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Doctor got sick.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I didn't go to the Dr. today as planned. He didn't go into the office. Since I was a squeeze in, the couldn't squeeze me in with another Dr. with all his other patients they were squeezing in/ I would prefer to wait until Dr. B. came back anyway. What's another few days?

emoticon for all your support and well wishes. It never occurred to me that thyroid would have anything to do with stomach problems. I hope it is all related because I am about at the end of my rope. I found out today that Gary was going to take me to VA beach with him this week but didn't because of my stomach. He didn't want to share a room, not bed(Mom), room with someone so gassy and the food he didn't know how it would affect me. He has a whole bus to think of, he can't be thinking of me if I got sick. This is really frustrating me and interfering in my life.

  
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JANIEWWJD 10/2/2014 12:37AM

    Hope you get to see your doctor soon and you began to feel better!!!
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    I hope you find a solution soon. emoticon

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PINKPANTHERS 10/1/2014 12:25PM

    emoticon I know you are frustrated, I hope the doctor gets you in soon so you can get some answers!

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MRS_TOAD 10/1/2014 9:13AM

    emoticon I'm so sorry you missed out on the trip. Hang in there!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 10/1/2014 4:58AM

    emoticon It is definitely aggravating at the doctor's offices to try to get in when we are sick. It goes along as my mother always said that you can't afford the money or time to get sick. I hope you are able to get in soon and get to go to VA beach at another time soon!

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LIVEDAILY 9/30/2014 7:17PM

    You know it's bad when the doctor is out sick! Hope you get in soon!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2014 2:09PM

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ICECUB 9/30/2014 2:04PM

    emoticon HOPE YOUR DOCTOR CAN HELP. SO YOU CAN GET ON WITH ENJOYING YOUR LIFE.

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Sick of being sick

Monday, September 29, 2014

I have had problems with my stomach for years, but it has gotten bad in the last year. It has gotten to where I don't leave the house unless I have to. I don't go to the pool anymore because I am afraid of an accident in the pool. I don't go to the gym anymore, because it is embarrassing. I don't even have friends over anymore. My gastroentrologist sent me for a couple tests. but they all came back negative. She told be to take Fiber One but that just seems to cause more gas. I am at my ropes end.

More than a year ago, I cut my hair to a crew cut. My hair was falling out and I was getting tired of it. I was tired, but not exhausted. I was going to the pool and gym them and able to exercise. It seems like since Easter or there abouts, I haven't felt able to do anything. I want to sleep all the time, feeling tired. I chalked it up to being depressed over my stomach, since I do have depression. They increased my meds which did help a bit. I stil have this feeling of being wiped out. I am up for a couple hours and I am exhausted to where I don't feel like I can't do anything but sleep. I just want to lay down. I am eating at the low end of my calorie range and I am putting on weight.

When I had my physical in August, my blood count showed by thyroid count was low. I looked it up on Webmd and I have a lot of the symptoms for hypothroidism. I guess it runs in families, my Mom does have it, and she told me yesterday my older niece Kim was just diagnosed about 2 weeks ago. Dr. B sent me a note in August saying we will recheck in 3 months. Well, I am not waiting 3 months, I have an appointment for tomorrow morning. If he doesn't want to do something about it now, especially since I complained about my hair falling out in August of 2013 I will find another Dr. I am also going to talk to him about my stomach and see what he says. I know he will say call Dr. Von Stalk, but maybe he will give me something in the meantime.

  
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PINKPANTHERS 10/1/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon I would be incredibly frustrated. I hope the doctor starts listening, otherwise it is definitely time to move on. Hope they figure things out for you. emoticon

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PROT358 10/1/2014 1:41AM

    You are very brave to discuss these things so openly. Honestly I have experienced similar GI issues, but frustratingly enough the thyroid results came back normal. I had a few accidents over the summer and I almost never left the house. It is embarrassing and painful!

