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2/28/13 9:23 P

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Lucinda, back in the mid-90's the dr's couldn't figure out what was going on with me & suspected gall bladder issues, but when the scoped & looked into my tummy, it turned out to be 4 bleeding ulcers! SO glad that they continued to investigate to find the real problem because otherwise I would have had no gallbladder and continuing issues.

It's frustrating to have your head wrapped around one thing and then switch gears - but better to rule out the easy stuff than start removing healthy organs all willy-nilly. Hang in there, you will have your answers soon.

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Sorry to report that I am still pretty sick...did walk the dog for about 20 minutes tho. If I am awake at 9:00, we'll go for a 10 minute walk....we'll see! Not much to report today.

Lucinda-be patient with your body..it will make clear what needs to be done and when. Stay tough-you can and will get thru this!

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Yo will have to excuse me I rn out of paper so I can't write down notes on each person. Congrats to Becci for becoming a Michal's Srapebook Leaer Sorry to hear someone i sick with this flu.and Ki hope your med change doesn't end up with added pain. Thesureon wants t make ure it isn't my stomach or gastrits beore we talk about surgery so nex Wed. mDaughter i goin with me to have an Endyscopy and biopsy of my stomach. Thendepending what it trns up we will talk about urgery on my gall bladder. I guess I have mixed reactions to tis I was al set on taking out my gall bladder now it's something else and I hate change. It makes me nervous and mad. I guess better safe than sorry. If not nowomeday soon my gall bladder will need to be tken out the hid a scan proved tha. I just worry abot future problems, being sick, tired and stillhave to do the day to da things nd sit. I hate feeling bad all the time and eatting jello, pudding, yourt and flavored water! You would think I'd lose some weight but then wh I start to eat again I would gain it bak. Oh well time to get eady to go sit with Hayden an wait to pick my Grandson up frm track pratice. Have to cook supe for them so will try to eat something like the mashed potatoes. Everyone have a oo day and take care. Lucinda

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2/27/13 11:07 P

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In my calorie range by 1 calorie left, got my workout in, not going crazy yet from a decrease in lithium...altogether uneventful day.

Becci - sorry you're ill. Get well soon! Congrats on becoming a certified scrapbooking instructor! I appreciate your prayers.

Kim - kudos on the exercise. The fish sounds delish. Now I want fish. I'm going to have to buy some, I think.

Everone who reads this but hasn't written anything so I haven't responded to you - Hi! Hope you are doing well and having weight-loss/managment success!

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2/27/13 4:42 P

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hi all. me not sleeping is a regular occurrence ... i struggle to fall asleep and struggle to stay asleep and active dreams keep me from being rested. the follow-up with the sleep doc is next Tues i think .. maybe he'll have ideas

i stopped the lyrica and told the doc i just want to try without meds right now b/c i hate the try and see.

mom wants me to keep the 3x counselor then maybe psych in motion b/c she didn't realize it might be july or august before i get into psych

i walked today.. even in the drizzle rain. woot! made the pecan-crusted tilapia again but it doesn't taste as good as last time.. not sure what's different other than i just threw in spices rather than measuring or sticking to recipe flavors. and apparently i forgot the garlic powder.

woohoo on the certified instructor!!

my brain has been muddled lately and stressors ... i tend to keep quiet when that happens. i'm here tho.

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Today I have set no goals, eaten what might taste good, like toast and tea and am, of course, dog sitting.Linda will be off her leg until the late Spring, so I am basicly a dog owner until then: tons of walks-rain, shine,. snow....Teddie is lucky I love him!
This virus finally grabbed hold of me! Feeling dreadful, slept most of today and have to go to weigh-in tonight. We are also holding elections for our next year's Offices at Tops, so, as Co-Leader this year, and outgoing, I have to be there. But-great news: as of last night, I am a Certified Instructor for Michael's Craft Store! I will start teaching Scrapbooking and card making classes in the near future, but don't know for sure when, until I finish training/orientation.

Mollo-congrats on the med change! Even more on the fact that your Doc wants to be in contact with your husband if things go awry! You will remain in my thoughts and prayers...

Lucinda-Praying your surgery(?) goes well and that your recovery is speedy.

Nightwings-you will get over that injury before you know it. Just try to be patient with yourself.I know it is hard-I know you want more fromyour body, but your body wants to keep YOU!

Kimberly-are you sleeping better, yet?

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2/27/13 12:13 A

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Doc agreed to try weaning me off the lithium, but I don't think he thinks it's a good idea. We're gonna leave my Abilify alone until the lithium is done and see how I feel. He made me give my husband his email address in case I start having negative effects...mania/depression, etc.

Lucinda - Good luck with surgery! I'm praying for your speedy recovery.

Night - I hope things get better for you. I really do. I have had some awful times in my life battling with overeating, self-injury, and general depression, so I really feel for you. Things get better, you just have to determine what you need and the confidence to believe you can get it.

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2/26/13 1:37 P

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Kim good for you getting right to your exercises!! What commettment!

RDGISME somedays we need more sleep to repair our bodys and mind. Hope you feel rested today.

Mollo I try to weigh myself everyday then take the average as my weight the end of the week. Day to day weight fluctuates allot. Good luck with your Doc appt.!

Wings I'm sorry your are having trouble with an injury and hope it gets better soon. The food swings get better over time with the right meds and therapy. NO ONE deserves to be in pain!

