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Blog Posted:2/3/2009 7:42:00 AM
<P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Hello again all,</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Been too long again, t</FONT></EM></STRONG><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>hings are kinda tight here.&nbsp;(like they aren't everywhere else in this economy!)&nbsp;</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>&nbsp;Dave has been declared totally disabled, his heart and lungs are so bad, that if his&nbsp;heart rate gets above 175 he is passing out. He has Pulmonary Hypertension and his heart has to work 3-4 times harder than normal to pump the blood through his lungs. He's had to wear a heart monitor for the last few weeks now.&nbsp; He has an appointment with heart and lung specialists in Denver Feb 11th.&nbsp; They are going to want to redo all the tests he's already had done and then some...gonna put a bigger strain on the finances there. Glad I was able to get him enrolled with my health insurance before all this started.&nbsp; His current lung specialist says he may need a lung transplant...may also include the heart now as his heart is so damaged from having to work so hard. He has applied for SSDI but they are slow to get him approved and get the benefits started, also his work had AFLAC insurance and he signed up for that, but they are dragging their feet in approving his claim, so we are struggling to get the bills paid now.&nbsp; Going to have to give up cable and other things that don't seem frivolous, but will have to live without for a while. I just want him well again. ((We can't even make love--gets his heart rate up too high!!!))&nbsp; '-)&nbsp; anyway...</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>I'm glad I still have my poetry as an outlet and a comfort. So many voices to turn to for comfort, comisery, guidance, and inspiration...ya gotta love poetry for that! </FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Take care my Friends,</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>TTFN</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Tru</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><BR>&nbsp;</P> <P><IMG src=""></P>
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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 5:36:00 PM
    The Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony In beauty may I walk All day long may I walk Through the returning seasons may I walk Beautifully I will possess again Beautifully birds Beautifully joyful birds On the trail marked with pollen may I walk With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk With dew about my feet may I walk With beauty may I walk With beauty before me may I walk With beauty behind me may I walk With beauty above me may I walk With beauty all around me may I walk In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk It is finished in beauty It is finished in beauty Anonymous (Navajo)

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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 2:09:00 PM
    Trudy, so sorry for the pain and worry you are going through right now. Please give your husband my best wishes..I will pray for you and Dave and hope things go well with the specialists. BG

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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 10:27:00 AM
    Trudy, I am so sorry to hear this news. Your husband will be in my prayers, along with you and your family. Hang in there, have faith. Your hummingbird reminds me of angels that watch over us. Sending love and hugs, Shar xoxo

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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 8:48:00 AM
    Thank you both, for your best wishes and prayers. I am taking a "ME" day today in hopes of rejuvinating my soul and recharging my big gray delco for the up-coming rounds, as the fight is far from over. But you all help to keep me sane. Thank you so much!

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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 8:13:00 AM
    Wow..Trudy. You indeed, have a lot on your plate to worry about. Prayers and wishes...and do keep writing. It helps to share, and poetry is a wonderful outlet. Sending good wishes to both of you. ~ Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 2/3/2009 7:55:00 AM
    Many blessings to you and Dave and everyone. All my prayers go with you both. Stay strong and continue your writing as it does serve as a wonderful outlet and vehicle for sharing. Michael

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My Past Blog Posts

Hello all you Crazy Poets!
Date Posted: 6/26/2012 2:06:00 PM
I'm Baaack!!
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 12:09:00 PM
Ongoing woes and Heartfelt Gratitude
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 6:15:00 PM
Hopelessly Devoted....contest winners!!
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:18:00 PM
And the answer is...
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 6:25:00 PM
Does anyone know...
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:18:00 PM
I have returned
Date Posted: 6/14/2009 7:13:00 PM
Test Results
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 10:52:00 AM
Thank you
Date Posted: 2/6/2009 2:27:00 PM
The continuing saga...
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 7:42:00 AM
Holiday Greetings
Date Posted: 12/22/2008 10:06:00 AM
Back in the saddle....;)
Date Posted: 11/25/2008 1:09:00 PM
Hubby's Coming Home!
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 11:51:00 AM
Taking My First Plunge
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 7:17:00 PM
Just Rambling Tonight
Date Posted: 10/6/2008 7:32:00 PM
A New Beginning
Date Posted: 10/3/2008 4:11:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/23/2012Those LipsFree verseintrospection,loss,love,k
6/26/2012Grateful FreedomRhymededication,
6/18/2012Coffee HouseFree versefood,peace,
6/18/2012A Lady TattooVerseart,
6/11/2012The Play's The ThingSonnetdedication,
6/11/2012Love LostDiminished Hexaversedeath,loss,love,life,love
11/4/2011Nature's OpusABCnature,
7/9/2011 Grateful Freedom Rhymeholiday,inspirational,tha
2/4/2011This Woman's SpiritFree verseintrospection
2/4/2011How can IFree verseloss
3/3/2010Change The MaskFree verseintrospection
1/9/2010Finding Love AgainRhymehope,introspection,love,r
1/8/2010Snow*A HaikuHaikunature
12/27/2009A Christmas AcrosticAcrosticfaith
10/28/2009Golden WingsRhymehope,naturesong,morning,s
10/20/2009The White PumpkinFree verseimagination,mystery
10/13/2009Rite of PassageFree verselove,weddingblue,
10/11/2009Love's EchosFree verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
10/11/2009Waterfall HaikuHaikunature
10/4/20092 Haiku and a SenryuHaikuhope,mystery,nature
9/20/2009BrokenI do not know?angst,depression
9/20/2009Mo Nighean DonnHaikupeace
9/20/2009Dark DesperationFree verseangst,depression
9/12/2009Rebirth and Recovery....A Poem by my husbandCouplethealth,introspection,life

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Fav Poems

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cat proudIambic Pentameteranimals,friendship,love,p
Do You have a Song?Free verseallegory,love,old,old,
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His funeralLimerickfunny,imagination,song-ly
A Drop of Rain - A Grain of SandRhymefaith
Skipping StoneFree versedevotion,faith,inspiratio
My LOVER'S EYES (Senryu Series)Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend,love
OLD HOUSELight Poetryintrospection,nostalgiaho
A Prayer To Achieve.I do not know?upliftingme,me,
Trudy, Trudy you'll soon be youRhymemusic,on writing and word

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