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Birthday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well, as most of you know my birthday was the 26th.
What an emoticonday.
Was woke up by the telephone before my beauty sleep had time to do its work. emoticon
Then lunch with two friends at my favorite restaurant with a free emoticon
Wonderful food and time of fellowship.
Then Spark started sending best wishes and goodies from the day before until now. emoticon
fb could not be left behind so received lots of best wishes.
Even received a birthday song in Spanish "Las mananitas"
All of this between doctor's appointments the week before and yesterday.
Trying to get this old engine ready for another 20 years.
Someone told me everything needs maintenance.
So Again I say
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one and all. You made my day.
God bless each and every one of you.
Irene

  
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REDBUD1 11/3/2010 9:53PM

    Happy Birthday!! I'm a bit late, but glad to hear you had such a great celebration. Continue the celebration. I very much enjoy reading your entries and all they joy you share. Happy Birthday!

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HAPPYMOM8 10/29/2010 8:51PM

    I am so happy that your BD was a very Happy one. You have all the tools, AND the right belief system to carry your goal of another 20 years off without too many hitches! emoticon
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Pat

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WCATAP 10/29/2010 7:11PM

    Very happy birthday. My hubby is the 14th and my son the 27th. We just had a birthday weekend feast. Many special people are born in the month of October. God's most abundant blessings.

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WORKINGHARD7 10/29/2010 1:32PM

    Happy belated birthday. May God give you many, many more. God bless you.

Carol

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STACEYM980 10/29/2010 6:01AM

    Glad your day was filled with God's reminders of how much HE loves you! :) And how much others do too!

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BECCA023 10/28/2010 6:38PM

    Irene
So glad you had a wonderful bday emoticon
You are a special person emoticon

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THEWINNER33 10/28/2010 5:26PM

    Irene, you certainly deserve the very best. Have a great next 20 years, and many more. emoticon

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MONTY68 10/28/2010 4:41PM

    Irene
What a lovely blog about a beautiful birthday for you. It sounds like you had one great day with many responses. You deserve the very best. Of course, everything needs some maintenance from time to time and it would seem as you are doing that. So you are only suggesting another 20 years, that seem to be a fair number , you can adjust it up as time goes on.
Thank you for your blog, I am so glad that it was a great day for you, and may you indeed have many, many more.

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NELLIEC 10/28/2010 4:04PM

    Ah, las Mananitas is certainly a pretty song!!!

May God bless you for many more wonderful years!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 10/28/2010 3:06PM

    So glad you had a great day!

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:45PM

    Hi Irene, Sorry for the repeat. I hit the wrong button.

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:44PM

    Enjoy the next twenty years. You give so much back, so we all need you to keep us on track. Blessings,
Nadine

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LAVENDERLILY 10/28/2010 2:38PM

    Enjoy the next twenty or so years. You give so much back that we all need you to keep us on track.
Blessings, Nadine

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SPARKEE 10/28/2010 1:44PM

    Happy Birthday! What a celebration!

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/28/2010 1:03PM

    Irene, you are so well loved and needed by sparkpeople. You are valuable to sparkpeople not only this team but to all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUNEBUG150 10/28/2010 12:37PM

    You're absolutely welcome! Many blessings to you! emoticon emoticon

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TIABITS 10/28/2010 12:33PM

    Happy Birthday Irene!

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DEEB58 10/28/2010 11:45AM

  Happy Birthday and wish you so many more be blessed

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ALL IS WELL

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here I am at home. Ate some good Mexican chicken soup with lots of veggies then slept.
I feel so good. emoticon
Much better than yesterday emoticon
My friend got me there a few minutes before time and I think I was the first one in. emoticon
They got me all wired up, turned me on my side and I felt everything he did.
It hurt more than the ones I had had before but I made it through with flying colors.
He said I was clean, nothing there.
Thank you for your support for me and for your prayers.
God is so good.

  
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MOM2GEO_JR 10/19/2010 9:29AM

    That is great news. Praise God...
Marsha


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BRANDIS623 10/18/2010 3:30PM

    Im glad you are ok!

