Sunday, May 02, 2010
Our daughter left to go home to Wyoming (from Maryland) this morning and as I write this, the phone rings and she has made it to Denver, Colorado. The house is quiet, my husband is sleeping. He has had such a hectic week.
Now my routines will carry me through. It is odd how routines can help you cope with emotions. The dog barks at every little noise, thinking she will walk back through the front door. The cat lounges on the bed she slept in and my daughter was telling all of her friends about how loving our cat is. I think Jaime and her friend, Heather, would have liked to have stolen our cat. Odd how the English language is, if someone is sleeping, they might be catnapping, but if someone steals your child, they are kidnapping. I could also say that they were cat burglars, but that is not the proper usage either.
I am in a silly mood, probably due to lack of sleep. My husband made up a story about twin brothers, Noah and Yeah. When their mother called for, Noah, he would answer with "Yeah!" and she would have to find out if she was hearing Noah or Yeah. "Noah is that you?" "Yeah, it's me!" I think I need sleep.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
I am still not 100% when it comes to feeling better. Our daughter took us out to supper at The House of Kobe this evening and we had a Hibachi chef prepare our food in front of us which I thought was very interesting.
I had to ask my husband to bring me home and we excused ourselves and left. I took a long nap on the sofa afterward. Lord Willing, our daughter will be going back to Wyoming in the morning.
I haven't been eating right or exercising, my stomach has been queasy over the last several days and my strength has been zapped. I have been running a low-grade fever also.
My sister-in-law is in the hospital due to pneumonia and is on a ventilator and her pancreas is acting up. My pastor died last Saturday with pneumonia, heart and kidney complications. A coworker was buried yesterday, but I was too sick to attend her funeral.
Maybe my advice through my blog would be, if you have a low-grade fever, a cough and aren't well, see a doctor, don't put it off.
Friday, April 30, 2010
I have had sore throat for 2 days. Last night I put a glob of vapo rub on a tube sock and pinned it around my neck and went to bed. I kept waking up coughing, but the sore throat is gone today.
I have various aches and feel chilled, it is 80 + degrees in the house. My temperature is 100.6. I don't feel like standing or doing anything. I fed the dog and cat, but it was close to 4 PM before I did.
Rodger should be coming home from Vermont late tonight or early tomorrow morning.
I just had chicken noodle soup and have a Jello gel cup with fruit in it in the fridge, I will wait till closer to bed time to have that.
I have had a sandwich and a large mug of coffee today too, so I am okay with having something to eat.
Sorry my blog is about illness, but I am not with it today.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
My husband came home from Vermont and was sick on Monday with chills and a sore throat, but he went to work and didn't miss work by calling in sick. I have had sore throat for two days. My husband had it for three days and took medicine at night to sleep. I can't take medicine for my sore throat because of all the other medicine I am taking for other ailments. I had a fitful night last night and napped on the couch and the bed and got up before 7 AM this morning.
My husband worked a partial day today because we were going to our pastor's memorial service.
I took the rottweiler to the vet. I had trouble getting the van door to open, but after many tries, it finally opened. The rottweiler has an ulcer on her cornea. I slammed on the brakes on the way home and threw the rottweiler forward between the front seats. She was okay, but that upset me.
Our pastor's memorial service was today. I came home from that and binged after having binged on ice cream last night. The cold felt so good on my throat last night. I feel nauseous with my throat being sore.
I picked up tonight's newspaper to read and saw where one of my co-workers had died and will be buried tomorrow.
My sister-in-law is in the hospital with pneumonia and has been put in ICU on a ventilator and she is in an induced coma. She is younger than my husband. He has to go back to Vermont tonight to pick up our daughter.
I am hoping that I get myself back to my routines of eating like I have some sense. I usually eat 1,500 calories, but today with listing all I had, but not being able to do it by brand name since food was served at a restaurant after the memorial service, I consumed 5,495 calories and 625 carbs. This was how I was eating that got me to the 260 lbs. I weighed when I started Spark People. The highest I have weighed was 265 lbs. and I could barely move; it is just too much for a short body to carry. It was after midnight Wednesday night when I got into the ice cream trying to soothe my throat. Still I cannot excuse what I have done. It is here for all to see as I must be honest with myself. I am the one that poked it into my mouth. So now I definitely see what stress does to me. When my Dad was dying, I would go to the hospital cafeteria and buy two sandwiches, BLT's, plus eat my other meals too. That was the beginning of noticeable weight gain.
Here of late, many are critical or have died and we are running trying to get things done and still be there for family and friends. I think we have worn ourselves down.
So maybe, tomorrow I will be able to get in some exercise outdoors. The weather here over the last two nights was cold enough to frost, but it is to be in the 80's Friday, Saturday and Sunday with late afternoon thundershowers.
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