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Doing My Best - pushing through

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Well 2014 started out nasty for me - I was hugging a bowl for 6 days!!
I spent New Year's Eve in the hospital - in the ER - dehydration and just wanted to be sure my kidneys were OK, ect. I have known 2 people who have died from flu complications while maintaining their chronic kidney disease.

I started my new semester on Jan 4 and went to class sick, however, I kept to myself and kept my hands in my gloves (to not spread germs).

Don and I had the most wonderful holiday with our kids and grandkids. We had most of them overnight and spent two wonderful days with our son and his wife from Cali.

A pic or two of the damage to my yard from the ice storm. We lost over half of one of our pine trees.


I joined the Winter 5% challenge - and am on the emoticon A team! emoticon emoticon emoticon !!
My work load of 60 hours a week of work is taking its toll on me, I have gained 9 pounds!! I am committed to working out and tracking my food. I have to continue to work on this for me! my health! and look fit and be strong! NO ONE can do this for me!

I have been missing my dad! He was always my cheerleader! and encouraged me. I miss him so much! No one understands the connection that dad and I had, we shared our faith and prayed for each other every day! I miss his stubbornness, his grit to continue to fight his way through life with all of his ailments, his determination to share God's word and grace with everyone who crossed his path. I miss his love for me. I miss his presence in my life. I miss his quirkiness! I have a voice mail message from his birthday two years ago - I called to wish him a happy birthday, his phone went to voice mail so I left a message singing to him - he called me back and my phone went to voice mail, he left me a message singing happy birthday to himself... emoticon that was my dad! I love him and miss him so very much!

me n dad 2011

I have about 106 days until graduation... 60+ hours of work a week, I am making it a priority to meet my fitness goals and to continue to follow a kidney friendly diet, when I graduate I want to look healthier and fitter than I do right now.

Thank you for stopping by my page - I may not get the chance to stop by your page to personally thank you, but I really do appreciate your continued support and encouragement.
God Bless!
Jean


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BLUESKY104 1/20/2014 1:27PM

    emoticon to you on everything. My sister has been doing at home dialysis for many years now so know how careful one has to be with kidney disease.
Miss my Dad too - I have been fortunate to have an oral history that my home town library did the year before he passed and last year on his birthday and a year a a few weeks after he passed I was able to watch him once again - so know even what that phone message means to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 1/19/2014 11:58AM

    It's nice that you share the good memories of your Dad. I stil miss mine very much and he's been gone almost 7 years now.... emoticon

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WENDYJM4 1/19/2014 5:19AM

    hugs

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TURTLETALK 1/18/2014 7:00PM

    So sorry to hear how sick you have been. Good luck with this final semester and best wishes for a great winter challenge!

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