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Possible Bursitis

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I went to the doctor yesterday as I was having sharp, burning pain in my right hip. My doctor says it may be bursitis and would like an xray to check. Hopefully, I can schedule an evening time when my husband is home with the car. Not sure, how this could happen. I am not aware of hurting my hip. I haven't been jogging on the treadmill since my daughter's surgery. I have just been gradually adding exercise back into my routine.

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BARBARAHOBBIT 10/2/2012 3:22PM

    Oh Julie I am sorry to hear about your hip, I hope it will get sorted for you soon. In the meantime take care of yourself, and get plenty of rest.

Babs xxxx

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LGAR519 10/2/2012 2:41PM

    I'm like Bear, I didn't know you could get bursitis in the hip! Hope it gets well soon.

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SUSANS706 10/2/2012 10:58AM

    You are in my thoughts, as you know I have been having shoulder pain for over a month. I was getting very frustrated, but today I am finally hopeful that I have turned a corner, and am on the mend!!! I too felt like I did not do anything to injure it. I kept telling everyone, that I did not even have a good story to tell!! Just woke up one morning in pain. I don't like this getting older stuff. Listen to your Dr., and rest it, and you will be up and going soon!! emoticon

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RICOCHETBEAR 10/2/2012 9:44AM

    okay, I didn't even know such a thing was possible! I have had that in my shoulder and my wrist but did not realize it could happen in the hips. Ouch! Hope you are better soon!

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AMYTRIPP 10/2/2012 9:35AM

    Ouch! When I was thinner and jogged daily, I ended up with hip bursitis. Very painful. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/2/2012 9:26AM

    I hope you get it figured out soon!

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My Daughter & Her Surgery

Friday, September 14, 2012

I am writing this blog from my daughter's hospital room. Imagine, wireless internet in a hospital.

My daughter's surgery went very well. After the overdose this spring, this is such a relief. I had worried about her being in pain, but with the pump she is able to control it. I am surprised at how little she uses the extra bump.

She stood up for the first time this morning, and I am so looking forward to her being able to eat solid food. So, much like when your child takes their first steps.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/16/2012 5:59PM

    I'm glad things went well this time. May she recover quickly!

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SUSANS706 9/14/2012 4:57PM

    Great news!! So glad all went well, and hope she has a quick recovery!!

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BARBARAHOBBIT 9/14/2012 3:57PM

    Excellent news sweetheart, I am so happy for you and your family. Sending healing thoughts and much love.

Babs xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RICOCHETBEAR 9/14/2012 3:16PM

    This is good news! I am so happy that all wejnt well and she is on the mend now!The worst is over. Prayer for her speedy recovery
big hugs!

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LGAR519 9/14/2012 2:50PM

    I'm so happy that the surgery went well. Here's to a speedy recovery!!

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AMYTRIPP 9/14/2012 2:23PM

    I'm so happy to hear the surgery was successful! I'm wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.

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SUGARSMOM2 9/14/2012 2:01PM

  well modern things are so great . hope your daughter gets well soon .

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My health

Sunday, September 09, 2012

It has been such a long time since my last blog. So, much has happened since I last wrote, that I will just talk about me today. I received my test results back and they were all wonderful. My doctor was very happy and said, "I would be happy to give these test results to any of my patients". I was quite surprised. I had expected some improvement but not glowing test results. She also wrote out a new prescription for my BP med where I will take essentially half a pill twice a day instead of once. This has helped tremendously so I don't feel dizzy so often.

August was such a difficult month for me. My hay fever has been terrible. I have felt so exhausted all the time that it has been a struggle just to log in and chart what I have been eating. Exercise has mostly consisted of walking.

My birthday was August 24th and my Dad died August 25th. I spent the last two days of his life nursing him and giving him his meds. I am glad I could be there for him and glad everyone had a chance to say goodbye. He took his last breath in my Mom's arms as she gave him a hug. I don't have words right now to express how I feel. But will need to write more later. There is I think more that I need to share.

Missing two days of sleep, however has done a real number on my BP. I can even feel my heart racing. At times it goes up to 120. Exercise and rest have been the two things that have been helping the most. I have begun my jogs on the treadmill and this really helps with the racing heart.

This Thursday the 13th of September is my daughter's surgery and my parents wedding anniversary. So, right now I will continue this journey as I began it, just one step ahead each day. It feels too overwhelming to do more.

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RICOCHETBEAR 9/10/2012 10:21AM

Your test results are the payoff for all the hard work you have done on yourself this year. Congrats on those great numbers.

I am glad you were with your dad when the end came. A peaceful way for him to go, in the loving arms of your mom. You were so lucky to have him so long, this spoken from a person that lost her dad when she was 8. For me, my dad seems like a big question mark, so little remembered of him, a person unknown.
But you had the joy of knowing your dad! And that will live forever in your heart of hearts. I am just sorry you have to endure the pain of his dying.

