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WHAT MY DOCTOR SAID ABOUT WATER CONSUMPTION

Friday, October 12, 2012

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Someone mentioned I might be drinking too much water. I asked my doctor. He said I should drink plenty of water so I didn't dehydrate again.

My home health care nurse told me the same thing.

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or more a day. They said that is fine.

If you are active you are to drink more water.

I sure do not want to dehydrate again and become a zombie.

On the teams I belong to I have a topic on "did you drink your 8 glasses of water today" Very few people post and some teams don't post at all. Then I see they are battling with water intake.

A SUGGESTION: one team I belong to chooses their own streak, something they battle with like I chose desserts and finished my 100 days today. They don't tempt me any more. Maybe you who battle with water can do a streak on water consumption.

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Irene

  
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 10/29/2012 12:48PM

  I have read the blog and all the comments and think everything here is a life line to life and a great and more active and healthy life since we are mostly water in our physical body.

Thank you once again for the water sharing Irene.

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NDTEACHER1 10/15/2012 10:58PM

    Good job, Irene.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/13/2012 4:20PM

    I love drinking my water! I used to be addicted to soda pop (Diet Coke especially) but I gave it up completely in 2005 and don't miss it at all. Now all I drink is water, except for some soy milk in my cereal, and the occasional mug of hot tea.

Cheers!
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HEALTHYDEBRA 10/13/2012 12:08PM

    What a great subject. I have drunk at least 8 glasses of water per day for years (ever since I joined WW when my 25 yo ds was a baby). However, last year at a WW meeting (at least as my memory serves me), I was told that we could count coffee & other beverages in the total. So I started counting them in the 8. I usually only have 2 cups of coffee a day and 1 glass of iced tea. But I have noticed a feeling of dehydration. I'm going to go back to my previous way of counting the glasses.
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HAPPYMOM8 10/13/2012 10:23AM

    THANKS, IRENE FOR POSTING.

HERE ARE 6 REASONS TO DRINK WATER.

1-FOR HEALTHY BLOOD AND BONES-
BLOOD IS 80% WATER, BONES 50%,. SO PROPER HYDRATION TO CREATE NEW BLOOD CELLS AND BONES

2-TOXIN ELIMINATION-
PLAIN WATER DOES IT THROUGH THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM,
INTESTINES,AND KIDNEYS.

3-LUBRICATE YOUR JOINTS-
HELPS PROTECT AGAINST WEAR AND TEAR AND CAN EVEN REDUCE JOINT PAIN.

4-PROPER DIGESTION
PREVENTS CONSTIPATION AND ADDS BULK TO STOOLS AND FLUID TO COLON

5-ALERTNESS-
EVEN MINOR DEHYDRATION CAN LEAD TO HEADACHES, IRRITABILITY, FATIGUE,. BRAIN IS 85% WATER-KEEP IT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.

6-HEALTHY SKIN-
KEEPS ELASTICITY.
STAY BEAUTIFUL!
YOU ARE WORTH IT.

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YELLOW09RED 10/13/2012 8:41AM

    Good morning Irene,
congrats. on your 100 days. I stopped diet soda over 1 year ago, I tried a sprite the other day and I only sip it because it tasted bad. I am proud of you today for your 100 days.
I drink the 8 glasses a day & some days I'll have more.
Hugs for your Saturday & Sunday,
God Bless you,
Hugs & Love & Joy,
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CVRONEK 10/13/2012 8:27AM

    emoticon , first off, for your 100 days!!! Wonderful.

As for the water, I do great, during the warm months, but do find it to be more difficult, as the weather gets colder.

I will take the challenge to keep it going year, round.

I am grumpy, wrinkled and tired when I do not get enough water,
Nothing good comes from this, so going to grab some water after I post this.

Thank you, for the reminder!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/13/2012 8:13AM

    One doctor I heard this week said the color of our pee should really be closer to the color of water . . . for me, that's drinking about a gallon of water a day. I drink relatively slow and steady for the most part and remain active, so I'm not concerned about this being too much.

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CELIAMINER 10/13/2012 8:11AM

    I'm with your doctor on the water! Really don't like how dehydration makes me feel.

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CAROLYN0107 10/13/2012 4:43AM

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FLEMIDG 10/13/2012 12:25AM

    I try to get at least 8 glasses of water in a day. Lately, though, I have been having a hard time getting them all in.

