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Still Standing and Praising God in the Storm

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

HI! It has been awhile since I put thoughts to paper again! Yesterday as I was headed in to work my 12 hour shift in ER, Dad was headed home from the hospital. He had been in there for 11 days and was fighting for his life. What a relief to have him home and looking better. I had to rush my 22 year old son into the hospital Sat. for severe hives all over his body and in his mouth and my oldest son had a beam fall on his feet at work yesterday and has swollen, bruised feet and a broken big toe. Yikes! I am so grateful my oldest was not hurt worse but how painful!
Sunday is not only Mother's day, but it is also my 50th birthday! I am amazed at how time has flown by! I sure don't feel fifty and plan on making this a great year of being good to my body. It has been such a treasure to find this site and get the support and encouragement from all of you. It gives such hope and spurs me on when i need the push! emoticon
For all of you Mother's out there, have a great Mother's Day and know that you are of great value! Blessings to each of you, Cheryl emoticon

  
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SHINNINGSTARR 5/6/2010 5:09PM

    Talk about a bad week. Hope your Mother's day is better. Be gentle with yourself. My motto for the day.... Give yourself a treat, find something good for you to eat! Trader Joe's Spicy Ranchero Egg White salad is pretty good wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Lots of protein and only 100 calories for the entire container.
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TAILORSMOM 5/6/2010 7:43AM

    WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WE SERVE...HE CAN DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL !!!

GLAD EVERYONE IS DOING BETTER....

THE ANCHOR HOLDS...IN SPITE OF THE STORM






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Weary but plugging on!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hi again to each of you! It has been a very hard week with my Dad in agony for this past week> He had an outpatient surgery on his knee and proceeded to bleed into BOTH knees and had to had them drained over and over. Right now the surgeon wants to take him back to surgery but we are so concerned about his continued problems with bleeding. He is the most gentle, kind man and it has been so very hard seeing him writhing in pain this whole week. Prayers gladly accepted!
In spite of the stress, I have continued to exercise and found a very bright spot in seeing the scales go down 2 pounds! It has been so many years since I have seen the scales go down. But since having surgery for cancer of the thyroid and lymph nodes, the scales are going down and I am not having the urge to shoot the scales! emoticon
Tomorrow, I am getting to the hospital by 7am to try to beat the surgeon so that I can get some much needed answers of what will be happening and am praying that Dad will get a great night's sleep. He was up all last night in pain and so weary.
Blessings to each of you as we contend for health in our weight loss journey emoticon

  
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CAMELA_55 4/29/2010 8:10PM

    Praying for you and your Dad.
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First Blog Entry

Monday, April 12, 2010

I have never written a blog but might as well put some of my thoughts into words! I am now 3 1/2 months out of having radical neck surgery for cancer. I have faced a giant and am going for defeating it completely. My neck incision is still quite red and draws attention but quick looking away or no comment when people see it. What is nice, is that when I work at the hospital, people are not afraid to ask me about it. And it is actually a relief to have someone care enough to ask and let me talk about this life-changing event in my life. It makes me rethink about how I react to seeing people with scars or disfigurement, and what my response should be. I usually try to make eye contact and smile at them.
So... for 4 days until we got the biopsy back, I didn't know if this was the aggressive kind of thyroid cancer that would kill me even with treatment in a matter of months or a treatable kind. Thank you Lord, it was a treatable kind and I wasn't looking at the potential death sentence anymore! But it has made me reevaluate my goals in life and want to get this body in much better shape and take better care of what goes into it. I have been surrounded by wonderful friends and family through this process and am so sorry for those who have to walk this path with out such support.
I am excited to be a part of spark people and love seeing the results and support that are available here. Blessing to each of you as we journey toward better health! emoticon

  
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ALASKAN 4/22/2010 6:11PM

    Hello
Very nice, interesting and thank you for sharing. I've had cancer 3 times and a survivor.
The last time was back in 2005, I had cancer in the early stages on my thyroid and my
doctor got it in time before it spread.

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LIBRATAH 4/12/2010 7:19PM

    Wishing you the best also.

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BUDDHABOI 4/12/2010 7:02PM

    emoticon Best wishes for success in your journey!

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