Any New Year's Resolutions to share out there???

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barkyboys
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   Posted 1/1/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine is to get some blubber off my hubby this year.  He has a hernia in the abdominal wall that has reopened for the I-don't-know-how-manyth time.  The opening is large, the herniationprotrusion is about the size of a large grapefruit, and it is causing him enormous GI distress.  The surgeon is flat-out not going to operate on him because the risk is simply too great (like his belly).  In other words, he is just going to have to suffer.  This truly breaks my heart. 
 
He is bipolar, so his meds really slow down the old metabolism, and weight loss is going to be very hard.  So wish me luck.
 
Love and hugs...
BEV

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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got my orders from my onc, so they've become NY resolutions. First, the diabetes has to be brought under control and there has to be a tremendous weight loss. And there has to be exercise twice a day. I've got a new doctor for this.

Then, a colonoscopy and a visit to the neurosurgeon. Finally, when all this is done, he wants my port removed. He still is not convinced, regardless of the tests, that the shifting of the port hasn't caused the lymphedema.

Anyway, it will be resolutions of health for me. I will sure miss the Snickers.

It's gonna be a tough year.

Love, Jo-Ann
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lemonz
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   Posted 1/2/2007 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Someone explain to me how we can wish each other a happy New Year and then ask each other what resolution have you made to make yourself miserable? I do sometimes wonder if I am the only person that sees the irony in this whole thing? I decided I was cutting back on the cooking and cleaning and all the rest of the domestic things that seem to be needing attention and broke my foot so I know I will be keeping my resolution for a while. LOL I know, I know that Joyce is a mess. Jo-Ann, your New Years sounds like a bummer. I feel for you with this one. Sounds like your doctors have figured out a way to take the joy(and the Snickers) out of your New Year....every bit of it. Bev has the right idea....Make a tough resolution for someone else. Now that works for me, but I have a feeling that is not going to be so much fun either. Good luck to all and am anxious to see what others come up with. Ps. should have added Pounds to be removed do not count unless medically necessary because I have never met anyone who thinks they are to thin. LOL Love and hugs and good luck to all. Joyce..Ps. Think when I have this no cooking and cleaning down, next years will be to take a hot air ballon ride. Now with resolutions like this I can think about the new year with a smile and remain guilt free.
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Candy
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   Posted 1/2/2007 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   

I resolve to not resolve.  Too much of a committment and then just to much disappointment.  I hope all of you that do make resolutions good luck.

Hugs,

Candy


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Kattbird
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   Posted 1/2/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I along with millions of other people are going to try to shed some pounds.

barkyboys
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   Posted 1/2/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, you are too funny! I never thought about my resolution being for someone else... but it's a cinch he isn't going to do it for himself. I guess if I want the big lug around a few more years, then I'm gonna have to do it for him. And since I do the grocery shopping...

I don't think that the chocolate cake on the counter is probably a good idea, either. My daughter came home today and said it's like chocolate crack. I think that is supposed to be a compliment.

Jo-Ann, I wish you luck in your endeavor. I would think that rototiller would keep you in pretty good shape. Sounds like MK has enough acreage for you to practice on!

Love you all...
BEV

Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/2/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Well my resolution was to loose weight but now I just want to get thru this new cancer scare. I hope my Dr gets back to me quickly so that I will know one way or the other.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


Cathi
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   Posted 1/3/2007 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi..my resolution this year is not to make any resolutions...I make them, and then break them and feel like a huge loser (usually because I havent
lost any weight.)

Joyce and Bev, thanks for all the laughs and JoAnn, I sure can feel for you.
Are you really finally getting your port removed ? Never thought you would do it !

Anyways..keep me posted on how you are all doing...

Love

Cathi
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stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....


barkyboys
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   Posted 1/3/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
There is one catch to Joyce's comment. I WILL feel bad if I don't manage to keep my resolution. I've decided we're going on the Atkins Diet. He can live with that better than anything, I think. He tried it before, his version of it, and did actually lose some weight. But his version of it was: I can eat all the potato chips I want, because they are mostly fat. I can eat ice cream, because it has a lot of fat. I can put cream sauce on anything because (can you guess???) it has a lot of fat. How he lost weight, I will never know, but I guess it was getting rid of the breads and pastas.

