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Need to swim and stay active....
Sunday, April 25, 2010      3 comments

I have been up since 4:00 a.m. and it is now 6:00 a.m. I am going back to bed and plan to go swim and whirlpool this morning after I get a little more rest. Yesterday I used the recumbent bike 30 minutes and the treadmill 15 minutes and I ... Read more
Come Saturday morning I'm going away with my friend...
Saturday, April 24, 2010      6 comments

Remember that song? Today I am meeting with my friend to get food from a church program. It is a monthly sojorn (this is our 3rd time). I am looking forward to it but with my leg pain I decided I have to use my walker with the seat. There ar... Read more
Chronic lower extremity edema...
Friday, April 23, 2010      6 comments

What a nuisance. I am trying to keep my legs up at work (at least hip height) and that has been awkward and bothers my back. I got a prescription from my doctor regarding this and have to arrange for an ergonomic evaluation to see what they ca... Read more
Cheap breakfast cereal...
Thursday, April 22, 2010      5 comments

I took 4 Tb of stone ground whole wheat flour and 4 Tb of ground flaxseed, added water (I didn't measure) and stirred well and microwaved 2 minutes and I have a very tasty warm cereal at a very low cost. I actually like the consistency better t... Read more
Fresh picked rhubarb for breakfast...yummy
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      12 comments

emoticon I feel like Goldilocks...waiting for my rhubarb to cool off enough to eat it.... also am having cereal I ... Read more
3 lb loss overnight...hope it sticks this time...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      6 comments

Up and down...down and up... very discouraging. Yesterday for some reason my legs were swollen and hurt most in the morning and by afternoon they were much better. Perhaps keeping the legs elevated for about 2-3 hours in the morning helped. I... Read more
Monday and back to work...elevate legs, exercise, watch sodium....
Monday, April 19, 2010      9 comments

There is a lot to think about. I probably have venous insufficiency in my legs and swelling is not going away. I have just started Lasix a few days ago and I do not see much improvement. I know the sodium can cause a problem with the blood pr... Read more
I felt skinny at 180...
Sunday, April 18, 2010      12 comments

Though overweight according to the BMI for my height is 179, I felt actually skinny when I was 180 and was wearing size 14s. Now I have regained over 50 lbs of my original 100 lb weight loss and am wearing size 18 again. I was on a plateau for... Read more
Regained the 4 lb I lost yesterday!!!!
Saturday, April 17, 2010      9 comments

I know: "It's just water." However, I was hoping for my weight chart to show a steady decline. Today I am incorporating more exercise since I am feeling better than yesterday and day before. Am leaving the house in 20 minutes for water aerob... Read more
lost 4 lb overnight...need to lose 5 lb more of water weight
Friday, April 16, 2010      6 comments

Got a good night's sleep. Plan to elevate bottom of bed to help with water logged legs. I also am going to keep after increasing my exercise as I am able. Starting with recumbent bike 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I hope to start with 2 times ... Read more
Dr. put me on Lasix to reduce swelling in legs...
Thursday, April 15, 2010      9 comments

I guess I probably have venous insufficiency in my legs. Dr. said since both legs are equally swollen I don't need to worry about a thrombosis. I have always had rather poor circulation in my legs and sitting at a desk all day with my legs han... Read more
Swelling in legs and feet...is driving me coo-coo....
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday at work I had to take off my anklets as they were digging into my swollen feet and ankles and I had a design where the ribbing was...unbelievable. So I bought some large men's sock that only cover the foot and that seemed to help some... Read more
Angel and Puff are hiding from the thunder and lightning....
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

The thunder woke me up an hour before my alarm. We haven't had a rainstorm (or thunderstorm) for ages...since last fall? It seems weird. A winter with no snow in March and only .1 of an inch of snow in February in Minnesota. Makes me feel li... Read more
Divine order... coincidences? I think not!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010      6 comments

I had an odd series of events with my cell phone and sunglass slip ons for my new driving glasses yesterday. I could not find my cell phone and called and called and could not hear it ring. So I assumed I lost it when I was out and about... Read more
Leaving for water aerobics in 5 minutes...
Saturday, April 10, 2010      3 comments

Gotta move and loosen up...! Hope everyone has a great day.... Read more

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