Having trouble being my normal, cheerful, optimistic self
I am sad. Almost all the time. Cry at the drop of a hat. Pitiful.
I have SO MUCH to be grateful for. In the last 5 years I had bilateral pneumonia with MRSA and 4 surgeries with that, open heart surgery with 5 bypasses and an aortic valve r... Read more
Just When I Thought Things Were Settling Down
Well, since the end of March, I've been experiencing tingling, numbness, and pain in my right hand. Several times I woke up in the middle of the night with my hand totally dead. My physical therapist strongly suggested that I talk to my surgeon... Read more
My orthopaedic doctor wrote me a prescription for physical therapy the end of February. At the same time, he told me I could start driving again, starting with local trips and building up from there. I specifically requested a PT within my insur... Read more
I Had A Good Day Today!
I do have to say that the majority of my days are good days, but today was a REALLY good day!
My good friend Sarah picked me up and we went out for breakfast. I had 2 scrambled eggs, extra crispy bacon, and silver dollar pancakes with butte... Read more
Yesterday, Monday, March 12th, I had the best of intentions to dust, vacuum, and wash the floor under my bed.
Then I got a call from the optometrist's. My new glasses were ready!
So I drove over to get them. YES! You read that correctl... Read more
My spinal surgeon's appointment today
As many of you know, I had extensive neck/spine surgery on September 8, 2017. It's been a slow recovery, but I got wonderful news today at my doctor's appointment!!
1. Start Physical Therapy.
2. Gradually start driving again, b... Read more
Books of 2018
I will start my list here, and add to it as the year rolls along. I'll rate the books using *
1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald *****
2. The Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard ****
3. Last Christmas in ... Read more
Evaluation of my 17 Things to do in 2017
1. My first goal was to read 17 New books. I read 34!
2. My goal was to try 1 New recipe a month. I tried 9 New recipes!
3. My goal was to go see The Nutcracker. Didn't.
4. My goal was to lose 17 pounds. I lost 28 pounds!! Woot!!
5. Take... Read more
Little Red Hats
I'm still not able to sit at the computer, but I can get some things done on my Kindle and on my phone. I have an app on my phone called Flipboard, which you can customize to get news articles about the things you're interested in. One of my cat... Read more
I had my long awaited neck surgery on Friday, September 8th. I had to be at the hospital at 7:30, and arrived at 7:40. Filled out yet more paperwork, and was taken in the prep room by 8:30. Gained and scuppered, warm blanket, and waiting. Had 2 ... Read more
I keep track of my calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, and sodium every day, and also for 20 days in a row.
The past twenty days 8/7 - 8/26 had me at the following averages:
Fi... Read more
Christmas in August!
So, I slept in a little bit this morning, because I was really still tired from making the jam, and then getting an EKG and a chest xray in the same day. Both the EKG and the chest xray were normal - yay!!
After I got the coffee going this... Read more
I have a definite date for surgery!! Friday, September 8th.
When I went to meet with the surgeon last week, I had a lot of questions for him. I learned that the surgical procedure would take 8 - 9 hours, and that he would have an addition... Read more
Averages and Diabetes Update
These are my averages for the past 20 days, 7/18/17 - 8/6/17:
Calories: 1170 - Range 1250 - 1700
Carbs: 100 - Range 0 - 150
Fat: 49 - Range 42 - 57
Protein: 84 - Range 63 -85
Fiber: 33 - Range 25 - 35
Sodium: 1188 - Range 0 ... Read more
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A procedure today and surgery update
Two years ago I had a procedure done by a pain specialist. I had woken up one morning just fine, and when I got out of bed and put my feet on the floor, I'd get a zinger down my sciatic nerve in my right leg. I'd rub it, walk around, and it wo... Read more