BJUMPINGFORJOY's SparkPeople Blog BJUMPINGFORJOY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Right knee. I know I haven't posted in a long while. I have been very sick and know I am in a lot of pain with my right knee. Three years ago I had right knee replacement on my right knee. I went to see my pain doctor and he said that he thought it was my knee that was the problem. He prescribed a patch for me to us but we have been for the insurance to approve it. I have never had a patch so I don't know that kind of medicine it is. My orthopedist is sending me to get a cat scan. I am at the point where... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:04:01 EST Trying to get back on track It has been awhile since I blogged. I have been very busy with work, family. It seem that if it is not one thing it is another. I am so tired by that when I go to bed it is hard for me to go to sleep. It just will take time. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:51:13 EST Trying to take care of family My son has chronic depression and has been spiraling on and off for 2 weeks, my grandson sprang is foot very bad. He has to use a wheel chair and crutches, now my daughter is having very bad sinus infection and is sick at home. Sat, 7 Oct 2017 22:45:12 EST My Week I went to the pool 2 XS this week, walked 20 feet without using my walker or cane.Today my grandson jumps out of the back of a pickup and springs he ankle. The emergency room dr wrapped it and told him to seek an orthopedist. So now he is on crutches and cant drive because it is the right foot. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Sat, 9 Sep 2017 22:17:49 EST Tired and taking care of son With everything going on in my family and being very busy at work I have not had a lot of time but come home and rest. Most of the time my son has lost so much weight that it is making him sick. If he doesn't loose weight or as much as he thinks then he gets depressed and I have to handle that. I hope that everyone had a nice Labor day weekend; Mon, 4 Sep 2017 22:30:04 EST Had 2 busy weeks. I has been very busy at work for 2 weeks now and it could be very busy for 2 more weeks. My son has lost 175 lbs since February. He looks better and has more energy. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:01:51 EST Sorry I haven't been around that much. It has been a while since I have posted anything much. I have been sick off and on and have not been able to work out in the pool as much as have wanted because I have been sick and my son has had some health problems. But alone with his problems he has lost 175 lbs since February. I am very proud of him. Sat, 29 Jul 2017 22:20:14 EST Enjoyed today. My daughter took me out for lunch today. It was so nice to see her. It seem my kids are having a long fight over something that is so trivial. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:39:25 EST Finally feeling better I had to call the dr and he gave me some different medicine. After spending 10 minutes of coughing last Tuesday I decided that the other medication my dr sent me was not working. He gave me some different and it seem to be helping a lot. I am hoping I can be back in the pool soon. Sat, 27 May 2017 21:26:53 EST Still sick I have done nothing but cough for the last 2 weeks feel bad go to work come home and rest hopefully I will be better this week and can go and work out. Sun, 14 May 2017 21:18:27 EST Sick I have been sick all week. Will post more tomorrow. Sat, 6 May 2017 23:09:38 EST Drs Visits No matter how much I try I can't seem to keep the one goal of getting on SP more. It seem like when I get home I am so tired that I lay down to rest and before I know it I have gone to sleep. Last week I went a saw my pain doctor and he said I was doing good and that unless something different happens I didn't need to see him for 6 months. This last Friday I saw my GP. He said my blood pressure was down and my AC-1 was down. I told him that I had been going to the pool for an hour and that I ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:03:57 EST Easter I hope everyone has a Happy Easter weekend. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:15:05 EST Slower week. This week has been slower and am I glad. My son is starting what is called a cleansing diet. From what I have studied it is a water diet. I told him that is dangerous to do and that I was afraid he could die. He said he would watch for the signs if he was having trouble and would quit it. I was able to get on SP more this week not as much as I wanted but getting there. Sun, 9 Apr 2017 00:03:43 EST Who would have though it would have happened where I work. My son is doing better this week. I didn't get to go working out in the pool because of the weather and on Thursday evening the college was closed due to a threat that someone was going to come and shoot up the college. They finally found out that it was two boys that were coming on one of those days because of an event we were hosting on those two days. I have also been working on getting back on track on SP with every thing. With everything that has been going on it seems like it is hard to... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:03:22 EST Son's fall in the bathtub. My son fell in the bathtub on Monday night. Picture this he is 6' tall and weight about 500 lbs. I was trying to help him get up at the same time trying to keep him from pulling the shower curtain down. Me without my walker. He finally got up but he had twisted his knee hurt his side and right wrist. I helped him get in bed but by the time we got him settled down it was about 2 a.m. before I went to be. I have to be up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for work. Well I didn't get to go to work Tuesd... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:36:56 EST WORKING ON WORK BROUGHT HOME FROM WORK I have been busy with work that I am trying to catch up on from work. I am getting there slowly. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:41:08 EST Weight Over the last 4 years I have gained all my weight plus a little more. I went to see my doctor on Wednesday and I had lost 12 lbs since January 24th. I was so happy. I had almost given up on loosing weight. But I am getting into the pool 2 times a week. I am trying to walk a little more each day with out any assistance at all. It is slow but hopefully I will get back to almost normal in my work. Sat, 4 Mar 2017 21:23:26 EST Cold again this weekend It was very warm Thursday but by Friday night it is very cold. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:11:05 EST I surprised myself Friday I usually use my walker to do much walking at work. But on Friday I got up to put up some parking decal cards. I went over to the file cabinet to put the cards in then to lock the door everyone enters and leaves and turned off my office light, then back to my desk and sat down that is when I realized that I had not used my cane or walker. That was such a surprise. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 23:04:53 EST Drs appointments In the last 2 weeks I have been to 2 drs plus taking care of my son. He has been down in his back plus being sick at his stomach. I am hopping that the next week will be better. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 22:34:34 EST Still busy Last week was kind of busy. My old washing machine went out then on Tuesday my new one came. Still busy with work lots of new students and gave out a lot of parking decals. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:09:06 EST Here we go again with the weather Last weekend we had snow now we are having ice. I am so ready for Spring. If I don't get to post for a while then that means we don't have any electricity. So if this is heading your way just be careful. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:00:03 EST Weather for this week. On Monday we reached temps of 60 degrees by Tuesday it had dropped to the low 30's with wind chill of 15% by Thursday we had snow and on Friday they closed the college where I work on Friday with a night time low to 3%. We got about 3 inches of snow. So I didn't get to work out in the pool this week. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 00:08:04 EST Happy New Year I hope everyone has set new goals for the new year. I also wish everyone a new year. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:50:55 EST Trying to adjust to new schedule It is hard trying to adjust to getting back in the pool and then coming home and trying to get all the things I need to do and still get on SP. The only thing I can figure out to do is get on SP when I get home the 1st thing. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:59:05 EST Trying to adjust to new schedule It is hard trying to adjust to getting back in the pool and then coming home and trying to get all the things I need to do and still get on SP. The only thing I can figure out to do is get on SP when I get home the 1st thing. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:59:03 EST Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks. I sorry I haven't posted lately. I have been coming home from work and going to bed because I was so tired. I am now getting to where I am not as tired. I went to see my pain specialist on Monday before Thanksgiving, I had lost 2 lbs and he was happy with how I was doing. He did not change any of my meds. I have finished my therapy in the pool. Now I am going to the pool and doing my pt myself. Thursday was my first day on my own and I even swam half of a lap. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:09:53 EST Next week Next week I will be off work for a week then it will be back to work after that. It is Thanksgiving week and where I work we close for the week. On Monday I have to see my pain specialist and then therapy the next day. The next day I start working on Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:47:13 EST It has a little bit since I have posted. It has been a few weeks since I have posted. The meds that the Dr has me on makes me feel very tired. The shot in my back did not work so I am on very strong medicine. They have helped the pain I was having plus the water therapy in the pool. When I get off work I am so tired that I go and lay down and sleep. I know it will take time for me to get used to it and I will. But being back in the pool feels so good. I hope everyone has a good week next week. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:15:49 EST I hope everyone has a good week. It is the time of the year when everyone get busy so I hope everyone has a good week next week. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:46:45 EST Drs visit this week. On Thursday I went and had a shot put in my spine to help with pain. Today is the second day since I had it down. When I squat it still hurts but the Dr said it would take up to 3 days for the shot to take effect. I am hoping it works. The therapist has me doing therapy in the pool. The first day was hard. I was in the pool for about an hour. On Friday I went to see my GP and he said my sugar was fine. He also said I have sclerosis now in the lower part of my back. Some how I will deal with ... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:42:31 EST Shot and therapy I went to see the pain DR and next Thursday I will be getting a shot in my back. I hope that helps. He also is sending me to therapy. Between the 2 I am hoping that I get to moving better. I had therapy on Tuesday and on Thursday they put me in the pool. I was in the pool for 50 minutes and by the time I got out I was tired. The next day I was sore. I haven't felt like doing much the last two days. I know that for me to get better I am going to have to push through everything I have to do. I ... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:39:51 EST Not feeling good. I am not up to posting tonight. I have been sick all week. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:03:03 EST Tomorrow I will be finding out the results from my MRI that I had a little over a week ago. I guess I will be finding out what the Dr recommends. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:06:16 EST Finally got the MRI done On Thursday I got the MRI done at a different location. Now just waiting on the DR to call me. I have been in a lot of pain this week and especially since I had to go for the MRI. It was a lot of walking. They finally put me in a wheel chair to help me get to where I needed to go. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:07:23 EST MY MRI Well I did not get to get the MRI done this week. The place I went to their machine is too small so they are sending me to a different place. I hope this one is big enough. I was in so much pain that the Tramadol was not helping. I called my DR and he gave me a script for a stronger med. It seems to be helping. Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:09:35 EST Things we take for granted. I sit and watch people walking and hope that one day I will be able to walk with out any aid of any kind. I have been having so much pain with my back that all I could do was come home and lay down after work. I went to see a back specialists on Thursday and he took ex rays and found out that all the vertebrate in my lower back have no cushion between them and that it is bone to bone. On next Wednesday I am going to have an mri and then we will go from there. We take things for granted like w... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:50:48 EST Work has to slow down sometime For the last 2 weeks it has been so busy at work but hopefully it will slow down. Most of the enrollment is over and now just to get everyone with parking decals. I have an appointment with a back specialist on Thursday to see what is causing my sciatica to act up. I went for a acupuncture treatment. It was the first one had. I had to think about the cost because my insurance won't pay for and neither will Medicare so I am having to go the other route. I know that surgery is out of the questi... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:33:17 EST Very busy week I thought the week before was busy but this last week was so busy that all I felt like doing when I came home was to lay down on an ice pack trying to ease the sciatica in my back. I am so tired of not being able to exercise and hurting. I am going to try something different Monday and see how that works. I have got to where I move more. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 21:32:36 EST This week has been very busy and had lots of pain. Very busy week with classes getting ready to start where I work add to that my sciatica has been very bad this week. I called my DR and they said he was on vacation for 2 weeks and the only thing they could give me was Tylenol 3 and for me to call my orthro which I did and he is out of the office this week also. His nurse sent me to a back dr and I can't get into see him until the 25th of this month. I really hate having sciatica it hurts so bad. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:07:56 EST Busy 2 weeks. I know I did not blog last week but it has been a busy 2 weeks. I have been trying to walk more and last week the pool was closed due to a circulating pump being down. It was finally fixed and put back on line so Monday the pool hopefully will open Monday. I want to get back into the pool next Tuesday. Also yesterday my son jammed 2 of his toes on a grocery cart and I had to take care of him and today I am very tired. I was used to doing so much more before all my surgeries and now it seem li... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:00:29 EST Down in my back dealing with sciatica. I don't know what I did but now I am down in my back and the sciatica on my right side. It feels like I am sitting on a bunch of needles on the right side of my bottom. I have been icing down using bio-freeze and not doing much. I just hope I will be back into the pool next Tuesday. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:20:17 EST New exercise tool When I went to see my dr. I told him how bad I wanted of my walker. He recommended the body blade to help me build my strength in my back. I have used it 3 times since it has come in. The first time my upper arms got a little sore. The more I use it is helping my back get stronger. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 21:28:09 EST Pool work out I mad it to the pool 2 times this week. On the first day did water aerobics and swam 3/4's of a lap was in the pool 25 minutes. On day 2 did 25 minutes of water aerobics and one full lap in the pool. It came to 30 minutes in the pool. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 22:16:10 EST Dr's visit I went to see my DR yesterday. He said all my test were good except the vitamin D was a little low. He wants me to take more vitamin D. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:40:00 EST Got back into the pool. I went to the pool on Thursday and with the help of my son I was able to get in and out. It was hard. I walked for almost 15 minutes and then just relaxed for 5 minutes more. My son had to help me out by pushing my bottom with his hand. I still need a lot of work on my leg muscles. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:43:27 EST Today Today I walked from my car almost to the door to Walmart on my can and then walked around Walmart shopping with a shopping cart. I was really tired. For just a little bit I got very tired walking to the door to go in but with my sons encouragement I mad it inside to the grocery carts. By the time we got through shopping and home I was tired but it will take time before I get to where I can walk in with out a cane and shop and not be so tired but I will make it. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:25:14 EST Really tough week. My son came home Wednesday from the hospital. Now the next steps are to get him into see a dr that can help him. I know it will take time but as the same time I cannot enable him. I want him to get better so he can take care of him self and not depend on me to help pay his bills like I have been doing. It is time for him to get a hold of his life. I need to be able to breath and do some things I want to do. I have not been able to concentrate very much at work. It just seemed like I was there... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 19:59:57 EST More about son and job My son is now in the hospital due having a melt down. The job turned out to be a lousy job. That they treat their employees like dirt and that he couldn't give them any support once they got out on the floor. With everything that went on he had a melt down and is not in the hospital getting treatment. Sat, 28 May 2016 21:48:18 EST