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Remembrance Day 11/11//11

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It is our Remembrance Day


The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown~

Don't Break This - Without Apology

Thinking of all the
Allied Soldiers

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MILLYMOUSE1 11/12/2011 3:35AM


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WENDYJM4 11/12/2011 3:31AM

    Yes it affected me the same way. That is why I shared, a very important reminder for all.

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MOTLEM 11/11/2011 7:58PM

    Whew Wendy! Awesome blog! It certainly left a big lump in 'my' throat! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/11/2011 10:46AM

    Oh my . . . I can barely type my thank you through the veil of tears. My son enlisted in August, goes to basics in March, 2012. I am big-time scared for him, but it's what he wants to do.

God bless all our young men and women who keep us safe and free.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/11/2011 8:02AM

    This breought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Miss Wendy. You are special because you care enough to share!

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SUSIEPH1 11/10/2011 11:52PM

    Thats lovely Wendy!!
Thanks for posting love!!
hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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11/11/11 Remembrance Day in Australia

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi just read something interesting

A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression
The Link Between Food & Your Mood

Thyroid. The thyroid gland controls yours metabolism but indirectly affects your mood. An overactive thyroid can make you feel anxious and irritable, while an under-active thyroid can cause sluggishness, exhaustion, loss of appetite, weight gain, and hair loss.

Iron levels. Low iron stores can alter your mood, cause fatigue and difficulty concentrating, and decrease mental alertness.

I have an under-active Thyroid and low iron. Now I know why I feel like this. I don't suffer from depression but I have all the other symptoms that is discussed here except lack of appetite although I think the eating sometimes is emotional eating.

Good article to do with food although the suggestions about eating wholegrain foods, with the suggestions from the kidney teams I can not eat these due to my CKD.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/11/2011 10:52AM

    Oh my gosh . . . YES! I have thyroid disease (Hashimotos autoimmune hypothyroid disease) and indeed -- I had peripheral neuropathy, brain fog, lethargy to the extreme, low heart rate (in the 40's!), MAJOR hair loss and just was not able to function. YET my Dr. wasn't willing to treat me. Well, I should say FORMER Dr.

I found a Dr. who listened to me, and I was treated. Within 2 weeks I felt better.

Thanks for posting. BTW, have you tried Ferritin? That helped

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/11/2011 8:08AM

    I'm glad this subject is getting more attention. Just last night I saw something about it but was too sleepy (i wonder why) to get up and put pen to paper.

btw, hope the Remembrance Day went well. I know, not on subject but think of you.

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SUSIEPH1 11/10/2011 9:32PM

    Yes Wendy it is surprising how different food s can affect your health it is all a learning curve my friend!!
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 11/10/2011 9:30PM

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JANEZAP 11/10/2011 9:27PM

    i think your very right in saying that the diet has a large impact on mood! sounds like an interesting article, hopefully there will be some helpful stuff you can get out of it! have a lovely afternoon!

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CTEMPLE 11/10/2011 8:30PM

    Dear Wendy, I too have low thyroid (Hashimoto) and cannot absorb iron properly and I know how bad it is. Added to the kidney disease it's huge. That's why its so good that you're doing so much to overcome the setbacks.

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Thursday 10th Nov

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi everyone, I am doing ok. Still think I have the infection but no episodes like that one before. Went back to exercises today there was none held on Monday because of the weather 40 C or about 105 F. Way too hot so it was cancelled. We worked really hard today. It is so fast and busy with lots of movement. We had lots of movement, used the exercise ball, resistance bands, dumb bells and a hula hop, so lots of variety.

Went for a small walk yesterday about 30 minutes but sweated a bucketful because it was so hot. It felt a lot longer than that LOL. I got to use my hed when it is like that and do my exercises inside.

Blood pressure has been quite good in the last week.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/10/2011 1:19PM

    Yikes! 105!! Our HIGH is 38 F! Had snow yesterday and this morning, though nothing stuck. UGH!

Glad you're getting along. Keep on taking care of yourself. You're doing a good job.

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/10/2011 5:54AM

    Way to go...Wendy

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SUSIEPH1 11/10/2011 1:42AM

    Well done Wendy on the exercise ..although not really advisable in the heat!.
Hope whatever is causing you problems can be identified soon ..

