NSMOOMAA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NSMOOMAA NSMOOMAA'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/ Sunny~Snowy~Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610158 <em>274</em> <em>31</em> <em>425</em> <em>188</em> <BR> <BR> I have written this blog in my head over and over for a few weeks. Just siting down to do it has been the the problem. Somehow, I go to the SP page, read other blogs, follow my Team Winter Challenge..yet getting here <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I read Women's World Magazine weekly and have done so for years. I enjoy most parts of the read. I do the puzzles and try recipes etc...I also read weekly how "This &*^% diet: or... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:40:44 EST I just have to laugh!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540062 <em>20</em> <em>27</em> <BR> Well I had a good laugh to start off today!! <BR> I have not blogged lately, because it seems all that I write about is my Mom. So I have not been blogging. After this morning, I had to write. The phone rang and I answered it, it was the X-Ray Dept at the hospital in town. They wanted Mom for a CT of her head for 0700 tomorrow. Yep, and Mom is almost 91. That would mean I would need to leave around 0430. Pick up my friend ( I couldn't go alone) driv... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:01:11 EST A few thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520609 I am happy that lately I have been walking a bit better. I do not use the cane, and I have real shoes, not juts crocs. I can actually motor along a bit. I feel good or rather felt good. Then I noticed last Friday and over the weekend that I was starting to get more winded with the walking. Ok now I do get winded, but it had started to settle down. I was improving. I then got on my scale..up 10lbs. No way!! I hadn't eaten enough to do that. So the next morning I was back and then up later ... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:48:59 EST Staring a new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512606 A beautiful fall day in rural Nova Scotia. The sky was blue, the clouds soft, the leaves are changing and some or many are falling down. The air is crisp and it is my favorite time of year!!! <BR> <BR> I have not been on today as I have a irus on my laptop. I never had a problem, until I installed Norton!! <em>33</em> I have had 2 problems since requiring a visit to my It friend. When it comes back this time..no more Norton. Three years and no problem..now 2!! Yuck!! <BR> <BR> I am ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:37:14 EST I can do it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508155 Today I spent a long time going through this sight. I read many blogs, got many ideas and put some ideas to paper to remind myself. <BR> I am older and forgetful, more so because I have so much on my mind than on age, I hope!! <BR> <BR> A Spark friend has continuously sent me emails with links and ideas. I read them all, but today I reread and made some goals for me. The ideas are wonderful. I think what is difficult is <BR> 1. What would work for me? <BR> 2. Could I realistically do what... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 16:11:43 EST So much to feel thankful for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504761 <em>41</em> I was sitting in the car this afternoon around 1600hrs and just looking out at the blue sky, clouds, tress blowing and the leaves, many changed many yet to change. I was sitting in the car as Brandon was doing an errand and my leg was sore and burning. I felt frustrated. Quite often after a dressing change, I get burning and some discomfort for a couple of hours. This was about 5 hours later. <BR> <BR> I thought oh my leg is ore, I can't walk properly, I have difficulty get... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 21:40:57 EST Where has the time gone?? Help life is moving too fast!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503753 <em>39</em> <em>15</em> <em>465</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> I feel as if the last few weeks have flown by!! I look back at my last blog and it seems so long ago, yet I was sure I blogged last weekend?? I am perplexed. Yet if I srp and think I see what aIl that I have done, where I have been and what is going on. Still it is October 3rd!! So I said, quit puttering on Sp go and blog. So what if it is still about your Mom and life. Isn't that we are to blog about?? What makes us ... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:47:10 EST And so life goes on..and on..and on.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493971 <em>15</em> <em>198</em> <em>465</em> <BR> I wrote a long blog yesterday and POOF!! Away it went!!!! So now after being busy most of the day, I am trying again. <BR> <BR> I have just finished the 5% Summer challenge and while I did not make it and get 5% of my weight off, I did loose and so I am happy with that. I have also signed up for the next challenge. I will do it. I need to for my health, life, family, friends but most of all for me!!!! I have struggled the last week or... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:12:24 EST Merrily we go along!