PURESTILLWATER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURESTILLWATER PURESTILLWATER'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/ Goodbye for now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167735 I just bought a Garmin Vivoactive watch because it is waterproof and I can use it in the pool. Although it does allow me to sync my steps from it to here, it does not allow sync between here for food and the connect app. They use MyFitnessPal instead. soo,,, <BR> <BR> I downloaded and have started using MFP. <BR> <BR> It seems okay, it doesn't have as much as SP but I really don't need two places so I am going to end my streaks and move on (at least for now). <BR> <BR> Maybe this is ... Sat, 21 May 2016 19:56:47 EST Update on Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118148 It has been a bit since i have posted. Here is an update on my wellness journey. <BR> <BR> I have reverse T3 which means my thyroid is not converting t4 (the storage thyroid hormone) into t3 the active one I need. That is why I am hypo. <BR> <BR> I also have adrenal fatigue (low cortisol in the day and high at night). This is what leads to my inflammation and also part of my fatigue and a... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:35:07 EST Learning so much about my thyroid and other health issues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071767 I have been on a journey to understand my thyroid issues and came across the STTM (Stop the Thyroid Madness) site, bought the book, joined the forums etc... I can not believe how much information I have learned about proper nutrition, proper supplementation, other issues that must be solved in conjunction with my thyroid issues. It is all connected and by only trying to treat the one thing I have gotten sicker and sicker and sicker.. Learning so much and so filled with hope for answer... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:16:32 EST New Year = New goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065759 My focus in this order for 2016 are: <BR> <BR> Jan - continue to learn about my Thyroid and Adrenal issues <BR> Jan - Eliminate foods through the AIP to determine which are triggers for inflammation <BR> Feb - Start working out again <BR> March - Appoint with new NP for help with Thyroid and Adrenal (appnt is end of march) <BR> by end of 2016 be done with all three surgeries I need with targets of April, July and November for the dates. <BR> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:31:37 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052510 Just a quick post to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. May the love that God shared by the giving of His son Jesus be shared amongst all of you. Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:15:33 EST Feeling spoiled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024437 Today is my birthday and my honey as usual spoiled me rotten. Opera in am, shopping, then movie Burnt in pm. Plus pressies. He's such a keeper. Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:44:13 EST Back to the pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872069 My arthritis has gotten so bad I can hardly walk. I rejoined the pool this week and have been doing water walking. It feels so great. I go the a gym at a local hospital and they have a Therapy pool too which I go in after my walk to stretch my muscles. Feels good to me moving with less pain while I'm in the water. It isn't pain free but it's greatly reduced and bearable. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:49:27 EST New year, new start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843099 This is not a resolution, this is a vow. Today I choose life. Deut 30:19. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:35:18 EST Overcome: Hymn, Prayer and Scriptures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788417 This weeks Church bulletin I felt led to do the theme of overcoming. We all need to overcome something, especially those of us struggling to be more healthy. We need to overcome our food addictions or bad habits. <BR> <BR> Below is a hymn I found on overcoming, the prayer of agreement for the week for the bulletin and the scriptures that go with the prayer. May this bless you. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:31:55 EST Prayer of the Week: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779665 Lord, This week we come before you to ask for your wisdom. Jesus, we are pretty wise in our own ways and so we often rely on our wisdom. Jesus help us to know that if we rely on your wisdom then you will direct our paths and make our paths straight. Lord, help us to know that you will add wisdom when we don’t have it. Lord help us to know that you will give us the words to say when we lack. Lord, rebuke us when we try to do it in our own power, our own wisdom. Lord, remind us that our... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:21:38 EST Hymn: Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779664 Verse 1 <BR> Mighty God, while angels bless Thee, <BR> May a mortal sing Thy Name? <BR> Lord of men as well as angels, <BR> Thou art every creature's theme. <BR> Lord of every land and nation, <BR> Ancient of eternal days. <BR> Sounded through the wide creation <BR> Be Thy just and endless praise. <BR> <BR> Verse 2 <BR> For the grandeur of Thy nature, <BR> Grand beyond a seraph's thought; <BR> For the wonders of creation, <BR> Works with skill and kindness wrought. <BR> For Thy providence,... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:21:11 EST Hymn: Jesus Heals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766021 Have you heard the joyful sound? <BR> Jesus heals, Jesus heals; <BR> Through the Spirit we have found <BR> Jesus heals, Jesus heals. <BR> Yes, He heals the blind and lame, <BR> And His pow’r is just the same <BR> As when first to earth He came, <BR> Jesus heals, Jesus heals. <BR> <BR> He is just the same today, <BR> Jesus heals, Jesus heals; <BR> As before He went away, <BR> Jesus heals, Jesus heals. <BR> If in Him you safely hide, <... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:30:10 EST 21 years married today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755861 21 years ago today I married the love of my life. He has been my partner and best friend. I have loved every day that God has blessed me with him. He isn't on spark people but he supports my fitness life and loves me regardless of if I'm large or small. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:03:14 EST Hymn: Battle Hymn of the Republic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702766 Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; <BR> He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; <BR> He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword; <BR> His truth is marching on. <BR> Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! <BR> Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on. <BR> <BR> I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps. <BR> They have builded Him an altar in the ... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:05:05 EST Hymn: Blessed Assurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687180 One of my favorites. Woke up singing this so thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> 1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! <BR> O what a foretaste of glory divine! <BR> Heir of salvation, purchase of God, <BR> born of his Spirit, washed in his blood. <BR> <BR> Refrain: <BR> This is my story, this is my song, <BR> praising my Savior all the day long; <BR> this is my story, this is my song, <BR> praising my Savi... Sun, 4 May 2014 12:47:18 EST Hymn: O Church of God, Arise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681600 O Church of God, arise! <BR> Reach out thy helping hand, <BR> And like a trumpet let thy voice <BR> Go forth to ev'ry land; <BR> Lay not thine armor down, <BR> Nor cease by day or night, <BR> To lift the sword of Gospel truth, <BR> And wield it for the right. <BR> <BR> Then arise in thy glory, O Church of God, arise! <BR> 'Tis the dawn of the morrow that greets thy waiting eyes <BR> But cloud and mist and shadow must all be rolled away. <BR> But cloud and mist and shadow mus... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:42:30 EST Prayer from Bulletin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654571 Lord, as we enter this season of springtime, help us tor remember that you make all things new. Lord, help us to see the examples from your creation how even things that die and go into the ground that they come back and bring forth fruit. Lord, help us to see this potential in others, Lord, help us not to write off our fellowman as dead, or as not able to bring forth fruit, as not able to be beautiful. Lord, perhaps worse, help us to not to write ourselves off in the same manner. Lord, h... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:32:28 EST Hymn: The Haven of Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649095 My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea, <BR> So burdened with sin and distressed, <BR> Till I heard a sweet voice, saying, <BR> "Make Me your choice"; <BR> And I entered the "Haven of Rest"! <BR> <BR> Refrain <BR> I've anchored my soul in the "Haven of Rest," <BR> I'll sail the wide seas no more; <BR> The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep, <BR> In Jesus I'm safe evermore. <BR> <BR> I yielded myself to His tender embrace, <BR> In faith taking hold of the Word, <BR> ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:08:33 EST Hymn: Not Half Has Ever Been Told http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643590 I have read of a beautiful city, <BR> Far away in the kingdom of God; <BR> I have read how its walls are of jasper, <BR> How its streets are all golden and broad; <BR> In the midst of the street is life's river, <BR> Clear as crystal and pure to behold; <BR> But not half of that city's bright glory. <BR> To mortals has ever been told. <BR> <BR> Not half has ever been told; <BR> Not half has ever been told; <BR> Not half of that city's bright glory <BR> To mortals has ever b... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:53:45 EST New job, new phase http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636468 Today was my last day at my current position at work. A bitter sweet day for sure. I am being given a development oppertunity of a temporary promotion for 3 months and then a new job is waiting for me after that. All of that is great. My job I just left was killing me. Killing my weight loss journey, killing my stress etc. But, I will miss my team. