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Day 63 wow

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Damp and not a great day pain wise, but we still have to walk, well Allie thinks so LOL She would have went for a nice long walk this eve, as it is fairly mild but my knees are sore. Busy girl some eves she sleeps most of the evening and then goes to bed no problem, others she wants to play or run or just sit ON you. lol

DD has found out that Zuri, Allies sister, hasn't any serious kidney problems, but they still aren't sure why the bladder infec. or UTi as soon as she isn't on any meds. So blood work today and then mabye a test where they sedate her and get the urine from her bladder... aww and $$$.

Got the backsplash area and the other wall of the "living room area" of dads part. Now hubby has to make more room in the shed for the remaining tools and we can get it more organized. At least put up his table. He will be glad I am sure, as will we. Had him come up for supper as he has no food down there and no hotplate yet to work with.

Tomorrow hubby has to donate blood in the afternoon, so not much then. Perhaps a bit before he goes. I hope but think it is to rain not sure. I just want the door to his bedroom on, the trim up so he can put on the closet doors and then I don't care cos the big stuff is out of my way.
BUT dad better get on the ball, the woman ( older than I am) that works for that agency that is to houseleeping right now, has to be there 3 hrs 2x wk and dads bedroom floor needs to be swept and washed but really swept, murray mentioned it to him, he agreed and yet all she did cos thats what he wanted.... was the dishes. then she sat and looked at pics on line with him of my daugthers brother in laws photo studio. ARGH i went down this am to put his support hose on and said eww she didnt do well sweeping. she didnt I didnt ask... OMG you can see crumbs infront of his dresser etc. Well we will be making a schedule if he can't think for himself. I will not have animals or bugs cos he doesn't care. ARGH

Okay rant over, now going to get a nice cup of tea. Cya later! OH btw someone asked... and YES i am still doing my knee exercises!

  
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NEW-CAZ 12/6/2012 3:13AM

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JOYINKY 12/5/2012 8:46PM

    Have a good evening Cindy. Hugs.

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OJ_2_OK 12/5/2012 7:12PM

    POor allie, give your baby a kiss for me.

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Knee surgery to do or not to do...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Day 62 of my walking streak and lots to think about.

Well just back from seeing the knee spec. He showed me the exrays and yes the R knee is a fair bit bone on bone on the inner side, and also some on the top ( which explains the flipping feeling) he did say so what do you want to do. Our province no longer goes by the age 60 rule which is good. Also said that I am young ( 56 new years eve) but quality of life is what we talk about. He got me to lift my leg and straighten it and I thought it was straight but no, and I allready knew the flexion is very poor to go back( ie under a chair etc). He said it is up to me, have me the the "what can happen - blood clots, inner and outer infection, wearing of parts, moving of parts ( eeek) etc) Also said the pain is extreme I mentioned I found the scoping of my knee bad, he smiled said well then this is about 150% worse OMG!!!!
So I mentioned I started doing pre surg. exercises, said Great continue, they can only help and also even though your knee will not "get better' or grow new bone or cartlige the xercises can make your leg and knee stronger so that the pain doesn't get worse faster, or doesnt' feel worse which can put surg. on hold longer ( as I am young for the surg).
I said okay...........he said so make your mind let my sec. know and we will go from there, but there is a year to year and half waiting list.... YES!!!! I wanted to not have to be rushed, to get my legs stronger, lose wt, etc. Also said that if I change my mind cos the pain is no worse, or better ec. I can say no, then if in a year or whatever it is bad again come back and get put on the list but do go to the bottom which would make a year or two wait again.
SO for now I am eeeek oh the list, terrified but on the list. Hubby said had I come out and they had offered it and I had refused he said I think I would have hit you LOL he then said to dd if she changes her mind and is in as much pain as she is... then I will leave but he was smiling! LOL
Okay so today we are going to go to costco get dog food, eggs whatever else. I am also going to continue reading whole 30 . I was going to start that now but know I am not ready, I am not deciding to eat tons at xmas, or anything may not even back half of the way less that i did last year, that all depends on the state of this house! But do know that I don't want to be starting and stopping as that doesn't help anything. So will continue to eat as well s have been the past week and learn till the new year.

I am going to contiue the leg exercises, and Know that my leg can only get stronger. Also going to really learn and implement other strength exercises. So now have some goals which i will be thinking on and making concrete in the new year!
Even though I am terrified, I am hoping that with more care of myself, I can put it off for a few more years but if not then I also know I will be in better shape for surgery and after within a years time.

Now gotta go pick up dd as she is going with us to costco.
HUGS all be back later!!

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/5/2012 7:52AM

    wow I think you are being wise here at least you have options, have a great day

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/5/2012 1:03AM

    I want to mention one supplement that may be worth trying before you schedule surgery. It seems to work in many (not all) individuals to rebuild cartilage. It is used in people and in animals, active ingredient is cetyl myristoleate along with glucosamine. The combination has done miracles for my horse that suffered from arthritis. Product name of the people version is CM Response. The company has a website with some more info but you can buy it many places online, more expensive than just glucosamine but no side effects and easy to use capsules.

