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Positive news !!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. ~Bob Moawad

Life has been hectic lately, worrying about my husband hoping he doesn't have cancer. Many tears have been shed, lots of prayers said. His doctor does not believe what my husband is saying. He put him on antibiotics which seemed to help his respiratory system. Then he came down again with a few days of fevers. He was put on antibiotics again even though his doctor is not believing that he is ill. The thing is as a RN, I have the skills to listen to my husband's lungs and I know his lungs were not clear. They were wet sounding, full of mucus. His o2 sats have been in the lower 90's. That is not normal for him.

The second set of x-rays will be done soon. He has an appointment scheduled to get his throat scoped early next month. So we are still waiting for an answer.

On the positive side, he has reached deep into his spiritual side. He found his mother's old Bible and read from it outside under the shade of the mulberry tree. Inside it he found some childhood letters to his mom and photos of him. Many hours have been spent praying and reading the Bible. It has been of great comfort for him. He said when he was praying, that God said he would be fine. He says he now feels like the cancer scare - was just a terrible scare.

We took time and traveled to the Trinidad and enjoyed 5 wonderful sunny days th walking on the beach. We took photos of the sunset, ourselves, and just enjoyed the peacefulness of the nearly empty beaches. Of course we couldn't help but search for agates. We came home with a small sandwich bag partially filled. During that time I spent much of my time in prayer. To me I feel more spiritual out in nature vs. being in a church being preached to.

My husband's anxiety is decreased, but he still has moments of it. He decided after the trip that he would start an exercise program. He has worked out for years, but he is rededicated to working out. Since he restarted after not doing it for a bit, he had a bit of cleansing or a healing reaction. He became ill with the second respiratory illness, running a fever, was very pale, short of breath, coughing up lots of mucus. I told him often its a sign of healing that can happen when one changes diet or starts exercising. He has more hope and is positive.

My husband said he needed a different form of exercise than what he has been doing, so he went out and purchased a really nice bike. It is on order and won't arrive until October, but I feel its great to see him uplifted. He started back into doing resistance bands, stretching, and step workouts. He also joined me in drinking green smoothies which was a big surprise !!!

The other day I saw a program on the benefits of drinking green smoothies and decided to add them into my diet. Today was the second day of drinking one. I have to say I feel really happy that I can get in lots of nutrition by blending fruit and greens in our vitamix. Today our smoothie had one whole avocado with the pit, spinach, grapes, a mango, pineapple all fresh and about a cup of water. I blended it up and it made a fruit flavored yummy, but gross looking drink.

As to me, the stress caused the MS to act up, so my workouts have been hit or miss. There have been days when I can barely move, so I do yin yoga or restorative yoga on those days. On the good days I have been doing T-Tapp and yoga. When we can we take a walk out in the sunshine.

I am so very impressed with the T-Tapp workouts as they seem to really help with the rewiring of the neurons in my brain. The muscle nerve connection improves after I do the workout. My walking improves along with balance, I can feel the carpet better, my back soreness is eased, and I can tipie toe. I lost the ability to do that with MS. But after doing the workout I can tipie toe for awhile.

Another product I am impressed with is T-Tapp's Pyruvial Glycine spray. It helps with my endurance and energy levels. It is a spray that you take off and on during the day. Its main purpose is to help with energy and weight loss. I haven't lost weight, but I notice that when the MS heavy lead feeling comes on when I am working out or walking, It decreases it and even takes it away at times. I am able to complete longer workouts when I take it.

The other day my husband and I went up to Mt. Shasta and we looked through there rock and crystal stores. I was worn out after 3 stores so I sprayed it in my mouth. Then we walked back to the car about a .5 miles away. We stopped at a park to have a picnic lunch and waited to see if my body would recover so we could see the waterfalls. Well it did !!! We walked down a steep narrow trail to the falls and sat under the mist. It was so beautiful. The hike up was very steep, with a steep drop if you slipped. I concored my fear and hiked back up. I have a horrible fear of heights. As my muscles fatigued, I took a few sprays and was able to hike up the challenging trail. It was very impressive considering two days ago I had been chair bound due to severe weakness. Even when I feel bad if I take the spray I can manage a short workout.

Today I reordered the spray and the store was kind enough to give me a thirty percent off with the purchase of a book. It was quite a savings since I was trying to stock up. I didn't need the book as I already have it, but the savings more than paid for the price of the book and more.





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RUNNERRACHEL 9/3/2011 11:42AM

    I am so happy to read this blog. So much to be thankful for: your vacation with your husband, his reawakened desire to workout, eat healthy, his seeking God, reading the Bible.

Praise God.

Glad you are remaining active and positive, taking care of yourself and your husband, with strength from God.

