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Good for you, Bea! Great weight loss whatever the reason!
I felt like I did really well after my knee surgery but I know that I was not walking a mile like you have been. You kept your leg muscles strong with all your walking before surgery and I'm sure you are going to see steady improvement. As for the fatigue, pain is tiring, healing also takes a lot of extra energy, and on top of that you are trying very hard to stay active.

Kat, we haven't heard much from you. Are you doing okay? Is Roy still going on the road?

DJ, I hope your break is giving you the chance to refocus....but we miss you so stop in occasionally and let us have an update. I actually dreamed of being in Hawaii a few nights ago...that happens when it gets wintry here. LOL

Denise, you have got this! The weight keeps going down and that is a testimony to the program you have built for yourself using Curves, WW, and your own will power!

I've actually had two days in a row that have been good. More energy, less shortness of breath, etc. It is great to do normal household chores without feeling like I'm going to collapse. Hope it continues but if it doesn't, I still had these two days.

Prayers all around, my friends!
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Good afternoon!

I went to TOPS this morning. First time since surgery. I lost 2.5 pounds. Loss of appetite was a lot of that. When I got home I slept for a couple hours. I'm tired of all this sleeping. I'm only taking one pain pill at bedtime a day. So I can't blame it on the opiates.

Robert ant and I walked half a mile after I woke up. We shaved 2 minutes off the time from yesterday. Its still pretty slow. The knee itself feels really good, but I have a lot of stiffness. That's why I do a lot of painful stretches. In the long term, it'll get me back to normal sooner. I also use a lot of ice packs and heated rice bags. I can walk without a walker, but if I'm outside, I use the walker.


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Yea Bea glad your therapy went well.
Hoping you all are having a nice day.
Weigh in at ww was emoticon emoticon another 0.8 so I'll take it.
It's been very very stressful here.
Things are pretty much crazy with my Dad.
I just can't go there now because I'm very upset right now.
I will be meeting with our pastor today in a little bit for advice.
Kevin's job coach is meeting with the head of his old company regarding their blocking him.
They have been blocking him constantly from further employment elsewhere.
He has taken 41 or more online courses from unemployment site.
In medical billing and coding and human resource , etc.
They are all training courses .
He wants to get enrolled in a regular certified course but it's taking a long time.
Praying for my son Kevin and of course my Dad and my family also.
I may be staying home for Thanksgiving just not feeling very well lately.
Did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
Have a nice day everyone.
Got great advice from our pastor he is close to our age and very understanding.
I'll be visiting my Dad probably for short time tomorrow wish me luck.
May be offline most of tomorrow .

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Yea Bea! You rock! So glad your therapy went well today!


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Good evening!

2 and half weeks of doing almost nothing sure takes a lot out of a person. I'm pretty much off the opiate pain relievers. My last one was last night at bedtime. There are times that all I want to do is sleep.

PT went well yesterday. The therapist kept saying how good I'm going for only 3 weeks. I kept saying 2 1/2 weeks. I told him that I've been doing some of these exercises for the last several months when I had lower back problems. Exercise works!

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Wanda my sister invites all her husband's family which is a large family. All their kids and wives also . Plus loads of her friends and my family. Every year it's a crowd I hate it but my family loves the food. They call it tradition ugh....
Anyway I personally rather stay home it's a big show.
I'm extremely tense lately due to the comparison game my Dad is pulling again.
I don't feel good and have had heart palpitations .
Now Thursday is lecture time again at my Dad's.
God I'm sick of this !!!
I get he is 93 and quite forgetful but being blamed for things takes the cake.
I won't say any more because I'm upset.
Kora is very active .
Then again she is a little over a year old.
emoticon to all of you.
My weigh in is tomorrow wish me Luck .
emoticon Praying for my son Kevin and my Dad and my family.
Hoping you all are having a nice day.
Take care everyone.
By the way unfortunately Kevin's appointment did not go the best.
He still has to do more online courses before they actually sign him up for the main course.
Unemployment is running out soon so he is extremely upset.
Plus he is still being blocked by his former employer.
Such extreme tension here.

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Hi everyone!
It is a beautiful sunny day here in southwestern Ohio. Temp is only 49 but that is better than the 17 we had one day last week. Now that did make me appreciate being indoors. Today though I actually went to the post office and grocery store by myself. WOOHOO!!! I really feel like ME!
Hope it lasts but this may just be temporary.

I feel like the rituxan infusions will get me to a remission sooner or later and I just want to be able to do more.

I still have some breathing issues with the bronchitis but it is much better and I don't feel any of the MG shortness of breath today.

All good because Christmas is coming and you know that means lots of things to do. All my shopping will be online this year. I feel a bit bad about not supporting local businesses but I also feel blessed to have the option of on-line shopping.

Bea, I liked my ice machine better than ice packs too. I really thought it was unnecessary when they gave it to me after my knee surgery, but it turned out to be really helpful.

Kat, you just keep dragging that oxygen around. You need it and I hope you will get to the point where you can chuck it but until then just keep giving your body what it needs.

Denise, you've made a good decision for you and your family. I didn't realize there would be such a crowd of people there. You should be able to to avoid any issues with your sister. If she starts in on you in front of all those people though.....just leave. Maybe she will get a message.

Hope Kevin's appointment goes well today!

