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Update: August 7th

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Hi - this is Marcy - Irene's friend.

I talked to Irene today and she is sounding more and more like herself!

She is back in her old room at ReHap
I asked about her therapy and she said that don't want to move her ....but she is pushing herself up and trying to turn on her own.

She is eating good - or should I say tired of the 3 full meals she gets every day --- too much food!

She has a niece coming from out of State (with her son) to meet with her and Brian.

We talked for a good while about Spark friends and I updated her on many people and she wants to again let each of you know how much she appreciates all the cards / virtual goodies / notes and most important prayers!

Please continue to pray for our good friend Irene.

She has come a long way in a week but still has many, many hurdles to jump! And she will with the Grace of God and with you ---- all of you ---- her Spark Friends.

Marcy ( mnnsaide)

  
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LIVINTODAY 8/19/2014 10:27AM

    Thanks for this update!

Message to Irene: May the Lord bless and strengthen you, Irene. Praying for you and hoping to see a post from you soon. The joy of the Lord is your strength; Nehemiah 8:10.
I believe you will gain new strength as you wait on the Lord,
Isaiah 41:31

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MJREIMERS 8/16/2014 7:06PM

    Amen and prayers are continuing to come!

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MINDYJ1 8/16/2014 5:05PM

    Glad she is improving! emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/15/2014 1:14AM

    Thanks, Marcy! So good to hear Irene is making progress. To you both: May the Lord Jesus give you peace, fill you with joy, and breathe into you the Holy Spirit. Amen (John 20: 19-22)

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WENDYSPARKS 8/13/2014 4:40PM

    Glad she is doing a lot better! emoticon

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TINAJANE76 8/12/2014 5:18PM

    Oh my, it's been quite a while since I checked in with Irene and I'm just seeing these posts about her health scare now. Please send her my very best wishes for a speedy recovery and return home. Thank you so much for providing us with these updates, Marcy.
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HAPPYMOM8 8/10/2014 8:24PM

    Thanks again! Please continue to keep us posted!
Appreciate it so much!
Pat

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SANDRALEET 8/10/2014 6:41AM

    God is with her

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JUDITHANNIE 8/9/2014 12:25PM

    Thanks for the update, Irene is in my prayers daily. Judy

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PATTYKLAVER 8/9/2014 9:55AM

    Irene, I am so glad that you are such a fighter. God does seem to walk with you - emoticon . It's good to hear that there are people around you helping you and visiting with you. Still keeping you in my prayers.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/9/2014 4:42AM

    Thank you for the update on IRENE. I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
HUGS
Pam

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_LINDA 8/8/2014 5:18PM

    That is wonderful she will have a relative visiting! She is an amazing fighter! Still wanting to move even when they are not allowing it! Praying she continues to improve. So miss her online her. She is a bright Spark to so many of us!
Thank you for the update!

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SPARKFRAN514 8/8/2014 3:39PM

    Its nice that she has such a good spark friend that keeps us up to date on condition. and that family is coming to visit that always helps you feel better.
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REGENA17 8/8/2014 12:13PM

  I am so, so happy to hear your doing better!! I will be keeping up the prayers and asking the lord to put his loving arms around u daily so u feel his great love, and that he heals u fast!! Take care Irene and please keep us updated!! Sure has made my day that u are doing better! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/8/2014 12:09PM

    Glad she's improving slowly! And nice she has family coming, too. And YOU are a wonderful spark friend to update us. Thank you!

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MSLZZY 8/8/2014 10:40AM

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TUTUNAN 8/8/2014 9:47AM

    Good news!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/8/2014 9:46AM

    Thanks for the update, think of her often when I am here.,

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SHIRLA7 8/8/2014 8:54AM

    This is great news. She's in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Thanks for keeping us updated. Won't be long and she will be back on here herself updating us and what a joyous day that will be!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/8/2014 8:40AM

    This is wonderful news. Please let her know how much spark love we are sending her way. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.

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ICECUB 8/8/2014 8:40AM

    thanks for the update. tell her she has a lot of prayers going up for her healing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 8/8/2014 8:22AM

    Sending my (Hugs). Keep healing Irene. emoticon
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Debbie


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RAINBOWMF 8/8/2014 7:30AM

    Thank you for the update Marcy, you are a good friend.

Power in prayer, Irene, stay strong we are all here rooted for you.

Love Mary

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LKWQUILTER 8/8/2014 7:29AM

    Thanks for the update Marcy. emoticon for Irene and speedy recovery.

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GLORYB2014 8/8/2014 7:04AM

    I am happy to hear that Irene is recovering well. It is going to take time but I know she'll make it!

Thank you for keeping us updated Marcy!
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ARCHIEMITCHELL 8/8/2014 6:31AM

    Irene, it's wonderful news you are sending through Marcie. ( Marcie I appreciate you keeping us informed .) I miss you and Max on "Classy 70"s". I'm sure you have heard what a wonderful job Lew and Gloria are doing on the thread, but it will be a comfort to see you back online.

