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Feeling better

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I woke up this morning with a little pain in my shoulders. I think it is me sleeping wrong or something. It is gone now. I feel 100% okay. I did a 15 minute walk earlier around the apartment complex. It is a big square, and I did 3 laps. This left me a bit short of breath, but it was before I took my pills, so maybe that was it.

Yesterday at the hospital, they gave me some of my pills before I left there. My nurse was looking at 3-4 reports, and trying to tell me which ones I had taken, and what I still needed to take. I corrected her 3 times, since some of the pills, I had already taken, and others I take twice a day. She was trying to get me to take some of my pills I take during the day at night, and was getting confused. In the end, she just said to start with my regular pills in the morning...lol. ( not a happy laugh). i took my pills with my 5 egg mushroom omelette, and everything is okay. I did a bit of shopping at the store this morning, and set till Sunday.

I am having the mushroom omelettes for breakfast, and a granny Smith apple for a snack. Lunches will be ground beef chuck, and tomatoes, and Dinner will be 6 ozs of chicken breast, onions, and tomatoes, with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Total of 1,792 calories a day, 55 grams of carbs, 125 grams fat, and 114 grams of protein. It's all on my trackers. I cut out the beans, sausage, and fiber bars, and added the apple, and more butter/oil ( 2 T each ). I also found out I had double the fat listed for olive oil, which I manually entered, so instead of 66.7 % fat, I am down to 62.34%, and my carbs are up to 12.19%, and protein at 25.47%.

This is a huge drop in sodium. I am having a 1/4 tsp. of Krazy mixed up salt on my beef, which put me up to 1,071 mg of sodium, but much less than I tracked last week, and even less than it was when I added table salt, which I did not measure, or track.

The other thing they told me was to limit fluids to 1 liter a day. I can really do this. I am going to try to stick to a 20 oz water with my 3 meals, and my snack is an apple. That gets me to around 8 glasses, almost 2 liters, but I just can't seem to drop any lower. I drank my 20 oz water with breakfast, and already feel thirsty. Lunch is at 3, so I still have 2 hours to go. This is a big drop from before though. I was drinking 12-15 glasses of water a day. If I am really thirsty, I will split my apple in half, and have it halfway between my meals to get some fluids tomorrow, every 3 hours.

I plan on taking another 15 minute walk later, and doing some laundry. Then I will read a book till dinner, and then catch up on some TV. I am reading The Sign by Raymond Khoury. Got Warehouse 13 finale, and then baseball game tonight. Trying to stay awake for the entire day, so I sleep better tonight, even if I pass out at 10. I tend to nap for 3 hours 2-3 times a day, instead of getting one long sleep. They told me to try to get 8 hours in a row.

Except for the back pain, for whatever reason, whenever I lay down for a few hours, I feel great. I can address that problem, knowing it isn't my heart. I have never had back pain before, so don't know why it is happening.

Overall, things are good. That's my blog for the day, and I hope everyone reading this has a blessed day!


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ADEWYN 7/13/2013 12:30AM

    Sounds like u are doing well thankfully !!!! Hugs and love

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DEZZIEJAMES 7/11/2013 9:16AM

    Russell,

That has to be so hard limiting yourself to 1 liter of water a day. I read your previous blogs as well, and really hate that the hospital you stayed at sounded so very unorganized! I am glad you are home now, and can nourish your body as it needs.

I hope you have a blessed day too!!!

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ALISHAB3 7/11/2013 12:28AM

    I got myself a cool mattress topper at Wal mart. I am loving it and I don't have any back pain anymore. You might try one of those. Its not nearly as expensive as a new mattress and you just have to let it air out for a day or two (out gasses.) and then put it on top with a sheet.

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JIBBIE49 7/10/2013 10:04PM

    Have a good day. Hugs.

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CLPURNELL 7/10/2013 9:44PM

    Glad you are feeling better Russell!

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RUSSELL_40 7/10/2013 4:20PM

    I have been having cricks in my neck too. So maybe it is the pillows. They are 5 years old..lol. I'm cheap. I also sleep on my side, since I usually fall asleep reading. I have been stacking 2 pillows to feel comfortable.

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WOUBBIE 7/10/2013 3:16PM

    Hmm. How old is your pillow? It usually takes me about 4 or 5 days of waking up achy and stiff to realize that my pillow has lost it's oomph. I'm a side sleeper, so I need to find a very firm pillow that's just the right height to support my neck. I'm hooked on memory foam, because it's the only kind that is very firm without being uncomfortable.

Back sleepers need a soft pillow, usually light foam or fiberfill. Stomach sleepers should get the flattest down or down substitute they can find. (Can you tell I once worked in JC Penneys housewares and bedding and drapery areas?)

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RITAROSE 7/10/2013 1:05PM

  You too! Have a great day, make the most of it!

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