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12th May 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day. Have a wonderful day but every day is so special. Celebrate them all.


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WENDYJM4 5/15/2013 6:32AM

    thank you all so much for all your wonderful comments.

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HAVETOGETITOFF 5/13/2013 12:54AM

    You are so right in what you say about every day being special! The daughter of a great friend of mine arrived unexpectedly from out of town the other day, just because she'd seen a beautiful silver bangle in a jeweller's and when she read it, decided it was meant for me. It says 'Dream as if you will live forever, but live knowing you won't'.

Such a beautiful gift, and such a wonderful thought from a lovely girl, who has been having a hard time herself. What that bangle says is right - we are all guilty of putting off doing 'special' things for a variety of reasons, saving things for a special occasion, but if we make time for those things now, we will have the joy of them with us forever.

Enjoy your Monday Wendy - and make it special!

Hugs, Chris.

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FELINEBETTER 5/12/2013 12:51PM

    All the best to you today and always, Wendy! I agree with Jazzy though -- one day per year is paltry! hehehe Although I have no children, my vote still stands.


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JAZZY_JOAN 5/12/2013 11:59AM

    You are right. Everyday is special and should be celebrated.

One Day a year for Mothers? Really? LOL - I am insulted. It should be at least one day a week.

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PHEBESS 5/12/2013 9:19AM

    Wishing you a happy day and hope the coming week is wonderful too!

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EFFIEANNIE 5/12/2013 9:15AM

    Happy Mother's Day to you~hope you are having a good day.
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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/12/2013 7:50AM

    Hope you enjoyed your day emoticon

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POPSY190 5/12/2013 4:37AM

    I hope you had a happy day, despite the other problems.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 5/12/2013 12:04AM

    Happy every day!

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GOANNA2 5/12/2013 12:04AM

    Happy Mother's Day to you too Wendy.
I agree that we should treat every day special. emoticon

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MOTLEM 5/11/2013 10:04PM

    emoticon Hope your Mother's Day will be just fine, Wendy!!

Hope all your days in the future will be just fine, Wendy!! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 5/11/2013 9:10PM

    Happy Mothers Day Darling .. Yes dear, Every emoticon emoticon emoticon single day is Special xxx
Love and Hugs Susie

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1CRAZYDOG 5/11/2013 9:05PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you too! And you're right . . . every day is special! HUGS

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CKSCARBERRY1 5/11/2013 8:43PM

  Thank you

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JANET552 5/11/2013 8:16PM

    Right back at you!

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11th May 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thank you every for all your support that you have given me. It has been wonderful and what I needed.

Trying to look after me as this morning I started taking vitamin tablets again for a few days. I cannot take them any longer than that because it will upset my next lot of blood tests. I am spending a lot of time with the grandchildren as they take my mind of off me.

It has cooled down finally and we had a few showers of rain, more tomorrow and more rain.

Busy day planned tomorrow as we celebrant Mother's Day in Australia, so going over my parent's for a B-B-Q lunch most of our family will be there, then my youngest son and his girlfriend is coming for dinner. So a good day planned but I do need a rest day sometime.

I did a bit of research last night on the Net and found out that you can do home dialysis when you are living by yourself and that more and more people are doing it this way. That is another load from my mind if I have to go on this. The dialysis centre is so depressing at this hospital. But also by doing this at home your live so much longer. Which is good news. I really do not want to go in the hospital setting if I can help it.

To all the Australian Mothers, have a wonderful Mother's Day for tomorrow and all other mother's have a wonderful day also.


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HAVETOGETITOFF 5/13/2013 12:45AM

    I hope you had your best Mother's Day yet Wendy.

That news re at-home dialysis is great news - all that driving time saved, plus being in the comfort of your own home, rather than having to spend time in such an unfamiliar, clinical atmosphere.

Don't forget to take that rest time - you need to make getting some rest each day a priority. I love it when I (very rarely) decide to take myself back to bed for some extra rest in the mornings. Such an indulgent feeling, but definitely one which pays off bigtime!


