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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just a short blog. I am in the hospital due to kidney problems and very high potassium, super high creatinine levels and a kidney infection. I also have a pelvic mass blocking my left kidney. BP is running low due to a new med... which they stopped. Things are a bit crazy at the moment. Don't worry, Everything will be ok. This all just came up after my visit to my neuphrologist yesterday. She did blood work and called me this morning before I was able to get out the door to have my pelvic ultrasound done. (They may do it while I am here.) Her instructions were to come straight to the ER. She was worried and jumped right on it. I came to the ER and they liked me so much they kept me as a patient!! Who would have thought!!! I have learned several things today.
It's late and I am going to try to get my beauty sleep. Thank you to all my wonderful friends for your prayers and support for me always. You are the best and I love all of you. I will update as soon as I know anything.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
PRAYER
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
McKenzie and her smiling face...she called me earlier this evening to make sure I was ok. : )
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
My roses have four blooms this morning
Our strawberries are blooming again
My dear sister and and her DH are in Montana to visit with our oldest brother
God is so good!!!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!

  
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DARLENEK04 11/2/2011 6:48PM

  Helen,

Sorry I am late....I just saw this blog. Taking care of
David and his BIL had serious surgery has kept me offline
somewhat.


May God give you health and the grace to deal with what is
going on....am adding you to my prayer list.

Darlene

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ALASKAN 10/29/2011 10:47PM

    Hello Helen
Sorry to hear that you are a patient too. I will keep you in my prayers and that everything will get better for you too. You take care of yourself, get plenty of sleep and watch for the high's and low's. May GOD watch over you and help you get through all of what you are going through. Always, ERNA
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RUFREE4T 10/29/2011 8:37PM

    Helen, My prayers are with you. You have one great doctor to jump on this like she did. I cannot understand why you were so surprised that they liked you so well that they kept you. You are so well liked.
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MONAMOM 10/29/2011 7:00PM

    Sending lots of hugs, love and especially prayers!! Hugs!! emoticon

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EBLOOMING 10/28/2011 9:19PM

    Helen, I pray that all is going well and things are getting under control. Our God is watching over you with His healing power. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Holding you in the Light -

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SAFETYSUE 10/28/2011 3:22AM

    My prayers are with you through all of your challenges as you fight so hard to get your health back!!! I know you will get through this because you are so on top of things. I love your spirit!
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TRACYZABELLE 10/28/2011 2:54AM

    Big prayers coming your way! YOU can beat this!

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GRACEISENUF 10/28/2011 12:21AM

    Love you too Helen, thanks for the update!

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BUFFALOGAL1952 10/27/2011 11:45PM

    Helen, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourself and ask those questions!

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CHATTIECATHY10 10/27/2011 10:09PM

    Praying right now....will keep you in my prayers.

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PEPPERLEAH 10/27/2011 9:26PM

    I am praying for you, and for the entire medical staff treating you. Be blessed, my friend, and know you are surrounded with the prayers and love of all of your spark friends.

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BLESSEDGIGI 10/27/2011 9:14PM

    Hope you are feeling much better. You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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GABLE227 10/27/2011 9:08PM

    Prayers!

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FROSTY99 10/27/2011 8:29PM

    Sending prayers out for you. Glad they got right on this-best to get you taken care of instead of waiting around.

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    Sending prayers your way!!! emoticon

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MARLA7 10/27/2011 8:05PM

    Helen - Here's hoping this finds you doing much better & they got your kidney issues well under control. Please take care and do as the doctors tell you to do. Love you my friend.

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EWEINHISPASTURE 10/27/2011 7:07PM

    I'm praying for you dear Spark sister in Christ. emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/27/2011 7:06PM

    emoticonSending Hugs and Prayers for you and the Doctors. Take care and try to enjoy being waited on.

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YATMAMA 10/27/2011 6:57PM

    You are in my prayers and I love you!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/27/2011 5:35PM

    Sounds like you are in good hands and it is wonderful that you have such a proactive doctor! Will continue to pray for your healing. You are a blessing to me and I want you completely well!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/27/2011 3:49PM

    It sounds like you are in good hands. I am sending prayers and hugs. emoticon

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DEE107 10/27/2011 3:41PM

    hope you are better soon .. my mother had ckfd stage 4 and we have to watch her potassium, ferrous and calicum tooo Praying for you

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/27/2011 3:39PM

    So sorry to hear about your medical issues! Am praying! Jesus knows the problem and knows how to fix it! We will trust Him to do just that! Hugs to you and little McKenzie too!
Blessings,
Daddy'sGirl

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SPARKINGINMASS 10/27/2011 3:37PM

    I hope that everything will be getting better soon. emoticon Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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DXWALKER1 10/27/2011 3:25PM

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Do take care of yourself!

