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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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    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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    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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Sending prayers your way!

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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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    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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    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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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

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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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OH MY !!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I have been doing T-Tapp workouts lately with no change in my size. I have been guilty measuring my flabby abs daily and stepping on the scale.

After doing my evening workout my abs went down 1" two inches above my belly button and 1" below the belly button. I hope the change stay !!!

  
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LIV2RIDE 8/2/2011 9:19PM

    Nice results. Glad you are enjoying the T-Tapp workouts. They seem to agree with you.

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JESTICJADE 8/1/2011 1:41PM

    Wow

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GODDESSHIPS 7/31/2011 6:37PM

    Congrats on the loss!

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GIRLINMOTION 7/31/2011 3:28PM

    That is awesome news. Way to go!

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/31/2011 11:57AM

    Great!!! emoticon

Yeah, it's so tempting to want to measure and weigh daily...

Glad you're seeing results for all your hard work!

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PANSYLADY2 7/31/2011 9:16AM

    Just keep doing the right things and change is inevitable.

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GOURMETLOSER 7/31/2011 9:00AM

    Excellent work

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7PASTORMIKE7 7/31/2011 1:00AM

    Keep at it and don't you dare give up !!!

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Healing Workouts UPDATE with LINKS

Sunday, July 10, 2011



While I haven't been focused on recording my workouts here much, I have been exploring healing type workouts. As many of you know I have health issues which make working out extra challenging. After much research I have found so many types of workouts are healing.

So I added in a rotation which I call HEALING workouts which I probably will do forever, as I need healing. The workouts help with the mind-body connection, repairing neuropathways, helping to establish new ones, increasing balance, strength, flexibility, range of movements o the joints, pain relief, and improving brain function.

My list of workouts I do has grown, but from what I am reading it is the variety that helps in making new neuropathways and strengthening the ones that are damaged.

My workouts lately have been YIN yoga which involves holding poses 5 min. or longer to create a separation in the bones which helps move blood and healing fluids into the spaces while providing a gentle traction and healing effect. So far the poses I have encountered have all been sitting which is great for me. It always feels beneficial during and after the workout for days. It releases pain and stiffness in the back and joints all over. It's not a workout to develop strength but more so for flexibility, pain relief, to prevent atrophy in the joints or spine. (I believe those were paul griley's words.) The poses give traction to the spine allowing it to open up with the poses or the hips which all make the back tight and painful if not stretched out.

I do like EOIN's the pursuit of happy hips for a regular yoga workout that moves faster. Its a different form of yoga which is more strength involved and has wonderful healing meditations. He focuses on happy thoughts, getting rid of the negativity - he leaves one feeling hopeful. When I can't sleep, I think of the beautiful field where he films this dvd and imagine sleeping there. It works everytime. Peaceful Bliss. ZZZZZZZZ.

Classical Stretch DVDs help with balance, range of motion, flexibility, yet is a wonderful healing type movements which blends ballet, ti chi, qi gong and other effective movements. I always feel better after doing the workout. classicalstretch.com I purchased earlier this year as many of her workouts as possible as they go out of print pretty quickly and the price of them goes up on other websites as they become scarce. They are little known jewels of workouts. At first I was not impressed until I did them for a few days are the lightbulb clicked. I wasn't hurting like I used to. When my hip is out a bit and it jabs me when I walk, I pull out her hip episode and just like that it stops hurting or whatever part is bothering me. SHe has foot workouts and many other parts.

There are many raves on videofitness.com about how these workouts help with pain, strength, energy yet are gentle with a strengthening and toning effect to top it all off. Her website has tons of free downloads under her newsletter. She also has lots of testimonials. The workouts are 25 min. again a gentle workout I can do even on my bad days.

Barre and Ballet workouts help with the neuro-connection is my opinion by activating the muscles more deeply than many workouts I have ever done which helps me in moving.

My favorite is balletbody.com downloads. Physique 57, Pure Barre, and others. Balletbody downloads especially make my weaker side get an equal workout to the stronger side by special isolation techniques. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=694
0077&l=cb5703666f&id=117447829753 Sara is making a dvd set in addition to her weekly downloads. My favorite butt killing workout is bridge on the wall 1 from her.

