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Thursday 8th Nov.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Hi everyone, I have been keeping myself very busy of late, just doing things. Been to exercises this morning and worked very hard. Received a compliment for the instructor that I am keeping up with them now, she also commented that I have lost weight. I think mainly I am toning up again but that is okay.

I have been going really good in the food department lately, so proud of myself.

Had a very lovely weekend with the grandchildren, they are the joy in my life. They keep me young and active LOL.

Off to see the Nephrologist tomorrow afternoon. Should be interesting in what he has to say. I will let you know tomorrow what the results are.

I am feeling really good, fit and well. I saw an Uncle yesterday and he commented I am looking really well.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 12/8/2011 11:54PM

    I really admire you Wendy. I'm in a bit of a lazy mode lately. Glad you are doing so well. Hope doctor appointment blows the doctor away on how well you are doing. If nothing else having other people notice you've lost weight and comment how well you are keeping up should be an indicator on how fantastic you are doing. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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CHINAGAL 12/8/2011 9:32AM

    Girlfriend, you are a success story if there ever was one!

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THEEXERCISER 12/8/2011 9:31AM

    emoticonon your successes good luck at your doctor's appointment.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/8/2011 9:12AM

    Good luck with your visit to the nephrologist tomorrow. Hope all is at least stable.

LOVE your kangaroo picture on your page!! Cute.

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JANEZAP 12/8/2011 3:51AM

    Well done Wendy! such a great blog i love your attitude its so positive!!! keep up the great work you're amazing!!


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RUFFESS47 12/8/2011 2:16AM

    Good luck Tomorrow.
Yes the Gkids are the joy of our lives.
So good that you have more energy


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MOTLEM 12/8/2011 1:50AM

    emoticonWendy!! All good!!
Love your new background too. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 12/8/2011 12:49AM

    thank you everyone. As stated before I feel well and look well so I think that is half the battle. I know I am fitter and healthier than before.

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CBEVNOW 12/7/2011 11:48PM

    emoticonWendy, i hope its good news from your Neph. keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 12/7/2011 11:32PM

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Good luck tomorrow and please let us know how things go!
You are doing so well!
Keep it up!

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CTEMPLE 12/7/2011 11:09PM

    Fingers crossed Dear Wendy.

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SUSIEPH1 12/7/2011 10:38PM

    Way to go Wendy!! I love that you are feeling so good !
Gook luck tomorrow my friend !!
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 12/7/2011 10:31PM

    Good luck tomorrow!

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Saturday 3rd Dec

Friday, December 02, 2011

I haven't got the results from my last blood test because I forgot to put my local doctors name on it so it went straight through to the Specialist. Silly me.

I have been keeping busy lately as I have a lot more energy now although i still do wear out by the end of the day, but that's okay.

Went to Adelaide Thursday for 2 doctors appointment, been cleared from one, so that is good news but gave me some advise so In need to remember that now.
The other appointment was to do with the kidney cancer I had last year and had a partial nephrectomy then. I am being very positive about that one too as he told me they thought I would have been on dialysis 6 to 12 months ago and I'm not. So he told me I am doing alright. So I was happy with both results. The next important one is for the Nephrologist which is next Friday the 9th. I hope he is happy too. LOL.

I have a had a very good week and my grandchildren are over so it is going to keep being nice. We are having a little belated birthday party for me with the grandchildren. It will be the first one that they have had for me. So going to be very special, one for the memory box. LOL.

I now have new scales as I still could not get the better and dearer scales to work. So ended up buying cheaper scales and they work fine, typical. I had put on a few kg's but at least I now know where I am in the weight department. So now I need to work on it to remove it again.

The only disappointing thing about the doctors's appointment is that they are pushing to have a lap banding and I don't really want to, so now I will have to prove them wrong. LOL.

So the main goal for 2012 is to lose 15 to 20 kgs 0r 33 to 44 lbs. So on toward next year but starting from now.

Have a great weekend.

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I.M.MAGIC 12/5/2011 9:23AM

    I am so happy for you8 that things are going so well! It's about time you had a break, m'dear!

It's great to have a new start--and every day is a new one, huh...
Have a great time with the grandies at your "birthday" party--and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LOL

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/4/2011 9:18PM

    Glad to see that your spirit is great and blessings on your good reports from the doctor. Hope things continue to go well with you. Prayers for a great week and time to spend with your grandkids. ENJOY!!!

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OPALMOON 12/4/2011 8:42AM

    HI Wendy, glad you made it through last week with all the medical appointments and good to hear you had positive news. Hope you have had a lovely weekend with your grandchildren. Take care, you are progressing really well.


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1CRAZYDOG 12/3/2011 12:02PM

    Glad for the good news. Well, the lap banding is a consideration in the future, but nothing is etched in stone, as I always feel. So, give it your best shot to prove 'em wrong!! THEN if you feel that the right choice is surgery, you'll feel satisfied you did your best. That's all you can do.


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WENDYJM4 12/3/2011 5:07AM

    thank you there has been some good points here but it will still be over 12 months before they would do it. I put my name down in Feb 2010, seen the dietician and the exercise physio a few times. Only just seen the doctor a couple of months ago and have another appointment in June and then possibly I will be put on the waiting list and that is about another 12 months so anything can happen in that time. I might not need it then hopefully.

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MILLYMOUSE1 12/3/2011 4:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon news love.
You go ahead and prove to those doctors that you wont need that
lapband surgery

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MOTLEM 12/2/2011 10:31PM

    Good news then Wendy. emoticon

Did you get my message on fixing your background? I think I posted it to your Sparkpage, ages ago now. But I see you still haven't got a background.

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JANNIE48 12/2/2011 9:39PM

    Hi Wendy,
Great news from your doctor's, I wouldn't want the lap band surgery either.
I'll be joining you with the 15-20kgs to lose in 2012.
Nice to have the grand kids around, ours are visiting next Friday, enjoy your belated birthday party!
Have a wonderful day,

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 12/2/2011 9:09PM

    Wendy, great no-cancer news!

Normally, I would never encourage elective surgery. But, your situation is different. If having the surgery extends the life span of your kidneys, then it may be worth the risk. If you choose surgery it will not be a failure - it will be life giving.

Either way, we support you!

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SUSIEPH1 12/2/2011 7:39PM

    Hi Wendy ,
Great to hear one of your specialist is happy with your progress.
Have a wonderful day with your Grandies ...
I also agree with Claudia it is much better to avoid the lapband surgery.
It could be a big problem ...
We can do this my friend !!.
Together !!
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LIFE-FAITH 12/2/2011 7:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Good for you! Keep up the great work and I am so glad to read that your spirit is soaring too!

Take care of you! and continue to LOVE your kidneys.

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CTEMPLE 12/2/2011 6:52PM

    Hi Wendy, great that you had a good week. Very hard to keep the mood high when you see so many doctors. Good idea to try to avoid the stomach banding surgery.

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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 ..
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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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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