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Monday's Goals

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Beautiful-My son helping me at work

Did you know-speech requires 72 muscles

Laugh: at a signature on one of our papers at work, the name was hilarious

Blessing-after getting up at 3 am and working 13 hours along with grocery shopping and then the weather being bad-son and I got home ok


Bible Verse-Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

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LINDA! 2/8/2011 9:46PM

    Great blog!

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Sunday's Goals

Monday, February 07, 2011

These are the goals that I have been trying to do each day...

Find something beautiful-the sound of the dripping melted snow outside my window

Did you know-The best time to take probotics is 20 before breakfast, Vitamen C is with breakfast and dinner, your multivitamen 1/2 at breakfast and 1/2 at dinner, omega 3 is after breakfast, CoQ10 at lunchtime, blood thinners (warafin, aspirin, etc) is before bed and synthroid first thing in the morning and an hour before you eat breakfast.

Laugh-at my niece cause she was blowing a feather during church and i asked her to stop and she asked why, was it because i was

Blessing-spending the afternoon with youngest niece

Game-word search

Bible verse-Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

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NOMOREDJ 2/8/2011 12:19PM

    So good to "see" you back here at SP!

Love your new goals,

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MOCNVW23 2/7/2011 3:49PM

    They are great goals, cause sometimes I think sometimes, we forget to stop, and take time out to laugh, and thank our blessings for loved ones, we need to slow down and take time out for ourselves and others. Nice blog

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Getting back to me...In it to win it

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Hey to's been a long while, i know, and for that i am sorry. as most of you know, i had hernia surgery the middle of last year, with that was also a bowel reconstruction and due to my asthma many months of relearning just how to breath...uhg. i then ended up with blood clots to left thigh and lungs. that being said, the surgery had me losing a bunch of weight but then with breathing problems and such, started gaining again...the good that did come from it is that i do have a fresh lease on life...amazing when you are knocked down how well you take a look at your life and the importance of it. yes, i went through a bit of a depression also, but for all that i had been through, i also think that is normal, and just gave me a better look at myself and who i am and who i want to be. which leads me to today. i've started a new routine with myself since 1/1 and going strong. in the last 2 weeks i have lost 10 lbs and feeling great. my home is cleaner and i'm spending more time with myself. i am ready to jump back into tracking on SP and to regrouping with my SP family...just not as much as i had been. so you may not hear from me every day, but i will be on here more than the past 6 months also.

My daily goals that I have been doing since 1/1 and ones that I will continue to blog about fairly regularly....though i do track it on paper every single day.

Find something beautiful each day
Find out something new
Laugh about something
Name one blessing
Play a game
A bible verse that sticks out
Tracking food/water/exercise

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KSGROTHE 2/8/2011 9:34PM

    Welcome back! Those are nice daily goals!

- Karen

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EDWARDS1411 2/5/2011 6:42PM

    emoticon Back! So glad to hear from you again!! Remember balance in all things - luv your "in it to win it"!!!

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HDHAWK 2/5/2011 2:20PM

    Glad to have you back with us and also glad you're feeling well again. You've been through a lot!

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I'm Sick Of This Dance

Sunday, June 13, 2010 last blog was about taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back in my recovery... well... life threw me another dance move to was 3 steps back and to the side.... last sunday night i went to the hospital er because fluid was building up in my stomach... they wanted to keep me, but my surgeon said no, he could take care of it in his office...during this time, the hospital doc noticed abnormal swelling in my she ordered an ultra sound for the next i go home for the night...thinking all was going to be all morning mom and i go to get ultra sound find out...i have a blood clot half the length of my back to the hospital we go....they do a cat scan...where they find a HUGE clot in my lungs and it is affecting my heart...i also have an abscess in my stomach... but blood clots first...i am immediately put on heprin drip and admitted... in my mind, this is not dd2 is getting married friday night and i am going to be there....period...i was in icu for 2 days...but we still held out hope... even threw the infection from abscess....infection under control....on thursday i talk to doctor in charge about me leaving for 2 hours on friday for my baby's wedding...imagine my suprise when he said way, no how...the clot in lung was just too big.... i cried... i threw a fit...and yea...even yelled at dare he try to save my luckily for me....the nurses got wind of this...and though i was still way too sick to get snuck out... they could sneak wedding in... i was given a private room, and the sun room on my flood was decorated for wedding...we could could not fit the entire wedding in, but the key players were there...the bride, groom and preacher, my dd1 (matron of honor) and my ds (groomsman and fill in best man), my mom and myself and mother and father of the bride....and though i still had to have my iv in, i was allowed off the oxygen for that time.... all parties were dressed, yes, including me.... and my nurses dressed in the wedding was beautiful...not the same as me being at the church wedding... but beautiful and memorable just the same... and since it was the first was really the official the church wedding was the mock one any ways....there is also a story behind all this...see...18 1/2 yrs ago, i was pregnant with water broke 11 wks early....i was placed in the hospital on bed rest...same floor...same unit, that i was now on... said baby girl was born a week later and lived in the special needs nursery for the next 6 weeks...yep...on same it seems her little fight for life has come full circle... as for mine....well... still fighting...i did get to come home today...on many meds.... including coumiden...just like my mom earlier this year.... they also found i have an under active thyroid, which i am now taking meds for... still taking antibiotics for infection, though under control now... will be a couple more weeks before i can return to work...all depends how fast my heart heals and how well my asthma stays under's been quite a week... some almost fatal...some bad...and sad... but... part...good...very good... and memorable....still wish i could of been there for church wedding...but this was definately a good second best...

