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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,381
2/4/10 12:55 A

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I neglected to mention I also have a mass on my
Thyroid that turned out to be not the c word,
but it is being monitored. If I start having
trouble swallowing then something else will have
to be done.

I am determined to beat all this stuff. Both my
brothers should still be alive..neither of them
took care of themselves.

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

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Darlene
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2/3/10 11:25 P

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There are all kinds of health issues on both sides of my family, and I have been diagnosed with awful things like MS and Fibrolyalgia. But, I know if I eat right that I can overcome those things.

So, I guess my biggest worry is my worst enemy - ME! Lack of self control and will power has brought me to where I am now - way too close to where I promised myself I would never again be. And now lack of motivation and mini bouts of depression (yeah, I get it too, Ani) threaten to keep me from turning things around. But it does feel good to get on the treadmill and get in a couple miles, and I am really afraid of the scale going any higher. So, maybe that will keep me headed in the right direction.

I'm just saying... Kelley


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2/3/10 11:01 P

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What is worrying you about your health right now? Do you have an action plan?

My worry isn't about myself, but my husband. He has an appointment with a nutritionist on Friday and hopefully it will be life changing.

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2/3/10 10:10 P

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Well I'm overdue for a thyroid check( had a partial thyroidectomy due to cancer-which I'm grateful couldbe removed before it spread), I'm waiting to get my hernia REdone and I can't lose wait (weight) worth a darn! Oh, I'm limping and I don't know why.

LOL- I can't spell either- geesh!

Edited by: KARALVS2SCRAP at: 2/4/2010 (07:24)
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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,381
2/3/10 8:13 P

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I have heart problems on both sides of my family,
Diabetis on one side, and high blood pressure on
both. I have High blood pressure which would be
gone when I get down to my weight goal, and arthritis
in lots of places which would also improve when I lose. Lots of incentives to lose...

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
PS:

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

- Irish Proverb


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2/3/10 7:45 P

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I grew up in Connecticut and Lyme disease gets its name from Old lyme Connecticut. Its quite a story on an island off the coast (Plum island) the military was experimenting with biological warfare using ticks. In the 1950's.

They felt is was safe because ticks couldn't fly big joke then never gave thought that they could hitch hike on birds.

If anyone is curious I added the link below

www.rense.com/general67/plumislandlyme.h
tm

Anyway by the 1970 there were lots of children and people were coming down with rheumatic and neurological symptoms. This was the start. To make a long story short from that point the ticks infested deer and every rodent dog and human they could get too.

The ticks have spread out of those boundaries. Many states are now having severe problems with this.

Off course the Government will not admit it was their fault but there are a lot of records out there to prove it. Red tape and run around have kept it at a stand still.

Ticks carry more than Just lymes. I got it camping out in my brother's back yard in the spring of 1995. It was between 4 and 5 yrs before it was diagnosed.

By that time it was so deep into my body a simple course of antibiotics was not enough to eradicate it.

Anyway there is so much more to this disease I would be writing all night and you would all be bored.

So lets just say there are quite a few of us battling health issue and they are all up hill battles. Lets all put one foot in front of the other every day and we will get to the top in know time.



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2/3/10 5:31 P

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I worry about developing heart problems and diabetes, as it runs in my family. I am trying to kick up my activity level and reduce fat and sodium in my diet. I also feel that eating clean helps me combat the bad heredity blow.
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None at the moment. My blood pressure pill dosage was increased and now I'm feeling NOT like myself. I have convinced my doc yesterday to move it back down and she did...I hope to bounce back (lesser appetite, no water weight gain and no body increase)-- yep, I think I put back on some fat. What a major set back.

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2/3/10 5:17 P

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Lyme disease--NASTY!! I can't even tell you how many times I've been bitten by a tick. I grew up with them in the hills of SoCal and then trapesing all over the mountains of Colorado I pulled a lot of them out of me and my animals. I guess I'm lucky I never had a diseased tick. But I have gotten a bit sick by them at times, so did my boy--just flu-like symptoms for a couple of days but nothing worse.

I sometimes get concerned (freaked out) about my depression and wonder how far down that can take a person. I'm also bummed out at how easily I put on weight these days; how I have to say no to so many tasty things all the time. I wonder if I have the strength of will to be disciplined about my eating over a long time; like for the rest of my life. I used to eat whatever and whenever I liked and was always thin. Not any more. I also have Hepatitis C and am always aware that my liver is in distress. Any extra visceral fat will stress it even more and that is where my plump is; right around my middle. Got to get rid of that!

My problems are small compared to what some of the rest of you are dealing with...geeze, I feel like a whiner!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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2/3/10 2:58 P

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OK. I HAVE heard of lyme disease now that you mention the tick bites.
Thanks, Didi!

