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Today!!! A mixed bag!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well today was a mixed bag of emotions...First off, I woke to the most gorgeous day which turned into the most glorious days weatherwise...Just wanted to stay home and get outside and enjoy it..but alas wasn't to be.

I had my long awaited visit at the pulmonary clinic. First had to get xray. Then they steered me the wrong direction and I wound up in the hospital on fourth floor..which seemed like a mile away from where I was supposed to be...o well...at least I got a good walk in today...too bad it was indoors...Finally made it to the right office and they did the breathing test and checked all my records and updated it again (seems every time I go to a doctor they have to change everything and it is all supposed to be centralized on computer..Well met the doctor..can't pronounce his name...of course he was foreign but he didn't have an accent but you could tell he was really working to pronounce his words correctly..nice enough doctor..Well he said my lungs looked clear...never really said anything about the heart so I took it to mean it was ok too..so here is the diagnosis for the nagging cough...

Probably a combination of things...one I'm over weight (duh you didn't have to tell me something I didn't know), second it is probably partly allergies, sinusitis (due to the allergies), acid reflux (due to the weight problems) and I'm over weight....he repeated that I was over weight about a dozen times...well get the hint...I KNOW IT... so depressing..but he never suggested what to do about it...(then they never do)..then he gave me samples for a month of singulair..I have to go back in 5 weeks so I will run out before then and probably have to call if they are doing any good...then I had to go by a Medical supply place and pick up a thing to wear on my finger tonight to check to see if I stop breathing at night. Now I already have a time sleeping and am a light sleeper anyway so imagine I won't get much sleep tonight..At least being an electronic thing, I will get the results back by tomorrow afternoon..

Second round of testing comes next week with a lovely colonoscopy..no food what so ever on Monday and have to drink the lovely Miralax..and already have the "trots"...but at least it won't be much different than what I'm going through normally right now..I need all this "fixed."

So here is my plan. ( I always seem to have big plans but whether I follow through or not is a different story)...I plan to really do my calorie count every day and try to get some walking in every day even it is only 10 mintues. Then I'm going to try to cut out my fat calories starting with my creamer in the mornings...I want to have lost quite a bit of weight before I have to go back to this doctor I saw today and have them comment that I've lost some weight...wish me luck..

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MAZACK 2/24/2012 11:09AM

    Sorry you didn't find out more but also a few things were eliminated which is good. At least you could understand your doctor. My doctor is a little more discreet about saying I need to lose some weight. Like giving me a number that is only half of what I know I need to lose.

The prep for my last colonoscopy was different. I had to drink lots of fluids the day before the exam and then nothing after I started drinking the 2 quarts of laxative when powder mixed with water. Much easier than what I had before.

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lagging behind

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yep lagging behind here. I need to get on the ball and start posting my ups and downs...they have mostly been down lately. Since last post have not been doing that well physically. Between cough and bowel problems, not had much fun. Finally went in about a month ago for yearly physical...2 of my liver functions are off..have appointment this Thursday with pulmonary clinic to hopefully get to the bottom of this cough. (probably allergies) but it has been going on too long. Seems it started up terribly 2 years or so ago when started blood pressure meds..they switched them and it helped some but still continue to have the naggy cough. Then the bowel problems seems to have gotten so bad in last couple years. I had bad bout about 2 years ago and liver functions were off then..found out I have enlarged liver but they seemed to think the gall bladder was ok since I don't have gall stones..but got new doctor this year and she is on the ball. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for next week which I don't look forward to the preliminarys leading up to it but after this is done, they may check the gall bladder out again better than before and also will be sent to gastrologist. As it is, I can't plan any trips or long outings due to the fact I need to be near a toilet..just hate it..then it starts depressing me..I'm usually so upbeat but these issues seem to be wearing me down. And you would think with as little as I can eat I would be losing weight but alas...nothing!!!! still weigh the same. Something has to give. Exericising is almost out the question with the RA in the joints and having to be near the bathroom...well I have managed to get short walks around the outside of the house some..I know this will get better (at least hope it will) and will continue to hope for the best.

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PENNY425 2/22/2012 11:13AM

  im so sorry for your health issues. my prayers and thoughts are with you. dont give up.

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MAZACK 2/21/2012 7:53PM

    I get tired of coughing also. Lisinipril is one of the blood pressure meds that will make me cough.

I was so glad when I got my bowel problem all straightened out back in August when I was in the hospital for nearly a week on IV antibiotics and then on oral antibiotics for 6 weeks. My husband has ulcerative colitis so that really has an effect on our travel plans at times.

I hope the doctors can get you all straightened out.

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TRAVELGRRL 2/21/2012 5:51PM

    I'm so sorry for your health issues! Certainly isn't any fun, is it?

