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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Hi thank you for all of your support and your goodies, it means so much to me.

There is so much going on, I am really just keeping my head above water. I spoke to my Nephrologist on Wednesday and when I read the report out to him all he said was "oh, now we need to organise dialysis". I did think that but it is still a shock as you all know I have done everything I could to stay away from dialysis but I cannot stop this from happening now. This is what has shocked me more than the 21 mm x 21mm solid cyst and mentions the word septation. This was the word when my Nephrologist reacted. This was not there when I had a scan last July.

Sad part is that I did think something was wrong that is why I had the scan early but not with my good kidney. By good, this kidney does not give me pain like the other one. I was supposed see the Urology team last month for my 3 year check up, this was cancelled and made for this month, unfortunately this one has also been cancelled until further notice. So I really don't know what is happening. I don't even know if they know the results, although my Nephrologist was going to ring them on Wednesday to inform them but I have not heard from them. This is the trouble with dealing with different hospitals.

This is a long slow process, if I didn't travel to Whyalla yesterday I would still be waiting to have my CT scan that was scheduled for 9 more days here where I live.

I have been on the Net and typed in certain words for the results and it all indicates the same thing, I do hope I am wrong.

I cried for many hours late yesterday, before this I would start but then stop myself, but feel slightly better today because I managed to speak about to you of you, this has really helped that I have all of your support, I don't really think I would have coped without your support.

thank you one and all
Wendy emoticon emoticon m

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    Bigs hugs, beautiful Wendy.
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ARTJAC 5/5/2013 2:22AM

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MOTLEM 5/4/2013 9:05PM

    emoticonHeaps of love and light going your way, Wendy. emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 5/4/2013 1:26PM

    Wendy - the support doesn't waver. We're here for you. Let yourself cry, swear, stomp, or vent, as you're not alone. Know we're thinking of you and sending healing energy your way. Take care. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2013 10:05AM

    Darling Wendy.
You knowI am here if you want to chat .
I love you like a daughter and wil support you all the way.
If you want to come and have some time with us you are most welcome xx
Thinking of you and still sending Healing Vibes ..
Love Colin, Susie and our family xx
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FATHINSN 5/4/2013 8:28AM

Hope everything will turn up much better soon!

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GOANNA2 5/4/2013 7:47AM

    Sending love and good vibes to help you at this
time. There's no point saying "if". Stay strong.
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RDEE22 5/4/2013 7:39AM

    Sending you as much energy as I can to help you get through all of this Wendy.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Hi everyone, a update from my last lot of blogs. I did increase my intensity of my exercising but only do this 3 to 4 times a week. The other days I just do my normal exercises. Also have increased my strength exercises. Very pleased with myself. I have lost 1.5kgs about 3 lbs in the last fortnight. Things were looking really good.

Now for the bad news, I had a renal scan last week and got the results on Tuesday, not looking too good, hasn't been confirmed as yet. Had a CT scan today and get these results on Monday afternoon. I think you can all guess what it might be.

I am going to need to need lots of support for a while. I lost it today and had a good cry. I need lots of positive vibes, prayers and love to get through this time.

I am so glad that I have lost the 22 kgs since I started, I hope it helps me in the next few months. I know I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I was when I had my partial nephrectomy just over 3 years ago.

Just needed to write about this.

x Wendy

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    Wendy, so sorry to read that you are going through such a tough time right now. you are in my thoughts and prayers. we will get over this hurdle together.
you have always been so nice and caring as a leader in Sparkies Down Under and i just wanted you to know that you are very much appreciated.
remember, when you are down, the only way is up.
good luck with your results tomorrow. we are thinking of you
lotsa love to you xxx emoticon

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GOANNA2 5/4/2013 7:44AM

    Wendy, you are in my prayers. You have all of us
here to support you. Just take one day at a time.
You have gained strength by eating and exercising
and your good habits will help you in the coming days.
Lots of hugs and prayers to you Wendy. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 5/4/2013 6:12AM

    Wendy, don't get to down! At least you have lost weight since last time like you said and you are still losing the weight so that is a good thing. Keep on with the weightloss, it will only help you more. Keep up with the exercise but remember not to over do it, sometimes what we think is a good thing can actually be a bad thing if we have or do too much of it!