Monday I got the results of my tests and see a surgeon tomorrow. I'm so glad to see him so quickly! They found 2 main things wrong with my gall bladder so hope they say it's ready for surery. I'm tierd of having a stomach ache all the time and bowel problems! My Mom didn't have any trouble with her surgery but my Daughter was in bad shape afterwards. I plan on boarding Toruk for 4-5 days and staying the first 2 days with my Daughter on her couch she will be able to take time off work. If I do ok after the third day I will go home. Hopefully I will be able to drive right away as I have only public transportation to rely on and I can't figure out the bus schedule! We have a winter storm starting with up to 6 " of snow possible! Hope they are wrong! So my walks will be short and quick it will be like starting all over in the spring building up momentum again. Hopefully I can lose some weight after my surgery I should be able to eat right again. I have lots of food in my freezer but can't eat it right now. Which is a bummer I'm getting very tiered or jello and water. I want to be able to maintain my weight during the winter mths. and start to lose in the spring again. It should be easier with out the restrictions I have now. It's getting late and I have to get ready to dig my SUV out to go sit with my Grandkids. Everyone take care and have a good day. Lucinda

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Mollo and Lucinda....thanks for such kindness.

Just when I think I'm making fitness progress, my good knee gets injured and I'm back to 1/2 distance/speed. I went from anorexic, due to the depression and meds, to using food as punishment or translation of an emotional pain that I can't figure out how to deal with, into a physical one where, I choose not to deal with it as I figure I deserve the pain for doing it to myself.

Can ya tell my head is NOT in the right place? Oddly, it's so badly out, even I can tell. Not that knowing translates into knowing what to do now.

So, here I am, with ultraradian cycling interspersed with periods of being ok, not good. No med success yet, no food success, being held back due to injury on the exercise. Heck, that was the only thing I did no matter what, and now I can't even do that normally.

I hate where I am right now, where things are, how things are. Just wish I could catch a break. emoticon

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2/25/13 11:53 P

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I feel like I'm really gaining momentum. Scale said 138 this morning! I know it's a bad idea to weigh oneself daily, but whatever. I do it anyway and only log on Sundays. I've been doing Insanity which just upped the intensity and the duration, so I really can't keep up, but trying is something. I hope eventually I can keep up, and look forward to it. I tell myself the smaller I get the easier it'll be to lift myself in all these crazy calisthenics. Tomorrow I am meeting with py psychiatrist to discuss whether I can try to wean off meds, or whether I should get a lithium level, or whatever. I'll let you all know what he has to say.

Kim - sorry you'r having so much trouble with sleep. That's always an issue for me when I'm in the manic phase. Hope you got your workout in!

Lucinda - Don't remind me...LOL...the housework is always there for another day, which is one of the main reasons I barely ever bring myself to do it! Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Not glad to hear you are having another attack :-(
Becci - How is your neighbor's leg/knee? Are you on dog-walking duty for the forseeable future? I suppose it's nice to have the commitment to exercise!

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2/25/13 7:57 P

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Sounds like we are all accounted for, had okay days and are ready for good amounts of sleep tonight: prayers that this happens for each of us..Feeling rather gross today, but took all my meds, walked the dog a few times and am ready for the end of the day! Teddie needs 1 more walk tonight(8:00) and then? To bed!! A 2 hour nap at noon time just didn't last..oh well!

Kimberly-you're right: hair cuts and color are controlable and temporary..At least as long as you allow them...prayers for your sleep to improve are being said..As far as the new Doc..it sems to always be 3 -4 visits with a Therapist before you are referref to a Dr..seems really unfair and just plain wrong sometimes, huh?



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2/25/13 5:24 P

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i finally got ahold of someone at the doc office. i have to meet with a counselor 3 times and then they can refer me to their doc. ugh. well at least i'll see how it goes.

i left message for rheumatologist that i'm taking a break from the lyrica b/c i think it's making me feel worse (muscle tenderness and pain).

i meet with the sleep doc next tues and maybe (hopefully) he can get me a good sleep med.

i often wonder if i could sleep with any kind of regularity how would i feel day-to-day

hair and moods are definitely temporary. and i have control of both.

i could chit chat more but it'd be one more excuse in a long list so far that'd keep me from working out

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2/25/13 12:46 P

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EGRAY WELCOME nice to have you join us! All you can do is take care of yourself and hope he comes around.

Mollo congrats on the weight loss!! Keep up the good work! The house work will be there for another day.

Kim going without sleep is hard it saps your energy and makes your head foggy. My motto is hair will grow and there was a time every mth I had a different color of hair. Good luck with DBT and the PDoc appt.

It's a high of 45* today with the sun shinning couldn't addk for a nicer day! Will try to get longer walks in today. I start my 3:00-9:00pm sitting today for the week which I ate something I shouldn't have last night and am paying for it. My stomach won't settle down I'm afreid of the results I might have. I knew better but it looked and smelled so good I couldn't resest. this week I only have group 2 times and an afternoon appt. so I should be ok on sleep and meds. I should get the rest of my meds refilled today so I won't run out. My Mom is doing much better and getting around better sice it's been a week since surgery so I'm glad of that. and on my day off I will go visit her for a little while. My parents just redid the one bathroom floor and had a cabinet built in and it made me wish I could redo my apartment. I don't owen it but with no place to go in the near future when Someday I may be able to go to the other buuilding that is a little bigger and has a balconey. It would be great to have a grill and outside furniture to sit outside and grow my own veggies and flowers! Dreams we have to have dreams. Everyone have a good day and take care. Lucinda

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hi all. i'm here. i've been here. just been keeping quiet b/c my head wasn't offering advice very well. i can't even say i've been out of control .. just off. brain chemical imbalance. today i have dbt so that usually helps a ton.

after that night of sleep last week i haven't been able to get anymore and my schedule is way out of whack. i got up at 530a today i was angry at a dream. and it's barely 18* outside so i can't go walk. .. i ended up fiddling with my hair. i don't like it but i did it to myself. the cut was a good experience but i didn't allow for shrinkage once it dried... and i don't like my color mud at the moment.

oh well. all temporary things. that's the easy stuff to talk about. i'm trying to make an appt at the psych place my insurance caseworker found but so far a half hour of busy signal. i'm sure it being first thing monday morning is hampering things.

