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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Earthmoving Updates & Someone Needing Our Help

UPDATES and Someone Needs Our Help

Well...it's a grand and groovy ..zippity doo dah day in the canyon this morning..and I'll be switched if I'm not feeling like I'm going to kick this old back problem yet....I got up totally on my own this morning...and just 'may' do a few things today...not going to over do...but I am SO SO EXHAUSTED from just laying on that heating pad.....goodness GRACIOUS....It was SO bad for a few days...I literally couldn't even get up and down without help from Billy...He was in MY hip pocket for about 3 days and I'm sure he was thinking...."There's a LOT better things I'd rather be doing than setting here waiting for this old woman to have to go potty so I can help her up and down"  hahahahaha

SOOOOOOOO much to talk about this morning...so let's just get with it...

FIRST a GREAT UPDATE!  If you live in the Metropolis area....we all have a friend that is on the "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" program...I think his uncle gave him the video and he was so inspired by it that he started this juice fast and he said he just can't believe how good he's feeling..He's lost 20 pounds in 18 days....but now this IS a strict program...but it just revitalizes your whole body ..from head to foot....I don't know how to put links in my blog...but go to youtube and just type in Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead...and see what you find...there will be several trailers..or previews..and they are AWESOME..I told my friend this morning when he messaged me that I wish we could get a group of people together that are really overweight big time and show this movie and then see if some of them would do it and then we could let WPSD news..follow their success..WOULDN'T THAT BE NEAT?????   I'd love for Michael to be able to do it..he's up to about 460 and his knees are in such bad shape..but his health is so bad from his weight..he can't have surgery on his knees until he loses some weight..He goes to our church..and I've tried to help and encourage him..I can't remember if I've let him see this video or not..But anyway..if you're in bad health or want to lose some weight..consider this program for a month and let us know so we can keep up with you...

I've had a private message from a friend/reader who's needing help for HIS friend...they are in the Springfield, Illinois area..he has his friend who is needing the help..to send me her story in hopes I could help them find help for her..so here's her story and what happened to her and if YOU know of anyone that may be able to help her...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me or post to me ASAP...here's her story:

"I was in a car wreck in 1999 I was hit on the driver side got whiplash blacked out and I was told that could have sped up the formation of my degenerative disk disease since this usually dose not occur till you are older. As the years went by the pain became much more intense I started seeking help from different doctors for pain and asking why I was having so many problems at such a young age. I got prescriptions for many different pain meds and physical therapy but nothing completely relieved the pain in my lower back. It got so bad I wasn’t able to get out of bed on my own so my primary physician sent me to a orthopedic specialist. He ran many test and the results were my spine was fusing itself together on two lower vertebrae so he wanted to do spinal fusion surgery this was a huge MISTAKE....I had surgery on November 8 2010 the next day I was up with physical therapy walking around the hospital room. I had severe pain I wasn’t able to move my right leg and I had a burning pain in my right hip as well. After the CT scan I was told the cage he had placed on my spine had slipped. I went right back into surgery to fix the problem the cage was replaced but I was left with severe nerve pain in my leg and hip even some numbness I was told it would heal on its own and that it wouldn’t be permanent. Over two years later and I am still in severe pain!! I even have it on my left side as well. I am afraid I will have chronic pain the rest of my life.. The pain medicine stopped working so I was sent to a pain management center. That doctor suggested I have a spinal stimulator put in. After 6 months of debating I went to have a trial stimulator placed. Unfortunately he could not get it placed where it needed to be. I sat up on the operating table crying from the pain and loss of hope. That was what I thought was my last hope of a normal life, of less pain and going through deep depression from all the pain. I have not been able to enjoy life after therapist, doctors and specialist and,test after test I wake up from nightmares that I believe come from pain. I have papers and cd’s of images of my spine as well if you want to see my hardware!! Hope this explains everything..."

Ok...I know we have several registered nurses that read this blog and even a doctor or two...so send me some feedback...How can we help  our friend to get rid of this pain?

