BO42SOX's SparkPeople Blog BO42SOX's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community After 30+ years I did it!!!!! I'm in complete shock-When I first started Spark 2 years next month, it was selfishly to occupy my time,I was so use to working 40+ hours a week and had to stop working suddenly. OK so I began Spark, after a few weeks,I became semi-serious, my B/P was up, as was my cholesterol. I thought my weight was OK, needed to lose a few pounds. Looking back though,and remembering I was close to either 1348 or 142-one of those number's. The more I was active on Spark, the more serious I became on being h... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:40:00 EST I love Spark Friends! I noticed that I had some comments on my blogs and didn't acknowledge people who took the time to support and cheer me <em>2</em> -I am so,so sorry, I didn't realize.... <em>247</em> to all who have stood beside me. <BR> <BR> John-John got to the hospital at 645am, surgery due at 730am. Well at about 815am, the Nurse came in, said they unexpectedly had to use an instrument on the man before us, which meant they had to cleanse/sterilize the tool for John. Of course that give me the time to d... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:25:11 EST FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The other day when I said I was so happy was because I found a nurse, yes after almost a year. I didn't want to jinx it by getting my hopes up-no I'm not superstitious! (knock on wood!) <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> That morning when I woke up 3 things in a row happened good. I don't even remember the other 2, just that Cindy has accepted the position. My only nurse Marie trained her Fr-Sun, and the agency even payed her! Complicated story but the Waiver program obviously only would pay for one nur... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:12:49 EST War What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!!!!! wasn't there a song that had this title in the 60 or 70"s? Unfortunately war is needed, ironic that it contributes to Peace in the world, unfortunately the reason's for war is greed, power, religion,oil but mostly the belief's of people. The people who are willing to die for what they believe in, most who are called to fight because they are told to, not really ever knowing WHY they are willing to die, only that their Commander in Chief has issued... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 05:27:14 EST There giving my profession a bad name For all who are sick of hearing about the nursing shortage I've been having constantly, don't bother reading this because here we go again. I know I'm sick of it as well. <BR> <BR> OK so Linda started Sunday,lives about 6 miles from here,ideal for both of us. At 7p, she showed up (on time) that's a plus. And than it began to unravel from there. John's shower? didn't bother to shave my John-it takes 2 so of course I was in their. Didn't wash his back,water was not hot.John back to bed(she cou... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:48:45 EST Cheesecake/Michael My Daughter-in-law came over with the kids last night,Nicholas,who just turned 3, and Brady 3 months old. I just love her,she's such a good Mom. And my Grand kids,wow!! talk about unconditional love! Nicholas was telling everyone how he slept over "Nee-Nee's" house,and I made him pancakes for breakfast! (never happened <em>41</em> ) Brady is now turning over, and I love his expression,eyes like soup-plates!!! But cheesecake-Briana knows how much I love it,I have to avoid it at Walmart when I ... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:29:15 EST Held Hostage No, I will not be held hostage. As most people know I've been in dire need of a Nurse. I will not just hire a warm body. I 've had the privilege of someone here at Spark helping me screen people, as I get so tired, but anyhow I understand that we are too also blog about our progress,and that's what I will do. <BR> <BR> At first I was bending over backwards to help the nurse who has been here almost a year. Yesterday morning she "ambushed" me and said-"I want every other weekend off"-Fri-Sat-... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:41:16 EST Nurse Interview Well She was very nice,compassionate,things qualities I was looking for than there's the but......She has another client 5 days a week,only 5 hours.She'd rather work the 3 12 hour shifts I can give her but..... She doesn't want to hurt this man's feelings leaving him although he is himself interviewing nurses. She wants to work here and asked if we had a "red roof Inn or motel close by" as she lives a distance. I live in the country and the closet hotel we have are dog boarders(kennels)-We do... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:00:29 EST Happy Birthday Dad I know I can;\'t really say Happy-Birthday because your in Heaven so your already Happy but you know what I mean.I hope my Brother isn't causing too much chaosis! Tell Kevin I love him too,and I miss him. <BR> <BR> Dad,the table behind my chair upstairs where I can see John in bed,well only your picture fell.Thanks Dad for re-assuring me your still near me,and watching over me.I still tell the day when we buried (hate that word Daddy) you and your picture came off Mom's wall on the carpet an... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:54:43 EST Husbands........ you can't live with them and you can't live without them........................OK without going into detail,Is there a sign up sheet for a trial to live without them?????? <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>234</em> <em>101</em> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:33:03 EST It happened Just got the phone call.....Michael called on his way to the carrier @ 9pm,My husband just called,Michael was going up the ramp to the Eisenhower,My baby,my Son,OK so he's 28 but I don't care if he was 98,he's my child.Ill surly miss him coming home alot lately on leave but won't miss his messes-I have to joke,cuz I'm crying.He's such a good kid. <BR> <BR> Well on a positive note,the nurse is exercising John now,and no seizures.twitches/tremors-Phew for the moment---and the brightest note to... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 21:58:25 EST It's gong to happen..... when I least expect it.Since Paul left to watch Michael deploy OK-its beginning now but Ill continue,John just isn't acting right.About 430pm,he became anxious,eyes as wide as soup plates,but still got my John up.Because I had Family over and I know John can't tolerate a bunch of over stimulation so I just had the nurse give John a bed bath.By 9pm she called me downstairs and John started twiching, so she gave him just 2mg valium thru the tube.By 10pm,the twitching spread to his face so we ha... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:40:56 EST Being Wrong Normally being wrong is OK because at least your able to learn something from it......but this time,being wrong has scared me,and will make me a wreck for a while. <BR> <BR> I was told by my Son Michael,he'd be shipping out to Iraq?Apthganastan? Jan.2010.I found out last night that althought the date for deployment is right,he will not spend the week home.He will be leaving Tuesday 12/29. Because he's been in the Navy over 9 years its not required of him to help load the carrier but his thou... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 09:08:12 EST John The nurse woke me up at 4am,John was shaking uncontrollably,his temp was good but suddenly shot to 104.2 and the seizures began,I called 911 and rode in the squad with them,John began to stabilize so they started an IV,we got to the hospital,John began to seize again.Dr.was right on top of it,and I Thank God,he had a heart and was very attentive. A cat scan was done to see if my John had stones but no.Finally the Chest x-ray came back with right lung pneumonia I was shocked! Than I began to w... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:14:04 EST Not even winter yet Officially were still in the Fall,and hard to believe,I've already started slipping in the winter blues <em>39</em> Ive been baking and have found myself grabbing chocalate chips for the cookies! I made the peanut butter balls,and found myself hiding them in the back of the refrigerator! how awful! <BR> <BR> My Son hit a deer with my car while on leave,Thank God he was OK.I brought the car to the body shop,got the rental,and 4 days later picked my car back up.My husband was yelling up a sto... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:34:01 EST Rowdy Its only been 50 hours since you passed away rooster but I miss you so much,and so does Liz,Michael,and Mr.Jake. Just so you know the kitties are even looking for you to chase them.I love you ross and miss you so much.I have to tell you a story.You know Hank??Liz's dog across the street? you know how at night you'd sneak over and steal his toys,than you started pooping in front of his doghouse?!! Well I was sitting here tonight when I saw a black tail right by your bush that you'd dig under ... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 21:43:53 EST Its time Well although I haven't quite made it to a year yet at Spark,so much has changed in my life,and Thanks to Spark,all has been good.Ive met wonderful,supportive people that not only helped me get thru personnel hardships,but you my friends have kept me motivated. <BR> <BR> I'm a procrastinator,always was and probably always will--but I need to change up my Spark page,photos,goals,ect.My "new profile pic" is me with my Darling Grandson ,Nicholas, and I went to the Cleveland zoo today can't beli... Sat, 30 May 2009 18:34:57 EST I finally acted how I should have been doing all along Wed,the 13th John had a Grand Mal seizure,the nurse yelled up to me while I was in bed. She couldn't find his Valium I.M.-well it was exactly where it has been,I gave it to her,and did all of My Son's vital signs,monitored his seizure,vital signs. By 2 and 1/2 minutes John came out of the seizure. For 24 hours My Son pretty much slept,and of course I continued to watch John.I notified the Dr.,called the labs for a work up.and everything else in between <BR> <BR> On Mon,Johns urethra again be... Fri, 15 May 2009 18:19:56 EST Phases of my life 12/13/08 I was following a recent post the other night which got me to thinking of what is important today in my life and how my priorities have changed. As most of you all know I lost my Dad a little over a month ago, and he was such a positive man in my life but guess someday that will be another blog-- When I was in my teens, pretty much nothing mattered to me but dating my older brothers friends, partying every weekend, which e... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 16:06:51 EST I will do it I will write a blog once my Red Sox make it to the WS !!! OK so I have to wait til next year when the Red Sox go to the WS, in the meantime I will have to set up a goal to do my blog 11/01/08-YES (I am a procrastinator !)alright its now 10/31/08, 2 hours til my deadline of my 1st blog!!!OK this is what's happening, I have to watch John until we get a nurse Sunday at 7pm(husband and I take turns) SOOO I will try to do one by the end of Nov 1st as I said, IF I DON'T it will B/C I'm falling down... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:49:45 EST