Friday, April 22, 2011

Finally some sunshine .........

It's been a hectic week but I think there are some positive things ahead.  PRD was a lot of fun but I do have to say that I really do enjoy it more when it is not where I live.  I was pretty stressed out by the end of the weekend with trying to keep up with everyone.  I was so proud of hubby, he humbly accepted his Division Winner award and these was the words he had them read as his story:

"Through my failures I have learned humility, resourcefulness, determination. Humility to accept my limitations and weaknesses. Resourcefulness to seek guidance and council. Determination to persevere and focus on the goal. These are the tools for life and this honor is a tribute to that. I accept for myself and AB3486, when I fail as one, together we shall win. Mother Theresa had this to say about all life's problems - "Life is life, I fight for it." I believe I will."

Our area coordinator said it was nice to have someone say something that didn't consist of a lot of "me" and "I".  I'll post a pic here when I'm done my post. 

Wednesday he had his specialist appointment in Edmonton, the doc wouldn't commit to a diagnosis till he gets some more tests done but feels it maybe a debilatating type of arthritis.  He is doing tests for a gammit of things including ALS, lupus, MS, etc.  He really doesn't think that he has fibro and he feels there may be more than one thing going on.  He gave him this huge list of tests to get done and he is referring him to a neurologist.  We can live with the diagnosis as long as we get one.  He also has an appointment with a new family physican this coming week and we have heard great things about him so have our fingers crossed.

I took advantage of a new family clinic that opened up and made an appointment with one of the lady doctors.  She was really nice and is insisting on a complete since I haven't had one in years.  And she never once commented on my weight or made disparaging remarks.  When I asked her why she said we will work on it slowly and there are worse things in life than being over weight, can you believe it!  So I have my complete booked for the end of May and have some blood work to get done before then.  She was so nice and told me if I need anything to be sure and come in right away.  We'll tackle each problem from the complete one at a time.  She also gave me some antibiotics for my sinus infection and put me back on my HRT.  I tried going off of it but the night sweats have been so bad that I was getting to the point where I couldn't stand it and she said there is no reason not to stay on a low dose if it makes things easier.  Wow.

Into the second week of my new job and loving it.  The lady that was doing it before did the best she could with the time restraints that she had but there is room for a lot of improvement.  I've made a few chances and my boss has given me a high five for them.  It is so nice to be appreciated and trusted.

Today is Good Friday so it is a holiday and I haven't felt that great all day.  I think the antibiotics kicked in as my sinuses have been draining like crazy.  Hope I feel better tomorrow as I want to go to Costco first thing in the morning, we are really low on stuff for my lunches and I don't want to get in the rut of just grabbing something out of the cupboard without thinking it through.

Hubby said something when we were having dinner this evening that made sense and really got me to thinking.  I had made some ground beef with jalepenos, spaghetti sauce, kraft dinner all mixed together sort of like Hamburger Helper only I put cilantro in it and it tasted different, not bad just different.  I asked him if he wanted seconds and he said "I would but I don't need it. more is not going to fuel my body it will just make me fat".  I thought how true is that, we only need food as fuel for our bodies and not out emotions.  He's a pretty smart man.

Weigh in was a bust this week but I knew it would be so not getting bent out of shape over it just accepting it and gonna try and do better this week.  Have been walking more and doing the stairs at work.

Here is a picture of hubby with his TOPS Division Winner award, 2nd place in division 2 provincially with a lose of 37 pounds last year, he has 30 to go to goal.


  1. YAY for Hubby. You must be so proud! I know I am! Please give him my best wishes. :) Just wonderful.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Awesome job - congrats to your hubby! I hope they can figure out what's ailing him soon - I'm sure it's difficult for both of you. I've learned a lot from my hubby - I think men seem to see things so clearly often, without the emotions attached to them. My hubby is a naturally-skinny person and I've learned a lot in that way too!
    We're getting some nice weather this afternoon - sunny & warm, although the wind is cool, it's not snowing! (yesterday we woke to snow).

  3. Congrats to your hubby!
    You sound happy and a lot less stressed, glad to see that :) It must be nice to have a friendly doctor, that might help a lot.
    I have fallen off the wagon and rolled down the hill, but today I'm getting back on track. With the walking and stairs, it sounds like you are too! We'll start out slow, slow and steady wins the race :)