Slow and steady wins the race, Irene, but I'am so happy to hear you can push yourself up. You certainly are God's soldier. Have a lovely visit with you niece.
I'm praying for you.
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CAROLYN0107 8/8/2014 4:49AM

    Irene, I am so glad you're doing better. Keep up the moving as you're able. I'm praying for you in Africa.
Carolyn

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GRANJERRY1 8/8/2014 3:08AM

    Good to know that Irene is recuperating well. I know at our age it is a steep climb, but knowing my dear friend and her spirit I am sure she will be back to her old self soon.

Sending her prayers and a million hugs and wishes.

Mani

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123ELAINE456 8/8/2014 2:14AM

  Thanks Marcy. So good to hear that Irene is doing better. God Blessings to Everyone Always. Hope that You will have a Great Day Irene. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way For Everyone. God is With You and Beside You. Jesus Loves You too. We Miss You.

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JAMER123 8/8/2014 12:21AM

    Good to hear Irene is doing so much better. I will continue to keep her in my prayers so that she will be comforted. Blessings!!
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FLEMIDG 8/8/2014 12:18AM

    So glad to hear that Irene is doing better. Thanks for letting us know. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

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KATHYJO56 8/8/2014 12:03AM

    Thank you for the update. Please keep reminding her that her Spark Friends are praying hard for her recovery. We miss her. God bless you for being such a good friend to her.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 8/7/2014 11:07PM

    emoticon I will pray for her and her entire family as well as you.
Thank you so much for the update on Irene. Please send her love and peace and emoticon

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KAYDE53 8/7/2014 11:07PM

    I'm glad to hear she's doing better, I will continue to pray for her too! emoticon

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NASFKAB 8/7/2014 10:42PM

  thanks for the update all the best to her & you for keeping us informed

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GORDON66 8/7/2014 10:35PM

  Most excellent!!!!!!

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TXGRANDMA 8/7/2014 10:32PM

    Thanks Marcy, for updating us! So glad to hear that she is doing better! Prayers continue! emoticon

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GLORY- 8/7/2014 10:27PM

    Thanks so much for the update! Praise the Lord she is doing better!

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NELLIEC 8/7/2014 10:27PM

    Yes, I am continuing to pray! I am very glad she is sounding better. What a relief!!! emoticon

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8-1-14 Update on Irene

Friday, August 01, 2014

Hello friends of Irene (didmis)
this is her friend Becky (mom4407)

I would like to update you on her condition.

She is well enough to be transferred back to the Rehab center Legends.

At Legends her condition will be re assessed so she can continue with her therapy.

Irene had 4 doctors and they all said she was able to go back to Rehab.

Irene is has breathing treatments for her pneumonia.

Irene appreciates all the cards and prayer everyone is sending her.

She reads the comments laughs and her heart is lifted.

God Bless
Becky for Irene

  
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ICECUB 8/7/2014 10:27PM

    SO GLAD IRENE IS IMPROVING, WILL KEEP HER IN MY PRAYERS

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FLSUNSHINE1931 8/7/2014 10:27PM

    Thanks for taking the time to give us an update. We care.

Marsha/FL


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KOPSBABY 8/4/2014 7:09AM

    Thanks for the update Becky. Prayers that Irene continues to improve daily. Hugs, Irene. We miss you!!

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123ELAINE456 8/3/2014 11:46PM

  That is Wonderful News and Update. Thank You Very Much For Letting Us Know. God Blessings Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!Going Her Way. May God Be With You Always Irene. I hope that You have a Good Week.

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HAPPYMOM8 8/3/2014 8:52PM

    Wonderful news!
You are doing great, Irene!
We are so happy.
Hugs, Pat

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SHIRLA7 8/3/2014 6:02PM

    So glad to hear this wonderful news! Thanks for the update. My prayers continue for a speedy recovery.

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REGENA17 8/3/2014 11:54AM

  Thank you so much for the update, please let Irene know we continue to pray for her!

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WENDYSPARKS 8/3/2014 10:24AM

    Praying for you Irene..... emoticon

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/2/2014 5:55PM

    emoticon for the update.

Irene, you scared us as well as yourself. Just accept that you have a lot of Spark's friend and when we pray it sends a whole lot of prayers to God. Now multiple that by all the other friends we have off line who also prayed for you. Just consider yourself blessed.

You also have two special Spark's buddies who were there keeping us posted.