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2/24/13 11:13 P

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Not an altogether bad day. Didn't accomplish much in the way of cleaning house or...well, anything really. Just quality time with my son and mother-in-law. Over on my calories by a couple hundred, which led to a calorie differential of +11. But I'm OK with that because...the scale read 139 this morning! Out of the 140s! Yes! Hopefully I won't see that number again till I'm pregnant again.

Becci - LOL @ my not getting that SIL was for sister-in-law.

Egray - I'm sorry to year your hubby won't seek help. That must be hard.

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I was first diagnosed with bipolar 15 years ago and consider myself somewhat of an expert at diagnosing it in others. My husband has untreated bipolar--i.e.he has no problem sending me to psychiatrists and counselors whenever I get a little weird or have a full blown episode complete with paranoia, delusions, impulsiveness, rage that will often begin with giddiness and a return of my silly side, but would never, ever consider mental health care for himself. I knew he was bipolar when I met him, and others thought that is we ever got together, we would probably kill each other within the space of two months. Nine years later, we are still around and still in love. He is headed for an episode, I can tell. A week ago, he was very serious, nervous and depressed after a health scare and paranoid that his new employers were out to fire him, suddenly he is cracking, dumb jokes and making awful puns, he impulsively went on a 4 hour drinking binge and came back staggering around convinced that he is going to be running the plant very soon. Hmmm. I wish I could make him go to the doctor but unfortunately he is the self-medicating type.

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Mollo good for you doing aerobics and cleaning your house!

RDGISME nice to hear your sister-in-law is pregnant! Hope all goes well.

I went my 2hr trip to Walmart last inight and boy was I tired the good thing is it was almost all liqueds. Now I have something to eat and drink besides flavored water! Went to be early for me and woke up 11 hrs later. Have to go sit today at 3:00pm until 9:00pm after 2 days off. Joe watched the kids so I didn't have to a much needed break. Jakob lost at regoinals so he is done at wrestling for the year. He did start winn;ing all his meets their at the end so he was getting better. Now I think he is considering track in the spring. It's so good to see him stay motivated and not crushed by his losses. Hayden is doing much better in all her school subjects in math they are studing money so she is a natural. Looks like the sun is out and it's 31* so will bundle both Toruk and myself up for several walks today. Tried a protein fruit jusice drink so she if it works. Everyone have a good day and take care. Lucinda

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It is SO good to be home!! My Sister-In-Law, Kristen is pregnant..not my Son-in-law, to clear up any confusion about that! At 38yo I would hate to say that I had a son on law, nevermind a pregnant one!! emoticon I would like to thank the egg white's queen~I am always way below my protein requirement fort the day....such a great option to build that up!!

Lucinda-Always great to see that you have had a good day! The headache I wish I could have sent elsewhere!

Mollo-I know how hard it is to just get out of bed sometimes..you can do it! I have been known to talk myself out of bed by remarking to myself about how bad I'm gonna stink if I don't get up, clean up and get dressed! If I can just get myself dressed, my day seems to flow on by..

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Well, I didn't make it out of bed this morning after all. Going to try again tomorrow, even though it'll be 10 degrees colder. I'm going to clean half my house and do my aerobics now, then bed. Within my calorie range again today -- two steps forward!

Carol - THANKS for the ideas. They all sound great - especially the crepes! I'm gonna give them a shot with blueberries and ricotta cheese.

Lucinda - Glad to hear you had a somewhat better day, but sorry it had to come with a headache :-(.

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Night it takes time for them to find the right cocktail of meds to stabilize you. Don't give up! Hope your knee gets better.

RDGISME good for you thinking ahead and bringing your freggies! If you added them to the meal maybe they would get the idea they need them in their diet.

Mollo hope the weather prediction is right so you can run tomorrow. CarolAnn has a lot of ideas for egg whites I might have to borrow some!

CarolAnn wow great ideas for egg whites I might have to use some of them. Hope all is well with you at this time.

It's a beuatiful day here today the sun is shining its 34* and the wind isn't blowing as fearce! I have so much to do on my day off but not enough energy. Hopefully when I get moving it will increase. Not much going on in my life that is exciting news to pass on. NO attacks of the gall bladder just a stomach ache so glad of that and can do what's needed. Have a great day and take care. Lucinda

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Moll -

How about mixing them (the egg whites) with chopped broccoli, grated zucchini & carrots, shrooms, onions or whatever veggies you like; maybe another source of protein like a little bacon or canadian bacon chopped up, a little bit of cheese & making muffins or even a crustless quiche? I'll use leftover pasta or rice as the "crust" occasionally (be sure to "grease" the pan).

Maybe - add a little stevia to give it a sweet touch, pour a really, really thin layer into a medium size pan & cook it (think crepe). Slide it out & roll when still hot, then use to dip in yogurt with pureed fruit (or just the pureed fruit alone - strawberry & banana).

Heat up some low-so chicken broth (with whatever veggies you like, leftover chicken), bring to a boil & drizzle egg into it for an easy egg drop soup.

Scramble a bunch up & stick in fridge to use as a substitute for boiled egg in side or dinner salad. Do the same scramble, chill & chop up with a fork and make an egg salad to stick into a romaine leaf/lettuce wrap.

Yolks are still your friend & they have way more protein than just the whites. Try adding one whole egg to the egg beaters as another protein boost not to mention more flavor.

