Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:54 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:11 AM
My sister was 1 out of five children born with a hole in her heart. Patent ductis. It is one of the last developments for an infant and this hole usually closes. Hers didn't. She was the 4th child to have open heart surgery in the early 70's from the Detroit area. It was rather gruesome. The surgical entry was through the back and scars remain on her shoulder blade. (They weren't sure if cutting through the chest bone would ever heal, so the decision was made to go through the back.)
This same condition (olden days it was called "blue baby") is now mainly cured with an injection of medication at birth.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:44 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:32 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:59 AM
But this weekend, we were all screaming and riding rollercoasters and happy as a lark. We all have our crosses to bear and some just get to eat bread and sugar while doing it. We don't. Kids are amazing...Spock ears and all.
This beautiful girl just hit it out of the park. This is what I was trying so hard to say. Kids come in "all packages" but they are gorgeous anyway! I would have given anything to have had one, no matter what "special attributes" she had.
Life is to be LIVED, no matter what we are dealt...and life is one big giant rollercoaster, so enjoy the ride!
DANI, You're stronger than you think you are. We all are.
Otherwise, we wouldn't be here, talking with each other.
You are just feeling anxious and down and overwhelmed right now.
Gluten does that to us. You do not think straight when your body is unwell from gluten or malnutrition. Trust me on this one.
Give yourself some more time to heal.
Take care, sweetie.
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington
“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport
"Do or do not. There is no try. "- Yoda.
"LTES" Gem 2014
Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:59 AM
I completely understand and agree with the possibility that my glutened-mindset is playing a big part in how I am feeling right now. Thanks so much for pointing that out and for being here for me. No more thinking about this until I'm sure I'm not under the influence of anything :-)
You're very special people.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:54 AM
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