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Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Outfits Re-Visited"

Well hello there, fancy meeting you here.

When my husband, Charles, arrived home, on the night of Thursday, January 26, 2012, I asked him if he would take pictures of me (real quick, before a dinner of: deer steaks, skillet fried in butter, with steamed vegetables) in outfits that I knew I had previous pictures of me, in the same outfit.

I took the time to dig up the old photos, today; so, lock and load.

- 9/2006 - 30 Years Old -

- 1/26/2012 - 35 Years Old -
The waist is the same as my ¾ Jeans, UN-stretched out.
I have been a Size ¾ since ... August, 2011.
I do like this green and gold skirt.

- 5/12/2007 - 30 Years Old -
(Not that it matters; just want to share.
This is at my first house; now, my Rental Property.)
Also, the plant died; wah wah wah [sad trombone].

- 1/26/2012 - 35 Years Old -
I wore this skirt … a lot; it was even coined, ‘My House Skirt’ because I’d change into it when I got home.

- 5/26/2008 - 32 Years Old -
OMG. I don’t even recognize my husband there. Wow. What the what? What is happening?

- 1/26/2012 - 35 Years Old -

- 2/27/2010 - 33 Years Old -
(In 2009 I lost 40 pounds-ish.)
I am taking a cat nap with Greta.

- 1/26/2012 - 35 Years Old -

- 1/26/2012 - 35 Years Old -

I hope to continue to maintain my progress, like I have been since August 2011, and to pack on muscle.
My Thirty-Sixth Year is coming up here in May.

With your support, I feel like I can continue.
Even on the days when I don't feel like it.
You touch my heart everyday.
I feel like I cannot thank you enough.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
I really, really appreciate you. Know that.

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    Amazing transformation! And aren't you glad you kept those pix and clothes!
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IMEMINE1 11/11/2012 7:10PM

    Love the abs. Am so jealous.:)

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KGWINDER 6/19/2012 3:24PM

    Yea you!

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JXOCASIO 5/30/2012 11:18PM

  Wow, your abs are incredible. Great job. You look fantastic.

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VADAVICTORIA 4/3/2012 6:01PM

    Your body is SLAMMIN'! Your abs are what I aspire to have. Thank you for being an inspiration. And it's time to treat yourself to a shopping spree - you totally deserve it.

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SARASMILING 4/3/2012 5:37PM

    You look fabulous!!! You have done such an amazing job!!!

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 4/1/2012 9:06PM

    I would just like to say... I envy those abs! Do you credit your amazing abs more to your diet or to exercise? They're AWESOME.

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SCOOTER4263 3/22/2012 10:55AM

    How did I miss this when you first put it up? You look amazing! Wow, what a transformation! Good for you! emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 2/25/2012 10:25AM

    Wow GF, you look like a model. What a wonderful blog and inspiration for someone like me!!

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KAILYNSTAR 2/17/2012 11:56AM

    What a great blog and an inspiration for me! Thanks so much for sharing!


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ROTTMOM71 2/14/2012 4:17PM

    You are an inspiration! You look amazingly toned and happy! So happy for you too. xoxox

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CHEVY63 2/14/2012 11:57AM

    WOW!!!! You look amazing! Thanks for posting these (and sorry I'm late to comment!) Congrats for all your hard work - it shows.

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SMILIN_ZEPHIE 2/7/2012 11:14AM

    You look amazing in your whirly-twirly skirts!

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SUE_2U 2/4/2012 5:30PM

    My gosh that is SUCH an inspiration! emoticon emoticon
Of course you know you look marvelous!
Thanks so much for the encouraging comments on my page! It means a lot! emoticon

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MDMNINA 2/4/2012 1:00PM

    Wow! You look fabulous! What an inspiration.

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LITERARY_CHICK 2/3/2012 3:07PM

    You look amazing! Congratulations on your transformation

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/3/2012 10:01AM

    These are great pics! You don't even look like the same person!
You have a beautiful smile. Love it! emoticon

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SCREWIE 2/2/2012 9:43AM

    Speechless - excuse me while I drool at your abs :D

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ELLIEFUNT 1/31/2012 7:15AM

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! You've done an amazing job! What an inspiration!

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NEELIXNKES 1/31/2012 6:55AM

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Amazing transformation my friend!

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ELPHYY 1/30/2012 7:18PM

    You are just an inspiration! Oh my goodness look at those abs!

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DHARMAPHILE 1/30/2012 2:13PM

    Wow Diana, thanks for taking the time to do this (and thanks to Charles for being chief photographer)! That's so inspirational! Can't get over those abs, you look so fit and healthy. I love your skirts by the way, think I'll have to get myself a house skirt LOL!
Now you'll have to do another post on how you achieved it!
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ANIMAL_L0VER 1/30/2012 12:06PM

    You look ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! You are an inspiration to me (I will turn 35 in April and have been battling with my weight the most since turning 30) and am ready to finally work hard at changing my body this year! I've got the healthy nutrition down, just have to eat less and move more.

