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pickles37

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2005 2:13:08 AM

Here you will find people that desire to loose weight and love to talk about that and lots of other things! Join the fun as we chat away!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 10:06:26 AM

292 this morning.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 10:25:42 AM

Weighed in at 295. I will do well to just hang in the 290s until after my cruise. Not that I am not trying, and to drop below 290 would be great, even if only temporarily, but my schedule for the next month or so will not make aggressive dieting & exercise very easy. When I get back from the cruise, I will hopefully be stable and ready to make some dietary cuts again and increase my activity level to see another 10+ pound loss. I feel very comfortable with this low pressure, gradual process and making NOT gaining any weight back a priority. As long as I will only lose weight or plateau, I will be happy.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 1:13:24 AM

Yeah, getting points has become an ordeal. I don't know why, but even some of the "challenges" don't seem to work for me (like posting so many prices of a certain grade of gas over a certain period of time). I do it, but don't get credit for it. If you do stop, I will miss you, but do what you are most comfortable with.
By the way, surgery went well. Now she is dealing with the post-surgery pain, taking a day off of work, etc... Leg is already doing much better, which is a blessing in itself.
Weighed myself before bed last night & was 294, which is pretty good. Was afraid that going a few days without weighing plus a little over-indulging at the Brewers' game (which they lost) and not staying totally within my routine (diet & exercise) could have hurt me. So far, I pretty much have been able to stay in either a weight-loss or plateau mode for over a year now. If I can keep that up, I should eventually reach all my goals.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 9:15:12 AM

Probably leaving Gas Buddy's soon as there's too much garbage to scramble for points. Now you have to watch the 5 videos, and also get the challenge on a smart phone app, etc. to keep your points in line with everyone else. Too much emphasis on revenue.

I don't like the idea of the 11 years of equal opportunity to gather points to this present extra crap for gathering revenue.

Things used to be simple and now they're ridiculous. I may be leaving this week. Maybe tomorrow?

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 8:47:24 AM

Praying the surgery goes well. Your wife sure has been going through enough, already.

Bounced up a bit with the "last supper" at my cousin's house. It'll come down fast.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 1:16:01 AM

Brewers loss, sandwiched between long trips. Now in Chicago for (hopefully) wife's last surgery in a long time.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 9:59:19 AM

I'm heading to my cousin's rental in an hour for my last visit before they head back to NY. They'll be leaving the 14th.

She is a great cook so our last meal will be nice.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 4:20:52 AM

Getting ready to leave. Milwaukee, here we come! Maybe we will stop at a Cousin's sub shop before or after the game (in my opinion, the best sandwiches IN THE WORLD). Brewers were the last team to finally win a game in the Majors this season, but they won last night and we are hopeful for today.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 11:59:03 AM

I'm staying the same and not dropping. I'm 262.2 and been bouncing around that weight for a week or more. Not worried though as I expect to get below 260 pounds as soon as I buckle down and keep my daily calories around the 1400 mark for a week.

I'm still averaging 1554 for the last 51 days and apparently will drop "really slowly" if I keep it at that average. A little lower and I should drop quicker.

I'm sure it's the "absolutely no exercise" thing that makes me have to eat fewer calories to lose.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 7:34:30 AM

Busy day today. Having guys come over this morning to finish taking down an old tree for us (and hopefully pull up some old, dying bushes, too). A whole bunch of errands and chores need to be done, also. Tomorrow, we will leave early to go to Milwaukee for a Brewers' game and after the game we will go to Chicago to stay the night there so we will be close to the hospital bright and early.
Been so busy that I haven't weighed myself in a while. Hoping I am doing ok there.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 6:03:47 PM

We don't realize how good we have it when we're feeling normal and don't have the pains and problems like your wife has. We have our temporary aches and pains but get over them in short time.

I hope Monday takes care of her pain for good.

Heading out Sunday to see my cousin and his wife for the last time until next year. Their 4 month vacation in Florida is over with and time to head back to NY. They will be giving me some of their goodies that they're not taking back with them.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 5:28:54 PM

We are back home now. The temporary leads came out without any problems. Wife had a few final questions for the doctors regarding a permanent unit and they were all answered to her satisfaction, so the permanent device will be implanted on Monday. We will be in Milwaukee on Sunday for a Brewers' game, so we will just drive to Chicago from there and spend the night right across the street from the hospital. This is good, because the procedure will be early in the morning.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:05:24 AM

Have a good trip and ask the Lord for His thoughts on the installation of the device.

Is it a "now or never" decision whether to have it installed or not?

