DJ4HEALTH's SparkPeople Blog DJ4HEALTH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Frustration with my phone Silly phone won't let me get my pictures off of it and I also got my children to try and they could not get them off so they say that there is something wrong with my phone and so now I have to take it to the place so that I can get them to fix it. So frustrating to have that happen. Seems like the more high tech it is the worse the problem they seem to have. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:33:18 EST A Slice of Bread Can Fracture Your Bones Carl Lowe | Jan 20, 2014 | <BR> <BR> If your digestive system reacts to bread and other foods made from wheat, rye or barley (which contain gluten), your bones may be in danger. So the sooner you give up gluten the better. <BR> People with celiac, an autoimmune sensitivity to gluten, often suffer chronic damage to their small intestine. The result of this damage, according to researchers at Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden: a greater risk of a broken hip or other bone fractu... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:29:28 EST Ginger going wild <img src=""> This plant was started with a root that I bought at the store about five or more years ago. I got tired of having the ginger rotting in my fridge and decided to see what would happen if I planted it and now I have ginger anytime that I want and don't have to worry about running out. I have to transplant it but am waiting until the leaves on this plant to die and I will transplant it into a bigger pot and maybe even planting ... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:40:31 EST Pass it on. Got this from one that is on one of my teams. <BR> <BR> Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste ..... <BR> <BR> We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. <BR> <BR> Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. <BR> <BR> Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? <BR> <BR> Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? <BR> ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:47:03 EST Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria by Michael Ravensthorpe <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled "World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria," which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States - and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria. This report, which remains one of the earliest disclosures on aspartame in a mainstream newspaper, received little attention after its publication - possibly because its implications were underestimat... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:23:32 EST Great video about GMO's and the destruction that they do FOOD FIGHT - Earth Amplified feat. Stic.Man of Dead Prez <BR> <BR><BR>6hY&feature=player_detailpage Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:08:33 EST Did not know it could grow there!! My husband had to go into the hospital and get platelets since he was at 3(yours should be over 150,000 - 400,000 platelets per microliter (mcL).) Then the doctor checked his mouth and sent the infectious doctor in to see it and he said that he has mold growing in his mouth. I know that mold grows in showers but never have I heard of it growing in the mouth but then again it is the perfect environment to grow in. Moist, dark, warm and has food too. He has a hard time eating because of it too.... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:56:45 EST Confused about what is going on with hubby Yesterday he had blood when he urinated and that was until he went to bed. When he got up in the morning there was not blood at all. He will be doing a urine test but I am not sure that they can tell us what happened and I think that when he got that potassium IV that is what caused it. He never had that problem and it went away. He has enough on his plate right now with the cancer and with all the lumps on his body. He also started a new chemo treatment this week too. So I am not sure which ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:44:06 EST Did it again!!! I can't believe that I cut my finger again but this time it was at the tip and on the same finger. It also makes it hard to type and I have to keep going back and retyping what I meant. It also hurts like crazy. More nerves on the finger tips than in the other place that I cut. Did it yesterday when I was preparing food. Knives and me do not get along and these last cuts were deep and need stitches to close them., <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:15:57 EST He has lumps on his body <img src="">He found some lumps on his body and it started out as one now he has at least six. Some of them come and go but there is one that has been there for a longer time and that is also the biggest one too. I am not sure what they are going to do and even the doctor just shook his head and I could see in his eyes that he is at a loss about what to do. I just wish that my husband would go natural since I have been reading more and ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:56:35 EST Why you should not eat GMO's Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early <BR> by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsant... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:24:40 EST They said that he.... He has the cancer back and it is in his muscles and it seems that he just can't shake this, but now it seems that God is trying to tell him to go natural and not back to those chemicals because there was a person that told us about a doctor that believes that cancer can be cured and that person gave us the name of that doctor. It is something that I have been telling him for the last couple of years but now it seems that God realize that maybe someone else needs to tell him that. I have been ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:04:52 EST He needs a biopsy on his right calf. He has some type of mass in his right calf muscle and they are trying to get it biopsy this week if they don't do it this week that it will be done next week. I wish that I could take him this week but tomorrow I will be having a Colonoscopy and they will be going in the mouth into the stomach and some of the intestines too. So no driving for at least 2-3 days and I am not suppose to go out of my town for 7 days. I want to be with my husband and support him in his time of need. Please pray fo... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:34:58 EST Going home!! Tomorrow we will be home until the 30th of this month. We have to come back just one day and get his PET scan and CT, then they will take out the thing that they put in him for the chemo and bone marrow transplant. Don't know how many times we will have to come back and check in with them but don't care right now because we are going home tomorrow. His blood count is getting better. Thank you all for the prayers for him. Praise our Heavenly Father for His mercy!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Mon, 21 May 2012 22:58:32 EST I was so nervous in court today. Had to go to court today because of an accident that I witnessed. It was between a handicapped school bus and a small pickup truck. Needless to say the truck lost. It had a broken axle and scrapped the road as the trouper drove it off the road to get it out of traffic.. There was no children on the bus and that was good since it was a bus for special needs children. The windows were dark and I was talking to the bus driver at court since we were there early and that is when I found out that t... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:46:54 EST The reason why we are fat, it is not what you think!! <link><BR>archive/2012/03/24/hungry-for-change.a<BR>spx?e_cid=20120324_DNL_art_1 </link> <BR> <BR> You can watch it free until the 31st of March Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:13:50 EST Ups and Downs This bone marrow transplant has its ups and downs. One day he is feeling good and then the next day he is feeling bad. Today we went to go get more medicine for him and while I was in the store he got sick and when I came out he told me that he threw up and so we went back to the place that we are staying and he laid down and rested. Did get him to eat something so that he could take the meds that we picked up because they said that it had to be taken with food. Don't know if it is Graph-host... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:20:37 EST What a dollar can do.. <link><BR>archive/2012/02/25/change-for-a-dollar<BR>-mini-movie.aspx?e_cid=20120225_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> It is really amazing Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:43:18 EST Getting ready for the second tranplant for DH We will be leaving tomorrow to go to Shand's to start the testing again. This time they will be using our sons bone marrow to give to his daddy. We will be there for a couple of days then go home and come back in about 10 days for the hard part. We will be there over 100 days from the time that they give him the bone marrow. Have to make sure that I also keep healthy so that he will not get sick because it could kill him if he does. He will have no immune system because of the chemo kills it.... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:39:21 EST He is in remission with both of them He had a whole body scan done on Thursday and the doctor called us later and told us tthat he did not see any hot spots at all on his scan. So now they are saying that he is in complete remission from both cancers. Now this is ALL God's work since he has stage 4 cancer and the doctors did not expect him to live even 6 weeks from the time he got diagnosed with it. <BR> <BR> Both of the cancers that he had was also rare and only about 75 people in the world have it. So Yes it was ALL God's ha... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:33:09 EST We are now in the 21 century We now have a phone that you can also go on the internet and do other things with it. We just had a basic phone but with all the stuff that is happening with my husband and that we might be going to Shands again for a transplant then he decided that it might be better to get one of those phones for us or should I say two of them. One for him and one for me. Now we have to learn how to use them to its full capacity. Now just to figure out how to get those ring tones that my daughter sent me a... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:45:07 EST Lets talk about Cancer After Steve Jobs died, my husband was talking to me and saying " Why do people keep telling me about all the people that die from cancer, Don't they know that is not want I want to hear". And he is right because it is telling that person that there is no hope in getting rid of cancer. That person is fighting for their life and does not need negative info. After he got cancer I realized that I had stopped telling him about the stars that died because most of them died of cancer and I did not w... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:16:35 EST Did a dumb thing today While washing dishes I ended up cutting my finger real bad and needing four stitches in it. It bleed for a long time and even while they were stitching it it kept bleeding. I go back Wednesday to have them check it to make sure that it is ok. No washing dishes for a while. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Update <BR> <BR> It is infected and I have to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection <em>39</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:19:23 EST Cellulitis That is what the doctor said and that he agreed with me that it was not goat with almost looked like it but did not have the pain that they said is with gout. I could walk on the foot but the top was hot and swollen and it did hurt but only on top. Now I have to let the foot rest and to keep it up and also to keep off of it. Now I have to figure out how to do that and take care of my husband who is in a wheelchair since his cancer caused him to loose the ability to walk. He is getting better ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:19:51 EST Delayed His bone marrow transplant is on delay because his cancer is not under control and they are now trying a different chemo. If this works then they may do it. But right now they are trying to kill the cells that keep coming back. It seems to move to different parts.. It first started in his esphagus and then moved to his bone marrow now it is in his lymph system and in his muscles. The worst is on his neck and it changes his voice and he sleeps allot. Now they also checked his brain and spine s... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:07:57 EST Happy Birthday hubby Today is my husbands 56th birthday and I did not think he would make it with all that cancer that almost took his life earlier this year. But sweetie you made it and I pray that I will be having more with you in the future. I know that this next couple of months will be hard as you go through another bone marrow transplant but I pray that our son's bone marrow will cure you and that we will be celebrating more birthdays together. Love you very much. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:34:00 EST Lost my husband's nephew this past Sunday Please pray for his family as they go through this time. He was only 39 years old and now he is gone. He was no t feeling well Saturday night and from what I heard that he did not wake up. Died in his sleep. He did become a organ donar and they sent his body to Miami to harvest the organs. Don't know when he will be buried but hopefully my husband can go to it too. They will also preform an adtospy on him to see why he died. His girlfriend is very upset and they have been in a relationship fo... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:19:03 EST How long will this keep going on? Today we had a talk about what is happening in his body. He has at least two lumps on his back and the one on his neck is hard but weird shaped. The doctors keep pressing chemo but he has been through at least three different treatments and they have not worked. The cancer keeps coming back more aggressive each time. They just seem to throw anything at him to see what will work (if it does not kill him first) and they don't have any answers to his questions. This time he says that he will com... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:56:47 EST Update on the cancer progress He seems to be responding to the treatments, the swelling in his neck is going down but he still can't walk and sometimes the doctors don't tell him what they are going to do and he gets upset because then they spring it on him and he wants to know what they are doing and what they are planning. Since we got the advocate involved we have been getting more info. It also helps that he has a sister that is in the medical field too and knows more about how to get stuff done and how to get answers... Tue, 3 May 2011 23:41:38 EST The Two Cancers He has two different cancers in him and they say that it is a hybrid and that it is very rare too. It is a cross between Multiple Myeloma and Plasmablastic lymphoma. These two cancers are not suppose to be in the body at the same time and the second on it usually found in HIV people ( he was tested and does not have HIV). They can not explain why he has it and they are dumbfounded that he has it at all. It is now in his spinal cord and it is pressing on his nerves that is causing him to not f... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:53:45 EST Before and After <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I bet you thought that you would see other pictures but this in even more amazing and that now I can walk better with the new knee. If you look closely you will see that my right leg is now more inline with my body and not off to the side. I guess when you walk crooked for most of your life and then you have to learn how to walk properly it ... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:06:05 EST It's a bird no it's a plane no it's Elastic woman or that condition that makes your joints loose that the bones like to slip out of place. Had been having shoulder problems and finally went to the doctors about it and they sent me to PT and she said that it looks like my shoulder joint was out of place but it does not hurt like they show you on TV. I am double jointed in my knees, toes and some of my fingers but never thought that it was like those people that you see on TV that go through the tennis rackets. So now I will be g... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:10:56 EST Getting real with myself. Since December I have put on about 30 pounds but have not changed my tracker. I know that I need to do that and start to get serous with this weight loss. I also have found that I am a stress eater and with everything that is going on in my life I have been eating anything that I see. I got to put every thing in God's hands and let Him do His will in my life. I also know that if I had been at the weight that I was and the condition too that I would not have been able to deal with what my husb... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:53:39 EST Delays in his treatment. We were suppose to be in Gainesville and having him have his bone marrow cells taken from his this week but because of him testing positive for hepatitis (A or B, he is not sure which one) he has to wait a week. He thinks that he was exposed to it when he was in Korea in the late 80's but I think that he was exposed to it when he got those blood transfusions when he was going through chemo. If he has it active they will treat it so that he will be ok. In a way it is a blessing in disguise b... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:54:47 EST It will happen in November. Tuesday after we got back from Gainesville and the doctor said that he might have to go through five to six chemos before he would get the transplant. Not good news for my husband. We got a call from the transplant team and they said that he will go with this chemo here and then they will start doing the process for getting his blood for the transplant and will start the process the end of this month. We will be gone from home until around Christmas and then he will be monitored here after we... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 19:59:31 EST Great news on the bone marrow biopsy!!! Hubby was getting ready to go to the hospital to have his third round of chemo and he got a call from his cancer doctor but the nurse said that he was on the other line and she would have to call back when he got of the line. We both thought that it was bad news since he got the bne marrow biopsy done last week and that it was to be done some time this week. Well she called back about 10 minutes later and the doctor said that it was a preliminary report but they could not find any cancer in h... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:46:30 EST They found 2 that match We got a call from the bone marrow transplant team and they said that they found 2 people that match all ten points and that they also found 2 that matched 9 of them. So that is great! Now he has to get done with the chemo and then we will be having the transplant done. Please still pray because we don't know if the people are still wanting to give or if they are still alive. He is amaze that they found one so soon and even more amazed that they found 2 that matched and 2 that have 9 points t... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 23:26:48 EST Second Round of Chemo is done. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He will be done with his second round of chemo by tonight and will be coming home tomorrow. He seems to be doing better and is not in pain from the cancer but the shots that he has to take to make his blood count go higher is causing him pain. At least he can take pain pills to help with that and that they do work for that but the pain pills did not help him when he had that cancer going through his body before the... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 22:02:36 EST He has bone marrow cancer :( They finely figured out what is wrong with my husband and they say that he has bone marrow cancer and they are rushing to get him on chemo again but it will be a different type of chemo. After chemo he will need a transplant of bone marrow since the chemo will kill all of his. He is very weak and he may get more blood transfusions before they do anything else. It will help him to be stronger if they do. It has been six weeks of hell for him and he is in great pain. He was given morphine and t... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:23:32 EST Just got good news about husbands nephew Just got news that my husband's nephew might be getting a kidney. He will be tested to see if he is a good match. He has been on dialysis for a long time and his mother is on it too. She has been on it longer though but has not gotten one yet. Not sure if we will be going to Pennsylvania for the wedding now, just have to wait and see. <BR> If my husband was feeling better there would be no question but he has been feeling bad and got out of the hospital this past Tuesday (6th). He is still ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:04:02 EST The doctors still don't know what is wrong but he is getting better He is finally not sleeping all the time and he is getting bored with being in the room. Good sign because before he did not care now he wants to go. The doctors still don't know what is going on and they are throwing out all kinds of stuff. I think that one of them is on the mark since he said that my husband has a rare pneumonia and that is why he is out of whack. He put my DH on antiboitics and he started to improve. He still has a ways to go but he is getting there. One doctor still keeps ... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 23:45:59 EST Name Change (It was shorten) I decided to shorten my user name and it will be easier to remember than the one that I had before. It was too long and now I have on that is shorter and that I like better. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 22:45:58 EST My cholesterol levels If what the doctors are saying then my cholesterol should be through the roof but for the last three years it has been falling. Three years ago my cholesterol was at 177, the next year it was at 166. Now just this past month it is at 145. I eat allot of meat and of coarse veggies and fruits. I also eat allot of eggs at least 3 or more times a week. So if the doctors are right then my cholesterol should be through the roof but it is going down and I am not doing any thing to make it go down. I... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 21:35:24 EST Husband's weight loss? Since he has started chemo, he has been eating like crazy but he is losing weight. Some times he does not feel like eating but he forces himself to eat and he eats allot of food and still is losing weight. So far he has lost about 15 pounds in a month. I will have to bring that up to the doctors about how to keep him from losing weight. Not sure if it is fat or muscle that he is losing, I h9pe and pray that it is fat and not muscle and will ask the doctor if there is a test that can tell whi... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:34:52 EST Cancer ...... that ugly word. My husband has cancer and not just one he has two cancers and they are suppose to not be in the body at the same time. He has non Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma. That was the thing in his esophagus and causing him not to get air into his lungs very well. We will be traveling to Gainesville to start his treatment tomorrow and then come home on Wednesday from there if he is feeling better after the procedure. The doctor that is treating him is a world renowned doctor(we Googled him and c... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:09:48 EST My new exercise bike. After my knee replacement I started PT to get my knee back to working again. At PT they put me on a stationary bike and I really liked that cause it helped my knee move better. So my husband got me a new one and I have been riding it since. It is so nice and quite and not noisy like the others that we had bought and I wore out. <img src=""> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 17:03:46 EST Mass was found in husband' s esophagus. Got home from the hospital on Monday from a total knee replacement and now my husband is in the hospital because he had a hard time breathing, He went to the emergency room on Wednesday and they found a mass. He came home because of me having surgery on my knee but then Thursday he had problems with breathing and our son took him to the doctors and they decided to admit him to the hospital. He is in ICU so that they can watch him because he is having problems with getting enough air. He trie... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:43:46 EST The Pneumonia that won't go away I have been battling this since early December but I think that I had it longer because I was very sick before the elections and was having a hard time breathing. I thought it was my lupus but when I look back, I find that I was running a low grade fever and having nights sweats. I am on my fourth round of antibiotics and if this does not work the doctor is talking about doing a lung biopsy to see what is going on inside my lungs. I just want to get well and get back to losing this weight but... Sat, 23 May 2009 22:08:09 EST Our Anniversary Today it will be 29 years that we have been married and it has been an adventure all the way. Yes we had some bumpy roads but we also have some smooth roads. We have been to England and to Europe as well. We have been to allot of the States and as soon as I get better maybe we can see more of the United States. That would be nice.Now with me being sick and he with diabetes it is a little harder to go any where but we still go places here in Florida. My husband likes to fish and so do I but I ... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:57:59 EST Update on Hubby <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> He has a bad sinuses inflammation and they gave him more drugs to control it. Hopefully that works and he will be going to an ENT doctor because he also has holes in his right ear too. They want to find out what is causing that and to see if it can heal it self and not get worse. Not sure what they will do for his sinuses but will find out once he gets his referral to see the specialist. <BR> <BR> Update; <BR> ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 20:46:51 EST