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7/10/13 1:04 A

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hugs to everyone stay well, drink water

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6/30/13 10:11 A

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ooo kathy is up early this morning..good morning friend!!


TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
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over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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6/30/13 1:04 A

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I'm always glad to hear from you NASFKAB!
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that goes for you too, Mary and the rest! Love you all!...

Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 6/30/2013 (01:05)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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6/29/13 11:44 A

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yup all the nurses do so much for us & the mothers have to deal with patients as well as kids & all it entails so kudos to them

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6/16/13 1:23 P

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hello kathy!!
hello team!!
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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6/16/13 1:28 A

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RUSSELL, the comment about the nurses? emoticon

My mother was one of those. After the long hours, the tired and cranky and sad patients--and doctors--she came home to four kids passing around the measles, mumps, chicken pox, and just about every other "normal" childhood ailment you can imagine--as well as the occasional "abnormal" stuff like my dad's degenerative bone disease, my appendicitis, my sister's encephalitis, my brother's allergies (they thought for a bit that he had leukemia, he was allergic to just about everything, including his own skin bacteria!...)

I have so much respect for what these people go through taking care of others who are sick... maybe that's why this hit home for me... Hm.

Thanks any way, all of you...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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6/8/13 7:14 A

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returned there my sister was at Cleveland Clinic for her cancer treatment

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5/25/13 9:03 P

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Thank you for sharing - it was very touching, and made me feel a little more grateful for the life I have.
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"The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy

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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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5/23/13 10:34 A

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thanks Kathy thought provoking as you wrote
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all the best

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Thanks Kathy.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister Pynetree.

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5/22/13 9:41 P

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thanks kathy!!


TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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5/22/13 11:46 A

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Russell, I agree that people don't think of those things when they are healthy and all. I am sorry that you had people writing you off when you were doing everything you could to live. There is too much negativity at that time.

I have found that many doctors are insensitive. When I had cancer (just had it taken out), the Oncologist told me that the chemo would help for two years and then I was going to die. When I got upset at that (after the surgeon said I had 85% to have it gone for good and told him so) they wanted to put me in the psych ward. They refused to give anyone hope for a future. That doesn't help anyone get a positive outlook on life. I decided to go with what the surgeon said and the belief in God and I am a 7 year survivor now.

I think that people should have to see and feel how others feel when they are insensitive to others. I see a lot of remarks that are really rude (not saying I see them all here, mostly at news sites) and those people just don't know what they are doing to people.

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I have been in the hospital a dozen times in the past 10 years for a burst appendix, hernia, gallbladder, and 2 ICD's ( pacemaker/defibrillators ), plus A-fib, and just this weekend kidney stones. I have diabetes,CHF, gout, and had a malignant tumor hear my eye removed, the size of a raisin. I have had almost all of these thoughts.

I was given 6 months to live in 2001. Not much to say at that point. You don't think of being sick at 27, much less not going to make it till 30. Then they send you home a week later, and you get a $125,000 bill, and then 30 more from every doctor who saw you, and you are thinking of how to pay for it, when you think you only have 6 months left.. well 5 and 3/4ths . You spent the week in the hospital.

I made it the 6 months, and a year later was diagnosed with diabetes. They sent me to counseling, but never explained the disease, and I struggled with it for 7 years. I got a hernia in 1996, and waited 10.5 years to get it fixed. In December, 2006 I had a lot of pain in my stomach, and they checked me for a hernia, and it was visible. They scheduled an MRI to make sure it was the only issue, and I went Christmas shopping before the MRI. It hurt to walk, so I rode the cart, and every bump was excruciating. When I finally got the MRI in the afternoon, my appendix had burst, but formed a pocket, which prevented it from poisoning me. As a diabetic, I had to do 12 weeks of antibiotics, then have it removed, then wait 1 month and have the hernia surgery. At this point, I finally got Medicaid, since I was out of work for 8 months.

After having an ICD put in in 2004, I had gone back to work, but in 2010 they put in a new one, and on my sixth try, finally with a lawyer from the hospital, I got disability.

I don't think that healthy people ever stop and think about these things. You should make plans for things to happen before they do. When you or a loved one are sick, or dying ( my brother died from Crohn's in 1999 @ 26, and my mom in 2000 from cancer after 2 years of fighting@ 56 ), you do not want to be thinking about finances, or paying the bills for the month from a hospital bed. You want to be thinking about what is important.. health and recovery.

Secondly, stop and thank a nurse. They really do work 12 hour shifts, and are 99% of the contact you have to answer your questions. I have had some pray with me, and others who helped me do some basic bodily functions while I was unable to use the bathroom, or even stand. They cannot be paid enough to do what they do, and most do it with a smile, while making you feel as comfortable as they can.

Last of all, if someone does get sick, don't pity them. Listen to them, and help them in their recovery, but in the end, they may just live longer than the 6 months they were given, and for me at least, I didn't like feeling that every person was thinking I was a dead man walking. I planned on living, but felt I had to make others feel better about it, even though I was the one who was sick. They were planning my funeral. I felt as though I had been dismissed from life.

I loved the video. It points out what is really important in life. The "problems " we face in day to day living are not really problems. They are life. Many people wish they could return to the time when they had these trivial problems to worry about.

Just so I end with something to lighten the mood. I had a heart cath, and they make you sign a paper that says you understand there is a 2% chance of death. You read, then sign, and the nurse asks if you have any questions. My question was " Since 1 in 50 die, have you done 49 successful ones today? " She laughed.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 5/22/2013 (09:45)
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "

- Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

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5/21/13 11:37 P

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Thank you so much, Kathy. It was a very enlightening video. So many people never seem to walk a mile in another's shoes or know how they feel. It gives us something to think about.

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Thanks Kathy that was really great. Please pray for those that have lost lives and there homes in Moore OK. I have friends who live in moore and have not been able to get a hold of them. really worried. I live 2 hours away. Heart is hurting for the loss of the children etc.

I did get good news today seen my She liked my lab results and Alc was 6.6. I would like it lower but at least it did not go up. She was happy with my weight loss. So at least that part of my day went well.

I pray that all of you are safe love and light Carol li

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5/21/13 11:20 P

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Thanks so much for sharing this, Kathy. It was an eye-opener.
PYNETREE, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister.

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5/21/13 10:21 P

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..watched through eyes that were already crying...lost my sister yesterday to breast cancer.

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Oh my. Speechless. Doesn't happen often! Thanks for sharing this.

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Thank You I just emailed it to my friends list...
And Yes,,,The Cleveland Clinic is Awesome !

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5/21/13 7:37 P

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Very moving and emotional. We never really think about it that way.

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5/21/13 7:17 P

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Thank you. This was very moving and very true. I very often say you don't know what goes on in someone's house when the door is closed.

Thanks for sharing.

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5/21/13 6:56 P

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Wasn't sure where to put this, but I really wanted to share it...

A friend sent me this video--wow. This moved me to tears. I've totally been there on some of the things they touch on... my friend's message with it said that this was something everyone should see... and I agree!
Thought provoking...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcvA2pdpuSU

Kathy emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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