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Update on Update on SIL

Friday, October 26, 2012

We took her to her scan, but won't get results until Monday. Doc is hoping some of the swelling is fluid and not all tissue.
She has been pretty week and can't stand alone.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

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NBARNES 10/28/2012 4:09PM

Thanks for the update - I'll be keeping her in my thoughts and hoping for the best news possible. emoticon

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-SEVEN- 10/27/2012 4:02PM

    So sorry to hear she isn't doing well. Sending prayers... emoticon

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NEWNAC304 10/27/2012 10:54AM

    emoticon praying for you and your family

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PATTYKLAVER 10/27/2012 10:05AM

    Sending well wishes and prayers for you and your family.

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CAROL494 10/26/2012 11:55PM


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Update on SIL

Thursday, October 25, 2012

We took my SIL to her doctorís appt. She was told what we thought was all water or fluid in her legs and abdomen, was tissue. We have to take her for a scan tomorrow to see where all the tissue is located. From what SIL said it must be through out her body. She said the doctor said she might be a little jaundice.

Hope it isnít raining when we pick her up tomorrow, it takes a while to get the wheelchair with her from the house to the car and that storm is brewing. We were lucky today, after we got her in the car from the doctor, it started to rain. God was looking out for us.

We appreciate all your prayers, please pray for her 20-yr old son, he is her caregiver almost 24/7.

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SHASSYSUE2 10/25/2012 11:41PM

    Thinking of you!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 10/25/2012 3:40PM

    Her son (your nephew) has got to have some major PLATINUM character for one so young, giving such care to his mother!! I will pray for his strength, Courti. Bless his heart. We've got some GINORMOUS clouds floating on in, Courti. I hope you'll get to the appointment without any bad weather. emoticon

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History of Halloween

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



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ROCKYCPA 10/24/2012 11:36AM

    Thanks for sharing - that is very interesting information!

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3016DEBRA 10/24/2012 10:40AM

  Did not know that....very interesting! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/24/2012 10:01AM

    Thanks for the history lesson.

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A-NEW-TARA 10/23/2012 6:46PM

    So interesting reading the history, thank you for sharing it with us!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 10/23/2012 2:28PM

    ooh, THANK YOU for sharing the history, Courti!! I *love* it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRZYKAT3 10/23/2012 12:27PM

    awesome. Being part Irish, this was a great read!

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Update on SIL

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

For those who don't already know, my SIL is fighting bone and liver cancer. Started out as breast cancer years ago.
She is haing a bad time of it now. She can't have her chemo as she has a lot of swelling in her legs. Doc suggested going into the hospital to have it taken care of, but she refused. She told me that she heard once you go in you don't come home. I'd forgotten she said that till now. I hope her mom can talk her into going in, then she can start her chemo back up.

She has been taking meds for the swelling, water retention in her legs and stomach and they won't do chemno as long as they are that way.

All they did today after doc visit was to flush her port. She seemed so tired, weak and a little confused at times.

Thanks for all your prayers.

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JUST_ALICIA 10/21/2012 9:04AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/17/2012 3:08PM

    I recently went through this with my cousin, who was like a sister to me. About 16 years ago, I went there to live with her a few months to help her fight breast cancer. She was cancer-free after that; or at least that's what they told her. Then, five years ago, she was told about bone cancer. Over the next three years (up until 2 years ago when she died), I watched it spread to liver and brain. It was a nightmare and I felt so helpless. I am still trying to recover from the tremendous loss this has been in my life. I wish all of you the best. Keep in mind there's a non-profit that provides free housecleaning - Cleaning for a Reason. If they have a cleaning company that volunteers in her city, they can help with 3-4 free cleanings.

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NBARNES 10/17/2012 3:01PM

So, so very sorry for your SIL. Sounds like things aren't good and it's just a bad situation all around. How great that you are able to be there for her. I can't imagine.

Take care of yourself so you can help take care of her - she'll be in my thoughts. emoticon

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 10/17/2012 2:51PM

    That sounds like it is really tough for you, and understandably so. Keep taking things a day at a time and know that we are here to support you. ((HUGS))

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1MIN17SECB412PM 10/17/2012 11:29AM

    emoticon I am sooo sorry for your sorrow, Courti!! Your sister in law has suffered terribly and it rips my heart out. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/17/2012 9:23AM

    Cancer is so tough. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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NEWNAC304 10/17/2012 5:40AM

    I am so sorry. It is so hard to watch someone you ve go through this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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IRISHMUM3 10/17/2012 12:55AM

    Prayers continuing for you all. Big hugs, too.

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FENWAYGIRL18 10/16/2012 10:56PM

    OMG I'm soooooooo sorry to hear this and I'll say a prayer for her that she gets stronger and by the grace of god things will turn around for her.
God Bless this poor woman and her family for the hell your all going through, I honestly hope things get better for her! emoticon
You know my dad was on a respirator for 16 days last year and no one gave him a chance in hell to make it... I went to church everyday lighting candles and I got a small card of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and put it by his bed and it made all the difference.

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Re: 8-ounces of water a day

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I know that when I have a challenge that calls for 8-glasses of water a day, I automatically put '0' down, because I can't do 8. I can do between 6-7 glasses of water. Some teams I've been on call for 6-8 glasses. Some people just don't need the 8-glasses a day.

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BEACHLVRMI 10/28/2012 10:10PM

    There are days when I struggle to get the 8 glasses a day too. I know when I work out it helps! I hope you are doin good!

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TIZSLIM 10/13/2012 6:00PM

  @ NBarnes, That's really interesting - I didn't realise that though now you've said it, it makes sense! Though it still leaves me needing just under 8 glasses. *sigh*

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-COURT- 10/13/2012 4:24PM

    I don't know if I'm eatng the right foods that contain much water. I do have cereal for breakast, with milk. Other days I'll have toast or pancaks.
Bake Ziti today.

I will have lettuce, pineapple in my salad with dressing and pieces of chicken. Probably applesauce for snack tonight.

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NNZOOM 10/13/2012 3:42PM

    I have heard that you can "count" half of your "water" in "other liquids"... juice, coffee (only ONE cup of coffee can count!). As long as it's not alcohol! Even soups can count. I usually get at least 6 glasses of WATER a day, but count 8, because of the other liquids.

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NIMAWEYGH 10/11/2012 7:48PM

    If your reccomendation is actually 6.5 and you get that or 7 then I would count it Courti. So you take those 0's and make them 10's.

I almost find the water challenge to easy as I usually get 8-12 glasses a day in the summer but really slow down to just 8 for the winter. But I do so love the taste of water.

When someone says water has no taste I think.............wow My good ol Arkansas water has the sweetest taste in the world to me.

All you can do Courti is emoticon and you always do that.

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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 3:31PM

    It is true some people do not.

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NBARNES 10/10/2012 3:10PM

    Well you're smart to listen to your body, because the recommendation really depends on your body weight. What they say is .5 oz x your weight = total oz.

That would put you at 52 oz. which is 6.5 glasses - pretty much what you've said. Too much water can actually throw off the body chemistry and be bad for you.

So, adapt the challenge for you, I do know that when I get all the water in I'm supposed to have, I do lose more consistently, but my intake is around 9 glasses a day - which I can't do! I can do 7, but that means I'm headed to the bathroom every 30-40 minutes!

Hmmm, maybe it isn't the water that helps with the weight loss - maybe it's all that running to the potty!

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