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SUSIEPH1 5/11/2013 6:32PM

    Hi Wendy .. Glad you are feeling more secure about dialysis . John Gow, Joan's hubby was on that too.
No doubt when you are chatting to Joan she will tell you all about it.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day Darling .. Thinking of you xx Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 5/11/2013 3:52PM

    Enjoy your events and then enjoy a nice relaxing time I'm so glad you are finding a way to handle dialysis that is addressing many of your concerns.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/11/2013 10:58AM

    Yes. I've known several peole who have done that.

HUGS to you and Happy Mother's Day!!! enjoy your BBQ tomorrow.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 5/11/2013 10:36AM

    U. S. mother's day is also tomorrow. Happy Mother's day to you also. For some reason I haven't gotten your blogs lately and for that I am sorry. I will get caught up to see what happened. Sounds like you have a good plan being put in action. My husband's Uncle did home dialysis and he felt more comfortable. emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/11/2013 8:27AM

    My husband did home dialysis (peritoneal) for a while and right before the transplant was considering the home hemo. You are right Wendy - more freedom, you feel better, and you are the one in control. It will be okay, Wendy.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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POSITIVEPAULA8 5/11/2013 7:54AM

    Thanks Wendy and same to you have an awesome Mothers day tomorrow! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 5/11/2013 7:07AM

  The best of Mother's day to you. Hang in there!

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SANDICANE 5/11/2013 6:52AM

    Hope you have a wonderful "on-plan" Mother's Day in Australia.

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10th May 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hi everyone, still very tired from the trip to Adelaide yesterday as it was quite a warm day and of course driving home was in direct sunlight, not good. Bring on the cool weather as it has been unseasonably warm here in the low 30's (high 80's). The high temperatures have broken a few records lately. It is nearly winter LOL. The air conditioner on the car does not work.

More details about my appointment with the surgeon, he checked the fistula that I had done last year in March. The vein looks great and they told me so. I know it is the weights and exercises I do. There is only one section the needs to be lifted and that is only about 2 inches, so two small cuts. The rest of it is in the right position.

It is higher that it was so that means I have lost some of the fat in my arms YAH.

Apparently this will be done soon in case I need to go on dialysis in a hurry.

Next appointment is 19 days time again in Adelaide for the Nephrologist and then 9 days after that for the Urologist (different hospital). So I hope the warm weather is gone by then.

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HAVETOGETITOFF 5/13/2013 12:40AM

    Glad to read your blog, and definite cause for big smiles - having lost some of the fat from your arms is great news!
I know what you mean about driving into the sun - it makes the shortest journey seem endless, and I always have trouble fighting the urge to just close my eyes and sleep! I hope the future trips will be in good weather, not too hot, not too cold or wet, and no sun in your eyes to tire you out.
Hopefully the nephrologist and urologist appointments will only add to your positive attitude.

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SUSIEPH1 5/10/2013 11:42PM

    Glad all went well in Adelaide darling .. Still sending you positive vibes and knowing you will beat this ...
Will be in touch later via text xx love and hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 5/10/2013 8:54PM

    Keep your chin up and your gutsy attitude, girlfriend. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/10/2013 6:22PM

    Wendy, hugs and wishing you well.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 5/10/2013 4:46PM

    Thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts and energies to get you through all this! Take are my emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 5/10/2013 3:30PM

    Still seeing those NSV's Wendy! Good for you! I'm thinking about you and sending positive healing thoughts your way. You are doing a good job looking after my friend, Wendy! emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 5/10/2013 9:02AM

    Sending you lots of positive vibes Wendy. Hope the weather cools down for you.

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GOANNA2 5/10/2013 8:09AM

    I can't imagine having temperatures in the 30s in
May. I am so glad we are having lovely cool weather.
I hope your appointments go well for you Wendy nd
that it is a bit cooler in 19 days time. It must be very
hard to drive into the sun Tiring as well no doubt.
Keep on being positive. Thinking of you and praying
for a good outcome. Hugs
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9th May 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Been to Adelaide and arrived home at about 5.30 pm. A long day and I am very tired. Will write more tomorrow. As I am going to bed in a few minutes.