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:35:30 EST Hymn: Safely Through Another Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631544 Safely thro' another week, God has bro’t us on our way; <BR> Let us now a blessing seek, Waiting in His courts today: <BR> Day of all the week the best, Soon will come eternal rest; <BR> Day of all the week the best, Soon will come eternal rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> While we seek supplies of grace, Thru the dear Redeemer’s name, <BR> Show Thy reconciling face, Take away our sin and shame; <BR> From our worldly cares set free, May we rest this day in Thee; <BR> From our worldly cares se... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:24:51 EST Crossroads for sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598919 Okay, so I am really questioning if I want to even go to Grad school at all. <BR> <BR> I have been doing a ton of research on the topic and it turns out that at my age and in my position there may not be much payback for it. <BR> <BR> I kinda like being able to have my evenings and weekends to workout, spend time gardening, paint, be with my honey or friends or family - be balanced. ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 12:03:43 EST Dropped out of grad school, for now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592720 I work 60+ hours a week and the program I was in was EXTREEMLY demanding and would have been about 40 hours of work. That didn't leave time for working out and family time. <BR> <BR> Taking a few months to pray bout what is best, but that one for sure was not best for me. <BR> <BR> For now... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:02:27 EST Back to School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587224 I earned my BS degree in March of 2013 and decided (for some strange reason <em>20</em> ) to go back to get my MBA. <BR> <BR> School started Monday and first paper is due tonight. <BR> <BR> Man -oh-man what was I thinking. <BR> <BR> It is fun and interesting but a lot of time dedication, will be worth it though. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:48:05 EST After Christmas shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572473 I am out chillin with my honey today. We are at an outlet mall about 1.5 hours away. <BR> <BR> Bought some gifts for my nephew who is getting married, some "smellies" at Bath and Body works (outlet store with additional 50-75%off ). <BR> <BR> Hubby is in book store and I am done just relaxing in the car waiting for him. Nice relaxing day. <BR> <BR> What are the rest of you up to? Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:28:23 EST Hymn: Good Christian Men, Rejoice (Good for Christmas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569834 Verse 1 <BR> Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul, and voice; <BR> Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Jesus Christ is born today; <BR> Ox and ass before Him bow; and He is in the manger now. <BR> Christ is born today! Christ is born today! <BR> <BR> Verse 2 <BR> Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice; <BR> Now ye hear of endless bliss: Joy! Joy! Jesus Christ was born for this! He has opened the heavenly door, and man is blest forevermore... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:03:50 EST A few vacation photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564883 We just returned from a cruise to the Carribean, here are just a few photos of the trip. <BR> <BR> Miami: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1242277930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ft Lauderdale: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l271066455.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1401956386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> St Thomas: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l653652677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-a... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 13:18:19 EST Back to work tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562422 Vacations are never long enough. Husband and I just returned from a trip to the Caribbean. It was so beautiful, so pretty and warm. But, real life calls and must go back to work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'll add photos over the few days. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:26:28 EST Hymn for the week: Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549073 Teach me Thy way, O Lord, teach me Thy way! <BR> Thy guiding grace afford, teach me Thy way! <BR> Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight; <BR> Lead me with heav'nly light, teach me Thy way! <BR> <BR> When I am sad at heart, teach me Thy way! <BR> When earthly joys depart, teach me Thy way! <BR> In hours of loneliness, in times of dire distress, <BR> In failure or success, teach me Thy way! <BR> <BR> When doubts and fears arise, teach me ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:18:12 EST Hymn: Weary of Earth, and Laden with My Sin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543436 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin, <BR> I look at heav'n and long to enter in, <BR> But there no evil thing may find a home: <BR> And yet I hear a voice that bids me "Come." <BR> <BR> The while I fain would tread the heav'nly way <BR> Evil is ever with me day by day; <BR> Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall: <BR> "Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from all." <BR> <BR> It is the voice of Jesus that I hear; <BR> His are the hands stretched out to draw me near, <BR> And... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:04:01 EST Another Bob Ross class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543005 Took another painting class today. <BR> Won't have Amy more till March or May (depending on schedule) <BR> <BR> Here is today's project <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l598124616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you don't think you can paint, you can with his technique. Look for a class by a Bob Ross certified instructor near you. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:32:28 EST Latest painting from Bob Ross class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540629 As promised, here is painting I painted in my class last week. By the way I have no painting experience, it really is as easy as he makes it on TV. <BR> <BR> Not perfect by any means but for my 3rd ever painting I am quite happy with it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1641457687.jpg"> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:32:27 EST Painting class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536902 I took another Bob Ross style painting class today. So much fun. Next week is 2nd class in this series then I may take some more in the spring. It is amazing how anyone can paint with his techniques. <BR> <BR> I will post a picture in a few days, I have some finishing touches to make one the oil drys. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 22:08:02 EST 45th Birthday today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528714 Today I turned 45. Quite a milestone. <BR> <BR> Uneventful day. Took the day off and just relaxed at home. <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:59:05 EST Prayer from Bulletin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512302 Jesus, we are your bride and we should not be seeking after anyone other than you. Jesus, we sometimes act more like your business partner and not like your bride. We acknowledge your presence and tell everyone who asks about you but we don’t actively show our wedding rings to all of our friends gushing about our husband. In fact, I worry Lord that in some places we take them off and pretend to be single. Lord, a bride makes herself ready. She ensures there is no spot or wrinkle on her gown... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:32:30 EST Hymn: Unto the Hills Around Do I Lift Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492745 Verse 1 <BR> Unto the hills around do I lift up my longing eyes <BR> O whence for me shall my salvation come, from whence arise? <BR> From God, the Lord, doth come my certain aid, <BR> From God, the Lord, Who heaven and earth hath made. <BR> <BR> Verse 2 <BR> He will not suffer that thy foot be moved: safe shalt thou be. <BR> No careless slumber shall His eyelids close, Who keepeth thee. <BR> Behold, He sleepeth not, He slumbereth ne'er, ... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:10:50 EST Hymn: The Best Friend to Have Is Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479458 Verse 1 <BR> Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus, <BR> When the cares of life upon you roll; <BR> He will heal the wounded heart, <BR> He will strength and grace impart; <BR> Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus. <BR> <BR> Refrain <BR> The best friend to have is Jesus, <BR> The best friend to have is Jesus, <BR> He will help you when you fall, <BR> He will hear you when you call; <BR> Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus. <BR> <BR> Verse ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:56:46 EST Hymn: More Like the Master http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458840 ¶ Verse 1 <BR> More like the Master I would ever be, <BR> More of His meekness, more humility; <BR> More zeal to labor, more courage to be true, <BR> More consecration for work He bids me do. <BR> <BR> ¶ Refrain <BR> Take Thou my heart, I would be Thine alone; <BR> Take Thou my heart, and make it all Thine own. <BR> Purge me from sin, O Lord, I now implore, <BR> Wash me and keep me Thine forevermore. <BR> <BR> ¶ Verse 2 ... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:06:01 EST Update on my knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458571 I did get the shots for my knees but it didn't help one bit. I am still in quite a bit of pain. The doctor wants me to get my knees replaced. I will need to do that but for reasons I can't mention here I will be waiting until next year. Pain is no fun. <BR> <BR> All else is good. <BR> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:51:20 EST A quick hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447882 I have been off work all week. Even though it is only Wednesday I am amazed how much I have gotten accomplished. <BR> <BR> I know there is no excuse for this but it had been years since I had gone to the dentist. I went yesterday and no cavities and all is good. <BR> <BR> I had not had a mammogram in 2.5 years and with my Mom being a breast cancer survivor that is just horrible. I got that done. <BR> <BR> And, I was long overdue for blood work. I had... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 16:34:32 EST Hymn: Never Give Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436141 Verse 1 <BR> Never be sad or desponding, <BR> If thou hast faith to believe. <BR> Grace, for the duties before thee, <BR> Ask of thy God and receive. <BR> <BR> Refrain <BR> Never give up, never give up, <BR> Never give up to thy sorrows, <BR> Jesus will bid them depart. <BR> Trust in the Lord, trust in the Lord, <BR> Sing when your trials are greatest, <BR> Trust in the Lord and take heart. <BR> <BR> Verse 2 <BR> What if thy burdens oppress thee; <BR> Wha... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:38:01 EST Hymn: Happy the Home When God Is There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428158 ¶ Verse 1 <BR> Happy the home when God is there, <BR> And love fills every breast; <BR> When one their wish, and one their prayer, <BR> And one their heavenly rest. <BR> <BR> ¶ Verse 2 <BR> Happy the home where Jesus' Name <BR> Is sweet to every ear; <BR> Where children early speak His fame, <BR> And parents hold Him dear. <BR> <BR> ¶ Verse 3 <BR> Happy the home where prayer is heard, <BR> And praise each day does rise; <BR> Where parents love the sacred Word <BR>... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:04:17 EST My knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417254 I finally went back to a doctor for my knees. <BR> <BR> I found a new doctor who I really like but he was shocked to see my knees. He said that if he showed my xrays to 1000 ortho doctors they all would think they were the knees of a 75 year old. <BR> <BR> he said he had no idea how I was able to walk into his office. <BR> <BR> He said I should be in a wheel chair. <BR> <BR> I need new knees for sure, that I have known, I am going to wai... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:30:03 EST Great 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411548 My Daddy died in 2008 and my Mommy and my Brothers and I haven't been together since then. My one Brother lives in Colorado. <BR> <BR> He and his Wife came up for the 4th so we all got together for a family BBQ. <BR> <BR> Actually, it was my brothers and their wife's families too so there were perhaps 30 people there. It was a great multi-family gathering. <BR> <BR> Sort of weird to say that my sister-in-law's sister-in-law was there but that is as far as it stretched. <BR... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:31:21 EST Hymn: O Church of God, Arise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406314 O Church of God, arise! <BR> Reach out thy helping hand, <BR> And like a trumpet let thy voice <BR> Go forth to ev'ry land; <BR> Lay not thine armor down, <BR> Nor cease by day or night, <BR> To lift the sword of Gospel truth, <BR> And wield it for the right. <BR> <BR> Refrain <BR> <BR> Then arise in thy glory, O Church of God, arise! <BR> 'Tis the dawn of the morrow that greets thy waiting eyes <BR> But cloud and mist and shadow must all be rolled away. <BR> But cloud and ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:21:13 EST Update on Mom's Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390788 Sorry I have not posted lately, I have not been able to get near a real computer and can not get the post blog feature to work from my iphone. <BR> <BR> Just an update about Mom's cancer. It was only in the one spot on her body. <BR> <BR> PRAISE THE LORD!!! <BR> <BR> So, she is going to talk to a radiologist this week to get advice on what to do next. she may have radiation, she may need chemo or can even just watch it and see. But, ... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:22:43 EST Prayer request for Mom- Cancer again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368037 My Mom had a lump removed a few weeks ago, the biopsy came back positive for cancer. It is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. <BR> <BR> Mom survived breast cancer almost a decade ago now, so she is a fighter, she beat it once and can beat it again. <BR> <BR> We don't know much yet. We don't know if there are more places in her body that have cancer or if it was all in that one place. She will have a PET scan next and then they will d... Sun, 26 May 2013 00:15:20 EST A few updates: Great Niece better, Mourning loss of dear friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360548 My great niece Olivia is heading home from the hospital. This is wonderful news. <BR> <BR> Being that she has EA/TEF she will have issues her whole life, but this scary event where we almost lost her is over and the rest will just be the usual problems. I encourage you to read more about EA/TEF here: <link>www.eatef.org/node/3 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> On other news, I lost one of the most important people in my life the other day. My friend Paul was in a moto... Sat, 18 May 2013 21:19:33 EST Prayer for my Great Niece http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356875 My Niece's daughter (my Great Niece) has had many medical issues in her short 2 year life. <BR> <BR> She is really struggling right now though, she has been in the hospital for 8 days now, she is on oxygen. She is on feeding tube but it doesn't matter, she can not keep food in. <BR> <BR> Please keep her (Olivia) in your prayers for total healing. Keep my Niece (Fallon) in your prayers for strength. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364553555.jpg"> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:20:08 EST Happy Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353969 Happy Mothers day to all of my spark friends who are Mommies. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l88844384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May God bless you today and everyday to your service to your families. Sun, 12 May 2013 11:28:50 EST