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At Long Last~~ Who Knew?!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hello Spark Family!!!

My apologies for the absence of blogging, however, I have NOT been absent from the site...

How is everyone doing?? Fine I hope... How is everyone doing on their weight loss journey?

Okay, so I have some news to share... it is official...I started my LAST class today, & believe me when I tell you that it has not been without challenges, tears, & turmoil... "all along life's' narrow way, HE walks with me, & HE talks with me, HE lives"... GOD has truly been with me on this journey, & as we all know the Devil can really be tricky & nasty at times...

I received a phone call from my academic counselor, advising me that even though I was cleared for part of the last segment of school, I was not cleared financially!!! Seriously people..... why don't you all do YOUR jobs, because whatever is going on in the office, whether it is due to staff shortage or what have you, this should be transparent to the customer... oh, my bad, that's me RIGHT?!

I tried really hard to remain calm, while realizing that the Devil was trying to sabotage my end date, & for anyone who has been keeping up with me, because of the promise I made to Nicolas BEFORE he died, there was no way in hell I was going to allow them to extend my date by 1-2 weeks. This simply was NOT acceptable. Just because someone on your end didn't do what they were supposed to in a timely manner, doesn't mean that I have to "pay" for it.... THAT wasn't happening...OMG I was so upset, I started sobbing, & while the counselor was making efforts to let me know that it was no big deal, I rightfully corrected her by first advising her that she didn't lose a son or daughter, you haven't been on the journey that I have been on for the last 4 years, so please don't sit there & tell me that you understand... you really don't, but believe you me that by the time I was finished, & please keep in mind that I wasn't that hard on her, but really just getting my point across as to how very important it was for me to keep my promise to my son, Nicolas, who I just know was really smiling down on me from Heaven up above!!

The end of this segment came with a phone call & followed up by an email, advising me that the last class I was supposed to take was full, however, I have been added to another class, & even though the class started on Tuesday of this week, I would rather work a little bit harder to not fall behind in the first week, as opposed to pushing my date out to the end of June.... Thank God!!!!

Now for the next segment... I know...It's not that I'm really long-winded, it has truly been a while, okay?!

I'll keep this segment brief, so here goes...

had to have another MRI on my right shoulder, I've been in so much pain, I just can't take it anymore... found the report in my home medical file, from last year, & now I understand a little bit more what is really happening.... while I will admit that I read the report, I will also admit that I was focused on the line that was high-lighted, that there was a slight tear in my rotator cuff, requiring no attention at this time... WELL... I completely missed the next line, that read that there is a spur under my collar bone....seriously!!!!

Ok, so now the next step is to review the new test results & compare, then figure out how we can make the pain a LOT LESS!!!!

Oh yeah, one last thing, I am DOWN 3 pounds this week.... for my last few trips to see my Doctor, he typically starts off by saying, "what's up boss lady, are you okay?" My reply is simple, "why do you ask, is that not why I'm here" LOL!!! You're losing weight.... I say really?? stop it with all of the steroids & stuff.... I know that I have been back & forth with the prednisone dose packs & life with that crap is a total trip, but my lungs, the inflammation, & all that other B.S. is too much without IT!!

Ok, I'm finished for the moment, & I can tell you that I have really missed my extended family & friends at SP!!

Continued blessings to ALL, & I will surely let you know when I have signed out of my class for the last time!!!

This is for you, Nicolas!!! I am so very proud to be your Mother, & I am honored that God loaned you to me for as long as he did, until He called you back home!!!

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    My friend, you have been through alot, but remember; you have an ANGEL watching out for you in Heaven!!!
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    2084 days ago
    Moni.., You are a pistol emoticon . Keep doin' what you're doin'. It's apparent that it works.
    2128 days ago
    Hi Monicia;

    I could have cried and also laughted reading your blog. Darling you have been in a lot but have bounced back big time. I will be glad when you finish your class so you can relax. Keep strong and healthy day by day. God bless you always and Nicolas will keep you strong.

    Smile Joyce

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    2132 days ago
    You're doing great!!! Don't let go. Have a very happy Mother's Day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2138 days ago
    emoticon You are doing well to stick to your guns May God give you the strength to finish your course and that health issues don't get in the way Love and Best Wishes Carol xxx
    2138 days ago

    Thank goodness a way was found to get you into a class and make it happen! Well done taking care of yourself.
    2139 days ago
    Great job speaking up for yourself!! You will get it done.
    2139 days ago
    emoticon keep up moving forward you are doing a great job. god bless
    2139 days ago
    It was so good to hear from you!! I'm glad to see you stand up for yourself as you have had so many challenges to face and it's important that you reach your goals.

    I hope you can get some relief soon on your shoulder.

    Congratulations on the weight loss!!
    2139 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on all the Progress that you have made in spite of MANY Obstacles!!
    emoticon Glad to see you back in the Blog-O-Sphere!!
    2139 days ago
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