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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I am happy to say I stay on c-pap for 6 hours.My longest time yet. I am sleeping better than I have in years but can't see results yet. maybe once I adjust to new med it may get better.
I just found out the medtronic care link machine is suppose to be on all the time.It is a newer one. When they checked my ICD they found out mine was off anyway. She turned it on and told me my box at home should be on. It takes a phone line and the one in our room hasn't been used in forever. Bill can't get the cord plugged in.He is working on it now. Can't get it to work.Will call phone company in morning
I have done great with eating today.Hope it lasts til bedtime.
I made up some cereal packs this morning.I put 1/2 cup of raisin bran and 1/2 cup of cherrios in each.145 cal.Now with fat free milk and small piece of banana I can have a 205 cal breakfast.
We had grilled porkchops and grilled and steamed veggies. Fresh green beans and kale steamed. fresh squash,brocolli,cauliflower,carrots and a few potatoes. I had some sweet potato slices in there but somehow I burnt them.
I ventured away from the safety of my recliner more today.Spent much more time in kitchen. Still staying away from computer room tho unless Bill is in there with me.I did go out there to get the pics I took of my big orchid and new little cactus. The orchid is really getting a lot of buds

I am back working on some of my daily goals

1. Walk to back bedroom and back 8 times. Done
2.No exercising til I see doc tomorrow
3.Lift weight 2 sets of 12. will do this in a minute---- done slower. --- used timer today
5. Attempt to stay in calorie range or at least not go over by much.But mainly aim to be in the range So far I am looking good for today
6. To reduce salt usage. ongoing still very happy with this

ok I think that is it. Hope you are having a good day. Watching crazy Jeff on Flipping out

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SARAH5321 9/8/2010 2:40PM

    Glad to hear you are doing better on the c-pap, and hope it improves for you each day - I am so jealous of your Orchids -Keep Well.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/8/2010 1:55PM

    OMG, I LOVE that show Flipping Out. That guy is such a jerk but I can't seem to stay away.

Great job on surviving 6 hours on your machine. That's wonderful!!

Grilled pork chops are yummy. It's not so bad that the sweet potatoes were burned. They're icky anyway. emoticon I have to get some more broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots because they sound so yummy, especially with some cheese sauce.

I like the coloring of your cactus. Very pretty.

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MPARKER67 9/8/2010 9:40AM

    I think lifting weights and walking counts as exercise. Glad you are feeling better and love the orchid.

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SUNNY332 9/8/2010 8:53AM

    Keep us posted on what the doc says today. I also see my lung doctor today.

Love the orchids. None of mine are blooming right now so I am jealous.

Hugs to you, my friend. Sunny

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SEAWILLOW 9/8/2010 8:25AM

    You are recovering quickly! Better to be safe than sorry!
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KATIE233 9/7/2010 11:15PM

    great pics Eleni, supper sounds good and healthy.can i come over and have supper with you and Bill.i wish i could.that would be great.oh well i,m far from florida.what do you watch on wednesday night and thursday night?take care and say hi to Bill.yes everything is all right around here. glen surgery was cancelled he met this dr.macnab he is going to try lazer first if it don,t work he will have to take dr. said maybe tomorrow around 3.30 pm unless emergency pops up somewhere.i enjoyed my little visit with him today.i thinks this is another piece of the puzzle to see how strong we are and how support we are for each other.well take care bye.hugs

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JUDY1676 9/7/2010 10:55PM

    Great job! And~~reat pics!

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TILLIEBEE 9/7/2010 9:38PM

    So happy to hear you slept 6 hours!!!!!
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BIKERDIANE 9/7/2010 9:23PM

    Pretty flowers!
Keep up the good work!

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Another quiet day.watched Tv and got some veggies bagged. Also steamed a whole bag of Kale and have a bag of green beans ready to cook tomorrow.
My supper last night turned out real good. It was just a form of pot pie but simple to make. I mixed canned cooked chicken with cream of mushroom soup and big slices of potatoes and some frozen mixed veggies. Once potatoes were cooked I sprinkled some mashed up cheez its and tostidoes that i had in a baggie for a crust.It turned out really good and was easy to make.
Did watch some tennis and an old jack nicholson movie. Bill decide I was getting out of house no matter what. so I agreed to go out for supper. Big mistake. I ate way too much and it wasn't even that good.
I am now watching Little people Big world.This is last season for it.It will be interesting to see if they stay married.
The Closer will be on in a few minutes.That is one Bill and I both like.He hates my little people LOL
I am sleeping much better with c-pap but as I said I haven't seen any benefits yet. Now my groin has starting hurting again.I must have pulled a muscle again.The last time it took months for it to stop hurting.It seems like I am always hurting somewhere. Oh well it could be worse. I am no longer glued to recliner but still staying out of back room.
Ok Closer is coming on and I am going to kick back and watch it.Hope you all had a great day

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DMLADKINS 9/9/2010 12:07AM

    Your recipe sounds great. I sure wish you were feeling a lot better. The kids begged me to buy the new Lays basamic chips. Not so good for snacking,light on the vinegar and heavy on the thyme. I think I will try your idea using those since I don't want to throw them away and Thyme and chicken go pretty well together.

