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Excited to go to pool aerobics this a.m.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I really enjoy the pool aerobics at my gym. I could go 3 times a week and I am going to set that as my goal for next week. I did go to the therapy pool once this past week but had a super busy week with root canal, EUS and hand surgeon follow-up that my activity suffered. And I paid for it with lots of stiffness in my body yesterday while lying around waiting for test. (They don't want you walking around waiting for procedures in the surgery suite.) So today a 75 minute aerobics class is "just what Dr. Teddy ordered." emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PAM1864 2/28/2010 11:37AM

    WoW!! that's great exercise. I wish I could do that too, but I don't know swimming. I always wanted to learn it, now too old for that. Enjoy your pool aerobics. Take care of your health too.

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HAPPYBASKET 2/27/2010 2:48PM

    Oh Yes! I agree with you. I live for the days I have the chance to go to the pool aerobics. Our classes are 2 days a week & I would like to sign up for the other class so I would be going 4 days but I have other conflicts for those days. I may have to get into a late afternoon class. I go out all the way up to my neck & then just let my spine just hang & it feels so good. I can't do any of the twisting or hard kicking that we do but that is the beauty of these classes. You do what you can ! Love it & just wish everybody who likes water had this opportunity.

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RUSTYSHAW1 2/27/2010 2:47PM

    I love the water exercise. It always feels so good. Hurray for us. emoticon

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NJMATTICE 2/27/2010 12:08PM

    Hope your time in the pool was pure refreshment!
-nj

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BIGT_56 2/27/2010 10:23AM

    Enjoy yourself!

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YOYONOMORE1 2/27/2010 9:06AM

    When I could make it to the gym I have done the water exercise, the only thing I didn't like was the pool was too full of people and you really had to watch out for your neighbor. I had physical therapy in the pool for a shoulder problem and loved that the water was always warm and so relaxing and of course in a therapy pool you are not over crowded. Enjoy your weekend and get those muscles loosened up.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MSLZZY 2/27/2010 7:39AM

    emoticon emoticonWork the stiffness out today and you'll feel so much better! emoticon

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73STRAWBERRIES 2/27/2010 7:19AM

    We have water aerobics at our gym also and I am so ready for next week. Have a blast.

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Good news...endoscopy shows no change...MRI next year.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I am happy there is no change. Dr. said next year I will not have to have endoscopy but MRI will be good enough for followup of the 2 small growths on pancreas. Phewww!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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NJMATTICE 2/27/2010 11:58AM

    emoticon PHEW! congrats on the good news.
-nj

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BIGT_56 2/27/2010 10:21AM

    WooHoo! That is fantastic news! I know that takes a load off of your mind.

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CARRIE1948 2/27/2010 8:00AM

    Great news

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/27/2010 7:33AM

    That is wonderful news!! A good end to a stressful week. Have a great weekend!

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MUSIC66 2/27/2010 3:03AM

    glad you got some good news that mustof been a huge releave . emoticon

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 2/26/2010 11:50PM

    Glad you got good news!!!

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MOMMA48 2/26/2010 11:19PM

    emoticon news, my friend! What a wonderful relief for you, I'm sure! I've had similar tests and I know there is always the worry beforehand as to results, but no worry for you, and that's the best!!!

Have a fun and relaxing weekend! emoticon

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Waiting for endoscopy this afternoon.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I set my alarm this morning so I could hydrate at 5:00 a.m. The original note from doctor told me to be n.p.o. from midnight until 2 in the afternoon which I felt was unreasonable. So I called the endoscopy suite and asked a nurse. She said I could have clear liquids and my prescriptions at 5:00 a.m. so I did. I chugged down 3 cups of water and 1 large cup of red tea. It will be hard to remember not to eat or drink this morning. I decided after doing my morning sparking I will go back to bed and watch t.v. (staying out of the kitchen). My friend, Maureen, is going to pick me up about 11:30 and wait for me and then bring me home afterwards as I will be having anesthesia. This is the third endoscopy I have had to look at some incidentally found growths (tumors or cysts) on my pancreas which were found on ultrasound before I had my gallbladder out about 2 years ago. So far, so good. They are small and one biopsy was done which was noncancerous. My specialist does not say much except I did nothing to cause this and I can do nothing to make it better. (I was hoping for a list of foods to avoid, but other than saying alcohol is bad, he has not given me any suggestions.) I have not had alcohol for about 25 years and have no intention of drinking ever again.

I have googled pancreas and related illnesses in the past and am not about to upset myself this morning by doing that again. The specialist said I am lucky they found the growths when they were small as most of these are found at advanced stages as pancreatic disease does not usually have symptoms until then.