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Had a better day. Ate more than I wanted to, but still within my calorie range so it's OK. I bought myself some egg beaters whites to help with my protein shortages and am thus eating copious amounts of egg whites daily. I'm getting sick of eating them scrambled. Anyone have any suggestions? I PLAN on running in the morning. We'll see if I can haul my a$$ out of bed. The forecast is for no precipitation and an ambient temperature of 34 degrees, so I should be OK. It's just a matter of will.

Kim - Hope you can get the sleep thing worked out soon. That has to be frustrating :-/

Nightwings - Hi! Don't know if I've met you yet. So...hi! I hope your knee gets better. Follow the doctor's orders and baby yourself as needed. I feel for you about wondering why people stay. DON'T. Just be glad they do. It's cause they love you!

Becci - Your son in law is pregnant? emoticon

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Well girls,,I'm in Dracut,Mass. at my brother's house. Right now he is at the calling hours for my SIL's grandmother, Conor, my nephew, just woke from a nap and I am trying to get some Spark time in! Eating has been horrid the last 24 hours; great breakfast yesterday~Chinese lunch-spaghetti dinner, James made waffles this morning, deli turkey/chips for lunch and chiil is in the crock pot for dinner. Missing? Freggies!! Good thing I brought them! My SIL is pregnant! Why no freggies?Comorwants cookies now...off to deflect!

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Backslid a bit. Don't even want to step on the scale. Am slowly coming back to making better decisions, still not yet back to logging anything. At least I'm still walking. Oh yeah, and my "good" knee is injured and I'm on anti-inflams and pain meds just to keep moving...because oddly, I have to move it to heal it.....great....

I keep thinking about why any of my friends stay around. I have no idea. They are some of the best people, and I'm sure I've done nothing but be an albatross around their necks. I am not ignorant to the fact that although I'm not a drama queen, with my meds still not working to stabilize me, the swings are pretty bad, as is the depression.

Keep wondering when all this hell will end.

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hang in there everyone ... you can do this ... time helps .. each next right decision helps


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the dangers of me actually getting sleep ... now i'm wired still and def am not tired or sleepy ... i ate BK for a quick lunch after my haircut and before counseling .. wasn't the greatest choice. then some buckeye candy velvet ice cream and a Sunkist a bit ago ... LOL ... kind of blurs the good the avocado and cottage cheese breakfast .. and the apple for dinner ... i think i'm going to stay up and catch up on some tv shows ... 2 eps of Breaking Bad left to go then start some countdown for the final season to air ... Suits finale on earlier tonight but i'm a half season behind ... Psych season premier next week and i'm still half season behind on it too.

we are supposed to get a horrible ice blizzard storm soon. i guess parts of rt70 near Kansas City closed earlier for weather. yep. a major interstate through the US closed.

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Today SUCKED. I had absolutely no motivation to work out so I didn't, AND I had an 800 calorie lunch and a 1500 calorie (oops) dinner. Have I mentioned binge eating has been a huge problem for me in the past? At least I logged it all. I'm going to just call today one step back and hope tomorrow I can take 2 steps forward.

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Sounds like you girls on top of everything and getting it straightened out. It has finally started the winter storm that we were suppose to have. My Daughter called and said I didn't have to come sit with the kids because the storm would be worse when I had to leave. So Yea I have a free day! I guess I will do my Laundry and get it over with. Later I will have to unbury my SUV for tomorrow morning. I have to drop Toruk off at the groomers at 7:30am then group at 10:30am the therapist at 1:30pm going to be a busy day. They called me from the Mental Health Clinic and said to call before I left because of the weather they might be closed. So just the grooming apt. early in the am. Then I will have to go sit with the kids at 3:00pm so I'll have to be out in it anyway. Just hope I get to leave early. Had my gall bladder test done on tue. waiting for the results if not my gall bladder could it be IBS? Or what is causing all the sickness all I really can eat saftley is jello and I can't make it fast enough or get full which makes my stomach hurt. Could it be an ulcer with the other sytoms? I guess I should wait till I get the results of the test to start stressing about what it could be. I have noticed I have started to have anxity and a little panic attack when I start to drive over to sit with the kids. Just figured this out so will have to tell my Therapist if I see her tomorrow. She may not make it in because she lives out in the country on the back roads. Just thinking out loud thaks for listening! Have a good day and take care. Lucinda

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thanks Moll for saying something .. i'd been wondering the same thing ... Carol i can understand your answer tho. since you are *this close* to being stable .. she's better than nothing until you can get into the other place. ... sometimes a bad option is better than no option .. but at least things are looking up

i think i finally got some sleep! it took awhile though. i was sleepy around 930p and took meds. i was laying in bed and looked up box office numbers for a couple of minutes. i put everything away and there was some noise .. more like noise displacement ... like a low motor revving then backing off .. not like a car .. more subtle. it was maddening b/c i didn't know what it was or where it was. so yea, went from sleepy to anger in about a minute. i think i ended up taking 2 lyrica at 930p and then 2 OTC melatonin around 11p then 2 OTC sleep aids about 1230a. i don't remember dreaming much which usually dreams are the culprit of not being rested. ... and mom left this morning to take dad to the doctor .. and upstairs cleaning wasn't entirely noisy until 1130a ... so yea. i think i got some sleep =)

i'm going to fiddle on computer a bit then go [hopefully] get my hair cut then see the counselor. ... easy day .. unless my stylist is in an off mood again and butchers my hair like she's done the past 3 or 4 times.... eek. maybe if she's in an off mood i won't get it cut. that'll be safer. i will also stress to cut only about half of it off ... which should leave a few inches which will look fine.

