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didnīt feel like writing this blog,lol.hospital update.

Monday, April 07, 2014

well was at the hospital 5 hours today for pre op checkup.basic outcome.operation has been canceled till future referance,lol.i am really down about this decision even though deep down i know the drīs have made the right decission it doesnīt stop me feeling depressed about it.first the aneatestic wanted me to see the lung specialist for test before she gave her ok as what i thought was my allergies causes my shortness of breath the aneatestic thinks it might be another lung embolie.but it doesnīt matter what she thinks as when the surgeon that is doing my op saw my open sore on my leg he cancelled it till the saw is totally healed.so i have the lung specialist tomorrow and the surgeon sechduled for a check up on the open sore the 22 of april.as i said i am down as i was all pschied up for the op.it means by delaying it i wont be walking unaided by the school summer holiday so will probably mean the kids will not be able to go to tunisia for the holiday.been trying to look for the plus side to cheer me up.we will be able to go on little day trips in the school easter holiday.i wont be in rehab alone on my birthday 1st the may and you know what they say about third time lucky.this is the second time this operation has been rescheduled so who knows third time lucky.thanks as always for listening to my rambles.take care and keep smiling.

  
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MUSIC66 4/12/2014 9:27PM

    So sorry ur op was delayed I am still waiting for operation date my middle son took my down for a holiday on my parents farm knees hurt getting in and out of 4 wheel drives also went to visit my 98 year grandmother in her new apartment which has access to nurses etc meals are provided in dinning room she had to move there because of to many falls walked on the farm but knees did not like it the last time I took a holiday was about twenty years ago it was cool in Bathurst had a bad trip back as sons 4 wheel drive had an aweful noise in front end almost did not make it home but i did

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FINDINGME8 4/9/2014 2:59PM

    Delays are difficult - prayers and hugs for you. Take care dear friend. Things will work out. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/9/2014 11:02AM

    I'm sorry things aren't working out for you. Hopefully things will line up soon. Keep on taking the best care of yourself you can.

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CRYSALLIS1 4/9/2014 12:21AM

    So sorry. I know you wanted to get it done & move on. I'll keep you in my prayers. emoticon

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TRUNKJUNK 4/8/2014 1:12PM

    Karen things happen for a reason let's just trust that it was best that the surgery was cancelled.

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POOKASLUAGH 4/7/2014 9:53PM

    Ah, I'm sorry they had to cancel it again. :( I hope all the complications get better quickly, and I like your brights sides.

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ACIMPEGGY 4/7/2014 9:40PM

    Me, too! Eventually it will be behind you!

Keep us up to date, dear friend.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/7/2014 8:50PM

  So sorry! HUGS and prayers. The important things now are to figure out what's going on with the lungs and get that treated if need be and get that wound healed. So disappointing!

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KAYTIE22 4/7/2014 8:15PM

    I know you are really disappointed because you were all set for operation but considering the circumstances it is for the best. Hang in there. Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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MOLLIEJEAN2 4/7/2014 2:34PM

    emoticon emoticon , it will all work out just have to have faith.

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SUEPERWOMAN 4/7/2014 1:17PM

   

Praying the very best for you, my friend!

Love, Sue

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fear(i guess is as good a title as any)

Friday, April 04, 2014

fear,why have i picked that as this blog title?especially when in islam the only fear a person should have is a fear of god.does this make me a bad muslim or a less of a person because i am abit afraid ?i hope not .i know it took alot of courage for me to admit out here openly that i have fear as somehow it is associated as a form of weakness maybe even a lack of character?not certain on that one.i know my father would see it that way but that is getting away from what i intended to write i guess.i am sure several of my spark friends have noticed i have been using more emotions than words when answering their blogs or that i have not been as chatty or as active as i usually have and i know most have put it down to the fact that i am recovering from an op and have alot onb my plate at the moment with lotfi being away(by the way he is due back late saturday/early sunday morning depending on traffice)so not long now.that has been abit of it but mostly it has been fear,of the up and coming op.my ability to put them fears in words.not even certain which i have the most fear from,my next op due on the 14th of april or the fear that at my pre op check up on monday they might decide that they canīt do the operation.for those who are my friends and follow my blogs you all know i have a blood disorder.that disorder is called antiphospholipid anti body syndrome.for those who are interested in what that is and actually entails here is the link to it in sparkpeoples A-Z
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
a-z_detail.asp?AZ=34

