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My tests went ok but need prayer for a another patient

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Just a short blog to let all my spark friend know that not only did I not starve to death, I had the endoscopy and colonoscopy and had a very healthy, light lunch!! Of course I had a rough night and not very good quality of sleep. However I took care of that as I slept well during the scopes and on the way home. I used one of McKenzie’s blankets and just covered up and went right to sleep.
So far what I learned today was that indeed I do have Celiac Disease, a hiatus (hiatal) hernia, diverticulosis, another small polyp and internal and external hemorrhoids!!! lol These tests were done to rule out any cancer situations as my cancer markers were high for colon cancer. The doctor did do several biopsies in which I have to wait for those results.
Praise God that changes in my diet will take care of some of these problems and He will help take care of the rest through whatever means possible. Time will tell.
It did turn out to be a great day for me after all. Again I found that my problems were not so bad. The lady in the recovery room beside me also had an endoscopy but they found she had a bleeding ulcer for which they needed to take her to the operating room to fix. They had two units of blood ready and waiting but spent over an hour on the phone trying to locate a family member to give them permission to go ahead with the surgery and blood transfusion. She couldn’t get the phone numbers straight for her brother or sister but she finally remembered where her sister worked and they were able to locate her. The sister gave her permission to go ahead with the necessary surgery. Although I do not know her name, God knows who she is and all the details. Please keep this dear lady in your prayers.
May the rest of your week be blessed as you do everything you can to be the healthiest you can be. Just remember...when you think you are having a bad day, somebody else's day just could be worse. It all depends on how you look at things!! Remember to be thankful for what you do or do not have.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his 3 week checkup on Monday
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather...nice and cool today...fall is in the air!!
Spending tomorrow with McKenzie after school
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our great team working on weight loss together
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Internet...where I can search for information and hopefully interpret it correctly
Water...excellent cooling aid and a great filler
Only healthy foods for my upcoming birthday
Large families

Thank you so much for reading my blogs. May God continue to be with you and bless you!!!!

  
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EBLOOMING 9/10/2010 10:47PM

    You did great!! The testing is over. ..with some questions answered. That sounds just like you, concern for the lady foremost in your mind. emoticon emoticon

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COLEENCOLE 9/10/2010 7:20PM

    Did you lose weight with the prep. I lost 7 lbs after my endoscopies. Whished I had kept it off.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/10/2010 3:04PM

    I'm glad it's treatable by a change in diet. I know that seems like a laugh, since you've made so many, but I bet you're going to get really good at finding ways to make things great to eat, and maybe help others as well in that area.

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JUSTPEACHY1 9/10/2010 11:49AM

    Helen, Glad you could sleep through your tests and not have another fiasco!!! As you said about the results: "Could be worse". Praise God for that! Ena

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KAYWEB555 9/10/2010 11:32AM

    Prayers for all and for those doctors and nurses that work in the or, er, and gastro units! Great news for you and enjoy your new found health!

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/10/2010 9:42AM

    I hope you have no problems with your new dietary rules. You won't believe how much better you will feel with the changes.
Here's to you both celebrating improved health!

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MAURIZIA 9/10/2010 9:24AM

    Helen, prayers in all directions!!

Hugs and blessings.

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SJG1953 9/10/2010 4:08AM

    Praise the Lord for the good news. I pray all the biopsies are all negative. Thanks for the update. Prayers going up for your lady at the hospital also. God bless you precious friend. Hugs, Shirley

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RAGGEDY_ANN 9/10/2010 12:13AM

    Great you got some answers to your questions. Praying that your biopsy result are going to be fine! Any news from your Ob/Gyn? Thinking about you and Ken. Hugs, Wilma
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JUDY1676 9/9/2010 11:37PM

    Glad you got soe answers so that you can figure out just how to deal with them. Prayers are with you and also for the other patient. emoticon

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POOH_BEAR_69 9/9/2010 11:07PM

    I was VERY glad to hear from you this afternoon... I will keep everyone in my prayers that God can meet their needs and His will be done.

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GRAMMA2362 9/9/2010 10:10PM

    His checkup is THIS coming Monday???? Yeah! We will be here as well. Ohhh that makes me happy. We will get to see you guys.. We go home on Tuesday FOR 2 WEEKS. I am thanking God that your tests came back w/ good results. Sure there are some "issues" but we know some worse results don't we? Can't wait to see you.....love to you and Ken........Jo

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IUHRYTR 9/9/2010 8:58PM

    Glad you made it through your tests okay. Now let's get you healthy. -- Lou

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MUSIC66 9/9/2010 8:39PM

    awsome, i will prayer for you, ken and the lady that was in recovery with you.

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CBEVNOW 9/9/2010 8:34PM

    Now you know what is wrong, you can take care of your self better. I had all those tests last year, i remember saying when are they going to start, a sweet nurse said honey the tests are finished. So i hope people wont be afraid to take these tests they can help save your life. Be well.
Caroline

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SUSIEPH1 9/9/2010 8:27PM

    Hi Helen Great it all worked out ok .. good that the other patient didn't leave it to long before having the test done too.
Take Care my sweet friend ..
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KNITTABLES 9/9/2010 8:25PM

    I am so glad the tests are finally over and your fine. Prayers for your family and this lady too. God Bless. Sandra

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LINDA! 9/9/2010 8:12PM

    I am glad that you have the ability to take care of your health concerns with diet, etc.

I am sorry to hear about the other patient. emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/9/2010 7:57PM

    HELEN PRAYER GO OUT FOR SURE HUGS,CHAR

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RATDAR3 9/9/2010 7:40PM

    MY DEAR MOMMA I AM RELEVED TO HERE ALL IS OK.