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JUDITHANNIE 8/2/2014 11:22AM

    Thank you so much for the update. Prayers continue emoticon

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SHIRLEYX 8/2/2014 11:19AM

    What wonderful news! Thank you so much for the update Becky

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HAPPYMOM8 8/2/2014 10:58AM

    What wonderful news! Thank you Becky!!
Yes, Irene , you are one remarkable person and a fighter as well!
Just continue on the healing path with the help of the doctors guided by The Lord!
We are all looking forward to your complete recovery!
Hugs, Pat

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YELLOW09RED 8/2/2014 10:41AM

    Good morning Irene,
I hope your day is nice.
God bless you.
Sending my hugs.
Debbie
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GLORYB2014 8/2/2014 9:22AM

    Thank you for the update Becky. I always knew Irene was/is a strong person and she is showing it more so now! I sure miss her and pray for a full recovery for my little peach!
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GRANJERRY1 8/2/2014 6:55AM

    Please let Irene know that I miss chatting with her as well as her Max Lucado posts...
Praying for her fervently and sending her big warm hugs

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PATTYKLAVER 8/2/2014 2:35AM

    She has been through so much, yet she is such the fighter! I'm glad she's doing better.

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SPARKFRAN514 8/2/2014 1:48AM

    Glad things are moving along in the right direction and she can get to getting stronger each day . prayers continue . emoticon

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GLORY- 8/2/2014 1:07AM

    emoticon Glory to God! Thanks you Jesus for your healing power that is working in Irene right now! emoticon
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_LINDA 8/2/2014 1:04AM

    Wow! She has pneumonia and heart failure and they are releasing her from the hospital?? That is incredible! I am praying this means she is recovering and no longer in critical condition.. Please know Irene, you are greatly loved and missed here in Sparkland..
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CAROLYN0107 8/2/2014 12:49AM

    What great news! Tell Irene that I'm praying for her in Africa.

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KAYDE53 8/1/2014 11:54PM

    So happy to hear that she is doing better! Will continue to keep her in my prayers!!

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WOMANWITHGRIT 8/1/2014 11:30PM

    Irene
Thoughts and prayers to you. So good to hear this update. Pam

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 8/1/2014 10:23PM

    This is indeed wonderful news, Becky. I have appreciated your updates on Irene's health. emoticon
Please tell her she is in my prayers, and that I wish the best for her during her treatments. You both are very special ladies!
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Nancy

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IAMDARLENE 8/1/2014 10:17PM

   

Thanks so much for letting us know how Irene is doing! God bless you.

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JAMER123 8/1/2014 10:08PM

    Irene, I believe you have an amazing constitution!! You are healing from this last episode so very fast and that is fantastic!! So glad to hear you will be able to return to rehab. Our prayers must be working overtime!! I have you in my thoughts & prayers daily. Keep up the good progress and you will be going home before you know it!! God bless and take care of you!
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TXGRANDMA 8/1/2014 9:53PM

    thanks so much for the update, Becky! Marcy didn't say a lot in her update! Glad that Irene was well enough to go back to the rehab unit and continue her exercises so that she can be home soon! emoticon IRENE!!!

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LKWQUILTER 8/1/2014 9:40PM

    Thanks so much for the update. Prayers are being answered. ((HUGS))

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1CRAZYDOG 8/1/2014 9:35PM

    Thank you so very much for the update and all the best, Irene! HUGS and continued prayers.

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Praying for you, Irene! I'm thankful that God will continue to bless and work through you in whatever situation you're in. And I'm thankful you're doing better!!!
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NASFKAB 8/1/2014 9:22PM

  thanks for the update prayers & well wishes being sent

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FLSUNSHINE1931 8/1/2014 9:19PM

    Thanks so much for keeping us updated. She is in my daily prayers.

Marsha/FL

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MJREIMERS 8/1/2014 9:18PM

    Whew! I'm so glad that she is feeling better. Prayers continue to be sent!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/1/2014 9:11PM

    So glad Irene is getting better and back to the Rehab. Center. I hope to see a blog from her soon. Linda

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SANDRALEET 8/1/2014 9:09PM

    With God things go as he wishes

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LILYDOG11 8/1/2014 8:25PM

    I'm so glad to hear she's doing better, she's a special Lady.

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ICECUB 8/1/2014 8:12PM

    THIS WONDERFUL. HOPE SHE CONTINUE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.

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KATHYJO56 8/1/2014 8:09PM

    This is wonderful news. I will continue praying. Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/1/2014 8:08PM

    THANK YOU so much for the update on IRENE! We miss her, and she remains in our prayers.

HUGS
Pam

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NELLIEC 8/1/2014 8:05PM

    It is a relief that she is doing better! I am continuing to pray for her.

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RAINBOWMF 8/1/2014 7:58PM

    Thank you for the update.
Continued prayers.

Hugs Mary

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JAMBABY0 8/1/2014 7:43PM

    hope she gets better soon

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Irene is in the HEART Hospital

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hi friend of Irene (DIDMIS) this is Marcy her friend

Irene was taken to the Heart Hospital last night due to elevated ammonia levels, increased cardiac enzyme's and she is testing positive for blood clot.
(this was the text from her friend Brian this morning that had me speeding to the hospital out of town)

Just coming back from the Hospital (3:30pm)

Irene is NOT doing well........

