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Still in Cough Canyon

Friday, November 06, 2009


I had a coughing fit this morning but it was after I got up this morning. That was 3 hours ago. I had them off and on from then even though I took some NyQuill. But the spells are getting to be less and less severe. The only time I get them if I have an itchy throat.

We going to be in the low to mid 60s today and 70 by Sunday. That's great during the day but it's going to be in the 40s at night. At least I'll be inside for the rest of the night.


Well, dad called the doctor's office and got something for my cold (or whatever I have). I got an antibiotic and a cough syrup. I took one of the antibotics but I'm not sure about the cough syrup yet. I might wait until morning to start that. I didn't ask dad to call the doctor's office. He automatically did it.

I am starting to feel better even before I started taking the antibiotic. I had a few coughing spells.


Today has been a long day. We went to Macomb for the garage here in town. He wanted us to pick up his computer. Then we spent most of the day at home until we went to Target in Galesburg to get my medicine.

I can't wait for bedtime. I'm starting to get tired.

I'm being sandwiched between Lady and Tigger. Lady in front of me and Tigger behind me.

The Best Outlook Is The Uplook!
by Edward M. Brandt

When I look within me,
Fears and doubts prevail,
Lord, I am only human
Made of clay and frail.

When I look behind me,
Satan's at my heels,
When I look before me,
Nothing much appeals.

But when I look above me,
My heart breaks forth with song,
For that's the best direction,
The uplook can't be wrong!

I had a hard time eating supper tonight because my tongue was coated and sore from all the cough drops I sucked on. But it'll feel better after I get to feeling better. Hopefully soon.


Caught bits and pieces of my favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movie on WGN tonight. The Man In The Iron Mask. Just wish that I had it on DVD here at home so I can watch it all the time. But I only have Titantic and The Aviator. I'll get my favorite one soon.

I'm hoping that the weekend goes slow. Espeically with whatever I have. Plus I don't want the day that dad has his shoulder sugery to get here any sooner. That is in 6 days from today.

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GDY2SHUZ 11/6/2009 10:46PM

    I'm sorry your having such a bad spell. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

Take care, keep warm, get lots of sleep/rest. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 11/6/2009 10:45PM

    hope that cough gets better, BEFORE the surgery!! nothing worse than being sick with something like that. just keep up with the meds, sometimes those doctors know what their doing!! hang in there honey!!

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A coughing fit of a day

Thursday, November 05, 2009


I had a coughing fit this morning around 2am. I thought that I would never get back to sleep. But I did. I had one after I got up this morning.

Dad has to have a fasting blood test this morning. I know that he can't eat at least 3 hours before has it but I'm not sure about his meds. I'll wait until he comes out of the bathroom to ask him.

A Very Present Help
by Annie Johnson Flint

He's helping me now at this moment,
Though I may not see or hear,
Perhaps by a friend far distant,
Perhaps by a stranger near,
Perhaps by a spoken message,
Perhaps by the printed word;
In ways that I know and know not
I have the help of the Lord.

He's keeping me now - this moment,
However I need it most
Perhaps by a single ange,
Perhaps by a mighty host,
Perhaps by the chain that frets me,
Or the walls that shut me in;
In ways that I know and know not,
He keeps me from harm and sin.

He's guiding me now - this moment,
In pathways easy or hard,
Perhaps by a door wide open,
Perhaps by a door fast barred,
Perhaps by a joy withholden,
Perhaps by a gladness given;
In ways that I know and know not,
He's leading me up to heaven.

He's using me now - this moment,
And whether I go or stand,
Perhaps by a plan accomplishment,
Perhaps when He stays my hand,
Perhaps by a word in season,
Perhaps by a silent prayer;
In ways that I know and know not,
His labor of love I share.

I had to restart the computer this morning because it needed to update itself and it was getting slow.

Lady didn't want me to get out of dad's recliner for some odd reason. She would get up in my lap and lay down. Whenever I get up, I almost have to push her out of the recliner to get up.


Today was a long day. Dad had his blood test plus an EKG and a chest Xray. And then he went ot his chiropractor appointment.

While dad took his oldest brother to Peoria, I was with my aunt. It was a good thing we got more NyQuill and cough drops because I had a coughing fit.

I think that my period is almost over. It's slowing down at least.


I think that I might go to bed early tonight with all the coughing that I did today. It has worn me out a lot this afternoon. Plus the sleep might help my headache some.

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MORGANLAFEE 11/5/2009 10:40PM

    Take care of yourself. That cough sounds suspicious.

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Out of Sore Throat City but into Cough Canyon

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


I am still sleepy after taking NyQuill this morning. I need to wake up to enjoy the day.