Bless you both!

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GREENMAMA 9/2/2011 2:45PM

    My best to you and your husband on your healing paths. emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 9/2/2011 8:36AM

    emoticonMy prayers are with you that you find out good news about your husband's condition! I know that the though of Cancer is very scary, but it sounds like you know the Lord Jesus Christ! You know he gives you strength beyond human understanding! I also pray that the Good Lord will take away some of the symptoms you are experiencing with your MS. My Aunt Margaret has that disease, but she has had it for as long as I can remember. So you can live a normal life and it sounds like God is listening to your prayers! Keep up with the positive attitude and doing all you can! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon

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GOURMETLOSER 9/2/2011 4:32AM

    Things are sounding positive which is good to hear. I do hope your hubbies tests confirm that he's not as bad as first suspected.
God Bless
Margaret

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LITTLETEALOVER 9/1/2011 8:05AM

    I'm glad to know things are looking up for both you and your husband. You always seem to be so positive even when you have more reason than most to be negative. I admire that about you.


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NEW-CAZ 9/1/2011 3:05AM

    Glad things are looking brighter for you both, you certainly seem to be doing everything you can for total wellbeing, eating well and exercising.
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TOTHEFUTURE1 9/1/2011 12:22AM

    Thanks for sharing your good news story. Hugs

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/31/2011 11:52PM

    I am glad things are looking bighter for you and your husband.

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SUSIEPH1 8/31/2011 11:46PM

    Glad you both seem to be getting better and coping better. Try to relax and enjoy what and when you can!
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GODDESSHIPS 8/31/2011 11:40PM

    You made it through together and everything is okay....Bless you both!

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PANSYLADY2 8/31/2011 11:36PM

    What a journey!! May God be with you and direct you every step of the way.

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NATPLUMMER 8/31/2011 10:21PM

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LIV2RIDE 8/31/2011 9:56PM

    Green Smoothies emoticon Vitamix emoticon The combinations of smoothies are endless. I'm glad you both are enjoying them. So awesome that your husband has started back to working out. This will help with his mood and anxiety as well.

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APIRLRAIN888 8/31/2011 9:30PM

    glad your hubby is coping better! and woohoo on a great trip

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/31/2011 9:19PM

    Full, busy and fabulous day!

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CGARR442 8/31/2011 9:13PM

    It sounds like many aspects of your life are on the upswing. That is wonderful news. I think your husband might need to find himself a new doctor. How can he say he doesn't believe your husband is sick but still prescribe antibiotics to him? Especially, if you can hear mucus in his lungs.
I hope your life continues to move into a upwardly direction.

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DGFOWLER 8/31/2011 9:11PM

    Lots going on all around you isn't there? Love your attitude though and leaning spiritually on the Lord, how uplifting is that? Keep us posted on your hubby. You too!!!! emoticonDonna

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IILAAD65 8/31/2011 8:58PM

    Wow you have a lot going on but I hear so many positive things too!!

Please keep us updated on your spiritual walk, physical activities and your neurons snapping like they are suppose to!

You are so full of positive energy.. I feel in every word you write.

I will be looking for your updates!

Beth
10K Leader

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CLUMBOY 8/31/2011 7:58PM

    sounds like you had a great day! i'm glad.

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MY WORKOUT ANNIVERSARY !!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

YEA !!! On 9-9-11 I completed one year of working out consistently !!! Firmly implanted in my daily habits is working out regularly. It's exciting. My journey has been filled with ups and downs with health issues and challenges, yet I pressed on. Nothing has stopped me in realizing my goal.

Working out started as a struggle especially since my body is challenged with MS. The workouts are harder for me than the average person. Many times when I was done working out my body would collapse into the floor and I would lay frozen for a bit until I could crawl over to the phone. My husband would always help me up like a wonderful hero he is. Day after day I pressed on, committed to improving my health.

Over time working out became a habit. I had to give up going to the gym due to the increase in MS symptoms that hit after working out. Instead I purchased lots of workouts of many different types to find out which exercises are best for me. On any given day I can pick from any instructor I want and get a workout in. I learned on days I feel very ill and weak I can do RESTORATIVE yoga or YIN YOGA and still get a workout in. My ability to walk distances has improved to 3 miles or a bit farther.

Now when I miss a day working out I feel very guilty. I do take rest days when needed though, as I listen to my body. I learned its good to do so because usually when I rest my bodies strength improves.

This year has been spent in learning how to be my own physical therapist. Lots of articles have been read, studied, and researched in attempt to find workouts that work with multiple sclerosis - helping my body rather than making symptoms worse. I have found several different kinds of workouts that help my body to move better and other ones to try out.

