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Old 10-23-2023, 12:20 PM   #226  
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oh my, I have missed a few things. Carol: so glad things are going well for you.
Trish; this sounds alarming and I hope in future that DH will not hesitate to call an ambulance in such circumstances again. He did the right thing.
I hope you don't have residual effects. Sounds like a spasm of one of the arteries in the brain. at least you know that your arteries are otherwise in good shape, and after the MRI and scans you know you don't have an aneurysm. So that's all good.

I am doing ok, but not losing weight. This week I am not fasting except maybe Sunday. My DS is coming today so I am making pot roast. I made chicken pot pies last night, using GF biscuit dough on top, and it was pretty good. I have never found a decent pie crust that is GF, but Bisquick GF biscuit mix is good. I can use it for cobblers and cheese biscuits as well. I am taking one of the pies to Niagara tomorrow to visit my aunt and Uncle. My Dad would have been 92 this year, so I think my uncle is 89 and my would be 86. I have always been close to them, so it's a good visit. It's supposed to be sunny and warm so we may be outside for the visit.

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Fatmad I always like knowing what you think. The interesting thing is DH thinks it was an artery that spasmed. He said that could happen. The other thing we wonder about is the hospital doctor put me on another bp medicine (beta blocker as well as a statin. DH and I always said we wouldn't take a statin, but forgot why so for now I'm taking a statin and 2 bp meds until I can get in to see my primary care doctor. I couldn't get in to see him until Wednesday, November 1st. I'm curious as to what you think about statins and how they work?

That is great that you still have an aunt and uncle still living to visit. All mine are gone now.

Carol Sue They didn't tell me too much about diet except eat plenty of fruits and veggies and protein. In fact, the hospital food was a lot like the heart/DASH diet or even WW. I saw a recipe on FB that was made with the ingredients in your cabbage rolls but it was made like a casserole that I think would be good but DH wouldn't eat it.

I've got a whole chicken in the air fryer cooking it like a roatesserie chicken. I figure we can have some of it for our main meal and then use the left overs for a snack or sandwich in the evening. I had eggs, bacon and toast along with a banana for breakfast. I thought about doing keto but that won't work right now so will do more of a DASH/Heart healthy diet for now. Oh, DH didn't get the blizzard at DQ yesterday. I want to eat some healthier desserts. I've enjoyed cooking today. Getting back to my exercising today too. I've pretty much decided to do 5 days Monday-Friday.

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Trish, I take a beta blocker and a statin. I would rather not take the statin but I take it reluctlantly. DH refused it. I pray that you don't have any after affects from the stroke and are ok. I hope your PCP gives you good direction.

I got on the scale today and weighed 167. I have had potty issues so that's why I'm showing a loss. Down is always good on the scale.

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Mad, I wish I could make chicken pot pie like my mother. I don't think DH would eat it. .

I made cabbage roll casserole once but we prefer the rolls. Step daughter will stop for some after work.

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I went thru my paperwork from the hospital to get my referral for the Echo tomorrow and I realized it said 11/24/23 not 10/24/23. So its a good thing I did not go there at 7:45 am tomorrow! DH would not be happy. We get to sleep in tomorrow. We need things from Walmart and they have a prescription ready for me but we don't have to go so early. I will be happy to get out to walk a bit.

Our temps are going to be in the 70s the rest of the week before it gets cold again. They gave a long range forecast for winter. Very little snow from now until February but snow in Feb and March. Snow in March melts quickly. I didn't notice what our temps will be. Maybe we will have a mild winter. Mad, I think your winters are similar to ours.

My cabbage rolls were good. I ate 2, DH ate 5​​​​. We gave 10 to step daughter. we have about 15 left.
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Carol Sue I am so glad you checked the paperwork before you made a trip to get the echo tomorrow. I'm also glad you are feeling good enough to get out. You must be doing good to be able o go up and d own he stairs. Congratulations on the 167 lbs. That is what I weighed when I went for my last infusion. I need to start using MFP again so I can get some weight coming off again. I did do todays exercise. I am loving cooking and moving around again along with my exercise.

I got a message from my surgeon that she is moving out of TX on December 29th to li.ve closer to her family. I don't know if I will get a new surgeon to work with me or if my regular onchologist will take over.

My chicken turned out good. It was a fat chicken and DH wants me to debone some of it and add chicken gravy to it for a meal and I want to take some other and turn it into chicken salad. I will probably have oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow. I had my new bp and statin last night and I slept really good last night and I hope to sleep that good tonight as well. I notice I don't feel like I have to sleep all day.

