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Monday, June 01, 2009

Since my accidental fall on April 26, my pain and disability have increased steadily, until yesterday it seemed the same, but today I could tell I was definately better. It is very hard for me to lose weight partially because of slow metabolism and partially because I can do very little exercise due to numerous health problems. Imagine my despair these last five weeks of being practically immobile and having to depend on others to prepare my food or sometimes just bring in fast food!. What made things worse was the fact that a few days of that time I could not even sit at my computer to get the encouragement and moral support that is such a help when I'm having a bad day. This morning changed all that as I realised that my pain and movements had improved overnight. I can see hope ahead, and even if I have gained some or all of my weight back Tuesday (my weigh in day) I will feel good about myself. At least I had sweet, reliable friends around to help me out. With God's help I will still be down to 145 before year end!! emoticon

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AJANNIE 6/1/2009 11:23AM

    Praise the LORD im so happy for you , we are here for you keep up the good work. jannie emoticon

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If the only place you can walk to is the fridge or bathroom, what to do?

Friday, May 15, 2009

It has now been 19 days since I took a fall in my yard and got up thinking I wasn't hurt, except maybe my ego. After about 3 days I began to feel pain when I walked and it has grown progressively worse since then. Went to doc and got x-rays which were all negative and was put on pain meds and muscle relaxers to see if that would make it go away. After another week I went back and got an MRI scheduled and stronger meds (oxycontin), but continue to hurt just as bad. The MRI was yesterday and so far no results. Meanwhile I continue to walk around in a drug induced fog and continued pain. It is so frustrating, but I am trying to continue on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I even walk around in the house, grunting and groaning every step I take, but I hurt while sitting down too, so why not do what I can? Trying to cut out the foolish eating I have been doing too. Just can't give up, and I know I will have a lot of sparkers out there praying for me and the docs to find out what is wrong. Thanks! emoticon

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AUNTYEVIL 5/15/2009 10:38PM

    All you can do is take it one day at a time...and yes, I know it's frustrating.

Soft tissue injury is the worst because you reach the point that you become convinced it's all in your head (even though the pain is in your back). Take it slow and easy and try not to allow it to get to you. If one day seems like more than you can handle...try focusing in something smaller, a half day, an hour, whatever it takes.

Reward yourself for not grabbing food for comfort with something else...a gentle cuddle with your husband, a hot bubble bath...remember you've come so far already!

We are here praying for you, and giving you as much support as we can...


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ULTREYA3211 5/15/2009 9:48PM

    You know we are praying for you. Hope that you find some relief. If you have a sitdown hobby (knitting or crocheting or scrapbooking or reading. try to do those when called to the refrigerator. I ask for God's help too.
I see we started SparkPeople the same day. We can pull together. Penny

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PICKIE98 5/15/2009 9:18PM

    If you cannot resist walking to the fridge, walk backwards,, won't be facing the food that way LOL!!
seriously though,, bruised or pulled anything is so painful!! Anti-inflammatories, rest, and gentle to yourself actions help until the doc can call you..
a bruised coccyx (tailbone) and anything connected to the spine pulls each time you move or stretch,, be gentle...

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PATRICIA441 5/15/2009 8:44PM

  Just a thought. As the X-rays and MRI showed no break can it be a very bad bruise and pulled tendons? That happened to me and it was extremely painful. My ankle swelled and I thought for sure it was broken, had it checked and did not show a break. Do you have it wrapped? Watch the oxycontin. That can be very addictive.Will be keeping you in prayer. Healing hugs. Pat

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Fighting discouragement

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Just a week ago I reached a long sought after goal...weighing under 200 pounds for the first time in about 20 years. I had fallen flat on my back( on the ground: a soft surface according to a friend) the previous Sunday night, but had felt very little pain, considering. Then every day for the past week I have hurt worse and worse, which of course, makes me want to nibble on something, Hurts worse when I walk, or try to bend,get in my car, etc., so you can imagine what that has done to my exercise effort. I am not giving up...I know that that old destroyer would be happy to see me get discouraged and go back to my old ways, but I also know I have a bunch of people rooting for me on Spark People, maybe some even will pray for me. So I WON'T GIVE IN!!!

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  I am humbled by your willingness and strength. You could easily throw in the towel and grab the nearest morsel of whatever temps you. Instead you come to sparkpeople and write it out.
Instead of even thinking the food might make things better. Grab a water, and slowly move towards a pool or a hot tub :)
I just discovered you on here so dont you give up now! We are rooting for you!

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2BASWAN 5/7/2009 11:24PM

    What an achievement to get under 200 lbs! Be patient with yourself and allow healing to happen. Good for you in not giving up.

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CHARLIESANGEL10 5/7/2009 11:23PM

    You can do it--all things are possible with God. Read my blog on my spark page called Baby steps add up---you'll see my most recent struggle, I was very discouraged, but just kept going slowly, now 19 months later I'm so glad I did. Fight the good fight--I'm fighting it with you.

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    wow!!!! Remember, slow and steady wins the race..... How are you feeling????

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Trying to Pick up the Pieces

Monday, April 20, 2009

Yesterday I got news that my brother, who has been in cancer remission for eight years, has had it return. I suspicioned it was happening and was already planning a trip out there in May for what I knew might be my last visit with him. I thought I would be prepared to face the news when it happened. I wasn't. At first I was numb, then thinking of all the ramifications the news would have, I immediately began to crave something sweet. I tried to be sensible about it, but the monster inside had control and I ended up eating a little of everything til I just couldn't eat anymore. Thankfully it didn't make me sick and my blood sugars were even normal this morning. Later when I posted all the stuff I had eaten, which was about twice as much as I was supposed to, I was ashamed and a little depressed, it is so hard for me to lose. But I found that instead of continuing to console myself with food, I was ready to pick up where I left off, only with a new determination to get healthier and get it in my head that when something like this happens I need to depend on God and not food.

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HEALTHY4HIM 4/27/2009 8:04AM

    Praying for you and your brother. I know you'll keep your eyes on the Lord... and know that He will sustain you through whatever challenges you are called to face.

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ULTREYA3211 4/20/2009 4:02PM

    My prayers are with you and your brother. I recently lost my Mom and know how devastating it can be. I pray that you have a good visit with your brother. emoticon

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Here I Sit....Ain't God Good!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Went to doctor yesterday and got anti-biotic for strep, xray of knees and cortisone shots in both, x-ray of ribs, got a rib binder to here i sit. isn't God wonderful??He knew all this was going on , so He had my next door neighbor give me a much better computer and install it Sunday night. One of the new thin screen monitors, too. He had also taken time to install a firewall and anti-virus program, plus a few other programs he thought would be helpful, or that I might be interested in. It has 4 times more memory than my dinasour had, so not to worry there. Now I can visit more and really get to know SparkPeople and study some nutrition and still have time to do some of the other things I enjoy too. When God arranges things He leaves nothing lacking.

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TAPPANGA 4/15/2009 2:07PM

    God is great!!!

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BILLIE-S-LADY 4/15/2009 1:52AM

    I am sorry that you are sick and having to sit, but yes, God does work in mysterious ways to give us what we need when we seem to need it. I hope you get better soon! Enjoy that new computer. What a wonderful neighbor you have! Take care of yourself.

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