I will send you lots of positive thoughts and prayers that all will be fine for you!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 5/4/2013 4:34AM

    Wendy, you've been preparing yourself for this for a long time, both emotionally and physically. I know that, even though you are down right now, you will get through this as you have everything else. Once you know the results for sure, you will feel better because the fear of not knowing will be gone.

I'm rooting for you!

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    In the short time I've been a member of the Sparking in Oz team, you have continually brightened my day, helped me believe in myself and my inner strength, and given me some wonderful advice when I've needed it.

Now it's your turn, you're the one needing support, love, prayers and lots of positive vibes from all those you have helped. You have shown what a strong, determined lady you are, and I know those qualities will stand you in good stead to face the challenges ahead. Yes, there will be some times when it's all you can do to hold it together, but you've put in all those months of improving your eating patterns, exercising, and lowering your weight. Those things will pay off, I'm sure, and will give you a head start with whatever you need to cope with once your results are back.

You and your family will be in my prayers, and I know in the prayers of many, many of your fellow Sparkers. Let these prayers and all the love help you.

Hang in there, beautiful lady.
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MOTLEM 5/3/2013 8:38PM

    Whew! Didn't enjoy reading that your renal scan results aren't so hot shot. emoticon

You've got my support always Wendy, whether on Sparks or in private, I am here.

Sending loads of love and light your way today and always, girlfriend. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/3/2013 5:56PM

    Oh my dear Wendy . . . I lost it reading this news. I am sooo very sorry BUT hopeful for you really ARE a fighter and that's the #1 thing for recuperation . . . no matter what the obstacle to be conquered.

Sending you all good wishes, hugs and many, many prayers. Know you're not alone in this. We're walking with you, sweetie.

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LIFE-FAITH 5/3/2013 10:46AM

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Wendy I am keeping you in my prayers. Please keep us posted!
You have worked so hard to maintain your ckd and to build a stronger healthier you - I pray the best for you!

May God surround you with people who love and support you.

I love you Wendy! You are such an inspiration to all of us with ckd!


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FELINEBETTER 5/3/2013 10:32AM

    Hi Wendy!
Just remember that whatever you encounter -- they have to reckon with a stronger, fitter, healthier Wendy!

I'm sending positive healing thoughts your way. We're all behind you, here!

Take care. emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 5/3/2013 8:15AM

    Thinking of you and sending prayers for good outcomes. You are a positive person and that will help you get throught is tough time. That and all our suport right behind you. Hugs and more hugs.

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KAYELENE 5/3/2013 7:28AM

    Thinking of you. Sending positive vibes your way emoticon

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RDEE22 5/3/2013 7:14AM

    Sending lots of positive vibes your way Wendy. emoticon

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    Hi Wendy :)

I am sending my love and prayers to you, to ask that you are surrounded by healing and nurturing angels to be by your side for now and of course for always. I do believe that thought can help to heal so I'm sending healing thoughts and angels your way and a great big hug.....even though I don't know you...were all beautiful women universally connected, it's undeniable how powerful women can be together :).

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MEGANAMENANA 5/3/2013 6:04AM

  Thinking of you Wendy. Hope you are ok x

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MELROSE13 5/3/2013 6:04AM

    You have healing and positive thoughts coming your way from all over the world with your friends at SparkPeople, and you definitely have them coming from Adelaide. Keeping you in my thoughts Wendy! emoticon

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APED7969 5/3/2013 5:56AM

    I can understand losing it now and again with what you're dealing with. I hope the news isn't as bad as you think. Sending positive thoughts your way!

