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Surgery went well, now dealing with the pain...

Friday, July 25, 2014

I was amazed by the streamlined process for my carpal tunnel surgery, wasn't even put out just light groggy feeling, could talk and hear what was going on while they did it. Having a lot of pain in my hand now but that is to be expected and pain meds are helping somewhat. Anxious to see how tomorrow goes.

Good food day but hate that I couldn't cook for myself so I will be glad when I can do that again.

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CHALLENGER15 7/27/2014 11:47AM

    I hope Saturday was a good day for you as well.

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LUCYCAN7 7/25/2014 10:26PM

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KATELJM 7/25/2014 9:44PM

    Good luck!

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MM11113 7/25/2014 8:53PM

    I'm on day 2 of recovery too, and my pain isn't bad. I'm lucky.

Get well again!


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Lots of stress today... but handling it well!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rested well last night was ready for a relaxing day before surgery Friday morning at 5:45 am... and then it seems like everything went crazy. The next thing I know I feel like my blood pressure is rising and I have pain and stiffness in my lower neck and shoulders. I hate stress, I really do! Finally this afternoon it seemed to fade away after 2 pain bills. So now it is time to prepare for surgery and that means getting to bed early tonight!

I had a really good food day, love it! Everything is going great even though I had a stressful day... thank you Lord!!

I will not be able to use my right hand for a little while so you may not see me posting as a result. I will be tracking my food though... no matter what.

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GINNABOOTS 7/24/2014 8:28PM

    I hope your surgery goes well. Great job in handling the stress, I had a very stressful day as well, I finally let it go. Just couldn't do anything about the situation so I accepted it and moved on.

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A very busy day for me...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It was a busy day for me, up at 7 am and showed by 8 ready to go to the food pantry and to pick up a prescription. Then it was back home to unload food items and to get ready to meet a new aide to help around the house. Off again to go by grocery store to make a return then to Best Buy for my son to make a purchase and off to Pre-Admin appt for my carpal tunnel surgery coming up this Friday.

Arrived at 2:10 for 2:30 appt and left there at 5, too long for me to be comfortable sitting in a hospital chair with my leg issues. So my son drove me home and I put my legs up in the recliner and within 30 minutes or so I was out for a 2 hour nap.

Warmed up some leftovers for dinner and then had to call the police as my son realized his van and my van had both been broken into and they tried to take his stereo and they cleaned out our change in the change drawer and went through our glove boxes. So frustrating....

Getting ready for bed as I am exhausted and I have taken a pain bill as my back and legs are really hurting after all the physical activity today. I weighed 540 at dr's office which matches to my scales at home (yeah) and so I have lost 10 pounds in past 2 to 3 weeks. Yes, I am back on track... it feels good!!

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers for the upcoming surgery please, it is very much appreciated!

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CHALLENGER15 7/24/2014 7:41AM

    Thoughts and prayers for your upcoming surgery. Way to go on that loss!

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Feeling blessed for two good days in a row!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I wish I knew what happened to yesterday's blog I posted... it must have not processed. Anyway I have had 2 wonderful days back to back. Food plans are coming together, calorie cycling is happening, blood sugars are typically under 200 and today was a new low upon waking up at 136. Anxious to weigh in on Saturday or Sunday as I am weighing only once a week to keep me off the emotional roller coaster.

Getting a little nervous about having carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand this Friday, pray all goes well. They will do my left hand in a few weeks and I hope my hands will feel like new ones. LOL

After surgery the next hurdle is to get back to the pool on a consistent basis. If I can do that along with the food planning I will be on the road to success.

God bless!

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LUCYCAN7 7/23/2014 8:18PM

  I wish you dear the best I know by your blog you are very determined to
lose the weight and will succeed,put your HEALTH above all things. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGGZZZ13 7/21/2014 10:18PM

    Sending healing Prayers your way. emoticon
emoticon on your blood sugar, that is awesome.
I know you can do it, you will be back on the road again in no time at all.
I have Faith in you. emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 7/21/2014 10:14PM

    Praying for you now. My late mom had both of hers done and my dad had his done too and both went well.

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It's been a long time... I'm still fighting the battle!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SP friends I don't know where to begin as it has been so long since I have posted a blog (4 years) and so much has happened in my life during that time. I lost my brother and my best friend due to health issues related to morbid obesity in December 2010 and September 2011, almost lost my dad in a car accident that required 9 months of rehavilitation and step mom to breast cancer (she had to have a breast removed), my daughter is now on disability due to fibromyalgia and anxiety disorders and I am now on disability as well. I am now divorced after 38 years with the same man as well.

I've been up and down in my weight loss and was doing so well last summer and had got down to 461 pounds... only to have my life shook up again by several life changes that led to my becoming severely depressed since November, 2013. After 30 years of marriage I asked God to bring someone from my past (high school or college) back into my life to be a male companion, someone to do things with and spent time with... not really looking for marriage just companionship. After I prayed for that the next morning an old college friend that I had had a bad crush on contacted me through facebook stating he wanted to catch up and that he had just gone through a divorce (he had no idea I was going through one as well). I thought I had found love again and started feeling alive for the first time in 20 years. I had the time of my life last June, July and August... I was in love, eating right, exercising, rocking a Texas tan and feeling so good about myself and as a result eliminating my fast acting insulin and lowering my slow acting insulin by 20 units a day. I was burning 2800 calories a day and was and losing inches... getting daily treatment for my lymphedema but most of all I felt like I was that college girl with a crush and falling in love all over again with a guy that had meant the world to me. Needless to say he was not through grieving the loss of his marriage and their family unit and my heart was broken. I was devastated to say the least... there were several other life changing events in August, September and October that didn't help any either... no need to go into all the details, just know that my life has been a roller coaster ride for the past 5 years and I am so sick of it!!!

I have gained a lot of weight since last November and at the end of June I weighed 550 pounds.... how could I let myself get there again? I have had my weight under 500 for a couple of years now. I am embarrassed and ashamed of myself but I know it will not do any good if I beat myself up over it as it will only lead to my gaining more weight. So I began the month of July with tracking my meals on SP and really watching my carbs and I have lost 9 pounds. At least I am back on track and working at it rather than wallowing in my depressed state.

I hope and pray that I will find the strength and courage to continue tracking my food and to get back to swimming on a regular basis and posting on SP blogs. I refuse to give up hope on myself as I know I am worth it... I just have to do it!

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BUTTONPOPPER1 7/19/2014 10:24AM

    I read this blog, then read your story on your SparkPage. Wow! You have had some major challenges in your life, and I have to say I really admire you! You must be really, really strong to have come through all this hardship and loss, and still be here rededicating youself to a healthier life. I sincerely hope that you are able to do the things you've listed here, like tracking food, swimming, and posting blogs. Those are all good ideas, I think. I've recently started being active in the Spark Community, and it is really helping me. I wish you the best!

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