I am on Metamucil (the orange with sugar flavor you mix with water). I take two doses a day for 45 calories, and I find it very beneficial. It helps your numbers like cholesterol, it helps you feel full between meals, it regulates blood sugar levels, and helps regulate BMs. Sorry to be so blunt, but that last benefit is the one that interested me the most given the symptoms. My specialist also put me on Linzess for regularity. It took almost two months to take effect, but that has also helped.

For further reading: "What to Do when the Doctor Says It's IBS" and "Cleveland Clinic: Thyroid Disease."

I know how frustrating it is. I hope you find the right balance of medication soon!

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MRS_TOAD 9/30/2014 9:36AM

    You are right! This has been going on far too long! Hopefully your Doctor will take the much needed steps so you don't have to begin looking for another.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/30/2014 12:37AM

    Good for you!! So glad you aren't waiting another 3 months before going back. I agree that you definitely are showing symptoms of hypothyroidism, and it needs to be taken care of, not continue to be ignored by your doctor. It is amazing how much better you will feel once they get you on the correct dose.

Even my foster dog had hypothyroidism, and though it was really low, he only needed a small dose to correct it. Within 2 months his fur had grown back nice and soft and thick - from mostly falling out and the remaining fur being really rough. He had lots more energy too, and no more stiff joints.

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GABIBEAR 9/29/2014 9:02PM

    I'm so sorry that you are going through such a hard time with your health Bonnie. It was smart of you to go to another Dr. I am doing the same thing with my hormone issues and I am glad I did. I have only seen her once, but she automatically sent me for a blood panel test and am going to see her again next Monday. I hope and pray that this new Dr. is the right fit for you!

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AQUAGIRL08 9/29/2014 7:30PM

    emoticon I am hypothyroid too. When I was first diagnosed, I would go hyperthyroid then hypothyroid until my thyroid slowed to a stop. When I am hyperthyroid, I get all kinds of intestinal issues and stomach issues. I think it is common with thyroid issues. I now have IBS and by eating naturally occurring fiber, like salads and fruit, I have it under control. I also have to eat with all medication except my thyroid medication. That really has helped both my stomach and intestinal issues. (I also have medication that I can take for my IBS that is helpful.) I have issues with eating Fiber One because of the type of fiber it contains. It really did a number on my stomach and intestine! Once I switched to naturally occurring fiber, I was much better.

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LIVEDAILY 9/29/2014 5:21PM

    I agree with everyone else Bonnie - you need to go see another doctor. Make sure you bring a list of your symptoms with you and let him/her know how long this has been going on. It's been going on far too long!! That tiredness, your hair, the lethargy - it's ALL symptoms of thyroid disease!!

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EVRLNGFOO 9/29/2014 3:26PM

    i was going to say, get a second opinion! you have too many symptoms going on for tests to come back clear. i hope they figure out what is going on and you can reclaim your life.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/29/2014 1:34PM

    OMG, Bonnie, I could have written this myself. It took me FIVE YEARS to finally get a Dr. to listen to me.

Persist, persist, persist, till you get answers and your hypothyroidism is treated. That's all I can tell you.

The range for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) of .3 - 3.0 (.3 is hypothyroid, 3.0 is hyperthyroid). Well let me tell you, mine was off the chart and I was told to wait too. I DIDN'T!

Wishing you luck.

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NEW-CAZ 9/29/2014 1:11PM

    certainly think you've exhausted your options with this doc, don't give up, get another.
I was lucky to hit the jackpot with mine, but he was number 4 on my list

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AJDOVER1 9/29/2014 1:10PM

    It's not right for you to be feeling like this for so long. I hope your appointment tomorrow is helpful.
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ICECUB 9/29/2014 12:44PM

    sounds like you may need a new doctor. and more tests. I think all your symptoms may point to the same thing. hope you get well soon. I have problems with my stomach for years too. so I know how you feel. it is inconvenient to say the lease. emoticon

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PEANUT883 9/29/2014 12:17PM

  I hope you get it all figured out. Good luck tomorrow.

