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A very scary update

Sunday, May 30, 2010

If you are on my facebook you may already have an idea of how ad things got for me. Last Sunday I went to the ER. I was having horrible back pain and trouble breathing. I was sent home with a "viral infection'. The next morning things were much worse so I went to the ER on post. I did not have a viral infection but did have a bilateral pulmonary embolism. There were several clots in both lungs and I was rushed to ICU. I was kept in the hospital until Thursday night. Now, I am at home. I have a nurse who comes out to the house daily and draws my blood. I am on two different blood thinners. One of them is a shot I give myself twice a day in my stomach. The other is a pill. I am still having trouble breathing but it is getting better. Obviously, I cannot be online much right now but I will try to check in daily. I know I am lucky to be alive. The cardiologist told us 40% of people never make it to the hospital after having one.

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WILDLOTUS16 7/7/2010 5:17PM

    O my gosh!! Thank God ur alright!!

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EDEN30 7/7/2010 5:03PM

    I hope you are doing okay I have not stopped by short and sweet and I went into your page. Hope you are doing better

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WERECAT5.0. 6/7/2010 12:29PM

    I'll pray for you!!!

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ANGEL3XS 6/5/2010 8:22AM

  WOW! What a vary scary thing to have happen to you! I'm glad that you are OK. Take it easy and feel better...

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VINGRAM 5/31/2010 4:09PM

    I am SO SORRY!!!!!!!!! Hope you feel better VERY SOON! vista in North Texas. emoticon

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BARCLE 5/30/2010 3:14PM

    Wow, that's so frightening. I've got my fingers crossed that your recovery is speedy! I look forward to hearing you've made a full recovery. All the very best to you and yours from me and my family :-)

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LUV-2-RUN 5/30/2010 2:49PM

    I'm so sorry! Glad that you are getting better. Of course we are here for you and please keep us updated.

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BENJAMINSBABY 5/30/2010 2:29PM

    Oh goodness!!!! I am saying a prayer for you right away! Please keep up updated! God Bless you!

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Heather's Thrifty Finds

Saturday, May 01, 2010

If you have a facebook will you please add and "like" my new site? It is filled with free samples and anything else "thrifty" I can find!/pages/H


Let's Get Frugal!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

As a mother of five, I am always on the search for anything that will save me time, money and energy. So, I decided, rather than keep this to myself, I would share my knowledge. I am only going to share things I do. Things I know will work, are NOT a scam and will save you time, money or energy. I will update this as often as I possibly can so keep checking back!

So, here are my thoughts for today :)

Join me here:

There is also this one:

Simply read e-mails to make a bit of cash. No, it isn't a lot but every little bit helps. This one actually sends you a check to your house.

I am going to be back shortly to give you tips and tricks on how to maximize your potential on the first link. Until then...enjoy!

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ARIAS1111 4/19/2010 1:12PM

    Join Mypoints. I love it. I've been a member for years. Being a momma of five too I don't always have time for long surveys. I can send you a friend referral if you want just get back to me with your email address.
Also is great.

Have a nice day,

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GERRY_BEAVERS 4/8/2010 11:59AM

    Thanks, as a father of 4, I would love to hear more about this! Please keep us posted.

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Up and down and reality is somewhere in between

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Okay, I have 150 days until the wedding. That may seem like a long time but it isn't and I know it isn't especially when we have Christmas smack dab in the middle of all of it. Still, I am carrying on, trying to squeeze every dime out of every dollar (who isn't these days).

So, last week someone smeared feces all over the Altima. This past weekend someone threw eggs all over the van. Now, last night they break into the van. Luckily they haven't touched the Lexus yet! Still, I am furious! We work for everything we have and people with no life just come along and destroy it. Get a life, get a job, get a SOMETHING!!!!

Now, it is fall break for the kiddos...YAY..NOT!!! I mean,it wouldnt be bad if the weather was decent but it is cold and rainy and well, Lawton sucks and there isn't much to do here. I have tried to keep the kids entertained but that isn't working out so good. As every mother knows, kids just start bouncing off the walls when they can't go outside and burn off some of that energy..unless they are teenagers. Suddenly they have no energy to do anything but watch TV and talk on their cell phones!

Now on to my next rant. Somehow with Donald coming home I have forgotten about me and how important my workouts and eating plans are. Well, my scale was quick to remind me just how important those things are. Thank you scale for reminding me that just a bit of "time off" turns into a few pounds on the butt! I can't affors to gain much or lose much because I already have my wedding gown and it fits. However, with the holidays coming, I know I have to start working out every day again. No more working out every other day...nope, I am back to daily workouts and eating right.

End one of fall break is over and only 4 more to go....

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MARYANNE4403 10/14/2009 6:53PM

    with him home, things were bound to get out of kilter, things will get back to normal, just remember to make some YOU time

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Just sressing..slap me back to reality

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Seriously, I am stressed to the max. It feels like I cannot breathe anymore. I just want to run away, spend the day at the spa or heck, even under the covers! I know everyone is pretty much tired of hearing me cry, whine, b*tch and moan so I try to keep it to myself. I realize this isn't healthy but what else can I do?

Every day is a battle for me. It is a battle not to smoke, a battle to get everything done, a battle not to gain weight, a battle to find things for the wedding. Life is just one big battle it seems.

I have the most wonderful fiance a woman could ask for. He makes me happy beyond belief. Somehow I just don't feel like I am good enough for him, like I don't really deserve him. I have gained 10 pounds since he has been home. Yeah, that may not seem like much but most of you know how hard I fought that scale while he was gone.

I got my wedding dress yesterday. It fits perfectly! Yes, I should be happy about that and I really am. However, this means that I cannot gain any more weight..ughhh

I had one of my bridesmaids try my patience already. Not sure what the heck her problem was but she decided to she was going to demand that things go a certain way at OUR wedding. So, I cut her loose before she could cause me any drama. Sh*t, don't make me turn into Bridezilla already! Luckily I have an awesome MOH who is always there to remind me that this is OUR wedding and will happen the way WE want it to. THANK YOU LEANN!!!!

Well, I guess that is it. Instead of complaining I should just think about the things I am lucky enough to have.

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MARYANNE4403 9/30/2009 4:27PM

    sorry that you are so stressed out Heather, things WILL get better, whatever you do, do NOT light up a cancer stick, you have come so far and are doing so good. your wedding will be just beautiful, you two make a great couple

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SPARQUEE 9/29/2009 8:51PM

    My heart goes out to you Heather. Planning a wedding can be so stressful. Even without "drama queen" bridesmaids. You did right in cutting her loose. I hope you haven't lost a valuable friendship tho. Just know that all brides get stressed trying to make sure everything goes perfect for their wedding. Just try to remember that nothing is perfect. The main thing is you are marrying Donald and that is most important. Just do the best with the planning and believe it or not, things do tend to fall in place the way we want them.

You probably gained your 10# because Donald is now home and you don't have that worry. He is safe. Let him be your harbor.

You are doing so well on the not smoking. Please don't give in.

I will be praying for you to have less stress.

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