When I bought the book, the diet went by the wayside. But we'll try it the right way, now, and see if it works.

Of course, making him exercise may require the use of a cattle prod, but I've always wanted to use one of those, and I'm willing to give it a try. Jo-Ann, my good old Texas buddy, any tips on handling those suckers???

Love and hugs...
BEV

lemonz
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   Posted 1/4/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Bev, my idea of a diet that is working is not gaining any weight. See....I took a lot of pressure off. I know my doctor(which I have made another resolution to replace) said and I quote" Diets are simple eat less move more....its as simple as that." I can not decide if he is a very brave man or a fool. I mean I climb on the scale and yell YIPE! My diet is working... he gives me the look and I explain....I did not gain any weight. That called for some serious dieting. Did I mention he has no humor? LOL Seriously my brother lost 75 lbs on that diet. So lots of luck, I am with you on trying to keep them as long as we can. Love and Hugs and really wish good luck to all. Joyce
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   Posted 1/5/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It's not my decision to have the port removed, it is the onc's. In addition, later this month, I will be finishing up my current supply of arimidex and that's it, no more. I won't be taking any b/c meds. It will certainly be a year of changes and that doesn't even include my 60th later in the year.

I wish everyone the best of health for the year. Joyce, how in the héll did you break your foot? How long will you be laid up?

Cathi, how are you recovering from that allergic reaction?

Bev, I don't know much about cattle prods except that they work and aren't as messy as stun guns. The trick to the prod is prodding the right spot. Go for the hands, mouth or stomach. Avoid the heart and you know where. Use only when you hear the refrigerator open and you know it's not meal time, especially after midnight. You will then become "She Who Must Be Obeyed". You have to be there to crack the whip and the prod if they won't do what's good for them.

I'm going to relax with some popcorn and tea. I now have to take 5 shots a day and my stomach is so sore, I'm going to need pain meds. B/c, the disease that just keeps on giving.

Love Y'all, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


lemonz
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   Posted 1/6/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Tis the season for shocks. Jo-Ann, getting your port out is a sign of something worse than global warming. Now this is really scary. I read that and looked out side and said to Vic.......Just call me Chicken Little because if the sky isn't falling it ought to be. I am so glad I broke my foot on the 26th. I found out there is nothing worse than a broken foot for increasing your eating. If I had resolved to lose weight I would be in serious trouble. So I found out before my resolution decision that I would be wasting my time saying I am going to lose weight. Eating has become my indoor sport. I have decided the TV needs a good healthy law suit. Have you ever actually bought a cheeseburger that looks like the one on tv? Have you ever actually been served a sandwich that looks like the one on tv? I am not a breakfast person, but they have me ready to run out and get one of those also. Seems they are also trying to condition me into thinking I need three pizzas to get through the day. What I am saying here is I am watching way to much tv. I think I have discovered the reason Americans need to resolve to lose weight....Our TV'sLOL
Jo-Ann you asked how in the world did I do this....Let me tell you I am embarrased. Its boring. Nothing interesting Always, I have had a good time with my injuries because I have chosen interesting ways to get them. The motor cycle hitting me square in the butt, trapped under the ice, the broken neck, not once but twice, so on. This one is not interesting. We went to our sons new house for the holidays. I unpacked the food and vic decided to take the car out of the drive, and park on the street, so we would be able to leave without making 20 people move their cars. Long story short, when the young people started to really party Vic and I decided maybe we were getting old. Had enough holiday blah blah and thankfully I am usually designated driver, but he had not been drinking. He was talking to his daugher and I went on down to start the car. Making this boring story short... New developement, no lights, cement deep gutter in the street and final black top not put down yet to bring the street up to the gutter....right foot went down in the gutter and I tried to catch myself with my left foot.....Yes I know asking a lot of one foot....LOL the left foot caught the edge of the cement and because the road was not finished front half of the foot went down and twisted and down I went. Now my helpful family all comes running and before I can stop them they pick me up and have me on my feet and walking to the car. That of course was the same foot that had the pins in it from a previous accident. Besides doing a bruise and bone check I did find one thing kind of humorous. The only really deep cut I got was from my medical bracelet. I know when my ortho comes back from vacation he is going to be so disappointed in this story. I am embarrased to tell it, its so ordinary. He has come to count on me for my unusual ways to get injured. I guess I will have to admit to getting older and not up to my usual standards. tee hee Love, Joyce
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   Posted 1/8/2007 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce - you are so hilarious... i laughed out loud at the medical bracelet comment, although i am sorry to hear about your foot!

