HAPPYGIRL511's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPYGIRL511 HAPPYGIRL511'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/ Good to be "back" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705293 Gosh its been a long time it seems since I have been here. First it was recovery from my hysterectomy in November and then when I was ready to come back I was in and out of the hospital and seemed when it wasn't me it was my hubby. So we both are on the mend and ready to begin again. <BR> <BR> I apologize to those friends and team members I may have let down, to hurt you was never my intentions. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have had a good holiday season and are sill goring song. <BR> I am fu... Wed, 28 May 2014 14:27:03 EST It begins with a Positive Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625464 Ever want something so much for someone else that you would do "anything" to see them in a better place in there lives? <BR> <BR> My journey here began a few years ago and I was making progress, then health issues and nearly losing my hubby from a heart attack devastated me. I was lost in emotion, totally lost, and though he survived quite well and I am so thankful to God above I could not get going again. To focus on my desires seemed too selfish to me. So I maintained, gained a little... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:02:01 EST We do everything together and here we will too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596427 Hi dear friends, last year was a trying year with lots of sickness and scary moments, but by the Grace of God's love and promise of a new day we survived. I wish I could say this year is off to a good start, but not so much. <BR> <BR> As my body is healing it is under a lot of stress and recently I injured my back taking our dog out on a snowy icy day. Dear hubby now requires home health care as his muscular dystrophy brings about new challenges and both of us are experiencing high blood s... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:38:05 EST We do everything together and here we will too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596426 Hi dear friends, last year was a trying year with lots of sickness and scary moments, but by the Grace of God's love and promise of a new day we survived. I wish I could say this year is off to a good start, but not so much. <BR> <BR> As my body is healing it is under a lot of stress and recently I injured my back taking our dog out on a snowy icy day. Dear hubby now requires home health care as his muscular dystrophy brings about new challenges and both of us are experiencing high blood s... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:38:05 EST New Year Resolution, or Solution? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575834 Today i have done a lot of reflecting on the events of this year. 2013 for me began with shoulder surgery in January and then illness in february that carried through til my total hysterectomy in Nov. Many ups and downs and health scares that made me look at my life, my health and what truly mattered most, family. <BR> <BR> Usually around this time of year as we are preparing to celebrate the New Year, whether it be a quiet evening at home and watching the ball drop on t.v. or parties with... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:40:30 EST Surgery Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542620 Thank you my friends for your thoughts and prayers. Had my emergency robotic surgery Thursday and got to come home Friday. My surgeon was very cautious and consulted with a general surgeon due to the amount of scar tissue I have from previous surgeries to know the port of entry and avoid hitting my intestine and hernia previously repaired. All went well, though surgery took about 5 1/2 hours. <BR> <BR> Bill & Kayleigh are glad to have me home and taking very good care of me. I was deeply... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:29:41 EST Emergency Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540669 Hello my dear friends and teammates, as many of you know it has been quite a journey for me and I spent all of last weekend in the hospital. My condition has worsened and because of that my doctor has moved heaven and earth to get my surgery moved up. It is today. <BR> <BR> I will be having an Emergency Robotic Hysterectomy. Ordinarily it is not used in emergency situations but she ( my surgeon) has gone to great lengths to make it happen, as I am considered high-risk. <BR> <BR> I am gla... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:00:25 EST Update, and surgery date set now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513699 <em>213</em> Hi friends and followers of my blogs. Well I received news today that my surgery will be December 20th. I was so hoping it would be sooner, but that is the soonest they can get to me so I can only hope it is soon enough. <BR> <BR> With each passing day I am weak and tired, and when I do have a spurt of energy and try to do more I only end up paying for it in the long run. I strive to keep my strength as I know the surgery will take a lot out of me and was advised of that in... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:40:17 EST Update to good friends, and wishing you a happy fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501746 Hi dear friends and team mates; I am glad to be able to visit with you all tonight and tell you how things are going. Many of you have been following me throughout this journey and your prayers and support and loving words have meant so very much to me. Dealing with the unknown is scary and just knowing others care does give you strength. Its such a comfort to hear from friends who share in your situation and let you know what your friendship means to them. So to all of you "thanks does... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 19:45:11 EST Not there yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497175 Hello dear friends and followers of my blogs, I am delighted to be with you all tonight. I know its been a while since I have written my thoughts. Perhaps because this has been a difficult health journey. Not just for what I have encountered and have yet to go through but because it takes its toll on you, mentally as well as physically. <BR> <BR> You know in your heart your body better than anyone, therefore there are no real surprises when you look back. Seems we all have a way of diagn... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:29:57 EST Update friends ~more surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482125 Hello my dear friends. today I went to my family doctor for follow-up exam after my D&C surgery that was done August 31st due to escalated symptoms. Good news is results came in and no cancer in the tissue they removed. <BR> <BR> However, symptoms are back and they are now making arrangements for a consult with a specialist to consider Robotic Surgery for a Hysterectomy. They will go over the details of the procedure and do it at a hospital about 40 miles north of where we live as our hosp... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:37:10 EST My Act of Kindness with a funny twist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480182 Okay so I made a vow to myself not to long ago that each day I would do an Act of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So the family and I were in Target shopping and I went out to get the car and pulled up to the curb for DH to not have to walk so far and make it easier on him getting into the car. While sitting there and waiting on DH and DD a guy came out of the store with a baby crying in a car carrier. He was swinging it slightly perhaps to soothe the baby and I noticed the baby toy tumble out of the ... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 06:22:36 EST Thankful in so many ways! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472389 Where do I begin. Well I know that its been a long journey, this path I have been on, especially health-wise since July. Many of you have reached out to me with good sound advise, comforting words and prayers and thank you never seems like enough. Well they say that sometimes things have to get worse before it gets better and so was the case. <BR> <BR> I was in the ER at our hospital both Friday and Saturday. The symptoms worsened and were beyond my control. After paging my OBGYN I was ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:38:05 EST OMG........what did I do that for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459690 Ever have one of those days where you track everything you eat and at the end of the day, OMG I went over my calories and I'm still Hungry as a Bear! Well that was me yesterday. It was like I couldn't get enough to eat, and I'm talking healthy mind you, not junk food. I wanted strawberries, and chicken, and salad, cole slaw, green beans, ....so on and so forth, you get the picture. <BR> <BR> I was mindful to write it down, but at the end of the day I Blew IT! So I chalked it up as a "Fre... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:37:02 EST My thoughts today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458739 Hi everyone, I know its been a little while since I have written. I have been on an emotional roller coaster of sorts. But I am feeling a little better now. I have completed all my pre-op stuff, labs, chest x-ray, ekg, dexa scan, mammogram, so I hope they have enough of what they think they need to do my exploratory surgery on the 3rd of September. <BR> <BR> I am anxious to get it over with and better know what we are dealing with and if anymore will need to be done, as I am tired of de... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:54:23 EST Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449175 Hi my good friends. I am grateful for all of you that follow me by reading and supporting my blogs. I write not just to vent, more importantly to share with hopes that in some way you walk away taking something I've said with you. Hoping that in your busy journeys I can touch your heart and help make a difference. Isn't that what we are here for? <BR> <BR> So I seen my OBGYN this week. She shared with me her thoughts and I will be having surgery Sept. 3rd. In the meantime we are explor... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 19:50:46 EST A test of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444005 Seems as I await for whatever they decide to do with me, whether it comes down to a hysterectomy or a D&C to try to correct my symptoms for endometrial cancer to form, it has not just been worrisome but a real test of time. <BR> <BR> The entire month of July it has been appointments, lab work, poking and probing by doctors who all seem to scratch there head and wonder. I thought once the biopsy was done, came back with good results despite what the exam indicates they would get on with it... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 09:47:33 EST