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Update on my doggie

Friday, November 01, 2013

They are still not sure what is wrong with Maggie -- her electrolytes are a little off, but no cancer (I've seen way too many loved ones -- people and pets -- die of cancer). So that's really good.

They are having me give her prilosec(!) first, so if bad heartburn is her only problem, I'm fine with that.

I think the power of positive though and prayer helped her, and I thank all of you! (I know it helped me.) She was chasing magpies away from her chicken & rice this morning, and that's the first time she's defended her food in a week. Good stuff.


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LISASGONNADOIT 11/6/2013 11:16PM

    I am so happy to hear that Maggie is chasing the magpies away from her food! That is wonderful news and no cancer, that is awesome. Hopefully she will continue on the up and up. Praying for continued healing!!!

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Could use some prayers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I don't post A LOT of personal stuff -- it's just not me -- and if this request is just not YOU, that's okay I understand.

I could use some loving thoughts and prayers for my dog. She's only 7 but has lost a lot of weight and won't eat. We'll get the results for her blood work today. Poor Maggie is a rescue and just a sweet girl. More than anything I just don't want her suffering in anyway. She seems comfortable and happy enough, just won't eat. Just worrying about the poor girl.

Thanks. emoticon

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AGGIETERR 10/31/2013 4:33PM

    emoticon Spirit ( my rescue)and I will keep you and I in our prayers. emoticon

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LISASGONNADOIT 10/31/2013 4:32PM

    Awwww, I am praying for Maggie! Hopefully she will be eating and on the mend soon. All animals are wonderful but rescues are one-of-a-kind. She is so blessed to have such a wonderful parent!!! I have 2 German Shepherd rescues. Big hugs!

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/31/2013 2:53PM

    Ahhhh..will pray for you...They are members of our family! Wishing you all the best...Hugs.

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ALICIA214 10/31/2013 1:59PM


I agree with the previous comments, and I do hope that your fur baby will be fine they
are so precious to us and we do what is best for them, I will pray for you both.....


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DOTTY7267 10/31/2013 1:52PM

    I fully understand and empathize with you. I have 2 dogs of my own, and I know how difficult it can be when they are not feeling well.

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PASTORMARDO 10/31/2013 1:39PM

  Pets are family and it sounds like you are going through some anticipatory grief for fear of her health and what may happen. Take a deep breath and just enjoy every moment you have with her. allow yourself to feel sadness and celebrate memories with the hope that you will have more time together.
I understand because I am an animal lover-- with dogs, cats, horses and chickens. but please don't stuff your feeling and your pain-- I have done that and it is not healthy. loving her and caring for yourself will assure her you are okay and lessen her stress. My prayers are with you. emoticon

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When to quit? (not weight loss related)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

When to quit? How does one decide to throw in the towel? I've been working on an all volunteer board for almost ten years -- and last night was the worst. I proposed 3 proposals that I thought most everyone was behind -- and my compatriots left me hanging in the wind. And the two that disagree with EVERYTHING I think, everything I do -- they had a heyday. I have never been yelled at publicly (or honestly privately) so much in my entire life.

This stupid board has wreaked havoc on my health in the last year and a half -- thus the extreme drop in exercise and the rising of my weight -- AGAIN -- and just causes me all kinds of stress. I've stayed on because I truly care about the cause and the tiny professional staff.

But do I keep hanging on hoping for better? Or do I say, "the hell with it" and just quit?

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3016DEBRA 10/2/2013 5:33PM

  I would agree with the other 2 comments. Find something that's more rewarding & less detrimental to your well being. Lots of organizations need people like you! emoticon

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PRINCESS_SOFI 10/2/2013 4:25PM

    Doesn't sound like the reward is worth the risk you're putting your health in. Find another volunteer cause with more friendly people!

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BLUEANGELLK 10/2/2013 12:31PM

    I would get out of that situation. It is easy for me to say, but I think if something is making you this unhappy it is time to move on. You have given it enough time, worry and stress. Perhaps there are other ways you can serve this organization if you really believe in what they are doing. Good luck with your decision.

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Non-scale victory

Monday, July 08, 2013

Fit into a pair of shorts (comfortably!) that were not so comfortable 2 weeks ago. All that yardwork paid off. NOW to hang onto to that tiny victory and build on it . . . . emoticon

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    It's great to fit into shorts that weren't fitting so well not too long ago!!! Cool!!

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BLUEANGELLK 7/8/2013 1:36PM

    That deserves a HUGE Sparkpeople WOO HOO!!!! Keep up the good work!

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New beginning

Friday, April 05, 2013

Starting over for the billionth time! Make it a billion and one. Feels good to be working out, and feels good to be past all the trauma (I hope) that kept me tethered to a desk for months. Onwards . . . . emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 4/5/2013 3:04PM

  we start over every morning. put in those terms, it's no big thing, just what we do.

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