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Getting ready

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Well, I am getting ready to do my workout, eat, shower, and then head back to Columbus to visit my mom. They are supposed to be getting some test results back today. I wish I trusted doctors more, but the one that visited my mom yesterday did not seem to have any compassion. She was a young, tiny little thing. Cute as a button, but immediately started harassing my mom for her weight. The doctors have her on all kinds of medicines that cause weight gain too, but she was just saying unkind things about her weight and what is she doing to change it. I did not say anything, but I was not happy. I just kept watching her and thinking how much I dislike doctors.

At least the occupational therapist that came in next was very kind and understanding. She is going to try and show my mom some things she can do, sitting in her chair. I have been talking about sparkpeople to my mom, maybe she will let me show her some stuff on here the next time I visit her at home. It is hard for her to even sit at the computer.

I have been talking to her about just setting small achieveable goals. Just 5 or 10 minutes a day. I have been encouraging her to stop drinking diet sodas and stuff. I try not to be demanding in any way or go overboard with my suggestions. Just little things that I believe she could do. A lot of small changes over time (one at a time) can lead up to a big change. I also mention that any progress would take time. That is why so many give up, but immediate results are not always possible. Its the small, permanent ones that will make the difference in the long run. What good is it to lose 50 pounds and gain back 60 because of setting unreasonable goals that could not be kept? Its better to lose 5 and keep it off, lose 5 more and keep it off, etc...

Well, I really have to get hopping so I am gonna bid you all farewelll for now. I will update when I know something. Much love to all.. I will try and check all your blogs in the near future. Thanks for the kind thoughts and words, I really appreciate the concern from my sparkfriends. Joyce

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GAMOMMY3 5/9/2012 11:08AM

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SUNRIZING 5/8/2012 10:36PM

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BOOKWERME 5/8/2012 9:49PM

    Your suggestions to Mom are all good ones. Hope the test results are good for Mom. Sorry about the unpleasant Dr. Thinking about you..and your mom! emoticon

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MOMOSG 5/8/2012 4:55PM

    Good for you. Do what you can to encourage your mom without harassing her. In time, it just might make a difference. Spread the spark!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/8/2012 3:14PM

    Joyce, I hope you can get her to impliment things in that she can do. Like you said, they add up over time. I like the exercises SP has for those stuck in chairs or have painful disabilities. There is much we can do even if we have to sit.

I think I would have made a brief but polite comment to the Dr. about the side effects of her pills and then ask her if she has any that would do what her's have to do without the weight gain issue? That may have in a polite way, made her stop and consider her bedside manner and criticism.

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GLMOM2 5/8/2012 12:38PM

    Good for you on spreading the Spark to your mom.

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