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Making steps towards healthiness

Monday, April 14, 2014

This weekend, I caught more sleep than I have in a while.
I am fighting sleep nearly nightly, and am in a big row with myself over it.
I went to the neurologist on Friday. He says - bloodwork for Lyme, EEG to check if there are mini seizures happening, or it could be something with the medication, or stress. In other words, no actual answers yet. Then I noticed a weird rash on my neck last night when I was trying to sleep - more sleep delays after that.

Hubby went to his neurologist last week regarding his post-encephalitis treatment, and will be weaning off the anti-seizure meds beginning on the 23rd, when he can begin to drive a little again. Yay! Today he went to the hematologist, and will be getting off the blood-thinner, although they are doing the scan for the clots Wednesday on his legs, and he re-visits the doc in a month. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. He wants to make positive progress, as do I.




Here is our gift "horse" with me at the reins...



March photo of me - not perfect, but making healthy steps



Getting healthy IS still my job

Deborah

Working at getting my walk on - hope to start walking at work in the afternoons if my allergies don't get to me.

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 4/17/2014 11:14PM

    I'm so glad that things are going (relatively) good for you hun! I'm hoping they figure out what's going on soon though!

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LINTPICKER 4/16/2014 7:28PM

    I am glad you are getting all those doctor visits done and with good results.

You are doing great! Thanks for sharing the photos

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_LINDA 4/15/2014 12:02AM

    Here is hoping you and hubby can get some answers and good news for a change.
I have been bothered by allergies with the constant wind shooting up all the dust and snow mold in the air, but the weirdest thing was getting my eczema back on my arm, haven't had that since my 20's!! Of course its on the arm I can't reach because of the cast. I have been in a full arm cast since Dec. 23 and its driving me crazy!
Enjoy your new vehicle -looks big and sporty!

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FROSTY99 4/14/2014 8:25PM

    Glad the docs are looking at everything and hopefully you will both get answers soon. Love the new "ride".
Baby steps but keep moving forward.

Pat

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First Day Back at Work

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So I went back to work today. I am tired. The best part was coming home in our new (used) car. Typically I am very fatigued driving. The vehicle ride was smooth and nice and I was not as fatigued coming home.

I have been diligently eating my potassium

bananas with apple oatmeal for breakfast, with 1 cup of coffee
orange juice

v-8 strawberry banana at break
tomato soup for lunch with a quaker oat bar
break - yogurt

I walked 1 1/4 mile at work.
I took frequent breaks.

Time to go put my feet up and relax with Peaches cat.

One day at a time is a charm



supper home made chicken and rice soup

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 4/17/2014 11:12PM

    Sounds great!

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_LINDA 4/10/2014 7:17AM

    So glad your new car is an easier ride for you, that is important!
That is good news you can work again!
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LINTPICKER 4/9/2014 10:52PM

    one day at a time is best!! emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/9/2014 8:43PM

    Glad to hear the "new to you" car is a joy to drive and you are feeling better.
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Pat

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ROBBIEY 4/9/2014 8:25PM

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LJOYCE55 4/9/2014 8:24PM

  Bet Peaches the Cat loves that you are home.

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NORASPAT 4/9/2014 7:58PM

    WELL DONE DEBORAH, You are right one day at a time (((HUGS))) PAT

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Fuzzy wuzzy was a Monday

Monday, April 07, 2014

If the fuzzy wuzzy bears had to be days of the week, fuzzy wuzzy would definitely be a Monday.
Thinking shouldn't be so hard, but it sure feels it. And it makes me nervous, which probably makes me more fuzzy wuzzy.

Out here in cyberland.

The weekend has come and gone, and today I must make doctor phone calls. It makes me nervous. Mainly I am better, but I seem to have a very difficult time retaining some short term stuff. Like what did I just sit down here to do (check work e-mail, then get up. I am still sitting here though, typing this.)

I am usually a little scatter brained, it is just a little more so.
My congestion is feeling a lot better thankfully.
I need to make my appointments and face the fears head on.

Focus:
eating food with potassium.
Reduce stress.
Get more sleep.
drink my water.
cut my caffeine.
keep on moving- within reason of course.

Make lists as needed for guidance.

  
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LINTPICKER 4/8/2014 9:18PM

    Lord comfort your child with peace and help us all not to worry about what you have in your control. thank you for your peace. Amen

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FROSTY99 4/7/2014 6:49PM

    I know it is very difficult, but no sense in worrying about the unknown-time enough to worry when you actually know what you need to worry about. Does that make sense??? I hope so. I know how hard it is not to dwell on what might or might not be happening but it is out of your hands. hand it to the Man Upstairs and he will be there for you and help you deal with whatever might be happening.
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Pat

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SUNSHINE192DAY 4/7/2014 11:17AM

    Good job on the list! Hope your memory gets better!

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RHOOK20047 4/7/2014 11:07AM

    Yes Mondays are rough for many of us. I totally agree!

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ANDREWMOM 4/7/2014 9:06AM

    Good luck!