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2/3/10 2:56 P

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Laura, Lyme disease is gotten from tick bites. We have ticks here on the Eastern seaboard in the Spring/Summer months. You've got to check your limbs for the critters whenever we go camping,hiking etc...

I have no health issues, but would simply love to keep the health that I'm blessed with for as long as I live. Clean eating and exercise is the action plan!!

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I just need to lose weight. I'm doing that with exercise and eating cleaner.

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2/3/10 2:22 P

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I have had a lot of trouble with stress and anxiety, but I have found I can control it when I give my health the attention it needs. Mainly I feel so much better when I have a healthy sleep schedule and get my exercise. I don't want to waste away my life with my chronic worrying, so my goal is to take some time to focus on positive things every day and maintain regular exercise with the knowledge that it makes me physically feel better and more relaxed.

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I'm currently healthy but I have family members with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. So I worry that if I don't keep exercising and eating healthy I will be prone to one of those things. I also worry that I'm just not going to lose any more weight. That I can eat all the right foods and exercise until I drop, and the scale is never going to move. The scale is still slowly moving down but this is just a fear that I have.



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2/3/10 2:16 P

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Wow, Lyme disease? H1N1? Yikes you guys - hang in there!!!

I have autoimmune disease and I always worry about flare-ups. I have chronic pain that pretty much goes away when I run regularly - so I worry about injuring myself or getting sick and not being able to run. I worry about always walking the line between chronic kidney problems and kidney DISEASE (same with lungs!). I've had bouts with clinical depression and I worry about it coming back one day. I worry about the heart and lung complications I had when I had H1N1 last fall, and whether I'm every really going to get better from that...

Gee, is that all? How do I get UP in the morning!? lol!!

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2/3/10 2:05 P

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Those are definitely good goals. What exactly is LYME disease?

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2/3/10 1:58 P

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Yes I worry about never being normal again. I have lyme disease and have been fighting it for quite some time. Right now I go to the hospital daily for IM injections for a co infection. My immune system is not good.

There are days when I feel so awful I think I am going to die.

Goal: Don't give up or in. Eat right Rest right. Stay positive. Love life to the full and enjoy everyone.



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Patty - OMG, feel better.

What is worrying you about your health right now? Do you have an ACTION plan?

My cholesterol
My weight
My skin

Yes, yes, yes ... Eat better, exercise, and simplify my beauty routine!


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2/3/10 1:16 P

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My health is good in fact "grossly normal" according to my doctor. On the road to being strong and having stamina! I do worry about Alzheimer's though, my uncle had it. I also worry about my husband's health, he is really big (culturally) he does surprise doctors tho as far as tests. I know that he would feel better if he lost some weight.
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My current lack of exercise...Which reminds me, I need to go print out my guest pass to the gym before I actually pay to join!

They can't read or write but they sure can multiply. Please spay or neuter your pets.

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Nothing that is currently worrying about my health. I feel very fortunate to have good health (same with my family) so I just try to be very proactive in my health since there is a BIG family history of type II so I try really hard to keep up good with my nutrition and of course my exercise to hopefully help prevent future health problems.

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Patty, take care. That is a Doozey! Double Doozey. yikes!

What worries me is that I will live too long and not have enough financial security. Things are looking pretty shaky out there. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes. But, I have lost 60 lbs since May and am on my way to losing 20 more. All my numbers are looking good and I hope to be off my meds by June. Exercise as well as diet has been key. So, off to walk to Leslie so I get my 50 min in today!

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What is worrying me TODAY is I was just diagnosed with H1N1 and pneumonia on Monday! I dont get sick often, but when I do, it's a doozey! I hate being sick. Go from working out 6 days a week to ZIPPO is driving me crazy!



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I am worried that the damage I have done to my body is not going to get better by my "new" way of living healthy. I had a baby at 38 and I really worry about not being there for him when he is older. :-)

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I like this. I had to think about it.
There are a few things that worry me.
There is a lot of diabetes in my family and every time I see a commercial for the blood testing units I cringe. So eating clean will get me through that.

I sometimes worry that I will out live my hd who chooses not to eat clean. I cannot do much about that but I can stay focused
and do what I know is right for me and even though there are many unhealthy items in my house, I can and will stay away from them.

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Good Morning! I'm on another team where there is a QOTD, and it is a great way to get to know one another. I thought it would be fun to do that here, so I asked the other team's leader if I coulkd borrow her idea. She said no problem! (Thanks, Amber!)

So, here is today's QOTD...

What is worrying you about your health right now? Do you have an ACTION plan?

There is nothing worrying me about my health currently, but I am scared to death (excuse the pun) of dying before I am REALLY OLD! My only plan is to eat as healthy as possible, get lots of exercise, live stress free, take supplements, juice. My PLAN is to live to at least 90 years old. Is that too much to ask? lol!

~Laura

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