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The Unexpected

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I take a deep breath and thank God for some pain relief.
My SP friends for there prayers.
I have not had a flare up on the following.....Copd, Spinal Stenosis, Fibermyalgia, atrophy, neuropathy, or atrophy lately. Hope I do not have one again.
It puts me to bed for days, can't walk or do anything.
I do not want to go to the hospital again for fear of not coming home ever again,
When my neuropathy flares up I have a creme I put on my feet, legs, arms, hands, and it calms down the stinging, and burning....

Please, I am not complaining, this is my life now.
I even at times try to understand it.
I use to be so active, took karate for two years.
Among other things in my life,....

Now, I stay focused, do what I can, rest when I need to.
My husband is my caregiver and supports me, and keeps an eye on me.
My daughter JoAnne suports me too, many times we talk about moving to
Colorado to be near her....who knows maybe that day will come.

I am surrounded by supporters, which gives me a good feeling to go on.
Caring people with compassion to give.

When the unexpected happens, I think on these things, and know how fortunate
I am to be here.....

Each time it becomes harder and harder for me to function......capable of doing
what I did before the flare ups.......writing is difficult and typing also.
I take each day as it comes, and enjoy it.

I have many things to be thankful for.....to enjoy still, beauty, friendship,
kindness, caring, prayers, and a sense of humor....

Gifts given from God, to be shared.
Every breath I take is a gift from God.
Every step, every day a reminder that God is a loving God.

take care.
you are in my thoughts and prayers,

love and hugs, Paula :)


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  • WOLFSPIRITS
    I HAVE COPD ALSO, BUT WHAT IS THE TINGLING IN THE ARMS ETC. MY LEFT ARM AND THE BACH OF MY THIGH AND CALF WILL DO THAT. DOC SAYS IT'S A PINCHED NERVE IN MY NECK AND LOWER BACK. HOPE YOU GET BETTER OF FEELING BETTER SOON. TAKE CARE MY FRIEND. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4108 days ago
  • AMYLOVESTZU
    PAULA , I AM SO SORRY FOR YOU..WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE GOING ON..YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE MY FRIEND emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4108 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    paula you are an incredible person. you have great strength and a happy spirit. i am sorry you are going through this and i wish i could take it all away or help in some way. i think the voice program for your computer is a wonderful idea,maybe get a system where people can see you if they have that on their computer. that would be good. also make your room as lovely as you can. mine is almost the color of your background and my sheets are the color of the ocean. you could get some plants. put a bird feeder outside your bedroom window.have some sea shells laying around. have calming inspirational pictures about,then your room wont be somewhere you are stuck at but an oasis of tranquility you long to go too. whether you are well or not. get the most comfortable mattress and pillows and sheets you can find. put in a chair for reading if you have the room. i hope some of this helps, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4108 days ago
  • KRZYKAT3
    Paula, I am praying you will have a pain free December and you get a voice program for your computer!

    Hugs & strength!
    4109 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Counting our blessings is one of the best ways to remain grounded and find ways to be positive instead of getting caught up in negativity. You are a beautiful person. I'm glad to be able to call you friend. Love, Dawn emoticon
    4109 days ago
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    You ARE a caring and wonderful person. I wish you could do more, but what you do is amazing. My DIL's mother is confined to a bed and once in a while, can sit up. She says her ministry is praying for people. She reads the obits and prays for the people who have died and their families. She listens to the news and prays for people, countries, nations, leaders. She stays as active as her mind lets her. You all are so courageous.
    Geri
    4109 days ago
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