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Challenge starts tomorrow.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I am ready. San Marino is our first destination. Our first living the good life challenge is drinking water, it always is. I kind of wish they would do something different. It is always the same challenges. I have to step up my exercise.

I have my menu made through Friday of next week. I struggle with eating on days I do a flea market because you can only do so much for food. That is only one day out of the week though. I did reach all my nutritional goals, I just don't feel quite as satisfied as I do on days I am home to eat.

I have my bathing suits washed and my gym bag is packed. I put the exercises I do in the water into a grouping in the fitness tracker. Unfortunately, fitbit doesn't give me any very active minutes. I don't understand why because I am active but, I know what I do. My problem is I exercise, then I am sedentary the rest of the day. I have to find things to keep me active. Any ideas?

Have a great weekend.

  
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SONGBIRDPAULA 9/24/2014 5:58AM

    emoticon emoticon You go girl!

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AQUAGIRL08 9/22/2014 11:13AM

    Yes, I do have a suggestion because I had the same problem. If you exercise in the morning, don't do it to the point of exhaustion. Cut back your morning workout by a few minutes and add an evening walk or short workout. I was shocked at how much this changed my overall activity level. I also try to squeeze in a short walk mid afternoon just to keep my body moving. The overall exercise minutes were close to being the same but the overall results were vastly different! I hope this helps you as much as it helped me!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 9/21/2014 7:33PM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals. Sounds like you are READY! YOU CAN DO IT!

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AJDOVER1 9/21/2014 10:50AM

    Weather is often very nice this time of year where you live. Perhaps you can take a walk outdoors once a day.
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LIVEDAILY 9/20/2014 11:35PM

    I have a SP tracker and a Vivo Fit tracker. They're both set at 5,000 steps as a goal. I always make my goal on the Vivo Fit, but not always on the SP tracker. *sigh* I just count how many minutes I've been active. I think you should do that with your water exercises that you do.

I've heard of people setting a timer to go off every 60 minutes, and they get up and just walk around their house. There's all sorts of things you can do during commercial breaks on tv so that you aren't sitting still for too long.

Good luck on your challenge!

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GABIBEAR 9/20/2014 10:21PM

    Sounds like you are certainly ready Bonnie!!! Good for you and GREAT preparations!!! Have fun with the challenge!!

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ICECUB 9/20/2014 7:39PM

    GOOD LUCK!! YOU SOUND READY

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MRS_TOAD 9/20/2014 8:43AM

    Sounds like you are ready. All your pre-planning will help you immensely.

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GABY1948 9/20/2014 6:13AM

    I wish you well and more wellness!

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    Good luck and havae a great day tomorrow!!!! emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/20/2014 12:04AM

    Enjoy!

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JOYFUL62 9/19/2014 11:06PM

    Good luck with your challenge. If you have You Tube on your phone Leslie Sansone has 2 minute mini walk videos designed to do next to your desk at work that you might be able to do at your flea market. Good luck! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/19/2014 9:41PM

    Wishing you all the best on your challenge this month! Sometimes for me when I'm sedentary I will put on some music and dance a little bit, do some jumping jacks, jog in place. I hope that helps a little bit. I think you're doing an awesome job! You're exercising and reaching your nutritional goals! That's fabulous! Woo hoo! I think you need to pat yourself on the back! I hope you have A wonderful weekend!
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PINKPANTHERS 9/19/2014 9:06PM

    I have days where I am going intensive and get 2 fitbit active minutes and days where I feel I'm just going along at normal pace and get 30 active minutes so I gave up using my fitbit as indicator. I just count walks, videos, any actual workouts I do. I do count intensive cleaning, gardening and lawn mowing if I put a good workout in. I want to find some new activities to do during the fall challenge too. So ready to get started that's for sure! We can do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/19/2014 9:06PM

    Good luck w/the challenge!

