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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How do you avoid stress? You don't. Yesterday my husband had his foot and half a leg removed. I was in the hospital from 11.30AM to 12.00AM. The only thing I could count on was that I would stick to my diet. I prefer not to call it a diet because this is the way I want to eat for the rest of my life. due to this new way of life my husband who is a diabetic is now 95 lbs lighter. This will make his recovery alot easier. His only objection to the hospital is they don't cook like I do. He loves this way of eating. How did I make it through the day? I planed ahead. I have a good breakfast (Jimmy Dean D'light Breakfast bowl), then I took with me a bag of 15 black cherrys and a banana. At the hospital I had Salmon and spinach. On the way home we stopped at Mac Donalds for a small burger and diet Coke. good choices and planning ahead is all it takes. No stress about eating.
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Thanks for the update. It is so good to hear that your hubby is doing well. Sounds like he is really taking advantage of the rehab--so necessary for his progress. Good for you for losing another pound--under the circumstances i'd say you've done very well! Good work!! I'm sure you're looking forward to getting him home as soon as possible. Let us know how things go for you. Jeannie
    3230 days ago
  • LAPIDALITE
    Though you all might like an update. Don is doing very well. He is in intensive rehab, learning to walk without one leg. He looks so strong and healthy. Losing 95 lbs and doing two months physical therapy before his operation has really paid off. Hope to have him home by the 15th. Yes I am still eating as I should. It can be a challenge when I have to run to the hospital several times a week. This is a 100 mile trip. I pack lots of fresh fruit and Luna bars. I have taken him beef jerky and small bags of Barbara's Cheese puffs. All legal and with in our calorie count. Yes I have lost another pound. I have been walking alot and I try to spend at least one hour playing Wii each night. Now that is a fun way to exercise!
    3230 days ago
  • TORTILLAFLATS
    I am so sorry about all that you and Don are going through right now but I love your positivity and courage to conquer this head on together. I am a diabetic and understand fully what you are going through.

    We do care and are here to support you any way we can. You will be in my prayers!

    Gail emoticon
    3245 days ago
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    Congratulations to you! Not only did you plan well and follow through eating what you planned, you didn't let the stress of the situation de-rail you. That's just terrific!

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    Nancy
    3245 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2011 6:52:44 PM
  • VTMAID
    You are right--stress is unavoidable because like that commercial says "Life comes at you fast!"...........I hope your DH continues on to a fast recovery.
    Kudos to you for planning ahead AND for being instrumental in your DH losing weight. Sounds like you two are an awesome team!
    Hugs,
    Karen emoticon emoticon
    3245 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. What a challenge for both of you, but I hope it helps to resolve whatever problems he's had. You are so right--planning ahead is key to whatever we do. It sure sounds like you did everything right in that regard. Best wishes to you and to your husband as he begins his recovery. I think you both will do very well!! Jeannie
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    3245 days ago
  • LAPIDALITE
    Thank you for the loving thoughts. Knowing that someone cares is a great stress reliever. Don is doing OK. He is in alot of pain but that will pass. We have the support of many loving friends. He is a real inspiration and he will fight to perfection. I will read your comments to him when I visit the hospital tomorrow. he is already talking about his new leg and he is ready to start learning to walk again. He is already a special miracle. Back in 2003 he fell down stairs at work. the doctor announced to me he was going to die even before surgery. I had everyone we knew across the country praying for him. Doctor said he was his first miracle. I am blessed to have him.
    3245 days ago
  • JILL313
    I am so sorry to hear about your DH's surgery that has to be a hard adjustment and a stressor for all of you. I'll keep you both in my prayers. More than ever, when we're under stress, we need to eat healthy and exercise. I hope things will become less stressful to you both! God Bless.

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3246 days ago
  • JSPIN74
    So sorry to hear about the surgery & adjustments your dh is going through! emoticon

    ...but good for you! It's true controlling what you can with the best choices for you...does alleviate stress.

    In the face of a bunch of serious things you cannot control...keeping on track seems to help mentally & definitely physically it's the best thing for us.
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    3246 days ago
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