Prayers all around,
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Bea I know the first pt might be leaving you a bit sore. I can understand that but in the long run I feel it would help later on. You are doing well despite the discomfort in my eyes.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Wanda hope that all is going well for you and Mal.
Vicki hoping all is going well for you and Bob.
Kathleen hoping all is going well for you.
LindaMarieZ we are hoping all is going well for you also.
Everyone else hoping all is going well for you.
I did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
I had liquid egg whites with mushrooms and spinach and peppers for my breakfast .
I had a Thomas light multigrain English muffin with olivio spray on it.
Lunch was Salmon with zucchini noodles and six real tiny baby potatoes .
Desert was a chocolate rice cake.
Earlier I had a dunkin decaf coffee and a ww mint crunch two point bar.
Dinner will be arugula salad with tuna and almonds and tomato with olive oil and vinegar.
I'm trying hard on my weight loss journey.
Measuring out my portions.
Oh I decided to go on Thanksgiving to my sister's.
My family knows how I feel but with twenty five people or more around the table.
She definitely won't have the time to pick.on me.
I prayed over this and know my Mom would have said don't.let her get to.you.
My two sons and my husband are supporting.me through it all.
Sorry I just had to.vent .
It will be okay because I have God by my side getting.me through it all.It's crazy but as my family feels it's not worth fighting with her over. Unfortunately my Dad feels she and her husband do no wrong. Oh well move on from here.
Tomorrow Kevin has a meeting with.career counselor from unemployment.
I have to get my laundry out f the dryer now so signing off.
Praying for my son Kevin and my Dad and my family
Kora is being a good dog so far.
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Good Morning!

I woke up this morning at 5 hurting a lot. I took a pain pill, but gave up at 6 and got up. I showered and dressed. I scrubbed a little next to the incision to get rid of some of the adhesives from the bandages. There is some still there. I fixed my simple breakfast, then headed to the recliner with ice pack and pillows. Then waited until someone got up to fix up my ice machine. It works a little better than the ice packs. Then I slept for a couple hours. I'm not having that pain now.

I have my first PT this afternoon. I'm looking forward to it but also dreading it.

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good morning

emoticon we will be at 72 today.
Bea,
I slept off and on yesterday and my sister Ann has the flu ,she just got the flu shot.When the last child went home friday ,she hit the bed herself . Untill she had to go to the store . emoticon

She purchased 4 turkeys. emoticon for 10 people . she sends a lot of food to the family home with them . They dont really have money to buy the stuff for a dinner.

Denise

How will your sister treat you at the dinner????
verbale abuse from her and then a invitation to dinner?????? I would decline the dinner ,and you dont have to justify why.
or this will go on and on she has the control.t take your power back.

I recall Ann said something to me . After we both had reverations at the beach . camping on the beach .we canceled RV . That ended that. She likes to control people also.

Kora has two homes my boys has a second home down at Daves and lilly emoticon

This wi fi has been on and off .

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Good evening!

I went to church this morning and that felt so good! But it tired me out. I slept the afternoon away. So we didn't walk this afternoon like we usually do. On Sundays we usually have a big meal at noon, then a very light supper. I had a protein shake, a banana, and some cinnamon toast. That was my splurge for the week or month or ... Lots of butter and lots of cinnamon sugar. The bread was a healthy whole grain bread. So it wasn't all bad. I'm going to go do a few stretches.

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Good afternoon my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is cloudy and 38 . It started off at 27 . We did some running around this morning . We bought dog waste bags with a dispenser to keep at our house for Kora.
We bought a nylabone for Kora to chew on. I also bought water softener pellets and some almond milk. After that we went to our local dunkin for hot decaf coffee .
Then home for lunch which was chicken with shallot, tomato, a little arugula , and some cauliflower rice veggies. I added a dash of cinnamon and it was delicious. I had it in a carb counter la bandererita wheat wrap.
I ate Quaker quick oats this morning for my breakfast.
I'm still debating what to do about Thanksgiving do I give in and go.
It used to be nice being there but this whole mess is eating at me.
I prayed last night and I realized it's petty nonsense folks
Tom wanted to call my Dad and discuss it but I personally feel it would make things worse.
My family wants peace and they want me to feel better inside .
I don't want to argue it's like a soap opera so now I'm laughing.
Well just got the invite by email so now have to figure out our response.
Life goes on and I'm a big girl so I'll figure it out.
Man I really miss my Mom right now more than ever.
Bea congratulations on all the walking your doing .
Take care of yourself.
Kat sorry to hear your not doing well praying for you.
Wanda hope that you feel better soon.
Thankful for our team .
Having a nice day everyone.
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Hugs ........


I had arugula and nature sweet tomatoes and hard boiled egg , unsalted cottage cheese , with olive oil and rice vinegar. That was my dinner . Kevin and Tom had Boboli pizza with spinach and mushrooms and pepperoni and light tomato sauce with part skim mozzarella cheese.

Take care everyone.
Praying for Kevin , My Dad and my family.
Prayers all around for all of you too.....



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Good afternoon,

I'm still doing my stretches even though they hurt. Its what's best for me now. I start PT on Monday. I'm wondering how far I'll be pushed. I don't mind as long as it gets me back to normal. My husband and I walked around the block this afternoon. Then I did my standing stretches. Then we walked to the grocery store, which is another 2 blocks round trip. I think I'm going to go put my leg up again....

