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Final vote

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hey there everyone!! I have the top names for you to vote on. I know I said top 3 but we had a tie for number 3 so there are four.

1. Scarlett - by opalmoon
2. Roxie - by Britt831
3. Lola - by mom2acat
3. Ruby - by coachpenny

I can't wait to see the outcome of this one. I really like all four, but yes I do have a preference. I hope you will all will take the time to vote. I'll be posting on Thursday what the winning name is. I hope you all have had fun with this. I know I have!

Today is a beautiful day. I got a very nice long walk in this AM. I hope everyone realizes that when I go for my walks, someone has to be with me and I use my walker, Pinkie. We have an appointment with the priest this afternoon. One of my sorority sisters will be coming into a place about 45 miles from here today. She is from Canada and I'm looking forward to meeting her sometime within the next few days.

Has everyone made good choices today? I have tried. Sometimes it doesn't work so well, but I do try!! I would say 90% of the time I do very well. Today I am low on fat and calcium. The numbers aren't that far off, but I should find something extra to try to get those in.

Love and peace to all my buds.


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PMFISH 3/15/2012 9:11PM

    I like Scarlett, but agree you should have final say!

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PUFFPASTRY 3/15/2012 2:23AM

    I like Roxie because the "x" is an echo of the "x" from Maxine, and I like the idea of the lineage of chairs being connected. emoticon

You are such a great blogger, Ev! I always end up smiling and giggling when I read your posts. emoticon

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PIMPINELLAN50 3/14/2012 7:07PM

    Roxie. emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 3/14/2012 6:54AM

    Can't wait to hear what you finally name her!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/13/2012 11:39PM

    Roxie emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/13/2012 4:23PM

    Hmmm I don't know - if you have a fav. then it should be what you choose!!!!

but of those I am not sure... Is it a ruby colour or more scarlett........... really of those I like Lola for some reason... still like red ryder. lol

Pick what you like, after all you have to live with her LOL

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GATOR12 3/13/2012 3:50PM

    I think Scarlett! I esp like you being able to say, Frankly, I don't give ______

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COACHPENNY 3/13/2012 2:57PM

    I like Ruby but, I also like Scarlett...because then you could run around saying Frankly, my dear....I don't give a damn!

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SUSIEPH1 3/13/2012 2:43PM

    I'll stick with Roxie emoticon

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MISSCUS 3/13/2012 2:12PM

    Ooooh, I love Scarlett. Good going on your positivity and your recipe sparkifying. That says healthy change.

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SMIDGON 3/13/2012 12:42PM

    I also say Roxie.

Have a safe and terrific week!


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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/13/2012 12:14PM

    I'll stick with my vote for Roxie.

Yesterday my TPN was started so now I have a backpack I'll have to keep with me 24/7. I'm thinking about having my sparkfriends help name my backpack, as that is going to be a lifeline for awhile.

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/13/2012 11:36AM

    This is a vote for whatever your preference is.

If that's not acceptable, then I'll stick with Scarlett.

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How this will work

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I have received a list of 15 names from you, my friends. I will list them and you decide one which you like best and let me know by posting here or on my Spark Page or even in Spark mail. The top THREE (3) will be posted by Tuesday and whichever of those three has the most votes will be the winner. I have also kept the list of who suggested the name first, so I'll know who to thank properly.

Here is the list of 15:

1. Scarlett
2. Red Flyer
3. Lola
4. Racy Red
5. Rosie
6. Ginger
7. The Red Baron
8. Anne
9. Ruby
10. Red Skelton
11. Riot Red
12. Lil' Red Ryder
13. Ruby Racer
14. Roxie
15. Roxanne

There you have them. I'm really excited about this! I trust all of you, because you have such good taste with those recommendations!! Now for myself, I'll have to decide what the special RAK will be to thank the winning name proposer.

Maxine has been all fancied up and is quite the Diva. emoticon She has a leopard looking wrap on her seatbelt that says "Princess". Bob had a basket made for her in front and she now sports little stuffed critters and some large fancy key chains. Whenever I have that basket on her, I can carry along things I may need such as kleenex, bottle of water, magazine, I-Pod, cell phone, etc. It is really fun for me to dress her up, but Bob enjoys it too, and will come home every once in awhile with little odds and ends for her. Nothing is ever too expensive in case it gets lost or ruined. His favorite place to shop for her is The Dollar Tree. Mine is around the house!! I used to be active in an on-line group and we had swaps all the time. We never paid a lot for anything, because we wanted everyone to be able to participate. Thus I have tons of little Diva like items I can use. As I said, it is tons of fun for me.

