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things i like....

Saturday, July 17, 2010

listening to thunder, and sitting on the front porch when a soft rain is falling and the wind blowing thru the trees....
looking at tim mcgraw
listening to the rolling stones
watching my honey help me clean the house
playing with my dog sparky
watching reruns of sitcoms
joy behar, shes so wacky
going swimming, maybe someday i will again
today i drove for the first time in 2 weeks since i had knee surgery, i do ok, if i dont have to push to hard on the brake pedal, gotta drive kinda slow....
cars with air conditioners, mine doesnt have one
dreaming about the beach, will i ever get there?
sweet iced tea
aveeno positively ageless moisturizer
getting spark points

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DEE107 7/18/2010 12:33AM

    I like your blog too

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AMBOMAE82 7/17/2010 10:25PM

    Know what I like? I like your blog! emoticon

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this darn leg...and coupon woes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ok, so its been 12 days since my surgery and i go back to the surgeon tomorrow for a follow up, and i have a few words for him...when is my leg going to feel better dude?!?!....i have been in pain today, my mom says its because its been wet and rainy today and i was sitting outside early today while it rained.
but i had to take pain meds today, twice, i had been cutting way back on them, and when i go back to the doc tomorrow i am going to ask about physical therapy and i just hope it doesnt hurt when they start it cuz i might kick like a mule with my good leg...
i have a question, does anyone in here use internet coupons? and if so, at walmart???
i tried using a coupon there the other day and the guy didnt even look at it to see the amount or where it came from, he just said, we dont take internet coupons, and didnt listen to me when i asked why, just shrugged.
so, does anyone use them and if so, where??? and should i try again at walmart with a different cashier or even a manager???

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SOFT_VAL67 7/14/2010 10:33AM

    this one even has my name on it, it has the barcode the company name and the date all like a regular coupon it came directly from the company

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JAZZWOMAN1266 7/14/2010 9:19AM

    Hope you have a good Dr. meeting. Remember it takes time. I am on the 7 week mark after my surgery and I still have daily pain and muscle soreness. I just have to realize it takes time for the body to heal. You will get there!

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GENIEJENN 7/13/2010 9:20PM

    Most places have stopped taking internet coupons. 2 big reasons are that they are sometimes hard to scan or read, and depending on the site, people can print out how ever many they want as often as they want. I used to use internet coupons all the time until they were no longer excepted at stores. Makes me wonder why these sites still bother with making them.

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to my own self be true

Monday, July 12, 2010

well i had to reschedule my docs appt i had for tomorrow, i guess i didnt have to but i did.
for one, i cannot drive yet, and i am still having trouble getting up and down my steps, the knee pops and cracks and sometimes it hurts like a cows bite, well if they do i bet it hurts.
anyway, so i call thinking they will get me in 2 or 3 weeks, i find out my doc is leaving next week and wont be back until sept and they cant get me in til sept this is a mixed blessing.
on the one hand, it might set me back on his schedule, but, it will give me time to get back on the track i was one before my injury sidelined me.
i still cant walk for exercise and sometimes, i even have trouble walking period.
but i have 8 weeks and no more excuses....if i were on 2 good feet and could walk and really get a good burning exercise going, i might be able to do 15 to 20 lbs in 8 weeks, and if i could do 10 to 14 i would even be thrilled.
but this gives me the chance to do 8 at least.
but i am going for 16...heck if i cant lose 2lbs a week, then what am i doing here?
even with the injury i should be able to do that, and the first thing, is good bye yet again to coca cola...that drug is my addiction, but tomorrow hes gone.
i might be setting my self up for failure, was it babe ruth who used to point to the bleachers before he hit the ball to indicate where it was going?
i am pointing to 16 lbs, i just hope im as good as the babe!!!!

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TWOTIMESS 7/12/2010 8:20PM

    Home runs for you!

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have i earned it?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

i am on the fast track to receiving a new trophy from spark people. but have i earned it? if i look at my food tracking, no...exercising=no...journaling=no...
but maybe i deserve something for all the hell i have been thru since june 4th...boy now there is a day i wish i could re do...
the day i tore my meniscus in my leg====setting off a chain of events that messed it all up for me...
unable to walk
unable to go for walks
doc appts back to back to back
carpal tunnel aggravated
husband off on vacation==cant go anywhere with old hobble leg
husband is so good to help me, cooks and cleans and helps me in and out of the tub....
sitting on couch eating and feeling sorry for myself while taking pain pills that just made me hungry and eating some more.
but, i am off the crutches...tomorrow is a week since surgery...go back to doc on 14th, havent needed the pain pills the last 2 days...watching my portions and calories better now...
i think i just might be getting back on track if i dont jinx it...
i will take my trophy and be happy for the first time in over a month

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/8/2010 12:45PM

    How awful going through all that. You are healing quickly as you are no longer on pain pills or crutches. You will be back on track in no time. Best wishes for your continued recovery.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/8/2010 12:07PM

    Wow, I'm so sorry to hear all you been through. You can't worry about exercising until you are healed but you can stay on Spark, read the articles, connect with friends, learn new ways to eat, earn your points and when you are healed you'll be ready to lose big time!

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knee surgery and after

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

well the day came for my surgery on friday...i was scared, but i came thru ok, bill sat with me until they came and wheeled me in and the last thing i remember was them placing those electrodes on me and telling me to breath into the mask.
i woke i suspected with alot of back pain, from laying for so long in one position.
my throat sore and tight from the tube and coughing alot.
they gave me morphine and valium to help with the pain and after about an hour they sent me home.
dazed and confused and hungry and scared and ready to crawl onto the couch and not move.
will write more later as the cruthces have aggravated my carpal tunnel...what a week

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    get well soon emoticon

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery! emoticon

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MISSLOIS 7/6/2010 4:41PM

    Hang in there It will get better each day!!!

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BRAVEONE92 7/6/2010 1:25PM

    Better to to take it easy for awhile. Hopefully, your knee will heal fast and you will feel much better. Take care of your self. emoticon

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