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LMMIMI 10/12/2012 11:33PM

    Good Advice!

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MNNSAIDE 10/12/2012 10:50PM

    Being Dy hydrated is no fun - I remember when I passed out from it and ended up in the hospital.

Glad your doing better!

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LIFE-FAITH 10/12/2012 9:43PM

    emoticon here is to water! emoticon emoticon
Jean

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LKWQUILTER 10/12/2012 7:50PM

    I am doing the no dessert streak and have gone 2 days. That is a first for me.

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SLENDERELLA61 10/12/2012 7:09PM

    Great idea! And congrats on both your water good habit and your 100 days without dessert streak! That's a great accomplishment!! -Marsha

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/12/2012 7:09PM

    I drink my water although only glasses a day!! Glad to hear you are feeling better!!!

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GLORYB2014 10/12/2012 6:50PM

    Great idea about doing a water streak Irene! It is so important to get in enough water daily to keep hydrated yet so hard for many. I find it a bit difficult during the cold months but have it kind of down pat how to get it in with huge glass before meals, and when taking pills. It does the trick!

Congratulations on how well you're doing with your 'no dessert' streak Irene and thank you for encouraging me to go on a 'no dessert' streak on our team too!
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RAINBOWMF 10/12/2012 6:46PM

    I do my water!
If I don't I do not feel well.

Hugs Mary

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 10/12/2012 5:57PM

    I'm sure you're not drinking 'too much water'. You seem very self-aware with your health. I agree with Blue42 down - most people I've come across in reaching my goal that feel the need to correct my exercise routine or the food choices I make (the know it all types) are, in my humble opinion, not doing the basics to see that their own health is good. Keep going on the way you're going on emoticon You know your body better than anyone else.

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JSALERNO 10/12/2012 5:46PM

    I drink before exercise but when I get to work I fill a four cup jug and put it on my desk. If it's not gone by the time I leave I hurry and drink the rest because I know I didn't drink enough.

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GRACEISENUF 10/12/2012 5:39PM

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Did someone say Zombie? :)

Yay for you lots of water and no desserts!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/12/2012 5:33PM

    emoticon on your water consumption.

The point at which "too much water" becomes a major concern isn't normally with the number of glasses we drink throughout a normal day - it's with drinking a lot all at once. (We can safely drink 12-16 glasses a day when they're spread out, especially if we're active and passing water out as well.)

I do find it highly amusing when the person saying this about water has no qualms about drinking soda or coffee in absurd volumes.

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OUR EXAMPLE PAVES THE WAY

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

90 Days without desserts for me. Yes, I eat fruit which is one question all ask.
My days were posted to Face book each day and one day when I had almost finished the month my pastor told the men's study group "if she can do it I can."

So my pastor started a streak of no desserts. He has passed two months now.
He told me he did not realize how much dessert he ate.

Then he starts preaching on nutrition to the congregation and comparing it to spiritual food. He said one little cookie has so many calories and fat. I didn't realize that.

He lost weight and his clothes started bagging and he was walking on his pants as they were getting longer as they got looser. I told him he needed to find a good tailor and sure enough he did and he looks so neat.

You also ask me if I lost weight. I am at my goal weight and am not doing it to lose weight but because I was so addicted to sweets I could not stop once I started and I knew if I kept on I would gain my weight back and it would be detrimental to my health.

Then he started speaking of junk food. I don't know if anyone is following the streak or not except one friend, member of the church, popped up on Face book and said "Day 1 without desserts"

So remember we are examples to so many people.

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Irene

  
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SLIMTHICK2 10/10/2012 7:28PM

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DIDMIS 10/8/2012 11:32AM

    All of you are so kind. Thank you.

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CUSH1932 10/8/2012 5:42AM

    emoticonfor sharing. I know God led me to the team we have in common for a reason. I have learned so much I have to slow down to absorb it. Please don't stop sharing.

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PICKIE98 10/6/2012 6:04AM

    Yes, example is the best.
"Jesus was not crucified because He was nice."

Douglas Sousa

What are we willing to give up to prove our commitment? You are doing great!

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LAINYC 10/4/2012 11:50AM

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LKWQUILTER 10/4/2012 6:24AM

    WTG Irene.

