I am Half the Women I Uses to Be.
Monday, April 11, 2011
First let me thank all the Sparkers and friends who responded to my blog about my phobia of needles.
I had no idea that there were many others who suffered the same fear I I do.
I appreciate all the support I got and some helpful information.
I did contact my insurance to see if there is a health nurse that could come over. just another back up plan.
I am still working on over coming my fear and being able to give myself the shots.
I have my Eppi Kit open and I have looked at the package with the needle in it. I still have not reach in to take it out. But I feel that possible by tomorrow I will be able to do that.
I have practiced pinching my tummy and going through the motions of giving myself a shot.
I am getting more comfortable with the idea.
I had to go to Walmart pharmacy to pick up some prescription refills that I had called in.
I gave the clerk my birth date and she said they were not ready yet.
I did a little shopping and came back.
They were ready, she went to ring them up and said," Wait a minutes, you have insurance don't you?" " Yes, I do" . I replied.
She went to see why my insurance did not show up on the bill.
She came back and said the records showed no insurance for me.
I gave her my insurance card.
She came back and said that insurance card say's its for someone else.
I said , "that can't be."
She asked if I had changed insurance, "No," I said.
Then she called me a last name that was a letter off from how my name is pronounced.
I automatically corrected he. She looked kind of puzzled.
Then it dawned on me, "Are those my prescriptions that you are ringing up". I asked.
She asked me if I took some diabetic drug, I said ,"NO" .
Then she explained what happened..
It seems here in this town there is a women with my exact birth date. Month, day and year.
She also has my first name. And her last name is almost like mine. The first 6 letters are the same, just the two last letters are different.
Whats the odds of that happening?
Sounds like something out of the Twilight Light Zone.
Just because this other women did not have insurance , I did not go home with her prescriptions.
Since I was getting refills and was in a hurry, I would have passed on the pharmacist going over the refill. And I would not have looked at them till I got home.
Well not any more. From now on I will examine each bottle at the counter. Make sure it is in my name, from my doctor and is what I asked for. If any pill looks different or is a different strength, I want to know about it.
I know mistakes happen, but I am going to be extra careful from now on.
Made me think of the hospital stay that's coming up..
The nurse comes around and gives you some meds. Usually you take them. But from now on I am going to inquire what are they , I don't want to be one of those unfortunate mistakes that happen to others.
I was a little surprised to lose weight this week. I listed 1 1/2 lbs lost. But Spark always puts 2 lbs on my feed. I wanted to correct that. I am now 166.5 lbs. That's half my original body weight of 333, that I weighed last Jan. 2010.
I put on some pants, they have a side zipper, had been real tight. They are cut low in the waist. Which I like because I am low waisted. I wore them Friday to the doctors office. And they were loose. I like them real well, so am going to see if I can take them up.
When I was weighed I was fully dressed, minus shoes and I weighted the same as I did the week before undressed. I even had on two sweaters. But I always think it's possible different scales can weigh a person different. But when I weighed Sat i saw the scales go to 166.5 . And I knew I had lost. My clothes had already told me.
I weighed again Sunday morning to see if it was a real loss or only a temporary one. It was real. In fact it still shows the same weight today..
I think I could go a week and not weigh and know how much I weigh, just by how my clothes fit.
I think everyone most women could as long as they are not wearing those dreaded elastic waistband pants . If your waist gets tight and with regular waist bands you know . Those awful elastic waists, you never know it just stretches as you eat and eat and eat. Those pants should be banned . Only pregnant women should be allowed to buy them.
This coming from a women who wore them for years. But I never want to see any elastic waists again. But I am not going to be that lucky. All my exercise clothes have elastic waists.
And so do my leggings. Oh well, at least the everyday pants I ware or jeans don't.
I am still pumped from the fantastic workout I did today. Burned about 1200 calories.
Checked my pulse rate during the cardio and I showing 87 and 92 . And the fact that you continue to burn calories even after you finish. It's such a good feeling.
I have the rest of this week to workout as hard as I can. I plan on doing just that.
Then as soon as I can get back to regular workouts I will. My first rehab is April 27, one week after surgery.
I also signed up for a relay race for Cancer to be held on June 19, and 20th.
We will have a team , and one of us has to be on the track during the 24 hours of the race.
This will give me the motivation to do my best with my physical therapy and rehab.
I hope to do a 5K in September . And then walk or jog in the Susan Korman Race for The Cure.
Oh I have miles to go , places to see and nothing is going to stop me.
Peace and love,