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GLOMER 10/27/2011 3:23PM

    Sending you all good things. Hope you are better very soon and out of there. Hugs.

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CARENS3 10/27/2011 2:45PM

    Sending you healing energy and prayers from St. Louis!
You hang in there.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 10/27/2011 1:36PM

    Sending you healthy positive healing vibes and prayers! emoticonFeel better dear Helen! emoticon emoticonDiana

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LACEEJO11 10/27/2011 1:31PM

   

I have you on my prayer list Helen. Thank you for letting us know I have been wondering about you!

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GATOR12 10/27/2011 11:14AM

    Praying girl. You do what they say and get better!

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    Helen, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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ALMMOM 10/27/2011 11:05AM

    Bless you as you heal!!!!

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1GR8FULGAL 10/27/2011 9:53AM

    Oh dear! Prayers, gentle hugs and positive, healing thoughts going your way!! Take good care.

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KSNICKER 10/27/2011 9:45AM

    Helen - Jean just let us know that you were having problems, and then I saw your blog... Sending Prayers and Hugs to you that you will be home soon... And of course they are gonna like you enough to have you stay and visit... hehehe
((hugs)) and a big S*P*L*A*S*H from your friendly Mermaid Friend. lol

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YOYONOMORE1 10/27/2011 9:22AM

    Will keep you close in thought and prayer, please keep us posted.

Hugs,
Shirl

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I.M.MAGIC 10/27/2011 8:26AM

    You've got it, Sweet Helen, you do so much for other people-- I'm glad I can do something for you!

...thank you for that opportunity!...
Hope things go VERY well for you, so get that beauty rest you deserve, and...

... be well!...
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MAMASALLYSOCKS 10/27/2011 8:15AM

    Helen, I have in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope your feeling better soon.
(((cow cuddles)))

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DEUCE119 10/27/2011 7:57AM

    Sending prayers and hoping the doctors can bring those numbers down. The best of luck on the ultrasound. Hugs Helen. My thoughts are with you. emoticon emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 10/27/2011 7:49AM

    Helen sending positive thoughts and healing prayers to you and your husband. It's not easy when you as the caregiver gets sick but you must get lots of rest. Try not to worry too much about other things at this time. Your loved ones will be watched over.

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CORKYTHEMOM 10/27/2011 7:31AM

    Helen, sending many prayers, positive thoughts and healing hugs to you.


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Radiation continues this week

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:51 PM, EDT

Hi Everyone - Jo here,

We are home, had a busy and great day today. Poor Den is really tired...but have no worries, he WILL NOT miss the game. We will go back to Philly tomorrow afternoon for treatment Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then thats it! HOORAY Now we do have to go back for 2 days the following week but that is just for usual PET and MRI scans and doctor appt. His pain is same; belly is BAD, daily headaches improving! Doc's finally talked him into getting back into taking his pain meds. This belly issue is due to pancreatitis, and the only thing to really fix that is rest it by sticking with clear liquids. He can't do that right now because he needs the nutrition to get him thru radiation. So, after rad, we'll go more clear liquid for a week or so and once pancreas has "rested" we'll buck up his weight again. He is down about 12 #'s right now and Dr's aren't to happy but are ok as long as he doesn't lose anymore! He really is fatigued and to be honest, pretty weak. But this too will pass! His spirits and attitude are GREAT! This round of cancer craziness has been short but intense. ha ya think? 2 holes drilled in your head might be considered INTENSE!
Love to you all,
Jo


I am starting my week off with two doctors' appointments tomorrow. First appointment is with my regular doctor, then off to the chiropractor for severe discomfort between shoulders and neck. Tuesday morning, I will be in Pittsburgh to see my neuphrologist. At 1:00, Ken has an appointment at the Wound Care Center due to ruptures in his skin on both legs (lymphedema). Thursday morning, I will be seeing the urologist before heading to Philadelphia to the Cancer Treatment Center of America for Ken's appointment Friday morning. I guess keeping busy will keep me out of trouble.
It's late and I am heading to bed for my 8 hours of beauty sleep. Thank you to all my wonderful friends for your prayers and support for me always. You are the best and I love all of you. I will update as soon as I know anything.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
PRAYER
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
McKenzie and her smiling face...can't wait to see her tomorrow!
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
My roses are blooming again
The beautiful sunshine we had today
Our strawberries are blooming again
Family doctor appointment tomorrow at 9:30
My dear sister and and her DH are going to Montana to visit with our oldest brother
Parts coming tomorrow for the exhaust for our motor home...didn't all come in on Friday...promised for tomorrow
Unloaded all the boxes and bags from the motor home and put in DD and SIL truck and delivered in Ohio...lots more room to continue de-cluttering
Gas in Ohio was $3.23 per gallon...much better than our $3.59
God is so good!!!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!

