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My Mammogram

Saturday, July 02, 2011

A few days before my mammogram, I was nervous and scared. U see I have a history of breast cancer in my family. My aunt was my mother as far as I was concerned. She raised me since I was 4 years old. I grew up as a polite and repectable woman in the south.

While I was in college, my aunt got seriously sick from her chemo. So I came home and took care of until she had to be hospitalized. After about five months, on Valentine's Day, the lord and savior, Jesus Christ called her home so she would no longer suffer anymore.

Women 40 and older must get a mammogram every year. It's important to get early detection. Early detection of breast cancer is vital and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. While I was waiting to be called next, I thought this will save me or cure me.

I would say that the young lady did her job well but it did hurt a little bit. They used a machine to mash ur breast down. She asked about my family history too. After 4 pic I was told to go home and in 5 days, I would be sent a letter. I received my letter with good results and oh I was so relieved. But also don't forget to do self exam for bumps and lumps. This will also help to detect early cancer.

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Love u all

Stacey

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/11/2011 5:17AM

    So glad your mammogram was normal! Always important for every woman to get the mammagroms and do Self exam! emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 7/25/2011 9:34PM

    So glad your mammogram turned out fine. My mother had breast cancer and went through more than I like to remember.

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MS_SWEETHEART 7/2/2011 7:45PM

    emoticonI'm so happy your mammogram turned out fine. I've never had one, but I'm going to make an appointment to have one. I usually wait for things to happen before going to the doctor, but this time I'm going to give being proactive a try. Thanks, and again, glad everything turned out fine. emoticon

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MELIVA 7/2/2011 3:36PM

    Glad all was well with your exam and thanks for the reminder to keep up with ours (both self-exam and mammograms)!



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Where has the time gone!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wow I can not believe that it's going on emoticon for me. All I want to do right now is cry cuz so far I have not lost as much weight as I should have by now. I don't have a scale cuz I know that it would make me sad. So I just wait still I go to the doctor's each month and get weighed there. One of my mine problem is treating myself with emoticon every now and then. I call myself eating 1200 calories a day to lose those pounds but it doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have any subjection's?

Dealing with depression and diabetes is not fun at all. On my bad days, all I want to do is throw things but instead I punch my pillows. emoticon I would like to go outside and walk but the temperature has been up in the 100's for the past month. Oh bty remember when I was having problems with my AC, well it's finally fixed. emoticon

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ZENSTEPH 6/27/2011 2:34PM

    Hi there. I've also been doing spark for about 6 months and I've lost about 5lbs during this time. I'm trying to not let the numbers get me too low or too high. I've had a couple periods where I just flat out was not willing to track food and that always led to me re-gaining a bit of weight. I am trying to look at all of this as a long term unstoppable process in which there will be up and downs, and most likely things will go waaay slower than I would like. What I often ask myself is am I getting healthier? Do I feel better or look bettter? Yesterday I had to go to a memorial for a relative who died suddenly. I kept getting compliments on how good I looked. I know the scale has changed, at most about 5lbs since I last wore this outfit. I'm just getting "back on track" after a couple weeks of getting slammed by all the estate related business (and grief). So these compliments were extra nice to hear. I said thank you and did not try to minimize the comments by saying oh, its just a few pounds, etc. I said thank you period. Internally, I thought to myself, even through these up and downs, I am going in the right direction. Am I just for today committed to this process? I can so easily "go negative" on all this, so I have to break it down like this. I hope some of this could be helpful to you today. hugs, zensteph

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1BEACHWALKER 6/20/2011 10:49PM

