Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm Baaak... *smiles*

Hi ya'll. Well I first off want to say how much I missed everyone's blogs and I have a poopload of reading to do. I was hospitalized for a long time. I suffered from Renal Failure. and thanks to the good Lord and the hospital staff they all brought me back from deaths door an, I am now recovering. I am confined majorly to my wheelchair and bed and can barely walk where as before I could walk with my walker. I now have physical therapy and can do some necessary exercises thanks to my daughter who takes care of me here at home. I have lost a lot of weight but not sure how much because I can't stand on a scale yet but I know I have lost in inches. I guess this time it was a wake up call to keep up the weight loss because that is the only thing that will help me to be able to walk a little better in the future along with healing these wounds I have from the venious stasis I have had for 5 years. Somehow while I was in the hospital my Microsoft Word program completely disappeared from my computer so I have to save a little $$ to buy a new program. Thus, I can't continue with my newest book but I do write down a little here and there on a notepad. I barely eat anything these days and haven't much of an appetite but I manage and they tell me it is important to get proteint. I have to watch my potassium intake also so I'm really limited to the veggies and fruits but I manage a good salad everyday and I am eating taboullah which my kidney specialist said was ok a few times a week. Oh and how did this thing with my kidneys happen? Well I had paid in my lower legs from the wounds caused by the venous stasis and I took lots of Motrin for pain. BIG NO NO. It has potassium in it and as now I am 60 and considered elderly *frowns* it isn't good to take too much.
Sooo now I am really careful and the doctor has given me something mild to manage the pain plus I try to ignore it the best I can. So that about wraps it up as to where I've been. I can't wait to read all about your adventures and your climb up the ladder to weight loss. Tain't easy McGee and I understand this but keep on keeping on. Much love to you all and God Bless. More soon. . .


  1. My gosh, you certainly have been through the wringer! I'm glad to see you back and I hope you are on your way to good health. I had no idea that Motrin could cause problems...there are days when I live on that stuff.

    Hang in there and keep us updated!

  2. So glad you're back!! I've really missed you. And most of all glad your are getting some of your health back. Just keep on doing what the doctor says and hopefully things will get better.

    I've gone on maintenance since you were last on here and am working on trying to make it work. Going up and down a lot and panicing when it goes up.

  3. Welcome back. I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems! Keep us posted and you'll be in my thoughts!


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