I HOPE THE TEST COME BACK GOOD.

I CANNOT AFFORD TO ;LOOSE YOU AT ALL.

I AM OK AND I WAS WORRIED ABOUT YOU AND KEN ALL WEEKEND .I KNOW YOU SAID NOT YO WORRY ABOUT YOU BUT I DO.

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PARAEAST 9/9/2010 7:25PM

    So glad you did ok and hope and pray when you get the results all will be negative. Also I'll be praying for the lady you met in the recovery room!
I am saving up to do a colonsocpy too, probably Dec-Feb. Tiem will tell. So much fun gettng older right?

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/9/2010 7:11PM

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And you think your luck is bad...this could be classified as a really bad day!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Yesterday started out great. I did some exercises and walked to the post office. I was expecting the prescription for the prep for my endoscopy and colonoscopy which was scheduled for 10 am Wednesday. When it wasn't there, called the doctor's office to see what they wanted me to do. She said she would call the prescription in to my drug store but I could not have anything by mouth on Tuesday except water and clear liquids...no food. Even though I wasn't hungry beforehand, I immediately thought I was going to starve to death. lol I call the drug store about 1/2 hour later to see if I could pick it up around 3 pm as I would be in town to get McKenzie. They told me I needed to come now as I was to start the prep at noon. So at just shortly after 10 am, we arrive at the drug store. Got the prep, paid the bill and looked at the instructions. At the top of the paper, the first thing I see is that if you have kidney problems, you cannot use this...see the pharmacist. The cashier who waited on me said, "I didn't know you had kidney problems!" After replying that I was hospitalized the last week of November, 2008 in total kidney failure, she said no one ever told me. I just smiled and said, "I'm sorry." The pharmacist had to call the gastroenterologist office to see what prep they wanted to switch. This took 45 minutes as their line was busy. I then had to talk with the doctors office to answer questions regarding my kidney function. Ok, so now I need a different prep. She tells me to tell the pharmacist to give me "who knows what now" but it is an over the counter prep and is in the refrigerated section. I repeated this to myself three times so I would remember it. But her next statement was that the prep was a two-day prep and I couldn't eat anything but clear liquid for two days. WHAT??? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!! Nothing to eat for two days. I can't eat anything for two days. No food for two days. Unbelievable...do they not know I am a diabetic??!!! Who are they kidding??!!! Well by the time, I walked across the drug store, probably 30 feet, I totally forgot what the prep was called. The name was totally gone...I COULDN'T EAT FOR TWO DAYS!!!
I tried to remember what the prep was and told the pharmacist it was OTC and refrigerated and the prep took two days.. She had not idea what I was talking about. NO FOOD FOR TWO DAYS!!! She named a couple of preps and one of them sounded right and I told her I thought it was the right one. She said she had to talk to them to make sure. Another hour and 25 minutes to get hold of the office. In the meantime, they called me on my cell phone which I had left in the car. Who knew I would have this kind of a problem? After talking with the pharmacist, they changed their minds again to an entirely different prep. They had to change the date of the tests to Thursday as I had to do a two day prep. I am still in shock!! The other customers in the drug store were in shock and upset that I couldn't eat for two days. One guy even asked what my problem was that they wouldn't let me eat for two days. "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" he asked loudly. You should just tell them what they can do with that test and go home and eat. Well I just couldn't do that...I needed to have the tests run. What started out as a simple trip to the drug store for a two minute pickup ended up taking over three hours. We never left there until after 1:30.
We left the store, stopped at the school district's main office to pay our health insurance premium, stopped by DD's house and let her furbabies out for a little while to do their business and went home. By the time I made a pit stop and got two more bottles of water, I had to get back to town for McKenzie's bus.
I am still working on the prep and not eating, but I can tell it is going to be a long night...especially since I can't have anything after midnight and my tests are sometime after 10:00 (arrival time at hospital). I hope I survive. I started the prep...
I praise God for all the modern technology and medicines that are available today. But I think there really should be an easier way.
I will try to check back in sometime late tomorrow evening...after I get something to eat and have some energy back. lol Sure hope I quick sloshing soon. I am staying away from the river and trying not to lean to much to either side for fear of capsizing or listing.
Just remember...when you think you are having a bad day, somebody else's day just could be worse. It all depends on how you look at things!!
Have a wonderful week and upcoming weekend whatever your plans are, remembering to be thankful for what you do/do not have.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his kidneys are fine
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather...nice and cool today...fall is in the air WOOHOO!!!
McKenzie who keeps me grounded and happy
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our great team working on weight loss together
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Internet...where I can search for information
Water...excellent cooling aid and helps one to feel full
Only healthy foods for my upcoming birthday
My new wireless router which is working great
Large families

Thank you so much for reading my blogs. May God continue to be with you and bless you!!!


  
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PARAEAST 9/9/2010 7:23PM

    Wow I am praying for you!

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TMCK-40 9/9/2010 5:31PM

  Hang in there and take care of YOU!

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JAZZERCISEGENIE 9/9/2010 3:57PM

    so sorry for all your problems. emoticon emoticon

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MAURIZIA 9/9/2010 2:28PM

    Helen, did they tell you that jello (gelatin) is okay to eat as long as it's not red?? At least you would get a LITTLE protein with each serving to keep you going.

Sorry your day was so convoluted yesterday...and people say we don't need health care reform????? YIKES! We need to can the system we have and start over!!

Good luck with your tests! Hugs and blessings.

