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I may need surgery soon!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I may need surgery soon to remove my parathoroid glands from my neck. I'm not sure of the chemistry of it all but my phosphate levels are spiraling out of control and the quickest way to bring balance to my body is through this surgery.

If I don't have this surgery, I will itch all over all the time and have joint pain. The joint pain is soooo bad that I have trouble getting in and out of the car and getting up to stand from sitting position.

Yeah, I know, the joys of being on dialysis. This is a common problem among dialysis patients. I know 2 of my dialysis center friends have already had this surgery. Looks like I'm next. I'm only waiting for confirmation from my doctor..........

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 9/21/2012 11:49PM

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SORRY to hear,
but if it will help you....

PLEASE let us know in time
to be praying for you !

Try to have a GREAT Weekend

BLESSINGS !

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KELLIEBEAN 9/20/2012 9:53PM

    I'm sorry you are dealing with these health issues! I'm thinking about you!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 9/19/2012 12:04PM

    I hope the surgery helps and that your joints get some ease. Constant pain is not fun :(

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LUCINDARW 9/19/2012 11:41AM

    You are so young to have that kind of surgery but on the flip side you should recover really quick. I'll say a prayer for you and I wish you good luck. Lucinda

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KKKAREN 9/19/2012 9:04AM

    It's too bad you have to have surgery but I hope it cures your pain.

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AUTUMNBRZ 9/19/2012 7:34AM

    It stinks that you will have to have surgery but at least you will no longer have pain.

Big hugs!

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JESSYVIRGINY 9/19/2012 7:32AM

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HONDABLONDE 9/19/2012 6:30AM

    Great! You're taking care of yourself, and soon you'll be feeling SOOOOOO much better -- YAY!

Debb
XOX

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Q8PRINCESS 9/19/2012 2:38AM

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PURPLEPEONY 9/18/2012 9:41PM

    Praying for you! emoticon

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LARISSA238 9/18/2012 8:44PM

    I'm keeping you in my thoughts!

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AUDISP 9/18/2012 7:05PM

    Healing prayers for you.

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CHICA_BORICUA 9/18/2012 4:26PM

  speedy recovery....get some good rest.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 9/18/2012 12:54PM

    I wish you a speedy recovery! emoticon

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USMAWIFE 9/18/2012 10:18AM

    I had parathryoid surgery on the 24th Aug. It was a breeze. 20 minutes n surgery and I could feel the difference within 2 hours.i

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MISSDAISY23 9/18/2012 9:40AM

    Pray by His grace, you will be healed!
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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 9/18/2012 9:29AM

    Good luck with your surgery and I hope it helps. emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/18/2012 9:27AM

    I wish you all the best with the surgery!

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Christmas is coming and I'm feeling.......

Saturday, September 15, 2012

the pressure to get gifts for people but I really can't afford it this year. Last year, I cross-stitched bookmarks for all the nurses in the dialysis center. My little 'piggy bank' is a little dry and I don't want to withdraw money from my bank account because there's not much there and I'm keeping a little nest egg in case I might need it. I don't have much but it is at least a little something.

I plan to get a haircut in December. Then I'll color it myself and then go for a hair treatment. That will be my Christmas gift to myself this year. So, I have to save up from now on. Gosh! It's so hard to be on a strict budget! But I have to be as I don't have much!

  
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SQUIRRELLYONE 9/19/2012 12:06PM

    I love to bake christmas cookies and tasty snacks and give them as gifts. Shortbread, sugar cookies, brownies -- or even things like meat pies. Bring them all lunch one day as a holiday thank you!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 9/17/2012 11:43PM

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You seems to be finally feeling better
GOOD !

Have a Terrific Tuesday


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FATHINSN 9/17/2012 9:51PM

    Lots of pressure during festive celebration and double-pressure when we see all those sales! And in Malaysia, we have too many big sales coz too many celebration, hehe. I hope you will find cheaper but still great alternatives for Christmas presents.

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KKKAREN 9/16/2012 7:48AM

    I believe the adults need nothing more than a hug and a heartffelt Merry Christmas. Christmas is for kids and they are very easily thrilled with their presents. I only get presents for my 2 Grandkids.

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Q8PRINCESS 9/15/2012 10:44PM

    There's an old saying, it's the thought that counts. I think a small thoughtful gift is much better than just buying something big or the new in thing. One gal gave coupons like free babysitting for a night. Christmas is a time for people not gifts, it's a time to get together and celebrate.

