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12/29/20--One Thing at a Time
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      3 comments

I knew I'd be overwhelmed trying to do everything right at first, so my strategy has been to go to my rehab appointments and try to do another day or two of walking a week, to eat less junk and fatty food and more veggies and whole fruits. So I ... Read more
12/25/20--Christmas Day in 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020      2 comments

We stayed home this year when we usually travel to TX (from OK) to see my family. With covid and my dad being in the hospital we needed to stay home. I missed my family, but...we slept past 8:15, had a casual breakfast, opened gifts from each ot... Read more
12/23/20--My Dad Has Been Hospitalized
Thursday, December 24, 2020      2 comments

My dad (73) got his side pain figured out and it was pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs). Not good! He was admitted to the hospital and they found several not-small blood clots all through his leg, from foot to groin. He has been figh... Read more
12/14/20--Pulmonary Function test
Monday, December 14, 2020      1 comments

Had testing to see if there's a problem with my lungs today. This was ordered 3 months ago when I was having shortness of breath and some asthma (and apparently a blocked heart artery...haha). So everything looked great today! I do have some ast... Read more
12/12/20--Active Two Days
Sunday, December 13, 2020      7 comments

I've done more in the last 2 days than I've done in weeks. I cleaned house and decorated for Christmas. My kids and husband did some for me, but I was able to do much more than I'd been able to do recently. I did have to take breaks, but I had n... Read more
12/8/20--Cardiac Rehab Exercise Evaluation
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      3 comments

Today was my first visit to cardiac rehab. The people were great, and all my questions were answered. They mad desire I understood my medicines and the purpose of everything. They tested me for exercise tolerance so I know how hard to work. I'll... Read more
12/5/20--Surprise heart attack, part 2
Saturday, December 05, 2020      4 comments

I had been having shortness of breath for awhile and since I have asthma and stomach issues, I thought it was related. I had been taking a new asthma med--a long term daily inhaler--which affects my throat and vocal cords. So when I started gett... Read more
12/1/20--When a heart attack is a surprise
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      5 comments

My blood pressure was almost always normal or slightly below. My bad cholesterol and triglycerides were a tiny bit high--not enough for treatment. My blood sugar was 101 (no need for treatment). A1c was 6.3 or 6.4--this was a new finding. I am 6... Read more
11/30/20 First Attempt at Current Goals
Monday, November 30, 2020      4 comments

I wanted to jot down a few goals to start figuring them out. I'll refine them as I go. 1. Journal about and process feelings about my heart attack, metabolic syndrome, possible apnea. 2. Incorporate more heart-healthy and reverse-prediabetes fo... Read more
11/25/20--Thanksgiving Thoughts
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      2 comments

We are staying home tomorrow instead of traveling 3+ hours to TX. With my vulnerable parents, my own recent heart attack, 6 kids in 5 schools in the extended family, 2 jobs in the extended family, etc., it's better to be safe than sorry. We're p... Read more
11/16/20--BACK AGAIN
Monday, November 16, 2020      4 comments

Well, I'm going to start back here on Sparkpeople, at least for info, ideas, and fellowship. I had a little surprise heart attack last week. I had a 100% blocked coronary artery and a stent placed when I had no idea I had heart issues. I'm doing... Read more
9/20/16--September Update
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      6 comments

I have my new glasses and still get headaches and wooziness, which limits my computer time and irritates the snot out of me. I maintained my weight loss for about 6 months, then started gaining slowly, and now faster. I'm still 30+ pounds down... Read more
8/25/16--Update and A Strong-Willed Child (or 2)
Friday, August 26, 2016      8 comments

I had an optometrist check my eyes Tuesday, and the left eye has changed quite a bit on one measure. Why it was fine until the lens popped out is a mystery that may never be solved. I paid for the exam and then went to get prices (around $400). ... Read more
8/16/16--August Update
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      8 comments

Still not 100% with the things keeping me from fully using Sparkpeople again (glasses issues and the headaches and eye pain that go with it, mainly). I have an appointment next week with an optometrist, so hopefully we can get things figured out... Read more
7/21/16--July Update
Thursday, July 21, 2016      8 comments

Glasses are still making me sick--some days more than others (??). Jaw still hurting, esp. when I eat chewier things. Guts, head, energy, etc. all still causing loads of problems. Plus, it's HOT!! I still want extra coffee and sugar (self-medica... Read more

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