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09-01-2001, 04:34 PM
Eat less...move more!

So, how is everyone doing? Itsworthit, your husband and you are in my prayers! Sandy-I am so jealous you got to meet online friends! Mailwhale-how are your new signs coming along? Have you rented any out yet? Karefree-where are you? It is almost fall, time to remodivate yourself! Cookiemommster-are you there? Oops? Karpie? Come out and play!

09-02-2001, 03:11 PM
Hello everyone... thanks again for your concern and prayers - especially your email's, Audri - they've helped me know what to ask when I talk w/the surgeon afterwards. Dave goes in early Tues am, so probably won't be back on-line for a week or so, but hope you are all having a good start to Sept. - ditto's to Audri's questions... and yes, hope we see more of our old friends checking back in with us!

We are enjoying probably the most gorgeous day of the whole year, today - temps in the high 60's, bright blue sunny skies. light breezes and a day you can see forever!

Will update next week... it may be a long and bumpy ride, but know everything is in God's hands. TTYS :)

09-05-2001, 11:12 AM
This is really silly now! Where is everyone! At least come post that you are moaping and ate a whole box of twinkees, a bag of dorittos and washed it down w/ a case of soda!!!! Something!!!

Itsworthit, the scary day is did it go? He'll be in ICU for a few days, not necessary because he needs it but because thats where you get to stay after that kind of surgury. Then he'll get a private room and he'll be begging to go home. Do you have movers lined up for moving day. (End of this month right?) You will have a guess from the surgeon on what type of tumor, if it was a solid mass or if it was "hairy" and infected other parts. (We had both) Then the lab gets it to test it....but most of the time the doc already knew. I wish you a solid ball surrounded in liquid. (the best kind) I really wish you weren't going thru this! Not fair! ~audri

09-05-2001, 10:33 PM
Itsworthit, I don't know exactly what is going on with you and Dave but my prayers are with you.

I will try to come back tomorrow with an update.


09-05-2001, 10:45 PM
Itsworthit, I told Paul about Dave and he wanted me to send his best wishes. You will be in our prayers.

Karen and Paul

09-06-2001, 07:52 PM
Jean and Dave,

I am sure all of our thoughts are with you.

Hope everyone else is doing well.


PS Sandy, I remember Foxy well. They were putting a new roof on their house a few summers ago and the heat was sweltering and I remember something about an earthquake she went through. Tell her 'hi' . Way 2 sounds familiar too but I can't remember any details....

09-07-2001, 12:50 AM
Hey now, I'm not held up with a box of twinkies and a case of pop...infact, I did post there somewhere between the 2nd and 5th of this month...where is it???? Strange.

Anyway, my thoughts and prayers are still with you and hubby Itsworthit. Gosh what a time.

I have been a good girl this week...and plan to stay that way until I am skinny!!!! lolololol, but I do plan to keep it up, why not???

Take care friends!

09-07-2001, 09:44 PM
Hello everyone - we're home from the hospital. Dave's had his brain tumor surgery (procedure, they call it)... and he's home. Left side of his head shaved smooth and about a 5 inch incision that's looking very good, considering. (no bandages). He's feeling well, but for a few minor headaches, which totally amazes me. He doesn't have a good prognosis - maybe a yr. It is a glioblastoma multiforme tumor - no cure, fast growing. MRI looks like they got most of it, but it will return. Next for radiation/chemo... then they don't know. I'm on leave from work and don't want to go back, so God's going to have to work some of our details/fianances out, but that's how it's going to be. Thanks everyone for your prayers and concerns! Thanks, KareFree- I'll give Dave Paul's message - he'll be happy to hear from you both!

Audri, I showed the dr the article you sent me and he had seen it. Says they are working hard for cures, but says this one won't help Dave, unfortunately. We're trusting God for wisdom and peace in all things... He has been working out so many of our details so far, we'll trust Him for more!

09-08-2001, 12:34 AM
I am glad he is not suffering. That is a blessing. I hope the doctors didn't tell him the time frame. Sometimes I think people give up when they think they are suppose to. We will pray for a miracle and Gods will to be done. I will also pray that you can stay home with him . May God give you both the strength you need.


09-08-2001, 12:46 PM
Itsworthit, I'm so sorry for all you are going through right now. I will keep you both in my prayers. This must be so hard on the both of you, try to keep strong. Wish there was more I could do.

