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Friend of daughter's needs prayers...

Monday, September 21, 2009

I would love for everyone to pray for a friend of my older daughter's. Her nickname is Jas. She is in St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis. She has a rare type of brain cancer called Germinoma. She was having trouble with her sight, and then they found the tumor. She had surgery at LeBonheur's Children's Hospital on August 31, just before her 9th birthday. Jas is currently undergoing radiation treatments.

We knew that there was something wrong, but the school only recently told the other students exactly what was going on with their friend. In fact, the letter which told everyone the exact type of cancer she has only came home today.

This is a really sweet child. She and my daughter were in the same 3rd grade class last year, and they became the best of friends. We really want to see her be able to come home very soon. Her classmates miss her very much, and she misses them, too.

We'd all appreciate your prayers for her quick recovery.

  
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GIRLHALFFULL 9/25/2009 5:45PM

    Will do... for her, her family and friends as well.

Hoping for good news and reports to share.

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AZAPPED 9/25/2009 10:04AM

    I'm sorry I'm late seeing this, but I prayed for Jas and will continue to do so.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 9/23/2009 9:15AM

    I will.

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HOUSEFAIRY2 9/22/2009 1:21PM

  My new friend,
I will pray for her, her family and everyone her life touches.

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/22/2009 11:45AM

    We will be praying!

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CATREBEL 9/22/2009 11:17AM

    Prayers for Jas and your daughter healing and understanding.

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SOPHIEGM 9/22/2009 7:29AM

    will send a prayer up for Jas and her family, also for her fellow schoolmates, It is so hard for little ones to understand things as this.

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BRIGHID_MORGAN 9/22/2009 12:54AM

    Definitely praying for Jas, family, and doctors.

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RHALES199 9/21/2009 11:46PM

    emoticon emoticon sending prayers her way...

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Long Week...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's been a long week, eventhough I guess "technically" it's only a four day week.

I had to take Gran back to the doctor to check on the UTI that she had. The antibiotic cleared up one bacteria but not the other. So, more meds. That was Wednesday.

This morning I substituted for a 1st grade teacher who thankfully had a student teacher who actually did the teaching. It was an easier first ever subbing day with her teaching. I actually was supposed to sub for a 3rd grade teacher.

Then, I subbed the afternoon for the computer teacher... one 5th grade and one 4th grade. It took a lot of monitoring to keep them off the "uneducational" stuff on the internet (like one girl who kept going to the Hannah Montana site) and actually doing what they were supposed to be doing which was something educational like math games and history videos.

I'm exhausted.

I will go back tomorrow, and unless they change my duties again I will be subbing for a pre-K class. Yeah, 4 year olds! I think maybe that they might actually be better than the 1st grade because you can get d0wn in the floor with them and do fun, learning games... and they take a nap!

I'll update you on my "experience" later. Hopefully I won't be too tired to get online.

  
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GIRLHALFFULL 9/12/2009 11:26PM

    Hoping you find renewed energy... emoticon

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MOMFAN 9/11/2009 12:20AM

    Sounds like a busy day.

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AMYLT82 9/10/2009 11:12PM

    When I was going to school I decided to major in Early Childhood Development, because besides getting down in the floor with them and playing those games, they are excited about books getting to be read to them and they don't complain all the time about going to school. They act almost like puppies do when you come home, and get all excited about going to school.
I didn't want to mess with the older kids who don't hesitate to use any and all kinds of language, and will try to do any and everything they can get away with.
I can sure see why God wants us to be like children. Because of how they are so innocent and grateful. They don't have biased attitudes. It is difficult to imppossible not to get opinions about things, and not forget them, no matter how hard you try. Take care and enjoy the kids. Your Friend, Amy emoticon

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Small World...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Here's my story:

It was Labor Day weekend, but it was a Sunday like any other. I was with my family and nephews sitting on the "almost" front pew when I saw our "pew mates" come in. It's a man in his 50's with his mom. But following him was someone I recognized. Or did I? My brain sometimes plays tricks with me. I decided on the "wait and see" strategy.

The man, his wife, and three daughters followed Mr. P and his mother to "our" pew. Hum? Why do I know this man? From where do I know this man? Wait! The preacher is coming over to introduce himself. Mr. J. S. was his name. I know that name. Hum? Where do I know that name?

The song leader gets up and starts to lead the congregation in a few songs. I'm still thinking. Where do I know this man from? I know that face. I know that name. Why can I not place where from? Time comes, as it does most Sundays, to greet someone you haven't had a chance to welcome. Okay this is my chance. I slide down the pew and say hello. His eyes twinkle. I do know him! So, I say, "I know you, but I cannot think from where. My name is L. K." Boom! He remembers! LSU! Yes, he was an undergrad at LSU when I was there for my grad work. We went to the same church and participated in the college group together.

