Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Lt. Col. John McCrae
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
God gave a gift to the world when you were bornó
a person who loves, who cares,
who sees a person's need and fills it,
who encourages and lifts people up,
who spends energy on others
rather than herself,
someone who touches each life she enters,
and makes a difference in the world,
because ripples of kindness flow outward
as each person you have touched, touches others.
Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday,
because you are a special treasure
for all that you've done.
May the love you have shown to others
return to you, multiplied.
I wish you the happiest of birthdays,
and many, many more,
so that others have time to appreciate you
as much as I do.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Thanks for commenting on my blog, page, feed, and giving me goodies. Right now I'm not able to respond to each of you, but I will get there. I sure appreciate all of you kind words!
Surgery went very well even though there was a 2 hour delay. I was able to walk about 1 hour after surgery with very little pain. On the hour + ride home, the pain meds wore off. I've been in horrific pain ever since. Unfortunately there is no pain med strong enough that can be prescribed for me. This has been true all of my life, so surgery of any type is always difficult for me. I did call my ortho PA yesterday as I am unable to get out of bed or stand up by myself. My husband has to to work on Monday so what am I going to do? No one has any answers for me :( I also noticed this morning that my ankle and instep are very painful; I can barely put any pressure on my foot. How do I walk? I did drag myself to the recliner, but I wonder if I did more damage than good?
I have an appt. with an ortho PA on Tues. afternoon, but I'm not sure he will have any answers other than ordering PT for me. I'm sure that will be helpful in the long run, but in the meantime what do I do? I don't qualify for home health care, and even if I did, they couldn't stay with me all of the hours my husband is away from home. He is usually gone from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or later.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tomorrow afternoon I will be having a scope of my L knee. On May 30th, my knee locked up, then pain shot through it. After a visit to the ER, x-rays, and an MRI, I was told I have a complex meniscus tear. There are no guarantees that surgery will help. As a matter of fact, I had the same surgery on my R knee 15 years ago and have had worse mobility since then. If I don't have surgery, there is a chance I will end up in a wheelchair. After discussing all of the options with my son (he's a neurosurgical PA) and my doc, I feel I am making the best possible decision for me. I have to give surgery a try.
I found out earlier today that I will be the last surgical patient of the day as replacement surgeries are done first. This will mean a long wait at the hospital and a late night getting home. When I went for pre-op today, I found my surgeon didn't have written clearance from my nephrologist (I know that had been sent; probably sitting in a mailbox somewhere) or from my cardiologist. Both were taken care of before I left the hospital today. All of my pre-op testing was fine, so I'm good to go.
I won't be very active on Spark for a while as I won't be able to sit unless I have my leg elevated. Difficult for me to do while sitting at my computer desk.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I'm praying this will be a successful surgery and hope to be back on my feet before too long!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tech Support: Yes, ... how can I help you?
Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?
Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?
Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?
Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?
Tech Support: What programs are running?
Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge, and Resentment running right now.
Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longerdisrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is thatnormal?
Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program notrun on external components." What should I do?
Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.
Customer: So, what should I do?
Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.
Customer: Okay, done.
Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system willoverwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart.Is this normal?
Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give itand its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some coolmodules back to you. (author unknown)
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