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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
Martha

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YELLOW09RED 9/21/2012 7:41AM

    Hi Irene,
I too have talked to God about watching over you.
I'm emoticon glad the doctor took great care of you at the appt. and your friend was there with you.
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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YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT; SOMETHING FUNNY

Monday, August 27, 2012

I DID NOT EAT
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But Sunday morning I sat with my 90 year old friend.
She offered me a mint.
I thought oh, oh, my breath smells and I minister to people. I've always been told if offered a mint to take it, you probably need it.
Well, first of all I couldn't open it, had her grandson open it for me.
Then I popped it in my mouth and guess what?
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It popped right back out on the dirty floor.
Then I said to myself oh, oh, I wasn't supposed to eat that and the Lord saved me from eating it.
So if I went up and prayed for people with stinky breath at least I had been w/o desserts (that isn't really dessert anyway) for 53 days.
Sometimes we do something for a good reason without really thinking it through.
Think before biting.
Irene

  
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KAYDE53 9/10/2012 9:32PM

    That mint was too close to being dessert, and the Lord was trying to help you out of that situation!!! emoticon

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EWEINHISPASTURE 9/10/2012 8:12PM

    He cares for us...even the little things. emoticon emoticon


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MOM4407 9/1/2012 8:11AM

    That is funny


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STITCHINGNAN 8/29/2012 3:56AM

    You gave me a morning laugh thanks

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NANAMOM652009 8/28/2012 10:16AM

    emoticonthat mint was not meant for you.

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EWL978 8/28/2012 10:00AM

    Irene, I think you'd better take two mints tonight and call me in the morning! What a funny happening...someone truly didn't want you to have that mint.

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RAWHIDE64 8/28/2012 9:47AM

    That's funny. You're in very good hands Irene. emoticon

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GLORYB2014 8/28/2012 7:43AM

    emoticonThat mint wasn't meant for you Irene! And congratulations on how well you're doing with your streak!
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DEBBIE_C 8/27/2012 11:13PM

    emoticon Cute...

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LMMIMI 8/27/2012 10:38PM

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NDTEACHER1 8/27/2012 10:27PM

    I honestly don't think I could do it. That is amazing!

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LKWQUILTER 8/27/2012 8:34PM

    You are doing super Irene, and yes, that is funny. God does work in mysterious ways. ((HUGS))

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PURPLELVR7 8/27/2012 8:19PM

    funny

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/27/2012 8:16PM

    I admire your dedication Irene! I feel that God is smiling down on you. Congratulations on your streak!

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_LINDA 8/27/2012 8:06PM

    Good for you! They are always offering mints at the bridge club, not for any breath issue, but because people feel the artificial air is dry and they want to moistion their throats. As I have always disliked candies, wasn't too hard for me to resist. Did not do so well with the potato chip issue though.
Keep up the fabulous work!!

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RAINBOWMF 8/27/2012 8:05PM

    Too funny Irene.

Love Mary

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50ISNEW30 8/27/2012 7:53PM

    So funny. God does have a sense of humor.
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SLENDERELLA61 8/27/2012 7:50PM

    Good story!!

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HAPPYMOM8 8/27/2012 7:46PM

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SOMEONE IS WATCHNG OUT FOR YOU. :)
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SANDRALEET 8/27/2012 7:09PM

    God works in mysterious way or it could have bean your guarding angel

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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/27/2012 7:01PM

    LOL Thanks for sharing, Irene! You are so like my Dear Mom was and always saw the funny side to every situation! Laughter is as a medicine! Thanks for that dose!!
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BESTSUSIEYET 8/27/2012 5:54PM

    You won't have to resist this treat! I'm sharing apples today -- I've got more than enough! Feels good to have tried something new (canning applesauce), but I sure am tired! Thanks for your encouragement in so many ways! Remember, You are the Apple of His Eye!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/27/2012 5:47PM

    too funny, but that is real dedication!!!

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 8/27/2012 5:25PM

    I agree with Mom2geo, that is dedication!

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DIDMIS 8/27/2012 4:39PM

    Alan you CAN lose weight. emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 8/27/2012 4:36PM

    I don't think fruit is dessert as we need fruit and veggies for the body.

