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Fiasco of driving to St. Paul....due to 25 mile marathon through Mpls into St. Paul
Monday, October 04, 2010      1 comments

The original plan yesterday was to get to my friend's house by 8:30 but I didn't leave until then. Halfway to her house I ran into a total traffic standstill near Lake Calhoun and had to find an alternate route around Cedar Lake, then through d... Read more
Another bleary-eyed morning....
Sunday, October 03, 2010      8 comments

I had to get up this morning at 6:00 as I am taking a friend and another friend of hers out for a Sunday breakfast (quiche is on the menu). Not sure what I will order as I haven't been to this place before. My friend does not drive and her fri... Read more
Needed the weekend...badly!!! Need prayers for my daughter....
Saturday, October 02, 2010      10 comments

I have been fantasizing (yep, checked it on spell check) about retiring lately because it has been so hard to sit at work, to walk to and from my car at various places, go up and down stairs (avoiding when possible) and sitting for prolonged per... Read more
TGIF!!!! False ending yesterday... ???
Friday, October 01, 2010      8 comments

I was ready to go home from work yesterday and punched out...then I made a pit stop and realized I wasn't done working yet as on Tuesdays and Thursdays I start an hour later so have to work an hour later....It sure was tempting to jump in my car... Read more
Still recovering from only 1 mile walkon Saturday...
Thursday, September 30, 2010      4 comments

I have tried staying active at a low level but the overall pain level is not much better yet. I think I am having a flare up of fibromyalgia and everything hurts. Have to keep moving although at a slower pace. Things should get better when I ... Read more
Lofty goals need to be set back a notch...or two...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      1 comments

Overdoing on my one mile walk for the Arthritis Foundation (walked a mile only but there were hills, little ones) has caused me to reassess my lofty goals I set last week of exercising 1 hour a day. For now I will be doing around 30 to 45 minut... Read more
Yesterday's spark anniversary a surprise to me...thanks to well wishers..
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

I forgot it was my spark-versary until I got a bunch of goodies and nice notes from other sparkers. I still don't know how they knew it was my spark=aversary and wonder how they knew.... I did not see anything until I added the spark awar... Read more
Haven't lost my talent for finding bargains!!!
Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

I would Love, Love, Love to stay home from work today but I think I have reached the max for unplanned absences and would have to wait at least another week or I would be put on probation (those ER visits counted against me, etc etc). On ... Read more
going on the arthritis walk in about an hour...
Saturday, September 25, 2010      7 comments

emoticon Looking for an emoticon with squinty morning eyes like mine are this morning but didn't find one.... ... Read more
still tired...
Friday, September 24, 2010      4 comments

I was in bed 8 hours and got 5 hours of broken sleep with some obstruction but no actual stopping of breathing. I was tired in the morning and had to go to the pharmacy to get allergy relief eye drops cause my eyes felt like sandpaper had been ... Read more
Tonight's the night!!! (Sleep test at the hospital)....
Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

I am very excited to think perhaps I will be able to sleep better soon. Last night totally was not restful and I tried to get in a few more winks this morning instead of getting up at 4:30 as planned in order to swim before work. I will have t... Read more
Sleep study scheduled for tomorrow night....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      8 comments

The doctor met with me for about 5 minutes when she decided to order a sleep study. She said she was pretty certain I have sleep apnea and she said I will be given a CPAP machine during the test if I stop breathing 15 times per hour in the firs... Read more
Today I meet with sleep specialist (pulmonologist)..
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      4 comments

Her name is Joanne Fox and I used to type reports by her when I was a medical transcriptionist. As far as I can tell, I think she will be a pleasant doctor to see and I hope she can get to the bottom of the sleep problems I have been having. T... Read more
Still doing well...swam and walked again...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

My total exercise time was 70 minutes yesterday. I need to do the PT exercises for my knees every day as I noticed I have a lot of stiffness and weakness. I am doing stairs at the gym and yesterday noted my heart rate went to 100 after one fli... Read more
Yesterday exercised 65 minutes, walked and swam...
Monday, September 20, 2010      6 comments

My new goal for exercise is now one hour per day which adds up to 420 hours per week. Previously my goal was only 125 hours per week which is only about two hours per week.... I know this will help my recovery. I had been able to walk 1/2 mile... Read more

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