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Happy Birthday. Shasta11

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.

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 10/14/2014 9:08AM

    What a beautiful poem. I'm late saying emoticon to Shasta as I'm not getting blog notifications. I have re-subscribed now.

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TRUELOU 8/6/2014 1:56AM

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/5/2014 8:36PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHASTA!

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L*I*T*A* 8/5/2014 8:11PM

    emoticon Shasta.............

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1CRAZYDOG 8/5/2014 8:56AM

    Awwww, Happy Birthday to your sweet Shasta!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/5/2014 8:54AM

    Happy birthday to Shasta!!

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Thanks to you all!

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.

Any suggestions???

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/4/2014 8:17AM

    Oh my, that is not good news. I sure hope that you have found help of some kind. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/3/2014 7:44PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery. Take care, and keep us updated on how you are doing. WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

HUGS
Pam

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LINDA! 8/3/2014 2:14PM

    I am happy that the surgery went well. But I am so sorry about the terrible pain. I agree that hubby needs to take off work. Does he have PTO or vacation time?

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.DUSTY. 8/2/2014 11:59PM

    Hi Willow I'm so sorry about all the pain you're in and that the pain meds aren't helping.

Your husband definitely needs to take time off to help you! No excuse. Sorry!

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L*I*T*A* 8/2/2014 10:58PM

    great news!!!
so glad the surgery went well.........
post op pain does demish over time easy to say but it is true....
coming from someone who has been there done that.....
blessings and hugs............lita

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ps:below is a link to youtube about ghetting out of bed after knee surgery...hope it helps...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/2/2014 8:36PM

    How about pay someone to help out? A caregiver? I'm so glad it went well. Bless your hert.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/2/2014 7:29PM

    What a mess!! I have all the orthopedic devices. Canes, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, and an electric cart. At this point you might need a wheelchair until they can get the pain under control.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/2/2014 5:51PM

    Post op pain is at it's peak on day #3 to #4; so hang in there.



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WILLOW49 8/2/2014 4:35PM

    I am already using a walker to walk, just need to come up with a way to get out of bed and stand up! Thanks for your suggestion, though :)

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MLC721 8/2/2014 4:18PM

    Could you get a walker? I believe some pharmacies and medical supply places will rent them. When I broke my foot, the doctor put me in a boot-type brace up to my knee. I could not put weight on my foot at all, so I used the walker that had belonged to Mom. My arms and shoulders got really sore for a day or two, but they and my right foot got me through.

Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery!
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Prayers Requested --- knee surgery

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!

Thanks :)

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/2/2014 4:15AM

    You know me, the "Queen of Procrastination" so I am just now getting around to reading blogs. I hope the surgery went well for you and that you are recovering nicely. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As soon as you can, let us hear from you to know how you are doing. Take care, and know that you are missed very much.
HUGS
Pam

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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/31/2014 10:23PM

    Praying for all to fall in place for you by the hand of God

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SHASTA11 7/30/2014 12:48PM

    Praying the surgeon has good steady hands and will give you a better outcome than last time.

All my wishes for a speedy recovery and pain free mobility.

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RAINBOWFALLS 7/30/2014 7:57AM

    My best to you emoticon . They have come a long way with surgery and I am hopeful that this will help you.

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TRUELOU 7/30/2014 12:56AM

    Thoughts and prayers, dear friend:)
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L*I*T*A* 7/29/2014 11:22PM

    you are in my thoughts and prayers..........
here is to a quick and unventful recovery.......
blessings and hugs............lita

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PEPPYPATTI 7/29/2014 11:05PM

    Know that you will be in my thoughts & prayers tomorrow! I will pray that all goes well & you have a speedy recovery!
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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 9:46PM

    Of course, many prayers and virtual hugs coming your way.

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LINDA! 7/29/2014 9:16PM

    Sending prayers!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/29/2014 5:18PM

    GF, you will be in my thought and prayers!! You are very important to me. I am insisting that you have a full and speedy recovery! emoticon

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PICKIE98 7/29/2014 4:15PM

    Sending my prayers for the surgical team, post-op staff. May He guide their hands and hearts for you. Maybe you could borrow your son's laptop for a few days?

Big hugs to you!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/29/2014 4:11PM

    Believe it or not, I'm not happy you wloll be the last patient of the day for a tires Surgeon.
You know I am praing for you. Write me as soona s you can.
Hugs!
Debbie

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ARNETTELEE 7/29/2014 4:03PM

  Sending prayers your way!

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  Hope all goes well and you're up and about soon. emoticon

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NHES220 7/29/2014 3:44PM

    Hoping your surgery goes well and you are up and around soon!

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Installing Love

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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HIMELISSA2007 6/2/2014 9:37PM

    Excellent and how creative!!Im glad you posted this!!!

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TTLEELEE 2/18/2014 4:52PM

    Awesome! I'm reposting somewhere!

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R-U-JELLEN 2/18/2014 3:25PM

    Loved this. I sent it to our minister. He is very computer savvy. I bet he will use this somehow in church service.
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TRUELOU 2/15/2014 12:15AM

    Happy Valentine's Day!
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PATRICIAAK 2/14/2014 9:14PM

    thanks

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L*I*T*A* 2/14/2014 6:11PM

   
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 2/14/2014 4:00PM

    That's cute, thanks for sharing
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/14/2014 1:27PM

    Love it!! It put a smile on my face which is nearly impossible with real tech support. LOL.

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MOVEITMARY 2/14/2014 12:22PM

    Very cute and apt analogy!
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If only life were this cut and dried...


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Laugh at yourself!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/5/2014 11:26PM

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CATLADY52 2/4/2014 6:11PM

    I like it lots. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 2/4/2014 5:16PM

    Oh yes, that's so true!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 2/4/2014 4:38PM

    YOU are so right.
I laugh at myself every day and there is a lot to laugh at.
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PATRICIAAK 2/4/2014 3:37PM

    smiling

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1CRAZYDOG 2/4/2014 2:34PM

    And it makes people wonder what you're up to when you smile!

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REYAFAE 2/4/2014 1:39PM

    Life seems brighter when you have a great sense of humor!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/4/2014 1:26PM

    Nice outfit!! LOL.

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