I have been tagged to do 7 random facts. Here is how it works: I state 7 random facts about myself and tag 7 people to do the same. Tell them on their page that they have been tagged and direct them to this post.

Oh, Lord,  help me think of something I haven't told my friends already.

1.  I have Neuropathy in my feet & right hand. For those of you who do not know what this is; its a disabling disease that damages the nerves. There are 2 types one just causes numbness, and the other causes numbness and pain. I lucked out & have the one with numbness & pain. 

2.  I have many other health problems also, that make it very hard for me to stand for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

3. I don't have any friends anymore ever since my health worsened, and I can no longer do all the things my friends and I use to be able to do. But, I guess it just shows me they weren't my true friends any way.  I still have my Family, God, & my CafeMom Friends, so I'm alright.

4. My worst fear is suffering. My older brother has Neuropathy in his feet & hands so bad. He has had one of his big toes amputated already, and giant ulcer like blisters that you can stick your whole thumb in on the bottom of his foot. He has gone blind, and he is an artist also. What torture this must be for him. Neuropathy is crippling and I do have my faith in God, but I am also only human with human feelings and human emotions.

5.  I love to laugh.  I have a loud, long, jolly type of giggly laugh. When I start laughing its hard to stop. Sometimes, I think I may bust my hernia in my stomach. Sometimes I turn beat red and start wheezing.  If I were to dye, I think I would rather dye from laughing, than to just lye down crying from pain & die in pain.

6.  I am having a "brain fart " right now.  I don't know what else to tell you about myself that I haven't already said in my e-mails, or on my page. 

7. I miss my Mom who is in Detroit & suffering from Emphysema. Actually, my whole family just about is in Michigan. My baby sister only weighs 98 lbs due to multiple intestinal surgeries, & I told you about my brother. God forbid, but, I am sometimes afraid I will never see them alive again. It has been 3 years since I've seen my Mom & 10 yrs since I've seen my sister & brother. I only have one sister here in CA and she lives in Sacramento. I don't get to see her much either. I don't even want to get into it about my baby brother who is in prison in Michigan.  

This is not such an easy thing to do. Just ramble truthfully off the top of your head 7 facts about yourself.  I found myself sitting here dumbfounded for the longest time because I didn't want to sound redundant.



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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:16 PM

I just wanted to drop a note after reading your post and tell you that you sound like a positive person for someone who has so much going on in their life. I'm sending out good wishes and good health to you and I hope you get a chance to see your mother. My mom died three years ago and it's hard enough to think that I won't see her again in life...but it would have been harder if I didn't see her when she was alive for me to see her.

Good luck!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:17 PM I lost a grandmother to emphysema. Not an easy thing to watch someone suffer from. I will keep your whole famiy in my thoughts and prayers

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:27 PM hey girl! You did ok! Hugs! I need to wright u! In a couple of days....

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 12:57 AM

seven random fact about me!!

1. I'm the caregiver for my husband Pat who has severe health problems

2. My front teeth were knocked out by a car door 10 years ago. The door was stuck and just as I lain over to try to open the door again Pat kicked it from the inside to unstick it. The door slammed into my face and knocked all seven of my front teeth out. It cost  Pat over $500  to get the broken teeth pulled.

3. Pat was 27 & I was 37 when we married. One year later we became grandparents.

4.I'm a very shy person who hates to meet new reople.

5. People say I have a strange sense of humor.

6. I love hidden objects & Nancy Drew computer games.

7. Because I helped raise our grandkids I had no taxable income for nine years. Because of this I can't get SS until I'm 70yrs old.

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Jun. 4, 2008 at 12:59 AM

Pat has a lot of health problems just like you.

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Although I can't take your pain away, you know I'm always thinking about you and praying that your painful days are few and far between.  I think it really stinks when people are that way to their friends. I wish we lived closer because I have the most fun with friends just sitting and chatting over a cup of coffee. I think we would have some really good times doing that.

Anyway, I'm glad you tagged me because I got to learn some new things about you. Loved the "brain fart", I have them a lot. I must be getting Oldtimerz, I guess. LOL

I'm off to write my post now and hope I can come up with 7 random things too. Wish me luck. 

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 11:40 PM I think your awesome......I wish we lived closer so I could meet you in person. I love your kind spirit and I just wish I had your artistic talents, not to leave out  you make beautiful children. :)  I'll try the 7 random things this weekend.....gotta go to bed. night night

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Jun. 14, 2008 at 4:09 PM

yes, Jackie is right, you sound like a very strong person for all that you have been through..I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you will reunite with the loved ones that you so dearly miss.

Whatever may transpire.....as on through life I go....my faith will make me able...to withstand all wordly woe...my faith is in my dear Lord...who never leads me wrong....for when my heart is aching......He fills it with a song...


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