TEDDYTEDDY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEDDYTEDDY TEDDYTEDDY'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/ The OW, OW, OW report... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660055 My older sister and I had a silly thing we did for years before she died. Instead of announcing who we were when the other one answered the phone we would say, "ow, ow, ow" and then have a good laugh as we both had lots of aches and pains. We continued talking and laughing for the next hour and I believe we helped each other get through the day. Often we talked several times a week. She died about 2 years ago and I really miss our "therapy sessions." <BR> <BR> So let me bend your ears:... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:36:23 EST Cold symptoms and sinuses are worse... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657819 I got sicker again at work yesterday so I stayed home today. I will see the eye specialist this afternoon as my eye does not seem to be recuperating very well after the last shot. I also have what may be a sinus infection with horrible headache and a deep cough, so I will go to Urgent Care after the eye doctor. Since the eye doctor will be dilating my eyes for thorough exam, I will have to take cabs to several places this afternoon. I probably will have to go to Target to get a prescripti... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:22:00 EST Trudging onward despite discomforts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654462 I only had 7 hours of PTO left this week so worked 5 hours in a.m. before my eye injection. Then next morning worked 4 hours and went home to rest. On Wednesday morning the day after eye injection I had a food accident. Cooked an egg under a piece of thin sliced ham in the microwave, put it on toast and bit in (without checking the egg first). The yolk was full of super hot steam and when I bit in a shot of that steam came out and burned my mouth, upper lip, gums and tongue. I now know I... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:48:32 EST Enjoyed playing piano for the seniors today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648682 "Sweet Lorraine" told me to play "If You Knew Susie Like I Knew Susie" again. She said, "You didn't make any mistakes, so play it again." LOL!!! <BR> <BR> I don't know how I did it as I have not practiced for ages. Sometimes I feel like the spirits of my mom and her sister are helping me. They were great musicians and I was rather mediocre as I was growing up and taking lessons. Anyhow, I remembered that St. Patrick's day was coming up on Monday and so I played some Irish favorites and... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:01:08 EST Up and down with this bad cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645151 Saturday I laid around and took it easy. <BR> Sunday went shopping at Costco and got the EOBs printed. <BR> Monday went to work but felt feverish and chilled, plus had intermittent hoarse voice and sore throat. <BR> Today I am home from work to go to 2 dr appts. Fitting of Rx kneehighs and vitreoretinal specialist exam and shot #12 to right eye. <BR> <BR> When I get home from doctor will call my internist to see if they can schedule me tomorrow to check out severe sore throat and other s... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:41:42 EST laid around most of the day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643149 Have sore throat, headache, etc, etc. Laying in bed became uncomfortable so got into recliner to watch several movies. <BR> <BR> That was something I hadn't done in years. <BR> <BR> The only problem with today is that I didn't get anything done that I should have, like the dishes, paperwork for taxes, printing EOBs for flexion compensation refund, etc. <BR> <BR> I hope tomorrow morning I feel better and actually get some important things taken care of. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another day... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 20:36:21 EST Daughter is eating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641044 She gave me a food report on Monday that she had eaten a whole burrito. She also bought some groceries so I am hopeful she is slowly recovering. Her doctors said the main thing she needs is lots of rest. With many stressors going on this week I slept 11 hour one night and 12 another. This may be a bit of "sympathy sleep." Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:49:30 EST need prayers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637702 DD diagnosed with serious brain infection. <BR> <BR> I feel so helpless as she is 1000 miles away. So some prayers are requested. <BR> <BR> Will update as I hear developments and am hoping she starts eating soon. <BR> <BR> This is my baby and she is very alone without help. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:26:20 EST Computer acting up....oh, *******! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630278 Or as Yosemite Sam says: "Oh, ratzenfrats!" <BR> <BR> I am even having problems with letters not typing. I think tomorrow I will "bring it into the shop." <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:38:50 EST Amazing!Scale shows further weight loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625064 I have been snacking after work so I won't get so hungry before dinner. This seems to be helping to keep my dinners in a reasonable goal. <BR> <BR> I am having problem with my friend feed...about a month ago all my recent comments from my friends have disappeared and the only ones I can see are really old, over 190 days ago and older. Can this be fixed? I would love to see everyone's comments again. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:27:40 EST Scale finally got below 245.