Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hump Day

Mama Said, Mama Said.
Talked to my mom yesterday and she was concerned about the Sickie Toddler. She thought perhaps I should take her to the doctor. I was on the fence. There's not much I hate more than dragging a child to the doctor only to be told, "Let's give it a couple more days and see what happens." I took her. Double ear infection. Bulging with puss. Now on Day two of antibiotics, she's turning the corner. I would like to add that I love the practice we go to. Seeing as we don't have any outstanding health issues, it doesn't really matter to me who we see. What I love is that we had a 1:45 appointment. We arrived at 1:40. I was back in the car by 1:56. At no time did I feel rushed, and the doctor took his time checking out my girl. How's that for service?

Reconstruction
Yesterday my mom was supposed to go in for ACL Reconstruction. Didn't happen as they noticed something funny on her EKG Monday. She went in Monday afternoon for a second one. Didn't happen as he blood pressure was too high. Stress maybe? Gave her some meds, and she had a second one yesterday. She goes back to the doctor today to discuss rescheduling her surgery. Right now she's off crutches, but still wearing a brace. The insurance company considers it 'elective surgery.' Really. Elective? Wow.

You're going the wrong way!
Stepped on the scale this morning. 211. I know it's me. I know I'm eating too much and not exercising enough. So I've pulled out my "fatty-fatty two-by-four" Dr. Phil book. And I'm back here:
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This will help me track what I'm eating. I'm at a cross roads right now. Either I suck it up and work on this or I go and buy all new clothes. I have one pair of jeans that fit. One. I know that a big part of why I'm eating is emotional. My problems aren't any bigger than anyone else's - except they're mine. Every night I go to bed thinking, tomorrow will be a better day. Tomorrow I'll get this under control. Tomorrow I won't make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats and eat half the pan. It is tomorrow. I have got to get this under control.

8 comments:

Sabrina said...

I understand the weight thing. With my kids I am always going up and down in weight but alot of it is that I'm eating too much junk food. As I was reading this, I had chocolate chip cookies in the oven, rice krispies were last week. lol

Builder Mama said...

Um, yeah, we've already commiserated on the food thing. My food intake this year is somewhat equivalent to what a linebacker would eat during the season.

But can you Fed Ex me some rice krispie treats? You know, because I'm too busy battling evil HR beeyotches to make my own.

Love ya! Mean it!

Heather said...

Glad that the toddler is feeling better, I so wish I could find a practice of adult doctors that was run half as well as my peds office! With you on the weight, making good for you food just doesn't seem as comforting as brownies and cookies and cakes, oh my!

Mitzi Green said...

i guess this is when it's a good thing i can't cook.

i can, however, dial a phone. and i know the number to call for shrimp lo mein. lots and lots of shrimp lo mein...

Schloobie said...

Glad the little one is turning the corner. Isn't amazing at Day 2 of antibiotics? Declan had one last week, so I know.

And for the weight thing... A) you are phenomenally gorgeous 211 or not B) you have been dealing with a really bad sickie so try not to beat yourself up too much and C) YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Gretchen said...

Sabrina - mmm, chocolate chip cookies!

Builder Mama - RKT are in the mail... Ha!

Heather - yea, if I ate carrot sticks every time I wanted 'comfort', I'd be orange!

Mitzi - we still have an outstanding agreement regarding a certain Indian place, right?

Schloobie- thanks!

sillychick said...

I'm right here with you on the weight loss thing. From your picture, I too think you're a hot mama...but sometimes that's not enough and I understand the need to lose weight.
If you need some support, I will help in any way possible. I just started a recipe swap over on my blog (outdamnedscale) so that might help, too. Oh, and I lurve sparkpeople!

Terri said...

I'm with you on the weight thing too... it's so hard when you're home all day .... I pick pick pick all day long....

A few weeks ago, we just started a little support group w/ my mom, sister, sister in law and a few friends ...
we do our own Weight Watchers ... via email... it's been fun...

I hope your mom is doing fine...
health issues is not a fun thing...
how can they decide what is right for the patient??? That should only be for the doctor to decide.

We know all too well about insurance companies....THEY SUCK so bad!
We almost "ran out" of health insurance for our baby at 10 months of age...(actually for three months we were told we were OUT... hospital came and told us right after Matthew's first surgery while up at Stanford... oh, that was real fun!) and we could not purchase more insurance privately ... thank God for us
my husbands employer saved our lives by raising the lifetime cap this past November...
We would have been doomed w/o that!