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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The cardiologist visited with FIL yesterday and said that he is very anemic and malnourished. He prescribe an IV treatment that would replenish his nutrition. He believes FIL should feel better in 3 days and needs to be on the treatment for a week. so better news as well as FIL told the nurse to help him get better for his family. So it sounds like he hasn't given up yet. We have hope.

Off to Costco today to get supplies for family visit.

Hope you all have a great day.
Sallie

  
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GERIKRAGH 7/30/2014 11:10AM

    Hope he gets better fast.

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BOB5148 7/30/2014 10:57AM

  Glad to hear the good news.

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LIS193 7/30/2014 10:54AM

    So happy that there was some good news!!!
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ALIHIKES 7/30/2014 10:54AM

    Very glad that there is hope, and that he is wanting to get better emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/30/2014 10:49AM

    Glad for a bit of good news. ((((HUGS))))

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JENNEINAZ 7/30/2014 10:43AM

  YES! I am so glad it might be something that can be helped. Great news.

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_LINDA 7/30/2014 10:39AM

    Hope this treatment works for him, but they really do need to find the solution as to why he can't keep his food down. Liquid nutrition is never as good as the real thing, long term.. Hoping he is better by the time the family arrives!
Love going to Costco! Enjoy!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/30/2014 10:31AM

    You are FIL in my prayers! I hope he gets well soon! I'm so excited for you that your family is coming visit! Let's do the happy dance! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Have fun at Cosco! Hugs and love!
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GLORIAMAJDI 7/30/2014 10:27AM

    This is GREAT news! Hope he begins to feel better soon!

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MSLZZY 7/30/2014 10:23AM

    So glad the cardiologist noticed that FIL needed more nutrition. Hope this perks him up and gets him back to feeling better. HUGS!

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AUNTRENEE 7/30/2014 10:21AM

    Hope that your FIL gets well soon.

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So many conflicting feelings.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DH and I went to visit his father yesterday and it isn't good. FIL hardly recognized us and was in bed. The nurses told us that they called a cardiologist as his blood pressure was high. So the cardiologist will visit him today. He looks like he is ready to go home to his maker. My DH and I told the nurses that if that is what he wants and will not have a quality of life then we have to let him go. He is just so weak and refusing to eat as everything he eats he throws up. But he is so weak he can't even feed himself. The nurse also thing he is giving up. I shed some tears when leaving as he just looked so bad. But we are prepared for his departure if that is his wishes. We just want him to be comfortable. My DH called his sister and she agreed with us. I now am praying that he survives long enough to see his daughters when they arrive on Friday.

We also decided that we will not take the grandkids out to see him as he looks awful and most likely would recognize them. And he would be too weak to play games with them.

So not good news. Thank you all for your on going support, comments and thoughts.
It is always hard to let go. I remember letting go of my Father. So hard.

Sallie

  
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JENNEINAZ 7/30/2014 10:35AM

  So sorry.

Please reconsider about the grandkids. My Grandmother was in a home because she had dementia and needed to be there. I wanted to go visit and take my kids to see her because they had no memories of her, but my Dad said not to because she wasn't the woman I remembered. So I didn't and I regret it even now many years later. She didn't get better and there aren't any pictures of her with my younger kids and only one of her with my oldest.

I wish I could show them a picture of them with my Grandma, even if she wasn't all there. A little bit would have been enough.

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LINDA! 7/29/2014 10:35PM

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JANIEWWJD 7/29/2014 9:43PM

    I am so sorry to hear that he is not doing well. It is very hard to see our parents so defenseless. God bless you Sallie and try to be strong. Prayer is a very powerful weapon!!!! Use prayer daily. I too, will be praying!!!!
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JUDYAMK 7/29/2014 9:42PM

