I continue to think about this subject. Unforgiveness is one of the major hindrances that can hinder your healing. Listen to what Jesus says in Mark 11:25-26. "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [let it drop](leave it, let it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings." Happy New Year 2011, I still think this an important message! A quote by Author: Tami Hoag 2007... What purpose does it serve to hold that anger? What good does it do? Hatred is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die of it."

An Opinion... Isn't it amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the bible (as well as other subjects), and yet so few have studied it (or the subject)? R. C. Sproul, If only one would read before speaking, they would not look so foolish. Yet, I don't want to get in anyone's face... so I keep dropping hints. Does it help? I hope so...)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Trip to California planned...

It isn't too many days until my friend Junior, and I, leave for our trip to California.  Junior, as I have explained before, is my ex-husband of 24+ years, plus five years of going together before marriage.  We have remained good friends, and that has been a blessing for both of us as well as our two children.  Since we met in high school, and the 45th class reunion is on August 27, (my birthday) we are going together.  While in Santa Rosa at the reunion, we can also visit family who still lives there.  On the way back, we will stop in San Jose and visit our daughter and her family.  The trip will be quick, every minute filled with activity, and nice to know that I am able to enjoy the time away from medical "stuff".

When I get back, during the first part of September, I will have another CT scan.  Only this time the doctor wants to do from neck to hips.  Also, there will be an ultrasound on the mass that is attached to my thyroid.
The last ultrasound and invasive biopsy showed no cancer.  I am praying for the same results.  Even if it is not cancerous, the size may determine whether or not there will be surgery to remove the bulk.  Hopefully, this mass has not grown and I can go a while before another invasive procedure. 

I have to tell you I have found the coolest medical identification necklace. 

I have loaded my information onto this, and for me it was easy to do.  So... anyone can do it.  The price was not bad, about $50.00.  An extravagance for a simple necklace, but not for this one.  Also, how often are you seperated from the life saving aspirin you may need?  I bought a charm that I can wear around my neck that fits one aspirin.  After I ordered it, my sister brought home an even less expensive idea.  At the craft stores there are usually charms as well as beads.  She took an aspirin with her and found a heart locket that would fit the aspirin.  Perfect, inexpensive and ready to put on a ribbon or chain.  Easy access!  Note: for men there are charms other than heart lockets.

Good news... I have been accepted to move into the apartments I wanted.  I have to wait until my birthday to find out adjusted rent amount.  I will call from California on my birthday, and hopfully there will be an opening in September.  I have gone to the apartments and found the locations in the building I would like, but...  guess I will have to wait and see.  This apartment complex is for seniors (62 and older).  I have had acquaintances scrunch their face and ask me if it is really what I want to do.  I am looking at the glass half full here.  It is a small apartment, bedroom, livingroom, kitchen, bathroom.  I will put my ingenious space saving ideas to work here.  There will be an adjusted rent, so that I can eat, buy medicine and pay rent.  There will be no loud parties above, beside or behind my apartment.  There will be no families with small children.  I never minded the children, and their noises.  Those are to be expected!  What I minded was the lazy parents who screamed at their kids, rather than going to them and showing and telling them what they were doing wrong and showing them the right way.  The parents drove me nuts, shouting... then catching the children and wrenching one arm to haul them away.  I cannot do that again.  Besides, this apartment is walking distance to the hospital, both doctors, a pharmacy, grocery store, fast food restaurant, several mom and pop restaurants, coffee shop, park, city swimming pool, post office, etc.  I don't want to move again... so this will be perfect for me.  Also, just think.. I won't be making the long trip to my medical appointments in the heat of the summer or the cold/ice/snow during the winter. 

Dad:  Easy, easy there ya go... whoops, careful, watch the
tail... oops, yikes, get that tree outa there!  I feel dizzy!
Son:  Dad, go make some burgers or something!

Moving day is going to be interesting.  "If" my son or daughte-in-law have the day off of work... "if" my friend Junior has the day off work... "if" my daughter can come up from California... if, if, and if.  I did find that there is a group in the area called "Teen Challenge" who hire out to help with odd jobs as a fund raiser.  I will check on that.  As far as my sister (broken rib not healed well), brother-in-law still mending from his stroke/cancer, friends who have health issues or are older than I...  I  guess I will keep lookin. 

I have been slow in posting these past months, but should get better when I move.  The computer works so very slow here in Royal City, as well as my health and lack of patience.

  I am using all of that as an excuse, and hope to not have those excuses soon. 


  1. Hi Marie!
    I'm so glad you will be able to enjoy some time away with Junior. Enjoy the reunion and your time with your family & kids! And Happy Happy Birthday to you, my sweet friend! I'm praying that all goes well with each additional step in the journey. May your new home be a huge blessing to you! Also contuing to pray for your loved ones!
    I love that necklace and the charm idea is brilliant!
    Joy, joy, joy to you, precious one!!!

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