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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just wanted to say another "Thank you" to all my friends who have prayed and wished only the best for my friend Cora and her family. I looked back on my posts and noticed that after the brain cancer was diagnosed she was only with us just about 30 days. I am glad that she did not have to suffer very long, although with original diagnoses of lung cancan at the beginning of 2012, I know she had good and bad days. Now onto my exercise routine.

I have been keeping up with my walks and now doing at least 60 mins. a day. My doctor will be happy since he only asked for 45 mins., plus my speed has increased. Still haven't made it over to the gym, but now that our weather has really cooled off here I will be going there more often. We had a good rain last night and this morning and it has been just under 60 all days. Sun tries to pick out every once a while, then more dark clouds cross over and the temperature drops a few degrees. I was able to go out around 11 am and had to wear a sweatshirt. Been a long time since I pulled any winter clothes out of the closet.

Have the Pro-time clinic tomorrow morning, hope everything is good with my blood thinners.
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    My mom is on Coumadin too, and it ended up being better for her doctor to order a pro-time home machine for her. She lives in a rural town outside the county where her doc practices. She had work done on her mitral valve some 12-15 years ago, and they put her on the Coumadin to thin it down. Well, someone dropped the ball and didn't have her monitored to make sure it wasn't TOO thin, and she sprung a leak in her head, basically - subarachnoid hematoma - because blood was too thin. So after step dad died and income went down and too far to drive in all the time, doc wrote a prescription for the home use pro-time tester for Medicare to pay for. She tests once a week, machine sends her results to doc, and doc office calls her and tells her how to adjust the med up or down (like take a half pill, or if she has been hitting the Middle eastern food lately, they may tell her to not take any Coumadin for a few days so blood can thicken up a bit, etc.). Works well for her situation.
    1577 days ago
    That is good that you are walking 60 minutes!
    1580 days ago
    Just know you are never alone! Glad you are getting your walks in on a regular basis and even more than what the MD suggested! Good for you! Yes, seems winter is moving in across the country!
    1582 days ago
    Awesome on the walking. Keep it up and keep it going.
    1582 days ago
    Blessings to you, Teri! emoticon emoticon
    1582 days ago
    You are so welcome for the prayers for Cora. She sounds as if she was an amazing person with a wonderful family.
    How great that you are getting all that walking in. It has been cooler here lately, too, but was rainy today. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy too and turning colder, woodstove weather! emoticon
    1582 days ago
  • JAMER123
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    emoticon that you are walking more than the Dr. had "prescribed"!! Good for you! Talking about the sweatshirt, I think I am going to have to get mine out for Sat. here. We were 90 today, 88 tomorrow and 48 on Sat.!! That's a big jump and when rain comes with it, it does feel bone shilling. Guess we will see. Glad to be in TX. and not home as the high there on Sat. will be 2 above!! Guess we will finally get our hard freeze. Take care and stay warm.
    1582 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Way to go with your fitness!
    I did a 105 minute fast walk (had to be as fast as I could go so I wouldn't freeze) -the temperature is -8 here with strong winds, and expected to drop to -13 tonight! Just darn cold, hard to want to get out there, not to mention the icy sidewalks and streets. Seems like forever since I could go without a jacket!!
    Hope your test goes well tomorrow!
    1582 days ago
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