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614668 Since the 1st of the year I have lost 5 lb. I made a "realistic" goal of 5 lb a month and so far, so good! <BR> <BR> Played piano last Saturday and did pretty well but did not have the glasses I should have worn. My favorites are some from Ebay. Am going to hold off buying another prescription pair for now. The reading glasses don't work well for the computer at work nor for playing piano (I don't play by ear but sight read instead so really need the right glasses.) In spite of the mist... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:34:53 EST New volunteer job...playing piano for lunchtime at nursing home... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600113 Before I even sat down at the piano, one man requested "It Had to Be You." I happened to have the music for that song and played it first...played it through twice and he was very happy with that. There was one lady who sang along with quite a few songs and she had a very pretty voice. She especially like "The White Cliffs of Dover." I am looking forward to going back again next Saturday. I had a nice time and enjoyed the people there. <em>244</em> <em>335</em> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:55:13 EST Fantastic supervisor report for Nov & Dec!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597851 I met all my production goals and made only 1 error in the 2 month period. I have already been notified of a minor error in scanning for the month of January. I was given certificates praising my accomplishments. Not sure where to hang them where they are not too noticeable to coworkers (especially those who are not meeting production criteria, perhaps on the wall behind my computer). <BR> <BR> Today I start my new volunteer job on Saturday mornings. I will play during the 10:30 to 11:30... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:30:04 EST Eye injection #11 today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593697 Today the doctor said my eye that has been injected is improved over last month (I could see the difference from across the room). Also, I am glad my new distance glasses showed a huge improvement in my corrected vision from 20/50 to 20/25 which is fantastic. My left eye was tested as 20/20, so apparently my eyes were working at improved condition over last month. Without glasses my right eye was tested at the glasses store 20/200 and corrected to 20/40. 20/200 means I was not able to rea... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:55:51 EST Saturday...off to the gym... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590305 It was a hard week starting with 23 below zero on Monday. Finally above zero on about Thursday and today is 28 above zero. <BR> <BR> After the gym I am picking up my friend and the 3 of us are going for early dinner at a Scandinavian restaurant where my DH can have pot roast or lutefisk. I haven't decided what to have yet but need to stay away from the Danish pastries and Norwegian cookies on display by the check-out counter. <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:33:42 EST I need a "kick in the butt" for weight loss, etc...so http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582918 I am on a 1 week trial of SparkCoach. After l week I can opt for monthly 8.99 payments for get a whole year for 49 which is about $4 a month. I think it will be worth it but I will do the trial for a week to see if it helps motivate me. <BR> <BR> My doctor wanted me to go a chiropractor who has a weight loss program which is a high protein diet but I think I could manage that myself. <BR> <BR> I am sure weekly visits with him would be about 20 times or more the cost of Spark Coach. <B... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:00:49 EST Slept late but just shoveled the driveway and sidewalk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581947 It took me about 40 minutes which I tracked. I had to "cheat" a bit as I am not supposed to lift more than 10 lb due to my hands, and so I pushed the snow to the edge of the driveway and did not lift and throw the snow. It was a fairly lightweight snow and only about 2 inches deep. I just couldn't call my yard guy to do it as he charges <BR> $40 minimum for snow removal and when it gets deep it probably could go up to $80. So far he has cleared snow for me only twice this winter and I am... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:43:25 EST Feeling better since swimming on Sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580349 Plan to swim tonight, Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have dangerously low temps with wind chills down to -60 degrees on Monday so I think I will skip next Monday. That's what I get for living in Minnesota. <BR> <BR> My daughter lives in Montana down in a valley and lately her temps have been balmy (around 20 to 30 above. <BR> <BR> Weight is going down since I have restarted tracking. Tracking lunch should not be a problem as I have computer access at lunch time. Dinne... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 06:14:47 EST Computer is working better..at least my laptop... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577596 Love my laptop. I can keep my achy legs and feet elevated while I surf the web. I just got a replacement power/adapter cord at RadioShack and it works again. I ruined the last cord by letting it get mangled by the mechanism in my recliner. First replacement purchased at Best Buy where I bought the laptop didn't work. Finally I got a replacement for $50 at RadioShack and the salesman checked it out before I bought it. <BR> <BR> Now my other computer (the desktop) is acting up and it ha... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:45:34 EST boyoboyoboy...grrrrrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573992 Still having difficulty with my computer. Hope deleting the most recent new programs will help... <em>46</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:39:41 EST help...I must have loaded a bad program... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572008 I have annoying popup ads and computer keeps freezing on page and then bumping me out of the websites I want to be on....grrrrrrrrr... <BR> well, back to work today and tomorrow ...then the weekend off. Next week working 30 hours all split up so I can continue to be confused as to what day it is. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Hubby and I found a reasonable restaurant to eat at yesterday afternoon: Bakers Square and got free pie with dinner and a 10% senior discount. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:36:39 EST hope this works...(pop-up problems) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571306 About 6 tries to share this short blog: <BR> <BR> I don't believe in shopping 'til I drop for Christmas. I only bought 2 presents (one for hubby) and one for daughter. <BR> <BR> I gave a surprise present to a co-worker who was staying late today. We got off at noon and she was still there at 12:15 and I said Merry Christmas to her and asked her if she would like a ride home as the buses do not run well on holidays in our city. She looked shocked and grateful as the windchill this morning... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:55:14 EST 9th Avastin eye injection yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567573 Thank goodness the doctor did not hit a blood vessel when she injected my eye. Last time the redness showed for about 3 weeks and since I get an injection every 4 weeks I was not happy about that. Right now my right eye visual acuity is at 20/70 and a couple of months ago was 20/50. I hope getting the injections every 4 weeks will improve that. I can only hope for the best. <BR> <BR> My left eye is 20/20...yeah!!! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:55:12 EST Breakfast this a.m. more than I ate at Thanksgiving dinner. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552728 Yesterday I think (but didn't measure) I did very well calorie-wise at the Thanksgiving dinner. Small portion of turkey, no potatoes or gravy or stuffing. I had a few yam (scraped off the extra sauce) and a tablespoon of cranberry sauce. Didn't stay for dessert and refused to take any food home. <BR> <BR> But, this morning, I opted for a double chocolate Costco muffin, 3 cups of watermelon and coffee with canned coconut milk. Breakfast was close to 1000 calories but since I didn't have... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:06:04 EST Up and at em... 3 days of tracking food... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550459 Didn't forget to track any food for 2 full days. Today: So good so far. Breakfast a smoothie and a banana, plus coffee with coconut milk. The extra banana made my ratios improve a bunch. <BR> <BR> Yes, I had a banana! <em>335</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:49:36 EST Today the atmosphere at work was pretty glum.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550216 Everyone's previous sense of job security has been deflated. It seems to be a very tense place to work. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:49:43 EST Sunday at Costco was a bit frantic... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549183 Of course. I tried to get out of the house earlier but did not succeed. We found a pretty decent parking place and I lucked out and found a short check out line. <BR> <BR> We had an early dinner (about 1:00 p.m.) and I am taking a "digestion break" after having a nice meal of butternut squash and chicken breast. I have been tracking my food faithfully today (and yesterday, too) and am surprised I still have quite a bit of food allowed yet today. <BR> <BR> I plan to pack my lunch for to... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:20:33 EST The highlight of my week...losing 2 lbs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548280 My blood pressure is running high and doctor said increasing my diuretics is not an option as my kidney function has been affected by that in the past. She said raising my calcium channel blocker (Norvasc) is not an option, either. She said something about switching to a beta blocker but there was a downside to that, also. <BR> <BR> I did say I know losing weight would be helpful and she gave me the number of a chiropractor who has a one on one weight loss program that she knows has help... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:54:13 EST So glad it's Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547425 This week I had a one on one with supervisor and manager (this is done once a month for everyone). I was truly surprised when they said I "failed" on my grid because I forgot to write down one of my jobs with the number of items and time. If I do this one more time I will be officially written up and might even be fired. I have always hated doing the production grid and now I hate it even more. I have done the required work very well and am in the excellent range except for this one mess ... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:03:18 EST Sunday morning in the 'burbs.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543328 I live in a mostly quiet neighborhood. The neighbor next door just moved out (probably to a memory care unit) as I have not seen him for a couple of weeks. His children appear to be getting the house ready to sell. The neighborhood is about half or more older people who have lived here 30 to 50 years (I have been here about 30 years). The others are mostly young couples with and without children. So when I hear kids outside it is an unusual thing and that certainly breaks the quiet. Rig... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:00:11 EST in a hurry in the a.m., as per usual... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540768 Can't be late.... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. Have to hurry as reset my alarm for an extra half hour of "waking up time." <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> New hand turkey picture coming soon. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:52:23 EST Halloween mystery solved.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533574 So I had my reading glasses in my hand (My Raybans) and I was handing out candy on Halloween. <BR> <BR> Next morning my glasses were missing and I had the horrible thought that I had dropped my precious glasses into one of the Halloween pillowcases the night before. After looking "everywhere" I started planning a reward and posting of the neighborhood to retrieve the lost glasses. <BR> <BR> When I got home from work the next day, I looked again and there they were in plain sight on my nigh... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 06:36:13 EST Why was my alarm on this morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523775 It was my phone alarm and I thought my daughter was calling me awfully early. Relieved it was not an emergency. <BR> <BR> I watched a crazy new show called @midnight which was a total waste of time and finally got up to get some coffee and have breakfast: A pear, an apple and a sweet potato with olive oil. <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:02:34 EST CT scan basically negative. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522527 Other than a very small hernia below the umbilicus. Dr. think the discofort I am having above there is due to having a thin wall of muscle. The GERD is apparently a separate issue which I will see my internist regarding. <BR> <BR> I hate feeling like having nausea and GERD issues even with Zantac. I hope the doctor can recommend a different H2 blocker. <BR> <BR> As for all the itchiness, I think it is related to allergies but cannot think of any new foods or other new things in my env... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:01:51 EST No breakfast today....until after CT w/contrast... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521967 I haven't tasted it yet but have 2 bottle of radium contrast to drink this morning before a CT scan of abdomen. I saw the surgeon who did my hernia repair last year and she thinks there is no hernia, but possibly a broken stitch under the mesh due to extreme coughing back in January and February of this year when I was on Lisinopril. I am on Norvasc for blood pressure now. <BR> <BR> I have a lump approximately where the hernia was which my internist told me was a recurrent hernia. However... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:22:13 EST Adjusted screen to see better, however, it is a bit difficult... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520018 To manage. The best improvement was changing my cursor to a blinking one so I can find it easily. I also changed the pointer from a white one (which I lose track of regularly) to a large black arrow that is much easier to locate. <BR> <BR> The main drawback to enlarging the writing on the screen is that I cannot see the whole screen at once which I will try to get used to. <BR> <BR> I have been super sensitive regarding my vision since my last eye injection a week ago. At first it see... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 06:22:49 EST Wasted weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518890 So many plans, but slept most of the weekend away. I have been not feeling very well and finally did go to the gym and swam for 30 minutes today. I was so glad I went to the gym as I was feeling so stiff from being in bed too much. <BR> <BR> Sometimes when I am feeling so tired, I think it is just a generalized depressive symptom and I feel so much better when I get out and do some exercise. <BR> <BR> I plan to still get some dishes and laundry done tonight before going to bed for the n... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:26:07 EST Worked only 29 hours this week and found it a delightful thing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517676 If I could afford to work part time as opposed to 40 hours a week I would sign up tomorrow but unfortunately until we sell our house that will only be a dream. <BR> <BR> I have a choice, either sell the house as-is and get very few dollar in my pocket or fix it up and take the chance of not recouping the investment. As I am getting closer to retirement (still working at 67) the first scenario is looking better all the time (and I don't have lots of that). <BR> <BR> It would be so nice ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:10:44 EST Took today off after eye injection yesterday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515525 This is the first time I have done this and am so glad I did as I was not up to par and sleeping in until 8:00 (3 extra hours) was so decadent and took DH to lunch for the special lunch at his favorite Chinese restaurant. <BR> <BR> I also shopped at Goodwill and was happy to discover that Wednesdays are Senior discount days and so I got a few extra "goodies." <BR> <BR> Altogether, it was a pleasant day off. <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:51:44 EST Working an early short day today due to eye injection..