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Cardiologist Visit!

Monday, October 03, 2011

This morning I had my follow-up appointment with my cardiologist....first of all his assistant freaked me out because he kept asking if I felt alright!!! Why? Is something wrong??? I asked him and he said no and that the doctor would be in! Freaked out, could feel my blood pressure rising!
Then my cardiologist arrived, who I love emoticon All my numbers were perfect and he was really pleased with how well I had done since my last visit! emoticon We even discussed halving my meds, but because everything was so perfect, we decided to recheck in 6 months and then if all is good we will look at my meds! My good cholesterol had also gone up! I told him about his assistant!
So all is good, thank you SP and Curves! Though it has been a month since I have been to curves :( He also checked my shoulder, agreed with my other doctor, so it is just walking for now! Had a good early morning walk today, just hope that the temps have cooled some when I go back to Phoenix on Thursday night so that I can be walking down there too!

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NANASAMM 10/7/2011 11:18AM

    Glad that things are going good enough that he wants to cut your medications in half. I would love for my doctor to say that to me. Guess I'll have to work a little harder.

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LAVENDERGIRLL 10/5/2011 4:46PM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/5/2011 2:17PM

    Sounds great!

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SUNNYWBL 10/5/2011 1:07AM

    It's always great to hear good news!

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LJCANNON 10/4/2011 9:21AM

    emoticonLove those Good Dr reports!! I know you will be glad to get back to Curves, when the time is right!!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 10/4/2011 12:29AM

    Congratulations on a great doctor visit! Looks like you're doing all the right things.
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BABYSTEPS84 10/4/2011 12:18AM


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DIANEGLORIA 10/3/2011 8:52PM


You go girl, keep on keeping on. It is so worth it!

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FEVANS 10/3/2011 7:36PM

    so glad that all is well.

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BERGBA7 10/3/2011 4:37PM

    great for your numbers! Go and walk!!!

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Weekend Plans

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Yesterday was our homecoming parade and the band did us proud! Was a beautiful Payson day and it always amazes me the people that come out during a weekday to support our high school! I love going past the elementary and middle schools seeing the anticipation and excitement when they see someone that they know! My daughter is a senior this year, so this is our last parade :( though my husband did tell the band director that we would be available next year to transport the band in the parade if she needs us :)
My shoulder is still playing up, but I am going back to Curves anyhow on Monday! I am tired of not going and am missing it! I will be careful, I promise, I am going to go through the circuit seeing what I can do and concentrate on those exercises.
Also, I have a follow up appointment with my cardiologist on Monday, had my blood drawn already so am hoping for good results.
So, this weekend, so far is quiet.....but there is a band competition this afternoon, did I mention that the high school band qualified for state! I am such the band mom!
My son is at an airsoft war with his friends...they slept over last night, so it is quiet here without him!
My husband is off helping a friend! So right now it is just me, my daughter and the cat! Soon to be just me and the cat! I have paperwork to finish for my other job, so had better get on with that....time for my treat - coffee with cool whip sprinkled with cinnamon!
emoticon Feel free to join me!

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BABYSTEPS84 10/3/2011 12:13AM

    I was a band kid a decade ago...there is a special place in my heart for band parents. Someday your daughter will know how much you've done fo her!
I'm glad you are going back to curves! Have you planned a safe workout for yourself?
I love parades - wish I was there!
Good luck with the cardiologist!

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REDHEADMOM2U 10/1/2011 6:00PM

    What a pleasant day! Enjoy that coffee!

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LEKLOV 10/1/2011 2:29PM

  I was in my high school marching band. I always loved the competitions and parades! Sounds like you are having a decent day and I think I will join you in your treat. That sounds delicious!!

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Sore shoulder

Friday, September 23, 2011

So, I did not make it to Curves, my shoulder was hurting just from vacuming! So am taking it easy again :( I am working for the next 5 nights, so will reassess once I go back home.

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FEVANS 9/25/2011 1:40AM

    I pray that you feel better, I to have problems with my shoulder and I know how bad it can hurt. God Bless .


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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/24/2011 1:16AM

    Best to take it easy and not make it worse!

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BABYSTEPS84 9/23/2011 6:08PM

    Keep being smart about this!

