Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas??? Even with what happened!

Yes, my hand is in a splint!! On Christmas Eve we were over at Gramps house. We had opened gifts and visited for a while. It was time to leave and I said"Kelly give me a hand and help me up. She has helped me up a million time before!!! She reached down and took my hand between my little finger and the palm of my hand and pulled! I said Kelly, that hurt!! When we got out and into the truck I looked down at my hand and there was a goose egg bigger then a lemon almost the size of a orange!!!

Karen said, "You are going to the ER"! They took ex-rays and I have a hair line fracture in my hand. They could not put it in a cast because of the swelling. Kelly felt S0000 bad!! Of course Kelly's siblings said, 'Way to go KELLY, brake Mom's hand on Christmas Eve!!

I have to go to the Dr. this week and see if they can put it in a cast.

Other then that I had a wonderful Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

MySpace and Orkut Christmas Glitter Graphic

Christmas Glitter

Merry Christmas to all my Family and Friends!!! Wishing all of you a lovely Christmas with your family and friends! Many Blessings to everyone!!
Thanks to Karen who hacked into my blog site this morning and redid my header and back ground! What a fun suprise!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Kelly!! And No Sodium Diet means weight loss!!

Happy Birthday to my Dear daughter Kelly! She has been a blessing to all of us in our family and friends!God gave her a servant's heart and a loving spirit she shares with all of us!

I am doing better and on this NO Salt diet and I mean NO Salt, well I guess I get some 2000 mg a day. But when you count them up they go fast!! The wonderful side of this is that I have lost 13 pounds from watching my sodium intake! The other benefits is that I got rid of the fluid on my lungs and can breathe so much better! The other is the swelling in my feet has gone down and this is really a good thing!

This is why I haven't been out visiting much, is if I sit to long at the computer they start to get big as balloons!!

I am going to try to start reading your blogs but not leave comments,and see how that goes! So if you have one of the counter deals that tells you who has been to visit you and you see I have been there and not left a comment you will know what I am doing.

Some of my blogging buddies told me it would be a little easier if I would visit 5 blogs each day and leave a comment and that way in a week or so I could make my rounds. So I am thinking that sounds like a good idea! After the first of the year I will see if I can do this!!

Some of you have asked about my special needs daughter Nancy and how her health is doing. We go to the Kansas City Cancer Center every other week since June for the lupus. Nancy's blood count is going up and this is good.

She really gets into the Christmas spirit because she is like she is between 5-10 years old, so she loves Christmas! She loves to give gifts and we have to hold her back or she would give everyone she knows or would like to know a gift!!But maybe she really has the right Christmas spirit!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pictures of our Christmas Tree!!

I wanted to share the pictures Kelly took of our 3 foot live Christmas tree!! Kelly bought it for me! She has only had 3 live trees since she was born.
Yes, Kelly does have a laptop but we can't shut the lid or move it one drop or it doesn't work!! So we are just happy at this time to be able to have a working computer!! The tree now has pretty decorations under it!
This is my new, well new to me love seat that Kelly got me for Christmas. If I had known that our coffee table looked so lived in I would have picked up a little!! The Kitty Cat is Myrtle . She is Karen's cat but she lives with us! We have one more cat who is huge, Zeke . He has long brown hair and very gentle.
Have I shared that Karen has lost 115 pounds!! She is looking so nice! Kelly has lost 60 pounds! She looks great, too!!
Well, Boy Oh Boy, is this fun being able to post about something beside my health!!! I am losing weight too but that is because of the medicine I am taking for my kidneys.
I have been working on getting out Christmas cards and my special needs daughter, Nancy loves to send and get cards. All through the year when we are at Doctor's offices she asked for every one she meets and talks to for their address and tells them she will send them a Christmas card!! So,I have addressed 30 Christmas cards just for her!! She wanted to send more, but I had to cut the list down because of my health this year. It gives her so much joy to send these out that I can't bear to not do this!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I have been to the Doctor's for my test on my heart and GOOD news! I have no blockage in my arteries in my heart and no fluid in there either! Praise God!
I have lost 10 pounds in 5 or 6 days so some of the swelling has gone down. I am breathing better and the top of my lungs are better! There were crackles in the bottom of my lungs but I am sure they will get better!
The kidney specialist put me on a 2 Gram Sodium diet which is 2000 mg a day and does that go fast!!! Every thing on earth as salt in it!! But I am following it!!
I really want to Thank you for your prayers! You all have been a wonderful Blessing to me!!

We were able to get a little live 3 foot tree up and decorated. When I am able I will post pictures of some of our Christmas decorations.
We had snow today!
I had a wonderful hone call from my friend
Mary on Monday! This was a wonderful gift of her time! I appreciated it so much!!! We were able to get to know each and it was like we had been friends for years!!
Yesterday Glo called me and this was great so I could find out how she was doing. She has had some serious health problems too. She is doing better.Praise God!
Blogging Buddies are the Best!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Scriptures for Healing

Mom wanted to share these with you, a friend of ours sent these to her to build up her faith...

Psalm 30:2 (New Living Translation)
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.

Restore means:
To bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor. (

Psalm 103:3 (New Living Translation)
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

Psalm 107:20 (New Living Translation)
20 He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.

(Amplified Bible)
20 He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.

Psalm 118:17 (New Living Translation)
17 I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the Lord has done.

Isaiah 58:8 (New Living Translation)
8 “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.

(Amplified Bible)
8 Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.(A)

Jeremiah 17:14 (Amplified Bible)
14Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.

Jeremiah 30:17 (New Living Translation)
17I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord.

(Amplified Bible)
17For I will restore health to you, and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no one seeks after and for whom no one cares!

1 Peter 2:24 (New American Standard Bible)
24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

3 John 1:2 (New American Standard Bible)
2Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Health issues!

I had my labs this morning and I was having a hard time breathing so I asked them to check my oxygen level and it was low! The nurse said I needed to see the Dr. and he ordered a chest ex-ray and it showed that I have fluid on my lungs.
He gave me a prescription for some kind of pills which Kelly will pick up this afternoon. Then I will know what kind of pills I am taking.

My kidney specialist is suppose to call this afternoon about the swelling in my feet.

I have to have a echo cardiogram the last of the week to be sure my heart is OK.

I sure am Thankful for all your prayers and your concern for me!! And putting me on your prayer list at your church!! You will never know how much this means to me!! I tear up just thinking about how much you all care about each other.

I am just going through a bad time now, but I will get well!!!