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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Health, weight loss {update} & yoga {CD review}

The review:

It’s been quite awhile since I received Yoga, the CD, presented by Putumayo World Music and the first time I listened to it I was intrigued. It’s relaxing, easy-listening music that I enjoy relaxing to. I’ve used the excuse of getting into the music and really wanting to evaluate it as the reason why I haven’t done any yoga with it as my background music. Today, as I listened to it again, I could see myself getting into a relaxing, strengthening and stretching mode that the CD would be a good accompaniment to.

So the company’s description of “A soothing collection of songs for yoga, meditation and relaxation” is right on point. The artists featured on the CD are The Lucknow Project, Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band, Shantala, Wah!, Ben Leinbach and Geoffrey Gordan, Faura Vani And As Kindred Spirits, Amounsulu, Susheela Raman with Ayub Ogada, Krishna Das, Karnamrita Dasi, Niraj Chag, Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze, Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel, and Yogini.

This CD is ideal for anyone interested in a relaxing, inspirational, soothing, different music that accompanies yoga, stretching, meditation and the like. Get one for yourself (click the picture above to purchase – I’ll get a small commission) or one for a friend or loved one.

For more information on Putumayo World Music, check out the Putumayo site.

A quick health and weight update:

The last time I told you about my weight I was 186 pounds and thanks to not feeling well I loss about six pounds then gained two or three. Being at 182 is better than 186 and I hope to get even lower as time passes. So, I’m taking one day at a time on loosing more weight because right now it’s important to focus on my health issues.

image imageI’m happy to report that I have completed all of my medical tests and will get all of the results on December 28th. Here’s a recap: My fluctuating blood levels in certain areas is not normal, but stable. My blood tests also shows the presence of protein, which for me means a possible development of multiple myeloma. I submitted a 24-hour urine test and had bone marrow extracted (OUCH! OH MY GOODNESS. OOOUCH! I think it’s more painful to me because of the fibromyalgia.); in those the doctors are looking for the presence of protein to make a solid determination. Why is all of this happening? Because the bone survey showed a lesion on my right … uh, hip bone (best explanation I can come up with right now). The nurse explained that the increased pain in my left hip could be a result of the lesion on the right – it’s called rebounding pain. I’ve also had an MRI to look closely at the lesion to determine if it is what the bone survey (X-ray) has shown.

Worse can scenario: I’ll get treatment and/or a biopsy of the lesion. Best case scenario: Everything will be stable and the doctors will continue to watch my levels to ensure I remain that way.

After going to the Veteran’s Hospital three days this week, I’m excited to resume a semi-normal existence. This also explains my recent absences around the World Wide Web.

I hope everyone else is enjoying a relaxing and fulfilling weekend; I know I am. I’m going to do that amidst trying to catch up on my life.

Disclosure: I  received the Yoga DVD for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received. Any opinions expressed here are my own. For more information review my complete policy.

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