My husband takes lisinipril (generic) for his blood pressure, and it is responsible for that chronic cough. But unfortunately it works well for the hbp so he doesn't want to switch.

Hang in there, things will get better!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One of my teams has a challenge to complete your crafting UFO's before the end of the year. I have 5 I listed I want to finish. I just finished this heritage piece to honor my mother's side of the family. I plan to make another for my father's side next.

A little background. The cross-stitch sampler is called "Coming to America" and depicts my grandparents and greatgrandparents immigrating to America through Ellis Island. My great grandparents were tailors and the first photo shows them in front of their tailor shop in Texarkana. My grandfoather worked for the railroad and my grandmother acted as nurse/doctor for the poor in their area of town. Their house was also marked for "good hearted woman" to the hobo's and they knew they could get a meal there. My grandparents had 18 children of which 14 lived to adulthood. My great grandparent's name was Larson and my grandparents name was Johanson but they changed it to Johnson. My grandmother and grandfather were 1st cousins. Second set of photos shows my grand parents and my mother. My mother's first name is Amalia but most called her Molly. My youngest granddaughter is named Amalia and called Molly after her. Her middle name is Belle and named for my grandmother on my dad's side of the family. I hope to do another heritage piece to honor my father's side of the family.

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PULCHRI2DINOUS 2/10/2012 2:26PM

    That is beautiful!

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MARILYN432 11/1/2011 10:26AM

    Very nice!

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MAZACK 10/28/2011 10:39PM

    I have been working on a few UFO's. I have been getting some of mine all together. Yours sound so interesting and much more complicated than mine.

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ONENESSMOM 10/27/2011 8:58AM

    Congratulations on finishing one of your UFOs.


I like the heritage piece and the family history that goes with it.

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Birthday part 2

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Man this birthday thing kind of snowballed. I posted to my statis here that today was NOT my birthday. I forgot it was linked to FB..well several there picked up on it and then noticed that there, FB had the year wrong. They had 1905 which would have made me 106 years old..so But think I finally got it fixed. But had a good joke all the way around...what a way to spend your second birthday. Laughing is so good for you.

Not much going on here today. Humidity seems to be down some but still going to be another hot day. I finished appliquing a new penny rug/candle mat last night to go in the magazine. I'm thinking I may make another one today. They are a quick gift to whip up and I like to have things on hand for that occasional surprise for someone.

I did well on the calorie count yesterday. But didn't get the walk time in like I wanted. I slept in for a change yesterday. But I'm up early this morning so as soon as the sun comes up, I'm heading outside. Have a good one.

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SUNNY332 8/31/2011 9:01AM

    Do tell me more about the Penny Rug/Candle Mat. I am interested.

For 106, you are doing GREAT!


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MAZACK 8/30/2011 11:00AM

    You are well preserved for 106. LOL. I think I have my profile on FB all corrected.

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Birthday hoax

Monday, August 29, 2011

Well don't know how that happened but have been getting birthday wishes all day..Could it be that I'm now having 2 birthdays a years...seems that way at times. NO my birthday is in March and think I or someone posted it wrong somewhere here???

But on to my last 2 days..they have been pretty good. Didn't make it to church Sunday like planned but have helped hubby with the bathroom remodeling. We have all back in but the sink cabinet and sink and fitting the faucet handles. It is looking so much nicer now. And so much cleaner.

I finished my raven cross-stitch sampler. I redyed it a 2nd time and like the orangier color better now. Have to get hubby to make me a frame for it..I want to paint the frame black too. I've started another one called "Coming to America"...it will be a heritage stitching for me as my grandparents and great grandparents all immigrated through Ellis Island. But I'm using other colors than what it called for. I'm also busy working on my fall magazine....Stitching Memories Magazine. I have girls day out with one of the DIL's planned for Thursday. This is a tight months so won't have much to spend but at least I can go and get out some.

Heat and humidity is back so staying inside but eating more fruit and trying to walk and exercise inside. Heat rash seems a little better as well. Hope the meds I got is curing it.

Hope you all are having a great first of the week.

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MAZACK 8/30/2011 10:57AM

    I sort of thought you had had a birthday earlier but decided I must have been wrong. But it did give me an idea for something to try on Arkansas Ladies.

I have several remodeling projects in motion that I need to finish

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NIMAWEYGH 8/30/2011 12:08AM

    I love the cross stitch and hey make one get you older and one get you younger...............LOL

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SUNNY332 8/29/2011 5:25PM

    Sorry if I missed your faux Birthday and hope that it was indeed a happy one.

The sampler looks great. Good job.

The bathroom is going to look great. Sounds like it is on the way to being finished.

Take care. Sunny

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