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ROSES4UN4ME 9/9/2010 2:20PM

    OMG THAT IS JUST AWFUL a so simple test turned into a diasater...no reason at all for this kind of mess up... this test is over before you know it and than you ll be happy on your way... but first you have to do whats best for your diabetis you dont want to get that all hay wire...

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RONIE11 9/9/2010 12:26PM

    did they say you could sip on diluted orange juice??? something to keep your B/S level??? I can't even believe they would advise a diabetic not to eat.. do you take insulin?? please check you B/S often.. any sweats or shakes put some honey or agave syrup in your system.... I understand not having chewable food but a little liquid nurishment should be allowed... I wish you a speedy process and am so sorry for the worst day ever...

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KANSASROSE67 9/9/2010 12:20PM

    OH...I feel for you. 18 months ago I had a real bad colon flare and spent 3+ weeks on nothing but clear liquids and having many tests. I'm so thankful every day that those health problems are behind me now. Best wishes to you...someday it will just seem like a bad dream, I promise!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/9/2010 9:16AM

    Helen, I just read your blog! I'm sorry you had to do all that at the pharmacy! I can kind of sympathize with you because I'm waiting for my dr. appt. and haven't been able to eat anything since yesterday. I feel as mean as a BEAR! emoticon

I hope all those tests go well! I hope you're not alone at any time while you do the prep stuff! Being diabetic, you need someone to be there just in case!

Well, it's time to go to my appt! Thanks for the prayers! I am thinking of you, too!

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DAWNDMOORE40 9/9/2010 8:20AM

    emoticonGod bless your heart! You have really had the trials lately! I will pray that your day goes better! I like your attitude! Keep up the positive thinking! emoticon emoticon

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PUPPYWHISPERS 9/9/2010 8:01AM

    Oh dear, two days with no eating?! I know you'll get through it fine though, and it's important to have the test. Once it's over, you'll be so happy.

Good luck, and I hpe today is a much better day! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/9/2010 7:48AM

    WOW
Praying for you!

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KATHYJO56 9/9/2010 5:32AM

    Helen, My gosh, I will never complain about a bad day again. Yours was a freakin' nightmare!!! Oh well, you will get through this and someday (maybe) you might even chuckle. I don't know though. On the other hand, I was happy to see that you still have all of your sights on the right things in life. emoticon

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MARLA7 9/9/2010 5:14AM

    Helen - Sorry you had/have to go through that. Yuck. Good luck to yo9u. Love, Marla

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JANETELIZABETH1 9/9/2010 5:09AM

    Oh Helen...honestly I did think my day was not good yesterday but I've changed my mind!!
Actually, joking apart that sounds like a fairly typical day in Spain...like, nothing goes according to plan, that's why I'm always amazed when we achieve anything.
Yes...you will survive 2 days without solid food, but remember to take it slowly and rest...as much as possible.
Hugs
Janet.

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SJG1953 9/9/2010 4:19AM

    Praying all is well with you and the test results will be positive. Hugs, Shirley

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ZURDTA- 9/9/2010 2:43AM

    emoticon emoticon You are so right! I hope things work out for you. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/9/2010 1:09AM

    Some day, in my lifetime, I hope to see the Star Trek type devices (boop-boop-boop scan) used - no horrible preps, you can eat, you can just live your life up til the time they scan you.

A few years ago, I did the entire Go-lytely prep (a gallon), plus magnesium citrate and a ducolax suppository. Bounced into the GI clinic, starving and in caffeine withdrawal - to be told my colonoscopy had been scheduled the PREVIOUS day. Ay-eeee! Fortunately, they managed to work me in.

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EBLOOMING 9/9/2010 12:54AM

    Thinking of you and prayers for you to complete this whole nasty procedure. I know about them...I told the last one who performed it on me...'never again'. I did pull through though and yes praises to God for modern technology and praise God for Ken's report. I cannot believe the pharmacy not being informed about your condition nor the Dr not giving the right prescription to start with. You sure have been through the mill with Drs. emoticon emoticon
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YATMAMA 9/8/2010 11:48PM

    God love ya. You have been THROUGH it. God give you grace and strength in HUGE measure!!

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JUDY1676 9/8/2010 10:51PM

    Hope you don't starve to death!lol~~~but seriously, i pray that you have good results from your tests.

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JILLWILSON2102 9/8/2010 9:33PM

    You are so right Helen, its all in how you approch it. Good luck with the test!

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MAMADWARF 9/8/2010 9:32PM

    My daughter has crohns and has frequent colonoscopys. It is always torture to do the prep and not eat so I feel your pain. Praying for great results!!

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MAMASALLYSOCKS 9/8/2010 9:08PM

    (((cow cuddles)))

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RANGERRUNNER 9/8/2010 8:28PM

    Wow, you had a terrible time with that prep stuff! I worked at a hospital for several years and we used to have people come in all the time who had problems like this. And yet you would think the doctor would know all this since they take a history! Well, I hope your tests are all negative and its all smooth sailing from here out!

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POOH_BEAR_69 9/8/2010 8:00PM

    I had a horrible, rotten, no good, very bad day, but you're right... It could ALWAYS be worse!!!

I love you and am praying you make it through the test okay... Thank God for prayers... They have been our lifeline lately for certain!!!

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BUFFALOGAL1952 9/8/2010 7:57PM

    YIKES!!! It is a good thing you are a kind God fearing woman...somebody else might have gone postal on them! Glad you hung in there Helen. Good luck with the test. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

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JOCALAT 9/8/2010 7:24PM

    I hope all your tests go well..afterward you should drive to the nearest restaurant and eat something realllly goood!!!

