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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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75 posted 07-07-2004 07:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

a quick update?

I think--I think I may have found a real doctor today.

I'm cautiously optimistic.

I call tomorrow to schedule for surgery...and even better? He gave me the name of the physician who attends his WIFE, to help with my list of "other" problems.

wow.

hmmmm.

I sure hope he loves his wife.

grin?
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76 posted 07-07-2004 09:09 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

*grin*

I had a "real" doctor...and by the way he talked to me...I knew he must really love his wife...

because he showed true concern...

and I was almost upset because he took such good care of my own problem....

that I don't get to see him that much, anymore....
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77 posted 07-07-2004 09:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

grin.

Maybe you should've opened your mouth?

giggle.

sorry.

(But I remember things when I wanna)



Hugs you.
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78 posted 07-07-2004 11:17 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I did want to do just that.

And I did.

I told him how scared I was to lose "this part of me."  I told him how upset I was at being pushed into "old age" just so it could relieve others of my having to grow old.

I cried at the loss of me.

How stupid it is to feel the loss of life I didn't even want...no one really wants to start having children at 48....but the upside to all of this was...

less chance of cancer...

hmmmm....

cancer over potential child....
potential problem with child over cancer....
knowing I'm going through the stages only ONE person is telling me I'm going through...

either I'm a really good actress....

or I'm in the pits.

but you know?  What I was most scared of during the operation?  It was that I would talk...about things I know not to talk about....

like...

confidences.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (07-08-2004 08:54 AM).]

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79 posted 07-08-2004 03:15 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

nodding

I tend to talk in my sleep...not surprising, huh?

But thanks and hugs to all, and I just wanted to say special thanks for helping me through a difficult time yet again, and if I'm not here sometimes, plant something new for me?

I'm not sure, but I may not have as much time here as I'd like--and I don't intend to hurt anyone's feelings by not acknowledging some posts.

I think it may be time for me to tend to that "inner garden" awhile. (*chuckle*)



Love to all with my gratitude.
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80 posted 07-08-2004 10:41 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

SURGERY???!! What's the matter with our Serene one?!! Too much grouting I bet.

Oh my, I feel like I am out of the loop so to speak. See? Ya take off your tiara for five minutes to tint your roots, and all hell breaks loose around here! Well....that might be stretching it abit, but .... whaaaaaat happened?!!

I hope it is nothing serious.
chris backsteps a few hundred threads to refresh her memory
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81 posted 07-08-2004 05:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I have been debating how much detail I should post here, but what the heck?

grin

I've told ya'll everything else (er...almost)

I'm going in next Wednesday to have an anal fissure repaired. It should be a simple same day surgery  visit, unless, of course, there's some surprises.

The doc said he can't promise as he never knows what he'll find until he goes in there.

(I've already asked him to check for my blow dryer, my hubby's graduation ring and an x boyfriend)

wakawakawaka?

sigh.

I really AM trying to show some restraint on making the predictable wisecracks--and I realize that just posting this could make me the butt of a few jokes. <--see what I mean? I can't seem to help myself!

But yes, the doc discovered some scar tissue along with a pretty good tear. Apparently I WAS lifting stuff the wrong way.

sigh.

I didn't know there were rules.

I was told it's a pretty common malady, but this sort of thing usually happens to men as they are more likely to do heavy lifting.

So there it is, and I'll spare ya'll the comedy routine, because, well, I was already scolded by the doc for making light of the situation.

Apparently this sorta thing can make ya sick.

(um...duh?)

But that's it for THAT part of the story.

*  *  *

And now I want to thank everybody for keeping the journal going for me--it turned out to be something special (at least for me) and I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much without everybody bravely joining in to share. I want to thank Kari especially, as she got the idea of what I was going for right away--and Mysteria?

The Tiara Club...grin.

Whaddya think?

Think they'll let me wear it into surgery?

thank you

and I'll be around for awhile.

But after that I'm told I'll be back on the couch with me arse in the air...

lucky for me I've had some experience with that.



Love you all.

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82 posted 07-08-2004 06:11 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

What?

No requests for PICS?

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83 posted 07-08-2004 06:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah sweetie, while I'm sure it's cute and all?  I'd really rather see the countertop...

let's see...we need to get you hooked up with a wireless keyboard and mouse...

and move the computer to the sofa, putting it on a side table, just at eye level...there....

fix pillows just so...there.  Now you can hang your arms over the arm of the sofa and type away....

