Thursday, July 26, 2012

Aranesp

Hmmm...took my second shot today and I guess I can handle it.
Had to wash out a mayo bottle to hold the needle until I can take back to clinic and have them dispose of it. But it's not that bad.
I guess I just have to do what I have to do to help my body function.
Keep on keepin' on!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dinner Menu~Week of July 22-28/2012

Sun.~ Steak, baked potato, grilled corn on the cob.
Mon.~ salad...too hot for food (32 degrees C)
Tues.~ turkey burgers (mine with relish and lettuce)
Wed.~ tortellini meatball soup (delicious!)
Thurs.~ leftovers of whatever is in fridge ;)
Fri.~ OUT! (sometimes bad, sometimes salad)
Sat.~ BBQ with Angie and Dave

Lunches~ BAD...french fries, McDonald's
(NOT a usual week but took my kid out twice this week-SUMMER!), also crackers, cheese and salami, salads
Snacks~ crackers, cheese curds, salami, fruit (fresh and smoothies)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Learning Tai Chi

I have always wanted to learn Tai Chi and tonight, hubby, the kid and I began our first class.
How on earth I am ever going to remember:

  • Parting the Wild Horse's Mane
  • Playing the Guitar
  • Repulse Monkey
  • Hold the Ball
  • Grasp the Bird's Tail
  • Cloud Hands
  • Kicks
  • Carry Tiger Over the Mountain
  • Snake Creeps Through the Grass
  • turns and other various movements!
I've already forgotten my homework and been searching the internet for images to remind me of it!
This one in particular makes me smile and I enjoy it!

And hopefully this one will help me do my homework all week! :)



Friday, July 6, 2012

Trying to Stay Positive

Things are getting out of whack...obviously the disease is progressing...my blood count is low so I have begun taking a hormone shot in addition to insulin to help with anemia...at least it is only once every 3 weeks...I begin a new BP med because my BP is elevated and has been for awhile now...my sugars are high so I have promised to KEEP trying to eat right and get more exercise and see in 2 months if it is helping at all otherwise I'll be beginning meal time insulin 4 times a day as well! :(
My gout meds have been lowered again so I MUST keep on track with fluid intake or that is going to HURT me...
I have a NEW Dr. he seems pleasant and competent but now I'll have to get used to him!

My creatinine is high and my kidney function has dropped again...when this started I was at 37% I believe and now I am at 22%...no wonder I get tired so fast!

What worries me quite a lot is that at 15% usually it's time for dialysis. :(

Yesterday I was in shock and VERY blue and distressed but today I am trying to remember that i DID lose 5 pounds so the diet changes and beginning exercises ARE working even if it is SLOW.
So I MUST and WILL keep on trying to eat right and get more active and keep dialysis at bay for as long as possible.

I want to TRAVEL! So I better get my butt in gear and make that happen SOON!!