Thursday, December 03, 2009
Had a relatively quiet day today. I'm still waiting on word about my brother-in-law. If I don't hear from my sister tomorrow I will call her and see how things are going. We are planning to see my brother -in-law on Saturday. I'll take him a big basket of fruit and some crossword puzzles to keep him busy. He loves getting fruit. That is healthier for him than a box of chocolates or cookes, etc.
He loves getting cards, so I will make sure I find a nice card for him as well.
I passed on his name to my church group, and we have a prayer chain going for him. That's one thing I love about my church, no matter what your situation you can always get help from someone. Everyone is so caring and loving. That's one of the reasons i love SparkPeople so much as well. I have received so much encouragement in my weight loss journey that it makes me feel like I really can do this. Thanks SparkPeople.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
I received some bad news from my sister today. She told me that her husband has kidney cancer. The doctors plan to operate on him and remove his kidney completely, and they hope that this will get rid of all the cancer before it spreads. My brother-in-law has gone through a lot over this past year. He has been in and out of the hospital numerous times with heart problems. He had a quadripple by-pass a few months ago, and now this. His heart is beating very slowly, so the doctors had him on an exercise regimen , i.e. walking around a track, to build his heart muscles and perhaps help his heart to beat faster. He was doing very well with that, and he had even lost over 20 pounds. The last time he went to work out he became very tired and achy, and my sister decided to take him to the hospital to get checked out. They found he had problems with his feet, ie planter faciliatis (I'm not sure how to spell it), and when they gave him an MRI, they found cysts in his kidney. After giving him an ultra-sound, they found not only cysts but a tumor as well. My sister and her husband celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. Of course, her husband was in the hospital on the day of their anniversary. This has not been a good year for them. My sister suffers from COPD and she too is often hospitalized with pneumonia or bronchitis. This sure puts a crimp in my Christmas spirit.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Today was a pretty good day for me. It started off with my getting another massage this morning. This one felt wonderful. I didn't have the pain that I did last week. My back and neck are starting to feel so much better. The Massage Therapist gave me some exercises I can do to help stretch my muscles. I managed to eat healthy as well. When I entered all the information on the Nutrition Tracker, I found that I was good with my calories, and I had eaten enough, fat, folate, protein, carbs and calcium. I think this is the first day I have ever gotten everything right. I am generally always short on calcium, folate or protein, or I have gone over in fat. I am also going to do som exercises yet today. So all in all, this has been a very good day for me. One day at a time.
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