And NO this is NOT me! I just wish that I looked this good!! LOL
Well, yesterday was not a great day for me, and for that matter neither was today!! However, yesterday started out great, but ultimately ended horrible!! I met Carolyn (Walt's ex-wife) for lunch yesterday. Yes, for those of you that are new to my blog, and haven't read it from the start, Carolyn and I are good friends now. It took quite a few years to get to this point, but we are now here, and are comfortable being alone with each other for an extended period of time!! We even consider each other friends now, and Walt jokes and calls her my "Sister". LOL
Anyway, like I said, I met Carolyn for lunch at the Claim Jumper Restaurant here in Reno. She is having Surgery in Reno on Monday, and had to drive into town for a Pre-Surgery Appointment with her Surgeon and take some Tests. So we had a great lunch after her Appointment and Tests were finished, and we ate and talked for an hour and a half. I had no problems eating the meal. I ate slowly, and barely touched my lunch!!
But about 2 hrs later, I realized that I was STUCK....yet again!! I was hoping that I could get through it before Walt came home. But of course, that was not to be!! So he came home and found me sitting with a "lined" waste basket between my feet, and me bent over it for close to 2 additional hours (for a total of about 4 hours)!! When I was finally finished sliming and vomiting (yes, vomiting multiple times), the tightly sealed up bag that had lined the waste basket probably weighed at least a lb if not more of mostly liquid!! And of course, it was disgusting having to carry that thing out to place in the larger waste basket, to be taken out to the trash....and yes, Walt saw it...
Well, I was careful about not getting stuck again last night. And I made it through the rest of the night ok. Then today, I did our customary 9 loads of laundry (every other week). I didn't eat until after I was finished, at which time I ate another small helping of my left over lunch from yesterday (yes, a very fattening Chicken Pot Pie, but I figure that I eat such a small amount at each meal, I am not taking in too many calories in each meal) and I allowed Walt to eat a good sized portion of it too, so I ended up eating only about 1/2 of the left overs. I didn't have any problems after eating lunch today....After eating, I laid down and took a 3 hour nap, as I didn't get to sleep until after 5 am this morning, and was awake a little after 8 am! After I got up, Walt decided to barbecue a New York Steak for us to eat, with some Corn on the Cob.
Of course, the Corn was done first, so we ate it while the Steak was still grilling, and the Corn was hot. I did cut the Corn off the Cob (as I hate getting it stuck between my teeth), and ate it like a helping of sweet corn with no butter, just some No Salt sprinkled on it. Then I tried to eat my portion of the Steak. But after eating 2 very small bites, I knew that I couldn't eat it. It was grilled too much and had too much char on it. I HATE CHAR!! All I could taste was the char, and nothing of the Steak. So I gave my portion to Walt, so he ended up eating the whole Steak himself.
So I heated up the last of my lunch from yesterday. I guess that I ate it too fast, or because it was combined with the Corn, and the 2 small bites of Steak, I was STUCK again!! Luckily, not as bad as yesterday, so I only slimed for about an hour, and vomited only once this time....And because we ate so early, and I stay up so late, I will be eating one more small meal tonight. Because it is late, I will be eating a small helping of Oatmeal. I eat it without any thing added to it except a couple of Splenda packets. When I eat Oatmeal at home, I do not mix milk or butter in it. I only add these items when I eat Oatmeal at a Restaurant, as the Oatmeal they prepare is usually very thick and very hot!! So because I do not add anything to it at home, a 1 cup serving fully prepared is only 150 calories!
The only other thing that I have to report is that my Neck is still killing me! It has now been 25 days of constant pain! My Mom suggested that perhaps I might have done some damage to my Cervical Spine again....I really hope not. I have already had to have my C4-5 Vertebrate Fused back in 1999. The Neurosurgeon that did my Surgery, told me at that time, that I would probably need further Surgery to Fuse either the C3-4 and or the C5-6 Vertebrates, as having the Fusion causes more wear and tear of the Vertebrates above and below the original Fusion. So if the pain doesn't go away soon, I may ask to have another MRI done, to see if there is any further damage in my Cervical Spine.
Well, I guess I should go for now. I have to start working on Walt's Afghan again! It is 2/3's done!! It will be approximately 7' long by about 5' wide. And it is made with double yarn, so it is very thick and VERY HEAVY!! Well, Walt wanted it big and warm....LOL I will post photos of it when it is finished. Till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)