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Update from our house...August 15, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My kidney biopsy is scheduled for August 23. I have to be in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic at 10:30 to do the prep work, with the biopsy scheduled for 11 a.m. Recovery room appointment with the doctor is scheduled for Noon. I will have to stay overnight before coming home. The biopsy is done by a radiologist with an ultrasound. The doctor says that I have not been diabetic long enough for the diabetes to be causing my kidney issues. My left kidney is enlarged also and they aren't sure why that is. I have been diabetic for about five years and have been on a low protein diet for two years or so...with no more than 45 grams of protein a day.

I went with my younger daughter, Richelle, to her sonogram appointment this morning and we were able to see her unborn son's facial features, etc. very clearly. AWESOME!!! PTL for getting this opportunity!!!

Hope your day was as great as mine!!!

Heading to The Champion Center in Springfield, Ohio which is near Columbus, Ohio, (actually the other side of Columbus from us) tomorrow with Richelle to help work at an Appaloosa horse show. Love spending time with her and I am excited to see all our horse show friends. I missed last year due to having brain surgery. PTL I am able to attend this year and am so thankful that Richelle doesn't mind dragging me along. lol She enjoys the free help of her momma!!! She does all the computer work for the show as well as entry forms, final show results, etc. and has been doing the horse shows since she was fifteen years old....for nineteen years. This may be her last year as next year she will have to take along her eight or nine month old son...not sure she will want to do that. : )

Have a wonderful weekend!!! ENJOY whatever life brings your way!!! 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!!!!
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen

BLESSINGS:
GOD
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
FREEDOM
PRAYERS and PRAYER WARRIORS
BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS
ACCEPTANCE
SMILES and HUGS
Spark Friends!!!
Great sonogram and doctor appointment for Richelle!!!
Baby Z due December 15...
He will be named William Joseph and called Liam!!!
My wonderful family and a loving husband. I love you!!!
Cleveland Clinic and their wonderful doctors
Enough "bad" things to keep life interesting
Heat, air conditioning and electricity for our home
A day of beautiful sunshine
Plenty of healthy food
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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JAXMOMMY 8/19/2013 2:00PM

    Hi Helen. Good luck with all of your tests and with your travels to get the tests! As always, I admire your faith and your positive outlook! I'm so happy for Richelle and her son! Hope you enjoyed the horse show! Keep the faith! Love, Melissa

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TGFLIFE 8/18/2013 7:29PM

    You will be in my prayers and I have faith that all will be well. Bless you and your family. Your growing family.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/16/2013 10:54PM

    I hope everything goes well with the biopsy.

I think it is so neat that you got to be present for the baby's sonogram. I wish my mom could have shared in that.

The horse show sounds great. I used to love to do that too.

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JANIEWWJD 8/16/2013 8:48PM

    I will be praying for everything to go well on the 23rd!!! May the Lord bless you and protect you!!!!
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FROSTY99 8/16/2013 5:27PM

    How exciting to be able to see the little grandson even before he arrives. I just know that was a wonderful experience for you. Enjoy the horse show.

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MAMISHELI53 8/16/2013 10:27AM

    Isn't technology great? How exciting to see your grandson already!
Praying the peace of God goes with you for this biopsy.
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MILLISMA 8/16/2013 10:18AM

    Always have you in my prayers but will add extra praying that all goes well for the biopsy.

How exciting to get a "glimpse" of your grandson! That had to be so emotional for both you and Richelle.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2013 7:47AM

    Keeping you in my prayers for good results. HUGS And that's so awesome that you went w/your DD to the ultrasound!!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/16/2013 4:40AM

    HELEN HOW EXCITING TO SEE THE U/S. AND PRAYER THAT YOUR SURGERY WILL TURN OUT OK AND THEY GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBLEM.

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NELLIEC 8/16/2013 12:51AM

    I am and will be praying for the biopsy.

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SILVER1369 8/16/2013 12:37AM

    You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. Have fun at the show!! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/16/2013 12:17AM

    I hope this biopsy will gave them the answers needed about your kidneys.
That is so exciting to see your grandson before he is even born -the amazing technology these days! So glad you can enjoy spending all this time with your daughter and enjoy the horse show!
The summer weather has finally found us and I enjoyed an 82 day today, with the weekend to come with more sun and warmth to enjoy the wonderful river trails and my Mom's gorgeous garden, doesn't get any better than that!
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DEE107 8/16/2013 12:08AM

    praying for you my friend

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JUNEAU2010 8/15/2013 10:45PM

    Prayers for your trip and good test results. And also for that baby boy!

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