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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday news and My Container Garden....

Hope everyone had a SAFE Memorial Day. My conatiner garden (pic above) is doing quite well, better than I expected! I have gotten squash, green peppers and cherry tomatoes off of it so far, actually those are the only 3 things I have growing so I would say it is a sucess! The bell peppers I ate for the first time from it last night and oh what a difference from the ones you get at the store, soo sweet and delicious! (AND FREE!!) We had an awesome church service Sunday morn and evening, I am feeling much better and have actually been able to start sewing again! Still hard to find motivation some times with the heat so bad, but at least so much of the other stuff I was feeling and suffering with has been lifted! Thank God! Sandy got a great report from her doc about her pet scan this morning so Praise the Lord for that!!! Please continue to pray for my Celena, she had to go to hospital this morn for test and has to go back this afternoon for more, has to go again tomorrow morn for another test and should find out some results Friday. All prayers appreciated! Thank You so much! Enjoy your week everyone, be safe and take care!
Blessings to all.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Haven't posted for days so I wanted to write a quick note... have been feeling so very exhausted and sick and tired ever since I got out of the hospital, had very few good days but today I am actually feeling a little better but still very tired feeling over all. Have Doc appts all next week so I hope to see if maybe I need a little blood work or something or if it is normal to still be feeling this tired and wore out. It was a month ago yesterday and the day before that I had the surgeries, two days in a row of surgery. I really thought I should be back to normal by now but am certainly not. As far as my baby Celena, she had a thyroid ultrasound today, more blood work and has to go to hospital the 31st for some nuclear medical test of some sort... they are still trying to get to the bottom of it all. She calls and keeps me informed. They did say she has some sort of heart murmur in the left chamber of her heart but there is more to her problem than that.
Hope everyone out there is safe from that awful weather! I know last month during my illnes that a large number of you who sent cards and care pkgs live in Missouri and nearby. I have been prayng for you all and hope you are all safe and sound!! Please have a blesssed and safe weekend. My prayers go out to all of you who have been affected in any way by that horrible bad weather. God Bless you and yours!

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Baby Celena and her hubby Michael

This is my baby girl Celena and her hubby Michael on their way to church yesterday. She is still having those bad spells but trying to stay calm .Supposed to get in to another doc today, I hope!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thanks to you All

Just want to say thanks again to all of you who have sent cards and care pkgs,comments, received a very special card today and also another care pkg. It has just been awesome how wonderful & caring you have all been. I want to send more personal thanks to you all so please don't think I have overlooked your out pouring of kindness. I am just still not feeling very well or sharp but I will get proper thanks to all of you as soon as I am possibly able. Thanks sooo much to all of you and also for your prayers for my baby girl too. It means soo much. God Bless.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Yet Another Blessing!

Yesterday (Sunday) my sister Teresa and her hubby Bob showed up at my door around six in the evening totaly unexpected! They live about 6 hours away, are here to help me out for a few days. She didn't tell me they were coming cause she knew I would try to clean house, etc and yes I would have tried and oh I am so not up to it at this point. I am still so tired, in pain, and exhausted and a bit confused but I know will get better. But my BIG worry of how will I get to the store and such has been answered by Almighty God once again! They didn't think I would be out of the hospital this soon and my brother in law had a couple doc appts so they weren't able to be here any sooner when I got out of hospital like they wanted to be. I was very surprised to see them. Will be a big help to me and glad to see them too. God Bless!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Eating Humble Pie

Part of front yard

My Container garden, seems to be doing okay.

Front of house, front porch

Side of house and part of barn

Side of house, part of back yard shows. I really didn't get any pics of back yard

but they did a beautiful job on it ALL! Just wish it would stay this way! LOL!

My wonderful Pastor Ricky (dark blue shirt) and the three wonderful youth from church who came out and worked so hard yesterday on my terribly overgrown yard. Blake, Taylor and also another young man named Blake They did such an awesome job and oh how much I appreciate their terrifically hard work and how beautiful it all looks now! Thank you so much guys! Your all just great!

Some of the cards and a couple dolls I received while in the hospital this time. I set them up in

my living room after I got home. Each and every one is so special and one person sent me

some candy... yup, I ate it all, was delicious!! Thanks so much to each and every single one, you

all have put a smile on my face and a happy beat in my heart! I just love the dolls, cards,

candy, kind facebook and blog comments, just absolutely EVERYTHING! I truly mean it. I

can't believe it when I look at all of them! God Bless and Thank You!!

