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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to go to my daughter's in Grand Rapids and do "child care" while she has another cortisone injection into her spine. MC is now walking very well with her walker and also can carry baby in one arm while she holds the wall for support with the other. She has a "cottage-style" home, broken up into many small rooms, which makes maneuvering with the wall for support very easy for her. Her grit and determination are an inspiration to me. It's been almost a year since her incomplete spinal cord injury and we have since learned that the doctors thought she would be in a wheelchair for life... She has astounded all of them and it's your prayers that have kept moving along in her healing. Thank you, my friends.

After a few days in Grand Rapids hubby & I will be heading up to Lake Leelanau to close the trailer for the winter. Lots of heavy lifting there turn . I should be ok, though. Yesterday I planted 100 daffodills, took a shower and some pain meds and went into a coma for the night. I feel surprisingly limber today and only a little sore. Seems the more I have to do the more my body meets the challenge. I do a little, sit down with a cold drink, rest, and get back at it. For me, beating fibro is a matter of Malic Acid and determination with a little pain med relief now and again. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you all on Monday.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Have a good trip, Jeannie! 100 daffodils? I don't know if I coudl have done that before fibro, you go girl!
It sounds like your dd is doing wonderfully. I pray she will improve even more!
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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I bet you are so proud of your daughter.  The never-give-up attitude really works! 
I miss my daffodils that I had in Ohio.  They were gorgeous.  You will enjoy them so much in a few months.
Have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy your view at the lake.  It won't be long before you are back there.  We'll take care of things here.
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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I love daffodils Jeannie- They are going to be so pretty!

Have a safe trip and I'm happy to hear your dd is doing so well and showing those Dr's a thing or two!

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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
You said she would be walking about the same time the baby was and she is. This is such a blessing Jeannie. After going through all that I'm sure she feels like she can move mountains now. She is an inspiration to us all.
Hmmm, I want to plant some spring flowers this fall, thanks for the idea. smilewinkgrin
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