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The Wizard is Watching?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oh, Oh! The Dr OZ Show today was all about the "Wizard of OZ!" How funny and not too coincidental? Perhaps he's "goggled" himself and caught my twist of Blog here? Too funny if its true.

Todays Blog was going to be titled, "Living with the Cowardly Lion". So on with that frame of mind- As mentioned earlier in my Spark Page, the Darling Husband (DH as we use here;) Has as serious health issues as I do. He's ceased to monitor or even attempt to make progress out of his Morbid Obesity and High Blood Pressure. He also seems to have grown rather blase about his recurring knee pain and their failures to "hold his weight". I'll see him stagger, grab for a support, or flinch in pain. He worries me what would happen if something weren't available to grab? He's also become very dependent or addicted to the relief found in Naproxen, and his Allergy medication. Both of these along with his Blood Pressure med turn him into a Comatose Blob. Which he seems to taken a great liking too. These not only allow him to come home, shower, eat, and "check-out" of all our health and financial problems. It was recommended that he also take a Antidepressant, but I convinced him to opt out of this until he agrees to seek Counseling. The added side-effects would possibly be even more habit forming that the ones already taken, in my opinion. I just cannot fathom the Dr decision to just pass these out like M&M's without consulting the side-effects and suggesting a Natural approach 1st? And of course this Dr also didn't recommend that the DH get additional exercise to lower his weight and get him OFF the High Blood Pressure med and also did not check him for Diabetes- which his entire family has a history of. Go figure how the Medical Society gets their Licensing sometimes?

But I followed the Lion off of the Yellow Brick Road this week and Oh my! Let me clue you into why the Government wants to stick their nose into the Restaurant Industries Business- The Sonic Red Velvet Cheesecake Blast! DON'T do it! I did and to my dismay had one of the Worst Foods I believe has ever crossed these lips. I managed 1/2 of it before I chunked it. At the DH's request of a "Late Valentine" treat. I knew better, but in hope of "enjoying" food that he claims I "don't know how to just eat?" And regretted it as soon as I could log in here and track it. Here is the result- Calories- 423, Fat- 22, Sodium-260, Carbs- 52. And please, remember- that was only 1/2 of a so called "Regular Serving"! Now, if this had been posted on the Sonic Menu or the Cup; would you have eaten this? I wouldn't have. So, being forearmed and forewarned is always the best option. And I am soon getting my Spark Mobile Ap on my cell phone as soon as I can figure the darn Android I had to get for Christmas fixed. Yes, the Samsung Captivate that we had to upgrade to has a defect and am waiting for its replacement.

Now for some Good News? I have gone through another very strange Breast Test. I won't go into the details as they are even more personal and embarrassing that I'd thought any past testing could get! But months of differing types of the same Labs has finally been OK'd! I still have to return every yr. And am hopeful that my area soon starts the new 3 D Imaging. So thank goodness for brief respites and health reports that get good results. And now onto the others that I have to follow up on. And some you should be doing too-

Dentist! I am so bad. But our insurance doesn't cover as much as we need it to. Too long in not getting this done. Later Sparkies!
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    Glad to hear that your breasts are clear of cancer!
    As for that hubby of yours... it really is a shame he's doing this to himself.

    But what can you do?

    : )
    2040 days ago
    It's difficult to get men to take care of themselves. They are very stubborn.
    2049 days ago
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    Hi there,

    Antidepressants are powerful meds, but they are necessary for some people. Counseling is an important part of treatment, but men in particular aren't always as open to this approach. I understand your thinking on the meds, but it can be so dangerous to leave depression untreated. Men think differently than we do and it is quite frustrating. (Mine quit buying his BP meds because the co-pay was 2.36 and he didn't want to pay that. I cannot believe how pig headed. I got a message to the doc and she prescribed something different and he only has to take a half of it a day so he thinks he has the bargain. Duh.)

    Anyway, I've been buried under my own stuff and I sure get the frustration of it all. I am glad that you are getting some answers to the breast health. I think we start to disintegrate from the inside out at some artificial time on the calendar or something.

    Take care of yourself, my friend!!
    Gentle hugs,
    2049 days ago
    Glad you had some good news! I have been through a terrible month (family issues) and am hoping the rest of 2011 is better.
    2050 days ago
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