You Can’t Replace Everything

LaL6 Lose and Live

LaL6 Lose and Live

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
  Ok, what’s going on with me?  As this podcast and time goes on I am seeing that I don’t have three health issues here.  I have one health issue:  weight loss.  And a lot of it.  I have had three total joint replacements since June 2014.  Two hips and a knee.  I thought that was an issue but its not……the best thing I can do for them now is lose weight.  I have a pinched nerve in my back.  I saw a Doctor last week so he could pinpoint the pain (they are going to give me shot therapy to ease the pain) and he tells me (for sure) I have spinal stenosis and a pinched nerve.  That’s one point of pain but my pain is more consistently around my hip area.  Why?  He tells me the sacro-illiac joint.  I guess they are very close to each other so the injection should ease the pain from both pr
YCRE5 Corning and Buddy

YCRE5 Corning and Buddy

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
To start things off, we are on vacation right now so I am recording this podcast with my iPhone 6.   Hope it turns out ok.  I will have to wait to upload it when we get home. Because of this I am going to keep this short and sweet. So, let’s get this out of the way first, before we left on vacation I was down to 316 lbs.  Yep, finally started to lose the weight.  Let’s see how much I weigh when I get back home.  Last week at work I was walking around without my cane and I was actually able to bend over (carefully but able to).  In fact I waxed our Flex before we left.  With no cane and I had to bend over copiously for that.  You heard me……..copiously. But I am afraid I PROBABLY SCREWED UP MY BACK AGAIN WITH that 14 hour drive over here.  (Should have taken 8 hours BTW). This vacation
YCRE4 My Exercise Ball and Gardening

YCRE4 My Exercise Ball and Gardening

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
The start I am recording this on Tuesday July 14th.  It’s sort of a milestone day today because I walked over 5600 steps today and when I went to bed I still had only consumed 1125 calories.  I’m certainly not hungry and as the day goes on I am thinking of work and not a snack.  So I hope this is a harbinger of things to come.  I do know from past experience that if I can get beyond the 10 to 14 day period with that sort of calorie intake it will become the new norm.  I don’t know how scientific those figures are, I just know my body.  God only knows how many times I have dieted or started a workout regimen in the past. We will now return you to our regularly scheduled Tuesday night activity. My Exercise Ball and gardening I have been wondering how I can weed my garden.  I cert
YCRE3 – Health Apps and Restless Leg

YCRE3 – Health Apps and Restless Leg

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
First of all I am going to bring attention to the pic at the top of this podcast.  It shows me standing next to a real live Minion last Friday when my wife and I played hooky and to in the film.  As you can see I got to meet a real Minion.  The movie was a hoot.  When asked by someone what I thought of the movie I answered --- BOOYA!  To think I didn’t even know what a minion was (or is) before July 4th.  I still can’t believe I went to that movie wearing a yellow shirt.  I did not plan that!!!! Now for my weight issue.  To be honest I am losing but putting some on.  I seem to be bouncing all over the place.  I have set up my iPhone with a couple of apps that (hopefully) are helping me with this.  They are “My Fitness Pal” which I have set up on my iPad mini and my laptop that I use as
YCRE2 – Let’s Set Some Ground Rules

YCRE2 – Let’s Set Some Ground Rules

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
Okay, welcome back to our second episode of You Can’t Replace Everything.  That is the working title.  I am open to suggestions.  I’ve been racking my brain because I think I need to give this podcast a title that tells you immediately what it is about, especially if this is to become an actual podcast.  That is the intention after all.  Okay, last week I told you what I want from this podcast.  What I want to accomplish.  This week I think we need to start with a good foundation.  I am going to split the three parts up and give each one its own little section here today.  This isn’t the format that I will follow for these episodes.  It is far more likely that we will concentrate on one idea per week.  But to start off, here is some background: Total Joint Replacements In June 2014 I
YCRE1 You Can’t Replace Everything

YCRE1 You Can’t Replace Everything

Podcast, You Can't Replace Everything
For the past couple of weeks I have been working on getting The Help Desk Podcast back up and running and also on a little special project I would like to talk about right now.  I have been away for so long and I want it to be a better quality podcast that better engages you the audience.  I am also going to add an experiment to our podcast website.  I am adding a little five-minute podcast where I will be talking about my health challenges.  This has indeed been an ongoing saga and I have been talking about that stuff during The Help Desk Podcast when I could have been discussing tech issues with you and adding value to your listening experience. I do want these episodes to concentrate on three major issues facing me in my life right now:  (1) My replacements and how I am dealing with