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DIDMIS 10/15/2010 8:37PM

    Again thank you all. I slept really good last night then a two hour nap today. Feeling good.
Irene

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FEDUP!1 10/15/2010 7:16PM

    So glad all turned out well Irene. I would not like to have felt anything. PTL that all is well!!

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2BEATIT1 10/15/2010 12:51PM

    So glad all went well. God is faithful when we pray.
God bless you.
Now you can smile again. lol emoticon Whoo....that's over with.

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/15/2010 11:58AM

    Irene, our Daddy God loves and cares so very much for you. You are so special and valued to Him. I think mexican soup, all the soups thay they make are just so delicious. Enjoy this weekend knowing you have a clean bill of health and being able to spread your loving ways to all others. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARLIZG 10/15/2010 9:22AM

    I'm happy all's well with you

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DDCLEADER 10/15/2010 8:18AM

    Glad to hear that all is good with you Irene

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MOM4407 10/15/2010 6:09AM

    Another huddle your have made it over.
Becky

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CHARDANU 10/15/2010 12:05AM

    HALLELUJAH!!! Our prayers have been answered - just like we asked Him, too! (That they wouldn't find anything, because you are healed.)

Now you need to pay attention to SP articles on how to put lots of fiber into your diet, and such things as that. Oh what a relief! I know you're rejoicing too. Praise the Lord! I'm so happy to now go to bed on this high note. Last night we went to bed rejoicing over the Chilean miners coming out. Tonight I will rest and sleep good knowing that IRENE is A-okay! Thank you Lord!
CHAR

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NELLIEC 10/15/2010 12:05AM

    Ah, I understand if you are sensitive to anesthesia! I am weird in that some anesthesia takes longer to work, so I tell them to give it slowly so they don't overdo. Sometimes I am semi-awake where I feel what they call "pressure" and sometimes I am out

I am glad you passed with flying colors!

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TIABITS 10/14/2010 11:12PM

    Glad to hear all went well for you Irene! Take care!

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DIDMIS 10/14/2010 10:59PM

    Again I wish to thank each of you for your prayers and well wishes.

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CAROLYN0107 10/14/2010 10:53PM

    Thanks for the good report. I've had those tests three times as my family history is not so good in that end!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/14/2010 10:42PM

    Praise God Irene for His loving, protection!! We are blessed!

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SONGOFJOY27 10/14/2010 10:33PM

    Good to hear that all is well!

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BECCA023 10/14/2010 10:25PM

    Glad to hear everything turned out ok in the end.

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CAROLYNVIL 10/14/2010 10:24PM

    Glad every thing went O K . Not too happy about it being painful,but then I supposed neither were you.

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YJNANA 10/14/2010 9:52PM

    Gloria is quite witty :)

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DIDMIS 10/14/2010 9:45PM

    Thank you everyone. Gloria you are as cute and funny as ever. You know how to make a person emoticon
That is one thing that is not behind me.
As I said to some and possible in the blog I told them to be careful with the anisthesia as I am very sensitive to it.
I liked the toasty microwave heated blankets they put on me.
Irene

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GIRLINBRAZIL 10/14/2010 9:24PM

    Glad to hear that it all went well! Was thinking of and praying for you!

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JILL313 10/14/2010 9:20PM

    Praise God that it is behind you and that you are healthy. I've had three of them and the first two hardly hurt but the last one did--maybe it depends on the Doctor? God Bless.

Jill emoticon emoticon

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NOTSPEEDY 10/14/2010 8:05PM

    Thankful that everything was okay. Sorry to hear that it was so painful. I don't think that should have happened.

(((Hugs)))

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MNNSAIDE 10/14/2010 8:05PM

    Glad everything is okay.
TOPS missed you and said they would pray for you.

Love Gloria's two puns!!!

I'm home too!


