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Going MIA.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Due to personal issues with me and too many health issues, I'm going MIA.
I don't know how long I will be gone. I got some news today that was the straw that broke the camels back. So I need to step back and figure things out.
And focus on certain things.

If you want to email sometimes, send me a sparkmail with your email.

Take care....big hugs!!

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POEKSTER 5/26/2010 1:47AM

    Nope! At least you WILL stay in touch with me (and Mike)!!! You're way to importent to me to just go MIA! That dear Di is an order *snap snap* ...

Why: when the need is the greatest we must be there for each other. We will be.

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Sad News......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unfortunately, my walking buddy and I aren't together anymore. I don't know if it was Ruger's type of hair or what, but he flared up my asthma severe. And I couldn't get it under control at all. The vet said it may have been the type of dog because of his wirey hair, as it sometimes causes issues with allergies and asthma. So I found a couple that has been looking for a puppy just like him for a long while. I stood there like a crying baby, while I was giving him to them. It was really hard. He's been gone for a day now and my asthma is already starting to calm down a bit. But that doesn't make me feel any better emotionally. :-((

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SHANTODD420 3/25/2010 2:02PM

    Di sorry to hear about your walking buddy. Thinking about you and hope you find a walking buddy that does not make your asthama flare up.

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MAXBALLARD 3/25/2010 7:06AM

    ((((Hugs)))) I am so sorry! I totally understand that - I'm deathly allergic to cats despite loving them. Maybe you could go visit Ruger & take him for walks.

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POEKSTER 3/25/2010 2:48AM

    I'm so sorry Di. I wished it would be different. Hope you'll feel better soon.

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BAMAGIRL58 3/24/2010 9:58PM

    I am so sorry to hear that & understand what you are feeling. Similar situation many years ago. Maybe you can find a different puppy that will not affect your allergies....keep an eye out at the pound. I know that right now it is just sad! Love ya, Nancy

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EMC24ME 3/24/2010 9:46PM

    Awwwww.... sorry to hear this! I've had to make the same sacrifice- it's difficult. Glad to hear you are feeling better, though. Good luck!

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VERGE_OF_ME 3/24/2010 9:45PM

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Di...I'm so sorry your little fellow didn't work out. I'm thinking of you...hang in there.

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My new walking partner....I'm in love!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pic deleted due to seeing it doesn't help me get over my sadness...sorry

This is Ruger, my new walking partner. He's a Terrier mix. And believe me, he makes sure I'm getting plenty of exercise. And at the same time, it's teaching my adult son, who's my roommate, what it's like to have a baby in the house. He can't believe the amount of work involved. And he said it hurt so much while we are crate training him and he cries for a bit after being put in his crate at bedtime. Poor son LOL

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BAMAGIRL58 3/24/2010 5:51PM

    Congrats on the adorable puppy! I want a puppy too. That is a fun way to get exercise.

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MAXBALLARD 3/23/2010 7:23AM

    He's a doll. Stick to your guns on the crate training. It pays off big time.

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POEKSTER 3/23/2010 3:18AM

    HAAATTTTCHOOOOOOO, he looks cute ... for a dog LOL. HAve a lot of great walks with him. You deserve it both. How are your knees holding out?

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MOMOFJBS 3/22/2010 8:39PM

    He's adorable! And I bet he never will tell you he's too tired for a walk!

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CLEVAGAL 3/22/2010 7:48PM

    I have a terrier mix too but he is black grey and white (see my blog Sparked dogs) My Lucky keeps me walking fast...its great! Have fun with the pup Cleva xxx emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 3/22/2010 7:43PM

    awwww...the new puppy is adorable!

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DISP715 3/22/2010 7:43PM

    OMG, could that pup be any cuter!!

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Saying Goodbye (for now)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm writing to thank all you wonderful people for all the terrific friendships I have developed here through the years. And for all the help, love and support I have received here. Yous are great. emoticon emoticon

But it's best if I step back right now, so I will be leaving here. I hope to someday be back but right now I am overwhelmed. emoticon

With all the health issues I am trying to deal with, my thyroid (or lack of) is causing some big problems and it's also affecting my knee replacement from healing as it should. I am now being referred to an endocrinologist, though without my health insurance, I won't be going. Add to that, they have diagnosed me with TMJ, I have been suffering with it for almost 2 years and my family doctor keep saying it was allergies. So I finally got a referral to an oral surgeon and found out the problem. Now I need to wear a mouth brace day and night because it was left go so long, but my insurance won't cover it. And it's $700.00, 1/2 down when they make the mold, and the other half when I would pick it up in 2 weeks. That is NOT an option.

Money is still a MAJOR issue. And I lost my health insurance. I have 1 week left and that's it. I am even selling my computer to help with my bills. And that is really really hard for me. But I am down to being desperate.
If I can come up with $400.00 more, they will reinstate my health insurance at the end of February. Which means I'm still without health insurance for the month of February, even if I can come up with that kind of money, which I can't. I have been doing my share of praying to God. Though at times when I pray, I feel like I am hitting a brick wall. emoticon

I believe I have lost a few really emoticon friends, through all this, that were near and dear to my heart, friends that I thought I would have forever. And that breaks my heart. emoticon

I am so overwhelmed with my problems that I can't even think straight. It's hard not really having anyone to talk with one on one.