#7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513894 I have been having monthly right eye injections of Avastin since a bleed in my eye in April of this year. The doctor (a vitreoretinal specialist) is a very nice woman who says she is seeng improvement with the injections. At times I don't see the improvement but I also have ocular myasthenia gravis which interferes with normal vision. Last night before bed I was seeing double, but this morning things are less distorted, though my right eye is pretty blurry this morning. <BR> <BR> I am sti... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:17:55 EST angel food cake mix & pumpkin & 2 eggs = http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512341 I did not have any regular flour to make pumpkin mini donuts and looked in my cupboard and found an angel food cake mix, added spices (cinnamon, allspice, ginger & cloves), quite a few packages of stevia and 2 tbs molasses and 1/2 can of pumpkin. I tasted before adding the stevia and thought it seemed awfully tart. Finally after baking in my new mini donut baker (Babycakes Donut Maker) they turned out nice and fluffy. I dipped some in a glaze made of coconut oil, stevia and vanilla. The r... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:23:18 EST Turned a Spark muffin recipe into Babycake Donuts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511627 I took the recipe for the flax chocolate 1-minute muffin and X4, and cooked in my new Babycakes Donut maker. They turned out great. I made a glaze with melted coconut oil with stevia and vanilla and they were shiny and tasty, also gluten free! I think just about any muffin recipe could be turned into a mini donut. <BR> <BR> Will have to send a few to my daughter who is a gluten free eater. It will be worth the postage to Montana (1000 miles from Minnesota), sending by small priority box. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 15:26:41 EST Reset alarm for 5:05.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510449 Usually get up at 4:45...so need to keep this short and sweet. <BR> <BR> I actually got to work yesterday 2 minutes EARLY. <BR> <BR> So glad it's Friday.... <em>243</em> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:30:48 EST A humorous email to my supervisor yesterday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509545 <BR> "I forgot to sign in at the time machine. By the time I realized it, I was too late, but I was near the time machine at 6:32." <BR> <BR> Our cutoff for being late is 6:37, so I WOULD HAVE been on time if I had punched in when I arrived at the office, but had both hands full. carrying a coffee from McDonlds, which, by the way, had 2 sugars instead of 2 creamers in it. It was just "one of those days." <BR> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:21:08 EST Sunday...slept a little less than yesterday but feel much bettter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505970 So today I had time to make mini donuts from a gluten free recipe from sparkrecipes. I used the Babycakes Donut Maker and the recipe found on Sparkrecipes. I had to change it a bit but it still turned out very well and even DH liked them (I did not tell him they were "healthy donuts.") Tonight I am going to use a pumpkin baked donut recipe and hope it turns out in the Babycakes Donut Maker. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:16:57 EST Saturday and slept way too late...up at 11:00 a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505200 Was in bed for about 14 hours. But when I first woke up I turned on the t.v. and then had nightmares that incorporated the A&E shows about London and Rome. At one point I was walking around England and couldn't find my way back to London. Needless to say I think the last 2 hours of my "sleep" did not count as it was not restful. <BR> <BR> It is best to have music on while resting or sleeping as there is so much stressful programming on t.v. and then (don't get me started) there are the... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:55:35 EST Back to work tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500245 I am ready...will wear my splint at work and hopefully the day will go well. <BR> <BR> I am so, so very thankful I did not break anything when I fell. <BR> <BR> Going to the gym to swim soon, taking DH out for lunch, then playing piano at 4 for the seniors. <BR> <BR> Will be playing "quietly" and no polkas. <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:36:34 EST Taking it easy.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499284 I found my hand splint from July and slept well. I will be returning to work on Tuesday and have promised myself to be more careful so I don't fall again. <BR> <BR> I am feeling better and getting good rest at night. Plan to swim and whirlpool today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:33:16 EST Fell on my hand on Wednesday eve...nothing broken... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497713 I worked Thursday but am taking Friday and Monday off to rest up and hopefully will feel much better by then. <BR> <BR> I went to a walk-in clinic yesterday after work and they took an x-ray to be sure I had not broken anything in my hand. I sort of twisted as I fell and so my back, neck and ankles are sore but I am able to walk okay. I think a long weekend will help me recover. I was afraid I would need a cast again, but I did not rebreak the scaphoid (at base of thumb) thank goodness bu... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:23:08 EST Today is hump day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496197 Got through another day at the grind....Lots of printing of documents and faxing, stuffing envelopes and scanning documents and even a meeting regarding a shared fax and message phone line that four of us are responsible for. <BR> <BR> There are a lot of mundane duties but it does provide a nice paycheck. <BR> <BR> <BR> No griping allowed! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:35:08 EST