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MJ7DM33 10/3/2012 9:26PM

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CANDOSUE52 10/3/2012 2:58PM

   
That's awesome, Irene!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/3/2012 10:33AM

    You are a great example and motivator!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/3/2012 8:28AM

    You are doing so well, Irene, and inspiring others to think about the things they eat. I agree, fruit is not a dessert..its is a REAL food and I sure do love fruit! I bought a watermelon, some bananas and a couple of nectarines yesterday. That will last all week for me and my son!

Have a healthy day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 10/3/2012 6:20AM

    You sound so chipper today Irene! Great job on staying away from the sweets for 90 days!!! You are a wonderful inspiration. God Bless You!

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MOM4407 10/3/2012 5:25AM

    You are a wonderful example. I hope my light shines as bright as yours.

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NDTEACHER1 10/3/2012 12:11AM

    I don't think I could go without my daily chunk of dark chocolate. You are an inspiration!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/3/2012 12:00AM

    You've challenged yourself well. Congratulations! It's rewarding to know about the wonderful impact this has on others.

For me, I try not to deny myself any one category of food as that creates problems of its own . . . I have worked in a little frozen yogurt or low-fat ice cream within my calorie range for many years. John had me check with my doctor to see if there might be a recommendation not to eat grapefruit (I'm on a minimum dose of a beta blocker) -- I know had I been told to eliminate grapefruit, I would have craved grapefruit, when in fact, I typically only eat grapefruit in very small spurts perhaps part of only one month a year.

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LMMIMI 10/2/2012 10:48PM

    You are doing great, Irene, and obviously setting a good example for many. I do enjoy something sweet each day, but my one big give up was soda pop. It has been almost two years since I gave it up. There are times I think it would be nice to just have one glass of diet Doctor Pepper, but so far I have not succumbed. emoticon emoticon

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B-N-ME 10/2/2012 9:02PM

    Awesome Irene, and you are so right...the things we do and say in life, and even the way we response to how other people treat us, even when it is not kind, has an impact, and we nenver know what a difference the little things can make!
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MJREIMERS 10/2/2012 8:43PM

    emoticon and emoticon job! My weakness is sweets, as well. I also love carbs, especially bread. Look at how you've helped others by setting a good example. emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 10/2/2012 8:43PM

    You have done so well.
It is so nice to hear your pastor followed you and is looking good.
Healthy too, I bet?

Hugs Mary

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CAROLYN0107 10/2/2012 8:34PM

    emoticon on your streak and setting an example for so many!

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MAYBER 10/2/2012 8:04PM

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Don't think I could give up dessert/sweets but am sure could find something to streak
One day at a time

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SLENDERELLA61 10/2/2012 7:35PM

    Thanks, Irene. I'm going to do just that -- start a new streak to improve my life. You are a great model. Congrats on your accomplishment!! -Marsha

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GLORYB2014 10/2/2012 7:06PM

    Day 1 without desserts! You are my inspiration in this Irene! I look for something "good" and know very well that most, if not all, desserts are not good for us!
I'd say only 'healthy' desserts which would include fruit and yogurt.
How does that sound to you?
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NUTINFANCY 10/2/2012 6:58PM

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SWANATOPIA 10/2/2012 6:12PM

    I have so many weaknesses...lol...but I am going to start sifting through them! Desserts had never been on the top of my list but over the last few months I have noticed it is a big problem for me....BIRTHDAYS...and I would have never noticed if I hadn't seen your statuses on how many days without dessert reminding me! Glad to say, every time there's birthdays, I remember your streak and take a fruit with me!

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JANELMARIESTAR 10/2/2012 5:54PM

    emoticon I think I might try a no sweets streaks. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    That's so sweet! (no pun intended) You're inspirational emoticon

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My SONday

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Just a few days ago I emoticon and told my friend I could not teach my Sunday School class and didn't know anyone who would want it.

He told me to wait four days and after having my diuretic lowered and drinking Gatorade to replenish the electrolytes which the lack of was causing my body to shut down I was much better. I was not up to par yet though. Just kind of emoticon instead of my regular emoticon

So I went to church and was there four hours. When I try to make my way to the door people are standing in the aisle waiting to talk to me which gets me off and I lose my balance.

A lady was waiting for me in the aisle. She told me her name and introduced me to her whole beautiful family, husband, daughters, grandchildren, etc and of course I had to make over all of them.

