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Beginning again, again

Sunday, April 09, 2017

I am glad to say I am coming out of my winter depression.
It has been pretty bad this year, my meds had to be raised
again and I still had a hard time staying out of the bed. My
weight has stayed pretty steady but no loss.

I have been trying to declutter the house since dh moved
back 1.5 years ago with all his stuff. It is so full here I can
barely breathe. This week I rented a storage space and
will put all my boxed books in it, my recumbent bike (until
I know what the orthopedic doctor is going to do, appoint-
ment is Tuesday), and misc. stuff in it until I can clean and
organize the essentials. So many boxes of papers to go
thru (last count was 9).

This week I also began the arduous process of preparing
my mouth for false teeth. Six teeth were pulled on the left
bottom on Tuesday. I am healing well. I have been on so
many meds for so long (which also give me dry mouth)
that my teeth are just rotten from inside out. I am hoping
as they are pulled and healed, that the "poison" they
produce will end.

I am pleased to say that my last 2 A1c's have gone
down from 11 to 8. and 8.5. (needs to be under 7,
preferably 6) Still need to fine tune it, but at least now
I can make some headway. All my lipids are under
the required limits. My BP continues to be way low
(100/60). My potassium is way low and I am having
problems taking as much as he wants me to take
(cant swallow the huge pills and they can't be smashed)

I am unable to exercise right now, even walking. So
I need to be even more calorie conscious to move at
all.

Some positive accomplishments : Have read 8 books
so far this year, several more than the last few years.
I am slowly bringing back my reading habit. I never used
to have reading problems (before computers). Also,
always carried a book everywhere I went.

I am sleeping pretty well for the first time in my life.
The most significant addition has been the sleep
mask. It makes soooo much difference. I still have
occasional all-nighters, but I am learning how to
recover quicker. I am semi-able to do regular times
(or close to it) for lying down and rising up.

Gratitude for today:
I am grateful for all the second (3rd, 4th, 5th etc.
chances that I am given.

Goals for the week:
1. Post a blog at least every Sunday
2. Write down what I eat daily
3. Pack up books to take to storage
4. Clean and organize my closet
5. At least 15 min per day going thru all the paper
6. Deep clean one area (sm) per day
7. View at least one video a day on hobbies
8 Get new pedometer set up and use
9. Read at least 1 book this week
10. Continue sleep schedule

Slow and easy wins the race !!
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  • KOHINOOR2
    Sounds like you are making very positive progress with your health challenges. Keep it up! Great attitude! emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing.
    1379 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm glad that your depression is easing up and that your weight has been stable. You are making great headway on the a1c. I also have tons of papers to go through - my MIL's stuff. Getting your insomnia under control is a huge feat. I still struggle some with that. Good job on the reading too - love that. And I love your goals!! I hope you can make a huge dent in those.
    1379 days ago
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