Can she have it installed in a month if she wants to?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 5:10:53 AM

Just about ready to leave for Chicago. Still don't know if she is going to go back on Monday for the permanent unit. She asks for my advice, but I keep telling her that SHE has to make this decision herself.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 9:04:54 PM

Why in the world would they think that marble rye is better than the dark or Pumpernickel? The dark or Pump is what makes the Reuben so great!

I hope all works out in Chicago.

Not dropping or going up in weight.

Bacon, eggs, home dries, toast, jelly and coffee for breakfast and Chinese for supper. 2162 calories today which is too high. 225 carbs.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 4:07:58 PM

No, I have tried to request either dark rye or pumpernickel when I order Reubens, at a variety of restaurants, both chains and local diners. I always ask before ordering what kind of bread is used, etc..., but everyone says they only make it one way.
Friday, we drive back to Chicago to have the temporary pain masking unit removed. I don't know if she will elect to have a permanent one implanted or not, but if so, I think that would be another trip on Monday.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 9:24:36 PM

Oh, you are so right about removing the marble rye and going back to the DARK rye or Pumpernickel! I couldn't put my finger on it from Arby's and it was the bread that made it "just" OK. I love the other two breads.

I wonder if it could be ordered that way at Cracker Barrel? I'm sure 'not', at Arby's.

Sorry to hear about the wife's pain. You all know where you are with me every night. Always.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 9:01:20 PM

Like a lot of restaurants lately, the Cracker Barrel makes their Rueben sandwich with MARBLE rye. I am a purist and strongly prefer my Ruebens to be made with either DARK rye or Pumpernickel. Other than that, it was ok.

Yesterday, wife had the electrodes implanted in her spine & connected to a device that sends signals to interfere with her leg pain signals. It seems to be working, except she gets extremely painful twinges when she moves her torso or arms. Hoping that resolves before she has the temporary unit removed, because then she has to decide whether or not she wants a permanent (internal) unit.

Trip to doc in Indy went well, except the omnipresent spring construction.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 11:36:28 PM

How was the Reuben sandwich at Cracker Barrel? Never had one there. I had one at Arby's that everyone raves about and it was OK.

Still absolutely no exercise with me. Staying at 260.8 after the weekend which is glorious. Now to get back into the 259 weight again.

Installed a coil in my car. I was hoping the neighbor would do it as I didn't want to do the bending over that's required. It worked out OK with my back so all is good.

Ordered 8 new coils for my car although I only need 5 as three were installed within the last 8500 miles. The price was too good to not order the package and will hope they last for me. If not, no big deal in cost. I got them from Amazon and the reviews were many (something like 260 reviews) with an overall excellent review of the coils. Something like 4.6 out of 5). I just paid $53 for one from Advance Auto and these 8 will be a total of $38 minus $30 due to a credit of $30 for signing up for their Amazon card. So, bottom line, $8.00 for 8 brand new coils.

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2015 10:38:39 PM

I hardly ate anything today. Left the house @5:30 am for Chicago without eating breakfast. I packed two protein bars that are filling, provide a few carbs, etc... and ate them while I waited in the hospital during wife's procedure. Then, on the way back, we stopped at Cracker Barrel where I had a Reuben sandwich. Not a lot of exercise, but not many calories, etc... either.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 7:28:03 PM

Oops, I also just finished the scallops, broccoli in garlic sauce that the DIL didn't eat. She feels sick and didn't want it to go to waste.

At least it's good food and not fattening.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 5:58:36 PM

I finished up the Chinese food today along with eating the S&S chicken that the 6 year old didn't want to eat.

My weight changed exactly 2 pounds over this holiday weekend but I don't think the food was too bad so I expect it to be back by Wednesday.

Good to see the Badgers won! I'm always for the underdogs (unless it's my favorite team "that has the chance of winning the trophy".

If my favorite team has absolutely no chance (like Buffalo Sabres-last place), then I'll pick my next favorite team that has a chance. Tampa has a chance in hockey as they are in second place in the eastern conference and Buffalo is last, so come on Tampa!
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 2:13:57 PM

Back in Illinois, planning a "tailgate" dinner of brats, burgers, etc... Load up on the veggies, light on the carbs, might even eat my brat without a bun! Celebrating our Brewers' season opener against Colorado and then the BADGERS' first appearance in the NCAA Basketball championship game since 1941 (I was not yet alive then). By-the-way, the Badgers won in 1941.

Between the games, I will go for a walk & eat dinner.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 5:19:05 PM

It was Chinese yesterday and today. Shrimp with broccoli in garlic sauce. White rice. Tasted soooo good!

I'll pay with my weight for next week I'm sure.

