7 January 2009
LONG OVER DUE
I am the smallest I have been in over 11 years and I haven’t been posting!! I actually hit -60 lbs New Years Day!! 4.8 lbs to ONDERLAND and I have been feeling wonderful… other than the little detail of uncontrolled anger from not taking my antidepressants. Good news is though that I had my sleep study done on Sunday, started back on my meds… and NO MORE CPAP!!!
Thats right… for those of us who are over weight and on cpap… you CAN get off that thing if you lose the weight!!! (granted, I will probably still need oxygen, but a little tube is better than the big mask!!) and yes, that is coming from someone who’s job is to put people ON CPAP!! I figure one day I will need to go back on it… but for now… No cpap!! My restless leg was not active at this point… (that comes and goes btw) and the one thing that WAS confirmed through this is that I DO have Fibromyalgia. It wasn’t as bad as some of my patients, but there was definitely Alpha-Delta sleep going on!
Ken decided to tell me when I was in the middle of one of my fits that he thinks I’m bipolar. (he figured I was already upset) What he didn’t expect tho was for me to tell him that it would probably help if I would actually TAKE my medication. I got it filled right before Christmas, (the new Rx since my old one made my throat swell shut the beginning of December) but what he didn’t know was that I only took enough to get me through the anger fits I have when I miss my meds. I wanted to have my sleep study done OFF meds, cuz I now know how much antidepressants can not only effect REM, but also eye movement in general. I was in REM within the first 60 minutes of my study. Something I have not done previously!! (last year I never went INTO REM at all!!)
Things will get leveled out and the rest of the weight will come off. If only the doctors can figure out why all of a sudden I have started retaining fluid again. I haven’t had the problem for about 3 years and all of a sudden, I gain 5lbs over night (when sleeping… so sometimes it’s over day ;))… not a good thing… especially when I take a little pill and pee the pounds away!! I haven’t had my glucophage since the beginning of December either… and yes, I weaned off that… so obviously we have the answer and i never converted over… just had that one really bad episode.
I did have a really bad episode the night of Ken’s Christmas party. I accidentally double dosed my blood pressure medication… Not a good thing btw. I had come to work and within and hour had to call my boss to come in cuz I was so SICK!! The next morning I figured out what was going on. The next Tuesday I was in the ER with chest pain and Shortness of Breath (SOB) and if it hadn’t been me going through it, I probably would have figured out that if it was my heart the pain wouldn’t have gone away with just oxygen. That was the week I started adding my meds back in 1 at a time… and Saturday my throat swelled, not quite shut but almost. We are thinking it is a filler they use in generics. Not positive, but if not, I am allergic to almost EVERY single antidepressant out there!!! (and I had an allergic reaction to tetracycline in November as well).
New season of The Biggest Loser started tonight. 2 of the people are Tongan. I went to the website and they are from Mesa. I figure my SIL at least knows them if not being related to them (unless they are Morman… my brother said they don’t know many of the Morman Tongan’s) I emailed them the link… so guess we will find out. Either way, I will cheer for them. Makes me feel a whole lot better this season though… cuz here I am at -60 lbs and the last season I had 3 of the contestants STARTING weight within 3 lbs of Me!! I also don’t spend 4-6 hours a day working out, so my weight doesn’t come off nearly as fast! But at least it is still coming off!! I got a pair of size 14 jeans for Christmas… and they are actually comfortable to wear… not tight… and the other pair I got just before Christmas is actually loose in the waist. Granted, when I measured myself on New Years day, my waist was the same size as it was in March. Can’t figure that one out since I lost over 2 inches just about each other place I measured. This is the first time I have had my neck under 16 inches in I don’t know how long!!! Now to get my arms that way!!!
Ok, the computer just blinked… didn’t crash, but not taking any chances… have a great 2009. I am planning on there being a lot less of me by 2010!!!