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THEWINNER33 10/14/2010 7:50PM

    I am so happy for you. I don't think thay wanted you so alert and aware. I have always slept through the entire procedure. Glad you are back home. Marcia

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GLORYB2014 10/14/2010 7:27PM

    I'm so happy nothing is wrong on the sitter part of you Irene! Little smile there.

I never felt a thing when I had the procedure done, they had me doped up pretty good. I wish they had done that to you but it's over now and perhaps you won't be needing anymore of these dreaded things!
Have a good rest tonight, it's all behind you. Oh dear, another pun. emoticon
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Gloria

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GRACEISENUF 10/14/2010 7:07PM

    Good news!

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YJNANA 10/14/2010 5:53PM

    What a relief :)
Did you tell them???
Usually they have you so doopy you can't feel or remember a thing.



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ANOTHER MIRACLE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

As many of you know this is my rest day.
As you know when I say rest day I mean much of the time after 2:00 p.m. will be spent in the little room preparing for a colonoscopy Tomorow (Thursday).
Since I had to have a driver I asked one of my best friends to drive me. She said yes but decided she was going to take a trip instead.
Now what was I to do? emoticon
The young ones work, one best friend who is young is having her own physical problems right now.
I don't have many older friends and they have problems of their own or don't drive.
Oh me, oh my.
The hospital would not dismiss me if I did not have a driver.
I asked about waiting awhile until I could drive.
They let me know I could not drive all day.
Then a lady who used to be a leader at TOPS and we still get together some came to my mind.
I called her and as soon as she answered said, "I have been thinking of you and was going to call you but now I don't have to".
I said, I have a favor to ask and told her my problem.
She has a handicapped child and has a caregiver for the child. She said let me call the caregiver to see if she can come earlier. Don't worry it will be fixed.
I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Within five minutes she called. She will be driving me.
For years I was caregiver for my husband and so glad I was there for him.
But now I always wonder who will care for me when and if I need it.
GOD NEVER FAILS. HE IS MY CAREGIVER.
Thank each of you for your e-mails, goodies, etc. and especially for your prayers.
I know many of you are going through similar things and my prayers are with you.
Irene

  
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JUNEBUG150 10/25/2010 9:01PM

    Will be praying for you Irene! Keep us informed. emoticon

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/25/2010 7:09PM

    Will be praying for you Dear Irene!
Hugs,
Daddy'sGirl

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DIDMIS 10/25/2010 6:59PM

    I received some not so good reports from my doctor Friday and will see my gastronologist Wednesday. It is nothing serious like cancer,etc and will tell you more later.

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PAMAPPLE 10/25/2010 6:50PM

    Irene, I pray for God to continually take care of you and meet all of your needs. He smiles on you for being His faithful servant.

Stay happy, healthy and safe!

Pam emoticon

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VXWALL1942 10/14/2010 3:49PM

    You are both blessing and blessed. Thank you for all you do. The Lord is a wonderful Caretaker and never leaves us.

vicki

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JILL313 10/14/2010 2:47AM

    Irene, you are such a beautiful person and like you said, God is watching over and taking care of you. Your friend is a caring and wonderful person and I'm sure she feels blessed knowing someone as wonderful as you. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. God Bless.

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HAGIN2010 10/13/2010 11:35PM

    Irene
I truely believe God was watching over you today. What you have said is true God is your caretaker. Pray that everything goes well tonight and tomorrow. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 10/13/2010 10:23PM

    Irene, you are blessed!

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2BEATIT1 10/13/2010 7:31PM

    Dear Irene,
I am thinking of the verse, "Give and it shall be given unto do, pressed down and running over." I can see God is providing for you in the zero hour when you needed His help. He sent an angel your way.
I will be think of you as you are on the 'rest day'. Wasn't long ago I was doing the same thing.
May everything in the test be OK.
God bless you
Jean emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 10/13/2010 6:59PM

    What better Caregiver can we have than God? I am so glad things worked out for you. I will be praying that you will have good results from the Colonoscopy. Drinking and the cleanout are the worst part. And I know you appreciate the friend that came through for you. Trusting Him for good helps. Hugs, Jane

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YJNANA 10/13/2010 6:08PM

    Irene, how fortunate you are. Leave it to a Caretaker to be the one to step up and help someone :)
I am sure she may need help down the road herself and you would help her.
Your probably always going to find someone, because you help so many other people.
The Church is another good place to ask for help :)
I will be thinking about you at your appointment.
Love Yvonne

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SUSAN727 10/13/2010 4:35PM

    I always have similar problems when I have procedures done. I just hate to ask people to do things for me but I always try to help anyone out that asks.



