Tuesday, June 02, 2009
My daughter is nearly 15, a Christian, an honor student, loves to draw, plays piano, is kinda shy, is currently learning to drive a stick shift.... and has scoliosis. She has been wearing two different braces since the summer between 5th and 6th grade. One she wears daytime, the other while she sleeps... A brace on 24 hours a day... She will be in 10th grade this fall.
For some time, it appeared the braces were doing what they were supposed to do... halt the progress of the scoliosis and prevent need for surgery. Yesterday my heart sank. Her curve is worse. We don't know why. She has been diligent about wearing her braces with very few breaks. Surgery may be in her future afterall, which is heartbreaking after having to endure wearing the braces for so long.
This whole ordeal has been hard on her. She doesn't know anyone willing to talk to her who has scoliosis, no one to relate to. She's been alone in this in that manner. People think she is strong, and all in all, she is strong and brave and patient. But I have seen her downcast expressions, sadness in her eyes, and many nights of tears.
So here I am again, asking for prayers, specifically for my daughter. Her name is Melanie. I know God can work miracles. Please ask Him to lessen the curve, even heal the curve, eliminating the need for surgery. Her next appt. is in 4 months.
She is now 15 :)
Her appointment is October 22.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I need your prayers. I can't say what for, but God knows. Just please lift us up when you pray. Please.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I just MUST share this...
My youngest daughter made me a card (actually several) today at school.
One was actually card-style on folded notebook paper with pencil drawings...
On the front it says... Happy Birthday Mommy!
On the inside it says... Happy 44th Birthday Mommy! You're old, but you're not dead yet! I love you! Bethany... and it's signed not only by her but also by every kid in her class and her teacher.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Yep, today's my birthday. I'm 44 today. Still way away from goal weight, farther than when I turned 43 unfortunately, but still trying, never giving up!
Sunday afternoon I had a birthday dinner at my in-law's : baked bbq chicken, fresh corn, greens, green beans, broccoli/cauliflower salad, green salad, rolls, and even had a slice of German Chocolate Cake, everything was really good.
Today I have already averted a near UNdiet day. My grandmother called wanting to bring me food. She's so wonderful, wanted to know what I wanted, but I told her I didn't want anything and to not go to the trouble ... I was back on my diet again. She understands that. :) She has brought me birthday cake, pizza or pot roast or whatever I wanted in the past, so it was tempting :) but... it's grilled chicken and salad today and no candy or cake but just my regular dark chocolate.
So, today is the first day of another year of potential to make it to my goal by the time I'm 45. That is my official long term goal... to be 145 by my 45th birthday, on that day I plan to be blogging the good news that I made it! :)
Monday, March 09, 2009
Today I'm feeling rather under the weather with a sore throat type ailment. I think my glands are swollen a little and it's really sore. I'm planning on taking a nap today to try to sleep it away, hopefully it's minor and will be gone by tomorrow.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Take care and see y'all tomorrow.
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