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Better morning awakening...not in pain!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I came home by 4 instead of 6:30 pm tired and still had headache. Last night I decided to sleep using the CPAP as my thoughts about my symptoms yesterday morning seemed related to breathing problems during sleep. My doc said I didn't qualify to require CPAP anymore but that I could still use it on the low setting it is on. Well indigestion, headache upon waking, numb cold aching hands and feet and tension all over body made me decide to use it last night. I feel 100% better today. I have some mild sinus issues and cough with breathing issues, and this may have caused increased Apnea incidents during the night. It may have had nothing to do with the weather actually, then again.... All I know is I fell 100% better. I hit the floor going most mornings and I never got past drag yesterday. Looking forward to a better day. With normal aches and pains of a 56 year old body who used to carry 242 lbs and is now 122, that has a host of past injuries that are still present but much improved with weight loss, better health, and who runs slowly. I actually feel like I could run today. No way yesterday. By the way I only had about 4,000 steps yesterday. It's Wednesday and a hard day to get all my steps in but I am wearing walking shoes so I can take a walk if the day permits.

Thank you for the well wishes, I am feeling much improved today, its almost unbelievable how much better. Apnea is a really big deal and so is poor sleep. I hope you all have a great day!

  
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MBPP50 12/17/2014 2:19PM

    Glad you're feeling better!

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MIRAGE727 12/17/2014 8:47AM

    Glad to see you are doing better! I have permanent nerve damage in my spine due to an injury almost 45 years ago! I can only imagine your challenges but I feel for you! Wishing you nothing but good days! We gotta stay Positive, huh?
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Overall aches and pains

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I don't feel good. Hurt all over. Headache. Body ache. Up dressed and trying to push through. Usually by now I am feeling better. Today not so much. Took Tylenol, hot shower, slow stretching (no choice its as fast as I can), I am going to try and go to work and see if this passes. If not I will start cancelling from the end of the day until where I am at and go home. Really, I know the difference between pain and normal ageing aches and pain. This is oh too familiar, pain from my past, that I have not been feeling for a long time. I will take care of myself if this doesn't pass I know I will need to come home today.

Have a great day and take care of yourselves too! For now I am pushing through.

  
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COOP9002 12/16/2014 11:55AM

    hope you're feeling better very soon.

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AURORADAWN5 12/16/2014 11:10AM

    Hope you're feeling better.

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HMBROWN1 12/16/2014 8:16AM

    I hope that you feel better soon!

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KRICKET57 12/16/2014 8:15AM

    Hope your day improves. Good luck!

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Back to the grind :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's a workday and a Monday. It's not a rainy day :) which is gooooooodddddd. Find that silver lining giving thanks in all things to Christ! I am not feeling yucky about Monday today. It's just a day. So I didn't run yesterday. My legs were tired. I got about 6,000 steps. I'm satisfied with this.

I hope to have a great workday. It's full but not a bad schedule today. The hardest day of my month is done. I am also off two weeks at Christmas and looking forward to it :)

  
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MBPP50 12/15/2014 2:36PM

    Hope your day is great!

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COOP9002 12/15/2014 10:30AM

    Hope your day goes well.

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GOLFGMA 12/15/2014 8:32AM

    Glad you are having a good day!

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BABY_GIRL69 12/15/2014 8:27AM

    I'm up & very thankful but super sleepy......
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Party Success

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I had fun at the party and forgot that many of these people have not seen me since my WLS surgery. Some just didn't recognize me and had to ask who I was, this was fun! I missed the party last year because of my hernia surgery. I had already lost 100 lbs but many of them didn't know that even then. So it was shocking to some. Aunt Dot was physically weak and could not even walk without assistance of someone and of course is not going to use a walker. She is basically staying with one or the other of her children or they with her if she goes home. She is not sickly just aging, can't hear, having trouble speaking. She however is part of this century. Her phone has been broke so they had it a couple of days. She got it back today and that woman went to work texting all her friends that had left messages the last few days. lol.... nothing wrong with that eagle eye sight even though she does it through thick glasses now. She is a wonder. The video history was copied for everybody to take home and she was not able to narrate and tell stories as she usually did in the past. This is a picture of her with Aunt Jackie and her daughter. Aunt Dot is in the middle.