Thank you my friend for your lovely comments on my reaching my goal .. there were times I thought I would never get there!
now all I have to do is maintain!!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday 7th Nov

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Hi, I have been to the doctors and no infections have shown up however he still seems to think I have one somewhere. Still drinking the cranberry juice and taking the cranberry tablet, that is al l I can do.. I have borrowed my father's blood pressure machine and my blood pressure has been ok. I have had no episodes since that Saturday so hopefully whatever it was has gone away. LOL

Very hot here today. and not a nice day at all, as we have a hot wind.

So my goals this week is too eat healthy foods.
to exercise everyday
to increase the total time of exercises to 7 hours this week..
to re access what I am doing, re if I need to tidy my diet up.
shopping day Wednesday to buy more fruit and veg and healthy foods.

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CBEVNOW 11/8/2011 10:37PM

    Wendy, i hope you feel better soon, just do the best you can to take care of you.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/7/2011 10:25AM

    Happy to hear you're continuing on with the cranberry and water! Good job. Well, it's getting onto Winter here, so I kinda envy your warm weather!

I hope you feel better. I admire your determination!!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/7/2011 5:41AM

    Good to hear the good report...may your healing continue...

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OPALMOON 11/7/2011 5:11AM

    Hi Wendy, you are doing so well with your exercise! Good for you. I agree with Susie, I think it might be worth checking for a urine infection. It was hot and humid here today - though it has started to rain a bit here. Still warm for most of the week though. Take care.

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GUNNADOITNOW 11/7/2011 3:50AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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WENDYJM4 11/7/2011 12:40AM

    I am going to keep drinking the cranberry juice for a while, I actually bought the light one, so not much sugar because I know that is not good for infections. I will keep drinking lots of water because it will help my kidneys.

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JILL313 11/7/2011 12:24AM

    I am glad you don't seem to have an infection but keep drinking the cranberry juice and healthy fluids. I really admire your determination to get as healthy as possible--and you're doing a good job! So sorry it's so hot there as its our Winter now and very cold here for sunny California. Take Care and I like your goals!



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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2011 11:37PM

    So glad you are feeling better Wendy ..
Has your doctor checked you for a urine infection??
they can lie dorment as my daughter has found out! So keep up the Cranberry juice and all the water and may be flush it all out!!
Hope you are staying cool in this heat!!
I have a split system air con coming in the next few weeks I refuse to spend such a miserable humid summer as last year Especially with Colin not well!!
Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon

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MILLYMOUSE1 11/6/2011 11:16PM

So glad you got an all clear from your doctor, although he thinks there migh be a bug hiding somewhere in your body
emoticon Wendy, I have faith in you


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MOTLEM 11/6/2011 10:51PM

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Friday 4th Nov

Friday, November 04, 2011

Hi everyone, I did ring the doctors but still no appointments until Monday. I did go down a bought some cranberry juice so i have had 1 glass today plus the cranberry tablet, I will do that for the next few days. I know if I do have an infection the doctor will give me antibiotics but I will try to help myself also. I don't like how the antibiotics kill the good bacteria along with the bad.

On the positive side I had a really good sleep last night with my new pillow. I did wake up a few times to go to the toilet but went straight back to sleep. I usually have very restless and sleepless nights. I do wonder if the was one reason why my blood pressure went up because I could not sleep Sunday night.

I am drinking lots of water and having lots of rest. Being very careful with my eating and trying to do about 30 minutes of chair exercises. I am hoping by Monday I will have recovered from whatever is wrong with me and I can start to met my goals again.

I know I will not met my 7 hour planned exercise goal but I will next week if all goes well.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 11/4/2011 9:30PM

    You're doing your best and that's what counts! Hope you feel all chirpy soon!

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OPALMOON 11/4/2011 11:47AM

    Keep looking after yourself Wendy. If your body is telling you to rest, then i think trying to do too much exercise could end up being counter-productive. Hope the cranberry juice will do the trick - and that you now get peaceful nights of sleep with the new pillow.


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1CRAZYDOG 11/4/2011 8:51AM

    Well I'm glad at least that you got started on the cranberry juice and tablet. It usually helps me.

Glad you got some good sleep. That helps so much, too.

I would listen to your body and put goals on the back burner for the moment till you're feeling better.

Sending healing vibes your way!!


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JOHNWBROCKSR777 11/4/2011 5:53AM

    One day at a time...

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SUSIEPH1 11/4/2011 1:23AM

    Doing well Darls !!..
You are doing all you can to help yourself !!
Hope the tests come back negative !!
Have a wonder full weekend ..
Hugs and Love Susie emoticon emoticon

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