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LIFE-FAITH 9/8/2010 7:21PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you right NOW, during the prep, procedure and after!
Keep smiling.
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GHOSTFLAMES 9/8/2010 7:07PM

    HELEN WHAT A TERRIBLE DAY GOOD LUCK TO YOU MY FRIEND AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU MAKE OUT TAKE CARE HUGS,CHAR

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IUHRYTR 9/8/2010 7:06PM

    In this era of instant communication isn't it amazing that it can take so long to get in touch with an office? Stay positive and know we're wishing good results for you. -- Lou

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NELLIEC 9/8/2010 7:05PM

    I've been told to use clear juices for the time when I can't eat since I am diabetic. You better check with the doc to see if that would be OK and make sure the doc who follows your diabetes also agrees. What a messup!!!

I sometimes wonder if they would prefer we die from something other than their specialty! Just grumping a little here!

I am praying for you!!!

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-MAXINE- 9/8/2010 6:57PM

   
You have such a great attitude! May all this be soon behind you ......

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-MAXINE- 9/8/2010 6:56PM

   
You have such a great attitude! May all this be soon behind you ......

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KNITTABLES 9/8/2010 6:38PM

    Wishing everything goes well from today forward.

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SUSIEPH1 9/8/2010 6:35PM

    What a total mess up!
So Sorry Helen that you had to go through all this, I hope it only happens once in a life time XXXX
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COOPAH 9/8/2010 6:22PM

    ""A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right""

This is awesome...I like it a lot. Very good attitude. Wishing you the best.

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MONAMOM 9/8/2010 6:22PM

    Dear Helen~~I am praying that you can sleep through the night and that all will go well with your tests. God's blessings and love surround you and keep you in His arms!! Hugs!

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LOSETHEWTIN08 9/8/2010 5:50PM

    I will pray for a speedy night for you.

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CAROLYN0107 9/8/2010 5:47PM

    Oh, Helen....what a time you had at the pharmacy! So sorry. And....sorry you can't eat for so long!
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JOYSGARDEN 9/8/2010 5:46PM

    Good luck Helen, you can do it! I just hope the test results are great, all good, and worth this hysterical story! You do have a talent!! Hugs!!

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CMJONES77065 9/8/2010 5:42PM

    That sounds like a terrible awful no good very bad day! I pray the tests all turn out alright.

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BKWHITE3 9/8/2010 5:33PM

    I'm praying for you, Helen.

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PICKIE98 9/8/2010 5:32PM

    I will gladly trade you the whole week for the past few months blogs of mine if you have the time while recycling all that liquid... it invlolves my mom, four car accidnts, a tree faling on her house,etc,,
If I could erase the past year, I would..

good luck on the tests,, thank goodness for sugar free jello!!!

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God continues to answer our prayers...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The following is an excerpt from a post by DOTSLADY on 8/30/07 on the SP Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Team under the topic "25 WAYS TO EAT WELL & STAY HEALTHY ON A GF DIET" which was originally from A practical and positive guide from Gluten-Free Living Magazine ( www.glutenfreeliving.com ):

"21. Test the Family.
Encourage your relatives to be tested, especially your first-degree relatives. The prevalence of celiac disease in first-degree relatives (parents, children and siblings) is much higher than it is in the general population. According to a prevalence study published in the Annals of Medicine in 2003, one in 22 first-degree relatives of biopsy-proven celiacs has CD. But be prepared for resistance from your relatives whether they have symptoms or not. Sometimes, family members refuse to be tested. Don't feel guilty if they make that decision."

I received a phone call last week from the gastroenterologist office telling me that I had Celiac Disease. I didn't even know I was being tested for it...how could I have it!! She proceeded to tell me I would get a phone call setting me up with the special dietitian/nutritionist for classes to help me with my special diet. My first reaction to this news was oh no, not me. After hanging up the phone, I honestly started to cry as I was so very overwhelmed. Ken came back into the room and asked what was wrong. I told him the news and immediately started to pray. As I prayed, a feeling of calmness came over me and I knew it would be all right. Together with the help of God, my friends and family, I could do this...I could make it work for me even with all my other diet restrictions. It isn't so bad...life could be worse. I have seen much worse. Thank God this is all that is wrong with me...well added to my other issues of course.

I started searching SP for a team so that I could find out more information and surfed the web for information also. I found that I already knew a lot of the information including the news on eating gluten free. My younger grandson had been on a gluten free diet to try to control his autistic behaviors...my daughter thought maybe he had an allergy to gluten. This was not his problem though...it turned out that his medications were not right. (Different story)

I kept reading that my first degree relatives needed to know. That meant that I needed to call both of my daughters and all my brothers and sisters...not my parents as they are both deceased. I was in a turmoil about this as my older daughter has not talked to me in a year...she was angry that I drew attention to her younger son's bad behavior and as he is autistic she said it only made the matter worse. As a mother, I guess that is her right...I still know that what I said was right also. (different story too)

Anyway I am a firm believer in the power of prayer (God has never failed me) and I have prayed about this situation for the past four days. Today after listening and finally "hearing" God's answer but still not sure if she would talk to me...I sent this text message to her..."Call me for information about Celiac Disease if you are interested. Hope you are all well. I love you." Her response was, "I love you too. Who has that?"

