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/ 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 UPDATE ON MARCY AND OTHER THINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913227 <em>38</em> Marcy did call the doctor's office this morning and the doctor hadn't even looked at the results. Some doctor's are like that. I told her to persist. <BR> <BR> My friends came with my fish today with baked yams and green beans. Enough for two days. He is 90 and she 93 and they are going to celebrate their 70th anniversary very soon. <BR> <BR> Tonight Brian, his wife, his youngest son and a friend of Claudia who is also from Colombia came. He split some pills for me, fille... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:16:06 EST COMPUTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911881 <em>198</em> <BR> Last night I was so stressed out I couldn't sleep so got up and tried to log into the computer. <BR> <BR> No go. I couldn't get anything. They told me to check everything but all of the droopy little icons came on saying this site could not be reached and to check this and that. <BR> <BR> I checked if I could see any wires or plug ins loose. NOTHING! <BR> <BR> Well I went back to bed but so stressed out and shortness of breath. I finally got to sleep, woke up in fo... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:15:59 EST SORRY SANDY IS LEAVING TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911458 <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> She helped me so much. Ran errands for me. <BR> <BR> Today I did go to my bank close to home and they have a drive through. <BR> <BR> Somehow I twisted my best knee today and now it is giving me fits. <BR> <BR> Besides that I spilled a bunch of shelled pistachios in the floor. Got some of them up with a grabber but will let someone who comes over get the rest up. <BR> <BR> My new Spark picture is of Marcy and I the first time we met. I have on my spark T-shirt... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:06:32 EST A PLEASANT SURPRISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909633 <em>220</em> My friend who used to live here and was married to my pastor in Kansas City moved away to New Braunfels, TX. <BR> <BR> She called and said she was in town and came over today and we had a nice visit. <BR> <BR> She asked if I needed anything from the store so gave her a few items I was running short of. <BR> <BR> I asked if she would like me to give her some money and she said no way. She will not charge me. <BR> <BR> We have known each other for a long time and they actu... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:29:59 EST WHY VEGGIES MAKE ME GAG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908560 When you have to eat only vegetarian and can't stand to cook much it gets tiring. <BR> <BR> No <em>487</em> <em>497</em> <em>483</em> <em>489</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <BR> <BR> No white rice or white potatoes and I am sure no white pasta as it is constipating. <BR> <BR> So it gets boring. <BR> <BR> That explains some of your questions on my blog. <BR> <BR> Thank you one and all for reading them. I can always count on some of you to comment on all of them. <em>... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:17:13 EST SOMETHING NEW TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908384 <em>204</em> Before things got moving and I couldn't get out I went across the street where there is a beauty salon and got my hair cut. It was out of control and I was ashamed for anyone to see it. <BR> <BR> The girl who cut my hair was so sweet. She has children, is working and is going to school to be a social worker. She will make a good one. She helped me in every way she could and gave me a good hair cut instead of chopping it like like the other one did. <BR> <BR> She said she ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:28:22 EST SOME HAVE ASKED ABOUT MY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908042 Resurrection Day is my favorite way of describing it. He Arose! <BR> <BR> Easter for me was like all of my other days. <BR> <BR> No one came. <BR> <BR> Only one person called. A long time friend whose son pastors a church. <BR> <BR> My thought was I am supposed to have a lot of friends on Facebook from my church but people from other churches do my shopping and other necessary things. <BR> <BR> Only one elder and his wife Opal come to see me once a week. I love them dearly and have ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 00:32:31 EST WELL YOU SEE I CHANGED MY SPARK PICTURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904498 <em>244</em> <BR> Taxes done, printed out and signed and put into Brian's hands to recheck and if it is ok he will mail it for me. <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> Got out for a bit yesterday as I had to go to the bank. That was only about a mile from my house but it wore me out. <BR> <BR> Today took a long nap, watched deal or no deal on TV, then watched It Takes a Church <BR> <BR> I have to keep my legs up a lot so read my Kindle and watch TV <BR> <BR> Time Warner sent me another remote c... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:29:08 EST WHAT A DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899618 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> First of all I woke up at six and knew it wasn't enough sleep so thought I'd sleep a couple more hours. <BR> <BR> When I woke up it was 9:00 and as you know I move slowly. By the time I dressed,etc. <BR> took my lactolose and other medications and had breakfast which consisted of oatmeal, banana and peanut butter it was getting late. <BR> <BR> The house cleaner comes a little before 12:30. I had to wash the bedding and since I didn't pick up the house yesterday... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:01:21 EST A FUNNY KIND OF DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898488 First of all I think with the 13 hours of sleep two days straight I got my <em>102</em> out. <BR> <em>102</em> evaded me last night until five o'clock this morning. <BR> <BR> I thought I have nothing to do anyway except a few things around the house. <BR> <BR> Well, at 9:00 a.m. being deeply <em>102</em> I thought I heard voices. <BR> <BR> One was of my house cleaner, and the other two were of my shoppers. <BR> <BR> It was so real. <em>246</em> They said they would come ba... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:12:31 EST GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO HADN'T READ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895541 <em>244</em> My ammonia levels were down. The doctor said he would be happy to see them below 80 all of the time.. They were 52 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> The problem is I can't get out because of the bathroom visits. <BR> <BR> Brian came today to change the bandage and my arm is healing nicely. He said he hopes by the end of the week he can leave it off <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Love you guys my <em>223</em> 's and thank you so much for your <em>458</em> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:08:11 EST WHERE DID MY DAY GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894921 <em>198</em> BUSY, BUSY BEAVER. <BR> <BR> First of all I did not <em>102</em> well last night. <BR> <BR> It takes me a lot longer to get ready for the day than it used to. <BR> <BR> I learned the hard way not to hurry when I fell Sunday. <BR> <BR> I called my friends who do my shopping for me an said with the bandage on my arm I couldn't even do my dishes. <BR> <BR> She said we will come in the afternoon but called back and said they were coming this morning. <BR> <BR> They arrive... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:56:08 EST FALLING FOR YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893644 Not really falling for you. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I posted a tiny bit on my status but left a lot of questions to be answered. <BR> <BR> This morning I was in such a hurry to get to my computer to watch our church service live <BR> <BR> and was carrying my oatmeal, peanut butter and banana and what did I do <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Because of my rushing I fell on the floor. <BR> <BR> I skinned a piece of my arm. and blood on my dress. <BR> <BR> I pushed the button for Brian. H... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:17:40 EST MAY I VENT A LITTLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889262 <em>39</em> Since I didn't get to sleep until 5:00 a.m. I could have stayed in bed but didn't. <BR> My desire was to see our church service live on the computer so put my hearing aid in and ready but nothing came on. <BR> I messaged my elder friend and he said they were in baptisms but it would be back on so I waited. <BR> I told my elder friend we would have to baptize his wife Opal since I missed out on the baptisms. <em>334</em> <BR> Yes, it did come back on but now I couldn't hear ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 14:06:23 EST MY BLESSINGS OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888343 <em>459</em> Although I am almost shut in as most of you know I do receive blessings on purpose from time to time. <BR> <BR> As I mentioned on my status that was one of those days, as is every Friday. <BR> <BR> My elder friends come to visit and bring me fish (not fried of course) and sides. <BR> There is enough fish for two days. <BR> <BR> They are the ones who serve the communion in our church and are both older than I but they get around well. <BR> <BR> I had mentioned on my status... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:29:20 EST NOTICE TO ALL OF MY TEAMS AND FRIENDS PART 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887052 The problem with my income tax is not something new. <BR> <BR> I don't keep my expense book updated so have to work on that first. <BR> <BR> I have started filling in the tax forms. I still have not found my 2013 stuff . <BR> <BR> I need to get organized but am not too good at that. <BR> <BR> Some have mentioned I needed help but if I don't have the right information they couldn't help me. <BR> <BR> You would never know I used to work for Internal Revenue!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:38:41 EST NOTICE TO ALL OF MY TEAMS AND FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886545 It is absolutely necessary that I take some time off from the computer. <BR> <BR> I don't feel too good. <BR> <BR> Working on income tax. <BR> <BR> My papers are in such a mess I can't find 2013's return. <BR> <BR> I need to work on income tax which is not a simple one for me. <BR> <BR> Then i need to shred papers and go through papers on my desk. <BR> <BR> Each day I hope to log in. <BR> <BR> Each day I will post the devotionals. <BR> <BR> If possible will do the Trivia. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:01:35 EST MY CUP TRIED TO TELL ME SOMETHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883941 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> The last time my nurse was here she told me to drink warmed up prune juice. <BR> <BR> Well I was already taking this powerful laxative which brings the ammonia out when I go to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> I listened to her and drank prune juice this morning and took my laxative. <BR> <BR> I noticed prune juice was coming out of my special microwave mug everywhere I sat it. <BR> <BR> When I finished drinking it I saw why. <BR> <BR> It was cracked and was leaking.... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:31:01 EST EATING OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881475 We are on a journey to eat healthy. <em>433</em> <BR> <BR> Where does this journey take us? <BR> <BR> I know there are places that advertise low calorie and some low prices but are they healthy, <BR> <BR> Most have too much fat and too much salt. <BR> <BR> Google your favorite places and check them out. Maybe they are low calorie but how about saturated fat? <BR> <BR> How about having enough salt for 3 days in one meal? Even if you divide it and eat half it is too much. <BR> <BR... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:27:33 EST A BAD REPORT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879550 <em>46</em> I have been sad today. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Because my ammonia levels went up again, they were 42 and now were 84, and my medicine has been increased. <BR> <BR> I have been so busy today I haven't done much on here. <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> My friends who did my shopping for me came and did my shopping and prayed for me. <BR> <BR> My friends who bring me fish once a week and visit came and prayed for me. <BR> <BR> Thank God for His <em>43</em> 's <BR> <BR> I have ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:07:28 EST I RECEIVED A WONDERFUL GIFT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875833 Hope everyone had a happy friendship day. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> This was a better day for me. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now the gift I received. I have a male friend who lives about 250 miles from me. We have been friends for six years or more. <BR> After I see the doctor in March he wants to come down and said he wants to do things for me I can't do even cleaning and he is a squeaky clean guy. Anything, so I'm going <BR> to make the list. <BR> <BR> Pity people who live closer ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:54:58 EST MY LAST TWO DAYS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875345 Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether or not you have a sweetheart, you have someone who is sweet after your heart! Jesus is the lover of your soul and He will NEVER let you go! <BR> <BR> Let this be a day where you not only give chocolates and trinkets to people you love, but take a moment to let Jesus know how much you love Him. He loves you with an everlasting love that will never fade! Love is on your horizon! <BR> <BR> I love how they describe it in Mexico. It is frien... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:46:06 EST GRANJERRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873186 I don't know if this was sent to all of her friends or not but in case it wasn't here is something her granddaughter sent to me on her behalf. <BR> <BR> <BR> my gd anita just posted a blog about my health and then read your blogs out to me...just to tempt me to write to you dear friend and did i succumb. well my tremors and lack of concentration don't make it easy but am trying. hope your health is looking up. i am leading a complete disabled life, can't walk more than 8 to 10 steps and I s... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:00:50 EST IRENE'S COMPUTER woes...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864070 Hello - this is Irene's friend, Marcy (mnnsaide) <BR> <BR> Irene called me this evening to let me know that she will not be on line for a while until here computer is returned from the repair shop. <BR> <BR> I know she will miss everyone. <BR> <BR> But she is doing well - we had a good chat and laugh! <BR> <BR> Marcy Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:25:23 EST COMPUTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860362 <em>215</em> (This is MARCY - mnnsaide) Irene's computer is in the shop and will be there for a couple of days <BR> <BR> <BR> CompUSA has changed to Tiger. I didn't know that as I hadn't been there in a long time. <BR> I called them myself today an they said they could clean it and then put my stuff on a USB (what do they call it) scan disc? <BR> Now they just have McAfee and I don't want anymore of that. I have it until December 17th. <BR> They said it would cost more or less $129.... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:36 EST Today 1/21/2105 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859704 <em>198</em> <BR> Today the nurse came out to draw blood. She always has a difficult time getting it. <BR> This time she gave up. <BR> I said I felt like the Orange they practice on. <em>334</em> <BR> I was worn out and didn't get to eat breakfast or take my medicine until after 1:00 as she came late. <BR> Then I called McAfee and you know how that goes. It wears you out. I ate a snack and took my second dose of medicine, went to the bathroom and laid down. <BR> Brian wants CompUSA... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:31:41 EST ADDITION TO MY LAST BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859088 First Brian brought over a lot of equipment to check everything out <BR> When he got online with Dell they told him everything to do which he did. <BR> Then he called them. <BR> They told him about the viruses <BR> He did all he could do. I had an Acer before this. <BR> I check my bank account and so far they haven't taken anything out and the bank wouldn't permit it without notifying me. <BR> This is the last Dell I get. <BR> I'd rather buy like CompUSA as they have a good repair crew there... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:32:12 EST I MAY BE OFF THE COMPUTER FOR AWHILE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858960 Brian worked for hours on my sound and videos. Dell wants to charge $200.00 to return it to default. <BR> So he is going to take it to COMPUSA to see what they will charge. <BR> I didn't want a Dell. <BR> He thinks it came from Spark. I don't know but he said they had gotten into my bank account. <BR> So I may have to come back with a new name and everything and may miss a lot of things. <BR> Know I am still here, just silent. <BR> Irene Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:00:53 EST WHY I HAVEN'T BEEN ON MUCH TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854647 <em>198</em> <BR> I got up this morning at 10:00 tired and weak. <BR> Picked up for the house cleaner and washed the bedding. <BR> They told me to take more of that powerful laxative which brings my ammonia levels down. <BR> I think I took too much on my second dose. I am to take 4 doses a day. Then if I <em>360</em> yesterday I really <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <BR> S... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:19:57 EST THE NURSE SCARED ME TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853805 Well, I have been quite busy. <BR> One of the head nurses came out and she said my ammonia levels 184 <em>198</em> <BR> I said I thought they had gone done from 184 to 90 <em>243</em> <BR> Still high but going the right direction. <em>55</em> <BR> Now they increased my medication that makes me go to bathroom and lower the ammonia levels. <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <em>360</em> <BR> Back and forth, back and forth to the bathroom. <BR> I don... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:42:09 EST AMMONIA LEVELS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849690 Brian called and my ammonia levels were below 100 for the first time in a long time being 90. Still high but coming down. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am sore today because of giving a urine sample yesterday as I had to hold myself up but that will soon pass. At least it is not pain and I understand exercise soreness. <BR> <BR> Things have been quiet around here today. <BR> <BR> I'm still enjoying the fish my nurse brought me. Have enough for tomorrow as well as more acorn squash and ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:12:37 EST EVERYTHING HAPPENED TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849039 <em>198</em> <BR> The nurse came this morning and was here two hours. I was late eating and taking my medicine and it hasn't worked yet. <BR> <BR> My next door neighbor came over yesterday and was so mad at me. He had let his girl friend fall as he said he had to let her out in the grass and It was my fault because I didn't park up far enough. I did not have the breezeway blocked. I tried to tell him I ask people to stop out from the curb but he didn't want to listen. He knew it was ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:29:06 EST A POEM I WROTE IN 1995 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845018 The mountains of brass do surround us, <BR> As trials are pressing our way. <BR> And it seems all is in vain, <BR> When our heart is in pain, <BR> And we try, how we try to pray <BR> <BR> But in the midst is a valley, <BR> Where Christ has placed us awhile. <BR> Where we learn to rely, <BR> And to God we do cry, <BR> Till the tears are replaced by a smile. <BR> <BR> He teaches us most in the valley, <BR> The things that we need to be strong. <BR> He leads through the fire, <BR> Though it's... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:56:50 EST MY AMMONIA LEVELS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842523 <em>104</em> My ammonia levels dropped from the 185 back to the 115. I thought maybe something happened in the testing or something else for them to be 185 which was extremely high and I usually can't think, talk or type or much of anything but sleep. <BR> Brian said I did not have any of the symptoms of my level being that high. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> I am happy it is going the right way. <BR> My swelling is going up again but there is nothing too difficult for God and I believe ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 07:29:37 EST BEARING GIFTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841326 Yesterday only two people came from Reynosa Mexico, the pastor's son who also preaches in his father's church and a soft spoken gentleman named Jorge who also preaches there. <BR> Now they have four preachers. <BR> <BR> They were 3 hours late because the bridge was backed up. All of Mexico was out of school and came over to get in on the sale prices. They left that bridge and went to one further East and doubled back. I know what this is like as I had to wait for hours many times after tea... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:18:16 EST AN EXPLANATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839350 <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> After writing this on a friend's page who has gone through so many things herself I felt I should put it in a blog. I realize some of you know all of this already but some don't. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I feel like a wimp as so many have more problems than I do. <BR> I have had this since 1962 when I first came... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:43:32 EST MY CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838940 Everyone says they love me but I was alone with the Lord and with my Spark friends except for one family. <BR> <BR> I believe the Lord felt alone in most households receiving gifts while He was forgotten by many. I know, all He wants are our <em>26</em> 's but does it feel <em>51</em> sometimes when we fail to give him our lives putting Him first. <BR> <BR> Our birthday comes and we receive <em>144</em> 's, His birthday comes, what do we give Him <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I received... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:28:28 EST