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Monday, May 04, 2009

that's right... A whole ahlf of my fac and mouth is numb. Wisdom tooth was pulled aobut an hour ago. I'm waiting for robert to bring me my vicoden from the pharmacy. I'm still literally Numb.

For now i am not going to be eating. maybe not even today. Then start slowly. Have to watch my numbers so as to not get an infection caused from Diabetes. i ahve things to do, a life to live, a race to win. yeppers.

Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues.
Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his
better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.

-- Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

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MONAMOM 5/6/2009 12:26PM

    Sure hope everything gets to feeling better real soon. Take care and god bless!

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PATRICIA441 5/5/2009 11:50AM

  So sorry you are having a rough time of it. Hopeful the medication will help and you will be able to get some relief. Did you get an antibiotic prescription ? You certainly don't need an infection on top of everything else. Did the dentist tell you to gargle with salt water? Hang in there. Sending you healing, loving hugs. Pat

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BETRME100 5/5/2009 7:41AM

    Don't you just hate it when things throw off your routine? I hope you're feeling better very soon. Take care of yourself!


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  yes i am doing ok! I hope you are doing much better! I hope your pain will subside. You are in my prayers sweetie!

I left you a mesage on your page today! I will be on tomorrow to chat with you. i should be on around 8pm. I will be very busy tomorrow with a lot of medical appts.

Love Tina

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JIBBIE49 5/4/2009 10:52PM

    Yes, he had the surgery January 30th, and it went well, but his has 3 different types of cancer cells, and after five weeks, he still had hormone levels, so the doctor assumed that it was in his lymph nodes. We chose not to have the surgery to remove them and look, because we wanted him to have the Chemotherapy. I didn't want him to have another surgery if we could avoid it.

Testicular cancer is the same as Ovarian Cancer for a woman, so it is serious, and the most common cancer for men 18-35. Luckily, men find it earlier than women do and it doesn't spread quickly in the body like ovarian cancer. But, it still is a serious illness.

The shots to increase the bone marrow can make him have pain in his feet and legs, but last time he had 2 shots and no side effects, but we will see this time. He has energy, but the doctor said if his temperature goes up to 100.4 then he has to come in for IV antibiotics, since pills wouldn't work fast enough for him if he has some infection.

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BELLACUDDLES 5/4/2009 10:19PM

    Oh, girlfriend you poor dear!!! Does icing help? I will be praying for you and hope you sleep well tonight!

I had mine pulled our first year of marriage, ,and It felt like someone had a hammer in my mouth and my ear, and I spent an afternoon on the was an inverted wisdom tooth! This pain shall pass! Know I am thinking about you and sending up prayers for healing.



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WOLF1974 5/4/2009 10:05PM

    i hope you get better soon..i will pray that you get better and your family will be in my prayers in your time of need...

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LINDA! 5/4/2009 9:47PM

    So sorry....I hope you recover soon. I know this is irritating! emoticon

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COLEMANSR 5/4/2009 9:27PM

    Hope you heal soon. First 24 hours liquids, darling, liquids.

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REDHKIRK 5/4/2009 8:09PM

    May your pain fade away quickly. And your healing process be uncomplicated.

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MARTY19 5/4/2009 7:30PM

    Thank goodness you are still numb. Take care of yourself. When you eat, eat soft foods until the healing begins.

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    Bless your heart, Debbie! You are in my prayers! I know that Robert will take very good care of you. emoticon

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    Debbie, I hope you get along well and recover quickly. Take good care of yourself so you can be rowing and winning races again real soon. Thinking of you....Myrna

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

That is the truth. My computer took a crash last night. Thank you Father for providing robert with a network of 10 computer systems. LOL That, too, is the truth.

I am not now getting my energy back from that racing on sunday. Yesterday i felt like blahhhhh.
Monday i have a 2-3 hour nap. I don't even remember when I had a nap the last time. I am an active old one. Those races are fast. You are pulling a lot of water with your arms. Monday my upper arm muscles were hurting badly. But I am not giving up. Like the Queen says... "You're burning some good calories!" That is true, too.

Blessings be to all of you!

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.

