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RIP my Faceless Friend

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I m truly amused how many faceless friends I have.

since joining Spark two & half yrs ago, since then I have lost 2 spark friends & many spark member family members & friends.

I feel lost right now as one of my dearest spark friends; a friend although bed ridden who pushed me to achieve. I m hurt cause I did not get 2 complete a task that she asked; I had to take a break from several activities & she told me to wait to finish her slippers till after my surgery ( I finished her crocheted slippers the day after she passed).

I feel like I've lost my sister & it made me think of all the friends I've met thru this site. Spark friends unite, support, & when necessary will call u out.

I did often tell Susan how much she motivated me & how much I enjoyed her blogs - there was her personal story for the day; a few entertaining stories & usually finished with something from u-tube- - - I never got to tell her how much her friendship truly met to me. We would e-mail back & forth about he different food pantries that we each used I even remember suggesting that she check out Philabundance cause they gave out free fruits & veggies - she also did know about them.

So @ this time I want all of my spark friends to know - @ silly as this may sound I TRULY DO LOVE U PPL.

Especially as I m struggling @ this time; I dont think I could do it w/o my spark friends.

THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS

  
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PAWKETS 5/22/2011 10:55AM

    She was a special lady and will be missed by many
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/22/2011 10:29AM

    Guess what, Maga? She knows all that you're feeling in your heart right now. Isn't that a beautiful thought?

I know you will miss her, but someday she won't be a "faceless friend." Someday you will meet her face to face.
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SOFEDUPP 5/21/2011 10:25PM

    Though I did not know her, after reading this blog I feel I know her a little better. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and a great friend to all. It also sounds like you were a great friend to her. I am sure she knew that you loved her.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/21/2011 7:51PM

    She had very uplifting blogs and will be truly missed

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WHY DID I GET SURGERY

Friday, May 20, 2011

I know in theory everything is gonna get better; but it doesnt seem possible @ this point & time.
It used to be that both sides would hurt with the left hurting worst. Ever since surgery its been the opposite with even strength lost on the right side along with numbness from the waist to the knee on the right side with occasional on the left side.
It's been raining here all week so that hasnt helped with my discomfort & of course dont I get my cycle on top of everything else. My cycle puts me in bed for a day or two; which of course I cant do @ this time with therapist & nurses coming here.

I go see the surgeon on Thursday to get the stitches removed; the way ppl react when the c the incision makes me laugh.

I just want my life bac - I dont deal with this not doing anything but lounging & walking from the kitchen to the porch a cpl times a day. I m only suppose to use the steps between the first & second floor once a day. I cant even find a comfortable way 2 b in the bed.

I feel like I m being held hostage in my own home cause I cant even get down my front steps to leave. I do try to go out on the porch a cpl times a day, when the rain allows me to.

I think I've did enough whining for now.

  
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KMIRANDA2000 5/21/2011 7:43AM

    It's gotta get better...hang in there...please.

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MONIBELLY 5/20/2011 7:26PM

    I've got you in my prayers Marcia. My favorite Mother Theresa quote is, "The Lord doesn't give you more than you can handle, I just wish he didn't think I could handle so much." I'm guessing this probably applies to you.

Don't laugh now...you have stitches!!!


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1BEACHWALKER 5/20/2011 7:03PM

    So sorry you are having problems, even after the surgery! Hoping for a speedy recovery! Sounds like you have good care and you will be up and about in no time!

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AUNTJENNY7 5/20/2011 6:54PM

    Hang in there Maga, things will get better. Takes a while to recover from surgery, things stay swollen for a long while afterwards, plus you have to build back up your muscles. Glad that you are going to the Dr. Ask the Dr. what he/she thinks about your symptoms.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,
Jen
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/20/2011 5:47PM

    I'm praying for you, Maga. I really hope that you'll feel better and able to do more SOON.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/20/2011 5:14PM

    I am so sorry you are having this problem, and will certainly keep you in prayer, I basically stay home myself and sit outside in backyard, I like staying home, Guess what? We also got one of those fire pits, LOL!

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Surgery & Recovery

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thank you to all of my Spark friends. Thank you for the prayers the goodies & the kind thoughts in general. I m home trying to not go nuts with not being able to do anything. I just wanted to give a quick summary of the past wk for me. I will b back on Spark regularly now although I m not able to do anything other then just b a supportive team member.