The emoticon thing was this. She said seven years ago she had asked me to pray for her in church for breast cancer and that God healed her. Now God just let me be a emoticon part of it as He is the healer. She wanted to thank me. It makes you feel good to hear things like that. Now remember I am still weak and a little off kilter so when I finally got through I kept on the aisle and as I turned around almost fell. I don't know if they grabbed me or I grabbed a chair but I did not go to the floor. I did end up with a scrape on my arm.

A friend came this afternoon and brought a shower mat I needed to replace one which had turned moldy and the cleaning girl couldn't get it off. I asked her how much it was and she said it was a blessing and she is needy herself. Pray for my friend who needs a job.

Yesterday I went with a girlfriend to a restaurant close by where I didn't have to walk much. A man came up with his wife and said he wouldn't come back as he lived in a town about 40 miles away. He had spent 10:00 for a 20.00 coupon which paid for both of our lunches.

I may be going through it and didn't think I would make it last week but God is still looking out for me and more angels are popping up to bless me.

He never leaves us or forsakes us and when He does take me home I will still be with Him.

Once again, I thank all of you for the goodies, comments on my blog, your prayers, etc. This is a continuation of my other blog of what happened to me as I was passing into eternity. God sent an angel to get me the help I needed. For you who live alone I would like to say God never leaves you or forsakes you. Just let Him bless you. I needed to quit being so independent and humble myself before him and others and let them help me. My life has been spent helping others and still is as much as I can and you cannot give more than you receive.

God bless all of you my friends,

Irene

  
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CMWARDRN 10/1/2012 10:21AM

  I am praying for your restored health and safety. I hope that you feel completely better soon. emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/30/2012 9:02PM

    Praise God for the healing our merciful and compassionate God gives you to make the progress you celebrate. May his favor continue to be a great part of your life.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/28/2012 2:42PM

    So thankful you didn't fall to the floor Irene! Praise the Lord for much answered prayer! He is so faithful and giving to us!! Hugs and hoping you just keep getting better and better!

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GOLFLADY11 9/27/2012 4:14PM

    God bless you Irene and thanks for sharing. My Mom always used to say "The Lord will provide". WE just have to have faith. emoticon

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PICKIE98 9/26/2012 4:10PM

    It will be returned to you a hundredfold...

You are the blessing to others, let them give as their Creator commanded them!! If all givers refused to receive, there would be no more givers!!!

may He lay His hands on you, heal your body, your spirit, your friends and all those who shine in your life. Amen.

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NDTEACHER1 9/25/2012 11:39PM

    Bless you.

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HAPPYMOM8 9/25/2012 8:45PM

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MONAMOM 9/25/2012 1:48PM

    Praying that God will continue to make you stronger and that you will be as good as new soon!! Hugs!!

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RAINBOWMF 9/24/2012 8:53PM

    emoticon your faith will see you through all you do.

Hugs Mary

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SHIRLEYX 9/24/2012 8:49PM

    Glad that you are feeling better. What a blessing the caring people who touch our lives are.
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/24/2012 7:55PM

    Irene, I am so glad that God has sent you friends and loved ones to watch over you in your time of need. It is so very important to look in on the elderly and make sure they are getting what they need. May God continue to bless you as you make life changing decisions. It is always hard to give up your independence, but your safety should come first. Hugs and Prayers are being sent your way!

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/24/2012 6:17PM

    You are right Irene, it's more blessed to give than to receive! Glad you've taken a step back and are so receiving of those blessings coming your way.
May the Lord continue to strengthen you is my prayer dear friend.


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MAYBER 9/24/2012 6:08PM

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You are special
You are loved
May God Bless
One day at a time
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LKWQUILTER 9/24/2012 4:29PM

    Really glad that you are feeling better Irene. Yes, you have to start letting others do for you as you have done for so many. ((HUGS))

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CAROLYN0107 9/24/2012 3:01PM

    I'm glad people are taking care of you Irene. It is hard to ask for help, I know. I've had to have lots of caregivers over the past six plus months since breaking my knee.
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NUTINFANCY 9/24/2012 12:02PM

  It's your turn to be ministered to, the Lord has sent you Angels, friends and your Spark friends to tell you how much they love you.
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YELLOW09RED 9/24/2012 11:03AM

    Irene,
thank you for this blog. I'm so glad you didn't fall down. God blessed your day with your friends. You are the example of our Lord Jesus. I will pray for you always daily as I do my family.
Have a nice Monday.
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NANAMOM652009 9/24/2012 9:35AM

    emoticon for sharing this. I needed to hear and be reminded of the points you made. God is there all the time. It is so hard to let others do what you have always done and be happy to receive the things they want to give you or do for you. We have to stop being so independent and "lean " on others a little. When all your life you have been the one others "leaned" or depended on, it is hard to reverse the roles. God will continue to bless you with others until he is ready to take you home. Your sister in Christ

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/24/2012 9:31AM

    As we say in my church "God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!"