No candy though.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 12:27:32 PM

Happy Easter! A Weekend with our granddaughter has left me saying I have had so much sweetness that I won't need any treats or deserts for a month now. Good news for my diet, heh?

Going to eat lunch at our daughter's house before packing up the Avalanche and driving back to Illinois.

Have a good one!
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 12:57:08 PM

The car broke down yesterday so I'm waiting for my neighbor co come over at 2:30 pm with his code reader. I looked all day yesterday for mine but couldn't find it.

If It is a coil, hopefully he will install it for me as my back will lose all the healing I got these last 4 months. It's an easy job but the bending will kill me.

I'm down to 259.6 this morning so all is still going well.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 12:48:53 PM

I still think it will be life changing when woman realize they don't need the 6 different shampoos and conditioners in the bathroom at the same time. The ones for water, aqua, H2O, and HoH aren't different at all.

I ask them to look at the ingredients and see that they are all 95% the same. (Doesn't help mentioning it to them at all though). They think that the last ingredient that might say rose pedals, Ethiopian rose grass, etc are meaningful.

I laugh at the 4 different bits of hair equipment they have to use at the same time also.

If I have a toothbrush and toothpaste in the bathroom I'm all set.

[Edited by: Jemac at 4/4/2015 12:49:29 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 11:56:39 AM

Just chillin' today with family. Wife, daughter and granddaughter are getting their finger nails done right now (I remember when almost no one WENT to have nail polish put on their nails), then a little shopping, etc..., coming back with my favorite sub sandwich (not available in Illinois), COUSIN'S subs! Tonight, we will hopefully see our Badgers beat the Kentucky Wildcats.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 11:42:49 PM

Got to GB just after midnight. Had great day with family including Good Friday vigil mass with grand daughter & fishdinner with my parents & many more family.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 2:36:47 PM

Have a safe trip. If no snow or black ice at night, it should be beautiful weather for you. 40 to 60 degree weather during the day.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 2:06:23 PM

Ready to go to Green Bay, just waiting for wife to get off work at 5. One source of exercise for me will be taking our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter for walks. She likes to ride on the seat of my walker.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 11:20:42 PM

I notice my weight bounces back and forth also. Sometimes when I think I'll be lower, I'm higher, and just the reverse. Today I went into the 2285 calorie range but will make up for it tomorrow. The DIL gave me some coconut and I could only stand it sitting next to my computer for only a few days.

Re: pills, I take a permanent marker and mark what the real names of the pills are, next to the generic name. That way, on some of the pills I can quickly know what they are for.

I'm still at the 1585 calorie range for the 42 days.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 10:31:03 PM

Yeah, I am tempted to just stop taking all of my meds. What bugs me is they give me generics, so instead of the bottle saying "Aricept", it says the generic name. Only my Plavix generic says "Generic for Plavix" on the bottle. Then, since the generics can come from more than one company, they aren't even always the same size, shape, color, or have the same markings. I am surprised I haven't had complications due to not taking a med or taking an overdose for a week or so. I bet I do it a lot. I read up on the new drug and it isn't supposed to be taken at the same time as 3-4 of the drugs I take every day. Also, the on the bottle are different than what the doctor gave me IN WRITING during my visit. I am not taking this drug until I get some questions answered!

Meanwhile, getting ready to drive to Green Bay on Thursday for the Easter weekend, I was working my butt off taking care of items we want done before we leave, like working up a sweat, breathing hard, needing to take a rest break at times. In addition, my caloric intake was very low. So, I took a shower before settling down for the night, and I weighed myself...293 lbs! A new low since I started my diet! I bet a lot of the loss was water and I will put it back on very easily, but it feels good.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 10:26:56 PM

I hate taking pills, doing the needle for insulin twice, beside pricking for the glucose test. I'm down to only 3 pills a day so that helps.

Don't you just love these 'golden years'?

We still have two arms, two legs, two eyes and hearing so we are still extremely lucky.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 10:13:41 PM

Today I weighed 300 before my shower, but dressed at the doc's office, I weighed 311. He was still happy. He couldn't resist suggesting I add another prescription (1 pill, twice a day). I hate taking pills!
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:30:38 PM

My clothes & shoes weigh 6 pounds and I like the thought I'm down a bit. I'm sitting at 262# naked and guess I have to keep near the average of 1570 calories a day (last 40 days) (...if not below the 1570 cal.), to keep the weight loss going.

Carbs. are still averaging 172 a day average which is crazy. If I can reduce the carbs. I expect the weight to get down more. My diabetes seems to be going OK and I'm using less insulin with the bit of weight loss.