T-TAPP is new for me. I only have downloads on youtube that I have done. The simple workouts are extremely effective at activating the muscles. The are gentle, no impact so far and have kicked my butt in a wonderful way. It wasn't just my butt that was sore, but my inner thighs, arms, triceps, and biceps. I was so impressed I ordered a workout dvd which should arrive soon. The workouts are not fancy or modern from what I see. However its not the look of the workout that matters for me as the RESULTS are more important !!!

This is NOT my photo. IT is a lady who is showing results after a 60 day t-tapp challenge. Again the big key to the workout if you try them is muscle activation. I did a one hour workout from youtube downloads - so it has lots of instruction. Then I added more reps to make the number they say you should do and I was sore !!! My muscles burned. It was all done by how you position your body which causes muscles to be activated. Not by using weights.

Callanetics is great for helping to heal the back and different joint support systems. It again is no impact and wonderful. The dvds are outdated but they are great for healing as many have reported on lowcarbfriends.com under the callanetics forum is lots of improvement photos.

NIA is also new. Debbie and Carlos Rosas created a series of workouts that combine martial arts along with aerobics to make a no impact effective workout. The movements look silly, but I find my whole body relaxing with the dance. Tensions just leave and a sense of silly, playful joy fills my body. My heart rate increases as the beat of the music and dance increases. The workouts remind you to feel your feet or to reach out with your arms to feel your environment. It has you set your intention at the beginning of the workout. I feel like I can feel energy fill my body as I try to replicate the movements while hoping no one comes into the room where I work out as I feel I look silly. Heck, I don't care what I look like as long as I improve my health.

Some reviews of NIA are here : http://www.niadivas.com/node/471
You can purchase them here : http://nianow.com/ Or on amazon.com
You can see clips on youtube under a search for NIA dance or here : http://www.fitsugar.com/DVD-Review-Nia-Unp
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NIA feels like its stretching my back relieving pain and stiffness, helping my bodies range of motion, encouraging me to feel more around me like the floor to notice sensations - which helps with balance, it's gentle cardio, has healing moves incorporated into the workout. NIA website has tons of articles and testimonials.



Forrest Yoga is amazing. The instructor used to be paralyzed and was able to reverse her paralysis to become a very flexible wonderful teacher. I was impressed watching part of the workout how she is able to help people with back injuries modify the exercises and activate the muscles to get a more effective workout. I hope to get her workouts on dvd soon. Mine was a download. She gives me hope in reversing my back injury. ANA FORREST. She has two dvds and several downloads on a yogadownload site. I can't remember the name of it.

Kettlebells are great for increasing the range of motion, balance, strength, cardio endurance and are non-impact !!!! There are so many testimonies of people recovering from horrible injuries with kettlebells here : http://www.dragondoor.com/articles/success
_stories/ Lauren brooks also has a great testimonial of a young lady who's health, strength, and weight turned around with kettlebells.

Walking workouts are also on my list when I feel the need. It also helps with my balance, coordination, and works my muscles differently from just going for a walk. It helps with the marching like movements working the hip flexors.

To make walking workouts even more challenging I add barre like movements and hold the t-tapp positioning to increase the MUSCLE ACTIVATION. The t-tapp positioning that I learned from youtube, when I remember to use them makes a big difference in the intensity of the workout. T-tapp really impressed me. However, it is difficult to keep your body in the proper form without constantly trying to remind yourself to stay focused. Its easy to relax and not have the same effect.



Qigong !!! Years ago I took a healing touch course and learned about energy healing. Qigong is a very mild no impact workout that helps you to move energy through your body. It helps with flexibility, energy, coordination, balance, and general well being. I hope one day to try out Lee holden and other Qigong instructors.

My old dvd only has a couple of workouts on it called 5 day Fit Chi. . . One day I will be able to save up for LEE HOLDEN's set of workouts. http://www.exercisetoheal.com/?gclid=CPHG6
rz196kCFQh2gwodUEkLfg and here http://www.leeholden.com/ I don't have Lee's dvds but on videofitness old reviews of it were very impressive. Also there are many other qigong dvds that show healing type workouts. One day I want to invest in more of them.