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Moll - your comment (for some unknown reason) cracked me up.....WHY are you still seeing Nurse Loopy...?

I swear last week she hypnotized me! Convinced me to book weekly appointments into March! (of course I can cancel them).
Actually, there's a couple reasons. Last week I needed a refill on ativan to help control these massive anxiety attacks. Refill would not likely happen talking to a doc I've never seen before. Seeing how she's pretty free wheeling with writing scripts, I just went with it.
After getting the Lamictal blood levels back (range is 3 to 14) and I was low end at 4, I kinda want to see the process through with her....wait....wait...wait...
I can't get into the Adult Mental Health Clinic until March 1st for the 3 hour intake quiz and then not able to see one of their psychiatrist's until the end of the March.
Now that the worst of the mood stabilizer/med change is over and I'm feeling more towards the stable end of the spectrum, I'd rather have Nurse Loopy than nothing between now and the end of March. I can go with the flow until everything else catches up.
Amazingly, I didn't walk out of the appointment today with any new or strange diagnosis or meds other than a refill for Lamictal. It was the closest to a "normal" appointment EVER other than her trying to figure out what triggers my anxiety attacks which is laughable since they just happen.
She finally said the words - "I don't want to introduce any new meds until we get the Lamictal to a therapeutic level & see how you do after a while."
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Had an OK day. Work wasn't too bad...surgery was pretty uneventful though I hate working in surgery because I'm always afraid something will die on my watch. Nothing bit or scratched me today, but...I feel like even though I've been a vet tech for almost 6 years I'm constantly nervous I'm going to mess up. Like I don't belong in this profession. I'm so nervous ALL THE TIME and...I just need to get out of this profession. Off to bed...working 9-7 tomorrow, so I need my "beauty sleep."

Kim - The prereq that was "missing" was the micro class I took last semester - they overlooked it on my transcript. So I am still eligible, but because I don't want to start the program until next year it's going to take a while to hear from them again. Lex cried himself to sleep because he didn't want to go to sleep...he's only 20 months old, so his problems are simple ones but he sure knows how to complain. Glad you had a good time at the concert, but sorry to hear your meds are causing trouble.

Isee - glad to hear that things are going well with this guy so far. Also, what sort of job do you have?

Carol - WHY are you still seeing nurse loopy?!

Becci - Keep trying with your test and with your weight loss. You can do it!


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trazodone turns me into a daytime zombie then all the time zombie .. it's harsh

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Kim, I will mention to pdoc. I take trazodone (50 mg) for sleep when I need it. Sometimes the drowsiness wears off a little bit after taking it for awhile, but since I don't need it all the time, I become a half asleep zombie when I start back. I'm hoping some of the drowsiness will go away after a bit. I just began to wake up around 6pm.

Yeah, the sleep-no sleep-not enough sleep is me too. Sometimes caffeine messes with my sleep and sometimes it doesn't. Then there's hot, dry air, racing thoughts, too cold air, etc etc. Ugh.

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Today wasn't a bad day. I volunteered 3hours this morning at the hospital, came home and re-took my test. My score increased by 6 pts but not enough..78 is not the 80 that they require! I had weigh-in this evening.. emoticon Scale said, and I quote.."you gained .8"! I was so sure that it was more this week with hormone chaos happening, that I was actually relieved! I realize that a gain is, indeed, a gain, but .8? I was so close to a loss! Don't know how your weather has been, but ours is pretty gnarly..barometric pressure keeps fluctuating and I keep getting headaches! Tonight's weigh-in was cut short by some of us due to extremely slippery conditions...We do have some pretty scary storms coming..I hope that all of you their way don't get hit too badly! Look-my head is screaming...
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some meds have daytime drowzy as a side effect. can you mention it to your doc?

i was almost used to not having sleep meds .. got just enough rest to keep going each day

i started lyrica the other night. and the first 2 nights with OTC melatonin i was in a deep physical slumber but my brain was active. it took forever to fall asleep and hour or so to wake up.

i found that walking around.. some brisk exercise (like jumping jacks or dancing to a high-energy song) helped get the blood flowing

i think 1-2 days i broke down and drank a Sunkist which has some caffeine in it. i don't recommend that all the time though b/c of headache/migraine triggers and dependence on yet another drug.

this sleep too much then sleep too little and everyday struggle with any sleep and being alert during the day has been a constant over a decade escapade for me.

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I am drowsy today. Had to go back to my sleep meds since I hadn't been sleeping well. It's 3pm now and it still hasn't worn off...

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i love seeing concerts. i've been to so many over the years i'm not even sure who is left to see. Green Day is my fave. if they played within 3 hours drive i went to see them. i'm not sure i could list all the bands i've ever seen. that is a great problem to have :-) i didn't get to many shows in LA. i saw DJs tho.

i had cod last night. it was tasty. will probably fix the tilapia tonight.

the sun is shining. i desperately wish that meant it was warm outside. but at 20 degrees it isn't exactly happening.

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Hi All -

Just doing a quick pop in....things have been really busy with work and it's everything I can do to get up, go, keep going (and going), keep doc/Nurse Loopy appointments and then normal housely type stuff.

Tomorrow on a day I COULD sleep late and relax (grrr) I have a 10am appointment over at the adult mental health clinic. Thinking I meet with a counselor for a 3 hour Q&A intake type thing which will help direct me to the right professional for med checks and hopefully and/or a therapist who isn't loopy! 'Bout dang time!

okay, gotta zip outta here!

