FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Thursday, June 5, 2008

MAKING AGE WISE CHANGES AND A BLASTED FLASHYASS HEADACHE

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing a patient of ours.. who is 97 .. You would think perhaps she is in her 80s or younger if you were to hear her talk.. She is very quick witted and full of life.. Sometimes I wonder how that happens.. if it is just a case of good genes ( and I am not talking Calvin) or is it just the luck of the draw. She lives with her son and has a good life.. It was a thrill to see her. I knew her because at the time I worked at the JCC she was member there and I would see her often when she came in for senior adult lunchs years ago.. age has not affected her one bit.
This is a great seque into my topic today.. how to be age wise as we improve ourselves.. At different stages in our lives our body needs different things.. We always need a balanced diet but by increasing certain nutrients we help our bodies run better.. for example the links I am enclosing give you some detailed ideas when you wander into your 40s as I am right now.. actually I am on the downside of the 40s.. soon to be 46...
Here is something I want you to think about... I saw it on weight loss board..
At this groups Weight loss meetings they asked the class how do they spell SUCCESS
Here is how I spell it..
S~Self
U~Understanding
C~Care
C~Courage
E~Enjoyment
S~Strength
S~Sustainability
How do you spell SUCCESS?? post and let me know.
I get the PREVENTION newsletter and there are some links I wish to share with you:
HEART SMART FOOD FINDER
WEIGHT LOSS AND FAULTY THINKING
LOSING WEIGHT AFTER 40
NUTRITION DATA RESOURCE CENTER
100 WAYS TO CUT 100 CALORIES
Last night I helped Steve in the garage work on something.. I held the spot light.. about 15 minutes later the familiar squiggly lines of a migraine roared into the peripheral vision only iI was blindsided in my right eye this time and in the top of my left.. it was a sick feeling as I ran upstairs got my contacts out.. and the temporary flashes grew more vivid and i swallowed four advil and my bc pill and tried not to panic... where was this stupid thing coming from I had one a few weeks ago on a sunday brought on by a bright light and here it was happening again .. that was the only thing I could trace it too was the light I was holding for Steve and then put the light down to go help me ... so the light was shining on me near my right eye.. all I can imagine is that was the trigger..
I called the doc this morning after my crowning and asked that this be put in my record.. I want to keep track of them and see how often and what triggers them.. if they start coming more frequently I am going in to see him.. prior to my Sept check up.. otherwise I am just going to note when they attack.. I hate them ..I usually do not get sick in my stomach .. and the quicker I act when they arrive the better off I am .. right now I just wish someone could flick off the sun for the day.. its too bright outside.. I am here at my office.. my sweet husband just brought me a fork so I could poke my tater to nuke it so I can have my baked (nuked) potato for lunch today at noon... he is meeting his daughter at the chinese joint for lunch .. it near my office which is good..
Well today I got crowned.. no big deal... yay..

and tomorrow I Get scaled so ..
Wish me well
Wish you well too!!

5 comments:

buddha_girl said...

Ooooooooooh I HATE migraines! I've been able to control mine so much better over the years. About 10 years ago I was having to shoot myself in the leg with a shot at WORK when they hit. Now I just have oral meds.

I hadn't had one in a VERY long time but was hit hard and fast after my recent surgery. Argh! I feel your pain! I'm glad you called your doctor so that there is a record of this light business.

I'll work on my SUCCESS thing later today and let you know what I discover!

Cammy said...

So sorry about the migraine! Hope you're feeling better.

Here's my vision of what success looks like for me:
Strong
Upbeat
Compassionate
Creative
Energetic
Supportive
Smiling

Fun exercise, Honi!

GirlTrueHeart said...

I am a fluorescent light migraine sufferer. I must minimize fluorescent lighting overhead of too close to me. It is a serious problem, especially at work. There are a bunch of links about this issue. Not too many people take it seriously. I hope you feel better today! http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=migraine+fluorescent+light&spell=1

Smart food choices
Unconditional love
Coping skills
Comfort zones
Exercise for life
Sexy for self, not others
Standing tall

Thanks for the links!

Big Pissy said...

Bless your heart!

Migraines are just awful!

Hope you're feeling better. :)

Grumpy Chair said...

So sorry about the migraine! I used to get them every month, especially when I worked, but rarely will get one now.

I love your Success idea.