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Getting ready for the grandkids

Monday, July 28, 2014

So the family starts arriving on Friday. That is when the two sisters come and then Saturday is when the two son's arrive, the DIL and two grandchildren. We are getting ready. Sure wish FIL would be ready...he was sitting up in wheelchair yesterday and we were told he likes the protein powder milkshakes. We were driving down one of the main streets in our village and saw this turtle...had to have it for the pool. We think the grands will have fun on it.

Another good report today is that I changed up my diet. I have been reading about this diet that is supposed to be good for autoimmune disorders and some people claim they have even been able to get off all the meds. I started it three days ago and am feeling pretty good. It is very restrictive and eliminates all foods that they claim can give you "gut" issues. It takes all grains, nuts, dairy, nightshade veggies, sugar, processed foods, etc. out of your diet. It really wasn't hard for me to do this as I have all ready cut most of this out of my diet. The big new thing to cut was grains and reducing the amount of fruit I eat. Well after three days there might be something to this as I have lost 2.5 pounds of the puffiness. So the cream of buckwheat cereal and the Greek Yogurt might have been making me have reactions and inflammation. I basically am eating grass fed meat and veggies. Not too hard to follow for me. And for me I will eat what ever makes me feel better...Food is medicine to me now. So feeling good today especially having a good night's sleep!

I do hope you all are doing great.
Have a wonderful day and great week

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 12:04PM

    emoticon What an awesomely lovely pool!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/28/2014 11:53AM

    great news about the food plan! Is this the autoimmune paleo you mentioned previously?

you must be so excited for the family to come down, I think the grandkids will love the turtle lol it looks super cool!

Great to see the dogs too, how are the doing now, are they still fighting each other? Hoping things have settled between the two of them.

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon Have fun emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 7/28/2014 10:55AM

  Food is medicine! It was the very first kind of medicine. I hope the grandkids have fun!

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ISLAMOM 7/28/2014 10:45AM

    Awesome!! So happy that you will soon have a household full of loved ones!! The pool looks great, and very inviting! I am taking my kids on Friday to see their grandparents as we are celebrating the last 2 weeks of summer in FL, and then my daughter starts school on August 18. She only had 5 weeks of summer vacation this year :(!

So glad you are feeling better. Prayers for your FIL.

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NASFKAB 7/28/2014 10:41AM

  all the best

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Feel like I am on a roller coaster with FIL

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Geez, but it is hard. You all must be going nuts with me saying one day that FIL is doing well and the next not well. When my DH and I went out yesterday he was in bed and not even talking to us. The nurses are worried as he is refusing to eat and refusing to do the small little exercises the nurses put him through. He is so weak due to not eating. They have him on IV again so hoping that will pick him up again. My DH and I went to GNC and got him really good protein powder to have the nurses make him milkshakes. It is vanilla and we took vanilla ice cream. This protein powder must be for guys who are weight building. It has like 500 calories and like 40 grams of protein. We are hoping they can get enough in him to give him some energy. I don't know what else can be done unless they put him on a feed tube. But then we are not sure that is what he would want. And do people come back after being on feeding tubes? It is so sad seeing him like this. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I guess it's one day at a time with some days good days and some days bad days.

On another note, I lost 2 pounds over night but not the way I wanted to. I was up sick all night and throwing up. So that doesn't count. I am not sure what upset my system but I had some broccoli at dinner with my fish and for some reason the broccoli didn't sit well. I know it wasn't the fish as my DH had it as well and he was fine...but he didn't have any broccoli and had green beans instead. The good news is what ever it was I got rid of it and don't have an upset stomach this morning just totally tired from not sleeping. Additional good news is that we do not have anything on the agenda and I can rest and what mindless Tv. I might try and get myself together to go with DH to check on FIL but if not, my DH can go on his own. I know the 2 pounds isn't an accurate loss but I liked it but didn't like the way it came about ; )

Thank you Mobycarp for the reminder that it wasn't too long ago that I was striving for 110 as my goal weight. I like your idea to lighten up and accept anything between 105 and 110. When I was shooting for the 110 I thought I was 5;4" but recently was measured again and am only 5'3" Shrinking as I get older. So I am going to not be so hard on myself and the number on the scale.

I do hope you all are having a great Sunday.
Enjoy your day.

