INFLATED's SparkPeople Blog INFLATED's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's thundering and so am I. Day 19 <BR> Gardening 11 minutes 65 calories burned <BR> <BR> It only took me about 10 minutes to make a row, put the seed tape in it, water the tape and cover it with soil and mulch. I think it is supposed to rain here this evening, a chance of thunderstorms. <BR> <BR> I am angry. I saved my basil seeds from 2010. They may not have germinated, but the point I am making is that I saved them. They were sandwiched between two squares of cardboard glued together, and were laid on the Lazy... Thu, 26 May 2016 17:02:07 EST A big surprise! My husband took his blind brother to the doctor this morning. I was waiting on Pro Pools to come by and open our pool. They called and said they were on the way and two men came and hooked up the filter, then we had to fill the pool. A man came back later in the day, added chemicals and brushed the pool. <BR> <BR> Last night before going to bed, I looked at Facebook and a woman I met online years ago on a cleaning forum on Yahoo, was in town with her husband. Her husband drives a tractor ... Wed, 25 May 2016 18:21:25 EST Things to do. My sister and brother-in-law have a timeshare at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland We have been invited to go there. My husband has not decided when, but it will give us another opportunity to go fishing. <BR> <BR> Our son and his fiancee's family are going to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania. We have been invited there too. I am not sure of when and I will have to pin down my husband so that I can put it on the calendar. <BR> <BR> The lady that has a low carb community group following Dr. Eri... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:59:55 EST Ask and you shall receive. I have joined some groups on Facebook (new to me) since hearing Dr. Westman speak about the way of eating I am following. <BR> <BR> Originally, this way of eating was called The Banting Diet. You can Google it and read about it, if you are interested. It is not some new diet that someone came up with to make money with. My personal opinion of it is, that it is saving lives. <BR> <BR> One woman at the buffet handed her business card to me and we live within a couple of miles of each ... Mon, 23 May 2016 22:30:35 EST I got to meet Dr. Eric Westman today at the Clarion Inn in Shepherdstown, WV. Today, I didn't think I would get to go to this meeting. I spoke with my son on Thursday about this meeting with Dr. Westman and a group of people that are following the low carb high fat ketogenic diet in West Virginia. I would have needed to buy tickets through PayPal, but I thought my son was going to do that for me and then we would reimburse him for it. <BR> <BR> He didn't do that. Hubby got up this morning and drove to our son's house to ask him if he bought tickets for us because... Sat, 21 May 2016 20:17:22 EST My legs are sore today. My legs are sore today from the weeding yesterday. I also scrubbed the side porch with Mean Green cleaner and water. I was trying to clean off a large grease spot from the gas grill. We used to keep the gas grill on the pool deck. Our son moved it close to the side door and everyone thought that was more convenient having it there. <BR> <BR> Our son and his fiancee got a used charcoal grill for my husband as an early Father's Day gift. Our son bought a gas grill for him, but took it to ... Fri, 20 May 2016 22:21:11 EST Hubby offered to help me weed my flowerbeds. Day 18 <BR> Gardening 2.25 hours, 135 minutes 792 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today, I had a doctor's appointment with the podiatrist. She told me my feet looked good. She trimmed and buffed my toenails. <BR> <BR> My vitals were not good. <BR> Weight went up three lbs. 229 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 157/73 <BR> <BR> I did exercise when we came home by weeding all three flowerbeds, one at the side of the house, one by the front porch and one under the front windows of the house. I tran... Thu, 19 May 2016 18:57:10 EST Some silly fishing memories. I went fishing with Dad and a crayfish came up out of the water on my hook. I put it into a can and would reach in to pet it. My Dad told me I was going to get pinched by it. I told Dad, he wouldn't do that because, "He was my friend!" Dad let me learn a lesson. It got my index finger and pinched it until my finger bled. I was so angry, that I ran over the crayfish with my bike. <BR> _______ <BR> <BR> Dad, being a game warden, had a fawn (baby deer) whose mother had been hit by a c... Tue, 17 May 2016 02:47:14 EST Dr. Eric Westman made it on to our nightly newscast. Dr. Westman, whose diet I am following is coming to West Virginia. <BR> <BR> There is a woman that formed a group in West Virginia for people that are carbohydrate intolerant. She