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Now waiting for results

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

They ran a series of tests on me. Five blood tubes for inflammation tests, West Niles, and two others that I am hoping I pass.
A chest x-ray, ekg, and a cat-scan for my head. I guess we will find out if I still have any working matter upstairs. emoticon I have ALWAYS had blood pressure that is 112/67 and today it was 180/80. My body temp is always low...about 93 and today it was 99.4. Odd.

The extreme fatigue and headaches point to West Niles I am hoping this is the case because the other possibility is that my cancer is back. I had Medullary cancer in my thyroid. We will have to wait and see if my calcitonin levels are elevated again. This would be the worst outcome because....there is no treatment for this type of cancer. Only surgery until there is nothing left that can be removed. emoticon

I will find out more on Monday. All prayers appreciated.

  
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SIOL55 8/14/2014 7:22PM

  You will be in my daily prayers. I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. I hope you will soon have tests results that will let the doctors know how to treat you. Stay strong. Prayers going out for you right now.

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MSLZZY 8/14/2014 11:16AM

    West Nile isn't easy to overcome but better than cancer, that's for sure. Hope all the results come back soon. Praying for you while you are waiting. HUGS!

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GOWITHTHEFLO50 8/13/2014 8:28PM

  Hope your results turn out ok. My prayers are with you. emoticon

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TRUCKERDEE 8/13/2014 8:25PM

    thoughts and prayers sent your way!!!

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LYNMEINDERS 8/13/2014 6:26PM

    Praying for your results and your health

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RAPUNZEL53 8/13/2014 6:23PM

  Good Luck! Hope everything works out!

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CALENSARIEL 8/13/2014 6:22PM

    Oh dear... You have been through so, so much already. You desperately need a break from all the worry right now. Am so praying that the tests come back that you have a virus. Hang in there, girlfriend. Hugs, Calen~

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/13/2014 6:19PM

    I hope you will be fine !

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Down again

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I woke up Tues morning around 6 am feeling GREAT. By 8 am...I was down with a migraine again and by 9 am...vomiting until 1:30 am Wed morning. Now it is almost 6 am and I feeling a little weak, but the headache is gone. Just some sore muscles yet in the neck and shoulder area. I am hoping to be able to put up some dill pickles today and maybe start the sweet chunks. Or, I may just call it a lazy day, depending on how sore I am.

This has been a bad Summer for Migraines for me. I am averaging a couple of them a week since the start of June. Odd, because usually I only get a bad one every couple of months. I do have a doctor appt. in place because I need to see if I can get them under control. They always rob me of a good 24 hours from start to finish and the day after, I am drained.

  
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CALENSARIEL 8/13/2014 1:52PM

    Allergens are over the top here. It's been such weird weather. Any chance it could be allergy related? You're always outside so much. So all in all, how'd your visit with your brother go? Get feeling better. Hope the doc can help alleviate the migraines. Hugs, Calen~

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MSLZZY 8/13/2014 8:48AM

    No wonder you are drained. I have never had a migraine and don't want to start now. Hope the doctor can help you.

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LUCKYDUCK2 8/13/2014 8:11AM

    Thank you all for your kind comments. I am hoping that the doctors can help me find some relief from them soon.

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WDIPIM 8/13/2014 7:07AM

  God Bless so sorry you are having such bad migraines.

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ELRIDDICK 8/13/2014 7:06AM

  Feel better soon!

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AJB121299 8/13/2014 7:00AM

    Feel better

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Rain. Really?

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Last week we had all these high percentages for a chance of rain and got nothing...nada, zip.
This weekend it was suppose to be Sunny and the chance was almost zero. So, we have been getting nothing BUT rain. Now, if my brother were not here from CA, I would be totally fine with that but...it has been a damper in all of our plans for the lake.

