Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Weekly Update

It has been a long week for us both. I tried to get back to the fitness center on Monday and Tuesday and did not have much luck at all. Starting feeling bad again on Wednesday and have not yet been back.

Feeling better today than I have felt in over two weeks. Did some exercises with my hand weights along with some leg stretches today and also walked around a bit inside the camper to start trying to get ready to get back at it again on Tuesday (center closed tomorrow).

Planning to exercise more at home tomorrow and hope that I can accomplish more Tuesday than I have in over a month!!

I last weighed 99.2 pounds so my weight should be where it needs to be for the doctors within the next week or two. Than I hope to get listed and start waiting on lungs. Have to get my stamina back also, to be fully prepared for the surgery.

Charley is being his usual helpful, loving self. Smile I honestly do not know where I would be without him. He takes such good care of me (inside joke between us)!!

One of very good friends from my high school days is currently in Hawaii (Honolulu) with his daughter who is soon having her second child. We have been in touch during the last couple of weeks and guess what I got in the mail this week. A Hawaiian Host gift package with chocolate coated, onion/garlic seasoned and honey glazed macadamia nuts. I have only tried the chocolate ones so far and they are delicious! What a special treat. And right when I need the calories too!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and that you will be remembering all of the fallen military who have made our liberty and freedom possible!

Safe travels to you all!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

5/19 Update

I am so sorry that I have been so out of touch this week! Got up Monday morning not feeling well at all. Went in to see the doctor and get some tests done and found that I had pneumonia. Fortunately they did not hospitalize me, just prescribed the necessary antibiotics and sent me home. So I have been working on trying to get better from this, not lose any more weight than I had to (considering that I had no appetite), and get prepared to get back to the fitness center. Needless to say this is moving much slower than I would like!!

Based on the results of my weighing this morning it appears that we may have made the necessary adjustments with my feeding tube to help get the weight on that Duke is requiring. I hope this continues and that we can get listed in the next few weeks.

Charley has had his hands full with me once again this week. Since he has been having to wait on me almost constantly he is worn out so we are planning to just chill out here at the campground once again this weekend.

Also planning to try to catch up with everyone’s blog updates so that I can see what you all have been up to this week. Hopefully I will have some positive news to pass along with my next update and that would be a nice change, wouldn’t it?

Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!! Safe travels to all who are the road right now also!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekly Update

Hello everyone. We are still here in Chapel Hill, NC. We have had a very uneventful week. Aside from resting up and trying to get my strength back after being in the hospital we have had a couple of doctor/nutritionist visits and one trip to the fitness center that was not very successful.

Still working with the feeding tube. The nutritionist Increased the daily amount by 10ml with hopes that this will help since I have not had any adverse reactions to the tube. Not seeing any significant changes in my weight yet but hope to soon.

I will be returning to the fitness center Monday and will be going 5 days week again until we see a need to drop back for any reason. The only thing that will interfere with this will be illness or doctor appointments. It is going to be slow getting back to where I was before my hospitalization but I will get there. I have to!!

We hope that all you Moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow and that you get to see or at least talk to your kids and grands!!

Safe travels to all and thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Time for Another Update

It has been a very quiet week for us. Except for a few errands that Charley took care of and one visit with the nutritionist at the Duke Clinic, we stayed here at the 5er all week.

Most of the soreness is now gone around the surgical site for my feeding tube but I have a muscle pull that I am fighting with getting healed that came from trying to keep my coughing and stuff from hurting. You know, sometimes you just cannot win at this stuff!! Winking smile

I was out of it for over a day late this week with another migraine!! I think maybe the stress of all this medical stuff is beginning to get to me. This one also made me nauseous like the last one. Oh well. I will ask the doctor this week when I go in to write me a prescription for the Imitrex that they gave me in the hospital for this. It seemed to work well.

And Charley has to be getting tired of playing nursemaid again!! I do know he wants me to get back to where I was before this surgery as soon as I can. We will be getting back to the Fitness Center starting Monday and begin working back up to the level I was at previously. Don’t know how long this will take but we will get there!

The weight gain has not started yet really but the tube is keeping me from losing while I get my appetite back to normal. I am sure you have all been wondering if it is working. We will probably have a better idea after monitoring it this week.

Styed tuned and thank you for stopping by!!