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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another day of bautiful weather and colours. The trees are so pretty, cos we had a few days of nearly winter, the cold has brought outthe vibrant colours.

Today, hubby has a dr apt and then goes to donate blood. I think I will go with him and while he is giving blood, I will walk the block around the church where it is held at. I also walked the dog this am, slooooooooow as she was limping a bit. And I did a JOYINKY and did 10 laps around my main floor! LOL even told the dog she had to wait 2 more laps to go out on the deck! LOL

This morning is the first day in bit that I haven't woken with a headache and super tired. Those pills are a pain, they do take the flutters and pain awway but are hard on your liver apparently and make me so tired. anyway am down to 2 a night instead of 3.

So totally back on track from our vacation and 2 thanksgiving suppers. Must say DD loves doing that stuff, had made carrots with maple syrup and almonds, a squash and apple dish ( which I actually liked!!), and everyting else was great. Her turkey turned out good, SHE actually cleaned and stuffed it with stuffing for grampa. She who won't touch meat, nearly makes her sick to touch it, been a veg. since she was 12. So I did the pots and pans and then drove dad home, and we went back for dessert. I had a tiny pc of pumpkin pie, and yes had to try her carrot pumpkin cake, but only a silver. She did so well!

Now mucst get the rest of this day started. Hubby is up and getting ready to go to dr apt. Then back for bit, let dd dog out as they both hadto leave and are late getting home. After lunch blood letting time LOL

What will I do today to make my tomorrow a better day!?
-walk dog emoticon
-do more laps in house
-drink my water
-think positive
- stay on track with portion and good food
-do some weights for arms

Will be back this eve to let you know how well I do today.
HUGS sparkers and have a super day.

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JOYINKY 10/11/2011 9:28PM

    Hope you get hooked on those in house laps! They keep me going!

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TEMPEST272002 10/11/2011 11:04AM

    Sounds like your daughter did you proud with supper. What a feast! Did you get the squash/apple recipe from her? We're having the same kind of weather & it's so beautiful here right now. I grew up on the West Coast where it's green/grey at this time of year - so the fall colour in Quebec is really stunning to me. Hope you enjoy your walk round the church later. Great job looking for opportunities to get in a little bit of extra exercise.

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NEW-CAZ 10/11/2011 10:54AM

    Glad you're feeling a bit brighter Cinders!

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MENNOLY 10/11/2011 10:18AM

    Glad things are looking up. Your daughters side dishes sound really yummy. I kove almonds with anything and squash and apples sound good. My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the sides. Hope your day goes well. emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians!

Monday, October 10, 2011

What a beautiful sunny warm day. We broke record highs yesterday. Such great fall weather.
I have a lot to be thankfulf or this year.... I may not feel great today, a huge headache that I woke with but am still thankful that I was able to get up, walk, move, and take dog for walk.
Thankful that we have options and not just omg losing our house. Thankful that I am as well as I am, and don't have MS etc. Thankful that my breast scare in March was just that, a scare. Thankful that I am able to make choices that can affect my health and wellbeing. Thankful that hubby is doing okay and not overly nuts about all this stuff going on. Thankful for Thomas and his almost here sister Eva. Of course my kids and their families. My dad for being here, and even though a lot of my stress is around him, I don't want him to be gone unless he was suffering.
HUGS to all, there are more that I can list but right now being on the puter isn't helping my head.
What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
-proper portions at dd thanksgiving dinner
-walked the dog
- drink my water
-think positive
- and make a decision ( that would help my mental health)

well off for a rest and then shower to go to dd. hoping the tylenol will take the headache away.
HUGS all!!!

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TEMPEST272002 10/10/2011 9:07PM

    Happy Thanksgiving. You do have a lot to be thankful for. It's always good to remember that. We are having beautiful warm weather too. Hubby & I went out for a 4 hour hike today & I spent time on the trail just being thankful that I am ABLE to do that.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 10/10/2011 8:23PM

    You have come a long way baby! Yes we all have much to be thankful for!

Do you have a big Thanksgiving dinner with family?

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MENNOLY 10/10/2011 4:20PM

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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NEW-CAZ 10/10/2011 12:31PM

    Enjoy your day Cinder, Happy Thanksgiving emoticon emoticon

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FLAXEN 10/10/2011 11:58AM

    Enjoy your day!

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Wet windy Wednesday!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WOW what a change in weather, it is downright chilly and windy and rain. LOTS of rain and they said maybe a Snow dare I say that word!! flurry. I don't think so it isn't that cold. It is supposed to clear up as we get closer to weekend so good we are probably going to have okay weather to drive.
My back is still very bad, but at least I can move a bit more. Will continue to be very careful, have Mur rub cream on it, and ice and take my morphine. Whew.
Called the long term insurnace - had to leave a message, no reply yet. Anyway whatever.
We are talking about so much, I am just so thankful that he is talking as a few years back - he would have had anxiety panic attacks and not talked it out. So many diff. senarios. We want to live in the country, but our land is wooded and 5 km off a dirt road in cottage country. Beautiful but.... will I be able to do the gardening I want? will he want to do the upkeep... So many decsions, not a hurry but just now that we know it is a done thing we can talk and decide. Last night he had the cottage/house plans looking at them, now today he is talking apartment - something he never ever wanted. Or do we get a new house that is better for us smaller or a diff one that is laid out to have dad. Or do our own thing and then have dad in his apt till he can't. OH I don't know....... anyway not all of it has to be decided now but do like talking it out.
Well going to go get a bit done for leaving in the am. Had to cancel yoga, I can't get my own socks or shoes on so can't imagine getting up and down on the mat and then having someone there put my socks and shoes on.
Hope all is well with you all and I will be back by sunday if not sooner.

