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28th Nov

Monday, November 28, 2011

my birthday ya. Had a very nice day today went out for lunch, used my head with what I ordered so I am in my calorie and protein range. Going over my parents for a B-B-Q dinner tonight but have already stated that I am going to have only salad. My 2 sons will be there.

Food wise everything just seems to be falling into place after over 1 year of being a member of SP. In the last fortnight I have been coming in just under calorie range and doing really well on the protein.

The only thing I really need to do now is to exercise to the best of my ability. In that I need to be intelligent with what I am doing to burn the greatest number of calories. Then I will be very happy. LOL.

The only thing wrong with today it is so hot, with a hot wind. A very yucky day.

I had my blood test today a bit late, I hope to get the results on Wednesday, I am hoping for an improvement. I am also taking some tablets to help with my urinary tract, so this is why I am hoping for a little improvement.
Fingers crossed for luck please

I just got a birthday card from Sparks which was lovely, stating really what I have just written , it talks about reshuffling your priorities, and spending more time with family and friends and also taking care of your body.

It came at the right time

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THISISIT-PA 11/28/2011 8:06PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticonSounds like a great day! Fingers are crossed! emoticon

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ONEWAYSTREET 11/28/2011 7:49PM

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Glad the day was grand!!!

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JILL313 11/28/2011 12:39PM

    What a wonderful day of celebrations you're having!! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and hope this year will be great for you. I also pray that your get good test results. Take Care,



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GENEALOGYGAL 11/28/2011 11:41AM

    Happy Birthday Wendy! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/28/2011 11:35AM

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Happy birthday to you!! Hope you have a wonderful time @ the BBQ.

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OPALMOON 11/28/2011 6:33AM

    Hi Wendy! Snap!! It's my birthday today as well. Happy Birthday to you - you are doing great and have so much to be proud of with all your achievements on Spark Pages.

Wishing you an even better year ahead, with continual improvements on the health front.



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WENDYJM4 11/28/2011 5:27AM

    thank you everyone, I had a very lovely day. Didn't overeat at all.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 11/28/2011 3:19AM

    Happy birthday! Hope those blood tests turn out to be the best present ever! Go kidneys!

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MILLYMOUSE1 11/28/2011 3:11AM

Happy Birthday love, hope you had a great day

Figers crossed for a terrific result on your test

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TRUCKERWIFE2 11/28/2011 1:44AM

    Happy Birthday Wendy! Sounds like you had a good day despite the hot weather. Good luck with test results. I have faith in you! I hope to be doing as well as you in the next year. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/28/2011 1:09AM

    Fingers Crossed for good results .
And enjoy the Barby!!
Love that you are loving your new lifestyle ..
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Sunday 27th Nov

Sunday, November 27, 2011

HI everyone, I have been keeping myself busy in the last few days to keep my mind of off what is happening to me.
I am eating very healthily and exercising.
I go to Adelaide on Thursday for my Urology appointment, but can't wait until I see the kidney specialist on the 9th Dec. Hopefully he can then give me some good news.
Had a very lovely day today, my brother, his wife and the 7 children came ove to my parent's house and we had a B-B-Q lunch, My 3 grandies were also there so had a very good day.
Ate within my calorie range, actually still a bit down, I am going to eat some yoghurt soon as I finish here.

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CTEMPLE 11/27/2011 11:39PM

    Sounds like a fun day, goodonya for avoiding worry.

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MOTLEM 11/27/2011 11:04PM

    B-B-Q's are always a great way to spend with family. Glad you enjoyed your day.
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SUSIEPH1 11/27/2011 1:32PM

    Glad you had such a awesome weekend my friend!.
and wishing you a Happy and Healthy week ..
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CAPECODLIGHT 11/27/2011 6:35AM

    I think you are doing the right thing by focusing on what you can immediately control and enjoying time with your loved ones. The medical issues will unfold in due time. At least that is what I am telling myself. I have my first appointment with a kidney specialist in Boston tomorrow afternoon. I had some testing done for something else in October, when they found a "mass" on my kidney. There were immediate discussions about a partial or full kidney removal. Then they did other tests - in all I've had an MRI, CAT and ultrasound. The latest opinion was I just have a genetically deformed kidney that is functioning fine. But, my local doctor wants me to see a specialist so he can review all my "pictures" to see if he comes up with a different/same opinion. So, I'm a little nervous, but staying positive. I hope things progress positively for you as well. Good luck!