i actually have what is classed as catastropic antiphospholipid anti body syndrome which is mentioned briefly on page 8 of the article.this desease,disorder however you want to call it has effected my life drastically in one form of another over the years.it has caused me to have three miscarriages over the years and also caused meto nearly loose all three of the children i have which thankheavens didnīt happen but i often wonder if all the problems i had in the pregnancies with them and going into early labour etc is not the causes for all the health problems they have and have to deal with for the rest of their lifes.fear has touched my life often when one of them was ill,in hospital,fitting for their lifes etc.this desease has also caused me to have 8 lung embolisms(blood clots of the lungs)in the last 31/2 years.caused me to have constant anemia.weather it had anything to do with me technichally dieing on the operation table in 2010 and having to be resusitated i donīt know but i do know because this next operation is quite a big one i am afraid that i might have the same problem re the 2010 operation.i am afraid that maybe this time they might not bring me back.then i worry about the kids and lotfi,how would they cope without me.i wonder if i am being selfish to want to be out of this constant pain i have been in for years now.i saw my mother and my nana ending up in wheelchairs i donīt want that for me i want to be active and able to walk,run,play with my children even grandchildren.is that selfish do i have the right?what has brought this fear on at the moment is because my two sisters and my niece have the same desease and my sister tracyīs desease is in a more advanced stage i see what she is going through and i can see what might be there for me.tracy also has lupus though which i donīt she has had a stroke in the past when she was 41 but she has had no blood clots.what she has had is ulcers(open sores )on her legs for years now and this last month she has started having problems with her liver and kidneys which the drīs are still doing tests on.this is scareing me.i am scared for my sister and i think if i am this scared how scared must my kids be.what is it doing to them phychologically.they know i am going into hospital and that i will be away between 2-3 months maybe more.this week ayyub was actually caught stealing in a local shop(somethinghe has never done before)and which really shocked me which was the reason for my stress status the other day.i kno0w it is hard for them i was still recovering from my last op 4th march and lotfi went to tunisia as his father is really ill and we donīt know when he will be able to go again as we donīt know how long i will need to recover from my op.sorry this seems to be getting a really longer blog than intented.as i said at the start of this blog i am scared that they might decide not to do the op as scheduled.why you wonder.well this is the first time i have admitted this last week i also got an ulcer(open sore)on the back of my calf on the leg to be operated on.it is not closeing and not clearing upit is also in a place that i canīt access t so good or see.on top of that i am feeling really rough.weather it is allergies which zakariya also has pretty bad at the moment or that i am coming down with somethingmy throat is all cratchy am my voice is very horse.my nose and eyes are bunged and my chest is burning that i sometimes have problems breathing(which i hope isnīt another lung embolie brewing)anyway i am worried what they are going to say on monday when they see my ulcer(open sore)also hear me speak etc.hope this blogs make sense i am writting it more for me to get my thoughts out and hopefully by putting it out in the open my fears will lessen abit.i have always believed that allah/god doesnīt give us anything he doesnīt think we canīt handel and also that our lifes is pre written before i was born so if my time is up it is up but still i worry and am scared.more for lotfi and the kids if that makes sense.because of all theese beliefs i can usually brush off my fears but since i seen this opensore i canīt as i just see my sister how she was when she first started getting her open sores a few years back and now how she is having problems with her liver and kidneys etc.i know it might not happen the same with me as it is for her but it is there in the back of my mind.i know all my trails have made me the person i am today and i am grateful for that .i am a stronger,more compassionate,hopeful person because of it all so i know what will be will be and whatever it is i can deal with it because god thinks i can and who am ito disagree.seen this poster today which made me decide to have the courage and actually admit not only to myself but to you my friends my fearsl.i thank you for being there for me and all your support.foe taking the time to read this blog and aan extra thanks if you reply.i donīt know if it has achieved anything by thisand as it is nearly 3 am i best i should try and go to sleep lol
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here is to us handeling stress incredablly well.

