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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Faith allows things to happen.  It is the power that comes from a fearless heart.  And when a fearless heart believes, miracles happen.

Blog Assignment - How are you doing day by day?

Well all has been pretty good until today. I came across a few situations & I felt my faith starting to waver. Then the fear & anxiety regarding my test results set in. I went outside & just sat in the sunshine repeating the Serenity Prayer then I felt better. My habit of Faith was restored.
It is now 2:30am. I went to bed at 9:30 so at least I got in a solid 5 hours of sleep. Woo Hoo! All in all, yesterday was a good day. I was up most of the night, unable to sleep so at 5am I was up making muffins (of course) & made some Chicken Noodle soup in the crockpot for lunch. I tried to take a nap after Larry left for work at 11 but sleep was elusive, even after laying down for an hour with my eyes closed, with my fur babies cuddling with me. I finally got up, took a shower & while brushing my teeth I had another episode like last week, seizure or whatever. They have me on Depakote so I do not understand why I had another incident. Afterwards I felt shaken but OK. I sat & Sparked & read my book till I felt drowsy & asked Randy to wake me up at 3. Again I laid there for an hour unable to sleep. So I just got up & thoroughly cleaned house, vacuumed, mopped the floors & did a load of laundry. After that I got on the treadmill for an hour. Then I enjoyed the rest of the afternoon reading & talking with Randy. By 8:00 I was so tired all I wanted to do was go to bed but I figured I to at least stay awake until Larry got home (he gets off at 9pm). I am so praying for some sleep. But I did finish the first half of my book lol! Have a wonderful day!

Affirmation of the Day:
Faith is the cornerstone of my Life.

My Positives:
A supportive email from a Spark friend
Chicken Noodle soup for lunch - Yum!
Cuddling with my fur babies
My Hubby
My Son for taking care of me right now
My Spark Family
The Lord for listening to my prayers

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    I hope that you can find something to take care of you!
    1934 days ago

    Sorry about the seizures.
    Jack and I have never had any.
    Matthew had a fever-related one
    once when he was 5. VERY SCARY !

    Saw a FitBit segment from tv today.
    Was Good Morning America or

    Have a BETTER, Wonderful Wednesday !

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    1934 days ago
    You might do a search on Depakote and make sure there isn't anything that interferes with its effectiveness. DH is on Dilantin and we discovered that he cannot have any Calcium close to the time that he takes it or it will mess with the effectiveness of the Dilantin...and most doctor's do not realize this...and they do not inform their patients of this. But we have found it to be inevitable that, if he has anything with Calcium in it within two hours of taking the medication, he will end up having a seizure (he has them in his sleep when going into REM sleep). So, maybe that might explain why the medication is not working all the time. Hope you had a good day today. Glad you are getting some sleep and enjoying your book...and keeping the faith! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1934 days ago
    emoticon on being in the Meow spotlight! Praying for you for a good night. I'm going to be up late picking up husband at the airport and am very grateful for a pretty good nap after dinner in hopes of not being too tired tomorrow. You are a wonder about keeping yourself busy when sleep eludes.
    1934 days ago
    You really have been through a lot...I haven't gotten any spark notifications when you I have been wondering about you!

    You sound as if you are staying busy and positive...despite all the uncertainties. I will keep you in prayer. emoticon emoticon
    1934 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
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    1935 days ago
    Waiting for answers is stressful. Tkae everyting day by day. I'm glad yesterday was a good day depite everyhing htat is going on.
    1935 days ago
    You are an amazing woman Patti, and an inspiration.
    You remind me of David. Glad you were able to restore your Faith :)
    Hugs & Prayers
    1935 days ago
    when do you get your test results? I have ben cheching your blog at least 3 times a day,
    1935 days ago
    I've known a few people with seizure issues from the very mild to the most severe. You are doing remarkably well considering all that you are going through. I pray that God gives the doctors the wisdom to find the answers you need. Glad you weren't injured in your last episode. I wonder if you could get help getting a dog that detects seizures to help you prepare before the next one hits. Just an idea until you get these under control.
    1935 days ago
  • LIS193
    It is hard to have to wait for answers... hang in there!
    1935 days ago
    I really believe your first statement. You have so much courage. Thank you .
    1935 days ago
  • MINDY502
    Hope things work out with what is going on with you and it gets better day by day, keep the faith!
    1935 days ago
    emoticon have a nice day!!
    1935 days ago
    It's great to see your positive attitude in the midst of such a challenging time. It sounds like you did every thing you could have to keep it positive and to take care of yourself. I love the positives list. I may follow your lead and add a gratitude list to my blog sometimes. You have my support and prayers.

    1935 days ago
    You are doing great concentrating on living your life the best you can one day at the time. emoticon Chelsea
    1935 days ago
    These episodes are scary hope they find answers soon, take care and have a great day,
    1935 days ago
    I know it's hard waiting on results. Wishing all to be well for you. My father is on Depakote also, makes him drowsy all the time, and hard to walk straight when he is up. But it does keep his seizures away thankfully. Praying for you.
    1935 days ago
    I hope time will fly until you get the results of your tests, then you can go from there. Hopefully they are positive for you. Glad you got some sleep, I got a few hours myself, then exercised this morning, so I am off to a good start. Keep Sparking. emoticon emoticon
    1935 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    You are still in my prayers. They have so many things they can do now days to stop those episodes, so keep the faith and know I'm praying. HUGS!
    1935 days ago
    I know this is hard for you waiting for answers on things, be positive. Either way you will have the answers and can go from there. I hope you get some sleep.
    1935 days ago
    emoticon Hope all will be going well and keep you in my prayers...
    1935 days ago
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