What did you do to lose so much weight? Your before pics look just like me (maybe a little bigger, as I was in 2008) but I wanna look like your after pics!

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Your hard work has paid off!

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CATS_MEOW_0911 1/30/2012 9:37AM

    A-OOOOOO-GAH! emoticon

You are one ripped lady! Diana, you look fantastic--congrats!

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KPETSCHE 1/29/2012 11:13PM

    Wow, you look fantastic! Love the muscles!

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CAMOGIE3 1/29/2012 8:56PM

    Great job!!! You're looking great! I'm so grateful for your friendship!

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    Great job!!

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SUEPERSTARS 1/29/2012 6:05PM

    Wow amazing! I can't wait till I get to that point... you're totally an inspiration... it IS possible to get some muscles!!! Thank you for posting!!!

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PJSTIME 1/29/2012 4:40PM

    What an amazing transformation.

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TXGRANDMA 1/29/2012 1:56PM

    You look extremely fit! What muscle definition! Don't even look CLOSE to being that other you! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/29/2012 12:13PM

    Incredible! Great pics! OMG you don't even look like the same person! emoticon emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 1/29/2012 11:55AM

    And you were NERVOUS about posting this, you skinny, buff hottie!!!??? You look so great!!! Ya oughta post a couple of those on your Page and use one as your profile pic!!! Way to GO. emoticon emoticon

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EMRANA 1/29/2012 11:46AM

  WOW!! You were nervous about posting these? How? You look so radiant!

Congratulations on your success and maintaining it! I was already inspired by you, but this just kicked it up yet another notch...or three!


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LUGNUT_9754 1/29/2012 11:34AM

    WOW you look amazing! What an inspiration!

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MKPRINCESS007 1/29/2012 11:32AM

    Um, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look beyond amazing. I went to your page to see your program. I found lots of great info about you, but one thing you failed to in the world did you get those abs????????? Please DO TELL. Wow!

Congrats on your success!

Best Wishes,

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KARENDEE4 1/29/2012 11:22AM

    You inspired me today!!

You look great too. Look at all those muscles!!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2012 11:09AM

    You are an inspiration my friend!!! emoticon

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PRUPLEBEAR 1/29/2012 11:02AM

    You Rock!!!! Way to go! You look great!

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DEELYNNE1 1/29/2012 11:00AM

    OK, Show off! You look GREAT!!!!!

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MILLISMA 1/29/2012 10:40AM

    OMG!!!! You look absolutely emoticon. No wonder you're smiling so much. Thanks for sharing your fantastic transformation. You must be so proud.

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FAT_2_FAB 1/29/2012 10:26AM

    Wow. I'm speechless. You are really and truly such a positive inspiration. LOVED your blog. Please keep them coming! :)

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FITWITHIN 1/29/2012 10:17AM

    All I can say is WOW! You look absolutely amazing. And I love to have your abs. I must say as much as I hate taking pictures, but it's good when you see the before and after. It's you such an joy of accomplishment. Once again emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I don't have enough words to say. What a fantastic transformation. You have to be so proud of yourself. What I like the most isn't the change in your clothes, it's those abs! You, my friend, have a fricking 6 pack. I am so inspired. You can do this maintenance thing, no big deal. Keep up the hard work. I am counting on you to keep me motivated girlfriend. Wow! emoticon

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LUCKIEST24 1/29/2012 9:55AM

    YOU are fantastic! YOU look fantastic! YOU help me want to do fantastic things! Thank YOU for posting this....I think I've found my new idol....YOU!!!

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HIPPICHICK1 1/29/2012 9:37AM

    You are FULL of emoticon with emoticon sauce on top!!!!

AND you look absolutely emoticon

Now I wanna see pics of the hubs. Is he on a weight loss journey too?

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SHIRE33 1/29/2012 8:53AM

    Oh, my. Is THAT what possible looks like? I'm inspired!

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DIET-DELIGHT 1/29/2012 7:22AM


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Now that's some encouragment for the rest of us! I hope I can post "after" pix somewhere half as good as yours.

What is your workout routine like? If you have posted before, just tell me where to look.


Dana in Oakland, CA

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SANDYDOLLAR201 1/29/2012 7:12AM

    Your before and after pictures are a wonderful tribute to your success and dedication. You look amazing, and you are an inspiration to all!
Congratulations on your success!!
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ELLENIRENE 1/29/2012 6:49AM

    AWESOME!! what a body now!!!

