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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2008, 01:00:56 PM »
Hi Tami,

I think that you might be referring to Susan, see her earlier post. She is a teacher.

I am a retired RN.

What a great idea - to be able to teach classes online! Wish that were an option for nursing but it would  be hard to pass pills that way :D.
Julia

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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2008, 01:29:35 PM »
I'm with you Julia, it would have been lovely to "phone it in" some days, but somehow nursing just doesn't lend itself to that, does it. I must admit to doing that with some aspects of one of my last jobs...I was a nurse specialist for plasma exchange therapy, and was able to order and assess lab work from home by phone (now I guess there's an on line accessable hospital/doctor remote interface), but for some reason they still expected me to show up to actually do the treatments.
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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2008, 09:01:31 PM »
Say, you 2 other fellow nurses, do you think that some day the patients can stay home to be treated by the nurse that stays home??? Somehow I think there is going to be something missing in the medical field in the near future.

Virtual nursing care!!!

This is the pits trying to stop eating!!!! I have had a bad couple of days. I am doing better than before, but still eating things that I shouldn't. Say, did you ever try those Quaker caramel rice cakes with a little peanut butter on them and 1 /4 cp of ice cream or so. To die for. I kept the amount small but yes, I ate ice cream. You all know this is my favorite comfort food. I live in fear of not having any in the freezer.

When I go on my 1400 ::) calorie diabetic diet they had better figure in one serving of real Pepsi a day and a little ice cream. You know I quit smoking and don't drink---you'd think there would be a little justice in this world. Irish ;D

Linda, the story about your Mom was something. I think we all can relate to that. I am really ashamed that I buried my MIL in the wrong dress. She had showed me the dress she wanted about a month before she died. Then when it happened I couldn't remember. Today 11 years later I remembered that she told me she wanted to have her neck covered up. Well surprise, surprise, I put her in a dress with a lower neck---however, I did have them put a necklace on her. I hope she will forgive me when I get to the pearly gates. Irish ;D
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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2008, 10:55:22 PM »
Our family has a story about getting dressed for a funeral: My maternal grandfather died at the end of the Depression, and my grandmother had to scrounge to find decent clothes for his open casket funeral. She could not find any shoes without holes in them, and had no money to buy any. Finally my mother found a pair at the back of the closet, in a box, virtually unworn. No memory of these shoes at all. But they took them to the funeral home and they fit, so he was buried in them.

My grandmother remembered about the shoes when she was in church the following Sunday. She started laughing so hard my mother thought she'd gone mad from grief and hustled her out of the church. Grandma said she finally remembered buying the shoes ten years before, when they still had some money. My grandfather had told her he didn't like how they looked and they pinched his toes. His last words on the topic were, "Katie, I wouldn't be caught dead in those shoes!" So my grandmother got the last laugh on him, a rare event.

On the issue of exercise, I have a whole series of exercises given to me by the excellent physical therapy department at Northwest Hospital here in Seattle, years ago when my RA was very active. They are very low impact but good for balance, bone strength, and mobility. Walking is still the best for aerobics, I guess.

But for me the problem is finding the time to focus on all this. By the time I finish everything I'm supposed to do to take care of myself, starting with the eye-drops and balance exercises in the morning, it is time to go to bed again. Who can do all this? I can't. Then you can't sleep for feeling guilty. Oh well, all we can do is just do the best we can.

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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008, 04:31:40 PM »
I did mean Susan -sorry -I think virtual nursing sounds great!  - Jsut think -we could be patients in the comfort of our PJ's.  :)  My main problem with food is that I am just not hungry and nothing sounds good-  I have been keeping a food journal for the last couple weeks and am only averaging 600 calories a day - I am just not hungry anymore. I am wondering if this is related to my Pernicious Anemia or my sjogrens.  Keeping the journal really opened my eyes though and now I am forcing myself to eat more.  I feel like I am eating all day now and barely hit 1200 calories.  600 calories a day could be a reason I am so tired as well -    I am going to try Irish's recipe with the quakers, peanut butter, and icecream! YUM!   I haven't lost a lot of weight though so I am not too concerned yet.  Tami K

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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2008, 07:02:14 PM »
Hi Tami,

Teaching online sounds great. I teach k-4 special education, so I guess that leaves me out.
I told my husband today, I think my symptoms are getting worse. There was a couple of days I could barely open and close my hands. You take care, and get plenty of rest.

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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2008, 09:27:18 PM »
susan, God Bless you for teaching the special ed classes. I think that is a lot harder than teaching a regular class. I have no real knowledge except for talking to people I know who teach and teachers aides who help in the special ed classes. So many different problems and age groups to tend to. Irish ;D

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2008, 06:30:24 PM »
I used the Dr. Phil diet....not sticking to the whole book but using the daily meal planning where you pick the items from the food groups.

After a time..short time my cravings subsided to I started skipping a meal or a snack and started putting on weight again..got discouraged and started the brownie diet again!

Anyway, it worked..and would have continued had I not skipped meals...it was all very basic and made sence.  I may get started on it again as i am sick of the same commentary running through my head about my weight.  YUCK!

Will check out the site..sounds interesting.

Each night it is lonely here so I have a party in my mouth with sweets and peanut buter sandwhiches.  I think I need to stop partying so much!!

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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2008, 07:06:42 PM »
After discussion in our staff meeting, and seeing the great response this subject is getting, we have placed a "sticky" topic in the general discussion board, sort of our own "weight control support group within a support group". Check it out, feel free to post, ask questions, offer suggestions or support.

We will have to be somewhat different than most weight groups, because most of them deal with only weight loss, we can talk about the need to lose, the need to gain, how to control weight when taking sabotaging drugs, or when adequate nutrition is altered by sore mouths, the inability to taste or swallow, and drug reactions.

Our goal is to focus on healthy weight management!
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Re: Bulge battles
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2008, 12:10:27 AM »
LInda, wonderful. I shall look forward to joining that thread.

Kathyx