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I'm Just Well Mixed!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013



I have the space to make the best of the day I was given, not the one I ordered.

Update on my status......

My family will be here by 3:30 today!

Packing is completed except for some odds and ends that don't seem to fit anywhere! Moving van arrives today to begin loading!

My sodium was 132 yesterday, up 10 points!!!!(unheard of!) I get to go back to 8 glasses of water but still have to hold my sodium at 3000-4000 mg!

My platelets are so low that I have to have a transfusion today if they are the same as yesterday and then have to have CBC checked daily all the way to NC on Tuesday.

All other test are well within range of normal! So next step is to get through today and then wait for next CT scan to see what happened following new chemo regime!

When I feel anxiety creeping up I remind myself that we all have emotions that are difficult for us. That I will feel calm and happy again—probably pretty soon.



“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” Theodore I. Rubin



“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Buddha



“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama



The following poem just touched my heart and soul this morning! I know of no reason why....it is just one of those things that is opened in an email and speaks to you. When this happens to me I somehow know that it is made and meant for sharing! It is not meant to be a a poem that takes you down but affords you the opportunity to see the wisdom and love in a Mother's heart!



Ruby Latimer Edwards

A gray old woman sits all alone
Unloved, uncherished and unknown.
Sitting beside her broken door.
Dreaming of days past long ago,
When children played about her knee
Filling the air with childish glee,
Tended by her with loving care.
Knowing the blessing of a Mother's prayer.
But now they have gone, each to his life
A girl to her husband, a boy to his wife,
Forgetful are they of her who sits here
Silently wiping a tricking tear,
For striving for things in a life so brief
Blind their poor eyes to a dear Mother's grief.
But does she upbraid them in word or in mind.
Nor does their neglect to her seem unkind.
She'll forgive and forget all unkindness they've shown
This poor old mother who sits alone.

And just because it is me and I have to be away for a few days.....and you have read this far...






Love is a four legged word 
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MOM2ACAT 8/14/2013 8:06PM

    I'm glad to hear your sodium went up, and I bet you are glad you can drink water again, even if you have to limit it to 8 cups.

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CELLOPLAYER1 8/14/2013 8:06PM

    Wonderful! Have a safe move! We will miss you in Wisconsin!

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JOANNS4 8/14/2013 7:03PM

    So beautiful. Thank you for these. You are in my prayers.
The Paul Bunyon one made me smile. You are inspiring everyone . emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/14/2013 5:19PM

    I am SO happy for you!! You are on your way, not just moving but your sodium and getting stronger!! I love you SO much and I am SO happy! I have tears of happiness right now for you. I am praying daily for you, John and your travels. God bless you. emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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GABY1948 8/14/2013 4:09PM

    Lovely blog and poem...I loved the pictures especially "Love is a four legged word"...that is the TRUTH! emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 8/14/2013 11:12AM

    One day at a time and you will "get" there!

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PDSLIM 8/14/2013 11:06AM

    enjoy your trip & family

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PATRICIA441 8/14/2013 11:06AM

  Oh Lady Love, I can always count on you to make my day with your wonderful blogs. I copied a few of the poems today for my youngest daughter who is going through a bit of a rough patch in life. I love the one from the Dali Lama. As it is so very true. You are such a dear, dear friend. Much love, Pat emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 8/14/2013 9:03AM

    So enjoy your blogs and please know you are making a difference in other sparkfriends lives with your words. Have a pleasant trip and keep taking it one day at a time. emoticon

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DJSHIP46 8/14/2013 8:46AM

    I'm so happy that your treatment seems to be going so well and that your off to start the next chapter of your life. Hope your journey to your new home is smooth and uneventful.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/14/2013 8:06AM

    Thank you for sharing.
Praying, traveling mercies, may your move consist of only good unexpected events.
I hope you know that YOU are a very huge BLESSING to all of us.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Audra

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SANDRALEET 8/14/2013 6:58AM

    A good and peaceful trip All the best at the new home I will pray for you You are a example to me to follow.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/14/2013 6:32AM

    So glad your family is arriving today! Have a good move and hang in there!

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LADYRH 8/14/2013 6:02AM

    emoticon Blog and great attitude. Have a safe trip.

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NASFKAB 8/14/2013 5:58AM

  beautiful as always thanks

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