Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reaching for the Stars

Hey folks I wrote this a couple of days did not have a chance to post it. Steve's Uncle Gary is still very ill and we are continuing to pray for him. Yesterday a great friend loaned me her champion juicer. Still on track and preparing to start on August 8th. Weighed all the options and this is the right approach for us. Time to reboot the system.
Magpie Tales

If ever there was a time to reach into heaven and pull back all its grace this that time. Last night Steve's uncle Gary suffered a massive stroke. We are uncertain if he will survive this and are praying for him. There are no accidents when you pay attention and keep alert. I am not saying that I believe in signs but in a way I do. When I lost my mother last December to a sudden heart attack I was not ready to receive the sign because I was too busy grieving. Shortly after my mother died I became ill with pneumonia and it took months of failed breathing tests to get my attention. Today I was looking at my opened medical chart and there was a measure of my lung's age. It was 84. I have the lungs of an 84 year old. I knew that they were not healthy lungs but I had nothing tangible to compare my lungs too. Now I do and this further fuels my determination.

I discussed in great length our plan (Steve and I) with our primary doctor. I made an appointment for Steve to see our doc next week. If he gets the green light we start this journey on August 8th. I have decided to make the stakes a little higher. I will be sharing this journey with you. Every single bit of this embarrassing and crazy journal I will be logging. I am hoping to add a daily video diary. I got the green light today for myself.

You maybe wondering what this has to do with the Magpie Tales? Simply put a whole lot! For the past year the Magpie has given me a positive outlet, allowed me to express myself, allowed me to create and recreate. This is just one more step in the Magpie process for me. Through the Magpie I have made friends and it is the support of all my friends cyber or otherwise that I draw support from. I am hoping to tie my experiences in this journey to recreate myself into the Magpie each week. I hope you will follow along and read what happens as it happens or perhaps share my experience with someone who feels like there is no place to go from here but up. It's time to reach for the stars and that is my plan.

T-13 days

If you have no idea what I am talking about what the trailer in my previous blog post Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

10 comments:

Helen said...

Kristen, My money is on YOU! Cheering you on ~ all the way ....

Tess Kincaid said...

Thinking of you and your family. So encouraging to know what Magpie means to you, dear friend. xo

WINDOWLAD said...
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WINDOWLAD said...

I hope all gets better with you and your family soon. You know at age 20 I already suffered some mild high blood attack(i don't know exactly how to call it since everything is strange to me) for eating much of fatty foods and exercising less(very rare actually when i exercise). I get easily tired of few walks and always prefer to ride on a cab when going somewhere even though i could have done it by walking. I don't look so fat in figure but i do really weigh more than what i look. It was early this year when i decided to shift back from being a vegetarian as i used to be many years ago co'z i feel there's a big need to. I've watched the trailer of the previous post and got inspired to it. Suddenly i was reminded of a documentary by Morgan Spurlock: 'Super Size Me' - i don't know if you are already familiar with it but i think it's a good one to watch for. Good luck to you and your planned quest t'wards a more healthy living.(:

Brightest blessings.

~Kelvin

WINDOWLAD said...

P.S. sorry, i needed to delete the first comment for there are lots of flaws when i put it up.. tnx.(:

Jinksy said...

Reach for the stars, and anything is possible! Go girl!

Jo Bryant said...

Behind you all the way - I understand about how things such as Magpie Tales can help. So - you go girl

Sue J said...

May the force be with you and all my good wishes. Go for it.

PattyF said...

Kristen ~ We all have to make choices that we deem appropriate for us. This is your choice and as such, I am behind you 100%. Reach for those stars, my dear!

Reflections said...

Sounds like an interesting quest... as long as you ensure you are getting the variety that you need through the juices. I have been considering overhauling my diet as well... heavier than I used to be, but even more, just not happy with how I feel when I do brief exercising.

I had always been very athletic and motivated to be physically active. Now it is getting harder and harder. Thinking if I overhaul things, maybe the arthritic symptoms would ease up as well.

Good luck with the quest! Hope all goes very well for both of you! Will be watching the progress.