I was glad to meet up with him again. We haven't seen each other since 1996 when he and I both graduated, and he went back to his hometown to marry his high school sweetheart. They have three beautiful girls. One in the 2nd grade, one is in Kindergarten, and the other is 2. So happens, Mrs. P and Mr. S's wife are cousins. It truly is a Small, small World!

  
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GIRLHALFFULL 9/9/2009 5:18PM

    Happy you found an old friend and shared some smiles and memories, both old and new. emoticon

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AZAPPED 9/7/2009 1:19PM

    You're right! It's an even smaller world among people of the same religion.

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/7/2009 11:07AM

    What fun!

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REVKARENFAY 9/7/2009 6:48AM

    They say we're related to everyone in the world by 6 people! I'm happy for you experiencing this!

Have a great day.
Peace,
Karen

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MOMFAN 9/7/2009 3:30AM

    How fun for you!

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SOPHIEBBW 9/6/2009 11:59PM

    It sure is! Thanx for sharing!
Soph!

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"Living with my pain"....

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thank you all for your concerns over what the gastroenterologist said about "living with my pain." I totally agree with you. I don't ever agree to "just let it go." There has to be someone who can give me an answer.

I actually am planning on seeing a different kind of doctor... an ob/gyn.

I know, it sounds strange to see a "woman" doctor about something that seems like it might not be related to women's issues; however, it was a gyn that caused me to have the ultrasound that resulted in my gallbladder surgery.

I'm changing doctors this year, because I really don't like the front office people with my current gyn. They never called me with the results of a test that I had last year. I had to call and get the results. And, they don't call me or send a card to remind me to make another appointment for my well-care. My old doc's office did that every year... but he passed away suddenly leaving a lot of women without a doctor. Since all his ob patients moved to his "back-up" doctor, there really wasn't much choice left for those of us who weren't pregnant unless we wanted to drive an hour or go to the clinic that "herds" women in and out like cattle.

Anyway, this new doc is joining my deceased doc's "back-up" doc in her office. He seems to have really good credentials. I hope that he is as good as my old doc; but of all the ob/gyn's I ever had (and I've had several), he was the best.

  
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GIRLHALFFULL 9/6/2009 10:46PM

    Went to a place with my Mom once, were we both felt like cattle being moved from one room to the next. A few times I even mooed for the added effect. She giggled and so did I, but I don't think they found it very funny.

Praying for a good fit and match for you.

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LAURAKOHORST 9/4/2009 2:25PM

    I'll pray the Lord will give you a doctor worthy of being called a doctor. Sometimes they are so busy that you would think the certificate on the wall came from a cereal box. Take care of yourself as you go through this time.

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REVKARENFAY 9/4/2009 11:01AM

    We can't rely on the doctors to know our bodies like we do. We have to be willing to listen to our bodies and act on our own guidance. How long are you really in a doctor's office anyway? And how many patients does he/she see in a day anyway?

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TREPPILS 9/4/2009 8:54AM

    Hey, you never know what can happen. My brother was having serious trouble with his eyes. He went to the eye doc who gave him some drops to use. The problem cleared up, but returned quickly after the drops were done with. On a routine checkup with his dentist, the dentist told him he had an infected tooth which was a surprise to him because his teeth never bothered him. After the dentist took care of the tooth, the eye problem cleared up and he has not had a problem since.

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Tests results....

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I guess it is one of those "good news, bad news" kind of things....

I had a large polyp that was removed during my colonoscopy. It was tested for cancer. It had 3 of the 4 "qualities" that they look for to call it "cancer." So, the doctor says it was a "pre-cancerous" tumor and that I must come back in one year for another colonscopy to see if any more polyps are growing. So, that's the good news... no cancer. The bad news... I still don't know what this burning pain in my back is.

The doctor suggested the pain may be diabetic neuropathy, except I'm not a diabetic. Though, that does run in my family. I am keeping an eye on my blood sugar testing my fasting every two weeks and my after meal sugar level every once in a while. He said that I may have to just live with the pain.

The Upper GI that was done at the same visit came back fine. There were no ulcers, tears, or "bad" bacteria.

  
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GIRLHALFFULL 9/3/2009 8:12PM

    I say find a new doctor... I have had doctors like this before and you need one who has your best interests at heart.

Prayers your way... emoticon

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/3/2009 12:14PM

    Live with the pain? Hmmm... what do you think of that? When I hear a doctor say something like that it makes my hackles raise.
Do you trust your doctor enough to do that? Is it something that you are willing to live with? Pain is never "just there"... in my humble opinion.

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AZAPPED 9/3/2009 10:14AM

    I'm so glad they got the polyp. That is good news. But I would strongly question a doctor who told me I had to live with the pain. I would turn to physical therapy to see about relief, or even acupuncture, before I decided to just "live with it." I hope you get relief soon.
Bless you,
Abbie

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RHALES199 9/3/2009 12:01AM

    I'm glad to hear you finally got the results, even if it wasn't all good news.
Just keep taking care of yourself now, k?
Have a great evening!

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