Ok.  You can go have your surgery now...
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84 posted 07-08-2004 06:25 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, and I guess it's in everyone else's hands to give you READING material...

I'll see what I can do
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85 posted 07-08-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I THOUGHT of that!

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86 posted 07-08-2004 06:47 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hey, SereneOne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and will stay with you, too......
as well as everyone else who needs prayer.
With Love and Heart Hugs,
Ethel
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87 posted 07-08-2004 09:24 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"wakka wakka"

Sen...youre priceless....


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88 posted 07-08-2004 09:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The artist in you needs a voice. Creative
efforts inform even your most logically
minded tasks.  Allowing yourself to be bad
at an activity is the key to getting good or
even brilliant at it.  Be easy on yourself.

~*~

So said today’s horoscope.  Now, I read these most every day with a very open mind.  But my mind has been playing tricks on me of late – telling me I am not happy, nor where I want to be at this time in my life.  [Crisis…check!]

Everyone around me is retiring, or has retired, or is getting critically ill with things doctors cannot cure…[Crisis, check check!]

But I hang around with old people, too.  

I’ve had one too many people tell me I have a talent.  I keep denying this…because I see so much talent around me.

And then I have a boss with an attitude problem…which only compounds my feelings of crisis.  Today?  I wondered about a grant, and could I support me, my dog, my spouse…and do what I really want to do.

I look at my horoscope after the fact, and think, “no kidding.”

“Allowing yourself to be bad at an activity is the key to getting good or even brilliant at it.”

If’n I’m bad enough…perhaps unemployment would get me through to what I really need…

Heh.

Oh, the mind of a very frustrated person can be a wondrous place.

My mother would have turned 72 this Saturday.

She left too soon, and I feel lost at times, as if my best friend took that fork in the road, and then put up a “detour” sign, forcing me to go another way.

I could use her advice right now.  I think I hear her, telling me what to do…but the obstacles I face in doing so, well, some of those obstacles live and breathe.  I wonder if I’m tough enough, strong enough, to allow myself to be as bad as I need to be, to getting good, or even brilliant.

Love you, Mom...
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Before Passions….

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a site where I posted “angel” poetry.  This was before I found my way to Passions.  It was not so much an interactive site, but more of a “post your thoughts and walk away” kind of site.  I lost connection with it, and lost so much poetry.  I thought I would have that link always, but as computers change, so do the bytes of time.  However, it was angel poetry, so I have a feeling my poems just flitted off and found a new home in another mind, or heart.

Or, so I hope.  It was before I knew to save poetry, thoughts, etc., on a disk, or CD.  I had a very antiquated home computer at the time, so…

Save your stuff.  

My thought on this has to do with angels.  Several have visited me lately, and I know of one personal angel…who has touched not only my heart, and soul but that of hundreds, if not thousands, of others.  This angel shall go nameless for the time being, because if I were to tell the name, well then, my angel could very well disappear.

My point on this is that we never know who will touch our lives, how long they will be here, or in what manner they will affect our lives.

The angel-ripple meter can sometimes float off the charts, if you can take the time to get outside of yourself and look around at whom you touch, and who touches you, by word alone.

So when the weary sigh of exasperation sits your shoulder, now and then, look it square in the eye, tell it to take a hike, and look around.

Someone needs an angel.

And that angel is, of course, you.
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90 posted 07-08-2004 11:04 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

"I was told it's a pretty common malady, but this sort of thing usually happens to men as they are more likely to do heavy lifting."

well, I'll be a monkey's aunt ... lifting heavy articles with one's butt can cause this?!! Whooooaa..I will be more careful now!

Hee hee...seriously, Karen, take it easy...don't try to rush things afterwards and get one of those donut rings....no, not the kind from the coffee shop .... a rubber one for your cute little hiney! Hmmm.... a childs beach ring might work too, or ... okay, okay....off to bed with me. luv ya!!
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Karen, poooooor baby, it's not a laughing matter....not really, but then again I know laughter heals an awful lot. So, keep CRACKIN' those jokes......sorry.  (My prayers will be with you and my Mom who is going in for a "procedure" on Monday -- she's 84 years old and I'm concerned -- she'll be needing a donut and pillows, too.)