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GOANNA2 7/28/2014 6:12AM

    I agree that you should aim for between 105 and 110.
worrying about it all the time gives you more stress
which you don't need. Glad to hear that you are OK
after the night's 'adventure'.
Sorry to hear about your FIL. I pray that he will be
able to start getting stronger. Must be a worry for
you and your DH. Hang in there. I hope your mum is
doing well so that you have one less thing to worry
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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 5:24AM

    Will keep FIL in my prayers Sallie, hugs to you sweetheart emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/28/2014 12:50AM

  So sorry that You and DH are on a Roller Coaster with FIL and His Health. He is Fighting when He has the Energy . When He has No Energy it is easier on Him not to Fight at all it sounds like. I hope that the Protein Powder and Vanilla Milkshakes Helps Him gain in Strength and Energy. Time will tell. God is in Control. I know losing a Parent and having to let them go is extremely hard for all concern too. I feel for Your Husband and what the Both of You are going through. God Blessings Always. So sorry that You were sick all night. I hope that You are feeling much better by now.. Get Plenty on Rest and Sleep. Good Thoughts. Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fo
r All Of You. May God Be With All Of You Always. Have a Nice Day. Take Care.

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JANIEWWJD 7/28/2014 12:46AM

    I really feel for you. It's awful when we have an elderly parent who is ill. We feel helpless. I pray he begans to feel better. It's so hard, isn't it? I really feel your weight will settle down once your medication is readjusted. Try to have a good day, Sallie; and don't worry so much about FIL. God will take care of him. God bless you and get some rest!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 7/27/2014 11:39PM

    Sallie hoping FIL gets regulated soon. I know this up and down is so discouraging for all. You ad yours are in our prayers

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/27/2014 11:33PM

    It might have not been the broccoli, but stress, Sallie. Letting go is so hard. My prayers for you and hubby and peace for FIL.

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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 10:29PM

    Hope both FIL and you get to feeling better. HUGS!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/27/2014 10:07PM

    So sorry to hear that he is not doing well and will keep him and you both in prayers. emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 7/27/2014 7:50PM

    Dealing with declining parents is hard. I am in the same boat. We can only do whast we can do. I'm glad you are accepting your weight. It will go down, probably when you stop trying so hard!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 5:45PM

    So sorry to hear about your FIL. It's difficult to go through. . . for you and him.

Hope you're feeling better today.

HUGS my dear.

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_LINDA 7/27/2014 2:15PM

    So very sorry for the roller coaster you are experiencing with your FIL's health :-(( His recovery has been so difficult :-(( Praying he starts to have more good days then bad..
I can't eat broccoli, its a very gas producing vegetable and upsets my stomach.. Might be something you have to stay away from. Glad you lost the weight, but not like that.
Hope your day is better today!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/27/2014 1:58PM

    Quit worrying about that certain number! We all fluctuate about 5 lbs so be content with that. You are beautiful and a couple of extra pounds won't change that!

I hope FIL feels better soon. I just think the surgery was a mistake for him. Older people generally fail after a surgery like that, but I will keep him and you all in my prayers and hope for the best!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/27/2014 12:41PM

    Sorry you were so sick last night emoticon It really is one of those days isn't it. I hope you've managed to get a bit of rest and I hope the protein powder helps fil

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LIS193 7/27/2014 12:23PM

    So sorry your FIL is going through a bad stage... hope he will pick up with the prospect of family visiting,
Being sick is not the preferred way to lose a few pounds :( Glad it was short lived and you are feeling well again!

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JENNEINAZ 7/27/2014 11:52AM

  A weight range sounds like a good target for you. Maybe it would be less stressful.

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COMPCHIC52 7/27/2014 11:40AM

    My daddy had stopped eating . We did the milk shakes towards the end he would eat pop sickles then went to nothing. He was tired and ready to go home with Jesus. It is hard sometimes we have to let go. Prayers for all ya`ll it is gonna be ok either way you go. feeding tube or not. emoticon

your body sometimes decides what weight it likes . it may want you closer to the 110 then 105. stress can make ya put on 2 or 3 lbs too. sorry you were sick glade you feel better. drink water so you don't get dehydrated. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/27/2014 10:58AM

    I'm so sorry you're at FIL is not doing well! He's in my prayers! That is a bummer that you were up all night sick! But on the positive side you did lose 2 pounds! That has to make you feel really good today! You are so funny... We are so much alike! I also shrink 1 inch to0! I told you we're two peas in a pod! I think you're my sister I didn't have! I think you're awesome Sallie! I hope you and your honey have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and love!
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NASFKAB 7/27/2014 10:52AM

  prayers & well wishes for all of you

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How can this be?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank you all again for your encouraging thoughts regarding both my FIL and my weight gain "problem".

