Thursday, January 16, 2014


I just wanted to say, today was BETTER. I felt better, I got more done. I have more hope than I did yesterday.

My doctor had prescribed me a new blood pressure medication the other day because the one I have been on for a few months was not working. It was still getting too high, I was getting migraines and headaches, and last week an especially bad migraine ended with a blood vessel burst in my eye. I have never had a big, bright red puddle of blood taking up a large area of the whites of my eye before and it scared me. When I called the eye doctor they told me to watch it, it would probably get bigger, and then in a week it would fade and lighten as the blood reabsorbs. That's what has happened and now it just looks like a big ugly scratch in my eye. Anyway, today I started the new blood pressure med while weaning off the old one. I was told to stay home and take my blood pressure every half hour to see how much of the old medicine I'd need. So I did that. I felt lousy in the morning but my afternoon felt much better. Tonight my blood pressure is down and my mood is much improved. You know, it's only been a day, but I think maybe the old med was making me feel kind of depressed. I just feel different. We'll see if this better mood stays.

I got lots of paperwork done today and made phone calls I'd been putting off. Called the foot doctor (still no cancellations), called about insurance stuff, paid some bills, filled out a bunch of forms for the kids for school. Took me all morning, but it was stuff I could do while sitting and I crossed a lot of tasks off my list. Makes me feel good.

My eating wasn't all that great today and I didn't track. I had a couple of Medifast meals, some canned tuna with mayo, green peppers, lettuce, and pickles. I had a lot of decaf coffee and some of it had sugar free creamer in it or half and half. I had Indian food for dinner, including curried vegetables and chicken breast. I probably went way over on calories compared to the last couple of weeks. I'll go back to tracking tomorrow and keep my calories lower.

That's all, thank you for your prayers and support. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's going to get better. This is a good year.


Shari said...

If it makes you feel better, as I've gotten older, blood vessels routinely (2-4 times per year) burst in my eye. It rarely hurts (though sometimes it's a little sore) and won't damage your eyesight. I don't even have high blood pressure and it happens to me from stress, fatigue, or jogging on a mini trampoline. It's scary the first time it happens, but then you get used to it. In your case, of course, you need to watch your blood pressure, but the burst blood vessels are generally not a big problem for most people.

Primal Gwen said...

So glad you had a better day!!!

Deniz said...

So glad things seem to be improving for you. I hate to see you struggle - you are always such a strong, positive, inspiring lady.

Hope the new BP meds keep on offering good things and, you are right... 2014 is going to be a GOOD year. I needed reminding of that.


WGAJ said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better and I hope you have an encouraging weekend!

Vickie said...

Glad things are better.

I agree, accomplishing a task, especially a pile of paperwork/phone calls does wonders for me too. When I am having a bad day, that is what I do - clean out a drawer, the refrigerator, my purse, take care of paperwork - any one of those makes me feel better.

SkinnyMomma2014 said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and that you got quite a few things done. I hope this new medicine works much better for you. I used to read your blog all the time, I followed it from my old blog until I cancelled my old blog. I'm glad I found your blog again now that I've started a new blog. I am looking forward to reading back posts and new posts and catching up on what has been going on with you. Best wishes.

Kristi said...

My computer crashed so I am not sure this went through the first time. I would encourage u to go read and LiSTEN to the video put up today. She is about the same age as us, same struggles and really had some good insight of why it feels like we should know how to do this weight loss thing.