    Is he on any kind of antibiotic? My Mom was on a sulfa drug that almost did her in she was listless refused to eat, her sed rate was through the roof, they even did a temple biopsy, they came to the conclusion it was the sulfa drug. We are dealing with a patient that was taking minocycline for so long that she actually turned grey, and almost died. Did they run any red & white blood counts? Those patches could be doing this to him also that is making him go down hill fast. Something does not sound right,something is causing him to be like this. I do not believe all of a sudden he does not want to live or eat, there is a cause that is causing the effect.They need to call in more troops and do more blood work they are missing something, i would get a list of all med's and do a check on them and every single side affect. will be praying for the doctors for the right decision making and for the return health of your father in law
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CELLA_P 7/29/2014 8:54PM

    I'm so sorry, Sallie... I wish you and your husband all the strength and peace in the world as you face the coming days...and peace to your FIL, too...

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BOOKAPHILE 7/29/2014 7:27PM

    This is a tough place to walk, Sallie. My Dad went on hospice last week. He lives with my sister and hr family, and DH and I move in to care for him when they are away. It's very hard to see someone you love barely eating and getting weaker. Treat yourself and your DH gently!

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123ELAINE456 7/29/2014 5:48PM

  I'm so sorry to hear this very bad report. I agree with you that FIL is giving up and is getting ready to go home to meet Our God his maker. May God Will Be Done. Praying for All of you going through this very rough time with FIL. Hope he holds out until the family arrive Friday. God Blessings Always. Have a a Very Nice Day. May God Be With You and Family Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers, and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! Coming Your Way. Thinking About You Always.

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ISLAMOM 7/29/2014 5:23PM

    Sallie, so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. Sending lots of prayers your way.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/29/2014 4:27PM

    I am so very sorry Sallie! I hope he rallies all the same but if he is ready to go then he probably will. I will continue to pray for your family. Please know you are in my thoughts!

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NEW-CAZ 7/29/2014 3:48PM

    So sorry Sallie, your FIL has had a lot to contend with. He and your family will be in my prayers emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 7/29/2014 2:39PM

    I am sorry. Yes letting go is so hard on us. Just remember Gods got this.

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/29/2014 2:24PM

    I am sorry your FIL isn't doing well. Praying for him, you and your DH as you go through this difficult time. Letting go is so hard, you can never be ready, but if he is ready, I hope for comfort and peace for you all.

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WHITEANGEL4 7/29/2014 1:15PM

    Sometimes I believe a person is really ready to let go. They do not want to hurt the people they are leaving so will hang on in misery. We have lost two good friends this year and both were cremated and after a week or so the families had life celebrates for all their friends. Both of these were upbeat and everyone had so many positive and great remembrances of their friends. I think the period from passing to the celebration was more for the family to grieve and start to move on

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NASFKAB 7/29/2014 1:03PM

  very sorry so hard for both of you

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BUTEAFULL 7/29/2014 12:52PM

    good call on not making the kids see him like that, better for them to have memories of him in better days, once seen you can't erase that picture from your mind. give them good memories of this trip to Mexico instead, spoil them rotten
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A_RARE_BEAN 7/29/2014 12:50PM

    That's really tough Sallie am so sorry. I hope whatever happens he can see his daughters and find some peace and comfort. emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 7/29/2014 12:23PM

    Sallie, so sorry to hear this.. once a person "gives up" it is the beginning of the end, we went through that with my dad. Hope he will be alert when the family gets there so at least they can get to have some moment with him.
Thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time.
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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 12:09PM

    Oh Sallie, I am so sorry to hear this. **HUGS** It is such a difficult thing, but honestly, I would have made the same choice. Prayers for peace. So very sorry.

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ALWAYSSTARTING 7/29/2014 11:49AM

    Very sorry. There's nothing easy about these things~!

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BOB5148 7/29/2014 11:29AM

  So sorry.

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BRAINBENTT 7/29/2014 11:02AM

    I can totally empathize with you and your family.

Thoughts and prayers your way.



