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Oh my GOSH!. This day dragged and flew but now it is almost over and much too soon.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oh How I wish I could always have my computer with me. All morning DH sat and chatted with a waiting room of people in the same situation as myself. Unable to see well enough to read a magazine. So we chatted and made small talk but the frustration was awful

Then the good news. I will use bifocals for the computer and reading and I can drive with no eye glasses so my license can now be issued.
I can still do some other work but not what I need to do. Writing to people and getting some sewing done.

For some reason it will be two weeks I do not understand why. I must ask about that in the morning.
I can do Strength training again, I will be walking the rail trail and the very best part is no more drops in my eyes.

I look in the mirror and see the puffy eyes and I feel I aged 10 years this
month, no kidding. I actually do not want to lose any more weight. I like where I am and my numbers except the triglycerides are in a good placed.
I am using this site for healthy living and excellent social contacts.
I will be a happy, healthy heavyweight. I like that so that is what I will be. I will be tracking, I will be eating right and moving fast.
I will check on my weight from time to time but right now, The mirror bothers me. Maybe when I get the new glasses I might feel better.
I just hope with the magnification I might not be happy. That's not right I will be happy just a tad disappointed. We shall see.

My Friend, DOT -IMAGINPRO and I had a lunch and a very long chat two and a half hours talking none stop. It was a really nice time. We have sparked for a long time and we will do this again.

Off to bed now, The witching hour is nigh. Pat in Maine.
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    Pat I really enjoyed our visit very much. It was just great. But because we were enjoying ourselves so much, the time slipped away from us. You are right it was two and a half hours before we knew what time it was. You are such a wonderful person.

    I am really happy with the outcome. We will have to do it again for sure.

    Love Dot
    1672 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Glad things with your eyes are improving rapidly now.

    I think that you are beautiful! emoticon
    1675 days ago
    Good progress, Pat, and I agree, give yourself some more time now that you're off the steroids.
    1675 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    No more drops!!Yea!!

    you will have plenty of time this winter for sewing, be patient, it has paid off so far.
    1675 days ago
    I am so sorry for the rough time with your eyes! But it seems to me you are wise not wanting to lose any more weight. Sometimes we just need to be realistic and see where we feel comfortable!
    1675 days ago
    Pat, I think you look great and are making some good decisions. How awesome that you got to spend time with Dot!!! The puffy eyes will be gone soon and you'll start feeling like yourself. Hang in there!!!

    hugs....Mary Anne
    1675 days ago
    Pat, I believe you have made a good decision about your weight and health. I too have cut back and inching my way to better health. The weight will work its own way. I know it will go away any extra that shouldn't be there. Glad the eyes are coming along. Let time heal. HUGS, Terry
    1675 days ago
    I love your decision about not wanting to lose more weight. We don't all have to weigh 120 lbs, and we can be healthy, happy and active at whatever weight we decide is right for us.

    Have a great day,
    1675 days ago
    I am glad you and Dot had a fun meeting. I need to look around to see if there are any Sparks in my area. It is time to find a local Spark. It is good that your eyes are finally getting better. emoticon

    Judy emoticon
    1675 days ago
    I hate to wait in waiting rooms but usually bide my time by reading magazines so I would have hated to be in your shoes. Some places have really good magazines like my dentist and doctor's office.

    Illness can really take a toll on you. My hair has become grayer in the past 2 years due to stress. The neighbor man noticed. His wife is loves makeup and she colors her hair so he notices women who are more natural, like me. I'm sure women look better with all of these products but I worry about the toxicity.

    Your lunch with your friend sounds nice.
    1675 days ago
    Good news about your eyes! No more drops is wonderful!! Sounds like things are moving along fine and you should be getting back to normal. Hooray!!
    I think it's important for you to be happy with you. Although there seems to be much focus on weight loss, this site is supposed to be about healthy living; being the best you can be; and loving yourself. It sounds like you are happy with who you are and I think it's a good decision to focus on being healthy. Good girl!!
    Sounds like a good time with Spark friend. You gotta love a girls day out with lots of gabbing!!
    1675 days ago
    So glad your eyes are better. Nice that you had a good lunch with SF.
    1675 days ago
    Spot on about the steroids causing puffiness, and you've been on them a while! It should decrease as you are off the drops.

    Glad you check up went well. That's A #1 and that now you can proceed to get your new license. Hurray!

    HUGS sweetie and glad you had a nice visit. Hang in there.
    1675 days ago
    Glad your eye problems are resolving and you can stop the eye drops and get your license back....which must be especially good news for you since you are so active. Also happy to hear that you were able to meet up with another Spark friend, you are such a good Spark friend and I am glad you are spreading happiness among other Sparkers!!

    I haven't been on Spark much lately since as you know I have been busy with instructing my classes here, and on other days driving up to my mom's to help take care of her, so my leisure computer time is limited (no internet access as mom's).

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    1675 days ago
    Pat... Your face will look puffy from the steroids. You've been through a lot and unfortunately, you were not one of those lucky people who get eye surgery and are fine the next day. My daughters took some time to heal, but she had PRK which I knew was more complicated and since she was legally blind and now has 20/20, we took the chance. We had excellent doctor's at TLC, we were told that her recovery would take longer. I think that they didn't inform you as well as they should have about some minor complications. It's probably more frustrating for you because you are such a go go go daughter on the other hand, went comatose (she slept) with her ipod until she was all better....and I waited on her...I woke her up from her self-induced coma long enough to eat and take her eye drops...and she had a lot of them. I don't think she aged any more than sleeping beauty, but I think I might have...I am sure that in a couple of weeks, you will be as good as new, and with better eyesight. Hang in there Pat, all will be fine and you will still be the beautiful person you are inside and out... emoticon
    1675 days ago
    So glad to hear that you don't have to use the
    eye drops anymore. You sound very perky and
    positive my friend. It will be good to get back to
    your regular routine again. Glad you enjoyed
    your lunch with your Spark friend. emoticon
    1675 days ago
    This is mostly good, my friend. I am glad for the progress and that you had a good visit with your Spark friend.

    As for your weight, what is important is that you are healthy, and as you said, your numbers are good. :-)
    1675 days ago
    I hope you rest well after that kind of day! I am glad everything is working out for you.
    1675 days ago
    great that you enjoyed your time with Dot wonderful you meet your Spark friends glad that your eyes are better no more drops is good news all the best
    1675 days ago
  • KATHY024
    Pat, so glad you can get your license. I know quite a few people that have different glasses or use glasses for the computer as it is difficult adjustment to make watching the screen. emoticon
    1675 days ago
    Sounds like it was mostly good news and that is emoticon

    Glad you had an enjoyable time with your friend. Isn't it amazing all the friends one can make from all over the world....

    Have a great day tomorrow....
    1675 days ago
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