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Quick Update

Monday, March 07, 2011

I moved Wendle's surgery to Friday so we could be with him the whole weekend. Becca's arm is healing, of course she's whining a lot, but it looks good, swelling is gone, just a shading of a bruise.
I went to my yearly exam today, and the doctor looked it up on the computer for me. This is the LOWEST weight i've been since 2007!!!!!!

I bought 18/20 tops that FIT! I wore size 20 jeans! I'm almost out of PLUS Sizes!!! I am going to go crazy when I fit in a size 16!!! I'd also like to try to get into a 14. That was always my favorite "small" size since middle school. I was in a size 9/10 for a month or two for HS graduation, that would be cool too. I didn't think I could get that size again. We shall see. I'm just going to keep on tracking and see what happens next!

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Keep it up!

Also, Jack and I send our well wishes to Wendle!

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PSKIPPY7811 3/7/2011 4:03PM

    Hoping everything turns out ok with Wendle! He's very lucky to have you


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BIPPYBIPPY 3/7/2011 1:44PM

    So proud of you girl! Keep up the great work, give Wendle big doggie hugs and loves for me. emoticon

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Another Tired Day & MORE SNOW!!! I'm ready for spring!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I'm exhausted today. Part is from stress, part is from just needing more sleep with my MS and stuff, and part of it is because the weather is miserable. I can't believe it's snowing! We got a couple of inches. I guess I choose to live in Michigan, so I realize that although it was 45 degrees out this week, it's now cold, windy and snowy.

I'm really looking forward to this summer, a skinnier me in a new bathing suit and SUNSHINE!!!!

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    Dude, I totally feel you. I"m so sick of the snow! We just got another blast today!


Spring is right around the corner! We can make it!

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Rough Day, but I'm ok for now!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Today was such an emotional day. First with the call from the Vet & scheduling surgery. I'm not going to worry about that until Wednesday when we find out what is wrong and how we move forward. Then as I sat there stunned and in tears a call from the school about my daughter hurting her wrist and needing an x-ray. this is the second day this week I left early because of her doing something. this is also month end reporting week, so I'm swamped at work. I could just scream I'm so stressed out.

Today I didn't workout, exercise, or anything more than stretching and meditating. I couldn't find it in myself. I'm going to bed in a few minutes. I didn't do a great job making food choices. I did stay in my limits, but made a few not as healthy choices. I wanted to snack mindlessly on chips, so I ate frozen mixed veggies. So I didn't stop the behavior, but I did make a better choice. I guess that's half way there. Plus I'm aware of it. If I didn't have to stay on the computer and work I would have just exercised. I had to make up for the 3 hours in the Urgent Care and work until 7:30pm.

One other pet peeve I am having. I don't understand people who let their dogs loose to roam. Or those who want to breed their pets for fun. I did not fix my dog until last year. I also did not breed him, and he was never in a situation where he had opportunity. He's never been outside without a human counterpart. I would never chain him outside either. I just choose the breed that fit with our family's personality, lifestyle, and it happened to be a breed we love the looks & personality. I think owning a pet is a privilege, and is a responsibility. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now and go to bed.

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    I think you had a challenge in front of you and you kicked it's ass and made it a success! You made good choices, you acknowledged the bad ones and you kept as much of a balance in your life as you could.

Keep your head up, lady!

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ELIZRN 3/5/2011 8:06AM

  I think you had a "great day." You had so many opportunities to walk one of the more difficult paths in the woods & you did it well. As I read you blog I noticed how little credit you gave yourself for walking the more "difficult" path. It's rather like an athlete who is given the opportunity to go to the next level, of course, never doing it well.

Each time we get to practice a more difficult path we build special muscle. I always remember wondering why I wasn't weathly, why I was sick, why I had to struggle with my jumps in skating....when others just seemed to have such an easy life. Why did my father die, why wasn't my mother warm & playful, why didn't I have this, that or the other? Why was my life so darn difficult?

Then I came to understand the value of the difficult paths. My skating coach taught me most of that. "Elizabeth, before you can do a double jump, you must do a single jump & before you can do that, you must put on your skates!" Such a logical & intelligent mentor!!

So, you got to do a double jump! And...you didn't fall. To me, that is a successful day.


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MIETTE 3/5/2011 12:04AM

    Sorry to hear you had a rough day. Even in the middle of it, you were able to take some good steps - meditating, stretching, reaching for frozen veggies instead of chips. Those were active choices you made, being mindful of the stress you are under right now.

I hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend and I hope your daughter and your dog are feeling better soon. I know there are unresolved issues with your dog, so sending some positive energy your way.


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CHUBBY_MOM 3/4/2011 10:51PM

    I hope things go better for you soon. Hope things at the vet turn out ok and that your daughters wrist is alright. It seems like when one thing goes wrong it throws everything off. Thinking of you!