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MSLZZY 7/29/2014 10:52AM

    If it is his time, let him go in peace. God has a special plan for him. HUGS!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/29/2014 10:37AM

    I am so sorry your FIL isn't doing good! You and your FIL, your husband and your family will be in my prayers!! Sending you lots of hugs and prayers today!
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SLENDERELLA61 7/29/2014 10:36AM

    So sorry for your difficulties, Sallie. I remember letting go of my dad. I was with him at the end. It was a very profound experience. Hoping you the very best outcome for all concerned. I know it isn't easy. Hang in there.

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_LINDA 7/29/2014 10:32AM

    Oh no :-((( Sallie I am so very sorry to hear this awful news :-(( That is just awful they couldn't figure out why he couldn't keep his food down :-( Will be thinking of you, him and his family. Sending healing, soothing and comforting thoughts and prayers..
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Getting ready for the grandkids

Monday, July 28, 2014



So the family starts arriving on Friday. That is when the two sisters come and then Saturday is when the two son's arrive, the DIL and two grandchildren. We are getting ready. Sure wish FIL would be ready...he was sitting up in wheelchair yesterday and we were told he likes the protein powder milkshakes. We were driving down one of the main streets in our village and saw this turtle...had to have it for the pool. We think the grands will have fun on it.

Another good report today is that I changed up my diet. I have been reading about this diet that is supposed to be good for autoimmune disorders and some people claim they have even been able to get off all the meds. I started it three days ago and am feeling pretty good. It is very restrictive and eliminates all foods that they claim can give you "gut" issues. It takes all grains, nuts, dairy, nightshade veggies, sugar, processed foods, etc. out of your diet. It really wasn't hard for me to do this as I have all ready cut most of this out of my diet. The big new thing to cut was grains and reducing the amount of fruit I eat. Well after three days there might be something to this as I have lost 2.5 pounds of the puffiness. So the cream of buckwheat cereal and the Greek Yogurt might have been making me have reactions and inflammation. I basically am eating grass fed meat and veggies. Not too hard to follow for me. And for me I will eat what ever makes me feel better...Food is medicine to me now. So feeling good today especially having a good night's sleep!

I do hope you all are doing great.
Have a wonderful day and great week
Sallie

  
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JANIEWWJD 7/29/2014 9:39PM

    Wonderful that you have found a diet that works for you!!! Hope FIL is doing good when the family arrives. The grand kids are going to love the turtle!!!! I pray that everything goes well and that you continue feeling good!!! God bless you!!!
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GOANNA2 7/29/2014 7:23AM

    I am glad you have found something to follow which
helps you and lose weight at the same time. That
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MSLZZY 7/29/2014 6:56AM

    Great! Keep fine tuning your foods to get the most out of them and feel better. The pool looks great. What time is the pool party?

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DJ4HEALTH 7/29/2014 2:22AM

    That is great and as for the diet, buckwheat is a seed and not a grain. Even though they call it buckwheat there is not wheat in it and it comes from a seed. I had to look that up so that I could make sure that I was not getting any wheat. It might be the dairy that is causing all your problems too.

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WHITEANGEL4 7/28/2014 11:30PM

    The kids are going to love the turtle and the lovely pool. Hope FIL an enjoy the company.

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_LINDA 7/28/2014 11:21PM

    Wow! What a lovely area!! That turtle is the neatest! Love the dogs! The shepherd cross reminds me of Bendix, but that crossing of the paws -I have only ever seen our current dog Daisy do..
Good news your FIL was sitting up and liking the protein shakes :-)
Awesome news about your diet -I tend to eat very few grains, although I thought buckwheat wasn't supposed to be that bad for you. I have always preferred non processed food, but would find it very hard to cut back on fruit as its such a staple for me. I did find eating too many freggies is hard on the GI tract :-( I wish you all the best with it, hope it works for you!

