NIMAWEYGH's SparkPeople Blog NIMAWEYGH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hello Sparkland, yes it is me the Nimsy. About the 1st surgery. Part 1 First of all I want to thank my little sister whithout whom I dought I would be doing so well throughout this pre-surgery, I had so many meltdowns because I was terrified I was going to die during the first surgery. -Seven- my cuppie cake knew just what was going on and would talk me through it. SEVEN your the <em>285</em> and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. <BR> <BR> Now for those of you that have texted me, called me and sent cards UR GR8. Marty you are another sister to me and... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:37:22 EST SEVEN reporting on Nim's status! Yeah! She updated her own status! She'll be coming home from the rehab facility tomorrow. She seems to be in good spirits and is starting to get around on her own a little bit, doing basic self-care things, that we all take for granted each day! Home health care went to her home and made sure that she would have things in place to help her get around as best as possible. With home care and of course her DH Nick, she should be working on getting better every day :) <BR> Yay Nims! <em>247</e... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:58:24 EST SEVEN reporting on Nims' condition following surgeries. I spoke with Nims today, and she sounded pretty good! I could even understand her Southern accent through pain medication! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Both surgeries went as expected, and now she's been moved to a rehab facility nearest to her home. She says it'll be 2-3 weeks before she'll be able to go home and be able to stand/walk/move without medical personnel standing by in case of a fall. <BR> <BR> Obviously, she's in some pain, and rehab will be difficult. She's got some numbness i... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:25:42 EST Posted by -SEVEN-: Nims' 1st back surgery today I received word from Nims' DH, Nick- Nims came through surgery 100% and is resting in her room. Hopefully will go home tomorrow, then back on the 18th for the 2nd surgery. <BR> <BR> I (Seven), am relieved for my Sister of my Heart &#9825;&#9825;&#9825;&#9825;&#9825;. <BR> Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks! <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>382</em> <em>129</em> <em>385</em> <em>214</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:59:51 EST January back surgery put on hold as I see another Doctor. Hello everyone, yes you read it right............the back surgeries have been put on hold or maybe called off all together. Well, the ones in Springdale, AR that is. <BR> <BR> I went in and saw my Attny on the 18th of this month (Dec) and I told him about the feelings I had about having to go 66 miles away from home to have 2 major back surgeries when I knew there were qualified DR's right here in my home town that could do the same surgeries or even ONE surgery to help my back. I told him... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:50:00 EST Hogwart's Sugar Plum Flurries Feast & Gala Cookieland, North Pole & Silver and Gold Table Decor Well the word is out Hogwarts is having the annual Yule Ball, Sugar Plum Flurries Feast & Gala so we have been placed on different duties to make this a wonderful event if we wanted to help and of course I always want to help. So my table group is called the Cookieland, North Pole and our theme is Silver & Gold for our table decor. <BR> <BR> So I wanted to show you a few things and see if you liked them: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I though... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:23:15 EST Hogwarts Winter Ball We are having a ball at Hogwarts as you might have guessed it is the annual Winter Yule Ball and we are all looking for our dresses. Most are looking for their dates but I already have mine. <BR> <BR> Meet my spouse George Weasley: All of you know George and know all about him but might not know that we married on 12-22-12. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Next it was time to start looking for a dress so I got busy, don't want it to clas... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 21:41:27 EST We have added a new bun bun to the house hold. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> giggle snort chuckle <BR> <BR> This is my new bun bun atire for winter. I think I will name HIM Granville. Both the girls are very smitten already. Might not get to wear it long. <BR> <BR> Nimsy the Wabbit Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:05:36 EST Well ladies this time the back surgery is set in STONE and will proceed! Yesterday was my appt with my Back dr up in Springdale AR. The trip going up was so nerve wracking I had about made myself sick by the time we got there but I was determined to stick to my guns on WHEN I would be willing to have this surgery. So the appt went GREAT for someone who is looking down the double barrel of a loaded back surgery gun............ <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I did ask him right off about having the pain stimulator installed instead of the back surgery and he said that i... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:24:26 EST When your bun bun daughter says NO PILLS mom that is what she means. Well, as some of you know my bun bun daughter Georgie girl had to have a minor surgery last week and so I have been playing DR. Mom for the past week. That means cleaning the wounds on her side, first we flush with iodine and then we peroxide them, then they get dried and triple antibiotic ointment gets applied. Then it is time for some pain medication, it is in a syringe with NO NEEDLE and I just put it in her mouth and squish it on her gums. The last thing we do is take a piece of an a... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:23:54 EST Hogwarts Winter Term Team will be open soon. You must sign up! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=61536 </link> <BR> <BR> This is the link for the new Winter Term Team for Hogwarts (now called the Hogwarts Autumn Term Team) and if you want to participate on the best team here on SP then you need to get over to this team and sign up. Only new students need sign up on this team right now. So if you are an Autumn term team student you do not have to go there as there will be a sign up for us oldies on the Autumn term team... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:21:51 EST Final touches on the Halloween porch tonight. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Of course the scary pumpkins have to go up last. We had 100 trick or treaters tonight and I so enjoyed seeing all the little ones in their outfits. I tell you girls I passed out 5 Huge bowls of mi... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:11:33 EST Halloween at Nimsy house. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well there you have it, my little ol porch with some of my Autumn and some of my Halloween stuff put out. I have 3 beautif... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:39:06 EST Here are some pic's of things I am always talking about. <img src=""> <BR> Yes these are my legs and my feet in my brand new survival boots that my wonderful DH got for me just because I needed them. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Not only do they lace up the front but they zip up the side. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Got them all saddle soaped and water proofed and they are ready to hike. <BR> ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:22:24 EST Introducing a BRAND NEW start page here on SP coming Monday the 21st. <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> Thought everyone might like to check this out before Monday so they are not surprised. <BR> <BR> Nims Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:41:15 EST My healthy stirfry chicken with veggies. <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wanted to FRY my chicken and make mashed potatoes with gravy but I realized this was a BIG NO NO since my Nutritionist has cut me down to 20 grams of fat PER DAY!!! I know drastic right, but in the long run it is going to help me control my triglycerides which will also help me control my blood sugars. <BR> <BR> So here is what I cooked. <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:15:15 EST So finally an update on my health.... Well hello gals. So many things have happened since I was last here. I saw the Pharmacologist Dr. Vinson who works only with medications and as he grouped all of mine together he realized that there were 6 that I could go off of. WHY?? Because I was on 3 blood pressure pills that were almost the same pill so he took away 2. He took me off the Zocor which is one that helps keep your heart healthy but it also works against your cholesterol medications, so he took that one to. He took the Glyba... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 17:03:45 EST As our Summer term ends, these are the things I have learned about myself. Well it has been over a month since I last updated my page and one of the wonderful things that is happening is that my gloomy depression seems to be lifting. I am up and cleaning, spending full time on SP and enjoying my teams so much more than I did. One of the teams that has really helped me focus and determine why this depression hits me so often is The Challenge of Harry Potter team or TCoHP. In the last 3 months I have learned so much about myself due to the changes in this team, CHALKD... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:29:50 EST Calling all Harry Potter fans. Are you a Harry Potter fan? Would you like to participate in a 3 month challenge? Join Hogwarts Active Challengers Owl List to submit your name for sorting into one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses. New members will be sorted on September 1st, 2013 and then sent an invitation to the private challenge team: Challengers of Hogwarts - Autumn 1. Hope to see you there real soon! <BR> <BR> by: AJ, Gryffindor Head of House <BR> <BR> Hogwarts Active Challengers Owl List is located on my SP page or just g... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:02:19 EST Dear Gracie has been gone 2 1/2 yrs but her wiseness still rings in our ears. <img src=""> <BR> Dear Gracie......................Never really gone. <BR> Thursday, February 23, 2012 <BR> <BR> I had such a beautiful dream. Gracie <em>43</em> and I were sitting on the front porch of our old house over by Old Oak Cemetery where she was rescued from. I had my morning coffee <em>106</em> and she had her <em>210</em> a ritual we always shared. <BR> <BR> We sat and talked of many things, how life had been t... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 14:57:53 EST Saw my Dr yesterday and WOW some new news. I was going to add good/bad news in the title of this but I thought NOPE it is all just news. <BR> <BR> I saw my new MD yesterday and he had been very attentive in reading my medical files, so he was armed with some good suggestions and some great answers to what is going on with my diabetes. <BR> <BR> First of all he said he considers this my #1 problem followed by my depression. My high blood pressure was great, medicine working for that and he will not know about my cholesterol or trig... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 16:49:59 EST Why because all my friends live in my computer.............And I Love them So! To <BR> <img src=""> <BR> TO: God.Com <BR> Dear Lord, <BR> <BR> Every single evening <BR> As I'm lying here in bed, <BR> This tiny little Prayer <BR> Keeps running through my head: <BR> <BR> God bless all my family <BR> Wherever they may be, <BR> Keep them warm <BR> And safe from harm <BR> For they're so close to me. <BR> <BR> And God, there is one more thing <BR> I wish that you could do; <BR> Hope you don't m... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 08:53:12 EST TCoHP team Assignment A Stage 5. My Bad Habit's Revisited. In my first round of assignments for my A assignment Stage 1 I choose to work on **telling myself I *Just Can't Do It* and believing that I REALLY can't and battling a very deep dark depression. <BR> <BR> So here I am again trying to be VERY HONEST with myself so I can get to be bottom of all of this because it is wreaking havoc on my health. <BR> <BR> So I am going to stick with working on the depression part of my bad habit as it still bothers me a couple times a week and also I need to ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:18:30 EST TCoHP team Blog 1. My BAD habit. I have found that my bad habit now a days is telling myself I *Just Can't Do It* and believing that I REALLY can't. I have been battling a very deep dark depression for a few months, heck a year now that I just can't seem to break..............but maybe the problem is that I am NOT TRYING to break this habit. I am finding it easier to just take the EASY way out instead of getting up and moving on................. <BR> <BR> I have in my signature line the phrase "Never Give Up, Always Get U... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:27:37 EST NIMS'Y/NIMS UPDATE See status. <BR> <BR> Call or email Hospital or write <BR> <BR> Keep her in your prayers. DH/Nick Wed, 29 May 2013 23:46:51 EST Off my Spark Break but heading into back surgery again. Yep you read it right, GOD willing and the blood sugar is not to high I will head into my first back surgery on May 22. <BR> <BR> May 22 (my 52nd birthday so what better day than to take care of part of this back problem)the first part of the surgery will take 4 hours and I will have an incision done on the right side in the front, one surgeon will move my kidney's, liver and other things out of the way so the spine surgeon can get to the very bottom 2 vertebra in my back and separate them ... Thu, 2 May 2013 17:13:24 EST I am on a Spark Break..... Please do not worry about me. I am just going through some stuff right now. I promise I am fine. <BR> <BR> Be well and safe until I return. <BR> <BR> Love your guts, <BR> <BR> Nimsy Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:28:53 EST Dear Gracie...Life Lesson # 9, Never give up, Always get up!!!! For those of you that know me you know how hard this tale is to write but if I want to be one and whole again then this story must go on................... <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning and all I could smell was coffee. No one ever made me coffee anymore and then only my Gracie bun bun <em>172</em> did before..............before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge that is. But I got up anyway threw on my robe knowing I was probably dreaming after all and I made my way down the long hall. ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:09:15 EST Well it is time to get the recouping on the road.....with my knee that is. Some of you might think that I do not listen to what you are saying about knee surgeries or TKR = total knee replacement, but I am. <BR> <BR> VONBLACKBIRD aka Barb I am reading you loud and clear. PROMISE! -SEVEN- I am also taking your advise to take better care of myself. And my wonderful sister/friend Courti aka -Court- talked about sitting down and peddling her ?? something for her cardio and I just went hunting and found the one below. Thanks gals! <BR> <BR> But the one place I am g... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:18:10 EST Knee surgery update, again. Hello everyone and let me say first. A huge THANK YOU to so many of you that have kept up with me although I have been so MIA here on SP. Your comments, goodies, phone calls, text and FB love have been so helpful and kept me moving forward when I only wanted to crawl under a rock............with a chainsaw and cut this KNEE off. <BR> <BR> Well, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am also doing the BLC round again for the 7th time although I did take a bre... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:42:12 EST Update on the old knee surgery and a Merry Christmas to all. Hey everyone I know you have not been seeing me around my favorite place in the whole world sparkpeople but most of you know I had knee surgery on 12/4. But even I did not know what all was done until I saw my Dr on 12/17. <BR> <BR> Apparently my knee was so much worse than expected due to the fact that I have needed this surgery for 2 1/2 yrs while Workers Comp sat and denied it forever. So the Dr cut off all the dead cartilage and he said it was almost all gone under my knee cap and t... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:37:08 EST Christmas decorations outside and inside all finished. Yippee!! I have been working really hard to get things done around the house that I have put off for way to long like cleaning the bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, spare bedroom, etc. You get the picture. Well, I got all my Fall/Autumn decorations down without one picture and got up all my christmas stuff so thought I might share. It is nothing fancy for sure like my good friend FitNHealthyKal does but it sure makes our little corner of the world a brighter merrier place. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:14:10 EST An earlier up date then even I expected. WOO HOO!! The last couple of days have been very busy with getting my health back in order and some other things such as doing a wee bit of Christmas shopping and it has sure lifted my spirits BUT nothing like the news I got today at 4pm. <BR> <BR> But first. I saw my new MD today. He is 28 and from Russia and such a cutie pie and so nice. We really hit it off. I got to the office at 8:50 and was in pre-cert by 9. Got all my paper work finished and signed in and went to the waiting room and in 3 minu... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:34:32 EST Sometimes it is hard to admit a fault...but sometimes you have to admit it to deal with it. So here goes. <BR> <BR> Most of you on Spark have never met me in person. Only a couple have, so you did not know me much before I got my back hurt in 2009 or my knee hurt in 2010. You have only known the me I share with you on here when I am feeling good or perky or like my old self before the accident's and pain medication. <BR> <BR> I used to be called the *life of the party* or my Mom always said when I walked into a room it just lit up. But you would not know that about me now becau... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:00:29 EST Going HOME.............. Recently I went to my home town where my Mom still lives to be with her for a surgery she was having *she had a skin cancer removed from her nose and all is GR8) and when I got there she was still working so I went to take a few pictures of some of the places I grew up with in my life. So here is my virtual tour of my home town. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Driving home I could see Queen Wilhelmena mountain ahead of me. Our town of Mena is n... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:55:36 EST Maple Topped Sweet Potato Skins from Gooseberry Patch 101 Autumn Recipes Maple Topped Sweet Potato Skins <BR> <BR> 6 medium sweet potatoes <BR> 1/2 c. cream cheese, softened <BR> 1/4 c. sour cream (I use greek yogurt instead of sour cream) <BR> 2 t. cinnamon, divided <BR> 2 t. nutmeg, divided <BR> 2 t. ground ginger, divided <BR> 2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (I do 1/2 with walnuts and 1/2 with pecans) <BR> 3T. butter, softened <BR> 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed <BR> Garnish: warm maple syrup, additional nuts <BR> <BR> Pierce potatoes with a fork. Bake at 400 degr... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:22:24 EST Never Judge a Book by it's Cover.............for all of us on SP. My Mom sent this to me today. She knows that there have been times in my life when others have judged me strictly by looking at me. Something that I am sure 95% or more of us have gone through in our lives. She wanted me to remember that we should never judge a book by it's cover and to remind me that those that do are not worth my time. <BR> <BR> So for all of my Spark brothers and sisters this is for you. Remember you are more than just how you look on the outside.............and if... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:44:31 EST 5% Fall Challenge Assignment #4 Trigger Foods & My Solution. As you can see we are taking about out trigger foods now. So here it is the good the bad and the ugly of it. <BR> <BR> My trigger foods depend on the situation I am in. <BR> But I love lays chips, British chocolate, twizzlers, nuts, snack cakes, ice cream, POPCORN is my favoirte, sweet stuff and salty stuff. <BR> If part of a meal it is always bread related, biscuits, crackers, cornbread, sliced bread, etc. <BR> I see in this that it is usually something room temp. Which I never thought abou... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:53:26 EST 5% Fall Challenge Assignment #3 Reasons I Want To Lose Wight. Our assignment before we are sorted to our new teams is to answer some questions for ourselves. So here they are: <BR> <BR> 1. Reasons I want to lose weight. <BR> a. to improve my health <BR> b. to feel better on a daily basis <BR> c. to enjoy my life more <BR> d. to be around longer for my family <BR> 2. What do I want to change? <BR> a. reduce my insulin consumption <BR> b. reduce my cholesterol <BR> c. lower my blood pressure <BR> d. reduce my triglisarid... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:28:24 EST BL Fall Challenge Leaves of Change-Pink Panther team Week 1 We are supposed to write about some things that we need to work on this round of our BLC challenge. <BR> <BR> For me it is really all about exercise. With my current health issues it is making it really hard to do what I want to do for any length of time. <BR> <BR> But I am determined to get in at least 20 minutes a day of SOMETHING, ANYTHING. <BR> <BR> So I will be working on: <BR> 1. Walking - I can use the track at the gym or go outside when it gets a bit cooler but I will have to us... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:34:02 EST Bree, Fee and CeCe are now almost 6 months old so here is an update. <img src=""> <BR> Here are the girls. They adore looking out the back window as they can see over the privacy fence and have discovered brids sitting on the power lines. <BR> CeCe is in the back, Bree is in the middle and Fee is sitting up looking out. She adores this lookout point and often sits there by herself. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> CeCe is showing off her UK pride like ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:58:37 EST A Nimaweygh by any other name(KARLAS-KORNER) just not a NIMSY, NIMS, NIMMIE,NIMMYKINS! It seems for the past couple of weeks I have really fallen into the doldrums. Yep the blues just took up residence in my life and would not leave me alone. So I have tried to figure out what is going on with me besides *real life* stuff which we all have that to deal with. <BR> <BR> After thinking about everything that had or has changed in my life over the past month I came to the conclusing that one of the big things name change on here. <BR> For ye... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:41:12 EST Oh what a beautiful morning..........oh what a beautiful day! <em>335</em> I've got a wonderful feelinggggggggggg everythings going my way <em>335</em> from the movie Oklahoma. <BR> <BR> Couldn't help but sing a bit as things really do seem to be going my way. Not all things but who can have all things in their lives the exact way they would want them. And if you did you would lose your appriciation for great or marvelous things when they did come your way. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I went to the pain specialist with my DH and the pain Dr asked h... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:20:55 EST There are times when a change is the only thing you can do. Greetings and Salutations........................tee hee hee <BR> <BR> No really my wonderful SP friends and sisters of the <em>26</em> it's still me NIMAWEYGH or Nimsy, Nims, Nimmykins, Nimmers, Nimmie or just Nimma. <BR> <BR> But today something changed for me. I realized that after years (3/2007) of being NIMAWEYGH I felt different today. I felt a change was needed and that it was time for just me Karla(KARLAS-KORNER)to be born and to step into the light and shine. (thanks for he... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:02:51 EST