Tuesday – surgery had spinal fusion done (screws & rods as well as bone marrow from a cadaver); have numbness from waist to knee on the right side; panic attacks started really bad especially @ night

Wednesday – ate n felt ok; then developed a fever; also was informed that I was gonna have 2 go 2 rehab instead of home

Thursday – no longer able 2 eat; blockage discovered in stomach – they did the tube into stomach; received special brace which is to b worn unless I’m sleeping; walked 4 steps with walker 2 chair n sat there for an hr

Friday – still dealing w tube & blockage; walked 4 steps with walker to chair n sat there for 2 hrs

Saturday – worked on physical therapy; walked 9 steps with walker 2 door n sat there an hr & a half; finally removed tube round bedtime; worked on log roll (rolling onto side while laying); finally a night with no panic attacks

Sunday – allowed to finally have food again; dr came in & asked if I would like to go home or go to the rehab (hubby answered b4 I could even open my mouth HOME); walked to the physical therapy room & walked up n down steps; was released from hospital

Monday – still in lot of pain & is very frustrated; but at least I’m home; cant even stand w/o the walker; nurse will start tomorrow & @ that time set up my home health aide & physical therapy which will b @ home for about a mth then I will go to outpatient therapy once I can somewhat walk again; can walk down my steps side ways but can’t walk up them; still not able to get into the bed w/o assistance; still have the pain numbness on the right side from waist to the knee

  
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CAROLEHZ 5/17/2011 3:11PM

    I'm sorry that you have been hurting but I'm happy that you have had your surgery and will soon be on the way to recovery. I'm hoping that every day your will get a little bit better. Glad to hear that you will have an aide there to help you. My husband went through physical therapy a couple of years ago and it was amazingly helpful, I hope it will be for you too!
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EVIE55 5/17/2011 11:14AM

    You are in my thoughts. just take it all one day at time. things will get better.

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NEED2LOSEN2010 5/17/2011 10:44AM

    Sending my prayers your way. emoticon Thanks for posting I was wondering how you were doing.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/17/2011 6:17AM

    You've been through a lot, Maga! I am praying for your quick recovery and that the pain and numbness go away soon! emoticon

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Step 1 - Done

Monday, April 18, 2011

well step 1 is done I got medical clearance from my primary care physician. So the next step is them to call me for my ore admission blood work.

The more I think about this the more I remember y I didnt get it done 15 yrs ago when I was 1st told that I would need this surgery. Then I did the most stupid thing I looked up info on SPINAL FUSIONS not a good idea 4 someone like me to do.

And we've decided that my La is going to go live w her mom (my daughter) once school gets out. We will do her kindergarten graduation though. Its gonna b a rough road a head 4 me so I guess its best to have her w her mom n sister.

I called the find out y my hubby isnt home yet. He is lost in the system it seems so tomorrow @ 8:15 am I will b on the phone w supervisors trying to get it fixed, Once fixed he should b home in a cpl days.

Well that's all for now but I will keep every1 updated

  
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KELLYERIN 5/2/2011 1:35AM

    Hang in there Marcia! I'm thinking of you.

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Spinal Fusion

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Well it's official I m getting a spinal fusion. It should b happening either the last wk of April or the 1st wk of May.

Monday I will drop paper work off to my primary care dr, then its just a matter of waiting 4 a phone calls. I have to have some pre admission testing done. They r overly concerned with infection due to my weight but I have a good support system in place that will help me. Including a niece who is a home health aide.

It does freak me out when they go over all the possible complications that's y when I was in my late 20's I told a dr no about this surgery. It also bothers me that they have to slice thru my tattoo.

I still have 2 schedule the mri 4 the pinched nerve in my neck.
It's getting 2 b a bit much now - I had these pains 4 so long n now 2 find out all these reasons. It seems that every problem that I have has multiple reasons.

If I can give any1 advice out there ALWAYS FOLLOW UP WITH UR HEALTH CARE ISSUES even if u have 2 apply 4 Charity care

I have ppl staying with which is gonna turn out to be a good thing cause they will be dealing with La. Well it is 1 of her Godmoms so that helps plus another Godmom lives 2 houses up from us.

I will keep every1 posted - now back 2 braiding Palms

  
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YAFENELRA 5/9/2011 7:08PM

    Just remember, they always give you the worst case scenario. I know as I have had a couple surgeries where they told me all these scary things. You will do just fine, I know it!!

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NEED2LOSEN2010 4/17/2011 10:15AM

    Praying that God will Bless you, with a peace as you face this,comfort & strength as you go thru it, & a speedy healing as the outcome. I prayer that you feel His Love & the prayers as surely as you can feel a cozy quilt wrapped around you.

Keep us updated as you can. So glad you can stay with Mahogany, it's such a great Team.
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FIERYSPARKED 4/17/2011 9:25AM

    Wow! How will this help with the pain?

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