OH! More tales of loopy...last week, I was trying to explain my anxiety attacks to Nurse Loopy and she decided out of the blue I was ADD or ADHD.....because as we all know this sort of thing just pops up overnight like the flu. Even after explaining to her that the only other time I've had anxiety this crazy high was after having the horrible allergic reaction to Effexor.....and connected that incident with the 10+ week med switch from hades bringing back the anxiety attacks. I'm calling it "medical trauma induced anxiety" if there is such a thing, LoL. It took about 6 months last time for them to ease up and about a year to mostly go away.



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Howdy, Kim -

Actually chatted with the guy some tonight. I saw your message right afterwards. I guess I was doing what you said in a way. Anywho, I am so happy you enjoyed the concert! Do you go to a lot of concerts? Who are some of your favorite artists? I went to a New Edition concert last year and I had a blast. I was on top of the world! NE is my favorite group.

Enjoy that Tilapia! Tilapia is one of my favorite fish. Cod is another.

Mollo, work seemed a little better. I stopped at one point because I was just feeling out of sorts - couldn't place it - but I went back and got a few more minutes in. I tried to work after dinner yesterday and that was horrible. I got physically sick - I got really hot and nauseous, and it was very hard to concentrate. I know I wasn't dehydrated, so I really don't know why that happens. When I worked another job it happened quite a bit too. I'm not really sure while I get sick like that if I decide to work after dinner.

I wish I could help as far as meds that don't dampen...certain urges. I do have desire, but not all the time. Right before my period - yes. Any other time - hit or miss, lol.

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howdy all. i've been having awful time with sleep lately. oh well. it'll level out soon i hope [never has but that doesn't prevent me from being optimistic]. went to try to sell some boots today but got a dramatic sob story about 15 mins before scheduled time as to why she couldn't make it. oh well. it seems lots of ppl in this area have work or medical issues that come up so last minute. i know they found out about these things long before 15 min prior to meet point. all i ask is to tell me and don't make me waste gas or time if you're going to no-show. i think i'll stop trying to sell things for awhile. i got some great food items at the store. and ordered some prescription sunglasses online for super cheap... and got MyPoints in the process.

the concert was fantastic. i had a great seat. the trio of sickies were rather quiet and well behaved. i was amazed! i haven't caught their germs. i lysol'd the car. LOL. i didn't get pics transferred yet.

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RDGiSME (Becci): ouch ouch ouch on the neighbor. holy smokies. she fall down some stairs or something? enjoy the doggie.

MOLLO: you find anything out about school? why did your son cry himself to sleep? i think i missed that part. greek yogurt, yogurt, nuts, cheese, flaxseed are all great protein items. i like yoplait whips and cottage cheese. i agree with you about the lack of sex drive and these meds. it took me months to regain my libido once i stopped meds. find a way to let your hubby know that even though he jests the jabs about you and your mental health costing the family money really hurt. those kind cut to the core and no amount of associated or accompanying laugh will east the sting.

did we lose Larissa?

ISEE: i know you said you told that guy to get ahold of you. but dating is a two way street. he wants to know you want him. so reach out again and say "hey what's up was thinking of you... can we get together soon either coffee/movie/snack/video chat/IM" .. give options in case meeting in person isn't an option. i got stuff to make pecan crusted tilapia .. i had to buy oil and the pecans and breadcrumbs. i don't have flour and didn't want a big thing. mom says can be made without it. so i guess tomorrow i'll try my hand at this frying thing too. fingers crossed.


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I suppose today was a good day. Didn't really accomplish much as far as housekeeping goes, but tomorrow is my day off so I am hoping my son will let me clean a bit. Right now he just doesn't want to go to sleep and he's crying himself to sleep and it's breaking my heart! Anyway, within range for calories today but way under for protein. NEW goal is to try to get my protein intake up. Oh AND I learned today that my psychiatrist hasn't got any insurance on file for me, so I've been paying the out of pocket fee. He's squeezing me in free of charge on Tuesday next week and while I'm there I'll try to sort out the insurance situation with the accountins folks. We're going to discuss whether my meds can be adjusted/stopped. I really hate taking any antidepressant because (and sorry if this is TMI) they slaughter my ability to enjoy sex. He keeps suggesting different antidepressants. They all have the same effect without actually restoring my energy/motivation. The most recent suggestion was Vibryd (I think). Has anyone tried that one? Is it like a million dollars? My Abilify copay is 70 bucks so my doc is nice enough to prescribe the bigger mg and I cut them, but I am so sick of copays. I really don't have the money for a cocktail, and my DH likes to remind me how much I cost us (he jests, but it still hits home). We'll see in a week what happens. END RANT.

Lucinda - Thanks for the 'grats :-) Good luck with your test tomorrow. I hope they find the problem too. You're in my prayers!

Isee - I'm sorry you're having a tough time with the transition. Be kind to yourself and do what you need to to get through it.

RDG - My fingers are crossed!

Kim - Glad the concert was a good time. Sorry to hear the med transition is sucking. I sympathize, because sluggish describes my baseline satus with my meds.


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hi all. the concert was awesome. i will make a note to post pics when i get them uploaded. my brain is muddled today. i think i slept but not really sure since i was dreaming and i remember it all. i started lyrica a couple nights ago. and it's taking me time to wake up each day. it's a struggle. tonight i'm going to take the lyrica without melatonin and see how that goes. i don't want to swap almost no sleep for sluggish mentally and physically all day. but i am trying to give it a fair adjustment period.

i wish i could be more motivational with responses right now but i can't seem to focus or stay awake.

hang in there each of you. do what you can for you. it can get better.

did the post i made about the different pastas and stuff come through?

