I am not where I want to be in the eating dept - but I am improving. This way is better for me. I am eating at least one deliciously healthy meal daily - lately it has been a mix of beets, pineapples, grapes, avocado, corn and black beans. I thr... Read more
Striding ahead --- after months of waffling, researching, and procrastinating - I finally found a new doc - hopefully. Her online stats and reviews look good - and she is affiliated with the hosp I stayed in in Sept. I have an appt on 1/23. Choo... Read more
It's been a while. Hope all is well with everyone. I have been doing okay. Struggling with pain and mobility issues -- but far from giving up!
I am enrolled in a clean eating challenge, which begins on Tuesday. It will m... Read more
Pain or no Pain, Hello Gym!
After an extended hiatus, I went to the gym today. I was walking around in a store, pushing a cart, and I I felt so stiff, and had so much pain, I just decided that I needed to go to the gym and climb on a stationary bike. I needed to see if I c... Read more
I am still here
Just working through things - mainly my health. Trying to get my stamina back. Luckily, I never lost my zest for living! I just need to pick up the pace! Hope you are all doing well!
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Making it work
Here is the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of my life lately.
Back on 9/9, I had pain just below my breastbone in the center of my chest/above my stomach. Long story short, I was hospitalized for 6 days with a diagnosis of gallstones/pan... Read more
Scale Recommendation Requested
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a scale to weigh myself on that is fit for home use. I can google it, but I would love a recommendation from our community; The max weight needs to at least hit 420 lbs.
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On the Mend
Just a few words tonight as I must know get to bed.
I have been in the hospital for the past 6 days, and it is something I do not want to repeat again.
I'll get into more details when I am more fully rested. It is good to be home.
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Getting On Top of Things
Control is not the right word for the way I am feeling these last few days --- and explained as much to my health coach. I feel like I am going with the flow, and it is not just an unintentional ride. I have power. I have choices. I am exercisin... Read more
I a learning what is happening in my body and I am facing it head on. I went for the nerve test today and Doc indicated that he thinks I am experiencing nerve pain from the condition of my back. He's a conduit to passing on information to my doc... Read more
We Shall See what we shall see
I have a doc's appt in the morning for an EMG, which is a test to see how my nerves react when the muscles are stimulated. I am nervous about it, but sitting up praying and playing computer games to try to relax before heading to bed.
This... Read more
The Blessings of Making Yourself a Priority
I hope you are all doing great out in Sparkie-land. I have just returned from a fabulous week off in Alexandria, VA, where I felt relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated. My mobility was limited, but I did what I could as I could, and ... Read more
and the Goodness flows on...
I'm on the lookout for good things. I am a happy camper by nature, and I look for more silver linings and bright sides than dirt. Today, I reached out to the general manager of the gym I belong to and shared why I have been MIA, and despite havi... Read more
Concerns won't stop me
While not without concerns, I am forging ahead today. I am going to work after 2 days off. The days were meant as productive vacation days, but I ended up being in so much pain, it amounted to little more than a lot of laying down and even that ... Read more
When you get so hungry at work, you break into the "emergency" oatmeal packet.
At least I avoided going to the convenience store that is IN THE BUILDING!... Read more