-- Ann Landers, born 1918

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MYFEETHURT 5/1/2009 7:19AM

  Once again, inspire me to want to try new things. I love your adventuresome spirit. mary

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NEEDPEOPLE 4/30/2009 10:12PM

    Great job on doing the race! That is so impressive and inspirational!
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REDHKIRK 4/29/2009 7:32PM

    It's understandable that you may feel like a bowl of jello for awhile after race day. My entire body immediately started to ache in sympathy just reading your post.

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BELLACUDDLES 4/29/2009 7:14PM

    You poor sweetcake......I feel for ya......My son was on the rowing team when he went of University of MI, but he was 19; he did it all 4 years, and absolutey loved it, but it was very very draining!!!!! And that is someone that is soooooo young! Now he is at Harvard (graduates in June) and he rowed with their team last spring this one too! He has got huge biceps!!!!!

Have you tried some ice? I think that will help with your pain! Get well!!!


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MARTY19 4/29/2009 6:58PM

    That kind of pain is natural considering what you did. And a nap is a good idea to replenish your energy levels.


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    Sorry about the computer crash. But glad when you crashed, you got a good nap out of it!

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JIBBIE49 4/29/2009 6:31PM

    emoticonCan't do without.

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VICKI-BISHOP-56 4/29/2009 6:20PM

  Glad you didn't have to do without your computer. Hope too you got the rest you needed.
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BETRME100 4/29/2009 5:49PM

    Computer crashes are scary...thank goodness for Robert!!

I think, when you are doing as much really physical, strenuous exercise as the boating is, it does take a little longer to recover...give your body time to rest so you can get out there and do it all over again!!


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COLEMANSR 4/29/2009 5:39PM

    Glad you're feeling better. Love the quote.

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We made the Newspaper!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ha! think you've ahd enough of Dragon boats, have you??? LOl more to ocme.
Check this out

This was the event i participated in yesterday.
This is my medal I was awarded on my team shirt.

There was another member who started around the same time I did. She is totally blind. To give you an idea of how others liked this I've copied a pied she's written. She accidentally hit me in the back of my head with her paddle in yesterdays race. Through it all I was a trooper. Even with the bloody headache. LOl Today I kicked back and even ahd a 2 hour nap. Yeah I really needed that.

Wow, I hope you guys can put up with me, because I am really addicted now.
I wanted to write down my experience of yesterday, to remember it, and I'd like to share it with all of you.
I was really nervous to go to Olympia, but I am so glad I went.
Warming up, and then lining up and waiting and waiting to load the boats, I felt that old familiar nervous anticipation I haven't felt since I ran track when I was in middle school. Talk of a flipped boat, discussion of previous boat collisions, it was a little scary, but it really just raised the stakes and made me focus. My hands and feet fidgeted with nervous energy.
Then there was the matter of getting a paddle, an unfamiliar paddle, yikes! I was surprised to find that they don't all have a t shaped top, some of them have a curved sort of grip at the end. And they aren't all the heavy wooden things I've been practicing with either. I was so relieved when Bri handed me one with the shape I am used to.
Finally, it was time to go down to the dock. I felt a sense of calm and increased focus from my nearby teammates.
I stepped on to the boat, and that sense of calm vanished for just a second, to be replaced with a burst of plain old fear. While my mind thought, "oh my god, this is not our boat, its so small, its so wobbly, I have to walk to my seat, oh my god I am going to fall over," my mouth fortunately only expressed this in one exclamation of "Whoa!" or something like it. But David was there with a hand to balance, and calm instruction to walk forward and step over the benches. And I did, and then I was there in my bench, with Larry next to me, and Darrel behind me, and the boat seemed sleek and sure in the water. I found the foot pegs, ah, my legs could stretch out to brace in front of me. I dipped my fingers in the lake water, which felt just a little warmer than our river, and smelled its slightly marshy shore smell. And then we were moving, a slow stroke out in to the water, as I worked to find my rhythm in the new boat, with the new paddle. And then we were lining up, every cell in us waiting for those start calls, my internal monologue "oh crap, what are those new start calls again? Oh well, I'll just bury my paddle and listen for the horn." And then the horn, and this surge of speed, and water flying, and Bri and Darrel yelling, and the boats next to us close, to close, but being able to tell by the sound of them that we are holding our own. And so quickly we are finishing it, and we have finished it, and I am drenched and still full of adrenaline. And we are paddling back, somehow, but my head is still in the race, where I was not very strong, but together we were, strong and fast and synchronized, that one paddler we have been practicing to be.
And then we are out of the boat, and walking up the dock, and the PA system announces our win and our time, and I am yelling and cheering with the joy of it, and we are together in the tent, hugging each other, and celebrating what we have just done, One minute and twenty-three seconds of art and science and unity, and all I can think is, "I want to do that again!"