Not doing a bit of exercise due to the back aches I still have these last 4 months.

Glad I'm losing without the exercise.

I see there were two days I had my carbs. in the 40's range. If I could do it for those two days I should be able to do it more consistently. I have to pay more attention to the carbs. and not just the calories.

I'd like to get down to at least 225# eventually.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:28:26 PM

I just weighed myself @ 298. I think I can keep under 300 until my doc appointment, but then I weigh myself naked and at the doc's I wear clothes, so I will probably still be over 300. Still lower than last time he weighed me.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:02:31 PM

My cheating ended up being 1740 calories for the day so it isn't as bad as I thought. It was two hotdogs/rolls and two small pies. It did replace normal meals though so it wasn't added to normal meals.

I certainly don't feel food deprived.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 3:52:36 PM

I cheated a bit today so hopefully it wasn't too bad ...but I'll bet it is.

I'll get back into the scheme for tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:36:22 PM

Very busy week before driving to Green Bay for Easter weekend. Hopefully, being busy will help me lose some more weight and get some momentum back.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 12:01:16 PM

GB, that was a great story about you and your wife's life. God meant for you both to be together and you can look back and see why God brought you both along to where you are now.

Your wife has helped thousands and you have helped each other achieve, what you have achieved.

I have friends that "wonder" what God has in store for them in their life and I tell them not to be waiting to see what God has in store, but to see what they have accomplished for others already in their life. God doesn't wait until perhaps age 70 to start things happening for someone but has long ago put His wishes in place for them.

It's like people never appreciating their present life, waiting for the "good times" to start. I tell them that when they look back, they will most likely see that their present time "was" the "good times" and they have to appreciate what they presently have.

Two arms, two legs, 2 eyes, hearing, able to do 90% - 95% of what they want to do...Appreciate what you have today....I tell them. What more can one ask for?

Thanks for your story as is tells a lot of what He had in store for both of you.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 5:49:24 AM

35 years ago today, on March 28, 1980, my then fiance' and I were crossing a street in Milwaukee, WI (we were both students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). We had just finished a nice, Lenten-Friday dinner and were so happy and in love. After waiting for the lights to change, we got the WALK sign, and we stepped onto the street, hand-in-hand. Then, I noticed a car pull out of a parking lot (on the other side of the intersection) and speed through the red light. I immediately stepped back, trying to pull my fiance' with me, but our hands separated. The car's driver was drunk. My fiance' was hit and she somersaulted over the car, landing on the cold pavement.
That night, her sister sat with me in the hospital. A doctor came out and gave us the news, that it was not likely that the woman I loved so much would survive 24 hours. Well, she did, but they kept saying things like, she will never walk or be able to work or ... She kept proving all of these things wrong.
A little over a month later, I pushed her in a wheel chair to her Medical College Admissions Test, waiting outside the lecture hall for her so I could come back in to take her out for breaks. It was rigorous and challenging, but she blew all her pre-med friends away when the results came back and she had one of the highest test scores! Of course I was so proud of her. But she had a lot of work ahead, so much physical therapy and more surgical procedures, but she kept working and getting stronger. I quit college to support her, physically and financially. I sold my motorcycle because she needed a car to get her around. Our life would never be the same.
Less than 5 months after that terrible day, we got married and she walked down the aisle, clinging to her father's strong arm walking into the church and mine walking out. She continued her education. I actually got a job at the medical school for a while, to be closer to her. Through all the challenges, she persisted and became a doctor. We already had two children when she graduated from medical school.
She loves children, our own (4) as well as the thousands she has touched professionally (yet lovingly). There were some miracles and some heartbreaks. Sadly, sometimes babies and little children die. Some of her patients went on to great things, fame and fortune, including Colin Kaepernick, starting QB for the SF 49ers, along with other future doctors, teachers, police, etc... When she meets an old patient, she is always so proud of them, regardless of their station in life, almost like a mother.
Over the years and decades, her health as been a challenge--and that is putting it mildly--but she has always persisted. We knew that most of these problems could be directly linked to that terrible accident.
The past two years have been particularly challenging. I know I can only do so much to help her, but I always wish I could do more. I pray for her a LOT.
I am posting this in a number of forums online. I thank anyone who read this in its entirety, and ask for your prayers of support for the most amazing person I have ever known.
Thank you and may God bless all of you.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:09:24 PM

Still waiting for them to pull ALL the medical records together & copy/print them out. The wife will sit down and go through them all before accepting them. This is our last chance so she will be as thorough as possible.

