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Saturday, May 23, 2009      6 comments

While I don't have lots of pictures to post of my family's military members, I will tell you about them. It started with my father, who was in the Army for World War II, and then was in the Air Force for the Korean War. My ex was in the Nav... Read more


Thursday, May 21, 2009      5 comments

On Tuesday, when I had my motility test for swallowing, the nurse who was administering it, said that it was showing some unusual swallowing and asked if I had difficulties with swallowing things. I said yes, that pills seemed to get stuck frequ... Read more

Amazed and grateful

Saturday, May 16, 2009      9 comments

I am standing in awe at the faithfulness of y'all in praying for me and encouraging me. In fact, I am shedding tears of happiness right now about it!!! Thank you all and thank you dear Lord for such wonderful friends!!! Read more

Testing -- more tests

Thursday, May 14, 2009      8 comments

Well, now I have been called on the phone and informed that the Seattle gastroenterologist has requested that I do even more tests so the surgeon will know for sure exactly what really needs to be operated on. So now, not only am I scheduled for... Read more

The Loooooooong Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2009      7 comments

Yesterday (Tuesday), I took my daughter Catherine to a hospital in a nearby town for her gallbladder operation. We were to check in at 11:30 and the procedure was to start at 1:30. Well, she got ready in her pre-op room, and waited and waited. ... Read more

Resemblance ;)

Thursday, May 07, 2009      7 comments

I am used to being told that my 3 daughters resemble me. When they were teenagers, they would be somewhat indignant, but now they have adjusted to the fact. I do have various dogs, but previously no one ever told me that any of them resemb... Read more

More tests

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      13 comments

During my appointment today with the gastroenterologist at Virginia Mason, he was debating whether I definitely need the operation for the hiatal hernia. He finally decided that he better order two tests to determine that for sure -- a 24 hour p... Read more

Additional blessings!

Saturday, May 02, 2009      12 comments

On Friday, I received a letter from Social Security that they had changed my payment date. Originally they said I would get it the second Wednesday of each month, which meant that the bills I had been paying with SSI that I got on the first, I w... Read more

Hurry Up and Wait!

Thursday, April 30, 2009      10 comments

Yesterday, I had my appointment for the surgery consult. I was thinking that I would come away from this with at least one surgery date. Nope! My daughter Kristen drove me to the appointment. Her daughter Paige and her baby son Trent were... Read more

Things are coming together

Saturday, April 25, 2009      11 comments

This week things were coming together in the preparations for my surgery -- at least on my end. I had emailed my son Richard for his current contact info in case of emergency, and he finally emailed it back. Also, my daughter Kristen, whose chil... Read more

A peaceful week

Saturday, April 18, 2009      7 comments

This week has been pretty calm. I saw my primary provider on Monday, got a B12 shot, and made an appointment to see her after I go for the surgery consult. I haven't heard anymore about how my daughter Jessica's boyfriend is doing after hi... Read more

Reminders on the meaning of life and death

Saturday, April 11, 2009      6 comments

We are in the Easter season. That makes most Christians very aware that Jesus died for our sins on the cross. We are also aware that He rose again, conquering death so that we may have life eternal. Yesterday, I read a blog of a woman whose... Read more


Saturday, April 04, 2009      9 comments

Since being on SparkPeople, I have gotten to know more and more people. Also since becoming a co-leader, a number of young women have privately sought my thoughts. I am coming to think that God is using my participation here as a ministry. I cer... Read more

A quiet day

Saturday, March 28, 2009      7 comments

Today is one of those days where I can take things pretty easy. I am over on my exercise calories, so I only did slightly over half an hour of under-the-desk cycling. I talked to my daughter Catherine who was concerned that her phone didn't seem... Read more

Hmmmm, changes in plans

Tuesday, March 24, 2009      8 comments

Today when I went to see my surgeon, we discussed the possible procedures. He asked some questions to determine what I would really need. Well, unfortunately, I need 5 procedures -- taking out the gastric tumor, fixing a hiatal hernia (for the e... Read more

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