  
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MUSIC66 4/12/2014 9:30PM

    I don't blame u that u a frightened I would be

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RAINBOWCHOC 4/7/2014 12:36PM

    feeling some anxiety about things you have no control over is very normal, it isn't an irrational fear. You are an amazing lady who has touched the lives of so many people, your Sparkfriends are honoured to know you and we are all wishing you well for the op.

It is scary when you see close family members having similar health issues, let's hope there is something the German doctors know that the Welsh ones don't!

big hugs

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JUSTYNA7 4/6/2014 11:32PM

    You have courage because you are here and you want things to change. Fear is bad when it paralyses me, when I can think of nothing good. It is good when I can say "OK what can I do to feel safer or more secure". I made and "I Matter" list of things that I can do to work towards health or feeling safe... from taking my mediations on time to going for a walk or getting to bed on time or spending time with my kids. emoticon emoticon emoticon Or playing my harp. You will find things that you can do.

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CRYSALLIS1 4/5/2014 10:23PM

    Karen,
Thank you for sharing with us. Fear is a normal human response. Especially after everything you have been through. Your faith will get you through. Allah is there for you to lean on. You are a dear friend to do many on Spark. I wish I could help you through this time. Your in my prayers. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 4/5/2014 6:27PM

    I think fear is normal for most people, I hope everything goes well for your op.

As for being a good muslim - I have no idea, but you are a good human being, which is all most of us can every hope for

Wishing you strength and courage.

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SUETINGE 4/5/2014 4:37PM

    emoticon Karen, you are an incredibly strong woman, and I would be more concerned for you if you didn't have some fear at this point. It's perfectly natural. I know that God has set you on this path for a reason and he will be holding you every step of the way. I will keep you in my prayers, so that you will feel His touch while you are going through this.

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TRUNKJUNK 4/5/2014 3:37PM

    Karen - I think fear is common and natural emotion in spite of the health issues you're faced with. I don't think the kind of fear you're experiencing is the fear that would be looked down upon. I know you're deep into your faith and you know who holds your tomorrow. I will be praying for you and your entire family. I pray that you'll have peace. I pray that when you go to the doctor Monday that the best decision concerning your upcoming surgery on the 14th will be made on your behalf. It may or may not be what you want but we must trust that it will be the best health decision for you. I pray that the ulcer on your leg heals. I pray for your sons and Lofti. I will be in constant prayer for you my friend.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 4/5/2014 11:53AM

    Karen, you have every right as a human being to feel fear! Feelings just are. It's OK! I hold you in such high esteem for your ability to express it and move forward anyway!

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TRUTHNOW2 4/5/2014 8:49AM

    I think it is very brave of you to post a blog about fear... for some people that might not take courage, but for you I can feel that it does.
You have a lot you are facing... maybe some things you would rather not have to face... but you are facing... dealing... trying....
I found a short comment by Deepak Chopra to be of help to me.... you can acceot the diagnosis but you don't have to believe the prognosis.... hmm. i think i have not quoted it exactly... but it helped me.. meaning doctors deal with percentages etc.. but they never truly know who will fall into which...
I believe between your courage and strength and experience and faith you will come through your fear and the operation and feel so much better than you do right now... and of course, knowing you in even such a limited way, you will light the path for others facing similar trials.

with care,
Sharon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/5/2014 1:55AM

    KAREN, I hope, and pray that everything will turn out fine !
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POOKASLUAGH 4/4/2014 10:27PM

    Honestly I think fear is a natural feeling/reaction to all the stress you're under. I can't even imagine! You will be in my thoughts and I really do hope everything goes well for you and your family.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/4/2014 10:15PM

  Oh my goodness. You have more than enough on your plate and MUCH reason for the fear you're feeling. It is NOT weak. It is HUMAN. Anything which makes us face our own mortality is scary. I know in the conscious mind, we know all our days are #'d. We will not live on infinitely. That is scary. Then when you factor in missing your family, what will your family do without out, it is overwhelmingly scary!

I am proud of you that you spoke of this fear. Know you're in my thoughts and prayers. You are doing what you can to take care of yourself and that's about all that you can do. Don't neglect to let those you love KNOW that you love them. That's important. Don't leave that unsaid.

HUGS and prayers.