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COASTAL6 7/28/2014 7:20PM

    I'm glad you found a diet that works for you.
Cheering you on!
Hugs!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/28/2014 6:58PM

    I'm so glad to hear you're FIL is doing better today! I hope he continues... Especially when your family is there! I absolutely love the turtle in the pool! Too cute! The grandkids are going to love it! I'm so happy you finally found a food plan that is working for you! That is awesome! I hope you have a fabulous time with your family! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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123ELAINE456 7/28/2014 6:40PM

  FIL had a Good Day. Hope It continues. The New Diet You are on sounds Great for You. Congratulations on the Weight Loss. Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Time with the Family and Grandkids. Love the Turtle too. Safe Travels for the Family. God Blessings Always . Good Thoughts, Prayers, And Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care. Glad that You are feeling and doing better too. Keep It Up.

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123ELAINE456 7/28/2014 6:40PM

  FIL had a Good Day. Hope It continues. The New Diet You are on sounds Great for You. Congratulations on the Weight Loss. Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Time with the Family and Grandkids. Love the Turtle too. Safe Travels for the Family. God Blessings Always . Good Thoughts, Prayers, And Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ta
ke Care. Glad that You are feeling and doing better too. Keep Up.

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/28/2014 5:48PM

    Have fun with the grandkidlets!

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STARPESCADO 7/28/2014 3:41PM

    You have been going through a lot - hope U enjoy your time with your family!

Blessings!

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WENDYSPARKS 7/28/2014 12:46PM

    Good luck with your food plan! emoticon

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LIS193 7/28/2014 12:32PM

    Cool turtle!
Your new way of eating is close to what I do, except for the nuts... but I can tell when i over did those..
Good luck and have fun with the family!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 12:04PM

    emoticon What an awesomely lovely pool!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/28/2014 11:53AM

    great news about the food plan! Is this the autoimmune paleo you mentioned previously?

you must be so excited for the family to come down, I think the grandkids will love the turtle lol it looks super cool!

Great to see the dogs too, how are the doing now, are they still fighting each other? Hoping things have settled between the two of them.

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 10:59AM

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JENNEINAZ 7/28/2014 10:55AM

  Food is medicine! It was the very first kind of medicine. I hope the grandkids have fun!

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ISLAMOM 7/28/2014 10:45AM

    Awesome!! So happy that you will soon have a household full of loved ones!! The pool looks great, and very inviting! I am taking my kids on Friday to see their grandparents as well...so we are celebrating the last 2 weeks of summer in FL, and then my daughter starts school on August 18. She only had 5 weeks of summer vacation this year :(!

So glad you are feeling better. Prayers for your FIL.

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NASFKAB 7/28/2014 10:41AM

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Feel like I am on a roller coaster with FIL

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Geez, but it is hard. You all must be going nuts with me saying one day that FIL is doing well and the next not well. When my DH and I went out yesterday he was in bed and not even talking to us. The nurses are worried as he is refusing to eat and refusing to do the small little exercises the nurses put him through. He is so weak due to not eating. They have him on IV again so hoping that will pick him up again. My DH and I went to GNC and got him really good protein powder to have the nurses make him milkshakes. It is vanilla and we took vanilla ice cream. This protein powder must be for guys who are weight building. It has like 500 calories and like 40 grams of protein. We are hoping they can get enough in him to give him some energy. I don't know what else can be done unless they put him on a feed tube. But then we are not sure that is what he would want. And do people come back after being on feeding tubes? It is so sad seeing him like this. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I guess it's one day at a time with some days good days and some days bad days.

On another note, I lost 2 pounds over night but not the way I wanted to. I was up sick all night and throwing up. So that doesn't count. I am not sure what upset my system but I had some broccoli at dinner with my fish and for some reason the broccoli didn't sit well. I know it wasn't the fish as my DH had it as well and he was fine...but he didn't have any broccoli and had green beans instead. The good news is what ever it was I got rid of it and don't have an upset stomach this morning just totally tired from not sleeping. Additional good news is that we do not have anything on the agenda and I can rest and what mindless Tv. I might try and get myself together to go with DH to check on FIL but if not, my DH can go on his own. I know the 2 pounds isn't an accurate loss but I liked it but didn't like the way it came about ; )

Thank you Mobycarp for the reminder that it wasn't too long ago that I was striving for 110 as my goal weight. I like your idea to lighten up and accept anything between 105 and 110. When I was shooting for the 110 I thought I was 5;4" but recently was measured again and am only 5'3" Shrinking as I get older. So I am going to not be so hard on myself and the number on the scale.

