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/ Friday update on IRENE by Marcy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969965 Ok I hope I don't loose this post! Let me see if I can remember what I wrote when I came home this afternoon after seeing our friend IRENE (my computer went bazerk!)sp? <BR> <BR> This is where IRENE has been staying: <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b547b7a9-9c15-41f1-953d-316e91d1b1e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the entrance I use! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03cee934-6e3e-428b-bf4b-6ec9979e5b43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But in one week she will be moving into an ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:12:06 EST Update on IRENE - Monday the 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967436 Hello friends of IRENE and hopefully now mine!!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your continued prayers, thoughts, comments and goodies for our friend. <BR> <BR> She sounded good today until I asked how she was doing! I know she is very frustrated. <BR> <BR> Her shacking is the same - maybe a little worse as the doctor does not want to change the meds just yet. <BR> <BR> This makes it very hard for her to feed herself - which is why I wish I was closer so that I could go during lunch or suppe... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:21:36 EST UPDATE on IRENE by Marcy (Monday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964065 Went to see IRENE today ---- <BR> <BR> Spirits were up and down. <BR> <BR> Her friend Russel and his wife showed up shortly after I arrived. They left when the food arrived. <BR> <BR> I prepared Irene's meal (baked chicken breast - broccoli - rice pilaf - bread - orange jello - milk. <BR> <BR> I feed her - she just about ate it all - a lot easier when she was able to eat without spilling any. Funny she put a towel over her gown before we started....I told her not to worry I would not ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:41:20 EST Friends of Irene - UPDATE for Sunday the 19th - this is Marcy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963475 Irene is not doing well - <BR> <BR> When Brian told her that he had told me that she was doing fine - she called right away and said - she WAS NOT doing well. <BR> <BR> Being bed ridden / out of touch with the rest of the world and no computer time is taking a tole on her emotionally. <BR> <BR> She is still on oxygen after a week. <BR> <BR> Back still hurts a lot. <BR> <BR> When I asked her what the plans were after the 3 weeks left in Re-hab - she started crying --- Brian is looking... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:16:45 EST FRIENDS of IRENE (this is Marcy) Up-date for the 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961923 When I called Irene this evening and she didn't answer - I began to worry so I text her friend BRIAN. <BR> <BR> He had a meeting with the Staff at the Re-hab and she will be there for 3 more weeks. After that they are not sure. <BR> <BR> I asked him about the oxygen but he must have not seen that - I am still concerned about that. <BR> <BR> Her shaking has gotten worse so they are looking into changing the medicine. <BR> <BR> Brian didn't mention anything about the ammonia level so I'm g... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:41:20 EST UPDATE on IRENE by Marcy (Friday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958858 Friends of Irene (didmis) it seemed as thought I wasn't going to be able to see Irene today but after all my lessons and an invitation to the movies (which was in a town a little closer to the town Irene is at) I made it! <BR> <BR> My friend, Letty, so kindly went out of her way for a short visit to my dear friend Irene. <BR> And of course she feel in love with her humor and spirit and in fact they both gained up on me!!! <BR> <BR> I was worried when I walked into her room as she is now u... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 00:04:50 EST FRIENDS of IRENE (this is Marcy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958113 Friends of Irene - I am cutting and pasting all the comments and pictures of goodies that some of you have sent. <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> <BR> I'd like to have pages and pages for her to re-look at!!! <BR> <BR> SOOOOOOooooooo........ <BR> <BR> Send if you would like to be included in this FUN Spark Get Well Card for our Beautiful IRENE - please send them ASAP!!! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to go see her today! She misses you all and she really needs some cheering up from all of us! <BR> <BR... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 13:19:35 EST Irene is in the hospital - marcy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951917 Saturday, June 27, 2015 <BR> IRENE HAS HAD ANOTHER FALL AND IS IN THE HOSPITAL. <BR> <BR> I talked to her a while ago (hard to understand her and I don't think she could hear me clearly). As far as I know she lost her balance and fell. Doesn't seem to have any broken bones this time. <BR> <BR> I will be going to the hospital later in the afternoon after 1/2 of my music lessons as it is in a different town. <BR> <BR> I text her friend, Brian and am awaiting for his evaluation and word from ... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:51:32 EST I AM BETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950929 <em>104</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> My last blog was so negative as I felt so bad. The doctor was even concerned. <BR> <BR> Now I am going to try to write a positive one as I have felt so much better. <BR> <BR> I still have bathroom problems. <BR> <BR> The guy came to draw blood yesterday in the morning to see how my ammonia levels were. <BR> <BR> The doctor said they were fine and to continue to take only one dose of the lactulose. I had been taking four some time ago but have... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:55:17 EST THE WORST DAY I'VE HAD IN A LONG TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950061 <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>198</em> <em>385</em> Irene <BR> <BR> Tuesday was the most horrendous day. I woke up really dizzy and felt bad all day. <BR> <BR> Of course I had to go to the BR multiple times. <BR> <BR> I canceled PT but they were happy as we were having thunderstorms and no one wanted to get out. <BR> <BR> My health care provider talked to the doctor and they are coming to my house to draw blood for my ammonia levels. <BR> <BR> The nurse is coming. <BR> <BR... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:36:23 EST THE STORY OF MY FATHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948674 <em>345</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> My father got angry with the pastor when I was young <em>90</em> <BR> and quit going to <em>288</em> . He was very strict and gave my mom the silent treatment and paddled us kids very hard. I saw him slap my my mom once which scarred me toward men. <BR> <BR> He would not let me date until I left home at around 20. One thing they did send us kids to church but I never did receive the Lord as my Savior. I was baptized in water and joined the ch... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:44:05 EST NICE PEOPLE CAME TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948010 <em>30</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> First my nurse came. She is so nice. I just love her as we have the same beliefs. <BR> <BR> Then the elder from the church with his prayer warier wife Opal came. They both prayed for me and he had a big testimony of what the VA had done to him in our town. I took Charles there once and never again. Some are good and some not so good. <BR> <BR> I get so worn out running to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> A team I just joined because I thought it could... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:44:15 EST A BUSY WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947527 <em>198</em> <BR> Most of the week was good but busy. <BR> <BR> Tuesday my nice PT came and I got in some exercise including lunges holding on to the walker and standing close to the chair. <BR> She took my recycle things as she said she had a recycle bin and my shopping <em>43</em> 's aren't back yet because of the storms. <BR> <BR> Wednesday my house cleaner who calls me her friend came and she cleaned the house and trimmed my toe nails and put lotion on my feet. <BR> <BR> Thursd... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:41:39 EST MY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946807 A Tropical Depression and not a hurricane came in and those who have Facebook I shared the report on it. It was bad enough since they had already had so much flooding and destruction. Many were worried that it would come down here but it was north of us about 300 or more miles. <BR> <BR> My shopping <em>43</em> 's are just north of Oklahoma City not wanting to come back through that but they are in a bad spot for tornadoes so I am concerned about them. <BR> <BR> My house cleaner just ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:37:56 EST A GOAL FULFILLED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941943 <em>198</em> <em>102</em> <em>360</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I did go to my gum specialist today. My gums were in bad shape as I had not been to him or the dentist either since I broke my back and have to take the high powered laxative. <BR> <BR> He wants me to come back each month for a quick check up. He never charges me for those. <BR> <BR> Then go to the dentist in 3 months. <BR> <BR> I was so worn out when I got home. <BR> <BR> I went to cracker barrel. I called in my order an... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 19:14:33 EST I FOUND IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939823 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> When i was in the bathroom earlier I heard something drop and thought it was water as I was reaching for my towel to dry my hands. I even looked in my pull up bag and it wasn't there. <BR> <BR> Well I just went to the bathroom again and lifted up the pull up bag and there it was on the floor. <BR> <BR> I started praising the Lord and thanking those who prayed and yes I was <em>46</em> and said I found it over an over. Yes, It meant much to me. <BR> <BR> <e... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:21:57 EST LOST MY DIAMOND RING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939786 <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I noticed my diamond ring my husband gave me was not on my finger. <BR> <BR> After looking everywhere and not finding it I am <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry to be so negative but know you will understand. <BR> <BR> The physical therapist came this morning and we do occupational therapy as well as physical therapy trying to strengthen my whole body. I think I might have lost it while using the band but can't find it. <BR> <BR> When I lost weight I c... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 18:57:11 EST TWO ANGELS CAME TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939291 <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> My house cleaner <em>43</em> came and cleaned the house and also put lotion on my feet as I cannot reach my feet. <BR> <BR> She is the one who's father died and they took him to Monterrey, Mexico to bury him. <BR> I gave her some clothes that were too big for me and also paid her extra as she stayed longer and also applied the lotion. <BR> <BR> My Elder friend and his wife Opal have a son who is as kind as they are. <BR> <BR> He had put a burnt o... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 21:57:01 EST SO MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938568 God is so good. <BR> His <em>43</em> 's watch over us. <BR> <BR> Being 86 and having multiple afflictions I can still say <em>304</em> God for the years you have given me on this earth to serve you and be a blessing to others. <BR> <BR> Some Prayer requests: <BR> <BR> 1. The gentleman who was the youngest of the 9 children of the family I worked with when I first came to Texas to be a Missionary. I wrote a blog about this SONday. <BR> He is more afflicted than I am and is only 56. ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 15:29:22 EST My SONday A NICE SURPRISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937412 <em>304</em> Lord for your goodness. <BR> <BR> I thought we wouldn't get thunderstorms today as it was cloudy out but in the east it was black so I thought they would move on. <BR> <BR> But awhile ago I heard a clap of thunder and it started raining. Not for long though. It is over for now. Who knows for later. <BR> <BR> This morning I slept in and got a good night's rest. Got up took my med's, ate some fruit and watched some really good church services on TV. <BR> <BR> Then it ... Sun, 31 May 2015 18:37:53 EST THE 28TH WAS NOT SO GOOD A DAY FOR ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936274 <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> I promised to make the dental appointment. This is a specialist and he has days he doesn't come into his office so this morning I did make the appointment. It is June the 8th , 10:A/M. <BR> <BR> So HAWTGRANNY <em>248</em> for 3rd. <BR> <BR> Also one of the delicate issues is in the mail and at the same time I received the papers I needed for the other delicate issue. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did manage to do a load of clothes between <em>360</em> running bac... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:26:50 EST INSPIRED TO TAKE CARE OF ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934713 <em>521</em> <em>304</em> HAWT GRANNY <BR> <BR> One of the teams I belong to asked us to name three things we would do before the end of May. <BR> <BR> May is almost over and I said it might run into June. <BR> <BR> She said hers probably would too. <BR> <BR> My three were: <BR> <BR> 1. Get my hair cut. <BR> <BR> 2. Make an appointment to have my eyes checked. <BR> <BR> 3. Make a dental appointment. <BR> <BR> Well, although this has been a rough day I washed my hair and... Tue, 26 May 2015 19:06:44 EST MEMORIAL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934154 Today is memorial day. Many use it for pleasure but it is really a time to remember our soldiers, those who did not return and those who did. <BR> <BR> I watched PBS last night and they had the most wonderful memorial service. First they honored the ones who died in service and then each branch of the military. <BR> <BR> They even had two young people who were kids when their father was killed in action saving the lives of three of the officers under him. The young people did so good and ... Mon, 25 May 2015 19:25:12 EST TWO FRIENDS WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD RECENTLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933088 Today I received notice from a friend that her sister had passed away. I feel for her. She has only one sister left and neither is in too good of a shape but my friend has a very positive attitude which helps a lot. <em>48</em> Gloria. <BR> <BR> Then a friend from India which belonged to two teams I belong to and was an encouraging person even in her own pain passed away also. Her grand daughter wrote a blog and told of her passing. She had eaten breakfast and was enjoying the sun ou... Sat, 23 May 2015 15:48:44 EST TWO FRIENDS WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD RECENTLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933087 Today I received notice from a friend that her sister had passed away. I feel for her. She has only one sister left and neither is in too good of a shape but my