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cold is worse and have to go out for 4 Rxs...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Prednisone, Z-pak, cough syrup with codeine and inhaler. Geesh...Dr.
s office said if I get worse to go directly to the ER. I am wheezing and short of breath and they are afraid I might have pneumonia. I don't feel quite that sick yet but I know I will need to rest. Just got out of a steamy shower and that helped some and laid down for awhile until the pharmacy called. Getting some rest when I get back will help, for sure. emoticon emoticon

  
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CARRIE1948 1/30/2010 8:45AM

    Be careful. The colds this season are wicked.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/30/2010 4:06AM

    Take care of yourself even though you don't feel that bad! Make sure you take the prednisone and Z-pak! I have had 'walking' pneumonia and it can turn nasty very quickly.

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CARRAND 1/29/2010 6:33PM

    So sorry to hear you're under the weather. Take care of yourself!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/29/2010 5:42PM

    Take it easy and rest! emoticon

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Nasty cold...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Was released to go back to work today after hand surgery but I picked up a really awful cold and am coughing and wheezing. Saw doctor 2 days ago and she said to keep in touch. She thought it was probably just a virus and the man who fitted my brace said he had a similar cold this week and it lasted about 4 days. I hope that is the case with me and then I could go back to work on Monday. Today just wasn't "do-able." Hopefully, 3 days of rest and I will be all better.

It's below zero here and I really don't want to go out anyhow.

I will have time to read "The Spark" and get lots of points. I made it over 1000 for the month of January partly thanks to the extra points from reading The Spark.

Hope everybody has a great day and wonderful weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LOOZINITNOW 1/29/2010 5:40PM

    Sending you warm wishes! Hope you get better soon! emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 1/29/2010 11:46AM

    Sorry about the cold catching upto you. Rest up over the weekend and you can go in Monday full of energy. emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 1/29/2010 11:18AM

    Burrrr! Below zero. We are supposed to get 6-12 " of snow tomorrow. We have not had snow like that in Chesapeake, Va in over 25 years.

Good weather to stay in and read.

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PRETTYLITE 1/29/2010 10:46AM

    I hope you feel better soon...rest uo this weekend. We will be here =) emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/29/2010 10:34AM

    Stay out of the cold and get lots of rest!

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SPARK-KELLI 1/29/2010 9:43AM

    Take care, hon! I hope you're feeling better soon!
Have some chicken soup!
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JIMDAB 1/29/2010 9:41AM

    brrrrr, good thing Sparkin' keeps you warm
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Possibly last day of LOA...and back to work tomorrow

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I went swimming for 35 minutes in the morning at the therapy pool and that made my knees feel a lot better.

My friend said the AA expression 1 day at a time might be a good one for me. I have been feeling rather afraid of things pretty far in the future of late and naturally it is not helpful to do that.
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MSLZZY 1/28/2010 5:05PM

    Focus on today and only today. Tomorrow will come soon enough and it will be what it will be. Worrying about the future is pointless. So much can change in the blik of an eye. Take care and I hope all goes well for you and your husband..

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BIGT_56 1/28/2010 11:45AM

    Bless your heart. You have more than your fair share of tough breaks here lately. Your friend is right. One Day at a Time is the only way to handle life. Otherwise the stress of worring would be just to overwhelming. Hope you can find someone to help out.

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MS5835 1/28/2010 10:49AM

    Your friend is right. Take one day at a time. Try to focus on the here and now to help you deal with the future later. I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope everything turns out well.
Michelle
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POLYANASUNSHINE 1/28/2010 9:17AM

    Your friend is right. Sounds like you are being proactive and planning ahead to me. My prayers go out to you and your husband.

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JEANNE0724 1/28/2010 8:41AM

    totally right, one day at a time, our prayers are with you and your husband, as a fellow sparker dealing with similar issues with my husband I can sympathize and relate, but do not forget to take care of yourself also, good luck today!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/28/2010 7:20AM

    Prayers for you! Hope everything turns out well! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/28/2010 6:13AM

    Your friend is right. You have enough to worry about in the present without looking into the future for more! One Day at a Time!

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Lord, how about 1 less problem today?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I was going to pray for 1 problem at a time, but I think that is impossible, but I know I need to focus on 1 at a time or I won't get anything accomplished.