  
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MONAMOM 10/29/2011 6:58PM

    You are in my prayers each day!! Take care!! Hugs!!

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SAFETYSUE 10/28/2011 3:32AM

    I am exhausted just reading your schedule, you both stay strong and we will all keep praying for both of you!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/26/2011 5:41PM

    Sending prayers and hugs.

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DEUCE119 10/26/2011 10:00AM

    Prayers for all and hugs

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IAMWINNING 10/25/2011 8:30PM

    Keeping you all in prayer.

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YATMAMA 10/25/2011 8:00PM

    Still keeping them in prayer!

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CLOVER2 10/24/2011 10:02PM

    You continue to be in my prayers and in my heart! You and Dennis are so very strong and courageous! You take care of yourself don't tire yourself trying to do too much!
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GABLE227 10/24/2011 7:44PM

    hugs and prayers! emoticon emoticon emoticon

For you from the Holy Spirit:
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20-21

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JILL313 10/24/2011 2:46PM

    Big Hugs and prayers for you, Den and Jo. I'm hoping that everything turns out well for you all. God Bless.

Hugs,

Jill

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GLOMER 10/24/2011 11:30AM

    Hang in there - you are such an inspiration. Take time to hug yourself - feel God's arms around you both.

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/24/2011 4:50AM

    CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR ALL HUGS,CHAR

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    God love you, hope all goes well. Saying a quick prayer for you. God bless and keep you. :-) emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/24/2011 1:12AM

    Hi Helen You and Ken are always in my Prayers and Thoughts ... also your family and Jo and Den .
Love and Hugs to all Susie
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DEE107 10/24/2011 12:19AM

    praying for you and your family and also for Denny and his hugs

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GRACEISENUF 10/23/2011 11:16PM

    My prayers are continuing and I will be lifting you and Ken up as you travel and make all the appointments.

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    You are one of the strongest people that I know. Feel blessed to be able to read your blogs!!! emoticon

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Late Thursday...Sitting by the toasty fireplace...Denny update

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:52 PM, EDT
Hi its denny here, I am just going to do a short update as I am totally exhausted. I believe all is going well with the exception of the difficulty in getting food down, no choaking just the terrible burn caused by the pancreatious. Many activities today including RAD, PT and acupuncture, they are focusing on the digestive track and hopefully I will soon see some relief. Everything is going the way it should. I am checking out, you are all important to me, love, dad, pop, den

It's late and I am off to bed. We did light our fireplace today as it has been cold and rainy making the house very chilly and damp. Now our living room is just "toasty" and I love it! It appears that Ken has camped out in the recliner for the night...right beside the burning fireplace. Have a great night and a super Friday. Talk to you tomorrow.

Thank you to all my wonderful friends for your prayers and support for me always. You are the best and I love all of you. I will update as soon as I know anything.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
PRAYER
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
McKenzie and her smiling face...can't wait to see her tomorrow!
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
My roses are blooming again
The rains we are having today
Had a handful of fresh raspberries yesterday from our garden for the third time this year...WOOHOO!!! Very unusual.
Family doctor appointment Monday morning at 9:30
Appointment with my nephrologist for Tuesday early morning
Should hear from urologist tomorrow morning
My dear sister and and her DH are going to Montana to visit with our oldest brother
Parts coming tomorrow for the exhaust for our motor home
Have the motor home packed with boxes and bags to deliver in Ohio
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!

  
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SRHALLIN 10/28/2011 8:40AM

    Denny has enough courage and positivity to fill the world. By the grace of God, that will see both he and Jo through this very difficult situation.

Best wishes and prayers for you all, Helen.

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GOOZLEBEAR 10/21/2011 7:53PM

    Appreciate you keeping us updated about Ken and his progress. We all have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing and the fireplace sounds heavenly!

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YATMAMA 10/21/2011 6:04PM

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated. Pass our love and blessings on to Denny and Jo. Love to YOU, dear one!!

