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Turning the corner

Saturday, September 25, 2010      15 comments

My valvuloplasty went well on Sept. 16, however the cardiologist wasn't able to open my valve as much as he had hoped...only about 1/2 as much. Still, I've had great relief and hope it lasts. On the way home from the hospital I almost passed o... Read more

Surgery tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      25 comments

Tomorrow I'll be having the valvuloplasty. After all I've been through these past few weeks, I'm so relieved to be getting this done. I should have instantaneous relief! It will be so good to be able to breathe without pain, heart palpatation... Read more

Hallelujah!

Friday, August 27, 2010      15 comments

This morning I received a call from pain management saying they had set me up with an appt. for Sept. 23. Unacceptable. I am not willing to wait almost 1 month before someone sees me regarding this excruciating pain. At my insistence (I refus... Read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRUELOU!

Monday, August 23, 2010      4 comments

Today is Lou's birthday! Stop by her page and wish her well! She's one of my best Spark friends and deserves a big celebration today! She's been such an inspiration, motivation, and greatest Spark Friend ever! Here's to you, Lou; may we have ma... Read more

Prayers needed

Sunday, August 22, 2010      18 comments

As many of you know, I was in the ER this past week (due to some complications from surgery I'd had early in the week). Let me tell you, I will never, ever go to our local hospital ERs again. I went for what I thought were 2 minor issues. The... Read more

I'm sad...

Friday, August 06, 2010      27 comments

I just learned early today that one of my best friends for over 20 years won't be with us much longer. We met when our sons were taking karate lessons (8 years old). She had a stroke a few years ago, made a remarkable recovery. Heart problems... Read more

Happy Birthday, SHASTA 11 !

Thursday, August 05, 2010      8 comments

Today is the birthday of one of my best Spark friends, SHASTA 11. She's been a wonderful friend ever since I joined SP over a year ago. She is so supportive, encouraging, and a true friend! Please stop by her page and wish her a very happ... Read more

Getting to know me

Friday, July 16, 2010      13 comments

Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other This was posted by SPARKPLUG53 , and I thought it would be fun to post here also! Let me know if you complete it, and I will go check out your blog! WHERE ARE YOU FROM? upstate NY DO ... Read more

Let's Play Family Feud

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      7 comments

(Borrowed from SPARKPLUG53) Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you.... 1. Name something you use in the shower? body wash 2. Something people hate to find on their windshield? parking ticket... Read more

Silly Fun Quiz!

Thursday, July 01, 2010      8 comments

(copied from MORTICIAADAMS) 1. Do you have any pets? yes, 4 cats 2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you. file cabinet, cat, lamp 3. What's the weather like right now? chilly 4. Do you drive? If so have yo... Read more

Just One (word)

Friday, June 25, 2010      9 comments

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Copied from MORTICIAADDAMS who copied from BETHGILLIGAN Where is your cell phone? Purse Spouse? Athletic Y... Read more

Just One

Thursday, June 24, 2010      17 comments

One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame ... Read more

Everything is okay...just no internet

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      15 comments

We haven't had internet connection at home since last Thursday evening. We were away camping over the weekend. Our ISP tried to get us up and running on Sunday evening to no avail. We couldn't schedule a time for them to make a home visit unt... Read more

Home again!

Monday, June 07, 2010      15 comments

Arrived home late this afternoon! So glad to be home and with my kitties again. They are all over me! Temp here is 64F......brrr!!!! I had gotten so used to those 90 degrees in GA. I'm freezing here now. I sure don't miss the humidity, tho... Read more

Many Thanks!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      13 comments

For the past several days I've been staying with my son and his fiancee in Georgia. It's my first visit since he moved here last fall. What exciting and busy times, preparing for their upcoming wedding in October! I brought a to-do list with ... Read more


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