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good afternoon

we are at 69 emoticon

Boy Wanda , you and I should hang out ! I have to lay around also. dragging a oxygen hose around . But I am thankful I am still here. The anemia is gone but still low ,so I take Iron tablets.
I hope you get to feeling better soon. can you take cummin ???? pure roots or turmic

Denise emoticon
I need to color mine ,the gray is really pretty its like blond highlights.
about Thanksgiving at your sisters ,I agree with wanda. That being said your the wife. its your holiday too.
I would not go at all.

chat later hugs






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emoticon Good morning my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you here fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. It's colder today started off at 26 and should be around 35 later.
It is sunny out also.
emoticon Kora is napping.so we all have a little break .
Kevin is still applying for jobs and doing all the online training.courses.
Loads of work but he is learning .
Today we plan on making Mass later.
emoticon I had liquid egg whites with mushrooms and peppers and spinach for breakfast. I also had a Thomas light multigrain English muffin with olivio butter spray on it.
I sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on it.
So far healthy choices .
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
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emoticon to all of you.
emoticon Thanksgiving is almost here .
Have a nice day today everyone and enjoy time with the ones you Love.
Whether with family or friends hope you have a nice day.
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Good evening my dear spark friends,
Thanks Wanda for being supportive. Hoping you all are having a nice day today.
Today was sunny and around 50 but windy . Kora is really being a good puppy.
Very active and playful.
Kevin is busy doing training courses with unemployment..
He also has a career development counselor with.them.
Also he now has a job coach which we got through an agency we dealt with before.
So he is very busy and looking for jobs too.
Thankfully the job coach seems real good .
He has twenty years of experience .
Kevin feels comfortable with him and that's important.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here.
I colored my hair today my usual medium golden brown.
This time I used nice and easy.
Oh forgot to say I have a lilac purple color nail polish on my nails .
I actually wanted a change and I like it.
I've been really taking note of portions and watching what I eat.
Trying hard on my weight loss journey.
I did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
Too cold lately for walking outside got in 5,070 steps today.
Better than none at all ....
emoticon emoticon for Kevin, my Dad , and my family.
Have a nice evening everyone./Denise

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Good Afternoon

We're home from Zootown. I saw the doctor this morning. Keep doing what I'm doing and go to PT on Monday. Although, as long as I'm mostly with my knee elevated, I don't need to wear those ugly uncomfortable white support stockings. Is that enough adjectives with that? We were at Kohl's, Walmart, and Costco. At Walmart and Costco, I used one of those riding electric carts. Thats the only way I could have managed either one of those. I'm going to go lay down for now. It was a big day!


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Well, Denise, I feel that you have been "putting your big girls pants on" for long enough!

If the day will be miserable for you .... just don't go. It is better than putting yourself through all the stress leading up to the day and certainly better than sitting through the put downs all day.

It has been done, right....over done in fact and now it is your choice whether to let it continue or take yourself out of the line of fire.

Let Justin and your husband go. It would also be good if they would explain your reason for staying home!

Having said that I do know how difficult family situations can be so I'll say a prayer and be supportive whatever YOU decide to do.
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Yes Wanda my younger sisters ugly mean side is only to me.
I just say to myself that she has issues.
Only problem now is Thanksgiving if it's at her house again and were invited.
I truly don't want to go but once again I believe my older son and husband feel it's tradition.
I'll deal with it when or if we are invited there.
I'd prefer to be home though so much easier if I am.
Less stress and less hassles .

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Good afternoon

Other than walking with my husband, I've had my first outing today. I walked across the street and got my hair shampooed and dried. That felt good. I still took my walker. I showed off my big bandaid as well as those awful support stocking. I should get rid of the bandage tomorrow along with the staples. I'm ready for that to happen! Tomorrow marks 2 weeks since surgery. I wish I was off all these nasty drugs that make me sleep all the time. The muscle relaxer is worse than the Oxycodone (spelling?) as far as drowsiness goes.

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Theme for my day.......

"Why do people think I'm lallygagging when it should be very obvious that I am dillydallying?"


emoticon Yep, I lay around a lot and sometimes it gets so boring that I need a quote like that to restore my sense of humor. Still wheezing from bronchitis but much better.

Denise....I have had sister problems in my day but your sister takes the cake!! She has to have mental health issues to be so mean and devious! Makes me want to scream so I know it must make you want to throw something. Big breath!!!! Okay, I'm calmer....I think.

For heaven's sake she was at your birthday and didn't act like a witch. Does she only show her real ugly to you? Prayers that you can move forward with peace in your heart...same prayer I had for you when you were trying to deal with her when your mother was ill. Someday your sister will need you.....something she should be thinking about.

Well, back to the couch and my book. Love you guys! Prayers all around.

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good morning we will be at 69 today

Denise
good job on your weight loss emoticon
that was sad about your siste and the family . I dont get it either.
good luck for Kevin to day. I dont understand ,what Tom wants



Hi its always good to see and reading the posts.Kathleen ,thats another reason I love our team.
we understand that some of us cant post daily. DJ takes breaks up to 3 months.there is a lot to do for her , yard work and projects by dh

Bea

I understand about sleeping and meds but your body is healing .
vicki I always like your post will chat later




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Good morning my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is cloudy and overcast and around 41. Just a little bit warmer than yesterday.
We still have our older son's boxer Kora staying with us.
She is full of energy at a little over a year old .
It's like having a toddler in the house. She loves to run around my dining room table and play with a ball.
Kevin is busy doing online courses from unemployment site.
Learning an awful lot. Meeting with a job coach today. Hoping he can help him.
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emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
I will be going to Curves a little later.
After that going to get my nails done.
emoticon Prayers all around for all of you .
Praying for my son Kevin to be able to get a good job, praying for my Dad and my family.
Not sure of our Thanksgiving plans yet.
Under circumstances if I can I'd prefer to stay home and cook this year.
Really not comfortable going to my sister's this time around .
It's been a horrible time with her and I truly don't want to go there.
She just is unethical and deceitful.
That's how I'll explain it.
How she can live with herself I'll never know.
Take care everyone .
My husband wants Kevin to admit to all the lies that his previous employer is saying about him.
Tom keeps going on and on about this nonsense it is tensing Kevin and I up big time.

He feels that is the only way my son will get a job if he goes along with the lies.