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FLORIDASUN 9/7/2010 7:40PM

    I'm glad you are adjusting to the c pap. That must be a hassle until you get used to it. Is is supposed to help you sleep more restfully, and how the heck are you supposed to be more restful if your annoyed? Hummmm these modern gizmos...I'm always a little suspicious...but then you know that about me for sure!

I love The Closer, and there's another one that DH and I's called The Glades about a detective that left Chicago to move to Miami. And my all time new fav is Memphis Blues...who ever thought Earl would make such a smooth transition and baby that boy can sing! emoticon emoticon

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KATIE233 9/7/2010 3:23PM

    the last time i watched little people they were trying to get pregnant.going through lots of test.i was watching the other little couple with kids on the farm they were getting ready for a yard sale.the show is they are little and there are their kids are normal size except one.i,m glad you got 6 hours with that c- pap. well take care and have a great day.

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MDMNINA 9/7/2010 1:52PM

    Don't overdo it! You are supposed to be resting.

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MPARKER67 9/7/2010 9:31AM

    Don't ever worry about personally responding to me. I leave comments just so you know I care and am thinking of you. emoticon

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REXTINE1 9/7/2010 9:18AM

    I always like the closer, but missed it last night. I was watching CSI, and they had a double feature (8 to 10) that looked like the end of the series - the entire team was reassigned to other locations by the new director, who took over after the old one was killed.

I hope the closer is still in business.

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SUNNY332 9/7/2010 8:22AM

    I love Chicken Pot Pie - it is real comfort food around our house and DH loves it as much as I do.

Take care and have a emoticon day.

Hugs, Sunny

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    Your pot pie sounds yummy. I think I will move closer so that I can come over for dinner! LOL I hope your groin feels better soon. And um, sleeping better is a benefit, isn't it? emoticon

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DEE107 9/6/2010 10:45PM

    chicken pot pie sounds good hubby would like it

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ANNETTE117 9/6/2010 9:24PM

    Your pot pie sounds great.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/6/2010 9:17PM

    They sell chicken in a can? I had no idea. I'm really funny about my chicken. If I think I see any pink I won't touch it, even if others think I'm crazy that I see pink because they don't. OOO, the cheez-it & tostido crust sounds yummy. I love them both.

I was watching Little People, Big World too. Jason came in to fold laundry and asked me when they were getting a divorce. We'll see. Now I'm watching Kate + 8. Those kids are too cute!! Kate seems to have calmed down some.

Ouch, a groin pull is no fun that's for sure. I know my discomfort in my pelvic area will soon be gone and replaced with others that won't last. Mine is all worth it!

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Thank You to All My Spark Friends.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I want to thank all of you for your prayers, Your comments on my posts and spark page and goodies mean so much to me.Please do not get offended if I don't respond to each one.I am very blessed to have many many spark friends and I will try to keep up with your postings on your pages. But I won't be responding to all the comments I get directly but do know it is so wonderful to read them.
I am doing ok.No more incidents so that is good. Don't feel so great but I am taking a strong dose of a new med. I am also doing better with c=pap.In fact I am sleeping better than I have in a long time. Once I get this other problem under control I should see the benefits of c-pap. Bill is doing great with his.I knew he would. But he isn't feeling any better yet either.
Well I do have a lot of blogs to look at.
I am making one of my concoctions for supper.I thought of it as I was waking from short nap.
It like a pot pie but no crusts and big pieces of potatoes. Will let you know if it is eatable or if Bill heads to out to get supper emoticon

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    So glad that you are doing better! The C-Pap machine is my best friend--my husband snored horribly (not to mentioned the many times he would stop breathing during his sleep) and now we both get the best rest ever! Takes a while to get used to, but the benefits are wonderful!

Your "concoction" sounds like it would be good, although I have to admit that I do love a nice brown crust to munch on!

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CALVERTM 9/7/2010 7:24AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Just a quick note, I'm home from the hospital, everything went fine. Now I just have the rehab work, this is where the real fun begins. I'll talk to you later and let you know how everything is going. Thanks for all your encouragement!

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LYNNDE 9/6/2010 7:47PM

    I am happy you are doing better, and Bill too. No worries here if you are unable to comment....I haven't been posting much these days. Glad you are getting some sleep with the c-pap.

