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June 9

Monday, June 10, 2013

I was finally able to go out and see Fancy after church. Boy was it hot and I have black jeans. I think I am allergic to some of that heat because my ankles were itching like crazy.

I should have moved Fancy to that ranch a long time before I did. She loves it there. Yesterday I got a scare when I got there, but I decided that she had probably been moved to another pen or they had her inside for some reason. I headed over to the house to find out where she was and found out that she was out eating weeds. She has the run of the property and they haven't locked her in her run for several weeks. Monte said that when he is working one of his horses she will follow them into the arena and around there. What a nice life she is having.

I got home and watered the garden again. One of my little tomato seedlings is gone and I noticed that a rabbit has been digging under my fence. I am going to try dragging some 4 x 4s down and put them around the garden and with my neighbor's help we will take one of the dog runs that I'm not using down to fence around the entire yard. Then the lower fence will go inside to get the vine plants to grow on. That will have to be done when it cools down in the evening, though. It is already over 90.

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DANLIN60 6/12/2013 11:02AM

    Glad to hear Fancy is happy and you got to see her. that darn rabbit Lol

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    Glad Fancy is happy. Last year rabbits ate the lettuce I put out. I didn't even bother this year. We have soooo many rabbits around here. Stay cool!

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Workout for Saturday

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Just thought I'd post what I did today that was a 3 hour workout for me. I am not too good with the mowing at this stage and I know that others would do this yard in just an hour, but it takes me a while and the hills don't make it too easy for me.

This is from one corner of the porch.

This is the other side of the upper terrace.

This one is the lower terrace from by the garden.

The other day I finally got everything planted in this little garden plot. I have the fencing around different areas where there are small plants instead of seeds because we have rabbits and squirrels all around. It was suggested that I get my vines to grow up on something, so I will have some other fencing and we are going to move one of the large dog kennels to go around most of it. I have herbs in pots and am going to try a couple other things in the large pots, too.

I still have to use the weed eater and the lopper on the wild trees, and clean off the patio, but I am getting there, slow but sure. I want to be able to sit out there and enjoy the outdoors this year. And Cassie loves to go running around the big yard.

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    All I have is a little cement patio, you lucky thing. I know it's a lot of work, but it's good for you, body and soul. Enjoy your garden!

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TERRIROB 6/9/2013 12:08AM

    Wow!! That is one HUGE yard! Glad to see you feeling better and getting outside. Are you still doing your goal things for your abs as well?

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Keep feeling weak

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The last few weeks I have felt weak in my legs, particularly. I keep wondering if it is what I eat or something else. I know I have had more carbs than I should, but would that make my legs weak? I don't really know who to ask. Has my protein been too low? Normally I have plenty of protein, but maybe not the last few weeks. I recently saw the Oncologist and he said I showed no signs of the cancer returning. He doesn't think it will. So I am wondering where to turn to figure this out.

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    I'm glad to hear the oncologist gave you good news. emoticon
About the weakness you're feeling: The radiation killed good cells along with the bad. That has to be tough for your body to recover from. Perhaps you need to make sure you are eating iron rich foods like --
Red meat
Egg yolks
Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
Iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels)
Beans, lentils, chick peas

Your body can absorb more iron if you are also taking vitamin C. Also, if you aren't taking a vitamin D supplement, you might want to consider it.

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FANCYQTR 6/7/2013 6:02PM

    I am thinking that maybe it is low protein at those times. The last couple days I have had more protein and don't feel quite as week. Of course, I haven't gone out trying to find things in so many stores, either. I am not too sure how to figure the changes I need to make.

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MCJULIEO 6/7/2013 5:56PM

    What great news from the oncologist!

As to the leg weakness, you just may need to change things up a little bit (protein, carbs, exercise) and pay attention to what your body says...

Good luck!

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FANCYQTR 6/7/2013 5:36PM

    No pain with the weak feeling. I have pain in my hips that has been since the chemo. If I can get walking enough that will usually go away, but I have to keep it up.

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MOM2ACAT 6/7/2013 3:37PM

    Do you have pain with that weakness also? I have sciatica on my left side, and at times, that makes my leg feel weak also. If it continues, keep asking the oncologist about it; if he doesn't have any answers, he should be able to refer you to someone who can help.

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Working on the garden

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Today I got back to working in the garden, breaking up the clumps and adding some top soil. I don't really have enough top soil for it, needing about 4 or 10 more bags, but I don't have the money for them. I had to spend enough for the stuff I got yesterday -- mainly herbs and potting soil. I may not have worked all that long in the garden, but it was a lot of work. I didn't get the plants into the garden plot, but I got the herbs planted. I hope I can figure out how to use them all.

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FANCYQTR 6/5/2013 5:21PM

    I hope that we have a long summer. Last year the winter didn't really come in until March or April, so maybe things will go that way this year (at least into November) so I end up with a longer growing season.

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MOM2ACAT 6/5/2013 3:49PM

    Gardening is great exercise! I miss it, I can't do it right now because of my health issues. I use to plant a lot of flowers. I always bought more than I planned to, and kept buying a few more here and there even though I was "done". Somehow, I always found the room for "just one more", lol!

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/5/2013 12:24PM

    Great exercise! AND since your winter was so difficult, now you can enjoy the outdoors and get your garden. I hope you can continue to enjoy it and get from great vegetables from it. Have a lovely day! emoticon
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PEGGYO 6/5/2013 7:39AM

    they'll be delicious

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    emoticon Gardening is great exercise.
I love growing herbs. There's something very satisfying about them...not to mention they tend not to be too finicky. All I have is a patio so I can only grow stuff in pots. I haven't had the money to put out much this year, but I did get some basil, mint and parsley out. At the end of the season when they start to flower I harvest and dry them to use through the winter. Have fun with your herbs.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/5/2013 6:01AM

    Where there is a will, there is a way! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 28

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today was rather busy. I went downtown to get my medical assistance renewed and get my prescriptions filled. I parked a few blocks from where I needed to be since I needed to go somewhere else downtown where there isn't any parking. That was about 10 blocks away. I got everything done, but it took me all day and my feet are killing me.

On the way home I saw a homeless man with his little dog. So many people think that dogs and cats (and other animals) are just animals and not worth anything to people. That man was giving his little dog his food, which was all he had. The little dog was happy to have a salad to eat. Not the usual for a dog, but when that's all Dad has to share, he's really agreeable. It really shows how much love a human and animal can have for each other. I recently saw another one where a homeless man was trying to get money to get his sick dog the surgery he needed. Everything he collected went to taking care of his dog and nothing kept for him. Fortunately, many people helped him and his dog (his family) got the help he needed.

I have my own fur babies. They are all the family I have here. I have a couple close friends, but 2 of my fur babies are here close with me all the time. I wish all people could understand that animals are so important to people.

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STLOUISWOMAN 5/31/2013 3:41PM

    They're our kids, too!

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/29/2013 7:45AM

    Our pets ARE part of the family! Yes indeed. And to me, there is a difference with people who love animals and those who don't. All my close friends love animals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon What a great blog!
Thank you for reminding us of the power of love and kindness. I hope your pain is getting better.
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