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Good afternoon

Another day of healing and painful exercises. I walked a total of 3 blocks today (1 1/2 blocks to and back again). Thats just a little further each day. Thats about as far as I want to go for now. When I got home, I sat for a few minutes, then did the standing exercises.. Thats what most days are now. We have church tonight, but I don't think I'll go. Rest up some more.

Its cold and dreary here today, but at least its 10 degrees warmer today than yesterday. Its in the low 40s here today.

I've had the shingles shot. So it shouldn't be shingles. I think its just an allergy. I have a new medication to try now. I've talked to the doctor's office every day this week. I see him on Friday.

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Good luck to him.

Today was a long one since it was our big monthly shopping day. Thankfully I was able to hit one store yesterday so it only meant 3 stores today. A little easier on my back but still needed to take one of my hoarded pain pills. I only have one left with zero chance of getting a refill so won't take it unless I absolutely have to.

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, not the goal.
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Kevin has a job coach to meet with tomorrow.

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Good afternoon my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is sunny and cold with 31 as the high . Down to the teens tonight .
emoticon emoticon this morning .8 and believe me I'll take it.
With all the stress I'll definitely take a loss.
Wanda glad to hear from you.
Kevin cannot get consumers families to vouch for him.
He does have several people outside of his firm who he worked directly with.
Someone from OWPD is vouching for him plus legislatures,etc.
He went to unemployment to meet with a career development counselor today.
He has several more online courses to take to get knowledge behind him.
Then some workshops to.attend before okayed for the main online course he wants.
They will pay for that course but the course will go at least three months long.
He may have a job by then so we will see what happhens .
On top of that we finally found out he has a job coach to meet with from another outfit we contacted. The first meeting is tomorrow afternoon so wishing him luck.
Thanks Wanda for all the advice he truly appreciated it.
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emoticon emoticon a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
Well we now have our weight watchers converted to the my ww plan.
Three ways to do it blue plan is freestyle which I'm on.
Green is the one before that smartpoints.
Purple is the restricted plan the simply filling plan but less points as your base.
Any way it's whatever plan works for your lifestyle.
I've been pretty successful on freestyle so far so figured I'd stick with it for now.
My metabolism is very slow so I really have to work the plan.
I exercise at Curves and walk as much as possible also.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
emoticon to all of you dear spark friends.
Oh by the way the memorial at my Mom's old facility was ok.
I cried a bit . The hardest part was my sister and her husband and my niece were there.
My Dad was there also.
We had Kevin with us.
My sister was cold as ice toward me in front of others . I am baffled as how she can live with herself after what she did to me.
Tom was shocked also.
emoticon for Kevin to get a good job, my Dad, and my family also.
Hoping you all have a nice day today
/Denise emoticon Waving a magic wand and hoping we all see a better day tomorrow.

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Good Morning!

It is bitterly cold here today, only 17 degrees now. I'm getting cabin fever but I have trouble breathing cold air so I guess it is another day indoors.. LOL Who am I to complain about being warm and cozy indoors when there are homeless people everywhere?

Denise, I think you are right that not naming his most current employer will cause too large a gap in his resume and any interviewer would hone right in on that. The best thing he can do is make sure that the positive reviews and awards are mentioned in the resume or attached to the resume. Hopefully that will mitigate what they are saying.

There is another option and that would be to get a lawyer to write a letter threatening a lawsuit if they say anything at all negative that they cannot PROVE. It would cost something to get that letter sent, probably not a lot and I think the company would cease all negative comments. They don't want to fight a lawsuit either.

Keven would not have worked there for 2.5 years if he had not been responsible and reliable and I think they should at least acknowledge that much when asked for a comment. Anything less is saying outright that they didn't do their best for their clients.

Also is there any client family that would write a letter of recommendation for Kevin. It should be someone he worked with for a good period of time.

So sorry he is going through this.

Kathleen, we have been in your area of the world many times. Love the Poconos. Enjoy your quilt guild meeting; would love to go with you.

Prayers all around,
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BEA - Be careful about that rash. After stress of surgery it could be Shingles. Don't wait too long to get that checked unless it is already gone.

WANDA - Nice to hear from you. Hope everyday is easier for you. Last week while I was away I read three books so I know what you mean about getting tired of reading. That will do me for awhile.

A very cold sunny day here in The Pocono Mountains of PA. Tonight is a quilters guild board meeting and tomorrow is my morning knitting group.

Everyone have a great day!

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Good Afternoon

I think I'm allergic to the muscle relaxant. It helps, but now I have a rash all over. So I took some Benedryl and I slept all day. One little pill and I slept all morning, woke up for lunch and slept some more. I might get a different one. I did my stretching this morning. This afternoon, after sleeping, we went for a short slow walk. I'll do some standing stretches in a few minutes. Thats my day! I'll do more stretching this evening.

I have my knee on ice at least 20 hours a day and elevated. Its a big job to just go to the bathroom.

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I'm back, everyone. Well at least sort of back....don't know if I will post daily but I miss you all and really need to make a bigger effort to keep in touch. It is way too easy to give in to inertia.

Seems just when I'm feeling a bit better something else pops up. Right now it is bronchitis and shortness of breath on top of the MG symptoms. I never thought I would get sick of reading but I think i am almost there.


Bea, sounds like your recovery is on track. I remember that I was shocked at the pain right after my surgery and I too tried to get off the pain meds as soon as I could but don't let the pain get too far ahead of you. That just means it will take way too long to get down to a tolerable level. Ice, ice, ice.....it makes a difference. Also, don't push yourself to walk; that will come and doing too much too soon will cause the swelling and pain to flare.
Oh gosh....reading your posts just reminded me how frustrated I got with the whole process but still I say the surgery was the best thing I could have done.

