WENDYJM4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WENDYJM4 WENDYJM4'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/ Frozen Crabs & the Blonde Flight Attendant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642394 I enjoyed this one <BR> <BR> A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and <BR> asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him. <BR> She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator. He <BR> advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying <BR> frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and <BR> proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out. <BR> Needl... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 19:14:29 EST 4th March 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638834 I thought this is too good not to pass on <BR> <BR> <BR> What Love means to a 4-8 year old... <BR> <BR> Slow down for three minutes to read this. <BR> <BR> It is worth it. <BR> <BR> Touching words from the mouth of babes.. <BR> <BR> A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds , <BR> <BR> 'What does love mean?' <BR> <BR> The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined <BR> <BR> <BR> See what you think: <BR> <BR... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:59:06 EST 26th Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634029 Been down to Adelaide for an appointment with the Nephrologist, I haven't seen him since before the operation. <BR> <BR> When he called my name, he told me we have a lot to talk about, then preceded to ask if I had operation, answer was 'yes". Asked how this went so I told him. <BR> <BR> My blood results are better than before I had op. He sat there looking a these blood tests and shaking his head. He told me 3 times that I am an amazing woman to not be on dialysis. He also said all he ca... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:27:43 EST 22nd Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630344 just a wee blog today. I have lost 1.7 kgs in 2 weeks. This is since I started my exercising again. I am now 200 grams away from the weight I was before my operation and my son living here. <BR> <BR> Goals are coming along well. <BR> I am doing a happy dance <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <em>351</em> <BR> <BR> Now I need to do some exercising as I had a bit of a rest day yesterday. <BR> have a great weekend. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:43:55 EST 18th feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627073 hi everyone, I am happy I am taking back my life. I wonder why I let my son take over my life again, probably because he had lots of problems when he came back here and wasn't in a good place. Stupid reason though. <BR> <BR> I went back to exercises again this week and I am going to go again on Thursday. I know I can do this 2 days per week now. <BR> <BR> Did 60 minutes of easier exercises today but really wasn't happy with that so I got on my exercise bike for 10 minutes and felt really g... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:01:55 EST 13th Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622826 I have been thinking in the last few days and have put some things in perspective. <BR> <BR> Now I will explain, I have been looking after Brennen a fair bit in the last few weeks for a few days last time was 5 days before he and his mother went home. He weigh over 10kgs or nearly 24lbs. By the time he leaves I am aching from my head to my feet. Every joint aches. <BR> <BR> I HAVE LOST OVER TWO OF HIM IN WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> How did I survive before with me carrying another 24kgs. <BR> <... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:56:23 EST 10th Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620014 I feel as though I took one step to take control of my life again. I went to my exercise class, which ended up taking about 1 1/2 hours. But I am proud that I went. I am feeling it as it was such a long time since I have been there, probably last October. <BR> even though I have been doing bits and pieces of exercising throughout the day, I had not been doing the intensity and the 1 1/2 hours straight. Exercise class is on Thursday morning so it should be enough time to get over my aches ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:16:05 EST 8th Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618386 I thank you so much for your support, encouragement and understanding my situation. I don't really know why us mothers do this to ourselves. I know we will always be there for them and support them in every way we can but we really do need to draw the line in the sand. <BR> <BR> Time to let go completely only I don't think he will let go completely LOL. The best thing if he gets back with his girlfriend he will be living 38 kms (20 miles) away from me. <BR> <BR> Looked after kids for over... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 06:41:57 EST 7th Feb 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617562 As some of you know I have had my son back living with me since early December. <BR> He got himself into trouble while I was in hospital. He really can't handle situations that occur in life mainly due to depression. <BR> <BR> As he is an adult and been out of home for the last couple of years it has been hard to handle especially after my operation. <BR> <BR> Getting to the point that I realised today I MISS BEING ME. <BR> <BR> In this I mean I can't do what I want when I want. <BR> ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:24:37 EST a blog from RPCLEM2000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607859 I was sent a link to view this blog which I found was really a fantastic blog. This lady has given permission to use it. It was voted featured blog. Thank you RPCLEM2000 <BR> <BR> This is the link to it. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> leave comments on that one. <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> Many people talk to me about food problems and I have lots to say on the subject. <BR> <BR> It's not about giving up food ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:33:42 EST 24th January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604056 I had the pleasure of looking after my youngest grandson for 2 days which was lovely. Mother and bub was here seeing Dwayne. He now weighs 10kgs or 23lbs. I looked after him all day for both days and gee I am aching across my shoulders, arms and back. It was a pleasure seeing him for so long. I figure that could be called strength training. <BR> <BR> So pleased I had the energy to do this although it has knocked me around I still coped well. They went home this morning. <BR> <BR> We had ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:37:42 EST 16th January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595496 wow just realised that this is my first blog for this year, sad but true. <BR> <BR> Well I did it. Just completed 20 minutes of hard exercises, first time since before my operation. Since op I have only been doing a gentle walk and some chair exercising but with no intensity. Fell good but I bet by tomorrow I will feel it. <BR> <BR> The good thing was that my son, Dwayne, who is suffering from depression did this with me. He has also said he is feeling good. We both had our heart rates up... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:15:50 EST 31st December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576274 Last day of the year, I had many ups and downs this year as most of you know but I am still here and still trying. <BR> <BR> I fractured my toe earlier this year, I also fractured my little toe last year, clumsy me. <BR> <BR> Also then the 6 months wait for my operation for kidney cancer, with nearly a bad result but I am still here. <BR> <BR> After waiting nearly 4 years on the gastric bypass list, which I was supposed to have early in 2014, I have cancelled this. Decided it just wasn'... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:57:53 EST Christmas Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571437 I am very happy with the amount I ate today, a little bit of everything but did not overindulge. Went over my parents for lunch and then dinner with my son and I. <BR> Very lovely day but I am glad it is over. <BR> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 05:38:27 EST 24th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570863 Christmas Eve <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas everyone and hope we all achieve our dreams and goals in 2014 whatever they may be. <BR> love <BR> Wendy <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>429</em> m <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>425</em> m Tue, 24 Dec 2013 04:30:09 EST 23rd December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570291 hi everyone, I am a lot better now, still do get a little bit sore but nowhere as much as before. So things are looking but. <BR> <BR> In the last couple of days I have started to increase the steps that I am now doing but still not doing as many as before but I have to start somewhere. LOL. <BR> <BR> 1. My plan as of the 1st January 2014 I am going to start to do some chair exercises and slowly increase the intensity of what I am doing. <BR> <BR> 2. take it slowly and increase this ove... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:00:33 EST 20th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568437 good news, no UTI so it must be muscle related. I am now wearing a brace thing to hold my stomach in to see if this helps. feels a lot better. <BR> <BR> Extremely hot weather here but cool change is coming in slowly. <BR> <BR> love wendy Fri, 20 Dec 2013 04:08:30 EST 18th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566978 one week until Xmas, way too close. LOL. <BR> <BR> Went to the doctors today and told him about the pain I am having and ask if it would be because the muscles were cut and the answer was "yes" but to rule things out I had to do a urine test for UTI. Will get the results on Friday. Also had my blood tests. <BR> <BR> I don't think I had said anything before but I had a shock when I got out of hospital and weighed, I had put on about 8 or 9 kgs, I know I was eating very little but then thou... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:38:59 EST 17th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566239 hi everyone, just a little update. Feeling good, back is really good (operation site) the only place I am sore is in my stomach. I think it is muscle soreness and this gets worse when I try to do anything. I also have trouble sitting at the computer due to the stomach. <BR> <BR> I am going back to the local doctor tomorrow and I will have some more blood tests to see how my kidneys are going. <BR> <BR> Still have no results from the operation but now I am thinking it must be okay as I don... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:29:30 EST 12th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562652 I rang the hospital again today as I had not heard from them, doctor had gone to the other hospital, so still no results on the operation that I had. As they took 1/2 the kidney I am hoping that they got it all. Still be nice to have details. <BR> <BR> Still sleeping and resting a lot but I am improving. Took off the bandage today as this was starting to hurt. Feels a lot better now. <BR> <BR> love Wendy Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:33:33 EST 5th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557290 I am doing a happy dance as I rang my local doctor about my blood tests that I had done yesterday. My creatinine level are back to where they were before the operation. The creatinine is to do with the kidneys and how they are doing. This is a big improvement. <BR> <BR> Bandages came off yesterday and a smaller one went back on but feels a lot better with the small one. <BR> <BR> When I said my results, this was about the results of the cancer and whether they got it all or not and wheth... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 03:35:47 EST 4th December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556227 lovely responses again. I must say I wasn't eating very much anyway but it feels good to be weighing my foods again. I feel like I am in charge when I do this. <BR> <BR> I get my cut checked today and the bandages are to be taken off, also I will be having another blood test so I can keep an eye on what is happening to kidneys. <BR> <BR> Not happy, when I was discharged from hospital with the discharge info, I was told to ring the Repat to find out about my results, did this and was told ... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 19:58:57 EST 3rd December 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555402 thank you again for all of your support and love. <BR> <BR> No I am not going to push it. Doing a little bit of walking each day but I know when to stop and I have someone with me. This is mainly just little bits and I had to do some things yesterday. <BR> <BR> I did plan in one of my previous blogs that I will start next year. I have started to take care of my foods again as from yesterday. So this is a start. Exercises will start some in February. This is about 9 weeks from operation. N... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:41:52 EST 2nd Dec 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554625 thank you for all the kind words, love and support I received on me last blog. To tired to thank you all personally. I am feeling better than I did yesterday, running now on about 80% LOL. Hardly any pain. I will get there. <BR> <BR> Know that I am thinking of you all and miss our interactions and so on. <BR> <BR> miss you <BR> love <BR> Wendy Sun, 1 Dec 2013 22:43:09 EST 1st dec 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553793 as you know I am out of hospital but staying with my parents for a little while as I had a fall when I got back to their place. It had been a long day and I was very tired from travelling and walking more than in the last week. I have suffered no injuries from the fall, I think I was incredibly lucky <BR> <BR> I did lose a little more kidney function but at least I still have some left. It was dicey a few times whether I would go onto dialysis but thankfully they could save the usage that I ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:21:49 EST 19th November 201 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544942 Heard from Susie (SUSIEPH1) today, she is thanking everyone for the support and love she is getting from us on here. She also sends her love to everyone. She will still be without the Net for another 10 days. She said she is feeling very isolated without us. <BR> They have Colin's wake on Friday. <BR> <BR> I go to Adelaide on Thursday to go into hospital Friday morning and have my operation sometime that day. For those who do not know I am having a partial nephrectomy due to cancer. <BR> ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:50:46 EST 13th November 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539761 Home from Adelaide and so very tired as it was a very early start and a long day. All went well with the pre-op assessment. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:08:51 EST message from Susie (SUSIEPH1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538843 I heard from Susie again this afternoon as she has her phone back but is still without Internet. She is missing everyone. She is having a hard time dealing with the loss of Colin, she knew he was slipping away but it is still so hard. <BR> <BR> I have passed on the messages and she is thankful for these. Keep them coming, she is going to need our support when she is back on-line. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going back to Adelaide tomorrow for my pre-op assessment, it will be a long day. <BR> <... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:14:48 EST update on Susie (SUSIEPH1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537411 I had a txt from Susie's daughter Marian yesterday to say that they are having Colin's wake on Friday 22nd November. Also Susie still has no Internet service still but now she has no phone service as they are transferring it all over to her daughter's service/ <BR> <BR> I asked how Susie was and was told that "she is do as well as can be expected at this time" <BR> <BR> Such a hard time for Susie and her daughters and also for Colin's children. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:51:16 EST message from Susie (SUSIEPH1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534169 Hi everyone, very sad news today, Colin passed away in the early hours of this morning (7th November 2013). Colin is now out of pain and at peace. <BR> <BR> Susie still has no Internet service. <BR> <BR> Wendy <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:15:40 EST i still surprise me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531494 Hi, had a couple events lately, the first one was my sister-in-law's 60th birthday, we went out for dinner on the night of her birthday to a hotel. I look at the menu and made reasonable choices for the meal. So much better than I would have before. <BR> <BR> The next night we had a party for same person and had a roast meal. Three types of meat so I took one small piece of pork and lots of vegies. Birthday cake was a cheese cake, had a small piece and can honestly say I did not like it, t... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 01:55:52 EST message from Susie (SUSIEPH1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530638 Heard from Susie today and she asked me to let everyone know that she has no Internet service until sometime this week. Susie and Colin has shifted into her daughter's granny flat. Susie is now receiving more help as Colin is fading fast. <BR> <BR> She sends her love to everyone. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:25:16 EST 30th Oct 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526987 Hi, I have finally been given a date for my operation which is the 22nd November. I go down to Adelaide the week before for the pre-op assessment. <BR> <BR> Not bad as I had been given a 5 to 6 waiting period which has turned into about 11 weeks. <BR> <BR> But at least I can now plan for this. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:23:19 EST 14th Oct 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512570 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> <BR> Did you know the ones who take care of others all th... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:03:47 EST 12th oct 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511305 Thank you all for your support, encouragement and kind words. I do appreciate these. <BR> <BR> Nothing has really changed from yesterday's blog but I do feel more positive after reading all of your comments. <BR> <BR> I am still here and plan to stay, which is a real positive as before I would have given up. I would have thought too tired and not worth the effort. Now the thought is it is only a couple of months until next year and I should be over everything by then so I will concentrate... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 06:51:19 EST 11th Oct 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510415 hi everyone, <BR> <BR> still no date set for my operation, it is nearly 5 weeks since I was told that I would be operated on within 6 weeks. Somehow, I can't see this happening at this stage. <BR> <BR> Been looking after my 3 oldest grandchildren on Wednesday and again today and I am so very tired LOL. I also look after Brennen, my youngest G/C tomorrow as parents are going to a wedding. I think I have been very spoilt in looking after the kids so often. But it is hard work. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:12:59 EST 22nd Sept 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492485 I joined Sparks on the 22nd Sept 2010 so I have now been a member for 3 years. <BR> <BR> My life has changed in so many ways all for the positive. <BR> <BR> I have met so many wonderful people and had so much encouragement that has made this an incredible journey. Like everyone I have had my ups and downs but still here so I must be doing something right. <BR> <BR> Thank you one and all as without the help, encouragement and support so freely given I probably would not be here. <BR> <B... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 06:24:45 EST joke of today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487865 'Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl'. <BR> The priest asks, 'Is that you, little Seamus Murphy ? <BR> 'Yes, Father, it is.' <BR> 'And who was the girl you were with?' <BR> 'I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation'. <BR> "Well, Seamus, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later, so you <BR> may as well tell me now. Was it Mary O'Sullivan? <BR> 'I cannot say.' <BR> 'Was it Teresa Buckley?' <BR> 'I'll never tell.' <BR> 'Was it Aine O'Brien?... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:59:20 EST 10th September 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481309 Hi, I saw the Urology surgeon today, the same one that operated on me last time and a new report, better than the last one LOL. <BR> <BR> 80 to 90% of being cancer, so he said he could safely say it is cancer BUT where the cancer is he can do a partial nephrectomy and may not end up on dialysis. If I do end up on dialysis it should only be short term and kidneys should start to work again. Of course I hope he is right and the Neph is wrong. So much more positive. Operation should be in 6 ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:36:51 EST 7th September 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478368 I have to brag, I looked after Brennen yesterday afternoon and I ended up with 5 big toothless smiles. So many precious memories. 5 1/2 weeks old and filling out well. What a precious little boy. <BR> <BR> have a great weekend. <BR> Wendy Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:24:58 EST GOLFER AT THE DENTIST……. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476442 GOLFER AT THE DENTIST……. <BR> <BR> This one may bring a little mist to your eyes.. <BR> only a serious senior golfer would understand............. <BR> <BR> <BR> A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. <BR> <BR> The man said to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one heck of a hurry I have three buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf, so forget about the anesthetic, I don't have time for the gums to get numb. I just want you to pull the tooth, and be done with it!... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 07:06:53 EST 4th September 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475360 Been a good week as I have managed to see all my grandchildren in the last 3 days. <BR> <BR> I went over and saw my 3 oldest on Monday and had a compliment from my darling Chase, I was still in the car when he came to give me a kiss and he said "you look pretty" but when I got out the car he turned around and said "you look very pretty", not bad as I had just come from my exercise class so I was reasonably hot. Just must have been something but made my day. <BR> <BR> Then Brennen yesterd... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 06:53:30 EST 3rd September 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474243 Had a fantastic day as I looked after my youngest grandson, Brennen today. I haven't seen him for just over 2 weeks and gee has he grown, <BR> I also get the pleasure on Thursday. Lucky me. <BR> <BR> No other news as yet. See the surgeon next Tuesday in Adelaide. <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> wendy <BR> <BR> PS 3rd day into spring and we are having unusual hot weather a top of 35C into the 90F. It was cold last week and then this. YUK. Cool change coming late tomorrow night. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 06:59:15 EST 31th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471185 I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. <BR> <BR> This is what I have found out before. Survival rate is a lot higher when you are doing home dialysis as it is not as harsh as the hospital system. Hospital system is 6 hours x 3 per week. But home dialysis is adjusted to what you need and when you need it. Plus H/D is adjustable for when you want to do it. Hospital setting is rigid. <BR> <BR> The woman I spoke to yesterday is the head of the home dialysis training unit. So she shoul... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:46:44 EST 30th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470503 Update on yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> I am confused and will now explain. <BR> <BR> I stated the things he said to me, used words like maximum life expectancy of 5 years. Would not see 60. Discussed about option 2 and when he said up to 10 years I said that is a lot longer than the 5 years you just talked about and he said "yes". <BR> <BR> This morning I rang and spoke to a women from the home dialysis centre in Adelaide, I have had a few phone calls from her and wanted to be kept in the... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:21:08 EST 29th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469602 This is where I am at this moment, Was not the best of news and so hard to write. <BR> <BR> As you know I travelled to Adelaide to see the Nephrologist, my visit unfortunately did not go well. I was given the facts and told to make up my mind what I want to do before I see the surgeon. <BR> <BR> It is a high possibility that it is cancer (because I have had kidney cancer before). <BR> <BR> Option 1. if I lose the kidney, I will end up on dialysis which I knew. But I have been given a ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:39:34 EST 27th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467521 I got my results back today from the MRI I had done last week. However tomorrow I go down to Adelaide to visit the Nephrologist so should have more info tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> Wendy Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:03:27 EST 25th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465260 this is from another Spark member, Jean, and I thought this was a very good wake up call. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Snooze Button <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> What if life had a snooze button? <BR> <BR> It does. <BR> <BR> It is labeled procrastination. <BR> <BR> A snooze button simply allows you to stay where you are a little <BR> while longer instead of getting up and going. <BR> <BR> That's exactly what procrastination is. <BR> <BR> There is a funny thing about ... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 22:25:54 EST 20th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460677 back home again and survived LOL. I don't really know if they are bigger machines now than 4 years ago but I could actually see into the room by raising my eyes. This may have been because last time it was my head and they had my head in a frame so I was more inside the machine. Or maybe it was I have lost about 30 kgs (5 stone) since my last MRI so I am smaller and there was a lot of room left inside the MRI machine. <BR> <BR> Maybe it was all the positive vibes that I could feel coming fr... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:58:47 EST 19th August 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459079 Up early but had a really good sleep which did surprise me as I have been sleeping that well. Hopefully a good day today but it is forecasted to be horrible weather in Adelaide that is why we decided to leave early. <BR> <BR> I do feel positive. Thanks you everyone. <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> Wendy Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:43:19 EST