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Our daughter left to go home and as I write this...

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.


I am hoping I am getting over my sickness.

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.

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2ABETRLIFE 5/2/2010 1:51PM

    Good advice about seeing the doctor, who will surely tell you that rest and lots of fluids helps lots too. Hope you are on the mend.

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INFLATED 5/2/2010 12:17AM

    I am back on track, a few slip ups, but nothing major. I haven't gotten back to the exercise yet. Whatever this illness is has affected my stomach and bowels. I thank God that the food has stayed down.
I think I dropped a pound in spite of all that I binged on. Tomorrow is weigh-in day for me. I am still running a low-grade temperature of 99+ degrees Fahrenheit.
I need to get groceries in the house, but haven't been able to, so choices are limited until I can get to the store.

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ANNE-ELIZ 5/1/2010 11:45PM

    I'm sorry that you've been feeling so ill and also dealing with loss and worry about family and friends.

I have a question. Did your follow the advice you gave in your blog above?

You have a lot on your plate (and are also worrying about putting a lot on your plate the other day emoticon) You've acknowledged a slip, let it go and see what you can do from this point forward.

Just a thought...
Do you like peppermint or ginger tea? Either of those either by themselves or mixed with regular or green tea, either hot or iced (I'd prefer iced in this case, myself) might serve to soothe your throat and your queasy tummy at least as well as the ice cream, with less long term impact.

In any case, give yourself a break and take the rest and whatever else you need!

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I am sick today.

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.

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2ABETRLIFE 5/2/2010 1:50PM

    Drink LOTS of water and if you have some chicken soup or bullion around, have that.

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MERLE641 5/1/2010 1:49PM

    feel better! emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 5/1/2010 11:21AM

    Being sick sucks! I'm there with you! Hope you get better quickly!

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SUNSHINE634 4/30/2010 8:10PM

    Feel better soon! emoticon

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SPIFFYCAT 4/30/2010 7:51PM

    emoticon I hope you feel better soon. Try to eat well and be gentle with yourself

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LBRUCKS 4/30/2010 7:26PM

    Sorry you are under the weather today. Hope you get better soon. It is no fun not feeling well. Eat the chicken soup and take care of yourself. Look forward to you being back to yourself soon. emoticon emoticon

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Today I binged terribly.

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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2ABETRLIFE 5/2/2010 1:47PM

    Realizing that overeat in reaction to stress is an important thing to keep in mind. It sounds like you need some good rest right now. Please take care of yourself.

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CONNIELEE54 4/30/2010 3:21AM

    emoticonI think you are so wise--a walk might make your head and heart feel better, too!!
I am so sorry you are having such a chain of sad things happening all at once.
Something that might help is to keep a little blessing notebook, by your bed at night. At the end of each day write down a positive thing that happened--Like for Friday,
"The sun was back out today," or, if you make it,"I walked up my street today, saw 2 little ones playing in their swings.." just little spots that make your day brighter.
I am a stress eater, too, so I understand--I didn't realize it till within about the last 2 years. I have been keeping a list of blessings mentally, since I caught on, and I feel much better than I did for a long time--Hang in there--I am new, as of Sunday, and I have seen "It is a series of small steps," so just keep going in those little steps, each time you step beyond a boo-boo, you have gotten that much further along you healt and fitness path!!! emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 4/29/2010 11:34PM

    I'm so sorry for the rough time you've been going through. Like you, I'm a stress eater, and sweets and other unhealthy foods are what I tend to turn to. Do you have other options of things that you can do to help you get through the stress? I've found that journaling helps (exercising does too, but sometimes when I'm stressed I just don't feel like doing it). Or when all else fails, I try to hold off on giving into cravings as long as possible.

Hope you're feeling better soon! I'm here if you need support!

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It is one of those days.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My husband has been sick for two days with a sore throat and he feels chilled. I have a sore throat today too. We have had our rottweiler on eye ointment for 10 days and today she is holding that eye closed, so I made an appointment for her to see the vet tomorrow.
Later tomorrow will be the memorial service for my pastor. My husband will work part of the day, so I will have to get the dog to the vet. I am puttering around doing chores here and there. I would like to just sleep. It was down to freezing here in Maryland last night, but is to be 85 degrees this weekend. I feel chilly today and have been sitting in a chair with a cover over me.
My husband's sister is in the hospital with pneumonia and pneumonia took my pastor's life.
One day I will experience life with Christ. Sin which is the cause of our ills will be gone and there will be no more sickness and death. My glorified body will not experience pain, sickness or death. Thank you, Jesus, for giving your life to pay for my sins and giving me this gift of eternal life.

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LBRUCKS 4/28/2010 9:34PM

    Sounds like you have one of those day's for several days now. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this valley. May God give you strength and grace during these struggles. He is our strength and refuge. Glory to God he is in control. emoticon emoticon

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