I do hope you all are having a great Sunday.
Enjoy your day.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 7/28/2014 6:12AM

    I agree that you should aim for between 105 and 110.
worrying about it all the time gives you more stress
which you don't need. Glad to hear that you are OK
after the night's 'adventure'.
Sorry to hear about your FIL. I pray that he will be
able to start getting stronger. Must be a worry for
you and your DH. Hang in there. I hope your mum is
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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 5:24AM

    Will keep FIL in my prayers Sallie, hugs to you sweetheart emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/28/2014 12:50AM

  So sorry that You and DH are on a Roller Coaster with FIL and His Health. He is Fighting when He has the Energy . When He has No Energy it is easier on Him not to Fight at all it sounds like. I hope that the Protein Powder and Vanilla Milkshakes Helps Him gain in Strength and Energy. Time will tell. God is in Control. I know losing a Parent and having to let them go is extremely hard for all concern too. I feel for Your Husband and what the Both of You are going through. God Blessings Always. So sorry that You were sick all night. I hope that You are feeling much better by now.. Get Plenty on Rest and Sleep. Good Thoughts. Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fo
r All Of You. May God Be With All Of You Always. Have a Nice Day. Take Care.

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JANIEWWJD 7/28/2014 12:46AM

    I really feel for you. It's awful when we have an elderly parent who is ill. We feel helpless. I pray he begans to feel better. It's so hard, isn't it? I really feel your weight will settle down once your medication is readjusted. Try to have a good day, Sallie; and don't worry so much about FIL. God will take care of him. God bless you and get some rest!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 7/27/2014 11:39PM

    Sallie hoping FIL gets regulated soon. I know this up and down is so discouraging for all. You ad yours are in our prayers

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/27/2014 11:33PM

    It might have not been the broccoli, but stress, Sallie. Letting go is so hard. My prayers for you and hubby and peace for FIL.

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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 10:29PM

    Hope both FIL and you get to feeling better. HUGS!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/27/2014 10:07PM

    So sorry to hear that he is not doing well and will keep him and you both in prayers. emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 7/27/2014 7:50PM

    Dealing with declining parents is hard. I am in the same boat. We can only do whast we can do. I'm glad you are accepting your weight. It will go down, probably when you stop trying so hard!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 5:45PM

    So sorry to hear about your FIL. It's difficult to go through. . . for you and him.

Hope you're feeling better today.

HUGS my dear.

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_LINDA 7/27/2014 2:15PM

    So very sorry for the roller coaster you are experiencing with your FIL's health :-(( His recovery has been so difficult :-(( Praying he starts to have more good days then bad..
I can't eat broccoli, its a very gas producing vegetable and upsets my stomach.. Might be something you have to stay away from. Glad you lost the weight, but not like that.
Hope your day is better today!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/27/2014 1:58PM

    Quit worrying about that certain number! We all fluctuate about 5 lbs so be content with that. You are beautiful and a couple of extra pounds won't change that!

I hope FIL feels better soon. I just think the surgery was a mistake for him. Older people generally fail after a surgery like that, but I will keep him and you all in my prayers and hope for the best!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/27/2014 12:41PM

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LIS193 7/27/2014 12:23PM

    So sorry your FIL is going through a bad stage... hope he will pick up with the prospect of family visiting,
Being sick is not the preferred way to lose a few pounds :( Glad it was short lived and you are feeling well again!
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PEGGYO 7/27/2014 12:02PM

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JENNEINAZ 7/27/2014 11:52AM

  A weight range sounds like a good target for you. Maybe it would be less stressful.