I knew God was right. She has treated for IBS for several years...it was time to make the call. I did and after telling her what was going on, discussed some of the symptoms (which she has, including vitamin deficiencies). I told her she really only needed to ask her doctor to do the blood test so that she could know for sure. She said she would think about it as she hates needles. When I explained what could happen if she has it and it is left untreated, she decided she will call the doctor tomorrow. (She was surfing the net and was finding out information even as we talked.) One needle now vs. what could happen. She thanked me for letting her know and also thanked me for the fact that she has to go for a mammogram...she is 37. Her doctor wants to get a baseline mammogram because I have three sisters who have had breast cancer and her paternal grandmother died from breast cancer. She is still putting the mammogram off. Anyway I think I got her attention and she will be calling the doctor...maybe not tomorrow but this week, I think. I hope so as this could affect her sixteen year old son, by birth...not the younger one as he is her son by choice, adopted...so I know he is ok.

I waited and told my younger daughter on Saturday as she took a mini vacation on Friday and I didn't want her to worry about it the entire time...nothing she could do over the weekend anyway. But she called her doctor today and will call again tomorrow until she gets an appointment. She will not put it off. Praise the Lord. The funny thing about this situation is that we all go to the same group of doctors... each seeing a different doctor within the group though.

A weight has been lifted off my shoulder although I still have many phone calls to make as I was unable to get in touch with my brothers and sisters over the weekend. I did talk with my niece in Colorado who is waiting on the results of her test sometime this week. I will continue to try again tomorrow to reach my two brothers and nine sisters who are still alive and hopefully well.

I praise God one more time for answered prayer and the opportunity to talk with my older daughter...not the way I would have wanted but at least she didn't hang up on me. God never said the answers would be what we wanted to hear...only know that he answers all our prayers...in His time and in His way.

Hope you had a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day Weekend, made some wonderful memories, and remembered to be thankful for what you do/do not have.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his kidneys are fine
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather...nice and cool today...fall is in the air
McKenzie and her sunny smile and positive attitude
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our weight losses
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Internet...where I can search for information
Water...excellent cooling aid
Only healthy foods for my upcoming birthday
My new wireless router which is working great
Large families

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KNITTABLES 9/8/2010 3:45PM

    Wishing you all the best in this and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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SJG1953 9/8/2010 2:00AM

    Helen, you amaze me with your positive attitude and trust in the Lord. I sure admire you my friend. You are an example of one learning to live and be like Jesus. It's my desire in life to live just like Him too but sometimes I fail Him. Many prayers going out for you and your family dear sister. God bless and keep you close to His side. Hugs, Shirley

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POOH_BEAR_69 9/7/2010 9:22PM

    I love you, Momma... You are the toughest (and gentlest) woman I know. We can do this... I have a feeling we are both in it for the long haul, but it doesn't hurt us to be reminded (again) to be EVEN MORE conscious of our diet...

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-MAXINE- 9/7/2010 6:33PM

    And more good news is, now that you are aware of this condition .... you can take steps to make yourself healthier! Some family fences are getting healed as well.


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NELLIEC 9/7/2010 12:52PM

    As much as the news of Celiac was shocking to you, the good that came out of it was getting closer to your daughter and for family communication about a possible common problem!

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BROWNIEISLANDER 9/7/2010 10:26AM

    Keep on relying on God...Your caring nature will see you through
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DAWNDMOORE40 9/7/2010 10:21AM

    emoticonGod is so good! I love the way he answers our prayers! He answers them on his own time frame, but then we start to see how he is putting his emoticonplan into play! I am glad you were able to get through to your oldest daughter and maybe this will get you two talking again! You never know what life has to bring!
I am sorry that you received bad news that you have Celiac disease, but your right, it could be worse! Just keep your chin up and keep on praying! God is good, God is great, he is the way to a happy day! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 9/7/2010 10:00AM

    Ah, Helen, as we know, G-d works in mysterious ways - even when helping us to reunite with long distant relatives...As you may recall, my cousins Lori & Donna with whom I recently reunited was through the death of their parents...

Good luck with the Celiac diet...and working it all out with your other restrictions. I have no doubt your faith will see you well with this.

Hugs and blessings.

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/7/2010 9:59AM

    Good for you! I'm proud of you for how you went about it. Prayer first for sure.
I'm happy you have such a wonderful attitude too.
I know a lady who found out she had celiac disease and boy did she start losing weight after she changed her diet appropriately. It was amazing!

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BKWHITE3 9/7/2010 9:49AM

    Prayers for all your family and you. Glad God answered prayers in regards to oldest daughter.

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GATOR12 9/7/2010 9:17AM

    Your faith and concern for others is a blessing to me. You were able to get in touch with a distant daughter too, how excited I am for you. Maybe this first step will be that; a first step!!

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WOWEETOO 9/7/2010 9:03AM

    howdee my sweet helen
well you know lately in wandering around the grocery store i see more and more packaging with gluten-free on the labels so someone is making this a big thing to do right now for sure you will make it and just like everything else you will do well at it i'm sure there are more people out there than we can imagine going through this for sure
know i loves you
the lady mary posseing through on her faithful camel clyde bringing you sunshine today!!!
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STOP-IT-KNOW 9/7/2010 7:59AM

    HELEN YOU ARE IN MY PRAYS AND ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART. emoticon emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 9/7/2010 7:24AM

    Sorry to hear of your condition. I've noticed you have taken some great steps in that you contacted the family and most importantly you've put your trust in God. God bless. emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/7/2010 5:59AM

    HELEN PRAYERS FOR ALL HUGS,CHAR

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CAROLYN0107 9/7/2010 4:03AM

    Not a fun reason to make the phone calls but fun talking to all your relatives! I'm glad your daughter received your call.
HUGS

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EBLOOMING 9/7/2010 3:43AM

    One of the ladies in my TOPS has Celiac Disease. There is a magazine that has been helpful to her. She is living well within her limits.
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SUSIEPH1 9/7/2010 2:58AM

    Way to go Hele.n It is all coming together for you .. Love Susie

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PRAISE GOD FOR ALL THINGS!! WOOWEETOO, WHERE ARE YOU???