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Measurements … Dec. 2010 – Dec. 2011 …

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Measurements … Dec. 2010 – Dec. 2011 …

Prior to becoming a Spark Member, I lost 40 Pounds; so, very unfortunately, I do NOT have my “starting starting” Measurements.
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However, I do have Measurements from 5 days AFTER starting Spark.
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Friday, December 31, 2010 to
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
-9” = Waist
-9” = Hips
-13” = Thighs (-6.5” * 2)
-10” = Upper Arms (-5” * 2)
-1” = Neck
emoticon9” + 9” + 13” + 10” + 1” = 42 Total Inches Lost
(Charles is down 44.5” Total)

I am writing my, “2012 Take Measurements Plan” down here, as a reminder that I want to “make it happen” …

I will measure: The Last Saturday of Every Month
(verses 3 times: December '10; June '11; December '11)

I hope that I have passed on:
The Baton of Spark, Measure Yourself, Motivation
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Do you already have a: Set Measure Schedule?

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CATS_MEOW_0911 1/29/2012 12:48AM

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Those are some major inches lost, my friend.

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SILVERANGEL6 1/26/2012 8:51PM

    Wow, Diana, how do you do it? What dedication, that's really


All I know is that I dropped 2 dress sizes, and my underwear doesn't fit, had to buy new stuff. emoticon haha

Well done, keep it up.


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DREMARGRL 1/26/2012 9:03AM

    Congratulations on your progress. Keep up the good work. In answer to your question, don't measure, but as long as I exercise (treadmill, weights and elliptical), they help keep me in my jeans. haha.....Whatever is working for you is what you should do. Live strong.

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LITERARY_CHICK 1/23/2012 8:41PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!, That is amazing! emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/21/2012 1:58AM

    From one Diana to another,you are emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRUPLEBEAR 1/20/2012 5:13PM

    awesome! You rock!

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That's wonderful! Congratulations on your achievements ... and thank you for the great idea of taking measurements. I've been focussed on the scale rather than cm/inches but this is definitely something I want to do!

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AKASHA66 1/19/2012 3:39AM

    Great job!

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Q8PRINCESS 1/18/2012 11:21PM


Way to go!!

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FREESPIRITME 1/18/2012 8:02PM

    Yes, my husband and I measure each other on a regular basis. It's inspiring to see our measurements drop.

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PATTIE441 1/18/2012 6:55PM

    You rock my friend! Way to go!!! emoticon emoticonFantastic idea! You are on it!! You have definitely passed the baton!!! Way to go!!! Woo Hooo!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMRANA 1/18/2012 6:05PM

  Wow! Great job!! That's wonderful, Diana!

I usually measure once a month, not always on the dot though. If I'm in the middle of my cycle, I wait for the water bloating to leave.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThat's a really good idea!!

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IV of C, Massage, & Acupressure; Oh My!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

emoticonGood Day Everybody!

Back-Story (“Cliff Notes” for 6 years, I could write a novel) …

I had a Root Canal extracted, in ’05; the surgeon “left stuff behind”.
It wreaked havoc on my body and still, somewhat, is … to this day.
The, amazing, human body was able to heal “to a certain point” over the years; but, I have to get the stuff out of there, if I want to heal my body the rest of the way.
There are no pills, or whatever, “surgery to fix surgery” is the answer.

In September I found this out with absolute certainty; scientific fact.
However, I knew it, in my: heart, mind, and soul, for all of these years; from about 2 weeks after the surgery, in ’05, that something was majorly wrong. The list of Severe Symptoms (incontinence, rashes) I was experiencing, for months, was running 19 long.
Now it’s 4-ish.

You guys have no idea how much I’m kicking myself for believing (and staying loyal to) my Dentist telling me, “Oh, there’s no way ‘it’s’ connected.”

Have you ever trusted a Doctor and then later regretted it?

… finally … fruition … six ‘n’ a half long years later …

After over a month of appointments and phone consultations I found an Oral Surgeon, and scheduled surgery, on 11.7.11.
3 Dentists weren’t interested in, “cleaning up someone else’s mess.”
3 Dentists were; but, I wasn’t feeling them.
(When I was interviewing them, deciding whether to hire them or not, they didn't answer one, or more, of my medical questions right.)

The seventh one was a charm; it was worth all of the searching.
The Dr. and Staff are a perfect fit for my philosophies and otherwise.

… 12.5.11 …

I’m a little nervous. The Doctor called me at 1:00 and the Anesthesiologist called me at 7:00 to see how I was feeling.
I really appreciated hearing from them both.

… 12.6.11 …

(They’ve had me on several supplements since 11.7.11.)

We have to wake up around 3:00AM to get to Surgery by 5:45.
(The Practice is 2 hours away.)
They are doing:
Lymphatic Massage; Acupressure; Intravenous Vitamins; Surgery

They have On-Site Compounding.