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SHARONSPARKLE 12/4/2012 8:15PM

    I'm glad you decided to go on the list! Surgery is never fun but the results can be so worth it. From the many friends of mine that have had knee replacement surgery, they all are pleased with the results. You have time to lose weight, and use the exercises to strengthen your leg and that will all make surgery that much easier. Plus your younger age will benefit you in recovery.

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GOPINTOS 12/4/2012 7:49PM

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TXGRANDMA 12/4/2012 7:48PM

    Oh, my gosh, my friend! I will say some prayers for you! emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 12/4/2012 7:08PM

    Despite how painful it is, its better to do it now when you're young and can benefit from it. Glad the exercising is helping though.

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GROKGRANNY 12/4/2012 4:47PM

    I know it is scary, Cindy, but every single friend of mine who has had this done has not regretted it for one minute. The healing on the other side of the surgical discomfort and the mobility to regain? All feel it was worth it.

As you said, at least you have time to digest it, prepare the best you can and you are on the list. I think 12-18 months is a super long wait!! But I understand the difference in our health care systems.

You're in my thoughts and prayers, girl. I KNOW you can do this!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/4/2012 4:08PM

    now you have a plan. have a great week

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SLENDERELLA61 12/4/2012 2:27PM

    Best wishes for a decision you feel good about. Definitely strengthening your leg and knee with exercise is a good thing! I think you were smart to go on the list since it is so long. I'm hoping by the time your name comes up you are out of pain and not needing the surgery, but if you need it, you'll be able to get it. Take care.

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NEW-CAZ 12/4/2012 12:25PM

    I echo Joy's sentiments hun! Take care emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 12/4/2012 11:42AM

    These are very tough choices. I know because my mother had two hips rpplaced and one knee. She too kept hesitating.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/4/2012 10:42AM

    Ugh. That is a really long time to have to wait for surgery. Unlike you, I would want to get it over with and have full normal function before my muscles atrophy.



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JOYINKY 12/4/2012 10:09AM

    At least now you know what you are dealing with. Be well.

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THEEXERCISER 12/4/2012 9:55AM

    good luck

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hi there

Monday, December 03, 2012

Although I have not been as far as I was the other week. I honestly don't know what gave me such great numbers, didn't seem to be walking further. But know it has been cold and damp so yesterday and today haven't been near as far. Also she is sleeping more, guess a growing spurt again as she would eat and sleep and then play hard lol

We are driving dad to hosptial in a bit, he has a test to be done, and wants us to take him, he then insists on going out for supper cos "he" doesn't want to drive in traffic. Funny we are taking our car and we both can do the traffic. Oh well my kitchen will stay clean longer.

Tomorrow is knee spec. day, curious if he says wait longer, or go on list, or put on list now. I hope not the last as I don't want to have it done now. Much rather when all the renos and stuff is done, we have a bathroom on this floor and the weather is better. Oh well sure I will find out., maybe I won't even be ready yet.....

Hear dad moving around down there, he was having a nap when dd went down. She and I went out to shop but we ended up at the fruit and veggie store only LOL well good choice and I met up with an old work friend so had a great chat.

Best go get ready. Going to take a book with me, as hubby will use the phone and I can read. Dad said it takes an hr on the table. can't remember what it is he is having done.

HUGS and hope you all have a great evening!

  
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GOPINTOS 12/4/2012 7:55PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/3/2012 7:26PM

    I'm sleeping more too. Hopefully I am not growing. LOL. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/3/2012 5:58PM

    hope you and dad do well have a nice week

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/3/2012 4:59PM

    have a great evening

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NEW-CAZ 12/3/2012 3:49PM

    Hope all goes well for your dad and for your appt Cinders emoticon

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JOYINKY 12/3/2012 2:34PM

    I hope you get a good report tomorrow. Enjoy this day. Also hope all is well with yoiur dad.

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SLENDERELLA61 12/3/2012 1:49PM

    Hope your dad is fine and best wishes on the knees. Wishing you the best!

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WOW 60 days

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Allie has been with us 60 days and tomorrow she is 4 months old. Sitll a pain in the butt, but oh so loveable lol She is learning but when she has been out and out and wants out again, all I wish is that our backyard fence was fixed and stairs from upper deck were done. Oh well.

I have a touch of a headache today. It is dull and damper and just a cold fall/winter day. Hubby and I are talking and talking about rv vs woods, and how long you can live out of your province and for that mattter out of country. Anyway wont be anytime soon but we talk about it occasionally. That was what the decision was I was going on about, nothing serious for now.

As for the last post, I don't get depressed anymore in Dec. yes my birthday isn't my fav day at all but that is partly cos it is year end, if it was a diff day then whatever. I just sometimes can't be bothered with all this commercialism and hoppla and decorating for a few days. But still do it and don't really get down. Lately it has been my belly sore and funny feeling that has been botthering me.

