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Thanks, ladies! God bless you.

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Welcome back @WARRIORSUE518

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10/19/20 1:47 P

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It's great to see you back WARRIORSUE518!

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10/19/20 11:20 A

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Val has your pain gotten any better over the last weeks? I sure hope so.....

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Ladies,

I greatly appreciate your advice, good thoughts and prayers. I know I'm probably not the most clear minded in my current circumstances. But I have to believe this is all part of the plan.

I've gained knowledge and understanding that I may not of known before. Each day I'm able to walk a little farther even if it is me constantly walking thru the house or out in front of my house.

I thank all of you for your community and wish well being for all of us.

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I found after my surgery, that each day the pain got just a little bit better but it was hard to see as I was going through it. I had to remind myself daily that tomorrow it will be better. When I looked back over a week period, I could see that this was true. I hope that the pain does subside for you too Val. I am cheering emoticon and praying for you.

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9/22/20 7:44 P

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I've come to the conclusion that in my area pain management after surgery does not exist. I've been doing my small walks using meditation and prayer to work thru my pain. I know this will eventually pass.

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Val - I am sorry that you are having so much pain. I hope they can find some way to help relieve it for you. Your body has been through a lot in a short period of time.

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9/20/20 11:44 P

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They say my surgery was successful. But the amount of pain is unreal. Honestly if I knew it would be this painful i may of just went on with my stoma. Pain management now is nearly non existent. I was prescribed no pain meds even after asking for them at home.

I ended up being put on a wound vac pump to heal my former stoma site and will have that portable wound vac machine for 2 months according to the surgeon.

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glad you are home Val

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Val - I am so glad you are home. I pray you will have a fast recovery.

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9/19/20 11:28 P

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Thank you for your prayers. I got home from hospital today.

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Val - I am praying for your upcoming surgery to revise your prior surgery. I pray that the surgery is successful and your recovery is quick.

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9/8/20 5:09 P

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that is one truth this time of year, even big snows do not usually stick around a long time

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So far we do not have snow but lots of rain. The grass is looking greener already I think. my daughter said they are expecting 2-5 inches where they are but it will not stick because the roads are still warm from the 90 degree temperatures they have had.

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Neither do I want to expect snow! If it would just stay on the ground and not on the road I would be OK.

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I did not want to hear the word snow in September! emoticon

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We will be going up to get our trailer winterized and put in storage this weekend. The weather is predicting night temperatures to be a low of 23 with snow on Tuesday. It is a little sad to see the season change and it will be 9 months before we can take the trailer to the mountain again for cool respites next Summer.

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Thanks Val for the devotional. I am so glad your results were good and the surgery is scheduled.

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8/30/20 12:47 A

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I've posted a women's devotional in daily devotion topic. I will try to make practice to do this on Sundays.

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8/29/20 1:59 P

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8/29/20 1:39 A

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Thank You for your good thoughts & prayers! My colonoscopy went well they found one spot on my fistula that she cut off to get tested but other than that no polyps or anything abnormal was found and I am on the schedule for surgery for my colostomy reversal surgery September 16th.

I find I feel conflicted about it in some ways. When your faced with a new normal for yourself with having a colostomy even a temporary one it changes everything. You then become used to it and taking care of it becomes your new normal.

I was informed that fistula repair is only about 50% successful and if something happens to the repair I will be right back with a colostomy again. So it's a real catch 22 of what normal you can live with. I will pray for an answer to what I need to do.

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Praying for a good outcome from the colonoscopy.

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sure hope it goes well Val

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Well tomorrow is my colonoscopy and literally everything rides on the outcome of that test to finalize getting my colostomy reversal surgery in September.





Linda- hope you continue to stay safe during those wildfires.

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glad you are safe, sorry that it is burning so much land

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Our wildfire are continuing and have now consumed over 125,000+ acres. The smoke and ash are still floating in the air and clouding the views of the mountains. It is now 19% contained. We are safe because it is just in the mountainous area.

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stay safe!

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The last couple of days the smoke from the wild fire has been so bad we could not have our windows open or use the swamp cooler. It got pretty hot in the house since our temperatures have been close to 100 outside. It does not look like the fires will be out any tie soon so we are leaving tomorrow to go up to our mountain trailer to get away from the heat and smoke for a few days. The fire is about 20 miles away from us.

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Gosh, sounds like everyone is doing well! Congrats on getting your surgery date Val

and church is good, we have not been in person for months. We will not go back until a vaccine is proven

and Frankie, low carb always made me feel better. i am essentially lower carb right now just because protein is so important to me, I have to eat it first and can only do carbs if I have enough room left

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Val hope in September everything goes well for you.

Kathy hope you are recovering from your surgery and you are dropping pounds.