What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
-drink my water
- eat well and remembe while away not to over indulge in sweets
-rest, relax and ice my back
-think positive
-try hard not to be overwhelemed
-walk when able

thanks for being around for me. and I will be back, with a better back, clearer mind and right back on track! HUGS

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NEW-CAZ 10/6/2011 3:21AM

    Take care Cinders, enjoy your break and come back refreshed and energized
Luv and emoticon

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VON_1962 10/5/2011 9:25PM

    Have a great trip in PEI! I have my meeting with work tomorrow about the job position. Not too sure about it after talking to someone they already spoke too. Will fill you in when you get back. Keep working your program! I am making progress--slow but, it is working. ((hugs)) Glad you and hubby are talking things through.

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MENNOLY 10/5/2011 6:13PM

    Do take care of yourself, enjoy your trip and come back better than you left!

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JOYINKY 10/5/2011 5:28PM

    Take care, enjoy your trip and come back rested and on track.
Hugs, Joy

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Traumatic Tuesday now

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Well had my dr apt and he said the letter from the dr about the testing on my legs shows no blockage in lower leg leaving him to think it is my back. He then said what about work, I said you have me off till Nov. he said lets be realistic since the ct scan we know you can't do this, and you probably can't sit long can I have to get up and walk a bit, and stretch. So even though I knew it would come, I really thought he was waiting for the specialist. He is also referring me to a chronic pain management course that is run by dr, nurse, pt, ot and physciatrists. so good thing. He also told me to go down to 2 of the pills if needed watch my flutters. the strange pain in my foot is internal charly horses that are like when your muscles contract and you can see it on your leg, bwell that is the top of my foot. I said good to know as it ws happening again and my mind was starting to freak where the pain is so severe but my toes aren't doing anything.
So a lot of decisions now, but my mind is still not processing it all. I wanted to be off which is true, but still in awe as didnt expect it today, he said Cindy I will support you in a long term off work decision. I will give the proper paperwork ect. so guess he is on my side!
Okay can't tihink about all the decisions. many depend if my long term insurance will continue to pay or I get govt insurance at least 55 % less. But also depends on dad. breathing is going to be crucial with my back and mind a shambles.
so going to bed took morphine so back must be bad and will hopefully sleep well.
hugs all

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MENNOLY 10/5/2011 8:17AM

    I am so sorry the news was not good. Hope things work out and you are able to manage the pain. emoticon

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ALLPROTAMMY 10/5/2011 4:42AM

    My prayers go out to you.

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NEW-CAZ 10/5/2011 3:08AM

    Sounds like you have a supportive and thorough doctor who's doing good by you with the referrals Cinders.
SO sorry you're in such pain, hopefully you slept well.
Let the news sink in b4 making any decisions hun, take care emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 10/4/2011 10:11PM

    Sorry the news wasn't good at the doctors & also that you are in pain now. Hopefully you can get some sleep tonight & will be able to look at it all more clearly in the morning. Hugs.

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Thankful Thursday

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I am thankful today for many things...
today I am thankful that I haven't been in much pain in a few days.
for the beautiful fall weather
for being home with hubby this last 6 months other than pain and no money it has helped us both
for being in the moment more and learning to do the work needed ( slow learner!LOL)
for family and friends real and net ones
for having enough and knowing it

so today I relished these thoughts on my walk and had a super walk. Yes it was still slow but not as slow as Marlo usually walks, She too likes the cooler weather. I walked with intention today - I really did outloud say CORE I would be happy if you walked with me... and also said shoulders down and back and crown to the sky. I have very poor posture which I find I am able to "fix" more often now and remember to do so more often.
Today we will work on the deck a bit, get groceries, go to dads to deliver some groceries. I also will see if hubby wants to go for walk at the beach but doubtful as we want to work on the deck while the weather holds. we have all the boards off, nails outand now just the framing to take off so we can get to the inital job of jacking up the upper deck!

OH OH forgot!! sort of glad that it isn't my main focus! I am down to 189 again! And my next number in sight is 185. I was that for years till I had my hysterectomy and found 10 lbs and bit more.
What can i do today to make my tomorrow a better day!!??
- walk dog
- walk with intention ( I like that !)
-eat healthy meals and proper portions
-drink my water
- help hubby with deck
- visit with dad
-ride bike later on for 20mins or more
- think of thankful things
- read more in the book the healing circle ( can't say enough good about that book especially for anyone that has or has family friends with cancer)

HUGS sparkers, my spark is like a shine in the sun today. OFF I go to get a healthy breakfast.

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TEMPEST272002 9/29/2011 10:44PM

    You make me smile when I see how much more positive you've become. See that one little bad day was just that - a bad day. Even positive people have them. Taking stock & being grateful always makes me happy. The fall colours are so pretty here in Quebec. Where I grew up on Vancouver Island, we don't get pretty falls. Most of the trees are evergreens!

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SUSIEPH1 9/29/2011 5:46PM

    Awesome I love your positivity !!
Way to go!!
Hugs emoticon emoticon

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ALLPROTAMMY 9/29/2011 5:03PM

    Great job!!! with the 189 and with the less pain. Sounds like all is good!!!

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    I love your attitude!!! I can see you walking and hollering at your core!!! I would love to walk with you! emoticon

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LIVIN2LOVE1 9/29/2011 2:34PM

    Love your attitude of gratitude!

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JOYINKY 9/29/2011 2:25PM

    Wonderful blog Cindy; a ray of sunshine!

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NEW-CAZ 9/29/2011 10:23AM

    emoticonCinders... emoticon doing well hun.
Have a good one, I'm off to get ready for tonight emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MENNOLY 9/29/2011 10:13AM

    Wonderful! You are doing so well! emoticon

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