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LALMEIDA 9/15/2012 9:06PM

  Last year I could not afford to buy gifts for anyone either. My husband and I had just moved over a thousand miles away from home and it was my first Christmas away from my parents and family. I told my family that I would only be able to give individual gifts to my 2 nephews and niece. Every one else got a homemade card and a small gift card. It was all in my budget and they all said it was understandable. My brother and sister-in-law said they could not afford gifts either so they were relieved. I think that if you share your situation with your family they may be relieved too. On my husband's side of the family we have also done a secret Santa or swap of some kind. Sometimes we have just done gifts under 10 dollars or homemade.

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ADLINS 9/15/2012 8:43PM

    I agree. Gifts only, if you must, to those closest to you. I don't give a lot of gifts anymore. Most people have plenty anyway - me included! Plus, I travel at Christmas, so it's all about family.

I've considered for some baking something... like mini banana loaves, but I admit, not everyone wants baked goods. Don't worry about gifts...

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MISSDAISY23 9/15/2012 6:54PM

    I know what it feels like when you are on a tight budget. Pray and hope you will be able to do what you want for Christmas. Take care & have a fabulous weekend!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/15/2012 12:58PM

    You might want to give yourself the freedom to give no gifts this year - only your friendship and love. Works for me and I have no holiday stress at all. Have a good day.

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ANNE1123 9/15/2012 12:57PM

    You're already planning ahead, there could be something good to come along so you are getting prepared. I've had great success with really low cost home hair color treatments and I've gotten fabulous compliments so don't think twice about doing your own hair coloring. The cost of ruining one towel and getting even a high end store bought color treatment is still much, much less than the salon and tip! Good luck!

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LUCINDARW 9/15/2012 11:33AM

    I know it's hard to be on a budget I'm on astrict one myself. I didn't start saving for christmas gifts till a few months ago and it won't be a very good year for me either. Now days most people and kids understand about the shortage of money and go with the flow. Don't worry you never no what might happen before christmas! Lucinda

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Sometimes I really question God!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I used to be a very self-centered person. In some ways, I still am but I'm working on bettering my character. Despite that, I'm by nature a kind person, and would never scheme or intentionally hurt anyone. That's why I don't understand why I have such a raw deal in life when they are many, many evil or bad people in this world who seem to have it so easy! That means, they have a smooth sailing life with no problems.

As for me, on the other hand, I have been on dialysis for around 8 years. But now, my parathoroid glands are swollen and I may need either expensive meds for the rest of my life or surgery, to remove the pt glands as a last resort. I've already been through a few surgeries in my life.

My question to God is : why is it that it doesn't rain but pours when it comes to the struggles and problems I have in my life? I'm not such a bad person so why am I'm being punished this way? Of all the people in the world, why must I be singled out to have SLE (the reason my kidneys failed)? SLE is so rare, so why me?

It would be so easy for God to make me part of the majority of people who don't have SLE, so why make life so hard for me by singling me out to get it? What sin have I committed to get me this death sentence. And why doesn't God just take my soul and be done with it instead of making life so difficult for me. I'd rather have a quick and painless death than this drawn out lingering passage to death! Why is God torturing me this way?!

  
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BACKMOON 9/19/2012 8:40AM

    I have often ask myself that same question. and I like to look at it this way. I believe we are all here for a reason. And I have been told by many people how much I inspire them by keeping a positive outlook and always in a good mood in spite of the struggles Lupus has presented me. I have always maintained I have survived by the Grace of God and it is His strength that has kept me going. So perhaps my purpose in life is to be an inspiration. To show people, no matter what life throws at you your Faith can get you through it.
Perhaps that is your purpose too. I have followed you for years and read your blogs and chatted with you and know you are an inspiration to me. In spite of your difficulties, you are here everyday without fail inspiring others.

God Bless

Rick

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FATHINSN 9/15/2012 8:42AM

    All those obstacles that we have in life are "tests" that God gave us and to make us return to God more, especially if we've been doing less prayers or things to remember God. Hold on there, face what you're having in life with strong face and wills, pray to God to give you more strength and help you to get out from your issues and also, be more patience.

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! ! ! ! PRAYING ! ! ! !

Wish I had the answer for you, Dear.

Remember how Paul said God had given
him a "thorn in the flesh"?

Now we see darkly, but eventually
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COUPONS0216 9/13/2012 8:54PM

    I can't begin to know what you are going through, but it's ok to question, that's the human side of us all, but have faith and trust in him.
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MISSDAISY23 9/13/2012 12:05PM

    Trust in the Lord. Believe in the Lord. I would like to share Daily Grace Inspirations from Joseph Prince Ministries and Joseph Prince.com

I have been going through some rough times too and God is there for me. You just have to trust Him and Believe in Him. I hope the following will also help you as it did help me.