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Tuesday 22nd Nov

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank you for your support on my last blog. I am feeling a little bit down today but I think it was just the shock. What ever happened to me 6 or so weeks ago must have had some drastic effect on my kidneys. Still don't know what it was, I still do think it was some sort of infection but still nothing has shown up in the tests.

One good thing I weighed over my parents place this afternoon and I think I have lost weight. My weight was down even fully dressed and it was after breakie and lunch, So it will be interesting if I can weigh on my scales in the next couple of days as soon as I get out of bed and then we will see. Fingers crossed.

I have reset my page so I am hoping it has fixed the problem that some of you are having, reading my blogs.

Still eating properly and exercising, I won't give up the fight yet. There is still fight in the old dog yet LOL. I really do wished that I knew what I had to fight as it would make it so much easier.

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I.M.MAGIC 11/23/2011 2:16PM

    Like I said, m'dear, we're not quitters--and who knows what will happen if you don't give it your best, right? Besides, if you DO have to move to the next level, it's just a different kind of fight, with different weapons, and we'll still be here for you!...

Love you!
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LIFE-FAITH 11/22/2011 6:35PM

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Praying for you to feel better and to have better kidney function!


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CBEVNOW 11/22/2011 5:59PM

    Yea, Wendy we are getting your blogs now. I hope your news will be good, think positive.
Caroline emoticonfor you.

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CTEMPLE 11/22/2011 4:13PM

    Wendy of course you're going to feel down, it's bad news, but as Susie said I have hope that you can improve with weight loss and healthy lifestyle. You just have to keep trying. We can do it if we have each other.

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SUSIEPH1 11/22/2011 2:55PM

    Hi Wendy Dear!!
I so feel for you my friend .
What ever it was must have done a little bit of damage but do you know that your kidney fuction can still improve?
Just stay well on track with your exercise and healthy eating love.
Helen my daughter, who also has these problems.... turned her kidney function around just by losing weight and eating well .
The doctors don't know how it could happen like that, but it did happen and I am convinced you can do it too .

She only has 1/4 of a kidney working but she is doing really well .
One thing I did discover was a definate no no for her was Coke and soft drink in any form whether it be diet or not, it really upset her kidney function ..
The doctors are still out on that ..but I am convinced .
she was born with this and told she would not see 21 years old she is now 46 and doing better than she ever has ..
Take Care of your self my lovely Lass .
I am here for you if you need me ..
Love and Hugs Susie

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ADJQUILTER 11/22/2011 11:39AM

    Hoping that you get good news on Friday! Sticking with the exercise and healthy eating will help to put less stress on your body. You can do it! Don't give up!!!!
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OPALMOON 11/22/2011 9:24AM

    I quite understand you feeling shock after your news, Wendy. I sure hope you get some answers soon - good for you for sticking with the exercise and good eating. Take care.



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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2011 9:07AM

    Oh my, I just got to read your blog from yesterday. So sorry to hear the news! My sister is dealing with kidney disease as well, and has really had to work sooooo hard to remain stable. I am glad you're feeling better today. I understand how difficult it is to fight that "unknown enemy". At least with a NAME you know what you're fighting!

I went through that with my thyroid issues for YEARS. Finally found a Dr. that listened to me, and THAT'S when the healing began.

Sending good vibes and prayers your way. Never stop fighting! It's hard, but in the end, what are the options!!


