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A new way to celebrate mothers day

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I generally despise mothers day and when people say to me: Happy mothers day I tell them I don't celebrate mothers day...My birthday is on may 5th. Three years ago the day before my birthday I went to check on my mother in the morning at the other house we lived in and she was sitting up with drool coming out of her mouth with no response. I layed her back down and called 911. They couldnt get a response either and they immediately rushed her to the nearest hospital. It turned out she had fallen during the night and had hit her head and the result was a blood transfusion to the head. The next day on my birthday they took all the tubes out. After they took the tubes out the priest at the hospital came and told me she was gone. About 2-3 seconds later the social worker of the hospital came to me and told me she had come back to life..It was as though my mother refused to die on my birthday. She finally died two days later in hospice. She never woke up from her coma. This was three days before mothers day. This was three years ago.

It was my usual practice to stay home from church on mothers day. I hated the well wishers of happy mothers day. All my family is gone, mother father aunts uncles. My daughter lives in japan and my son lives in texas. The most I get from children is a happy mothers day by computer. I would feel sorry for myself and just stay home, lick my wounds and just wait till it was over.

I am a born again christian. I felt this year that God wanted me to be proactive on mothers day..to not sit at home and feel sorry for myself. I make my own cards. So I pulled a bunch of the cards out my chest i had made that weren't finished and made them into mothers day cards. My mother when she was alive she worked with a pastor who sets up nursing home ministries in churches, his name is bill goodrich. I called him the week before and asked him if he knew any residents in the nursing homes he visited that I could visit on mothers day and give some of my cards to. He said he would think about and never got back to me till mothers day..I thought he had forgotten. I hadn't heard anything from my kids at all.

I brought about 8 cards to church with me. I gave three cards away to people the Lord led me to give me to. One lady lost her husband in a motor cycle accident, another friend I knew I got them started in their missionary work in japan and they are home now and another family I know..i know his son and daughter in law. I walked into church and I felt like God gave me this big hug and wished me a happy mothers day. At the end of the service. Bill met me he skipped church himself and went with me to a local nursing home visited two ladies who didnt have anyone, I gave them my cards and we left.

When I got home my son from texas had sent me a dozen roses of different colors and wrote on the note chuck norris always gives you want you want..lol he knows I love chuck norris..lol. Then my daughter who lives in japan who I dont have a real good relationship sent me a 25.00 gift certificate to www.thegrommit.com a wonderful website where enginneers from all over the world make interesting toys, etc and sell them on this website. I just felt God really blessed me for giving my time to people who have no family like me and rewarded my receiving gifts from my children.
I was blessed all around.

  
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BARBGEO 5/15/2013 9:10PM

    WOW. This is such a good example to live. Good for you.
And by the way, Happy Mother's Day... You deserve it.

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JANRTEACH 5/15/2013 4:33PM

    Awesome reminder that helping other people often helps us feel better. Nice job Amy!

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update

Monday, October 31, 2011

Well they say when you get older your body falls apart. Well that is me. I now have no choice but to lose weight or die. The doctors have told me I have fatty liver disease which can lead to hepititis. It can be turned around by diet if you lose weight. I also got some blood tests back which dont look good at all and I am told if I dont lose weight in 3 years time I will get diabetes. I am also in a years time planning to get the gastric bypass surgery and will have a liver surgery done of some kind. To see what kind of situation my liver is in. In the meantime I have these indian doctors who put me on this diet from hell so if I waste away I will let you know my next blog. Hope all of you are doing well.

Blessings.

  
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DIVASPARK 11/2/2011 3:08PM

    I hope you feel better.

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Discovered one reason why I cheat

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Well yesterday I had an ultrasound of my liver and they wouldnt
let me eat or drink anything after midnight. My test was at 10am. The rest
of the day I was ravenous. I ate anything I could put my hands on. So I now know
that if I have my toast and coffee in the morning that I am ok for the rest
of the day but no breakfast and I can kiss my diet goodbye. So when they
say breakfast kickstarts your day I now know what they mean. Nutritionists
arent all crazy..lol.

Addendum:

For those I have told I am interested in lap band surgery this test was not for lap band. They found my liver numbers were up when I was in the hospital and wanted a liver ultra sound done. I think they found something yesterday. I hope its not serious.

  
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JANRTEACH 7/16/2011 10:43AM

    Was the ultrasound in preparation for lap band?


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JANINELESTER 7/16/2011 10:07AM

  Im sorry my computer froze and sent this comment twice! Have a good day


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JANINELESTER 7/16/2011 10:06AM

  I agree 100%! The other time I have trouble is while I am preparing meals... no matter what I am always munching! I have to find a way to cook around this habit.

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JANINELESTER 7/16/2011 10:06AM

  I agree 100%! The other time I have trouble is while I am preparing meals... no matter what I am always munching! I have to find a way to cook around this habit.

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im back to stay

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well a month ago my breathing took a turn for the worse and I have been unable to breathe even sitting down. So the doctors prescribed oxygen at night. Finally it got worse and I went into the hospital for two days and they found nothing wrong with my heart, never did find out why I couldnt breathe but just called it uncontrolled sleep apnea. I was on oxygen the whole time and had breathing treatments several times a day and by the time I got out I could breathe better than I could in a month. Im on the mend now. I got all kinds of free stuff ..a nebulizer, masks for my sleep apnea machine. My goal is to walk to the end of the driveway without getting winded and to come here everyday and put my food in the tracker. Doctors want me to lower my salt and lose weight big time. Im going to look into lap band surgery. I have ordered the sensa plan..I dont know if it works but I will try it. Be blessed everyone. May God's blessings circle wisewife's family and give them peace.

  


An Update

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Well for all those interested in what is going on with me here is an update. In the last month I have had great trouble breathing. No wheezing as in asthma but just not being able to breathe. I think ever since i had that H1M1 and it went into Pneumonia I have had problems with my lungs ever since. I had a chest xray which was clear, had a lung test which showed that my blood was very low on oxygen. So they gave me oxygen for only at night but alas it gives me terrible headaches. I see the lung doctor today. No one has told me what exactly is wrong whether its my heart or what it is. All I know is I barely can get to the car without being out of breath. So my goal is to go to the end of the driveway everyday and when I build up stamina make it a little longer. Will make a blog when I know what is wrong.

  
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JANRTEACH 6/13/2011 12:49AM

    Trust me -- we've all been there. I'm trying to stop gaining weight as we speak. Let's work on this together. You're the best.

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