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GABLE227 10/21/2011 5:55PM

    Amen! Hope you get some rest!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2011 4:56PM

    I love a fireplace. I wish we had one. I love raspberries too. I am praying for good news for you.

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GRACEISENUF 10/21/2011 3:59PM

    Will be waiting for your update.

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DEE107 10/21/2011 3:50PM

    Amen and still praying hugs

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JESS0107 10/21/2011 1:55PM

    What a wonderful way to end up a day!! Prayers are still lifted!!

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WOWEETOO 10/21/2011 11:57AM

    ken certainly knows how to live doesn't he lol i woulda been sittin' on the hearth and he woulda been yellin' about me blocking his warmth lol
the lady mary

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2011 9:01AM

    sorry the pancreatitis is causing so much deifficulty! Hope it's resolved soon.

Yikes . . . we did the same thing yesterday evening! The kids and I lit a fire in our fireplace and camped out there last night. COZY!!

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_LINDA 10/21/2011 8:44AM

    So glad Dennis is seeing some progress, hopefully they can get that pancreatitis under control so he doesn't suffer so much when eating.
That is amazing you are getting fresh raspberries at this time of the year! Lucky you!
That sounds so wonderful that fireplace! My Mom has one, but they haven't lit it in many years, worried about the chimney being blocked by bird's nests, etc.
Enjoy your McKenzie Friday!

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/21/2011 6:04AM

    SO GLAD DENNY IS HOME AND HOPE ALL IMPROVES HUGS AND PRAYERS CONTINUE.]HELEN THE FIREPLACE SOUNDS SO WARM AND TOASY ENJOY HUGS,CHAR

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SUSIEPH1 10/21/2011 2:33AM

    You need rest my friend ..
Have a wonderful toasty weekend!!
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GOSPELCLOWN 10/21/2011 1:20AM

    Rest, Denis and get well soon. Many out here are checking in on you!

Karen in British Columbia

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Taking matter into my own hands to get the job done!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I took McKenzie to the allergist today as her pediatrician thought maybe that was part of what was responsible for some of her migraines. Guess what, of all the allergens that they test for, she did not have a reaction to any of them. We do, however, already know she is a bit lactose intolerant so that her milk products are limited somewhat. Praise the Lord for these great results!!! McKenzie went with her youth group from our church this evening on a hay ride. She was also a server at church this evening and as such, served dinner to the others in the youth group. She was so excited!!!

What a quandary I find myself in this week. Actually it started a few weeks ago. My new doctor decided I was on too many blood pressure pills and my readings were actually really good. First she took me off three of them. Within three days, she put me back on two of them as my bp went out of control even with all my walking and exercising. She then put me on an additional two blood pressure pills twice a day. Now I am back up to one more than I started but actually three more pills per day. Within 48 hours my bp went so low I could barely function. That night I didn't take the one evening pill per instructions from my pharmacist as my blood pressure dropped to 54/45. I was so tired I could barely hold up my head. I had already slept away most of the weekend. Talking with the doctor the next day, she took away another of my original blood pressure pills but left me on the new ones and the rest of my original ones. In the middle of this and knowing that I have kidney problems, she decided to send me for an ultrasound of the kidneys. I received the results last Thursday...my left kidney was totally blocked. I called my kidney surgeon and gave him the heads up on the ultrasound. He got a copy of the results and called me back. Yes the left kidney is definitely blocked but it is not blocked by kidney stones. No, not me. It is being blocked by a pelvic mass.
Last year I had an ultrasound of the pelvis (transvaginal, routine) in which they found a cyst on the left ovary. Nothing to worry about...just going to watch it. When I had my annual, etc. and followed up with a ultrasound of the kidneys a few months ago...(mammogram, last week) everything was supposedly fine. They did still see the cyst on the ovary...nothing to worry about.
Now I have a pelvic mass to the point that the left kidney is totally block, urine going in but not emptying into the bladder. My left kidney doesn't function properly anyway as it doesn't get enough blood, etc. due the nerves being cut during a botched back operation in 1984 which has allowed part of it to atrophy. The diagnosis is hydronephrosis and renal insufficiency. The doctor thinks this is causing the blood pressure issues.
I have an appointment with my regular doctor Monday morning at 8:45. However since my kidney surgeon is retiring very shortly, he has given up his operating privileges at the hospital. I talked with my kidney doctor's office in Pittsburgh and can't get an appointment for two weeks. They will call if they get a cancellation. I have been praying about this situation for several day while waiting to hear the results, trying to get a doctor's appointment, etc. Today a dear friend, whose sister is a trauma nurse, called me with the name and phone number of a doctor in Pittsburgh who specializes in cases similar to mine. No problem, I have a call in to her office and I will see what tomorrow brings.
I had someone say to me, I am so sorry. What are you going to do?
Well let me just say, I will continue to pray and trust in the Lord. I will take one day, one moment at a time and I will continue to take the best care of me that I can. I will find a doctor that knows what they are doing and do what is necessary to fix the problem...whatever the fix may be. I will continue to eat healthy and keep following my healthy lifestyle plan. This is just a bump in the road and this too will pass. This is my life and I will live it!!!
I have seen many people who are not nearly as fortunate as I am. I would never want to walk a mile in their shoes but I can imagine how hard their lives can be. I have seen how difficult their lives are. I am a very lucky lady and I will continue to live my life while helping those less fortunate, enjoying my McKenzie time as well as time spent with my friends and family; at the same time, I will take care of myself.
Have a Terrific Thursday and make plans for a great weekend. Enjoy your friends and family. Be sure to hug them and tell them you love them.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
PRAYER
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
McKenzie and her smiling face...had a fantastic time this evening with the church youth group!!
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
My roses are blooming again
The rains we are having today
Planning a camping trip again for this weekend
Getting more de-cluttering done--WOOHOO!!
Loading the camper with more boxes and bags to deliver in Ohio
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!