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HAPPYMOM8 9/24/2012 9:26AM

    WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSONAL STORY OF FAITH AND HOPE AND CHARITY.
FAITH IN OUR GOD WHO IS ALWAYS WITH US,
HOPE IN KNOWING WE ARE NEVER ALONE,
AND CHARITY FROM THE KINDNESS OF OTHERS'
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HUGS, PAT


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GMFAY33 9/24/2012 8:46AM

    How could God not send angels to be with OUR angel. You are so precious to me.

Love you

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ANDYINBC 9/24/2012 8:42AM

    Thanks for sharing this!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/24/2012 7:28AM

    That is so true that God sends us angels when we need them most, I was sent a host of angels through sparks people. I know without your love and encouragement I would not have been here to write this.God does not forsake yet, sometimes it is hard to humble ourselves and ask for help, for me that is the hardest thing, but when I do, God always has a way of me being able to help that person in return, in ways I could never imagine.

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/24/2012 7:00AM

    Irene, so true, "we are never alone", we just need to be reminded, and what better way than reading our Bibles. I am so glad that you are realizing that there is a time when we all need to slow down, it is hard for us that have always been doers. I love to do what I can with what skills I have, as I seem to have more skills than money. :)

Have a great week, take care of Irene as we do so much enjoy your support, and we are here to support you also.

God Bless
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 9/24/2012 5:39AM

    god puts other people int our lives just for the purpose of helping us. Be well, Pat

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DEBBIE_C 9/24/2012 12:07AM

    Be well Irene... emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 9/24/2012 12:04AM

   
there are some very special people around you.....
they are heaven sent........"Angels"
take care dear friend.........
blessings and hugs..........lita

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NELLIEC 9/23/2012 11:20PM

    I am certainly glad to hear your testimony of how God is looking out for you!

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TRYING TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Because so many asked about me I will tell you.

First of all my feet and ankles which are always swollen just wouldn't go down. The doctor increased my diuretics.

Then I had to sleep all of the time. I got to where I could not talk straight, didn't make sense and couldn't type right.

Finally my friend here called and got me in early as he was really worried about me. He has a home health service and knew I was in danger. The doctor was gone much of this time.

He went with me and sat with me all afternoon in the doctor's office and a g/f drove me and waited all of this time also.

I found out that the diuretics had depleted my electrolytes. He also found out I had a UTI.

He assigned home health for me and chose my friend for which I am glad. He is my 2nd POA

I started taking Gatorade which was restoring the electrolytes. They said I would be good as new in four days, then with the UTI I had to take antibiotics right away. It was bad.

Last night I didn't sleep so my niece saw me on f/b and thought I was up so called. I hadn't gotten to sleep yet. She is my 1st POA. I hadn't gotten to sleep yet but noticed I could talk better and made sense. Then my friend Marcy called when I did go to sleep so I had a total of 1 hours of sleep last night then about 4 hours in the afternoon.

That is why you might of felt I ignored you but when a wrote a small note for the doctor it took me ages.

I thank God first of all and then for your prayers and especially those who took care of me here and didn't let me die. I couldn't think for myself so my friend took over.

  
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FINFIN2 9/28/2012 10:51PM

    When they gave these to my wife they also started her on potassium pills.

Glad your feeling better.

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CHARHUNT1 9/25/2012 4:02PM

    Irene: You've been through so much, and I am so sad for you. Some things never let up it seems and we get very tired. You just kept trying to post even tho you felt so bad.
Thank goodness you had a friend there who was able to step in and see that you got the right kind of help. Please take it easy and ease back into life. Praying for the pain to go away. I have knee pain etc too and it isn't fun.