Recently, RKS kettlebell system sold me a set of bells for 75% off !!! Now I have three nice kettlebells to use. They also have a great set of dvds with tons of workouts on them.

Today I am happy to report since starting T-TAPP two weeks ago I am down 11.25 inches !!! I am shrinking all over. It's a workout that is reactivating my muscles that were trying to atrophy. My muscle tone is improving, my legs are looking better, my arms well you can now see a bulge of muscle peeking out under the layer of fat. My abs have shrunk dramatically. Its all about the muscle activation. If the muscles don't activate properly, one can't make as much progress. I will continue to press on making progress.

You can find the workouts at T-Tapp.com. They are plain jane workouts filmed in Teresa Tapp's living room and a resort. They are filled without music as your mind is supposed to have better neurokinetic flow without it from my understanding. The workouts for me are helping me to loose inches by activating muscles that I couldn't feel well when I worked out. Like my abs. I would do crunches and not feel my abs tightening up well. Now I can make them tighten up. It retrains the muscles to work. There is lots of stuff to learn with the workouts. Her movements are different from traditional workouts. She has you hold your muscles in linear isometric form while doing the workouts. Its tough to hold the form and do the workout, but its training all the muscles to work together. You use 5-7 muscles or more in any given movement. My balance is improving and my ability to walk with her workouts. Its really exciting. It also feels like my cognitive fog is clearing. The light is coming through.

My dear, wonderful husband has been feeling ill. We are afraid of what he thinks he has, being a long-time smoker. He has a lump on his larynx and we are waiting for a specialist to call to see him. His x-rays of his lungs has white spots on it. I encourage him to make a lifestyle change, but he has yet to listen to me. I pray that he will develop interest in wheatgrass juice and a healing diet and lifestyle. I love him so very much. He is the most wonderful husband one could ever have. Please keep up your prayers for him. I am trying to stay strong.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/27/2011 2:30PM

    Glad you are sticking with it and the T-tapp.com looks interesting. Happy that it is helping your muscles and your getting through the MS better. Hope things will work out for the best for your husband! emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL8186 8/25/2011 12:44PM

    Congratulations! You are a inspiration! Thanks for pumping up my motivation to keep with it! emoticon

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MINANCY 8/22/2011 7:34AM

    You are an inspiration!
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GIRLOBILL 8/21/2011 2:51PM

    I am very impressed with your determination to exercise, even with such a debilitating disease. I will have to check out T-tapp after I finish the challenge I'm on now. It sounds wonderful - 11.25 inches in 2 weeks!!!! Wow! So sorry to hear that your sweet husband may have some health problems. I will pray for you both.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/19/2011 3:02PM

    Congrats on your anniversary of working out! What a beautiful testament of your determination, motivation and persistence! You're doing great. I'm happy to hear that you are being your own physical therapist. Exercise is so beneficial for all of us and I'm so happy it's helping you!

Still keeping your husband in my prayers.



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DEB1204 8/19/2011 8:50AM

    Thanks for the t-tapps link, I was checking it out.

What a motivational story you told, so good for you that you haven't let your illness stand in your way.

I hope your husband is ok. From what you describe, I'd be feeling scared about it as well. Something most people don't know is that nicotine doesn't cause cancer, but it makes cancers grow faster. The smoke that goes with smoking is what causes the cancers.

Sorry for saying the worst fear word, but you need good information to give him that extra boost to help him to quit.

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BLACK741 8/17/2011 10:24PM

    I am so happy for you, 1 year of exercise and not letting MS stop you, you ROCK! As I was reading this post was thinking T-Tapp would help you and low and behold you are already doing it ! You have it all together girl. Will defiantly keep your DH in thoughts and prayers, let us know how things turn out.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/14/2011 2:12PM

    Congratulations on your exercise anniversary, you are clearly doing such a great job! If you have come so far this year, who knows how powered up you will be next anniversary. I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Your DH must be so frightened, he is lucky to have your strength to steady him.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/14/2011 3:15AM

    You & your DH are in my prayers. Great job on taking such good care of yourself! emoticon

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CASSIEFROGGY 8/12/2011 1:35PM

    You are an amazing person and an inspiration. I am so glad to hear that you are making progress and I will keep both you and your husband in my prayers. No matter what the outcome you have to remember that each day is a gift to be treasured. No one knows what obstacles they will face each day, but with faith anything can be faced, accomplished, overcome, and accepted.

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GRACEISENUF 8/12/2011 10:55AM

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BAKER1009 8/12/2011 7:17AM

    Congrats to you! Way to push for something and succeed! That is awesome!
Thanks for the update on your hubby. I will continue to keep him in my prayers.
Now I'm off to check out this T-Tapp.com place! Sounds like you're seeing great results with it!
Keep up the great work!

