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Still Working on Attitude

Monday, April 22, 2013

My attitude has not been the best the last few months. I have been actively working on improving it. I've changed my exercises a little, been getting out of the house more and have been looking for new things to do. I'm helping an old friend by editing some articles for him. But I still feel like I need something else to do - to look forward to.

I've been going to doctor appointments trying to get my health straightened around. Some things have been ruled out. I found some problems that I didn't know about. I had another abnormal Pap Smear. I had some pre-cancerous cells a couple times and that is in the back of my mind. I have the start of cataracts. I thought I was too young for that. I see my ophthalmologist this week to talk to him about that and another problem that I have with my eyes.

A dear friend in Alabama passed away Saturday. Another dear friend in Florida is in ICU. It doesn't sound good.

I feel like I am trying so hard to improve my attitude and things just keep getting thrown at me.
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  • v GRNDMOM43
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have the beginning of a cataract too but the Dr. said that it will take about 15 years for it to become troublesome. Keep us informed about your health and try to keep positive thoughts. emoticon
    1184 days ago
  • v SLIMLILA
    It is awful hard to keep a good attitude when you don't feel well, and like you said to me on my blog, it' makes it even harder when you can't get a definite diagnosis, very hard to do deal with what you don't know...

    Be sure to follow up on your medical issues and don't let them off till you feel that things have been dealt with properly. I don't even have a dr. here, none available, and dr. only take so many patients etc. etc.. Yes, it is understandable, but what's happening here is everyone is returning home to retire, and dr are elsewhere making more money, so there's no one here when we need more medical care. I just finished making my appt at hospital and opthalmalogist in PEI. I will tie in a visit to my mother's and hope to see some of my friends while I am there...It's about a 5-7 hr. drive already. Once I get my medical card for here....hope I don;t get in any trouble cuz we're covered for 3 mth in a new province, and I have been here over 4 mths... but then I hope to be able to get appts at the Women's Mobile Clinics for pap and breast exams. and/or mammograms... Sad!!! (but I know I shouldn't complain, at least it is free in Canada..)

    Sorry to hear about your friends as well.
    Take care.
    Hugs, Lila

    1186 days ago
  • v TRI_BABE
    Wow a lot thrown at you. It is stressful. Make sure you are taking time out for yourself, meditate.
    1186 days ago
  • v MNABOY
    We just have to find a positive in the challenges and focus on claiming happiness. Easier said than done but practice burns time.
    1189 days ago
  • v FITMOMINNJ
    You have your hands full for sure. I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. emoticon
    1190 days ago
  • v MIATIA1
    Ah the joys of living and getting older are not always that great. I'm also learning to do differently and to live like my mother who has battled many of life’s issues loss of family friends and three bouts of cancer.. Live for today and tomorrow will come tomorrow. Best wishes that all goes well for you. emoticon
    1190 days ago
  • v DONNABRIGHT
    Talk about a full plate - you sure have one right now. There are days when we think we will never get through them but somehow we do. Hang in there and do the best you can.
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    1190 days ago
  • v CIRANDELLA
    That's a heavy load of serious concerns, Patty... I hope all goes well with your medical follow-ups. I know what a tremendous source of stress medical problems can be. They can represent a threat to our very physical being, and that can feel frightening. I know you'll be glad to get more answers, and I wish you an extra-big dose of peace and calm in the interim. All the best... Susan emoticon
    1190 days ago
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