Hugs always,
Char

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JUNEBUG150 9/23/2012 8:21AM

    Irene, so sorry you have been going through so much. Thank the Lord for friends who are watching over you and caring for you. I haven't been on fb in a while so didn't know. I still keep you all in my prayers though and will continue to do so. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETSYBEACH 9/23/2012 5:33AM

    I'm glad you figured this out. Thank you for being an inspiration to us.

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SMARGED 9/22/2012 11:57PM

    emoticon Hi, Irene. I have really been out of touch with SP due to so much work with the math books, but tonight I decided to take a few minutes before I go to bed to try to touch base with a few friends, and I happened on the news that you have been so sick. I am so sorry, my friend, that you have been having such a hard time. But thank God for your friends and family who were there for you!!

I am praying you feel lots better real soon! Try to get a lot of rest these days!

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NDTEACHER1 9/22/2012 10:03PM

    I'm glad you're better. i read where often people are diagnosed with alzheimers and it is a UTI that caused similar symptoms. That is really scary when you think about it.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/22/2012 4:20PM

    Praise the Lord for your friends who saw you got cared for and your Dear Niece who called. Don't apologize to us, we are just thankful you are getting better!! Hugs!!
Daddy'sGirl

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/22/2012 4:10PM

    Irene, what you are describing happened to my mum too when the doctor prescribed too higher dose of diuretic. For her it almost depleted her sodium levels and she was so close to death when my sister found her and got an ambulance for her.
Praying you make a full recovery very soon.

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MOM4407 9/22/2012 7:40AM

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NPA4LOSS 9/21/2012 6:33PM

    emoticon and emoticon are answered and you are better. He does find His way to take care of the situation!

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QTEALADY20031 9/21/2012 6:21PM

    I am glad that you are feeling better. It can be very dangerous when your electrolytes are low. Thank goodness you had some angels in your corner. I hope you feel better soon, UTI's can make you feel not so hot. Take care, emoticon June

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SAINTBERNARD6 9/21/2012 5:21PM

    Thanking the Lord for sending angels to watch over and care for you


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GMFAY33 9/21/2012 4:24PM

    Thanks be to God that all is becoming O.K. with you. But we all do know you are ready when He does call .

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MONAMOM 9/21/2012 3:52PM

    So glad you have blogged to let us know what is going on with you and that you are starting to improve. My prayers are with you!! Feel better and get well soon!!

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YJNANA 9/21/2012 2:30PM

    IRENE
What a scary thought, but can see why you would think it.
you be sure and keep them aware of your day to day feelings and so glad they
are watching out for you

Glad things are getting back to Normal I am sure your family and neighbors are glad too :)
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CVRONEK 9/21/2012 11:40AM

    Irene, so glad that things are being taken care of and that you are feeling better. There are so many things that can happen, to us and it is always nice to have someone to lean on. Your healthcare friend sounds like that kind of person.
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SHIRLEYX 9/21/2012 10:21AM

    Thank goodness the doctor was able to find out what was wrong with you. You are such a wonderful person and are blest with wonderful people who care for you and make sure you get the medical attention you need. I hope that the gatorade works and you completely recover quickly.
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CAROLYNVIL 9/21/2012 10:01AM

    emoticon I have been worried about you,so glad your friends took care of you.praying for your full recovery.

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HAPPYMOM8 9/21/2012 9:41AM

    DEAR IRENE! SO SORRY YOU WENT THROUGH SUCH A SCARY TIME!
BUT SO HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE TRUE FRIENDS WHO WATCH OVER YOU.
GOD IS GOOD.
WELCOME BACK! BUT GET YOUR REST FIRST!
HUGS, PAT

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NUTINFANCY 9/21/2012 8:52AM

  Praying that you will continue getting better and better! We love you and miss you when you're not here. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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YELLOW09RED 9/21/2012 7:41AM

    Hi Irene,
I too have talked to God about watching over you.
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Love you and our Lord Love you,
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/21/2012 7:40AM

    praise God you are ok and that you are blessed with so many good friends
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BORN2BE 9/21/2012 7:25AM

    Irene we are so thankful you are ok and that our Dear Father watched over you and sent you the right people at the right time.

We wouldnt want you to feel bad for not responding. We all understand this was a difficult time and we just are thankful you are getting the care you need. Take a break from this and rest and get yourself better. We will be praying for your continued care.