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LIV2RIDE 8/11/2011 9:55PM

    Your success this year is awesome. I'm glad you have found workouts that work for you.

I will keep both you and your hubby in my prayers.

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GODDESSHIPS 8/11/2011 8:42PM

    You will stay strong because you have already proven just how strong you are.
Congrats on the commitment to health you have made and kept.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/11/2011 7:59PM

    Congrats on your one year and it makes me so happy that you feel a difference. I am disabled in being blind/deaf. Not the same I know, but I understand limitations and restrictions. It feels so liberating to push past them so I am very very very hapy for you!

Keeping happy thoughts for your hubby.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/11/2011 5:26PM

    Congratulations on your workout anniversary! Know that I too am praying for your husband and for you as well.

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JUSTJUSTY 8/11/2011 5:09PM

    You are totally amazing! A true inspiration for me. I could learn a lot from you. I have a disability and find myself having too many pity parties emoticon

CONGRATULATIONS on all your success! Happy Year Anniversary! emoticon

Sorry to hear about your wonderful Hubby. You will both be in my prayers. God Bless.

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OLDERDANDRT 8/11/2011 3:53PM

    First let me say Kudos!!! for the great work and consistency you have accomplished this past year!!! I am so thrilled to hear the great forward strides that working out has done for you!!! So many folks just give up when faced with such a diagnosis, but you're a fighter! emoticon
emoticon continuing for your DH. And for you. Keep up the great work.
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GOURMETLOSER 8/11/2011 3:52PM

    Oh Dear Just caught up with your latest blogs etc.

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Little white spots don't sound good BUT OUR GOD IS BIGGER THAN THAT. My God is the God of miracles, the God who died not only for my sin but my healing also. By His stripes I am healed. I pray you will know this as a reality in both your life and your husband's life.

Well done on your year of exercise. Sounds like you have made some major inroads..... and 11.25 inches... That's incredible. Keep up the great work. What an inspiration!
Love,
Margaret

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BCARSON11 8/11/2011 1:21PM

    emoticon on your workout anniversary! emoticon

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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/11/2011 12:48PM

    Congratulations for working out for a year, that is wonderful, you are incredible!

I have a Tapp video but it is in storage but I'm glad you reminded me, I'm hoping to go there this weekend; your results are amazing, I can't wait to use it.

I have added both you and your husband to my prayer list.

Peace and blessings.

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JESS0107 8/11/2011 11:58AM

    I will keep your husband in my prayers!!! Congratulations to you on your workout anniversary!!! It's amazing how much we do for our body and our body rewards us by feeling great!!!

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907KNOTHEAD 8/11/2011 11:43AM

    Congratulations on your anniversary! You have made a wonderful lifestyle change. You have overcome something that sets most people back. Keep up the good work. I hope everything works out for the best with your husband.

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RNCMOM4 8/11/2011 11:38AM

    Congratulations on your anniversary and your transformation! I am sending postive thoughts & prayers your way for you & your husband!

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NATPLUMMER 8/11/2011 10:21AM

    Congratulations on your anniversary!!
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MAMABUGAZ 8/11/2011 10:20AM

    I continue to be amazed at your regular work-outs, despite your MS challenges. I tend to use mine as an excuse not to exercise, even though your physical challenges may be greater than mine.

I also continue to keep your husband and his health in my prayers. Glad to read that he has an appointment coming up.

~ Faith

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LADYBUGG67 8/11/2011 10:15AM

    Congrats on one year of working out consistently! You are making great progress. Keep up the good work. Also, sending well wishes to your hubby.



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LIV2RIDE 8/11/2011 10:15AM

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I'm so excited for you and the results you are seeing. It's great to be able to move about and feel the benefits of daily exercise.

Your husband is in my prayers. I know what it's like to love a long time smoker. I hope that like my husband yours will decide to quit with this health scare.

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CRES765 8/11/2011 5:59AM

    Congrats for your great success. emoticon emoticon

Praying for your hubby. emoticon emoticon sorry to hear that, I understand the feelings.

My hubby is also very older than my age. He is not smoker but he have plenty of sourness in his body. He wont listen to me either, but I am the cook so I gave him nutritious food every night. His lunch bread with lettuce always, and tomato with cucumbers and onions. Myself I wont eat this kind of food.

Hope your hubby will doing good soon.

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NEW-CAZ 8/11/2011 2:57AM

    emoticon on your sparkversary and your progress.
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PRAYING FOR MIRACLES

Monday, August 08, 2011

I saw the x-ray of my husband's lungs. . . I am waiting for the doctor to tell us. . . The problem is I saw lots of white spots in both sides of the lungs and the rear view.

