Walking into a new and brighter life.

Walking into a new and brighter life.

The healthy me

The healthy me

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I am feeling amazing

It's been 3 weeks since I have written.  I have had 6 Physical Therapy appointments.  I am working on my back, my core, my arms and legs.  Isn't that pretty much every part of my body?  
I know that I leave there and feel like my legs and arms are noodles.  Today not only was my back sweating, but my butt was too!  Glamorous huh?  lol

As hard as I can work out my O2 saturation is still not going below 90 which is great.  

I honestly have not felt this good since I was in my 30's.  I am now a size 12, down from a 3x.  Needless to say I have had to buy all new clothes, bra's and undies and a coat.  It gives me that much more confidence that I won't allow myself to gain weight and to keep losing.  I would like to settle at a size 10 or 8, and lose another 20 pounds.  
I have lost several inches since surgery.  

I still have this blob in my stomach which pooches out from the Fibroid Tumor on my uterus.  I am hoping in January to have the surgery back in Portland to have it removed.  
It seems that Bill needs to have his knee replaced, so I will plan my surgery after his so I can take care of him.  Lord knows he took care of me long enough.  

As much as I am getting used to me living in a healthy body... Bill still hasn't.  I have to call and check in with him everywhere I go.  He constantly reminds me to take medication or to not forget my O2 at night.  When I go to Physical Therapy he tells me not to over do it.  I think we both need to watchfully realize that I am not the damaged person I was 2 months ago.  Still being careful and to listen to my body, but I am ready to live now.

I am finding my faith getting stronger, which makes my spirit just want to shine.  I am struggling and praying for Bill to make small changes like terrible cussing and drinking.  It's sometimes difficult to remain positive when he gets so negative.  I just keep on praying for him.  I can't get enough Church.  I would go every night if Bill wouldn't put his foot down.  Already I am going on Sunday's then twice a week to Bible Study.  

I will keep posting and letting you know how things are coming along.  I have a feeling I might put up the Christmas Tree this week.  I will have to talk Bill into putting the lights up outside before the snow sticks.  
I'll post pictures after it's all done.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I am learning to be healthy

I have found out that years of watching every thing you do, everything you eat, every place you visit... to finally have freedom takes a while.

I still carry O2 in the car with me just in case.  I really haven't tested myself too hard.  I go grocery shopping, I go to Church and Bible study twice a week.  I volunteer on Saturdays for the Democratic party in town.  I do a little retail therapy with a girlfriend once in a while.  That's been about it.  Probably the most strenuous thing I have done is vacuuming, which I take breaks and sit down to let my heart rate go back down.

I went to my Cardiologist last Tuesday and he said I have made a remarkable recovery.  :-)  I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that.  He even removed one heart medication from my huge list of meds.  This Tuesday I went to my Primary Care Doctor and she said all my "stats" are O.K.,  She was checking my incisions from the surgery and felt 2 lumps in my breast.  She said she thinks they are only cyst's and I will have an ultra-sound next week to look at them.  I am not worried.  I think after everything I went through God wouldn't let this get me down.

Other than that I feel wonderful.  I have bought new clothes and got my hair re-done.  I can wear jewelry for the first time in 3 1/2 years.  I am still losing weight and actually will start Physical Therapy to begin to build back up my core muscles and stamina next Thursday.

I'll blog later with some results.