Becky mashed up her food and fed her and I gave her the liquids --- she maybe ate a table spoon and 1/2 a small cup of water.

I was there when the Cardiologist came in - and in his phone call to Brian he did confirm that she had a Heart Attack.

Options:
1- Open heart surgery --- too weak
2. Stent - too week
3. Meds - for now

She is not her self - very little speech --- we had a hard time waking her -- Becky and I started massaging her feet and that helped a little then that's when we tried to feed her.

Cards arrived but she is not alert to focus long.

My heart is heavy.
We prayed over her while her Paster was there.

Marcy

  
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ANGGEL40 8/1/2014 5:12PM

    Praying for Irene... emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 8/1/2014 3:58PM

    This is great news. Hugs for you and Becky for all you both do.
God bless you both.
Thank you.
Hugs for Irene's healing time.
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GRANJERRY1 8/1/2014 3:07PM

    Marcy thanks for the update, hope it's good news & Irene is feeling better....

Prayers for her recovery continue

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MNNSAIDE 8/1/2014 3:04PM

    UPDATE ON IRENE (THIS IS MARCY)

IRENE HAS BEEN MOVED BACK TO THE REHAP HOSPITAL

SHE IS IN A SHARED ROOM

BECKY WAS THERE TODAY AT NOONISH TO MAKE SURE SHE ATE



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MINDYJ1 7/31/2014 8:46PM

    emoticon for her complete healing! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 7/31/2014 8:27PM

    Thank you for letting us know what is going on with our special lady. Prayers are going out for her and I do pray she gets better with each day.

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1FAVOREDLADY 7/31/2014 5:48PM

    Wow, I don't think my prayer is even needed. Will pray for her anyway. God bless you for sharing and her in her needs in Jesus name amen. Thank you Lord for helping her in this stressful time, help her to look to you Father and stay in your peace amen. emoticon to Irene

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SONFLOWERGAMMY 7/31/2014 5:14PM

    Dear Lord,
We lift Irene up and place her in Your loving and healing hands. Thank You for Your loving care.
Amen

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WENDYSPARKS 7/31/2014 4:47PM

    Praying for Irene...... emoticon

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DOILIEQUEEN 7/31/2014 3:10PM

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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ASHLEYK726 7/31/2014 11:56AM

    I am lifting you up in prayer Irene! emoticon

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REGENA17 7/31/2014 11:39AM

  I am praying for you Irene , praying God wraps his loving arms around you that you feel him and that he makes you well soon! Sending all our love and prays to you!

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MELRHAE 7/31/2014 9:22AM

    Praying for Irene

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YELLOW09RED 7/31/2014 8:10AM

    Good morning,
Sending my hugs and smiles for your day of healing.
I hope you can eat a little more each day.
I love you friend.
God bless you,
Debbie
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BOCCATAGHNA1955 7/31/2014 7:37AM

    Irene, you are in my prayers.

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ADDIEPER 7/31/2014 6:38AM

    Praying for you, Irene.

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FLEMIDG 7/31/2014 12:29AM

    I am so sorry to hear about Irene's health problems. I too will be praying for her. Thanks for keeping us up-dated.

Darlene


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PRAYERSGOUP 7/30/2014 11:53PM

    Dear Father God, please touch Irene and her family. I pray Your will be done in her life and in her health. I do not personally know Irene, Lord, but I know You do. You know what she needs and what is best for her. If it is not her time to join You in her Heavenly Home, Father, please send her a speedy recovery. Have mercy on her, Lord and do not let her suffer. Give her the strength to endure and let this event in her life help her to shine Your Light even brighter! I prey mercy, grace, healing, and blessing upon Irene, in Your Sweet and Holy Name, My Father, My Savior, My Lord, My God! AMEN.

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IAMDARLENE 7/30/2014 10:10PM

   

Marcy, I'll be praying for Irene!! Thanks for the new news!!! When I read your first post about you, Becky and Irene's pastor praying over her, I remembered hearing about someone else who was prayed over when they were in a really bad way and they came through with flying colors! Lord willing Irene will too.

Thanks for keeping us posted. Darlene

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LISADCANNON 7/30/2014 9:46PM

    Praying emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/30/2014 9:40PM

    Sending good thoughts and prayers!

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DJ4HEALTH 7/30/2014 9:32PM

    Praying for you Irene!! Get well soon! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRY0217 7/30/2014 9:08PM

    Irene will certainly be in my prayers...
God bless

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/30/2014 8:49PM

    Praying! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/30/2014 8:15PM

    Marcy, this is very sad. Thank you for letting us know. I will keep her in my prayers. Let her know that her SP friends are praying. She seems like such a wonderful person.