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GLORYB2014 9/21/2012 6:14AM

    Thank you for blogging Irene, I was so worried about you, I could see you weren't really right. I'm so happy you have such good friends, coming right there to see how you are and getting you help.
No, it isn't your time to leave us Irene, so get well and come and talk when you feel up to it.
Many prayers still for you dear friend!!
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SLENDERELLA61 9/21/2012 1:57AM

    What a scary incident! So glad you are getting back to normal. Thank heavens there are those looking after you. Take care.

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L*I*T*A* 9/21/2012 1:04AM

    wow...that must have been quite the experience.....
so glad to hear you are on the mend....
you have so very special angels watching over you.........
blessings and hugs........lita

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SUNNYWBL 9/21/2012 12:56AM

    OMG, I have been praying for you! I hope you are firmly on your path back to wellness.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/21/2012 12:55AM

    Oh Irene!! I am so glad you have friends such as these!!! I'm happy things are better. When you feel up to talking we are here!! Prayers that you will feel all better soon!

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LMMIMI 9/20/2012 11:43PM

    Thank the good Lord for having those around you to step in. emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/20/2012 11:34PM

    Praise God for friends and loved ones. Thankful that you're also beginning to feel better. Life is good.

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NELLIEC 9/20/2012 10:50PM

    I knew you were sounding confused and desperate. I am so glad that God sent your friends to care for you!

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RAINBOWMF 9/20/2012 10:30PM

    I thank God you had friends that stepped up and knew something was very wrong.

Hugs Irene, we are all here for you and we understand you are not well, you do not have to apologize for not being here, we all just worry.

Rest and get well.

Love Mary

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/20/2012 10:29PM

    I'm glad you blogged to tell us whats going on, Irene. I have been concerned and I know your other Spark friends have too. I have been keeping you in prayer. What a blessing that you have friends there for you. Yes, as Marsh says, take care of yourself and get some rest!
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MOM2GEO_JR 9/20/2012 10:26PM

    Irene, I am so glad that you told us what has been happening. I have been worried sick, as I knew it wasn't like you. Thank goodness you have friends that took over. Please take care of yourself, and get some rest. We will be here when you are ready. God Loves you, and so do we.
Big hugs

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IS IT NEGATIVE OR IS IT POSITIVE. WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ME?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Since many have asked me what is happening with me and to let you know I finally decided to let you know.

You know I have had pain in the front of my knee, the back of my knee and my calf.
If you have read you know what is happening. First I was given a narcotic then a cortisone shot. The narcotic worked, the cortisone worked two days. Then the pain returned.

The terrible pain returned twice, maybe three times. Yesterday was the last day it returned.

My doctor was gone one week then returned a while and was gone 3 weeks of of September. I had to wait for three weeks to see him. I see him the 21st. I did see a technician who did a test on me to see if I had a blood clot. They said I could not know until the doctor returns. I insisted they let me know what was going on as my Power of attorney told me what to tell them. They saw that when I was serious they would tell me something.

They told me that the technician would have had told them if it was positive then the nurses would have contacted the doctor.

My last bout with the pain was yesterday. I had decided to go to TOPS but in the afternoon I got so sleepy as I have been so much lately and the pain returned again. I did go though and drove a lady I had invited to TOPS. She has lost 15 pounds since starting.

I had taken a nap and 1/2 of the narcotic but still hurt. Soon I was feeling well.
You who have asked me to see the doctor you know I will see him the 21st and there is nothing I can do until then.

I periodically have pain but I do have feet and hands. Many people are much worse off than me.

I know I have not been able to post to everyone like I usually do but soon I will be back.

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DIDMIS 9/20/2012 2:51AM

    Thank you all. I just couldn't type, talk good, I just couldn't do anything. Thank you all.

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MJREIMERS 9/19/2012 10:21PM

    I hope you find the answer to your pain soon! I miss you, but completely understand. You need to take care of yourself now. Prayers for you are coming!!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/17/2012 9:52AM

    I hope you are able to figure out what is really going on with your leg so you can get it resolved. Constant pain is so frustrating. It just zaps all your strength and impedes sleep. I am praying for you Irene.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/12/2012 11:28PM

    We do love and miss you but you take care of you first! We will be here when you feel like posting again! Wish we could speed up the time so you could get to see your Dr. faster! Hugs and blessings and prayers for you and Mexico/TX border!