Looks like it might be a beautiful day. Too bad I'm sick. If was feeling any better, I would be outside walking Lady.

Soul, Soul Winning
by F.W. Davis

I feel God touch my soul

I felt God touch my soul today -
What holy, tranquil rest!
What blessed hop through faith in Him
Came surging through my breast!
My mind was clear, my heart made pure,
Touch by His sacred flame,
Plus every joy I could possess,
Through faith in Jesus' name.

One touch from God, our Friend divine,
Give strenght each trying hour,
And leads us courage, grace and love
To foil the tempter's power.
Touch me again, dear Lord, I pray -
I need Thee, oh, so much!
Please keep me zealous for Thy cause,
Encouraged by Thy touch.

Dad got up earlier than usual this morning. I don't think that he has any appointments today. I know that tomorrow he has a blood test, a chiropractor appointment and taking his oldest brother to the eye doctor in Peoria.


I was right about the beautiful weather. The sun is out and no clouds in the sky. But the temperature is going to be in the low 50s. By the weekend it's going to be in the 60s.

It's a good thing that dad got up because his oldest brother just called to let him know that he got his eye appointment for tomorrow at 2pm. I'm glad that he was the one that answered the cell phone because I hate answering it when his brother calls.

The Warrior

This morning my thoughts traveled along
To a place in my life where days are since gone
Beholding an image of what I use to be
As visions were stirred, and God spoke to me

He showed me a Warrior, a soldier in place
Positioned in Heaven, yet I saw not the face
I wateched the Warrior fought enemies
That came frmo the darkness with destruction for me

I saw as the Warrior would dry away tears
As all of Heaven's Angels hovered so near
I saw many wounds of the Warrior's face
Yet weapons of warfare were firmly in place

I felt my heart weeping, my eyes held so much
As god let me feel the Warrior's prayer touched
I thought "how familiar" the words that were prayed
The prayers were like lightning that never would fade

I said to God "please, the Warrior's name"
He gave no reply, He chose to refrain
I asked "Lord, who is broken that need such a prayer?"
He showed me an image of myself standing there

Bound by confussion, lost and alone
I felt prayers of the Warrior carry me home
I asked "Please show
Me Lord, This Warrior
So true"
I watch and I wept, for that Warrior - was you!


I don't have the sore throat but still have the coughs. They're annoying. But it's a good sign that I'm feeling better.

We had to go to Macomb today for the garage here in town. We had to take his home computer down to a repair shop. Plus we got to see some of the people he use to work with down there. We've been wanting to go down there to see everyone but we've been busy. No, dad didn't work at the computer repair shop. He worked at a factory down there. He retired from down there in 2001.

I'm surprised that I'm not tired right now. Usually I'm tired right about now even when I'm sick. I will be in a while.

Dad went back to the fairgrounds to finish up the mowing that he didn't do yesterday. It was only 20 minutes though but at least he got out of the house. I was stuck here even though I was sick.

I'm on a full blown period. Just have to remember not to cover that areat when I go to bed because it makes my period flow heavier.

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SNIRODY 11/5/2009 1:34AM

    Hi! Good job, fighting the congestion! I've been sick with a cold as well, and I've found NyQuil gives me terrible water retention! I'm up at least three pounds with just a single dose! Just a tip in case you ever get worried about that. Instead of the NyQuil, I use a sinus wash and a humidifier. Worst part? I've gone through three boxes of tissues the last couple of days! Get well soon!

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Kind of leaving Sore Throat City

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I'm feeling a little bit better than I did when I got up this morning. When I got up, I was coughing up a storm. But after I took some NyQuill and a cough drop, I started to feel better. Plus a nap in dad's recliner.

God's Answer
by Author Unknow

One day I prayed that God would lay a soul upon my heart
And in my prayer I promised him that I would do my part.
I'd call on strangers, write some cards, and use the telephone;
Then trust Him - in His wisdom- to head me to that one.

Just then my doorbell rang so hard it shook me from my prayer.
Before me stood a ten-year-old, his head and fet were bare.
His small, dark face was far from clean, his speech was bold and rough.
His brother said, "He's awful mean"; his manner said, "I'm tough."

But as I stood there at the door, the Saviour whispered low,
"Here's the that soul I charged to you. Oh, do not let him go!"
That's why I baked these cookies; Ive put them out to cool.
For my small friend - no longer tough - he's in my Sunday school.

We will be going to Galesburg today because dad needs t oget a couple of his medicines.


I'm feeling better. My coughs now are being caused by a dry throat. But I took something for it just in case it's what I'm trying to get rid of.

