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Haven't lost my talent for finding bargains!!!
Monday, September 27, 2010      5 comments

I would Love, Love, Love to stay home from work today but I think I have reached the max for unplanned absences and would have to wait at least another week or I would be put on probation (those ER visits counted against me, etc etc). On ... Read more
going on the arthritis walk in about an hour...
Saturday, September 25, 2010      7 comments

emoticon Looking for an emoticon with squinty morning eyes like mine are this morning but didn't find one.... ... Read more
still tired...
Friday, September 24, 2010      4 comments

I was in bed 8 hours and got 5 hours of broken sleep with some obstruction but no actual stopping of breathing. I was tired in the morning and had to go to the pharmacy to get allergy relief eye drops cause my eyes felt like sandpaper had been ... Read more
Tonight's the night!!! (Sleep test at the hospital)....
Thursday, September 23, 2010      4 comments

I am very excited to think perhaps I will be able to sleep better soon. Last night totally was not restful and I tried to get in a few more winks this morning instead of getting up at 4:30 as planned in order to swim before work. I will have t... Read more
Sleep study scheduled for tomorrow night....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      8 comments

The doctor met with me for about 5 minutes when she decided to order a sleep study. She said she was pretty certain I have sleep apnea and she said I will be given a CPAP machine during the test if I stop breathing 15 times per hour in the firs... Read more
Today I meet with sleep specialist (pulmonologist)..
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      4 comments

Her name is Joanne Fox and I used to type reports by her when I was a medical transcriptionist. As far as I can tell, I think she will be a pleasant doctor to see and I hope she can get to the bottom of the sleep problems I have been having. T... Read more
Still doing well...swam and walked again...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

My total exercise time was 70 minutes yesterday. I need to do the PT exercises for my knees every day as I noticed I have a lot of stiffness and weakness. I am doing stairs at the gym and yesterday noted my heart rate went to 100 after one fli... Read more
Yesterday exercised 65 minutes, walked and swam...
Monday, September 20, 2010      6 comments

My new goal for exercise is now one hour per day which adds up to 420 hours per week. Previously my goal was only 125 hours per week which is only about two hours per week.... I know this will help my recovery. I had been able to walk 1/2 mile... Read more
Had a nice day yesterday...went for a long drive with a friend...
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

I took my friend out to The Lake (Minnetonka) where I used to live 25 years ago. Met the present owner of my old house and had a nice chat regarding real estate and the old house. It was a great place on a 50 acre island (shared with about 25 ... Read more
Arthritis Walk: Degenerative osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia...
Saturday, September 18, 2010      6 comments

I was up late last night and had Chinese takeout at 9:30 p.m. So just had to sleep in this a.m. Had my one cup of coffee so I don't overdo caffeine again. Already did leg exercises in bed before getting up and that feels good. Next ont... Read more
Short blog so I can be on time to work every day this week....
Friday, September 17, 2010      6 comments

Gotta take a shower and take my vitamins in 15 minutes....then out the door so I can be on time every day this week for work.... ... Read more
Instant gratification....Check out Lumosity.com....cool!!!!
Thursday, September 16, 2010      7 comments

I think my laptop is biting the dust...the cap on the W has been discarded and soon M will be going, too. Surprisingly I am able to type ok without the cap cover but I suppose this is only a temporary fix. I either should hook up a different k... Read more
A funny, funny cat...Puff is a great cat!!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      8 comments

Mr. Puff is keeping me company as I spark this morning and is rubbing his head all over my laptop and my hands so I will pet him. Now he is watching the letters appear on the screen for a few seconds but his main objective is to get petted. ... Read more
Up and at 'em at 4:30 a.m. to go swim before work!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      6 comments

It wasn't easy getting out of bed this a.m. (as per usual) but I decided since I did not really do any exercise yesterday I just have to go. I don't have a handicapped parking permit any longer so have to figure an extra 15 minutes for walking ... Read more
and the beat goes on....beat goes on...
Monday, September 13, 2010      5 comments

I am a bit beat this morning...slept some but had the usual approximately 2 hour awakenings. Last night I was so tired I just rolled over and didn't track on my sleep log (it seemed like so much work to get up and find my glasses!). This morni... Read more

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