This all might sound silly to some. They may even think I haven't grown up yet or that I'm terribly immature. But life is so very short. We never know when we may lose our ability to do things that we simply do and never think about. I feel we must have fun and be able to laugh at ourselves in order to remain positive and enjoy all that we can. I never wanted to be in a power chair. When that happened I could no longer be on my feet to do hair styling. Can't you visualize your stylist trying to cut your hair from a chair?!?! I couldn't step backwards without falling, even after surgery, so I had no choice. Since this was a given and beyond my control, I decided to make the best of it. Bob had already decorated canes for me, so I decided my chair needed a sassy name. One with attitude. I was talking with one of my friends and she suggested asking my scrapbooking community for suggestions. That's when we came up with a plan like this one. It was so much fun and the anticipation was wild. After Maxine became the final name, then I started to decide how I wanted to "fix her up". That has been on going but now I'll have this new one to do. And I am so happy that my Spark family is involved with this. I mean who better to have help me? I just hope all of you are having as much fun with this as I am!

This post has been way off topic in a way. In a way it is right in the middle of the spark attitude of staying positive. When I started out seriously in 2010, I joined the Chair Exercise team. All the info I got from that team really helped me to advance with my daily exercising. Whenever I was weak from the treatments, I was still able to do some leg lifts and upper body exercises from Maxine. Today I don't have to use her nearly as often as I did back then. I am really sure it is from getting stronger by using her in the beginning the way the team taught. Have any of you had these same issues?

Love and blessings to all.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/13/2012 3:01AM

    Red flyer if you are going to be crazy on it. Roxie if you will be conservative.

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BRIDIE5 3/12/2012 9:32PM

  Ruby GMV!

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OPALMOON 3/12/2012 9:06AM


I think you have just the right attitude, Ev - to go with your wheels with attitude! Way to go and good for you!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/12/2012 3:31AM

    Roxie ,Roxanne I like either .Now I certainly think that you have the right spirit about this .I have a paisley cane . Right now I am surviving without the wheelchair .You are not immature .I love your attitude. When I first got hit by the truck and they removed my kneecaps I spent 18 months in a wheelchair ,yes it was decorated. You very nearly took the words out of my mouth .I had a theme song "Life is very short and there's no time ,for fusing and fighting my friend ..." Whatever you name her Ev she will be lovely can't help it because she will carry you!!!

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PUDLECRAZY 3/11/2012 8:55AM

    First choice: Scarlett - sassy, sharp, colorful... but may tend toward procrastination.

I like Lola, but remember, whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. So she may be a bit uncooperative at times.


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LILLI56 3/10/2012 11:45PM

    how about Scarlet Racer? I am sorry you have to ride in one, but why not make it like a diva. My niece had her seat and arm reats recovered, she said it was her "chair" and she wanted it to look different. She put a fabric that looks like something you would put on a couch. She just loved it, but she got a new one and hasn't fixed it up as of yet.

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/10/2012 11:21PM

    Frankly, my dear, I'm a bit partial to Scarlet!

What fun! Glad to hear your good news!

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SUSIEPH1 3/10/2012 7:22PM

    Roxie has a cheery sound to it !
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIESTY 3/10/2012 6:00PM

    Definitely... Red Skelton!

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COACHPENNY 3/10/2012 5:22PM

    I vote for Ruby.

And I also vote for your new girl to have a classy chassis via creative, decorative, adornment.

Hooray for Bob...he's the best! Ev, you are blessed!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/10/2012 4:27PM

    I think Roxie is cute.

Dressing up Maxine was a great idea to make her yours and make the best of the situation. We all have challenges to deal with and I believe that doing something to make yourself and others smile is great. You could even put on a little horn, bell, and streamers like a bike. Besides, if people can decorate offices and cubicles at a job with things they like, then I think it's wonderful to decorate your space (your scooter) with things that make you happy.

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Do you have a name? (With pictures)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Yesterday was 6 month mammo check up. After the mammo the doctor want to see an ultrasound, so I'm thinking - here we go again. But I was wrong. When the doctor came in, he had great news. Nothing had changed since my last one in September!!! YEAH!!! I couldn't have been happier.