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I was relaxing and enjoying the day when the storm blew in and the electricity went off. Lo and behold, I lost my internet connection. Even though my router was on a double surge protector, it was fried. I found my Verizon internet USB and was able to access the internet....very slowly. It took so long for everything to load that I had a hard time getting around on SP or searching the web. Needless to say, I am so glad we have a Walmart in the area. Ken and I made a quick run and picked up a new router which I installed this evening.
Any other time, being without the internet would not have been cause for stress. However, I had just received a call from the gastroenterologist and was told that I have Celiac Disease. I was shocked as she told me that it is pretty much hereditary and I know of no one else in the family with it. After getting off the phone, I tried to search so I could find out what exactly was involved.
Basically it involves changing my eating habits to a totally gluten free diet and reading labels closer than I already do as the least little bit of gluten can set off a series of reactions. Spending more time in the grocery store is ok as I can brush up on my reading and vocabulary skills.
I will be seeing a "special" dietitian/nurtitionist who will help me set up a series of meals and go over what I can and cannot have as far as the Celiac Disease goes. This is where it will get really interesting as I am already on a Diabetic Diet/Renal Diet/Diverticulosis Diet. This simply means that I have limited carbohydrates, limited protein, very limited amounts of fruits such as applesauce, apricots, banana (1/2), cantaloupe, canned fruit cocktail, grapes, honeydew melon, peaches, and watermelon, and vegetable juices, limited potatoes (no skin), well-cooked and tender vegetables including alfalfa sprouts, beets, green/yellow beans, carrots, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, green/red peppers, squash, zucchini and very limited amounts of well-cooked, tender meat, fish and eggs and gluten free foods if they fall within the other ranges. It sounds to me like I will make a trip to Barnes and Noble or another book store to pick up a new cook book and a Gluten-Free for Dummies Books. It is truly amazing the books that are available these days! I may have to go into a larger city or use the internet to buy some of the gluten free items.
Looking at the overall picture, all I can say is praise God for these little things in life and that everything will evidently fit together nicely. I am sure I will have times of unhappiness…I cried when I got off the phone with the doctor…and had my “why me” moment. Then God said, you are blessed and you are strong. You can do this!! Look around and see your blessings.
I immediately thought of the people I had met at the Cancer Treatment Center and knew immediately that I have been blessed…it could be so much worse.
I have to thank Mary “WOOWEETOO” who helped me when I was trying to figure out the Diabetic/Renal Failure Diet and the dietitian/nutritionalist told me to limit my carbs to 135-150mg per day and my protein to 45-60mg per day and still eat healthy and get 1000 to 1250 calories per day. But she was unable to put together the actual foods that I could have for a meal. Mary was such a great help to me. Thank you so much, Mary, in case I haven't told you!!! Praise God for great friends like you!!! WHAT A TRIP and balancing act this has been…but I could have nuts, etc to help at that time!!!
I will be taking one day at a time and doing the best I can with each day…each meal. I will definitely make sure my meals are all planned ahead of time. This should prove interesting to say the least. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to post them. What healthy eaters we will be at my house!!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, make some wonderful memories, and be thankful for what you do/do not have.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his kidneys are fine
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather...nice and cool today even with the rain and winds
McKenzie and her sunny smile and positive attitude
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our weight losses
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Internet...where I can search for information
Water...excellent cooling aid
Only healthy foods for my upcoming birthday
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POOH_BEAR_69 9/7/2010 9:18PM

    We will get through this together... We always do!!!

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SARAHCAT24 9/6/2010 4:44PM

    Good grief, Helen. What next?!? Of course, I had to laugh when you said, "Spending more time in the grocery store is ok as I can brush up on my reading and vocabulary skills." LOL! Trust you to find the silver lining. :-) Hang in there. emoticon

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 9/5/2010 8:41PM

    Helen, I continue to pray for you and your DH. I know we have our "why me?" moments...but remember, God will not give you more than you and He can handle together. I know that things can be rough, but I also know that with God, you will get through this too.
I have a friend who has to eat gluten free, and she has adapted very well. She still gets to eat well.
Keep your chin up (and look heavenward).
Blessings to you.

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GRATEFUL4TODAY 9/5/2010 7:08PM

    Helen,
God bless you and your positive attitude! You will feel much better after you get all the gluten out of your life. I wish you the best as you research and discover what will work for you and help you to feel the best you can. It is clear here on your page that you are loving and caring for others. Its time to take some time to care for yourself now as well. God Bless!

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ATMANI 9/5/2010 6:38PM

    Your positives point to your right attitude. Your are awesome! Good luck.

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YATMAMA 9/5/2010 5:56PM

    Helen, it is too much for me to orchestrate, and i bet it is for you, too. Good thing God promised us that when we lack wisdom, all we have to do is ask and He will provide it. He is so faithful!! I know He will give you supernatural guidance in planning your meals. I thank God for focusing your heart upon those things that are holy and pure and of good report!