FIL report was better yesterday. The IV is working again and they said he had eaten dinner. When I went to visit he was sleeping so I didn't disturb him. They said he had exercised which wore him out. The nurse also told me that she asked him if he didn't want to get well so he could sit up and visit when the family arrives next week. He said that he wanted to do that. The nurse doesn't think he is giving up. They also told me that he was cute now to 1/4 of patch for the morphine. So that is also good. I hope he gets his sharp mind back. Will check on him again today.

Now, what the heck is going on with me??? I am eating my normal foods when I want to take a pound or two off. Around 1200 calories. But I am still gaining. Today after eating on plan I was up to 109.5. My tummy is bloated and I am confused. My goal weight and where I feel good is 105 as I have very small bones. So I am going to talk to my doctor and see if it is the Wellbutrin anti depressant that I am taking. Funny part is if you look that up on the internet is says is sometimes causes weight loss. So leave it to me to have a body that does the opposite. Funny thing, I wasn't depressed to begin with when my doctor put me on the antidepressant but she wanted me on it to calm my type A personality and to help me deal with stress as stress can flare up my autoimmune disorder. But you all know that I will be depressed if all I do is continue to gain weight while taking it. Yikes. So will check that whole thing out. I don't think it's the small amount of prednisone (5mg) that I am taking as it never effected me that way in the past and I could still lose weight while on even higher doses.

So confused I am and even though I am trying hard not to let the scale dictate how I feel on any given day it still is discouraging. And I don't want to buy new clothes!!! Not a hold lot to chose from that I like here in our village. I would have to drive to Guadalajara to the mall to find things I like and then it's expensive. So somehow I will work this out and find a diet that will get the now 5 pounds off.

I do hope you all have a great Saturday.

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JANIEWWJD 7/28/2014 12:38AM

    Your FIL sounds like he really wants to get well. I pray that he does, and that he is able to visit with family when they come to see him. About the weight gain; it could possibly be you anti-depressent they put you on. I know when my doctor put me on Valium for my Meniere's, it caused me to gain weight. Good luck with that. Ask your doctor about it and see what he has to say. Medicine is funny sometimes. Oh well, I do pray things work out for you!! God bless you and have a great week!!!
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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/27/2014 1:50PM

    Glad FIL is doing better.

I would stop daily weighing Sallie and reduce to once per week. Everyone's weight fluctuates day to day due to many factors but weighing in once a week reflects more accurately your actual weight.

I would not be surprised if the antidepressant is to blame, most of them cause weight gain. Some will cause weight loss, such as prozac, right at first but over the long haul they typically put weight on.

Drink lots of water and eat foods that help reduce belly fat. Here is a link to an article that discusses belly fat ridding foods:


I am sure that this is a short term problem for you so don't get too upset or worried because you know that will just make things worse!

Hang in there Sallie! emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 8:39AM

    DH took Wellbutrin for a time and noticed the same thing. Needless to say, he quit taking it after talking to his doctor so you aren't the only one to notice this. Hope FIL continues to improve. HUGS!

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GOANNA2 7/27/2014 5:07AM

    Glad to hear your FIL is exercising and eating
and hopefully on the road to recovery. Sorry to
hear about the bloating and the stubborn pounds.
Hopefully if it is the antidepressant, something
can be done after you talk to the doctor. Never
stop taking it just like that. I'm sure you will
work it out. Try not to stress about it.
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_LINDA 7/27/2014 1:13AM

    That is good news your FIL was able to eat again.
The fact your tummy is bloated means you are reacting to something, and the only new something is your meds is it not? Hope you can figure it out, especially if you are eating everything that you were before with nothing new in it..
Enjoy your Sunday!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/26/2014 11:02PM

    Sallie, I'm so glad to hear you're FIL is doing better! It could be the anti-depressants that are causing you to gain weight! I think you just really need to talk to you doctor about it! Try not to worry about your weight right now! The weight will come back off!
I hope you have a wonderful day! You are always in my prayers! Hugs and love!
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EDDYMEESE 7/26/2014 8:58PM

    I'm glad FIL is doing better :)

Could the weight just be WHAT you're eating rather than how much?

