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Great Doctor's report

Monday, January 11, 2010

While weight and such isn't so great, the blood test reports were. The cancer marker is down one ppm or whatever the measurement is. I was so afraid that things were going wrong, but it doesn't seem to be at all. We also checked a place on my leg that always grows and they believe it is nothing serious.

My IBS has been bothering me quite a bit lately, so I have been referred to GI. That should get me in with a dietician and maybe we can figure out what I can eat that won't bother that or my diabetes. Lately I have been living on potatoes.

I got to one of the rec centers and did some weights and cardio last week. I am hoping that I can get to the pool maybe tomorrow since it has finally warmed up some. I would like to be able to do things more often, but the two rec centers I go to are pretty far from here. I am hoping they will finish the new weight room at the close one soon. I know swimming is out of the question there since they have only an outdoor pool and it is really small. With the weather warmer I may get to ride a little more.

For now, I am praising the Lord that the cancer is not returning.

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FOSSE_OF_LOVE 1/11/2010 9:47PM

    WONDERFUL!!!! Health is what we all need to look at, its more important than a weight number...although you only have 50 lbs more to lose.

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Time to start over

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Since Ladies Retreat in October I have not been able to lose even an ounce. In fact, I have been gaining so fast and have everything I lost since last summer back on. So I am hoping to lose fairly slowly again. I do wish I could get a bit more lost at a time than I did last summer.

For the last four days I haven't been able to eat anything without getting sick. Part of that was a stomach virus, but that only lasts a day. So now, even though I had the really peace feeling after my cancer surgery a few years ago that normally is the Lord telling me that everything is going to be okay, I am scared to death that the cancer is coming back. I don't think I can take that. But I will try to get my eating straightened out again and get back to exercising again. And when it warms up I want to go riding again. I managed to get a short canter in the last time I rode, without losing my balance and getting all out of whack on my horse.


Great Weekend

Monday, October 12, 2009

This weekend I was at the Ladies' Retreat for the Free Methodist Church Rocky Mountain Conference. It was great! Our speaker talked about "getting out of the box" which might be holding us back. Much of that could be the past or things that people say to you now that make you feel inadequate or fear that you will fail. It seems that those things apply a lot to what we are dealing with here, too. A lot of times it is the past that will hold us back from losing the weight we are trying to lose or from doing other things that we want to do.

On Saturday afternoon we had two workshops and I sat in on part of the crafts workshop and learned another way to cast on for knitting (I have a terrible time with that part of knitting or reading patterns so mainly stick with the crochet). The second workshop was Aquacize that has been offered since 2006. That was tiring and got muscles sore, but I made a breakthrough with my frozen shoulder when we were doing jumping jacks. I was able to get my arm straight up over my head. Well, I overdid the joy on that one, so now I have to lift it with my other arm, but at least I can and as the muscle gets better I know I will be able to keep getting it to move more normally.

The weekend was really cold and everything was frosted so I got some nice pictures. I finally have something I can put in the Shutterbugs assignment.



Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Today was my Oncology appointment with my new doctor. She came in to tell me that my cancer marker was down from 18 to 16 this time. I am so happy and relieved, too, because I always start worrying before the appointment.

After the appointment my friend and I went to Boston Market for a late lunch. That one wasn't so great. I got the sweet potato casserole and creamed spinach. That sweet potato thing was a whopping 460 calories. I had no idea it was that high in calories. (I did know it was too many carbohydrates for me, though). I guess I will have to do my own sweet potatoes from now on. For supper I had a peach. I'm hoping that will keep me for the night. I'm really not hungry for anything else now anyway.

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MOM2ACAT 10/6/2009 5:17PM

    I'm glad you got good news!
Those tumor marker numbers can be worrisome at times.
I recently had to have my medication changed because mine started rising again.
I just got lab work done today, so I'm hoping next week I'll find out that my tumor marker is going down instead of up.

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MARILYNIM 10/6/2009 12:58AM

    Glad to hear that your dr. appointment went good. I know I blew my diet this weekend, but we know that the next meal or day we can get right back on track.

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BOO-SHAY 10/6/2009 12:36AM

    Glad to hear your oncology appointment went well. We all live and learn about some of the true calories in some of our favorite foods we used to eat all the time.

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Totally confused

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Today I decided it was time to do the weight/measurement page again. I went down a few pounds finally. I am in a smaller size jeans. But my measurements, which I started doing because the weight wouldn't come down, are bigger. How am I in a smaller size jean when I am bigger around and why am I bigger around than when I weighed 10 pounds more?

Today we will be working on things in the yard and a friend will be helping get shingles back down on the roof. We have had a fairly strange summer, with rain most of it and a lot of wind. I am hoping the roof doesn't have hail damage, but think that most of the hail missed here and hit the north side of town. We will also be putting together a couple of dog runs so the dogs have more room when I am gone too long. I wish they got along so they could run the entire yard.

This week made a couple changes that I hope will help with my life. My friend signed me up as a Tupperware Consultant. That might be a bit of a challenge since I don't know many people interested in getting any. But I have talked to a couple people that might be interested. We also got my hair style changed a bit. It's got a little bit more height and curves around my face a little more. I think I like it this way, even though it is a little shorter.

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JBIRD25 9/27/2009 12:08PM

  there's a few things that can cause that confusion. it could be a mixture of things. It could be the style and brand of jeans. you might be intaking more water. it could be a scale problem. i can see why it can be confusing.

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