I guess I will just count myself among the lucky few and accept what comes, of course, hoping for the best.

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KAT7457 2/26/2010 6:39PM

    Good luck !!

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CATLADY52 2/26/2010 2:24PM

    I hope your results are good. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/26/2010 9:04AM

    Good luck today! I will be thinking about you.
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CARRIE1948 2/26/2010 8:01AM

    Good luck. At least it's not as invasive a test as some.

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MSLZZY 2/26/2010 6:59AM

    I'll be thinking of you and hope for good results!

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Going to swim and exercise before work today...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I didn't make it yesterday morning and I sure am stiff today. I have been sleeping a lot cause I have that "rundown" feeling. Don't have to be at work until 9:00 a.m. so have almost 4 hours from now to get movin'. My health insurance has a free program for stress control with a phone coach which I plan to sign up for in a week or so to see if that will help me feel better. I also am going for my first appointment with a psychologist on March 4th and that is next week. In the meantime, I plan to exercise as much as possible cause I know that makes me feel better physically and emotionally.

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/24/2010 9:19PM

    I am interested in how it goes with the phone coach myself...

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NJMATTICE 2/24/2010 2:36PM

    Hope that your early morning dose of endorphines set you up for a wonderful Wednesday! Great opportunity with that phone coach. Glad that you are willing to take advantage!
-nj


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SLIMMERJESSE 2/24/2010 9:21AM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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RITAROSE 2/24/2010 9:08AM

  I always know I chose the right thing when I go exercise. It improves my mood and energy level substantially! Hope you have a super day!! You are off to a great start! emoticon emoticon emoticonRitarose

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MSLZZY 2/24/2010 7:22AM

    Whatever helps you feel better!

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POLYANASUNSHINE 2/24/2010 6:57AM

    Sounds like a great plan

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BIGT_56 2/24/2010 6:25AM

    Sounds like you have a game plan. Let me know if you think the psychologist is helping any. I have been considering doing that myself. I am just afraid I won't find a good one and will have wasted my time and my money.

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2 kinds of pain from root canal...financial and physical

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dr. lightened my bank account substantially for the root canal/crown I had done yesterday. I maxed out my dental benefits in January for a 4-tooth bridge so it all comes out of pocket. That hurts. I was hoping after the procedure yesterday the jaw pain and gum pain would be over but I guess I was too optimistic. Had to use pain pills to get sleep last night and this morning will have to get by with tylenol as I have to go to work whether I want to or not. (I am maxed out on unscheduled time off). If I had planned ahead and asked for a day or two off after the procedure last week I probably could have stayed home. Thank goodness this week I am still only working half time so should be able to tough it out for 4 hours.

I am hoping that one of these days I can write a blog that doesn't sound so whiney.

One dr. visit down this week and 2 to go.

I am leaving for work early so I can go to gym and exercise in the whirlpool. That should make me feel a lot better!!! emoticon

  
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LIFEISAJOURNEY 2/23/2010 7:12PM

  I don't have dental insurance either. I don't mind the teeth cleaning & exam bill, but I chose to go each 9 months, not 6 months. Paying for crowns is a different matter. Hope the pain is gone by now.



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KAT7457 2/23/2010 6:36PM

    paying out of pockets is a killer on dentists , i had to have all my teeth pulled do to my health issues and dry mouth so I had to visit dentist a few visits i didnt want it all done at once and when i did i had the denture ther to put right in and if that dont hurt. I feel your pain teddy. some insurances dont want to work with you either. I think all insurance should pay for all dentists what ever you have done same with the dr's.
I hope you get to geeling better dental pain is the pits. have you ever tryed tylenol for arthristis pain its 650mg.and i take 2 when needed for pain and it works. its just not for arthritis . just a suggestion. get better soon. hugs

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/23/2010 11:18AM

    Yeah, I know that pain too. I had one dentist who said he could fix my tooth, charged me $200 for the 'fix' and then said if this doesn't work you'll need a root canal. Which of course I did and he charged me in full for as well. Don't use that dentist anymore!

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 2/23/2010 8:58AM

    At least you are getting to the gym. Yes, root canals are a rip off. With insurance the last time I still paid 500 out of pocket because none of the dentists here will join the PPO plans -- they don't like insurance companies telling them what they can charge -- I bet! I worked so hard to keep my teeth and now that I am disabled, I just couldn't afford it now so I will have to start having my teeth pulled if this happens.

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CARRIE1948 2/23/2010 7:31AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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MSLZZY 2/23/2010 7:14AM

    I've had 7 root canals done (lousy teeth) but it will get better. Have fun at the pool!

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