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i need help, support, strength, idk, very sad day!!!!!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Within 20 minutes of each other, I just received two phone calls. One from the vet. The small marble lump we found wednesday has cells that are multiplying and dividing like crazy, and not just one type, numerous making it impossible to determine what kind of lump it is. He's going in for surgery on Wednesday. The school just called, my daughter is being sent home. She also fractured her wrist and needs to go to urgent care. I am doing deep breathing techniques while my report finishes. Once I email that I am leaving to pick up my daughter and bring her to Urgent care. I am emotionally drained at the moment. I'm sick, shaky, quivering. I want to cry so much. The broken bone will heal. The dog may not. We aren't ready to lose our bullmastiff. We just spent 3k on him last year in eye surgery expecting he would live at least 3 more years. We have always bought him the best food, brought him to the vet, pampered and loved him.. He almost died twice already, once because he ate a tube of ointment (the cat knocked off the shelf) and once because he was bitten by a spider when he was on predisone and it became infected and caused a huge ball that had to be drained (on the side of his face). It's been such a rough life for him, it's so not fair. He's the sweetest, gentlest, loving, adorable dog I have ever met. Instead of having a child 7 years ago, we adopted him. I won't have any more kids for a few reasons, so he filled that wanting of a child. my report is done, so I must go. i'll update on my daughter later today.

Ok, I'm back. No broken bone, no fracture. She's ok. I'm a little less stressed. I'm not going to worry about Wendle until we find out whats going on. Thank you for your support!!!

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KAZINMICH 3/4/2011 4:02PM

    Hannah-riley - Thank you for your concern. I did deal with it right away. I brought her to urgent care and had x-rays done, viewed the x-rays and learned she has no fracture, no break, nothing wrong with her bones at all. They look very healthy. She has a bruise and swelling. They gave her some motrin and told her to take it easy for a few days. My daughter always comes first, and I assessed the situation along with the school to determine it wasn't a life or death situation.

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BIPPYBIPPY 3/4/2011 3:09PM

    Sometimes anxiety about a situation brings us to a point of not thinking clearly or not being able to act. It's better that you take a couple of minutes to deal with the anxiety and then move forward in a more constructive manner, than rush off while still in that anxious state and cause a motor accident or some other tragedy. Sometimes things aren't cut and dried. I'm glad you posted, and that I was able to send prayers your way while you deal with these things.

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HANNAH_CALM 3/4/2011 2:10PM

    I'm sorry about your problems, but when someone breaks a bone, you need to deal with it right away. It's an emergency, don't write SparkPeople a report. You write when you get home from dealing with your child's emergency. You need to think about that. There are so many bad things that can happen when someone breaks a bone. And no, they don't always heal. Sometimes, a blood clot causes a stroke, even in a child. So you have to rush to deal with it. The bone needs set, pain medication needs given, which cuts down inflammation as well, which helps prevent a stroke. I can't believe you wrote this first. I read about people who do this...

Update to your update, it might have been a fracture...

Comment edited on: 3/4/2011 2:11:24 PM

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LAWOMAN2 3/4/2011 11:56AM

I am so sorry about your puppy. I have 3 kids and our dog is still just like one of th babies....even more so sometimes. Just try to remember that if the worst happens, it was for a reason. Even though you may not be ready, you don't want your baby in pain. We had to put our big baby down a month after I had my last child and it was devistating to all of us. Luckily for us we had gotten a new puppy a few months before and it eased our pain a little. Your daughter will be fine, so once you get her in you need to take some de-stressing time or yourself. Remember you are a better Mom when you are better to yourself.

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TBID227 3/4/2011 11:36AM

    Sorry for the recent life events. It is always sad the prospect of losing a family member, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take a deep calming breath, your daughter is ok, which is the main thing! Hang in there and have a cry, scream, vent if you need to!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/4/2011 11:13AM

    Oh I am sorry life is dealing you some stressful things,they seem to happen in pairs or more.I wish I could give you emoticonfor real,virtual ones will have to do. emoticonand support emoticonHang in there,try to think positive emoticonI will say a prayer for you and your fur baby and family, emoticonSending thoughts and emoticon emoticonDiana

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MINAH009 3/4/2011 9:56AM

    I am so sorry you are having to go through all this. My thoughts are with you and your family. emoticon


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BIPPYBIPPY 3/4/2011 9:55AM

    Sending love and light to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your misfortune, keep us posted, we're here for you.

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NUGGETTEMOM 3/4/2011 9:54AM

    I'm so sorry, that's a lot in one day! emoticon

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TINAROG1 3/4/2011 9:54AM

    Sorry things are so rough for you right now. I pray they get better and the news won't be as bad as you expect.

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MAMABUGAZ 3/4/2011 9:53AM

    Sorry, Kaz. Please let us know how things go.

~ Faith

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4ANEWME2DAY 3/4/2011 9:53AM

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I'm walkin on Sunshine!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The New (2nd new) water heater is installed. Hot water in 45 minutes, I'm waiting an hour and a half! lol. The sun is out melting the snow away. I fed the birds today and some rather large bird-brains joined in (see picture below) as soon as they left, the crows came, then the squirrels. Busy backyard today. I'm working from home, so I get to watch this. :) It's month end at work, and I finished my first report almost a full day ahead of time! Now to work on #2 & #3. I've already walked the dog for 20 minutes - that was a chore. He decided to wander only a quarter of the property, but that meant wearing huge boots and walking through snow. Nice mini workout. I plan on trying out my new MS workout dvd - I'll do a review on that later. I'm so excited to shower! And do dishes! I'm feeling better today, and I'm going to enjoy this sunshine!

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GRACEVERONICA82 3/1/2011 12:49PM

    Sounds like you have a fun backyard:) Your dog is adorable:) His walk sounds like a great workout. And hopefully your new water heater works out...I couldn't imagine being in that cold without hot water.

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