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    Praying for her emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/30/2014 7:28PM

    Irene, you are certainly in my prayers.
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HAPPYMOM8 7/30/2014 6:54PM

    Dear Marcy---thank you so much!!
Please--- we are looking for a update on Irene today.
Pat


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ICECUB 7/30/2014 6:21PM

    YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS emoticon

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CIERAPOET 7/30/2014 5:56PM

    Thank YOU Lord that Your Healing Power is at Work in Irene's Body Now In Jesus' Name! Peace Upon All those Around Her And an Abundance of Your Love and Grace. Than YOU Father For You Have Whatever Irene needs! emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/30/2014 5:45PM

    I'm so happy to read this Marcy,
Thank you for all you and Becky do. God bless you both.
Hugs for Irene. emoticon

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BEULAH45 7/30/2014 5:36PM

    Sending up prayers.
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MNNSAIDE 7/30/2014 5:35PM

    UPDATE on IRENE

Becky and I went to see Irene (not together - I was there for about 45 minutes and in comes Becky! what a coincide! I should have called her before I left!)

Her Paster was also there.

IRENE was AWAKE!!!!!!!!!!

Lung doctor came later in the morning --- he was glad also to see the change in her......he said 90% improvement!

Her comprehension and speech is still a little confusing due the ammonia but it's Irene - alive and kicking!

Becky - did a good job of getting her to eat......and we had her drink 3 small cups of water!

She had a 10 minute treatment for her lungs.

Happy Marcy!

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GRACEISENUF 7/30/2014 5:25PM

    Will pray now.

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TXHRT4U 7/30/2014 5:24PM

    emoticon Marcy for letting us know. I pray for God to provide her with miraculous healing!

Have a blessed day!

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MVKNET 7/30/2014 5:03PM

  Father, we lift up Irene praying that You would surround her with Your Peace that passes all understanding. We pray for wisdom for the medical staff who are treating her. May she feel Your Presence and Your Healing touch. In Jesus Name, Amen

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GREEN-EYED-LADY 7/30/2014 4:55PM

    Thank you Marcy for visiting and caring for Irene. You are an "angel". I will pray for Irene. God Bless you both. emoticon emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 7/30/2014 4:04PM

    Sending prayers of healing and comfort for Irene and her family and friends. emoticon emoticon

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ANDIOTT75 7/30/2014 4:01PM

    It saddens me to know that she is not doing well. I will keep her in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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MAESTRAPLANK12 7/30/2014 2:53PM

    For you, Irene, I am praying! emoticon emoticon

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PINKTWINKLELOVE 7/30/2014 2:51PM

    Praying for healing

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KATHYJO56 7/30/2014 2:45PM

    Irene, will certainly be in my prayers. Thank you for letting us know and please keep us updated on her condition. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 7/30/2014 2:30PM

    Praying for Irene. May the Lord keep her in His care.

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LILORITA 7/30/2014 2:21PM

    Will be praying for her.

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/30/2014 2:19PM

    Will continue to pray!

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HOLYROSARY 7/30/2014 2:18PM

    Praying for her now, will continue to do so, Hope God gives her strength to Recover.


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    I will keep her in my prayers. emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/30/2014 10:36AM

    I'm praying our Lord is with her to comfort her & keep her pain free.
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SHIRLEYX 7/30/2014 9:51AM

    Marcy thank you for updating us about Irene. Prayers being said for our dear Irene as well as you and her other friends that are able to be with her in the hospital. emoticon and emoticon

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To all my Spark Friends

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thank you all for your prayers emoticon and well wishes and kind thoughts

I am walking more with a emoticon , standing to do many of my other exercises.

I went to the bathroom all by myself with the emoticon .

Those may seem like such simple things for many but big steps for me.

They feed me too much food here and not healthy food. emoticon emoticon emoticon I am not used to eating 3 meals but the meals are nothing to blog about.

I changed rooms and now I am in a nice big private room.

Thank you all so much for the cards it always brightens my day.

Please remember to pray for the nurses that care for me.
God Bless you,
Irene

Irene Della Davis
Legend Healthcare
2109 South K Street
McAllen, Tx 78503

  
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WENDYSPARKS 7/31/2014 4:54PM

    Praying for you dear Irene.... emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 7/29/2014 5:43PM

    I am praying for Dear Irene!!
Please let her know we love her and will continue to keep her in our prayers!
Pat

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MNNSAIDE 7/29/2014 10:11AM

    ATTENTION ------ UPDATE ON IRENE
Brian just contacted me that Irene had to be taken to the HEART HOSPITAL due to elevated ammonia levels, increased cardiac enzyme's and she is testing positive for blood clot.
She is having a scan of the lungs as I write now.
The increased ammonia level is making her very sleepy.

*BRIAN ALSO SAID: SHE IS NOT DOING WELL AT ALL.

