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8/8/14 9:58 P

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S Campbell that is awesome! May God bless you mother.

I got good news about my mother too. She has aortic stenosis -- a bad heart valve -- so we've been having numerous consults, she's had tests and a cardiac catheterization at a hospital that does both open heart surgery and a newer less invasive procedure where they put a new valve up from the groin through a vein. It is only approved for patients at "high risk" for open heart surgery.

She is way too weak and frail for open heart surgery but the first surgeon said she was "moderate risk" to survive open heart. Her cardiologist and doctor have said she would probably never recover well from open heart surgery. We had another consult Tuesday and I wrote a letter about her poor health and years of using a walker, etc. This surgeon agreed that she is indeed "high risk" which clears the way for her to have the less invasive procedure. Without treatment she has just been getting weaker and weaker as her heart pumps less and less blood.

It is amazing what modern medicine can do. Also amazing how God made us able to function and heal, as complex as our bodies are.

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emoticon That's AWESOME news! I'd be smiling, too.

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Today we met with a wonderful doctor and his staff. Dr. Engleman. Not only do all of the doctors finally agree on a treatment, but they gave us news that my mother's lung cancer can be treated without loss of lung capacity. GREAT NEWS!!! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!

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I saw Guardians of the Galaxy with my 13-year-old nephew today and it had a lot of really smart humour it which made me smile.

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7/23/14 8:48 P

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That is so nice.

I can't help smiling every time I see little kids, babies and toddlers in their little sumer outfits. emoticon

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7/23/14 10:30 A

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I've been cooped up in my house for at least two weeks now and dhave missed church for three weeks. An elderly lady has called me twice to cheer me up....and yesterday three ladies came by to visit...and now my pastor is on his way here to visit. It is nice to know that I am missed and that people care....Makes me smile :D


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7/13/14 11:08 A

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it made me smile to see my husband gobble down four pieces of homemade pizza and have him tell me it was "all right"---a rave review for the grouch man And yes the cardiac catastrophe
waiting to happen is eating crap: still. I shouldn't have had it either (2 little pieces) but I need to make some room in the freezer and didn't want to throw that ball of pizza crust dough into the garbage. I SHOULD have put veggies on it. WHY DIDNT I THINK OF THAT??



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7/13/14 10:31 A

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Watching my husband rock out to Madison Blues by George Thorogood & The Destroyers while wearing grey sweatpants with thick blue socks over the bottoms of the legs and flip-flops.

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6/30/14 7:51 A

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I smiled yesterday at the reactions of people at church to the news that I'd fallen down the stairs. One woman called me "Weebles" (remember the toy? "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down:) However I am NOT smiling at the pain I have in my next pursuant to the "trip" down the stairs!

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6/30/14 7:17 A

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It made me smile to see how excited my niece was over yesterday's Netherlands' World Cup win.

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I smiled yesterday when my sister told me the reaction of her kids and nephews to seeing the naked participants in the World Pride Parade in Paris, France. Apparently, some of the people appeared to be both men and women. emoticon

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6/28/14 2:02 P

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Joanna--("Aunt Jojo")----gave "The Look" ---struck the fear of God into the lad. NO ONE messes with Aunt Jojo!!!


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And, I forgot to say that I smiled when my poor nephew didn't know how to introduce me to his friends. He normally calls me Aunt JoJo but I guess he thought that sounded too juvenile so he changed it to Aunt Joanna but when I gave him a look, he changed it back to Aunt JoJo for his next friend. emoticon

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I had lots of smiles yesterday. I smiled when I saw all the new baby pictures of the guys I work with (one was born on June 6 and one was born on June 22). I smiled when all the guys wanted to give me a hug before I left the retirement BBQ. I smiled when I watched my 13-year-old niece try to get her dad to go into the pool with her. And, I smiled when I met some of my 16-year-old nephew's friends who were arriving for a pool party.

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6/28/14 9:35 A

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It made me smile to visit this thread and see all the responses...that gave me a great BIG smile!


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6/28/14 9:32 A

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HOW GREAT that you are becoming more active with your artwork! Are you hands really deformed? Mine are and it really makes it difficult. But you've inspired me.
(this is in response to Janis' art show smile)

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My dad told me my nephew was on the hammock when the tree fell down and that made me emoticon because my dad has had really bad luck with trees lately.

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6/18/14 12:34 P

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I posted today and got encouragement from several members here...and that made me smile. emoticon

We do not know how strong we can be until being strong is the only choice we have!


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I made my husband laugh and that made me smile.

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6/15/14 9:15 P

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I got a nap today,woke up with a cat on either side of me purring,that made me smile. Love!

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6/14/14 12:35 P

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I lost 2.5# this last week! WooHoo! I know that I must be doing something right! emoticon

I'm starting my ticker over with going low carb.

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6/6/14 1:55 P

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My fridge died recently & I am waiting on the new one to arrive...Ugh! But I will so smile when
it is here and hooked up!

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My son's "Mud Run" team came in 60th out of about 400 teams!

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6/2/14 10:22 P

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Managed to get a large painting framed (only have to put the wire on tomorrow) and four paintings matted. With being sick it was touch-and-go but I prayed for the strength. It is labor-intensive.

I need to take them in to my Painters Guild show tomorrow evening.

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When my sister was convinced that Jimi Hendrix was a member of Led Zeppelin! In fact, it made me emoticon

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Took my dog for a walk after work!

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Waking up in my own bed. ..so good to be home!


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A big glass of my favorite "Celestial Seasons/half n half" iced tea!

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So tell us what made you smile today.....and share the joy!! At the very least, this will keep you on the lookout for "Smile -fodder" Have yourselves a great day!


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