Sounds like everyone else is doing all right. I have to get myself motivated to start a regular exercise program again. Hopefully that will happen soon.

Take care everyone.:)

09-08-2001, 01:12 PM
Itsworthit- I am SO SORRY! But it is hubby's immune system that makes the decision (well, w/ the God and Godess' approval) on how much time he has. Enjoy every minute. (which we should all be doing anyways) The universe will take care of the little stuff. How old is your husband anyways? Terry was 27 when he died. Very young for the tumor he had. It isn't fair, nor does it make sence...but theres a reason for it in the end. I am still hoping that theres been a mistake, and his body recovers nicely!!!! Please don't be a stranger!!!! Love and hugs, audri

09-12-2001, 10:55 AM
Everyone post and let me know how you are doing? I don't think any of us are near nyc or washington... I hope none of you have family there. All though, someone must have had family there. So many people were effected. So sad. You all mean alot to me. Hugs!!!! The terrorists have already gained so much victory, they must not make our lives change. They can not win. I do not want war. But I do want us to know who our enemies are. We will not be afraid of our own shawdows. Love ya! Audri

09-12-2001, 11:41 AM
I guess I am just not thinking straight. I hope everyone is alright. Audri, you are right. We can not be afraid of shadows.


09-13-2001, 08:20 AM
Our prayers are with all the victims of this senseless, horrible tragedy - also praying for all of us as a nation. Thanking God that our friends in NY/DC area are all accounted for now, safe and sound... last night finally had a call from friend who was supposed to be flying in that area that day (had actually come in to see Dave while in Montreal/stayed here with us the night before... ended up driving home/DC but called that all is well).

Having a large estate/tool sale this weekend... looks like Dave will be starting treatments soon/maybe next wk. (Audri, you'd asked how old - he's 56... your husband was so young - much younger than the "stat's" show.)
Take care, everyone! TTYS!

09-13-2001, 11:10 AM
Itsworthit-hope you get a good turnout to your estate sale. I am sorry you have to sell your stuff though. We need to sell some of our stuff. We have too much.

Today I am off to the greenhouse to harvest lisanthus and disbud mums so they can get taller. Just me and the dirt! :) Well, some bugs, lizards, squirrels..a mouse or two and a stray creature here and there too. ~audri

09-14-2001, 03:46 PM
Itsworthit, I echo Audri's well wishes on the turnout for your sale. Hope you get rid of everything you want to. Give Dave a hug for us and tell him we are thinking or him and praying for the both of you.

I have been out picking muscadines. I took a dog with me today. Just nervous , I guess. Kept hearing things in the woods. I have made wild grape vinegar, juice and am about to start on the muscadine jelly. Paul wants it to give as Christmas present to his c0-workers and customers.The cultivated vines are loaded but much slower to ripen than the wild ones.

Hope everyone is doing okay. This is such a hard time for everyone. I cry every few minutes.


09-14-2001, 07:47 PM
Hi ~

Gosh, this is even hard to start. Such a time, such a week. And then as I read Itsworthit's update, well, I just can't come up with much to say. But I am pleased that the procedure went well. And for my own part, I am trying to put some prospective on my problems...weight, hubby.... I need to make the most of my life, enjoy the small stuff, drop the insignificant stuff and learn to like myself enough to treat myself respectfully. Let us all gather our strength....

09-15-2001, 11:37 AM
I walked with the baby in my neighborhood. We have a new game in my household. Instead of counting volkswagons, we count American flags. It really helps show the boys (and us) how United we are here in America. It is time to get to know our neighbors. As sad as it may be, I do not think the economy is going to pick up quickly anytime soon. Who knows when you may need help from a neighbor or when they may need help from you. Go bake and share with the people you've only said good morning too. Talk a walk with your chldren around the block. Who knows, something good may come of least that is my hope when the Goddess and God allowed this to happen.... ~flower

09-15-2001, 06:54 PM
:angel: Hi Buddies!:angel:

Did you all recieve the icq cards or do I have wrong email addys?

This is such a sad time for many....:cry:

My husband does travel time to time because of work and I am so thankful that he is safe with his family who adores hims so!

