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First the bad news, then the good news....
Saturday, May 01, 2010      11 comments

I started out yesterday good as I got 10 points on the wheel!!! Then I got in my car to go to work and a message appeared on the dash, "Tire pressure low." So I inspected the tires and a rear tire was about half out of air. Drove to neare... Read more
More nightmares...restless sleep
Friday, April 30, 2010      6 comments

Sleep was very restless and I had pain most of the night, mostly the knees and even hips. I kept rolling over and walking around a few minutes at a time because I was so stiff. When I was sleeping I kept having dreams about being unwell and wo... Read more
Nightmares and a funny story about identity....
Thursday, April 29, 2010      7 comments

I had nightmares about my legs. I won't go into the details but part of the dream was trying to walk to the hospital. It seemed I kept getting lost and I was walking and walking and my legs kept getting worse along the way. In reality I... Read more
staying active and taking care of myself
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      4 comments

I rode the recumbent bike 15 minutes before work today and swam in the therapy pool for 55 minutes after work. I talked to vascular surgeon's nurse and scheduled an ultrasound of the legs and a visit with the doctor to check my pulses in my fee... Read more
Slept well last night...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      7 comments

Went to bed early and slept nearly straight through. Yesterday I woke up at 2:00 a.m. and got up and never got back to bed until 9:00 pm. That was a very bad move and I don't plan to repeat it. Next time I have trouble sleeping I will only st... Read more
Alzheimer's and dementia
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      17 comments

Unfortunately the diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's with small vessel ischemic dementia has been made regarding my husband's mental decline. I was told in 1 to 3 years he will need constant care but for now he is okay to be alone while I work. ... Read more
Odd schedule...
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Not working today. Taking hubby to doctor to get results of neuropsychiatric testing done almost a month ago. He is pretty worried about it. I am expecting some clarification of his condition but not expecting any definitive answers. D... Read more
Need to swim and stay active....
Sunday, April 25, 2010      3 comments

I have been up since 4:00 a.m. and it is now 6:00 a.m. I am going back to bed and plan to go swim and whirlpool this morning after I get a little more rest. Yesterday I used the recumbent bike 30 minutes and the treadmill 15 minutes and I ... Read more
Come Saturday morning I'm going away with my friend...
Saturday, April 24, 2010      6 comments

Remember that song? Today I am meeting with my friend to get food from a church program. It is a monthly sojorn (this is our 3rd time). I am looking forward to it but with my leg pain I decided I have to use my walker with the seat. There ar... Read more
Chronic lower extremity edema...
Friday, April 23, 2010      6 comments

What a nuisance. I am trying to keep my legs up at work (at least hip height) and that has been awkward and bothers my back. I got a prescription from my doctor regarding this and have to arrange for an ergonomic evaluation to see what they ca... Read more
Cheap breakfast cereal...
Thursday, April 22, 2010      5 comments

I took 4 Tb of stone ground whole wheat flour and 4 Tb of ground flaxseed, added water (I didn't measure) and stirred well and microwaved 2 minutes and I have a very tasty warm cereal at a very low cost. I actually like the consistency better t... Read more
Fresh picked rhubarb for breakfast...yummy
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      12 comments

emoticon I feel like Goldilocks...waiting for my rhubarb to cool off enough to eat it.... also am having cereal I co... Read more
3 lb loss overnight...hope it sticks this time...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      6 comments

Up and down...down and up... very discouraging. Yesterday for some reason my legs were swollen and hurt most in the morning and by afternoon they were much better. Perhaps keeping the legs elevated for about 2-3 hours in the morning helped. I... Read more
Monday and back to work...elevate legs, exercise, watch sodium....
Monday, April 19, 2010      9 comments

There is a lot to think about. I probably have venous insufficiency in my legs and swelling is not going away. I have just started Lasix a few days ago and I do not see much improvement. I know the sodium can cause a problem with the blood pr... Read more
I felt skinny at 180...
Sunday, April 18, 2010      12 comments

Though overweight according to the BMI for my height is 179, I felt actually skinny when I was 180 and was wearing size 14s. Now I have regained over 50 lbs of my original 100 lb weight loss and am wearing size 18 again. I was on a plateau for... Read more

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