  
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CBEVNOW 10/26/2011 3:05PM

    Wow what a positive attitude you have. Praying for you. I hope your hubby is doing ok.
Sometimes we do with God's help take control. Wishing the best for you and your family
Caroline

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1COUNTRY_GAL 10/23/2011 2:11AM

    I am sorry Helen! I know in my heart emoticonYou will seek the answers to know what road to follow.God will guide you,as always! I will say a prayer for you and McKenzie for those migraines,they suck,poor girl. emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 10/21/2011 3:58PM

    Sorry I am late reading this. I cannot subscribe to blogs so I have to check my feed constantly and this one must have slipped by.

I WILL BE PRAYING HELEN.

Love and hugs your Sis in Christ,
Judy

Great news about McKenzie, thank you Lord!

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ALMMOM 10/21/2011 11:02AM

    Glad they got to the bottom of the BP. Now, they can do their work and heal you!!! Pray for swiftness.

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QUILTINGB52 10/20/2011 11:58PM

    Keeping you tucked into my thoughts and prayers!!

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FROSTY99 10/20/2011 6:12PM

    Sending you prayers and asking God to help get you into a dr ASAP. The waiting is usually worse than anything. Take care and God's Blessings to you and Mackenzie.


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I.M.MAGIC 10/20/2011 3:39PM

    There" always something, isn't there?

I know you'll get the results and help you need... take care, dear friend1

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YOYONOMORE1 10/20/2011 2:35PM

    Praying that you'll get your appointment in a timely manner and all will go well and that you'll get good answers to your problems. I finally did get to my book and read about an hour before going to bed. Have a great Thursday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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WOWEETOO 10/20/2011 2:33PM

    oh my my friend..i wish you lived close and could use vanderbilt and all the magical docs that perform there..as for me i will have another colonoscopy in deeber 6 days before christmas (meaning of course clear liquids diet for five days for the prep AT CHRISTMAS!!) and then at vandy you would have your diagnosis within 24 hours on the computer and they would make you appointments and you wouldn't have to wait all these times for things
loves and hugs
mary

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DFROMTX 10/20/2011 10:09AM

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Sending prayers & good thoughts to you...Hope the new doctor helps (glad you are seeing a specialist in this area).



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DEUCE119 10/20/2011 8:23AM

    Prayers Helen, that the new doctor ca offer a solution. Hugs

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ZELLAZM 10/20/2011 6:12AM

    Helen, I'm joining you in prayer for a good report. Hugs to you today!

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/20/2011 4:47AM

    HELEN HUGS AND PRAYERS ALL WILL WORK OUT FOR YOU MY FRIEND LOVE YA, CHAR

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SUSIEPH1 10/20/2011 4:43AM

    Sending love and healing vibes your way my friend ..
I am sure all will be well once they find someone to operate ... Now it is your turn my love... to have prayers and love sent your way!!..
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_LINDA 10/20/2011 3:28AM

    For a change, both you and McKenzie need prayers and aid for your health problems. May they be resolved so you can enjoy your happy life together without interruption.
Sending healing and soothing thoughts.
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HICKOK-HALEY 10/20/2011 2:14AM

    You have my prayers. Sure hope you get in soon to see the Doctor. That's a lot to go through emoticon

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JILL313 10/20/2011 12:19AM

    You are an amazing lady with such a strong Faith in God. I'm glad they found out what the problem is and I hope you find an excellent Dr. Keep eating well and exercising and soon you will feel wonderful again. Praying for a complete healing for you. Take Care. Take one day at a time.