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CHERIE55 4/29/2009 10:55PM

    Wow! You did really awesome! I am so happy for you! What An Amazing Job!

You tell a great story too. If you are not a writer, you should be! You keep the reader on the edge of his seat! Great Job! I am a writer so I know when I see great writing!

Enjoy You Wonderful Victory!



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LINDA! 4/29/2009 10:40PM

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TREASUREDANGEL 4/29/2009 10:36PM

  didn't I tell ya Deb! that they were gonna win with you on their team! yahoo! for debbie and her team! GREAT JOB DONE! OUCH! THAT MUST OF HURT GETTING HIT IN THE HEAD!

I'm so glad that you enjoyed it so much and had such a good experience that you just can't wait to do it again! Keep on sharing those stories! I love hearing about your adventures!

talk to ya soon!

love Tina

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BRUANNE 4/29/2009 8:38AM

    Debbie, I got the chills when I read that. Thank you for sharing your experience. I wish we had something like that in my neck of the woods!

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JIBBIE49 4/28/2009 4:15PM

    WOW, glad you are alright after getting hit with that paddle. Bless your heart.

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COLEMANSR 4/28/2009 11:41AM

    Thanks for showing the medal. Nice. So glad you're having fun.

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FIRESTAR69 4/28/2009 11:39AM

    Congratulations emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 4/28/2009 10:39AM

    emoticon!!! I bet you are really having fun, and so good for you too!!!!!!!


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MARTY19 4/28/2009 7:19AM

    That is wonderful. I wish I could do something like that because the endorphi rush must be incredible. Plus you must have a great feeling of accomplishment. Way to Go.


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BETRME100 4/28/2009 5:58AM

    What a splendid day...congrats on the win. I'm so happy for you taht you've found something you feel such passion for...keep the stories coming!


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    Debbie, I love your Blind Ambition tales! Please keep them coming!! And thanks for sharing your medal ... it is beautiful!

Have a wonderful day,
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SQUIRRELLYMOM 4/28/2009 12:44AM

    Your descriptions make me feel like I was right there in the crowd watching you!! Thanks for sharing your day with us.


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What an Experience!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It was a very long tiresome day for me and i am glad I got through it. We rose at 4 am and drove to Portland, OR for our ride to Olympia, WA. this took between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. We got there jsut in time for Opening Ceremonies for the Dragon Boat Races. this was opening day.

As we lined up for our first race the team before us out on the Puget sound ahd tipped their boat and they ended up in the water. the water was very cold. A coast guard boat helped the into his boat as theys hivered. meanwhile my team was very nervous that this will ahppen to us. Most of them ahve not been on this new boat. Here si the team in the water.

Each race had 4 teams competing. We lined up and waited for the "Go"! and we paddled our healthy lil buns off. My team "Blind ambition won the first 2 rases and lost the third. We were so victorious in our win. I got to be a part of a joyous event and you should ahve seen the crowd of onlookers and spectators cheering us on as we walked by. I almost ahd tears in my eyes. In one Picture you will see us at the finish line. We beat out 3 other boats more than 2 boat lengths ahead. 2nd race was for speed. We got clocked at 500 meters in 1 minute 24 seconds. that's darn good timing for us. the last race we lost at the same time we did the previous race but were only 4 short seconds behind the winners.

The emdal my team won is so beautiful I will show you a picture soon. It's my first ever award.
I hope you enjoy this. Olympia Puget Sound is a nice place to ahng out at.

Next may 16 we have another long day racing in Tacoma, WA. We might jsut make this an over night stay ina hotel.

A Poem received by one of my blind teammates I love it!

We survived swift Boats,
Transit team bus rolled over,
Sank their dragon boat!

Two firsts and a fourth,
We did well today in race,
This calls for a fifth!

Give our coaches thanks!
We did the job in the boats,
They gave us the tools .