Can you march in place while watching a movie?

Hope you have a great weekend.

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5% Fall Challenge

Monday, September 15, 2014

We received another assignment. This is one that I refuse to do. Actually I can't do it. emoticon The DVD thingamajigger in my computer is broken, it won't read a disc. Hahahahaha. I wouldn't do it anyway. We are suppose to take a picture before the challenge and then one after the challenge to notice the difference in our body. I am at goal, so I should just see a more toned body, hopefully. I don't let anyone take a picture of me and if I catch someone trying to I give them the finger and stick out my tongue. The only picture I have to sit for because I am threatened with bodily harm is the Christmas photo. I do that for my Mom, I would do anything for my Mom.

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LIVEDAILY 9/17/2014 9:38PM

    You could still measure a difference by taking actual measurements, especially of your upper arm and calf/thigh leg areas. When you start to tone up, those areas start to shape up a bit faster than others I think. I've always enjoyed your Christmas pictures that you've shared.

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PINKPANTHERS 9/17/2014 3:29PM

    hahahahaha I am so there with you! Camera comes out and I go poof faster than Harry Potter with an invisibility cloak!

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GABIBEAR 9/16/2014 12:05AM

    You crack me up Bonnie. Hope the rest of your assignments are easier......Have a terrific Tuesday!!!

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KRISTA987 9/15/2014 9:29PM

    I was exactly like you. But once I really started loosing it was those candid shots that really put thing into perspective for me. Now I wish I did take an actual before picture. Oh well, can't go back in time now! Just do whatever feels comfortable for you.

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GABY1948 9/15/2014 4:04PM

    Have a GREAT week!

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/15/2014 3:40PM

    You are too funny! I don't like kidding my picture taken either! LOL! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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WIFE48 9/15/2014 2:06PM

    Some of us don't like our pictures taken.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 12:49PM

    Good luck!

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So much for being profitable.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday was a complete waste of my time. Two people showed up and didn't buy anything. They were looking for something specific in earrings. I stayed for 3 hours then left. Today would have been a beautiful day for a flea market but I was in pain. My back was killing me, still is. I put a pain patch on and took some Advil. It has helped some but.......I figure that by next Sunday I should be alright.

I stayed home and did 3 loads of laundry. It did hurt hanging the clothes on the line. My Mom called, then Gary called. He is home from his cruise. I was surprised to hear from him. I thought he had another week but he will be home one day and then gone another 8. After that he will be home for 5 days. Maybe I can talk him into going for a pizza. I am craving a pizza.

Have a good week.

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/19/2014 11:21AM

    I am so sorry you didn't make any money. Hopefully you are feeling better now. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 9/17/2014 12:01AM

    Hope you feel better soon so you can have your pizza!!!!
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GABY1948 9/15/2014 7:37AM

    Sorry about your day and even more about your back. Feel better SOON!

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ICECUB 9/14/2014 10:14PM

    SORRY YOU ARE IN PAIN. MOTRIN AND HEAT ALWAYS HELP ME. ENJOY YOR VISIT WITH GARY AND THE PIZZA. HOPE NEXT WEEK IS BETTER AT THE FLEA MARKET.

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STEVEN2GO2 9/14/2014 9:05PM

    emoticon your back was hurting and the flea market was unprofitable!

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LIVEDAILY 9/14/2014 6:41PM

    Hope your back is feeling better soon! Does moving around a bit help it some? I know if I did gentle stretching along with Advil and heat, that helped me some.

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LJOYCE55 9/14/2014 6:07PM

  Hope your back is feeling better soon.

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JANTHEBLONDE 9/14/2014 5:53PM

    Sorry to hear Saturday was a flop! I hope the pain patch will relieve some of your pain in your back! I hope your back feels better soon! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 5:48PM

    Sorry to hear that the day was a bust! Hope your back is feeling better.

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