… Sidebar …
I am also getting DNA analysis done.
(It takes the Laboratory a while to get to it.)
I am chomping at the bit to see the results!!!!
I’ll probably Blog about the DNA results?

Afterwards, we’re checking into one of, the five, very close hotels.
(DH is getting a room squared away, while I’m getting worked on.)
The Surgeon gave me his cell phone number; so, lock and load.

… 12.7.11 …

We check out of the hotel; I am scheduled, at a facility, for:
Another, 3 hours of an, Intravenous Vitamin Drip
An Exam for “clearance” to go into a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Hopefully, go into a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, for 90 minutes

Assuming that I get “clearance”, I hope to schedule additional Dives.
I would love to purchase one of their “packages”.
(They told me that the Dr. that I am going to meet at the Hyperbaric facility is a “mad scientist”, like the guy off of “Back To The Future”. I know that I am going to love him.)

For a couple weeks, I can’t:
Crunch food; bend at the waist; lift anything; raise my heart rate

I am so ready to kick 6+ years of “health limbo” to the curb!
I want Pre-2005 Diana back … bad.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
I will “Current Status” when I get to the hotel, via the:
Up To The Minute Live Breaking News Friend Feed

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my Blog.
It is a pleasure and an honor to share with you.
I hope that you’re doing awesome in all of your awesomeness.


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MARGIE100%PURE 2/20/2012 12:46PM

    May I ask how much this queen for a day cost in over all outlay? This is a serious question. I am delighted to get a story of true good recovery after dental abuse and industry liars. My mouth has haunted me and the bull is too common for my good health.

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MZZCHIEF 1/11/2012 3:19PM

    Hey where's our promised update!???


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SILVERANGEL6 1/5/2012 7:19PM

    I can't wait to hear the rest of this story, as I know how un-well you've been due to all this. I've got a million questions, well almost!! lol....You sounded happy in your last posting, here's hoping it all went well.....

Sending Love and healing energy to you dear Diana.

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F8CONE8 12/20/2011 10:25PM

    I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

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SILLYHP1953 12/14/2011 2:44PM

    What a wonderful idea to interview dentists...or doctors. I hope everything goes great!!!

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ROTTMOM71 12/8/2011 12:03PM

    What an awful experience you've had for years! I'm sorry you've dealt with bad dentists and the after-effects all this time. Hopefully your plan will take you back to the "old" you. Hugs my friend, I'm thinking of you! emoticon

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NEELIXNKES 12/7/2011 1:30PM

    Wishing you the wellness you seek! Feel better!

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    best of luck. hope all goes well and you heal quickly. emoticon

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KAYDE53 12/6/2011 10:48PM

    Wow, that's quite a story, Diana!! Scares me, because I've had several root canals. I'm so glad that you found a good doc to take care of the "mess" the other one left, and sounds like he was a good one. All that extra stuff sounds great; those lymphatic massages can do a world of good! Take care & get well! emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 12/6/2011 9:28PM

    What a horrific experience to go through and to have the bravery to trust another to fix the mess must have been difficult.I am so happy for you,now you have found someone to trust and fix you back to pre 2005 Diana.Sending you wellness and healing positive vibes.Do what they tell you and be a good patient and be patient,healing takes time.HUGS emoticon emoticon

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    Sounds like a plan! Thinking good thoughts today for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 12/6/2011 1:00PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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EMRANA 12/6/2011 8:42AM

  Just got my internet back last night so I'm reading this late ~ wishing you all the best, my friend!

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PATTIE441 12/6/2011 7:36AM

    Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry my friend for all that you have been put through and are still going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers and wishing you all the best today. You are in my heart!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCREWIE 12/6/2011 6:53AM

    I hope everything goes smoothly today!


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RAVEN_X13 12/6/2011 6:40AM

    It's great to hear that you're finally getting all of this fixed up! Good luck through everything today, I'm sure it'll all go great for you.

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2WENDYDENE 12/6/2011 6:37AM

    Good Luck, Best Wishes and you are not alone. Most of us are still kicking ourselves for not listening! I have to remind myself that they are called Practicing Doctors. Even tho they would like us to believe they know it all and some are extremely pompous about it. We really know our bodies best. It is finding one that actually listens and is able to humble themselves..... I found mine in a chiropractor years ago.... emoticon

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HARPERLADY 12/6/2011 5:30AM

    wow! sounds like something that happens all to often, you know your body better than anyone and for many Dr's, they know this, I knew I needed a histerectomy and got pushed aside a lot but finally got it done, I hope all goes well for you and rhis will soon be behind you and a wonderful turning point from what you have experienced for so long

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