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WENDYSPARKS 10/13/2010 2:57PM

    I am glad you got a ride!!! I am sure you will be fine. God Bless You. I will be praying for you and thinking of you!!! God is there with you!!! emoticon

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THEWINNER33 10/13/2010 2:34PM

   

As others have already stated, go to the busiest person and they will find time to help. God works in mysterious ways. He will be with you today and tomorrow as He is everyday. I hope all goes well. Prep day is the least comfortable day. Tomorrow you lay back and doze while the doctor does the work. Prayers and hugs are coming your way. Marcia emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 10/13/2010 2:20PM

    You are so right God is watching over you.

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/13/2010 1:55PM

    Irene, isnt God just the greatest? He knew who to give the thought of you to. You are so blessed and highly favored and deeply loved by the Father God. He values you so much, that He had the both of you connect up in the spirit which led to the phone call. God has you in the palm of His right hand and no harm or injury shall come onto you. You are so protected, you have that hedge of protection and the wall of fired all around you, surrounding you and washed in the blood of Jesus. emoticon emoticon God is so good and so smart and so awesome. He most definitly is your caregiver, He just prooved it to you in such a beautiful way.

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GLORYB2014 10/13/2010 1:55PM

    It is the busy person who will always find time to help you Irene ~ your friend found time to help you just as you always find time to help others!
I know He had a hand in it but I also believe in "what goes around comes around" and it was your time to be helped, dear friend.
Rest as much as you can today ~ the procedure will be over in no time tomorrow.
Hugs to you sweetie!
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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/13/2010 1:52PM

    Irene, Praise the Lord that you have a driver! Praying all goes well today and tomorrow.
As LadyLee said you can't have any better care giver than Jesus, Himself!!

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MOM1014 10/13/2010 1:41PM

    What a thoroughly nice person that is. She has her own problems but is willing to help an friend. You are indeed fortunate and it is no coincidence.

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ANNIELAV 10/13/2010 1:36PM

    happy that someone is able to help you. Praise God!

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LADYLEE13 10/13/2010 1:35PM

    This is so wonderful. What better caretaker could you possibly have.
God is so generous with his miracles, and loves his children unconditionally.
We are so fortunate to have a father like that.
I just want him to be proud of me.
Love Lee

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MONTY68 10/13/2010 12:43PM

    Hi Irene
I think your concerns for yourself and someone taking care of you are valid, I do think with your faith in God, that there will always be that person who shows up. I am glad that you were able to find someone for tomorrow. I also think you know that your friends here in Spark always have you in their prayers.
Rest today, knowing that everything is taken care of for tomorrow.

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HAPPYMOM8 10/13/2010 12:39PM

    Like the rescued miner said this morning-'I was with the devil and I was with God and God won!!

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CHARDANU 10/13/2010 12:36PM

    They say that a busy person is usally the one that can find time for something else, and get it done. So it is with people who give - they seem to be able to give a little more. Thank the Lord for this lady who went the extra mile to help you. And I love your declaration of God being your caretaker. Truly He is, and He'll provide for you when the time comes.
I was just reading this morning: if you can't make yourself grow and inch, why do you worry about how you're going to do anything else? God takes care of the sparrows and clothes the lillies and He knows even before we ask Him, what our needs are. So glad you have her to take you to the hospital appointment. Hubby and I prayed together for you this morning and will tomorrow as well. God bless.
Love, CHAR

