Monday, September 05, 2011
Sorry I haven't been online very much in the last month. Busy with the house construction but also having some medical issues too. Jeff has been called into work so much that he finally had to tell his bosses he couldn't work because he needed to get more work done on our house. We started this project with the understanding that he would have 2 1/2 months off from work. This has not happened as he has been called into work a lot, in fact the last 2 weeks straight. We like the money and also the hours bank is up so we will have our medical until at least the end of the year. We have just about 8 days to get the front porch finished and closed up, then all the walls need to be put up. We are hoping this will all be accomplished so that when he is working Frank and I will be doing the painting. Then we can work inside the house putting in the new cabinets & granite for the kitchen and get all the appliances in their place. And work can begin on the new bathroom. Also the current wall between the old kitchen can come down. A lot of work still to go here but it will get done.
I have not been doing too well, stomach problems which I think may be due to the medical I started taking in 2009. I looked the drug up on the company web site and it said everything that I have been having pain, gas ect. can happen after being on the drug for a couple of years. My doctor did a chest x-ray, stomach ultrasound and UGI and everything is pretty much normal (UGI). I see him in the morning and I guess he will decide to lower my dose to see if that helps.
I have been so tired that if I do any exercise (when I feel good) the next day I can't do anything and this can last a couple of days. So in 2 months I gained back about 13 pounds. I have just not been doing anything. I do help Jeff and Frank when I can but it is not enough. I can't believe I did a 5K in June and felt great and now it is like I can barely make it through 30 min.s at the gym on any cardio machine. Poor Phred has not been getting in his miles either. In fact last Sunday the 28th I went bowling with my son and felt pretty good, even bowl a couple of good games and one great game of 171. But the next day I was so tired out and I was going to dinner with friends in the evening that I stayed in bed most of the day resting and reading.
I hope to start feeling better soon and plan on getting back on the band wagon soon. I do not want to gain back any more weight, that is for sure!