Saturday, September 19, 2015


It would be impossible to tell you all I have gone through these past couple of weeks in details but if you have read my status you do know some of it.

Doctor appoints which wore me out.

My ears are no better after my ear doctor told me even though I took antibiotics for a month.

One day after the doctor appointment a friend took me to my home in my van which I can get into and we picked up a lot of things including a bunch of clothes and I found the clothes I had thought I had lost. I don't know why she took them there. I was sure worn out that day.

Nurse comes once a week and PT comes twice a week. The one I had would change days on me and was always late so told her I would have to change here for another PT so do have another one. He asked me what I wanted to accomplish. I said, "Have better balance" so he said we would work on that.

A wheel chair has been ordered for me emoticon Now I am using a transport which someone has to push for me and otherwise I use a emoticon

It is impossible for me to be far from the bathroom for any length of time.

Also my emoticon hasn't worked right a lot of the time.

Many say they miss me.

Just because I don't chat doesn't mean I am not online when I can be.

I do the Trivia, Devotions, Points but don't see you on there either and I update my status everyday if my emoticon works so I am on here but I don't see most of you on these things.

It is difficult to eat right here like tonight they had sloppy joes and French fries. I did not eat that though.

Much of the time I have difficulty emoticon and other times I emoticon too much. Sometimes I have pain in my back and other times in my knee.

So you see why I don't chat.

If you want to see me you can find me.

It is not that I don't love my emoticon 's. I do.

God bless all.
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    Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.
    1943 days ago
    Love you too, IRENE! It is good to hear how you spend your days. We do enjoy hearing from you, and I hope you will continue to keep us posted. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself, and know that we care very much about you!

    1943 days ago
    Love you too! Thanks for the update. I imagine it must be difficult with your strict dietary requirements to eat right. You are always in my heart and prayers.
    1944 days ago
    I know it must be hard to spark when the computer is not working right. i don't always do the trivia not one of my favorites just do it when i need the points.
    I do read the Devotions, hope you enjoyed the cards and post cards i sent you as i remembered you said you were not able to get on Spark some times . talk with the staff about your diet I am sure they could find something else for to eat.
    hope the new PT person helps you with your walking.
    1944 days ago
    Good to read your blog. I'm sure getting used to a new living situation has been difficult. Hope it gets easier as you settle in. Give us an update when you can.

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    1945 days ago
    So good to see your blog today, you are in my thoughts, take care emoticon
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  • GGMFAY33
    May you find answers to your problems and may your days become easier for you.
    1945 days ago
    We love you too Irene and do understand. emoticon for your health and healing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I'm so sorry that you're in the pain that you're in and having such difficulties. However, I believe it will improve with time. It did with me, and what God does for one He will do for another. Just rest in His mighty hand, and know that all is well, with me and others praying for you.


    - Nancy Jean -
    1945 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    I'm really sorry that you have had a rough few weeks. I pray that things will get better for you soon.

    1945 days ago
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    I hope that sitting at chapel today was not too painful for you. I empathize with how painful it can be to sit. Although, for me, it is not my back that hurts.

    1945 days ago
    God Bless & heal you my dear special lady. Releif to know you have help at hand to take care of you.
    1945 days ago
    Dear Irene!! It Is wonderful to hear from you but sad to know are going through rough times! It does take time for you to get your strength back. I personally know after my 3 surgeries this past year. I have had to just take it one day at a time and try to do my Doctors instructions as well as my Physical Therapists instructions to the T. So far it is paying off. ( Now up to 10,000 steps daily using my walker)
    As For the food- is it possible to ask for a simple menu change to just soups and salads instead of the regular menu ? You might ask a health advocate to help you with this.
    Your PT, or Brian or Marcie?? Or the kitchen cook?
    We think of you daily. Please do what ever it takes to get stronger,
    Love you, Pat

    1945 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2015 11:45:56 AM
  • CUSH1932
    I was happy to see your post and sorry it is still tough for you. I have read and studied Job several times and will do so again based on your post.