I started a low carb, more animal-based diet on the first of June. I have a doctor in my town that is guiding a group of us to eat a diet that causes less pain and more health benefits. So far do have less pain, acid reflux is no longer a problem and loss 26 pounds since starting. I just keep it simple and it is easy. I do not feel as hungry before starting. It is a totally different mindset than I have been told all my life to eat. Fat is ok, now red meat is good for you and you can eat eggs every day. It's working and my other doctors are on board. I found some summertime compression hosiery that is a lot cooler to wear. I'm able to workout more it is reducing my stress. Don't think I will forget 2020 anything soon. I would like to have my plain old life back but not the weight. I miss being around other people. I have stopped watching regular TV and news altogether. I now watch Youtube cooking and gardening shows and reruns of the Waltons. Happier times when I did not have a care in the world. Take care my friends and have a very blessed day.

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Val - I am glad you are feeling better. Just one more month and hopefully things will be readjusted and you can be more comfortable.

Today we attended church for the first time since March. We have been watching online services but face to face is so much better. It was outdoors and we were wearing masks and social distanced our chairs. It was so good to see everyone - or at least their eyes since they were all wearing masks. emoticon

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I want to apologize to everyone, I have been lacking lately and honestly probably since I was released from having my surgeries. I have only recently gotten to the point that I feel good in the last week or so.

I have also been busy with both my jobs and Tues I saw my surgeon and she's scheduled my colonoscopy and my colostomy reversal surgery is September 14th contingent on my colonoscopy results. I pray all that goes well and I can turn the corner on this part of my life.





Linda- I can relate and emphasize with you...i also see a vein specialist. I had a vein ablation done 3 years ago in my right thigh and it couldn't of went more terrible. I have permanent damage in that leg from a mistake. My new specialist says it cannot be fixed. I have yearly leg Dopplers to check everything and I gave up wearing those horribly uncomfortable prescription stockings.

I pray your outcome is successful and helps eliminate your pain and discomfort.

Kathy- I hope your feeling better and recovering well from your surgery.

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thanks, no I'm not sure what, James was sick for 1 day, I am feeling a bit better now

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So sorry you are sick. I hope you get better soon. Is it related to your surgery?

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still quite sick, man I hate this

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It is a beautiful Sunday morning. I listened to two church services and I am ready mentally for the week. This afternoon I will start working on making hanging towels for the cabin. I am making them out of left over material I already have and old towels since they do not have to be "fancy" for our rustic cabin.

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Val- I can empathize with you. I was so careful about watching what I ate before my semi-annual doctor's appointment but once it was over, I felt free to not be as careful as I should, I figured I had 6 more months before I had to see him again. I have gained some weight back and now need to be more careful.

I went to see a vein doctor this week and he says the pain in my thighs that I have been having may be caused by poor circulation and I need to have some varicose veins removed. In order for Medicare to pay for it, I need to wear compression stockings for 3 months. This means I will be due for the surgery the end of October but my daughter-in-law is expecting her baby then and she wants me to come stay with her as she recuperates. (It is a family tradition that I spend the first week with a new baby.) The surgery will probably be in November.

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you can do this Val, this whole year stinks, but we will all get thru it

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Linda- prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. emoticon

kathy- so glad your doing well with your surgery. emoticon

I wish I could report that I'm doing great. But that would not be true. All this stress of COVID-19 surrounding us I have eaten anything and everything and have gained 25 lbs since coming home from the hospital in March. I'm more than disappointed in myself. But all I can do is start over and get back on track.

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@MDSCOORD yes, I am no longer in pain unless I eat too much! which I learned quickly to NOT do!


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We just got back from a 5 day vacation with family in the mountains in a remote cabin. We had a lot of fun but it did rain two days. How are you doing? I hope you are having less pain.

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Good Friday morning! How is everyone doing?

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I got stung again today by a wasp. I think maybe it's the heat and it's making them more aggressive. Maybe it's just a 2020 thing. They are inside a pipe you can not get to them. I need a bee suit. Hope everyone has got off to a good week.

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Frankie - I'm sorry you are getting bitten so much. I was stung by a yellow jacket last week when I walked past my car. I was not aware I had disturbed the nest that was inside my side mirror. The nest is now gone!

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I have been doing animal-based lifestyle for over a month. I do have less inflammation and not hungry all the time. It has helped with my emotional eating and bingeing. I feel so much calmer and now have more energy. I have lost 14 lbs so far. I still keep it simple.

I have had a really bad problem with insects biting me this year. This morning a wasp got me. Yesterday was mosquitoes. Last week it was a tick. I don't feel like the spray is safe. I have tried lemon, lemon balm, different mints scents. Still getting attacked.

I needed to get off to bed. Hope everyone has a safe and happy week.

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Kathy - It has been almost two weeks since your surgery. I hope you are doing better with each day. My son-in-law had surgery similar to yours a few years ago and he said it was not just a physical challenge but a mental and emotional one too to adjust to the "new" you.

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It's a small world sometimes. Makes my day when West Virginia beats VA Tech.