****Well I had reached rock bottom spiritually and emotionally as I got sicker here recently b/f I was admitted to hospital and had the surgeries. So many things happened and I was feeling as though I had no one in the world or in my church but in that late deepest darkest hour, God's Light suddenly Beamed in all it's brightness. I must say I feel so humbled and overwhelmed with joy in what God can do in the blink what seems like a dark hopeless situation. My dear pastor , his wife, and several ladies from the church stopped in to see me while I was in the hospital, also my nieghbor Roger and his daughter Amanda came by to me see me several times. I received so many cards, a couple handmade dolls and a few care pkgs while in there and it made me feel so good and special, what a blesssing every bit of it from the phone calls, cards to visitors, just everything and the church sent me a beautiful potted plant. I came home late this past Thursday afternoon I believe it was and Saturday morn I was awoken to the sound of mowers, etc, I looked out the window and there was my pastor and 3 of the youth from the church mowing my yard, they worked hard for at least a couple hours or more it was such an overgrown mess and I have a very large yard. I couldn't believe it, what a wonderful blessing for them to be doing. I had to get a group pic of them after they were done I was so touched. Then the day b/f a lady I didn't even know dropped off a few bags of groceries to me, stuff I could make for myself like lunch meat sandwich and cereal. Last night my neighbor cooked a wonderful dinner and sent some over to me. I must say I have been very humbled by it all and so ashamed of how I had felt like I was such a nobody to the church and that even God didn't care about me anymore. I felt so ugly about myself and the way I was thinking and feeling and my ill feelings toward God and the church even. I was just down so low. I confessed it all to my dear pastor who is always so kind and understanding. . God has truly blessed and taken care and watched over me even as I am so very undeserving. I posted pics above of how nice my yard looks now and a pic of the gracious kind fellows who spent their Saturday morning out here working so hard in my yard just because I couldn't do it and they wanted to do it. God Bless all of you, and Have a Happy Mother's day to all you Mom's out there! God Bless All of you!!!! And thanks so much dear God for your wonderful mercy and forgiveness.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Home at last!

I convinced them to release me yesterday afternoon but I am so tired and just do not feel well. Right now there will be a home care nurse out every day. I have just been too tired to even check the email or anything but I do want to say a great big THANK YOU to so many of you who sent cards and pkgs. I am just overwhelmed at the out pouring of cards and messages I have received and believe me each and every one of them have been so special and meant so much to me. I want to send out more personal thank you's to all of you when I get to feeling better but right now I just not thinking clearly and so tired. I was in the hospital 11 days here in Moultrie this time instead of having to go to Atlanta like last time. I had to have emergency surgery the day the doc saw me she sent me straight to be admitted to hosptal it was so bad,I lost a lot of blood after the first surgery where they left the wound open so they had to give me blood transfusuions again, was on oxygen for about next 8 or 9 days & constant IV antibiotics again too, then I had to have a second surgery the very next morning plus have a pump placed in my arm to draw infection and poison from my arm and chest which was on my left arm so they were concerned about it reaching my heart cause they said it was already spreading into my chest cavitiy. Apparenetly that methotrexate medication they have had me on for my Rhuematoid Arthritis has lowered my immune system too low and all lowed that very near deadly infection almost two years ago to set up at the base of my spine and they believe this time it is the same thing. The infection this time had started to set up in my left shoulder and arm when I got hurt a few weeks ago but I did not realize how serious it was, i got so sick from the infection that I fell in the back yard onto a rusty nail and at that point with in a couple of days it spread infection all in my arm, swelled up in HUGE bright red long lumps and ferverish and already started spreading into my chest cavity toward my organs (heart and lungs) which they told me would be deadly, so they said I have escaped death twice in less than two years from practically the same thing. . Needless to say I will not take that methotrexate for my RA anymore, don't know what I will do about that besides PRAY FOR A MIRACLE! But I just wanted to say I am home and thanks sooo very much for all of you who have been so kind and sweet and sent cards and pkgs., comments, I appreciate every bit of it and I would also like to say thanks to my neighbor Roger and his daughter Amanda who have kept an eye on my house for me, fed my goat and chickens and taken care of things for me during this whole sickness. I was so sick from the infection and all b/f I went to the hospital that Roger was coooking and bringing me dinner over for several nights b/f I was admitted cause I was just too sick to cook , hardly even knew my own name.. honestly! and since I have been home now he has brought dinner to me a few times also. It is such a blessing to have people in your life that care and share and that are there when you need them. Thanks again everyone,I think I am just so give out and tired, can't think straight anymore tonight... I need to get back to bed. Not supposed to stay up very long at a time...doc's orders. Have a blessed, safe and wondererful evening everyone. God Bless all of you!!!.