friend has a very positive attitude which helps a lot. <em>48</em> Gloria. <BR> <BR> Then a friend from India which belonged to two teams I belong to and was an encouraging person even in her own pain passed away also. Her grand daughter wrote a blog and told of her passing. She had eaten breakfast and was enjoying the sun ou... Sat, 23 May 2015 15:48:44 EST THE BLOG I PROMISED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932772 <em>2</em> <BR> I decided to not post what was stressing me out so much as it is a delicate situation and you do not know who will read it. Anyone can get into your computer and some things aren't for unseen eyes. <BR> <BR> You do know about Tuesday already, the good doctor's report and then the running back and forth to the bath room. <BR> <BR> Wednesday the house cleaner did not come. She had told me two weeks ago her father was in the hospital in a very delicate condition and if she... Fri, 22 May 2015 22:56:53 EST DOCTOR'S VISIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931098 Doctor's visit went well. My cholesterol was 169 total, 164 good and only 60 something bad <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> He is concerned because I am losing weight and told me I can add some protein to my diet like fish or chicken so it will be fish twice a week <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> My ammonia levels were half what they were the last time they checked them. <BR> <BR> My <em>360</em> and I got a lot of exercise today as I made 8 trips to the b/r today. <BR> <BR> I'm almost afraid to ... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:10:42 EST DISAPPOINTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929709 Well, this morning I got up, hurried around, took my medicine and ate my breakfast. <BR> <BR> Almost time for our <em>288</em> church service live on the <em>387</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Nothing again. <BR> <BR> Even though I always say I am going to quit trying each Sunday I try again then go to the TV and try to find a preacher I like. <BR> <BR> PRAISE REPORTS: <BR> <BR> I woke up. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Today is a day of rest and worship and I did both. <BR> <B... Sun, 17 May 2015 16:43:42 EST NOW IT DOESN'T TAKE SO LONG BUT HAVE ANOTHER ISSUE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929193 <em>250</em> Now I can type w/o waiting five seconds for each letter to come up. <BR> What a relief. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> But the other issue is that I have an ad which pops up covering what I am trying to do and have to close it multiple times. It is FreeStyle Precision Neo system which is to check blood sugar. <BR> <BR> But at least I can type. <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 May 2015 15:46:46 EST I AM BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928868 Thank you for all the comments on Marcy's blog Still not working right. Fri, 15 May 2015 22:47:45 EST FRIENDS of IRENE (this is Marcy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928241 Friends of Irene: <BR> <BR> Irene called me - she is having some computer problems again. <BR> <BR> When she is able to log into Spark or Facebook, she can only read but not write back. <BR> <BR> So - I told her that we would write a short funny and inspiring message for her to laugh and nod her head at!!!! <BR> <BR> She sounded great! <BR> <BR> Her pastors daughter is doing great!!! Kidney is working well! Praise God!! <BR> <BR> Her next blood work will be next Tuesday. <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 14 May 2015 19:04:52 EST GOOD NEWS: MY PASTOR'S DAUGHTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927223 <em>104</em> Thanks for your <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> I called the pastor tonight and found out he was in San Antonio with his daughter. The kidney is working <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> We had a good time of praise right there on the phone. <BR> <BR> She is coming home he said tonight or tomorrow so he will bring her of course. <BR> <BR> I told him to make her watch what she ate and get some exercise as she is overweight and needs to have a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Today was ... Tue, 12 May 2015 23:09:31 EST CHANGE OF PLANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926938 Well, the <em>257</em> and <em>54</em> arrived early. It thundered and lightened all night and it was difficult to get good sleep in. <BR> <BR> This morning I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment and blood work at 8:40 so got up at 7:00 and got ready, looked out and it was still raining so I called Brian and we cancelled as he said it was raining pretty hard in the area I was to go. <BR> <BR> Now the therapist called saying she will be coming out around 1:30 more or less so ne... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:09:48 EST MY MOTHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926534 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> No blood family wished me a happy mother's day, not even my niece who calls me mom. <BR> <BR> But.......... I received several calls from friends, Mother's day wishes from my Spark Friends, a text then Brian and Claudia came over bearing <em>19</em> 's and a beautiful card from "My family, naming them and their three children. Then Claudia always writes the most wonderful notes. <BR> <BR> Brian did some little things for me. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'm to go to t... Mon, 11 May 2015 19:35:05 EST PROBLEMS AGAIN WITH COMPUTER AND TELEPHONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925516 <em>46</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> What a day. I waited and waited for them to come back out as they promised to be sure everything was running alright. I finally slept in my recliner as I was worn out, something which I never do. <BR> <BR> The technician did come out from the cable company and everything was fine for a bit but he said it is the box on the outside. I don't know what it looks like or where it is but the mowers might be able to do a number on it or people might mess... Sat, 9 May 2015 22:47:53 EST WHY I DISAPPEARED THIS AFTERNOON http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925042 <em>30</em> <em>39</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> First I received a couple of nice phone calls. One from my pastor's daughter who just got a kidney transplant. She had been on dialysis for a long time but she had told me this isn't going to last forever. I am going to get a kidney and she did. Answer to prayer and her faith believing the Lord would supply all of her needs. <BR> <BR> Then my elderly friends came with two side salads (huge). I ate one and saved the other, then th... Fri, 8 May 2015 22:13:29 EST WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924425 <em>345</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> First of all I woke this morning feeling rested. Ready to go for a busy day. <BR> <BR> Second My pastor's son (also a pastor in the church) arrived earlier. I had just finished breakfast and taking my medicine and drinking my water or part of it. <BR> They never know how long it will take to get across the bridge from Old Mexico into the good old USA. <BR> We conducted mission work. I asked about the work knowing they had a revival. <BR> 8 soul... Thu, 7 May 2015 18:48:41 EST MY EVENING OF THE 5TH (GRAPHIC)SUFFERING AND VICTORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923803 <em>15</em> <em>46</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> My stomach has begun to feel bloated and full in the evening when I take a new pill the doctor gave me. I eat before taking my meds but plan on eating a little more after. <BR> I have no room for food after I take the new med. I have no appetite. My stomach swells and pretty soon I have to hurry to the bathroom. I would think I was done, clean myself and it would start again. <BR> <BR> My back was hurting so bad, my nose was run... Wed, 6 May 2015 16:33:29 EST SORRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923233 <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> It has been impossible for me to be on the teams much lately. Have had some really bad days and one night couldn't sleep as my medicine didn't work me until night and every time I went to bed I had to get up. <BR> <BR> Monday worn out, Tuesday trying to pick up the house some as the house cleaner comes tomorrow. The day she comes it wears me out although she does the cleaning. It plays havoc with my medication and eating schedule which is important. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 5 May 2015 18:57:51 EST ANSWERS TO YOU ON THE FRUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921291 My refrigerator is very small and I don't have room for a lot of things. My freezer is also small and almost full. I did call my shopping <em>43</em> 's to come and I'm going to give them some things I no longer eat. Since I am vegan now my diet is limited especially when I can't stand to cook. <BR> <BR> I do have bins but seem to forget I have stuff in them. Out of sight, out of mind <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today I'm feeling good. Went to bed at 11:00 and it was 9:00 when I got... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:34:24 EST GOT GOOD NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920943 Today Brian called and said my ammonia levels had dropped again, whereas they were 192 last time this time they were 92. I don't understand <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Last night I tried to go to bed early as I was so exhausted but every time I lay down I had to go to the bathroom. That is good for the ammonia levels and I got more exercise getting in and out of bed <em>246</em> I lost count of the number of times I did go. <BR> <BR> My friends who always bring me the fish called today a... Fri, 1 May 2015 17:41:13 EST WHO SAYS WHEN YOU RETIRE YOU'RE NOT BUSY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920502 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Today I had a doctor's appointment at 9:50 so since I move more slowly now I set the <em>128</em> for 7:15. <BR> <BR> Well, I got ready to go, took part of my medicine drank some water and <em>433</em> first to the bank to cash some checks as I needed Money Honey. <BR> <BR> Then went on the the doctor's office. It is quite a ways from my home but made it fine. Brian met me there. They were surprised I drove and I said I had to Brian wouldn't pick me up ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:43:49 EST I ABSOLUTELY WORE MYSELF OUT TRYING TO COOK HEALTHY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919347 <em>198</em> <BR> I decided to make a bunch of mixed vegetables and also opened a can of beans and a can of spinach with a touch of barley. <BR> <BR> I won't go into all I put into it but a lot. It sure doesn't look good but one does what one has to do. I ate a cereal bowl of it. <BR> <BR> Some of the veggies were frozen, then purple cabbage as they say it is good for you. <BR> <BR> What wore me out worse was opening the cans of spinach and black beans. I have an electric opener bu... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:10:28 EST ADDITION TO MY LAST BLOG-DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918803 <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Since I was so full after I ate a large apple and had to <em>29</em> something before taking my <em>273</em> medicine I just ate some whole wheat crackers with Laughing cow cheese. <BR> <BR> Some are already sleeping and hope all have a blessed and peaceful sleep. <BR> <BR> Hugs to all who commented on my blog and especially to those who gave good advice. <BR> <BR> In my mind I always questioned Chef Meg using butter and sugar but it is natural. <BR> <BR> F... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:01:45 EST MY DIET FOR TODAY AND NURSE CAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918668 <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast I went back to oatmeal which does have some protein and peanut butter ditto with seeds.Also my banana. <BR> <BR> I was desperate as I wasn't going to the bathroom and that way the ammonia levels would not go down. <BR> <BR> Well it worked! <em>360</em> and <em>360</em> back and forth three times so far and have two more doses to take. <BR> <BR> Lunch I had a baked yam, okra with tomato and onion and an orange. <BR> <BR> The nurse came and whe... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:21:41 EST DISAPPOINTING NEWS ON AMMONIA LEVELS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917157 <em>46</em> Yes, I have been crying. <BR> <BR> The doctor called Brian or he called the doctor one and my ammonia levels were 192 <BR> <BR> The last time they were 52. <BR> <BR> Brian said that is almost as high as what sent me to the hospital last time where I hallucinated and they thought I was dying and people came in to pray. <BR> <BR> Brian said I will have to cut out all protein as that causes the levels to go up. <BR> <BR> Sounds like I will have to go vegan. <BR> <BR> I don'... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:16:20 EST WHAT A DAY THIS HAS BEEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916636 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I got up after 8 hours of sleep and went to get my blood work done. <BR> I did not take my medicine, only the heart and thyroid, did not take the powerful laxative and was worried about my ammonia levels going up. I did not eat breakfast as I went in fasting. <BR> <BR> They helped me so much there, were so kind and seeing how I walked they asked if I wanted physical therapy. Well with that comes a nurse and a CNA who tried to draw blood once and made... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:17:18 EST HOUSE AND DOCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915947 <em>38</em> <BR> They gave me an appointment for the doctor for tomorrow. Then they called today and said they had to cancel the doctor's appointment as I had to have my blood work first. <BR> That means I go in <em>49</em> <em>49</em> times. <BR> Now why didn't they do it right the first time? <em>303</em> <BR> He has to have the results of the blood work before I go in. That is understandable but not telling me to go in for blood work then they would give me an appointment fo... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:35:05 EST SOMETHING I FORGOT ON MY SATURDAY BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914535 <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I decided to try calling again to friends I hadn't seen in years. <BR> They live in Sugarland, outside of Houston. <BR> Well, this time Martha answered the phone and we talked an hour. <BR> Her husband had passed away in 2011. He was 89. <BR> She, as her husband, were walking Bibles and had the gift of healing. <BR> I met them at a church where Charles and I ministered. <BR> They had a building named after them and I believe their son is carrying o... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:55:42 EST SATURDAY MIRACLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914186 <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Friday night I could not <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Got up really late Saturday around noon. <BR> <BR> Later on in the afternoon received a phone call from some people who were in town from Oklahoma. I had met them at a church I met Charles at and also ministered at on my itinerary. <BR> <BR> They wanted to <em>433</em> over so I said come on. <BR> <BR> Soon they arrived. We had such a good time of fellowship and then they prayed for me an... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:11:22 EST