Can't stay on, but thinking of Kevin, DJ, Kat, Vicki, Kathleen, and all.
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Good morning my dear spark friends,
Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Started out today with rain and snow showers and 37. It's supposed to get very frigid temperatures later today . We are scheduled to go to my Mom's old facility where she had resided . They are having a memorial tribute to read off names if all who passed on and give a ribbon or something to my Dad. She passed away in July.
I miss her loads .
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Weight watchers has decided to have it my way plan. This means you decide whether you stay on freestyle, or the plan before that or the one before that one.
Wow I'm staying with freestyle it's hard either way but I believe I can do it!
Over the two years my weight loss has been very slow due to a very slow metabolism.
I just feel I'd be more in control this way.
I do exercise at Curves when I can and walk also.
We are taking care of my son's boxer Kora who is one year old .
She is very active and always wants to play.
It's keeping us busy today.
emoticon to all of you dear spark friends
By the way if Kevin left out his previous employer there would be too big a gap .
Thanks but unfortunately we can't do that.
Praying for my son Kevin to get a good job, my Dad and my family also.
We will get through this with God's will.
Take care everyone.

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Good morning my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is snow showers this morning and freezing temperatures later today.
Hoping not much accumulation of snow or ice. We are scheduled to go down to New Jersey to my Mom's old facility for a memorial tribute . We have my son's one year boxer Kora staying at our house. She just loves to play with us all day. She loves to cuddle too.
Weight watchers has decided now to let us choose what plan we want to stick with.
Blue is for freestyle and green is the plan before that and purple is the restricted plan with lower points given to you.
I'm sticking with the freestyle plan for now . I struggle at times but I believe I can do it!
Oh if Kevin leaves out his previous employer on his resume there would be two large a gap between jobs . He had worked for them for two and a half years.they nevehe did .

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Hello. Sorry I haven't stopped by to post here for so long.
Every thing is going well here. I was staying at my DDs house with my DGD for the last 10 days while my DD was away on vacation to San Francisco. I took a deliberate break from the internet while I was away. I just relaxed and did a lot of knitting and reading.

DH & I are doing well. Keeping to a balanced Mediterranean diet and making good food choices.

KAT I am happy to hear you are doing so well with your walking. emoticon

DIETER- Hoping Kevin finds a job soon. Not a good situation when your previous employer is ruining your chances for future employment. If it is possible he should omit them on his resume as a previous employer. This way they can't give a negative opinion of him.
You sound like you are doing great with your working out at Curves. emoticon

VICKI - Hope you are doing well. Hope your DH is getting better.
BEA- Good job on getting all those steps!
Wanda = Hope you are well.

Weather here is getting colder every day. Should be no more than 20 degree F tomorrow. BRRRR..


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Good evening my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today was 51 here. Tomorrow will be colder and chance of rain and snow mix.
Hoping not much accumulation. Today I did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
Then grocery shopping and then Tom had a doctor appointment after lunch.
After that we went to pick up Kora because my son is away for up till Thanksgiving on business.
Hoping she will behave while with us.
She is very active and loves to play.
Tomorrow we will go to my Mom's old facility again.
They are reading off all the names of those who passed away and giving out a ribbon to honor her.Wednesday afternoon Kevin has an appointment to meet with career center at unemployment.regarding whether he can get funding for a medical course.
I have weight watchers workshop in that morning Wednesday.
I'm trying hard on my weight loss journey.
Welcome LIndaMarieZ 1 we are looking forward to getting to know you.
Feel free to post on the daily chat thread a bit about yourself.
This is a very friendly fun team .
We all have become good friends and glad your joining our team.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Wanda praying for you.
Vicki hoping all is going well for you and Bob.
Bea one day at a time you are seeming to get in quite a few steps with your walking.
Hoping your healing.
Kathleen hoping all is going well for you also.
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Have a nice day everyone.


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Good evening

I got up this morning at my usual time, 6:30 . I showered, then did the stretching and moving exercises. It hurts to do them but my knee feels better afterwards. I haven't been logging them because I don't know what to call them. Throughout the day, it probably totals up to about 45 minutes.

After breakfast, I slept the morning away. Robert went to Missoula to pick up a prescription and get a few groceries. I slept part of the afternoon away. I see the doctor on Friday for the first post-op visit.. We walked about 2.5 blocks today.

Kat thats frustrating when that happens. I had a little burp in the internet this afternoon. I just put it away and slept awhile.

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Good afternoon

we have nice weather again at 70 emoticon

Bea I had a hard time with the threads this morning . I played with them over 45 minutes .
you made a wise choice ,by staying home from church.sitting in church and maybe pain hits.
I have been pushing myself. I can walk 30 minutes without oxygen. emoticon


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Good afternoon

I missed church this morning. I wanted to go. But yesterday, I realized it wouldn't work. I hurts to much to be away from iced and elevated knee that long. I told a friend that I would need a recliner to put that knee up. I added But then I'd sleep.

If the church did have one, there is one person at church that would monopolize it and think she would NEED it. You can guess who that is. lol

Just a few thoughts.

We walked to the grocery store and back this afternoon. It took 15 minutes ... I can usually do it in 5-10 minutes depending on how much I buy and how busy the story is. Slow but its progress!

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I went out today and used my walker with oxygen . yesterday I got 861 steps ,thats huge for me .
Its going to be 70 . I got a new book to read and a new hidden object game

emoticon Lilly team steelers I love that team also.
emoticon nascar day also.


thats about it I made chile fries topped off with cheese .
so the rest of the day I will eat light

Vicki nice posts

chat later God Bless us all

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Hope everyone has a wonderful Veteran's Day weekend.

