PHOENIXREBIRTH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PHOENIXREBIRTH PHOENIXREBIRTH'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/ Dr. apt update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736194 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735711 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730141 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727819 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725793 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724363 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724362 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721726 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719470 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718119 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717532 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716679 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715245 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709351 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700342 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696737 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695656 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695250 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694367 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693774 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693768 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692916 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692195 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690761 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689988 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689355 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688397 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687528 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685339 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684179 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684176 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 first physical therapy session and appointment with Dr. Kickhaver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680428 I had my first physical therapy session today and the woman got critical of me having plantar fasciitis. I felt like saying don't you understand how hard it is for me to walk or stand with it! But I was like Jesus today and kept my mouth shut. I didn't want to stain my witness for Him by doing that anyway. I was given 3 exercises to do daily and I go back next Monday to do more with her. Her name is Jessie or Jessica. She is nice but I think she thinks she knows it all for being a physical th... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:13:19 EST pictures of my scan from Dr. Kickhaver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679627 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1573759002.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1914152970.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l240945753.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717430675.jpg"> <BR> these are the pictures of the scan that Dr. Kickhaver did on me and explained to me Tue. morning. Feel free to ask questions. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:33:09 EST frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679416 Last night at Bible study I felt like I was being attacked for my decision to have surgery on my feet. More than one person opened their mouth. I will not names since it is not a Christian thing to do. But I know from the conversation that people don't know the amount of pain I deal with compared to them. I have chosen to forgive them and to just tell them it is between God me and the doctors. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:23:22 EST sore but not in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678487 I maybe sore but not really in pain. I was in pain somewhat last night which is a relief. I am happy for that. I am just glad he was gentle with me when he worked on me. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:25:24 EST chiropractor update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678173 we talked about the scans and xrays he did and things don't look good. However they are fixable. I am to see him 3 x a week for 4 weeks and then rescan again to see the progress. I am planning to do all he tells me to do for homework. He worked on my neck and lower back. I am feeling better but I am planning to continue seeing him. He is too nice to refuse. Besides it is necessary. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:20:39 EST another appointment tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677154 I have another appointment tomorrow with my new chiropractor. I am hoping that once he adjusts me I will feel better. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:33:11 EST a busy week a head of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676661 4 of 5 weekdays I will be going somewhere. Monday I have a chiropractor appointment in Marinette. Tue. Mom has her colonoscopy and I have to be with her. Wed. dietitian appointment in Marinette. Friday therapy. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:40:38 EST Page going PRIVATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674223 To make a very long story short I will make this clear. Last night two people I will leave unnamed since they know who they are said something to set me off. Because of that my page will now be private. When you are in pain protocol don't matter to you. You want the pain gone! One remedy does not fit all. So said Christy Brown; my former primary. She don't think it will work for me. I am on my last legs with cortisone shots. Christy Brown believes therapy and orthotics won't help me. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:49:21 EST Surgeon update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673047 The surgeon never even came into see me. So my appointment went down hill from that point on. I also never got to talk to him I talk to a podiatrist and I will make it very clear for you. I am pissed off right now about this part of the visit. I was instructed to do 4 weeks of physical therapy and have orthotics in my shoes! I am ready to scream. I called my mom and let her know about this fiasco. I can hardly walk the dog and I have to do therapy! Nuts! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:48:35 EST Ouch Ouch Owie Did I say it enough for you?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672224 I have a reason for saying ouch and owie. I had an emg done by a doctor and now my legs hurt really bad from it. I had it done to determine my problem with my legs. I have neuropathy in my legs and no it is not diabetic neuropathy. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:46:44 EST another session of Carman in order for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671559 As the time approaches I need a little bit of Carman Live and Reloaded. I am nervous about Tues. afternoon since I am basically going to someone I have never seen before for my feet. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:18:40 EST prayer needed for a friend in the hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669385 I have a good friend who is older much older actually that is now in the hospital. The prognosis for her is poor. She was found by her son and daughter in law today and admitted in the hospital. Her legs feet and stomach are all full of fluid. Her heart valves are leaking and her kidneys are failing. She needs a miracle to pull through this. I really like her a lot and breaks my heart to know this. My heart is heavy with this news. I fear she may die and I don't know if she is saved or not ei... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:22:29 EST seeing surgeon next tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667611 As of today it is official. I will be seeing a surgeon next Tuesday afternoon for my feet. I will be having it done probably in Green Bay as well. Since the surgeon is from there. I need to do this for me and my health. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:41:44 EST surgery for my feet coming soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666886 Soon I will be having surgery on my feet for plantar fasciitis. The pain has gotten steadily worse. Yes I know part of it is weight and that it affects everything. However it is not good to be hurting for almost 2 days either. I contacted the orthopoedist who put my last couple shots in and I am going to get it done and over with. I just can't handle the pain any more. Since having insurance I am seeing a chiropractor for adjustments on my back and my back is doing somewhat better but I will ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:08:22 EST update and problem with spending http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662715 Here is an update for you on things dealing with me. For one I am now down over 20 lbs according to my scale and clothes are fitting better. I think I sprained my ankle though. I am getting pain in it when I step down on it sometimes. I seen my internist yesterday to get a recurring issue dealt with. She is putting me on a cream. I am to use it for 2 weeks and see her in 3 mos. I have health care now as well as Mom. I have a ride through logistics care to see my counselor next week Wed. after... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:06:11 EST changed my mind going to do a different cross stitch kit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657405 i was going to do the one i picked but then i found another one with less stitches to learn and so I chose to do that one. This new one is called good fortune with Chinese characters on it. well that is all for now. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:01:36 EST I am doing another cross stitch project. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656442 I am doing a project entitled bless this nest. I am probably going to do some each day. It is not as easy as my first one. It has stitches that I need to read up on. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:01:51 EST