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SUSIEPH1 4/4/2014 10:13PM

    Ohh Sweetie, you have every right to be frightened .. I understand how you feel having been your friend for so long ..
The medical profession has really worked some miracles in this time and age .. Be assured they will do the very best for you ..
Know that my love and prayers will be with you and I will be sending healing vibes ..
The boys will be fine ..
The sooner this op is done the better ..
The younger you are the more easier the healing will be ..
Thinking and Praying for you my Darling ..
Love Susie .. Give the boys a cuddle from me .. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/4/2014 10:10PM

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear that you are going thru a lot in your life emotionally and physically. I am so glad that you've found this poster to I courage you. You are stronger then you think. And I do have faith in you that you can over come your fear. And things will get better. Nothing will get done or make you feel better worrying about your unknown future. I believe positive thinking/energy will bring positive result. Much love and **hugs** to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOLLIEJEAN2 4/4/2014 8:59PM

    emoticon , my friend, you have the right to have fear of the unknown. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and God will help you through all that is coming your way. Know that your friends on here will be here to encourage you along this journey and will be here when you return.

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asking for help

Friday, March 21, 2014

for a sparkfriend of mines daughter that suffers from CP and as such needs a special bike so she can ride like other kids her age.there is a raffle going on to win such a bike.the more votes she has the better chance she has of winning one.i havenīt posted the link as a link as it doesnīt work that way but if you put it in manually on search it will take you to the page.once again i thank you for reading my blog and a double thank you if you take the time to vote for lexi.

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/bikes/20
14/03/lexi-3/

take care and keep smiling.

  
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KHADEEJAH1 3/26/2014 8:51PM

    By the grace of Allah everything will work out

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CRYSALLIS1 3/23/2014 9:48PM

    Will do

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MISS_VIV 3/22/2014 11:55AM

    I voted and then posted this on my FACEBOOK page.....She has 296 votes right now.

GOOD LUCK,.

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MILLISMA 3/22/2014 9:31AM

    emoticon it worked this morning!!!! DONE!

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MRSBIGGLESWORTH 3/22/2014 5:39AM

    Done!

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MILLISMA 3/21/2014 11:13PM

    Karen, I got to the page but it wouldn't let me vote. Will try again tomorrow. Would be so wonderful if she could win!!! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/21/2014 9:41PM

    A ll done xxx emoticon

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MICKEYH 3/21/2014 6:19PM

    Did it!

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CIPHER1971 3/21/2014 4:18PM

    kk

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1CRAZYDOG 3/21/2014 4:10PM

  done!

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 3/21/2014 2:44PM

    done

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/21/2014 2:28PM

   
sure!

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/21/2014 2:27PM

   
sure!

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/21/2014 2:27PM

   
sure!

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/21/2014 2:26PM

    sure!

try this website instead https://www.friendshipcircle.org/bi
kes/2014/03/lexi-2/

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SAASHA17 3/21/2014 1:58PM

    Done...

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blog long over due

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

donīt know why i have been putting off this blog,i guess i have been a bit down.op went well no thanks to the surgeon who was suppose to do it.they did 15 incisions in total and i am really wasnīt expecting it to have hurt as much as it did ,still does to an extent and hoe tired it makes me there are times when i am so exhursted .i canīt remember feeling like this after other ops.maybe it is to do with the new medication i am on instead of my normal bloodthinner which i am on a rest from till after the next op scheduled 14th april they are called xarelto,or maybe it is the antibiotics as i seem to have got an imflamation of the leg.what ever it is making me down.i am still only suppose to be lying down or walking.no sitting and when standing have to lean against something(not that i feel i need too but drīs orders,lol)lotfi went to tunisia to see his family.he had already postponed it with me not being so good as he was originally suppose to have gone last tuesday.he wanted to postpone it again but i sort lied to him saying i was ok when i wasnīt really and insisted he went.for those of you who donīt know lotfiīs father is end stadium cancr and is now bedridden,incontanant and finding it hard to eat.we have seen him deteriating when we see him on skype.i think lotfiīs brother getting shot and killed didnīt help mentally when i saw lotfiīs dad on skype yesturday i knew i made the right decision to lie to lotfi how i was really feeling for the first time in along time his father had a smile on his face and looked animated ,alive.he was even sitting up in bed instead of the usual lying.the reason i said lotfi had to go now as after my next op we donīt know when lotfi would have been able to go and see his dad next as i am going to be away around 3 months with hospital and rehab and the dr said i should be prepared for 6months to a year alot of pain and that i will have to learn to walk all over again.we donīt know when the next time he would have been able to go or weather his father would still be here then.also a break before he has to look after the kids all alone when i am hospital will do him good.anyway because of having to lye down i am not so often on the computer or use my new (secondhand laptop)that lotfi got me so i will have computer access in rehab(isnīt that sweet)but even using the laptop i seem to get a stiff neck and sholders so donīt do it so often.anyway that is the update.take care and keep smiling and thanks for reading my blog.

