS WEEK WILL TURN OUT. I'M NOT GIVING UP BUT I REALLY HAVE TO WORK ON THIS 'I DON'T CARE RIGHT NOW' ATTITUDE.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
WISHING ALL YOU DADS A VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
IT WAS A NICE DAY, QUIET DAY. MY DAUGHTER WAS SICK SO WE HAD TO CANCEL THE BREAKFAST SHE HAD PLANNED FOR HER DAY. INSTEAD WE WENT TO VISIT MY DAD AND MY SISTER AND HER WHOLE FAMILY WERE THERE. HAD SOME LAUGHS AND NOTHING TO EAT WHICH WAS SOOOO HARD AS THERE WERE LOTS OF SWEETS AROUND. CAME HOME FOR DINNER AND WAS ABLE TO STAY ON PLAN. BEGINNING A NEW WEEK AND IT'S GOING TO BE A BUSY ONE. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY!
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