It seems like I pray all the time for a Miracle. My husband is all I have in my life, the only person who loves me.

My body feels tired and weak since stress affects the MS. I try to stay strong while we wait for the diagnoisis. We are also waiting for him to get an app. to have his throat scoped. He still feel a knot in his larynx.

Tomorrow is my exercise anniversery, one year of being totally comitted. Its hard to press on while worrying.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/27/2011 2:22PM

    Wishing you the best outcome for your husband. emoticon emoticon

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ROCHELLE62 8/18/2011 1:11AM

    I wish you strength to handle whatever comes your way.

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SHYFEMMEKAT 8/17/2011 10:59AM

    I am praying for you both. I understand where you're coming from. I have MS, too, and I just found out two days ago my ex (now a good friend) appears to have lung cancer. God bless you and yours and take good care of yourself.

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123PATTY1 8/14/2011 1:18PM

    I am praying for you! May the Lord Bless you and comfort you with peace at this very stressful time. I can understand how you feel... if my husband was going through this. emoticon

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SUNNY332 8/14/2011 9:57AM

    Matthew 17:19-20 when he said "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Faith as small as a mustard seed sounds a little like hope to me, and that's a good start.

God Bless you and I will be praying that you have Faith as small as a mustard seed.

Hugs, Sunny


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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/11/2011 2:41PM

    Hang in there, it is a very rough time for you both and no matter the outcome, you have Jehovah God to turn to. He'll give you strength emoticon

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MAURBUNN 8/11/2011 3:31AM

 

You are doing will, keep with the faith my, prayer are for you and your husband
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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/10/2011 2:53PM

    Keeping the two of you in my prayers. It is hard to keep going when life stessors get in the way. One thing I find is that exercise helps alleviate some of that stress, or at least helps me handle it better.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/10/2011 12:16PM

    pressing on can maybe also help the worries. I know in my most stressful times a walk, jog, or just exercising for a half hour can help clear the mind and relieve some of the exta stress.

Then you both can focus more on each other.

Keep us posted and know you are in all of our thoughts and prayers.



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SIRENICAL 8/10/2011 8:51AM

    Lots of healing and positive energy coming your way!

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PUDLECRAZY 8/10/2011 6:33AM

    Sending love, healing energy, and prayers. Please keep us update. emoticon

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MARY1313 8/10/2011 1:32AM

    Hang on we are all praying for you and yours.

Mary

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DRURY23 8/9/2011 11:09PM

    emoticon my prayers are with you both

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CGARR442 8/9/2011 10:29PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I really hope this works out okay. I am saying prayers for you both.
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CINDYLOU4546 8/9/2011 8:50PM

    praying for you and your husband



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    emoticon I pray for strength for you and your husband. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 8/9/2011 2:19PM

    Thinking of you & your husband and sending prayers your way.

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JESS0107 8/9/2011 2:13PM

    Oh hon!! I am putting you and your husband in my prayers!! Cast all your cares upon God. For He knows the desires of your heart!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 8/9/2011 2:00PM

    Praying for you and your DH... emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/9/2011 1:03PM

    I pray for God to give you strength. What did the doctor say? Don't assume anything.

Praying for you and your husband!!

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JESTICJADE 8/9/2011 12:42PM

    You have been through so much and have stayed so strong. Trust God in all this because worries gets you no ware. I know it is easier said then done because this last year my life has been full of trials and tribulations but I pressed forward in God. Only He knows what is going to happen and only He can control the out come. Trust He will do what is best for the both of you. Stay strong and Pray PRAY PRAY. I will to.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/9/2011 12:21PM

    Praying for you and your DH!!! We can never have too many prayers...and God is still the Miracle Worker...

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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/9/2011 12:15PM

    I'm so sorry that you are facing this; my sister is a sparkie and she is my prayer partner, we will both be praying for you and your husband. Take care of yourself and let others help you when they offer and if you need more help, ask, people often love it when you ask because they feel so helpless and don't know what needs done.

Peace and Blessings.

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LIV2RIDE 8/9/2011 11:54AM

    You both are in my prayers. Try to fit in your exercise anyway. It is a great stress reliever and helps you to focus. I know it's difficult to think about yourself at a time like this but you need those endorphins to carry you through this tough time. emoticon

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1BEARWIFE 8/9/2011 11:52AM

    Don't give up 5 minutes before the Miracle!!! And keep on exercising. It will help you mentally, emotionally and Spiritually. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 8/9/2011 11:51AM

    Read Louise Hay's wonderful book "You Can Heal Your Life". It is so helpful. Stress certainly will make you're health more of a problem.