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JUNEBUG150 9/12/2012 11:15PM

    So sorry you are having such a bad time with all the pain. Praying for you my dear friend, that God will give you relief and rest. emoticon and more emoticon .

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LKWQUILTER 9/12/2012 6:26PM

    Take care of yourself Irene. Like others said, glad that the test did not show anything but sure wish something would so you would know what is going on. ((HUGS))

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CVRONEK 9/12/2012 2:07PM

    emoticon A pain is a pain and that's all there is, to it.
Relieved to hear that they would let you know, if it was serious, but sorry more can not be done for your discomfort.

Good attitude appreciating your limbs, as others would love to have the chance for a sore knee.

Keeping you in my prayers that you will feel good, again, soon.
Rest is good medicine, especially when you have to wait for Drs to return from wherever they take off to.
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MOM4407 9/12/2012 3:56AM

    Hope you will feel better soon..

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NDTEACHER1 9/12/2012 12:01AM

    Have you ever done acupuncture or the Tens wave? That helps me when I have joint pain.

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RAINBOWMF 9/11/2012 9:23PM

    You rest, you don't have to be here every day. We all understand.
Please just feel better, then worst is always waiting to know.

Irene, you are in my prayers, Dear Lady.

Hugs Mary

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/11/2012 9:13PM

    Ugh. Not knowing what it is, has got to make this even harder! Hang in there!

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MNNSAIDE 9/11/2012 8:26PM

    Hang in there my friend - may God place his healing hands all over your pain.

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DEBBIE_C 9/11/2012 7:01PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon! Take good care of you...

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YJNANA 9/11/2012 6:52PM

    Maybe its a bone spur................ they have other types of test, so hoping they find out soon. with surgeries these days being less invasive I hope they fix it soon.
Hate seeing you in pain.


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NPA4LOSS 9/11/2012 6:33PM

    emoticon and emoticon my friend. I am in the waiting game on Dr. calls for test results and medication changes myself. It is depressing and challenging to wait and wait. emoticon

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CUSH1932 9/11/2012 1:35PM

    emoticon I will keep you in my prayers.

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SUNSHINE1954 9/11/2012 12:26PM

    Irene thanks for the update. Prayers going up for complete and total healing of your knee and calf. As Anjay said we understand and know that you will be back with us when you can. In the meantime know that we are here for you. Take care of yourself and know you are loved. emoticon Joanne

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GRACEISENUF 9/11/2012 12:17PM

    Lord God I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ and I ask you to take away the pain that Irene is having in her knee and in her calf. Nothing is impossible for you Lord and we ask in faith that you would take it from her and that you would be glorified in her healing.

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LMMIMI 9/11/2012 11:09AM

    Irene, I think it is positively inexcusable that there isn't someone that can give you some answers before the 21st. Usually there is someone else that takes call for your doctor when he isn't available and could certainly give you the results. Prayers for you and do whatever it takes to take care of yourself.

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/11/2012 10:51AM

    Irene, thanks for the update, and you will continue to be in my prayers.
It isn't like you to be not feeling well, and pray that when you do see the doctor that you get some answers.

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DUKETTE316 9/11/2012 9:47AM

    I'll be praying for you! At least you know you have caring friends here that will keep you bathed in prayer!

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SHIRLEYX 9/11/2012 9:46AM

    Irene, what a difficult position until your doctor gets back. Take care of yourself, sleep when you have to and take the meds that you need to.
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SANDRALEET 9/11/2012 9:22AM

    I will pray to God that he will help you.I now whot pain can do. Hard to sleep move and work.

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GLORYB2014 9/11/2012 8:47AM

    I understand Irene and I'll quit pestering you to see the doctor, I just thought if it gets real bad, I'd go to ER . . . if it was me.
Take care Irene, know that many are keeping you in our prayers.
Love and hugs, Gloria
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YELLOW09RED 9/11/2012 8:45AM

    Hi Irene,
have a good day.
Hugs & Blessings,
Debbie
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/11/2012 8:33AM

    Irene we all understand, please just take of yourself and we know you will be back when you can,
love the daily devotionss and stories,
thankyou for caring
hugs
Anjay

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ELRIDDICK 9/11/2012 8:31AM

  Thanks for sharing

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MABTE52 9/11/2012 8:29AM

    Take care

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