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UPDATE: 05/23/11

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's been a while since my last blog and I'd like to think the girls & I are doing well; although I still have my BLAH days, I think I've finally started to heal. I attend counseling biweekly, blocked my soon-to-be ex (and his fiancÚ) from Facebook, have begun doing things with friends (again) and taken charge of my health. Finances continue to be a struggle (still no child support), but I've paid a few things off and continue to pray for the best.

The girls are almost finished for the school year: Cheyenne will be in the 7th grade and Madilyn will enter kindergarten in mid-August. I look forward to spending quality time with them (they're growing so fast!) and hopefully, we can take a mini-vacation: ) I'd love to visit my sisters in Ohio (I haven't been there since 2005), but air fare is so expensive and so is gasoline (not to mention the 20+ hours of driving involved)! Perhaps next year?

My divorce papers have been filed (waiting on a court date) and I attended my first child support hearing earlier this month; although my estranged husband has been served twice, the proper documentation wasn't returned to the state of Texas (hence it "didn't happen"). He didn't attend the hearing and has refused to comply with the OAG, BUT I did find out I'm eligible to receive inrears child support (once the order is established)!I'm prepared to hire a process server (to insure it be done properly) and pray court dates for both will be set asap.

I've had numerous health concerns and doctor drama within the last few months: between medication issues and dealing with several different doctors, my patience is at a minimum. Since December, I've been under the care of a dietician, who prescribed several vitamins and a "metabolism booster." Shortly after beginning this new medication, my blood pressure and pulse rate soared; the doctor tweaked the meds several times (without any improvement) and exercise was forbidden.

An appointment was made with my primary care provider, BUT it's been rescheduled (by the clinic) SIX times! After much complaining, I was seen by a nurse & an EKG and blood work were ordered: the EKG results were normal, but my thyroid levels (I have HYPOthyroidism) were off the charts. It seems the prescribed "metabolism booster" contains medication commonly used to treat those with thyroid problems; this caused my thyroid to go into a HYPERthyroidism state. Needless to say, my body feels like it's been on one LONG roller coaster ride: (

I'd like to apologize for my lack of activity on SP and promise to improve; I truly appreciate the love and support of my SP family: I don't know what I'd do without you all! God bless: )



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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/24/2011 3:14PM

    It was nice to get an update n you and other than your health concerns it sounds like you have life well in hand and are on your way to a great life.

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1BEACHWALKER 6/24/2011 1:41AM

    emoticon Hoping all will work out for you soon! Take care!

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CHRYS13 6/4/2011 9:02AM

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TRACYZABELLE 6/3/2011 6:07AM

    I hope your summer brings you happiness and sunshine!!

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MOLGRA2 6/1/2011 6:26PM

    Best of luck to you and your girls! I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 5/31/2011 3:57PM

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PROMISE2DESIGN 5/27/2011 10:43AM

    Thank you for the update! God bless you and comfort you! I will pray for your medical issues and ask the Lord for healing. Your Sparkfriends are here to love and support you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 5/26/2011 10:04AM

    Thank you for taking the time to up date us. It sounds like you are a very busy person with a lot of personal issues to deal with. Don't feel guity with not being here, we understand that your girls come first and you you need to sort out your health issues. emoticon

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 5/25/2011 11:14AM

  emoticon I'm glad you updated as I have been thinking about you and wondering how you have been doing. Take care of yourself and your girls! You are an amazingly strong woman!

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NPA4LOSS 5/25/2011 10:32AM

    emoticon and emoticon . I have been on this road and my heart goes out to you. Try to remain strong and know you have us to lean on. You are in my thoughts so often.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 5/24/2011 9:53PM

    You have been dealing with a lot. Hopefully you can get your ex to pay child support and your doctors will solve your medication problems.

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/24/2011 3:50PM

    I have been thinking of you and your girls and am glad to have an update. Do what you need to for yourself and your girls; this has been a rough road, but hopefully things will be getting better for you.

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ZURDTA- 5/24/2011 7:20AM

    Gosh what a lot to deal with - you must be pretty fed up. My ex never paid any child support, ever and now my children are grown up. I trust you will get what is rightfully owed and you and your girls can have some security!

Hugs xx

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MOMFAN 5/23/2011 10:50PM

    Thanks for checking in and letting us know how things are going. Still praying for you my dear friend, that God would meet all your needs. Recently we have come across a book, "The 7 Fat Burning Principles". Might be worth seeing if the library has a copy you can read.

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LILPAT3 5/23/2011 9:51PM

    I am so sorry that you are being put through the wringer. Hang in there and know that there are lots of us praying for all to work out for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 5/23/2011 9:24PM

    You are going through so much right now. I am praying for you. Take care of yourself and your girls! I hope the child support is given to you very soon.

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DREENAMT 5/23/2011 8:25PM

    I am delighted to see you back and am so sorry to hear about your health struggles. Oh, dear! You must have felt exhausted!! Anyway, glad you are back on track and so happy to hear from you.

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JUNEAU2010 5/23/2011 7:45PM

    I am so glad to read that things are improving. My sister is going through the same *_&*&*) with her ex, so I can relate.

Here's hoping your situation begins to improve in all ways soon!

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MTNGRL 5/23/2011 6:19PM

    It is really good to hear from you. Although I am sorry you continue to have Blah days, I am happy you are beginning to heal. You have had lots to deal with but you are coming out on the bright side now after a very dark period.Your strength is amazing and your girls are really lucky to have such a wonderful role model.
Sometimes life does get in the way of Sparking, but one thing for sure, your Spark friends are always here for you! Hugs!!

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NEVERORNOW 5/23/2011 3:27PM

    You and your girls are in my prayers. Just take good care of yourself and the girls...SP and your friends will be here when time allows you to be more active. emoticon

And emoticon on being DGOTD!!

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MSLZZY 5/23/2011 3:05PM

    Many things are beyond your control, thus the stress and
medical issues abound. Take care of yourself and your
little girls and when life settles down, there will be
time for SP! HUGS!

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BJWESTON70 5/23/2011 1:27PM

    Stay strong and take care of yourself, not to mention those 2 beautiful little girls of yours! Enjoy your summer with them. Take life one day at a time and everything will work out fine.

Love and hugs to you
~Billie

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POLK-A-DOTS 5/23/2011 1:20PM

    Enjoy your time with your girls! This summer is going to be awesome for all three of you .... I just know it! emoticon

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CHANGE_4_ME 5/23/2011 12:16PM

    You continue to be in my prayers. Take care of yourself and the girls. Know that we are here when you need us. Good luck!

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NLS2013 5/23/2011 10:48AM

    Keep taking care of yourself! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/23/2011 8:31AM

    The most important thing is your girls and taking care of yourself. Keep your head up and things will get better for you.
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    Take care of yourself. Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARBIE18 5/23/2011 7:50AM

    So sorry to hear about all that you've been dealing with. Keep your chin up, and take it one day at a time. I have no doubt that you'll get it all figured out, and come out in a much better place.

Hugs,
Karen

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LAURELSPARK 5/23/2011 7:47AM

    Take care of yourself! You are a strong and capable woman and it sounds like you are dealing with things. I'm crossing my fingers for you.

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ANDREWS_MOM 5/23/2011 7:43AM

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I'm so sorry you are going through this. You are so strong & positive that you and your girls will come out just fine.
You are in my thoughts & prayers. Hope you have a great week!
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HOPE2011 5/23/2011 5:54AM

    While it sounds like there are difficulties, you are hanging in there and you are making your life better for you and your girls.

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 5/23/2011 5:09AM

    Change is not always easy but it is always worth it.

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