I will be going soon....... Prayers please. Marcy

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JILL313 7/27/2014 11:55PM

    Hi Irene, I'm really happy to hear your improving and feel better. Too bad they don't serve healthy food to help you heal faster. Keep your positive attitude and give us updates when you're able to. You're very missed by all your friends here and we Miss You. I'll be praying for your nurses as well as you. Hugs & Love, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 7/27/2014 9:41PM

    Hi Irene,


You may need the heavier foods to heal. Your body has been through a lot lately. Just doing physical therapy can burn a lot of calories when your body is struggling trauma.
Keep up the good work and continue to get better. One step at a time. Each day you will be a little stronger. emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/27/2014 8:30PM

    Praying for great care, more nutritious meals, and continued improvement in your strength and abilities. The full care facility my dad is at has been a terrific blessing where God's love during the activities and opportunities to socialize are incredible. May you be God's light in a sometimes dark tunnel. While you are recuperating, you will undoubtedly be a blessing to many because of your great faith. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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SHIRLEYX 7/27/2014 10:12AM

    You're making really great improvements. Praying that your recovery continues to be quick!


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SUNNYWBL 7/27/2014 1:21AM

    In the past, when I was in rehab, I was able to have input into the food they served to me. Have you met with their dietitian? They should be able to help you. emoticon emoticon


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PURPLEPEONY 7/26/2014 11:28PM

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PEGPENGUIN 7/26/2014 8:50PM

    Sounds like you are making great progress, keep up the good work.
Prayers being said for you!


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SHIRLA7 7/26/2014 4:32PM

    It's so good to hear from you Irene! So sorry to hear about your fall. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday! Take care of yourself and glad to hear that you are making progress.

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YELLOW09RED 7/26/2014 1:14PM

    emoticon I'm sorry about the meals. I'm happy about your walking. Yeah!!
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GLORYB2014 7/26/2014 10:57AM

    AWESOME improvements Irene! It's great to hear how you're doing. I know you're a determined person and have no doubt you'll be soon walking on your own. Don't worry about meals for now, you'll do fine with that later!
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CVRONEK 7/26/2014 7:54AM

    I had no doubt that you would do well Irene. You are emoticon !!

Enjoy the room to yourself and the meals, even if they are different.
Kind of like being on a vacation. Well....that's what I always tell myself when I am in the hospital or something. I have a vivid imagination, but it does help me get throught things. emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 7/26/2014 7:28AM

    So glad you're doing better and are now in a private room, if you want company all you have to do is leave your room. Food is never very good but you do need to eat to keep your strength up so you can go home again soon. keep up the good work and you should be home in no time. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/26/2014 7:28AM

    So glad that you are improving so well. You are such an I inspiration to many with your attitude and determination. (((HUGS)))

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CAROLYN0107 7/26/2014 2:01AM

    Irene, I'm so glad you're up and around with the walker and able to get to the bathroom by yourself. I for one KNOW what a big deal that is!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad also that you're now in a private room. That is especially good since you're moving more and need room for the chair, walker, etc.
I have my garage sale next weekend and have other things to do so I'm going on a partial SparkBreak for awhile. I'll keep tabs of your blog though.
HUGS from Africa.
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GORDON66 7/25/2014 11:14PM

  Be well and take care!!!!
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TXGRANDMA 7/25/2014 11:09PM

    emoticon to you, Irene! You sound perkier and like you are feeling better! I hope so! Glad that you are able to be up and walking!

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LILYDOG11 7/25/2014 11:06PM

    I'm glad you're making progress and am praying for your full recovery. I pray you will see improvements each day.

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SPARKFRAN514 7/25/2014 10:57PM

    Great to hear how you are doing and that you can do so many things for your self and as for the food think how fun it is to have some cook for you emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 7/25/2014 10:03PM

    How wonderful to hear your great progress,Irene!
If anyone can do it, you can!
Sorry about the food but you will home soon and can make up for lost time:)
Keep on doing what you are doing .
We miss you!
Hugs, Pat


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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 9:29PM

    You're making fine progress. HUGS!

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/25/2014 9:28PM

    emoticon emoticon You seem to be making good, steady progress, Irene. You are deeply missed on Classy 70"s and by me.
Thank the Lord you are in a private room I think can be more relaxing now.
I'm sorry about the institutional meals. Maybe something can be worked out.

God bless your friend and the Lord be with you. I am sure jesus sits in an empty chair beside you at night.
As always, and many emoticon
Nancy

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NASFKAB 7/25/2014 9:11PM

  all the best

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/25/2014 9:06PM

    Good to here from you. Glad things are going better and that you got a nice big room. Continue to get well. Linda

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JAMER123 7/25/2014 9:03PM

    So good to hear from you, Irene! It sounds like you are progressing well and will soon be able to do more on your own. Can you request certain foods or do they not give you a menu, just bring what they have made? Our hospital here has a menu they put out the day before and there are 2-3 choices for each category of foods like 2 meats, 3 veggies or fruits, 2-3 dessert and then drinks of your choice.

