I Survived The Treadmill Test

I walked on the treadmill for 8 minutes yesterday.  That may not seem like much to you but for me, that’s pretty darn good. Especially when they keep making it go faster and taking your blood pressure, plus, they keep talking to you.  It’s like “Stop talking to me and let me concentrate.”

I also just got some really good medical news.  I’ve been approved to get my IGG Infusions/Injections (whatever) at HOME!  Yeah.  That means, I can stay home and watch t.v. in bed with my animals on the bed with me (as long as my cat leaves the I.V. alone.)  I hate the thought of kicking her out of the room, but I may have to since she is a bit curious.  The nurse is going to come to the house and it is 100% covered by insurance.  They said it is more cost-effective this way.  Wow!

I thought I would include a pic of my new work-out outfit which I love so much.  Yes, this will motivate me to work out more, as well.

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Jane Fonda..Eat Your Heart Out.

 

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Headaches & Wii

I am trying to fight my headaches without meds for a bit.  This is tough.  Tylenol can cause rebound headaches and so can my Imatrex so the best bet is when I get a headache to just use my Head-On (which they don’t make anymore) and try t o go to sleep.  Unless it is a killer migraine in which case; I will have to take my Imatrex.  I know the difference in headaches though and last night wasn’t.  Needless to say, this month at least, I’ve taken to many darn pills.  Of course, this weather doesn’t help.  We had one nice day and now the rain is back.  Totally annoying.

I worked out for 50 minutes yesterday to the Wii.  Okay, actually, I played Wii Sports but to me that is working out and according to the Wii, it is too.  My Wii Fitness age went down from age 80 to 67 so I’m on the right track (hey, maybe I’ll actually reach the age I really am soon) but for the life of me; I could not win a tennis match.

Doctor Updates& Tush Talk

So, I called the Specialist today and she is going to put the referral in now for the Colorectal Surgeon.  Hopefully it will be approved in time for my appointment on the 19th.  Of course, then I make an appointment with the Colorectal Surgeon before the actual Botox procedure, I’m sure.. but at least I’m headed the right direction.

In the meantime, I ordered one of those pillows with the holes in it. ..Donut Pillows?.. to sit on.  Supposedly, it shipped from GA on the 10th.  How long can it take to get from GA to CA?

Enough Tush Talk for tonight…  I saw. my metabolic specialist today and they upped my protein to 50 grams per day but want to keep the calories at 1700.  They say  I can pick foods that are higher in protein and lower in calories.  Yeah, wish me luck on this.  Weird how font suddenly changed to italics there..but I digress.  They started bagging on my Ruffles, Coca-Cola and GF Donuts but I rarely eat those things and I have to eat semi-normal treats sometime.  I have to admit I was excited when they encouraged me to start eating cheese for a snack as I love Smokey cheese.  The idea is to get my protein up without getting my weight up to quickly.  Of course, if my other issues heal up ; I can start exercising again which would help with the weight issues as well.

Sick & Swap Meet

Woke up feeling a bit like crap today but not as bad as I thought I  would.  It actually started Friday with the hot/cold sweats and sore throat then turned into coughing, sneezing, ringing ears, etc.    Have to be over it by Thursday to see my new Nephrologist.

My husband and I went to the Swap Meet yesterday and I got a Hula Hoop which I am looking forward to using in the back yard for exercise.  I know I will suck but it will be fun to try.  We also got some animal beds for the animals.  Firepies’ is a tent and while she is not used to hers yet, I am trying to lure her into it with catnip and toys.  I think she will like it eventually.  She keeps going in and out of it now.

We are actually looking for wall pictures but the selection was extremely slim so we may go to a larger Swap Meet next wknd.

Changing Into My Husband

I need to start exercising again so I tried the StationeryBicycle last night which was a terrible idea.  Even though I sat on a towel.. with these terrible anal skin tag things, I thought I wa going to die.  I am still burning and am just surprised my whole ass isn’t burning off.

They say when you get a transplant of pretty much any kind apparently, you can take on the characteristics of the person who donated the kidney to you.  I believe that has happened with the qualities of my husband who was my donor.  I am starting to agree with him in some aspects in the way he feels about children,  I have been watching more sports,  I have become less social..  It’s scary how much more like him I am becoming. Aalthough I cannot see myself adapting a lot of that lame guy sense of humor any time soon…that’s for sure.

 

Husband Brings Work Home

My husband is an Inspector at work.  That is his job..to inspect the work the sub-contractors or contractors do after they do their jobs; in order to make sure things have been done correctly; so they can be paid.

Then, he comes home to me.  Lately, he has been stressed.  A lot is going on at his job and a lot is going on at the house.  The house is looking really good and getting into shape.  However, the process seems never-ending now that things have started.

Anyway, he comes home.  This is what occurs..”I thought you were going to clean the floor.  Did you see the spot?  Don’t you know how to clean a floor?  There’s another spot.  You have to sweep the new floor every day.  Don’t you ever water the back or front yard anymore?, etc.etc.”   I want to snap back at him but I don’t.  That would just start a useless argument.  I’ve hinted that it would be nice if he helped but as he points out; he does work outside the house and I don’t.

We did have an agreement that I would take care of the inside and he would take care of the outside of the  house but we were both working then and he hired a Gardener.  Of course, he is spending a lot of money for this house decorating and I don’t want to piss him off right now either.  New furniture is coming (okay, we need to find it) probably next wknd..one of which is probably going to be an indoor Chaise as we are selling our indoor Living Room Furniture and getting all new.

He and I were both talking about the fact that he needs to go back to the gym again as that usually helps him de-stress and puts him in a much better mood.

Need To Re-Start Exercising

Okay, Let’s see..the night before the Hearing I got a Migraine, the day of the Hearing – I was okay, the morning after, I was in utter pain again.  That’s me..most of the time I get Migraine’s after the stress is over.

I went to the lab for blood today.  I have a new system of getting up super early to drink lots of water before-hand so I can give them enough urine.  Today, I drank water then had stomach issues and prayed to God I would still have enough.  Yeah, I did.  I need to start drinking more water.

I also need to start exercising again despite the fact that it’s cold and it’s really the last thing I want to do when I’m cold or I have stomach issues.  My muscles have been starting to hurt probably from lack of use.  So, I am going to start my routine again this afternoon.  It may not be 30 minutes today because I have really let myself get out of shape.  But I used to be really proud of myself and I know I can get back on track.

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