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ADKISTLER 8/27/2012 4:30PM

    Being diabetic I'll give you my point of view. If it's made with sugar, it's dessert. If it's "sugar free", it's a treat. Which is why I am not loosing weight!

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/27/2012 4:25PM

    You're right -- funny! Speaking of which, I enjoy my sugar-free Werthers and at 5 for 40 calories, would probably have to consider them a dessert. In one challenge, I chose to intentionally go a day without them to qualify (didn't have the nerve to ask if it would be considered a dessert or not). These little things can also get out of hand for me. I typically say no to other people's desserts (for it's too hard to track and I'm not willing to give up the extra calories to the substantive food I prefer), but I regularly have a 90 or 110-calorie ice cream cone that is easy to track and fit in my program. In Googling dessert, I read, "The sweet course eaten at the end of a meal." If you eat the ice cream before a meal, is it technically a dessert? In essence, a cup of chai if served at the end of a meal (tea with milk and sugar) would qualify as a dessert. Sparkpeople (source: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/nutrition_articles.asp?id=241) would have us try one of the following as a Healthier Way to Eat Dessert:
- Low fat cookie
- Frozen 100% juice bar
- Fresh berries with low fat creamer
- A few pieces of chocolate
- Frozen grapes
- Angel food cake
- Pudding made with skim milk
- Non-dairy frozen dessert
- Low fat ice cream or sorbet
- Pieces of fruit
- A fresh fruit smoothie

I'm curious as how you (and others) define dessert? Are you doing this as part of a sugar-free challenge?

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DIDMIS 8/27/2012 4:11PM

    I don't think it is dessert. They aren't good enough but thought it was funny

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MOM2GEO_JR 8/27/2012 4:08PM

    I would say that is dedication. :) emoticon

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PICKIE98 8/27/2012 4:03PM

    Breath mints are dessert????????????? Good thing she didn't offer you a piece of pie! I keep sugar free gum/mints in my purse.. If they are considered dessert, I am in B*I*G* trouble!!!!!!

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NEWS LETTER AUGUST 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today I made a run to the bridge on the United States side to meet the pastorís son to transact business. He is leaving Saturday to go north and work and will be gone three weeks.

In our talk and prayer I learned they had a shoot out on the Mexican side of the bridge. This time it was at the new bridge straight down from me about six to eight miles. You never know where it is going down but they are filtering into the states also.

We need to pray for Mexico and for the United States concerning this.

They have been working hard in the church. Right now they are in Bible School and working really hard. They make their own materials, outfits, etc.

They also have outdoor services in the lot we bought a couple of times a month besides the indoor church services. God is moving by His spirit and I am so proud of the pastors.

Maria, the pastors wife and a preacher in her own right, is feeling well now. She had been ill but God has touched her.

Thank you for what you are doing there to help this work go forward.

Thank you for your prayers.

God bless you and make His face shine upon you.

Irene

  
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DADDYS_GIRL6 9/8/2012 9:32PM

    Yes, we really do need to pray for the boarder, both sides!!

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WENDYSPARKS 8/22/2012 10:26AM

    I Praying for Mexico...

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YELLOW09RED 8/17/2012 7:53AM

    Hugs and prayers Irene.
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TEXASFILLY 8/17/2012 1:49AM

    emoticonHolding you close in thought and prayer~ *hugs* BB~

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RAINBOWMF 8/16/2012 9:13PM

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SANDRALEET 8/16/2012 9:13PM

    I pray that God will be with the people of bout country's That there true welfare will be served That the rights of all the people no mater whot they believe is held up not just whot some believed forced on all.

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LAVENDERLILY 8/16/2012 8:57PM

    I am keeping you and your church in my prayers. The situation on the borders with Mexico is so desperate and dangerous. I am thankful that God is watching over you. Blessings, Nadine

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/16/2012 8:23PM

    STILL PRAYING for Mexico now will pray for the states too and for your safety, take care my friend
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NELLIEC 8/16/2012 8:01PM

    I am regularly praying for Mexico and for the decisions of leaders of the U.S.

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DO WE NEED SUGAR AND BEING ACCOUNTABLE

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Several have told me I need to eat sugar for energy.
Do YOU think that is so?
THINK

There is sugar in fruit, there is sugar in canned goods, there is sugar in peanut butter. I can taste it more and more the longer I go without desserts.