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GEMINISUE 9/23/2011 10:53AM

    Give it a chance to heal completely, in the mean time, move lower body, Walking, marching (don't swing arms) squatting, maybe,


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I am back!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I cannot believe that it has been 10 days! As some of you know, I got sick..... emoticon and I had also hurt my shoulder, the doctor had told me that I needed to rest for 2 weeks and no curves! emoticon I was put on antibiotics and everyday I felt worse, I ended up needing to switch antibiotics and start on a steroid! The steroid finally was the trick! I still have an irritating cough, but am sooooo much better.
On top of all this my husband and I were going to Seattle to drive back a 1972 International diesel truck that he had bought. The best part was that I got to catch up with my friend, Marcie, we went to check out the sights of Seattle including Pikes Place Market! We had so much fun! We went out to a seafood restaurant and rode on the car ferry! Then the road trip back to AZ! It took 4 days of eating on the road, staying in motels and not drinking enough and of course no exercise! I was glad to get home and back into my usual routine and bed! Needless to say, I gained weight while we were on the road.....but I know that it is just a result of poor choices (well limited choices) so now I am back!
Today I am back to logging my food and exercise, plus I am hoping to make it back to Curves. I had told them that I could not come because of my shoulder, so they said that they would monitor my exercises when I return. emoticon I do not think that I am ready for zumba again yet, but will try the machines today and see how my shoulder feels.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/23/2011 11:14PM

    Glad you're doing better. You'll have that weight off before you know it!

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BABYSTEPS84 9/22/2011 6:29PM

    My computer was giving me trouble...sorry for the duplicates.

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BABYSTEPS84 9/22/2011 6:28PM

    I'm really glad that things are looking up for you!

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LJCANNON 9/22/2011 10:53AM

    emoticonGlad to see you are on the mend! I hope that you had fun at Curves. Zumba will be there when you are ready for it!!

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DRB13_1 9/21/2011 2:46PM

    glad you had fun with your friend in Seattle, I enjoyed the city when my family held a traveling reunion there years ago

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EMILYJEN 9/21/2011 2:10PM

    Sounds like a great trip! I love Seattle. Only been there once but I will be back. Sounds like you did a good job considering how hard it is to stay on track while traveling. Glad you are feeling better!!!

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LEKLOV 9/21/2011 12:50PM

  Glad to hear that you are feeling better! (And by the way, I LOVE your background picture! It's so fall!)

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MSPOOH404 9/21/2011 11:51AM

    Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather...but glad you're doing better. Take it easy with your don't want to re-injure anything.

Look at the bright side: you're only making up 10 days of "limited/bad" choices...I've been away for about 7 months! emoticon emoticon But it's back to tracking and exercising and making better choices...for both of us!

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I'm Proud to be an American!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We moved chose the US as our home in April 2000, we were living in California at the time of 9/11/01 and were left wondering and reeling along with the people of this land. From this day forward we have claimed this country as ours and are working on becoming citizens. At the moment we are permanent residents. When we came to the States our children were 3 & 5, now they are 15 & 17, they know no other life and are Americans, if you were to see them with their friends you would not be able to pick them out!
Just after 9/11 we moved to Tucson, AZ where our son started kindergarten......every morning they would play this song over the school's sound system into all the classrooms. He would belt this song out from his little heart! That Christmas, my mother in law came from New Zealand to spend Christmas with us. In the car what was the first song that her little grandson sung??? Yep I am proud to be an American! Then the next time he heard it on the radio, he announced to his nana "that is my principal singing that song!" It took a lot of convincing for him to believe that it was not his principal singing it every morning. We told the principal this story too, and he had to tell Jesse that it was not him, for him to be convinced!


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REDRUDY5 9/13/2011 10:52AM


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BABYSTEPS84 9/12/2011 5:54PM

    I'm glad to share the title with you too!
It sounds like your children are wonderful!
This may be my favorite 9/11 related story :)

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BRILYNN79 9/12/2011 3:05AM

  Love that song, always brings such a wave of emotion. Love that the school played that every morning, what a great tribute. Proud American here too.

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ABB698 9/11/2011 11:09PM

    AMEN! Love that story! I usually hear that song on base (Marine Corp) and it really gets to me every time, with being around military members and all. We sure are lucky to be where we are! Never forget 9*11! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 9/11/2011 7:24PM

    What a sweet story. Kids are so great.

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LJCANNON 9/11/2011 3:29PM

    After listening to that song--Again!--all I can say is AMEN!! emoticon
Thanks for sharing!!

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