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  • Wednesday

    8/4/2021 3:14:18 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was a very busy day. I rose and went to get some supplies for DD. Her IVP is coming up soon, so that good old Citrate of Mg! YUM! I then came home and mowed the lawn. We then went to the library, cannibis store, and discount food store. It took hours instead of minutes because ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/3/2021 12:06:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was DD wound clinic. She is doing much better. They are going to have her meet with an ortho rep next week to see if she can get a better sleeping boot. She has lost so much weight that it falls off during sleep. Her legs are like sticks... IT is a beautiful day again here in MI. I ... Read more

  • Monday

    8/2/2021 11:27:00 AM, by PICKIE98

    I caught up on some sleep last night and feel rested today. I got some financial things finished and did some organizing in the house. I need to get some Christmas shopping done soon. I am very late... ... Read more

  • The Journey Begins...

    8/1/2021 10:52:43 AM, by GABIRUSZCZAK

    August 1st 2021... We begin the countdown of the final days of SparkPeople... and I am starting my new chapter as well. This morning I got on the scale and weighed 147.9-pounds. This is the same weight as I was on my Wedding Day 40-years ago. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/1/2021 6:21:42 AM, by PICKIE98

    I was so tired yesterday, for some reason. I awoke very early this morning, so am being quiet before I begin my daily things. DD needs her sleep too, so I find quiet things to do. Transplanting plants, reading a book ( I read one plus books yesterday. ... Read more

  • Friday

    7/30/2021 1:26:43 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got a little more sleep last night, so got up and did some laundry. The wound nurse was here later on, so I started our big lunch of corn-on-the-cob and sloppy joes. I do all of the prep cooking before the rates soar at 2'o'clock. The newer washers take hours instead of minutes to do a loa... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/29/2021 2:17:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got six whole hours of sleep last night, since it rained overnight. This morning I took pop bottles to Kroger,, we rarely drink the stuff unless we are sick to drink the 7-up, so they were from the beginning of last year. I had 38 cans/bottles. I then went out to the gas station in the... Read more

  • Saying Farewell...

    7/28/2021 12:08:35 PM, by GABIRUSZCZAK

    Saying Farewell... July 28th... I have so many mixed emotions about SparkPeople closing down next month. On the one hand it has served as my place for support for the previous almost 13 years - ever since November 18th of 2008. So it has been there through some of the most monumental times of m... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/28/2021 11:10:57 AM, by PICKIE98

    I did not sleep much last night, but I got my second wind and got outside and shucked the corn, put bills in mailbox for a nice walk, am cleaning the garage trash can(ICK!), organizing things. Lots of phone calls, and doing my very favorite thing(NOT), balancing my checkbook. I would rather fi... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/27/2021 12:43:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is wound clinic day, so DD got her dressing changed and made the next appointment. SHe is still a long way from healed, but her heel is healing. LOL! The hip wound is another story. They are working hard to try things to hasten the healing. We drove out in the country to one of ou... Read more

  • Monday

    7/26/2021 7:03:05 AM, by PICKIE98

    Mary Jean: A loop recorder is a device implanted SOMEWHERE inside the body to record all heart activity. My friend Dan, has his in his left arm. Mine is in my left breast, over my heart. It is about as wide as Scotch tape and about two inches long. My heart has only stopped a few times over the ... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/25/2021 2:29:36 PM, by PICKIE98

    I woke up with a lot of knee pain in the middle of the night, but did get more sleep later. today I am doing exercises and being thankful for A/C in this hot weather. Tomorrow is a doctor appointment; I am hoping for a good lab report. I am going to address the issue of getting this loop re... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/24/2021 7:42:16 AM, by PICKIE98

    I was awake most of the night,,I just got up and started laundry, read a book. Today is shopping and watching the rain storm.... Read more