my resolution, for the 6th year in a row since being dx, is just to get thru the year, no matter what comes up. enjoy, be happy, and be a mom/wife. all else is gravy.
Stef
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 To do what I do"

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MNlady13
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   Posted 1/8/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I suppose I should chime in on this thread. Like the rest of you weight loss is a perennial resolution. I would be happy with 10 or 15 lbs. At least that would be a start. I joined a Jazzercize program last August. No weight lost, but I feel better doing something. I need to get control of the clutter in the house, but that may take the rest of my life. I did buy a new scrapbook today. I am thinking that if I start with what goes on in January, I might stay on top of the whole year. Then I can start on a book for 2006 and work backwards. At least it is a plan.
Joyce, sorry about that foot of yours. Made mine hurt just to read about how you did it.
Jo-Ann, good luck with having your port removed. I know you never wanted to do that, but... And, best wishes for getting the diabetes under control.

We just learned that DH's sister was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 55. This is going to be a real lifestyle change for her. She does not exercise, does not eat breakfast and loves sweets, soft drinks, Chinese food and eating out at the drop of a hat. Right now she is in the hospital after having her blood sugar reach the +500 range. She dropped 50 lbs in six months without doing anything and never thought that something might be wrong. DUH! Apparently she does not have routine blood work done when she sees her doctor. DUH! Sorry to digress. I feel sorry for her and the situation she is in, but wonder where her common sense went. Hugs and love, Lauri
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MNlady13
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   Posted 1/8/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I suppose I should chime in on this thread. Like the rest of you weight loss is a perennial resolution. I would be happy with 10 or 15 lbs. At least that would be a start. I joined a Jazzercize program last August. No weight lost, but I feel better doing something. I need to get control of the clutter in the house, but that may take the rest of my life. I did buy a new scrapbook today. I am thinking that if I start with what goes on in January, I might stay on top of the whole year. Then I can start on a book for 2006 and work backwards. At least it is a plan.
Joyce, sorry about that foot of yours. Made mine hurt just to read about how you did it.
Jo-Ann, good luck with having your port removed. I know you never wanted to do that, but... And, best wishes for getting the diabetes under control.

We just learned that DH's sister was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 55. This is going to be a real lifestyle change for her. She does not exercise, does not eat breakfast and loves sweets, soft drinks, Chinese food and eating out at the drop of a hat. Right now she is in the hospital after having her blood sugar reach the +500 range. She dropped 50 lbs in six months without doing anything and never thought that something might be wrong. DUH! Apparently she does not have routine blood work done when she sees her doctor. DUH! Sorry to digress. I feel sorry for her and the situation she is in, but wonder where her common sense went. Hugs and love, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


barkyboys
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   Posted 1/9/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Lauri, if I dropped 50 pounds in 6 months (well, maybe 30) without doing anything, I would just be saying my "Thank you, there is a god out there and he likes me, he really likes me afterall!" (That is something like a Hail Mary, I think, but not being of the catholic persuasion in the religious sense, I'm not sure.)

Jazzercise! How energetic of you! I wish I had the stamina! I just roll around on my big ball and try to maintain some sense of stability, whether it be core or what, I'm not sure. I've never been known for stability, I guess, and the story of me on the ball ain't much prettier!

Take care, friend. And be careful of the ankles when you're out there Jazzercising, okay???

Love and hugs...
BEV
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