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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Well. I have lived through the month of March and things haven't changed much. Shingles spread to my other ear, of course. So the second one is working its way out of me. I've been taking meds every day for the Bell's Palsy... its getting better, but I can't believe the pain that I still feel when I touch my face. It's ridiculous.

I have a follow up on 4/2 and a mammogram (BLAH!) so I will ask him how long the pain in the cheekbone and cheek flesh and chin and temple area is expected to last since I am now off the meds I was provided. I might have to hit the meds again. More blah!

I cleaned the oven yesterday and today. I took the first layer off and then let the Easy Off sit all night and really put my head in an oven this morning... but not in a suicidal way. LOL

Monday and Tuesday I helped my friend Karrie get her house buttoned up and moved. We drove around and dropped off her Xfnity box and junk like that. We had dinner that night and I paid as it was a celebration of them leaving... and little Evan was there to tell us when it was time to go! Tuesday I got stuck carrying the couches out to my trailer with Kevin as they forgot to call someone else to help. So I was in my therapy boot moving a sectional couch that I bought from them. (My living room will be the laziest place to hang out in all the land!!)

I've ridden my bike a few times for minutes or so. I've upped my speed to 20+mph, but I can't do it every day. My ankle already hates me and still has not healed all the way. The side of my foot is entirely bruised, but I have been wearing that boot (unless I'm just schlepping around the house). It kills me to walk because it puts my hips so uneven, but I have finally found one of my boots that is a perfect height... it's just not BOOT WEATHER here anymore. Well, we have a few days like yesterday where I could wear a knee-high boot with my therapy boot to Wal-Mart. But then it kills my hip again.

Its a vicious circle and I am seriously exhausted every day. I even tried dark roast, fully caffeinated coffee today... and fell asleep 30 minutes later. That's when I forced myself to stick my head in the oven and get it CLEAN!!!

No pictures to share at this time... but I may soon. Oh, and I just keep losing and gaining the same 5-8 pounds over and over. I have GOT to get back to walking again... without that boot, so I have ordered a hard plastic sock-like cast and it should be here Monday. I'll just be careful until then or wear my Harley riding boots. They are heavy, but they are ankle-stabilizers, for sure!

Peace, Love and Thanks for the Positive Vibes... I feel them!
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    You guys are THE BESTESt!!
    2320 days ago
    Your marvelous sense of humor and your spiritedness come through even though you are dealing with so many afflictions. And good for you getting so much done! I hope to clean my oven when it gets warmer and I can ventilate!
    When the boot comes off and the shingles heal and the face works you will be unstoppable!!! emoticon
    2326 days ago
    You sure have been busy even though you've got so many health issues. I truly admire that you can keep on going despite your challenges.

    Are your parents still visiting your aunt?

    2328 days ago
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    Considering what you have to deal with and the inability to do much exercise maintaining your weight is great! That is a major bummer you are healing slowly with that foot :(
    Another out of state man, so wish you could find a local to get to know so you can get a good read on him and check him out before leaping in. The long distance thing really doesn't work so hot. If it ever goes anywhere serious, usually someone has to uproot and move,,
    Sending lots of healing, soothing and fat blasting vibes!!
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    2329 days ago
    Glad you are back, even just to drop in - miss your blogs!!! Sounds like you are staying busy - just don't over do it!!! Be nice to yourself while you heal. As for the 5-8 pounds, that is not bad considering all you have been through physically. Know it is frustrating, but have patience with yourself!!! Hope your next appointments go well. Take care of yourself!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I'm so glad that you're back here once again, at least for a little bit anyway! Sure are thinking of you with your ankle, hips and everything else that is attached to you, that gives you trouble. Not a way to live like you'd like, but surely a way to heal and to feel better down the road, we hope. Love and hugs to you, Angela and don't worry too much about going around the same pounds. They'll come off as soon as you can really move like you used to and that time's a coming. Oh yes, it will! emoticon
    2329 days ago
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