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A refund?? I am thankful.


How often to medical companies refund if you overpay. I thought I did, but I didn’t have proof handy so when they sent me another bill. I called because I was told I was now paid in full. To my surprise they are sending me a refund. The hospital did that too when  my charity covered my recent stay and ER visits. When I was approved I got it back. I am used to fighting for my refunds.

Today I am thankful.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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To my followers.


I am grateful for each and every one of you. I am afraid that I can’t read each and every post and many I miss. I am sorry for that. I thank you for reading my posts anyhow. I feel blessed to have you all as friends, not just followers.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Praise the Lord and I am thankful that:


I am finally regaining my cognitive skills slowly but surely. I can type pretty good now again.

I can add and subtract and know which hand is which.

Thank you Lord for allowing this to return. Praise the Lord.

Tessa

Healthy Eating


My sugars are out of control and run from 250 to 350 fasting. Not good!

So besides the talk with my doctor who may or may not do anything. If he didn’t I wouldn’t be surprised. He hasn’t been particularly helpful up  to now.

So I got vegetables and fruits. I also got some chocolate milk. I don’t drink milk unless it is thickly chocolate. This is 1% and I figured I would hate it, but it wasn’t that bad and so I can drink a little milk. I know I have to watch the sugar content. I need diabetes nutrition classes again. I don’t remember  much from my original classes many years ago.

Got my walk in. Trip around Walmart and the trip in from the parking lot. Lots of walking, but surprisingly it isn’t too bad on the pain side. Sleeping last night was so painful and getting out of bed was hard and I lose my balance and crash into something all the time.

Praise be the Lord and thank you for a day less all the pain.

Tessa

Fasting numbers still high


My fasting number this morning was 216. Definitely still high although better then the 300 plus the hospital was getting. Have a few weeks to wait to see the PCP and whether he is going to do something this time or I have to demand treatment and/or get a endocrinologist. I have so many drs in my life. Half I don’t see right now thankfully, but I need a few more as more and more things go wrong with my health.

Tonight I go to the chiropractor and must remember to tell him that I had a Lymes test done. He is one of the drs insisting I have Lymes Disease. Actually I just called his office and left a message in case I forget.

I do thank the Lord for giving me my life back and for allowing me to continue with his plan for my life.

Praise the Lord,

Tessa

 

Paying for yesterday


As some of you read I walked yesterday more than my doctor has recommended and that I can do without major pain the next day.

Sure enough last night into this morning the pain has been tremendous. I couldn’t get comfortable in bed. Every movement brought pain and I have no real pain meds. I use Ibuprofen and Meloxicam.

I am thankful not to be in a wheelchair, but unless things improve that option will be coming down the road. I am working on the 5 minute walking in the hopes of improving some of these joints so I can use them without major pain. I would like to walk again. I spent our time at Disney World in a wheelchair as that was entirely too much walking at once. The dash across the airport 4 times was no fun either. I was so far behind and dragging slower and slower. Here I am walking and dragging a walk-on suitcase and a tote bag. Kids couldn’t help, they had their own to worry about.

Love,

Tessa

 

 

I am thankful for:


I am thankful for:

I can’t fit a desk in this room which I need and I was fit to be tied, but Dad had a hospital bed tray on wheels that he wasn’t using.

It works perfect. I can move it to either side. I can move it down to end of bed and use as a regular desk. I can push it against the one window once all the boxes are gone.

My calendar fits on it great and I can write on it and see it easily. Can even write on top or move the calendar off for a project.

Especially important as I have to start doing my article research a different way. I can write on here if needed while my article stays up on the computer. Some of you know about my recent fiasco. I don’t need another one. I also have to redo those topics if I still want to use my older stories in my files. I don’t need a repeat and writing while under the influence of psychiatric drugs is bad news.

Love,

Tessa