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  • And the beat goes on...

    10/22/2014 5:29:19 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    I got the most interesting little packet in the mail this last week. Apparently, one of the companies I worked for back in the 90's had a pension... Read more

  • 22nd Oct 2014

    10/22/2014 6:39:42 AM, by WENDYJM4

    Update on Susie. Susie did finally make it to the pool but she didn't do much swimming as it affected her breathing but went in the spa bat... Read more

  • Proud of myself today!

    10/21/2014 10:15:11 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I honestly didn't feel like exercising. It was raining cats and dogs in the evening, well nearly every evening now. Malaysia is now in its monsoo... Read more

  • Monday Update

    10/20/2014 1:25:29 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I am fully recovered form this weekend. Caught a 48 hour stomach bug and was miserable all weekend. I hate being sick but from what the docs tell... Read more

  • 20th October 2014

    10/20/2014 2:36:20 AM, by WENDYJM4

    A little update on Susie. I heard from her today and she is slowly starting to improve but realises she needs to take it very slow. She is hoping... Read more

  • Tired, but happy

    10/18/2014 6:45:04 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so glad that the home repairs are almost done. The house looks great. I still have much to put away, but it is a great time to purge many ... Read more

  • Kitchen - done

    10/17/2014 11:02:18 PM, by SBECKER526

    My kitchen has a modern look to it. My restorer-painter is absolutely awesome in his work. He notes things and replaces them so no damage is do... Read more

  • Optifast and more

    10/17/2014 1:22:28 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    So I attended the Mission Weight Loss Management/ Optifast Program Information Session last night. It had a very good turnout and I do feel it is... Read more

  • back in ernest now

    10/17/2014 9:53:04 AM, by LANNE1956

    osince i abandoned this i have done nothing but go downhill. i found out i needed to go on dialysis, and have been on pd for abt 7 months now. ... Read more

  • My belly roll is driving me NUTS!!!

    10/17/2014 5:41:34 AM, by EOWYN2424

    But what can I do? I don't have the stamina and fitness to run. So I walk, mostly for an hour or so 2 to 3 times a week. I also try doing mat Pil... Read more

  • No Sleep for the Weary

    10/15/2014 1:41:53 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well I tried Melatonin Last night for my sleep issue. After doing a bit of research I decided to half a 3 mg pill last night but it didn't help a... Read more

  • Moving forward

    10/14/2014 4:52:11 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    So UNC's Transplant Team called me to schedule their first look see at me for December 5th. I will take a class on transplants than meet with one... Read more

  • Hey, there!

    10/14/2014 4:38:37 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    Hi, Gang! It feels like forever since I've been online--my hard drive is down again, and I'm at the library using my BRAND NEW library card for... Read more

  • Sleep Relief?

    10/14/2014 9:57:08 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Finally my doctor has okayed me to use Melatonin for my sleep issue. After years of suffering I may actually get some much need SLEEP. I am prayi... Read more

  • Enough is Enough

    10/14/2014 2:16:45 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I am so tired of not sleeping. I have finally made up my mind to call the doctor lter this am and see what I can take for it. There has got to b... Read more

  • Major Decision Made

    10/13/2014 10:26:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob got the doctor's verdict on his tests. He has both thyroid and lung cancer. This week he has an MRI on his pancreas. We will know about pa... Read more

  • Thank God for Small Steps

    10/12/2014 10:59:26 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well out of all my goals for the week I only managed to do one. Transfer my files to the NEW desk. WOW GO ME! Oh well, it's a smal... Read more

  • Bad week......

    10/12/2014 10:03:35 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I wanted to take a walk on Thursday but ended up chatting with friends. Friday, I had dialysis as usual. Normally, I don't exercise after dialysi... Read more

  • Small pleasures

    10/9/2014 9:58:26 PM, by SBECKER526

    Snaggles, our cat, loves time with me. He delights in play and loves a plain ribbon. He runs and chases. He seems happy. He breaks up a tough... Read more

  • Getting to know your Spark Friends!