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HAVETOGETITOFF 5/13/2013 12:34AM

    Hope you slept well and woke feeling much better. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/9/2013 6:09PM

    Glad you're back safe and sound. Sleep well, my dear! HUGS

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GOANNA2 5/9/2013 7:50AM

    Goodnight and I hope you get a good rest. emoticon

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RDEE22 5/9/2013 7:40AM

    Sleep well! emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 5/9/2013 7:37AM

    Have a good sleep! emoticon

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    I hope you had a very restful night.

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ZENRYAKU 5/9/2013 7:32AM

    Pleased to hear that you are back home. Sweet dreams.

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7th May 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

hi everyone, yes I am taking your advise, I am looking after myself. The other day I went back to bed at 7am and woke at 11am. But the last 2 nights I have slept well.

Eating is good but not enough calories but I am trying to look after the nutrients.

Exercising is going okay now I have got over my pity party. Did 30 minutes of upper body strength yesterday and today I did 30 minutes of lower body strength.

Today I have had a lovely day, got out of bed about 9am, got my brekkie and went out the back and sat in the sunshine, did the exercises, read, listened to music, did some crocheting, Dwayne and Lisa came down and saw me this afternoon. 3pm came and I thought it was time to come inside and check out what is happening on Sparks.

So one perfect day. Still losing a bit of weight, now lost over 22kgs (just over 49lbs).
Gee that looks nice. Bragging.

Next goal is the 25kgs lost. "Be gone with you weight"

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HAVETOGETITOFF 5/13/2013 12:33AM

    I haven't been on SP for a few days, so am trying to catch up on what everyone is doing.
So happy to read about your wonderful day - isn't it amazing how just sitting outside in the sunshine can make your day feel so much better? Always works for me, too.
Pity party? No, definitely not, just coming to terms with the news, and the adjustments you will have to make. You have done so well, and deserve to be proud of how you are handling the whole situation.
Great news about the weight loss, and I'm so happy you are trying to stay focused on your body's nutritional requirements. You've put such a lot of effort into losing each of those kilos, so you have every right to feel proud.
A positive attitude can work wonders, so hold on to your's. You are such a role model for so many people!
Big hugs, prayers, and love
from Chris. xx

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ARTJAC 5/8/2013 2:33AM

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1BEACHWALKER 5/8/2013 12:09AM

    That's good you are looking after yourself! And good for you on the weight loss! It isn't easy! But, keeping up with the ST and what exercise you can do is important for the weight loss to continue! Sounds like you are doing that! emoticon Brag all you want-we all love to do that here at SP-that is what we are here for...and it inspires us all to see ones keeping with it and making progress! emoticon

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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/7/2013 11:53PM

    you are getting very close to that 25kg gone, wow! great job wendy emoticon this time of year is so nice with the sunny - but not hot - days!

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ROZOZ68 5/7/2013 11:27PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad to hear you are having a better day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/7/2013 9:58PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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EFFIEANNIE 5/7/2013 8:39PM

    Good to hear you slept better and had a good day. Keep it up!

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FELINEBETTER 5/7/2013 1:00PM

    emoticon Wendy!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 11:51AM

    HUGS to you. glad you had a good day.

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RDEE22 5/7/2013 7:21AM

    Congratulations on the 22kg loss. That is so good and such a lot of work. emoticon emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 5/7/2013 7:01AM

    That is great Wendy that you have had a good day! Keep on keeping on and looking after yourself! emoticon

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POPSY190 5/7/2013 5:48AM

    Pleased you have had a good day. Well done on the weight loss!

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APED7969 5/7/2013 5:44AM

    Sounds like a nice day. I'm glad you're getting back to your routines. 22kg is awesome!

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SUSIEPH1 5/7/2013 5:31AM

    Glad you had such a lovely day Wendy love.
Not a pity party darling, just a huge shock and you are dealing with it.
Great you are still losing weight .. it will all help .. Try to think positive darling .
I am confident it will all be ok ...
Love you xx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 5/7/2013 2:32AM

    Certainly sounds like a lovely day. It's been pretty nice here too, but your day sounds as if it was really great. I love those days where you can feel at peace with the world, well mostly... you know what I mean, Wendy. emoticon

emoticon 22kgs down the gurglar!! emoticon emoticon

You have BRAGGING rights, girlfriend!!

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