    Have you read the articles on how the body goes into starvation mode if you are not eating enough? If you are exercising 30 min.aerobicly a day- you aren't eating enough calories! Are you using the SP tracker? If you put in there how much you want to lose and a date and how much aerobic exercise you do each day/week they will monitor your progress and tell you if you are eating enough or too much! I have to lose around 10- pounds too and my calorie intake is 1700-2100, since I walk quite a bit. It is getting harder to walk in the 90's though, but I usually go for 20-30 min. drink water as I go and it isn't that bad! I used to hate to sweat and now I just feel like hey, wear a sweat band, take a towel and believe it is sweating the fat out! If it is too hot-heat index over 100, I do exercise in the house with Wii Fit, chair exericse and ST. I even walk around the house sometimes!
At 1200 calories that doesn't give you much room to enjoy a treat like chocolate once in awhile! That is probably a good calorie limit if you do not exercise at all. But, from your fitness minutes, looks like you are. Your body needs fuel or it will think it is starving and keep the fat it has and not let you lose weight to protect itself! Two pounds a week is a good goal-losing slower is better medically for everyone. Who knew losing weight had to be such a science! Hang in there! emoticon

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PMFISH 6/19/2011 2:58PM

    6 months is a short period of time. Who decided how much you should lose in 6 months? Was it a realistic number. You can exercise in the house, even in a chair. That is how I had to start. I have been here much longer than 6 months and have lost the same 5 pounds over and over. I just started back at the gym, had to take my oxygen of course. But starting over, and the good Lord willing I can go 6 months without having medications that put weight on in a week. Instead of beating your self up, look at what you have accomplished. How long did it take you to put the weight on? Give thanks for what you have and just keep working at it. Another 6 months, then more progress.

Nothing but good energies and prayers coming your way. Hang in there, YOU CAN DO IT!

Pat


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My Landlord

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Remember back in May when I was dealing with my maintenance man about my air conditioner. U would not believe this but the landlord had to buy a brand new system. After they thought the problem was over, they found a leak in the system on the roof of the building.

Becuz the bedroom was so hot w/o the air conditioner that I didn't get enough sleep. So finally they called some real professionals to fix it. It took them three (3) days during the weekend until they were satisfy with the work.

And during all of this, my so called landlord was always complaining about how much money he was dishing out!! He's not a good person to deal with but I get along with anyone cuz I was raised that way. God doesn't like bad people.

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BAREFOOTN 6/10/2011 9:07PM

    I don't get why people want other people to live somewhere they wouldn't want to live. Now, if your landlord lived like that then I could understand not knowing better, but I bet he doesn't. emoticon

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MSCAROL3 6/10/2011 8:46PM

    i feel that almost all the landlords are like that.they want to take the money,but don.t want to do any repairs.i had two of them that awayone even wanted us to pay for repairs,that we we're even responsed for.it got real bad.and he was upset because we called state board of him.he was very upset because he had only 3days to get it fixed,

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Woooo

Friday, May 06, 2011

U can say that I had a good day except I had to deal with my chair and sweating. My so called maintenance man keeps forgetting to come to fix my air conditioner. emoticon He stated that he might have time tomorrow. I look forward to my weekends cause I don't have to worry about anyone coming over.

I'm also a person that make sure that I arrange for any deliveries to be made on the week days only. Now to my exercises, I do what I can with my disability and all. But the point is that I do them and it doesn't matter how long or short it takes to exercise.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/9/2011 1:07PM

    Ugh. I feel for you - our air conditioner went out too and we put a new one in last night. We were so hot and cranky.

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1BEACHWALKER 5/10/2011 5:19AM

    Hope your A/C got fixed! I know how hot TX can get ( I lived there for 2 years in Ft.Worth)! I always feel the any exercise is better than nothing! My one team has a challenge that you get up once a day and walk in place or around the room during a commercial! So even doing that is movement! emoticon

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GLOMER 5/9/2011 6:30PM

    Keep going with what you can and I love the weekend also. Hope the air is fixed. emoticon

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LDY_ALI_79 5/9/2011 8:20AM

    emoticon I love my weekends too!

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The shuttle

Friday, April 29, 2011

U know it's a good thing that NASA double checks the shuttle. They say that it'll go up in the next 48 hours. I wonder if they should really send the space shuttle up at this time. This world is going through so much turmoil right now.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 5/10/2011 5:12AM

    I think they did delay it for awhile longer. We saw it go up twice. We drove over to see it and it was awesome! One night we were driving home clear over on the other coast (150 miles away) and looked over as we crossed a bridge and saw the trail of smoke from the shuttle as it took off. It was beautiful! Let's hope they don't have any more problems!

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