  • Friday

    7/23/2021 12:46:41 PM, by PICKIE98

    This morning I had an eye appointment with the specialist. Some good news, some not so.. but now mmy pupils are dialted, so not much to say today.. foggy!... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/22/2021 5:49:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was library day. We then visited Karen and returned a phone and a sack-o-masks.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/20/2021 2:00:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is another hot day, so we are indoors after the clinic. DD heel wound is looking great. I can see where the new tissue has formed, about a two inch circumference of it so far. She still has a long way to go, but that Juven, collagen supplement, is really helping. The new treatment, Ilofl... Read more

  • Monday

    7/19/2021 11:16:53 AM, by PICKIE98

    Today is going to be a scorcher, so I will do indoor chores. I continue with my workout, doing food prep today for stir fry. Tomorrow is wound clinic day, so nothing gets planned except that appointment. We are ina routine of healing and it seems to be working.... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/18/2021 12:03:12 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I did some yard work that I postponed from yesterday. retirement and no rain, gives me that option. Nice. DD is doing much better. She only has two wounds left. She now wears a regular shoe on one foot and the ortho shoe on the other. It makes for clompy walking, but that left heel is a... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/17/2021 11:57:06 AM, by PICKIE98

    I opened the windows this morning. The humidity is still at 64%, but that is low for MI. I made pasta salad and finished laundry, will probably do some yard work later. I love fresh air!... Read more

  • Friday

    7/16/2021 5:21:07 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was wound nurse-day. We both showered and got supplies ready before she arrived. I did four loads of laundry and I am really tired. This humidity is ragging on my lungs.... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/15/2021 2:49:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is another rainy day here, It is very windy and dark, more like autumn than summer.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/14/2021 2:07:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I went to the grocery store to pick up DD Rx's. One other customer in the store, so it was nice. I got everything taken in the house, brought the trash can to the garage, and did the dishes. I am praying for the people that are suffering today.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/13/2021 2:31:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    This morning was a visit to the would clinic. They are pleased that her left heel is basically healed. The skin is closed, but still tender. They are trying a new treatment on the other heel.. The hip wound continues to be treated as well. It began raining when we got home. We need it. The ar... Read more

  • Monday

    7/12/2021 5:08:45 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am awake at 4 bells.. I need to get some lab tests done early this morning, but I wish I could have slept a bit more. My psychic powers (tongue-in-cheek) tell me that I will be dozing later.. I still will do my workout.... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/11/2021 10:36:26 AM, by PICKIE98

    This morning, I feel blessed, feel calm and feel grateful. DD is healing nicely with her left heel healed, she is eating healthier and losing weight. I am also eating less and healthier, losing some weight. We are not able to go out and do things as we did before, but she is alive, has o... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/10/2021 11:53:51 AM, by PICKIE98

    Today I just putz around the house, paying bills, laundry, etc. Normally, we would be up in the U.P now, but it is not to be this year. With so many people not wearing masks, we feel safer at home. Vaccine does not guarantee no covid. People forget that because they WANT to be back to the way... Read more

  • Friday

    7/9/2021 3:50:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I stepped on the scale and saw another three pound loss. I guess there are perks to running around with all for the appointments for DD! This morning, the wound nurse came to treat the three wounds. DD left heel is finally healed, but a bedsore that she never mentioned to anybody, has got... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/8/2021 11:07:41 AM, by PICKIE98

    This morning we finally both went to the salon for a haircut. IT is the first time in over a year and a half. We feel so much better. I must say, they said that I still had good guides for cutting, so we did a good job with the grooming kit I bought.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/7/2021 4:58:47 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was one of DD specialist's appointments. After having a procedure done, he ordered a Rx for her, so I dropped her at home and went back to the pharmacy. ... Read more

  • Recycled Body

    7/6/2021 4:29:01 PM, by ALITTLEBIRD

    I finally found the medicines to keep me going, unfortunately steroids are a necessity to keep me from feeling so weak and sick from chemo fridays. I got my diet down to a habit I know is in my caloric range. Now, it's working out and weight training the best I can. Flares are inevitable, but if I ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/6/2021 5:52:12 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am going to ask Kristy to teach me one of the PT exercises that is a pelvic tilt. It is supposed to be great for the knees, hips and helping with balance.... Read more