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Sunday, February 02, 2014

As I'm re-kindling my Spark growing stronger making better food and drink choices everyday realization that I'm also fighting my own demons is a uplifting revelation. I feel the need to write this is to encourage myself at a time when I need to squash self

My husband who's in his 40's of two yrs marriage, his ankle was bothering him swelling for no apparent reason went to Dr, no breaks was told to go home ice/heat. Five days later admitted to hospital for acute kidney failure. BP was 225/112, his protein level was 3.9 rising if it got to 5 dialysis. The first 24 hrs they told us he might not make it, 8 days later he was released out of the hospital, but not out of the woods. He has a Dr apmt this next week and lab work to see how things are going.

They don't know what caused this sudden health problem for a person who's never been sick a day nor ever been in a hospital. I've talked to three persons who have someone in their families this has happened to all under 40 some in their 20's they were told it's a type of virus. (?) Hoping & praying for positive news as lifestyle changes are already underway.

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JWARD199 2/6/2014 9:00AM

    That is frightening! Take care and I will hope for positive news for you both.

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 2/3/2014 10:49AM

    Oh, oh my, Lisa! I am so sorry!!! My prayers are with you and your husband. Keep reaching out to gather strength.
. . . s u s y . . .

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BIGPAWSUP 2/2/2014 8:07PM

    Love and light to you and your hubby.

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KATIBUG49 2/2/2014 7:41PM

    Prayers are with you & your husband!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The only thing I can change is myself, like a breath of fresh air I realize this. Trying to be aware of where the precious moments of my days are being spent and how they are being spent is a revelation in itself. At my job I help people , I'm very proud of that aspect. I'm trying to manage my time better to somehow get more me time in between work and family.
Most everyone has a degree of stressfulness in their lives. I've mentioned family problems, kids with health issues, divorces, one grand child being molested (can't talk about that too much still in court),,,STILL) The family member with mental breakdowns at least isn't in the suicide fore-front any' still seems to be a day to day thing tho-
However I am optimistic for I have figured out that I can not change the future by worrying about it. Worry has been a vise of mine. I'm understanding tho that it only robs me of today and dreams for tomorrow.
Brightest blessings to everyone here, you are braver than you think...I'm telling myself I am brave as well. (still crossing my fingers)lol
p.s. I really have missed everyone here, hope your spectacular

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TESENISIS1 11/25/2013 11:05PM

    That is wonderful insight, tho always a challenge to practice...I have had my fair share of trials and tribulations as well...the journey is about how we handle these issues, not how many we get, we will be assured to get plenty!

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KIMSOKAY 11/13/2013 9:45PM

    That is a hard realization, and even harder is to let go of perceived power. What a blessed relief to know that we can not control other peoples outcome. Which also means that we have no need to bear blame or worry! The greatest gift we can give anyone is the empowerment to live their own life! Sounds like your on your way!
Blessed Be

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ZAIVALA 11/13/2013 9:50AM

    Life has been quite life-like here as well. Courage is continuing on no matter how much it hurts. Goddess knows I've spent a good bit of time crying lately, but I haven't missed a minute of work and have only taken an occasional morning off house chores. I know too much from my own life about what you're going through, and good luck in court.


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Summer work

Monday, August 12, 2013

This summer has been so crazy weather wise. I deeply empathize there's so many hardships by those effected, bless you all.

I work in an HVAC (heating and a/c) industry. Whenever there are units that break down or are destroyed, part of my job is to make sure they are replaced, logistically not by sales. I'm by no means complaining, I love what I do being able to help people. I'm very grateful for my job, and proud of the work we do locally and internationally.

Working 6 days a week 12 hr days since May + the hr drive each way has left me tired.
The Sunday I've had off seems to fly by, trying to fit everything into one day is interesting we'll say. I'm not making excuses, because I've found once I keep moving I'm ok, if I sit down when I get home forget it, I'm done for the night.
So I try to work in the yard for 2-4 hrs after that most nights once I get home is all good, but then it's 9 p.m. and I have to be up again at 3 a.m. That's when I can come straight home and not chase across town for a family member.

It is stressful, I've had family problems too. Kids with health issues, divorces, one grand child being molested (can't talk about that too much still in court) family with mental breakdowns on suicide watches and etc... I'm sure everyone has problems thanks for listening to me blab on about mine.

I'm sorry you haven't heard too much from me, I've been thinking about you all a lot and you are in my prayers with your strife's and struggles, I do miss my Spark Friends very much. I'm taking this week off, I told my boss I needed it for mental health reasons. So, I might be pestering you all this week...beware...giggle.
if you take time to read this, thank-you. if not, I understand you're probably busy too but it's making me feel a little better to type it out anyway.

Bright Blessings to all, Lisa

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TESENISIS1 8/16/2013 8:50AM

    Sounds as though you are very busy too...relax and enjoy your break...mine is now over.