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WHITEANGEL4 7/26/2014 7:59PM

    Salle sometimes an antidepressant can cause weight gain. It changes how your system processes things. It slows you down

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123ELAINE456 7/26/2014 5:12PM

  Glad to hear that FIL ate dinner and will continue to eat his meals every day. That will help him get stronger all the way around. He will feel much better too. Now about your weight problem I would talk to your doctors and the Medical Team and let them help You figure out what is going on. It could be the Anti-Depressant that is the cause of it. You was doing fine til after You started taking it. Try not to worry about it. The weight will come back off. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Weekend. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!For Everyone. Take Care.

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MOBYCARP 7/26/2014 2:46PM

    When I started reading your blogs, you had a goal weight of 110 and fretted when your weight got down to 108. Now you have a goal of 105 and are fretting that you're up to 109.5.

Perhaps you need a goal range, maybe don't worry about it as long as you're below 110 and above 105? Those might not be the absolute best numbers, but the idea is to cut yourself some slack and allow fluctuation within a range.

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COASTAL6 7/26/2014 2:26PM

    Try to have a good day emoticon
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LIS193 7/26/2014 11:58AM

    Talk to your doctor and take it from there. Being small 5 pounds make a big difference - good luck!

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JENNEINAZ 7/26/2014 11:09AM

  I hope you find a way to be comfortable in your body. And thanks for the good update on FIL.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 10:30AM

    My dear, I think the most sensible thing is to talk to the Dr., which you're going to do.

Just a word or 2 about meds, though. You are right on! Meds are SUPPOSED to act one way and another, but sometimes they do the exact opposite. And maybe that's what's going on with the Wellbutrin.

I have a type A personality too. I get things done, organized, the whole 9 yards. BUT (and isn't there always a big BUTT!) we also tend to internalize stress, and it comes out in increased cortisol released in our body. THAT would be on top of what prednisone you're taking. One of the things cortisol does is hold onto fat and water. Tenaciously! So, obviously, that makes it more difficult to lose those pounds. You'll do it, though, I know.

Glad you're talking w/the Dr.

Glad to hear the news of your fil too.

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/26/2014 10:20AM

    Well it's about how comfortable you feel so don't beat yourself up about preferring a certain weight and wanting to stay there, it makes total sense! I really do hope you figure it out as it must be frustrating if you are pretty much following the same diet.

Best wishes to fil too, glad he got up and had a better day.

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FIL not doing well again

Friday, July 25, 2014

When I went out to visit him yesterday he was in bed again on IV and not doing well. The say he is not eating. Yesterday they were going to cut back on the Morphine patch again which is good. And that is the only pain med he is on so once they stop it he will be off the pain meds. He wasn't doing well at all and I got the feeling he is giving up. So sad to see. When I asked him to please try to eat he just started to cry. I talked to my DH and his view is that he has to make up his mind to try and that there really isn't anything we can do. And he says if the quality of life for him is to be in bed all the time that it isn't a life at all. My DH seems prepared to let him go if that is what he chooses. It is so different from my Mom's attitude. hope he is fairing better today when I go.

On another note I am really holding on to those recent pounds. My body is trying to tell me it likes being at 108.5! But I am trying to tell it "NO" I feel better at 105. I know it's only 3.5 pounds but on a small frame it makes a big difference. So I am going to cut back a bit again today and see what happens. but the good news is that I feel healthy and that is most important!!!

I do hope all of you are doing well. Thank you again for all your positive thoughts and prayers for my FIL. They means so much to me.

Have a terrific day

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/26/2014 5:19AM

    Sorry to hear about fil, cannot be easy for you guys to watch at all emoticon

Glad you are feeling healthy though, long may it continue.

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JANIEWWJD 7/26/2014 12:50AM

    It makes me sad that your FIL is doing badly. I hate to see people suffer; it makes me want to cry. You are such a good daughter-in-law Sallie. If anybody can give him courage, you can!!! Good luck and God bless you and your FIL!!!
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MJREIMERS 7/25/2014 8:02PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your FIL. It is so hard!

I'm glad you are doing better. Try not to worry too much about the 3.5 pounds, but I understand! I am where LIS193 is, and like you, I feel better a few pounds lighter.

Hang in there and have a great weekend.

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TRAVELGRRL 7/25/2014 7:05PM

    So sorry about your father in law. Keep up the good work.

