Thursday, May 05, 2011
A nice day here today. Got some cleaning done. Emptied out some drawers and storage boxes.
Not much else to report today. My back is hurting and I am going to take a hot shower and use my shiatsu massaging back pad for awhile.
I hope each of you had a nice day and stuck it out.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I really need to get back on track with my exercise.
The last few weeks I have been so busy with dealing with other family members problems and so on, that I havent had time to really focus on me and today, I had set aside a "me" day.
I had planned to go and get my nails done and maybe even a pedi...and do some shopping, maybe just buy myself a new cd or book or something.
But, alas, I ended up paying my Lowes bill, and going to the Tractor Supply store for dog food and then Wal-mart and the only thing I bought myself was some soy milk.
No painted toes or fingers.
But, It was a good day to myself and cool, so I wasnt sweating up a storm in my un-air conditioned car.
My brother has volunteered to take my car to this guy he knows to have my ac worked on again...they say the third time is a charm.
I hope so, cause I am about fed up with throwing money away...
But my fear is anytime my brother volunteers to do anything for me and I say, how much do I owe ya, he says, I guess I will let you babysit for me.
I would rather pay, cause after last night, I just dont think I can deal with the devil offspring again for a long long time.
I hope you all had a good day and got in your exercise, I sure need to get in mine.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I was really dreading today. As I blogged about yesterday, I was in charge of spending the day with the hypochondriac and her sidekick, otherwise known as mom and dad.
My mom had to have a heart cath, based on the information she gave the doctor...and I understand he thought he was helping a sick person. But the real sickness isnt of the body.
She reports on a daily basis about her excessive sweating.
But day after day I have spent in her company and have yet to see this occur. No pit stains, no wet matted hair, no dripping or running down the face, neck or arms.
I did some research and the only thing I could find was related to thyroid, of which she already takes meds for and diabetes, which she already takes meds for, even though her last a1c test didnt indicate any need for it.
She is not a diabetic even though she and my dad are totally convinced that she is.
Could be other reasons they have for that but I wont go into it here.
He is as bad an enabler as she is a hypochondriac.
Last week she convinced herself she had pneumonia and instead of going to an actual doctor, she self medicated on mucinex d, and tylenol sinus and lodrane.
And who knows what else.
She never lets the left hand see what the right hand is doing, in other words, she never informs her doctor of her excessive over the counter over medicating.
And is on more meds than one can shake a stick at for every ailment from thyroid to hormones to blood pressure to diabetes to cholesterol to depression and anxiety to pain to restless legs and so on and so on......
She spent 10 days in a psychiatric unit last year because of her unusual behavior and the docs were convinced she needed excessive testing to determine what ailment she had.
Only to discover she was med mixing to the point it was making her totally freak out.
They took her off all the lithium which she was on for bi-polar disorder, of which she IS NOT.....
They took her off lyrica and about 5 other meds.
But as time has passed shes convinced her new docs these ailments are back and is probably on meds she cant even recall what shes taking them for.
So, just as expected, the surgeon said there were no heart blockages or leaky or disrupted valves of any kind and her heart was fine other than a fast heart rate....oh btw, she failed to inform him of her excessive coffee drinking.
I dont know, I am no expert, but I dont think you are supposed to drink several cups a few hours before having a heart cath.
It is a chaotic existence dealing with this.
My sister and I took it upon ourselves last year to go and speak with her doc and get her meds straighted out.
But she has since changed docs and so now do we have to do it again, to get to the bottom of what she is taking?
Or do we sit back and listen to our dad tell us how shes dying any day now from either congestive heart failure, which today's test ruled out, or diabetes, which the test she had recently ruled out as well.
And if that wasnt bad enough, I got roped into coming home from the hospital to pick up my brothers devil possessed offspring.
This child has driven me to the brink of insanity myself this evening and no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will not, cannot and should not keep this child anymore. My own heart is at risk if i do.
He is the meanest most sassy will not mind a word, peeing out the front door, shouting, driving the dog to hide behind the couch child alive.
And I am done, its deal with one child or another.
I hate this day this evening and I feel like crap, my back is killing me.
OH NO I SOUND LIKE MY MOM!!!
Monday, May 02, 2011
What a day.
Shoo, I have peed off half the people I have talked to today, concerning my politics and my theories.....But I had fun doing it.
I did ok today calorie wise, but no exercise.
I have to do something about the new blood pressure med my doc put me on, it makes me feel so drained and draggy.
It feels like every step I take I am pulling a wagon of bricks behind me.
I dont know why medicine that is supposed to help us, sometimes makes us feel even worse.
It is no wonder so many people dont take better care of themselves.
Speaking of which.
Tomorrow is going to be a most stressful and most dreaded day.
