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No Good Sales This Week and Things to Do

August 4th, 2022 at 10:58 am

I got my chuck roast canned.  I now have 28 quarts and 2 pints on my pantry shelves and 1 quart in the fridge because of a seal failure.  It's my fault for using a faulty ring.  I knew it was suspect, but didn't want to go find another one.  Anyway, it's a start.

The sales suck for the new ad cycle that started today.  I will be ordering 20 pounds of green beans and 40 pounds of gold potatoes for a Friday pickup from a local farm, if it isn't too soon and I will work on getting those canned.  I will likely not have green beans to pick until September and I don't want to have a bad season and then just not have any to can.  I will order 20 pounds of carrots after I get all that done.

I think our potatoes are doing fine, but what I can grow is never enough to make it through the year.  We added 3 more rows of potatoes this year, but there isn't room for more than that yet until we clear some more space.  That means a lot of weed eater work and then putting down black plastic, something that I am not capable of at the moment and haven't been since my last fall, so that will have to involve my husband and son.

I see the doctor on Friday for a mental health checkup and to see if he is ready to bump me up to 200 mg.  I've still had some hyper mania incidents, though they are getting fewer and further between.  I think another 50 mg is going to help me significantly.  It's like on sort of lingering on the cusp.  While I am there I am going to ask for new x-rays of my back and my other hip to be taken and my tailbone.

Those were not taken at the hosptial because I was feeling everything in my arm where I tore it open and the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and collarbone.  The other pain didn't hit me until the next morning and was still overshadowed by the arm.  Until it wasn't.  And it has gotten worse and worse and after sitting up too long it just kills me, like the bones are rubbing together.  I can stand for 30 seconds only, so I'm back to that.  I can still walk okay, it's just when I stop that the unignorable pain comes back.  After canning it is severe, but that has to get done.

Regardless, of what they x-rays say, I mostly want to know if it is safe for me to go back to physical therapy or if I did some more damage to my spine or broke something in my tailbone.  Honestly, it could just be a lack of physical therapy.

DH's boss's wife and grandmother are having a joint birthday party and they want us to come.  I don't know that I am up for it with all the pain I'm having.  I also don't like being around large gatherings.  But I do like the man and his family.  DH will go even if I don't.  My immune system isn't the greatest so if someone comes there who is sick or doesn't know they are sick, I am likely to catch it.  It is not a lot of fun to be on immune suppressing drugs sometimes.

Tomorrow I will start back on a diet.  I do this so many times, but hopefully this one will take.  It is best for my overall health to get this weight off, especially because it pulls on my discs, but that is often easier said than done.  Plus I need to lose 75 pounds to get the nerve burning surgery done, assuming my insurance will pay for it.  It won't fix the problem, but at least I won't feel the pain there anymore.

 

3 Responses to “No Good Sales This Week and Things to Do”

  1. mumof2 Says:
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    Have you tried the heart smart diet, they do that over here for heart patients who need to lose weight in a short amount of time....I think I have it on my computer so can look for you if you are interested...hope your doctor can help you with the pain

  2. LuckyRobin Says:
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    No, I haven't, but if it is a high carb/low fat diet, I can't be on it. I have hyperinsulinemia or what is sometimes called syndrome X in some countries. It is a pre-diabetic condition. So far I've been able to keep it that way. The way I am supposed to eat is 3 servings of protein, low carbohydrate vegetables, and only 60 grams of higher carbs a day mostly from root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, yams, and peppers. For grains wild rice, and once in a while corn and brown or white rice. I can have fruit sometimes, but it can spike insulin, so I keep to the lower carb end of those, like berries. It is better for me to keep to the starches, though for those carbs. I cook as much as possible by roasting, steaming, using the Instant Pot and a high trivet to keep meat out of the fat, or air frying so I can control my fat with spray avocado oil. I do use a little butter on potatoes, but not on the other veggies. But I haven't been eating right for several months.

  3. rob62521 Says:
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    Wow, that's a lot of canning! Good for you. Hope you get more of your own beans. Our weather here in the Midwest has been really wacky. It's super hot and humid right now which is great for tomatoes, but it means lots of watering.

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