Friday, August 23, 2013
What a great way to start the day, not often I get this and am so thankful. This morning I don't hurt anywhere. Been up for an hr, have walked allie and so far great, awesome. Last night for some reason I slept great. I turned out the light at 12. Remember saying hi to hubby at around 1 and don't remember anything else till 6:58 and then 7:01 as Allie said good morning.Usually my night is punctuated with me waking to move, or my knees hurting or lately my R hand going numb, yes hand not just fingers. But last night awwww sleep lol
This has been one of the better weeks up here, The weather was great with a warm breeze when it was cool and shade when it got hot. Sat out with next door at the fire, walked the dog, we discussed what to do with finances with a few diff. scenarios.
In the long run we are back to where we were with the cottage and smaller truck/trailer combo. Hubby has been playing with the idea of trading the car for truck, and offereing to city folk for a fee, to haul their recyclable ( ie, oils, old paint etc. ) to the depot as for all of this city there is only one place for stuff that you cant garbage. other than paint it can go to the recycle depot. also to perhaps do courier runs and small picups of someone needed something, not moving a household but if you get something off kijiji and need someone to get it. Will see, I am not sure he will do it but we need the truck anyway so will see.
I am back to good eating since Wed. not totally there but way better. Feeling better too although haven't gotten all the sugar and grain and yea I even had an ice cream, so haven't gotten it all out. But know that when I get home it will be as will be shopping for only what we need for health. Fine as have done it before and can do it again. Right now having a bowl of mixed fresh berries.
Well will go check my emails, and get that sorted, then off this goes, and by then hubby will be up and we will eat. He got all the outside stuff packed away last night as it was to rain this am. and yea it is lol So just the clothes, laundry and fridge to do and off we go. We take our time doing so but will be glad to be home.
Have to do a good check on dad as dd said he felt dizzy on wed. when he was out, but she stayed and did his cleaning and he was okay. Told her to call us or him to and we would come home. Could have been a bug as day 1 here I was not great but it left overnight. Well off I go to get my day started. Home, laundry, groceries and a talk with dad about his rent, and such if I don't get my long term which is 99.9 % likely.
HUGS and for once I can sy I am doing well!! I am thankful that I an think positive even when I don't feel great at least a little bit and know that when I feel this good it is a blessing, no matter how long it stays! LOL
editing to say darn... after writing this I got up to move around and yea the pain is back around my butt and thighs, for the past 2 day have had extreme pain where my legs attach to my body and a bit in my butt. Strange but is like the muscle is pulled to go down or up the stairs is wicked, the 3 to get into the trailer were OUCH so can't imagine the 2 levels at home. Perhaps it will work it out going up and down LOL
See you later!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Hope you all had a great weekend. We did for sure. Ds and his family came up on Sunday to visit and play. Play we did, Thomas doesn't stop and Eva not far behind. She is quieter but still busy. At least she will sit in the rocks and move them around and be happy for bit, HE is go go go all total BOY lol other than too many people ahead of us for the wagon ride and trying to explain we will go but the next turn he was happy. Tears then but thats okay he was fine after and enjoyed the wagon ride. lol
Today my dear friend Tanna is coming to visit. She came last time we were down too, I hope that all is well with her She is the one with the 2 cancer problems adn for some reason hubby feels as if her lung cancer is back again. I hope not it was gone, did come back and now she is on some medication to help it stay away.... still smoking though.
My toes are cold lol guess need some shoes on or turn the heat on. It wasn't as damp this am, but now is getting cooler in here. Outside is probably okay as not much breeze and next door is sitting out with t shirt. I have the heat on 68 and hasn't come on...
I am back to ensuring my inflammation markers stay down. A spark friend well 2 but one now doesn't consider me a friend,, , ( said I am non supportive but I certainly didn't mean anything in that way ), has made me realize this is a life long journey. Thanks to SIMPLELIFE4ME making me see that we have to take care of ourselves all the time. I know it and such but, do we all do it ? nope ....But after being off plan and even eating a few reg. cookies yesterday and last night having stomach cramps, burping and aches in my joints, it has only proved and shown me that I need to eat my greens and veggies more and get away from the sugar and gluten.
Back to the drawing board, luckily I haven't been too far away too long LOL
So going to have a good healthy day, have written a heartfelt apology to my dear sparkfriend, who I certainly didn't mean to hurt and hope that she reads the mail.
As for my other spark friends, HUGS and lots of love on this day. Do your best, I will do mine no matter what it entails. We can only expect what we can do, but we at least have to try.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Well so busy today, what with getting ready for trailer, dr apt and had to wait nearly 45 mins to get in he was so behind and that was with a 9:15 apointment! then he forgot to give me perscription so called sec. and had to wait till 3 to get it, so took it to store to get filled, half hr... Earlier in day went to costco for my new glasses, like them but are a tad tight ut they will loosen and i can get them adjusted when we go back , brought my old ones just in case.