We had plans for taking the boats out...skiing, tubing, fishing, and just cruising around. We were going to spend the day at Todd's camper and grill and sit around a bonfire. Instead, we spent last night all sitting in Mom's garage and grilling and visiting. WAY too much food but I kept it under control. emoticon

Kev and I got home at about 4 am and slept in late. Quick check-in here to log some food and weigh in and its back to my mom's to sit in the garage and visit. It is really raining AGAIN. I wish it would have held off for a couple of days. Todd was planning on pulling out tomorrow but may leave on Monday instead.

  
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CALENSARIEL 8/11/2014 1:52PM

    Well thank God you can still be outside...sorta... Hope you're having a good visit despite the rain. Hugs, Calen~

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MSLZZY 8/9/2014 10:08PM

    They had such good chances for rain for us too and all we got was a few light sprinkles and mist. Sorry your whole weekend is a wash out but time spent together is precious.

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NEPTUNE1939 8/9/2014 2:57PM

    We just got over a flash flood. No major damage but a lot of yard cleanup. emoticon

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Blah

Friday, August 08, 2014



I came down Wed night about 11 pm with the start of a migraine and could not control it. It hit hard at 1 am on Thurs and keep me in bed until Friday morning at 2:30 am.

Not a good way to welcome my brother here from Ca on his first day back. We are all meeting at my mothers tomorrow for a BBQ and I need to get my potato salad and chip dips made yet. I am playing with the idea of running in yet at 3 am to get groceries purchased but not feeling very ambitious just yet. I may wait until 6 am.

I think I may try to get a couple of hours of sleep in yet that does not involve icepacks and getting up to get ill every half hour.

I am going to not be on here much for the next couple of days. It is FAMILY time with my brother being back.

Everyone, see you on Monday and have a healthy weekend. Hugs

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Wow. I can tell that I was out of it and off. The one thing about working from home is I can lose track of my days but couple that with being down in bed and I really lost a day. So, back this all up one....down Tues night and up Thurs. am.

Just got home at midnight Friday night and had a great time visiting family. There, I am on the right day in my head. LOL

  
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SIOL55 8/8/2014 9:09PM

  Hope you're feeling better soon. emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 8/8/2014 2:39PM

    Hey, do you wear sunglasses all the time when you go out? My friend in Perth, Australia never goes out of the house without hers because she is prone to migraines, too, and bright light sets them off for her. Hope you end up feeling good enough that the weekend isn't just a struggle to get through. Hugs, Calen~

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MSLZZY 8/8/2014 9:56AM

    Hope the migraine disappears so you can enjoy family time without pain.

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/8/2014 5:19AM

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Refresher course

Monday, August 04, 2014

On this Journey to good health...I have taken many detours. It is not always an easy journey as old habits and BAD habits fight back and try to maintain a foothold in my life. They are comfortable to me. They are a part of me that have developed for different reasons over my lifetime.

Almost all of my bad habits have a emotional response or memory attached to them and many of them really are a GOOD memory. As a child, getting that owie or "boo-boo" and have a Grandmother or mother kiss it away or blow on it to make it better and then...a cookie! Well, actually, a handful of cookies. LOL Sweet treats handed to us with no limits. Ah, but we had the energy of a child and no video games or electronic toys that kept us sitting on our backsides not burning off those rewards and treats.

Long hours working on the farm and each meal , sitting down at the table with my family to home cooked meals swimming in gravies, creams, lots of butter etc. My mother and Grandmothers were GREAT cooks. Grandma made butter . I remember sitting and making homemade ice cream. What a treat! The milk came right from the cow to the fridge to the table and had to have the cream scooped off the top. I HATED milk in the Spring. It had an aftertaste to it from the cows now eating the new Spring grass. Plenty of eggs to eat as we gathered them every day from the Coop.

My father had a rule. You dish it up? You eat it. And after long hours working outside, we would come in famished and fill our plates. Of course, we overloaded our plates and OMG...sat there until the plate was clean. There was no leaving the table until it was or there was hell to pay. To this day, I feel I HAVE to clean my plate or I will be in trouble. LOL

Almost every evening, as we were watching TV shows...Mom would bring on her chocolate oatmeal cake and we would all get a big piece with the home-made ice cream. Another good memory.