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Must revert my bad habits

Saturday, April 05, 2014

It has been a wild and crazy week, well couple of weeks, and if you get right down to it, over half a year.
In a very small nutshell - Our van was breaking down, and couldn't get it to pass emissions and it is leaking oil. We have been trying to get the problem resolved since about February - with no luck. The deadline to fix it is Monday. That is the extension.
Last week we heard from Christians in the south that want to glorify God by helping us with our vehicle. I anticipated their helping with the repairs. Instead - they told us to look for a newer reliable vehicle.

We just drove our "new" 2011 Subaru. It was given to us as a blessing for Ron's ministry. I am flabbergasted! I am in awe. I am in utter thanksgiving to my maker and the one who provides, the one who owns everything.

In the midst of all this, on Wednesday, while at work, I began to lose time, to not be able to connect the dots of thought and words and pattern. I couldn't remember the year, I couldn't remember the make or model of the car we were getting, and I couldn't remember my boss's name, nor her assistant.
I ended up being brought home, where I couldn't remember what medications I take, nor what they are for. I was getting pretty nervous, scared.
So Ron took me to the ER and they did a workup for stroke - I passed the blood work, the CAT scan, the myriad of physical therapy, speech therapy tests they did. I did lose those thoughts for a few hours, but then could recall what they were. They first called it a TIA, but ruled it out with the tests they did. They still have told me to take a baby aspirin daily though.
They did find that my potassium levels were kind of low again, so they gave me the pills, and now I am eating my bananas, potatoes, and whatever else will fill that gap.
My MRI shows some kind of clouding - something either indicative of age, tertiary Lyme disease, or MS - so will be seeing a neurologist and speech therapist this week, as well as my primary care physician before I can return to work.

Meanwhile, I am tightening up eating potassium rich foods, cutting back on rich stuff that may cause a problem. Working at getting better sleep (the night before, I suffered a severe lack of sleep), and reducing stress even further.

Whew!
What a week, full of trials, tribulations, and victories.
I must revert my bad eating habits, and make sure I remember to keep on making Getting Healthy IS my Job.

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 4/7/2014 11:21AM

    That must have been so scary for you! I'm praying that they will figure out what caused this memory lapse and that they can make it never happen again! Praise God for the blessing of a new vehicle! What a ministry!

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SHELTER_PETS 4/6/2014 6:41AM

    Keeping you in thoughts and prayers!!!

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_LINDA 4/6/2014 12:24AM

    Wow! This is very scary. I pray they get to the bottom of this for you soon!
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PRAYERBLUE44 4/5/2014 8:29PM

  God bless! Thankful for you sharing! emoticon Trials only in this life my dear! He will see us through whether the path be rough or smooth til we are safely home. Glory will find us! Until that time I pray for strength in the adversity, patience, wisdom and comfort. may the God of all peace cover you now and always!

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FROSTY99 4/5/2014 8:13PM

    God is good and blessings came to you. How wonderful a gift - I know you are truly thankful - good does come to those who are faithful and you surely needed a break after the year you have had.
I am thankful it was not a stroke but glad you are getting the tests and care that you need. It is good to look for the golden lining in the face of all that might and could have been the source of the problem. Maybe this was so something else could be diagnosed.
Thank God for all these blessings in your life.
Pat

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Ouch! A month?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I know I have been busy. And tired. Too tired to make friends with my computer. At all. Especially since with my promotion I spend 25 hours linked to a computer and headphones. I come home and I crash. Literally. As soon as I put my feet up, I pass out.

So, sorry folks if I haven't been here. I haven't been much of anywhere to tell you the truth, except running my husband to physical therapy twice per week, plus his doctor appointments, running myself to the allergist twice per week for shots, going to work, and taking our van to the garage 1-2 x's per week trying to get a problem solved.

So I just spent yesterday and today totally sleeping while the van is in the shop being repaired. Totally exhausted.

Other than walking, I have not been doing extra exercise. No time, no energy.
Trying to sleep better.
Dealing with allergies and catching up with two months of missed shots.
Working, and adjusting to more hours.
Getting healthy is still my job.
So, I am not on the computer vegging out.
After work, I snuggle next to my hubby in our dual recliner, with a cat, and pass out. End of story.
Maybe with warmer weather, I will get more energy.
Hopefully.
I have been working in the new position since late January. I like what I am doing, my body is still trying to adjust to more hours.

I also tripped backward and landed on my rumpside over the weekend, and it made my back hurt.
So, if I am not here for a little while, I am just taking things one day at a time.

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 3/26/2014 2:16PM

    I also fell (last fall) and landed on my rump side. I ended up going to the chiropractor and it helped sooooo much! Hope you feel better soon!

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_LINDA 3/25/2014 11:36PM

    Oh no, not what you needed another fall hurting you :(( So sorry, hope you can recover quickly and not have any lasting effects from it..
Hope they solve the problem with your vehicle soon!!
Take care of yourself!!
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FROSTY99 3/25/2014 8:19PM

    Have been wondering if all was well with you so was very glad to see your blog. Take it easy and get the rest your body needs and check in when you can.

Pat

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LJOYCE55 3/25/2014 7:36PM

  Sorry you were hurt this weekend and I hope you feel better very soon. Sounds as if your life is going to take some time to get used to, so I wish you strength in the meantime.

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