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30-4-30 -- Day 18

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 18 was not a great day. I have been trying to get some work done at my house. I joined Angies List to get the names of some local contractors ($14/year). I'm here to tell you DO NOT JOIN ANGIES LIST! The contractor that I "tried" to hire put me off for 3 weeks and then just didn't bother to show up on the day he said he would be there! When I called Angies Lists, all they wanted to do was sell me a 2-year contract! I was SO frustrated.

But, in a way, it was good. Because I got on the elliptical and burned off 15 minutes at a very fast pace. I got rid of the anger and frustration and managed to have a pretty good day after that. I know. I said 30 minutes a day but I just couldn't do it today.

Until later... emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/20/2014 2:50AM

    Sorry for your frustration. Good for you to use it to your advantage though! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/19/2014 6:32PM

    Sorry for your frustration but if you are ANYTHING like me that 15 minutes of crazy busy on the elliptical burned more than your normal 30!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/19/2014 2:11PM

    So sorry for your frustration, and so proud of you for using it to fuel your health!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/19/2014 10:08AM

    I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with Angie's list. When we lived in the Chicagoland area, we had great experiences with it. Now we live in a small town and it doesn't exist here. I hope you can give the worker a bad rating.

Wishing you a good weekend!


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MAVERICKDR 4/19/2014 9:34AM

    You did good. Time isn't the whole story. You might have burned as many calories in 15 minutes at your pace. Good job!

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30-4-30 -- Day 17

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Started the day off with a visit to my lawyer. Since the truth of feelings have been "demonstrated" by certain persons in my life that I like to call a niece and nephew (long long story I won't bore you with), I really needed to "update" my will. Now that certain annuities and other money have been named to others, I feel much better. Some times one just needs to "clean" house and so I did emoticon .

After the lawyer visit, DH and I went shopping at the local nursery to spruce up the banks in our yard a bit with more vinca and phlox. Then it was off to lunch! YUMMY! Not a diet lunch but a excellent tasting lunch.

When I got home, I went to the back garden and started to rake off the leaves. All of the sudden there was movement and LOTS of it! It seems I disturbed a bunny nest with 4 babies in it. I backed off and left the area. I hope mom comes back and settles those babies down.

I did mange to get 30 minutes of gardening in. Until later... emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/18/2014 3:31PM


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BARCONIUS 4/18/2014 9:26AM



The only animals I ever see in my yard are pigeons. Even the squirrels don't come to my part of town. Nice catch. Bet it feels good to be out.

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MAVERICKDR 4/17/2014 7:02PM

    Good for you. I understand the need for a clean house.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/17/2014 4:27PM

    Good for you!

I've had to cut back on exercise a tad due to radiation fatigue. It's not near as bad as chemo fatigue, but it's enough to make me take daily naps. By June 1, this will be all be over and I'll be out gardening more. In the meantime, I'm glad to see you having so much fun with it. I'm doing some, but normally, this time of years I'd be going great guns with it.

Do you think it is a relative of the Easter bunny in your yard?

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BIGPAWSUP 4/17/2014 3:45PM

    Congrats on all fronts.

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30-4-30. -- Day 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Busy day today. Did 75 minutes of yoga, 1 hour of knitting/crochet, then off to the hospital to get EKG, finished with a poor choice for lunch & filling prescriptions

I got a lot done today.
Until later ... emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/17/2014 2:27PM

    A wonderful day! (Hope the poor choice was absolutely delicious.)

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2BDYNAMIC 4/17/2014 1:48PM

    hang in and hang on Casey ........ U still Rock!!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/16/2014 8:24PM

    sounds like a good day, sorry about lunch.

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MAVERICKDR 4/16/2014 7:19PM

    Be blessed, Casey. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/16/2014 5:53PM

    Very good....except for the lunch....whatever it was!

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30-4-30 -- Day 15

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Half way through my goal! Today I had the ear buds in to some jamming music and the TV on (muted) GSN watching old reruns of game shows -- Sale of the Century and $10,000 pyramid. Before I realized it I had done 45 minutes on the recumbent bike! YEAH! Go me!

Yesterday I heard back from the general surgeons office saying that he could do the procedure of the port removal on the same day that the plastic surgeon will be removing my expanders and putting in my silicone implants. YEAH again! Only 1 surgery! Life is good emoticon

Until later..... emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/16/2014 5:42PM

    emoticon emoticon Super good day!! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/16/2014 8:55AM

    so glad you are starting to get your life back! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/15/2014 2:49PM

    YES! Hooray for good news!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/15/2014 12:37PM

    Great much easier!

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MAVERICKDR 4/15/2014 12:17PM

    There you go. Great news for you.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/15/2014 11:03AM

    Awesome on both fronts. Congrats

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DOODLES1013 4/15/2014 11:01AM

  emoticon Sounds like your doing a great job! (I like the idea of watching old reruns) It's a great way to help exercising time go faster! :)

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30-4-30 -- Day 14

Monday, April 14, 2014

I did 45 minutes on the elliptical before heading out to my doctors appointment.

All my blood tests and the CT came out great! I don't have to see this doctor for 3 months! OH YEAH! Do a happy dance with me! Shake that booty! YEE HAW!

Now if I could just get my general surgeon and my plastic surgeon talking to one another I would be at true peace. My general surgeon needs to remove my port but has scheduled my appointment for 5/12. My plastic surgeon is doing surgery on 5/1. I really don't want to have two surgeries if I can get away with just one. Is this unreasonable?! I see the plastic surgeon tomorrow. Maybe I can get him to get a hold of the other doctor since all my phone calls don't seem to be doing any good. Wish me luck!

The bad new is it is only 1 pm and I am almost already out of calories for today! I haven't eaten anything unhealthy but DARN IT! The good news is that I lost two pounds over the last two weeks.

Until later.... emoticon

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MAVERICKDR 4/15/2014 6:11AM

    Celebrating with you on all points. Holding you in the light. I know the feeling about that calorie allowance.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/14/2014 2:20PM

    I suppose you have already asked if the PS could take it out. It's a really minor procedure. Some of my friends have had it taken out in the doc's office. For most, it went smoothly, for was a bad experience. I'd rather not have it out under just a local, but I know it is often done that way.

Happy dancing with you!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/14/2014 1:45PM

    Doing a happy dance with you, beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/14/2014 1:39PM

    I hope you can get your surgeons on the same page. Good luck.

I know how days like that go, you'll be ok. Just keep the rest of the day light.

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