DIDMIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DIDMIS DIDMIS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ DON'T FEEL SAD FOR ME ANY LONGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676588 <em>30</em> I thought I might sit alone at church but one of my spiritual families asked me to sit with them. I am the nana of the two little boys, one 4 years old and one about 2 months old, maybe less. <BR> If you are on face book you will see a picture of me with the children. <BR> Then another spiritual family invited me out to brunch and we had a wonderful waiter. So I wasn't alone today after all. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Then came home to spark with my spark family and took a n... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:41:50 EST A PLEASANT SURPRISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674607 Today the doorbell rang. I opened the door and there stood a lady who used to go to our church and actually her husband was co pastor for a time. She said, "Irene". I said yes, she was looking for a seamstress and had come to my door thinking that was the address. She was as surprised as I was as she didn't know where I lived. <BR> I said no and in the condominiums that number did not exist but maybe across the street. She and her beautiful grand daughter came in. They prayed for me. <BR... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:16 EST MY LATEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672278 <em>244</em> I am feeling better. <BR> Today I went to Sprouts to buy fresh produce. <em>243</em> <BR> When I left home it was <em>259</em> <BR> When I left the store the wind was blowing and the temperature had fallen about 20 degrees. <BR> Cold wave for us coming in. <BR> Well, as most of you know I was <em>527</em> Saturday, Saturday night, and still felt weak Sunday A.M. <BR> All I wanted to do was <em>102</em> <BR> Didn't want to <em>4</em> <BR> I slept all day ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:10:43 EST THINGS ARE JUMPING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667347 <em>355</em> <BR> Yesterday I finished my taxes, got them in the envelopes along with the checks. <BR> Since I pay estimated taxes I thought I wouldn't owe on them but God blessed by sending some handfuls on purpose and I had to pay a small amount. <BR> To keep from having a penalty or interest I always pay the same that was due this year so filled out my paper and put down in spaces provided how much and when I was to pay them. Next payment is June the 15th. <BR> <BR> Now on to the next... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:45:21 EST UPDATE ON TAXES. WHY I DON'T GO TO A CPA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665513 Years ago I did go to a CPA and he was a good Christian man and did a good job. <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> Then he retired and turned it over to another man in the company but I wasn't pleased with him from the get go. He did ok though the first year, then think he put it in the pool and someone who didn't know what to do did them. <em>198</em> <BR> I returned for the forms, they said I owed more taxes and a penalty and I don't know how much more. <BR> <BR> I said that is wrong. I ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:23:53 EST PROGRESS ON TAXES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665318 Thursday finished my expense account book. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Friday started filling in the forms. <em>386</em> Irene <BR> <BR> Friday night couldn't <em>102</em> so got up at 2:oo and worked on taxes until 6:00 a.m. with no <em>102</em> Back to bed to <em>102</em> and got in four hours. Got up and got ready for the day. <BR> <BR> My day to get <em>204</em> then ate where I had lots of fruit and veggies and yes some things not so good for me. <BR> <BR> I have to be... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 21:57:50 EST YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663775 <em>198</em> This is the week I was going to do taxes but I woke up Monday morning with lots of noise on my roof. They were putting new roofs on all of the condos and THIS HAD TO BE MY WEEK. <BR> <BR> Sounded like they were coming clear through the roof. Pound, pound, pound, and everything else they had to do. <BR> <BR> I did do some of my income tax but with all of that noise and other things going on it was difficult. I hope they are through. <BR> <BR> Monday night I woke up. It ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:14:13 EST I JUST HAD TO POST THIS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662144 Each day I post devotionals on the internet. <BR> I have a very good friend. She is Catholic, I am protestant but God has drawn us close. <BR> <BR> This is something she posted in answer to a devotion and it made my heart leap for joy. <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> These are her words. I will not reveal her name or anything else personal about her. <BR> <BR> "Would you believe that I prayed over each of the students in the room that I was a proctor of!!! <BR> <BR> One little boy said no .... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:14:56 EST AM I GRATEFUL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660481 Tonight I was thinking of writing one last blog before starting taxes when I get up in the morning. <BR> <BR> Fran from one of the teams I belong to pushed me to write it when she wrote <BR> "Happiness isn’t about getting what you want its about loving what you have and being Grateful." <BR> <BR> You will see why. After church I ate lunch with my fellow missionary friends as I usually do after church. She is 93 he is 88, at least I think that is right. <BR> <BR> They know that I will t... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:26:40 EST I WILL BE MIA MUCH OF THE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658855 Lately I have been very busy. I sleep so much and have so much to do. <BR> <BR> I have not done my income tax and other business I have to do. Since I was in the hospital and rehab almost all of 2013 I am a year behind on my record keeping. <BR> <BR> I will log in but afraid I can't chat until after I get my income tax done. <BR> <BR> I will be back as soon as possible and ask the teams that I am co leader on to please be patient with me. You will be taken well care of as there are other... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:46:27 EST YOU ASKED FOR MORE ABOUT THE BURIED CITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655118 http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/falcon/d<BR>estruction.html <BR> <BR> I don't know how to get it to where you can just click it on but it does work this way if you just swipe it. <BR> <BR> I hope this works as I haven't had much luck on links. <BR> <BR> There is much more when we google it but this seemed to be complete. <BR> <BR> Actually I used to go to Nueva Guerra when I lived and worked with missionaries in Roma Texas to do mission work. There is a lot of history on the border.... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:38:12 EST THE BURIED CITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654689 Years ago a dam was put in about 70 miles northwest of us give or take a few miles. <BR> In so doing a whole city was buried and was buried for years as we had drought for several years. <BR> <BR> Because of the drought the city appeared again because the water went down at the dam site. <BR> <BR> Cattle were dying, water was rationed, crops suffered, etc. <BR> <BR> This year we have had a lot more rain than we usually do. That is good as we needed it. <BR> <BR> This morning when I woke ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:32:45 EST TAKE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650688 <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> Take time to laugh. <BR> It is the music of the soul. <BR> Take time to think. <BR> It is the source of power. <BR> Take time to play. <BR> It is the source of perpetual youth. <BR> Take time to read. <BR> It is the fountain of wisdom. <BR> Take time to pray. <BR> It is the greatest power on Earth. <BR> Take time to love and be loved. <BR> It is a God-given privilege. <BR> Take time to be friendly. <BR> It is the road to happiness. <BR> Take time to giv... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:02:36 EST FLORIDA SENT BACK THE COLD AND THE RAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644028 Today, of course I had to get up an hour earlier to be at <em>288</em> at 9:15 which is a 1/2 hour drive. <BR> <BR> I wanted to stay in bed but didn't so got up and got ready and got to <em>288</em> on time. Lots of people came in late. <BR> <BR> I had thought of going to late service at 11:15 but when we got out of early service it was still cold and rainy. <BR> <BR> This Sunday I did not eat out with friends. Came home and ate then sparked some after the which I went to bed and s... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:13:53 EST A FRIEND IN DEED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642671 This time I would like to speak of a friend who with his family help me in so many different ways. <BR> <BR> Brian I'm talking about you although you and your lovely wife Claudia might not read this. <BR> <BR> Well as you know I was having trouble with my computer and Brian also said it was so slow. He said Time Warner Cable would give me so much more than I was getting at ATT and we got on the phone together and he talked to TWC and we set a date for them to come out and do the work. It... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:58:01 EST WHO SAYS SPARK FRIENDS AREN'T REAL FRIENDS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638222 Recently I received some comments on some of my pictures. <BR> <BR> I appreciate all comments but one person who always was there for us commented on several of mine and I couldn't help but <em>46</em> . <BR> <BR> His name was MONTY. <BR> <BR> Monty had lost a lot of weight going from <em>15</em> to <em>186</em> <BR> <BR> Actually he walked and did not run and did the virtual walk across the USA and back and started again but didn't finish. <BR> <BR> The team MOTIVATION AND MU... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 04:18:56 EST A LONG TIME FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637326 On Facebook I learned that a friend who had suffered many years passed away. <BR> <BR> He and his wife pastor a church and he still tried to do all he could till the very end. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow they are going to bury him and the churches are already closing their doors as a big storm is coming into the Kansas City area where they live. I feel for them having to get out into the ice, snow, cold, etc. but God has a time for each of us. <BR> Flights are being cancelled so I know friends who... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 00:16:17 EST I'M GOING TO TELL ON ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631131 Do you want to hear the worst thing I did yesterday from the horses mouth. <BR> <BR> Here it is. <BR> <BR> I read an article in Reader's Digest that compared smoothies from McDonald's and so called natural smoothies and they said they had the same calories. <BR> <BR> Well after I got through at the doctor's and my blood pressure was 102/48 I felt like I needed something and couldn't wait to find a McDonald's. I bought a blueberry/pomegranate thinking this will be soooooo good for me. <BR>... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:31:08 EST SHOES AND SURGEON'S PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630314 Today I went to another shoe store to look for shoes. Found a pair and they look nicer than the ones I have been wearing. <BR> <BR> I read somewhere you can wear brown with black so I am glad as the shoes are brown and I don't usually wear brown. <BR> <BR> Then I had time to eat before my doctor's appointment at 1:45 so ate and then went on over. They x-rayed my knee, said it looked good but I am having such a difficult time walking right. <BR> <BR> They also x-rayed my rib. Said they... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:44:18 EST THIS IS MY STORY; THIS IS MY SONG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628856 You can know more about me if you read my blog. "I just said no" <BR> <BR> I had gone to a specialty shop last month to buy shoes. They didn't have anything that would fit me except men's tennis shoes. I need extra depth and 2 or 3 wide because of the swelling and a high instep. For two days I called them and they said they would call right back. I called 3 or 4 times and realized I would have to go in. So I did with the shoes, receipt and all. <BR> <BR> They told me the computers were ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:06:05 EST I JUST SAID NO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628641 After PT the other day I was worn out and I hurt so bad. <BR> My rib gave me fits all night. <BR> I called and told them I would not return until the rib healed. <BR> I sure hated to do it but felt it was necessary before I did more damage to the rib. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we just have to say no and I want to get all of me well soon. <em>385</em> <BR> <BR> Irene Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:08:31 EST Ouch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627281 After doing PT I came home so tired even though I didn't do much but after being sick it took it out of me. <BR> <BR> She then massaged my feet and legs to get the swelling down and put heat on them. <BR> The swelling came down <em>55</em> but came right back <em>49</em> . <BR> <BR> I came home but had to call my friend about my computer as I couldn't get the Kindle books they said they sent and said the wifi WASN'T PLUGGED IN. <BR> <BR> I knew it was but he had put a password on... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:07:22 EST BEAUTIFUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624756 This is borrowed from a Spark Friend and I thought all of my Spark friends would be uplifted by it. <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow... <BR> may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes." <BR> <BR> Simply do your best, and you will avoid <BR> self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. <BR> <BR> Today is your day to paint life in bold colors; <BR> set today's rhythm with your heart-drum; <BR> wa... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:35:18 EST YOUR CONCERNS; MEDICINE AND DOCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623726 First I did not forget to take my medicine. <BR> <BR> I slept through supper and therefore my medicine. <BR> <BR> When I saw my pill boxes turned to night I THOUGHT I had forgotten to take it as I THOUGHT it was morning and not night. <BR> <BR> Later I did take my medicine. <BR> <BR> GERIATRIC DOCTOR <BR> <BR> Some time ago I did have a geriatric doctor but had to wait for hours In his office and sometimes he wasn't even there. <BR> <BR> Because of this I left and never returned. <BR>... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:08:12 EST SLEEP AND DOCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623596 This morning I went to the doctor. My appointment was at 11:00 and I saw the doctor at about 12:00. <BR> <BR> The doctor was running late. I told him I had hurt my rib, a couple of spots I had on my skin that I didn't think looked right and another problem. <BR> <BR> He said he thought everything was all right. I don't know if he really looked or was running behind and it was time for lunch or if he thought I am just too old to worry about. I am believing if he can't take care of me G... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:53:24 EST TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622095 I know I have answered some of your questions but you asked again so I will answer again. <BR> <BR> I called Brian, my health care advocate and he and his wife and family watch out for me. He said if anything else happens he will go with me and we will report it to the police. <BR> <BR> Someone said if I saw him in my hall to turn around and go the other way. He can walk faster than I although we are the same age. <BR> <BR> Someone said to forgive him and pray for his salvation. I have ... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:44:22 EST TUESDAY THE MAN CALLED, THE LATEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621730 Tuesday someone called. I did not know who it was. I thought it was my lady friend and answered friendly. <BR> <BR> It was a man. He said "May I come over?" I said, "I don't recognize your voice. Who are you?" He told me so I told him No he could not come over. I did not know him. <BR> Then he explained "I said "I think not" not after what you did." <BR> <BR> He said I didn't mean to offend you. I thought telling a lady she is beautiful is a compliment. I said, "Maybe so but you di... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:38:36 EST UPDATE ON THE MAN DOWN THE STREET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619829 Today I saw my neighbor across the hall. <BR> <BR> I asked her if she had seen her friend and she had and told him he shouldn't be kissing me. <BR> <BR> He said it was a lie and he did not do any of that. <BR> <BR> Now why would I lie about something like that. I have had men I know in my condo and have never said they did that and if they did and I had the door shut I wouldn't tell anyway. <BR> <BR> She told him not to come to our hall so I think he will steer clear. Hope she didn't g... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 21:55:56 EST WHAT CAN I SAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616497 <em>215</em> I HAVE A STORY TO TELL EVERYONE. <BR> Yesterday I did not have PT and had a day off from the doctors so went out shopping and doing other things I needed to do. I arrived home with my perishables in a bag I carry and it was quite heavy. A man I had seen in the neighborhood and figured he was a neighbor asked if he could help me. I have let several help me as sometimes I really need the help but something happened yesterday that had never happened before. <em>2</em> <BR> He ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 01:19:15 EST PROGRESS ON SONday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613508 This <em>67</em> I got up for early service at church. <BR> <em>8</em> Decided to walk into the church with out the <em>360</em> so I did and did some PT exercises while we were standing. <BR> <BR> Then <em>311</em> out of the church to my van. (didn't walk that good yet) <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> to the restaurant to eat with my friends. They are leaving Monday morning for a camp meeting and will return Saturday. <BR> <BR> Walked into the restaurant without the <em>3... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:20:35 EST ALL YOU TEACHERS OUT THERE I GOT 100 TWICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611391 <em>244</em> <BR> On the balance machine I got 100 twice . I am always afraid I will fall because of my balance. <BR> <BR> I went to PT this morning and did one hour then went to eat with a lady I have known for a long time. I like it there as they have lots of fruit and veggies. Did lots of driving and it is exercise getting in and out of the car. <BR> <BR> Where we went to eat I had to walk quite a bit. <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Now I am home wa... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:13:24 EST WEATHER AND OTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610642 It is supposed to be really nice Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In the 80's or high 70's <BR> <BR> Also my friends came over to install the new C. He is a whiz. I already forgot some of what he taught me but it is faster. <BR> <BR> I have been able to walk better Wednesday and Thursday. <BR> <BR> My swelling has gone down some since I quit taking some of the gout medicine that had some of the bad side effects including swelling. It has a way to go. <BR> <BR> I am a happy camper but do... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:37:35 EST PROGRESS IN PT AND SURGEON'S VISIT TODAY GOOD NEWS ALL AROUND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604854 <em>30</em> This morning I called PT to see if I could go an hour later thinking maybe someone had cancelled. No one had cancelled but they told me to come on in. <BR> <BR> I tried to post some of this on one team who has a member doing PT but the screen went blank and I could not get onto the team when I logged in again. <BR> Then all the pop ups started coming. <BR> <BR> So I thought I want all my <em>223</em> 's to know about this. <BR> <BR> When I first started Outpatient PT reme... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:28:15 EST THE RESULTS AT THE CARDIOLOGIST AND OTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602715 Today was to be a very busy day so I got up early for me, took my medications, got me ready and later drove the 25 miles to my doctor's appointment. <BR> <BR> He figured my heart is fine as he listened and heard a beat. <em>250</em> <BR> My father died of heart failure so I always ask him if I have it. He said someone who has heart failure gets breathless just walking to the bathroom and back. <BR> Sooooooooooo you may have <em>30</em> around for a while longer. <BR> <BR> He didn't... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:39:36 EST THINGS ARE LOOKING UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597594 Remember I wrote a sob blog a few days ago when I first started Outpatient PT? <BR> <BR> Now for my progress. I think the bike hurt my knees like it hurt one before. <BR> <BR> I still don't get on the bike and Amy said she will not put me on it. <BR> <BR> The session after I hurt so bad I told her so she gave me a massage and pain therapy. That sure did help a lot. <BR> <BR> Then we started the next session. She is working on my strength and balance as I have not walked right for over ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:21:03 EST SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T I CONTINUE OUTPATIENT PT??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592796 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I went to outpatient PT today. I have been hurting and was wondering if I should keep going. Amy the CPT was one half hour late. Some of the desk girls were going to start on me. <BR> <BR> I told them I understood that only the CPT could do that and I would wait for her. <BR> <BR> I also told them that according to the rules I understood that if I was late I had to pay and asked them how much Amy was going to pay me. <BR> <BR> Then I called my health care advo... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:05:48 EST GUESS WHAT I DID TODAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586000 <em>38</em> <BR> Today had to go to Toyota as there was a recall on my vehicle. They said it would take 2 1/2 hours but it was a little under 2 hours. I asked them why they couldn't get it right the first time. <BR> <BR> I had received a nice long letter from a friend so took about 1/2 hour too read that. I was so pleased she had written. <BR> <BR> I was freezing. They wanted to bring me coffee. I said I don't drink coffee but am tempted to warm me up. He said would you like hot ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:49:26 EST ANOTHER BUSY DAY AND CHANGE IN PT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581288 <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The boss of the PT's came today and said they had done almost as much as they could do in my home and wanted me to go to their place where they have machines and where he can also massage the part of my leg which hurts when I sleep. <BR> <BR> I am thinking positive and believe it will help. I will be going next Wednesday to see if I think I would like it. <BR> <BR> Only PT'S can work there. Juby, the one who had been coming is a PTA (assistant) but he was good ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:01:57 EST MY VERY ACTIVE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580184 <em>524</em> Hello Friends. <BR> <BR> I wrote some of this in my status but didn't have space to write all. <BR> <BR> TODAY I got up early for me and went out to finish my banking. This took quite a while. I had an education as it is a credit union. <BR> <BR> Then I went to pamper me. I had not had a pedicure since before my October 18th surgery and my nails were outgrowing my shoes. Oh Sweet relief. <BR> <BR> Then I got a manicure. I had chopped off my finger nails but they did... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:57:45 EST MY PT HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576130 Today it <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> (I wrote this once and Internet Explorer said they could not post it, nothing posted) <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Here I go again. Hope it will post this time. <BR> <BR> My PT came and told me I was grounded today because of the <em>27</em> <BR> Then he said our exercise today would be walking. <BR> My <em>38</em> was how can we walk if I can not get out in the rain. But ok, I have my raincoat already let's go. I'm in this for the l... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:21:28 EST REGIONAL SPARK TEAM REUNION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574858 <em>345</em> I lost my blog but will try again. <BR> We had a <em>252</em> time. <BR> I met two of our active members I had not met before. <em>235</em> <BR> We had so much fun talking of Spark and everything. <BR> I even wore my Spark t shirt under my church jacket. <BR> We laughed, ate and just got acquainted. <BR> <BR> Marcy will probably post pictures. You know how good she is on pictures. <BR> Thanks Marcy and thank you who could come. <BR> <BR> In two years (with meetings i... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:56:59 EST MY CHRISTMAS (PART TWO) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572637 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> I thought my Christmas would be spent alone. My friend who used to live here but moved away and I used to eat together and open our gifts. But now she is gone. <BR> <BR> Claudia, Brian's wife called and asked if I would like to come to their house the 25th at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast. I figured I would have no gift as they gave me my gift the 22nd so after breakfast I told her I would go. She said you don't have to go so I got to ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:03:38 EST MORE ON MY PT. HE MADE ME HAPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571931 <em>30</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Well my PT came Monday and Tuesday. He assured me he had never seen anyone get as good a bend in my knee in such a short time as I did. He was proud of me. I had 120 bend, some get only 90 but that isn't really enough. <BR> <BR> Then he worked me hard working on the muscles above my knees. He again said he was proud as I did twice as many Tuesday as I did Monday. <BR> <BR> I told him I am still not happy as it tires me to walk and I can't wa... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:26:57 EST MY CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570463 As we all know CHRISTmas is all about Christ. If he had not of come there would be no CHRISTmas. <BR> Now that I am alone my house looks a little bleak and there is no celebrating in my home. <BR> That is why it is so good to have church family and my adopted family from church who always invite me over. <BR> So my SONday the 22nd went like this. <BR> Well, I think I might of put some of this on my status but did get to go to church yesterday after not sleeping much Saturday night. <BR>... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:45:11 EST MY PT WAS RIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569225 <em>30</em> <BR> Yesterday the PT came out again. I had already gone to meet friends for lunch. Walking. <BR> <BR> Then I went to Walgreen's and walked some more. Seems Walgreen's has only their brand and Nice which I believe is their brand in so many things and I find much of it isn't as good as the regular, like Tylenol. <BR> <BR> Anyway I came home tired. The PT had called just as I was getting in my van to leave home and wanted to come then. I told him I couldn't so told him I w... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:18:13 EST DOES IT HURT? YOU BETCHA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568180 Yesterday my PT came out. <BR> He says he likes me <em>38</em> <BR> He really put me through it. We went to the gazebo and you who have had knee surgery in PT you put the bad knee down on a step and the good knee goes up. <BR> That is how I had been doing it. <BR> GOOD GIRL! <BR> He asked if I wanted to walk with a cane. I said no, I lose my balance. I want to walk on my own two feet. <BR> OK to the gazebo we go. The highest step around here. I put my walker up and he told me to s... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:42:24 EST THIS REALLY , REALLY SPOKE TO ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567222 Paul the SparkPeople programmer says: <BR> Wanting and doing are not the same things. <BR> Don't say you want something. <BR> DO what's necessary to get what you want. <BR> <BR> Why do I say this speaks to me? Because I always say I want to walk normal, not have to go to a wheel chair or a nursing home. <BR> <BR> That is why I had TKR on both knees. <BR> <BR> Now what is my problem? I don't do my exercises consistantly and sit too much. <BR> So I'm not doing what is necessary to achi... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:38:49 EST WE BLESS OTHERS, OTHERS BLESS US. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565887 God gave us tear ducts and sometimes we cry because we are in pain <BR> We are here to support one another. We just state the facts as they are and many of us have been through a lot for a long time. We do know God supplies and is with us. <BR> <BR> I always say I see other people younger than I in worse shape. Today I walked out of the restaurant and a young man held the door for me. I told him I had just had TKR and had sat too long and was stiff. He said I know what you mean. I am... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:50:50 EST DECEMBER 2013 NEWS LETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563494 From DIDMIS (Irene) Another year God has given us and it is soon winding down. He has been so good to me this year in spite of several trials. The good far outweighs the bad. <BR> In November of last year my brother who was 1 1/2 years younger than I passed away. Out of seven of us there remain two. I say as long as God has us here He has something for us to do. <BR> One brother who is 3 years almost to the day younger than I remains. When I received the Lord as my Savior I believed ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:23:44 EST MY NICE P T (PHYSICAL THERAPIST) MAYBE HELP FOR OTHERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563002 <em>360</em> No No. <BR> Only outside. <BR> <BR> This is the best PT I have had come to my house. He is 29 and will be 30 the 4th of January. <BR> <BR> He has been massaging my foot which is swollen so much and the swelling goes down. <BR> <BR> We work on the knee bend and he has me do part of it and then he pushes it on back. He is thrilled with the bend. He said I had 110 bend which I think is good. <BR> <BR> Then I told him I had trouble walking sometimes w/o the <em>360</em> ... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:26:28 EST