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ADORNED2 10/13/2010 12:31PM

    GOD is GOOD - ALL The TIME -
All The TIME - GOD IS Good
Doesn't matter how we phrase it
GOG IS GOOD TO US - Hugs my Dear

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TOLD MY OVERWEIGHT DOCTOR ABOUT SPARK

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Today was fun day. Not SONday. emoticon
It was the day I went to my doctor and endured the sitting for two hours.
Yes, I said emoticon 2 hours.
What was going on?
Who had an emergency?
When the doc finally came in he said he had hit a dog on his way to work.
He called 911 because he had hit a emoticon
They told him to call the police. The police didn't answer so he turned around and went back. He had not stopped since the traffic was heavy.
When he got back he found the dog in a neighbor's arms and the dog had a broken leg.
Workers had let the dog out and he had run into the street.

NOW HE WAS VERY PLEASED WITH MY WEIGHT LOSS
He said TOPS was good for me.
I said yes and Sparks online was also good so gave him a spark card and told him it was free.
He is emoticon(well not quite that bad) and has nurses emoticon also. They wrote sparkpeople.com on a bulletin board and hope will be looking it up and recommending it to some of his patients also.
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Get the word out about SPARK

He wasn't so happy about some other things so I am to have an MRI on a knee Monday as it locks on me sometimes then later will be having a colonoscopy.
My very favorite thing to do!!!!!
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So trying to get this body back into shape.

  
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MNNSAIDE 10/9/2010 2:18PM

    Your doc BETTER have gone back to check on the dog - you know me I would have stopped traffic - well put it this way - I have stopped traffic for animals that other people have hit.

Let us know about your up coming test

Your friend from one of the "little towns"!!!

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JIBBIE49 10/9/2010 1:20AM

    That was nice of him to go back to see about the dog. emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/9/2010 12:09AM

    Again thank you for all who responded.
Irene

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DEPAULGIRL09 10/8/2010 9:15PM

    I love how you spread the spark!

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HAPPYMOM8 10/7/2010 9:54PM

    Good for you Irene! You just might help save your medical teams lives, who knows?
I have told my doctors about SPARK too. Not because they were overweight but just because they are happy with my weight loss . My last mention of it was to a new family dr. a young woman and yes she knew all about it and was pleased I was using it! emoticon
Pat

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B-N-ME 10/7/2010 7:21PM

    Way to spread the spark Irene!

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OMI2GC1 10/7/2010 7:08PM

  Thanks for bringing us up to date. I am far behind on postings today. DH has his colonospy (sp) this morning, and praise God it was great. Said for a man 83 he has a clean colon.
God is Good.
Marsha

PS ^5 for getting Sparks out there.

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DIDMIS 10/7/2010 12:01PM

    Sparkee I probably would have called 911 also. People are so mean if you hurt a pet and I don't have the number for the police in all of these little towns around here in my phone. In fact I don't think I have one for my town. This is an area of a lot of small towns, one right after the other.
THANK YOU EVERYONE again for your comments on my blog.

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102633 10/7/2010 7:12AM

    Good for you getting the information out to the medical world that Sparkpeople is for real and it does work for those who will follow its plan.

Hope that all goes well with the additional medical tests.

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HAGIN2010 10/7/2010 3:05AM

    Irene sorry you had to wait 2 hours, but he had a good reason. emoticon spreading the spark. Here is hoping your doctor will take some of his own advice. Sorry you have to have the other two tests will be praying for you.

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JILL313 10/7/2010 2:09AM

    It's hard to wait 2 hours for anything, but I tend to be inpatient - but he was late for a good reason--glad the dog is going to be ok.

You're doing great--already spreaking the Spark! emoticon!


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CAROLYN0107 10/7/2010 1:15AM

    emoticon Spreading the Spark!
I'm glad you have the MRI and Colonoscipy scheduled.

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SPARKEE 10/7/2010 12:58AM

    HI, I love reading your blogs! I had a colonoscopy and agree --- not so fun. But very necessary! Thanks for referring your docs to Sparkpeople.com! I hope they follow YOUR example and work to get healthy!