My weight has stabilized since my push to drop below 300, hovering between 299 and 302. With all the sweets around for the Easter holiday, I have been a good boy.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 10:36:25 AM

Hopefully this lawyer will give you satisfaction.

I'm looking for a Florida lawyer today that is also a member of the NY bar so I can get some NY land papers looked at. I may be finally selling my 5 NY properties if all goes well.

Weight staying steady today and hopefully I'm on my way for some weight loss if I can keep up the dieting. Actually I'm not dieting as I'm full every day.

I laid off the coffee creamer (300 cal per day), eating fuller but lean calorie meals, and drinking flavored 0 calorie water. So far it's working.

I went to Cracker Barrel yesterday for their lean haddock meal with cottage cheese, green beans, and Cole slaw and with one biscuit.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:16:50 PM

14 pounds? That's great! Keep up the good work.

As for how we have to do all the work for ourselves, who knows what the request looked like when our old lawyers sent them in to all the hospitals, clinics, etc...? Then, maybe they "thinned" the files with pages that either they thought weren't important (or worse, pages that they KNEW were important). Regardless, the files used to be in two boxes and by the time we got them from our second law firm, there was only one box. Curious?
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 1:34:03 PM

I went to the doctors today for my 3 month checkup. He said I was down 14 pounds from my last weigh-in there. Apparently those three pieces of pizza last night did nothing bad for my weight loss.

Isn't it a shame that if you want something done you have to do it yourself. Those lawyers do as little as possible and hopefully they didn't do it on purpose.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 11:52:45 PM

We went to the medical records department at the hospital today and demanded to see all of my wife's records, both digital and hardcopy. We found a lot of stuff that was not in the stuff our old lawyer passed on to us, some of it very useful for our case. It will take two days to print the digital stuff out and copy the hardcopy stuff, but then our new attorneys can see what they were missing. Hopefully it will be enough.
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:40:23 AM

Sounds like you haven't any spare time nowadays. It's enough to bring you over the edge if you let it.

Today was a good day with the calories only 930. An unusual day and I didn't try to keep them lower than normal. I'm averaging 1608 calories daily these last 34 days.

For lunch I had a large tortilla with broccoli, onions, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Folded over in half. I had the same for supper. Tortilla was plate sized and each one was surely enough to eat for a meal.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 11:16:18 PM

We met with our new attorney (actually, an attorney who works FOR our new attorney) today. He seemed very enthusiastic, but could not make any promises. We brought the records that our previous lawyers had, along with our own. It was interesting that the "lawyer's files" were missing some very important records that contain the most important information for our case. That, combined with the nearly blank page from our key visit to the doctor we are trying to file suit against, stirred up conjecture of deleting records (very illegal) by the doctor or his employees and/or the malpractice insurance company, possibly by them offering (an incentive) to OUR former attorneys--like, "you sit on the case and clean up your records in our favor, making it almost impossible for the plaintiffs to make a case and we will make it worth your time (and legal risks?)". It is not uncommon, but almost impossible to catch, yet our attorney used to work for the federal court system and he has seen numerous such cases that led to attorneys being barred from ever practicing law in ANY jurisdiction and fines of MILLIONS of dollars. Needless to say, we will not chase that rainbow. We have another appointment tomorrow to compare our copy to the copy that our lawyer received from our previous lawyers.
Really, this stuff could be turned into a tv series--and we are living it!
Meanwhile, I have slipped back over 300 lbs. I will just try to gradually work back down, even if that means I will bounce from over to under a few times until I finally drop below and stay there. I just have to treat 300 like any other number (my fault that I gave it more power over me than it should have).
Also, wife has yet another NP prospect. Keeping fingers crossed that she finds ONE that will be able to step in and help save the clinic.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 12:40:09 AM

I'm glad the trip was a safe one. I am so glad to not ever have to drive in snow or ice again.
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:11:05 PM

Today I spent almost 12 hours "driving" back from Minneapolis. The snow storm that went through there left anywhere from 3-4" to 15", depending on location. I saw so many wipe-outs, vehicles off the road, jack-knifed semis, and multi-car accidents, but fortunately I was not involved in any of them. I had a few long stretches of stop-and-go in back-ups from accidents & even saw a med-evac helicopter landing near one accident site! I usually can make the trip without stopping for gas, but all the stop-and-go meant I had to "stop and fill" in Peoria, IL.
Tuesday, we will be meeting with an attorney that might try to get our malpractice case certified and filed before the deadline. Fingers crossed!
It is amazing how being away for two days can put you so far behind in the routine things a person has to do, but I will start playing catch-up tomorrow (when I am not seeing the lawyer).
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