Afterwards we had a small lunch and I got my nails done and my very first hair trim since I lost it all about a year ago. For those interested in that sort of thing, I had the nail tech polish my nails in lavender. They look so pretty!! The color goes well with my skin tones, too. The stylist curled the top of my hair and it looked so cute. I'm not sure if I can keep that up though, as I still have problems holding my left arm in the air. At least the bangs are out of my eyes and the sides no long get in my ears and tickle. I just hate anything bothering my ears.

Snuggles on the Left and Bruzer on the right. 07 March 2012

Today I am back to being normal, though a little tired. After having to see doctors all week, this has been a very pleasant change for me. I have been surfing the net looking for some specific recipes. Often times I like to change them up to meet our needs, reduce to be Spark friendly, and to see if I can recall others from a while back. I have tons of clipped recipes from the 60's thru to today and the cookbooks! You wouldn't believe all I have! Many of them are dated, too. Looking at everything and seeing how different we all cook today is fun. I used to love to make "city chicken". You could find it packaged in the store ready to prepare. And veal - I loved using veal. It was a reasonably priced meat way back. Now when I can find it, I have "Sticker shock" at the prices!! I guess it is good that I now eat so little meat. One of the recipes I have loved since being in England in 2000 has been prawns with lemon mayo. I haven't been able to find anything like what I had. It was used on top of baked potato to make a meal. I usually had a salad or some sort of green veggie with it. So, I have decided to try to do it on my own only I'll Sparkifey it.
Rather than mayo, I'm going to use Greek yogurt. And I think I'll shred the shrimp so I won't have to use as much and that will lower the cholesterol. I'll try it first and let Bob taste it to see if he likes it.

Have any of you any more names for the new red power chair? So far I have the following suggestions:

1 Scarlett
2 Red Flyer
3 Lola
4 Racy Red
5 Rosie
6 Ginger
7 The Red Baron
8 Anne

I think I'll put the final vote up for the weekend. We'll see how it all goes. emoticon

In case some of you have forgotten, here's Maxine:

I hope everyone enjoyed International Women's Day and honored some of the women who have inspired and influenced your life.

My Mama in May 1998 - her last Mother's Day

Love and blessings to all.


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PMCFARM 3/13/2012 1:56AM

  Great news - fabulous new hair-do -& lavander nails ! You deserve all of it and more!

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PUDLECRAZY 3/11/2012 8:52AM

    YAY! Congratulations on your clear check-up! That is such great news!

I love the picture of your mom on her last Mother's Day. Honestly, I think moms are with us forever; even when they have departed this earth.

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BECKYANNE1 3/10/2012 8:09AM

    I'm glad to hear everything went well. I loved the pic. Your babies are adorable.

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OPALMOON 3/10/2012 6:37AM

    So glad you had this good news Ev! Love the pic of you with your 2 fur babies. A bit of pampering never goes astray, it's so good to hear you had your hair and nails done - woo hoo for you!!


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PIMPINELLAN50 3/9/2012 6:21PM

    Glad that you had wonderful news at the Doctor today!
It's always nice to be pampered by someone doing your hair,nails
e.t.c.Lovely picture of you and the dogs,and the hairstyle looks
fabulous on you!
Wishing you a great relaxing weekend,
Some suggestions for your Red Chair:Ruby,Roxy,or Roxanne.


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MOM2ACAT 3/9/2012 3:29PM

    My arms get tired from being up in the air too. I find that hot rollers are easier for me to use than a curling iron. They don't make my hair "curly" curly, I use them to give my hair some volume and shape.

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GATOR12 3/9/2012 11:53AM

    What wonderful news about the stable mammo and ultrasound. WooHoo.
Like you I love to redo recipes that sound interestng to make them healthier!! I am also noticing the higher prices on meat and using more casserole dishes or ways to stretch that meat into more meals. Neither dh or I need the extra calories but we do like a little meat in our meals not vegetarians yet. Have a super weekend ahead. Love the pics, too. Hugs, brenda

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RUNNER4LYFE 3/9/2012 6:47AM

    Roxie was the firt name that came to mind! I love the way u r turning an event that could be negative to some folks into something positive! emoticon

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SMIDGON 3/9/2012 6:17AM

    Way to go, Girl!
DD mammo. went well yesterday! PTL! She is now 22 mos..
You are so cute!
Have a safe and terrific week-end!
I am going to DD's for the week-end. 94miles away.