We did light candles last night and went outside and was joined by many from the neighborhood.....

I did take a few pictures of the whole group with candles to give to my children when they are older/understand the magitude of what has happened....

Hope all of you are doing well....

Hope to come here more often to be with my Friends

09-15-2001, 10:00 PM
Cookiemommster-yeah, you joined us!!!! I got your emails-thank you. Glad you are over your addiction!!! I am so glad you posted! Besides the awful national stuff that is surrounding us, how are you? I are you still trading on ebay? Are you walking a million miles again? The weather is almost perfect walking weather at 7 am. I wish you guys were here to get my butt out the door each morning!!!! There is a girl who I visit online m-f. She has an online diet journal. She lives in Portland too. I will send you her site...

Karefree-I hope the tears have stopped. I am trying to avoid the news. I can't handle the personal pleas. So sad....

Itsworthit, how'd today's sale go? Is Dave in good spirits???

Mailwhale-hope everything is good for you. Are you out in the orchards picking apples??? I want to do that...I found an orchard but I don't get paid till the 28th.

Sandy-how are you? Dolphin-you've been so quiet!!! ~audri

09-16-2001, 11:48 AM
Hello everyone... and great hearing from you again, CookieMommster!!! I did receive the beautiful posty's and the personal card - thank you much! We have so much to be thankful for as a nation - I was so moved yesterday when I went into town and saw all the flags - our firetrucks full of teddybears, flags - and all kinds of cars/pickups as well as our police cars flying flags from their antenna's. We'd been so busy with the necessary stuff of getting ready to move we missed alot of the local doings. <closing is set for Sep 26th now. Still not sure of our future whereabouts after that but know God will open a door.>

Our sale went wonderfully- good weather- realtor 'loaned' us his parking lot/storage rooms, etc... and we got enough to keep us going for several months, anyway. God is soooo good, proving Himself so faithful even in the toughest times - we both thank you for all your prayers. Tomorrow we go back to Dartmouth and see the whole team of dr's about their plans for radiation, chemo/etc. Praying we get good solid advice/options for the treatments. If it will make him sicker, I don't know if that's what we want to do. Please pray much for wisdom for us to know what to do.... thanks!

Everyone have a good week ahead... I don't know how many more times I will be able to connect with you, but you are all in my prayers and I will be back as I can. Love you all for everything!!! You're all the best, you know! :)

09-16-2001, 02:46 PM
Itsworthit- I private message'd you. Check your messages. It is the first option on the bulletin board. So happy the sale went well!

I have a baby w/ a fever. Chris is taking a bath with him. He is so hot and he wants to cuddle. Not good because it is hot and humid today. He only will eat popcicles. He has a his year checkup tomorrow. I am hoping he is just cutting another tooth.

The boys are going to the movies w/ their grandma. She is a manager of a security co in LV. Talk about a stress job this week. I think she is looking forward to a kids flick more than the boys. I want to go to a candle lit healing circle at the park tonight. Not sure wether to take the boys or not.... I guess we'll see how Grif is feeling. I went to Walmart and got him infant tylenol since we were out. Maybe it will work....

Hugs to you all. I know dieting is the last thing on my mind. Talking about all this sure helps me keep away from the fridge. ~audri

09-16-2001, 09:10 PM
Hello everyone. This really has been quite a week. Good to see everyone still here. It is really nice to go out and see so many American flags everywhere. We were supposed to fly out of Logan airport in Boston Wednesday, needless to say we're not going anywhere for a while now.

Itsworthit, you and your hubby are still in my prayers. I'm glad your sale went so well.

Audri, I hope the baby is feeling better, nothing worse then a sick little one.

Cookiemommster, good to see your post.

Mailwhale, make sure you enjoy all the small stuff in life.

Karefree, sounds like you are keeping busy. I had to stop watching tv, just got to be too much for me. I only watch a little each day now, just to keep up with things.

Take care everyone.

09-17-2001, 12:58 AM
Glad you stopped by Sandy! Yes- I think I would postphone travel for a bit too.

Cookie- here is the website.
She is way down to earth. If I lived there, she'd be someone I'd be friends with.