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7/5/20 1:47 A

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My Grandfather worked Gary 14 for many many years. I'm in Mercer county

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I live in Franklin County south of Rocky Mount. My father's mother was born in Gary, West Virginia.

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@FRANKIE2019 So glad you are doing better Frankie. What area of southwest Virginia are you from? I'm in southern WV

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I have been keeping myself very busy in order not to have time to think about the outside world. I have stopped watching the news and very little TV. I do watch the youtube videos on gardening, cooking, and DIY projects. Only out in public one day a week. I started a clean animal-based lifestyle a month ago with the help of my doctor. I'm keeping it really simple which makes it real easy. I feel so much better and it has helped with my pain. Turn out I have a lot of vegetable allergies. Have lost 12 lbs and 4 inches without having to kill myself working out. My food bill is a lot less with not buying gluten-free snacks, fruit, and vegetables. Val - hope your healing is going well and time will go by fast until your next surgery, Kathy also hopes you are healing well and you will see big results. Hope all are able to enjoy the summer even if it is at home. I've just blessed no one in my family has been sick. Take care and enjoy your week.

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Val - I am happy that your reversal will take place in September. Although it may seem a long ways off, at least you have a goal to look forward to. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a colostomy although I have taken care of patients with them, but I am sure it will be a relief when it is gone. You have been successful so far dealing with it, I believe you will successful to the end and then we should have a virtual party celebrating with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I've been a busy bee lately. Not sure if I've mentioned it or not but, I work at home and not because of COVID-19. I've been successfully working from home since 2008.

I've been such a busy bee lately with both my jobs. I have lost sight of some very important things in my life. Today home health services discharged me from care. It's been a super long road from my surgeries in March.

I saw the surgeon last week and she's planning on doing my reversal surgery in September. Even though my colostomy is temporary it's really hard to accept. I cannot fully explain what it does to your outlook of your life.

I'm trying to be more active now and I'm working on walking again.

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7/2/20 10:24 A

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Kathy- so glad surgery went well.

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thank you my friend! I am doing SO much better. This has been the BEST decision of my LIFE (well, maybe except saying yes when Jame asked me to marry him! LOL..that was a really good idea too!)

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Kathy - I am praying that you are feeling better today and the healing has started. I am excited to see your progress in the coming months.

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6/27/20 6:51 P

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Kathy, glad your surgery is over with.

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Kathy - It is so good to hear the surgery is over and a success. It does take a little while for the body to recover from surgery so be sure you take time to heal well. I am sorry they did not get to do the hernia but after you have lost some weight, the surgery will probably be easier for them to do and you will feel better without having one bigger surgery to recover from.

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Surgery went ok, he could not do the hernia repair, will have to wait for that. I feel really crappy but hope to feel better soon

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@MDSCOORD thanks! we are working on the cabin (tiny house) I have a few blogs about it

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I just returned from my week with family in the mountains. It was so good but very tiring. My husband and I appreciated having young people there too to help us get things set up. As the years have gone by, it is getting harder for us to do "everything" that we used to do. i guess it is good that the next generation can take over but the aging process is a little frustrating.\
Kat - I am so excited to hear you will be getting your surgery. Do you have your new house now? Maybe you have already talked about it and I missed it while I was gone. I apologize if this is true.

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Hi busy bees!

Just popping in to say hi. I went back to work (dental) two weeks ago. Glad to get back to some semblance of "normal". Praying the best for all of you.

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will do!

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Congratulations! @Kathy please keep us posted on how your doing!

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My surgery has been scheduled! Next Wed the 24th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I am so excited!!!!!

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I haven't been on here for a while because I have been without Wi-Fi for over a week and my cellphone service has stunk at home lately.

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So glad to hear you all are doing well. I too ALWAYS wear a mask when I have to go out anywhere. Yesterday I spent the most enjoyable hour and a half I may of during this whole year.

I had driven by the garden center many times at our walmart and started noticing they were putting everything there on clearance sale. A few days went by and I was worried they wouldn't have anything left over.

I looked at everything and walked out of there with probably $300 worth of flowers for $65 i had 2 carts n 40 plants lol. In addition to several tomato plants.

Now I'm working on getting my area's ready to plant them.

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Hi Kat (and everyone else). It seems we are very busy and don't have the time to chat. I hope things settle down and we get in a good routine.

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Hey everyone, thought I'd drop by and say hello

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Been a bit under the weather. Still internet problems. I feel like I live in my own little world. Just me and the cows hanging out. Working in my garden. I don't like cauliflower or dates. I do like a real peanut butter cup. We go into phase 2 tomorrow in Virginia. More places will be able to open up. Not sure if I church will be open or not Sunday. We have a lot of older members. I only get out ones a week after getting the flu last year after getting the shot. I ended up with fluid in my lungs and don't want to go through that again or worst. I wear a mask when out in public and lots of hand sanitizer.

Hoping everyone is doing well. Take care and have a good weekend.

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