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    1945 days ago
    emoticon Good to hear from you. I enjoy the devotions you post....I read them but don't often reply. But I wanted to make sure you know that they are appreciated. Have a great week...as always, you are in my prayers.
    1945 days ago
    Good morning and a good Sonday to you. Sorry you're having such a rough time. I do wonder how you are doing but know you will let us know when you can. Try to have a good day. emoticon
    1945 days ago
    Good to hear from you. Bless you.

    1945 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    We love you and will keep you in our prayers for improved health. Keep Sparking! God bless you!
    1945 days ago
    Bless you Irene allot of the days I catch your posts but understand you don't get to get on as much. I didn't know you were staying some place other than home (if I read that correctly today). Hugs Irene. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1945 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Praying for you my special friend, we know your trials.
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    1945 days ago
    Oh how I miss you my friend......glad your getting a new wheel chair - the other one was ok but then not really!!!!

    Isn't the food the same for just about everyone?

    I realize you can't chat - when I mentioned that on the RGV team I didn't mean you as I know your are posting your points / devotional etc.

    I will be in the Mcallen area tomorrow (Sunday) - no promises but I will try to stop by if it doesn't get to late.

    Again - missing you - love you,

    1945 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    Thanks for the update Irene. I see you on facebook too so I know you're on daily, even if you don't blog each day. I've been super busy and it does not look like it will let up any until I get moved into my newly purchased condo. Closing on the deal is Sept. 30th. I'll gradually move into it during the month of Oct.
    It's good you're getting a wheelchair as I don't see you as very steady on your feet, even with a walker. I've used a wheel chair so I know it's not easy.
    Carolyn in Omaha
    1945 days ago
    Thank you for the update! emoticon to you and I'll keep you in my prayers. I always enjoy the devotionals!!!
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  • JAMER123
    You are in my prayers daily. God is certainly watching over you. I am surprised you were given that meal with the special diet you have or had been on for the ammonia levels which I hope & pray that it's staying down. Have a wonderful and restful Sunday. Glad you got over to your house for clothes.
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    1945 days ago
    Bless your heart, Irene. We do know that you do your very best to keep in touch and we understand why you are not chatting. That dinner you mentioned does not sound like the diet your doctor had you on when you were at home. Is the facility generally staying with his diet guidelines? They should be able to do that. Also they are required to offer an alternate meal if you cannot eat what is on the menu for any meal.

    Wow! New wheels! Hope they work great!
    Take care,
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    Covering you with prayers!
    Sending you hugs!
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    We understand.

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    You are thought of and prayed for
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    Have a Joyous Sunday

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    1945 days ago
    Hi Irene,
    Sending you a hug and I have said a prayer for you. I hope that you sleep well tonight.

    Mary Ann
    1945 days ago
    So good to see you! I am not on here much these days, but always like to stop by and read your blog. Sending big hugs and warm wishes your way.

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    HUGS and prayers.
    1945 days ago
    It is nice to see your blog.
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  • GLORYB83
    Irene, I always read your blogs and see your status, even if I don't comment all the time. I have cut down drastically on my computer time because my eyes keep getting blurry. And I cut out the biggest culprit, computer games, don't do them at all, they are hard on the eyes!

    I don't know if I'd like the food you are getting either. But for heavens sake, don't starve yourself, try to get a bit in you.

    That was nice how you went to your place and picked up some of your things. Is the new wheelchair one that you can maneuver yourself? I use a walker all the time now, the cane is useless to me. I am waiting for appt with surgeon, I believe I'll be having back surgery done. I'll talk to him and see what he says. The pain in my back and one leg is terrible, I just want it relieved!

    Talk to you again dear. Sleep well tonight.
    Love & Hugs,
    1945 days ago
    So good to catch up on what you are doing and appreciate you taking the time to keep us posted. You are in my daily prayers. God Bless. emoticon

    1945 days ago
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