OMG I am THRILLED!!!!!! As it turns out, my DH has sleep apnea. He was tested.(High is 30 he was 95 whatever that means) I have known for several years that he would stop breathing occasionally, for tiny periods of time. I would just move & he would breath & sleep. I REALLY didn't know it was a big deal. I am SO not medical, I mean AT ALL. When he went through his 5 month hospital ordeal in 2014, that's when I started learning about the medical world. (I fear needles) I am an entertainer, have been all of my life. Ask me about theater
& I can probably tell you. Some say I live in WOOWOO land.
That's OK with me, I'm VERY fun to be around!
The medical stuff just goes over my head. I am a naturalist
& VERY pro-active with our health.
That is why SP is so perfect for me. I can use the tools I learn here & apply them to our lives.
Anyway, 2 nights ago, DH was given a 'machine' for this situation. We already just got a new bed, (Can you believe how much a good bed costs? ) after his test, he slept better at the testing place, then he does at home.
We have been sleeping MUCH better. BUT with this machine he is sleeping through the night & I slept through the night for the first time in years, because I was listening for him to stop breathing & move him. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I WAS DOING THIS! The Dr. said DH would wake up with more energy, lose weight & want to move, more, as his back would be responding, also. Plus he would wake up no longer in a fog. Well that's EXACTLY what happened to me today!
When I woke up, after a heavy rain, I walked our dog, Lucy
, then went to my favorite hike spot & hiked for 90 minutes
, came home swept the deck, cleaned the pool, swam with him, trimmed plants & cleaned house.
I have been eating perfectly all day.
I did all of this between 6am & 12:00pm.
I am sparking now, so at the computer, but NO kidding I could go out & dance! I will take it easy the rest of the day, I've done 300 minutes of exercise & even though I feel like I could, I will be easy on myself, I don't want to over do it & "crash" tomorrow! I am SO happy I could do my happy Zumba dance! This is a GREAT way to start of MY new year!
I am SO blessed!
This is the best gift
of all, our health!!!!!!
Thanks for reading & commenting your positive thoughts! I love you, SP friends!
7-3-16 A morning of swimming with my DH! First time in YEARS!!!!! & we've swam 3 times since he got his machine! on July 1. I am AMAZED at how well he responds to this full face mask. It doesn't bother him at all. His energy is VERY much like it was 10 years ago! I am SO very happy. It IS changing our lives! My prayers are being answered! I want to play with him, not watch him sleep & lay around most of the day, because of back pain. EVEN his back is feeling BETTER! If your Dr. says you need the test, DO IT. I promise life CAN be better if you have this condition. See Jeanknee below. This is a huge dramatic change & the sign I have wanted since 2012, when his health started going down hill. (That's why I joined SP. To get my health back, so I could help him do the same!) Happy 4th to all who celebrate! The whole world
can celebrate freedom, I feel like we have found ours! PLEASE find yours, too!
Be safe, everyone! We will be watching the fireworks from our TV. GREAT shows on! "They are expecting 140,000 people here this weekend. A good day to stay home & swim!
7-6-16 Yes! Today is my B'day! I am celebrating my health & my life! SP has given it back to me! I love my SP friends
My life has improved SO much since I joined 3-16-12, I mean REALLY!
I am the most active I have ever been! I am happy to be eating VITALIZING foods that make me want to jump for joy!
Today is shopping at my favorite specialty store. Dinner with family & friends & REMEMBERING I am worth the effort it takes to be healthy!
Also, I've walked Lucy dog, & did my Sheppard Pilates dvd. Zumba, tomorrow. I am SO lucky I have learned these amazing tools! If you haven't read THE SPARK, by Chris Downing, & you are still looking for the answers, I hope you will read it & use the tools! It is the best thing I ever did for myself!
Birthday a few years ago! LOL!
10 years old, performing with friend, BOZO
7-7-16 "LOVE IS ECSTASY."
7-11-16 Busy, fun days! Hope to catch up with you, all, soon! Be the health you want to be & I will too!
7-13-16 IF Life is but a dream..... let's dream BIG! (My Mom has always taught me this!)
Yesterday I completed a project I have been wanting to do for MANY years.... DONE, YEAH!!!!!
Doing my happy dance! Off to swim!
Sand under microscope
Lotus growing, so pretty!