*hugs*

Missy

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WOWEETOO 9/5/2010 3:38PM

   
dear sweet helen
i am still here..around trying to get things together myself..i have the nephrology appointment on wednesday (unless i go to kentucky for stepmothers funeral) and i am getting ready to see what the blood stats are for the grfs this time and carrying a lot of water weight went up to 110 during the week 5 pounds already and i had to use the lasix to get it off lost all the water and two more pounds which puts me at 103 and the pcp is up in arms over that
but now i have to consider this funeral and if to go (i will if only to support my brother whose mother that is)..she lived a long life for sure into her 90's so things are ok and poor walter lee she had alzhimers for the past few years but what can you do she never recognized him again for sure
so anyway i want to hear what the new nurtionist says about the new diet and combining all of them wow when it pours it rains and let's face it roses need all the water they can get
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i sure do love you my friend and glad it's not more than that i was worried big time!!
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SCORPION1352 9/5/2010 12:52PM

    Helen just read your blog I am so sorry about your new condition. I will certainly add this to my prayers. I know you 'll be fine though I have confidence in you and God is with you all the way. Now you know you can't go wrong when God is on your side. Just look at the education your getting in the category of food, and whats in them

I would love eat healthy at your house lol

Take care my friend

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RAGGEDY_ANN 9/5/2010 10:49AM

    Helen, in camp, we had a little girl with Celiacs. She brought things with her like pasta and pancake mix for example that were glutenfree. I feel glutenfree is a lot easier then diabetic. What is happening with your ob/gyn? Hugs, Wilma
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YOYONOMORE1 9/5/2010 9:23AM

    Helen sorry about this new diagonsies, but like your attitude of wanting to find as much information on it as you can to help you do what you have to do, you have a great spirit.

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CAROLYN0107 9/5/2010 8:37AM

    emoticon I had to laugh at your Positive: "Wonderful news...whatever it is "! That's the right attitude. You really are thrown a lot but you know the MASTER Problem solver! PTL. Also, it seems better to list what you CAN eat than what you CAN'T!! emoticon
Sorry about the new diagnosis.


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GHOSTFLAMES 9/5/2010 8:25AM

    HELEN ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME YOU WILL DO THIS YOU ARE A STRONG WOMAN LOOK AT ALL YOU HAVE BEEN THRU A;;READY. GOD BLESS HUGS,CHAR

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/5/2010 6:29AM

    You sound like you are determined to be armed for the battle -well, to find out all you need to get going on taking care of your celiac and other diseases. I will pray about it. Even if you do keep these things, know that God's strength is made perfect in your weakness, and I do believe we can see that through your blog already.
Great attitude adjustment you have had there -quick too, but yes, I'm sure you'll be on a teeter totter with it for a bit.
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KRAFTIJAN 9/5/2010 5:09AM

    Whew!!!!! I got tired just reading your blog.

It sure is a tough one. Here in Australia we have lots of gluten free things and more appear each day.

I would have thought that in America there would be far more available. On line is great for this sort of thing. There are many here in australia that we can access and have delivered to our door.
I have no answer but wish you well. There is lots of recipe sites that have gluten free items. I can have gluten but my natropath tells me i'm better of with less as it upsets my system and my arthritis.

I wish you well with your new quest. It will certainly make life interesting for you.

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/5/2010 4:16AM

    I see more and more gluten-free things in the store every week. Hopefully it won't be too difficult for you.

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SUSIEPH1 9/5/2010 2:57AM

    Hi Helen.. Sorry to hear your news...
Just one more cross to bear..
My Sister is a Cealiac and I noticed that on Sparkpeople they have whole section devoted to Cealiac .. So Hopfully not such a big problem... and just think how much better you will feel once you have organised your new diet ..
Take care my Sweet Friend . Much love to you, Ken, and Mckenzie
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Praise God for another super-de-duper day...more great doctor news!!!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ken had an appointment this afternoon with a kidney doctor...an appointment his family doctor had set up because his creatinine level was too high. Ken was confused about this because he has never had a problem with his kidneys. I took the results of Ken's blood tests taken since July with us to the appointment. His creatinine level in July was 1.1 which was in the normal range; August 10, 1.3; August 19, 1.4; and August 20, 1.3 coming back down. I thought maybe all the dyes and testing he had was causing some problems. How Dr. M said none of the dyes or radiation used for the tests he had would cause the creatinine levels to do that. However, since all the tests that were done had to be with "nothing to eat or drink after midnight and some of the test weren't done until 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon, the problem was probably due to dehydration. The doctor told Ken that this would be a natural reaction to dehydration especially with all the heat we've had. Ken always drinks plenty of water and was told to continue. After some discussion, the doctor said that they won't do anything at this time, but he wants a copy of Ken's blood work which will be done in the next couple of weeks. If his levels are back in the normal range, Dr. M doesn't want to see Ken again unless Ken needs him some day down the road. Praise God for another good doctor report!!! Ken will be keeping an eye on his creatinine levels and anything else pertaining to his kidneys.
By the time we got back to Waynesburg, Ken decided to hang out with McKenzie and I until her parents come home...didn't know at the time, they were both going to be later than usual.

McKenzie was so exited when she came home from school today and saw her "TA" (her name for Ken) was with me.

She changed her clothes right away as she had soccer practice tonight.

She said, "Nanny, who are your siblings?" I replied, "they are your brothers and sisters" to which she said, "I don't have any brothers or sisters." I proceeded to ask her what happened as this was a very weird conversation. She looked at me with a very strange expression and said, "They said on the bus that you're supposed to hate your siblings and I didn't know who they were, but you don't either, do you? I don't think you should hate anyone but the siblings don't even ride my bus." Believe me when I say it was all I could do to keep from laughing. We did have a conversation about liking and disliking (I thought that hate was a really strong word for dislike) things that people did and the things they said. She decided that some of the older kids needed to show some respect. It was all I could do to keep a straight face. Such a wise little girl. She doesn't miss anything that goes on around her.
After having a healthy snack of celery and peanut butter, she practiced her piano lesson and read 2 chapters of the "4 Chapter Book" she brought home from school. They aren't having any homework until next week, she said.
Even though it was very hot, the kids still had a great time at soccer practice,

taking breaks often, drinking water to stay hydrated as they needed or wanted, or just sitting for a few minutes.