I feel like cooking again and I want to start cleaning and getting my kitchen argonized to suit me. DH leaves dishes etc stacked on the cabinets and gripes because they are crowded. My DS and DIL are coming for Thanksgiving and if I feel like it I plan to have a Thanksgiving celebration dinner so they can see their cousins who can come see them. So I want to start cleaning to have everything ready when they come.

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Trish I am so glad you feel good enough to do so much. That's a good sign. I felt good to go out but I got tired fast. DH wants to go to the casino. I am afraid I will get too tired. He keeps asking me when we get our SS. We went for breakfast and I had oatmeal. Then to Goodwill where I got a Christmas shirt. Then to Wal-Mart for groceries. I got some new Protein shakes. Pure Protein. $8.68 for 4 . I hope I like them.

When we came home I ate Halushky and half a sandwich. I will not be hungry for dinner but DH will want something.

I slept until 8 am today. DH was glad to see me get dressed instead of staying in my night gown. He has been the one getting up early. My body just needs rest. I am looking forward to getting all these appointments done and start rehab so I can start exercising at home. i think I will not be allowed to use my vibration platform. I will be sad. I don't see the surgeon until December.

I hope you have a nice get together with family for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the holidays and feeling better this year. I don't think I will have any get togethers here. Just DH and I. Step daughter will stop on Christmas but everyone else comes on his birthday, Dec 28. He will be 81. I think step daughter is doing Thanksgiving. I will cook a small meal for us. This will be my first holiday in the 160sfor many years. If just have to keep it that way. Next year I want to be 150.

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Carol Sue Pace yourself and do what you feel like doing. It is strange but I think I pushed myself too fast when I set my goals to exercise. I am doing all I had planned planned to do but I am being reasonable about how much I do. I'm not trying to run a marathon etc. My goal is to be healthy and live a good quality life. I think I am going to go back to eating the way I did when I was younger and thinner which is the IE woe. If I'm hungry eat enough to help satisfy my hunger and then when satisfied stop. I think this is how I want and need to eat because I'm finding that after being in the hospital so many times this year that I need to reel this eating in before I let my eating get out of control.

I decided to for sure do Thanksgiving because DS told me that she and DBlL will be here for Thanksgivig and won't go to their DD & DSIL until December. It would be nice for all of us to get together while my DS & DDIL are here. I don't think we've had a family gathering in quite some time maybe not since Daddy passed away. It will be nice to have us all together. I've missed them.

The next thing I need to figure out is where to put my scale so I can start weighing in the mornings or at least once a week. My bathrooms are so small that there isn't much room for much in them. I have so many things I have to have in the M. Bathroom but not enough room for everything. Having to use the walker takes up a lot of space. Some how I will eventually figure it out because I feel like I need to start taking better care of my weight so I will need to start keeping up with it.

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Trish I hope you find a good place for your scale. I have the balance beam one in the spare bedroom but the digital one I pick up and put in the kitchen when I want to weigh. It cannot be on carpet, only tile.

My PCP appt went well. He just saw me for a couple minutes. I spent more time with the nurse. Now we are going to the casino. I feel good to go. I told DH when I want to leave we will leave. He agreed.

So no dinner today but I want to cook my pork roast tomorrow. I'm hungry for pork.

Trish, I think you will get your eating under control and also your weight. I need to do that, too!
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Carol Sue I'm so glad your PCP appointment went well and you feel well enough to go to the casino. I know you get a lot of good reading done when you go. I hope it will be a good day for y'all and you won't get too tired too fast. You are doing so well..

I did find a good place for my scales, They have to be put on tile as well. I am so glad that I can now go back to weighing daily. My weight has gone down to 160.4 lbs. Hopefully by or shortly after the New Year that I will be able to get down to or close to 150 lbs. We ate some of the leftover chicken today and I took the rest of it and made it into chicken salad which I can eat a few bites of later in the evening if I get hungry.

I want to have a routine diet and exercise plan which I think I can continue on after I reach 150 lbs. Once I reach 150 lbs, I would stay on this plan to see if I can continue losing or at least not gain any weight.

My Primary Doctor's office's nurse called to see how I am doing since I came home and wanted to know if I was able to get all the medications the hospital doctor wanted me to take. I told her that I did get the medicine but want to see him to be sure that I am on the medication that he wants me on because I trust his judgement because he has been my doctor for 7 or 8 years and he knows me.