  
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CHOOSE2LOSE2014 3/25/2014 3:25PM

    my thoughts and prayers are with you Karen

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JUDITH1654 3/21/2014 7:28PM

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TADZIO 3/19/2014 9:55AM

    Karen --- you amaze me --- and you're so caring --- and considerate of others --- I'm so glad we're friends!

Take care of my friend!!!

Randy:)

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SAASHA17 3/19/2014 6:48AM

    HI KAren...
hugs!1 Hope u heal well and soon..U are an amazing person to do that for Lotfi and his dad...u take care and I know you will get back more for your sacrifice...glad I know such a strong lovely person..

Manasa

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DEEGIRL50 3/19/2014 6:25AM

    You made a big sacrifice in letting him go to be with his father. The smile let you know it was worth it. Take care my friend. Heal quickly.
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RAINBOWCHOC 3/19/2014 4:46AM

    sending a big cwtch

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SUSIEPH1 3/19/2014 2:19AM

    Dearest Karen, was lovely to " emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon chat" this morning .. Just know that I am here for you anytime xx thinking of you my friend .. Much Love Susie

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POOKASLUAGH 3/18/2014 10:32PM

    I hope you feel better soon. That sounds so terribly painful! I'm glad he could go visit his father though! That was real sweet of you. :) *hugs*

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CRYSALLIS1 3/18/2014 8:46PM

    Dear Karen,
Thank you for the update. I was wondering how you were really doing. Don't feel bad about not being on Spark much. I was surprised how well you were getting around etc. You must do whatever the Dr. says. Feeling down is pretty normal I'm sure. Wish I didn't live a half a world away I would come cook, clean, & take care of the boys for you.
It's probably a good thing Lofti went to see his father. Are the boys able to do any of the cooking or cleaning for themselves?
Do you need someone to help you with your team or anything? That's something I could do.
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MICKEYH 3/18/2014 8:32PM

    So sorry to hear that you are feeling down a bit. It is so tough being wife, mom, good DIL and getting recovery the all same time. Also feel so sorry to hear about Lofti's Father being sick. Sending prayers in your way for your entire family. It's hard to get good rest time like this, but you do need to get well in order to take care of your self and family. So pls, take some time and rest as much you can and get well soon. emoticon emoticon


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1CRAZYDOG 3/18/2014 7:34PM

  You are an incredibly strong woman! Sending healing vibes and hoping that the pain diminishes.

That is food for both Lofti and his Dad that he went. You made the right choice.

HUGS and prayers.

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JFROGSPYDER 3/18/2014 7:23PM

    Hope you are feeling better real soon!!!! What kind of surgery did you have?? Sorry about your Husband's Dad!!!! It is so hard to watch them deteriorate!!!!
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TRUNKJUNK 3/18/2014 6:49PM

    Karen

You're in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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GODZDESIGN95 3/18/2014 5:22PM

    Take this time to heal and recover. having surgery of any kind is a shock to the body. Rest up and get better. emoticon emoticon

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CIPHER1971 3/18/2014 4:40PM

    take it easy and I hope you heal quickly.

All the best

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febuary dot calendar accountability blog.

Sunday, March 02, 2014



as you can see at a glance i did better this month with my eating but alot worse with my drinking or should i say not drinking diet coke.here is the breakdown

16 pink dot(for a drink diet cola on this day)
12 blue dots(days i had no diet cola)
1 red dot(repersents eating that would cause weight gain)
9 orange dots(repersents eating that would cause a maintain)
18 green dots(repersents eating would cause a loss)
so like i said did better on the eating and worse on the drinking diet cola.for comparisment here is january bilance.

