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Progress on so many levels

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tomorrow I have a job interview at another library.
I am studying the research about the library and area. I am also preparing questions to counter when they ask me if I have questions.

My husband got to drink ginger ale and pepsi today at rehab, and ate some homemade scotch soda bread. He sat up in a chair, and worked with physical therapy and speech therapy. He was really aching tonight. No wonder. He was using muscles untouched for the last month. Yay for progress.

I am also very thrilled at finally reaching 20 lbs lost again. This time I am pretty sure it won't come back. I can't eat eggs due to allergy. I have food intollerance to wheat and soy. Those things throw out all the cookies and baked goods out of my life.

With Ron in the hospital/rehab, I added more walking to my 1.5 - 2.5 miles walked at work. I may not be doing heavy duty workouts, but I am doing, and it is working. I am still trying to do a little toning, light weights, when I can.

I am making progress, and considering what I have gone through over the last month with my husband's surgery, cardiac arrest, infections, collapsed lung, fevers, dehydration, medical neglect, inability to swallow, etc. I am dealing ok.

One baby step at a time.
Now I have to convince my husband of that.
Imagine his joy when he could finally have something wet to drink, and not just gelatinous.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 8/29/2013 1:48AM

    emoticon emoticon on the 20 lbs lost! Ironic a health issue has forced you to give up the things you love for food! Walking is as good as an exercise as anything else and safest too. I hope you get this new job you are seeking, though I thought you were happy with the one you have..
Your poor husband has been through the wringer. Hoping the worst is over and he can finally start making a full recovery. In all of this, how is the result of the surgery, has it healed properly?
Keep on taking care of yourself, you are worth it,
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LIVING4HIM_INWI 8/28/2013 9:49PM

    Best of luck on the job interview!!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 8/28/2013 2:28PM

    Sounds as if everything is on the UP swing and that is FABULOUS to hear! I am so happy to hear Ron is improving and pleased for you, too. Slow and steady wins the race, my friend!
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Congrats on the lost pounds! Keep up the good work!

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FROSTY99 8/28/2013 1:58PM

    emoticon being answered. So happy for all that is going right for you. Good luck on the interview.

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KNYAGENYA 8/28/2013 11:59AM

    Congrats and good luck.

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LOOKINGUP2012 8/28/2013 8:18AM

    Big congratulations on your 20 lb loss!
He refreshes and restores our life - our selves.
Praying He will send you much refreshing and healing to DH.

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BESSHAILE 8/28/2013 6:09AM

    Good luck on the interview - and way yea on finding out what you're allergic to - and prayers that you reach your goal and your dear husband does too. Wet is good!

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TXPATRIOT 8/28/2013 12:50AM

    Congrats on the 20 lbs!!

Hope your husband makes a quick and complete recovery!!

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GONABFIT 8/28/2013 12:19AM

    I will keep both you and your husband in my prayers! Proud of you for continuing to take care of yourself... and I've never met you. God Bless and CONGRATS on the loss of 20 lbs!

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NORASPAT 8/27/2013 11:10PM

    Great progress for sure DEBORAK, keep up the good work. Happy for both of you Ron does seem to be doing well, It is really hard work relearning what he has always done. Great he has such a good support team in you. Well Done. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 8/27/2013 11:06PM

    Praise to God! I'm praying for you to get the job and survive the stress and of course still praying for your hubby!

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CIERAPOET 8/27/2013 10:57PM

    emoticon Progress all around Deborah!

Thank You Lord that you said if we delight ourselves in The Lord you will give us the desires of our heart. You know that Deborah desires this new job. I thank you for surrounding her with your favor. Give her a Spirit of Wisdom so she will know how to answer any questions. I thank You Father for working in Ron's body. I thank You that You are Perfecting ALL in her body that is out of line with Your Word. Every cell, every system every muscle EVERY part of his body functions PERFECTLY as YOU created them to function for by Jesus' Christ Stripes Ron is totally restored.

Congratulations on ALL your progress Deborah. I'm praying for you both and thanking God for His Goodness in your lives!
God's Many Blessings!
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