I know God helps those who help themselves, so I am working on it. I started out the day by calling 2-1-1 and talked to a nice volunteer from the United Way who was located in Duluth (about 150 miles north of here). She said since I am going to see my internist today (who is also my husband's internist) that I should discuss the possibility of his needing home care or a sitter or day care with the doctor. I am going in for a very bad cold which has settled in my throat and lungs and I am coughing and coughing and wheezing some (I have mild asthma). If they can't see me today I will have to go to urgent care.

It seems that the old saying, "take care of yourself first or you'll not be able to help others" is true and I am taking it to heart today.

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KEENTINA 1/27/2010 5:05PM

    Good luck with your search for home care. Having the same doctor should help - they will know you need "respite care" to help in your own recovery.

Get well soon!

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MSLZZY 1/27/2010 10:20AM

    You are getting yourself run down and your resistance is suffering. You do need to consider all the options for your husband's care but also need to address how best to take care of you.
I, for one, tend to neglect myself because others need me more. The truth is if I am sick, I cannot be any help to anyone. You need "me" time more that ever. I trust the doctors will help provide some answers. Take care of yourself because you are worth it! emoticon

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MS5835 1/27/2010 9:34AM

    Hang in there Teddy. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Good luck at the doctors today.
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BZYBOYSMOM 1/27/2010 9:02AM

    God bless you!

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DRUSILLA56 1/27/2010 8:24AM

    I AM TRULY SORRY TO HEAR YOUR NOT FEELING WELL.
THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR HUSBANDS SITUATION WITH YOU.
IT IS VERY HARD TO TAKE CARE OF SOMEONE.I KNOW AS I CARED FOR MY MOTHER FOR YEARS. 2 OF EM WERE VERY ROUGH YEARS. THE LAST YEAR WAS THE WORST. BUT GOD WON'T PUT MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. IT'S SUPRISING HOW TOUGH YOU ARE ONCE YOU GO THRU IT YOU'LL SEE WHAT YOUR MADE OF, THAT'S FOR SURE. I TOLD THE LORD, ENOUGH PLEASE, I'M NOT SO TOUGH.LOL..GOD BLESS YOU..DRU

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Pretty, pretty, pretty busy....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yesterday it turned out the doctor called in sick so we have to go see her today. Yesterday the weather and driving conditions made me stay home after the dentist visit and so I didn't go to the gym. Hopefully the weather will be a little better today. If I don't make it to the gym I am promising myself to get on the treadmill a minimum of 15 minutes and do stability ball exercises (I still have not tried that ball!!!).

I am still trudging along with The Spark and am near the beginning of part II. I think I will have to figure out a quiet space that is comfortable cause my nice recliner is in the living room and hubby watches the t.v. at a high volume (he is partially deaf) nearly every waking hour. Can't seem to budge him out of his inertia and perhaps I will discuss this with his doctor this afternoon when we see her.

I am still on medical leave from hand surgery on December 29th and finally got a check from Work Comp. (They are usually so prompt and can't live on the last check from work which was $3.18 after paying for insurance, taxes, etc.) So at least I am not completely broke. Now to pay the bills. Need to work on the budget which I promised myself to do (started but didn't finish) back in December.

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RUSTYSHAW1 1/27/2010 4:14AM

    Sometimes my hubby and I purposely work or do activities in separate rooms to give each other quiet time. This really helps. We know we can't always be in the same room. Good luck.

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/26/2010 10:24PM

  I know how hard it is to "get going" again after having to "take off" for whatever reason. I'm trying to do that now, too.
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Let's go; we can do it.

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TEDDYTEDDY 1/26/2010 6:10PM

    Thanks Debbie for suggestion of ear plugs, but I love to listen to music so I will try some noise cancelling ear phones. I don't have an Itunes but have a CD player and know how to make copies and have lots of CDs I could listen to.

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MSLZZY 1/26/2010 5:02PM

    It seems that the most comfortable chair is always located in the busiest room of the house. I know mine is! I have to get back to the Spark, too, hopefully tonight (after the Biggest Loser, of course). Have a good evening!

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DAISYDAY25 1/26/2010 3:13PM

  The weather here was only a little windy but the roads , people told me were slick. We did not get the snow here that most of MN got. I agree with Debbie, get ear plugs.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/26/2010 1:44PM

    Try using earplugs. My DH gets them to use when he has to go into a mill. I convinced him to try them at home to block out my snoring, which used to be much worse than it is now. You can get foam ones in most pharmacies.

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