5 pink
26 blue
8 red
10 orange
13 green.

remember that there were more days in january.

just a photo to make you smile.aymans facepaint i did as a lion for fasching.


once again i thank you for taking the time to read this blog and an extra thankyou if you take the time to reply.take care and keep smiling.my next blog will probably be when i come back from my op to let you all know how it went.

  
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TREE57 3/21/2014 10:37PM

    Great dot calendar!

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MUSIC66 3/7/2014 2:57AM

    Thanks for the goodie too

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AEHEGE 3/3/2014 5:51PM

    I like your system! emoticon

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JSTETSER 3/3/2014 10:49AM

    Great system of tracking your goals!


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STEPH-KNEE 3/3/2014 7:20AM

    I love your dot system, very cool!! emoticon

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HOLDINGMYOWN 3/3/2014 7:04AM

    Hi Karen~~

emoticon going on your *dot* system to keep track of what you are doing...I love visuals....they work better for me than anything I know....

Not sure what your OP is about but I wish you luck~~ I am sure things will go fine!

emoticon Heather

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MUSIC66 3/3/2014 6:19AM

    Hope ur op goes well had a massage today it felt good also had my blood tests that I have regularly

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Cute photo !

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1CRAZYDOG 3/2/2014 8:45PM

  HUGS! You are taking it a day-at-a-time, so it will happen.

LOVE the lion face paint!

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MILLISMA 3/2/2014 8:42PM

    I love the face painting. He is so cute!!!! What a great job you did. I am so proud of all you do and love the dot system you came up with. I know you will do better this month. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers that you have a speedy recovery from your surgery.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 3/2/2014 7:23PM

    emoticon I'm smiling! emoticon
You are in my thoughts and prayers concerning your operation!
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MICKEYH 3/2/2014 6:32PM

    Way to go for the 18 green dot!! So proud of you. I have never truck my accountability beautifully like you. But for me, February turns out lots of red dot day and sure did coursed weight gain. My no sugar challenge Ended only with 7 days. Hope to doing better in March not just sugar part but for over all health streak. Wishing you the best OP and waiting for the report after. Love the ayman's face paint!
Job well done. :) emoticon emoticon

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TRUNKJUNK 3/2/2014 4:14PM

    Karen
You still made progress and that's what counts. You did a great job on the lion's make-up. You're so talented in so many areas. Remember you're in my prayers.

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KAYTIE22 3/2/2014 11:14AM

    The face painting you did for Ayman was amazing! What a great job. Keep working on your tracking calendar. By doing this, you can really see the progress and what areas you want to change. I will be thinking about you in the days ahead as you approach the date of your procedure. All the best to you.

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CRYSALLIS1 3/2/2014 9:34AM

    Not a bad month considering everything you have had going on. As for soda I had the same
"addiction" going on. Only 1or 2 at most per day but more then is good for anyone. Finally in an attempt to eat clean I gave it up. It was more of a habit/reward then anything else. Now I can drink an occasional one with no problem. Doesn't even taste so good anymore. Someday you will know for yourself that water tastes better then anything. I never believed other people when they said it. Sometimes When I'm stressed I still find myself getting a soda. Now it's more like 1 every month or so.
You are so creative! What a wonderful Mom you are!
As promised I will behave in your absence. You will be missed. Prayers & Hugs Karen! Wishing you a Speedy Recovery my friend. Until Later......


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JUDITH1654 3/2/2014 9:22AM

    The calendars are definitely a cool idea. Visuals really make it easy to see where we are. And love the lion! SO CUTE!

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SHERYLP461 3/2/2014 8:09AM

    I love these calendars, easy to see at a glance just where you are and how you are doing.

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CTUPTON 3/2/2014 7:17AM

    Water tastes so much better than Coke! try it, you'll like it! chris emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/2/2014 5:38AM

    Love Aymans face painting ! .
Great idea for keeping track ..
Be safe my friend .. Know that my love goes with you xxxSusie xx emoticon emoticon

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CIPHER1971 3/2/2014 5:26AM

    what an amazing (and friendly-looking) lion.

You will sort out the diet coke thing I am sure, although if it is more good eating and diet coke, or more over calorie days and less diet coke I think I would choose more diet coke.

Have a great day

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