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Monday 21st Nov

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hi, I have been to the doctors and it was not good news, my kidneys have deteriorated. I am not stable any more. I have an urology appointment next week then an appointment with my nephrologist in December so I will find out more information then.

I will keep trying and doing what i am doing now. I will not give up yet.

Had a really good exercise class today, worked really hard and lots of perspiration. LOL.

I do have another blood test on Friday, so I will find out what that one indicates.

I am still hoping for some improvement, I did it before. So here goes.

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LIFE-FAITH 11/22/2011 6:33PM

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I have often thought of you in Stage 5 and what a wonderment you are, with all that you are doing to gain better health and loving your kidneys. I am so proud of you for NOT giving up! Know that I have great admiration and motivation from you!
You take care of yourself! Please keep us posted!

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CBEVNOW 11/22/2011 2:46AM

    Wendy, emoticon emoticon for we are with you, and yes be positive. emoticon emoticon emoticonare with you.
I dont know why your blogs are not showing on our page Loving Our Kidneys.
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I.M.MAGIC 11/22/2011 2:30AM

    I agree, never give up!

Even dialysis is doable, but hopefully it won't come to that--we're all pulling for you, sweet friend!

Hang in there!

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OPALMOON 11/21/2011 6:15AM

    HI Wendy, sorry to hear this report from your doctor. Praying and hoping for improvement for you. Take care, you are doing so well with your food and exercise.


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WENDYJM4 11/21/2011 4:19AM

    thank you all for your positive feedback. It is very much appreciated. I haven't given up.
Even the doctor commented that I look so well and healthy. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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JANEZAP 11/21/2011 4:09AM

    :( sorry to hear the bad news, hopefully fridays results will be better! good work on the exercise class!!!

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MILLYMOUSE1 11/21/2011 3:11AM

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 11/21/2011 2:42AM

    Never give up - never surrender! Hopefully, your doctors will be able to provide additional guidance on diet, meds - whatever it takes to reverse this trend. Keep us posted.
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SUSIEPH1 11/21/2011 2:31AM

    I am sorry to hear that love !!.
I hope with the new lifstyle, your kidney's will improve... Don't give up love ..
There could be a underlying infection brewing again ..
Just take it one day at a time ...
Always in my thoughts my friend !! Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CTEMPLE 11/21/2011 1:51AM

    So sorry to hear that Wendy, fingers crossed for an improvement...

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Saturday 19th Nov

Saturday, November 19, 2011

what a difference a week makes from my binge last Saturday night, I have been eating very sensibly and healthily. I am planning and cooking very healthy meals to freeze them in healthy portion sizes.

Exercises they had only one exercise class for the week and been doing what I can here because it has been very hot, got up to 41C about 105 or so F yesterday.

I do need to be very careful now because I have undone a lot ofl the good work that I had been doing re my kidneys. Had a couple lots of blood tests lately and they are not as good as they were. Need to see the doctor on Monday for the results of the blood test I had done last Tuesday. Not looking good because they rang me to make an appointment. Oh well, such is life.

Dad and Mum are on their way home. Be home Tuesday sometime.

The weather changed during the night now it is cold and we have had rain.

Have a great weekend

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CTEMPLE 11/20/2011 4:27PM

    We'll see what hanppens today dear Wendy.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/20/2011 10:01AM

    Well, continue to take good care of YOU. You're worth it.

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OPALMOON 11/20/2011 7:19AM

    HI Wendy, wishing you well with your appointment. Hope the kidney issue gets sorted out and back on track. Enjoying some cooler weather here for a few days before the temps go up again. Take care, Nattacia


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SUSIEPH1 11/19/2011 6:24PM

    Hi Wendy I am sure your results will come back much better this time ..
By sticking so wonderfully to your tracking and nutrition it can only be the very best decision you have ever made and I am so very proud of you and your determination to do your best for you!!
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 11/19/2011 5:39AM

    I'm glad you've made progress on getting back on your program. I hope all goes well at your appointment next week. Will be anxiously waiting to hear what happens.

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