The party would not be complete with out the sibling and cousin antics, same old jokes, and food. Oh my the covered dishes are the best. I did really good. Not over eating or having sweets. I took a thin slice of pumpkin pie home and ate later in the day. I did 4 miles with my friend prior to the party, and we ran about 3 of them yesterday. I also managed to fit taking the dogs by the groomers to get their nails clipped. They don't seem to wear them down as much in the winter and were acting like they were on skates when walking on the bare floors. Max almost fell down the wood steps because of it. So that's all done and they were really good. I usually do this but they struggle with me doing it (I guess cause I am momma), and didn't struggle at all with the groomer. They sense my hesitancy and she had none. I hoped to run today but my legs are hurting not cramping but sore so I may take the day off. I will still try for my 10,000 steps!

Have a great day!

  
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HOBBESIS49 12/14/2014 5:48PM

    Good to hear that you had family fun at your party & surprised a few folks after your weight loss surgery. I have a friend who's husband just had a Gastric Bi-pass surgery and he's struggling with the food thing and I think some depression from it all. It must be great to lose 100lbs you must literally feel like another person.

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MBPP50 12/14/2014 4:42PM

    Glad you had fun!

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Aunt Dot's Christmas Party

Saturday, December 13, 2014

So my husbands Aunt is having her "Brothers and Sisters" Christmas Party today. It has moved from a evening party to a day time party as the Siblings have aged. She and her brother are the only if 13 siblings that remain. For years we were not invited just our parents and they had fun like children. Then as they aged we the children of the "NO CHILDREN ALLOWED" group began attending (as adults) as we had to drive them, decorate for them, and cook and serve them as they aged. We were excited to have wormed our way into the party! As time passed so did many of our parents. The remaining siblings are the oldest and the youngest. Today is the party and for the past 5 years we have had it at a church fellowship hall which allows room for everyone and at a more central location. Also now all adults in the family are invited from the 13 siblings family. IT's become more a Cousin Party over time. The rule of "NO CHILDREN ALLOWED" remains. The younger kids still can't wait to be old enough to come.... I hope and pray this party continues after Aunt Dot passes on. She is the beloved Matriarch of the family and is suddenly aging and having illness after a full active life. She has outlived 3 husbands and 11 siblings over seeing the burial of them and there spouses (ins some instances even there children) and her own parents. She is of the old beliefs and has often sat long hours at the funeral homes at the side of the loved one young or old whom has passed. She is an important part of our family only second to our own parents for each of us. Wow I am feeling teary and sentimental. She is my husbands aunt but I have been a part of this family for 37 years. She is my Aunt too and loved by all. So today is a special party and I pray not the last one that includes Aunt Dot. It's the second Saturday in December and the day all family knows to attend her party!

This morning a run and this afternoon a party with lots of pictures and photo history that she has put together with her son who has carried on her love for the genealogy of the family, Cousin Terry is the technical one who has made her dreams come true with films, and photo presentations so she can talk about her loved ones in oral stories for us all. This may sound very boring to some but we look forward to honoring her each year as she honors us with her memories.

Have a Blessed day everyone.

  
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TOWHEE 12/13/2014 9:52PM

    Boring??? Oh, come now!! To me it was exciting to hear about a family that still gets together. I have first cousins that I haven't seen in decades, in fact I don't have contact information for some of them.
I hope that you had a great time and that Aunt Dot sees the end of this decade.



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AURORADAWN5 12/13/2014 7:16PM

    Boring is the last thing I'd call these Christmas soirees. My Grandma was the matriarch of a family of 12 children (oldest girl, second oldest child) . It wasn't unusual for us to have 15 or more people sit down to Christmas dinner, and everybody in the family had to drop in some time over the holidays to wish her a Merry Christmas. They're all gone now as are all but 1 of my Dad's family, and I don't get home often to see the cousins. I would give ANYTHING to have just one more Christmas with the whole family. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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MBPP50 12/13/2014 2:39PM

    Sounds great! I hope you have a good time.

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CAKAROO 12/13/2014 9:20AM

    Hope you have a great time at you family celebration!

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