    10/7/2014 9:11:22 AM, by SAMMIESMOM13

    It's time for a get to know your Spark friends… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS!!! Your go to chewing gum flavour… I don't chew much gum, but... Read more


    10/7/2014 6:47:14 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    WORSE NIGHT EVER = NO SLEEP!! Haven't had a sleepless night in a long time, well at least a few months now anyway. So this has thrown me for a lo... Read more

  • I HAVE to do this!!!

    10/6/2014 5:38:51 AM, by EOWYN2424

    Hi, I am a dialysis patient and I am trying to lose weight! I have to stop the constant snacking and extra meals because truth to say, I have bee... Read more

  • Happy Birthday To ME!

    10/5/2014 2:58:23 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Today is my birthday. I have turned 56 today. And boy do I feel OLD!!!!!! For the ver firs time I feel my age and it's like a big sl... Read more

  • Really content

    10/4/2014 8:27:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    Many friends wonder how I can be so content and positive with all the problems and life experiences. I do some soul searching and feel that I ha... Read more

  • Feeling awful

    10/4/2014 12:22:02 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I am feeling so bad today that I canceled dinner plans with my daughter and grandson to celebrate her and my birthdays. We were to celebrate at I... Read more

  • Time - Where did it go?

    10/3/2014 6:27:15 PM, by SBECKER526

    Just when I thought I was getting my life together and getting more time, we ran into problems. Our church was robbed 6 times by a career thief.... Read more

  • My Grandson Is Starting To Improve!!

    10/1/2014 3:35:30 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Just heard that my grandson's fever is down. YAY!!!! And his Oxygen is back up to 98. He had his follow-up today with his pediatrician and there ... Read more

  • Update on Grandson

    10/1/2014 9:34:06 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My grandson is a real trooper. Mega doses of Motrin and Tylenol, 1 shot and 1 breathing treatment later and the little guy is back home from the... Read more

  • Update On Grandson

    10/1/2014 12:44:55 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My poor little grandson is back at the ER tonight as his fever keeps increasing as the night wears on. Now up to 103 and that is with 8 hour Motr... Read more

  • Grandson Update!

    9/30/2014 3:49:53 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Update on the grandson! Peanut is on his way home with his mommy. Not out of the woods yet but he received an IV dose of Antibiotics and has 2 di... Read more

  • Prayers needed please!!

    9/30/2014 1:50:42 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Please pray for my grandson. I just received word that Peanut was sent home from school today and is now at the ER. Doctors say he has Pneumonia.... Read more


    9/30/2014 11:44:09 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Today is my father's birthday although I haven't seen him in 35 years. He has been on my mind all day. Lots of happy memories of the man who rais... Read more

  • Stuffy nose! NOT fun!!!

    9/30/2014 1:44:55 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I've had a slight flu since Friday, scratchy throat and stuffy nose too! Not fun! Not fun at all. Because of that I'm taking a break from exercis... Read more

  • 29th September 2014

    9/29/2014 5:27:28 AM, by WENDYJM4

    hi everyone, just heard from Susie and she has told me she is not coming back to Sparks. She now had COPD grade 2 and on high doses of antibio... Read more

  • Long term care - how to begin

    9/28/2014 10:54:01 PM, by SBECKER526

    Both Bob and I have long term care policies. We have reached the stage to activate our account. I will ask my doctor for a letter that states m... Read more

  • Friday's Stuff

    9/26/2014 7:20:31 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I finally received my NEW desk yesterday and DH put it together, all but the drawers which we will do together today. It looks really nice even w... Read more

  • Excellent improvements

    9/24/2014 9:40:40 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so pleased with the painter/restoration person that is working on our home. He offered sound advice with respect to my purchases. He has a... Read more

  • Update on Shannon

    9/23/2014 10:55:50 PM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    For those of you who were following my blogs on my nephew Shannon, I just wanted to update you on his progress. He was blinded in an accident la... Read more

  • Tuesday Tidbits

    9/23/2014 11:50:18 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Part of the plan my kidney doctor has begun for me is I am to take part in Mission Hospitals Weight Loss Clinic. So I set up a consult for Oct 16... Read more

  • Kidney Update

    9/22/2014 12:54:19 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My grandson is sick today with a bad respiratory something. :( So off to the doctor he went this morning. Haven't heard back from Lindsay yet on ... Read more

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