My pastor told me something that could make us all think. He is on his 16th day w/o desserts I believe and he said he didn't realize how much sugar he did eat. He is a strong man and with God's help can do anything he wants to do.

He goes to the gym everyday at 6:00 a.m. or is it 5:00? Then an hour later is at church for prayer with some people.

He has lost weight and looks good. He actually lost most of this over time not just because he gave up desserts.


We should all be an example to others and should find someone to be accountable to. That is good on Spark as I am on a team or two that choose their own streaks and report day by day how they have done.
Let's be accountable.

This was my 41st day w/o dessert, My friend had 3 desserts, I had none and it didn't bother me at all.

  
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MOM4407 8/16/2012 9:53PM

    I think refined sugar is one of the biggest reason for the obesity problem. Like you said there is sugar in everything.


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LKWQUILTER 8/16/2012 7:46AM

    You are such an inspiration Irene.

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GLORYB2014 8/16/2012 7:12AM

    I agree with you Irene, we don't need sugary desserts for energy, we get sugar naturally in some foods.
You're doing good sweetie, nothing to worry about there!
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TEXASFILLY 8/15/2012 3:42PM

    What a great example you are, Irene! Way to go on your dessert~free streak! Keep it up~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 8/15/2012 2:27PM

    emoticonGoing without deserts can only be beneficial. We get plenty of sugars in foods. Keep up the good work!

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RAWHIDE64 8/15/2012 10:27AM

    No, we don't need to add sugar for energy. As has already been stated the carbs we eat take care of our body's need for glucose.

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YELLOW09RED 8/15/2012 10:27AM

    Good morning Irene,
God Bless you.
Hugs & Smiles for all you do for others here,
you are my blessing,
thank you,
Debbie

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NUTINFANCY 8/15/2012 10:15AM

  We can become sugar-holics, the more we eat it the more we want it. Soon we need more and more to get the sweetness we want. I have even seen this when a person uses artificial sweeteners, soon they need more and more. emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/15/2012 7:44AM

    Irene, I think it is an extremely healthy thing to give up desserts entirely. You are right that there is already sugar in other things enough to "make sure you get some." I really think our bodies need sugar in the form of fruit rather than chocolate pudding! Keep up the great work and don't let ANYONE talk you out of it.



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SANDRALEET 8/15/2012 6:54AM

    We do not need extra sugar .We get all we need from the food we eat.We can take our self into anything That we need no we wont.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/15/2012 4:30AM

    Irene, you are doing great on your "no dessert" streak! You are right, we don't need sugary desserts for energy!

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STITCHINGNAN 8/15/2012 3:01AM

    You are doing great and having results for it. Well done, and the pastor too! Ree

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ANDYINBC 8/15/2012 1:30AM

    Several have told you wrong. You do not have to have sugar from desserts for energy. You are right about fruits having sugar and even to a lesser degree some vegetables. This natural sugar serves your body much better than refined white sugar.

In truth, your body does not need sugar for energy or even to survive. It really needs glucose, which it makes when the body breaks down carbohydrates. The white sugar is never needed but found in so many items.

Look at this article for a bit more info...
http://voices.yahoo.com/
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/15/2012 1:22AM

    LOL. I eat my sugar and desserts in the form of fruits...
(And even then I have to be careful not to use up too many of my calories there.)

So many sweet, tempting choices...
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I had to stop with the plums today in order to have room for the proteins and fats I also needed!
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OURJITTERBUG 8/15/2012 12:41AM

    ....sugar in bread, sugar in ketchup...the list goes on! Our energy should come from healthy foods, and exercising. A little sugar is OK, but was she saying you need sugar in desserts for energy? Um, I don't think so. You've done great, continue to run your own race! :)

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RAINBOWMF 8/15/2012 12:29AM

    I believe it is your choice and yours alone. You are doing very well and this makes you happy. Your body loves you for leaving the extra sugar alone and that is what matters.

You are setting a fine example of mind over matter-- you want to do this and you can.
Keep up the great streak Irene, we are behind you all the way.

Hugs Mary

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MJ7DM33 8/14/2012 10:36PM

  WOW!!! Keep up the good work!

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