So dr said my mid back xray shows arthritis in a few areas, and deggeneration and narrowin of T12 I think it was, alost as if all the arthritis is joining up. Sigh. also finally he checked my shoulder when I said I can only lift it this far... bursitis and a slight rotator cuff issue which I know has been at least 5 years or so. Okay........ gave me some exercises for it.Great so will do those ven brought my band with me to trailer to do them.
he then said I got a letter from long term, but haven't gotten it in puter yet as just rec'ved it. Something about jobs you can do....
I got home called long term and actually got her on phone, gave her my new diagnosis and such and said what is this letter, I ddint get one.... so she said there are 5 jobs that you could perhaps do, but I hae to go over all this with my manager first then it is sent to whereever and then we will contact you. So I said what are the jobs I dont have this letter.
1. cashier.......... Yea right, I told them I can not static stand at all, and with my R arm and botht thumbs SURE not
2. clerical of some type
3. companion ( well yea I could do pt sitting as long as I don't have to help them walk or anything cos if they fall and or I fall pretty sure there could be some legal ramifications.
4. ticket agent at airport?
5 I dont know but was similar.
OKayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... not! All are standing or sitting in one spot, 2 I have no skills for. only one I can see is companion but will someone hire me if I can't be sure of complete safety of client or self?
So I said I need to know, what does my policy say about after 2 years. If you can't fit in the parameters we set then it is done. Finished. So hubby said call red x to make sure. So called and she was great said I will call st. john were head office is. She got back to me, and gave me the guys number who said same thing, so asked do I still keep the non long term stuff ie perscriptions and physio etc he said well pretty sure no, but will not say till I talk to the head office in Winnipeg. So he will get back to me.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we will be out any of my income soon only hubbys military disability pension.... freaking out a bit but more just saying whatever will be, cos my cousin is like that so figure for now will just enjoy the trailer and the kids coming. Hubby is trying to figure what we need, and how much dad will have to pay.
Now it is after 11 pm and I am going to bed, and hpe that I sleep well. usually first night at trailer I dont but will hope I do.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
HI sparkers... I have been busy with my cousin in town, we have had a good visit,even dad hasn't minded her company. She is super hyper and loud, very excitable but has been rather calmer this time. She LOVED the visit at ds with the kids and they were good and sat with her, looked at books she brought etc.
She keeps trying to give me money, some for our anniversary, some for gas, tip or pay when we are out. We all say no, you are on a fixed income, you saved to come so let us. So after shoving $$ in the storage slots in the dash etc. I gave up and last night, we went and bought her a knock off chamila bracelet. Just the leather/vinyl bracelet and 5 beads as you buy 4 get 5. Told ds that I was going to do it with a blue bead as she loves blue, he came back with 20 said get one from each of the kids as she is always sending clothes etc. dad said get one from me and we got one from dd, but she will pay me. so a pink crystal like one from Eva, a silver one that says family which she will love ( her parents are gone her one sister is a B, and tries to take her for any extra she has, the other sister lives out west), a topaz one that is dads birthstone, and silver sunflower and a blue one from Thomas. She will cry and be so happy. I am not giving it to her till we are ready to return her to her friends.
I have gained back at least 6 lbs from the lowest , and am a tad disgusted cos it isn't good to be a yo yo but will get back at it. Can't imagine if i wasn't walking my 12,000 -17,000 steps a day. But tomorrow I will not go with dd and her friend and dad and hubby as they want to go out for fish and chips and I don't really care to go, Dad may coerce me as he likes us all to go but will see. I have all healthy stuff planned to go to the trailer.
So hubby bought a new chain for the chainsaw, then a new spark plug, and still won't start. NOthing was wrong other than it was hard to start and now won't at all even after replacing all this. So again, nothing done to the yard. OMG ARGH but it will eevn if he has to rent the 16inch one but silly as we have that. It will get working he is good at fixing things.
Not sure how long we will go to the trailer, but do know that the kids are coming sat. Thomas said yesterday Pepe we are still going to your trailer okay? can we go on the wagon ride. and then he said jumping and clapping we are going to the camping playground! yaaaa. lol So Sat will be a busy day! lol
Well not much more for now, going to get a bit done and then go get dd, and cousin, drop dd off at the market and then do a bit with Bev. she did reiki on me yesterday and it did help. still sore but slept a lot better.
Okay off we go!!!
dad, bev, and Thomas
us at lunch I am so NOT photogenic and didn't know I was in the pic. lol
statue of a huge moose that is near one of the community by us, hubby doesn't take great pics can't see us lol had my new skort on and such but will get another pic later
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