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Good afternoon

its 70 degrees

Bea it sounds like your doing really good . I have a walker ,I dont use it much. I walked this morning with out my oxygen. I got 361 steps ,it took 30 minutes .My OXYGEN droped to 88.
yesterday I got 159 steps. I keep a journal.

I will see my DR wed see how my lab work goes . especially the iron.

Bea Roy has days I swear he doesnt conect the dots . My sister says the same about Karl .Its like talking to someone I dont know LOL

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Good Afternoon

We just got back from a walk. It was only 2 blocks and slow, but We got out. It felt good. Tomorrow, I'd like to do the same and a little further. I used the walker for mostly for stability. I put very small weight on it. I had no problems with the steps on our porch. I've had lots of practice for it in the last 2.5 years with that knee, so it was almost 2nd nature. I also mentioned to my husband that my back isn't hurting at all.

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Good afternoon

Another day of healing. I'm frustrated with my husband. Some days I think we talk in different languages. This is one of those days. Its frustrating refilling prescriptions that is related to my surgery. 2 needed and I'm concerned about the 3rd. Its the nasty one, the one for pain. So it takes more steps. Its new rules for them. Its to cut down on opiate addiction. I'm not sure I'll need to refill it. I have 12 left out of 40. . It'll carry me though the weekend at the rate I'm taking them, probably Monday or Tuesday. But it always takes time to get any refill, You need 1-2 business days, depending on the doctor for any refill. Opiates take another step.

I just got a return call from my doctor's nurse. I told her that at the rate I'm taking them now. I might not need more. and I have enough until last at least to Monday or Tuesday. She appreciated the advance notice and thinks I'm doing well at taking them mostly at night. My last one was this morning at 7 AM. I told her that I don't feel like I'm doing well. I also told her that I would call her I'll I don't need them. I also told her that I don't think I'll need the full 40 pill prescription.


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Denise, so sorry to hear about the job situation for Kevin. Praying something good happens soon to make it all worthwhile.

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So sorry Denise about Kevin and the upsets.
I looked up NY labor laws and in NY the former employer can disclosed information and state the reasons for laid off or fired.
here in AZ the only question to ask legally ,is can a ex employee be re hirable .Thats a crazy law of NY. so if you dont like the ex employee ,you can lie.I would personally challenge the lies.
Bea
I know how hard it is to rest. I wouldnt worry about the meds. The people get hooked.They seek out the opids. they go to doctor to doctors and ER rooms untill they get Flaged.

Today I am super tired. I went this morning to get lab work done.We waited almost a hour.
i decided to emoticon
measure myself , bust 38, waist 34, hips 39,
thats much better than the scales. I have adema .

we will have nice weather at 68 today


I will be praying today for our teams needs . emoticon

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emoticon bad news the interview went excellent but they went to offer him a job.
They called his last employer who let him go.and they lied big time about my son.
So.no job offer and he is really badly.upset now big time!!!!
I'm sick to my stomach right now.
This offer would have Been a lot of money and a real good job.
Wow this takes the cake.
Got to go please pray big time for Kevin thanks.....
I just am so upset I can't type right now.
He contacted unemployment legal and they are looking into an attorney.
Not sure if this is the right route right . But after being declined from several offers if jobs due to his old employers words it's crazy. Ugh...He does not know where to apply to now .
Sorry we are all besides ourselves here as to how to solve this issue.

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Hello all. Hope your Friday is going well. We're supposed to get quite a bit of rain this afternoon and thru until tomorrow morning. Hopefully we won't lose power from it. Doesn't take much to knock it out. But hoping the rain will knock down the pollen count.

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Good evening!

It's another day of resting or should I say of doing nothing. I would love to do outside. Sunny and in the 40s and 50s. I'd love to be out walking. But I still have to wait. That's my days are like. I had my first pain pill since 6 AM a little while ago. On the other hand, I was taking every 4 hours during the night last night. I wanted have them every 2 hours, which is too close . I think it was my body is saying that I'm tired of sleeping on my back with my foot propped up. It's telling me with pain. It helps getting up and moving when I'd rather sleep. So every 2 hours I got up to go to the bathroom. I didn't need to that bad, but was a good reason to get up. Tomorrow, marks 1 week since surgery.

We have a refrigerator FULL of leftovers from what meals our church ladies have been bringing us. There is probably enough food for each meal to feed us 3 meals. We've been eating on them for lunch too. Thankfully, it's mostly healthy food. Maybe, in a few days, I packaged up some of it and freeze it.

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Good afternoon my dear spark friends,
Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Got to run soon Tom has doctor appointment and after that Kevin has an interview. He has interview tomorrow too.
Praying for my son Kevin to get a job and my Dad and my family also.
Maybe check in later today.
Omg the interview today was a total waste of time . Over thirty five minutes or more drive to find out the woman lied . She had posted for full time position and told him it was but it was only for two days a week. He was very upset .
Well praying for tomorrow's interview to go better.
Posted this earlier.

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Good afternoon

I'm still not doing a lot, but I guess that's what is expected. I got a stiff warning about taking opiate drugs from another group, how it;s a deadly and epidemic problems in the US. I thought it was an overkill. I've tapered off on the opiates drugs. I like what they do for me, but not what they do to me. I'd rather not take them. I probably won't take any more until bedtime. I can take them every 4 hours. It's been 2 hours since I took any and it's another 6 hours until bedtime.