Continuing to send prayers of healing for you. God bless and keep you safe!
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_LINDA 7/25/2014 9:02PM

    You are doing amazing Irene!! Sorry about the food -you don't have to eat it all for sure. Could you ask for different food? Most hospitals have a limited choice menu you can choose from..
May you feel better and stronger each day.
Prayers and blessings for you and your health care team.,,
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WOMANWITHGRIT 7/25/2014 8:44PM

    So good to hear from you, Irene. These are big steps and good for you.

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SANDRALEET 7/25/2014 8:20PM

    Hospital food is not the best Hope you will get well soon God be with you

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GRANJERRY1 7/25/2014 8:14PM

    Praise The Lord....Irene really happy to read about the lovely progress you have been making.
Well I'm getting treated for my back & have been in bed for the past 2 days another 5 days of traction needed.



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SLENDERELLA61 7/25/2014 8:05PM

    Glad you are getting around now and that you are celebrating your improvements. Wishing you well. Take care and keep us updated.

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PICKIE98 7/25/2014 7:57PM

    PTL!

You are doing very well, considering how it started out. You are of hardy stock and are a very determined, strong person. God is helping you through this therapy.
Another learning opportunity...

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GLORY- 7/25/2014 7:51PM

    Well I think thats a big improvement! You couldnt get around for awhile so I'm sure you are glad for that, it gets tiring just laying around.
When someone else cooks for me I eat part of it. Maybe leave off the bread and eat the veggies and alittle meat. I sometimes eat the healthiest of what they fixed and leave the other stuff or take a few bites. Maybe you could request more fruits and veggies.
Glad you got a private room.

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FLSUNSHINE1931 7/25/2014 7:49PM

    Irene, so good to hear from you, and so excited to hear that you are doing so good. I am impressed with how well you are doing.

Keep up the good work, and so happy to hear that you are in a nice large room.

Hugs and prayers coming your way.

Marsha/FL

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MJREIMERS 7/25/2014 7:48PM

    Thanks for checking in and giving an update. I'm glad you are doing well and I pray for the nurses that care for you and for your continued healing.

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RAINBOWMF 7/25/2014 7:38PM

    Be well fast Irene.
You are doing great.
Hugs Mary

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There is no friend like a Spark Friend

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I am dictating this message to my Sparkfriend Mom4407 (Becky).

I would like to Thank all the people who have who have been emoticon for me and supporting me along the way. I want to Thank everyone for all your prayers and love.

I want to Thank Marcy one of the co-leaders on RGV team keeping the emoticon rolling and all the updates about my condition. I love the Max Lucado book.

Becky co-leader of RGV and co-leader of TOPS Friends thank you for bringing your emoticon laptop on the emoticon to the Rehab Center so I can keep in touch with my Sparkfriends.

Debbie and Marcy for the beautiful flowers.

And I especially want the Thank everyone near and far for the cards. I read and re-read them.

Yvonne everyone says the card looks just like me.

My story.
As my friend Marcy has told you I fell in my bathroom. I called a friend and I was taken to the hospital emoticon .
The doctors checked me for a stroke and heart attack. Praise God neither of those.
Then I had a CAT scan, I do not like emoticon especially the ones that scan.

The doctors found I had a broken vertebrae. emoticon
He said he could fix it and I would be as good as new after the operation. When I woke up I got the bad news. My bones are too soft and he could not operate. Instead I am in a body brace. I can not bend. I can sit and lie in bed.

For the next few months I will be in a Rehab Center. Twice a day I go to therapy. I am working on strengthening my arms emoticon so I can push myself up. I can walk with supervision. I know for now I am to be here. Everyday God brings people for me to be to minister to.
I will praise God and minister wherever I am.

My goal for now is to get strong so I can go home.
God bless you
Irene

  
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WENDYSPARKS 7/31/2014 4:55PM

    Sending prayers to you...hope you feel better soon.

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GLORY- 7/25/2014 1:10AM

    I am so sorry to hear this, I didnt know. I was wondering why I hadnt seen you around. I am praying for complete healing for you! emoticon

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WOMANWITHGRIT 7/23/2014 9:25AM

    Love, prayers, and hugs to you, Irene. Pam

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JUDITHANNIE 7/21/2014 9:13PM

    Oh Irene, I 'm so sorry to hear about your fall. Glad you are where people can help you get as strong as you can get. I know you are a fighter. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers always. Keep me posted when you can. emoticon Judy

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PATTYKLAVER 7/21/2014 9:08PM

    It's so good to see that you posted! I mentioned to someone who said that she was in contact with you what I went through, hoping she may have relayed it to you. In 2006, I broke my T12 vertebrae. In 2009, I broke my L1 vertebrae right underneath it. I was operated on both times. After the second surgery, they told me that they couldn't fix the second break right. But I was lucky enough to be referred to another doctor who did a third surgery where I had rods put in my back. It was a slow recovery, but made such a difference. Get opinions, I will keep you in prayer, and I hope things keep looking up for you.

