Archive for September, 2011

AT RISK

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Many insurance companies do not offer insurance for those they consider high risk and if they do, the premiums are not affordable.  I had a benign biopsy in 1994, the year 2000 a company wanted over 800 dollars per month to insure me.

Are you or someone you know having difficulty obtaining life insurance because of your job or health conditions?  There is an answer for you if you are interested in  impaired risk life insurance.

I think all insurance premiums are overpriced, but then so is all medical care.  Just my opinion.

 

RAIN & LOUD THUNDER

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

A few nights ago, I was awakened by the close loud booms of thunder and heavy rain.  Today the thunder is booming and heavy rain is falling.  The falling rain sounds so peaceful.   It has been raining about 2 hours.  Love the rain but sure am glad I am not driving in it.  DD has probably gotten wet as she walks from class to class.

The yard needed to be mowed before this rain, I will not be able to put it off much longer!

While the rain is still falling, I think I will take a nap.

SLACKER

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I am so slack when it comes to writing thank you cards.  I really do appreciate the extra mile people go for me and will thank them face to face or in phone conversations, but rarely do I send a card of thanks.

Often I will buy the card but never write my thanks and mail it.  I have 4 cards on my desk now that I should have mailed January past.

This is something that I should really put forth more effort in doing and just do it.

TAKE the LAKE 9-3-11

Monday, September 5th, 2011

TAKE the LAKE is an event at Lake Waccamaw, NC each Labor Day week-end, sponsored by The News Reporter, Collier’s Jewelers and other businesses in and around Whiteville, NC.  The events are:   run/walking 15 miles around the lake, biking 15 miles around the lake, swimming from the dam to Dales seafood, and kayaking.  There are no fees to join in this activity, it is fully sponsored.

This is the first year that I have participated, I signed up to walk the 15 miles.  I did some training, apparently not enough.  During my training for the walk, the most distance I walked was 8 miles, and I got sick then.

All along the way, residents of the lake had set up pit stops for water, small snacks, Gatorade and bathroom breaks.  The park rangers were constantly riding up and down the route, making sure everyone was ok.

Saturday, the walk was going really good, I was maintaining my average speed of 3mph (this may seem slow to some.)  After 8 1/2 miles, I still felt good and was ready to finish the walk.  With 4 1/2 miles to go, I got really, really sick, throwing up and dizzy.  I rested for a few minutes and decided I could finish the walk.  I never could get my speed back to 3mph, but I keep going.

At 13 miles completed I stopped to take some Tylenol because my hip was hurting.  I got sick again, just dizzy and nauseous, did not throw up.  I asked to use the bathroom, the lady came to check on me just as as I getting back in the hallway.  As we were walking down the steps, I told her I wanted to rest a bit and continue.  She discouraged me in such a caring way.  The park rangers met us on her walkway and insisted they take me to the finish.  At this point, I knew I could not finish.  Physically I was spent.

Will I try this again, maybe next year.  I learned quite a bit from this walk.  I was advised to eat something salty and sweet about every three miles, this did help.  Next year, I will only drink water when I am thirsty, not just because I think I need to drink to keep myself  hydrated.  I really think the reason I got sick was because I drank too much water.  Another walker said that she quite drinking water because every time she drank,  her stomach did not like it.  I should have stopped drinking when my system told me I had enough fluids.