I was reading in Hubpages..that's a new website Kim has me publishing on...and real quick...let me tell you what Kim is doing..KIM LOVES TO WRITE...but she has so many irons in the fire she just doesn't have TIME..she writes GREAT blogs..when she has time..But she wants to write for a living and there is big money writing for companies on the internet.  HOWEVER...to be eligible to write for the good ones..you must have made a name for yourself enough that you are in the alexa rankings..there are 100 million bloggers...And you are not considered a serious blogger until you are in the top 60 million....hahahahaha  The closer you get to number 1...the better you are...I started at 59 million in my ranking when I first started blogging...so I started off on a good foot...I'm just NOW...down to 20 million...and moving towards about the 5,000 mark...hahahahaha  TOLD ya I'm an optimist..HOWEVER as editor of this blog...Kim can sign up to write for ANYBODY because I'm ranked with alexa and she's editor of this blog..
Kim making money off of this blog isn't going to cost ME a penny and it isn't going to cost YOU a penny..she's just using my ranking and her connection TO it..to get writing jobs..and the better MY ranking is..the more and higher paying jobs SHE is offered..I've been offered several writing jobs by big companies that found my blog...like Revlon and Olay and several natural healing sites...but goodness I LOVE blogging...but I want to be a wife and homemaker ..I'm not interested in working for someone ELSE...but at 38 years old...Kim still needs to...This is a legitimate job and a super great paying job for her...and that's all it is...SO I hope you will support her endeavor by sharing this blog and helping IT'S popularity to grow because by doing that...you are helping Kim....

OOOOOOOOOOOKKK  back to Hubpages...Kim has me writing a few shorter stories on Hubpages because that builds traffic for this blog...and I was reading someone ELSE'S hubpage yesterday and it was an open letter to her husband..who she had just buried the day before  :-/   It started out telling him how lost and alone she felt and how unreal her situation seems..She recalled buying the kitchen flooring with him just a few years ago and some of the furniture and how happy they were to get something new..but then she goes into his smoking and how unhealthy that was and how she tried to warn him over and over and he wouldn't stop..and how she had to take the curtains down because the smoke made them look drab and how cold and bare the windows looked and that was the way she was feeling right now..She talks about the hugs and kisses over the years and how they tasted and smelled because of the smoking...It was one of the most moving writings I've ever read..and I'd copy and paste it here..but anything on Hubpages..can't be posted anywhere else..so you'll just have to go to Hubpages and find it..and I can't remember the name of the writer either..but it should be in my list of who I'm following there and I'm not following many..just yet.

Well Valentine's Day is just 12 days away...I sure would like to spend that day driving the Florida Coast...but we'll just have to see...seems like everything we try lately..backfires...We have house setters ready and waiting and an almost new security system...all we need is a good window where we can both stand up straight and walk at the same time...hahahahaha 
Back to the juicing today...and I'm hoping it's much better days ahead from here on for many years to come...we certainly didn't get THIS year off to a very good start, for goodness sakes...
One month wasted...11 more to go...lots of work ahead inside because I'm so far behind and it's almost gardening time...I have a new back brace now...so I'm ready!!!  And there's so much of these United States we'd like to see this year....shall we pray....

Many of you saw Hanna on the Hoarders re-run last night...Now I KNOW the woman has emotional problems...but Kim and I have gotten to know a side of Hanna that you don't see on that show...She absolutely IS pitiful...but if she could choose to be just like you and me...she sure would..she is living the life she was taught as a child to live..and it's a vicious cycle with her own family that will never end...I had a call from one of her neighbors yesterday...who was worried about Hanna and I can't go into details...but somethings just not right with Richard's part in this scenario...so be praying for Hanna, please....

There's just no better exercise for the heart...than bending down to lift someone else up....So let's see if one or more of us doesn't have a solution for our friend who's having horrific pain from the botched surgery...

IF I DON"T FORGET...tomorrow's blog will be a few stories from my years as a little girl...growing up on our cherokee indian reservation.....now do you believe that?  Check back and see  ;-)

Peace and love from the canyon...I love you all gobs...and thanks so SO much...for stopping by...This has been a bird's eye view of the katydid and until next time...you are loved....

I'm sooooooooooooooooo tickled to be going potty by myself again....let's just be goofy today..I'll go first... 




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