Monday, August 02, 2010
I have had to ask David to help me get back on the exercise wagon and also to stop
eating ice cream, cookies, ice cream, candy, ice cream, chips and dip(especially cheese)
and did I mention chips n dip????
I figure if I can get him to commit to not eating it, as well as not in front of me,
he will lose the pounds he wants to lose and I can get more motivated too....It is hard
watching him chow down on stuff, even stuff he knows he should NOT be eating, and
keeping out of it myself.
I will save the problems with my doctor for a later post...LOL
LOL All ya'll keep your fingers crossed, I am weighing tomorrow.........
Monday, July 19, 2010
You know, I was thinking this morning...(yes I know-I should be careful with that),
but it occurred to me that I owe Spark Guy Chris Downie more than I could ever
cover with a simple THANK YOU.
I have lost weight, was gifted with his book and learned some more things I didn't
know, and have this lovely site, free of charge to peruse and learn all kinds of
health related things, I get to have Spark points and awards for showing up on a
consistent basis.............recipes from all you Sparkers out in the world to try...and
all of this........is a gift.
My personal observation here on this is this: The friendships I have made on here
have supported me and blessed me beyond what I think even Chris would have expected.
We trip through this life and have so many things to be thankful for, and I hope everyone
who reads this does a kindness for someone else today.....because the generosity and
kindness that SPARK GUY CHRIS DOWNIE gave to us, is immeasurable.
Thank you Chris, for making such a difference in this world, for so many people who
you will likely never meet in person.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thanks to everyone who has been praying and sending positive vibes, THATS FIRST....
Now, the dr. called and I am thankful to God it is not the tumor, the mri showed
no change in that, but what it and the xrays did show are new bone spurs and
acceleration of Arthritis in the herniated discs and around them.
This I also have so we know we can deal with this, and the dr. put him on a round of steroids to get the inflamation down and so we have to find a way to deal with it for
him because he does not like to take a lot of meds, but will do so just to get the
pain level down where he can deal with it.
Thanks are inadequate words for the immediate rush of support from you guys, which
has helped me stay calm and focused. You know I am here for you as well.....
Thank you so much from our hearts,
Darlene and David
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I have to laugh here, because I am, as promised writing an update, but he got
his x-rays and MRI's this morning, and so far that is all we know. David feels
like we may not hear anything from the dr. until tomorrow.
Thanks to each of you for posting and praying. As soon as I get a report and
we determine what needs done, I will be emailing each of you, as well as
posting a blog....
And, last but not least, this would be the week when we have yahoo problems
and I have gotten no Sparkmail in two days.
Blessings on each of you,
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
As some of you know, David has had some health issues, the majority of which are
connected to his service in Vietnam.
He mentioned to me Monday night the base of his neck was causing him discomfort,
which is a huge admission for him, because he never mentioned pain even when he
had his open heart surgery. He wanted to wait til August when he is due to see his
primary care, I called his neurosurgeon in Birmingham and also the primary, and we
saw the primary this morning. He sent him for an MRI tomorrow morning. When it
comes to his health I don't mess around.
The dr. does not think his brain tumor is causing this problem, rather the two herniated
discs in his neck, hence the MRI so we will know which specialist he will need to see.
We have also consulted with a neck and spine specialist who sent him for pain blocks
previously, not much help, and who said it was up to him when or if he chose to have
surgery on his neck. The worst would be a possible paraplegic state, which for him
would be terrible since he can't sit still, and/or not being able to speak. The titanium
in his neck would probably keep him from turning his head, so he would be limited in
his activities, like driving a vehicle or riding his bike.
I am asking for prayer for him because any time he has to undergo a procedure, with his
health issues, anethesia is dangerous.
I will keep you posted as to what is going on. It may very well turn out to be something
we can find a simple solution to..................which is my prayer.
Thanks so much,
Thanks everyone. My support here is priceless to me.....I'll post tomorrow after he has
his MRI. I don't know how long it will take the dr. to get the results but, I will post
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