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Peace at last

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A peaceful nights sleep after weeks of worry! The scenarios that run thru your mind tend to go from bad to worse as time goes by and the only saving grace is your trust in
the Lord. My sisters surgery is over, she is recovering and the weight of the world has been lifted. The holidays will be joyful and I'm so happy this is over so we can truly celebrate.

The end of the year is fast approaching and looking back it has been a rocky year but at least I have accomplishments I can really list. Looking forward to the new year and learning from this year, I am ready to make some small changes that will turn into big results if I can just follow thru. I am ready for this and actually looking forward to it. I want to thank all my friends here for their support and I hope as we move into the new year we all can make small steps to a more healthy lifestyle. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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TREKPURRSON 12/21/2014 12:44AM


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SPIRITUALBEAR 12/20/2014 9:20AM

    I am happy that your sister has come through the surgery and is on the road to recovery!

Yes you have had a rocky year and you have come through it with flying colors! The change in your diabetic meds alone have given you a better handle on your diabetes and health and given you such a turn around in your thinking this year. The binge factor has lessened a lot from previous years of battle and all because of these changes this year.

Your new year is looking bright emoticon and I wish you all the best for 2015!

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It's been awhile.....

Friday, December 19, 2014

So many things are happening that I just haven't had time to write but today I am sitting and waiting so it's time to share what is going on. My sister is in surgery undergoing a total hysterectomy. They suspect cancer but hopefully they will get it all. She's younger than me, only 58. She's undergone numerous tests over the last few months. We just got word that the surgery will take about 4 hours and they are only a third of the way through. So we sit and wait, and pray.

It's hard to concentrate on the holidays with a storm cloud over your head but we are trying to keep things normal. I've been baking and freezing cookies. We've been planning our family Christmas Eve get together with the extended family. I've also been planning our Christmas Day menu.

The brand new gas furnace has not been working well at all. I've had the plumber here 3 days in a row to 'tweek it'. I finally couldn't hold it in anymore and told him I shouldn't have to pay for him coming out. It should be under warranty to work right. Our crazy weather isn't helping, hot and cold so the furnace works and then doesn't.

It doesn't help that I am going thru sweats and now chills. I went out and bought leg warmers as my legs get so cold they hurt at night. Then in the middle of the night, I am soak and wet having to get changed 2 or 3 times a night. I am eating pretty decent but my sugar isn't reflecting my work. I also make sure I exercise everyday. Sometimes I just want to give up and let go but I don't. I keep plugging along.

The other night I knew there was a binge coming on so I decided that instead of sweets, if I was going to binge, it would be on veggies and a few fruits. I did overeat but at least it wasn't on sweets. Even with all my baking, I haven't eaten my cookies, they're all in the freezer.

So I guess all in all, I'm doing ok. If things go well today, we will have a joyous holiday. If not, then we just trust in The Lord that he has a plan and He will lead us thru.

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DSBRIDE 12/19/2014 8:52PM

    My sister just got out of surgery and all went well. She is not awake yet but in recovery. The DR said everything is contained and no need for further treatment other than keeping an eye out. Thank the good Lord and my friends for their prayers! It's going to be a very grateful, Merry Christmas!

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SPIRITUALBEAR 12/19/2014 7:52PM

    I pray all lwill be well with your sister and that the doctor will be able to clean up all the invading cancer, if that is indeed, what it is.

Bravo to you for staying out of your cookies and bingeing on fruits and veggies! Big improvement on your part from yesteryears. And a lot less calories ingested in the long run

The seat/chills phase...Ugh.. I remember it well. I went through it at a young age, so I couldnt figure out at first, what the heck was going on... but then I finally figured it out. Thankfully it didnt last forever though at the time, it felt like forever!

Yes you do have a lot of stuff going on and not all of it is good but there is not much you can do about most of it. You will get through it, and you will be stringer for heaving lived through it all.

