PHOENIXREBIRTH's SparkPeople Blog PHOENIXREBIRTH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community This week I start physical therapy for my neck As of Wednesday afternoon I go in for physical therapy and I will see what happens. I have to wait until next month on the 25th to see Dr. Araujo for radio frequency ablation treatments since he is booked out solid. I need my knee injection yet along with my feet and hands. He keeps forgetting about them. I know he is busy. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:05:01 EST Update on my health Well today I seen Dr. Teshome and I discussed my head aches with him. I also underwent a battery of tests for him. He is sending me back to Dr. Araujo for radio frequency ablation treatments again on my neck for my head aches. He is also sending me to physical therapy for my neck pain as well. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:25:50 EST My head aches aren't going away but my blood sugars are in range hmm? My head aches aren't gone yet. My blood sugar are insulin resistant but not diabetic so no metformin at this time. I am going in to see a pain specialist by the name of Teshome on next Thursday since I believe it's time for my radio frequency ablation treatments on my neck to be repeated again for headaches by Araujo. Araujo and Rita are booked solid with appointments so I am seeing this Dr. Teshome instead. APM seems concerned about the headaches since they called me back within minutes of m... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:45:04 EST Big decision for me As of tonight I have a major decision to make. What is it? Me being a college doctoral student in Christian counseling! You see that right. While I was at church the Lord spoke to me about this and two people have confirmed this already. Pray for doors to be opened in my life so I can do this. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:02:15 EST Please pray for me about my eye sight I am asking for prayer for my eyes. My blood sugar levels are out of control and it is causing head aches and vision problems for me. I was taken off of my metformin and now I am suffering the consequences of it. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:37:38 EST More about the book Empty (Living Full of Faith When Life Drains You Dry) by Cherie Hill The book speaks about how we have our priorities out of order and the Lord needs to reorder them and how He goes about doing it. I can't explain it in great detail since the book Empty is pretty deep theologically speaking. But for me it is what I needed right now. Sat, 5 Mar 2016 10:27:06 EST Reading a book about Empty when life drains you dry As you can see from my title I am reading a book on faith and how life can drain you dry. It is by Cherie Hill. It is called Empty. I am underlining a lot of things in the book and there are only 4 or 5 chapter in it. I am finding out that the book very close to home for me. I have read another book by her but I don't remember the title offhand. But she is very good and she is highly recommended since she has accreditation from the American Association for Christian Counselors. Which means ... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 22:31:46 EST Dr. Araujo appointment update Today's appointment with Dr. Araujo was for my arthritis. It went well. He came in with a smiling face and thanked me for my thank you card. It pays to be grateful. He almost made mecry. The stinker has me figured out! I think he knows what makes me cry. That is undue kindness. He has that in him. Mom picked on me and said she was going to spank me if I didn't hold myself together. I maybe sore but am happy. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:14:29 EST Good news and an update on my health Today we are getting a furnace from the state in which means soon we will be staying warm. Well I seen my new chiropractor yesterday and he told me my left hip was hitched back which caused my left leg to be shorter than my right one. I am still in pain from my fall so keep in your prayers please. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:29:18 EST Still pretty sore from my fall I am still dealing some pain from the fall. My left leg and foot are still healing from it. Keep me in prayer for I am in pain yet. I don't see Dr. Araujo til Monday morning and don't see a chiropractor till Tuesday afternoon. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:55:20 EST Big ouch today! I fell today outside after I voted for the candidates and I am in pain all over right now. I fell on my left shoulder and knee. It is pretty sore. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 23:42:44 EST Stuck on a new song! I heard a song on Klove last night and it stuck with me to the point I can't get it out of my head now! It is called "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again" by Danny Gokey. I wouldn't write about it in my blog if it didn't touch me somehow. Give it a listen. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:31:46 EST More bad news Now we got more bad news today! The furnace went out! Apparently the heat exchanger is no good in it. We need a new one and heating assistance is being a pill and I am ready to scream right now. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:14:13 EST Not good!!!! Did not have a good day today I took a shower and I come to find out that the water wouldn't go down the drain. I had to tell my mother this news. We had to call this sewer guy to pump up the septic tank. Well he gave my mother some more bad news! He will have to go in with his camera and then use a special saw to get rid of root balls! We can't afford it. We just got our tax refund in the bank account so now here we sit wondering what's next! Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:11:51 EST UGH not happy can't see Dr. Araujo for one treatment til March If you see my title you know something is up! Well I got a phone call this morning that my appointment had to be rescheduled since Dr. Araujo was get this triple booked! I wanted to scream no at the top of my lungs! This is just not funny in my opinion! Now I have to wait until March 9th for some treatments. I am so mad right now. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:47:17 EST Wow! I am in my over head already! Why do I say I am in my over head already. Because I am in class that are deeper than I have realized. But I know I am in God's will. For I have complete peace in this situation. My faith holds me steady. The reading material gets more in-depth now. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:51:00 EST Health update I would like to update you on my health. I am now on something for Restless legs however my Irritable bowel syndrome is acting up from the pill itself. I am hoping it will go away in time. I will only say it makes eating anything difficult because I can't keep it in. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:21:54 EST Praying for your enemies I know this is a different blog post than I normally write but I chose to write about it since I am praying for an enemy of my own right now. I would love to know your thoughts and comments on this. Do you agree with what the Bible says? Can you pray for me to have patience with my enemy and see her differently? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:04:44 EST Are you up for a challenge? For as long as I can remember I have been in the BLC commonly known as the Biggest Loser Challenge. When I was Soaringphoenix I was in it; I have been in it with varied success but always had support from the team members. Now I am in the Navy Ninjas and I love the team support that I have been getting from them. There is a team for everyone to be in. Here's the link to join <BR> So go ahead and join. I promise no pressure. <link> </link> Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:50:08 EST Update on my visit with Rita today Today I saw Rita and I discussed my back pain with her and told her the truth that I was adjusted by a chiropractor who got into an argument with me back in August last year. I will be having seeing my favorite pain doctor by the name of Dr. Araujo. I will be having specialized treatments again that fry my nerves in my back since I requested sedation as well. My mother will be coming along with me for support. I have to to wait until February since Dr. Araujo is booked out that far because h... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 19:12:43 EST This year will be different for me This year I have chosen to change my mindset about my healthy lifestyle. I will give it my best shot! Wed, 6 Jan 2016 23:07:59 EST I can't take it anymore! I don't want to lie anymore about how I am feeling but ever since August when I was adjusted by a chiropractor when he got into an argument with me. My back has never been the same since. I have been in constant pain since. I see Rita on this Thursday. Please pray for me. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:30:50 EST Awesome end to the year last year I got to see two of my favorite bands that are Christian live last night at Liberty University. For the first time ever they decided to stream it on line for the on line students like me. The two groups were For King And Country and Casting Crowns. Amazing speaker too! By the name of Clayton King. Through his testimony 975 people came to faith. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 11:20:25 EST Thank you for your comments on my blog about depression I would like to thank you for your comments. But I have to clarify something as well. Since I have basically almost no family support now. It is harder for me to grieve. But I have chosen to change my outlook on life and not let it get it to me. Sat, 26 Dec 2015 03:47:59 EST Depression is hitting me hard With my grandmother being gone a year or more and the second Christmas without her here I am feeling the pain of the loss. I just don't want to do Christmas at all. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:51:52 EST Internet issues that drive me crazy and other things I am in the BLC but with the intermittent internet issues I have I can't always get online like I should for it. Especially for school or Sparkpeople itself when I want to track my nutrition or fitness. It can be a real pill that way. There are certain times that people aren't on it at the same time. <BR> The other issue that is an issue is my pain or my IBS. Both can be bothersome at times when not under control. That is the end of the rant. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:58:05 EST What a day! I feel like my head is spinning after today! I had to go to grocery shopping since the van never came on Tuesday and the driver never called on Monday. My mom wrote about that in her blog and boy is that a mess if you ask me. I got done shopping and caused someone to go looking for me when I was outside by their car. I was the one who should have stayed inside the store but didn't do that at all. Then we went to Walmart to get my mom since she came with to help make sure I would get to my app... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 20:29:20 EST Why I haven't posted in a while I know you are probably wondering why I haven't posted in a while. I have a very good reason for it. My mom had surgery last Friday. I have been taking care of her. I am also wore out from the long hospital stay. We had to be there at 12:45 pm and didn't leave until going on 8 pm. We got home around 8:30 pm. So a long hospital stay for us. I am still wore out from the long hospital stay. But here are my thoughts on gratitude and thankfulness. I am thankful for my mom making it through surgery... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:51:25 EST thankful blog #4 I am going to make this one short and sweet.I am thankful for a warm bed to sleep in and a pillow to put my head on each since some don't even have that at night.I would say more but I am ready for bed. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:17:01 EST thankful blog #3 Here is no. 3 of my gratitude and thankful blogs. I am thankful for clothes to wear. i am thankful for Bible translations that make it easier for me to read the Bible. I am thankful for my mom's support. I am thankful for my dog. I am thankful for all my doctors as well. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:47:35 EST Thankful blog #2 Here is my second blog about gratitude and thankfulness. I am grateful for music by artists that help me write when I am unable to write otherwise. I am grateful for my tens unit and the fact it is working for some pain issues now. I am grateful for my pain specialists that I see who take care of me. I am grateful for my new church that is more alive in Christ and so welcoming and loving and concerned about my welfare as a believer in the body of Christ. I am grateful for the fact I am growin... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:44:27 EST thankful blog The Navy Ninja team captain wanted a positive thinking post on the team chat thread. I don't believe in positive thinking because that is of the world. However I do believe in gratitude and thankfulness. So I have chosen to take her positive thinking and be thankful for four things on the thread and also post here as well.I will post a poem or thought about thankfulness on here as well. So here goes my thought about thankfulness for today. I know I am to be thankful in all things even when th... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:45:51 EST talk about awkward I take the test and yet the academic adviser never called me back at all. Today was the last day to register for courses for the spring semester at the tech college! I am pissed right now! I did what he asked and he doesn't call me back in time! Now here I am like a sitting duck. I know that didn't make sense but what I am trying to say I need that class to move forward and I am ready to scream right now because of this foul up now! He told me I needed to get it done before the 19th and today... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:36:24 EST another update health and otherwise I will first start off by saying I have gotten a Tens unit for pain management and it seems to help somewhat. I won't discount it until the month is up. If it don't work for the shoulder pain I still may keep it for other pain issues. Since it helps for my knees and back too. It is very easy to use. Now for the otherwise update that I need prayer about. I am in college as you all know well I have to take a math course through the local one here in Marinette and I took a placement test for mat... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:06:59 EST another health update well first off I don't have M.S. The MRI didn't show anything serious and it came back normal. My numbness went away on its own. My foot just goes numb. I have tendinitis in my bicep however causing me pain and I am in therapy along with getting a Tens machine soon. Hopefully soon that will help me out somehow. The pain is unbearable at times. Keep me in prayer. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:20:12 EST what is going on with me what just dropped in my lap health wise Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:53:54 EST update on how I am doing and hooked on new song by popular Christian group Hi everyone I am doing okay but my fibromyalgia has been flaring in my back recently. I am also dealing with my carpal tunnel acting up so I have to be treated for that. But that is nothing that I have to worry about. When I see Dr. Araujo and his smiling face again I will be put at ease once again as usual. He comforts me with his easy going attitude and hugs and smiles. That is why I like him so much! <BR> Now onto the song I am hooked on by a popular Christian group! Who has heard of For ... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:03:27 EST how I have been doing since Ladies Retreat just what it says Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:14:36 EST Another health update for you on how I am doing right now Hi everyone I thought I would update you on how I am doing now. On Monday I had my epidural with my favorite pain doctor Dr. Araujo. He once again made my day with his smiling face and a hug! I miss that about him when I don't see him for treatment but I can't see him all the time though! But back to my treatment; he did an epidural for my shoulder pain and I have 100% relief! I feel so much better now. I see him again for a knee injection next week Thursday. I have to tell him about my wris... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:57:53 EST denied the bariatric surgery on Tuesday I might as well tell you what I personally know as of now. As the blog title says I was denied surgery. I was told that I am not a good candidate for the surgery. A month ago they reviewed my file and denied me. I was told over the phone and that scarred me enough to make me hurt so bad that I cried in bed with my mom holding me. I am still pretty broken up about it since it is how she said it that hurt so bad that scarred me. But in a way I am glad I am free from there I seen 2 new intakes ... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:46:54 EST Another health update for you I seen Rita on Tuesday and she told me that my neck had some abnormalities with some bulging between the vertebrae. I guess my primary didn't tell me everything and misled me to believe everything was fine when it wasn't. I already know why there is bulging. It is because of arthritis in my neck. I am going in for another injection on the 14th of September. I got into it with a chiropractor on Wednesday the day after I made my decision to do the injection. We had an argument and this turned i... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:07:15 EST another health update my health and other things Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:39:13 EST update on mom and my shoulders update on my mom and my shoulders also want to let you know that Mom did not get her aductor splint off today she must wear it the whole time Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:50:18 EST mom's surgery and my shoulders about mom's surgery and my shoulders plus other things Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:18:50 EST another update yet another update for you Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:11:59 EST parting with Dr. Araujo and other news just what it says Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:21:00 EST another long awaited update update on how i am doing with my pain issues and on the bariatric surgery Thu, 28 May 2015 20:23:50 EST update on health and school update on school and health for those interested Sun, 10 May 2015 23:00:03 EST update on pain issues update on pain issues and bariatric surgery Sat, 2 May 2015 00:29:07 EST update on neurotomy, and other issues neurotomy, x-ray, transportation switched w/o my permission or knowledge Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:55 EST