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Weight is still hovering ....
Saturday, October 11, 2014      1 comments

Today I weighed in at 239.4. I was greatly relieved to see it hadn't gone to 240. I think I will not weight myself until next Saturday. Adding swimming and walking to my program is definitely going to help. I can return to swim today. I... Read more
Lowest weight in over a year this morning!
Sunday, October 05, 2014      3 comments

237.9....Hope the downward trend continues. Plan to swim today. My weight chart has been a zigzag line for years. Would like to get a slow gradual downward trend and get to a nonobese level. I have joined the Spark Coach program an... Read more
Dentist and car repair today.....
Saturday, September 27, 2014      0 comments

The car work will be over $1000 and who knows how much at the dentist... Problem with gums which may have been aggravated by new night guard that does not fit right. Jaw pain, ear pains and headaches continue virtually nonstop for abou... Read more
Life goes on...
Sunday, September 21, 2014      3 comments

Still headachy. Hard to say cause. This past week had a migraine,1st in over a year. Jaw still hurts, sinuses are bothering to fall pollen allergies. Seeing neurologist this week and will ask if any of these symptoms are neurologic. Walk... Read more
Nothing wrong with my ears or eustchian tubes, but....
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      2 comments

I am having pain from severe TMJ disorder. I have never had such severe pain from this before. I was referred for TMJ therapy and I hope to get some relief from the pain. The pain from the jaw is referred to my ears, sinuses and other plac... Read more
Ate out yesterday for DH's birthday...
Monday, September 01, 2014      1 comments

He is 79 now and is quite upset that he is "no good," and "older than dirt." He behaved pretty well at the restaurant aside from spitting on the floor once. He got the all you can eat ribs and he only could eat one serving, so the wa... Read more
A name for eustachian tube dysfunction..PET
Saturday, August 30, 2014      0 comments

I may have patulous Eustachian tube disorder which leaves the tubes open intermittently. One side effect is extreme discomfort with noises, including my own voice. It sounds so loud and echoes in my ears. My choice of self treatment of t... Read more
Can't swim until ear/eustachian tube dysfunction settles down..
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      1 comments

I was planning to swim today but called the clinic to see if I need to avoid getting water in my ears. I heard what I didn't want to hear. I am finding that using my cell phone is uncomfortable and talking is, too, so I am trying to be q... Read more
signed up for a $900 series of classes on Resiliance Training
Thursday, August 14, 2014      2 comments

My insurance will cover except for $90 coinsurance (or co-payment). This program includes 2 hours of 1 on 1 dietician consult, 2 hours with an exercise coach and 10 hours of mindfulness training. I have not received all the info yet but it sou... Read more
Four day weekend almmost over....
Sunday, August 10, 2014      1 comments

I spent a lot of time sleeping and resting. Did swim on Thursday and Saturday. On Saturday I actually swam 45 minutes and it wasn't hard. I eventually would like to make it up to 1 hour in the pool and more lengths of the crawl as time goes b... Read more
Home today after #18 injection for macular degeneration.
Friday, August 08, 2014      1 comments

It was nice to sleep in and also went to bed early last night and had a nap after doctor appointment. My eye is minimally uncomfortable today and hope next month I can get by with less time off for injection. Reintal specialist is going to... Read more
Schlepped around and didn't swim today...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      1 comments

I figured out I can swim after work tomorrow, Thursday between doctor visits or before the 9:00 visit, and then on Saturday. This is the sign of a true procrastinator. Perhaps I like (?) causing stress to myself. ... Read more
Feeling like a slug today...
Sunday, August 03, 2014      3 comments

I need to do some housework and have about 4 hours left before bedtime. I will have to swim 3 times this coming week and have eye injection on Thursday, so Thursday and Friday are out, leaving Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Per... Read more
2 weeks down 2 weeks to go tracking for insurance discount
Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

I am half done tracking swimming 3 x a week for 30 minutes and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. It sounds easy but the veggies and fruits are hard to fit on the small space I have to write in. Tonight I will eat 2 cups of ... Read more
On Saturday, the 19th, I had a fall onto sidewalk after mowing...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014      1 comments

I don't know if I fell due to tripping on the hose or dizziness but I did fall and got a bruise on right upper arm and lower spine. I also have pain in the left arm that is worst at the elbow and radiates up and down from there. X-ray of elbow... Read more

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