I am amazed at how much I can do now. DH cuts his own hair so I told him to put my shower chair in the shower so I could take my shower myself and he could do his hair. I am so thankful I was able to take my own shower, wash my hair, dry and dress myself. I am doing so much better since the mini-stroke. It is as if this was what I needed. I am so thankful I am getting better and better each day. I still need to do the bike and I will have all my exercises done for today. I am getting stronger each day. Even baby sister says she can hear it in my voice when we talk on the phone each day. God is soooo good.



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Trish, I thank God that you are doing so well, and that I am doing well too. I felt fine at the casino. I walked a bit by myself and also holding DHs arm. He didn't win but had fun. Thats what its all about. I don't think I was approved to go there but I did fine and feel good.

I am amazed that you are down to 160 lbs!! I think you will continue down to 150 by the end of the year. That is my goal, too, but I doubt if I will make it. That's 17 lbs for me.

I'm glad you are doing so well with your exercise. I want to start but not until I go to cardiac rehab the first week of November. I see the NP on the 31st of Oct and the Surgeon on Dec 13. Before I see him I have to go for an Echo and blood work and an EKG. At that time I hope to be cleared for everything and be down a few more pounds. I was 169 at the doctors today but that was with clothes.

So things seem to be going in the right direction for both of us. That mini stroke shook something up in your body and put you on track. Praise God!!
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Carol Sue I am so glad you and DH had a fun time at the casino. I'm thinking that maybe because we do try to eat as healthy as we can that maybe that is why we are doing as well as we are. I might try to taking Cherry Tarte to see how I do with that. Otherwise, I spend time praying until I fall asleep again. Have a goodnights sleep.
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I took Tart Cherry last night for the first time in ages. I might finish what I have and not buy it again. I don't notice any difference when I take it. I slept til 8 am today. 10 hours. That seems to be my average now that I don't get up early anymore. I used to get up when the sun came up. Now I fall back to sleep and DH gets up before me. The dog stays in the bedroom with me until I get up. He loves me best.
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Carol Sue I think that is neat that your dog is taking care of you plus I suspect he knows who spoils him the most. LOL I think it is so neat that you are feeling so much better and getting good sleep. I am going to have to stop drinking so much water at night so I can sleep through the night without getting up so often. They mentioned me getting up a lot in the hospital but I would go when they came in my room so I wouldn't have to call them back. We are still short nurses here and the few times I called for them it took them a long time to get there so I found it easier to go whenever they came in to check on me or draw blood or take vitals. DH is pretty easy going but he got very upset whenever it took them so long to answer when I would call them. I've never let him get so angry but I understand he got very upset with them in the ER because he thought they took too long without calming me down. I know I could have been more serious but they didn't know me from Adam so I figure they wanted to be sure I hadn't taken something I shouldn't have and since I was out of character, I can understand that. Of course, I remember none of it. I'm just thankful you and I are both doing better. I honestly believe you and I can have a good quality of life and enjoy what we have left. I want to plan some things I want to do before I leave this world. Example I look forward to seeing new babies who have been born since covid quarantine and my quarantine for chemotherapy. I don't want to be a recluse.

Scale were up .2 lbs but that isn't concidered a bump... 160 lbs. Today we are eating leftovers. DH will finish off the pizza and I may cook me some lentils.

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Carol Sue I certainly pray you are doing okay andj ust being busy since you haven't posted yet. I seem to be getting about 7 or 8 hrs sleep at night and slept a lot in my chair last night. I really don't want to get back into the habit of sleeping in the recliner again although a short nap isn't bad. I didn't take the Tart Cherry. I don't want to take anything I don't need.

I want to talk to my onchologist about switching to or adding Mond Fruit to my diet because I read that it fights cancer. I hope he will know if that is true or can tell me of some dietician who will know. I don't want to be one of those people who end up with cancer again. Perhaps I can cook desserts with it.

Weight this morning was 159.4 lbs, bs 114 and bp 121/59. So things seem to be good. I drank coffee while talking to my daughter and then took my pills woth half pb sandwich and a cup of ginger/green decaf tea. Still need to finish the rest of my exercises so I will be finished for the week. I will pan grill cod fish for lunch. DH does the salads now and I can do most of the rest. We are both working toward healthier eating again. I love us doing it together. I was tired yesterday but feel good today.

Hope everybody is having a good day.
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