I am sure there are many other forms of healing workouts which I have yet to discover. There is movement therapy which is a mix of dance workouts which help the neuro-connections.

Another recent article mentioned doing kickboxing as being helpful for MS. They used a support system that they placed the patients in while they kickboxed so they wouldn't fall. One day hopefully I can find some easy kickboxing dvds that are slow for my uncoordinated feet.

MUSCLE ACTIVATION seems to be the key to strength for ME. I am by no means an expert, but I think I am on to something. If you don't properly activate the muscles then they don't get turned on. You go through the movements and don't get the same workout as you would if your not activated. Glute atrophy is common in women one article states. For me with MS, I found that my muscles don't turn on when I use them. They tend to go through the motion of working out. It wasn't until I tested my muscles with some online tests that I realized part of the problem comes from the muscle not receiving the message from the brain. The workouts I mention for me activate my muscles better than other workouts I have tried.



My workouts are called healing as its my intention. NIA says to focus on your intention at the beginning of the workout to create the mood. The rest of the benefits go hand in hand like strength, flexibility, and cardio endurance.




  
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JIBBIE49 7/31/2011 2:04AM

    PAUL EUGENE on YouTube has good simple aerobic workouts.

If Tai Chi the best videos are by TERRY DUNN as he has both Short and Long Form versions. He is excellant. Terry is a Harvard graduate and has studied with the best Master's.

For Kickboxing, TaeBo with Billy Blanks is the best as he developed it. Everone else copied him from there.

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LIV2RIDE 7/11/2011 7:29AM

    thank you for some really interesting workouts. I'm always looking to add to my DVD collection and some of these look like they could fit nicely. I'm glad you have found ways to stay active and heal your body. Thanks for sharing!

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HAPPYWRITER7 7/11/2011 12:59AM

    Adding this page to my favorites, thank you!

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JILL313 7/10/2011 10:02PM

    Thank you for this very good and helpful review of the dvds you like to work out to--and they are helping heal you. I have to exercise sitting down and the videofitness.com site I'm going to look and browse around. Keep up the healing exercises as it sounds like they really help you!!

Hugs,

Jill

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KNITTABLES 7/10/2011 9:11PM

    Awesome workouts. Thanks for sharing.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 7/10/2011 7:42PM

    I am so happy to hear that you are finding the workouts you like to do. That is a very important step in making it a lifestyle.

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SUSIEPH1 7/10/2011 7:25PM

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FITSPIRATION 7/10/2011 6:40PM

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MYSTERY4EVER 7/10/2011 6:24PM

    These are really interesting. I am going to have to look some up.

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BLESSEDBEING 7/10/2011 6:24PM

    I love the sound of some of these. Any chance you could edit your post and include links to them, or more complete titles?

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GODDESSHIPS 7/10/2011 5:31PM

    Wow, such a variety. Good for you! I'll have to keep kettle balls in mind.

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LBEEKMA 7/10/2011 5:19PM

    You've got a variety of workouts to chose from. I remember doing Callanetics from this big, pink book with a woman on it (I think her name was Judy?). They were challenging moves but really worked the body.

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CANNOTFATHOM 7/10/2011 4:34PM

    You've been busy! Best wishes on your workouts!


Penny

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JESTICJADE 7/10/2011 4:28PM

    So glad you are finding all types of things that help you. keep it up!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/10/2011 4:27PM

    holy moly macaroni! You really HAVE been busy! I'm looking into the Barre classes.

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NEW-CAZ 7/10/2011 4:23PM

    I'm glad you found workouts to suit you! Looks great!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/10/2011 2:58PM

    I am glad you found workouts that help you. I haven't heard of a few of them so I will look them up.

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NATPLUMMER 7/10/2011 2:47PM

    It looks like a great group of workouts!! I'm glad they're helping.

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GIRLINMOTION 7/10/2011 2:43PM

    Healing work outs, love it. When it comes to exercise, sometimes it has to be more than just body movement, spiritual cleansing of negative thoughts can go a long way.

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LAURELSPARK 7/10/2011 2:22PM

    Interesting.....I have never heard about T-Tapp so I'm going to have to google it.

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