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Making the case Monday

Monday, August 17, 2009

Well I went there with Moma. She is in serious denial and I had to respectfully tell her. We went a few rounds and I called in some back up, but in the end we reached a decision and hopefully it will work out. I am so exhausted. I pray that God's healing power shall come down on her and we get all this behind us. I pray that No Weapon Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper. I pray that by HIs Stripes We are Healed.

I am tired and heading back to STL in the wee hours of the morning, I have to get and keep myself healthy and fit so I do not have problems as I age.

Thank God for Jesus!

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MSMAKEOVER 8/19/2009 11:13AM

    Hey Kelly. I can relate to what you are going through. I've been there. Hang in there my friend. I will stand in prayer with you. If you need a shoulder I'm around. emoticon

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Doing it Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad of it. emoticon

We had a beautiful going home service for Daddy O yesterday. Complete with color guard, it was a fitting tribute to Him. I had a chance to sit and talk with relatives I haven't seen in ages. I took a lot of video and pictures to share with my Mom. I was also able to go back to my Grandparents' home and get some of the old photo albums and bring them down to the hospital to show my Mom. We had some of her baby pictures and teen years. Moma like reminiscing about back in the day and looking at her thin waist line.

I will delaying my return back to Missouri for one day because it looks like Moma may get transferred to a rehab facility tomorrow. We went several rounds about it, along with her Doctors standing here, but finally we have to a tentative agreement of her going to rehab for a "few days" until we get things situated at her independent living apartment. Oh the things we do for our parents.

Well today is my step-mom's birthday and I am off to celebrate with the family. I thank God that Moma is feeling a little better and we can go to the next stage of her treatment and get her back on track.

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KNH771 8/17/2009 11:43AM

    It sounds like the service was lovely. It's a shame that we only see some of our families at event like funerals, but maybe it's God's way of bringing us together. I hope things with your mom go well. You are in my prayers.

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CURVYCC 8/16/2009 11:45PM

    Hey Girl, You have my sympathy for your loss. I'm glad you made it to Detroit safely. I meant to contact you via spark mail, but I got bogged down with an avalanche of other things, mainly mom-related. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's condition. She sounds so much like my mom - they are a trip. I pray for the best for you and your family. emoticon

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Homage Saturday

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Today we lay to rest my Grandfather, Daddy O . He would have turn 89 in a couple of weeks, but had so many health complications it was unreal. He was the oldest of 13 children. God rest his soul.

My Mom is upset because she can't attend the funeral. I told her that I would record as much as possible and take pictures. She is still in the hospital and they are running test on her. It seems that her last chemo treatment could cause heart problems and that is what the doctors are treating now. She didn't do her physical exercises as instructed by physical therapy so she develop very horrific bedsores. This is a life lesson to all of us, especially me on this weight loss journey. If I do not put in the effort to exercise, move my body as it was designed, I could have many health challenges as I age. I feel so bad for my Mom, but at the same time some of this could have been prevented.

So instead of intervention, we all need to practice prevention. Daily exercise for me is a must, even if it is just a brisk walk. I must follow healthy guidelines as far as eating and nutrition go. I did pretty good on the drive home, I didn't load my car with junk food. I bought salad, fish while home and I bought my meal replacement shakes. I made sure I stopped and stretch while I was driving home. I bought two cases of water from Costco, that is all I have been drinking since I have been home. Have I done everything right, to the t, no. I could have done much worse and I do see room for improvement. I want to age gracefully and by spry in my golden years. That is my focus for today.

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BEAR128 8/16/2009 10:06AM

    I am so sorry to read of the loss of your Grandfather and the health of your Mom. Because you are a caregiver for your Mom you have to take care of yourself. My Mom had 4 daughters to take care of her and we also took care of each other. Please rest when possible, continue to eat right and at the same time take time for yourself. You and your family are in my prayers.

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LILSHINE 8/15/2009 6:20PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Yes it's important to take care of ourselves and times like this give us the opportunity to do better. I hole your mom gets better soon.

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DORCAS9 8/15/2009 5:15PM

    I was sorry to hear about your Grandfather and your Mom upset as she wasn't able to attend the funeral, but glad you were able to be some help to her in this by recording and taking photos for her. You are a lovely daughter to her. I am glad to hear that you are learning from their mistakes, health wise, which I am sure your Mom, and, yes, your grandfather, will be pleased about. Well done. You seem to be doing very well by getting the right food in and leaving the junk food behind, also drinking water and exercise. Yes, prevention is better than cure, so keep it up and you will soon be at goal. emoticon emoticon emoticon
God bless. emoticonDorcas.

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Forward Friday

Friday, August 14, 2009

It is early here in Motown and before I go down to the hospital again, I am going to get some treadmill tim first. I realize with everything crumbling around me, if I do not take care of this body God gave me, it will fall apart and fail me. I have taken this body for granted for 47 years and now it is the time to get busy living or I will be working on dying.

I look at My Mom and see age, I see defeat, I see tiredness. All those years she stood in front of the classroom teaching first graders has taken a toll on her. Now she is angry with herself for poor decisions that she made health wise and feels cheated on her much deserved retirement. I first and foremost want to offer encouragement, speak healing words over her, but my Mom is old school, she doesn't want to hear that from someone younger than her, especially someone she gave birth to.

It is never too late to get in shape, lose weight , educate oneself. I am going to continue on my weight loss journey, I will never give up, failure is not an option. I am going to continue to seek God's wisdom and revelation knowledge and discover and use my gifts He has purposed in my life.

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KIN59VARA 8/14/2009 6:49AM

    Yeah you! There is a quote that I am not sure who wrote but it says " In fact or in fiction there is always time to revise!"

I hope that you mom feels better.

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Making the grade Thursday

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another day in Motown. Moma had some tests ran, to determine the cause of her fainting spells. She is fussy and wants to go back the her apartment, but her Doctor will determine if that is possible. Right now, it looks like she may have some rehab first, then maybe assisted living. She is getting fluids now and wound care. That is what is important and the main thing. I am getting ready to start packing down her apartment for a quick move to the assisted living side. She truly wants to come back to her home, but that is not physically possible at this stage in her life. Such changes are hard to swallow, but God will take care of His children-even the ones who do not acknowledge Him.

I did a Costco run, Walmart run (thank God for Walmart) and Hair beauty supply store run (yeah!!!!). I am going over to my Dad and Stepmom's house for dinner, poor me, they do not want me to be alone at my Mom's house too much.

I am keeping track of what I eat, and I will get some walking in tonight or tomorrow!

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KEENTINA 8/13/2009 6:21PM

    This is a tough stage and tough decision. Let God guide you and your words - patience really is a virtue that is hard to come by and many do not have enough of. Good luck!

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