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SHIRLA7 7/21/2014 1:58PM

    Irene, it was so good to hear from you. I am sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Remember to take things one day at a time.
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GLORYB2014 7/21/2014 10:01AM

    Irene, it is GREAT to hear from you!

I'm so sorry for all you went through and are going through. You are always in my thoughts and heart and I keep you in my prayers always.

Love & hugs, Gloria xoxo
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YELLOW09RED 7/21/2014 9:53AM

    Good morning Irene,
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SANDRALEET 7/21/2014 7:57AM

    God is with us

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_LINDA 7/21/2014 1:48AM

    So very sorry to hear this news :-(( This is the first I have heard of it I am sorry to say. So thankful you had someone to call (and that you were able to) to take you to the hospital. Unfortunately, most falls happen in the bathroom :-( Its the most dangerous room in the house.
Praying you will have a speedy and full recovery. Maybe you will have to go on Fosovance to strengthen your bones like me. It worked and now I have normal bone density whereas before I was on the bottom of the chart.
Healing, soothing thoughts and prayers sending your way.
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FLEMIDG 7/21/2014 12:58AM

    I am praying that you will soon recover. Take care. God bless you.

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/21/2014 12:52AM

    Praise God for your great desire to glorify Him. You're a true jewel! Hope you find some relief, comfort, and healing. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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MNNSAIDE 7/21/2014 12:26AM

    emoticon Well hello there my Dear Friend!!!!!!

emoticon Good job Becky!!!!!!!

emoticon Praying for you everyday!!!!!

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Marcy

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RAINBOWMF 7/20/2014 10:34PM

    Irene I am so happy you have friends that can help you keep in touch with us. Wonderful friends that let us know what had happened so we could all pray for you.
Sending you many many hugs and prayers are being said for your speedy recovery.

Love Mary

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TXGRANDMA 7/20/2014 10:07PM

    Oh, my goodness, Irene! I didn't know that anything had happened to you! Thank goodness you are in a rehab facility where they can take care of you and help you gain your strength while you learn to live in this cast. So nice of your friend to bring you a laptop so that you can stay in touch. God Bless you and you are in my thoughts and prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 7/20/2014 10:06PM

    emoticon emoticon and no racing in the halls emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 7/20/2014 10:04PM

    Irene, I am sure you are in a very good place for the problem you have. Keep working on the upper body strengthening. It will be a great help to your moving around. Thinking of you daily and prayers for healing are still being said. God Bless. Have a wonderful Sunday evening.
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MJREIMERS 7/20/2014 9:53PM

    Healing prayers and hugs for you, my friend.

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NASFKAB 7/20/2014 9:52PM

  hugs & prayers for you















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SIOL55 7/20/2014 9:49PM

  Praying for your recovery and asking blessing for your on your journey back to good health.

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NELLIEC 7/20/2014 8:09PM

    I am praying for your healing.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 7:57PM

    Sending hugs, prayers and friendship your way. You are aninspiration!

You are sooooo right . . . no friends like spark friends!

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LILYDOG11 7/20/2014 7:56PM

    My prayers for you to get better with each day. Thank you for taking the time and thinking of your SparkFriends to dictate a letter. God Bless You and think of you lots. emoticon Lesley

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FLSUNSHINE1931 7/20/2014 7:49PM

    Irene, so good to hear you are doing so well. You are blessed with good friends that take the time of their day to come and minister to you. We all wait eagerly to hear something about you, wether it is through a friend, or down the road from you.

Keep up the good work, and I have no doubt in my mind that you wil grow stronger each day with the determination that you have.

Hugs and prayers coming your way day and night.

Your friend
Marsha/FL
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YELLOW09RED 7/20/2014 7:29PM

    Hi Irene,
It's nice to read your blog. Please heal quickly with your therapy.
Sorry to read about the body brace.
God bless you.
Sending my hugs and love.
I'm glad you can minister to others there. God is wonderful.
Good night friend,
Debbie
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GRANJERRY1 7/20/2014 7:10PM

    Irene..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Good to read your blog....you can say that again....there is no friend like a Spark friend and for me you are right there on top....simply the emoticon
Praying for your speedy recovery.........

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings
Mani


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LKWQUILTER 7/20/2014 7:08PM

    Praying for you Irene. I know that God will give you strength and courage during this time. emoticon emoticon

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CUSH1932 7/20/2014 7:03PM

    You Are such an encouragement. I wanted to encourage you and you encouraged me. I really miss your blogs. But now you concentrate on getting strong. You will do it. I will continue to pray for you as you do God's work in your temporary assignment. Stay encouraged. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/20/2014 6:52PM

    Hi IRENE, It is so good to hear from you. We sure miss you, so thank you for keeping in touch. You take care of yourself, and know how much we care about you. You remain in my (our) thoughts and prayers.

HUGS
Pam

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