Mother May I?
The month of May we honor our mothers and those we love as mothers. I am grateful to have had a mother who gave me love, and put God first in her life by saying yes to him more than a dozen times... so I have a large family, several of which ar... Read more
Today is a new DAY 1!!!
Last October, I had a stroke...the doctors say my recovery is amazing! Why can't I get my mind to agree? I think I am harboring fear, and the anxiousness is making me eat. Gotta get past it! I signed up to do a 5K the end of May...but not at m... Read more
Time continues to March on! Thank God!
Yesterday it marked 1 month since the team of vascular and neuro surgeons had their way with me after my TIA (mini stroke) I am thrilled to be alive, although I have not resumed all of my routine activities as of yet... I continue to log all my... Read more
Post operative, I have been cautious about my incision, since the doctors did not 'sew it up;, they used derma bond... an adhesive skin, to close the slice. not pretty, for sure, but since the derma bond has started to peel off, it was hard not... Read more
Feeling grateful, once again!
Hopefully, today I resume teaching my combination age, 8-11 yr olds religion class. A month ago I had my stroke, and had to take time off to recover both from the stroke and subsequent surgery. The children made me such beautiful cards to wish... Read more
Can fear hold me back?
Now to shop for the appropriate shoes...gotta start trekking if I expect to prepare for a 5k before Easter... am I avoiding moving because I am afraid?... I do my step-ups and that is good...but I have to start walking without fear of another s... Read more
Just what are YOU waiting for?
I need to write my observations down to keep my head on an even keel... Since I woke this morning, I know I am alive, gratefully so, and I know that my destiny will be controlled by decisions, good and bad... the piper always gets paid, don't w... Read more
On October 9, 2015 I had surgery on my caruted artery on the right side of my neck... now I find myself looking at other necks, old, young, large, small... they all have a personality, some with two or more chins to enhance the line and change t... Read more
The Herald will make it to the Post Office tomorrow!
Today I had to go pick up a supply of international stamps... tomorrow the hard copies will go out! So glad this month's edition did not get too delayed! Family...heads up! The Herald will be in your homes by next week!
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Minor setback... not with food, just an 'oops' to get my attention!
Today is the day after...yesterday I stomped on a cricket and nearly ruptured the incision on my neck.. the pain and swelling was enough to make me call the Dr...Ice and Tylenol... I felt better today and tomorrow, hopefully, I will get the fam... Read more
Dr.yes, yes with the list of no, nos
Another doctor follow up today...this one is the one who raised cane in the hospital when she determined there was a major health risk for me without the surgery... I had my DH with me, as he has been there for all of the dr vsits.. a second pai... Read more
Sunday, Monday,... can't touch those days!
Sunday is devoted to God and Coffee and Donuts (Not to eat, but to host for our church!) Monday means singing in a 110 member ladies Barbershop chorus... but not now or for several more weeks... Post operation has been difficult... not for my f... Read more
Who says 'will power' is needed to succeed???? WRONG!!!! Not at all!
Today is Saturday...two weeks ago, yesterday, Friday, 10/9...I had major surgery to clear my right caruted artery. scary??? yes and yet, my journey has only just begun...brutally honest is the way I need to be to myself...I have been far too l... Read more
...and so it continues
today,2 of 8 doctors... more to come...ultra sounds and additional testing,,, strict diet... no rules bending.... I must follow the straight and narrow...so.... one day at a time....one meal...new challenges.
"Nobody can go back and start a n... Read more