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Keep feeling weak

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The last few weeks I have felt weak in my legs, particularly. I keep wondering if it is what I eat or something else. I know I have had more carbs than I should, but would that make my legs weak? I don't really know who to ask. Has my protein been too low? Normally I have plenty of protein, but maybe not the last few weeks. I recently saw the Oncologist and he said I showed no signs of the cancer returning. He doesn't think it will. So I am wondering where to turn to figure this out.

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    I'm glad to hear the oncologist gave you good news. emoticon
About the weakness you're feeling: The radiation killed good cells along with the bad. That has to be tough for your body to recover from. Perhaps you need to make sure you are eating iron rich foods like --
Red meat
Egg yolks
Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
Beans, lentils, chick peas

Your body can absorb more iron if you are also taking vitamin C. Also, if you aren't taking a vitamin D supplement, you might want to consider it.

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FANCYQTR 6/7/2013 6:02PM

    I am thinking that maybe it is low protein at those times. The last couple days I have had more protein and don't feel quite as week. Of course, I haven't gone out trying to find things in so many stores, either. I am not too sure how to figure the changes I need to make.

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MCJULIEO 6/7/2013 5:56PM

    What great news from the oncologist!

As to the leg weakness, you just may need to change things up a little bit (protein, carbs, exercise) and pay attention to what your body says...

Good luck!

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FANCYQTR 6/7/2013 5:36PM

    No pain with the weak feeling. I have pain in my hips that has been since the chemo. If I can get walking enough that will usually go away, but I have to keep it up.

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MOM2ACAT 6/7/2013 3:37PM

    Do you have pain with that weakness also? I have sciatica on my left side, and at times, that makes my leg feel weak also. If it continues, keep asking the oncologist about it; if he doesn't have any answers, he should be able to refer you to someone who can help.

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Working on the garden

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Today I got back to working in the garden, breaking up the clumps and adding some top soil. I don't really have enough top soil for it, needing about 4 or 10 more bags, but I don't have the money for them. I had to spend enough for the stuff I got yesterday -- mainly herbs and potting soil. I may not have worked all that long in the garden, but it was a lot of work. I didn't get the plants into the garden plot, but I got the herbs planted. I hope I can figure out how to use them all.

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FANCYQTR 6/5/2013 5:21PM

    I hope that we have a long summer. Last year the winter didn't really come in until March or April, so maybe things will go that way this year (at least into November) so I end up with a longer growing season.

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MOM2ACAT 6/5/2013 3:49PM

    Gardening is great exercise! I miss it, I can't do it right now because of my health issues. I use to plant a lot of flowers. I always bought more than I planned to, and kept buying a few more here and there even though I was "done". Somehow, I always found the room for "just one more", lol!

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/5/2013 12:24PM

    Great exercise! AND since your winter was so difficult, now you can enjoy the outdoors and get your garden. I hope you can continue to enjoy it and get from great vegetables from it. Have a lovely day! emoticon
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PEGGYO 6/5/2013 7:39AM

    they'll be delicious

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    emoticon Gardening is great exercise.
I love growing herbs. There's something very satisfying about them...not to mention they tend not to be too finicky. All I have is a patio so I can only grow stuff in pots. I haven't had the money to put out much this year, but I did get some basil, mint and parsley out. At the end of the season when they start to flower I harvest and dry them to use through the winter. Have fun with your herbs.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/5/2013 6:01AM

    Where there is a will, there is a way! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today was rather busy. I went downtown to get my medical assistance renewed and get my prescriptions filled. I parked a few blocks from where I needed to be since I needed to go somewhere else downtown where there isn't any parking. That was about 10 blocks away. I got everything done, but it took me all day and my feet are killing me.

On the way home I saw a homeless man with his little dog. So many people think that dogs and cats (and other animals) are just animals and not worth anything to people. That man was giving his little dog his food, which was all he had. The little dog was happy to have a salad to eat. Not the usual for a dog, but when that's all Dad has to share, he's really agreeable. It really shows how much love a human and animal can have for each other. I recently saw another one where a homeless man was trying to get money to get his sick dog the surgery he needed. Everything he collected went to taking care of his dog and nothing kept for him. Fortunately, many people helped him and his dog (his family) got the help he needed.

I have my own fur babies. They are all the family I have here. I have a couple close friends, but 2 of my fur babies are here close with me all the time. I wish all people could understand that animals are so important to people.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/31/2013 3:41PM

    They're our kids, too!

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/29/2013 7:45AM

    Our pets ARE part of the family! Yes indeed. And to me, there is a difference with people who love animals and those who don't. All my close friends love animals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon What a great blog!
Thank you for reminding us of the power of love and kindness. I hope your pain is getting better.
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Memorial Sunday

Monday, May 27, 2013

Today was a nice day. At church this morning they had a video with a lot of meaning that was a speech by President Reagan and a lot on the freedom and those who fight to give it to us. They also had a bulletin board to put names on of those who we remember. After the video we had our regular message.

After church we went to the park and had a picnic. There was, of course, a ton of food. The church supplied the meat and the members the side dishes and desserts. When we were about done Pastor noticed the people over in the playground area (mostly adult or older teens) and invited them to lunch. One family turned out to be homeless, having just moved up for a new job. I am so happy to be a part of that church. It isn't a big church. There are maybe 75 people who come other than special hollidays. Others are visitors. But they will always help someone in need. The people from the park were sent home with plenty of food and the father who had just gotten the new job also would get some dinner tonight.

Please remember everyone who has fought for freedoms that we enjoy and pray for the safety of those who are fighting for the freedome of people everywhere. Memorial day is to remember those, not just a holiday to begin summer.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/28/2013 9:05PM

    So glad to hear about your church's generous spirit. That's the way my church is. Sure is nice to be part of that, isn't it?

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/27/2013 10:17AM

    What a beautiful day! I am so happy you were all able to help the homeless family with a special meal and that you enjoyed the day with friends. You deserve it since you have been so stressed out. I hope you also have a wonderful week.

Love, Chelsea emoticon

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    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

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What a Tuesday workout

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I finally got my lawn mower working today. Well, I got it working yesterday, but it stopped almost right away. Today I got it started again and we figured out the problem. So I spent the next three hours mowing the foot-high grass. My land isn't flat and that mower didn't want to go where I wanted it to. So instead of going along the side of the hill, I went up and down the hills. And the mower didn't want to go up the hill. Then I got stuck at the bottom of a hill when the mower ran out of gas. Boy, am I sore tonight.
Cassie sure had a nice time out there, though. She had about 2 1/2 hours exploring everything in the yard. After finding out that she had gotten out at the last home she was placed at, I got a little worried when I couldn't see where she was, but she always came when I called. She doesn't want to be away from her person at all.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/22/2013 10:22AM

    What a wonderful blog!! I don't know if you are noticing but you seem a little bit more happy than when you were in the midst of the winter season. I am glad you are enjoying your yard, garden, flowers AND Casey is having fun too. emoticon emoticon

Have a sunny and happy day!! Love, Chelsea

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