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COMPCHIC52 7/27/2014 11:40AM

    My daddy had stopped eating . We did the milk shakes towards the end he would eat pop sickles then went to nothing. He was tired and ready to go home with Jesus. It is hard sometimes we have to let go. Prayers for all ya`ll it is gonna be ok either way you go. feeding tube or not. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/27/2014 10:58AM

    I'm so sorry you're at FIL is not doing well! He's in my prayers! That is a bummer that you were up all night sick! But on the positive side you did lose 2 pounds! That has to make you feel really good today! You are so funny... We are so much alike! I also shrink 1 inch to0! I told you we're two peas in a pod! I think you're my sister I didn't have! I think you're awesome Sallie! I hope you and your honey have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs and love!
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NASFKAB 7/27/2014 10:52AM

  prayers & well wishes for all of you

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How can this be?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank you all again for your encouraging thoughts regarding both my FIL and my weight gain "problem".

FIL report was better yesterday. The IV is working again and they said he had eaten dinner. When I went to visit he was sleeping so I didn't disturb him. They said he had exercised which wore him out. The nurse also told me that she asked him if he didn't want to get well so he could sit up and visit when the family arrives next week. He said that he wanted to do that. The nurse doesn't think he is giving up. They also told me that he was cute now to 1/4 of patch for the morphine. So that is also good. I hope he gets his sharp mind back. Will check on him again today.

Now, what the heck is going on with me??? I am eating my normal foods when I want to take a pound or two off. Around 1200 calories. But I am still gaining. Today after eating on plan I was up to 109.5. My tummy is bloated and I am confused. My goal weight and where I feel good is 105 as I have very small bones. So I am going to talk to my doctor and see if it is the Wellbutrin anti depressant that I am taking. Funny part is if you look that up on the internet is says is sometimes causes weight loss. So leave it to me to have a body that does the opposite. Funny thing, I wasn't depressed to begin with when my doctor put me on the antidepressant but she wanted me on it to calm my type A personality and to help me deal with stress as stress can flare up my autoimmune disorder. But you all know that I will be depressed if all I do is continue to gain weight while taking it. Yikes. So will check that whole thing out. I don't think it's the small amount of prednisone (5mg) that I am taking as it never effected me that way in the past and I could still lose weight while on even higher doses.

So confused I am and even though I am trying hard not to let the scale dictate how I feel on any given day it still is discouraging. And I don't want to buy new clothes!!! Not a hold lot to chose from that I like here in our village. I would have to drive to Guadalajara to the mall to find things I like and then it's expensive. So somehow I will work this out and find a diet that will get the now 5 pounds off.

I do hope you all have a great Saturday.
Sallie

  
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CELLA_P 7/28/2014 9:42PM

    emoticon I'm sorry your FIL has had such a rough time, Sallie, but am so glad you've been there for him.

Gee, that's so frustrating about the weight gain, even if it is very modest, I know... you've maintained for a long time now, so it must be a really rough hurdle to have to face, along with everything else right now. I'm no medical professional, but it appears the prednisone and/or the Wellbutrin might possibly be playing a role in this problem. Here are some links...

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(See "Gastrointestinal." There might be some association between Wellbutrin and appetite increase...)

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JANIEWWJD 7/28/2014 12:38AM

    Your FIL sounds like he really wants to get well. I pray that he does, and that he is able to visit with family when they come to see him. About the weight gain; it could possibly be you anti-depressent they put you on. I know when my doctor put me on Valium for my Meniere's, it caused me to gain weight. Good luck with that. Ask your doctor about it and see what he has to say. Medicine is funny sometimes. Oh well, I do pray things work out for you!! God bless you and have a great week!!!
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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/27/2014 1:50PM

    Glad FIL is doing better.

I would stop daily weighing Sallie and reduce to once per week. Everyone's weight fluctuates day to day due to many factors but weighing in once a week reflects more accurately your actual weight.

I would not be surprised if the antidepressant is to blame, most of them cause weight gain. Some will cause weight loss, such as prozac, right at first but over the long haul they typically put weight on.

Drink lots of water and eat foods that help reduce belly fat. Here is a link to an article that discusses belly fat ridding foods:

http://www.prevention
.com/weight-loss/flat-belly-die
t/easy-ways-flatten-your-belly-
one-week

I am sure that this is a short term problem for you so don't get too upset or worried because you know that will just make things worse!

