Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm Still Here

Wow, I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted to my blog......and how long it has been since I have done anything creative. I guess you could say that I have been in a real blue funk. The exercises that I have to do at cardiac rehab keep my degenerative lower back problems and my arthritis acting up all the time. I hurt quite a bit and am not moving around very well. I'm ready to see the light at the end of the tunnel so I can start water aroebics for my ongoing exercise program.

On a happy note, however....I got a very good report at my cardiologist appointment yesterday. He told me he is very proud of me. My cholesterol level has gone down so the Crestor and strict diet are working. The ultrasound of my heart shows that there has been improvement...it's not up to normal yet but I am no longer in the range of needing a defibulator. Yeah!!!!! I no longer have to worry about having to have that procedure done. And I have lost 20 pounds.

I hope to start getting creative soon. It is hard to find the time since I have cardiac rehab two times a week after work and I also try to get to my chiropractor at least one day a week after work. This makes for long days and I am usually ready to crawl in bed early.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year....much health, wealth, and happiness. I will be visiting your blogs very soon to see what everybody has been up to.

Luck, love and laughter,
Judy

4 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

Happy New Year Judy! I was elated to see that you had left a comment on my blog. I'm even more elated to hear how well you seem to be doing! Gosh that is wonderful news. I'm very proud of you for doing so well. I know it can't be easy, but you're doing it and doing it well! I hope you continue to improve more and more every day. I wish you the best of all this new year can bring to you and your family! Best, Curt

Crayola58 said...

thank you, Judy, for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment. I was so happy to visit your blog and read your latest health report. you are on your way.... Take care,.... I hope that your 2010 will be a blessed year for you and yours. Hugs.
Carole

RobinDiane said...

Yippie!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Judy!! I've been checking once in a while for an update, and I'm thrilled that you visited so that I could come here to read an update on you. Your health news is fantastic! I'm very excited that you are progressing so well, but sorry to hear that you hurt and are so tired! I'm hoping that goes away for you very soon! I know the creativity will come back . . . it's just going to take some time! Continue taking such good care of yourself!! I'm totally jealous about the 20 pounds you lost!! WOW! Big hugs to you Judy!!