I will say extra prayers for you and your family, for peace of heart and mind, swift healing for your sister... best wishes and warm regards for this holiday season

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GATINEAU47 12/19/2014 7:38PM

    my prayers for you and the family...hope your furnace gets fixed soon...I sleep with leg warmers also due to poor circulation, so I understand..take care my friend and God

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PRINCESS1959 12/19/2014 6:11PM

    My prayers are with your family. I am a survivor of Uterine cancer. It was found in 1986. I am still here as a testimony that God is able.

Pray your heat is fixed soon and you continue your successful journey to health.

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HUGS2015 12/19/2014 6:03PM

    Praying for you, your family, and especially your sister! emoticon There are no easy answers during these stressful times. May you find comfort in knowing that God cares for you and draw close to your friends and family to find strength to see you through. Hang in there! emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wishing all my SP friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a trying year but I am grateful for the way it turned out as it could have been so much worse. The saying is true, that if you have your health, you have everything and you deal with what you have been given.

This year our plans to have dinner with my daughter fell thru because she had to work. Good thing I had a backup plan and right now my turkey is cooking already stuffed and surrounded by fresh veggies. A one pan meal, simple meal. The TV has Macys parade on and the snowstorm that was supposed to hit became mostly rain. All good things that I am grateful for having.

May you all have a great day!

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SPIRITUALBEAR 11/27/2014 10:00PM

    Enjoy your thanksgiving feast! emoticon

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A memory

Monday, November 17, 2014

I lost a cousin this week. Simply said I'm sorry this happened just as I would be of any person who died but my memories of him are not so kind. He was a bully and a show off. He treated me like dirt, made fun of me and embarrassed me anytime he could. We all meet people throughout our lives that leave an impression on us. If you had a choice of leaving a good or bad memory, why not leave a good one? He was 8 years older than me and I looked up to him. Later on in life I just avoided him. He got married and so did I and because of work, he crossed my husbands path a lot. He tried to influence my husband in his ways but the good man I married never wavered. Hubby would come home with stories and together we would laugh. It eased my pain that my life was going so well and his was hitting so many bumps. Nothing major bad till the end when he got sick. So I'm sorry he died, enough said.

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GATINEAU47 11/17/2014 1:02PM

    In life we have people like this and I think even if we suffer through their thoughts or actions we grow to be better people in the name of God...you are a good person and God knows that .

Thanks for sharing it made me realize a lot of things today... emoticon

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SPIRITUALBEAR 11/17/2014 12:06PM

    there are those in life that I look upon as those that good people in our lives look even better. We can not pick the families we have, but we can certainly pick the ones we associate with and we CAN pick the people that we are close with whether they are family or friends....they all in the end become our family of choice.

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Rough Day

Friday, November 14, 2014

Today is a very rough day. It's been 3 nights of bad sleeping. My legs hurt so much and I don't know why. I'm fine standing up but the minute I lay down, my legs get so cold and ache something awful. How much can you stand? I've been getting an hour sleep at a time from shear exhaustion. I hate to complain because it really doesn't help but this is the pits! I still have the terrible night sweats, getting soak and wet and being hot and then cold and now this stuff with my legs. My Dr is of no help at all. I tried a specialist without getting anywhere either. There has to be an answer somewhere! I can't help thinking that if this happened to a man, there would not only be an answer but a cure!

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GATINEAU47 11/14/2014 7:21PM

    Noreen I understand your pain , I have been like that for quit awhile but I now take cherry stem caplets before bedtime and it helps. Unbelievable that your doctor doesn't do further research as he knows you are diabetic and I have read that diabetics do have this problem I am not diabetic but have similar pain reason for this is poor circulation. I pray for you my friend ..good luck

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SPIRITUALBEAR 11/14/2014 8:51AM

    one thig I hate more than anything, not knowing the reason for something happening with me. I feel for you. hopefully you can find some decent rest , take care

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/14/2014 8:51AM

    So sorry this is happening - I hope you figure out why soon

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ROBBIEY 11/14/2014 8:33AM

  emoticon I hope you get some rest real soon!!!!

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