Sunday, September 18, 2016

Montana Here I Come!

Fingers crossed...looks like I am still able to go to Montana. I did get some more bad news and need some more tests but it can all wait until I return. I am so thankful for that. The rollercoaster ride continues but I am trying to just put things aside for a week. Off I go on Tuesday for a whole week.
See ya when I get back. Thanks for all the good thoughts, encouragement and prayer. Thank you, thank you.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Thoughts

This is where I am trying to get myself and praying for right now! I came across the verse and it sure had a lot of meaning for me. THANK YOU all who held me up in prayer last week. It was soooo hard and really trying. I don't think I would have made it without the help of others.

So much bad news came my way and my heart was NOT steadfast! Trust is hard for me. I have had to just trust, just be, just lean on my Lord and my loving family and friends. Boy, that is not an easy task for me.

Then on Friday, the bad news turned into good news! My Coumadin tests are down to once a week (I can also eat 3 salads per week now!!!), no breast cancer, no osteoporosis, and my DR ok's my trip and  is letting me do the kidney/bladder imaging when I return. WOW...thank you Lord for all that wonderful news in one day. WOW. Prayers were answered with YES!

The meds are a bit better...not great, but better.

My daughter Gina came home yesterday and that cheered me up so much. There is nothing so comforting as a grown and lovely daughter to just sit with you and chat. Love love love.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Life is a Challenge

I had high hopes for this week, but they all went out the window. Everything is just hard right now. My doctor sent me a message that she is now worried about my kidneys and has scheduled more tests. I had no idea, so this was yet another shock. My upcoming trip to MT is fading away. I should find out tomorrow if I can go or not.
I just don't feel good yet...all these chemicals in my body are just such a challenge. I do understand I NEED them to survive.
Just checking in and thankful for prayers, friends and family.
My attitude is not too good tonight. I feel like my world has just stopped spinning. My faith is a bit weak tonight too. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A New Month A New Life and Progress!

Happy September! I love this month as it brings my favorite season a little closer. It's still warm and pretty and you can still be outside. Jimmy's tomatoes are almost done but I think we can enjoy them a little longer.

So, I have made a lot of progress since my last post. I feel like I have been given a chance to have a healthier life and pass that on to my loved ones. I have been to SOOO many appointments, have had many tests and lots of blood draws this past week. But, here I am at the end of the week and am thankful to have many of those big tests behind me. I am continuing to keep my THANKFUL JOURNAL and have my prayer list in the back of my book. Oh, so many people on that list right now. It has been good therapy for me to be thinking of others and it draws me to my Lord. I find myself starting off the day slower and enjoying that quiet time with God and that prayer time.

It has been hard for me to accept the fact that I didn't take good care of myself. I have been eating so poorly. I didn't bother to get much exercise or sleep. I never said no.....push push push. I am paying the price for all of that now. When I get down, I have to remember how blessed I am to still be heart attack, no stroke! Thank you Lord for protecting me and giving me a second chance.

Jimmy has been so supportive and has been going to most of the appointments with me. I get so nervous going alone and he is such a comfort to me. 43 years years of marriage...what a blessing. He has been working with me on menus and both of us have shed a great deal of weight already. Next week, we are going to start some walking. My doctor has recommended that for now. So, that's my progress report, so far!

Our little Otto started a new chapter in his life too. He started 3 year old preschool today. We watch him now on Wednesdays and hope to bring him over to our home a little more. He loves to be here and it's a bit easier for me right now. Still getting stronger! He is my JOY and is so funny. He told me he had his new fall pants on yesterday. It just cracked me up. My daughter and SIL took these photos today. I am still waiting for a report on his day.

I have shared the information with my readers that I never thought I would have a grandbaby. My daughter Angie had such a hard time carrying a baby. Yet God gave us little Otto and he is a dandy.

I am feeling more normal as the meds level out. I have been sleeping so much and resting a lot. I finally feel a little more normal. Maybe next week I can get back to a few of my fun activities and I hope to start visiting some of my blog friends. Thank you so much for prayers and good thoughts and nice replies to my blog posts. I appreciate it so much.