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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Started yesterday on a positive note-the devil is after me...I found myself quickly overwhelmed
at work. The work load/stress continues to grow as I continue to fall further down.By lunch
(which I worked through)I was treated for a uti-I had an appt with the rheumatologist at 5pm
who reminded me I have 2 kinds of arthritis & most likely fibromyalgia,which by the way,increases my heart risks. I have only lost a lb since my last visit.The good news is we will
try adding another drug to get my pain level down/the bad news is more side effects...ah well.
Some days it is hard to get through-much less believe in a future...there must be a reason I am
being hit on all fronts(other worrys too),I guess I need to really dig deeper,spend more time in
devotions & trust God. Trust is a hard word-guess it wouldn't be trust if it was easy...
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COMPUCATHY 6/17/2011 7:57AM

    I think "Trust God" would be a good mantra for you. I went through a period in my life where I used that and it really helped. In any situation, you can say those two words and it puts a whole new light on things. They dissolve stress, they dissipate worry, they erase comprehension. Trusting God seems to solve everything. It's really a good lesson to learn and one we often need to revisit and relearn as life moves on. Hope you are having a good week! Keep the faith! Trust God! Spark on! emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 6/15/2011 12:33PM

    My thoughts are with you. emoticon

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/13/2011 10:16PM

    Put all your trust in Jesus, put all your troubles there too, then stop stressing over them, let the Lord handle them. ( once you put them on the shelf for him, stop taking them back down) If the day is too hard, stop dealing with the day as a whole, just hour by hour, or even min. by min. Put a smile on your face, and love the Lord with all your heart! Things will begin to fall into place, and get easier. Sending Love, and Prayers

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CONCHA77 6/13/2011 7:41AM

    Hang in there, Linda. Hoping everyday you get more strength ~both mentally and physically. I am praying for your health and we are here for you.


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CHRYS13 6/11/2011 11:08AM

    Praying for and with you..... emoticon

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MNTWINSGAL 6/9/2011 10:13PM

    Linda, I'm so sorry you are feeling so low....but you hang in there. We are all here for you and praying for you and sending good thoughts. Things will get better. Watch and see!

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WILMASOTO 6/9/2011 7:34PM

    Hi my sweet emoticon I think you have hit the nail on the head!! Trust GOD for HE knows all things and he has a perfect plan for you!! Yes things may be difficult but your positive attitude can make such a difference on how you see things!! So stay postive and smile even through the hard times, some great things await you! You'll see!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/9/2011 7:08PM

    emoticon emoticon Hang in there, Linda, and know you're being lifted up in prayer. You have a great attitude, and may God bless you for your perseverance and your faith.

Take good care of you, as best you can each day... you can't ask for much more. Hope the new meds help.

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SUNNY332 6/9/2011 8:34AM

    I agree with Kelly and Maggie here, Linda. It is amazing that your attitude is so good considering all that you face each day. I think water therapy would be great for you and hope you look into it. We have many facilities here that give free use of their pools and even have special programs set up for people with Arthritis. Do ask your doctor about this or investigate on your own.

Hang in there sweetie and know that we will be here for you. Sorry you are having such a tough time right now.

Hugs, Sunny emoticon

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ALOHAEV1 6/9/2011 8:27AM

    More Hugs Linda. I was going to ask if pool time has been discussed. See if there's a program of water therapy they can refer you to, seems to me you would qualify.



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MAGGIE101857 6/9/2011 6:57AM

    With all that you are dealing with on the medical front, I think it's fantastic that you are trying to stay positive and continue to work on your weight loss goals. Medications take a toll on your body even while they are doing "good", and definitely affect your weight loss. Are you doing "pool" workouts which are easier on your joints? Stay strong and continue to believe in yourself!

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