While waiting for her dinner, she read the last two chapters of her book. She was so excited because it was a "hard" book and she was able to read it by herself. She just finished her bath when her daddy came home so she was able to spend the rest of her evening with daddy as mommy was working late. As I was leaving, I heard her reading from her Bible stories book.
God is definitely working in this young child's life as he does in mine and I thank him for this. Our children are never too young to learn about God and his love for all of us and to know that God does indeed answer our prayers. I praise God for the time we get to spend together no matter what we are doing.
May you have a wonderful weekend as you remember to thank God for all that is happening in your lives...
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
HOPE
Searching for the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Ken being cancer free and his kidneys ok
Wonderful news...whatever it is
A new day every 24 hours to try to get it right
Beautiful weather
McKenzie and her sunny and positive attitude
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
Marla's Miracle and our weight losses
Miracles happening every day
Spark People which allows me to keep in touch with many friends
Water...excellent cooling aid

Thank you so much for reading my blogs. May God continue to be with you and bless you!!!


  
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EBLOOMING 9/5/2010 2:36AM

    Thanks for sharing about your McKenzie. She is a charming young lady indeed & thought. How she must bless you and put the sunlight in your day. Prayers for Ken and you continue. Elaine emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/4/2010 7:44PM

    Great all around!

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STOP-IT-KNOW 9/4/2010 6:28AM

    Great new for Ken and McKenzie is so sweet your a luck lady peace be with you my friend. emoticon emoticon

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SJG1953 9/4/2010 3:00AM

    I praise God for the good news and the way McKenzie is so in tune with what is right and wrong. She is so blessed that she has you to talk to and discuss the things that she doesn't quite understand. Way to go, Nanny!!! Hugs and blessings, Shirley

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KNITTABLES 9/3/2010 11:21PM

    Great new for Ken and McKenzie is so sweet.

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RAGGEDY_ANN 9/3/2010 10:22PM

    Looks like you've had a GREAT day!!! YOU deserve it Helen!
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MISTYSMOM06 9/3/2010 9:03PM

    Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Tammy (MISTYSMOM06)

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GATOR12 9/3/2010 7:33PM

    More great news. PTL!!!!!

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YATMAMA 9/3/2010 5:23PM

    What wonderful news for Ken. I rejoice with you!! McKenzie is just TOO precious. What a smart kid!! She is so blessed to have you pouring so many good things of life into her. Hurray for grandmothers!

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WENDYSPARKS 9/3/2010 3:25PM

    I will pray for Ken!! Kids are sooo cute when they are little!!

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KATHYJO56 9/3/2010 3:17PM

    What a wonderful blog! emoticonSuch good news about Ken. I have been praying for him and you. What a dear girl McKenzie is! Sending you, Ken, and McKenzie a gret big emoticon

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GLOMER 9/3/2010 1:55PM

    Love your blog today. Thank goodness that Ken is doing well and hope this will continue. Love to read about your little Grandchild. emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/3/2010 12:42PM

    HELEN GOOD NEWS FOR KEN THAT'S GREAT AND WHAT A GOOD AND FUNNY GRANDDAUGHTER YOU HAVE THERE.TAKE CARE AND THANKS FOR SHARING HUGS,CHAR

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/3/2010 12:32PM

    Helen, your blessings are overflowing, and WHO should be SURPRISED? You are a daughter and follower of the KING, and He loved to bless His children! emoticon

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SCORPION1352 9/3/2010 12:24PM

    I'm so excited about Kens doctor report. Your blog brought tears to my eyes today Helen. I think the happiness of everything from Ken to McKenzie was just so overwhelming. How wonderful your life must feel right now am so happy for you guys.

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MAURIZIA 9/3/2010 11:03AM

    What blessings! Both the news from Ken's doctor...and that beautiful MacKenzie!!

I agree that people use the word "hate" a lot but really mean "dislike." I can't even imagine what a strong emotion "hate" could be...since we know how strong "love" is...and hate is the opposite. Yikes!!! Hope I never feel it towards anyone or anything.

More blessings!

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/3/2010 10:30AM

    Glad Ken is doing well a great blog. emoticon

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JILLWILSON2102 9/3/2010 10:28AM

    Great great news for Ken and hugs for Mackenzie!

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JBASKETT 9/3/2010 10:24AM

    Great news about Ken. Praying that he will continue to do well.

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BKWHITE3 9/3/2010 9:53AM

    emoticon news on Ken. emoticon for sharing about McKenize with us. emoticon please give her one from me.

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JOCALAT 9/3/2010 9:29AM

    Great news Helen..thanks for sharing!!

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JOYATLAST 9/3/2010 7:52AM

    Mine is 8yrs. She asked me why food wasn't free since you have to have it to live. She said she could understand why you had to pay for cars and beds, but not food.

So glad to hear the good news!



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MAMASALLYSOCKS 9/3/2010 7:25AM

    Awesome

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SUSIEPH1 9/3/2010 6:45AM

    Great blog Helen..
Glad every thing is going well .
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MUSIC66 9/3/2010 6:16AM

    what a great blog.

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