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907KNOTHEAD 8/9/2011 11:23AM

    Sending positive vibes. Continuing with your workouts will help you relieve the stress.

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OLDERDANDRT 8/9/2011 11:04AM

    Please try to press on with your exercise! It will help with the stress! Really! You will find it much easier to deal with if you are continuing with some exercise as it releases those "feel good" endorphins, and even though it can't make you totally exhuberantly happy to the exclusion of all else ( & we don't need that anyway), it will help you to deal. Prayers for your DH. And for you! emoticon

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1LIFE- 8/9/2011 9:29AM

    Sending positive thoughts! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/9/2011 8:48AM

    Praying for a miracle for you as well...

(((((HUGS)))))))


- Michelle

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TACONES 8/9/2011 5:27AM

    I will continue to pray for you and your husband.

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MAURBUNN 8/9/2011 4:58AM

  Hope everything go well my thoughts are with you and your husband.
Love and good wishes Maureen.

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PAMMYINMARYLAND 8/9/2011 4:48AM

    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!!

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NEW-CAZ 8/9/2011 3:02AM

    waiting for a diagnosis is a worrying time, totally understand your fears and I hope and pray there is a simple solution and it's not what you think.Sending positive vibes and praying for both of you emoticon emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 8/9/2011 12:50AM

    I'll pray for both of you.
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ALIHIKES 8/9/2011 12:49AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 8/9/2011 12:31AM

    sending good thoughts your way, praying for an easy explanation of his symptoms.

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HONEYFULL 8/9/2011 12:29AM

    Praying for you and your DH.
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CHERWHOAH 8/9/2011 12:28AM

    your husband will be in my prayers, I hope everything will be ok emoticon

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LVMAMAW 8/9/2011 12:19AM

    Praying, praying, praying. emoticon emoticon

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MAMABUGAZ 8/9/2011 12:17AM

    Praying.

~ Faith

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SUSIEPH1 8/9/2011 12:05AM

    I hope you get the diagnoses through very soon ... in the mean time ....try not to worry ...
Worry is not positive and right now you need to be positive for you both ..
It is amazing what can be done these days ...
You are not alone or unloved ..
We are all here for you ... and I for one love you .. so please try to stop worrying .
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URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED

Saturday, August 06, 2011



I am soooo SCARED, teary, for my husband. He says he has the symptoms of throat cancer. I love hime so very much. It took me so many years to find him. He says he feels like he won't live long.



He has an appointment to see the doctor on Monday. Right now he is very fearful and anxious. Severe anxiety. We are seeking specialist, but right now I haven't been able to improve his outlook and turn it into a positive - that it might just be pneumonia or a sore throat. He has a conviction that he is dying. Its scary to see him feeling like this. The doc. won't order anxiety meds over the phone and won't be in until Monday. I am trying to point out the positive and how many people when they have it have been cured or healed.

He still needs prayers to calm him down and hopefully heal what is bothering him. His lung has crackles on one side. He says he feels like he has a growth in his larynx.


Please, Please Pray for him.


  
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DEB1204 8/19/2011 8:57AM

    I left a message on your next blog before reading this one. I am so sorry for what you are going through.

My dear sister-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in June and the fear, anxiety and emotions that go with this terrible disease seem to take as much out of the person as the actual disease and I know I feel helpless in that I can't do anything to fix it, I can only offer support.

Just be there for him and hold him close. Change the subject and talk about the good times. That will help take his mind off it.

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BAKER1009 8/12/2011 7:12AM

    Sending prayers your way. What did he find out on Monday? Hope all is well!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/12/2011 6:56AM

    Absolutely.

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REBELBLITZ 8/11/2011 1:59PM

    Praying for you husband for healing and for you for peace.

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PRETTYLILHEFFER 8/9/2011 12:19PM

    I hope things turn around for you both. Sending warm thoughts your way. emoticon

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IMNAHA 8/9/2011 10:36AM

    He will be in my prayers Our Father can do all things. emoticon

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JESTICJADE 8/9/2011 1:29AM

    Oh my gosh sweety. I will pray now.

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AKELAZ 8/8/2011 6:14PM

    Try and think positively - it can help see you through until you can get a definite diagnosis which I really hope will allay your fears.

You will both be in my prayers for as long as it takes.

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DEBBIEDAY 8/8/2011 5:14PM

    Hope the doctor had answers today...prayers continuing! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 8/8/2011 3:54PM

    Sending prayers your way for peace,health ,healing and comfort and many many years together . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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INDICARGIRL 8/8/2011 3:53PM

  Sending you prayers and blessings and calm and a prayer that your husband throat is healed. emoticon

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ANGELWENDEL 8/8/2011 9:43AM

    Sending prayers your way! emoticon

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PUNZIE73 8/8/2011 8:16AM

    Sending prayers to your husband. My heart goes out to you.

