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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Its been two days and I have two rooms done.  I am just amazed by the difference in good paint and bad paint.  I still need to cut in T's room but he heat just comes too fast.  There are a couple of spots where I have to touch up the white in my aunt's room.  Its hard not to brush any of the door frame with the roller!  Tomorrow we are going to get the paint for the living room and hallway.  I am getting really excited because I can actually see progress.  I have gotten more done in three hours than we got done with TWO people in four days.  Those were six hour days!  I am not happy that we have to buy more paint but I just can't see continuing to slog along, re-painting over and over again.  I want this to END. 

I am just so irritated that we wasted so much time on this.  Tomorrow I am going to try coming home to rest, then going back in the evening so I can get more done.  Its been wonderful having my aunt here.  If I need to go get something, we just go.  Mom is in more and more pain with her feet as well as having her diverticulitis going off again.  She's at the point where she is ready to deal with the consequences of going back on Cymbalta.  I am going to try to get ahold of her doctor tomorrow and ask her about some of the other meds that help neuropathy.  The spray works less than it did and it sets her nerves off worse for about a half hour before it does start working.  Its disheartening to see her in so much pain and not be able to do anything about it.

Dad's a bit cranky.  He's still in the irritated about not being able to do much, mode.  I keep telling him that his time is coming!   The floor will be here soon enough and he's the one that's going to lay it.  He just needs to cool it and let me get this paint going.  TJ is continuing to amaze me.  He may be taking until Sunday at 5 pm to get his work done but he is still working on his own.  I check his grades and they have dropped about 3% with me not sitting right by him.  That's it!  I know he and I will both be glad when school is over.  They really pile on the work at the very end at this school   He will be a high schooler next year and 14 years old in just sixteen days.  He's growing up way too fast. 

As a side note, I gained two pounds this Sunday.  Not a real big deal, I am sure I will lose it again pretty quick.  I have maintained or lost every weigh day.  I've gained, but by the actual weigh day, its always back to normal.   And with all the painting I am doing, I will not be surprised if I not only get back there but have lost more by next Sunday!  I think I confused my poor body with all the rest and then back to some real work.            LOL

9 comments:

  1. Shell: So glad to hear the painting is going good. Hoping that this week goes as planned and you get a ton of stuff done so moving in can happen soon.

    I wanted to thank you. I did My fitness pal this week, really not thinking it would work. I had no chance to exercise except for a long grocery shopping trip with walking the aisles in four different stores. But I weighed in and lost 3 pounds. I really think this is going to be my answer. Thank you for taking the time to help me out and answer questions. I really appreciate it. You have been inspirational to so many people you have no idea!! Are you still leaving your meals on MWOP? I love seeing the differences you do each day. Anyway.. thank you again.. Never had any luck with losing weight, hoping this is the ticket!

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    1. You are quite welcome, I hope this is your solution too. Sometimes, just seeing what you eat can really help you make better choices. I'll go back to leaving meals, I got off track with my aunt here. :)

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  2. Hi,
    I'm a lurker on MWOP and have enjoyed reading your adventures in dieting and home purchasing.
    Like your mom I have awful neuropathy in both my feet. To the point by the end of the week I can barely stumble around my house. I have found that when the weather turns hot my feet hurt alot more. So finding ways to cool off--ac, fans and cool packs are really helpful. I don't use any medications (other than OTCs for sleep)because I don't have insurance or money so can't help there.
    Good luck to all of you! Thanks for sharing your adventures. ja

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    1. What a sweet reply! Thanks for thinking my life is exciting. LOL She is going to try the cold, hope it works. Hon, I am so sorry you don't have insurance.

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    2. Thanks Michelle. I haven't had insurance in over 20 years so I'm kinda used to it! Luckiily I've been fairly healthy until this past year but I just suck it up and go on. Hoping your mom finds some relief quickly.
      ja

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  3. Shellie does your mom wear Ted (Thrombo Embolic Deterrent) hose leg compression stocking?

    I had a serious leg injury and have had to have several surgeries which have left the nerves in my leg damaged and causing horrible nerve pain.

    I have used the Lydoderm pain patches and have a cream compound that the pharmacist makes up (from pain docs script) and they help a small amount. I have pain meds that I can take but try to only use as a last resort.

    What really made a difference was when my pain doc suggested I try a compression stocking. For some reason my leg pain is greatly reduced when I wear it. I do not have excess swelling in my legs like most people who wear them. I wear it at bedtime and I can finally get a nights sleep. I also wear if I know I am going to be out and about.

    Maybe this is something your mom's doctor could prescribe?
    I know you have to be fitted by a specialist and need a prescription for them.
    I feel so bad for all the suffering your parents are going through. It is so hard getting older.

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    1. I know, I feel so bad for them. I hate seeing her in pain and not being able to do anything about it. Mom can't use a cream because touching her feet just hurts so much. So we have been trying sprays. She said thanks so much for the idea, she'll talk to her doctor about it. I hope she doesn't have to go back on the Cymbalta since it could make her go blind.

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  4. Sheila, I really enjoy reading your post. To me it's funny how everyday life can be so interesting. Does the new house have air conditioning? Mary

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    1. Yup, we have a/c but I can't turn it on while painting. I have to keep the windows open for airing out. I guess I could a/c the great outdoors. LOL

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