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123ELAINE456 7/25/2014 4:31PM

  Sallie I'm so sorry to hear that FIL is having a mayor setback. For a few days He seem like he was doing good sitting outside in the fresh air in his chair. I agree with your Husband. It is up to FIL weather he wants to fight to live or not. It is up to him now. I hope he begin to improve and get back on his feet. God Blessings Always. Don't worry about your weight. You will lose it. You are under a lot of stress right now with FIL. Hope things will get better for all of You very soon. I'm on a medication for Nausea now that you put under tongue and let it dissolve. It works Great. It helps me a lot with my nausea. If you want to know the name of it let me know and I will send it to You. Good Thoughts , Lots Of Prayers And Hugs Coming Your Way. Make sure You are taking care of Yourself though this Please. Have a Very Good Day.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/25/2014 4:29PM

    So glad you are feeling healthy. I'm sure you'll get your weight exactly where you want it. But I know it is so much easier for me to maintain a few pounds over the weight I truly like. It's hard to decide, but I trust you'll figure it out.

Best wishes for dealing with your family. It is so good of you to encourage your FIL .It's not easy. Take care.

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RORYLYONS 7/25/2014 4:12PM

    So sorry to hear your fil isn't doing well. I will keep him in prayer and light a candle for him as well. Take care of you and dh be strong lean on the lord he will support you through this stressful time. emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 7/25/2014 3:56PM

    Just remember God is in control and its good

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ALIHIKES 7/25/2014 1:45PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your DH, and FIL. My mom stopped eating also, but in her case it was at the end of life after 4 times in hospice. The hospice RNs told me it was normal and we should not try to force food down (she couldn't keep anything down). emoticon

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KLONG8 7/25/2014 1:32PM

    Take care of yourself and I'm hoping for the best for your FIL.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 12:51PM

    While I would agree w/DH that being in bed is not quality of life, it just is too bad that your FIL is giving up. My first thought with your FIL is:

could he possibly have a bowel obstruction? Just a thought. IF that's the case, that can be remedied . . . I guess that's my thought is maybe something that's "fixable" is being missed. Anyhow, prayers.

Hang in there re: you weight. Stress knocks the stuffing out of your immune system and hormones. **SIGH**

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NASFKAB 7/25/2014 12:29PM

  we are all there for you all the best

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EDDYMEESE 7/25/2014 12:25PM

    Oh no :( I'm a so sorry :( What a roller-coaster.

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LIS193 7/25/2014 12:12PM

    Sorry to hear your FIL had a set back :( There will be good days and bad days - it is all part of his recovery.
I hear you on a few extra pounds "sticking" - I hit the 137 this morning after lunch out yesterday and that's about 2-3 pounds too many! I feel best around 135 and would like to get back to last summer's low of 134 (I'm 5'8")
Let's make this weekend a good one!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/25/2014 11:46AM

    I am so sorry, Sallie! emoticon Just know that we are here for you!

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JENNEINAZ 7/25/2014 11:30AM

  I am sorry about FIL feeling poorly. I hope that his pain and depression are under control soon.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/25/2014 10:23AM

    That's awesome news! I'm so glad you're FIL is feeling better! Sallie, I know it's easy to say.... don't worry about 3.5 pounds! The pounds will come off when your body is ready! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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GAYEMC 7/25/2014 10:23AM

    I hope it was just a bad day for FIL and he will be better today. What a change from being outside in a chair.

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_LINDA 7/25/2014 10:17AM

    Sad to hear about FIL :-( Wish they could do something for him with the nausea, wouldn't want to eat either if all you do is throw it up :-(( Praying for a better day!
I glad to know you feel healthy -you will get those pounds off!
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GOANNA2 7/25/2014 10:08AM

    Just keep encouraging him. I agree that he must
be depressed and giving up. I pray that he will
be able to get his spirits and health back soon.
You will get back to your normal weight, for sure.

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MSLZZY 7/25/2014 10:04AM

    FIL is depressed and may be giving up but please,
keep encouraging him. It may help him to recover.
Cutting back a little at a time may bet you back to
where you feel the best. HUGS!

