Sunday Saying – Thankful

 I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart,  I’m writing the book on your wonders.  I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy;  I’m singing your song, High God.  – King David in Psalms 9   Thanking God that Joseph is standing here with me! His abdomen swelling is down and…

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Waiting …

Waiting is hard!  And we need to wait in many areas of our lives.  “Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.” – Author Unknown Some of the normal, mundane waits involve traffic lights, check-out lines and doctor’s offices. These we do often, the waits are relatively short –…

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Suddenly …

Suddenly … My day and my world changes. What I planned to do changes because of what I must do. Reading a text from my son’s friend changes the day and more. Suddenly … The run I expected to go on doesn’t happen. I pick up my husband, instead of…

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Monday Update on Joseph

I assume after this update on Joseph, I will return to my regular blogging (whatever that is)  He came home this afternoon. He will have some recovery time, but all in all is doing well considering what he went through the past week. Recap … Saturday January 16, 2010 around…

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Happy Sunday Update on Joseph

Yippee!!! If Joesph’s temperature stays down, he can come home tomorrow! All his tubes and lines have been removed. He’s on an oral pain killer and after he took that, he said he only has a little bit of pain. He’s eating and walking – he walks slowly and carefully,…

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Friday Update on Joseph

Joseph is more alert and less confused today. He is still on a morphine drip, but it doesn’t seem to be affecting his mind as much. He remembers his fall … telling us that it was just a normal back flip (something he’s been doing for 3 years) and he…

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Thursday Update on Joseph

Surgery went great this morning. He was back in his room by 10AM – and I’ve been busy ever since … helping him become human again (his words) Nikki and I have been trying to decipher how his ship crashed and what the little men at his feet and the…

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Wednesday Update on Joe

I’m having a day of rest at home today. Jerry is with Joe. He called with a report after the doctors came by on rounds. Joe continues to be sedated and on the breathing machine, but he is stable and progressing … slowly, but surely. Still has a fever and…

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Tuesday Morning Doctor Report

Doctors were very encouraged with his progress … they say he’s doing well considering the severe injury he had. He will recover and be fine! Thanks Dr. S and Dr J – I needed to hear that!! During surgery yesterday a type of wound-vac called the Whittman Patch (don’t google…

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Monday morning update on Joe

Joe’s surgery this morning was delayed … just spoke with the doc 30 minutes ago, then went to see Joe. The surgery report is a mixture of good and bad news. Doctor said everything in his abdomen looks good and is healing well – but swelling is still too much…

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Sunday Morning Update on Joe

Jerry and I were in with Joe when the doctors came to do rounds aroung 9AM. They are happy with his progress. Heart rate and temp up slightly, but vitals are stable. Protrusion from incision is still the same – it’s covered with gauze but still disgusting. (can you tell…

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Son Joseph Injured

My 19 yr old son Joseph fell while doing a flip on his snowboard around 12:30 on Saturday. His friend Eric said he had a hard time catching his breathe. He throw up the lunch he had just eaten, but then got up and snowboarded the rest of the way…

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Pain Hurts

I’m disappointed in myself… I’m having a hard time looking at pictures or video of Haiti. For the first day or so, I didn’t. I turned away when images were on the TV or clicked to another site when online to avoid seeing the images. I cared about them. I…

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X-Ray Talk at TED

I found this video about x-rays at Writing Without Paper, a blog by Maureen Doallas this morning. I love it – especially considering I had x-rays of my back recently and that got me thinking about emotional and spiritual x-rays. Enjoy!

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Incorrect Positions

The technology of X-rays isn’t new, but it still fascinates me. With the click of a button or two – my doctor has pictures of my bones. Cool – isn’t it? My back and neck x-rays taken last month. Other than some occasional aches, I don’t have major issues going…

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Willpower – Where are you?

How are your resolutions going? It’s harder than you thought it would be – isn’t it? I came across this site recently by the Heath Brothers – authors of “Made to Stick” and “Switch.” Two of their recent posts have helped me already… 1. Willpower as a Muscle 2. Food…

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Breakfast of a Champion

Last winter I spent a few days with a friend on vacation. She ate this almost every morning for breakfast.  I like her. She’s in great shape. I want to be just like her. So this is what I eat for breakfast many mornings.  1 – Banana 1 – Activa…

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I love New Years! I love restarts.  (doesn’t matter how many times you tried and failed, try again!) I love hope and a new year speaks of hope to me. I love the idea of 365 blank pages. I’ve nailed down my New Year’s Resolution … it’s one that covers…

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