FLEMIDG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLEMIDG FLEMIDG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ NOT THE WAY I WANTED TO GET TO ONEDERVILLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014063 Guess what? I weighed myself the other day, and I am down to 197.1 pounds. That sounds good, doesn't it? Over the past several months I have lost a total of 43 pounds. However, I didn't intend to do it this way. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with lung cancer in May of 2015. Did not expect to see that coming. <BR> When I was first diagnosed, I weighed 240 pounds. I found that I had trouble eating as much as I used to. It has been a tough few months. I had surgery on August 7 and had 2/3 o... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:15:51 EST DEALING WITH HEALTH ISSUES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936559 I have been battling health issues for some time now. I have been seeing the doctor about sinus problems and breathing problems. He told me that he thought the breathing problems were because of the sinus problems. After tons of medications and nasal sprays, my doctor finally decided to send me for a chest x-ray. He also gave me a prescription for an inhaler. He said that would help with my breathing problems. <BR> <BR> The day after I had the x-ray I was back in the doctor's office. ... Sat, 30 May 2015 00:58:01 EST UP-DATE ON RECOVERY FROM SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927257 I had rotator cuff surgery on October 31, 2014. I can't believe I am still having such a difficult time with my arm. I am going for physio every week, but I still have a lot of problems doing the exercises, especially the one where I have to reach my arm behind my back. <BR> <BR> I have had home care helping me get dressed each morning and then get ready for bed each night. I stopped the home care last week, as I thought I would be able to handle things on my own. The lady in charge call... Wed, 13 May 2015 00:55:40 EST HAPPY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906142 He is risen! He is risen indeed! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed a lovely church service this morning and then joined some friends at Applebee's for dinner. <BR> <BR> Hope all my wonderful Spark Friends had a Very Happy Easter. God bless you all. <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>288</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:57:35 EST GETTING FRUSTRATED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829409 It has been five weeks since I had rotator cuff surgery. I have to wear the sling for another week yet to make sure everything heals properly. I am so frustrated because I still can't do anything with my left arm. Every time I lift something my shoulder lets me know that it's not ready for that yet. I can't even sweep and wash my floors. <BR> <BR> I have been very blessed because a lot of my church friends have come around me and helped me. I have been given meals from the Meals Ministr... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:02:48 EST OLD FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787689 I was on Facebook on Wednesday evening reviewing some of the comments from family and friends. I don't go on there very often, but I like to check to see what's going on. <BR> <BR> I was scrolling through the posts and noted one post from a lady at my church who I had friended. While checking out her post, I noticed a picture on her page. The name noted was the same name as my best friend when I was about 10 years old and lived in the country. It was a very unusual last name, and I wonde... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:57:34 EST ANNIVERSARY OF MY DH'S PASSING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787121 It has been three (3) years today since my DH passed away. I still miss him so much. I have been feeling kind of down today, not really depressed, just very sad and lonely. <BR> <BR> I know that things get better with time, but every time this day comes around it still causes me a lot of pain. My youngest son has been staying with me for a while, and he remembered too that it has been three years since his dad passed away. I know he is still grieving as well, although he doesn't show it,... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:54:33 EST FEELING BETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779411 I just wanted to stop by to let everyone know that I have been feeling better. I am so thankful for all your kind thoughts and prayers that have been sent my way lately. For the first time in a long time I was able to accomplish something today without feeling so sluggish. Hopefully things will continue to improve. <BR> <BR> I will be seeing my doctor on Wednesday with regards to my sinus problem, and hopefully he will be able to send me to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. Maybe h... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:38:15 EST WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778288 I have been dealing with some health issues of late. I have been having bouts of vertigo as well as sinus infections that just don't seem to go away. I am on my fourth antibiotic for my sinus infection, and my doctor said that there is nothing else he can give me for this. We'll have to look at other things that may be causing my problems. <BR> <BR> Because of my vertigo, I have been having trouble sleeping because when I wake up the room tends to be spinning. I have been sleeping in my ... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:41:31 EST WEEKEND WITH MY SON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765786 My son called me on Thursday and said he was having some health issues and needed to see a doctor, but his health card had been cancelled because he didn't change his address when he moved. I told him that I would take him to see my doctor, as he has a walk-in clinic, and he is also accepting new patients. I needed to go back to see him anyway, so I could go at the same time. My son decided to come over and spend the night with me on Thursday so that we could go to the doctor on Friday. H... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:35:25 EST I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN HIT IN THE GUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760011 I have been dealing with some health issues lately. I have been having dizzy spells and am battling sinusitis. I have had some bad dizzy spells, and since I live alone, it is pretty scary. <BR> I had a bad vertigo attack several years ago, and had to go to the hospital to get some help, so I am a little (okay very) nervous when these attacks come on. <BR> <BR> I have been sleeping in my recliner for the past couple of weeks, because it seems that every time I sleep in bed I wake to find t... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:58:44 EST HEALTH ISSUES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755469 I have been dealing with some health issues over the past few weeks. I have been experiencing dizziness, sinus problems and bad headaches. I have tried different things, but nothing has worked. <BR> <BR> Last week I woke up early and when I went to check the time, the room started spinning. I had to stop and hold on to the wall until things settled down. I didn't do much of anything for three days as I was having nausea and dizziness most of the time. I slept in my recliner for a coup... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:44:45 EST FUN TIMES AND RAIN DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728078 My girlfriend and I decided that we would get together on Friday and go shopping. She can only use the car on Thursdays and Fridays when her DH is off work, as he needs the car for work. <BR> She picked me up at 8:00 A.M., and we went for breakfast. I had a chiropractor appointment after that, and then we were off shopping. We spent the rest of the morning shopping, and then we went to our Knitting Club. <BR> <BR> After the Knitting club was over at 3:00 P.M., we went out shopping again. ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:34:34 EST GOOD VISIT WITH SONS AND OTHER THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723127 I hadn't heard from my son Darren since around Christmas time. He did send me a Facebook message on Mother's Day and on my birthday, but other than that he didn't call. I know he is busy, so it didn't really bother me too much. However for a couple of weeks I was going through some depression. I'm not really sure why, but everything started to bother me. I was even feeling sorry for myself. My church family prayed for me, and my depression did lift. <BR> <BR> On Monday evening I receiv... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:17:16 EST DIABETES COURSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716165 I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 4 years ago. I had a very difficult time getting information on what to eat, etc. My doctor gave me a few pointers, but he is not a specialist, so he didn't really help me all that much. I spent a lot of money on books and I looked up a lot of things on the Internet. Thank goodness I was able to find a couple of Spark Teams dealing with Diabetes, and I received a lot of helpful information. <BR> <BR> My doctor told me he would refer me to a Diabetes Cl... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:30:06 EST SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707197 I have been having a problem with a torn rotator cuff. I have been going for physiotherapy for a while, and I also received a cortisone shot. Neither seemed to work well. <BR> <BR> I saw my orthopedic surgeon last Wednesday, and he told me that it is up to me as to whether or not I have surgery. He also said to keep in mind that if I wait too long, my shoulder may get to the point where he is unable to repair it. He told me to think about it over the next couple of months and then call ... Sat, 31 May 2014 00:57:10 EST WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695346 I experienced a special treat this evening. Our church sponsored the Watoto Children's Choir, and they performed at our church this evening. It was a free event. These children are from Uganda, Africa. The ones who performed this evening are between 8 and 14 years of age. <BR> <BR> A different group of children travels every year. They have gone around the world. This year they started out in Vancouver, Canada in January, and tonight they performed here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Thu, 15 May 2014 00:48:58 EST WHAT A WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683623 This past weekend I went to a Women's Retreat put on by our church. I so look forward to going to this every year. I ride with a good friend from church and she also gave two other friends a ride as well. We stopped for a hot dog at Costco before we left, and then we stopped at a restaurant near the retreat for supper. Meals are provided for Saturday and Sunday at the retreat, but on Friday only a snack is offered at 10:00 P.M. after our teaching session. <BR> <BR> It is a lovely, quiet,... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:34:56 EST HAPPY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676072 Just wanted to wish all my wonderful Spark friends a Very Happy Easter. <BR> He is risen!! He is risen indeed!! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> God bless you all. <BR> <BR> Darlene Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:42:49 EST WHERE IS SPRING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671651 We had a couple of beautiful days last week, but yesterday we had snow again. It is still quite cool here and it doesn't look like it's going to warm up for the rest of the week. The geese are back, but some of them didn't stay they went back south for a while. There is still lots of ice on the rivers and it is not melting too quickly. There are ice jams everywhere. It has been so cold here during the last little while that there were thousands of people with frozen water pipes. Some of... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:48:32 EST WILL WINTER NEVER END? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652029 I am getting tired of all the snow. We have more snow coming tomorrow. It is supposed to be the first day of Spring, but I think someone forgot to tell Spring that. It is so slippery out that I don't dare go for a walk for fear of falling. The weather was beautiful today, but it is going to be colder tomorrow. <BR> <BR> On Friday while going to my friend's for supper, I slipped on the ice on the sidewalk and almost went head first into a snowbank. I managed to stop myself from falling, ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:33:04 EST DEATH IN THE FAMILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626037 I have been feeling very emotional over the last few days. My brother-in-law was in the hospital since December 18. My sister was told he had congestive heart failure, and that he could not go back home, as he needed round-the-clock care. My sister has COPD and has had a difficult time taking care of herself and her hubby. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago the doctor called the family together and told them that my brother-in-law was dying, and had only about 3 weeks to live. My sister and her... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:11:28 EST A LOT GOING ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621863 I have been sick with a cold/flu bug since just after Christmas. I saw my doctor last week and he gave me antibiotics to help with the very bad sinus infection and headaches I have been having. They are helping a little, but not a lot. I have to take the antibiotics for 4 weeks, but I have to see him next week to see how things are going. I am still having a lot of problems getting anything done, as my body is just not letting me do too much. <BR> <BR> On top of that, I was supposed to g... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:38:42 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS - HAPPY HOLIDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571386 I just wanted to take the time to wish all my wonderful friends a Very Merry Christmas, and all the best in the new year. To all those who don't celebrate Christmas, may you have a Very Happy Holiday. <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:11:15 EST NOW THAT'S HOW TO SHOW LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570818 Our Advent Christmas message this past Sunday was on the two most important commandments, Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself. Our pastor told us he wanted to demonstrate this by using one of the volunteers at our church, and he then ran a video. The video was of an 8-year-old girl who comes to our church. Every Wednesday she volunteers at our Food Bank. People come in to pick up their food and while there they receive a hot bowl of soup, bread and danties as well as... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:35:06 EST SOME GOOD SOME BAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555525 I had a pretty good day today. I went to my chiropractor's office for a badly needed adjustment. I felt much better afterwards. This evening my chiropractor's office put on a Christmas dinner for all his patients and their guests at a local golf and country club. It was all free. He did a presentation on heart disease. I had a great healthy dinner with chicken, salmon and salad and sauteed veggies, with fresh fruit for dessert. They drew names for ten prizes and I won a large container... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:53:26 EST DINNER WITH FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528814 This evening they served Liver and onions for dinner. I love liver, but I hate cooking it, so I always go down for supper on that day. When I went down to the restaurant, I found a couple there from my church. They moved into the other building this past July. They asked me to join them. We had a nice chat while we were having supper. I even learned a few things. <BR> <BR> When I first moved in here I was happy to see that there was an exercise room, a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 00:29:47 EST UP-DATE ON ANGUS AND YVONNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526991 It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Yvonne passed away Friday, October 25. She had developed lung cancer which quickly spread through her body and into her brain. On September 15 she had a turn for the worse and was not expected to live. However, when Angus went back to the hospital Monday morning, he found her awake and alert and visiting with friends. She went home a few days later. <BR> <BR> She has remained at home with help from our church family and friends. They were ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:34:56 EST SISTER IN HOSPITAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521873 My friend and I had an appointment with one of the pastors in our church regarding starting a small group. On my way to the meeting I received a call from my brother telling me that my sister was in the hospital and had been there since Sunday. My sister has COPD and often goes to the hospital because she has trouble breathing. <BR> <BR> After our meeting my friend and I went for coffee, and then she dropped me at the hospital to visit my sister. She told me to call her when I was done an... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:37:19 EST THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513769 I was invited to my son's for Thanksgiving today. He decided to invite all the parents. We had a lovely visit and lots and lots of food. I hope all my Canadian Friends had a fantastic Thanksgiving. <BR> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:50:41 EST LOVELY EVENING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508512 Each year the Tapestry Women's Team at our church says a special thank you for those ladies who have volunteered in any way to help the Women's Ministry. This year was no exception. <BR> The Tapestry Team put together a lovely evening with appetizers and desserts, tea and coffee and testimonies by some of the Tapestry Team. All volunteers were given a free ticket, and those ladies who still wanted to attend but had not volunteered were charged $10. <BR> <BR> It was a lovely evening. Most ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:26:38 EST UP-DATE TO TOUGH WEEK BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505651 I blogged a while ago about the tough week I was having because it was the anniversary of my DH's passing. I mentioned that my youngest son was having a very difficult time dealing with this situation as well. He had also recently broken up with his girlfriend who he had started dating just before my DH passed away. <BR> <BR> Today I received a call from my son. I was so happy to hear from him. He was visiting with friends out of town. He told me that things were much better for him. H... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 01:06:13 EST TOUGH WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498908 Last week was a tough one for me. Wednesday was the anniversary of my DH's passing. <BR> All week I was dreaming about my dh. To make things worse, my son had come to visit me a week before that and told me he was so depressed he didn't know what he was going to do. <BR> He too was missing his dad. He didn't think he should still feel this way, as he is a man and men don't cry. (Yeah, right!). He stayed for supper and we had a good visit. He and his girlfriend have also broken up. He st... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:01:35 EST ANGUS AND YVONNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486788 I have been asking some of my Spark Friends to pray for my friends Angus and Yvonne. Yvonne was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. When she went in for a biopsy she was told that her cancer had spread to her brain. She was told she would need radiation treatment for her brain cancer. She was sent home a week ago last Friday to await her radiation treatments. She took a turn for the worse over the weekend and had to be rushed back to the hospital Saturday evening. Angus has been beside... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:04:06 EST PROBLEMS WITH E-MAIL ACCOUNT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477327 I have been having difficulty accessing my SparkPeople account as I found out that my e-mail had been hacked. My son was supposed to call me and help me fix it, but he hasn't called as yet. I have changed my e-mail address to another format and hopefully I will get all my messages on there. It was pretty scary to find out that someone had gotten into my e-mail. I am not sure if they got into my computer as well, so I cancelled my on-line banking. That is a pain, as now I have to go to a ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:20:13 EST CRAZY WEATHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459404 I woke up this morning and had my breakfast and shower and got ready for church. I had heard that was going to be another hot day, so I contemplated wearing a long dress to church as I thought it would be cooler. Am I ever happy I changed my mind. When I went to leave for church I noticed it was raining a little so I went back for a sweater and then headed off to catch the bus. By the time I got to the bus stop it was pouring. The bus generally waits for a few minutes before he leaves, a... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:23:04 EST BARBEQUE WITH FRIENDS AND OTHER EXCITEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443753 A couple from my church have recently sold their home in the country and are moving into an apartment in the city. They invited us out to spend some time with them before they are finished moving. It was a lovely day for a drive. Another friend from church and her daughter gave me a ride. We went for a swim in their private lake and helped my friend pack up the rest of her kitchen items. Her dh an his son and a friend went to move some things to a cabin at the lake. When they returned m... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:21:33 EST SUMMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426969 We have certainly had some hot weather this summer. The humidity is very bad. I am having a hard time getting out to do some walking. I forget to put on sunscreen when I go shopping and I have gotten some sunburn just while waiting for a bus. <BR> <BR> I have been busy eve though our church programs are stopped for the summer. My son called e-mailed me a few weeks ago and told me that his girlfriend had gotten a job in Alberta with Shaw Cable, and he was going to move there with her. ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:54:11 EST VISIT WITH SON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413801 My son has a problem with alcohol. Almost a year and a half ago I had to ask him to leave my apartment and find some place else to stay. I couldn't deal with his binges. My dh had recently passed away, and there was no way I could handle the extra pressure. I felt guilty for a long time. <BR> <BR> I hadn't heard from my son for a long time. A church friend said he saw my son at working at Home Depot. I didn't want to go there and see him, I wanted to wait to see if he would talk to me ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:36:51 EST GOOD FRIENDS ARE FUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411092 Yesterday was quite the day for me. A church friend has asked if I would go with her and her daughter to run an errand. She picked me up at 7:30 A.M. and off we went. We weren't able to do what we had planned on, so she took me back home. Another friend picked me up at about 11:00 A.M., and we were off for the day. We spent the whole day shopping and having fun. <BR> We went to some stores in an area across the city from where I live. We did manage to stop for lunch at Subway, but then ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:45:00 EST NIECE VISIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406920 My niece called me on Friday and told me she was happy as she had bought a car. My niece suffers from panic attacks and is not able to leave her apartment alone. She can't go into stores, etc., so her hubby has to do all the shopping, etc. She has to take a taxi wherever she goes, as there is no way she would be able to ride a bus. She had a car several years ago, but she hit a deer on the highway while driving home from Alberta, and her car was totalled. She wasn't hurt, but it really s... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:41:36 EST LIBRARY WORK ALMOST DONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398753 I have been struggling to learn different things to be able to be in charge of our church library. The lady who was the leader is moving to Kelowna BC and has asked me to take over the library. She was able to show me some of the things I need to do. We weeded out some of the older books and got rid of them and I had to delete all these items from the computer system. I did manage to do that. I purchased some new books last month, and she showed me how to enter then into the system and p... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:25:30 EST EMOTIONAL FATHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391424 Today was Father's Day. I grew up without a father, so I never celebrated Father's Day much. The only father I know is my Heavenly Father who is taking care of me. <BR> <BR> The Lead Pastor's wife (who is also a pastor) gave the sermon at church today. She spoke of how important fathers are in the lives of their children. The Hebrew word for father depicts an ox and a tent. This meant that the father was strong and he was in charge of the household. The Hebrew word for mother, oddly en... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:47:14 EST GETTING FORGETFUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387509 Today when I woke up I knew I had a chiropractor's appointment this afternoon. I went to Jesse's Kitchen (the restaurant in our building) for breakfast. For the rest of the day I worked on my bible study for Thursday evening. I decided to check something on my e-mail this afternoon, and noticed a note from my chiropractor's office, and I remembered I was supposed to be there right then for an adjustment. I quickly called the office, and the secretary told me that they were not busy, so I ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:36:08 EST HEALTH UP-DATE - BUSY, BUSY, BUSY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385313 I finally saw my doctor, and he told me that after all the tests I had been through, that my cardiologist said I have an extra heart beat, and he wants to put me on a beta blocker to regulate my heartbeat. My doctor does not like beta blockers, but he did prescribe them for me. I am not having any problems with taking them, so I guess they're doing what they are supposed to be doing. I have not been too happy with my regular doctor of late, though. He doesn't always listen to me when I te... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:33:14 EST WONDERFUL 4-DAY WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342712 I have been very busy lately, and I was feeling like I desperately needed some time to myself. <BR> Our church had our Women's Retreat this past weekend. A friend came and picked me up early Friday afternoon, and we stopped and picked up 3 other ladies. Then it was off to the retreat. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was quite warm. <BR> <BR> After about an hour's drive we stopped off at a restaurant for an early supper. It was too early to get to the retreat, so we jus... Thu, 2 May 2013 00:59:04 EST BELATED BIRTHDAY PARTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319138 My wonderful sisters-in-law treated me to lunch today for my birthday, which was in February. There were three SIL's and one good friend of the family who came. They took me to my favorite restaurant for baked chicken fingers and Greek salad. We had a lovely time. They not only treated me to lunch, but they all bought me gifts as well. I received a beautiful purple cast-iron teapot with an infuser, and some tea, a lovely necklace with amythyst flowers in it and a purple bracelet, a big t... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:59:42 EST HEALTH UP-DATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314215 I have been having some issues with my health and I posted a blog about my concerns earlier. I had been having problems with chest pains and shortness of breath, and my doctor arranged for me to see a cardiologist to see if I could find out what the problem was. The cardiologist scheduled me for a stress test. He said he couldn't find out too much with that, so he scheduled me for a MIBI stress test. this is where they inject you wih an isotope and they take x-rays of your heart muscles. ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 00:57:26 EST BLESSED DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297818 Today didn't start out to be too great. I knew I was going out for lunch, so I decided to just have a smoothie and a cup of coffee for breakfast. When I went to put milk in my coffee I found the milk had soured, so that coffee went down the drain. I opened the other bottle of milk, and that had curdled as well. There went that cup down the drain. I opted to go down to Jesse's Kitchen to have toast and coffee and visit with a few people who had gone there for breakfast. <BR> My BIL picked... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:45:28 EST UP-DATE ON EATING PLAN AND HEALTH ISSUES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276807 I have been following a new healthy eating plan suggested by my chiropractor. It is called Maximzied Living. We had a 30-day challenge to see how much weight we could lose. So far I have lost 8 pounds. I haven't been able to do the exercises, as I have been diagnosed with a sluggish heart. I am not sure exactly what this means, but I am not doing too much exercise, except walking when I can. I received a call from my cardiologist the other day, and I have an appointment for Thursday, Ma... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 00:31:29 EST