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EWFATOFF 8/8/2011 8:03AM

    Praying the peace of God for your and your husband and that God's healing power be with your husband!!!

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PEACEFULHOME11 8/8/2011 7:43AM

    I pray that all goes well today for your husband and you!

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SPRINGBREEZI 8/8/2011 12:37AM

    Sending prayers for calming comfort. Glad you are going to a specialist so you can find out what you are dealing with. Hope and pray you are right and an antibiotic can get him back to feeling better soon.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/7/2011 11:46PM

    Hoping for the best for your husband! emoticon

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SHAKENBAKE 8/7/2011 10:25PM

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Fear comes when we are not focusing on God's word. My mother has lung cancer stage IV and I have been the care taker. This is NOT an easy road however, I would take one day at a time and be strong for your husband. Making assumptions can destroy ones attitude. :) Good luck tomorrow and know that you are beig prayed for. hugs, Wanda emoticon

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LIV2RIDE 8/7/2011 10:07PM

    You both will be in my prayers. Sometimes our mind is worse than reality. emoticon

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BARCLE 8/7/2011 7:58PM

    Sending kind thoughts and best wishes for you and your hubby - I hope it all turns out to be something simple and easily fixed emoticon

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KIWINURSE 8/7/2011 7:54PM

    Father God, we lift up this couple to you! You are the great healer and we ask for a peace today and a goods nights rest, we pray for the doctors visit tomorrow that the doctor will be your hands and eyes! We pray for a positive outcome tomorrow, and that you will hold this couple close to you.
Amen!

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sending you lots of prayers and positive calming thoughts you and your husband's way.

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TACONES 8/7/2011 6:40PM

    Prayers for you and your husband.

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TRYINGHARD1948 8/7/2011 6:33PM

    Sending prayers and calming vibrations.

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JMARIES51 8/7/2011 6:16PM

    You and hubby are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up your strength and take care of yourself, too.

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CHRIS3874 8/7/2011 6:09PM

    Will do. He likely is worrying for nothing.

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ALLONS-Y10 8/7/2011 5:49PM

    Prayers and thoughts your way!

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/7/2011 5:26PM

    I am praying for you and your family.

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IAM_HIS2 8/7/2011 5:09PM

    You have my prayers. Also, go onto Dr. William Li--he gives ways to kill cancer cells. Another good helpful Dr. is Dr. Mercola. Please know that chemo is NOT the answer, diet is. I just recently was told I had bone cancer--I spent hours researching ways to fight it.

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OLDERDANDRT 8/7/2011 5:05PM

    Prayers for your DH. And for you. Keep praying....... emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 8/7/2011 3:04PM

    The unknown is always worse than the known!
Prayers and blessings are headed your way! Try to visualize the best for your DH even though he is not able to right now. All the Best to you Both!

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CLEVERSPIDER 8/7/2011 2:40PM

    will do.

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CATLADY52 8/7/2011 12:44PM

    He sounds like he is fearing the worst but hasn't seen a doctor yet. After he sees the doctor you will have a better idea of what is happening. Be a supporter and find out what kind of treatment, if any, will be necessary. You and your DH will be in my thoughts. emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 8/7/2011 11:16AM

    Sending prayers for and your husband. emoticon emoticon

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PATTYSPENCER 8/7/2011 10:00AM

    The unknown can really be scary! I pray that the visit to the doctors will give you positive answers and that your husband's fears (and yours) and banished!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 8/7/2011 9:31AM

    I just prayed for you husband that he be relieved of his anxiety and that his outcome will be positive and I will continue to remember him in my prayers. I'm sorry that he is have symptoms and that he is so worried, I know this must be a very stressful time for you, do the best you can to have a peaceful and gentle day.
Peace and blessings.

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MSLZZY 8/7/2011 8:19AM

    emoticonPraying for you and DH!

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GRANDMA1951 8/7/2011 7:58AM

    Will pray for him and you. To give you both the strength you need to get thru this, even if it's just anxiety on his part.