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REXTINE1 9/6/2010 2:40PM

    I'm glad you're doing better, and it won't hurt my feelings if you don't comment on my blogs. Just worry about yourself and Bill.

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STARPLANET2000 9/6/2010 11:52AM

    Do what you need to do! No worries!

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SEAWILLOW 9/6/2010 8:52AM

    lol your dinner sounds like some of my kitchen creations...
It is great news to know you have not had anymore episodes...You were blessed that you did not sustain a severe injury!

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SUNNY332 9/6/2010 8:44AM

    So glad you are doing better and I like it that you are doing what it best for you. Now - on to recovery.

Take care and do have a Marvelous Monday.


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KATIE233 9/5/2010 11:07PM

    hi Eleni, glad you are doing better but still take it easy. i don,t think we mine if you just blog one big thanks for everyone specially when you are not feeling well.the word is take it easy.even on computer.supper sounds yummy. emoticon emoticon

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JUDY1676 9/5/2010 10:42PM

    So glad to hear you're sleeping better and have not had any more spells! Take it easy and get to feeling better and stronger!

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MICKEY341 9/5/2010 7:32PM

    So glad you are sleeping to get you feeling better! I agree that you should do a few things, just don't over do. Listen to your body.

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CAROLYNVIL 9/5/2010 6:58PM

    so glad your doing better!

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PAULA3420 9/5/2010 6:42PM

    Glad to hear you are doing better and that the C-pap is starting to help you sleep. Step by Step and Inch by Inch you will get there, Dear Spark Friend!!!

I love making up dinners, and yours sounds good, pot pie with Big potatoes. Works for me. Can't wait to hear if Bill liked it.

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FEISTYMAMA 9/5/2010 6:29PM

    One day at a time! Good to hear you're sleeping a little better. Hopefully you'll be feeling the effects of it soon.

I love pot pie but it's the crust I love. LOL I told my family tonight it's fend for yourself. Everything my husband suggested sounded disgusting. I think he's going to make a pizza for him & the kids. I may just eat PB&J, which is what I had for lunch. Nothing sounds appetizing.

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THIAGRAM 9/5/2010 6:18PM

  So glad the C-pap is beging to work for you! Don't worry about responding to everyone. Living life and enjoying it is what counts! So do it your way! Bless you!

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CATHYJR73 9/5/2010 6:12PM

    It is wonderful when we can share recipes and see what works and what does not. Let us know about the pie. My husband would not eat a vegetable if it was the only thing left on earth. But I get around it by putting them in things he does not realize. emoticon

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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Bill and I have been talking and I am not going to make myself an invalid because I might faint. So I went to grocery store as usual. Bill did the driving but I went my way in store and he went his. I even took care of putting stuff away in fridge. Did get too much snack stuff but bagged it all up and Bill has it hidden.I still have tons of fruit and veggies to bag but will do that tomorrow. I will continue to take good care of myself but not going to stay superglued to recliner. Will just spend a lot of time in it. . emoticonI have to admit I am still a little gunshy of back room. I think I will stay out of there for awhile
When we came home this wild moth was on wall next to door

We are both doing better with c-paps.Bill is doing much better than me.The chin straps worked.(I borrowed his extra til mine comes) I am sleeping much better but not feeling better yet. Starting a new med always takes time to get use to and it makes me feel a little funny.
We got some tapes from blockbusters.We just put on The Back-up Plan. So far it looks funny
Ok Hope you all having a good weekend

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REXTINE1 9/5/2010 5:34PM

    I'm glad things are going along OK for you so far. I cut the grass today, and I felt like staying in the recliner for the rest of the day, so I know you need a little extra rest. I'm glad you're getting the cpap to work for both of you.

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FLORIDASUN 9/5/2010 11:09AM

    Hey dear friend...that moth is pretty awesome. What a big guy he is. I'm so happy that you are getting out and about a little bit. I wish you had an easier time with the c-pap, I guess it's just a matter of time. DH snores so loud I think i should look into one of those for him. I know snoring isn't the best thing for your heart. I would say I think it's because he's put on a few pounds but that theory doesn't hold water with Bill, he's as skinny as a zipper sideways! emoticon

Try to move around as much as you can, you've got to keep that blood flowing and circulating girlfriend!

Love you muchly! Be good and keep that junk under lock and key! emoticon

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RMMARS 9/4/2010 9:34PM

  keep your spirits up. checking on you every day. keep yourcamera ready. love the pictures.

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/4/2010 8:41PM

    Never ever give up or give in, your way to strong for that, but at the same time realize you do have limits so please let your body be the judge of how much you can do. Enjoy your movie. Sandy emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 9/4/2010 8:28PM

    I agree that you shouldn't be an invalid, but you need to be very careful, especially when home alone. You can't stay home, Wal-Mart needs you to visit so they don't go bankrupt. LOL I've been to Wal-Mart twice in the last 2 days. Last night we spent as much at Wal-Mart on non-food items as we spent at the grocery store. YIKES!

