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That Wasn't Smart
Tuesday, May 27, 2014      11 comments

I was dumb as they could come today. What in my head thought that it would be okay to walk 2 miles in old running shoes with no socks on? I have blisters the size of quarters now on the backs of my heels. You know, the kind that put you out of c... Read more
Monday, May 26, 2014      9 comments

I've been doing a lot of sitting these past 5 days since my surgery and it is getting old. The nurse told me that I could do anything lower body, including the Zumba steps. Just no arms. I had opted not to work out because I need to balance myse... Read more
Happy Times!
Sunday, May 25, 2014      4 comments

Today, I spent the day with family. Tuesday is one of my 5 nephew's birthday and he will be turning 11. So, we celebrated yesterday and today by playing in the pool. Well, they played in the pool and I sat under the shade of the umbrella. It was... Read more
Saturday, May 24, 2014      7 comments

Well, today is day 2 since having the chunk of cancerous skin taken off my shoulder and then some. Ice packs have become my friends. The nice thing is that I do get to be pampered a little. My poor mom has the job of changing my bandages on a da... Read more
Beating the Big "C"
Thursday, May 22, 2014      10 comments

Two weeks ago, after the urging of a close friend, I called my doctor to get a referral to a dermatologist because a spot on my arm had become irregular in size and shape. The doctor said no, that she wanted to look at it first. She immediately ... Read more
Kyle: My heart is breaking
Sunday, April 27, 2014      18 comments

This morning has been a very difficult one in my family. Last night around 9:45, my cousin and Kyle's father were called into the hospital. At that point the vitals were showing no brain activity. They spent the entire night as they waited and w... Read more
4/22 Update on Kyle
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      11 comments

I wish I could convey the thoughts and words my cousin uses when explaining Kyle's situation. She's there for each visiting hour at 8, 12, 4, and 8 again. After talking with her on the phone, I just cannot fathom the fear and sorrow she must be ... Read more
Sunday Update on Kyle
Sunday, April 20, 2014      5 comments

Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers for Kyle. He is not doing as well as they would have liked by now, in fact he seems to be doing worse this afternoon. The ICP (brain pressure) is too high, so they have to put him on a diure... Read more
Thursday Update on Kyle
Thursday, April 17, 2014      9 comments

Kyle progressed today. His ICP (brain pressure) started out at 22 but came down to 15. Unfortunately, it did go back up later this evening. They are going to start a feeding tube to get nourishment in him. They had stopped it because he wasn't d... Read more
Wednesday Update on Kyle
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      10 comments

Things have not been good these past 24 hours. We've learned that Kyle has suffered a stroke caused by the pressure from the swelling. He has also developed fluid in one of his lungs and they are now siphoning that fluid out and putting him on a... Read more
Tuesday Update on Kyle
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      11 comments

Things are not going well with Kyle. Here is the latest from his mom. Please, continue to keep him in prayer: There were even more complications today so we just feel deflated and defeated and we keep reminding ourselves that Kyle's Dr stil... Read more
More on Kyle: Words from His Mom
Monday, April 14, 2014      15 comments

Below is the message we had this morning from Kyle's mom, my cousin: Kyle is not progressing in the most positive way but not completely unexpected with the severity of injury, and Dr does not want to give us false hope but also is adama... Read more
Update On Kyle
Sunday, April 13, 2014      12 comments

Kyle has taken a turn for the worse. They are taking drastic measures to relieve pressure on the brain. He is no longer responding to stimuli and eye movement has stopped. Please, continue to pray that this is only a setback. Thank you!... Read more
Prayer for Kyle
Saturday, April 12, 2014      12 comments

Please, pray for Kyle (my cousin's son). He's in critical condition, but showing improvement. His parents are with him right now (he was in Arkansas...we're all in Indiana). He had a CT scan this morning that was promising and he's responding to... Read more
Venus Factor - Not So Appetizing
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      8 comments

When I first signed up for the Venus Factor, I thought I was signing up for something that would definitely help me improve my weight loss goals. Unfortunately, what I found was that it is a marketing gimmick for you to buy their supplements whi... Read more

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