so there you have taking recovery to a new twist...

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TARHEEL9 8/1/2010 10:02AM

    keeping you in my prayers to stay strong i kno you are a fighter

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L*I*T*A* 6/20/2010 10:54AM

    so sorry to hear about all of this.......yet so glad to hear you were able to participate in the wedding.........
wishing you well soon.........keeping you in my prayers.........blessings and hugs.........lita

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DEB2448 6/18/2010 11:41PM

    Keeping you in my prayers.

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JAYCEE77 6/16/2010 3:21PM

    emoticon Will be saying prayers for you Kitty. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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RHALES199 6/16/2010 12:34PM

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LINDA! 6/16/2010 1:08AM

    You are really having a terrible time. I am so happy that you have good medical treatment. Take time to heal, rest and we are anxious to have you back to your teams when you are ready.
So happy you were able to see the wedding.


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EDWARDS1411 6/14/2010 9:57PM

    OMG Kitty, you are having a horrible time of it. Surely now all the bad stuff is behind you and you can start moving forward. We're all cheering you on girl!!!

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HDHAWK 6/14/2010 9:17PM

    So glad you are starting to heal and that you got to see your daughter married. No mom would want to miss that! Now, take care of you!

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*MADHU* 6/14/2010 11:53AM

    Thank God that you were diagnosed with DVT and PE in time. PE if undiagnosed for any longer could've been fatal ! God Bless You and I hope and pray for your speedy recovery. I am glad that your DD's wedding went off well and in your presence. Take care.

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RINDY64 6/13/2010 9:10PM

    Thank goodness things are getting under control. and that you got to see the "real" wedding!

Take care of yourself! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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NOMOREDJ 6/13/2010 8:08PM

    I am so relieved that you were able to come back home AND you got to see the REAL wedding!

Sounds like the Docs & Nurses are wonderful, but I'll keep praying that you don't have to go back in!

Please take care of yourself and let others take care of you, too!!

Miss you!


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JIMDAB 6/13/2010 7:07PM

    whew!!!!!!!!! Take care of yourself!!

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DIAMORROW1 6/13/2010 5:34PM

    So glad you are OK. The medical issues really scare me so I am trying to take better care of myself.
BE gentle with yourself and give your body time to heal.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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2 Steps Forward

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

and 3 steps back....that is pretty much how my recovery is going. just when i think i am moving forward, another complication sets in and takes me also means i am still fighting....refusing to give up...

i do want to thank each of you who have been sending me little notes and goodies :) i do see them...just not able to reply on most days. I am thinking of you all and hope that i can soon be an active part of SP and our teams again soon.

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NOMOREDJ 6/11/2010 10:45AM

    Good to "hear" from you. Hope you are up and about soon!

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LINDA! 6/3/2010 11:26PM

    Hope you are better soon!!! emoticon

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    You and I have both been on SP for quite awhile by now, and it's hard to keep up the intensity sometimes. I'm glad that we are still hanging on and know that we can always rely on our Spark friends for support. Please take care, and you remain in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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HDHAWK 6/2/2010 9:26PM

    Just keep up with the healing and check in here when you can. Wishing you a speedier recovery!

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EDWARDS1411 6/2/2010 7:20PM

    Hang in there Kitty - we're all cheering you on and wishing you well!!!

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RHALES199 6/2/2010 6:46PM

    I'm sorry that you keep having set backs emoticon emoticon....but, yep, you're sitll kickin'... and fighting, that's what matters :). I'm just happy to see you blogging today :)

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