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Ash Wednesday & Lent (plus Update)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Although I m not catholic I do give something up during lent. This year I've decided to give up procrastination.
I've decided that every night before I go to bed I will make a list of things to do the next day including exercise. I will then check off each thing as I do it; I will then reward myself for each wk that I do complete all of my task. If i do complete it for the entire 40 days then I will go away to AC for a cpl days during spring break. Thsi way la can go stay w my daughter & since I've been married for 11 yrs w no honeymoon this will be nice for both me & hubby.

I had my first back procedure yesterday. Epidural steroids. Just my luck I had to stay there for over 2 hrs where they said I would be in and out in 1 hr. I m in more pain then usual today. I'm still a little dizzy but the nurse who called today to check on me said it should pass within a cpl of days. I'm really irritated; I'm able to move less since the procedure then I could before; but prayerfully by Friday it will b better. It is taking me twice as long as usual to move around.
On Friday they will schedule my next procedure to be done in about 2wks.

I had to cancel going to counceling today I just need to get some more rest I can only b up for an hr or so b4 I have to lay down even sitting is bothering me. So I guess I will start my counceling next wk.

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JEANNETTE59 3/9/2011 2:40PM

  emoticon really good goal!

Feel Better

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36.5 Hour Count Down

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Well as far as I know i will be getting my first epidural steroids on Tuesday. The insurance has until tomorrow afternoon to decide if they want me to do more physical therapy 1st.

I'm really scared. I have heard and read so many things about the procedure. i m just praying for the best.

I've spent the last cpl days just keeping busy with my La's God-mom(she is also my cousin by marriage); she is also the one going with me for the procedure. Its funny she is young enough to b my daughter but we are so in-tune w so many things.

I go back to counseling on Wed so it will b every Wed from 10 to 1; and prayerfully I can start getting my meds balanced.

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JEANNETTE59 3/7/2011 6:03PM

  Keeping you in prayer. I'm glad to hear that you have someone with you that understands what you're going through emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/6/2011 10:22PM

    I hope this helps you Maga, You have so many struggles with your pain and you do so much for others, I will keep you in my prayers

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March -goals

Saturday, March 05, 2011

My goals 4 March r gonna b real simple.

week 1 - eat a fruit or veggie w each meal emoticon
week 2 - get back to tracking all of my food
week 3 - start using the wii again
week 4 - try to eat meat with only 1 meal a day

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BARBARAROSE54 3/5/2011 9:48PM

    Love your goals, you can do it ! emoticon

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DIANACANDOIT 3/5/2011 9:44PM

    Great goals. Keep smiling because you can do this.

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Slowly Sparking Again

Sunday, February 27, 2011

First I want to thank everyone especially the Ruby Lites; for all the prayers when I announced my spark break and then all the birthday wishes and goodies. I m truly blessed to b part of this wonderful supportive site.

This past week of had to deal with a few things. I think the hardest was my visit to pain management. The Dr I seen is actually the co-director n is the 1st dr to really break things down to me.
The bone in my back at L5 actually separated and shifted a little over 1/2 an inch which apparently is alot. The odd thing is the same thing happened to my brother he had surgery for it 18 yrs ago. The dr believes that since it is very odd for 2 ppl to have the same exact type of break that it may have been something I dont know how the spell the word degenerative. But apparently this is not a good thing at all n is shocked how long I've been going around in this much pain. (I have a very high pain tolerance). The dr also feels that my weight ( I was over 300lbs) has effected this condition alot). I also now know that my left arm is going numb due to a problem in my neck.
We are now playing a waiting game with my insurance company (state medicaid hmo); they may make me do more therapy even though it doesn't really help. If the ins approves it I go for my 1st treatment of the epidural steroids on March 8th. I love this dr n his honesty he told me that at this point it probably aint gonna help but the ins makes u go thru certain treatments before u get where u need to b. So its like taking an hr ride to go to the store that is around the corner.
Yes all of this is playing havoc with my depression but I do have a mental evaluation on March 2nd. The only thing I dont like is that it is group therapy but its either this or b on a waiting list for 3-6 mths. I m not mentally capable of waiting even another mth for some mental help.