Jasmine loose again!
Heidi and Jim chased her down,
Brought her back to Bill.

Reuben got attacked!
Rottweiler on flexie leash,
Mauled his neck and ears.

Laura Lines comments,
Negatively toward our team,
Ayla flipped the bird!

Fun was had by all,
In the boats and in the tents,
Paul wore yellow socks!

We all did our best,
Positive energy flowed,
We are quite the team!

New paddlers raced,
Erin, Debbie, Larry too,
Laura added strength.

Bri, Jenny, Darrell,
Special Thank you to our guests,
Made it possible!

Wonderful first race!
More fun yet to come for team,
Tacoma's up next!

This is all for now,
Kevin, Ayla, off to bed,
And our doggies too.

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LINDA! 4/27/2009 11:25PM

    emoticon emoticonYou go girl!! Sounds like a great day and congrats on the win!!

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GAARAMA 4/27/2009 9:33PM

    Debbie, congrats on your teams win! Thank you for sharing your pictures and poem. You all are an inspiration. I feel like a such woos commenting on my sore legs after my hike.

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JIBBIE49 4/27/2009 8:07PM

    emoticonBless your heart.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 4/27/2009 6:40PM

    Glad you had a great day at your first race!!!!!!!

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PICKIE98 4/27/2009 6:06PM

    WOw, what a day!! The adrenalin must have been just screaming!! This is one of those life events that you never forget, that you savor forever!! Congratulations!!

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SASSY_QUEEN 4/27/2009 5:54PM

    Debbie...I am so very proud of you. This is a huge victory for wonderful......thanksf for sharing.

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BELLACUDDLES 4/27/2009 4:50PM

    Congrats on your wins!!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!


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VICKI-BISHOP-56 4/27/2009 3:33PM

  You should be sooooooooooooooooo proud of yourself. I am. emoticon

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COLEMANSR 4/27/2009 12:16PM

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I'm so proud of you. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your big adventure.

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ETAGGEL 4/27/2009 9:29AM

    Congratulations Debbie! Winners for sure! I bet you had a wonderful time, I hope you did. it must have been great fun and then the icing on the cake (excuse the pun) was winning that medal. I am so proud of you and your team. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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MARTY19 4/27/2009 7:28AM

    emoticon You are a gold medal winner for sure.


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    emoticon How very wonderful, Debbie!!! I'm so very happy for you and for your team. You all are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing the pictures with me.

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Don't be afraid to try something new...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thank you my friends for your warm loving comments on my pages. You make me smile and cheer me up.

Open up new doors and try new things. don't be afraid to get your feet wet. Sometimes you ahve to jump in and feel the uncomfortable cold waters to find yoru diamonds on the bottom of the ocean. This quote by Jonathan Winters suits me jsut fine.

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!

-- Jonathan Winters

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SASSY_QUEEN 4/27/2009 5:55PM

    Try new things...great idea....but I am not so sure about Dragon

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JIBBIE49 4/27/2009 12:03AM

    Love that picture.

emoticon The time IS now. emoticon

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BETRME100 4/26/2009 9:49AM

    A beautiful picture to go along with the beautiful sentiment in this blog, it!!


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BELLACUDDLES 4/26/2009 8:51AM

    I love these pictures too!!!!! Where do you get them???????? I love that quote too..Ole Jonathan Winters.......he was (is) a great guy........I think he died!!! Probably a while ago!!! Oh, I am rambling!!!!!


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EMMASMART 4/25/2009 8:50PM

    Ta dah with the photography there!

Way to Go...


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    Beautiful picture and great blog Debbie. I'll have to take a dinghy out to meet my ship when it comes in. I've lived near the water all my life and I can't swim! Have a good evening, Myrna

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MARTY19 4/25/2009 6:00PM

    Love the quote. With the kind of luck I usually have, when my ship comes in, I will be at the airport. LOL


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COLEMANSR 4/25/2009 5:35PM

    Love the quote. Thanks for sharing.

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  Nice picture Debbie! That's part of my path of my Journey!

how about this ? don't wait for your ship to come in row out to it! Debbie, you are becoming an expert at rowing! so start rowing there's a big ship out there waiting for you to give back to you what you give others!

have a wonderful day!

Love and hugs


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    Debbie!! I love this picture!!! How very awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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