SYDLETZIII's SparkPeople Blog SYDLETZIII's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Shingles Update Week 4 day 2 Walked 5.53 miles in 113 minutes (2.9 mph), the strain from the sun was great and I can not wear sunglasses. I also had to try to create lesson plans for Monday for my students. My eyes hurts and my head still inches from time to time. <BR> Bedtime 11pm <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:13:01 EST Shingles Update Week 4 day 1 Today I was able to keep my eyes open almost all day and driving was easier. My glass prescription is now too strong so I need tyo get that checked. Tomorrow morning I will be doing a four mile walk in the morning. <BR> Going to bed <BR> Sweet dream and God bless Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:37:58 EST Shingles Update Week 3 day 6 Was able to keep my eye open, but it is sensitive to light and the strain is great. I was able to drive for about an hour, but it was not easy. I also walked for an hour, also not easy because of the sun. <BR> Sweet dreams my friend and God bless Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:04:24 EST Shingles Update Week 3 day 4 Shingles getting better. Eyes still slightly impaired Today is week three day 4 since I was diagnosed. Looking forward to the end which SEEMS close Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:58:57 EST Blog for Sunday The pain meds are working, but they are not painful, had only one painful episode today. I must remember not to touch my head no matter how much it inches as those touches regardless how softly I touch the itch as they trigger the pain. <BR> It is late so I am off to bed <BR> Sweet Dreams my friends Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:20:43 EST Saturday April 12 The Shingle Journey continue and pain is new to that journy Did not sleep for more than a total of 2 hours because of sharp pain in head. I decided to fill the pain meds and had my sister drive me to walgreens. Inside a pain hit me so hard I collapsed, my sister caught me before I hit the floor, it felt like my entire head was on fire and lots of pressure especially in the eye. Took meds and relaxed 7 hours later, while still on pain killers, it hit me again again only worse and it lasted about ten minutes, could not keep from crying and could not co... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:46:58 EST Voice Activated response Can not see. In pain off for I do not no how long. click send Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:49:33 EST Shingles Update Yesterday I discovered the whelps were mini blisters under the scabs and they oozed and caused extreme itching. Today I did not even touch them although they stilled itched and they now have scabbed, but my eye is tingling and it is hard to see, so my trip to Michigan is on delay till June. When I lay down, some of the scabs became dislodged and they have small bleeding so I will need to put some cortisol on them to keep them from becoming infected. <BR> I am younger than 60, so a Shingles va... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:28:24 EST ouch and itchy The shingles scabbed-up like they were suppose to and those scabs shed as I expected, but <BR> I did not expect itchy burning whelps to replace them. Very uncomfortable. like winter they are hanging around way to long. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 23:23:18 EST Busy Weekend Long weekend needed. Looking for teaching jobs in Michigan. April 12 I will visit Michigan for a week to look into houses to rent., and people to see. Also need to get finger printed as preparation and look for a possible second jobs if I need to substitute in the beginning. I will move sometime between June and August. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:23:18 EST Still healing My Condition is improving. My vision is better, but still hurts. I was able to walk for 30 minutes but it takes lots of energy. <BR> Thank everyone for the get well and b-day goodies Thu, 3 Apr 2014 21:00:01 EST Update and a story Sunlight hurts my eyes making it hard to drive, I got sunglasses to help. Got my health insurance so now I can get my eye exam, glasses, fix my Tennis elbow and the problem I am having with my Achilles tendon <em>104</em> . <BR> Now a story: <BR> Since I am an April 1 child I will explain the story about April fools. Ancient Greece before they create the Greek Gods, believed that the Months where the Gods and each had a chore in Nature to complete. March did not tend to his chores well and... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:04:54 EST No tracking today Today was my b-day so no tracking today only teaching, sleeping, and relaxing. Tomorrow back on track. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sweet Dreams my friends and God bless <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:30:49 EST Today comes to an end Okay, it is official, I hate Shingles. I have to wear egg patch most of the time to see. Otherwise all is well. I teach tomorrow so I am going to bed now. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:06:29 EST improving Was able to keep both eyes open for two hours but it drains me. I have 3 pills left to take and that is it, then it is a waiting gain for the scabs to go away. once the ones around my eyes are gone, my vision will return to normal. I need that to happen soon several jobs have opened up, but I can not interview for them in this condition. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:55:49 EST Update 2 Saturday I returned to teaching. Swelling in eye down, but not gone and it still hurts to read. I will be done with medicine on Monday, but it will take an unspecified amount of time for the scabs to be gone. Wednesday I went to the hospital for my follow-up exam, I asked the doctor if I was healed enough to return to teach, I wanted him to see if the sores were all scabbed which would mean I could not give chicken pox to those who had never had it. He said wait a minute and left the room and ten minu... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:08:31 EST Update still using a magnifying glass to blog and eye is still swollen but all is improving. Doctor Appt tomorrow to see if I can return to work, but scabs and swollen eye will last awhile. Already talked to the parents and students by phone so they know I will not be winning beauty contest. <BR> Lost 4 pounds and broke 210 barrier. <BR> take care and God bless Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:33:48 EST Day 3 of 10 Eye swollen so I can only see with one eye and I have to use a magnifying glass to blog. It is hard, exhausting, and somewhat painful. Light also hurts. Lots of sleep zero exercise, but not a problem because eating calories are way down. Cannot wait till this is over <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:01:25 EST Day 9 of 10 and the count down continues Second day on medicine for singles. Slept over 10 hours, drank over 12 glasses of water-NO coffee (caffeine not allowed). No appitite, so I am losing weight. eight more days and I will be rid of this. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:33:10 EST Why responses are short The shingles has affect my vision and wearing glasses too long hurts so responses will be short for about 10 days. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:41:29 EST A big surprise to end my Friday I got 7 hours sleep, taught my students, a good day is general then (drum row) After visiting the emergency room I discovered I have Shingles. Wow I am having a month to remember. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:02:01 EST Good so far Got 7 hours sleep, but I am still tired. Getting ready to go to work, but would prefer to go back to bed. <BR> Have a great day my friends and God bless Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:12:55 EST What I have learned today Today I got 5 hours sleep again, I taught, fell asleep watching TV, made dinner, and reviewed this weeks start pages and what I learned is that when I sleep less I am tired and eat more. This is bad for three reasons: <BR> 1. Eating more equals weight gain not weight loss. <BR> 2. Exercise is non-existent. <BR> 3. Body does not get a chance to recharge. <BR> I need to rework my daily routine so I can get more sleep. I would like to get at least 7 hours prefer 8 hours. <BR> Sleep well and God ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:49:01 EST In a nutshell Slept 5 hours (kept waking up) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Had fun teaching today <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Donated plasma <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Updated my father's business books <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Should have tracked BEFORE Eating, Went over today and no exercise. Tired Tire... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:24:17 EST Today-Readers Digest style lol No time for my pictures-Sorry <BR> I Slept 7 hours, had egg whites with cheese, green peppers, red peppers, and onions on toast with 12 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. <BR> Taught 2 of my 3 students and stopped by each of their schools. <BR> Moved 38 (cubed boxes) Pepsi brand sodas to my father’s Gun shop <BR> Blogged while watching, “Marvel Agents of Shield,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey” <BR> In bed 11:45pm <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bles... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:35:14 EST My Day I was too tired yesterday to track or blog. Crashed early, today I Slept 9 + hours, had egg whites with cheese, green peppers, red peppers, and onions on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Washed cloths, cleaned the kitchen, took out the trash, and watched Agents of Shields, The Tomorrow People, and Criminal Minds. <BR> <img src=""> <... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:36:16 EST A new the morning light: an original poem by me Kept waking up throughout the night 3 hours sleep things did not feel right. <BR> The day continued dark and gray and throughout the day there was no play. <BR> Sleep is what I need, <BR> as day becomes night, <BR> in order to forget today and start a new in mornings light. <BR> <BR> Sleep well my friends, I will- God bless Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:58:28 EST Quick updates Taught today 1/2 day am then evening homebound, the same for tomorrow. Starting Friday I will no longer be substitute teaching, I will be teaching 3 students for 4 hours total, with 3 more to be added in short order which will take the whole day. I did not track supper, the recipe was just too complex, but I was reasonable with portions. <BR> Sweet dreams my friend and God bless Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:33:02 EST Had no time to walk today Slept 6 hours, had 2 eggs over easy with cheese and lean ham on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught home bound student for 2 hours. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Donated plasma, found out my temp was 99 degrees F, .4 from being turned away for having a fever. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Ha... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:53:10 EST Not the Typical Monday Slept 7 hours, had 2 eggs over easy with lean ham on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught my homebound student for 2 hours. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walked 5.45 miles in 1 hour 38 minutes (3.3 mph). <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Pizza for dinner, relaxed to movies and reading and th... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:23:05 EST Grand central station Slept 7 hours. Had 2 eggs over easy, sausage, and dry toast for breakfast. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught my homebound student 2 hours (make-up for yesterday’s missed session). <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Came home to a house full of kids and visitors (They stayed all day). <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I dyed my hair (Darker than expected, ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 23:44:33 EST Trying to kill lazy bug Proctored state exam <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sleep <BR> <img src=""> <BR> sweet dreams and God bless Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:20:51 EST my day in pictures <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:56:03 EST Off Day Everyone has one or a few, I have been over busy teaching and helping my father with his inventory. Therefore no blog yesterday and a very abbreviated blog today. Did not track today, but will tomorrow. <BR> Take care my friends and God bless Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:58:15 EST Very Good Day Slept 8 hours, had 2 eggs over easy with cheese and ham on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walked 2 hours while watching the movie “The Last Airbender.” <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Washed cloths and made lunch. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Responded to blogs, then went shopping. <img src="h... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:24:21 EST Blog for Sunday Today was about lots of walking and lots of relaxing. No school Monday so I will walk a lot and work on my "Job Track" a program I wrote to automatically notify me as teaching positions open in Michigan, BUT I did not consider that district might merge or close and I did not consider changes to web addresses, so now I have to figure out if the program is correctable (Very hard) or needs to be rewritten (VERY VERY time consuming). Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:34:21 EST Today cooked and relaxed- Snow tomorrow-shoveling expected :) Slept 8 hours (woke-up at 11am), had 2 eggs over easy with cheese and bacon on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black, vitamins and fish oil. Made homemade Dr Pepper slow cooker pork barbecue and set the slow cooker to cook on high for eight hours. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walked 2 hours while watching the movie “Thor,” my sister wanted to see it so I watched it twice. <BR> <img src=""> ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 00:51:53 EST From Darkness to Light Slept six hours, had my traditional three egg white sandwich with cheese on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Called to teach at an elementary school. The students plucked all my nerves and a few I did not know I had. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walks 30 minutes, it has been a very busy day. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:19:44 EST Today Fun but Boring Slept five hours. Had my traditional three egg white sandwich with cheese on toast with 12 ounces of coffee black. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught ½ day at the school and two hours with my homebound student- The whole day was fun <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walks 6o minutes, total. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Donated plasma <BR> <img src=... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:38:31 EST Busy and not busy day-it is all about perspective Slept five hours, should have had it least to more. Had my traditional three egg white sandwich with cheese on toast with 24 ounces of coffee black. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Was not called to work today, but I did get a new home bound student which will be taught two hours each day in the afternoon, for the rest of the year. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walks ninety minutes, went to the post ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:58:22 EST Today was not a day of rest for me Slept 8 hours <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The entire day was updating job site information, cleaning, cooking, washing <BR> <img src=""> <BR> No fun time, no relax time <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Exhausted, waiting for cloths to dry <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Bed <BR> <img src="http://p... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:32:37 EST Keeping it simple :) Lots of sleep, Lots of walking, Today was a good day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:45:04 EST Friday ends positive Slept 7 hours, eggs and sausage on toast with coffee for breakfast <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught for half a day. Lunch was ham and lettuce on wheat bread and 5 cups H2O <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Finally able to donated plasma again. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Spaghetti for dinner, followed by a 75 minute walk. <BR> <img src="http://p... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:53:29 EST No pictures too tired Slept 7 hours. Eating was Okay, but probably could have been better. Taught high school math, the students were good. My sister is moving to Illinois and will stay here, so their are 3 families in one house- it is crowded. very tired going to bed <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bless Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:10:10 EST Busy Bee Day Busy bee day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Slept 7 hours <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught 1st and 2nd grade. Dropped off homebound students homework and picked up new work. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walked <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Picked up milk, built outdoor dog pen for my sister's outd... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:52:30 EST Happy day Slept 6 hours. Had 2 eggs and cheese on toast and 24 oz coffee. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught 2nd grade, the children were angels. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> feel asleep when I got home <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Hamburger helper for supper. Walked while watching TV <BR> <img src=""... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:57:54 EST Cannot complain at least I am working Slept 7 hours, but it was restless. I had an egg white on toast with cheese and onion <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught Kindergarten, the class had lots of energy <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Walked 3.5 hours <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught my homebound students in math <BR> <img src=""... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:35:44 EST Done Slept 2 hours for nap <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Some Michigan schools consolidated, while others have changed who handles employment applications. In all I updated over 250 site links. It has taken about 8-9 hours <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Called to work tomorrow so I must go to bed. I will get about 7 hours sleep. <BR> <img src=""> <... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:50:04 EST Back to bed then more of yesterday Slept 8 hours, but I am still tired. I had a duck egg with cheese on toast for breakfast. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Responded to blogs and tracked by food and exercise. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Unloaded groceries and walked 60 minutes <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Going back to bed for a much needed nap, I cannot seem to keep my eyes open. <B... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:07:11 EST More work to do Had slow cooked flank steak stew for dinner. <BR> Walked an hour. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Lots of work still to do. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Doing taxes in Illinois is harder than getting a job, which is almost impossible <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I Still need lots of sleep, I will be going to bed at 10:30pm <BR> <img src="http://photo... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:48:01 EST