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487570 I am not sure why that title came to mind, but it has!! Merrily is the name of one of Mom's nurses at the home she is in. Mom has settled to some extent. It is only until one near here come up. She is really enjoying the nurses, other residents and activities. Where she lived for the last 13 months, activities were at a minimum. I could see a difference in only 2 days. <BR> <BR> I could not have gotten through the last couple of weeks, without my close friend, family and supports. It ha... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:27:59 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481916 <em>33</em> <em>46</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I am so frustrated tonight. This past week and a half has been frustrating. Not all of the time, yet more so than not. Mom is still in the hospital, going to a tiny room or half of a room in a nursing home Thursday. A tiny half of a room. She is still paranoid at times, forgetful and nervous. <BR> <BR> I feel like my hands are tied and I am helpless. I want so much for Mom to have a great or at least a good place to live the rest o... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:08:19 EST Friends, family and a sense of humour!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476806 This last week and a half have been very difficult, yet funny at times and emotional. I have not been on here, because of family issues, mainly my Mom. It is a long story and I hope soon coming to an end and she will get into a good nursing home asap. And get settled. <BR> <BR> Mom was diagnosed with dementia about a year and a half ago. Shortly after that she became very paranoid, with medications and time that settled down. So she has been doing well until about 2 weeks ago. Then the ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 13:05:03 EST A weird week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464980 Computer still out, using Hubby's. Prefer my own and I don't like to be on his too much as he uses it. Hva tried the ipod..that is not good for blogging on at all!! <BR> <BR> It has been a week of up s and downs and weird things. Just plain strange. A full moon week for sure. I ust keep trying to plug along. I am not writing a long blog, because I want to get busy. I will be here more next week with my computer back. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work everyone. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:49:12 EST A quick note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459153 It has been a weird Sunday. Not all good and not all bad. To start with my laptop has decided not to recognize and internet/WiFi or anything. So I am reduced to using my hubby's pc...slow!! We tried different things and no luck. I am going to see if a friends hubby can come and just take a look tomorrow for me, after supper. So I have done work around the house and laundry. It has been productive and as I work I think lots. That is good. <BR> <BR> I am working on more positive self tal... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:25:19 EST Emotional and more.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457326 <em>41</em> <em>46</em> <em>67</em> <BR> Today I woke up ready for the day. Feeling positive. So I thought. I was going to have my leg done. Go to town and do errands and get some walking in. Have a supper out with hubby and teen son. That was where it started to go downhill. Brandon said he wasn't going. Wanted to stay home. So Hubby says then lets bring supper home for all of us and eat here. Uh..No..we had this planned. We could go out and he could make something at home. ... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:56:20 EST Pain and dealing with life around me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455327 <em>15</em> <em>274</em> <em>67</em> <BR> My left leg is about to be axed!! Oh how I wish. Not really. They are trying a new dressing, but it is an old fashioned one. It keeps my leg tender feeling for some reason. I had it changed today by my own nurse, hubby and it is no better!! :( <BR> <BR> I have kept off it for a good part of the day or the later part of the day. I am now off of it and ill be this way for most of the next four days.!! So I just suck it up and keep going. D... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:53:38 EST Thank you...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454256 <em>304</em> <em>41</em> <BR> I want to thank those who have posted on my page or blog and offered support and or helpful hints with my concerns. Sometimes you really need to hear from someone else to see how you can do it. I am struggling with portion size and also with exercise. I am finding some suggestions. Sometimes, I am so humbled to think that someone else took a couple of minutes to read my blog and drop a note. I know that I enjoy reading other members blogs and hearing a... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:37:11 EST A beautiful day!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451904 <em>67</em> <BR> It is the perfect summer day, weather wise here in rural Nova Scotia!! , a breeze and blue skies!! Who could ask for more. I found myself, just puttering today and talking to myself a lot. I wasn't answering, but more pondering. When I have quiet time I think about why I do or do not do certain things, or how I could do it better, or how I could be more active, eat less, walk more etc. It always seems to be around my health and weight and struggles. Yet, I feel at peace... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:10:10 EST Gospel Music and Ensure!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448058 <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> OK so today I went out with a friend and had a fun time. We went to Lunenburg and did some shopping and had a coffee and sit at a cute little place called "The Shop on the Corner" it has coffees teas, snacks etc. Also gifts. You sit and look out the window and watch people!! <BR> WE ended up talking to a sweet little lady who was out for lunch and celebrating her "39" Birthday, she was actually 93!! Turns out she is from where we l... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:33:55 EST Tuesday!!! A beautiful day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446740 <em>211</em> <em>67</em> <BR> I had planned on going to see Mom with Brandon today. Then she called just after 1:00 pm as we were getting ready and asked us if we could come later in the week. It was someones birthday and they were having a party. So we just went into town to do a few errands. <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful day and I had a couple of things to do. Brandon was chatty on the way down, chatty as a 15 year old can be. In town doing errands he just walked around quietly. IN t... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:33:47 EST Short and sweet??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444635 <em>15</em> <em>267</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> I was going to head off to bed, then I stopped and thought.."You did not do a blog today!" If you don't do one that will be two days no blog!!" So I am here. I had promised my self not to miss more than 1 day blogging, even if it is just a quick note. So before I head off to do my night routine and sleep, I am here. <BR> <BR> I had a decent day. Sleep in too much, but I still went and got a few things done. I did my walk. It was not... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 22:34:47 EST A challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442482 <em>2</em> <em>206</em> <em>360</em> <em>282</em> <BR> <BR> OK here goes. A bit better today. I realize that even when I look back at my day and say I had major DA!! I still did some things. So I am going to try and not be so negative about that and try a little more every day. I used to be such a positive person that one manager I had said I was unrealistic and a real PollyAnna!! So now after having been through many things in my life that brought me down, almost to a stan... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 16:04:05 EST Energy Out..DA in..not good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441436 <em>24</em> <em>360</em> <em>67</em> <BR> Ok so I woke up early..great. I lay in bed for a few minutes thinking about my day and what I would do. Ok great. Coffee, breakfast and things to do..I felt positive, energized and ready!! <BR> <BR> Up and dressed, headed downstairs..good..made coffee..had breakfast. So far so good!! <BR> <BR> Well it was all downhill from there!! I developed a serious case of what I call "DA" or drop-ass. <BR> I hope no one is offended. By the language n... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:30:41 EST A Salad or ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440168 <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <BR> Today I went out and met a friend and her daughter for lunch. We went to a place they go to regularly. It was new to me. I liked the menu and the prices were very reasonable. <BR> <BR> They ordered and I decided on the chef's salad. It was only 4.75, so I am thinking it will be small and just enough. Looked forward to it!! Well out came a big - big salad. Lettuce, tomatoes, grated carrots, a small chicken breast, ham and an egg along with shredded c... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:23:32 EST Terrific Tuesday...I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438930 Well it has been a weird day weather and activity wise. Grey and cloudy, calling for storms..now bright and sunny. I was going to go and see Mom with Brandon, but she called and cancelled because of the weather. It was thundering and lightening and pouring rain down her way. So I just went out and did a few errands. Now I feel sluggish!! <BR> So I am doing some things around home that need doing. <BR> <BR> I am a cat in the 5% challenge. I drink my water, easily and now I am trying to wa... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:30:20 EST Stunned or Stupid I am not sure which I am!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437894 <em>246</em> <BR> I tried to join a group for the 5% summer challenge, and I tried, and I tried. Finally a friend contacted someone for me. Then I was asked to join a group. Yeah!! I started to get organized when I get another e-mail..now I am in a different group. So now I read all the info..weigh myself..ugh!! Here is where I am either stunned or stupid!!! <BR> <BR> I get on the scale Saturday the day we started, and I THOUGHT it said 330lbs. I was very upset with myself. I did n... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:56:32 EST Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419788 <em>24</em> <em>360</em> <em>67</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> I have been doing lots of thinking, thinking and thinking lately. I have been trying to understand myself a little when it comes to eating healthier and working at getting my excess weight off. <BR> <BR> I feel like I am my own worse enemy, in fact I know I am. <BR> <BR> Monday's will always come! (at least as long as I am on this side of the grass). Also tomorrow will always come. WHY do I sabotage myself?? I ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:54:16 EST Rainy days and Monday..still Canada Day!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407333 <em>636</em> <em>67</em> Even with the rain I am trying to feel sunny!! :) Trying. I have not felt great al weekend, but still going strong!! Today was to be busy in town with festivities, but with all this rain, I am staying home. I will go see fireworks if they still have them. <BR> I have been doing cleaning, reorganizing, it feels good. I have so much I want to do..going slow. <BR> <BR> I went to a nursery the other evening with a friend and got some flowers, so pretty, hope to ge... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:25:03 EST Step One!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404604 <em>15</em> <em>87</em> As summer starts, I have been doing a lot of thinking. One thing I have done more of lately, is to focus on others, an d doing for family etc..then other than my leg, I let myself slide. One major place I have let slide is here st Spark's. This site has always been there, yet, I have not been here, why? I can not tell you. <BR> <BR> So as I sit here and blog, I think that I am going to start and try and be good to blog twice a week. I am also going to try and ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:21:53 EST Sunshine and Sunday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346319 Brandon is out for a Bike ride..called home and said the black flies are terrible. Time to dig out the bug jackets. He got my bike out the other day and we are going to get it fixed up, so I can ride it and his friend can use it if they visit. I still can not walk very well or for long, but I can bike!! So look out..New Germany, here I come. <BR> <BR> I had a great day yesterday.. I spent the afternoon with Anjays-Journey and we had a journey and tons of laughs!! We were headed to Chester... Sun, 5 May 2013 14:12:09 EST I am trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343203 <em>41</em> <em>67</em> <em>134</em> <BR> I am trying to get back to this. As my friends know I have had a bit of a rough winter, early spring. My leg started to act up in October and is very slow healing. <em>39</em> <BR> I have had a few setbacks. Currently I am to be on bed rest with my legs elevated, unless I am at my work term for school or other minor things like trips to the bathroom. I am doing that but very frustrated that I can not get out and do more. Couldn't see ... Thu, 2 May 2013 11:54:16 EST Sunshine... beautiful day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261304 <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <BR> I am a member of the Beautiful Butterflies!!! I wanted to be a kitty, but I am very happy to be a butterfly!! I am exited about participating in the 5% challenge. Will I survive, yes, most likely. Will I loose 5%, perhaps. I just know that I will try. Will I have fun..for sure. <BR> <BR> My friends Anjay`s-Journey and Healthy4Me are kitties. So I am in a challenge with them just not on their team. <BR> <BR> It has been a busy week. Brandon is sick, or ra... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:38:58 EST Cold, snowy and blowy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218864 I woke up to a little snow, again. Now last Friday we had "SNOW" the roads were rough, people stayed home, or most did. School was cancelled for the public school system. We had college still. We braved the snow and roads and got to school fine. Home again also. Mind you many people did not get in. So today, I hear on the radio at 0630, no school today, snow day. I look out and see a few flurries falling. I check our website..still school. The roads were not bad at all and coming home they ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:04:07 EST I am going to celebrate a bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209516 This is just a short blog before going off to school. I got weighed this morning. Before Christmas I was up to 328.5 I did not even record it as I was too upset and embarrassed. So I have been wanting to get back on the scale and get weighed, but too afraid. I have had a couple people comment recently that they thought I had lost a little weight. The young man I drive said "You look as if oyu may have lost a pound" Now oyu would have to know him to realize this is a compliment. At least I to... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:43:03 EST Sunshine and a beautiful day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208886 <em>15</em> <em>67</em> <BR> It started out kind of rough. Stan couldn't find his lab requisition, then he couldn't find his keys. We were to pick up a friend at the corner to take him to school. Then we had blood work to get done before I went to school. <BR> So he used my keys. Got to the hospital and no health card..luckily they know him!! We did drop our # 2 son off at school in time!! <BR> <BR> School was good, but I found the one class I had today a little slow. That makes it di... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:11:36 EST feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207088 <em>15</em> <BR> Well today I actually felt a bit better. Last night was the first in months that I had a good sleep. Not up with pain or restless. My hubby changed my dressing before bed and tried some extra padding. That really helped. I also tried to let things go. I think I was so tired, I could do nothing but sleep. <BR> <BR> Today we contacted Student Services and we are going to meet with someone ab out the computer hacking and stalking. It has been getting worse until today, then ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:01:27 EST The frustration continues!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202748 I am feeling very frustrated by the weeks events, and I am being targeted to some extent also. I have not been affected near as much as my friend, but boy oh boy is technology scary in the wrong hands, I mean in the hands of a very mean, vindictive, devious, kinniving young female. I am now constantly followed at school. She was waiting in the lobby this morning. I even moved seats to get away from her because all she does is talk and be disruptive. She moves her chair over, stands behind ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:59:21 EST Still Frustrated!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200483 The anger has settled, but I am still frustrated. My friend is still having some problems. Not as much, but still being violated. This is so wrong and yet there is not a lot she and her family can do. A kind, sweet, caring lady gets screwed up so bad. It is just plain wrong. <BR> At least she is now back here on SP. She needs that. <BR> <BR> I am at school in what is called the Business Connection. A small business like office run by students. It is very quiet we have no work to do today. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:31:56 EST ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196436 <em>28</em> I am os very upset and angry. I don't know what to do and feel like my hands are tied and that I am somehow to blame even though I know I am not. <BR> A good friend, a Spark Person, who is just a wonderful person has had her computer hacked twice in the last couple of days. Now she is not going to be on her computer at all. Her computer is not working. Her facebook and hotmail were hacked. It has been horrible. This woman is on SP 2-3-4 times a day. She lives for it and the sup... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:43:31 EST Sunny and Snowy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191686 <em>15</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Saturday in Nova Scotia..snowy one minute sunny the next but still ever so beautiful. I slept in late, catching up most likely from the night before when I got only 2.5 hours. Yuck. Hard to stay awake in class yesterday afternoon in class with so little sleep. Movies last night with hubby, son and son # . A great night. We saw The Hobbit in 3D!! Great movie. <BR> <BR> So today I sleep in as it was quite late getting to bed. Foot a bit tender, but not so... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:00:29 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182605 <em>253</em> <em>411</em> <BR> Well as 2012 draws to an end I look back and reflect on my life and the year I have had. I vow to not cry over the failures or discouragements. I vow to celebrate all of the positive things and be thankful that I am alive, relatively healthy and moving forward with my life. <BR> <BR> I am so very thankful for so much this past year... <BR> -my family <BR> -my Mom getting settled into a good home <BR> -my general health <BR> -my Mother-in-Law getting settl... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:47:24 EST Saturday and almost Christmas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173873 <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> it has been Saturday..again. Soon it will be Christmas and Christmas Eve. I am trying to get ready. So much to do and not feeling well. Somehow I have laryngitis on top of my left foot ulcer. <BR> My husband and son have gone to town to try and finish the shopping. I will get out Monday morning and do the last bit of groceries and stuff. <BR> A quiet Christmas for us this year. Mom is staying where he is and coming here on December 27 for 2 days... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 19:10:45 EST Fed up and Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168322 <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>425</em> <BR> I am so frustrated today. This has been along week. My left foot ulcer seems to have me in its clutches..ugh!!! <em>24</em> I saw the specialist last Thursday and he ordered daily dressings starting Friday...well today is Sunday and I got my first dressing change!! The dressing was so loose I have had to remove it and have it fixed. It rubbed s bad I couldn't even weight bear without being in agony. <BR> Well enough complaining.. I am go... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:22:24 EST Tuesday..I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141910 Well life is never dull!! My left foot ulcer is now infection free and starting to heal. The MD said my report was good, but I am staying on antibiotics for another 2-3 weeks. <BR> A new dressing tomorrow and I am on the road!! <BR> <BR> Life is never dull. Going back to school has been a real eye opener and a pleasure at the same time. I love learning and I am doing very well. I have missed 2 days with my foot, but the teacher was also sick those same two days. The other students are very... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:13:22 EST 18 days later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136508 It has been 18 days of Intravenous antibiotics, and 8 of oral meds and daily dressing changes. <BR> I have fun and not so fun side effects. <BR> I am still going to school, and trying to keep up at home. hahhahahahaha <BR> <BR> So I have not blogged, but I do check in daily and read many pages. <BR> I am keeping active. One thing the oral and GI thrush has prevented me from eating much!! I love yogourt and I have been living on it!! <BR> I also discovered McDonalds new milkshake flavour "G... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:32:36 EST It got much worse and now is just starting to improve. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118176 <em>46</em> <em>257</em> <BR> My left foot is still my left foot. I almost wanted to take an axe and chop it off yesterday. UGH!!!! <BR> I have such a high pain threshold and yet, I couldn't bear it at all yesterday. <BR> The VON nurse came to do the dressing, she had been in Sunday. A great nurse and a very sweet demeanour. To make a long story short..I ened up in an ambulance on my way to the Out Pt's/Emergency dept. I am now on IV antibiotics and decent pain meds and new dressings. ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:03:03 EST Painful Thursday..it will only get better!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112847 <em>46</em> <BR> My left leg dressing has been on for over 24 hours. It will get changed on Saturday. <BR> The pain today was above and beyond. It is usually sore the first going off, but wow!! I ended up coming home from school early. I hated to do that. I have kept my foot and leg up since them for most of the time. When it goes down for long it burns!! Yuck. It is like acid on my skin, it is the drainage form the ulcer. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have decided to go into school later tomorro... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:45:00 EST One Word Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111648 Actually, this is really easy. Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> my purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> yes <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> short and silver <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Port Mouton NS <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> with the devil <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Laptop or my books <BR> <BR> Your dream las... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:49:50 EST A great day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111642 <em>433</em> <em>338</em> <BR> I went on a great road trip today. I went with Wiigarden-Nymph to visit Healthy4Me and see her puppy. I wanted to bring Allie home with me!! The puppy is so sweet and still has puppy breath. <BR> <BR> We sat and had coffee and talked for over 3 hour, the time flew by. I have not laughed this much in so long from the time I left home until I got back it was fun!!!! Thank you ladies for a grand day!! Next time I drive!! <BR> <BR> I learned a new route ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:39:20 EST Happy Thanksgiving!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091521 A beautiful day and so much to be thankful for. Our freedom, the life we have, our family and friends, the beautiful scenery around us, the trees are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! WE had our supper last night and it was good, but I always like leftovers better. <BR> <BR> Today we are chilling, a sort of relaxing day. A little bit of frustration, and Stan is feeling very guilty for what he did, but time will pass. Now back home and with our friends other vehicle, until ours is ready, hopefully tomorro... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 15:44:23 EST If it wasn't for friends..what would life be like????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089300 <em>271</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> We have had an interesting day or more. I was up most of last night with sore feet, from a burning rash. Also my left hand was rashy, bumpy, itchy and sore..also swollen. I used tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl..and no, not all at the same time!! <BR> <BR> Woke up, or rather crawled out, feeling lousy. Showered dressed and ready to go pick up Mom. I went to get gas, then the car would turn on but the gear shift slipped and I couldn't drive. I couldn't ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 19:36:12 EST