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Well weigh in wasn't good but not too bad considering I'm stressed out.
I gained 1.8 so working on healthy snacks when stressed .
Today I had a protein one bar and a premier protein drink for breakfast.
Lunch was ground turkey with zucchini noodles mixed in .
Snack was a baked gala Apple with cinnamon.
Drinking water and green tea today.
Dinner will be an arugula salad with tuna and almonds and tomato with olive oil and Apple cider vinegar.
It's been very hard for me with my weight loss journey lately but I'm not giving up!
Bea rest assured the rest will only help with the healing .
Take care of yourself.
Wanda hope that all is going well for you and Mal.
Vicki hoping all is going well for you and Bob.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Kathleen hoping all is going well for you and your husband.
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emoticon emoticon a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
emoticon I also walked around the neighborhood twice today.
I will walk around the house more to get in more steps today.
We have a 2020 weight watchers challenge going on.
It's an eight week challenge and we must attend six out of eight workshops.
Plus each week complete one action on your healthy action bingo board.
Get five boxes in a row, whether up or down, left to right, or diagonally to score bingo.
Complete both to receive a ww charm.
Well I'm sure going to try hard to do this.
Thanks for the team support and encouragement and friendship here.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
emoticon Hugs to all of you dear spark friends.
emoticon emoticon 48 today.
emoticon Praying for my son Kevin and my Dad and my family also.
Hoping we don't get much.snow tomorrow.
Kevin has interview tomorrow and Friday.
He is taking all kinds of online courses even in management too.
He is learning a lot.
Have a nice day everyone.
/Denise

By the way I was determined to get my steps in today and managed to go over .
I got in 12,138 steps.

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we will hit 61 today.
Aloha DJ emoticon
not being able to sleep , emoticon I get that one.
I understand the spark break .You will be missed. emoticon

emoticon Denise ,it doesnt seem like 2 years has gone by with weight watchers
such a great Job .
emoticon Vicki post is cute. But i have been drinking maybe a 1 /2 cup
having lots of belly pain . could be the ucler .

Bea
resting is required. I have to rest a lot . Its part of the healing,but you know this already
so that being said take care of yourself.

nothing going on here . resting and plying Domino's on line.

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Bea the meds may be causing the lack of appetite . I know when my older sin had shoulder surgery years ago it did for him.
Take care.

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I'm feeling better today. But I have no appetite. I eat only because I need to. I stepped on the scale for the first time since surgery. I lost 4 pounds. I wanted to lose it but not this way.

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Cute post Vicki. emoticon

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If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, not the goal.
My goal is to be healthier, period !


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Good morning my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is cloudy and overcast and should be getting to 55.
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emoticon emoticon A good strong workout at Curves this morning.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
emoticon Breakfast was egg whites with mushrooms and spinach and peppers.
With Thomas light English muffin with olivio butter spray.
Lunch will be chicken with sweet potato .
A light dinner tonight.
Tomorrow is my 2 year anniversary on weight watchers.
I will attend my workshop and get weighed in.
Wish me luck.
It's been hard at times but I keep going .
I must say I'm feeling better since I lost some of the weight.
More energy......
Bea hoping your slowly feeling better soon.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Vicki hoping all is going well for you and Bob.
DJ have a wonderful break.
Wanda I've been keeping you in thoughts and prayers . Hoping that all is going well for you and Mal.
Kathleen hoping all is going well.
Scotsman 5 hoping all is going well for you also.
Today is election day reminder if you didn't already go out and vote.
We already opted for early voting a few days ago.
Watched some really good movies on Hallmark lately.
Last night we watched football unfortunately the Giants lost.
emoticon to all of you dear spark friends here.
emoticon Probably have to do some walking indoors today due to brisk outside .
It just has a raw cold air .
Not Giving up on my weight loss journey.
emoticon Can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is almost here already.
Time is going by quickly.
Kevin is still out looking for a good job .
emoticon Praying for my son Kevin, my Dad and my family also.
Have a nice day everyone .
/Denise

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Dropping by for short note - letting y'all know I'm going to take a break from Spark ... probably from now till first of year. Have a lot going on here at home - really crunching down on getting things done in next few weeks - and need to focus on setting up some good daily routines (sleep/rising/study/exercise/projects/etc)
. Everything's gotten too helter-skelter lately and not very effective. SOoooo... as always, you will all be in my heart/thoughts/prayers while I'm breaking ... I wish you the BEST of the holidays in the coming few weeks ... and please feel free to Spark mail - I always receive notices of those when on break. Take care everyone!!!!

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Good afternoon my dear spark friends,
Thinking of all of you fondly today and always. Hoping you all are having a nice day today. Today is emoticon emoticon is around 51 today. We are expecting chance of snow showers Thursday evening into Friday morning. Hoping not much.
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Breakfast was no salt cottage cheese with strawberries and a protein one chocolate chip bar.
emoticon emoticon I did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
Then we went to Dunkin for a decaf coffee.
We had arugula salad with tuna and almonds and small tomatoes with olive oil and Apple cider vinegar for lunch.
I had a be in your element orange vanilla dipped rice cake for a snack.
Just came back from a emoticon walk around the neighborhood.
Trying hard on my weight loss journey.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
emoticon to all of you.
Kevin is still out of work. He is unfortunately getting rejected by several places.
It is very frustrating for him.
He has taken over fourteen online courses so far.
emoticon Praying for my son Kevin to get a job.
Praying for my Dad and my family also.
emoticon Reading on my kindle today.
Bea glad you are home. Rest and restore . Your body has been through a lot . The extra sleep right now will only help your body to heal. Praying for a full and complete healing from this surgery. Take care .
Have a nice day everyone.