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LOSTLIME 3/9/2012 4:56AM

    Glad about your test results! You look great in your picture.
Ruby sounds like a great name. Have a great weekend.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 3/9/2012 3:49AM

I am so pleased that the news was good. You are looking fabulous.

For the lemon mayonnaise are you able to get Hellmann's Mayonnaise? That's what most of us Brits use, then add lemon and seasoning to taste, the now do a light one! You can also get some recipe ideas if you go to www.hellmanns.co.uk/ I love Hellmann' s Mayo emoticon

Oh yes before I forget, what about Ruby for the power chair or even The Ruby Racer;)

Have a great day emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 3/9/2012 2:48AM

    Glad to hear about the checkup - and the hairstyle looks great! Re the chair: I'd cast my vote for 'Red Flyer.' Kind of puts me in mind of the red 'Flexible Flyer' sleds from years ago. (Do they still make those? lol) When you come up with the Sparkified lemon-mayo-prawn dish, please post!

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PMFISH 3/9/2012 12:09AM

    We both had great news at the Dr.'s office today. Went in for results of blood & urine testing. Everything 100% Total cholesterol was 200, lousy cholesterol was 5 points too high, but was told no problem. Will work to get that back where it should.

So glad to hear your good news and looks like you have a great list of names for the new scooter.


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COACHPENNY 3/8/2012 11:10PM

    How about calling the chair RUBY?

BTW Ev, Your hair is adorable (and so is the picture)...you look like a million bucks!

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DEBBY4576 3/8/2012 8:16PM

    Red Skelton

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HEALTHY4ME 3/8/2012 8:09PM

    of those I like 2,3, and 4.

Red Riot?
lil red ryder ?

I don't know............
hugs glad you had great results and a day off drs! I go for my mamo end of month, this is a yearly check for a bit of an issue last year.

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I couldn't believe it!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Yesterday was my assessment day. My power chair is pretty old, so this was to see about replacing it. I rode Maxine in. The therapist looked at me and said she thought the chair was way too big for me. The she said, "You are such a small woman.!! I nearly chocked. No one EVER has said anything like that to me!! Even when I was at my very lowest (124) when I was 19 and got married.
It made me feel so good about all my hard work and know it was paying off so much others were noticing it, too!! Anyway, with all of my falls over the past months, they want me to have the chair. It is going to be red. I'll need a new name for her. Anyone who has an idea, post it. Perhaps I'll have a contest like I did when my scrapbook buddies named Maxine - my blue chair. For that, names were suggested and then I posted them in a thread and they voted. The one with the highest votes is what I named her and sent a RAK to the one who suggested Maxine to begin with.

Today was chemo oncologist day. He said everything was looking good to him, especially with the breast cancer check. He emphasised the importance of taking the Aremidex taking it every day. He restated it will between 5 -10 years that I'll have to have it. I didn't make it to the luncheon today. Bob wasn't feeling good this time!! I must have passed it to him. *sigh*

Tomorrow is mammogram day. I'm not too worried about it after two docs telling me the area is looking good. Next week I'll see the surgeon that did the lumpectomy and took the lymph nodes out. He'll have my results and whatever he says goes. Did I mention he graduated from the med school at Ohio University where my brother taught for 40 years. (He just retired this year.) So everytime I go, I wear my OU Bobcats hat just for him. emoticon I'm also going to get my nails and hair done. I think I deserve it!! This will be my first trim since my hair all fell out way back last winter.

Thank you everyone for all your suggestions to help me through the bug. I'm so glad it didn't last long. But I have to admit, I've remained tired and weak. Each day that seems to get better, too.

Everyone - don't forget how proud I am of each of you. Y'all are so supportive and encouraging. I feel really connected to you. When I asked each of you to be my friend or returned you friending me, it is because I feel some sort attachment to you. I feel we have a lot in common whether or not you may be in a chair, too; love animals, the Gators, genealogy, scrapbooking, current events, or just love fashion, blogging, or have had breast cancer or any other cancer. But never did I dream I would find so many friends with so much in common. It really shouldn't have surprised me too much as we are on the same journey towards our goals of healthy living and how to make better choices. Since we travel on this road, the encouragement, support, and motivation of each other seems to be what makes Spark and all of our friends so special. It rubs off within our entire lives so that we can be positive and make better choices. It doesn't matter if it takes a few tries, just being the best we can be is what counts. I love reading all your blogs and finding out how you are doing. I also will visit the blogs of your friends just because. I find so much information and suggestions that way. So many have recommendations for so many different things. I've learned a lot about how different meds have different effects on foods and weight control. There have been book suggestions and recipes. And some of the pictures that are posted are so beautiful they take my breath away!! We certainly are a creative group of people. And the language! Some descriptions make me feel I'm right along and "seeing" everything!!