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IMJETTA8 8/14/2013 8:59PM

    WOW, 6 -12 hour days. YUK, that is not right. You do need to take a break. Seems like if you did have time for yourself that the family problems would sink in though and take over. I know it would me. The biggest thing I can say to you is go inside yourself like I did and meditate. Ask for help, ask for answers. That is where you will find it. That is where your God space is and even if it is for 10 minutes, it will help you find your center. I feel for you, those are way too many hours for anyone. Give your family problems to the angels, let them take some of the load off of you.

They are not allowed to help unless you ask them for it. Bless you my friend, trust that the answers are inside you. I kept looking to the outside for comfort, acceptance, peace and once I went inside, the whole outside changed in a matter of minutes.

I wish you love, light, peace and all things good!!


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GMO_JEN 8/14/2013 10:27AM

    It sounds like you really need a break- you have been working like crazy and then all of the added stresses- taking time to take care of yourself is important. I hope you get some good relaxation and re-charging!

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 8/13/2013 3:53PM

    Lisa, my friend...
You are in my heart and in my prayers. Your strength to endure is certainly astounding. I hope that with this week's break from your job that things in all areas of your life start to resolve themselves in a peaceful way.
With light and love for you...
. . . s u s y . . .

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LIBRA73 8/13/2013 1:32PM

    A mental health break is mandatory with some jobs! It's a legitimate reason to take some time and get rested!

You have had a lot on your plate! Take a breath, kick back with some awesome horror movies!

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KRYSTALLA 8/12/2013 9:07PM

    I am glad you are taking the mental health break sounds like you really need and deserve it. Sorry you are going through all those other things, I hope things get better for you and everyone around you soon.

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 8/12/2013 3:26PM

    Wow, I don't see how you do it. It takes a very strong person to do what you do and going through what you're going through. Be proud of yourself by keeping your sanity.

Sending healthy mojo your way to get you through.....

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JUSTME29 8/12/2013 12:46PM

    Good for you taking a week off. It sounds like you really need a break. I hope you get a chance to truly relax.

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Snow pics..

Friday, February 22, 2013

Just about everyone has some, sharing some of the ones from around my house. Shoveling is great cardio! We are very lucky parts of the country have had it a LOT worse, my prayers to them. ...I'm ready for spring now...LOL :)

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TESENISIS1 5/1/2013 4:41PM

    Beautiful pics! Unfortunately we are getting snow today...May 1st.


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SAMI199 2/25/2013 10:51AM

    emoticon Pictures! All we get is freezing rain/slush.... emoticon
Counting the days till Spring!

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LIBRA73 2/23/2013 12:07PM

    Wow! That is alot of shoveling!

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GMO_JEN 2/23/2013 1:09AM

    The only thing I likedvabout our snow storm was getting in the cardio! I'm with you-so ready for spring!

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KRYSTALLA 2/23/2013 12:07AM

    Looks like I will be doing some shoveling snow again on either Saturday or Sunday, or both depending on when the upcoming storm decides to arrive. Although myself I never look forward to it, would much rather have swimming weather but that is months off yet.

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LADYJ6942 2/22/2013 10:57AM

    OH I so hear you!!!!

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BEVENH 2/22/2013 10:33AM

    I will be outside in just a minute and shovel some snow. We got a heavy amount in our area this morning. Will winter ever end this year? Have a great day.

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My gift

Monday, December 24, 2012

Have not bloged for awhile, funny I say that a lot but it's true each time I plan on doing better. I'm not nearly as crafty nor computer savy as most of you are, by the way I love what you all do! This isn't a blog about blogging tho- I wanted to share something.

I went to the state university hospital for a total screening and this is what came back. The mamo as well as pap was clear for the third year in a row cancer free. This is huge for me mom mom had cancer (RIP) and my mother-in-law passed from it 6 mos ago (RIP).
Also, my blood pressure and all cholesterol levels well within 'normal' ranges for the first time in forever. The icing on the cake was my HgA1C was 5.9 which means I am officially no longer a type 2 diabetic!

The Dr. asked what I had been doing, I told her about this Sparkpeople web site and how it was helping me keep track of my diet and the exercises that were provided as well as the wonderful support options everywhere here. She said she would look into it and it might be abe to help some of her other patients.

So, my gift to me, and ultimately my family and friends is lifestyle change, I'm not going to call it 'diet' to me that sounds temporary. Including tracking food and exercise at least 30 - 60 min everyday. This is truly changing my life where I do not have to take any prescription drugs, which is important to me personally. Not to mention feeling great, not hurting which is amazing for me to not ache.
I have a way to go, bit now I'm more encouraged to reach my goal.

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/1/2013 11:11PM

    This is such amazing news! Congrats!!

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LIBRA73 12/27/2012 12:19PM

    Awesome! I loved this blog!

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KRYSTALLA 12/27/2012 12:09AM

    That is good news on all the tests, keep it going you are doing great.


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GARDENCHRIS 12/24/2012 11:37AM

    wonderful for you! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/24/2012 10:34AM

    That is wonderful! emoticon

I am a Type 2 diabetic, and have been seeing great readings since I found SparkPeople. My reading yesterday was a 97 - I was so excited. I won't see my doctor until February, but I'd love to get a 5.9 long-term. That is great. Congrats on all your other healthy news as well. You can be very proud of yourself.

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