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12/28/10 1:01 A

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Yes, although I am glad my friend wants to talk about the baby.

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12/28/10 12:35 A

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thank you Cathy, i read it wrong...still a sad thing to happen.


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12/28/10 12:21 A

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Paula, My grandson is healthy and well. It was my best friend's grandson that was born with the heart defect. His Mama lived in a Ronald McDonald house for 5 months. He never left the hospital.

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12/27/10 4:14 P

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Hi Cathy,
My goodness alot happened to you in 2010. sorry about your loss of your Grandson.
Lets pray that 2011 is a good year for you.
You deserve it, and that you are feeling better.
Stay out of ER...
Hope you get your disability soon, would help you some.
Good resolutions , staying on top of everything.

thank you for sharing your life

God Bless and Keep You,

love and hugs, Paula:)


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Cathy I love. this, thank you for the new topic..
I don't know where to begin is thinking......

Reflections.....

I thought the year 2010 had started off pretty good.
Excited about our team and was posting more....lasted three months with some not feeling
good days. I love people, and am a people pleaser
a gift from God...then we moved in April 1st. off the lake for my health...I enjoyed it there, the winters were to cold and heating very expensive.

After the move, then helping my husband to unpack I wasn't doing to well. Spending the past year in a wheelchair to be transported everywhere, and in bed I had been feeling the worst pain ever in my lower back...being told I could not be operated on because of my sever COPD all doors were closed .....so I thought, with continued prayer and for Gods will to be done a door was opened....Spinal Aid Centers of America..seeing an advertisement in the paper, I called for a free consultation......(I had also seen other places that did this on line and advertisements before this one which were cheaper and different, not feeling inspired to pursue it further.)

In pain my husband and I went, talked to Dr. Carr to see if I was a candidate for this. He had all of my records from the hospital, we saw a video showing the results after treatment... Dr. Carr left the room so Wayne and I could discuss having this done and paying for it. The only card we carry is a bank card...we do not have or believe in other credit cards...

Where were we going to get the money to pay for this?
My husband said, "honey I want very much to see you not suffering like you have been even if it is only 10%."

When Dr. Carr returned we said yes, and said, "we do not know how to pay for this."
His secretary came in with applications for us to fill out for a loan. After doing numerous ones and being turned down as we did not have a credit history, one said yes, called "Care".

Here, God opened another door. I was off line for six months, went for the treatments of spinal decompression and have no more back pain.
I am learning how to walk again, and doing great.
Went from wheelchair, to walker, to not using the walker.
Giving all the honor, and glory, to God, thanking him always for so great a gift He has given me.

The end of the year is coming, I am looking forward to the year 2011.

Resolutions:

When the nice weather comes, get out and walk.
Plant a vegetable garden with my husband.
Have a yard sale with crafts I made and plants I am now growing to sell, among other things.
Take pictures of my crafts.
Finish scrapbooking.
and much more....

Shalom :)





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I would like to also encourage everyone to reflect and resolve.

Reflections:
What a roller coaster.
Winter 2010: Not well, getting harder and harder to do job at work. Turned down offer to go to evaluation team. Preferred staying local with the families I love. DIL pregnant with baby boy due in August. We are all excited and happy.
Spring 2010: Work cuts my job to 1/2 time and forces me to take position in city starting in summer. Sick most days, but keep pushing through trying to do job. Lost a former student and also a good friend to chronic illness. Feeling sad.
Summer 2010: Work Summer school at new site. I really like it, but off work three days due to vertigo. Grandson is born so quickly no-one has time to get to hospital to watch toddler sister. She gets to see her new brother born healthy and it creates an incredible bond between them. My Sis comes to visit and we have a wonderful time vacationing locally and visiting relatives. I end up in bed for several days after she leaves for home. Recover in time to go to beach for annual work inservice. My former co-workers and I rent a house and go a couple days early. It is wonderful, but by Sunday, I am feeling pretty sick again. Fighting a lot of balance and vertigo issues I drag myself through the inservice. Again in bed the next several days. Start back to work Sept. 7th, end up in ER that night and have been off ever since.
Fall 2010: Best friend's GS dies at 5 months of age due to heart defect. We are all so sad. Our boys are the same age and our GS's would have been close to the same age. We had Grandma plans. My heart breaks for her and the rest of the family. I hug my own grandchildren closer. Severe vertigo has decreased, but still struggle with balance, fatigue, weakness and some random pain. Can only do about two hours of work before symptoms start up. Love being able to visit grandchildren more. Money is quickly running out. All the doctor visits are draining savings too. Trying to get on disability insurance I paid into at work. Long term medical leave is accepted. Knitted everything for Christmas and found peace in avoiding the hustle and bustle of the Holidays. Lost 28 pounds from less stress and cooking healthy. Might also credit some of that to the prozac for killing my appetite too.
RESOLUTIONS:
Stay on top of paperwork mess so I can get medical and income while the doctors try to figure out what is wrong. Continue to eat healthy and walk the dogs daily to promote circulation. Play with grandkids more. Visit a few friends I have not seen in years. Keep Hubby as healthy as possible. Try to straighten out my sleep problems. Get dressed before playing on computer. Shut computer and all lights off by 11PM every night. Start researching jobs I can do with current health issues.

Shalom

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