So I'm saying goodbye, as I don't know when I can get back on. I can use my IPhone alittle at least but not enough to stay involved in my teams.

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PS....if anyone wants to stay in touch, you can sparkmail me and I will give you my email address or snail mail address or phone number.

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KIKI25GRACE 1/31/2010 11:52AM

    Di, you know how to reach me via phone and I truly hope you'll stay in touch. You are a strong woman and things will work out, you just need to keep on hanging in there. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as always.

love you,

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~LESLIE~ 1/31/2010 8:33AM

    You'll be missed for sure. Hope you can get back soon.

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POEKSTER 1/31/2010 5:57AM

    emoticon emoticon hope to see you back soon. Keep in touch

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DEBSDESTINY 1/30/2010 8:16PM

    Oh Di, I am so sorry you are such a difficult time right now. Try looking to your state insurance commissioner/governor to see if there are some state or federally funded health insurance/medical clinic programs that you might be qualified for. I will keep you in my prayers in hopes that you find answers and help in all of this soon very soon. Please take care of yourself. May the Peace of God be with you during this difficult time.

Huggs & Prayers,



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SHANTODD420 1/30/2010 7:47PM

    Di sorry to hear things are so tough right now. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things turn around soon for you.


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PAISHAR2 1/30/2010 1:39PM

    Hi my friend!!!!

You have a lot on your plate, but I am telling you to keep looking up and know that God is listening to you. He has not left you. Things may look bad right now but keep holding on because God have not forsaken you.. He loves you and we do too. As my grandma would say it is only a test or trail and trubulation, and if you endurane to the end, your blessing will be waiting there for you.

I will keep you in my prayers. It may look dark right now, but Light is at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!!!!


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    You are in my prayers. Even though I did not have the chance to get to know you. I saw your blog title on the Readers of the Spark Team. So I wanted to stop by to say that God will answer every prayer. Your friends will come through and your health insurance will be restored as will your health.

Sorry to see that you are too overwhelmed to participate, but do encourage you to stay connected, even if it's just with a few friends. It's important to maintain what you have learned especially during this time.

Again, you are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you. There ain't nothing too big for God to handle.

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NPA4LOSS 1/30/2010 1:34PM

    You do what you must to take care of yourself. We will be waiting until you return. emoticonNola

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I'm Back!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hello All! I'm back! The surgery went well. It ran very late, as the doctor ran into complications in prior surgeries so mine kept getting bumped later and later. The surgery itself took 2 1/2 hours. An hour in recovery and I finally got to my room after 8 pm. PT went well and recovery went well also. And I was able to go home late Saturday. But since Monday I have been back in the hospital as much as I've been home.

They thought at one point that I had a blood clot and that was scary but thankfully I didn't. But I do have an infection in that leg. They are hoping it stays on the skin and doesn't go into the bone or new knee. My surgeon said that if it does, he will re-operate immediately. My leg looks horrible in my eyes but the doc said it looks normal considering the surgery and infection. It is swelled 2X it's normal size. It is bruised all over and the pain level is really high, but I'm hanging in there. And I'll make it!!

I am on some light physical therapy, lots of rest and very strong antibiotics. The doc is also having the visiting nurse take blood a couple of extra times, to keep an eye the infection.

I have done alot of sleeping this week also, so that is helping.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and great healing vibes!

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ALOVE1967 1/18/2010 10:07AM

    ((((Di)))) It's so good to have you back, but oh girl do I feel for you! You have really had a rough time of it...surely things will start going your way soon!

I am constantly amazed by your awesome attitude through it all, you are truly an inspiration!

We are all truly blessed to have you on this team, and I hope the love and prayers the we all send you let you know how much you mean to us.

Love & Prayers!

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BAMAGIRL58 1/17/2010 7:12PM

    Thanks for the update Di! I am glad that the surgery went well and I know you will kick this infection in the arse. I am glad you are back and you remain in my prayers.
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FLABNOMORE 1/17/2010 3:09PM

    Glad you're back Di! You are in my prayers and I hope recovery is a speedy one. God Bless!!

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VERGE_OF_ME 1/17/2010 12:07PM

    Oh Di!! I am so glad to have you back and know that you are on the mend. You have a rekindled spark in your voice too : ) I know you are glad to have the surgery behind you now. You have truly been missed and I am looking forward to cheering you on while you are healing!! ((((HUGS)))) Will continue to pray for smooth healing, infection to be GONE, and speedy and pain managed full recovery!!

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POEKSTER 1/17/2010 11:47AM

    {{{{HUGS}}} Great surgery went well *kicks infection in the YKW* I no time you will be up and running (or shuffle like I do) Keep us posted!

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MAXBALLARD 1/16/2010 8:38PM

    I am so glad you're well enough to Spark again. Sounds like you've been through the wringer. (((hugs))) Are you going to join the Spring challenge on the 100+ pounds team? We've got an active happy bunch and Mikeeo is keeping us all in shape with his GOYB video challenges.
Woohoo, Di is back!

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KIKI25GRACE 1/16/2010 7:22PM

    WooHoo glad you're back!

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JCROWELL 1/16/2010 7:12PM

    (((Di))) I am glad to hear that you are back and that the surgery itself went well! I hope that you are able to get rid of the infection quickly and that the healing process goes well! I love you sister! You'll continue to be in my prayers! *hugs* ~Jenn

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