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Sunday, September 09, 2012

It has been such a long time since my last blog. So, much has happened since I last wrote, that I will just talk about me today. I received my test results back and they were all wonderful. My doctor was very happy and said, "I would be happy to give these test results to any of my patients". I was quite surprised. I had expected some improvement but not glowing test results. She also wrote out a new prescription for my BP med where I will take essentially half a pill twice a day instead of once. This has helped tremendously so I don't feel dizzy so often.

August was such a difficult month for me. My hay fever has been terrible. I have felt so exhausted all the time that it has been a struggle just to log in and chart what I have been eating. Exercise has mostly consisted of walking.

My birthday was August 24th and my Dad died August 25th. I spent the last two days of his life nursing him and giving him his meds. I am glad I could be there for him and glad everyone had a chance to say goodbye. He took his last breath in my Mom's arms as she gave him a hug. I don't have words right now to express how I feel. But will need to write more later. There is I think more that I need to share.

Missing two days of sleep, however has done a real number on my BP. I can even feel my heart racing. At times it goes up to 120. Exercise and rest have been the two things that have been helping the most. I have begun my jogs on the treadmill and this really helps with the racing heart.

This Thursday the 13th of September is my daughter's surgery and my parents wedding anniversary. So, right now I will continue this journey as I began it, just one step ahead each day. It feels too overwhelming to do more.
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  • no profile photo CD11419325
    Your test results are the payoff for all the hard work you have done on yourself this year. Congrats on those great numbers.

    I am glad you were with your dad when the end came. A peaceful way for him to go, in the loving arms of your mom. You were so lucky to have him so long, this spoken from a person that lost her dad when she was 8. For me, my dad seems like a big question mark, so little remembered of him, a person unknown.
    But you had the joy of knowing your dad! And that will live forever in your heart of hearts. I am just sorry you have to endure the pain of his dying.

    Your daughter's upcoming surgery. It has taken a while for the rescheduling hasn't it? Is she anxious about it? I pray that all goes smoothly and she will be back home and recovering in lickety split time! I will say prayers to guide the docs hands, and for healing and quick recovery for her. Keep your heart peaceful Julie

    I am also sorry that your birthday probably was not a very happy one, if you thought of it at all. Happy belated birthday hon, maybe have a special day for you in the near future, in polace of your birthday

    Any time you need to talk.....just send out a note. I am here for you as are other ladies in the group. We all care a lot about you and will be there for you as much as we can, from the internet world. Many hugs my friend
    3250 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorriful time.
    What a great accomplishment with your numbers despite all that is going on!
    Don't forget to celebrate your birthday and also give yourself a pat on the back, you are strong and deserving of kudos!!
    3250 days ago
    Hi Julie, I am so very happy to hear your results were so good - well done my Friend, all the hard work was worth it.

    How very sorry I am to hear your sad news. if you want to talk things through, I am here for you Julie. Take good care of yourself, try and get as much rest as you can. and remember to eat, your body needs the nourishment even though food may be the last thing on your mind.

    We all love you, and will always be here for you - just reach out.

    Babs xx
    3250 days ago
    emoticon I'm so glad to hear your tests turned out so wonderfully.

    It is a blessing to be at the side of a loved one when they pass - I'm glad you and your family had that.

    I'm wishing you the best with your daughter's surgery.

    Take care of yourself and get the rest you need.
    3250 days ago
  • LGAR519
    I'm glad your blood tests and B/P have improved. Somehow that makes this journey worth it! Also belated Happy Birthday. I was so sorry about your Dad. I lost mine over 30 years ago and miss him still. My life has been nothing but stress here lately so I have some idea how you feel. I'm sure your Daughter will do well in her surgery. I'm thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs! Linda
    3250 days ago
  • BETRME100
    So sorry to hear about your dad. I think you're very wise to understand that you just need to take it one step at a time...hugs to you...
    3250 days ago
    At least you don't have to take as many pills! Keep up the great work!
    3251 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11405105
    So sorry to hear about your Father, it is wonderful you could be there for both him and your Mom. How nice that he knew he was loved and cared for the last days of his life. It is not Continued prayers for you and your family to get through this time, and for your daughter's upcoming surgery. One day at a time is all we can do, remember, we are here if you need us. Oh, and belated Happy Birthday too!! emoticon
    3251 days ago
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