Psalm 91:2
2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

When you feel the pain in your body, don’t say of the Lord, “God wants me sick to teach me to trust Him more.” Instead, say, “Lord Jesus, I thank You that by Your stripes I am healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

Meditate On

For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.” But the righteousness of faith speaks…
Romans 10:5–6

The Righteousness Of Faith Speaks

Let me say something about faith. You cannot have faith without speaking it. When you study Romans 10, you will notice that it says that “the righteousness which is of the law…does…But the righteousness of faith speaks.” The law is about doing, whereas faith is about speaking. It is not enough to just know in your mind that you are righteous. You need to open your mouth and say by faith, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.”

Paul said, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13). The spirit of faith is clearly about believing and speaking. So it does not matter how many sermons or books on righteousness you have heard and read. You need to believe it and speak it.

Confessing your righteousness in Christ keeps you conscious of Jesus. Every time you speak it, you magnify His finished work on the cross. So believe and speak the truth: “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” The more you believe it and speak it, the more you will walk in the blessings of the righteous!

Blessings,
Jos
eph Prince

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Q8PRINCESS 9/13/2012 10:03AM

    Sometimes you just have to wonder.

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GIRLAWESOME 9/13/2012 9:09AM

    I dont know that he exists in the way that he "made" you have SLE, or that he can heal you in that way.

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LIABOOTY 9/13/2012 7:23AM

    God will not give you more that you can handle. God says in His word that His grace is all we need. He will bring you through it and you'll be a testimony to His unfailing love. Just keep on praising Him and thanking Him for all the blessings in your life and remember that He makes us stronger through our trials and tribulations. Be encouraged and don't give up emoticon emoticon

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MNABOY 9/13/2012 6:47AM

    God not only chastises those he loves but God uses us in ways we don't understand. A very dear friend had worked most of his life and was called to the ministry in his 50's. He worked hard and led the restoration of a church that had fallen into discord and non-service. He then was diagnosed with Lou Gerhig's disease. For almost four years he withered and was confined to a wheelchair. I, too, wondered why God would not heal a good servant and not strike down many evil people in our communiyu. Finally I listened to God and realized that I was uplifted by how my friend dealt with his challenge. His life, while not one that he would have chosen, was a greater witness of his faith and love of the Lord than his works as a "healthy" pastor. You are probably a beacon to many and do not even know how important your life is to them in dealing with their challenges. Your rewards are eternal, your challenges only short term in the big picture. You are in my prayer for comfort and continued courage.

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I think my Mom needs to rearrange her garden......

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My Mom has a beautiful shady corner. She has tastefully arranged some big leafty potted plants in a shady corner that so appealing to pregnant cats! This is the 3rd time that a litter of kittens have been born there! I think she needs to break up the shady corner. She doesn't like cats. I like them but I don't want kittens born in my Mom's garden every now and them especially if they are feral like these are!

  
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Q8PRINCESS 9/6/2012 11:19PM

    Feral cats are a real problem. I think you are right about this.

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MISSDAISY23 9/6/2012 12:26PM

    Uh-oh! I agree with you that your Mom should rearrange her garden! Take care!
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SUGARSMOM2 9/6/2012 10:54AM

  I love cats and kittens are the cutest . unwanted pets are a pain . will remind you that cats should be spade or neutered . that said perhaps mom could not make it as welcoming to the cats .

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SQUIRRELLYONE 9/6/2012 9:59AM

    Oh no! :(

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Still having phone problems.......

Saturday, September 01, 2012

I still haven't heard from the the techys at the phone/internet company! Every time I call them, they said they would call back but so far, nothing. I've already given them a piece of my mind but still, no action! I've also been having WiFi problems now and then too! I'm so mad! I think I'll call them again today!

  
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Q8PRINCESS 9/2/2012 1:15AM

    Really it's time to give them a visit and bring your really BIG dog with you!

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KARENCRANER 9/1/2012 9:00PM

    Persevere, Sparksister!

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MISSDAISY23 9/1/2012 3:40PM

    OMG!

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SUGARSMOM2 9/1/2012 1:05PM

  I wonder how we will get along in about fifty years . what and how will we will be technically connected then ? so many problems now what will the future hold . If we can dream it can they make it ? hope all your problems will be fixed soon.

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 9/1/2012 10:14AM

    Trying to get help with technical problems is so frustrating! Do you have a local person you can get to come in and try to resolve the problems for you?

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FATHINSN 9/1/2012 9:18AM

    Uhuh, that's bad. At least you still have your hp, right? Good luck with fixing the problem and dealing with the support!

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