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Loss of a Friend as June Ends

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

My husband's friend passed a way. She fought with all she had. I don't know how her family will go on without her.

It's funny how as a kid you can't wait to get older. Then, as you get older, you become so much more aware of all the pain in the world and you encounter more responsibilities and struggles.

June was rough.

Now July begins...

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PATTYKLAVER 7/3/2014 9:44AM

    As I sit here holding Helena, I have been remembering how I enjoyed having my second childhood with my girls. I will enjoy this one even more. I am sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your memories.

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HAPPYMAPY 7/3/2014 6:42AM

    ((hugs)) My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Praying for a better July for you.


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ALEX_V 7/2/2014 10:16PM

    I'm so very sorry for your loss of a dear friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you during this tough time.

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WINNIE1978 7/2/2014 7:05PM


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SUNSET09 7/2/2014 5:34PM

  So sorry for you lose and every day is a gift. they will manage as it is God's will. emoticon emoticon

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DYMONSMOM1 7/2/2014 5:32PM

    My condolences me and my fiancÚ send prayers

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UMBILICAL 7/2/2014 5:24PM


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Bad News

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We all get a little bad news now and then.

I've gotten some recently that was frustrating but Tuesday, I got some that was heartbreaking.

A good friend of my husband's was told that she has only weeks, possibly DAYS left to live. She had gone for treatment for leukemia which they believed was successful at beating. Then she found out the treatment did not help at all and that there was NOTHING further that could be done for her.

She has always been so vibrant and full of life.

It's so hard when things like these are completely beyond our control.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/20/2014 8:01AM

    How heartbreaking! To be told that it was working...I don't understand how doctors can be so completely wrong.

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LESSOFMOORE 6/19/2014 10:17PM

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WINNIE1978 6/19/2014 6:53PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 6/19/2014 6:35PM

    So sorry for her ... and for you. Finding out that someone you're close to has very little time is so very difficult. emoticon to you.

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Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wishing Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there and to those who have stood in as fathers.

A father's love combined with a mother's love gives a child such a wonderful foundation!

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COOP9002 6/15/2014 3:30PM

    So true

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Getting Better but Still Tired

Sunday, June 08, 2014

I'm feeling a little better today. I really wanted to work out. (I hate seeing the zero in the Spark Fitness minutes for the week.) Since I was struggling to do my basic activities, I decided exercise was still not a good idea.

I'm working with my doctor to get the anemia under control. Until I do, it makes everything else a little bit more of a challenge because of the fatigue.

I'm sure tomorrow will be the day I get in fitness minutes.

I miss my work-outs.

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COWARDLYLION59 6/13/2014 12:49AM

    Sorry about this and hopefully things will improve very soon. Thanks for the drop-by on my blog, very sweet of you. I am doing much better now with walking over a mile.

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AURORADAWN5 6/9/2014 9:48PM

    Listen to your body. It knows what it can do.

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BETRHO48 6/9/2014 12:02AM

    Sorry to read that you are missing your fitness minutes due to health problems. But I think you are right to wait to start back with your exercises until you are feeling better. It is important to give your body rest so it can heal itself. emoticon

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I was in denial...I'm sick again.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

The month of June started out great for me. I happily logged 95 minutes of fitness on June 1. With a monthly goal of 1,500 fitness (not activity) minutes, I was extremely excited about the approaching days.

The 2nd of June went well for fitness but then on the third day, I started getting a little tired. I though it was normal fatigue since I had been ill a just a few days before. I thought maybe I had just worn myself by not letting myself recovery fully from being sick.

So...I rested on the 4th day. I was super tired and had a hectic day. On the 5th day, I knew something was wrong, but refused to admit it. On day 6, I was only admitting I was sick to myself but no one else. I thought that maybe if I didn't say it out loud or if I didn't post about it, it would go away.

On day 7, I'm weak. emoticon I feel awful and there is no way I would normally want to have this many rest days strung together.

I still intend to make my goal of 1,500 minutes for the month. I'll have to slowly increase what I can do each day. Hopefully I can do SOMETHING tomorrow.

Fitness Minutes for June
June 01: 95 mins
June 02: 61 mins
June 03: 21 mins
June 04: REST
June 05: REST
June 06: SICK
June 07: SICK

TOTAL: 177 mins

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    Patty, the doctor is monitoring stuff. I do have a few areas where we've been following. I also have horrible allergies, as does my son.

What sometimes happens is that I get tired from normal life stuff, but my allergies make it worse. Then there's a crisis of some kind, then someone else gets sick. Then I get super worn-out helping that person. Then I get sick. Then I don't fully recover before I'm trying to jump back into things. Then I get sick again.

Lately, there's been a lot of stress.

The anemia already has me more tired that I should be but, we're working on getting my levels to consistently be in a better range.

Thanks for posting and for caring! I know tomorrow will be a better day!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/8/2014 6:50AM

    I worry that you've been sick pretty much all spring. What does the doctor say? Thyroid checked? Blood sugar checked? Vitamin levels okay? Hope things get better soon.

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