Today was a beautiful day. Not too cool and not too warm. Plus the sun was out. But it's starting to cloud over. I think that we're suppose to get rain.

Dad is hoping to findout on Thursday what time next Thursday his surgery is going to be.


I'm feeling better tonight. I'm still coughing but not as bad as I was this morning.

I think that I'm going to be starting my period soon. I had a little spotting earlier today and I'm having some cramping now. But it's gone. Plus I'm a lot more hungry than I am usually. But I'm not letting it get to me. I'm not sure if the hunger is emotional, stress, or craving. It's been this way since before I started losing weight. I know that it seems strange but it's true.

I just thought of something of my mom tonight when I was in the shower. We had a 1972 VW Super Beatle when I was growing up. My mom named her Betsy Lou Flowerbush. Dad bought Betsy Lou in 1974 but mom and dad didn't sell it to her oldest brother until 1986. She was in blue.

Looks like they kicked off the one person they should of kicked off weeks ago. Tracey the b***h. At least she can't play her mind games anymore to the remaining contestants. But she does look better than she did when she started the show.


I hope that I can get another good night sleep like I have been even though I've been taking NyQuill. Plus the time changed has helped too.

I haven't chatted with anyone of my friends on Facebook all day. I might before I go to bed tonight.

Lady has been keeping an eye on me even though I've been sick. She would be in my lap asleep. It doesn't matter if I'm asleep or a wake, she'll be there.

Dad went out to the fairgrounds and mowed for almost 2 hours. At least he got to do something for a while.

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RHALES199 11/4/2009 12:02AM

    glad you're starting to feel better from your cold (too bad it's just on time for TOM to come, tho....ugh...)
I was busy waiting forever at a cell phone store just to end up ordering a new battery, so didn't get to watch BL yet.... glad to hear Tracey was finally voted off!
HAve a good day tomorrow!

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slow day

Monday, November 02, 2009


I was feeling really horrible this morning. I took some NyQuill and fell asleep in dad's recliner for over an hour. I woke up when dad woke up. I didn't eat my breakfast until I gave dad his medicine and got onto the computer.

It was such a wake up call when I found out who my ghost was. Now I REALLY need to get buckled down and get this weight off. I don't want to gain the weight back plus a lot more.

Lord, Here Our Prayer
by Vic McGrew

Oh, that we could turn back the hands of time
And live as in by-gone days,
When men and nations look to Thee, Lord,
And on bended knee gave Thee praise;
When the rulers of nations stood firm for the right
And the plean for liberty and justice was heard.
Give us men who stand free from compromise,
Who stand true and loyal to Thy Word,
Bravely proclaiming, "Thus saith the Lord,"
And will shout it till the wole world has heard.

By Divine decree repeal the mandate
That revents prayer in schools being said.
Give power to the voices of the loyal and true
And rule that Holy Scriptures can be read.
Lord, hold back the tied of vice and crime
That engulfs our sinful world today,
And send a Holy Ghost revival, in Jesus' Name, we pray.
Forgive us of all our sinful ways
And our trusting in the wisdom of man,
May we look to Thee, Lord, to heal our nation's woes
And trust You to cleanse and save us, Amen.


Today has felt like a long day. Too long. dad had a chiropractor appointment this morning, spent some time at Target and at my stepcousin's business, and then to dad's doctor appointment.

Well, dad found out the results of the MRI and the doppler. The MRI didn't show any strokes. But the doppler did show blockage on one side at 60 to 70%. They want him to do another doppler in 6 months.

by Joan Clayton

Home is a place where you heal.
That place of peace in a storm.
Home is a place of comfort.
A place that is safe from harm.

Home is a place of protection.
Of forgivness, love and joy.
Home is a place of refuge
For every girl and boy.

Home is a place of teaching.
There's only one way to live.
Home is a place of sharing
And learning how to give.

So make your home in heaven.
Look to Jesus and make it right.
It will be a heaven on earth
Pointing to heaven so bright.

I had a healthy supper tonight. We went to Subway tonight and I had a 6" Cold Cut Comb Sub with Baked Lays and a lemonade/unsweetened tea mix drink. I had lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and pickles on the sandwich. Let's just say that I didn't feel guilty afterwards.

My sister-in-law asked me who I was talking about in yesterday's status on here (and Facebook). I had to tell her that it was me.

A lot of farmers got to be in the fields yesterday and today with the beautiful weather. I think that we're suppose to get more of this weather this week. So the famers better get to moving on getting their crops out.

I cannot believe that I took an hour and a half long nap in dad's recliner this morning. Usually NyQuill doesn't kick in that quickly. And it didn't take me too long to get from the kitchen to dad's recliner.


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