Please do continue to keep me in ur prayers n I m gonna try to get back to sparking this wk. God-Bless each n every1 of y'all

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JEANNETTE59 3/1/2011 9:56AM

  Sending prayers and gentle hugs your way.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 2/28/2011 1:33AM

    I am so glad you did not drop us! I have not been checking my Friend Feeds or blogs but I do care about how you are doing

You are in my prayers sister. Don't give up because He will give you the strength you need when you need it. He does provide our needs.

In Christ,

Jane on Guam

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LITTLE_QUEEN 2/27/2011 10:10PM

    maga, you are in my prayers, I hate it that you suffer and you do so much. I hope that your insurance gets in gear and approves what you need quickly. emoticon

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Taking A Week Spark Break

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I've decided to take the next wk or more off of Spark.

I just need some time to not focus, although I do plan on still tracking my exercise everyday but I wont b posting 4 a while.

I'm in more pain the usual. My legs hurt nonstop when I'm standing or walking. My butt goes numb when I sit more then 15 mins. I go to pain management on Monday, so prayerfully that will help some.

My depression is @ the worse its been in over 5 yrs. I've been drinking more then usual. I realized this so decided to spend some time in meditation & prayer.

There is just so much going on in my life right now. Thats its got to hard 4 me 2 sit here & act like I'm fine. It still amazes me how many phone calls I still take & try to help ppl. Then I get off the phone & curl up in my bed in a ball. I havent even been watching TV or listening to the radio.

I just cant seem to get motivated. Then I get a little spark & try to climb out of this darkness. Then its just gone again. The only time that I seem to get out of bed is to take care of La & my dad, once they are taken care of I'm back in bed. I find out in a little over a wk if my hubby will b home from his contempt of court I cant believe they gave him 90 days & then he has to go back to court for wat he was in court 4 to begin with.

Last night we thought my dad was having a stroke but instead its his blood sugar. He is a diabetic but for some reason his sugar is dropping down to 21 last night & 56 tonight. And with the way he eats his sugar should b up.

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KELLYERIN 2/25/2011 12:52AM

    I am praying things get bettert soon! I hope you had some joy on your birthday!

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WORKINGITIN 2/20/2011 2:24PM

Sometimes the solitude refocuses your energy. Don't stay away too long. Come back to us and spark.

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JEANNETTE59 2/19/2011 1:45PM

  We'll be here when you get back.

I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/18/2011 7:06PM

    I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. I will be thinking of you and hope your break helps! emoticon

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LOUANN22 2/18/2011 5:24PM

    try and stay positive. I hope everything gets better for you. We will hurry miss you and hurry back to us :) but get yourself better first.

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CAROL3SAN 2/18/2011 4:55PM

    God bless you. emoticon

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KATWOMAN12839 2/18/2011 4:36PM

  think positive....take care of yourself

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YAFENELRA 2/18/2011 4:25PM

    Hang in there. Like is hard but you can overcome it all.

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BUFFYSMOM2 2/18/2011 2:43PM

    Dear Maga,
Hang in there. You take care of YOU first. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 2/18/2011 1:21PM

    you are in my thoughts n prayers God Bless you my friend

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HOPE2011 2/18/2011 12:12PM

    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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JANE1216 2/18/2011 11:30AM

    Sending thoughts and prayers.

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10TOES 2/18/2011 11:12AM

    emoticonI am so sorry that you are under so much pressure. Take the time to take care of yourself. emoticon

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DAISY238 2/18/2011 10:52AM

    You are in my prayers.

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BLESSEDGIGI 2/18/2011 10:03AM

    You're in my prayers. Remember Jesus loves you and so do I! emoticon

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MINDYJ1 2/18/2011 9:54AM

    I am so very sorry for what all you are going through Maga. I will be praying for you. emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/18/2011 8:33AM

    Maga, you are in my prayers. Will miss you during your spark break.


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NANFACEMIRE1 2/18/2011 6:08AM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 2/18/2011 12:39AM

    Maga, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care!



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WVROSE1 2/17/2011 10:45PM

    sending hugs and prayers your way!
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THENAMESLISA 2/17/2011 10:15PM

    So sorry. Hope you get better soon!

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CATHYJR73 2/17/2011 8:21PM

    sorry to hear about your troubles gal I pray you can find domes happiness in your life!! emoticon

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