has lost 75 pounds by eating to Dr. Westman's recommendations. My husband was yelling to me, "They have a story about your doctor!" Well, I am not his patient, but I do follow his way of eating to control my diabetes and a side-effect is weight loss. <BR> <BR> I won't be going to the DNR Memorial service. ... Mon, 16 May 2016 19:54:41 EST Our fishing trip this morning. None of us was very awake at 5:30 AM this morning. After breakfast, we probably left at around 9 AM. The guys decided to fish at Rocky Gap or Lake Habeeb as it is also called instead of going to The Savage River reservoir. My husband and son assured me that they would have bait there. Well, they didn't. We spoke to a ranger and he told us of one store that he thought had bait. We went there and the store wasn't open. We went to a Sheetz and they didn't sell bait, but I asked a woman be... Sat, 14 May 2016 17:16:28 EST Going to the fishing hole today, a viewing and a Memorial service next week. Our son is spending the night with us and we are going fishing later this morning. We are going to The Savage River Reservoir in Western Maryland. It is supposed to have a lot of trout in it, along with other species of fish. <BR> <BR> We bought our fishing licenses and I got a new fishing pole Thursday night at KMart. We bought a fish stringer and some hooks. The weather will be cold in the morning, so I will wear a sweatshirt and maybe even an old coat. <BR> <BR> My sister sent a ... Sat, 14 May 2016 00:34:55 EST Dr. Eric Westman's diet is working!!! Here is a comparison: <BR> <BR> Thursday, April 28, 2016 <BR> <BR> Weight 237 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 150/78 <BR> Pulse 100 <BR> <BR> Thursday, May 12, 2016 <BR> <BR> Weight 226 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 120/60 <BR> No pulse, I'm dead <BR> <BR> Eleven pounds are gone! <BR> <BR> Here is yesterday's status on my page: INFLATED I hope to have a great weigh-in tomorrow at my primary care doctor's appointment. <BR> <BR> That's 11 pounds since seeing the kidney doctor in April, 12 pou... Thu, 12 May 2016 12:20:42 EST Dental Impressions I was in the waiting room and asked my husband to hand a Gideon Bible to me, so I could read the chapter we will be studying tomorrow evening. A man and his wife were sitting across from us filling out health/insurance forms, when she was called back for her dental procedure. This man asked me if I would pray about his job. He said he had to take a bunch of physical tests this morning that had to do with health. He thought they would be used to get rid of the older workers. Our dentist ha... Tue, 10 May 2016 16:20:56 EST There were 18 or us at the party. Day 17 <BR> Walked 0.95 miles / 1.53 km <BR> Speed: 2.3 mph 3.7 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 138 <BR> <BR> <BR> We decided to stop at the Giant grocery market in Frederick and we bought a $50 gift card for my sister for groceries. She and her husband are on Social Security and they always have a bunch of people at their gatherings. <BR> <BR> My brother-in-law did the party. There were 18 of us in attendance. They had hot dogs, cheeseburgers with lettuce, sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, ... Sun, 8 May 2016 16:30:04 EST Going to a party today. My husband went to the pharmacy and when he came home, he told me that my brother-in-law had called and invited us to a 30-year celebration of my sister being free of breast cancer and also it will be a Mother's Day celebration with her family. <BR> <BR> My husband may have to pick up my son and his future mother-in-law from their bike trip. I am to be there at 2 PM. I need to get a card and some sort of a present for my sister. With my health problems, I will need to stick to my way of ... Sat, 7 May 2016 10:27:17 EST I woke up not feeling well and I didn't make the trip. I prepared a salad to take on the trip last night. I watched a show about Janis Joplin and then started to watch My 600-lb. Life. I didn't finish watching the whole show, but went to bed. <BR> <BR> My left side is sore today and I awoke feeling a bit nauseous. I got out of bed and sat in the rocker recliner for awhile and then got up to start my day. I didn't vomit or have acid reflux. Hubby left and went by himself to our son's house. He wouldn't take the sandwich he wanted, bacon and... Thu, 5 May 2016 12:08:54 EST I just feel happy today just because I belong to the Lord. Thanks to all that prayed about my sonogram. I'M PREGNANT!! No, I'm joking, I just look like I am. I went an hour early and it was a good thing I did. We went to the wrong Diagnostic Imaging place and were directed to the right one. I took a 16.9 oz. bottle of water with me to drink there so I wouldn't have a full bladder riding across pot-holed roads and I drank it in less than 5 minutes after check in. I actually had my test completed before my appointment time of 2 PM. <BR> <BR> I have ... Wed, 4 May 2016 22:06:20 EST Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, don't I love thee! Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, "I don't" love thee! <BR> <BR> "Little Brown Jug" was an old song about drinking. I am talking about the jug I had to put my urine in. My Mom used to sing the chorus of Little Brown Jug as she did her chores. She would go into a sing-song mode as she worked. My husband will hum while he works. Eph_5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; The choice of words is w... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:11:37 EST God is at work here. Thursday, April 28, 2016 <BR> Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: <BR> <BR> The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 <BR> The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today <BR> The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up <BR> I broke a lighted magnifying glass yesterday trying to open it to put in batteries, the case snapped in two. I use it to see the small print on my coupons. <BR> The fan/light over ... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:19:35 EST God is at work here. Thursday, April 28, 2016 <BR> Broken stuff-if you want to pray that God will make a way to get all of this stuff fixed: <BR> <BR> The evaporator on hubby's car- estimate $1,700 <BR> The horn is not working on hubby's car-happened today <BR> The new tubing to the ice maker is not here, nor is it hooked up <BR> I broke a lighted magnifying glass yesterday trying to open it to put in batteries, the case snapped in two. I use it to see the small print on my coupons. <BR> The fan/light over ... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:12:45 EST I had to throw out my urine for the lab tests. I am supposed to do a 24-hour urine collection and take it to the lab. I started it at 6:32 AM yesterday and finished it this morning at 6:32 AM, then I showered and dressed to get ready to go to the lab. <BR> <BR> I was looking at the lab slip when I noticed another paper of instructions for the urine collection. I wasn't supposed to eat meat for 48 hours prior to starting the collections. The doctor told me if I was out of the house and needed to use the rest room, to dump the urine I ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:15:20 EST An appointment was scheduled today for a sonogram of my kidneys. Diagnostic Imaging called me today and scheduled a sonogram on my kidneys for Wednesday. I am to drink 16 ounces of fluid one hour before the sonogram. I plan, be the Lord Willing, to drink it at their facility instead of riding in the car with a full bladder. <BR> <BR> Years ago, I had an umbilical hernia and a 3" piece of plastic mesh was put in behind my navel. I don't sleep on my stomach and would ask you to pray that if I have to lie on my stomach with a full bladder, that God will he... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:28:38 EST My visit at the kidney center. Weight 237 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 150/78 <BR> Pulse 100 <BR> <BR> Today was the visit, I have been dreading since my last lab tests. The office called yesterday and told me to follow the procedure. I didn't know what they were talking about and wondered if I was supposed to do something to prepare for my visit with the doctor. No, just fill out their forms which I had done and I had put all of my medications onto a spreadsheet and I handed that to the receptionist with the other forms... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:27:05 EST Wildlife on our property today. We live on the outskirts of a city. I saw a gray squirrel on the railing to the side deck today, a mallard drake on the side of the pool and two rabbits in the back yard near the pool. The neighbor let out his two dogs and the rabbits left and the mallard went somewhere when it saw me. I didn't see where it went to. <BR> <BR> We went to church this morning and then to our son's house for lunch of boneless chicken thighs done on the grill and made into sandwiches and salad. He followed ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:36:29 EST We cleaned our refrigerator today. The other night I was watching TV and went to the kitchen to get something to eat. Hubby had gone to bed. The floor was wet and I woke up my husband. The tubing to the ice maker was leaking and had sprayed on the wall right above the baseboard. He used the shop vac and I used a spin mop to get the water off the floor. <BR> <BR> At the doorway from the kitchen to the hall way/living room, the carpeting was wet. We ran a fan on it. We called the repairman Thursday. Hubby tried to fix ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:09:15 EST The visit with our daughter and son-in-law. The plane my daughter and son-in-law were on, landed at Washington Dulles International Airport Wednesday night at 11:55 PM. On the way home, they stopped at Krumpe's Doughnut Shop, Sheetz and Martin's grocery store. They got to our house about 2 AM Thursday morning. <BR> <BR> They slept in and we had breakfast. The AAUW (The American Association of University Women) had a book sale one block over from our house. They went there, then to Wonder Books. They built a library in their hous... