I am glad to be among the living and back on SparkPeople!
I have been having trouble with my blood pressure for about 5 months, no matter what adjustment was made to the medication it would average 160/110 in the morning. Well 2 weeks ago I woke up at 4 am and couldn't swallow. My mouth was swollen so much I couldn't close it. So I did what anyone would do. I drove myself to the Emergency Room and they admitted me to ICU! I had an allergic reaction to Lisinopril, a medication I have been taking for over 10 years. The first question they asked me at the hospital was if I was taking Lisinopril, and when I shook my head yes ( I couldn't speak), they told me Lisinopril was the poster child for this type of reaction. Basically it was a case of SUPER HIVES!
Other than knocking the stuffing out of me for a few days, all systems are settling down and my BP with medication is reading 145/80- still a bit high for my Drs liking, but certainly within acceptable range.
I am enjoying the water classes at the Wellness Center. I just started back today I completed physical therapy earlier in January, and although I am not fast I am able to ambulate up and down stairs now. WHOO HOO!
Life with children is still interesting. We have had snow days, flu and various colds and the weather here has been frigid. I told my daughter that my classes are essential and I will not be available during those times. So if the kids need to go somewhere, it will be before or after my exercise times. This is my "put on your mask" thing.
I took the twins to the Kaneko art exhibit this past weekend. If you have been around 9 year old boys, you know the conversations center around poo, pee and football- LOL They had a really great time and enjoyed it. Chase noted that the museum hosts birthday parties. The main exhibit was on light. Mr Kaneko came from China many years ago and is a world class artist. So there is hope! LOL
I am still making my little room my own. I have a new mattress, a beautiful recliner that I "found" on LetGo. Little by little, the drip method works in many areas. I am searching the internet for used RV's. I think in three years I would like to winter in AZ and then spend summers here with the kids. They will be old enough by then not to need as much supervision. In the meantime, my daughter has started looking for houses in smaller towns around Omaha.
The end of December, my Granddaughter was assaulted at the high school, and it has shaken her to her core. I agree a small town is a much better place to raise children. You know your neighbors and the kids have a village looking after them. Me, I am looking forward to having a bathroom on the same level as the bedroom. Right now I have the "den" and converted it into a bedroom. Miss M, the Granddaughter shows her Mom new houses that meet the criteria every day- so far they have looked at two. I don't think they will find something right away but it is fun to hear the kids opinions on them.
I don't have good reports on my food or exercise, not bad reports either, but sort of ho- hum. I am a member of Deserted Desert Tortoises, and love the support and encouragement and ideas from my team members. I won't bore you with the details of my nutritional plan. It is a good plan, I just need to stay between the lines and stay on it.
Going to a hair appointment, so I will post more later. Time to step up my A Game. Wardrobe improvement, hair etc. I am tired of looking like a frumpy Granny- LOL