How true!!

Love and blessings,


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CHERIRIDDELL 3/9/2012 10:35PM

    I am so glad you are doing so well Ev . I am sure your spirit is going to keep you going ! I think perha[s Roxanne would be a good name for your new small red chair !

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    What an awesome bundle of energy and positivity you are! We all have challenges in our lives, but you are an inspiration, showing us that you can face your barriers with cheeky enthusiasm!

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OPALMOON 3/7/2012 11:20PM

    Ev, you are an incredible inspiration! You have obviously come such a long way - Woo Hoo for you!

How about Scarlett for your new chair?

Glad you are feeling better, though I don't doubt you are feeling drained...take care!



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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/7/2012 9:39PM

    How about Ryder Flyer? This matches many different references. Starting with the Red Ryder BB gun - it's what every little boy wanted that would help them feel on top of the world. Then there's the red Radio Flyer - which has helped many little kids feel like they're flying down the street. You could even reference it to Winona Ryder who is a great actress with a powerful presence - same as you.

No matter what you name the new power chair, remember that once you get the smaller chair it will always remind you to be healthier. (If you gain weight you might not fit the new chair so easily.) So use this to your advantage. The new chair is a wonderful sign of your new life and new vitality. Enjoy the new chair as you did Maxine.

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MOM2ACAT 3/7/2012 1:33PM

    I think a red chair needs a sassy name, like Lola!

Congrats on all you've accomplished.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/7/2012 1:20PM

    Congrats on your successes! You should feel so proud of yourself.

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PMFISH 3/7/2012 1:18PM

    Q8Princess said it, but didn't put it out as a name - Racy Red - now that you are a small woman and nothing stops you, only slows you down.

Glad you are feeling so much better!


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LOSTLIME 3/7/2012 6:38AM

    You are amazing! Keep up the great job! About the name for your chair:what about "Rosie" or "Ginger"?

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SMIDGON 3/7/2012 5:56AM

    Good morning, Ev. Good luck with your mammo.. Christine, DD has her follow-up mammo. tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Indianapolis, Ind..
Hubby has an appt. with the surgeon at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Richmond, Ind..
Been really thinking of you lately.
Keep up the good blogging.

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SUSIEPH1 3/6/2012 10:18PM

    Glad you are feeling better and are smaller !!LOL!
The Red Baron comes to mind!! .Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 3/6/2012 9:37PM

    Hey you SMALL woman! Enjoy getting your nails and hair done.

For the chair I'll have to think of something racy to go with red.

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/6/2012 8:01PM

    Glad to read this blog is upbeat. We have the bug out here too. It's is a powerful flu.

A red chair reminds me of Anne Of Green Gables... they called her "Carrots" because of her red hair. Anne isn't exciting, but I've kicked off the name challenge.

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I never did like roller coasters

Sunday, March 04, 2012

And that is exactly what today was for me. I slept later than usual because we had wind and rain storms all night long. But when I did get up, I was refreshed and eager to get on with the day. I felt happier and better than in the rest of the week. Even better than when I fit into the 14 jeans!! I started to have some lunch and then it happened. No where out of the blue with no warning, it came. I barely made it to the bathroom and vomited. I was kind of stuck there. Bob was back in the bedroom with the door closed and when I yelled for him, he didn't hear me right away. So there I stood ready to fall over with dirty hands and all over, my face needing cleaned. He finally got to me and got my walker so I would have help getting back into the kitchen. I sat there with him not wanting to eat another bite when back to the bathroom I went. I won't get too descriptive, but I think you know what happened then. I decided to have some ginger ale and sat in my recliner in the living room. But before doing that I wanted clean clothes. While I was in the closet getting something else, it was back to the bathroom and more vomiting.

Take about a 180 change, I went from being up, strong to get through a wonderful exercise program and looking forward to a wonderful sunny day. The all of that! Yuck!! I've been so weak, Bob had to fix dinner, which wasn't a lot, but it was nutritious and filling.