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:14:10 EST God is so good to me! Our daughter and son-in-law are visiting us. They arrived early Thursday morning and were to leave tomorrow. Tonight, they are staying with friends in Washington, D. C. and were going to go to the airport Saturday from there. <BR> I was in the basement last night folding laundry and thinking how short the time was that we would see them. Well, God providentially hindered their return home by creating a snowstorm where they will land when they go back home. My daughter received a notice on her... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:52:25 EST "Wae! Hae! Blow the (wo)man down." We were at our son's house by 7:30 AM. His fiancee had my stuff out on the driveway and was setting up her own things. She told me she had inquiries about my bicycle, but since I hadn't put a price on it, she didn't sell it. <BR> <BR> What a day to try to have a sale! When we drove into the townhouse development, nobody was setting up to sell but my son's fiancee. It had rained and there was rain on my van when we left home. The weather was cold and breezy!. <BR> <BR> I had round colo... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 23:52:25 EST Yard Sale Preparations. Update on Crellie: I saw Crellie pee in her litter box today. She also has come upstairs a few times during the day today. <BR> <BR> I got four things ready for the sale tomorrow, a mountain bike, a club chair, an old foot stool with carved legs and a wrought iron fern stand. The fern stand or whatever it is, could be used as a table pedestal. With a piece of glass anchored to the top, it would make a beautiful dining table. I have looked online and cannot find anything like it. It p... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 20:16:08 EST Our taxes are done. Our taxes are done and I think we got the biggest refund we have ever had-$3,666. It was raining when we came out of the preparers office. I came home and ate supper while hubby put on a sweatshirt and coat to go to the ballgame. I didn't want to go and stayed home. <BR> <BR> We made an increase in our tax refund by listing the mileage to and from doctors, hospitals and the pharmacy. I record all of our receipts and enter the deductible ones in a different color of ink instead of black... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 19:30:00 EST Update on Crellie. Plans for this week and next. Crellie came up from the basement last night and the night before after my husband was in bed, the TV was off, and I was up using the computer. <BR> <BR> She likes the new food the vet gave her and we are giving her medicine in an eye dropper twice a day. She seems to be resting comfortably. She is not moving fast, but she does get up out of the dog bed and walks to her food and water dishes and to her litter box. <BR> <BR> My husband had a kidney stone and said it was the worst pain he e... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:08:48 EST About our cat, Crellie. Requesting prayer. Our cat, Crellie, is having kidney or bladder problems. When I went to brush her today, the back of her hind legs, had urine on them. She went to the basement Sunday where her litter box is and hasn't come back upstairs. She is sleeping under hanging clothing in a closet (doorless) type area. I watched her use her litter box twice last night and she didn't pass anything, no urine or feces. Her vet appointment is 2:45 PM. She has never messed in the house and has no bad habi... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 15:43:33 EST I have had a very frustrating day. I worked on December receipts last night and finished them. On December 30, we made a loan to our future daughter-in-law because she had changed purses and she was fairly sure she lost her checkbook when she did it. She threw away the old purse with the checkbook in it. Then there was an entry of a $500 deposit in the register, but looking on my bank statement, there was no deposit made. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, our cat, Crellie, got into the guest bedroom when my husband went in there. Sh... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 19:41:25 EST Amish Broccoli Salad I had this for the first time at a fellowship meeting at a church in West Virginia. The pastor's wife and their daughters were great cooks. He passed away. His wife wrote the recipe down for me and I found it under this title on Pinterest. It is the most re-pinned thing I have saved to my boards. The last time I saw a count, it was re-pinned over 600 times and that has continued daily. <BR> <BR> Amish Broccoli Salad <BR> <BR> 1 head broccoli, chopped (raw) <BR> 1 head cauliflower cho... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 13:43:51 EST Windy night tonight. High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT Sunday... <BR> ... Freeze warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT Sunday... <BR> <BR> * timing... high winds are likely this evening through Sunday <BR> morning. Below freezing temperatures are likely overnight <BR> through early Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> * Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. <BR> <BR> * Temperatures... in the upper 30s. <BR> <BR> * Freeze impacts... unprotected vegetation sensitive to freezing <... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 22:48:13 EST I am excited to be writing this blog. I had to see my primary care this morning. <BR> <BR> Today's stats were: <BR> <BR> Weight: 238 pounds <BR> Blood Pressure: 122/70 <BR> <BR> Compare that with March 10's visit <BR> Weight: 239 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 125/65 <BR> <BR> I still have to see a kidney doctor, but my two visits with endocrinologists will be cancelled. <BR> <BR> I had quit following Dr. Westman from Duke University. I just ate what I wanted, like I didn't have diabetes. Well, when I had lab work done th... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:40:02 EST I am excited to be writing this blog. I had to see my primary care this morning. <BR> <BR> Today's stats were: <BR> <BR> Weight: 238 pounds <BR> Blood Pressure: 122/70 <BR> <BR> Compare that with March 10's visit <BR> Weight: 239 lbs. <BR> Blood pressure 125/65 <BR> <BR> I still have to see a kidney doctor, but my two visits with endocrinologists will be cancelled. <BR> <BR> I had quit following Dr. Westman from Duke University. I just ate what I wanted, like I didn't have diabetes. Well, March 10th I was told my la... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:32:52 EST The lowly worm was used to pay off a debt. I posted this somewhere, but I don't remember where. I am reposting it for my friend, 1CRAZYDOG. <BR> <BR> In the early 1980's, I had my gall bladder removed. My husband's insurance paid 80% of the bill leaving 20% for us to pay. I remember that I got a bill for $500 for the anesthesiologist during my surgery. <BR> <BR> We were considered at the poverty level for a family of four in those days. My children were young and we couldn't afford to pay for babysitting, so we took them with us w... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:40:43 EST Car problems. We took hubby's car to our mechanic a few weeks ago because the air conditioning wasn't working. They put freon in and it quit working again on Friday. We took it in again on Monday. They told us they didn't work on what it needed. It is leaking freon around a vaporizer and the estimated cost will be $1,200. <BR> <BR> We made a loan to a friend last week of $2,500 and so this hit right after that. We probably will get a tax refund, I still have not finished December receipts, but we want... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:55:17 EST The death of my friend. Day 16 <BR> 1.69 mile walk 42 minutes 230 calories burned <BR> <BR> Today when we got home from church, I looked on Facebook and saw that a friend of mine had died yesterday. She had colon cancer. She was younger than me. We reconnected on Facebook after many years. <BR> <BR> I used to ride my bike to her house when I was a teenager and we would swim and tan together. When I was thirteen, a riding stables opened across the road from her house and I got a job there. I loved horses. ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:40:49 EST I made up my will today. Day 15 <BR> 2 laps 2 mph 75.1 cals. .510 dist. 15.21 time 133 pulse per treadmill <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15.21 minutes 69 calories burned per SP <BR> I held onto the handles and even jogged a little <BR> <BR> My sister typed up the will for my Dad. I had a copy and typed it many years ago for myself. Our address has changed and we never had it witnessed, so today I typed up another and asked her to make recommendations. She hasn't sent it back since I typed in some o... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:59:29 EST A rough start to my husband's birthday. My husband woke up vomiting before 1 AM last night. He felt better this morning and we went to church. We had our monthly church get together of food and fellowship. <BR> <BR> Our son came by today with his fiancee and took us to a restaurant for his Dad's birthday. Our daughter is on the phone now talking to hubby. Hubby's brother called us this morning before we left for church to wish him a Happy Birthday. <BR> <BR> The restaurant we went to had antiques and collectibles in it. ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:18:38 EST The fish that got away. My husband and I planned a date night to go to a fish fry. We got there and there were a few people outside. My husband said to a man, "We're in time for the fish fry, right?" The man told us it was over. It started at 4 PM and ran to 7 PM. Hubby thought it started at 7 PM. He saw two of his cousins there. It was snowing and the snow was lying on the mountains, so we came home. LOL, we will get something at Wendy's! Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:08:51 EST Riding a bicycle can help those with Parkinson's disease. Day 14 <BR> 3 laps=.75 mile 2 mph 110.7 cals. .752 dist. 22.39 minutes pulse 111-132 per treadmill <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 22.39 minutes 101 calories burned per SP tracker <BR> <BR> I was looking at Facebook yesterday and saw a video where riding a bicycle helped those with Parkinson's disease. Even it it was a stationary bike, the pedaling movement helped. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ke-riding-helps-parkinsons-patients-ea<BR>se-their-symp... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:47:52 EST Fitting in exercise and 64 ounces of water. Day 13 <BR> Walked .5 mile on the treadmill <BR> 2 laps 15:32 (I did a little over 15 minutes due to starting the treadmill and getting the speed set up) .514 dist. 75.7 cals. 2 mph speed <BR> Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) 15.32 69 calories burned Spark People tracker <BR> This is for the same amount of exercise, the first is the trackers on the treadmill and the second is Spark People fitness tracker for the same amount of exercise. <BR> <BR> I will have to break up my exercise i... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:27:43 EST I'm working it! Today I had an appointment with my podiatrist. She specializes in diabetic foot care and she is also the one that operated on my husband's feet. I talked to her about what I was told because she is the sawbones for those that need amputations. She said if the nutritionist or endocrinologist recommends insulin, to go on it with my levels being what they are. <BR> <BR> I am back on Dr. Eric Westman's low carb high fat diet and today here are my vitals from the podiatrist's office. <BR> <B... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:07:19 EST The call came from my doctor's office. Day 12 <BR> Distance: 0.65 miles / 1.04 km <BR> Speed: 2.4 mph 3.9 km/h <BR> Calories Burned: 89 <BR> <BR> My A1C was 10 something. I have protein in my urine which could be an indicator of kidney failure. I was being given a list of choices of what specialist to see. One was the doctor that doctored my mother. Quack! <BR> <BR> She wants me to go back to the Endocrinology place where they tell you to eat 45 carbs per meal and two snacks of 15 carbs for a total of 165 carbs a day. Th... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:25:22 EST The fix for the air conditioning on hubby's car was less than 90 dollars. We picked up the car this morning and it was less than $90. The mechanic could not find any leaks. He had to put freon in it. <BR> <BR> I put out clean towels in the kitchen and bathrooms last night and have washed two loads of wash. I got one basket folded and hung up and I was tired out. My goal today is to try to get it all caught up. Hubby did it while I was sick, but he didn't fold or hang up anything-no complaints from me. <BR> <BR> He is out doing the grocery shopping now. I ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:23:02 EST Getting some stuff out of the way. I had to do a fasting blood work for my A1C and awoke last night at 10:21 in the recliner and decided to fast from that time. <BR> <BR> Hubby took his blind brother to a dentist today and I had hubby take me to the lab. I had to have blood work and a urinalysis done. I shared a sandwich with hubby when we came home and within an hour had stomach problems. I think my body is still trying to rid itself of the flu bug. I just don't feel right within yet. I have had some long coughing fits ... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:03:32 EST I tried this and it worked. I had heard about putting Vick's Vapo Rub on the soles or your feet and wearing socks on your feet afterward to sleep in, that it would stop or diminish a cough. I have been coughing about once every 5 minutes around the clock. I was weak and decided to look this up online. The results said it was an "urban legend." Well, we keep Vick's Vapo Rub on hand and I was desperate. Last night, I rubbed some in on the soles of my feet and put a pair of socks on and slept that way, it worked and t... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:46:46 EST