Sep 08, 2011
i started chemo on the 19 of august. i will have my second treatment september ninth. the first week was hell, had a hard time eating. my intestines was tore up. my hair is falling out. easy to take care of as i had it shaved. it is what it is. i am taking r-chop chemo. they say if you can rate chemo from a one to ten it is a seven. i am not liking it but so far doable. makes me weak mostly. whoever thought i would be going through this. i am still upset with dr. o nurse ann. but this too shall pass. my son is home this month we have spent some time together which is nice. he bought me a new computer, guess he thought i needed it. and it is nice. but i use the old one mostly. eating on chemo with the bypass is a challenge expecially the first week. but so far i have managed. we will see as time goes on. well guess that is all i have to say.
july 12 emergency surgery
Jul 15, 2011
insumption with mass http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM00711
They tell me this is not related to the rny surgery that i have. the surgeon says the mass caused the insumption . he removed the mass when he repaired the colon. said he took out about five inches of my colon.
but the test on the mass came back as lymphnoma which is cancer. they say it is a curable cancer, so i am relying on that for now. My life has been turned up side down at this point, I am still weak and sickly. the cancer dr. says i need to take chemo but wants to wait until my surgery heals.. I am to weak to go back to work. and then when i get my strength back i will have to do chemo.. this sucks. I dont want to be made sick by chemo. lord be with my family..
Apr 11, 2011
Well i was warned but didnt listen... after three years of struggling with drinking. i finally commited myself into a rehab. am doing good so far with not drinking.. i now go to aa meetings.. working the steps of aa.. who would imagine after all i have been trhough in my life.. so far warning to everyone... do not take the first drink.... I am doing well though, feel good about myself.. high of god and life.. feeling a peace about me... enjoying my family... I have to be careful about eating at this point though... i can eat just aaobut anything in small amounts and quite often.. so i know it will be easy to gain back.. thought i would post this as a warning to anyone who thinks they can drink... good luck to all
calories in protein, fat, n carbohydrates
Jan 11, 2010
- Protein contains 4 calories per gram
- Carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram
- Fat contains 9 calories per gram
As you see, fat contains more than twice the calories of protein and carbohydrates.
Most foods contain a mixture of protein, carbs and fat.
Calories from fat are more easily stored as fat, than are calories from carbohydrates.
I forgot exactly how many calories was in each....so i had to look it up... thought I would post it here
Been awhile, but i am still here
May 16, 2009
It has been awhile but i am still here.. and I am still losing.. I am down to 161... i have been a slow loser but that is ok.. I am now in a ten jean.... still dealing with the mind thing... I still see fat.
I have 11 more lbs and will be where the dr. thought i would be... dont know if he wants me to lose more after that are not. guess we will see when i have my checkup in february...
I would like to get around 130... we will see... but i also am happy where i am...
well it has been awhile!!
Mar 17, 2009
Well I am keeping busy working.... and I love the freedom it has given me back.... hard to beleive I am the same person I was ten yrs ago. even five yrs ago. I am in better shape then when I was a teenager and really loving it. yeah I have the aches and pains of an older person, but the mobility of a teenager.... well to a point.. but I am happy. Plus I lost another 20 lbs in the last year... I think that is good for 3 yrs out.... I want to lose another 20 so I am still trying...
bob and I are getting along somewhat better which is good... well at least we are not fighting all the time. I think the extra money for me working helps. And Bob has adjusted I guess what I am saying is that this changes you mentally.. Bob is a over bearing husband, makes all the decision, no you cant do that. no we aint doing that. Well I have learned I want things and to do things and have learned to speak up... took him awhile to adjust to that but he is trying and I refuse to fight with him no more.
Had a little trouble with tranfer addiction for awhile. but I beleive I got that under control. Had to make the decision that I didnt want to become a drunk, so stopped drinking period. I dont need to lose this independence I have worked so hard to get back by losing drivers license or hurting someone innocent. Plus my kids need me.
My son is going to Iraq .... that is scary..... god wont give me no more then I can handle, right....
I been working!!!!
Jul 21, 2008
Okay so it has been awhile. I have been working. Just part time housekeeping, but i like it. Keeps me busy and doesnt affect my disability.
As for me and Bob same old same old. I should leave but dont have the cumption start over. Maybe someday...
Anyway Travis is still in the military. . I think he likes it doesnt really say. I dont here from him much. I am hoping to get to go see him soon. we will see. Sasha is still working on graduation. She didnt do well last semester so she has to take a couple classes this fall. But AIl I can say is that for one thing os that my kids they are presistant. She is going back to pick up the few credits she needs and tells me she is going to nursing school. We will see.
As for my weight. I lost another ten pds when I started this job. Was hoping it would get me in the running of losing this last forty pds but so far I seem to have settled with losing ten. I am still happier and a lot more mobile. So that is worth it all. It wasnt easy like most people think. And it is hard not to gain back... But my independence and being mobile is so worth it. Would I do it again.... hell yes!!!! in a heartbeat.
Good luck to everyone that goes through this journey....
Any Hi to everyone.... hugs.... Stay safe and love yourself....
update---b 12 low
May 07, 2008
Well I seem to stay busier nowadays that is one good think about the life change. Still working on trying to find a job. no luck so far.
The pain in my legs is still really undetermined. Restless leg syndrome, nerupathy, or a vitamin 12 defiency.
I seemed to have developed a vitamin b defienciey so now I am taking the shots instead of the pills.
other then that everything is about the same. Bob and I fight one week then dont hardly speak the next to try to avoid fighting with one another.
Trav is doing well in the army. Sasha will graduate this yr. fI dont know what her plans are.
Mar 21, 2008
Well I am trying to figure this out. My pcp wants me to try a hypoglycemic diet and I am having trouble understanding some of it. It seems as if the further out I get the worse some of this gets. It is so hard to eat healthy and this surgery makes you do it and if you dont know how you have to learn it. my blood sugars have been dropping daily down into the fifties and probable lower.. so I am goingt o post some stuff here that I hope will help me get this. It is a lot like doing homework.
How to Switch to a Low GI Diet
The basic technique for eating the low GI way is simply a "this for that" approach - ie, swapping high GI carbs for low GI carbs. You don't need to count numbers or do any sort of mental arithmetic to make sure you are eating a healthy, low GI diet.
- Use breakfast cereals based on oats, barley and bran
- Use breads with wholegrains, stone-ground flour, sour dough
- Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat
- Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables
- Use Basmati or Doongara rice
- Enjoy pasta, noodles, quinoa
- Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dress
Feb 27, 2008
Well the job didnt work out. I dont want to go into details right now. I am not real happy about it. kinda depressed...
But I do have another job on the string so we will see soon...