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Jill's treatment

Friday, April 22, 2011

They didn't do radiation yesterday as we thought. The doctor spoke with us and checked Jill over for her pain. She had to get the tattoos then for the radiation, which she had today. She'll go again next week.

I read a blog by Lakotalady. My heart goes out to her family.

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NIMAWEYGH 4/30/2011 1:20AM


You know you are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. God hears us and will be with you always.
I know it is hard on you but you are so strong you can be a good leaning post for Jill. Hang on.

Hugs and blessings.

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DEVORA4 4/27/2011 9:07AM

  You are all in my prayers and thoughts! emoticon emoticon

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ANGORA4 4/23/2011 11:41AM

    Thanks for the update. Sending prayers for your family.

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SHIITAKE 4/22/2011 11:46PM


I will keep your SIL in my prayers, Courti ! God Bless You All !!

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FITTIFF2B 4/22/2011 11:04PM

    Hey Courti! I am so sorry to hear about your SIL! Cancer is such a hard thing for everyone involved. I will keep you and your family in my prayers!!!

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DDUNKIES 4/22/2011 10:32PM

    sending up good vibes to your SIL- love ya Courti

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CPEANUT13 4/22/2011 9:09PM

  Keep up the faith...and I'll pray for your strength and hers.

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DEVORA4 4/22/2011 9:05PM

  Keep us updated, Praying for best results,

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Update on sil, Jill

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My sister-in-law, Jill, went to the doctor today for her test results. Her brain test from last week was fine, no cancer. Her test from Monday shows that it has spread more and she has two tumors in her back that's pressing on her spine. This has been causing a lot of pain.

The doctor is still only giving her 3-months and wants to just make her comfortable. He gave her a script for pain pills. We're taking her for radiation in the morning. Hopefully it will work on the tumors to shrenk them and lessen the pain .

She will still be going to Moffitt Cancer Center and see what they can do. We hope that they will be able to do chemo or something more than make her comfortable. (I believe the radiation will also have something to do with the spine so the chemo won't cause damage).

At least this is the way I understand the whole thing.

Thank you all for your prayers. I know this is what's going to get her through this ordeal. I've seen proof of prayer in another Sparkers life.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/22/2011 9:58AM

    Sweet Courti... my heart & prayers are with you. Take care of you at this time too, dearest, because it is sooo easy to 4get your own health as you try to comfort those around you. You will be no good to them or to you if you don't, 1st, get all your ABC's of health looked after.
::hugs & kisses::

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JENS_DOIN_IT 4/21/2011 8:35PM

    ((HUGS)) Courti! Praying for you all!

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NIMAWEYGH 4/21/2011 12:17PM

    Courti gal, you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers in all of this and I have my church, my Aunt Carma's and my Mom's sending up prayers for your SIL.

Your right all things are possible with our God.

Bucketful's of blessings,
Love ya

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ANGORA4 4/21/2011 11:50AM

    Thanks for the update. Sending prayers.

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MDMNINA 4/21/2011 11:26AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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DEVORA4 4/21/2011 8:33AM

  OMG Court it is so sad. Know thaT your dear sil and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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SWIMLOVER 4/21/2011 1:44AM

  I will be praying. Prayer is Powerful! Our LORD is POWERFUL!

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SHIITAKE 4/20/2011 11:44PM


My thoughts and prayers are with you all !!! emoticon

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ANASONIC 4/20/2011 9:08PM

    blessings and prayers

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LINDA! 4/20/2011 8:08PM


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FITLIKENIC 4/20/2011 7:45PM

    Prayers for all of you~

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ERINU4 4/20/2011 7:39PM

    Praying for you and your family in this time of need.

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GYM 24/7 --- 4/13 - 4/19

Monday, April 18, 2011

I miss having the tracking thread for the GYM 24/7. It kept me accountable. Not posting anywhere, I will just not do them any more, so I guess I will try to post them here.

4/13 - Option: 1,2, 3..........4/17 - Option: Cardio
4/14 - Option: 1..................4/18 - Option: 1,2,3
4/15 - Option: 1,2,3............4/19 - Option: 1,2,3
4/16 - Option: 1,2,3

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DEVORA4 4/18/2011 9:15PM


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ASHARON 4/18/2011 8:36PM

    I agree, it is strange not to have a place to post the gym workouts.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 4/18/2011 8:04PM

    Courti...I invite you to post them in the tribe!!! that way it will help hold YOU accountable AND inspire some of the other Hunters to do them as well!!

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BLC-16 B.L.C. Mon

Monday, April 18, 2011

This was a 4-day challenge for BLC team so I guess blogging 3 out of 4 is better then forgetting to blog at all.

I did okay exercising yesterday, but feel I should have done more. So far I have my 300 min of my pledge done for this week (Wed - Tue), the rest of today and tomorrow's exercise will be a bonus.

Looking back to when I lost all my inches, (inches I didn't think I could ever lose, inner thighs, hips, obliques), I was more active in my routine. I worked out to taps, cardio and strength. I did my Body-By-Jake daily (almost), my arms were even tonning up. I was doing my Zuma once a week. I miss more than I seem to make classes. When I was caring for my mom, I wasn't able to get out. I also tracked my food everyday and tried to stay within range most of the time.

I'm doing about 25% of that routine now. I may not have any 'after' pictures to post, I'll look the same if not worse. I need to step up my routine. I get caught up watching tv that I don't want to put on my tapes. I also have Zumba and Just Dance for the Wii. I have lots of the Buns of Steel tape.

I spend time reading and posting on the computer, plus doing some genealogy, that that takes up my time too.

I need to prioritize my time.

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SHIITAKE 4/20/2011 6:00AM


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OLLYBIRD 4/18/2011 12:13PM

    Sounds like you are ready to make a change. Get up and do it!! You can do it!!

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BLC-16 B.L.C all team challenge Sat

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I don't think I'm going to be doing very well with the tracking food. We had mashed potatoes, chicken, dressing and biscuit. I didn't measure anything so impossible to figure calories.
I used to do so well tracking my food. I made it out for the week and followed it most of the time. Now I just can't get back into the swing.

Today is my arms/abs day and have the abs done so far.
Cardio - did the peddaler for 15 min. and a 5 min warm up. = 20 cardio

I figured out how to download my pictures for the before.

April 16, 2011
April 16, 2011

Need to work on lower abs and thighs. Also arms, but they don't show up much in the pictures.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 4/18/2011 7:46AM

    WE do what we can! Be contsious of your choices and move on. We won't be able to do everything perfectly all the time, but knowing that you are doing what you can will help you get far!

YAY for posting your pix!!!

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DEVORA4 4/17/2011 10:57AM

  emoticonLooking good

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SHIITAKE 4/17/2011 1:01AM



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FITLIKENIC 4/16/2011 6:56PM

    WooHoo... Posted my pics and an Ready to HUNT up a better healthier me!

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-COURT- 4/16/2011 3:41PM

    I had a devil of a time trying to download and post. I couldn't find the pictures after I downloaded them. I was wearing a floppy T-shirt, too and almost forgot to change.

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MACKANDME 4/16/2011 3:18PM

    You reminded me, I need to do that too. My first instinct is to where something that hides me...but that don't really do any good. I will try to get mine tonight and at least post by tomorrow.

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