Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear Cancer

Dear Cancer,

I hate you!! I haven't hated anything like I hate you.  

No one is safe from you. You attack family members and friends.  You're heartless and even attack children.

I've seen my young cousin beat you although with some effects. You've taken my daughter's best friend who fought since she had been a teen.

You're ugly. You're mean. You make people suffer.  No part of the human body is safe from you.

I found out last night that you're attacking a very dear friend of mine. It doesn't look good and you've made me cry all night.  You make my heart hurt as you've made millions of family and friends hurt.

A lot of people win the battle against you. It seems like you have a grip on my friend. I pray that he can beat you. Kill you with the chemo as hard as it is to get through.  

I just wanted to tell you this so maybe you'll just go away. No one wants you. 

I hate you!

Lisa

Friday, September 7, 2018

10 Ways to Love

10 Ways To Love

LISTEN
WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS

SPEAK
WITHOUT ACCUSING

GIVE
WITHOUT SPARING

PRAY
WITHOUT CEASING

ANSWER
WITHOUT ARGUING

SHARE 
WITHOUT PRETENDING

ENJOY
WITHOUT COMPLAINT

TRUST
WITHOUT THE WAVERING

FORGIVE
WITHOUT PUNISHING

PROMISE
WITHOUT FORGETTING


A local dentist sponsors an inspirational page every month in the Acadiana Catholic. I think everyone can be inspired by this.

All of these come from the bible. Here are the scriptures you can find them if you like.

Listen: Proverbs 18
Speak: James 1:19
Give:  Proverbs 21:26
Pray: Colossians 1:9
Answer: Proverbs 17:1
Share : Ephesians 4:15)
Enjoy: Philippians 2:16
Trust:  Corinthians
Forgive: Colossians 3:13
Promise: Proverbs 13:12.

Until next time...take one of these and meditate You don't have to look at the scripture. 

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Don't have C.O.P.D.

Hey Everyone,

I hope everyone is safe from the fires, floods and hurricanes. Here in South Louisiana we've been getting downpours but nothing to complain about.

My pulmonologist retired. I saw him two days before he left. He was awesome. He will be missed.

So I had my GP refer me to a different pulmonologist in the same city I live in. My former pulmonologist was in my hometime about 50 miles one way. Since alot of my doctors in my hometown have been going to something else or retiring I've decided to get doctors closer to me.

After 6 months of miscommunication my GP told me I had an appointment with my new pulmonologist October 16. She had warned me that it would be a long wait. She also stated the new pulmonologist wanted an x-ray. So I went have the x-ray done.

When my GP received the x-ray results she said it showed emphysemic changes. This gave me anxiety and depression. 

In the middle of August, the pulmonologist receptionist called and asked if I could go in the next day.

I like my new pulmonologist. He asked me who told me I had C.O.P.D. I couldn't remember for the life of me. He said according to the x-ray and my lab work my GP has done, I do NOT have C.O.P.D. I have asthma! I asked him if he was sure. He said yes. He also said he doesnt believe I have emphysema although he could see why the radiologist interpreted it that way.  He did an Ige lab work which was also normal.

My pulmonary function test was 68% which is good for me considering part of my lung is gone and my asthma. He said I seemed to be doing good and continue meds. He wants to see me in 6 months. 

I am trying to remember who told me I had C.O.P.D.

Oh well, anyway..have an awesome day.

Until next time.....pray for those affected by the crazy weather.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Inspiration

For the past few months, I've been busy with some tasks including seeing new doctors etc. I have several drafts to finish to share with you.

In the meantime, I read this in my church bulletin and thought I'd share.

Dear God,

I did not sleep well last night
But I did wake up this morning.

My muscles are sore
But they do still function.

My wallet isn't full
But my belly is.

I do not have all that I want
But I do have all that I need.

My life is not perfect.
But my life is very good.

Thank you for all of your blessings to make it so.

Amen.

Thanks for dropping by..Until next time...be thankful for all you have.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Crawfish Surprise Recipe

Before I get into the good stuff I want to apologize to those who have commented on my recent posts and I have not replied. For whatever reason, I am no longer getting an email saying I have a comment.  I'm trying to figure it out. 

Now on to the good stuff.

Years ago, one of my daughter's friend made this recipe and it was so delicious but I never got around to cooking it until last week. OMG! 

Warning: If you are on a diet or have high cholesterol I would eat this in moderation!

As promised to some of you here is the recipe.


Ingredients:
1 stick of butter.    
2 packs of crawfish
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
Garlic powder (The friend didn't write how much). I just did two shakes.
1 Can of mushroom soup.
Package of broad egg noodles.
A cooking spoon of sour cream. (You can leave out if you don't like it)
Creole seasoning to taste. (I use Tony's Chachere's but I'm sure salt and pepper will suffice)
Block of Velveeta cheese. I used 16 oz.

Directions:
1)  Melt the stick of butter in pan.
2). Add diced onions and bell peppers. Cook until translucent
3)  Add crawfish. Stir and wait until it heats up.
4) Meanwhile, start the water for noodles. Add butter or oil to prevent sticking. Cook noodles according to the package.
5)  When crawfish is warm, add mushroom soup, seasonings, sour cream and garlic powder.
6) Add one cup of cheese and let melt before you add another piece of cheese. Continue to add as much as desired.
7) When noodles are done, drain. Mix with crawfish mixture in pot. Stir and serve. Enjoy.




Until next time...pray for all those people who are experiencing all the disasters with floods and fires.





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