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The update to my "Life's Journey"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Well, I'm back on for a little bit and wanted to post an update of my journey of mind and weight. The doctor took me off of the new leg tremor medicine and put me back on my original one that I have done so well on as far as my mental and weight status. My dear husband was "not leaving until" he spoke his mind and feelings about me and my present issues. I am so thankful for a supporting husband and family. By the time we arrived at the doctor's office, he had to just do my talking for me. When the doctor first saw me in her office, she couldn't believe how far I'd gone back down into the depression. She figured that I would gain weight, but was stunned at my emotional level. She promised that she wouldn't "go there again" and re-started my regular leg tremor medicine that I've been on for so long. My husband and I both talked about it over the previous days and decided that we would rather have leg tremors and happiness as opposed to minimal leg tremors with depression and weight gain. Sooooooo here I go again. Step #1 to the "new me" is beginning.

I gained a total of 24 lbs since starting on the new meds, and have already lost 7 lbs. being off of it. I know that it is just fluid, but even knowing that, it still gives me some encouragement of the numbers going down and not going up. I'll take whatever I can see right now.

This morning, I was able to get out of bed by myself and was able to think some positive thoughts. I had no thoughts of self harm. I had no thoughts of eating 3 breakfasts worth of food.

I most of all in this blog, want to say, that I have never had so much encouraging, inspiring, uplifting, prayers, kindness, and true concern sent to me as I have had from all of you. My husband told me that this website and all of the friends and family that I have met here, and who have been close to me during these past few days, that they are a life saver in themselves. He thanks you from the bottom of his heart. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart also. I now see what it really means to have extended families.

I'm anxious to get back to where I was, but also know that it will be a step at a time. I plan to get back on SP daily and do my tracking and get back to my "200 lbs lost" image. I have changed it to show that I am working on myself and when I get back to my old self, I will change it back to where I was.

Thank you, and double thank all of you for being here for me. I hope that I can return the love and encouragement that you have sent to me.

"(C)", 2013, Paula Boyd-Friend, all rights reserved
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    So SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! I teared up while reading this. (Don't get too worried, I cry at Hallmark commercials too. :) )

    Congrats on making awesome choices that are letting you move forward.

    And WE are all glad that you have such an awesome HUSBAND! Online friends are wonderful, but having your very own knight in shining armor escort you to the doc makes a world of difference. ;)
    1993 days ago
    Glad to hear you are doing better.
    1993 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I found you on another friend's site, I'm so thrilled for you that your Doctor has put you back on the med that works and supports your overall health, you sure have a gem of a husband who sure looks after your well being, So happy you are feeling better and are on the mend. I want you to know I'm praying for you and will be cheering you on your journey, I wish you God's Best for 2013 filled with His abundant blessings. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1994 days ago
  • -BENI-
    Yay! Sounds good in all areas! Way to go too hubby! Glad the doctor listened and helped.
    Thank you for the update!
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    1994 days ago
    take it easy, but make sure you are doing things that make you healthy and happy. We're rooting for ya!
    1994 days ago
  • SAMI199
    Thanks for the update-I am praying that each day finds you feeling better than the day before.


    1994 days ago
    That's great news that your medication was changed. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts & prayers. You are such an inspiration to me. I know you will succeed.
    Glad that your hubby is so supportive, Take care of yourself

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    1994 days ago
    Paula, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. You have a great, positive attitude to get back to your plan. I know you'll succeed, and I'm praying you'll be back soon, and enjoying life as you were before this setback.


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    1994 days ago
    You have been such a help to me as a struggle along. This was my first Christmas Holiday where i watched what i put in my mouth and tried to to do mini work outs while my brother here from Denver . What a shock i was stepped on the scales today. then i went back thought my notes and goodies you and other spark friends sent my way. and i am now back on track I need to THANK YOU for your help as you dealt with your own weight issues. so happy that you have a husband that is supportive and will go with you and be your voice we all need some one like that at times Sometimes doc pay more attention to our families reports and concerns then they do us. together we will make it and find the end zone the view at the end of our journey.
    Happy New Year to you and your Husband
    1994 days ago
    So glad to hear this Paula. Thanks for giving us the update.

    Take care and God Bless, Janet emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1995 days ago
    Dear Paula and your wonderful husband,
    I am so pleased your doctor has put you back on your old medication and I am glad you are seeing the benefits already.
    I just want to send you both good wishes and am so pleased you are feeling better my sweet.
    Know your friends are rooting for you all the way.

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    Dee xoxox
    1995 days ago
    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Thank goodness your doctor is looking at your total well being. Perhaps 2013 will be a better year!
    1995 days ago
    Oh Paula, you are such a Sweetie and we care about and love you. I hope that you keep getting more and more healthy and that 2013 will prove to be your best year yet! emoticon

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    1995 days ago
    I am so glad to hear you are doing better! I was, to be honest, quite concerned.
    These days it is necessary to be the consumers of our own healthcare. However, there are times when that is not possible. It is good to be blessed with a husband who cares so deeply, and a good support system.
    You inspire many. emoticon We are here for you.
    Best wishes for continued success. emoticon
    1995 days ago
    You and your hubby are so very welcome. Prayers were answered when the doc took you off those meds.
    Congratulations on getting out of bed on your own!! WOO HOO!

    Don't ever feel that you are on this journey alone. We are walking beside you with love and support!

    Big Hugs,

    Jane emoticon
    1995 days ago
    emoticon Glad to hear the positive news!! Things will get back on track for you really fast Paula. emoticon emoticon
    1995 days ago
    Yay for your hubby!! And for your Dr for putting you back on your other meds!!!! Onward and forward emoticon
    1995 days ago
    I'm so happy for you! You are blessed beyond measure, sweet friend!! Keep the good news coming! emoticon
    1995 days ago
    A supportive husband is such a blessing!
    1995 days ago
    Give your husband an extra hug from us for being there for you when you most needed him. emoticon We all love you, and are very happy for your 7 pounds matter what the reason. You are our inspiration! So many people in your situation would have just given up. emoticon emoticon
    1995 days ago

    how wonderful to have such a supporting husband

    1995 days ago
    What a good husband! I am so happy that you were able to persuade the doctor to do what you needed. emoticon
    1995 days ago
    Sorry I put my comment on the wrong blog so I will repeat here.

    I am so glad your Dr. Listened and you are getting back on track. emoticon

    Keep on, Keeping on I know emoticon emoticon
    1995 days ago
    emoticon So glad you are feeling better.
    1995 days ago
    I'm so glad the Dr listened and saw what the meds were doing to you. I know you'll get back to where you were.

    1995 days ago
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