By the way, it kind of struck me as strange for an educated person to call 911 for an injured dog ~ sounds like something one of my kids would have done when they were little boys! emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/6/2010 11:18PM

    The Mri is Monday, the colonoscopy is the 14th.
Yes my doctor tried to get me to lose weight before I started in 2007. I told him I would race him but he didn't want to.


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YJNANA 10/6/2010 11:13PM

    You did good Irene, you did good :) He needed to hear that
there is a site for support and losing weight.
Nothing worse than an over weight Dr. they lead by example??
So hope he follows through :)

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LADYLEE13 10/6/2010 11:13PM

    Hi Irene,

Your Dr sounds nice to care care about the dog,
You did a good job telling them about SP.
When are you having the MRI? I hope they can fix it.
I think my miracle has started to work Re; my pain
TTYL
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DIDMIS 10/6/2010 11:01PM

    Yes, I read the article about obesity in doctors. Thank everyone for your comments. I appreciate you all.
Irene

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MONTY68 10/6/2010 10:59PM

    Hi Irene
You are doing a great amount of work on yourself, sorry you are going to go through some tests, but you will have good results. Doctors seem to think they don't have to be on time to see patients, at least people should be told ahead of time there are delays.
Congratulations on telling them about Spark. There was an article the other day about the high rate of obesity in doctors. Maybe someone in his office will check us out. You can only give the information.

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GLORYB2014 10/6/2010 10:54PM

    Good for you, spreading the spark like that Irene!
Sorry to hear of the other things but when you're all checked out you'll feel great!
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Gloria

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DIDMIS 10/6/2010 10:39PM

    Yeah, I have had a colonoscopy twice before. I know about the bathroom part.
Then when you are through all you want to do is go home and sleep. It is on my TOPS night but that is the day I have to go as the doc he wants me to see only works Thursdays so I will have to ask to be excused.
This Thursday they are having a big blast for me since I reached my goal and became a KOP

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KAYDE53 10/6/2010 10:27PM

    Way to go on spreading the Spark!! I think that is so neat!! Sorry about the other things you're going to have to do, but hopefully everything will turn out okay, with the Lord's help, of course. Sending up prayers!! emoticon

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CHARDANU 10/6/2010 10:06PM

    IRENE: Glad you're scheduling the colonoscopy. Prayers for that and your knee as well. May the Lord heal you completely. You have more work to do in Mexico!
Love, CHAR

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NELLIEC 10/6/2010 9:23PM

    For the colonoscopy prep stay CLOSE to a bathroom. The procedure nowadays isn't too bad, though 20 some years ago, they weren't as knowledgeable about the meds.

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MOM4407 10/6/2010 9:09PM

    2 hours OMG I think I would have walked out. No come to think of it I have waited that long to talk with a doctor. Keep you head up.

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LUV-BEING-NANA 10/6/2010 9:05PM

    Way to go on Spreading the Spark!!!!

Sorry you will have to under go those tests, but consider it a blessing that we have those options! May God bless you with good health and end the ailments plaguing you right now.

Blessings, Irene
Michelle

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/6/2010 9:02PM

    The colonoscopy itself is not so bad, but that prep is not fun at all. Hope you get good reports from your tests. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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CAROLYNVIL 10/6/2010 8:54PM

    Oh my! that colonoscopy does not sound like fun,but we have to do what we don't like sometimes,nessary evil. sorry to here about your knee locking up,that can't be good. Hopefully you will get every thing straightened out. It is best to keep on top of every thing.I will be praying for you.

carolyn

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UPDATE ON MEXICO

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Several gun battles reported in Matamoros; CBP temporarily closed bridges

September 14, 2010 8:17 AM

Matamoros is about 60 miles from us. It seems they just move up and down the border.
I was able to take what I needed to take to our side of the bridge to give to the pastor's family earlier.
God makes a way and we are believing God is going to move in this situation.
Greater is He that is in us than He who is in the world.