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Glad you are home! Just remember - sleep is restorative! Your body has been through a lot. I know you are probably anxious to be over this part but a little extra sleep right now letting your body heal will serve you well towards complete recovery. May your full and complete healing from this surgery go well.

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"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, not the goal.
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I hate this foggy head from the opiate drugs. And all I want to do is sleep. The nursing staff all commented on how well I move. I don't feel like it, but I guess they know. I sent my husband to the store to get some baby aspirin. He came back to tell me they didn't have any, but they have low dose aspirin. He didn't get them. I told him they are the same thing, so he had to go back to get them.

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I'm going home today

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Bea hoping you get to go home soon . Praying for you.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Vicki hoping your back feels better. I use lidocaine cream it may help you .
Wanda miss you hoping all is well for you and Mal.
DJ hope that all is going well for you and Bill.
Take care of yourself.
Kathleen hoping all is going well for you also.
Everyone else hoping all is going well for you.
It's sunny today and was 27 this morning.
It's supposed to be around 45 today.
I wish it was warmer so I can get more emoticon Walking in.
Just not getting steps in due to cold temperatures.
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
Egg whites and spinach and mushrooms and peppers for breakfast.
I had Thomas light English muffin with oblivion butter spray.
Lunch is two slices 647 Italian bread with low sodium deli turkey and spinach with it.
I also eat an apple.
We are going for a ride so packed that for my lunch today.
The up and down temperatures here has messed with my sleep .
Sometimes the pain levels are up and its not easy but I keep moving.
Well have a nice day everyone emoticon
We had whiting fish, asparagus and green zucchini that I sperialized into noodles for dinner.
Greek yogurt for desert.

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I cannot get to sleep ... it's close to midnight and I'm still wide awake. My sleep has been really messed up this week.

Hope you get to come home from the hospital today Bea ... and wishing you a speedy recovery! Hope your back is feeling better Vicki.

I worked in the yard really hard late Friday afternoon and too long at one stretch (2 hours) ... Bill wasn't here so he wasn't prompting me to "take a break" ... anyway, I was paying for it after ... very sore and could hardly walk and Saturday was very tired and due to the heat just not motivated to work in the yard more. Hope to get some done today.

Everyone have a great day...

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"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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I awoke at 2 am !good grief emoticon emoticon
I weigh 136.6 so thats maintain for a week.

Bea, I thought you were home emoticon I miss that one.

Today is nascar and football
emoticon emoticon Patriots over the ravens .I havnt seen much of the bronco's
my favorite.

emoticon it will be 72 .I will have Roy take us down to the river .
enjoy the dqy with the boys

I need to get busy and do a grocery list emoticon for Roy.I will check out the sales on line.
thinking Chile Fries !!!!!! another unusal for me
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Good evening

I'm staying in the hospital one more night. I'm having problems with muscle spasms. I'm ok with it.. I feel I'm all doped up. Maybe because I am. lol

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Good aternafternoonoon

Bea its over the surgery ,now its all about taking care o yourself .I hope you slow it down .your very active. emoticon

Boy oh Boy ,I got the new icey & hot roll on for my back Vicki.It works.its like 7.00 I hate to pay that kind of money. emoticon on weight loss.

Denise glad to hear your dad is doing good.Its an adjustment after losing a love one.

we are having some nice weather for the next few days.I was outside for a bit.

nothing else is happing .
On my bible study. I am up to july of 2020.SO i will get the year in quicker. Some of the chapters like proverbs I go over the chapters some of them 3 times and then I forget what I read LOL

I finished my book today I will start another one.

dont forget e!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bea glad the knee replacement surgery went well.
Take it easy .
Vicki hoping you feel better soon.
Kat hoping all is going well for you and Roy.
Wanda hope that all is going well for you and Mal.
DJ hope that all is going well for you and Bill.
Kathleen hoping all is going well for you.
Everyone else hoping all is going well.
We did grocery shopping today .
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here.
emoticon to all.
emoticon emoticon was 29 this morning going up to 49.
Cooler temperature tomorrow.
Reminder to those who do it clocks go back tonight one hour.
Wish we could set scales back ten pounds ...Ha ha....
Enjoy your weekend everyone.
emoticon for Kevin and my Dad and my family.

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Glad the surgery went well.
My back has gone out on me again. Did too much yesterday. Had to end up taking a tylenol 3.



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I survived surgery and I think my pain has been stabilized. No extra pain meds in over 4 and half hours. But I don't like this opiate head. It's hard writing this with out drifting off.

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Thoughts and prayers for Bea today with her knee replacement .
Kat hoping all is going well for you.
Wanda miss you and hoping all is going well for you and Mal.
Vicki congratulations on your weight loss. That's fantastic job. emoticon
I've been struggling with my weight loss journey but plugging away .
Hoping you all are having a nice day today.
Today is sunny and 56. It's been very windy here.
Last night we had twenty kids for Halloween trick or treaters.
emoticon emoticon I did a good strong workout at Curves this morning.
emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon Skinny thinking going on here today.
emoticon to all of you.
Praying for my son Kevin and my Dad and my family.
Wow it's been a very hard time for Kevin.
Now three months out of work already.
He is really trying hard to find a job but not much luck at all.
Waiting to find out if unemployment will approve him for a medical terminology course.
They are willing to pay for his training.
emoticon Walking today.
Take care everyone.

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Thank you

We're off to the hospital for my knee replacement

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Bea - wishing you the best for your surgery and recovery!!!!!! Will be thinking/praying! take care...

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Good afternoon ... it warmed up to 20 degrees this morning

I've been washing clothes, bedding, etc this morning. I'm taking a little breather before fix lunch and get busy again. So this is short.

Surgery tomorrow and I really appreciate the well wishes and prayers.

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