Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last week flew by

Last week flew by...

Hubs' endoscope went well. The doctor took some biopsies of the Barret's esophagus in his throat, but thought that all looked good. I am thankful, very thankful. Between exercise, therapy, doctor's appointments that doesn't leave much time for fun. I wondered how I would manage, but I did.

My blood work was not as good as I wanted it to be. Cholesterol is down from 211 to 157 and it looks like the medicine worked. The triglycerides were up and he prescribed four fish oil capsules a day to improve the numbers. My A1C for my blood sugar didn't go down either. I am eating too much fat in my diet. I reviewed my food journal to see where I went wrong. I am going to work even harder to get better results. Luckily, my doctor doesn't give up. He said we would double the medicine.

I had a UTI and the medicine for it made me sick. I had tiny red dots on my whole face from it. My ribs are still sore. I can't say that word right now because I get sick at hearing it. I don't care for all of this medicines so I think I will ease myself into the fish oil til my poor stomach gets better. I woke up in time for church, but was not able to go due to upset stomach. Antibiotics kill my stomach. At least I won't have the UTI anymore.

I ended my week up visiting my former town and spent the day with my best friend, Darlene. It was nice to catch up with her. We looked at pictures of her grand kids, saw her son, and ate a delicious meal at a new Italian Bistro in downtown. Darlene and I halved a salad and lasagna and a dessert.

The main reason for my trip was to turn out taxes into our accountant. I didn't have enough time to do all that I wanted to do. It was good to walk around our little down town area. It has been under the Main Street program and it looks amazing. I am sorry that this was not happening when I owned my flower shop. I will have to take my camera next time.

Monday, I go to another doctor for a third opinion on my arthritis. Tuesday, hubs has an endoscopy. The clean out is the worst part. If you have never had this done, please do not be afraid. It is a live saving test.

I am cleaning our home this week. Our oldest son and his family are moving from Colorado to Alabama. They will be here for a couple of days. I am really looking forward to their visit. Our youngest son came to visit yesterday. He is the fire fighter. Right now he has bronchitis from inhalation of smoke. He doesn't sound too good, but hopefully he will get better soon. He still has allergy season to contend with.

My sister, Candy, has been sick with stomach stuff. Please keep her in your prayers. She is coming over this week to see our sons and family. I really miss her. She has been home for about four months. I look forward to us going places together and having loads of fun.

I am working on my craft area and trying to get it all organized. It is hard to have to dig it all out from the closet. I am want all of it to have a space. Where to start? I made a sketch of how I sort of want things to look. Finding the right organizing tools is another task all by itself.

Hubs and I went to the gun shop yesterday. We ordered two hand guns. We went to Lowe's and bought some fruit trees and flowering shrubs. He is outside on the tractor working. It is so hard to start planting over again. Wondering if we will see the fruits of our labor. He is making his gardens in circles this year. I know...what? and why? His reasoning is that his sprinklers are up on a telescope tripod and his logic is that he will be able to water all of the garden with the sprinklers. Well, it sounds interesting.


Xmichra said...

was the slide show always there?? I like the pictures :)

Sounds like a busy week, and yay for the bloodwork! i think it sounds like great progress!!

Finding Pam said...

Michelene, I added the slide show a few weeks ago. I'm glad you like them.

You are so positive. I was a little disappointed, but I am determined to get those numbers down. It is all about the food.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

DeEtta said...

It is always fun to walk down memory lane in old stomping grounds. Sounds like you had a great week with friends and family.

Good luck on your continual "Get Healthier" project.

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, it was fun to visit my friends and catch up with them. I think I will go more often. I had not been back in a year.

Just Be Real said...

Sounds like a busy one for you dear Pam. Love your determination. Blessings to you dear.

Akelamalu said...

Gosh you have so much going on no wonder you don't have time to yourself!

Your determination to sort your health problems out will see results, have no fear. x

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

You are a busy lady. Glad your hubby's tests turned out well.
Can't wait to get my new cards. You are the best!!!

Just Be Real said...

Came back by to give you a hug.

Finding Pam said...

JBR, I needed that hug. Thank you.

Travis Cody said...

You sure are busy!