PHOENIXREBIRTH's SparkPeople Blog PHOENIXREBIRTH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community update on my health Hi everyone I will make this brief. I went to a dentist who checked my teeth last month. He found one cavity in a wisdom tooth in the back of my upper teeth meaning it was the last tooth in the back. I had my teeth cleaned the following week. The hygienist wants me to have all my wisdom teeth pulled. I went to an oral surgeon last week. I was unable to get any teeth pulled. His chair only held a person who weighs less than 250 lbs. We all know I am more than that. He found 3 more cavities as ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:39:24 EST Bad way to remember Thanksgiving Day before Thanksgiving I ended up burning my stomach with hot oil from a frying pan on Wed. night. It is extremely sore and painful right now. I am also not able to grieve right now I can't cry at all. Two things I made my grandma before her passing were stolen by her own flesh and blood and how do I know this because I had the decency to demand answers. I was told by staff at the assisted living facility that Shirley took the afghan and poem I made her and put it in her suitcase and highta... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:58:38 EST Grandma passed away Friday night at 11 pm My grandma passed away Friday night at 11 pm. We got a call from Uncle Bob that she had died at 11 pm. The funeral will be tomorrow morning at 11 am. We set up funeral arrangements Saturday morning at the funeral home. She died without dignity. She was in a lot of pain towards the end of her life. I gave her permission to die. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I loved her a lot. I will miss her a great deal. My two aunts are flying up from Tennessee. Uncle Frankie is coming f... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:03:35 EST update on treatment for pain and sad news Yesterday I went to Advanced Pain Management to see Dr. Araujo for my 2nd trigger point injection in my right foot. He asked me if I had talked to a podiatrist about orthotics yet. Since he doesn't want to be doing trigger point injections every month for me because of the cortisone. This time the shot was done in his office. I go back in January on the 19th for another one if it is needed. The 5th of January I go back and see her. While he was doing the injection he said something about doi... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:41:58 EST Update on Foot Pain and Pain in General Hello everyone, I thought I would give you an update on what is going on now. I know i haven't updated in a while. I went to see Rita last Thursday afternoon. I told her about my foot hurting at night. She wants me try another trigger point injection with Doctor Araujo. I will be going in tomorrow for a 2:15 appointment. If this does not work I will be asking him what he is going to do next. I will also inform him about the fibromyalgia in my back too; and seeing if they can help me with it.... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:21:04 EST Update on crutches This is officially the last week on the crutches and boot right now. I know I haven't kept you updated all the time. I have been swamped with course work of late. I however have found so far no relief from foot pain. It has actually gotten worse or stayed the same most of the time with the boot and crutches. To top things off I was also supposed to be completely off of my foot for the whole time and have all my weight on the left side and swing with the right leg which I wasn't taught to do ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:17 EST update on me and how things are going with the crutches Since last week when I found out I would be using crutches and the boot I have been posting a lot on Facebook. I thought I would share with you my status updates from there so you could all see how I am handling the idea of crutches for a month. The first one was done on Sunday that states how I feel about it and also my gratitude for Advanced Pain Management. As I think about the month I will be on crutches. I think not of the month as another doctor pushing me away because he refuses to hel... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:36:08 EST update on visit with Rita Well I am to use crutches for four weeks while wearing the boot. I am also to take Meloxicam for inflammation of my feet and take topamax for foot and leg pain. She wants x-rays of my back to see if my back is okay. I go in Tue for those. Wednesday I get the crutches. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:05:23 EST update on pain situation Hi everyone I thought I would update you on what's going on with my pain. As of Sunday the trigger point injection no longer worked for me. I am back at square one. I also have a new area to worry about pain wise which is my legs I am getting sharp stabbing pains in both of my lower legs. I called Advanced Pain Management yesterday morning about the situation and lo and behold the nurse told me to come in sooner than the 27th of next month so I go in this Thursday to see an advanced nurse pre... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:25:33 EST update on the procedure done today Today I had the procedure done. I told him my concerns. He listened and understood. He told me if the shot doesn't work I will have to be on crutches for 2 weeks and in a cast wearing a surgical boot. I should have told him that I already wore a surgical boot but I never got the chance. He gave me an injection in the heel today and I am actually not supposed to be on an anti-inflammatory while I have an injection. On the way home I was in pain and was clenching my fist. I am hoping that in fo... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:12:23 EST update on the nineteenth of this month The doctor I seen wants to try a cortisone shot under x-ray before he does a partial release. I am to go in at 9:15 am on Wednesday to the pain management for the procedure. I am concerned that this won't work and that I will be in more pain instead of less. He also is putting me on 800 mg of Ibuprofen 3x a day taken with meals. Please pray that the shot and pain killer help because I have been in pain for over 6 months now. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:36:32 EST go to advanced pain management on the 19th of Sept. On the 19th of Sept. I see a pain specialist for my foot at 3:00 I have to be there. This will end my 6 month battle with plantar fasciitis. I will finally have relieft after waiting for something to be done. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:19:00 EST Finally relief! I seen the podiatrist and he listened and referred me to a pain management place in Green Bay for a partial release of the plantar fascia ligament. He explained why a full release won't work and made me feel like someone he genuinely cared for. What a difference between Scharer and DeNamur. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:58 EST Going for a 2nd opinion on Tue. Morning After bugging DeNamur twice. His nurse called me back and told me He will not do surgery on me since he feels uncomfortable doing it to begin with. So I am going to another podiatrist in the same network for surgery on Next Tue. morning. My foot is not getting any better and I need to do something about it. I can't let it go on anymore with out treatment. I have tried all the traditional routes without success. Keep praying for something to go right for me. I need surgery I can't walk Leah t... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:36:14 EST still waiting for DeNamur to call back I am still praying and waiting to hear from Dr. DeNamur. I know some of you are concerned about surgery for me. I have tried everything from physical therapy to wearing a surgical boot and my foot has not improved. I can not stay like this forever. I have dealt with my latest bout of pain from plantar fasciitis for over 6 months. If I get a yes you will know I can't take my own dog for a walk with my foot as is. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:08:59 EST Update on me After a month and a half of water therapy and a month with the boot and insert in shoe. There was no improvement in my foot. I am waiting on a call from the podiatrist to see whether he will do surgery or not on me. I am praying for God to work on him while I wait for the answer. I can't keep living in pain anymore. I wake up and the foot is stiff like plywood and very sore. I rest it and it stiffens right back up. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:26:49 EST Post BLC 25 plan I plan on trying to do st at least 3 to 4 days a week. Since I have slacked off on it and I also plan to track my nutrition again. I slacked off in that area. I have to start sometime. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:54:28 EST Dr. apt update Today I seen Denamur for the third time. This time we are going to try a surgical fracture boot for my foot for four weeks. I will be wearing it 24/7 I am guessing. I also supposed to put cork in my left shoe to help with plantar fasciitis as well. Well we will see how the next four weeks go. I will get the boot probably Tues. of next week at the earliest. I also am doing aqua therapy as well. We will see if this works or not. I am not getting my hopes just yet. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:16:47 EST update on my foot I am now using a cane for support to walk. I will be seeing the doctor tomorrow. I wrote out everything I plan to tell him. I had aqua therapy twice this week but am waiting on insurance to cover it. My foot is on an ice pack right now. I am going to close since I plan to make an early morning of it. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EST Go back a week from tomorrow to see the doctor again I talked to a different nurse and she said I should have had relief by now from the pain and that I needed to make an appointment with him. So I did as she said. Next Thursday I go to Green Bay to see him again and see what the next option is for my plantar fasciitis. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:03:11 EST still dealing with a painful foot I am still dealing with a painful foot yet. I decided to talk to my friend and Beachbody coach Amy Leever. She told me to talk to the doctor about it since it sounds as I told her pretty bad. Bugging the nurse tomorrow about it. I just can't handle the pain. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:00:16 EST Day 4 of being in pain after the shot My foot had a cortisone injection and I believe my body has grown resistant to it. Since I wake up the same way I did before the shot. Need to wait till next week to see if it works. If it don't I go back into see him. I am not really liking that idea but I have chosen to give it to God either way it is in His hands. Pray for the shot to work. If it don't I have to go back to Green Bay again to see him. I am beginning to like him though. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:20:34 EST what a change from April 15th The idiot officially no longer an idiot. He listened to me! I got my point across and he is worried about me. However I have to contact him and let him know the place he sent me to isn't covered by my insurance. I got another cortisone shot from him making that 4 for my right foot. My foot hurts but it is not so bad that I can't walk on it. He won't do surgery until I lose weight. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:26:19 EST Something I always wanted to do Something I always wanted to do is make thank you gifts for people. I am doing that by crocheting or knitting by hand from scratch. I also want to make Christmas gifts for people I like a lot. That will start pretty soon too. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:01:08 EST in two days i see the idiot Wednesday I go to green bay and see what the podiatrist says about my predicament. I am hoping he will listen to me as I tell him respectfully how bad it really is for me with one foot that is always in pain. <BR> I finished the gift towels but never got a chance to take a pic of them. So I will take a pic of some scarves and other items I am hoping to give as gifts. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:58:44 EST working on thank you gifts for people lately been making tokens of appreciation and thanks lately. I am currently making a dish towel right now. I am almost done with one set of gifts have another to go through yet. I will take photos when I get a chance. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:16:00 EST not looking forward to seeing the doctor who I nicknamed idiot. Yes you seen that right. I called a doctor idiot for good reason too. He thought or believed I don't have plantar fasciitis. What do you consider it then when walking normally is extremely painful. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:28:39 EST For those who still don't get it I have prayed to God to take this problem away and his response was 1 Corinthians 12:9-10. This means that I must do my part now. He told me that the drug will help control my eating while I focus on working with my past. My past is the key to this whole thing!!!!!! I say this because I am doing a study that talks about disordered eating. I have that problem. I eat a lot of the time when I should not at all. That is the main reason I spoke to my health care provider and by the way I can't exe... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:48:51 EST in defense of my decision of talking to my latest health care provider about the weight Someone said to pray to the Lord about my problem. I did that but aren't we also supposed to do our part when it comes to things as well. I can pray to God but God told me I need to take responsibility for how I eat and what I eat. My problem is more than meets the eye. It is something I need to deal with and learn to avoid. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:22:05 EST another update on me Today I went back to see the nurse practitioner who prescribed something for my IBS. We had a discussion about my weight. She plans to put me on an appetite suppressant. I am hoping some weight drops with the appetite under control. I am also doing a Bible study about out of control eating called get thin stay thin. I did chapter 1 today. Plan to reread it tonight. Foot is acting up alot right now. It hurts so bad I want to cry at times. Pray for wisdom for when I see the doctor. It is on Wed... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:59:54 EST another update on me hello everyone I thought I would let you know how things are going with me. For starters I now have my ibs under control. I no longer have bad diarrhea. I am on a pill that calms the episodes down. On the physical therapy side of things it didn't work out for me so I am going to be seeing the podiatrist who referred me to therapy. Today was my last session of it. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:48:42 EST update on me Dealing with IBS right now. Food goes thru me like water. Seen dietician today. Need to buckle down now & track nutrition now. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:09:23 EST How I earned someone's respect I believe one of the biggest ways I have earned respect is by just being me. Some one I know called me beautiful because of the way I am around others. Another way is through doing household chores and volunteered to do areas that are normally not mine. Meaning the kitchen and bathroom. That person's respect was my mom. I don't demand respect like someone I know. I earn it. Fri, 23 May 2014 23:22:33 EST Stuck on songs by Francesca Battistelli I have spotify on my laptop and right now I am listening to Francesca Battistelli's CD If We're Honest. I have several favorite songs on it. I am beginning to think the whole cd is pretty good. Especially track 1 and 8 and 10. But I have certain ones on repeat. Wed, 21 May 2014 22:33:22 EST What a day! It started as a good day meaning I am doing better according to my scans still have work to do but it is getting better a little at a time with my chiropractor. However my leg has been bothering me for the past month so I called my primary and was planning on leaving a message but instead of that happening the receptionist looked for a nurse for me to talk to. That nurse is the reason I am writing this. She told me I might have a blood clot. So we ended up calling a bunch of people to see if ... Sat, 17 May 2014 00:27:49 EST one more month of physical therapy I chose to be determined and try for another month of physical