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  • Working

    2/28/2015 8:52:52 PM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    Need money. Look for a job! Boarding school is not cheap and our boy is ... Read more

  • Going Down!

    2/28/2015 10:47:20 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as ofte... Read more

  • Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made

    2/27/2015 8:54:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag patter... Read more

  • And NOW...

    2/25/2015 12:31:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and bra... Read more

  • Sleeping Better + Packing!

    2/24/2015 7:42:49 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I have now been sleeping with a CPAP machine for three weeks. CPAP IS "CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE". I wear a mask and humidified air is ... Read more

  • Stair Accomplishment

    2/24/2015 8:43:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With a little trepidation and a cane, I took the stairs up, slowly, each foot ascending the next step in succession - thus going "up with the BAD... Read more

  • Socializing but getting ready to go to New England!!

    2/23/2015 6:29:35 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last week a dear friend and I met for lunch. I had a taco salad. It was too salty so I won't get a taco salad at that restaurant again. Read more

  • Last Time

    2/23/2015 12:26:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today was the PT's last home visit. As she checked the strength of my operated leg, she commented that it was VERY good, and that it was probably... Read more

  • Outing

    2/21/2015 11:39:52 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment at the "orthopod" for my KNEE, to see how bad it is. Originally, my DD was going to drive me - she has a permit, a... Read more

  • Progress

    2/17/2015 6:22:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT came again today and was very pleased with my progress. She gave me some more exercises to do for range of motion and strength, and remind... Read more

  • Results from the the Dentist's visit

    2/17/2015 5:12:48 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday I went to the dentist so she could check on a bump/sore that appeared in my mouth last month. A photo was taken of the area and it had ... Read more

  • STAIR Day!

    2/16/2015 3:24:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    First..,going DOWN the stairs in the morning. Then, since my commode hadn't been brought down yet and my coffee got things moving, I went back UP... Read more

  • Back to the Dentist!

    2/16/2015 7:05:04 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last month when I was at the dentist a bump/sore was found on the roof of m... Read more

  • Losing weight on a ship

    2/15/2015 4:04:47 PM, by RANADE3

    We have been with Mercy Ships for almost 5 years and during the first three years I managed to gain a whopping 50 pounds putting me at my highest... Read more

  • New Profile Photo!

    2/14/2015 4:19:22 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I've not posted this November 2014 photo on my blog yet. It was taken the day that the African Hospital gave me a Farewell ceremony and dinner. I... Read more

  • Creeping Up

    2/14/2015 9:01:50 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I managed to get rid of the weight I had put on from Thanksgiving. Then we had Christmas. Up it went, a bit. Then the pain was increasing an... Read more

  • Left Twix, Right Twix

    2/12/2015 7:35:11 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    You've probably seen their silly commercials. Here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=62xLWZgx4Ko Well, lately... Read more

  • Comprehensive Exams!

    2/11/2015 1:05:06 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    I am thinking and praying for the Nursing Students who I left in Africa. February 16-20 they will take Comprehensive Exams of everything they hav... Read more

  • Impressed!

    2/10/2015 12:25:20 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT was just here and had me go through my paces and asked about the different exercises I was doing. (This is a different PT from the one who... Read more

  • Pole Dancing

    2/9/2015 7:50:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    So my bedtime routine has come down to doing what I call a little "pole dance" - just for fun. My poles are a cane and something for "lassoing" t... Read more

  • Back In Bed

    2/8/2015 1:59:09 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    That is to say, as opposed to sleeping in the armchair. I had such fanny fatigue that I decided to give the bed a try again - just had to lie dow... Read more

  • Quitting

    2/7/2015 9:37:39 AM, by GIRLINBRAZIL

    This fall I posted about a camping trip my husband and I took with our boy... Read more

  • Elephant Viewing!/CPAP progress?/Tour Prep!

    2/6/2015 7:11:52 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Ok, many of you know that I spent over 37 years in Africa but never saw an elephant. My last trip to the beach where they sometimes are seen was ... Read more

  • Adjustments

    2/6/2015 6:12:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, I can't sleep on my back - just can't. And when I tried to roll on to my side, it was just too painful - couldn't manage. So, around 1 in ... Read more

  • New Hip - Hooray!

    2/5/2015 3:04:38 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Went into the hospital Tues a little before noon and went into surgery at 1:30. As I woke, I felt pain, but they quickly managed that. They took ... Read more

  • Refrigerator Magnets!

    2/5/2015 9:31:35 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I never feel moved in and at home somewhere until I get my refrigerator magnets put on my refrigerator!! I'm now settled in my apartment, even th... Read more

  • SNOWSTORM in Omaha!

    2/3/2015 4:17:06 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Omaha was part of this weekend snowstorm that went towards New England. We had 5-8 inches. I'm not sure how many in my neighborhood. Here is a ph... Read more

  • Apnea verses Hypopnea!

    1/31/2015 7:46:14 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Yesterday I received a phone call from my Doctor's office with some information from the Sleep Study that I took last week. I'm waiting for the w... Read more

  • January accountabilty

    1/31/2015 1:34:21 PM, by GLORYTOGLORY

    Short term goals for this year 1. Bible plan read daily 2. weekly 20 minutes of exercise Monday-Friday in the morning start the... Read more

  • "LIKE!"

    1/27/2015 7:57:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    This came to my email this morning, from my former pastor. Written by an Australian Dentist To Kill an American You probably missed th... Read more

  • No Cancer!

    1/26/2015 1:10:27 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    On Friday I had a breast biopsy done at the Radiology department. Today a nurse called to say that the growth was BENIGN, not cancer!! Today... Read more

  • Diagnostic Tests

    1/23/2015 6:41:22 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Last night I had a sleep study done. I was pretty sure I had sleep apnea and the test confirmed that I do. My oxygen level dropped down quite a l... Read more

  • Day Five of Art

    1/23/2015 5:44:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    This is the last - at least for now - posting of 3 works of art, this time in the category "Aquatic." Actually, that's not entirely accurate. In ... Read more

  • More Art

    1/22/2015 10:39:49 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's day 4 of my 5 days of art. Today I'm featuring DOGGIES! Who doesn't love dogs? First is a doggy doodle, called Wind on Woofers, just playi... Read more

  • A Funny and More Art

    1/21/2015 8:16:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Miracle Diet An overweight clerk consulted his doctor for advice. The doctor advised that the clerk run ten miles a day for thirty days. Th... Read more

  • A Good Report and More Artwork

    1/20/2015 12:38:16 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment with my surgeon - last one with HIM before surgery. He checked my hip, having me push outward against his hand wit... Read more

  • Another Kind of Challenge

    1/19/2015 11:17:17 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I get on Facebook a lot, and my cousin got me involved in a little challenge - she "nominated" me - to post 3 works of art for 5 days. I thought,... Read more

  • Weather!

    1/19/2015 5:40:22 AM, by CAROLYN0107

    I'm not a fan of winter. I lived on the equator in Africa for over 37 years but I am now in Omaha, NE for retirement. When I am in the States for... Read more

  • From the Daily Spark

    1/17/2015 4:32:48 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Having taken off for disability, I have much more time to Spark. I like racking up the points. So today I went to the Daily Spark, and this is th... Read more

  • Dr. Checkups!

    1/16/2015 7:55:28 PM, by CAROLYN0107

    Since I was overseas for the past two years, I'm having lots of Dr. Checkups now. This week I had a bone scan, a thyroid scan (for my goiter) and... Read more

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