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IRENESH 8/7/2011 7:58AM

    I know that it can feel scary. But as long he hasn't received any confirmation from his Dr. He shouldn't worry too much. Worrying can make him just sicker.
Try to make a special day for him. Maybe plan a little picnic together and try to put his mind on something happy.
In the meanwhile I put you both in my prayers.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 8/7/2011 7:57AM

    You are both in my prayers. emoticon

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MRS*RADISH 8/7/2011 7:53AM

  You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. Perhaps he can take some St. John's Wort to help with the depression/anxiety in the meantime...not sure if it will work immediately, but might be worth a try.
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LIVINGLIFEANEW 8/7/2011 6:40AM

    your in my prayers im hoping for the best keep us posted

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/7/2011 1:40AM

    You are both in my prayers.. and believe me, I BELIEVE in the power of prayer! emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 8/7/2011 12:48AM

    think positive and don't compare any one else as medicine in these area's are changing weekly. Had a 36 year old friend with it and has now been cancer free for 10 years. (If you need someone to talk to there are places that you can call for comfort I know Cancer treatment centers of American and other do it. Don't go this alone... in fact another friend was put in a group of people with all kinds of medical issues with a range of ages... and the little kids struggling with things really turned them around. ) emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 8/6/2011 11:41PM

    Will keep you and husband in my prayers... emoticon

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TUDI4480 8/6/2011 11:29PM

    I am sending lots of positive, healing energy your way. Take good care of you as you take good care of him.

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PANSYLADY2 8/6/2011 10:53PM

    Father, I pray for this man and ask that You bring him into a place of peace in Your love and compassion. Strengthen both him and TIMETOBLOOM4ME so that they can walk through this challenge victoriously. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/6/2011 10:42PM

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

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PINKHOPE 8/6/2011 10:35PM

    Hang in there. Know that you can come here to your friends on SP if you just need to talk through things.

Press On!

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Too Funny

Friday, August 05, 2011

I just had to share these senior text messages. LOL. They totally fit me.

ATD - at the doctor
BFF - best friend fell.
BTW -bring the wheelchair.
BYOT - bring your own teeth.
FWIW - forgot where I was.
GGPBL - gotta go, pacemaker battery low.
GHA - got heartburn again.
IMHO - is my hearing aid on?
LMDO - laughing my dentures out.
OMMR - on my massage recliner.
ROFLACGU - rolling on floor laughing and can't get up.

It' been less than two weeks of doing t-tapp workouts and I have lost 4 inches off my belly pouch the lower apron area !!! My abs 2 inches above the belly button is down 2 inches !!! My thighs are smaller, my arms are decreasing as my chest size. It is unheard of for me to have such changes with any workout - all while eating ice cream and cookies. ???? It's crazy. How can that be. My weight has stabilized.

  
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CGARR442 8/6/2011 8:36PM

    Funny messages!

I just looked up T-Tapp on Youtube it looks very interesting. I might try it myself. Thanks for sharing it.
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GODDESSHIPS 8/6/2011 2:04PM

    Great! I actually recently told a freind about your blog. She has MS and could use some fitness motivation.

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MAMABUGAZ 8/6/2011 12:50PM

    After reading your blog, I checked out T-Tapp online a little bit. Due to my MS fatigue and stamina issues, I can't do very much for very long, but, I was sort of interested.

Is there anything from their program that you'd most recommend focusing on?

~ Faith

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JESTICJADE 8/6/2011 11:46AM

    Oh my gosh. I love it. The last one made me laugh.

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LIV2RIDE 8/5/2011 9:55PM

    Those are funny! What great progress on your workouts and measurements. I love taking measurements instead of stepping on the scale. I find it a greater motivator than a number on the scale. Good for you!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/5/2011 9:29PM

    What awesome news, so the rewards are showing now.

My boobs were the last to go, but they did go, lol.

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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2011 6:38PM

    Awesome !!.
What is T-Tap Please !!
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NTSOHLTHNT 8/5/2011 6:19PM

    Thanks for the laughs and congrats on your progress with T-tapp; it is one heck of a great workout program.
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NEENSTER1 8/5/2011 5:52PM

    What is t-tapp emoticon

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907KNOTHEAD 8/5/2011 5:28PM

    Congrats!

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IILAAD65 8/5/2011 4:28PM

    Holy cow.. that is T-tapp???

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/5/2011 3:48PM

    That is just awesome!!!! Way to go!!!

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JLPEASE 8/5/2011 3:45PM

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NEW-CAZ 8/5/2011 3:39PM

    emoticon on inches lost emoticon emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 8/5/2011 3:18PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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CJSARGENT1 8/5/2011 3:17PM

    Congrats on the inches lost.....what is a t-tapp workout????

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1LIFE- 8/5/2011 3:10PM

    emoticon on inches lost!

Thanks for the hilarious senior translation. emoticon

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HELENKATHLEEN5 8/5/2011 2:35PM

    Haha, love the messages! Too funny! And wow, congratulations on the inches lost!

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JESS0107 8/5/2011 2:32PM

    Congrats on losing those inches!!! And love the senior short messages!! They are funny!!!

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PANSYLADY2 8/5/2011 2:20PM

    AWESOME results with your T-TAPP workouts!! Way to go, gal!!

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