Your daughter's upcoming surgery. It has taken a while for the rescheduling hasn't it? Is she anxious about it? I pray that all goes smoothly and she will be back home and recovering in lickety split time! I will say prayers to guide the docs hands, and for healing and quick recovery for her. Keep your heart peaceful Julie

I am also sorry that your birthday probably was not a very happy one, if you thought of it at all. Happy belated birthday hon, maybe have a special day for you in the near future, in polace of your birthday

Any time you need to talk.....just send out a note. I am here for you as are other ladies in the group. We all care a lot about you and will be there for you as much as we can, from the internet world. Many hugs my friend

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DSBRIDE 9/10/2012 9:07AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorriful time.
What a great accomplishment with your numbers despite all that is going on!
Don't forget to celebrate your birthday and also give yourself a pat on the back, you are strong and deserving of kudos!!

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BARBARAHOBBIT 9/10/2012 8:32AM

    Hi Julie, I am so very happy to hear your results were so good - well done my Friend, all the hard work was worth it.

How very sorry I am to hear your sad news. if you want to talk things through, I am here for you Julie. Take good care of yourself, try and get as much rest as you can. and remember to eat, your body needs the nourishment even though food may be the last thing on your mind.

We all love you, and will always be here for you - just reach out.

Babs xx

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AMYTRIPP 9/10/2012 6:40AM

    emoticon I'm so glad to hear your tests turned out so wonderfully.

It is a blessing to be at the side of a loved one when they pass - I'm glad you and your family had that.

I'm wishing you the best with your daughter's surgery.

Take care of yourself and get the rest you need.

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LGAR519 9/9/2012 7:20PM

    I'm glad your blood tests and B/P have improved. Somehow that makes this journey worth it! Also belated Happy Birthday. I was so sorry about your Dad. I lost mine over 30 years ago and miss him still. My life has been nothing but stress here lately so I have some idea how you feel. I'm sure your Daughter will do well in her surgery. I'm thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs! Linda

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BETRME100 9/9/2012 5:12PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad. I think you're very wise to understand that you just need to take it one step at a time...hugs to you...

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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/9/2012 2:24PM

    At least you don't have to take as many pills! Keep up the great work!

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SUSANS706 9/9/2012 12:16PM

    So sorry to hear about your Father, it is wonderful you could be there for both him and your Mom. How nice that he knew he was loved and cared for the last days of his life. It is not Continued prayers for you and your family to get through this time, and for your daughter's upcoming surgery. One day at a time is all we can do, remember, we are here if you need us. Oh, and belated Happy Birthday too!! emoticon

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Cholesterol Panel

Monday, August 06, 2012

Tomorrow I go to the doctor's office to have a cholesterol panel & my glucose checked. I feel like I am getting ready for a final exam. I have given 100% to becoming healthier and stronger. If the test doesn't come back the way I'm hoping, then I will just have to accept help getting to my goal.

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DR1939 8/7/2012 10:38AM

    Let us know how it turns out.

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    Hello sweetheart,

I know how nerve racking it is , but you have given it your all, and done excellent work on your weight loss and healthy lifestyle, so if there is any justice left in the world, you will be fine.

Sending Hobbit Hugs, and lots of love xx

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RICOCHETBEAR 8/7/2012 9:23AM

    I wish you good luck with these tests this morning! With the drop in weight and the healthier living, I would expect some good results for you. You have done real well for youself since I have known you! Chin up and positive thinking, my friend!

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MICHIGANLORI 8/7/2012 8:56AM

    I know how you feel. I just went through that. After one year, I got my best cholesterol test result back. I went from high-risk of heart disease to low-risk.

Good luck! emoticon

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AMYTRIPP 8/7/2012 6:15AM

    Good luck! I hope the tests reflect all the hard work you've done.

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Mother-Son Day

Sunday, July 22, 2012

We had such a fun day today. Quinn and I went on a boat ride on the Mississippi today. We both love boats and water. On the way up we saw two eagles in trees. On the way back I saw a Great Blue Heron. We also went canoeing, while he fished. I think the fishing was his favorite part. So much fun, so much sun, soooo tired. Such a lovely day.

And of course, a picture of Quinn fishing.

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BARBARAHOBBIT 7/24/2012 1:45PM

    How lovely Julie - I think Mother and Son days are wonderful - memories in the making. xx emoticon

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AMYTRIPP 7/23/2012 6:45AM

    That is awesome. Those are the days they'll remember the rest of their lives. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day. emoticon emoticon

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RICOCHETBEAR 7/23/2012 2:07AM

    a paddle wheel boat, so cool! I have always wanted to go on one of those. We dont have them here.
I am so glad you had such a lovely day with your son! I bet you feel so much more energy to enjoy time with him as well with all the weight you have lost!

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