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Having a bad time of it and going on vacation

Friday, September 26, 2008

I am not looking forward to this vacation for a number of reasons, but mainly because my heart meds aren't working right and my arthritis has gotten a lot worse.

There are some things going on at my Mom's that I know will end up causing me a lot more stress. And, the car ride is going to play havoc with the pain in my knees and back. I'm so worried about it all.

I tried doing some shopping yesterday after yet another visit to the doctor's. I need some light-weight pants. Everything I tried on was either too big or too small. I guess I'll try to find something back TX at Dillards or Christopher and Banks. I hate shopping!!!

Boy, am I on a downer or what! This just isn't me, and it's been me, unfortunately, for a couple of months now. AND, I do not like it! I hope I find the old me somewhere on the trip.
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    Hello TOPAZTOO!
    I don't have heart problems but the stress and tthe athritis and at times going off my good eating habits and then hating myself because nothing fits. I know exactly how it is! So just hang in there and the journey is fun when you have others in the same boat to share it with.
    Any how, just go one day at a time. Hope we can motivate each other
    God bless
    4565 days ago
    I am francharmcm, I also am 63 years young. I have adopted 3 children and want to see them grow up. We have a lot in common. I live in Beaver , Ok. It is in the panhandle of Oklahoma. It's a very rural area. I also have arthritis. I have had 2 knee replacements. I am so glad I had them. I can walk and workout. I just joined a couples a weeks ago. I feel unmotivated right now. So I hope we can help each other. emoticon
    4566 days ago
    Hi TOPAZTOO! I finally got a computer at home, so I'm able to get on sparkpeople at anytime. But anyway, I was going through the High Blood Pressure team page and I didn't see your name as leader anymore but then I realized that you're not the leader of this but of Acid Reflux. Sorry about that. But I do hope you're doing ok and so is your mom. emoticon emoticon
    4582 days ago
    Stress can cause lots of problems so try and find time to take a few deep breaths and relax. Take care. Mary :)
    4601 days ago
    hang in there, it will get better. I hope your trip goes well.
    4602 days ago
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    Ah, sorry about all the stress & struggle! Why not try for a new 'me'? Since the old me has been lost. Smile & keep 'em wondering what your thinking! It might even spread out to the rest of you! emoticon
    4608 days ago
    Toni, I know what you mean about vacations: being out of your normal routine and going to family. That's enough to stress anyone out. When I think about it, now, I wish that I had gone home to see my family more before both of my parents passed away. My dad died of alcoholism/ massive heart attack, and then in May 2003 on what would have been their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, Mom passed due to carcinoma of the heart, lungs, and kidneys. They said it was rare for it to occur in three places, but alas my mom was unique and a blessing in my life.
    Try to focus on the positive and see how God helps you get through the things that may cause discomfort. Ten years from now, you may have a whole new perspective on things. I know that I have a different outlook since being diagnosed with RA and losing the most stable person in my life: Mom.
    I will be praying for you that the Lord will help you have peace as you travel and enjoyment as you spend the precious time with family.
    Grace M emoticon
    4609 days ago
    4610 days ago
    Oh, Toni, I feel for yu--it is not fun to go on vacation when you do not feel well, but........breathe deeply and think good and calming thoughts. You will be back before you know it........and you just might have a grand time!!! I am hoping you do anyway!!!

    Peace my friend,
    Barbara emoticon

    PS--I will be praying for you.
    4610 days ago
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