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Went to the docs

Friday, January 27, 2012

Went to the docs yesterday about my stomach pain. She could not feel a hernia. Doesn't mean it isn't there, just means she can't feel it. She did however order a sonogram for Jan 31. She wants to rule out gall stones.

So....I did ask her about exercises. She said nothing too strenuous but I could continue on Gazetting and walking as long as I don't over do it. So.. I did 15 min on the Gazelle already this morning and it doesn't seem to have effected the pain anymore than it already was..

I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers as I travel down an unforeseen adventure in health. haha.. At least I'm traveling which means I'm moving right?

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PS.. Could you please say a prayer for my 17 year old niece Becky that was admitted to Toledo hosp yesterday with a face severely swollen from an infected tooth. They have done IV antibiotics 2x in the ER and she was sent home both times. Last night they finally admitted her. Thank you.

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ROSEWCI 1/31/2012 5:47AM

    Sending get well wishes for the little one! And for you Donna! Sending positive vibes! I've had the colicky pain of gallstones...so I'm saying prayers for ya!!
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THETURTLEBEAR 1/27/2012 1:22PM

    Oh my goodness! Your poor niece!

Glad you seem to be okay!!

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JSALERNO 1/27/2012 10:15AM

    I hope they figure out what's wrong with your niece. It looks like it could be an allergic reaction to something. My BF's hand did the same thing they gave him benedryl. Hope it's nothing serious with your stomach. You'll both be in my prayers. emoticon

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WALIDGAZALA 1/27/2012 7:26AM

    Not necessary to have a hernia or gallstones whenever you got stomache. It can be anything simple.

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Going to the Doctor

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yesterday while I was at work sitting, I felt like something literally exploded in my stomach. For hours afterward it burned and ached. It was hot to the touch as well. Needless to say I did not finish exercising (I had walked yesterday morning before work).

I will be scheduling a doc appointment today. I'm almost 100% that a hernia or abscess ruptured that I didn't know I had.

I have been telling b/f for the past week that it felt like something was under my right rib cage and that it had been difficult to sit because of the pressure. Even after this occurred yesterday I'm still having the pressure.

Keep me in your thoughts & prayers please as I figure out what is happening to me.

Thanks,, Donna

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/26/2012 2:20PM

    Oh my - take care of yourself!

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SMILEYBEE 1/26/2012 11:07AM

    Getting to the doctor needs to be a priority for you! I'm asking God to guide and direct you and give you his healing touch!

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BRANDTSGIRL 1/26/2012 9:09AM

    For sure, our in my prayers:) emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 1/26/2012 6:57AM

    I will remember you in my prayers.

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JSALERNO 1/26/2012 6:22AM

    I'LL PRAY FOR YOU. emoticon

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"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


1. that may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc.: a disease with no possible cure.
2. that may be true or may be the case, as something concerning which one has no knowledge to the contrary: It is possible that he has already gone.


1. not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.
2. unable to be done, performed, effected, etc.: an impossible assignment.
3. incapable of being true, as a rumor.
4. not to be done, endured, etc., with any degree of reason or propriety: an impossible situation.
5. utterly impracticable: an impossible plan.

Now take a look at these quotes, they have a lot to say

After reviewing these quotes how can we actually say that anything is impossible? Don't they make you want to turn whatever negative thinking you have been having into positive thoughts instead?

Think about these affirmations:

emoticonToday I will eat healthy!
emoticonToday I will exercise at least 10 min!
emoticonToday I will think only positive thoughts!

Very simple things right?

Instead of thinking impossible. remember "I AM POSSIBLE!"

Have a great day everyone ~ Donna

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SM-ARTGIRL 1/24/2012 11:23PM

    Here's another that I love: Nowhere - Now Here

Keeps me grounded!

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Worry Transformation

Monday, January 23, 2012

Do you ever find yourself with worrisome thoughts making repeated trips in your mind, much like a race car running laps around the racetracks? Does it seem impossible to stop the worry thoughts, which are nothing more than an unneeded “duress” rehearsal?

There is something that you can do that will transform worry into positive action. This transformation requires only that you have the desire and that you will make a decision to stop worrying and start acting. I use a technique that works very well for me.

I transform my worries into a plan of action. I take the following steps:

1. I identify what is really bothering me and is pushing my fear buttons.
2. I ask myself, “What do I need to do, be or have that will alleviate my fear?
3. What actions must I take to acquire what I need?
4. What effect will my actions have in relieving my anxiety?
5. What will be the outcome if I fail to take action?

Creating a plan of action does two things: (1) it gets my mind focused on how to solve the issue and alleviate the fear, and (2) it makes me feel in control of my life and my thoughts. Creating and working my plan is a better use of my mental and emotional energy than playing the mental tapes of worry.

Worry can often be prevented. How? As best selling author, Brian Tracy has stated, “Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.” If we are more proactive in making decisions that are in alignment with our needs and desires, we are less likely to worry, because we have taken action.

Refusing to allow ourselves to be physically and mentally worn down by worry requires that we discipline our thinking. When we find ourselves worrying, it is time to stop, look, and listen to what our thoughts are revealing to us. And then take action.

We can transform our worries into successful actions by merely making the decision to get off the worry track and to take the road to action.

Affirmation for the Week:

“I am in control of my worries. They may come to visit, but I will not ask them to stay.”

Blog written by Mary Rau-Foster

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/23/2012 9:10AM

    Sounds like good practice.

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JSALERNO 1/23/2012 7:51AM

    GREAT ADVICE. emoticon

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Master Your Fears

Saturday, January 21, 2012

One emotion that we all have in common is that of fear. It is this emotion that can hold us back from our own happiness and can thwart our success.

I met fear in numerous situations in my life and chose to turn away rather than face it. At other times I have faced fear believing it to be giant monster only to find when I shed THE light on it that it was but a tiny harmless bug.

Throughout my life experiences I have come to learn that it requires only a decision to face and master my dark companion (fear) to free myself from the hold that it has on me. I still find myself in fearful states at times, but there occur far less often. Plus, they are less intense and not as long lasting that they were in my earlier experiences.

I would like to share with you some quotations that offer comfort to an open heart and mind.

“Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston ~

“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” ~ Michael Pritchard ~

“He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.” ~ Moorish Proverb ~

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~ Ruth E. Renkel ~

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” ~ James Stephens ~

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~

“Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.” ~ Philip Gulley ~

Affirmation for the Week:

“I have faced my fears and found my power and confidence.”

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ROSEWCI 1/21/2012 6:27PM

    Alot can be said for living one day at a time! When one does, it diverts the attention to the present & not on what may happen tomorrow...

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BRANDTSGIRL 1/21/2012 6:14PM

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VALERIEMAHA 1/21/2012 2:59PM

    Thanks. Wonderful "medicine." Then there is this way of viewing fear:

"Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is they are intimate with fear." From Pema Chodron's book, _When Things Fall Apart_.

And this food-for-thought, a poem by Rumi, a great Persian teacher:


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the fear,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

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SMILEYBEE 1/21/2012 2:43PM

    Another good blog. Thanks!

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