therapy next month. I am hoping that something works that makes it easier for me to walk. It is hard to take a dog out for walks with my feet. I know part of it is my weight but I can't work out with my feet. I do try though in the mornings and it works that way. Thu, 15 May 2014 11:43:55 EST one more possible session for my plantar fasciitis I have one more session with her than I call the doctor back up and tell him it's not working he thinks it is fibromyalgia related. I disagree I have pain in them from walking or standing and I am earing shoes that have good arch support in them and still it is painful. I am still hoping that I can forego surgery but I doubt it. I may need therapy afterwards but that is fine too. Wed, 14 May 2014 22:23:11 EST Last therapy session tomorrow Tomorrow is my last physical therapy session and my feet are not getting any better. I have 2 more appointments tomorrow. One is with an ophthalmologist and the other with my chiropractor. The back is getting better day by day with each adjustment. I found out that I don't have a copay anymore which means Mom can see a chiropractor now. I referred her to Stalheim where I go. She sees them on Thursday. Tue, 13 May 2014 18:46:11 EST meal plan for next 4 days breakfast <BR> warm banana crepes <BR> bacon <BR> lunch <BR> spaghetti with meatballs <BR> garlic bread <BR> salad <BR> supper <BR> chicken Kiev <BR> potatoes baked <BR> salad <BR> wed. morning <BR> french toast <BR> lunch <BR> popcorn chicken <BR> rutabaga fries <BR> coleslaw <BR> Thursday <BR> all day same <BR> Friday <BR> breakfast same <BR> lunch and supper <BR> chicken mole rice and broccoli <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 23:16:33 EST Recovery plan When I slip up I won't beat myself up instead I will focus on what I can change which is work on my exercise. I will try to start over calorie wise the next day. Mon, 12 May 2014 23:07:07 EST Opposition came up on his end He had opposition and he told both his vehicles were damaged and need work so he couldn't make it yesterday or today. He is hoping he can see me soon though. Sun, 11 May 2014 22:24:03 EST Waiting on God to move Right now I am waiting on God to move the heart of the man I am interested in. He told me he wanted to meet Mom but he never showed. I believe he is chickening out. I ask that you continue to pray for him to move and ask me out. Sat, 10 May 2014 20:39:20 EST Room is almost done My room is almost done. This means the way is clear for the new man to ask me out. I am no longer hiding behind my messiness. Thu, 8 May 2014 18:28:07 EST conditions for relationship to start God has given me a clear dead line to clean my room and keep it that way. He even gave me 2 phases in order to get it done according to Him and His plan. I have much to do and so little time to do it in. I have to get it done by at least Friday. I started on it but I am far from completed right now. Pray I can get it done. Wed, 7 May 2014 18:02:39 EST To those who say I need to do self -analysis This blog is to explain how I know the man currently I am interested in is the one and also to say why I am sure about it. I am doing a Bible Study called the 40 DAY SOUL FAST. I am on week 7 of 9. I have 1 week of work left after this week. Through the study I have come to realize that Andy and I who was my fiance of 8 years were frayed and on the end of the long term relationship. He was not what I truly wanted. He was a substitute for what I really needed in my life. One of the characteris... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:07:59 EST what I want for once Since leaving my fiance I have realized I want a man of integrity. I believe God has shaped me into a woman of that thing as well. I am looking for a man like David. I believe I found him and I know we are attracted to each other. I won't go any further. Since the relationship has not come to fruition yet. All I ask is you pray for the man in question to quit resisting what God has in store for us. I won't say his name here since the time is not right. Mon, 5 May 2014 21:28:29 EST update everyone i am doing somewhat better. I am not as depressed. I see now that this relationship ended for the best. I will miss him but there may be someone else out there for me who God has in mind. Sun, 4 May 2014 21:52:46 EST This blog is very personal I was in a long term relationship and that relationship ended tonight. My fiance of 8 years called it off. I am very depressed right now. I loved him and now my heart is broken. Thu, 1 May 2014 23:02:08 EST surgery for weight loss and back issue First off I want to say I made a decision today which was to have bariactric surgery. I don't know when yet they will call me in a couple weeks. <BR> On the other hand I found out my back is completely screwed up. My upper back is too far forward. Middle back is too far back and lower is like the top half. Talk about wishing things were different. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:09:45 EST BLC 25 GOALS I want to lose 2 lbs a week <BR> I will do it by exercising for 90 min. 6 x a week and doing st for 6 days a week <BR> I will log all my calories and try to watch what I eat at night. <BR> I will not eat for emotional reasons <BR> I will journal daily and blog daily. <BR> <BR> I will break up my exercise to keep myself from being in pain <BR> I will do either 30 or 45 minutes sections <BR> <BR> Spiritual goals <BR> Spend time with God daily <BR> Write in prayer journal and do Bible Stud... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:06:49 EST