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Spirits Up!!!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I have been struggling for a week or more. I couldn't seem to get my eating under control. It has been a mess for 1 1/2 months. In that time I managed to gain back 12 pounds. A SUPER SPARKFRIEND messaged me and helped to talk me through the mess and I am so happy she did. I am back on track as of today.
I tracked my food and stayed well within my calorie range. I stuck to my menu and ate well and healthy all day, including snacks. My mornings have finally calmed down and I have stopped eating junk food during the early morning hours.
I have been having a terrible time with my right knee. It started causing me great pain about a week ago in the night. It would wake me up from sleep and not stop hurting until later in the morning. In about 2 days it went from at night to all day long. It is a constant pain and very severe. I have tried heat and cold and all sorts of pain relievers, all to no avail. Saturday, I went to the ER as not only was I in great pain and could not walk, but my leg and foot were badly swollen. After an ultrasound, it was determined there were no blood clots, so that eased my mind a little, but still in great pain. The ER doctor suggested more arthritis but it is not like any arthritis I have anywhere else. I have an appt. with my GP on Thursday. My BFF is taking me in her car. I also go for an appt. with a therapist on Thursday morning about my walker. With this new problem, I will likely qualify for government aid with buying my walker. I hope to get it Thursday too. I am laid up until that time as I can just hobble to the bathroom right now.
But all this aside, I am still in good spirits. I have only been getting a little bit of sleep on and off during the days and nights due to the pain but I am okay.
It feels good to be back in the drivers seat and on my way to a healthier end to the month.
My birthday is on Saturday, so, I have asked for whole wheat banana/chocolate chip muffins instead of a cake. I am not going down that road again right now. Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me the last few weeks and left comments to lift my spirits. You made a difference.


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MSEMBERSTORM 4/28/2014 9:03PM

    Hope you leg gets better! Hugs! I hope you had a awesome birthday!!!!

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ZANYGIRL1 4/24/2014 4:20PM

    Gini, I am so sorry you're in such pain, sending love and prayers your way. That's emoticon that you're back on track again. Stay strong my friend!!!!!!!

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Karen

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 4/24/2014 8:29AM

    Ouch Gini! emoticon

Please keep us updated on your doctor visit and hurry with that walker! Our church had a loner closet for equipment like that, maybe yours does too?

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MSLZZY 4/23/2014 10:02AM

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Just do the best you can!

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RICHILA 4/23/2014 9:50AM

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DEBIGENE 4/23/2014 8:56AM

    You have a lot of supportive friends here and we are all routing for you sweetie. You will come out on the other side of this knee problem fullof energy and good spirits to keep you going, don't worry.

Remember this .........

Faith makes God's Word work in our lives, without it nothing happens !!!

Have a beautiful blessed day.

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PEG2584 4/23/2014 8:44AM

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LISACHOSECHANGE 4/23/2014 7:55AM

    I am so happy you are back on track. I am sorry you knees are hurting so bad.

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TRACYZABELLE 4/23/2014 1:44AM

    pain leads to stress... which leads to eating no wonder you cant stick with it... I TOTALLY understand.. I hope soon you get the help you need emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 4/23/2014 12:30AM

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Hope it isn't gout!!! Though that usually attacks your toes, not your knees!

Take care!

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NPA4LOSS 4/22/2014 10:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope that you find the cause of the knee pain soon.

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STEVEN2GO2 4/22/2014 9:25PM

    I am glad your walker will be paid for. Sorry to hear you are in pain. Great job getting back to nutritious eating. Great idea for your birthday treat!

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EMSSBEARS 4/22/2014 9:19PM

    I pray that your health will continue to improve. I am so glad that you are getting your focus back and your spirits are lifted once again you are too special to feel down and out. I pray that you will continue to improve both physically and mentally as your spiritual strength builds within you. Continue to have faith and rely on the strength of your friends here we are here for you don't hesitate to reach out to us we are always here to listen may not be able to help emoticon but can always be a sounding board to help you get your focus back. We love you girl. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 4/22/2014 8:44PM

    HUGs and hope this continues, I know you can make it keep on going..... HUGS I have to get back on track.... I keep planning to and I lay in bed thinking then get downstairs and sometimes it doesn't even get me through breakfast.... But today had good intentions but my friends death just threw me for a loop. I knew she was getting worse but no one expected it this fast.

Anyway, she didn't take care of herself, but I am going to take care of me, in memory of her and for me and my family... I have to, my health and life depend on it. I am not overly overwt but my arthritis makes it so much harder.

So proud of you!!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! I KNOW YOU CAN! HUGS

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CHRISTINEBWD 4/22/2014 8:38PM

    Gini I am so glad to hear that you are back on track! Prayers for your health problem and the pain it is causing.
Christine

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STARLITNIGHT 4/22/2014 8:04PM

    Prayers for your health, and great job on getting your focus back!

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VIADOLOROSA 4/22/2014 7:56PM

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