The Brownsville Herald
Mexican authorities have confirmed several shootouts through the streets of Matamoros, while US. authorities confirmed the temporary closing of two international bridges.

The shootouts took place late Monday night and early this morning for approximately two hours between the Mexican Military and various groups of armed gunmen from both the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas, said a Mexican law enforcement official who asked that his name not be released citing security reasons.

The shootouts were reported in various areas as the gunmen fought and moved spraying the streets with gunfire and multiple grenades. The areas where the shootouts took place include Fraccionamiento Rio, Colonia Del Carmen, Colonia Jardin, which is near the Gateway International Bridge, Calle Sexta, Lauro Villar, which is near the Los Tomates Bridge or Veterans Bridge.

As a result of an incident in Matamoros, Tamaulipas and at the request of the Mexican government, traffic was halted on both the Gateway and B&M international bridges for about 20 minutes as a precautionary measure, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Eddie Perez.

“As always, CBP's top priority is the safety of the traveling public and our officers,” Perez said. “CBP is in constant communication with our partners in Mexico and we continue to monitor any and all situations.”

Hours earlier, on Monday afternoon, a grenade attack was reported at the offices of the Mexican Attorney General's Office-- PGR in Matamoros which lies along Calle Sexta, just a few blocks from the Gateway International Bridge, the source said. No shots were fired during the grenade attack.

According to the source, a vehicle drove by the office and threw a grenade at it causing some damage to some SUVs that were parked outside. The SUVs had been seized in another case and were being held as evidence.

The PGR office in Matamoros has become a regular target for members of organized crime. Last month at least four separate grenade attacks took place.

Reports of gunfire and explosions in Matamoros shortly preceded a request from the Mexican government to stop traffic into Mexico overnight.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Spokesman Eddie Perez said it happened after midnight, and the sheriff’s department halted traffic at the Gateway and B&M international bridges for about 20 minutes.

Perez said CBP will continue monitoring this situation, maintaining its priority for its officers and the traveling public.




Irene Davis "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

  
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BOBBIENORTHERN 9/22/2010 2:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Irene, you are marvelous in the eyes of our Lord. Yes, the end of the dispnsion of Grace is drawing near.

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GRAMMAP1 9/21/2010 7:36PM

   
Hi Irene,
Your faith is showing! Someone asked when it was going to end. Maybe not until Christ's return which could be soon! Our prayers are with you. You are on the battlefield for your Lord. emoticon Jane

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DIDMIS 9/21/2010 3:25PM

    Bamajam I wanted to reply to you on your Spark Page but saw you didn't have one. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment but I am just like all the rest, imperfect but "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

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BAMAJAM 9/21/2010 11:27AM

  Dear Irene,

I salute you and indeed commend you for your tireless efforts in Christ's holy name! You are truly an angel on this earth, and may your beautiful virtue be motivation for all to imitate. Your spirit of love and compassion inspires me, Irene. God bless you always with His abundant grace!

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DIDMIS 9/15/2010 10:30AM

    Yes and the policeman and other officials need prayer also. Everyone on both sides of the border needs prayer.

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MOM4407 9/15/2010 6:49AM

    Pray for the Drug Lords. They need to see the light.

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FERRET_76 9/14/2010 9:42PM

    I miss going to Mexico - I'm 30 minutes away and haven't visited in nearly 3 years?!.... Stop the Violence!!

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HAPPYMOM8 9/14/2010 9:02PM

    So emoticon.

When will it end?

Pat

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BPULLOS 9/14/2010 3:08PM

    Prayers for your people Irene. May God put a hedge of protection around you and the others there that are trying to do His work and spread His word.

Love In Christ, Barb

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NELLIEC 9/14/2010 2:45PM

    Well, I wasn't around Chicago during the gangster violence there, but somehow this reminds me of that time. In fact, probably worse since it seems to be more widespread!

I am praying!

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PLAYBLUES22 9/14/2010 1:52PM

    Sweetie, I know that our Father watches and cares for us and that you are doing his work, but please be very careful and take care

Ronnie emoticon

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