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      Sunday, March 19, 2006

10:29 AM - 03/19/2006

The topic: I’m not well


The past three months have taken their toll on me.  Stress.  And it’s hit me in my intestines.

I’ve mentioned the bad, bad heartburn I had about a month ago. The Prilosec worked well.  I took it for the two weeks and things got better.  I was also being more careful about what I ate, staying away from things I knew would bother me (like the diet macaroni and beef dinner; it’s really good, but it’s killer on my system).  I was doing better until Thursday night. 

I knew better.  Brian went to get dinner because I wasn’t in the mood to cook.  I should have.  He went to Subway, but the line was too long, so he got Mexican.  Just a large tostada with beans, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.  If I could have stopped there, I’d have been fine.  But no, I also had to eat the comfort food, the Ben & Jerry’s New York super fudge chunk ice cream.  I was tired of eating it a quarter of the way through.  I should have stopped.  But I didn’t.  It was, after all, “comfort food”.  I ate the entire thing. 

I’ve been paying for it ever since.  I had hardly anything yesterday.  My stomach was so upset last night, that I stayed on the sofa.  Adding to the indigestion, I’ve also had pretty bad gas.  I’m tired and I’m not sleeping well. 

Brian went to the property this morning and he advised me to not do anything today.  Like not get on the computer.  But stuff needs to be done, the dishes need to be put away, cats need to be fed. litterboxes need to be cleaned and so far, I’ve never seent them take care of themselves. 

I’ve got a sore leg, something that comes and goes.  It starts at my hip and just aches. I’m icing down my back right now, hopefully that will do the trick.

I just want to feel better.  I’m tired of being tired.  And I know it’s because I’ve been so stressed out.  My emotions are messing with my physical wellbeing.

I hope you feel better soon.  Stress can take you out so fast. I have to get physical after any stressful incident or I’m flat out. Try a little decafinated tea and some fresh air. Reading a good book that takes you away for awile is good too.

My cats don’t take care of themselves either, but they do keep you going when you would rather not.

Posted by Wilkal @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 1:16:31 PM

Please take care of yourself. It’s hard to be under the emotions that you’ve had to deal with.
I hope you can relax, especially that hip and leg, and start feeling better.
Sending you major (((HUGS)))

Posted by Bobbie @ Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 1:29:29 PM

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Thanks, guys.

Mary, the leg pain is gone and I’ve had no back pain at all.  Years ago I went to an urgent care place for similar problems and they could find nothing wrong with me that a laxative and Excedrin didn’t help. One time I asked my gynecologist about it and he said if it’s something really serious, it doesn’t go away. 

I take my blood pressure on a pretty regular basis and it’s fine.  I just don’t do well under prolonged pressure situations.  And I admit my weight doesn’t help.  Which I’m working on.

Thanks for the good thoughts.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 2:03:28 PM

Sending you lots of Reiki…

Are you belching alot also?  Are you having pain going up around your right side into your back (shoulder blade area, or across the middle of your back)? I would not let this discomfort you are in go on very long-if it doesnt resolve itself in a day or so I would go to your Dr right away, please, please. It might not be just reflux or indigestion.

Please take care,


Posted by Mary @ Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 4:25:46 PM

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