Well, Grif still is an unhappy camper. 2 baths and tylenol is helping but I got nothing accomplished today! I have work in the morning. Better get to bed. ~aud

09-22-2001, 09:48 PM
Hello. I know I have had a sick baby and no time to play on puter but what is everyone elses excuse? :) Grif had a sinus infection. He turns 1 tomorrow. (Sunday) We are going to my sisters house for cake tonight. Grandma Dian's for afternoon tomorrow. And the other Grandma Diane's for evening tomorrow.

I am trying to focus on eatting a balenced meal. What are veggies? I am going to go to the orchard next weekend and pick up some zucinni for bread making....

Well, Itsworthit, hope moving day went well. I will be thinking of you this week. If you get a chance, come say hi. Or email me and I will clip and paste here.


09-25-2001, 10:13 PM
:wave: Hi ya all!!!

I guess the sunny days had to end has been the first rainy day in a long time!

I do :love: the rainy weather so am not too upset!

Walked 2 miles in the liquid sunshine today! :cool:

Lost 6 pounds last month and am hoping I see some results at the end of this month too!

The summer months are the hardest for me to lose weight and the fall months are usually when I see the best results so am hopefull I am going in the right direction.

THANKS for the url audri I will go check it out!

Hope itsworthits move/sale went well too!!!

:wave: Bye ya all!

09-26-2001, 01:25 AM
Hello friends. Where is everyone! Congrats on the loss CM!!! I am so proud of you! You should be all skin and bones right about now! :)

I have a cold. It started w/ a sore throat and now I got the sneezes and stuffy nose. Total yuck but it is expected w/ back to school.

Griffin walked today. 2 days after his first birthday!!!! 28 steps was his farthest! I have my craft show on Sunday. I am not even ready but I will do my best and not stress. I work till 2 tomorrow and then I gotta get moving!!!

Talk to you all again soon. Sooner if you'd all post! audri

09-28-2001, 11:02 PM
Sorry I haven't been around much. I have been busy. The wild grapes are all picked and I am almost finished with the jelly. Made vinegar and juice also . LOTS of muscadines!! AHHHHHHH!

I have a tree full of wild persimmons also and not a clue how to handle them....I can always leave them for the birds!

CM, 6 pounds! What a great new beginning! Wish I were with you but I seem to be heading in the opposite direction....

Griffin can't be old enough to walk yet! Now you'll be losing weight. You'll have to chase him!! Is it bad in Vegas? I heard on the news that there were some lay offs already due to less tourist traffic. I hope it was an exageration....

Jean, we are thinking about you and Dave and praying for the best for the both of you.

Sandy, hope you are doing well and enjoying many walks on the beach. I bet the weather is wonderful for it.

:) :) :)

09-28-2001, 11:53 PM
KF-wish the layoffs were an exageration. Over 15,000 hotel/casino workers already. It is hurting us big time. 75 % of the coventions for Sept and Oct were canceled. The worst part is that the thrift shops run by the disabled are hurting big time here. The donations are way down. The airlines usually hired the diabled to help clean the headsets, make the snack trays, ect...and they can't afford to hire them. So many people have already signed up for the holiday baskets from the food banks, and we have no idea how to fill all the orders. I wish I could contribute more. I will help w/ a food drive. I may spend some time during the holidays at a soup kitchen. I want to have a sleeping bag drive for the homeless too. There will be more of those this year too. So very sad, that this has to effect us in so many ways.

I am doing okay in general. Wish there were more time in the day. I want some homemade jam ect... I wish I knew how to do that stuff. Not that we have the stuff to make it here...but I am lackinga lot of domestic skills!

Where is everyone else? Audri

09-29-2001, 12:02 PM
SureGel is the answer. Besides if you can make bread you have ALL the skills needed and THEN some. I try to make some every year for Paul to have handy for Christmas gifts at work. If you cut out a circle with pinking shears from a holiday cloth and place it over the sealed lid and then screw on the band you get a really cute and inexpensive gift. Of course you can go all out and put lace around the edges and hem it but that is too time consuming since I know that people throw them away anyway....Quick and easy. That is my motto.

I am sorry to hear the reports about unemployment there are true. I do hope things pick up quickly everywhere. It is sad. You are a sweetie for helping out the way you do.

Have you heard from Itsworthit? I think about her and Dave daily....

Everybody else.....YOOOO HOOOOO!


10-01-2001, 10:52 AM
It's October-new thread!