Saturday, February 25, 2012


Dear Friends:

Hung-Shing Tsang, MD
I wanted to write this Post to you to let you know what has happened in  my life.  My own children doesn't even know, but my husband and doctors.  Yesterday I went to my Pain Control Managment doctor, Dr. Tsang who is a wonderful man, and a genius of a doctor.  He can almost walk on water (well I guess he could if it was ice ~snicker~).  He gave me my shots for the pain in  my back & leg yesterday called, "Transforaminal (TFSI).  I haven't had my last shot since November & I needed a walker in the morning to walk out the pain.  I would wake up 2/3 times a night because of the pain.  It's a very long story, but I'll give you bits & pieces as time goes on.  This man gave me my life back, and I'm so grateful to  him.  Excrutiating pain is no fun for you, and the ones around you.  My poor husband helped and put up with me ever since this began.  He use to say to me on want the woman I married back again.  Well, she's coming back slowly, but surely.  So, Dr. Tsang told me something yesterday that hit home (finally).  Lose weight or the pain will be this difficult the rest of your life, and will make matters worse.  So as you see it's not a question on just looking better.  It's a question of my LIFE!  Do I want to live happy or do I want to live shortly & miserable?  My friends I WANT TO LIVE!  I have too many things to do to die just yet.
Dr. Mary Gordon.  My Cardio.  My Friend.

Also, I have another doctor on  my side whom I trust and believe in, and who is also my friend.  Dr. Mary Gordon, cardiologist.  Dr. Mary N Gordon DO practices cardiology and internal medicine in Aurora, Illinois. Dr. Gordon graduated with a DO 13 years ago.

Medical School:

Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States and Graduated: 1999.  I have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and over-weight. Also I have Venous insufficiency.  My blood count is the border line to cellulits.  She also said last week it's not a question of you being overweight anymore it's a question to lose the weight to lose the pain, and conditions.  So here's what it all boils down too.  I will give you an update once a week on Saturday to update you.  Today I weigh 261 lbs.  So not happy!  Wish me luck.  I have so many things to do before I meet my maker like taking care of my husband and children and grand-children and I want to see each and every nine grand-child get married  or just be happy with themselves.  I don't think that's too much to ask.  Love to you all I have to wait a couple days before exercising, but the diet has already started.  Not frying with oil (using spray - for me), and I'm going back on  my no white diet, and cutting down on portions.  Well, off to the store to buy fish, fresh veggies, my 35 cal. slice of wheat bread which will only be used on weekend for toast & I love my toast, but it will be cut down to weekend.  This morning I made a 2 egg omelete with cut up fresh spinach, chopped a half an onion, one finely chopped 1/4 of tomato, Mrs. Dash on top & a little parsley  Oh and this brand fit & trim (you can get it at aldi's) they have light blend of Mexican Cheese (white & yellow) chopped. I sprinkled a tad on top.  mmmmmm it was really good oh and a tall glass of Skim milk (which I like).  Shortly I will have a tall glass of diet raspberry tea.  Maybe a banana for potassium. 

So have a good day my friends,  Wish me luck & any and all suggestions is welcome.  Thanks again for stopping by have a great weekend, and don't forget about our Monday's Music Moves Me.  This week is all about commercials.  Put your oldest, funniest, dumbest commercials you can fine.  LOL  Thanks for listening/reading. 

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Naila Moon said...

Oh Dolly-I can so relate. I have another blog that is just my healthy life journey. IF you wish to follow it come on over.

I suggest you make a seperate blog for this too. It does seem to help when you are on the journey to write about it. You have to be honest with yourself and those around you. Blogging makes you that way. ;)

I am walking with you my friend.

~Naila Moon

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that cellulitis SUCKS. hubby had it and it almost killed him. so glad you finally found "a cure" and i know you'll drop the weight. won't be easy but i know you'll do it.

anyway, i'll be keeping you in my prayers. hopefully that will make it a tad bit easier for you. yeah, i know, i'm good like that - LOL.

hugs :)

CMash said...

Big Sis: Not only does your family and friends want you around but so does your adopted cyber family and friends. We will all be cheering you on, praying that you find the power to overcome, and hoping that we can all help by knowing that you have to share your progress with us. BTW..that Baby is toooooo cute. I think she wants her Mommy around too. Maybe she wants to help by you taking her for a walk around the outside of her house while she does her business and you get a bit of exercise in by walking. Luvs ya.

Xmasdolly said...

Oh my good friends, with your support & prayers I can't lose. It's a must now. I've got to lose the weight. My husband confessed that the doctor said if I kept this up the blood situation in my legs could turn from bad to worse & I could even lose one. NOT GOOD! I'm gonna diet if it kills me and David is dieting too. He can stand to lose that beer belly. I'm thinking of starting a diet blog, a second blog what do you think? One for just my diet where people can leave me pointers and recipes. Let me know what you think? Love you all & Cheryl my lil cyber sis I like the way you put it my cyber-family. Yes I really like that. Family is a good thing. Steph & Naila luv you guys for always being there for me too!

dollycas aka Lori said...

What a powerful message. My pain is better lately for no particular reason but if this is God's plan for right now I will take it. As always you are in my prayers!!

Katie said...

Definitely a powerful story. All my prayers and thoughts are with you.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

My sweet friend, I will take each step with you and support you in order to achieve your goal.


Listen to yer doc, he knows best...

Lucy said...

Prayers and best wishes on your journey to a better and healthier lifestyle. Take it one day at at time and before you know it you will be doing it for life. Listen, to the doctors and don't be afraid to ask for help. Good Luck!!

Cathy Kennedy said... problems will stink! I will not only cheer you on every step of the way. I'll diet and exercise right with you, girlfriend. The one thing I discovered over the years is the hardest first step is starting for example reducing my calories or exercising every day, but after the third day things become easier on you. When dieting think lean protein. I kid you not, it really helps to satisfy your hunger and make you feel fuller longer. Don't overwhelm yourself friend, just think this is the begining of the rest of my life. I know you can do this! We love you and want help you!!! Go girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you in your life change; you can do it! I lost forty pounds a few years ago and really, the lifestyle changes were the hardest. But once you get there, life is so much better!

JamericanSpice said...

Now if we could trade some of your fat for my behind and etc etc.

But in truth Dolly. You can do it. You'll need inspiration at times to forge ahead, but you can do it. And well you are too nice to die soon, so get a moving. I like you.

So glad you have a caring doctor.

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