HEALTHY4ME's SparkPeople Blog HEALTHY4ME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Moving soon! Well our house sold, we found another in Annapolis valley of Nova Scotia. We move mid month so are in the thros of packing and organizing, all stuff that goes along with it. I am planning to get totally back on track. I did so great from dec till april with my ca dx and treatments. I am feeling great but must eat healthier and somehow lose this wt. thankfully it is still 40 lbs and not more. So, once we get moved wtc I wantbto join the gym as hubby being ex military it is affordable for me. ... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 23:06:33 EST I AM CANCER FREE <em>334</em> <em>590</em> <em>390</em> I finished my last of 16 radiation treatments! I was actually cancer free after surgery however they explained my numbers and how radiation would help. So so thankful that my cancer was invasive, stayed in the duct and my margins were clear. <BR> So yesterday I got to ring the bell. Everyone that finishes chemo and or radiation rings the bell, everyone claps and you feel better and others know there is an end. <BR> Now I see the radiation oncol... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:22:28 EST Hi all. Well was hoping for a good nights sleep but woke many times and finally woke at before 7. Many thing running around in my head. Tired of indecisive ideas, no funds, and an nsurance compnay that has taken a yr to do nothing and is still waffling. We pay insurance either fix or write off the trailer. We need to know as its huge diff in money. <BR> As you can tell, tired and not in a good mood so off here to do my gratitudes. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:11:23 EST Thanks to tech So the wheel won't spin but I will get points. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:12:25 EST Weird.... I just got anew apple I pad and I can't spin for points. Says need flash and hubby did everything to try says this device won't support flash. So I can't spin for points. Tried website and app... <BR> Any ideas... hubby is a tech so usually can fix.... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:48:09 EST Had such a great time last evening with friends over We had our old friends over for lasagna and cherry pie, all thanks to hubby's cooking. Was a lot of fun, chatting, memories old and new. <BR> Today I have a dental apointment for a cleaning but have to take 20,000 mg of antibiotics before going to the dentist for anything. Hate this but with my knee replacement it is apparently necessary. I have my probiotics and yogurt of the next few days. <BR> Sunny, cool but a nice day, started out with my visulization meditation, and now have a towel on ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:53:27 EST Day after late thanksgiving Trying to put an image but haven't learned my way around this chromebook yet. Have a good pic of hubby and Thomas. Eva wasn't able to come. Was so comical when son was explaining. Thomas sitting on the couch beside him. So, son says started with a fight to comb her hair, then not wanting to get in car, then got in car and got herself out and ran to the yard screaming, was rude to the neighbours and then didnt want to come. So after son put her back in the car, she screaming I don't want to go... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:25:36 EST Thursday and feeling better and thanks for all the get well wishes Well that was a rotten way to lose 6 lbs. lol However other than having to cancel Thanksgiving no worries. And lol since both kids allready had a thanksgiving this gives them all more time between meals lol. <BR> Doing much better this morning, I did get a slight cramp after I ate this morning but will be kind to my belly today. I have had most done allready so today is a tidy house up and cook potatoes and veggies. Since it is only the kids I am fine with no fuss and serve yourselves. <BR... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:13:22 EST 5 am can't sleep Well I went to bed at 1 ish and woke at 4 to pee... still awake so figured get up for awhile. Only issue, I have to be at my daughter's to feed the dogs at 7. A nap may be in my future, even though I am not a good napper. <BR> So came back to spark and didn't last very long. Then we went on a 5 day trip over to PEI and did the tourist thing then suprised my mother in law for her birthday. Came home and eeek am higher than ever have been, only by 3 lbs but it is just too much. I have to ta... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 04:27:19 EST Well, pet sitting again Daughter and son in law are gone to his home as his dad passed away this week. I have been 2 dog, 2 cat sitting while they were gone to visit him. So now they are gone for funeral and he has his 5 days bereavement and he had taken a week off as they were going to to to Ontario but not now as spent a fair bit driving back and forth 5 hr drive every weekend for while. <BR> Once I am finished dog cat sitting, we plan to spend 3 weeks at the trailer... havent used it much this summer which is t... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 17:40:54 EST September 3rd HI sparkfriends, <BR> Well hubby bought me a notebook so now I can type properly not fingerpick as on tablet. Planning to be here more often. <BR> Not a lot has happened in past year that I haven't really been around. After my dad passed we took a year and really tried to figure things out. Guess on the real estate side we should have acted sooner as this year prices and sales went down. We put our house up in May and lowered the price twice, had only 6 showing and no offers. So it is off ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 13:31:56 EST Happy Canada Day! Beautiful day here today. We will probably drive down watch fireworks. Didn't go to trailer as hubby not sure driving that far. This week coming I hope, miss it. Had a great day yesterday. And will again today. Dtill have this chronic cough and phleghm every morning but on nexiun has helped reflux. Dr is tad concerned and mentioned strictures and esophageal cancer... thanks scare me.. so have been very diligent on an anti reflux diet. Go back dr in month. Well son in law is here to mow a... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:46:11 EST Mums birthday Well 7 years ago June 1st mum passed away. Mum always said you die near your birthday, her 90th birthday would be today. I miss her so much. However she isn't suffering and we know it's better. Still no nibbles on house... still waiting on trailer repairs.. sick of waiting, not knowing. But it will be whst it is.... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:25:03 EST Another sunny morming Slept better but woke with headache, it will leave. Hubby seems to be doing well and wants to get groceries today. As long as he doesn't lift anything. Have to buy paint for front steps. Get that done and painted and lower price of house. We want to get things going, however houses aren't selling in the area. Off to get going. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:14:48 EST Sooo tired Morning so glad it's sunny as I am exhausted. Hubby slept, didnt even wake up for meds. So now resting as dr wants today. Doing well. I didn't sleep as he was snoring, I was mentally beat and strange dreams when I did sleep. Glad that he usually heals well, has anti inflammatories and willing to take it easy. Initally he was expected to be as per normal but a day or two rest isn't hurting anything. He was togo look st a diff truck but if it's gone, there will be another. Off to get lau... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:04:24 EST Hubbys surgery... Took longer than planned and dr was tad concerned. He seems to be doing okay... anyway long day. Went in at 2:45. Nurse came out at 4 , dr be out in a few mins, they are seeing him up...2 hrs later, no update. .. dr ssys it's okay however bit of problem with membrane but is fine now. Dr was concerned about numbnessbut seems for usboth to sleep tonight. Night all. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:37:14 EST Wow twice in 2 days! Think I have been misding you guys. Lol Well had a great physio apointment. Gave me maintenance exercises so my irreparable shoulder doesn't get worst fast. And ultrasounded and zapped my golfers elbow and my shoulder blades. Then hubby, Allie the dog and I went for walk. Finally some nice weather. Been hoping house sells and we can get on with other plans..but will sell when it sells.... best go,not much to say tonight. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:39:22 EST Father's day and an update. Missing my dad. Thankful my hubby is a great dad and my son has followed in his footsteps. Finally a beautiful sunny, warm day. Kids are coming over in a while. Weightwise about the same but less pain as I went off gluten. Also less sugar. Still have a chronic cough which dr is concerned about, trying antihistamines see if allergies,however we both thing it is from my bad reflux. Presume next step be scope. Hoping all is well in there. We also have finally decided to go full time rving, as... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:17:41 EST Sports med visit about rotator cuff and an update. Well,back from sports med dr... wow I was shocked. I have much better range of motion, minimal pain. She said I am so glad you can do that because you have a huge,very big rotator cuff tear. It isn't new, as inside your rotator cuff your muscles have turned to gel tissue. So.. also your shoulder is full full of arthritis. We cannot repair it, we can replace your entire shoulder. A very hard surgery and long recovery. I suggest that until your pain gets so severe that you can't have qual... Tue, 10 May 2016 09:09:52 EST waiting on specialist apointment Hi all, Physio was good first time, then 2nd no improvement and a lot of pain.... so... she suggested trying to get into specialist. She called see if I can get in to have a special ultrasound. This would be a sports medicine dr that works with the specialists. If my gp can refer me asap, I may get in for that but she will be off soon for mat. leave.... anyway.... I have a lot of pain, and still very little up or out movement. Hoping shows no tears and it is just painful and needs more surger... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:56:49 EST Well Happy New Year to you all! Well went to physio yesterday..... first time with her and she took 2 hrs for consultation and then ice ect. After prodding, moving, getting me to move it she is 90% sure I need surgery!! No No please be wrong. So doing the 3 exercises she gave me, icing snything hoping it gets better. Hubbys sciatica doing better but still bothersome. Dr suggested physio, hubby hates exercises so now says to memy leg has to feel better before I go. Geesh man! Anyway, off to do my... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:34:56 EST Happy new years eve and birthday to me! Happy new years eve to all!!! I am having a good day for my birthday. We went over to see the grands today as ds and wife and dd and hubby are coming over for CHristmas dinner tonight as dd and hubby were away Christmas day. then ds and wife going to house party so thats why kids are coming over. <BR> I fell while back and hurt my shoulder more than it was, dr ordered xray says not broken but have OA in it. lol no surprise there. And sending me for MRI but can be a year wait..... and physi... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:56:31 EST Darn darn but thankful Had a good day, sawed end of tree, hubby sat on dad's walker and held it while I added stones to my metal bucket, got lights on. Made a great roast supper , dd and hubby were over. They moved a dresser and bed from basement to upstairs and tookheavy tools down to basement from dining room. They left so I walked dog and F..... FÈLL. Damn last winter was housebound cos of knee replacement, year before I fell and messed up my face and slight concussion. Now even before any bad westher I fell.... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 21:14:16 EST A Year today! Well this time a year ago,I was at hospital waiting for a half hr to start surgery for my knee replacement. Supposed to start st 12. At 4 p.m. they said there was a bed available so surgery could be done. Took a long recuperation and wasn't till Sept that I actually felt better. Still days where it acts up,but I have minimal pain, can now go up and down the hill beside our house. Can't run but hey wasn't planning to. As long as I can walk, great! Hubby has had sciatica for 3 weeks now.... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 10:37:10 EST Using dads walker as a table Well gang hubby put out his back, just getting out of the truck. He could barely walk yesterday at all, so I went down and got dads never used walker for him. Geesh we are feeling old. He isnt up yet but will see how he is, at least he will do the exercise dr told him to do. But wish he would stretch or walk with me. Says when we travel, will see, not holding my breath. <BR> <BR> I am doing well, charted food this week.Finally got fitbit synced now to use this darn puter. I am going to have... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:12:28 EST November 15th oh long ti <BR> <BR> me no blog again..... but am doing okay...lost a bit more and am doing well eating much healthier. Been doing well walking with the dog, long walk this morning, just back from another walk. winter coat and gloves today. Butyayayayaya no snow yet. <BR> <BR> Have been reading alot on health and keeping the good mindset. I miss you guys, have to try to get on here more often.... <BR> <BR> not lot of news, Rememberance day was emotional and sad, we laid a wreath for my da... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 13:28:04 EST need a laptop of my own again Sorry to sound greedy but hubby's laptop hurts my legs and back, it is powerful but heavy. I usually get his hand me downs and he gets new, however..... I do NOT want this. Gave mine to son and dil as we figured I would use this. Well you see how often I am on spark, cos a pain on the tablet.ll <BR> Anyway doing pretty good lately, knee setttling in my body finally, still nothing like your own parts so take care of yourselves!!! <BR> Doing no sugar, fresh foods and lower carb and doing well.... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:00:30 EST I figured it out on my tablet Sunny morning to my buddies. Been 10 months since I was on here consistently. Hubby got my tablet when I had my knee replaced. Like it but not as much as my laptop, which I gave to son snd I am set up on hubby's laptop. It is heavy so don't use it much. but finger typing puts my fingers to sleep allready. So quick update, knee coming along well, stiff at times but not arthritic sore. Still bothersome at times up or down butnot the same. Was doing lo carb and less processed stuff,very littl... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:18:45 EST HI all Well on computer not tablet. But not much to say. Still a mess in this house, little done as hubby is still limping and in pain. I am more frustrated with no one calling to buy dads car, and such low sales on yard sale. also that the yard sale is hell for me to do but we have way to much to just donate and need some of the funds. <BR> anyway will work out by next fall. Not lot more new, eating poorly. walking allie though. Very hot here but not complaining as I hate winter and cold so this ... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:23:41 EST What to do first I guess what to do first was come here. lol Get my puter time done and then get to work.... where to start sooooo much to do. paint, more renos for hubby, lol take my oven racks out of tub. Yea saw on pintrest to put dryer sheets under and ontop of dirty oven racks and then put some water and soap in tub let them soak. As long as you use enough dryer sheets it works. almost all the stuff came off. Cool as the peroxide one to get cookie sheets clean didnt work for me lol. <BR> Thinking that w... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:58:12 EST Been away too long HI buddies, <BR> Sorry I haven't been blogging or keeping up very well. Hubby got me a tablet when I had my knee done and since haven't been on puter very often, and find hard to do all spark stuff on the tablet. so............ huge changes <BR> For those that follow me or have known me for ages, will be a bit of a surprise. but perhaps not. I wish Susie was here, I must email her. Anyway hubby and I had decided to move to a 55plus mini home park in Ontario, about 3 day drive from here an... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:18:48 EST exhausted totally exhausted Having a good time while away, but the pain in my neck, shoulder and arm is really botherdome. Getting so bad I wasnt able to pull up my underwear without screaching out, just the angle my arm had to go. To pull all my hair up and put a claw clip is almost impossible and that is the easiest thing to do with my hair. Have found 2 really nice areas, one full and one only open awhile. 2nd not really in area we want but is in good area just further south from the area I like . ironically further... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:00:16 EST Surgeons visit Back from surgeon's and he said it can be more than a year for everything to be normal. Also said can be inflammation but isn't infected. If I want to know if there is inflammation I can have needle aspiration to see if fluid is inflammed or infected. No thanks. .. he agreed that the swelling could be thickened tendons, and both of us figure it is as massage helps. He said if it pains, changes or gets red ect come back, or if I want the needle aspiration done, but he doesn't think it needs to... Sat, 30 May 2015 09:43:59 EST Wow long time no blog That tablet keeps me off the puter, and I don't find I like typing much on it. so this am had some imp. docs to type up so figured come over here say hi. <BR> <BR> Just back from 2 x around track!!! yesterday walked to dds and a few other walks too. Knee still swollen but find it is going down a bit at night now. I did remember that my scope was swollen for 3 months or so and most it is 6 weeks so if this can be swollen for 3 to 4 months then I figure longer. Am going to call surgeon and que... Tue, 19 May 2015 09:11:32 EST monday May 4th 5 months ago I came home from my hospital stay to have my r knee replacement. Well I have to say certainly not sorry I got it done, but sure thought I would be further along but perseverance will get me where I need to be. Still walking stilted, limping at times and needing cane. Stairs are usually a combo of pulling myself up and or doing them one step at time. Today at massage, he worked on calf, ankle and foot as feels that all so tight could stop the knot on inner side of knee snd subseq... Mon, 4 May 2015 21:56:53 EST WOw blogged 2 days in row That used to be my normal, but after getting the tablet and having harder time typing and finding all my spark stuff, I don't seem to be on here as often. Oh well. am busy with phsyio, sauna, walking, icing everything I can do to help this knee. Only thing diff in past while is sauna and today I walked and climbed stairs much better. So back into my sauna this eve. After done this going to go exercise, then my sauna, then after will ice. <BR> Snowed again today, not staying but darn cold, win... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:22:13 EST Monday morning I have been very positive past few days and this morning it is pretty hard. even sitting in dads lazyboy my butt, upper thigh and front of it is so sore. I did my in bed stretches, got a tennis ball and rolled, now will ice but still super sore. And been eating healthy since 22nd, I know not long but not cheating and no sugar, not overdoing it at all and up a lb now, was down. Just frustrated this morning. So, going to walk around the house 10x, do rest of physio, then ice my butt and knee.... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:17:48 EST a month yesterday Allready a month has gone by since dad passed. Seems longer. Also a month and I see very little progress in my knee, yes dome as walking outside but mostly that is cos weather not better ability. Finding it very hard to not bend over when I walk. But I know I amdoing better just get discouraged at time line. So day before yesterday hubby and I were both saying we need to be healthier.Forr him that doesn't mean moving more, no idea what could make him move more, but eating healthy. So we both... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:34 EST a month yesterday Allready a month has gone by since dad passed. Seems longer. Also a month and I see very little progress in my knee, yes dome as walking outside but mostly that is cos weather not better ability. Finding it very hard to not bend over when I walk. But I know I amdoing better just get discouraged at time line. So day before yesterday hubby and I were both saying we need to be healthier.Forr him that doesn't mean moving more, no idea what could make him move more, but eating healthy. So we both... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:37:09 EST YES almost a normal walk up stairs I was going up the stairs when I realized I wasn't having to hang on to both sides and semi pull myself up. I was omg almost normal on the stairs!!!! YES still swollen but hey this is huge. later had to go up and was good again. Also is nice out so can get outside for a walk. ahhh. spring maybe??? lol think so. still plenty of snow but at least it is melting. so dirty and messy now. <BR> Finally got dads military stuff all done and figured and didn't have to get a lawyer as they had first sa... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:50:13 EST finally!!!! an outside walk Darn started a blog, and lost it when I went back to look at a link hubby wanted me to see. Anyway start over. Must say today has been much better. Walking more upright in house and less limp. Hubby, cane and I walked to mailbox, about 1/4 of mile, certainly not far but first time outside other than a parking lot walk. Even a small incline which going down isn't easy, I feel as if I am going to fall face down. Did good, straight and only tightened on way home. So finally feel as if today has... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:56:39 EST Another Sat. april 11th Sunny and melting snow!!!! YES! almost gone from our upper deck, yard still full but hey there's hope!!! <BR> So been going to massage and physio both for my knee. Seems almost as nothing is helping, I am having very hard time on the stairs, and walking very stiff legged or limping, I do all they say and ice and such but getting discouraged. Better weather coming so will soon be outside walking even if is just up and down the flat part of our street to start. Oh well no sense being down as it... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:53:30 EST sat april 4 What a week.... would have been better had I gotten sleep. Did well till some fools let off firecrackers at 12 then again at 1. Oh well slept off and on then pain came back. So went to massage and he said all your hamstrings. worked on that then put special tape in shape of fingers on my knee, gave me extra to change it. Went to physio next day, she gave me two more stretches, said no bike for 5 days which I was using for exercises too. Oh well have to get this leg straighter. Been t... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:35:39 EST Sat. March 28th I promised I would blog yesterday, then with appointments the day got away. I can't do as well unless I am on the puter. So woke to SNOW again!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG stop.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Those two were taken yesterday, off our upper deck, and across road from us. Now snow again. geesh <BR> <BR> So today maybe the veggie store, but not a lot... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:42:57 EST 430 am march 22nd Dad passed with my daughter and her friend at his side, he had been having laboured breathing all day. We all were eith him at 3or so we decided that if he was still here in morning g someone needed to sleep so ds hubby and I went home. Lisa called at 425ish his breathing is really shallow, and mottling, come so had my pants on and she called back he's gone. Took his sweet time with us, we shared beer with him in icu on st paddys day, he was happy and funnier than normal, but when he decided ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:30:12 EST Dad still holding on and snow What first day of spring... Called ICU dad still holding on, slept and they gave him morphine for breathing this am, and is sleeping so think we will chance going up later again as yesterday. He is better in afternoon early evening anyway. I am wondering if all the solar and lunar stuff will make a change as working in long term care I know full moon sure does. <BR> <BR> SNOW SPRING hahaha. ds is out for 3rd time since last eve shovelling his driveway, between plow and him shovelling great neighbour lending snowblower... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:32:14 EST sitting with dad Hubby and daughter went out to find food. Lol still blowing snow and lightly snowing. Saying that about 15 cm or more to come. Geesh. Dd doesn't want dad alone but her hubby will have to go to work and she hss to be with dogs then can come with us. No idea when anything will happen and also not keen on her being here alone when he passes. Told her that if they call we will bring her too. As long as we can get out of our road we can get here.anyway... not much more doing some exercises but up ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:39:30 EST OKay blizzard again overnight 59 cm of snow and more to come and I have to get to the hospital as my daughter stayed over with dad who miraculously is still hanging on. Thankfullly we have a snowblower and 4x4 truck. Dr got in, but said took him nearly half hr to get parking spot in lot as so much snow... <BR> So tired of winter, thank God my one knee is done and I am not getting as much pain. Still hard to walk etc but whew. <BR> Well got hubby up hr early as dd said I have to say I am nervous grampa is gurgling more but nurse said cant tell you a tim... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:46:26 EST monday 11pm Well no call over night, but this morning they said come bp 204, heart oh I forget, any 2ay he was poor 2 drs said by this eve... so was bad, then slept with gravol and morphine woke chatty and at shift change bp 128/70 hasnt been lower than 150 with meds in years. And o2 98, granted he is getting o2. So nurse said she would go home if we lived close. So who knows, no one expected him to be here. Still very confused and such but hoping again no phone call. If I stop coughing long enough to g... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:22:57 EST what a day Yes we did get the snow, some shoveled for 3 hrs. We were going to have a p.j. day as I felt so rotten, but we ended up calling an ambulance for dad to go to ER, he is now in ICU. His breathing was bad but they are pretty sure he is in congestive heart failure, which is quandry as he is also in stage 4 renal failure so treatment for one worsens the other. Thought we lost him but then they put another machine and are going to do bld transfusion also, so no idea what is going to happen. With m... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:53:32 EST