I don't remember too many store-bought treats such as candy or chips. Our pantry was full every Fall from canning all our garden veggies and making different "treats" from the apple trees. Moms big splurge was buying crates of peaches and putting them up for the Winter treats. You know, come to think of it...I really don't have a memory of much of anything coming out of a box or can at our home or my Grandparents. The farm provided just about everything and all was home-made.

All good memories but ...like everyone...I have emotional learned responses and sometimes triggers that make me run to food.

When I am feeling hurt or stressed or tired...I use to grab that handful of cookies and get some comfort. For a moment, once again I was just feeding my owie and having the comfort associated with it from my beautiful Grams and mother. Its a beautiful memory that I took the wrong lesson from. Now I concentrate on the memory of the hugs and kisses and remind myself...the love and caring came from the person and NOT the cookie, etc.

I know my father meant well also. He was trying to teach us to NOT waste anything...even food. My parents and Grandparents worked hard to put those meals on the table. Hours spent in the gardens, fields, and taking care of all the livestock AND us. It was not as simple as go out and get it and put it on the table. Again, I took away the wrong lesson from "waste not, want not". My Grandparents, when young, raised some of their children during the "Dirty 30's" and knew what it was to not have enough to feed their children.

There are many lessons over the years we have learned from our family members and our friends and we don't always learn the right lesson. As an adult, we see the lessons so differently. I sometimes wonder how my Grandsons view what I am trying to share with them?

As a child, we can attach food to comfort, security, rewards, and love. So, now that I am "Generation Grandma"...I am trying to feed their emotional need without the addition of food of any sort. They get their treats between meals when they come to me and ask for one. My treats consists of different fruits I keep in the house now. This Grandma makes cookies and cakes too but I try and balance it with a healthier treat too.

Because my old habits or triggers are starting to fight back...I am using my food diary more and back to using measuring cups. I am very comfortable without using them as I have over time learned to eyeball my serving sizes and kind of in a rut for what I eat for the most part. I know I am in calorie range. But I need to double check and make sure I am eating for my physical need again and not my emotional needs.


  
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MSLZZY 8/6/2014 10:11AM

    You are trying to help those little ones learn how to eat healthier at any early age. Detours happen to all of us and we need to learn from them. HUGS!

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LUCKYDUCK2 8/4/2014 8:53PM

    Thank you SIOL55. Hugs

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SIOL55 8/4/2014 8:37PM

  Is so relate to everything you said. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts.

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FANCYSTITCH 8/4/2014 6:28PM

    I was raised in a poor household and you didn't waste food. Clean plate syndrome. But guess what. We are not our parents. We CAN do it our way.

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CALENSARIEL 8/4/2014 5:00PM

    Geez how I can identify with the "lessons" you're talking about. Especially that clean plate thing. We didn't live on a farm, but like you I don't remember a lot of what we ate coming out of a box, now that you mention it. Mom was definitely a "from scratch" kind of cook. Just reading your blog brought back so many pleasant memories. I really appreciate what you said about wrong lessons. When the boys were here last summer we tended to do what mom and dad did! It was easy to tell from their reactions (of joy!) that Stef didn't let them snack on stuff like that. That made me start thinking the same things as you about the grandkids. I think this was a very pertinent blog. Thanks. Hugs, Calen~

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PENOWOK 8/4/2014 1:28PM

    well said...I have the same "waste not, want not," but not because my parents were farmers. My dad was out of work a lot, through his own fault. My mom did what she could to keep us fed and clothed. My sister told me recently that my grandparents' employee used to bring us bags of groceries. We'd better not waste anything! So when people tell me they threw away something food-wise, I admire their ability to do that!!

Thanks for the goody! I am in Rapid!

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