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SUSIEPH1 5/3/2013 4:59AM

    Hello Darling.
I am not surprised you are so unhappy.. It is a lot to take in especially when you are doing so well in other ways ...
This is one of the many times I wish we lived closer, then I could give you a cuddle and be there for support..
Know that I am sending Love and Healing Vibes and I can also speak for the rest of my family ...
Try to be positive my love.. I know it is so hard to have this looming over you...
You have been so brave though all your previous problems.
I am sure your doctors will do the very best for you ... Much Love Colin and Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 5/3/2013 4:18AM

    You have been going through such a lot so losing it now and again is understandable. It isn't good news from the sound of it but remember that all your efforts have put you in a much better place to deal with whatever is thrown at you. You are truly amazing. In my thoughts. Love, Penny

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ANZAC Day 25th April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ANZAC Day 25 April is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was a World War 1 army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.

The corps was disbanded in 1916 following the evacuation of Gallipoli. The corps is best remembered today as the source of the acronym ANZAC which has since become a term, "Anzac", for a person from Australia or New Zealand.

Another term we use is Digger. Digger is an Australian and New Zealand military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. It originated during World War I. This term is still used today with our troops.

This is the day we honour our fallen ANZACS and Diggers, past and present.

Lest We Forget.

I have had many rellies who served in many wars, starting with the Boer War, 1st World, 2nd World War, Korea and Vietnam.


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1CRAZYDOG 4/25/2013 8:55PM

    (((HUGS))) Definitely a day to remember.

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GOANNA2 4/25/2013 5:32AM

    Thanks Wendy.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them!

LEST WE FORGET !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 4/25/2013 3:19AM

    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old . . .

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/25/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon I have been to many dawn services in years gone by I have even marched in the parade in full Girl Guide (Brownie Leader) uniform. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/25/2013 12:41AM

    My husband is a Canadian soldier and he honours Australian and New Zealand soldiers on Anzac day as do I and many of the Canadian officers and troops we know !

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SUSIEPH1 4/24/2013 11:58PM

    I too have many relies that served in the Armed Forces ..
Some of them gave their lives so that we can be free .
They served in many countries and some are still buried there.
My father and grandfather also great grand father and great great great grandfather all served their Country .
May they all rest in peace .
At the going down of the sun,and the morning, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We Will Remember Them.
Lest We Forget .

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MOTLEM 4/24/2013 11:38PM

    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them!


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LEESHAK_ 4/24/2013 11:17PM

    Lest we forget. emoticon

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15th April 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hi everyone, I took a couple of days to get over the Adelaide trip but I came good yesterday.

Did some cooking for my youngest son and his girlfriend yesterday. Then very busy today, First, I went to the doctor to find out the results of my last blood tests. It was as I said the creatinine has improved again. But I did ask about my toe, still has not healed properly after 6 months so another xray must be done.

I then took the cooking up to my son who now lives in a neighbouring town about 35 Km or 20 miles away I took the grandchildren with me. Dwayne (son) did take them to the playground for a little while. I then drove back home and went to my exercise class with the kids. Even the kids said I had improved since they saw me at the class last year. I then took the kids home and waited until Jason got home. The kids told me they had fun with me.

I did put in a lot more effort with my exercises and I can still feel it. Poor muscles are protesting.

So now I will have to ring the xray department to see if I can get a xray tomorrow sometime.

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LIFE-FAITH 4/20/2013 12:03PM

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You are such an inspiration Wendy!


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STEPBYSTEP_ 4/18/2013 9:17AM

    sounds super busy but also great job with the cooking, exercise and changes emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/16/2013 7:50AM

    You are doing really great Wendy. So glad you
had good blood test results. Are the grandchildren
on school holidays? It must be fun to be around them
and it's nice they noticed your improvement in the
gym. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2013 8:55PM

    HUGS! Good job and good news on that creatinine! Keep up the good work.

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ROZOZ68 4/15/2013 6:40PM

    All sounds very positive! What did you do to your toe? I have had lots of toe and foot problems so I totally understand how it can affect you.

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SUSIEPH1 4/15/2013 6:28PM

    That's awesome darling ..so glad you are having fun with the kids as well as exercising.
It's great having family closer .. So very glad bloods are still improving .. Much Love xx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/15/2013 10:37AM

    Way to go, Wendy! Work it - but still be kind to Wendy. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/15/2013 8:34AM

    Wow you sure have been busy Wendy! You are doing really well. Keep it up! emoticon

Take care,

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