Hugs,

Jill

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NELLIEC 10/20/2011 12:11AM

    I am praying for a good resolution to the BP and kidney problems!

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CLOVER2 10/19/2011 11:41PM

    You will be in my prayers too! I have met a very few people in the span of my life that lifts me up the way that you have. I am pretty sure that the Lord will be wanting to make you an angel, but in the meantime being able to be even a small part of your life has been such an honor!
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DEE107 10/19/2011 11:14PM

    You know you are in my prayers you know that GOD IS GOOD , you know the doctors will help you and I am praying and dont worry or try not too ... Masses are funny a friend was told she had one on her thryoid when they went it it was fatty tissue..... keeping you in my prayers and keep us posted please

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2011 11:13PM

    I'm a former renal nurse and will be praying for you to have a good outcome.

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JENNA54 10/19/2011 10:42PM

    Sorry to hear you are going through a rough patch. Hope all gets sorted out quickly and that it all goes well. Thinking of you and yours, and praying for good results.

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TEDDYBEAR4788 10/19/2011 10:38PM

    I'm going on a retreat tomorrow and will ask for prayers for you from the group. Miracles have happened on this mountain before and I'm expecting one for you. God is always and foremost the answer to all our problems and needs. emoticon

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GATOR12 10/19/2011 10:25PM

    So sorry you are going through this "bump in the road". As you say, what do you do. God is big enough to handle it & I will join you in prayer that solutions and answers will be given to those medical people to help you. I am also praising Him for McKenzie and all your great positives in your life. Hugs, Brenda

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Dennis is continuing to improve...Praise the Lord!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:42 PM, EDT
Hello, denny here, its been a few days and I am progressing in the right direction. My spirits are high, I am gaining strength daily and I just completed Radiation 9 with 6 to go then through the series of tests (PT, CAT, MRI, etc. They do scans daily and looking very good so far. As they told me, the fatigue is the downside with the proubibily getting the food down due to the pancreitous, this will also heal in time. However, every day is a better day than the one before. Next wed is my last radiation and will meet with my brain surgeon on Nov 2 with my wife and daughter this time. He has a series of tests to perform as you can imagine. I am in a series of PT sessions which are helping with my strength. I am also in occupational therapy to get some memory back to this brain of mine. This is quite a challange as I work on a computer to redevelop memory skills, it is working great and next week I expect to ace the test. Again, I cannot tell you how positive Jo and I are, some day I will better understand what happened after the surgury but for now we will squeeze onto this strength to get through this. You are all important to me, love, dad, pop, den



Praise the Lord for His answered prayers...and for His continued miracles in our lives.

I am very tired tonight as I have been for a couple of weeks since the doctor changed my medications. I will try to blog about it tomorrow when I get my head screwed around it all. Have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy spending time with your friends and family. Be sure to hug them and tell them you love them.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
PRAYER
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
BLESSINGS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
McKenzie and her smiling face...had a great time today!!
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given
Planning a camping trip again for this weekend
Getting more de-cluttering done--WOOHOO!!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!

  
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THISISIT-PA 10/20/2011 12:08AM

    Great news, keep strong!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2011 1:56PM

    Glad to hear about Dennis. I hope you feel better soon.

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IUHRYTR 10/19/2011 5:43AM

    I am always encouraged by your list of positives. Thank you. Wishing good health to you all. -- Lou

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/19/2011 4:44AM

    THAT IS GREAT NEWS PARYERS CONTINUE FOR STRENGTH TO GET THRU ALL OF THIS THANKS FOR SHARING HUGS,CHAR

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_LINDA 10/19/2011 2:15AM

    So glad things are progressing for Dennis! Now you have to take care of you -hope you get some answers from your Dr. quick!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
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DEE107 10/19/2011 12:07AM

    praying and will continue to pray

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DEUCE119 10/18/2011 11:47PM

    Prayers and hugs to all.

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JILL313 10/18/2011 11:25PM

    This is just what I wanted to hear--Praise the Lord! I am so glad each day is better than the one before--very encouraging news.

Hugs,

Jill

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