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Results of my visit to Cleveland Clinic on May 20, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

My appointments in Cleveland went extremely well. Dr. Luciano, my brain surgeon, said all is going great and he will see me in another year unless something comes up and I need him sooner. He really doesn't think that will happen though. When I asked him why some days the divot (the hole he drilled to do my surgery) in my head is deeper than other days. He said that on the days I am not drinking enough water or get dehydrated, the divot will be deeper than when I am properly hydrated. I was happy to hear there was actually a reason and it wasn't my imagination. I only notice it when I have to scratch my head. lol!!!
Praise the Lord for this great report.

They completed the testing on my kidneys to check to see if they we functioning better, worse or stable since last year. I don't have the results of those tests yet. But they will call me to let me know how things are going. I was able to watch the test being done on the computer screen and everything looked fine to me...there were no blockages, etc. and the kidneys appeared to be draining properly.

Wishing all my spark family and friends a wonderful, happy and healthy week and a very blessed Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and give them a great big hug!!! We are never promised tomorrow and need to take advantage of every day!!! Enjoy whatever life brings your way.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

BLESSINGS:
GOD
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
FREEDOM
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
ACCEPTANCE
SMILES and HUGS
Baby Z due December 15!!!
18 year old grandson is now a Marine and is ready to go to Okinawa
for two years. Probably leaving at the end of the week. Prayers...
My wonderful family and a loving husband. I love you!!!
Enough "bad" things to keep life interesting
Heat, air conditioning and electricity for our home
Rain/thunderstorms
Plenty of healthy food
Great doctors that are genuinely concerned about me
Answers to all my questions
Tests that provide the answers we need
Thankful for each new day that I am given!!!
Unexpected twists and turns in our lives
God is in the "miracle" business!!!
Thank you, Lord, for your guidance and patience with me!
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise the Lord!!!
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HICKOK-HALEY 5/27/2013 3:12AM

    That's great news. You have a good doctor. That is always a plus. Sounds like the kidney test will be fine as well. God Bless your Grandson. I'm glad he is going there. Much safer. emoticon
Have a safe Holiday!!

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DIBANANA 5/26/2013 6:56PM

  So glad for your good report. Hopefully the kidneys are good as well.

I believe my SIL is dying. She wishes to have no one hover over her. She prefers to be close to her immediate family so we have to stand in the wings. Makes us feel bad that we can't comfort our brother and niece. I didn't know what to do so today I sent her flowers. Even if she doesn't realize it my brother will know we are thinking of her and the family.

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DEE107 5/25/2013 12:28AM

    praying hugs

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JANIEWWJD 5/24/2013 10:32PM

    Praise the Lord for watching over you, my friend!!!!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2013 7:53PM

    I hope that the kidney function test is as good as the brain check up!

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123ELAINE456 5/24/2013 7:39PM

  Thank You for Sharing the Wonderful News with Us. God Blessings To You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FROSTY99 5/24/2013 5:21PM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us. May you have a blessed weekend also.

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/24/2013 4:53PM

    Wonderful news and what a great attitude you have in terms of counting your blessings! Take care.
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MILLISMA 5/24/2013 2:49PM

    Helen, wishing you and yours a wonderful Memorial weekend. Praying that the news on your kidneys is an all clear. The news from your surgeon is so wonderful. God bless you and watch over you.

hugs....Mary Anne

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KAT7457 5/24/2013 11:58AM

    Glad to hear things are better for you,
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Have a great weekend Helen :)

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KSNICKER 5/24/2013 11:06AM

    Happy for you that your visit went well and that all is looking good... Good luck with the Kidney's...

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YOYONOMORE1 5/24/2013 9:25AM

    What a wonderful report, hope the kidney report is just as good. We have a busy day ahead coffee hour this morning, then off to the cemetery with flowers, stop and get lunch, and stop by Wal-Mart on the way home for some groceries. Had rain yesterday, but today is blue sky and sun. Be sure you drink your water and keep hydrated :) Have a fabulous Friday and weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 5/24/2013 8:25AM

    Helen, glad to read the good report. Hope it is the same for your kidneys.

Enjoy your day...I actually have a 3 day weekend. Don't know how that happened but I am grateful it did!

Blessings.

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LEANJEAN6 5/24/2013 7:30AM

    My son in Law is a Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic---- Nice to hear you are doing well! emoticon Lynda

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MAMISHELI53 5/24/2013 6:32AM

    So, now you can use the "dipstick" method to make sure you're drinking enough! emoticon Blessings! Shel

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SUSIEPH1 5/24/2013 5:16AM

    What a great report Helen. So happy all went well ..
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GHOSTFLAMES 5/24/2013 5:08AM

    HELEN SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD REPORT HUGS,CHAR

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WINDSONG~ 5/24/2013 3:53AM

    emoticon praying for more positive results.

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ALYSSAR2012 5/24/2013 2:34AM

    You seem to be doing pretty well, thats awesome news! emoticon

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RORYLYONS 5/24/2013 1:19AM

    Happy to hear everything is looking good....Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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_LINDA 5/24/2013 12:58AM

    So glad all is well with your brain -another reason to keep up your hydration -who knew?? Hoping your kidney testing went well -seeing it looking good sounds great!
Stay safe from the storms! There has been some awful ones in America. That poor town of Moore, that being the third time they were hit with a devastating tornado :((
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MARYJEANSL 5/24/2013 12:48AM

  I just chanced on your blog. Have you had a brain tumor? Just wondering, since my son is battling brain cancer right now. I'm glad to hear that all seems to be going well.

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