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Out of the hospital
Shortness of breath started getting worse again, so Monday I went to the ER (also had chest pain and, during exercise, dizziness - almost fainted). The good news: my arteries and lungs are fine. The not so good news: my heart is showing signs of... Read more
I haven't been here in quite a while, and things have happened.
My husband died on February 9; the third round of cancer was not a charm. Three types of chemo failed to halt its progress; he took a sharp downturn at the end of January and ... Read more
Here we go again, again?
So I have now gained back 35 of the 20 pounds I lost, and am heavier than I have ever been. Besides high blood pressure I now also have high cholesterol and sleep apnea. And my husband is getting sicker; his cancer is now back for the third time... Read more
Here we go again ...
So once again I am going to try to at least find the track that I want to be on (can't get back on track until I find it, you see). I quit recording my foods a while ago, and haven't been on SparkPeople at all for weeks; I still work out with my... Read more
Trying to come back
I was looking over my last blog entry, where I talked about how unfair it was that Frank has a hernia on top of everything else. Ha! Little did I know.
I've been struggling with staying on track anyway since Frank's cancer came back. Last T... Read more
Doing a little better
Well, I am doing a little better although not a lot. I am still eating too much, and didn't weigh in last Sunday, but I've been recording most of my foods, and walking a little faster - even almost jogging a bit - with the dogs. It's still a str... Read more
Having a terrible time
Well, for a while there I quit recording my foods, quit exercising except for walking the dogs (which I got my son to do a lot of), and quit weighing in. I finally did weigh on Sunday, and have put on 3 pounds in 3 weeks. Not horrible but not th... Read more
End of stress blogs - how did it go?
Well, I don't know that I can call these last 28 days an unqualified success. I have not really thrown myself into the stress management program as thoroughly as I had imagined myself doing when I started. However, I have learned some good techn... Read more
Stress blog day 23 - emotional eating
My husband and I met our minister for lunch on Thursday; I'd told her that he was having a really hard time dealing with the recurrence of his cancer, and she brought some materials that he may find helpful. One of the things she suggested was j... Read more
Stress blog day 19 - still a work in progress
So I haven't blogged for the past week, but I have thought about stress and how I am dealing with it. I do have a personal trainer who comes to my house three times a week (this is much less extravagant than it sounds; she charges $10 per sessio... Read more
Stress blog day 12 - tired
Worked out with my trainer this morning, which was good. Also walked the dogs and did the dishes although as I write this I realize I forgot to do the kitty litter. Will do that after lunch. Had to drive 25 miles each way to my doctor's office t... Read more
Stress blog day 11 - chemo
Today was Frank's second chemo session. They are still waiting to start the Avastin (which they will do in two weeks), so today was just the Folfox. Frank is doing pretty well; his blood work still looks ok which is good. He's lost weight since ... Read more
Stress blog day 10 - doing ok
Today was one of the days I work out with my trainer. She comes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This may sound extravagant but in fact she is a student and charges me $10 per session - an amazing bargain! So I got lots of good exercise today, and... Read more
Stress blog day 9 - better
Yesterday wound up being a better day; I didn't get much exercise but I ate to plan and read through some of the stress-relieving tips, which I found quite helpful. Today we went to church - we are Unitarians - and the message was about matching... Read more
Stress blog day 8 - more stressed than ever :-(
Obviously I haven't blogged in a few days. Yesterday was particularly bad; I didn't record any of my foods, and didn't check in with spark coach either. (I did record my workout). I am feeling pretty overwhelmed right now; another box of vegetab... Read more