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Ted E. Bear has gone home to my neighbor since she came home this afternoon. Her ankle seemed to break every bit that it could! Daughter had said that she had broken her patella, but it seems that was not the case. Phew! Several breaks and tons of hardware later, her ankle is set, cast on and granddaughter staying for the week. Since it is school vacation, that worked nicely. When Bryna leaves...I'm back to walking Teddie! Yay me! I mentioned my new job, but I forgot to share what it is: I am one of the new Scrapbooking and card making teachers at Michaels Craft Store in Pittsfield, Mass. The test that I took, and failed twice, can be taken again on the 20th. I am very hopeful this time and am being tutored by a friend tomorrow night. Cross your fingers, everyone!
I am actually at a stalemate right now. I am not getting in my exercise..not following my meal plan and NOT losing weight. 4 gains in the last 4 weeks, or 3.4lbs for the year! Today I have been vigilant of my nutritional goals, my cal count, water, etc. and have managed to be 15 cal shy of my top allowance. I seem to have lost my steam...my determination is done...feeling like my losing is hopeless...I'm crying UNCLE!

ISEE- I am sorry to hear that your leave from work is up while your tolerance is not.

Larissa-I am hopeful that Geo is able to see sense in making changes in his eating..You just can't do it for him. Sounds like some greek yogurts will sub for sour cream..perhaps you could prepare that dish with yogurt, not tell him and then see...

Kim-How was the concert?! I can't wait to hear....

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My two weeks of leave from work is up. I was ok until I went to get on the laptop and go through the motions - then came the few moments of nausea, then the sadness and anxiety, and the feeling of being under pressure. I thought I was preparing myself to get back to work last week, and and times I was looking forward to diving back in and seeing if I was ok or whatever. So now I am here.

Yesterday was just irritating. Everyone's voice was so irritating because they were talking loud, and calling each other from another room. The tv was irritating too. It's like I wanted to watch what I was looking at, but I couldn't stand the sound. I don't know if that makes any sense.

Larissa, I agree with Lucinda. Geo is an adult and has to want to change his dietary habits for himself. You can want for him 1000x, but if he doesn't want it, it won't happen. Good quality greek yogurt is a good substitute for sour cream. I had some that tastes just like sour cream. Suggest that to him - if he doesn't go that route, it is on him. In the meantime focus on being a better you regardless of what he does.

Mollo, I'm sorry you didn't get into Drexel. I agree with getting as much information as you can regarding the prereq they say you don't have. Have the school look over your information again.

Becci, interesting that you psych just 'gave up'. Maybe it is for the best - it seems your neuro-psych is really cool and has your best interests at heart. Good job on joining the choir.

Kim, how was the concert? No, I didn't set up a date with the guy. He messaged via the dating site to say Happy Valentine's Day, but haven't heard back since then. Pretty much I've put the ball in his court. I wrote him and said that he knows how to contact me. I don't think I can do anymore than that, even though it still hurts.

I tried to fry eggplant breaded with breadcrumbs and parm cheese yesterday. FAIL. Me and frying just don't go together on some things. Luckily I was able to bake the rest like I planned to do at first. Those were so much better.

Well, everyone, have a wonderful week!



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Becci thank you, yesterday and today (so far) seem to be pretty good days. I get my 2 test done tomorrow so I hope they find the problem. I'm sorry about your neighbor and hope she gets well soon. In the mean time enjoy Teddy and get your walks in. They are very comforting and the poor little guy probably doesn't understand why he isn't home. Does the job depend only on the test? See if there is any way possible to study up and take it again. Good luck.

Mollo WOOHOO congrats on loosing another lb ! I have confidence in you to meet your goal. Good luck!

Today seems to bee a good day thank goodness. Like I told Becci I have my test tomorrow and hope they find the problem. I can't keep doing this physically or emotionally. The day is overcast and warm so we can get a few walks in. I have to be their to sit at 2:30pm early today they didn't have school. I sat there from 5:30pm till 9:00pm waiting for Hayden to come home when she did she went right to bed and asleep so I didn't have to stay past 9:30pm. I could have been home doing something and walking Toruk it was a beuatiful day and evening! The father keep her longer then he was supose to good thing she didn't have school. It is so hard with divorced parents and children there is a constant struggle between parents. The poor child gets the brunt of it. Well better get the day started with a couple of walks before I go sit. Take care and have a nice day. Lucinda

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Thanks everyone for encouragement about the school thing. I'm not sure how it will pan out, but I'll let you know. I did end up bingeing a little, but nothing too bad (1950 or so calories for the day when all was said and done). Anyway, it was weighday and I'm down another pound. 141, w00t, almost out of the silly 140s. I can almost taste the saltwater...Cancun! My sites are on the ocean...

Kim - The Who! Awesome! Have a great time, and you can succeed with your goals. Just keep in mind why you are doing what you are doing - to be healthier, happier, etc. You inspire me!

RDG (sorry, I forgot your real-life-name!) - I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor! I hope the breaks aren't too bad. I hope you are at least able to enjoy Teddie's presence. I'm sorry you failed your test :-(. Do you have more chances? What is the job?

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Been gone a bit..but here's why; Friday morning my neighbor fell, breaking her tibia,fibia and patella(knee cap). Linda is Teddie's owner, my mental health dog, so he has been living with us since then. I have not been taking advantage of this. I have the perfect excuse for getting in at least 4 good walks a day, but have been skimping in them..Today? It is below freezing, but we did get in a mile earlier(12:00). That makes sense, how? I have taken, and failed,my first test for my online training to prepare for my new job. Did I tell ya about my scrapbook teacher position? I scored 72%, took it again today and scored 72%. Go figure!

MOLLO-I am sorry about your denial to university. If you think that their decision was wrong , maybe you could sort of appeal it?

Kim- hope your concert is great! Have a wonderful time and don't worry too much about your dinner-just skimming thru their menu/nutriton facts can set your mind at ease.