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DLYNCH86 7/25/2014 10:03AM

    Thinking of you. Hope your FiL is feeling better today. emoticon

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Fun time with dear friends

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last night we went to dear friends house for dinner. Our friend likes to make home made pizza. They have both also gone gluten free recently after reading the book Wheat Belly. Our friends were having GI problems so they read the book and decided to try going gluten free. Well they were pleasantly surprised that all of their problems went away after going GF. So they are converts. He even did an experiment and ate some gluten to test his body and his body rebelled against the gluten. So they are converts. Unfortunately the GF pizza crust he made was too spicy for me and I ended up with a belly ache. And I haven't been eating cheese and most dairy(only Greek yogurt) I am a bit bloated today and up a pound but it was worth it to enjoy such dear friends and good company. I will get back on track today and am looking forward to eating foods that I know my body likes.

Saw FIL yesterday and he was about the same. The nurse said that she will be cutting him back on the morphine patch glad to hear that. she said she told the nurses not to tell him they are cutting it so he won't know. I hope cutting it brings back his sharp mind. I miss having good conversations with him. It's so hard right now to understand him.

Some of you have asked about my Mom after her surgery of having some of her colon removed. She is doing fine. She is 88 and a tough little cookie. I wish my FIL had some of her determination and will. She kept telling me that she wasn't going to baby herself and that she was going to work to get her mojo back. She walks to a shopping center everyday and gets a latte and sits on a bench and watches people. She made a joke saying that she feels like the old man on the old tv show Laugh In. Too funny.

I hope you all have a great day.

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    Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady. My dad will be 89 in August, and going strong!!!! I pray FIL gets his strength and "get up and go" back. It's so important. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with your friends. It's always fun to visit with old friends, isn't it? Keep up the great work, Sallie , and may you have a wonderful weekend!!!!
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EDDYMEESE 7/25/2014 12:24PM

    I'm so glad to hear your mom is back to her old self so quickly! Not that I know this from experience, but it seems like as people get older and have illnesses, there is a certain amount of gumption to get better that they have to have to get there. It worries me that your FIL is struggling so much with that...

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GOANNA2 7/25/2014 9:17AM

    Good to see you back to your good self Sallie.
Glad to hear your mum is doing so well. We women
are more resilient, aren't we? I hope your FIL starts
to feel better soon. He'll get there. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/24/2014 9:55PM

    It sounds like things are really looking up again, Sallie. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman! You must take after her.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/24/2014 7:46PM

    Why, you must be related to your mom!! Seriously, sounds like the 2 of you are made of tough stuff. Glad you enjoyed your time with your friends and hope you digestion is back on track today. Take care, Sallie. -Marsha

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123ELAINE456 7/24/2014 7:20PM

  Sounds like You had a Wonderful Time with Friends and Homemade Pizza despite You having tummy problems with it. I Hope things will keep going better for your Mom and FIL to a complete Recoveries For Both of them.. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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MJREIMERS 7/24/2014 5:58PM

    Sounds like you had a good time despite your tummy problems. Good friends make for good times.

I'm glad things are going better for your mom and FIL. Hopefully, it will continue that way!!!

Have a great rest of the week.

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WHITEANGEL4 7/24/2014 3:34PM

    Glad to hear you had some good times with good friends. I do hope FIL will do better on less meds. Your mom sounds like she is really detemined. Gld to hear

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/24/2014 3:04PM

    sounds wonderful & homemade pizza is so yummy, hopefully the bloat has gone down a bit by now.

now we know where you get your strength from, your mum is a trooper!

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_LINDA 7/24/2014 12:18PM

    Its great to get together with friends and homemade gluten free pizza is wonderful -I would have loved it as I love spicy!
That is great news about your Mom, sounds like a real go getter!
Is morphine the only heavy drug your FIL is getting? Maybe something else is affecting him. I know demerol, another popular pain killer made both my Mom and Stepdad go loopy, and it was a popular one given in the hospitals here.
Hope you recover from the belly ache soon..

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/24/2014 11:48AM

    I am so happy you had a great night, despite your bellyache! That is awesome news that your mom and your FIL is doing better! Your mom sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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JENNEINAZ 7/24/2014 11:47AM

  Dinner with friends is always special. I hope you have a great day!

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GAYEMC 7/24/2014 11:42AM

    Sounds like a nice time with friends

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LIS193 7/24/2014 11:28AM

    Glad you had a great time, despite the bellyache..
Your FIl keeps improving and your mum is just amazing!!

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NASFKAB 7/24/2014 11:06AM

  great you enjoyed the company

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DISNEY4537 7/24/2014 10:33AM

    I always enjoy homemade dinner with friends! I am glad you had an awesome time! Awesome! Glad to hear your mom is doing well! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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