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STEVENK87 7/27/2014 10:49AM

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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 8:39AM

    DH took Wellbutrin for a time and noticed the same thing. Needless to say, he quit taking it after talking to his doctor so you aren't the only one to notice this. Hope FIL continues to improve. HUGS!

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GOANNA2 7/27/2014 5:07AM

    Glad to hear your FIL is exercising and eating
and hopefully on the road to recovery. Sorry to
hear about the bloating and the stubborn pounds.
Hopefully if it is the antidepressant, something
can be done after you talk to the doctor. Never
stop taking it just like that. I'm sure you will
work it out. Try not to stress about it.
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_LINDA 7/27/2014 1:13AM

    That is good news your FIL was able to eat again.
The fact your tummy is bloated means you are reacting to something, and the only new something is your meds is it not? Hope you can figure it out, especially if you are eating everything that you were before with nothing new in it..
Enjoy your Sunday!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/26/2014 11:02PM

    Sallie, I'm so glad to hear you're FIL is doing better! It could be the anti-depressants that are causing you to gain weight! I think you just really need to talk to you doctor about it! Try not to worry about your weight right now! The weight will come back off!
I hope you have a wonderful day! You are always in my prayers! Hugs and love!
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CAPECODBABE 7/26/2014 9:02PM

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EDDYMEESE 7/26/2014 8:58PM

    I'm glad FIL is doing better :)

Could the weight just be WHAT you're eating rather than how much?

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WHITEANGEL4 7/26/2014 7:59PM

    Salle sometimes an antidepressant can cause weight gain. It changes how your system processes things. It slows you down

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123ELAINE456 7/26/2014 5:12PM

  Glad to hear that FIL ate dinner and will continue to eat his meals every day. That will help him get stronger all the way around. He will feel much better too. Now about your weight problem I would talk to your doctors and the Medical Team and let them help You figure out what is going on. It could be the Anti-Depressant that is the cause of it. You was doing fine til after You started taking it. Try not to worry about it. The weight will come back off. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Weekend. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!For Everyone. Take Care.

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MOBYCARP 7/26/2014 2:46PM

    When I started reading your blogs, you had a goal weight of 110 and fretted when your weight got down to 108. Now you have a goal of 105 and are fretting that you're up to 109.5.

Perhaps you need a goal range, maybe don't worry about it as long as you're below 110 and above 105? Those might not be the absolute best numbers, but the idea is to cut yourself some slack and allow fluctuation within a range.

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COASTAL6 7/26/2014 2:26PM

    Try to have a good day emoticon
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LIS193 7/26/2014 11:58AM

    Talk to your doctor and take it from there. Being small 5 pounds make a big difference - good luck!
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JENNEINAZ 7/26/2014 11:09AM

  I hope you find a way to be comfortable in your body. And thanks for the good update on FIL.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 10:30AM

    My dear, I think the most sensible thing is to talk to the Dr., which you're going to do.

Just a word or 2 about meds, though. You are right on! Meds are SUPPOSED to act one way and another, but sometimes they do the exact opposite. And maybe that's what's going on with the Wellbutrin.

I have a type A personality too. I get things done, organized, the whole 9 yards. BUT (and isn't there always a big BUTT!) we also tend to internalize stress, and it comes out in increased cortisol released in our body. THAT would be on top of what prednisone you're taking. One of the things cortisol does is hold onto fat and water. Tenaciously! So, obviously, that makes it more difficult to lose those pounds. You'll do it, though, I know.

Glad you're talking w/the Dr.

Glad to hear the news of your fil too.

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/26/2014 10:20AM

    Well it's about how comfortable you feel so don't beat yourself up about preferring a certain weight and wanting to stay there, it makes total sense! I really do hope you figure it out as it must be frustrating if you are pretty much following the same diet.

Best wishes to fil too, glad he got up and had a better day.

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