Tomorrow dad has an apt at the hosp. so we will take him, it is here in Dart. but he wants us to take him, and he wants to go out for supper after. Oh fine but not sure what I will have. Getting tired of eaing their fish everytime. lol

thinking I will get a blanket and try to curl up on couch for bit or maybe even go lay on the bed. Depends if hubby is done discussing lol He put the 2nd coat of mud on and tomorrow will put a third and then tues can probably paint. We will have it done yet, he figures 2 wks and be done enough to have our upstairs organized. then in the new year start on the bathroom on this floor. Then be done till the steps goign from upper deck have to be done.

Okay off to lay down for while. cya hugs

  
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TXGRANDMA 12/2/2012 9:54PM

    Sounds like you are doing some remodeling maybe? I hope that the backyard is fenced in soon so you don't have to keep jumping up to take that puppy out! I'll bet she is a cutie, though! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/2/2012 9:34PM

    A nice fenced in back yard would be great for allie.

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JOYINKY 12/2/2012 7:25PM

    Have a good night.

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    Enjoy your evening Cinders, emoticon

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DEC 1 DAY 59

Saturday, December 01, 2012

hMMM First day of December, not my fav month at all. As a child I used to cry every Christmas, Mum said she never knew if I got too much, didn't like what I got or what but I would cry. I don't remember that but do remember as a child not knowing how to say thank you. Not physically saying thank you but feeling overwhelmed and so Thank FUL. Anyway I don't know if I ever told her that, but didn't realize that till was in my late 20s or so.
I don't like Christmas in that I often get melancholy not sure why, and then my birthday is new years eve and I get depressed cos I haven't ever done what I planned to do in that year. Not just losing wt, but other things too. This year I have done better on my wt loss, nowhere near where I could have been but considering i wasn't able to move a lot of the summer, I am pleased. I hope to be under 180 by my birthday.

Today went and got 2 flannel shirts for hubby and a long sleeve tshirt for me, ( we will put them up for xmas but they were on sale and i would rather he chose his own)Also got some clothes for Thomas and Eva. So that is done, now just dd, dil and dad. Whatever else we decide to get for each other. I am not sure what hubby wants... me I want some new clothes I think. and have to get boots mine leak and hurt to put on. Was looking today but man, have wide feet and also with that super high sore instep it is hard to find something my foot will slip into.

Only 12,000 some steps today, my L top of my foot, my R two small toes hurt along with a bit of pain in my knee. So we did one long one this am, then smaller ones. Also when shopping only went to two stores. One lady was watching us buy for the kids, and hubby was saying look this pink and that black with the pink little bows match, she said you are so lucky, my husband wont even come walk with me to look and here he is trying to match. LOL I said yea but did you hear him a bit ago... he started to laugh cos he chose a sweater for Thomas that I totally agreed, then jogging pants and 2 tshirts he said now don't unchose what I chose for MY Grandson LOL he was joking but will say if you don't like it cos it doesn't match etc, he gets mad. lol
Ds called this eve and hubby answered, after a bit Thomas must have wanted the phone and he said hi Thomas and then a huge smile, he actually said HI THERE PEPE. then went on to babble about papa. but he has never called us pepe or nan. He still is so behind but will talk some. Having a huge issue with toilet training, he was doing pretty good, now says NO TOILET but yet wants to take his poppy diaper or pullup off. they have never pushed the toilet so nto sure what has caused the change. Oh well.
DD is having bladder issues with Allies sister. she has been on meds for UTI and is back on them and if this doestn work they may have to insert a needle into the bladder to check the pee there. EEEEKKK ouch and $$$ and of course she isn't working.
Okay tonight, I am going to go do my knee exercises which YES I have been keepign up on 2x day, then maybe sauna, and bath then bed and read or sleep May be just the bath not sure yet. Depends what time I get up there. lol
HUGS and talk to you all in the am.

HMMM RV vs WOODS............

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/2/2012 9:23PM

    I hope that this year you enjoy the holidays. Years ago we scaled back and removed the stress from them and I enjoy them much better now. emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 12/2/2012 1:15PM

    There is a lot of build up to the holidays, as I get older I feel a certain amount of stress when it comes to them.

I also do feel like happiness is a choice, and at sometimes, its more hard than others.

However, if its a significant challenge during the holidays, you may want to say something to your doctor. some people get seasonal affectiveness disorder.

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SHARONSPARKLE 12/2/2012 8:59AM

    Christmas isn't the most wonderful time of year for many. It's not my favorite Holiday. But every year I eventually get in to the spirit of the season, This year I'm so busy getting ready to leave for out west with our motor home that Christmas seems a necessary burden for me to get through.

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CHALLENGER15 12/2/2012 6:36AM

    For the past couple of decades, I have had a hard time at this time of year. I just try to have a project to work on to take my mind off whatever it is about this time that makes me sad.

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NEW-CAZ 12/2/2012 2:30AM

    Hope you slept well Cinders, I hear you about depression and winter/Christmas. I too am fighting it and I think I'm winning emoticon

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JOYINKY 12/1/2012 8:18PM

    Good Night Cindy!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/1/2012 8:10PM

    hope you have a better day tomorrow

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