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My family
Monday, April 09, 2012      5 comments

Three years ago, my sister Becky (far right) took my Mom (middle) and my sister Rosa (far left) to nashville to visit relatives. My cousin in Nashville sent me this photo th... Read more
My Rosa a Sad update
Sunday, April 08, 2012      10 comments

Last night, about 8 pm, Rosa called me. She said her chest was hurting and she had taken two nitroglycerine. I told her to take one more and to call 911. She said "no, I've decided I want to die and go be with Mom and Becky." I kept talking ... Read more
My Rosa
Friday, April 06, 2012      5 comments

Oh Gosh, I seem not to come here unless my world is falling apart. Two weeks ago this coming Tuesday, my older sister, Rosa..the precious one I blogged about a while back, had what we thought was a bad case of heartburn. She is being treated ... Read more
Happy New Year
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

Just five days after my last entry, my beloved sister died. She went so peacefully, she awoke, lifted both arms towards heaven, smiled, and took her last breath. It has been very sad around here. My sister Rosa had a birthday Christmas day... Read more
My sister
Thursday, December 15, 2011      5 comments

I got word today that the oncologist told my youngest sister 2 days ago, that she has no more than 6 weejs to live, at best. Right now i am too emotional to talk about this. Please keep her and my family in your prayers /thoughts. Linda... Read more
One year ago!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

Gosh, I can not believe that a full year has passed since my last blog! It has been a very eventful year. Some good, some bad, some so so, but I got through it all. Some of you already know, my Mother died in Sept. It was unexpected,... Read more
Pill Camera results and treatment plan
Friday, October 22, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday I got a call from the doctors office to come in for the results of my pill camera. Well, I have several ulcers, not bad ones at all. They're not eroded through the bowel wall. I also have a lot of inflammation. The bad part, I thi... Read more
Pill Cam and other ramblings
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

I am doing my second laxative prep in 4 days. I have such a hard time understanding why people who are seeking help with diarrhea that won't quit have to take these mega laxatives! I hate the golytely prep so when I was given the option of ta... Read more
Bittersweet Dinner
Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

Well, last night was the night we finally went to my favorite place for dinner. First thing when we walked in the door, we saw a small sign, saying that Sat night would be their last night. They had sold the business and would be closing Sat. ... Read more
Birthday and various other things
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

First, thank you all so much for the birthday wishes, goodies, and cards. What a sweet supportive bunch you are! WE had planned a trip to the mountains today. It's time to get those wonderful Va mountain apples and cabbage. And, the folia... Read more
Improving and Bucket Lists
Thursday, September 23, 2010      7 comments

I'm feeling better and taking less anti-diarrhea medications. Still on the steroids but see my gastroenterologist in the am for a recheck. I guess I'll find out then if he's changing my meds. I made my little trip yesterday without incide... Read more
Update
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

Just wanted to let folks know what I now know. I did talk to my sister. She told me that she didn't want me to know earlier because she knew I was sick and she knew I would try to do something that I was not able to do. I can accept that. ... Read more
Prayers for Sister, Please--and me, I'm a basket case right now.
Thursday, September 16, 2010      14 comments

I just found out today that my baby sister's colon cancer has returned; and metastasised. She had surgery 2 weeks ago during which more of her colon was removed and one ovary. my Mom said 4 other "spots" were removed but my Mom doesn't rememb... Read more
Spark recipes
Sunday, September 12, 2010      7 comments

I've been making a lot of the Spark recipes lately. Yesterday I made an interesting one...Broccoli casserole with chicken. I thought it sounded pretty good. It called for cheddar cheese, I didn't have any, so I used a combination of provolone... Read more
Quitting Smoking
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      10 comments

This is my 3rd day on this quest. I have to admit, so far it's kicking my butt! But, like the dieters on SP say, slow but sure wins the race! I get a kick out of reading " The Slowest Loser" blogs. I'll have to start one for "The slowest Qu... Read more

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