Lucinda-I hope that your system stayed settled today..can't imagine how annoying it is when your system gets wild because you've eaten something it doesn't agree with!

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2/17/13 12:59 P

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Mollo sorry about the university stay stronge and you won't binge. I know you will succede.

Kim have fun at the concert! thank you for the advice on the note keeper I had forgot about it too. Good luck with your new weightloss journey!

I don't have much time to be on today have to be sitting at 2:30pm and haven't started my clean up yet. I at least have to get on to this team wheter I do anything else. Feel ok today the only thing different that I can think of is I didn't have a cup of coffee. I don't think that's what set it off though I have had coffee other days and it didn't. I know spices and gluten (wheat products) set it off so stay away from them. Back to the drawing board! Everyone have a good day and take care. Lucinda

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2/16/13 10:22 P

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lucinda: how are you about keeping a diet journal .. there's option on here for the nutrition tracker to log if a particular food sets off GERD/IBS/gallbladder .. it's at the bottom of the calorie values for me. it's been there so long i don't remember what i did to get it. just look for an "add note for today" kind of thing. if you eat or drink something and realize pain or whatever later .. log it. eventually you'll get a better idea of what's causing it. and at first it'll be a detective game b/c something you intake might cause pain or whatever within a half hour or might be hours or even day later. i know for me it used to be the bob evans dinner rolls. that was 20 years ago when i first went for tests. nowadays i don't like how i feel after most breads so i don't eat them. also why i don't eat too many chips and popcorn and i've had too much of those these past 2 days. for me basically anything that clumps when chewed/soggy will cause troubles. but everyone is different of course.

mollo - hopefully on tuesday someone in admissions can help you figure out the requirements. kudos to you for applying to university.

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oh .. and (for everyone) focus on what you can ADD now .. or what you can change NOW .. to be a healthier you and work towards a goal. don't say well when this or when that or well in may this or whenever that. i've been guilty of it as well. and i know i had pre-determined stress leading up to this week.

well it's time for a CHANGE .. NOW .. i thought about oh well Mar 1 I'll reset my counters and follow what i'm supposed to do ... to lose 20 pounds by May 4th... well SCREW THAT!

I'm doing it NOW ... not tomorrow .. not next week .. not later .. NOW!

i've drank a ton of water and a Sunkist (the caffeine helps move digestion along for me) .. and i'm making progress and i'm feeling better. definitely less pain. whew! i just ate a Granny Smith apple with some of the strawberry cream cheese dip (which is decadent but the nutrition panel seems healthy enough for me. .. so as soon as i post this, i'm going to reset my nutrition and trackers. i'd done the weight one the other day but i'm going to do nutrition and water and stuff.

NOW is a new NOW .. tomorrow is a new day.

and i'm going to look at Wendy's nutritional info to see what i can eat tomorrow before the concert since I decided we'd all eat there before the show since I don't want bickering over who eats what or when or fuss with me making food and cleaning up.

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it took me awhile to think of a response for ya Larissa

okay .. so 3 packages of Ramen (any flavor) is 6 .. yes SIX servings. I'm gonna guess he's eating at least 1 if not all 3 flavor packets ... that's anywhere from 830mg sodium up to 2490mg sodium. i won't even mention the addition of sour cream. there are better options to make it creamier. some people like eggs .. i use to wasabi paste.

ok... so switches that can be made if you and he so choose... skip the ramen.... buy health-conscious pasta .. there are all kinds out there these days. here are some options:

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my guess is Ramen is cheap and easy and quick .. and the sour cream is to make it creamier and less dry/sticky to eat... .. so try a more flavorful pasta that can be economical and healthier and with less sodium .. experiment with flavors and seasonings and toppings .. heck go wild and add veggies

now i'm not saying this an overnight thing .. of course not .. didn't start out that way .. won't fix it that way either. do it gradually .. eventually a trained palette will crave less salt and starch and want flavor instead

also these pastas can more easily measured ..and there are any leftovers they are easier to put away in the fridge and reheat. and will taste better in some cases the next day with addition of something creamy like a milk or cottage/ricotta cheese or hot sauce or worcestshire

and experiment with seasoning .. i forget the name of the article but on this site there's stuff about which spices will help with digestion and speed up metabolism etc....

starts with wanting ... next is trying ... can't achieve anything if you don't try

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2/16/13 7:28 P

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hi. i overate and almost all bad foods. i'm hurting. can't focus. stay calm and breathe!

i don't know how much i'll get caught up tomorrow since i have to mentally prep for driving to cbus with mom, sis, nephew's fiance .. for a concert.. i'm looking forward to The Who show but not the car ride

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2/16/13 4:59 P

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Hey everyone. Hope you are all having better days than me. Got my rejection letter from Drexel University. Apparently, I'm missing a prereq. I think they made a mistake. I'm mad and trying not to binge.

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Larissa glad you are doing better! I hope I'm not out of line but Geo has to take responsiblity for his self. He has to want to change and get use to leaving the sour cream out of the noodles..Maybe if you didn't buy sour cream would be one way to curb it and no ramen noodles. He has to change his way of eatting and exercise. Start walking just up and down the street at the beginning. You know how you did it to get startd sure it's hard but think of his health he won't live very long this way.

Hi everyone! Must be a slow day or very busy for everyone. I just started to feel like doing something my gall bladder is acting up agan. Never know what is going to set it off any more. Thank goodness today is saturday and I really don't HAVE to do anything. I need to do laundry, grocery shop and clean the apartment a little but the attack always wipes me out. Suppose to have my Daughter help with my hair today but won't probably get done. It's a nice day out side and I should be walking allot with Toruk we will see. Hae a good day and take care. Lucinda

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