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90% Human Again

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Today is a much better day with hardly any pain or soreness.

I was out all day yesterday without problems. I attended a meeting yesterday morning, did some errands, and voted. Spent the afternoon with my oldest daughter going to several casinos that we got free play at---she drove.

I was a little weak to start with since I hadn't been out since last Thursday evening but gained strength as the day wore on. It felt so good to get outside again.

Now I have a load of laundry ready to hang out and then want to put away the Halloween decorations.

A big thanks for all the well wishes.........Elsie

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EATVEGAN 11/8/2012 12:00AM

    Doesn't the fresh air feel great? I walked outside today instead of going to the gym. I felt really refreshed.

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CHALLENGER15 11/7/2012 9:09PM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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DANCINCAJUN1 11/7/2012 7:27PM

    if casinos don't perk you up then I don't know what will .... tee hee .... so glad you are feeling better .... DH and I are starting to percolate a bit better ourselves .... Roc

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A Day In Bed

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Saturday, I was very very sick. It started with chills Friday and progressed to some type of intestinal tract problem or bug by Saturday.

I had severe pain all across my abdominal area that came in wave after wave (very similar to labor contractions) that almost put me in tears. I didn't eat or drink anything for over 24 hours due to feeling like my stomach would revolt. It did one time causing more pain.

This felt like maybe the beginning of a blockage.

Today I am so much better with very little residual pain, mostly soreness from all the pain yesterday.

I attempted to drink a cup of peppermint tea but after consuming half a cup, my stomach started to revolt so i stopped. So far it had stayed down. I did get half a can of nutritional drink down yesterday.

The up side is that this morning I was down 6 if only I can keep it

I sure hope no one gets this bug as it is so painful.


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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/12/2012 7:45PM

    ewww. doesn't sound like fun. But I find olive oil works great for helping with blockages - it's not addictive, it doesn't have effects that "wear out" the way herbs like senna do. I will rub it on my abdomen and backsides as well, as it passes through skin and helps soften up the blockages.. It's real easy for me to forget to drink all my water in the winter when it's dry!! I had a bit of that going this past week although the symptoms didn't manifest quite the way you did..

Hope you get to feeling better soon!!


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EATVEGAN 11/6/2012 12:38AM

    Even with a 6-pound loss, it wouldn't be worth the pain. I sure hope you're better soon.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/4/2012 6:40PM

    hugs and hope you feel better soon

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DANCINCAJUN1 11/4/2012 6:01PM

    DH and I have both been down most of the week but nothing like that .... Ours is upper respiratory type .... I'm getting better but he has a low immune system so takes him longer ... Roc

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EILEEN828 11/4/2012 12:35PM

    Hang in there! If it truly does not get better soon, go see the doc. One time when I was a teenager I got really sick too. My mom was away, so when I didn't feel like eating nobody really noticed that I wasn't eating. I went about 5 days with only water and huddling in bed. I lost about 10 lbs. Good news was it did succeed in putting a hold on a ravenous appetite and I was able to use that to my advantage and subsequently to continue to lose a lot of weight back then. It changed my set point. Try to see if this might work for you for a least awhile. Don't expect it to last forever, just use it while you can.

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11TERRY20 11/4/2012 11:49AM

    Oh my, Saintbernard6,

You have been through the ringer. I hope you feel better today. My husband was feeling poorly too a few days ago, but nothing so severe as what you describe here.
Glad you're trying to get good nutrition in spite of it all.

lots of prayers and good healing thoughts are coming your way,


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ALICIA214 11/4/2012 11:48AM


A nasty way to lose weight ...I hope you are feeling much better today......

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Great Grandma's Princess

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Kira will be 2 in December

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/4/2012 6:41PM

    she is so adoreable

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SAINTBERNARD6 11/4/2012 10:24AM

    Thanks everyone.......we think she's so cute too and of course we ARE NOT THE LEAST BIT BIASED!!! hehehe emoticon

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LABRATIAM 11/3/2012 7:49AM

    Too Cute!

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CHALLENGER15 11/2/2012 4:14PM

    How sweet! Thank you for posting.

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LJCANNON 11/2/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon That is My Favorite Part of Halloween!! Tiny Princesses & Fairys!!

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JUSTA123 11/2/2012 10:12AM

    Oh My she's beautiful!

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DANCINCAJUN1 11/1/2012 11:44PM

    just adorable !! emoticon

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A Bad Case of The "I Don't Wannas"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's 11:15 AM and all I wanna do is crawl back into the bed. I have things to do and just don't have the gumption to do them. I really need to get dressed and hang out the load of clothes then wash another one. I should (key word is "should) go into town and do some errands---again no gumption...

Would someone please send me a boot in the hiney to get me moving before I just set and raid the chocolate bowl-----forgetting that tomorrow is weigh in day at TOPS...........hehehe

guess I'll jst drag this old body up and around.......besides DJ need to get outside for a while........LOL.....not ME!!.....I don't need the exercise----no I don't.........NO I DON'T!!!............yes, I do.........YES, I do..........YES I DO!!!!!!!!


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CHALLENGER15 11/1/2012 8:46AM

    looks like you got some kicks... emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 11/1/2012 8:22AM

    Yes, you do!!! So, here's a gentle little kick to get you motivated. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!!

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CASTIRONLADY 10/31/2012 10:52PM

    Yup, some days are worse than others especially if your tired. But you are determined and persistent and will to what you need to do to be a better you.


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EATVEGAN 10/31/2012 10:14PM

    I'll bet you went out with DJ and got your exercise and did your errands and came back feeling much better and satisfied with yourself that you did it.

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Family, Fun, Fellowship, and Food

Monday, October 29, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, I had 15 family members here for a chili dinner with hot rolls. We had 3 kinds of crackers and corn chips for those who wanted frito pie. Since we aren't a big dessert family, we had mini pumpkin cupcakes for dessert.

2 of the girls took home containers of chili and we have enough left to have baked potatoes with chili topping tonight for supper. I will fix either green beans or broccoli with them.

A good time was had by all. I am so blessed that my girls, even though they can get really mad at each other, still like to have get togethers. My son, who is 90 minutes away, works 50 to 80 hours a week so very seldom gets to come. When he isn't working usually Sandi, daughter in law, is. They very seldom have the same hours. He drives truck and she works at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. My profile picture is their daughter and grandson.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/4/2012 6:45PM

    family fun is always special

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/30/2012 10:09AM

    Family Fun ,.... how great is that !! Roc

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CHALLENGER15 10/30/2012 8:10AM

    It does indeed sound like a great time!

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TDEMAIO2 10/29/2012 3:22PM

    You are very blessed : ) family is what life is all about :D

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KATIBUG49 10/29/2012 3:12PM

    Family is great to have, enjoy all the time you can with them.

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MELTEAGUE 10/29/2012 2:11PM

    Wow! that is quite a crowd but I bet a lot of fun, how precious, and I just love your background! My swim team's mascot is a duck!

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