Sunshine -- I think you're right about Karen needing to get that cordless keyboard.  We'll miss her wakawka too much.  Now, as for you, I can just imagine what you are feeling at work, sister in law.  You know I can.  Thank goodness, I got out of all that, sort of, with my business.  At least, it is mine.  Maybe, you could start something like I do.  I don't think there is a really good report in Kansas anymore.  Take a look at my website, www.ettrialreports.com (I know, I'm not a web designer, but at least that will give you the idea of how I help make ends meet.)  If you want to talk more about that, email me.  The income can be pretty good depending on how you handle it -- at least it's something and I don't have a huge subscription base.  It works around my schedule so I can rediscover myself after years of abuse working for others and I can do this until I die (as long as I can talk and type) and no one can hold my job over my head.  Now, that's just a thought....I guess, I'm just trying to say, where there is a will, there's a way, huh?  
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Karen -- I think you should at least attempt the tiara!  They'll probably make you put it in a locker -- but at least, they'll know you possess it!  *wink*
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   lucky for me you have a cordless phone isn't it?  Karen and I found out we were more than soul sisters today.  Two Passion pretties, at the doctor, come out with basically similar ailments.  My problem will heal a lot faster than hers, but I think we found out today we were both not exactly that anal retentive after all.     *wakka, wakka, wakka*

And, Nancy Lee ... It appears that Raph, Karen, and I are all abnormal according to your test, but then tell us something we didn't already know     However, of the three, I was the only one said pink hammer!

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95 posted 07-09-2004 12:43 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Now that is just too weird, Sharon and Karen!  Maybe that's carrying empathy just a little too far!  wakawakawaka

Morning ladies, all!  I'll be stopping back later tonight but got to go for now.
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Afternoon all!!

Karen, You are normal!
And I promise not to make butt jokes k?
Butt, let's hope that next Wednesday gets to the seat, er, bottom of your problems. Wakawakawaka!

Sharon, You are a sweetheart and something of a computer whiz yourself.  Thank you so much for all your tips and help...methinks we've got it licked.  *fingers crossed*

*Nancy winks and smiles over her shoulder as she heads for her garden*
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IMPORTANT TONGUE IN CHEEK REPORT

Normal programming has been interrupted for this very important announcement:

"Ladies and Gentlemen",

Please pardon this interruption, but we have found ourselves in a state of anal emergency.

It has come to our attention that the aforementioned photo was NOT
actually "Serenity's GARDEN." This photo is in fact actually the magnetic resonance imaging of Serenity's ANUS.

This is not a drill. This is an actual state of  emergency of her anus!
anyhoo ~
Please remain seated and keep your hands in the cart at all times."

"For the enjoyment of all of our guests--Please--no flash photography."

"Have a very serenity day."



Sam Donaldson has reported from the AP:

"The size of these things are enormous. They actually choke me as they take my breath away."

(sounds of gagging)

*interference*

"I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, we've apparently lost the signal."

"Sam?"

"Sam???"

"Hmmm. It seems that they are asking if the owners of a ford escort would report to valet ... apparently there has been an accident.
They've been rear-ended and there is some loss of oil."

(looks concerned)

"Sam, is that you?"

"GREAT. Sam--we've had reported sightings of ELVIS. Can you substantiate that?"

pause

He listens and nods, answering:

"YES--it seems there has been some evidence found of biological cloning--most specifically, banana peels and ice cream sandwich wrappers--but nothing definitive."

brrrrrrrrrrrrrwerrrrrrrrrrrrrrp....razz

Sam Donaldson looks confused.

"Is there anything else you can add to that Sam?"
"pause:

Sam listens

nods

"Yes, we would like to say that all tour buses have been canceled, due to lack of clearance."

"Thank you Sam."

"Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, that's what we know so far. We'll keep you updated as the story continues."

"As you all know, there is still the mystery of the missing x boyfriend, who disappeared two decades ago, and also the miraculous re-appearance of her husband's graduation ring--intriguing story."

"Indeed"

From CNN, we thank you.


*Photo - "Borrowed"     from Sunshine.


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Sharon, now that deserves a double Wakawakawaka!  You and Karen ought to form a team -- I told her already she should do standup!  Well, I don't know....is stand up the easier way?  I might think so right now.  You, two..... laughin' through the tears, yep, yep.
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99 posted 07-10-2004 02:39 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And I thought the reporters for HURRICANES were nuts.

I might add, I have some "inside" info.

Flash flood warning for Tuesday.

Take all necessary precautions.

*chuckle*

mymymy

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