Saturday, May 18, 2013
Last time I was on 5/3/13 I stated I was back. Still haven't started following what I eat and not tracking. Went to my pulmonary doctor for yearly breathing test, it was good but I gained 5 more pounds. Ouch. I started using Sensa for 2 weeks and watching what I ate and exercising more and gained weight, so for me it didn't work at all. What's with that? Oh I know, just another BS product for losing weight. Except I know people who lost using it, didn't change a thing they did food or exercise wise and still lost weight for first 2 weeks. One lost 6 and the other 9. Back to Sparks and the old fashion way to get those pounds off.
We had our floor installed and looks beautiful. Pasted inspection and started refinancing the house, which should go through fast, we hope. We purchased our cabinets from Lowes on 18 months with no interest and need to get the money so we don't get charge another $3000 dollars. Stress and more stress.
What the heck is wrong with people?
Tuesday morning after my shower I was cleaning my ears (which I always do very carefully) but I got the hic-cups at the wrong time and poked my ear. It was just a fast ouch and then I seemed OK. I went about cleaning the outside windows and doing a bunch of cleaning jobs. Came into the bathroom a few hours later and noticed, what I thought was dirt on my earlobe. Only later that evening did I realize my ear had been bleeding all day. Put cotton in it for the night and checked it after a few hours, still blood. We looked online the next morning and because I am on blood thinners, all sites said to see a doctor ASAP.
So get this, I call my ENT specialist and tell the woman on the phone what's going on. I couldn't get an appointment until Monday. I asked if she could send in a nurse to speak to the doctor and get back to me on what was best to do. So says "No we can't do that", (which surprised me because I have never heard that from a doc's office b/4). So I say "I'll bite. Why not?". Her answer " Well if we did that, the doctor would want to see you right away, and we don't have any appointments available this week."??? You need to go to the ER or Urgent this evening. I made the appointment for Monday at 11:45am, which they have already called and changed to 2pm same day. Same snotty girl, when I tried to tell what they had told me at urgent care, she said don't tell me, wait and tell the doctor when you see him. Not too impressed with his new office staff but I have seen him for over 15+ years.
So Wednesday evening we go up to urgent care. Took about 2 hrs. to get to see a PA (Steve) every nice guy. He takes one look in my ear (which is still bleeding), drops the scope with the light still on, onto the table and blots out of the room. I'm like "Hey, what up?!", Steve says I'll be right back I want to get the doctor. He comes back in about 10 mins., say where do you want me to send this prescription and you need to see a specialist right away. Told him my story and he was a bit shocked at how the receptionist at the ENT's office handled the situation. So I can't hear much out of my left ear, and should hopefully heal up on its own. If it really bad, they do surgery. Not what I really needed. Guess I should be glad I went back to college to learn to be a Sign Language Interpreter, pretty rusty because haven't used since 2009. lol Will we see what happens on Monday. Peace & blessing to all.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Ok one and all I am coming back to Sparks after being gone almost a year. Yes you heard correctly. I gained all the weight I lost back over the last year. Will be starting from scratch, as they say.
The last year has not been a good for me. The stress of home remodeling took its tole on me and I went into a depression, funk like state. Not wanting to do much of anything, I wasn't feeling well because of my ankle injury. I bowled on winter and summer league but had to leave because my ankle couldn't take the pain anymore. I had surgery in Dec. 2012, was in a cast for 2 weeks and got the ok to exercise at the end of March, 2013.
One problem is that whenever I do anything hiking over 2-3 miles I suffer greatly for the following 3-5 days. I get so much pain in my legs and lower back I can barely stand or walk. I will discuse this with my Rhuematologist at my next visit. I know I could go early but once I feel better, I know it isn't a Lupus Flare because the pain would not go away. I keep walking and moving as much as possible during that time frame but I end up taking a lot of Tylenol which does do the trick for pain. I am unable to take IBprofen type stuff because of kidney dysfunction. Hubby thinks is RA acting up and maybe they will have to start putting me on some type of RA meds. I have so much bad luck with drugs reactions, there is not a lot I can take.
The home remodeling is suppose to be done by end of May/early June. Crossing my fingers. I keep worrying about things your can change. Namely Money, Money and more Money. for those not familiar with my you can find old blogs from around June 2011 - June 2012 with titles like home construction ext. for those interested in seeing what the old house looked like. I will be posted new pics soon. I haven't even upload pics from my camera in over a year. lol So finally this 2 years project will be mostly done. Of course the husband wants to do the rest of the house in about a year. Ouch! I am so over this house redo. lol Ok by for now. Hope you all have a nice weekend.
Now that my laptop is fixed I will be on here hopefully a few times a week, if not everyday.
This picture was taken last weekend with my hubby. Shows how much weight I gained. Ouch!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ok I had a horible summer, gained all my weight back plus a couple of pounds. I will be starting over once again. This time I will be much more careful to not gain it back yet again. Start on Monday with walking per doctor, take it slow. He was not surprised with all the stress I have been under. Still bowling but could be doing better. Injuried my ankle, then other problems that kept me from doing cardio for a few months. Pounds kept coming back on. First 5, then 10, then another 10 and so on, this time 9 pounds in about 2 months. Oh well win some lose some. House is still not completed and still living in only 1/3 of house plus lots of mold found in hallway, from last fall when house got water down the walls ect. No wonder haven't felt well and tired out. Will show some more pictures at some point. Haven't been spending too much time on the computer. Maybe a few times a month. Bye for now.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I know I haven't been on Sparks for a while but I posted this to my FB page and it just seemed so wrong that I thought I would post it here too. Hope some will pass this on. Motel KIds is a great program, many homeless kids in the Orange County, CA area (they did a film about them, shown on either PBS or cable). Many are homeless because of jobs lost, but just as many or more from drug and alcohol use by their parents.
Ok, I want to know does anyone else think this is a bit off or wrong? Article in the our Town section of OC Register 7/5/12 Anaheim
Wine-raiser: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim will host the annual Corks for Kids beer & wine tasing event for the Motel Kids Outreach Program from 6p-9p on 7/19. ect...... bla bla
1. Many of these kids are living in motels because their parents have trouble with either drugs or alcohol.
2. Many of these kids go to the Boys & Girls Clubs to get away from the problems at home among them alcoholism.
3. Who among the people running this show really thought this was a good idea?
Oh I know. Lets have a party for these poor kids, let people buy tickets so they can drink beer & wine and then give these motel kids the money.
4. What kind of message does that send?
I guess it's ok to drink kids, as long as the money is going to a good cause!
What the F***!
I also did not state because one can look this up online, but event is being held in the Diamond Room at Angel Stadium, Go Angels! Nope not good idea. I normally do not use profanity but I was at a lost for words about this event.
Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
Friday, March 30, 2012
I have decided to close my Sparks account at the end of next week. I am still not getting any Sparks emails that I signed up for. I contacted Sparks over a week ago without any response. I have tried everything and nothing is working. I still get notices about goodies, messages left on my Sparks page and email messages.
I think the only cure is to start all over again.
With that in mine, I am going to take time off until the end of summer. I will contact some close friends and give those that do not have my email or facebook information a way to keep in touch.
I don't know if I will lose my status as a "Sparks Motivator" but that is OK because I can always start over again. Will miss all of my Sparks friends. xo
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