I have to spend the day with the hypochondriac and her trusty sidekick.
Now this man is supposed to be concerned a bout this womans health...yet, all day long it will be bickering, constant nagging and bossing.
And I have to sit back and deal with these people.
My plight in life I suppose.
Well.....I have to listen to how low down and dirty every single family member is....and how this one is doing that and that one is doing this.
And spend the entire day away from home dealing with this.
Because that is what I have to do.
I hope everyone had a good day. I cant imagine there are many out there who arent pleased with the developments in Pakistan.
I knew it all along.
So, enjoy your night and I know without a doubt, everyone will have a much better and less stressful day tomorrow than myself.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The following blog is an exchange of emails I had first thing this morning....I log onto SP, and have mail, its from someone I dont recognize, but being that its SP, I think ok, it will be ok....so I respond.
Now, As soon I get the first reply I am leary, but I go on...and right away I feel uncomfortable, thinking something isnt right.
I think I was right. So, after this exchange, I report this to SP...This is word for word the emails, however, I did delete part of his name, just to keep from being accused of anything myself, but if anyone wants to know, in case they themselves want to be on the watch for this person, just private mail me and I will give you the name.
So ladies can be on the lookout, So here it is you decide how you would have reacted.
Date: 4/29/2011 - 12:37 AM
Subject: need buddy/supprt
Message: Do you offer support more one on one for others? I am a newbie and need to have some accountability.
---------- SOFT_VAL67 wrote: ----------
I dont know how much support I can be, but I am willing to help any way.
I struggle myself each day, but, I try to stay positive and help others who are struggling.
---------- _GUY wrote: ----------
I would like someone that I can email when i have issues, or maybe daily with my weight or something. Would also like to share my "weight loss" pics i take in the mirror most mornings.
I am not sure what your comfort level is or what you are willing to do, just let me know. I can do all the same for you. The biggest thing is to overcome your fear of what your body looks like to others. So sharing pics with people you will not see personaly is a great step.
---------- SOFT_VAL67 wrote: ----------
you found me where???
on what group do you belong?
---------- _GUY wrote: ----------
not sure, i was on alot of them last night. I am only a member of the look better naked group.
Date: 4/29/2011 - 9:55 AM
Subject: RE: support
Message: Ok, well I dont belong to that group, am I being punked? or are you for real? But good luck to you, I would never put naked pictures of myself on here or anyplace else online.
But whatever floats your boat.
this is my message to them-(SP)---(> (i received a message from this I GUY, and thought at first he was > just wanting a friend to help out with his weight and health issues...but, > i am not so sure...may be innocent but thought it warranted sending to be > checked out, thanks)-----------------------------------
Here is their reply back to me----
(He's on a SparkTeam called "Look Better Naked". I think that's what he was referring to. I think this message is okay, but if you see anything further from him that seems inappropriate, please report it and we'll check it out.)
So, I guess my question is, did I do the right thing? Were my feelings about this on the mark? After I responded that I wouldnt put pics of myself on here, he never responded back.
I do think this was someone being inappropriate. I wonder how far he would have gone had I kept it going? And, I wonder when SP would have felt it warranted looking into?????
People have to beware of online predators, not just young kids.
But everyone. A friend of mine recently came home to find someone had tried to break into her back door. She really believes it was because she and her daughter had both posted on Facebook that they were off on a shopping trip and that her hubby was working.
Someone not on my friends list recently posted a comment on my page, and while it was probably a friend of a friend, it wasnt anything bad, but I felt like my business was too out there, so I went in and reset my settings to private to friends only and also made most of my pics private.
But, back to the matter of this person. His page was private, if I clicked on it, it was private, yet he was able to contact me, I would like to see SP change settings so that if one doesnt make their page available, at least to those they email, then at least have the emails go thru a moderator of some sort.
I know that is asking alot. But I am not on here looking for a hook up nor am I on here wanting to look at some naked strangers.
I dont really know if SP looked into this guy, I rather hope they did, to see if he was sending these emails to others.
But, do you all think I did the right thing or over-reacted....and am I currently over-reacting???
I mean if the guys page was available to view, I would at least have some info to go on, so he can see me and my page....and yet right now I still dont have a clue who he is or where he saw me.
I feel kinda creeped out.
Like I said, if anyone especially ladies want to know his name, just message me and I will put it up so you can be aware.
Other than that, I had an ok day. The weather was good here finally, no rain and even a little sun.
I had a nice Subway dinner.
And watched some of the wedding.
Too bad the news outlets focused SOOOOOO much attention on it....it might not have been that bad, had it not been for the tornados that devasted a good part of the South....I think the death toll is estimated at around 315 or so.
I think the "news" could have covered that more and given the wedding a sideline.
But thats just me.
Have a nice, CREEP free night.
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