It is so hard for me to get in enough calories whenever I get sick like this. Do any of you have this same problem? Any hints and ideas that work for you that I might try? I want to stay healthy so I can get better faster. And of course not have it last forever. As for exercise, even if I remain weak, I can still do some hand, arm, and leg exercises from my chair. What do all of you do? Again, any hints would be greatly appreciated.

Tomorrow I go for an evaluation for my PT and OT continuing and the use of my chair, Maxine. Tuesday I have an appointment with my chemo oncologist for a check up. Wednesday is mammogram 6th month check. Tuesday I also have a luncheon if I can make it. It's a women's political thing and I have never attended before, so I am not too concerned about missing it if I'm still not feeling the best. Since I am feeling so much better this evening, I hope this is just a 24 hour thingy and tomorrow will be bright and sunny again.

Love and blessings to all.


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OPALMOON 3/6/2012 4:24PM

    Hi Ev, I hope this is very much a short term setback and that you feel much better very soon. Pedialyte which others have suggested, sounds like some sort of electrolyte replacement food, which is an excellent idea if nothing stays down. I think the next best thing is to keep to very light foods - rice crackers to begin with, barley sugar once in a while, and ginger ale or sparkling water. Then when the vomiting has stopped, perhaps some semolina cooked up or some toast and maybe a scrambled egg. Hope this helps. Take good care of yourself!
Hugs, Nattacia

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/6/2012 4:23PM

    So sorry to read of your roller coaster. I'm glad you have a good supportive team player at your house.

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SAMMIESMOM13 3/5/2012 6:30PM

    I hope you are feeling better by now. Love and prayers.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/5/2012 4:06PM

    Hope your bug only lasts the day, and you can feel better quick. HUGS

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SANDRALEET 3/5/2012 7:14AM

    Try crackers with tea and sugar.

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SANDRALEET 3/5/2012 7:12AM

    Try crackers and tea with sugar. I will pray for you.

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SMIDGON 3/5/2012 6:54AM

    A couple of weeks ago, I had THAT VIRUS! I came on suddenly, then I felt better, Then again. I had it for almost a week. Not as bad as you, though. My stomach is still 'iffy'.
Take it easy, my friend.


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Q8PRINCESS 3/5/2012 3:19AM

    My goodness! It came on so suddenly! Hope that you are feeling better tomorrow. Try to get lots of fluids in.

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PMCFARM 3/5/2012 2:15AM

  pedialyte is good for adults as well as children and is very well tolerated during periods after vomiting. My most go to "granny" remedy to use is 1 oz. of sweet pickle juice every hour (and I've never needed more the 3 doses)... BTW your stomach will hate you after dose 1 but by dose 2 it's usually friendly again!! I DON'T DO VOMITING...

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/5/2012 1:37AM

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow.You might ask your doctor ,right after the accident I had really bad headaches that made me sick and they gave me pedialyte so I would have electrolytes in me and would continue to repair my body.I know it is for children but since you need to keep up your strength it might help.

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EVWINGS 3/5/2012 1:20AM

    From Sept until Dec 2011, this happened so often I ended up in the hospital at least once a month and sometimes twice. Finally in Dec after no one had been successful in finding what was wrong, a specialist was called in and informed me that I had had salmonella poisoning that had created an infection. Being I had finished chemo and radiation in August, it was most likely why it had happened the way it did. Once I had meds to help that, I hadn't been ill again until today. I started to regain strength and with PT and OT twice a week, I have been able to walk and exercise again.

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DEBBIESTY 3/5/2012 1:12AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

Best of luck,


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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/5/2012 12:48AM

    You said 'get sick like this' - how often does it happen? If it is once every few years, I wouldn't be incredibly worried as long as it goes away in a day or two. If this happens often (even once a month) you should run it past a GI doctor. It could be any number of things, but it should be checked out.

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COACHPENNY 3/4/2012 11:46PM

    You know the stomach flu has been going around but, I don't want to say I hope it's that and not something else. The result is the same...nutrition is not getting where it's needed.

When the kids were sick and couldn't keep anything down, we would give them a teaspoon of Gatoraid every 15 minutes to a half hour. A teaspoon (at a time) of that is usually easier to keep down AND it will replace the electrolytes your body needs. The one that seemed to work the best was grape...don't know why.

Salty chicken broth too. Still only a teaspoon at a time. Ginger ale OR sucking on ginger candy might help too.

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UMBILICAL 3/4/2012 10:10PM

  Good luck tomorrow.

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