That's an interesting moth. I'm not a fan of those things. They flitter so fast and I hate it when they get in the house.

With Halloween around the corner, I won't even tell you what kind of snacks we bought from the store. I did good last year with the candy this time of year but it won't be easy this year.

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EMMABE1 9/4/2010 8:25PM

    Definately the right decision - its not good to sit all day anyway and socially far better that you get out!!
It would be hard to not be worried - but worse on you, staying put just in case!!
The moth is lovely -- some pretty markings.

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EMMABE1 9/4/2010 8:24PM

    Definately the right decision - its not good to sit all day anyway and socially far better that you get out!!
It would be hard to not be worried - but worse on you, staying put just in case!!
The moth is lovely -- some pretty markings.

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Superglued to recliner

Friday, September 03, 2010

My daughter Angel told me I better superglue myself to recliner.She wanted to change her weekend plans and I made her go.She is a bit of worrywart.The other kids don't even know I am having a problem. She told me this morning I was allowed to go to potty if I really had to.Too funny.She was here a couple of years ago when I fell by accident in kitchen and it scared her so this incident really upset her.
Thank you so much for comments,goodies,prayers etc.It does mean a lot. The new med should keep me from passing out like that. i am a little nervous about it happening again but I am staying close to soft landings til med is in my system good. I needed to use the other computer for a minute and made Bill go out there and sit next to me. I wanted to get some pictures he took today on a flash drive so i could post them with this laptop.
We had an ongoing contest going with our c-paps providers.We have found that we can breathe thru our mouths and both started doing it when we fall asleep.It doesn't register on machine plus it wakes you up.So we both called to see about chin straps.Then we bet on whose supply place would get it here first.He won.His came in a couple of hours and they are mailing mine.But they dropped him off 3 different ones so I will use one of his tonight.
Oh not only am I taking a new heart med I get to take 2 more potassium pills.So now I get to take 18 horse pills a day. I must have a stomach of iron .That makes about 48 pills a day not counting Advil I take. i think Bill takes 4. emoticon
Here are some pictures Bill took for me today.I gave him my #3 camera to keep in his van.I did trim them some but he did a good job.

Hope you all had a good day.

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REXTINE1 9/4/2010 3:57PM

    Now I know what the picture on Lavanderlilly's page is - a cactus flower. You may be feeble, but you still get really good pictures. Keep it up.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/4/2010 11:26AM

  The cactus flowers are beautiful!!!!! Your husband did a wonderful job.
It sounds like he is a great care-giver as well as a photographer. Keep taking good care of yourself and I hope this new medicine does the trick.
Have a great Labor Day (resting)........ emoticon

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DICHTAS 9/4/2010 10:08AM

  My neighbor has those cactus plants. They are really pretty when they bloom. We found one that was taking root on the roof. I was going to plant it but Greg said he cut all his down because black widow spiders nested in them. So no cactus for me. I am very afraid of spiders. I can't look at one even on T.V. or in print.I will just look at the neighbors as they are in the next block.
Stay in that chair. Hope the c-pap is getting better.
Yes, I agree,Bill is one of the good guys. Joanne

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2BFREE2LIVE 9/4/2010 12:55AM

    I have been thinking of you all day and was glad to see you post your status that your still in your recliner, that is exactly where you need to be. Hope you can rest and get some sleep tonight. Your Bill is a sweet heart you know. Take care of each other, I am keeping prayers sent your way. Sandy

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DEE107 9/3/2010 11:13PM

    YOu take care If I have to you do too love the pictures tooo

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FEISTYMAMA 9/3/2010 10:59PM

    Sounds like you're taking it easy. You need a bubble!

I'm sure you and Bill make a lovely couple when it's bed time. LOL

Tell Bill he did a great job taking pictures today. The blooms are beautiful!

I can't even remember to take 2 pills a day...

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WHOAMOMMA 9/3/2010 9:03PM

    Take care and I do hope the meds settle quickly.

The catcus looks lovely.

Too funny about betting on whose supplier would come through the fastest.

Have a good weekend.

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KATIE233 9/3/2010 8:51PM

    ooops daughter not granddaughter. emoticon

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KATIE233 9/3/2010 8:50PM

    Bill did a good job on the pictures. now you better take it easy.or Bill will tell the doctor and your granddaughter. hahaha.i,ll check on you tomorrow after i get back from the hospital visiting Glen. emoticon here is a cup of tea.take care.

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OURELEE1 9/3/2010 8:27PM

  Beautiful pictures. Take care of yourself. Charlotte

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