Monday, October 27, 2014

Praise Report

Have a wonderful praise report to share with you my friends. Eddie had an appointment with his foot doctor today. He did another x-ray of Eddie's foot. After he was through, he came back into the room, and told us, Eddie's foot is now 100% healed. Praise God, now Eddie will be able to go back to work. We are waiting now to find out when Eddie's job is sending him to have a drug and alcohol test. After they get those results, they will tell Eddie when he can go back to work. Thank you for all of your precious prayers. I love you all so much. I have an appointment with my eye doctor tomorrow afternoon. I pray he can help me. My left eye hurts everyday so very much.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holy Ground

My friends, did you know that you are standing on Holy Ground? Well, you are. Anywhere you are, God is with you. So, the ground your feet are touching, is Holy. Take your shoes off today, raise your hands toward heaven, and let your voice sing praises to our Father God. We are standing in His presence, on Holy Ground.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Support Groups

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. My blood sugar dropped down yesterday to 26, really scared me. As always, after my blood sugar went back up, I was totally wore out all day. All I did yesterday, was nap out. Thank God, it did not drop at all today. Was very happy about that. My new doctor, Dr. Huffman, told me about two support groups. Believe me, I truly need some support. One of the groups is called Dmindfulness, it is for men and women with diabetes. The meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at my doctors office. It is a practice that helps you live intentionally with diabetes in a way that promotes health, reduces stress, and improves your weight .The meetings are from 6:00PM-7:00PM The other group is for women with diabetes, it is called DiabetesSisters. The meetings are on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm. They are held at a local church. The meetings provide a safe nurturing environment for women with diabetes to take time away from others, truly focus on their health, and offer each other supportive advice. There is also going to be a diabetes expo at that local church on November 8th. My Dr. will be one of the speakers there. There will be several interactive workshops there, and also learning stations. The great thing is both support groups, and the expo, are all free. I am going to start attending the support groups in November, and I will be going to the expo. Really looking forward to all of it. Eddie said he will take me, and then come back and get me. Pray that he will keep his word, this is important to me.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lessons learned

Thanks to everyone for the sweet welcome back, enjoyed your comments. I continue to feel your love and prayers, such a great feeling. Today, October 24th, it has been four months, since the tree fell on Eddie, and our car. Wow, it seems more like four years. I have learned some eye opening lessons during this time. What are some of those lessons? God does not allow you to go through hard times to punish you, it is to help you realize how much you can take, how strong you truly are. You find out, once again, whose you truly are. Open your eyes, and your heart, Gods love, care, comfort, and precious peace, are all around you. God will never leave you. When you are in the middle of a terrible crisis, Guess where God is? He is right there in the middle of the crisis with you, holding onto you securely. He cares for the birds , brothers, and sisters, think of how very much He cares for you. Never doubt the beauty, or power of our Father. Good times, or bad, He will take care of you. I promise. Love and blessings to all of you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I am back, and here is an update

Hello to all my precious friends, I have missed you all so very much. I have not written on my blog since June 29th, today is October 22nd. That is nearly four months. Wow!! My life has been crazy, to say the least. Eddie has been off of work since June 24th, his foot was broken, when the tree fell on him, and on our car. Every time he would go see his doctor, the x-ray would show that his foot was not healing. Finally, when he went to see his doctor on September 22nd, the x-ray showed that his foot had healed 90%. But, the plant where he works, said he had to be healed 100%, before he could return to work. His next appointment is October 27th, the doctor will be doing another x-ray on that day. Please be praying that it will show 100% healing. Financially, things are really rough right now, he really needs to start making paychecks again. Then, of course, there is me, and all of my health adventures!! I started going to a new doctor on October 8th, his name is Dr. Huffman. He is a endocrinologist, he is now taking care of my diabetes, and thyroid problems. I love him already, he really listens to me, and shows so much concern. His entire staff is very compassionate, I appreciate them all. Speaking of diabetes, mine is completely out of control. Dr. Huffman is trying me on different amounts of insulin. My blood sugars bounce up and down constantly, from very low, to very high. That is not good, it is dangerous. It wreaks havoc on my body. It has really damaged my feet, can barely get around. My feet are dead, and useless. Very scary. My vision has gotten worse, there is a huge cataract in my left eye, and also a ruptured blood vessel in my left eye. I have an appointment with my eye doctor on October 28th. I had another appointment with Dr. Huffman today. He went over all  of the blood work they did on October 8th. All my levels came back way to elevated. My thyroid is so bad, it would not even register. The Dr. put me on more medicine for my thyroid, have to take it for the next four weeks. My thyroid is also messing up my diabetes. When I go back on December 8th, he is going to put me on a twenty-four hour monitor for my insulin, to see how it is affecting my body. After my diabetes gets a little better, the Dr. wants me to go on an insulin pump. So, please pray for me, would truly appreciate it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hello

I am online until tonight. Wanted to post some pictures, and a video. Love you all so very much. If anyone would like to write me, here is my address. Denise Oldham-510 Central Drive Apt. 1502 Chattanooga Tennessee 37421

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bye For Now

It has been almost a week since I gave an update. Eddie's dad Bill, is doing much better, he got to come home from the hospital yesterday, praise God. Monday, July 28th, Eddie goes back to see the Doctor. They will be doing an x-ray of his foot. We will find out if he is able to go back to work now, or if he still needs healing time. Financially, things are not good. We are still waiting to see if he is going to be approved for short term disability. He got a check the first week he was off, it was for $90.00. The second week, he got a check for $72.00. He got nothing this week. Rent is due this coming Friday, August 1st. Eddie had put back some money, praise God. We are having to use it to get our car fixed, $1,891.00. They said the car should be ready by the end of next week. We received a letter today from our lawyer, he dropped us as his client. He said he did not believe he could win our case. Our landlord is not liable for anything. The tree falling, was an act of nature. Case closed. So, as you can all imagine, it has been a very sad day here at the Oldham's. Experiencing a mixture of emotions. Sadness, worry, hurt. But, God is still with us, watching over us. He will never leave us. I am holding on extra tightly to the hem of His garment. Where would I be without Him??? Where could I turn, but to Him. As of Monday, July 28th, I will be offline. Financially, I cannot afford to pay for internet service right now. I will be back as soon as I possibly can. Please take care, and know that you are all loved, and prayed for. Please do not forget me, I will be thinking of you all, and missing you. Bye for now.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sailing with the Oldhams

Well, the adventure continues my friends. In the early morning hours of Friday, Eddie had to call an ambulance to come and get me. I was very sick all day Thursday, and not acting right. They thought it might be a stroke, but it was my diabetes. Praise God, I got to come home yesterday evening. Eddie's mom picked him up, and brought him to get me from the hospital yesterday evening. When she got back home, she called and told us, that she had found Eddie's dad, sitting at the living room table, unresponsive, and he had thrown up on himself. She called an ambulance, and they were taking him to the hospital. I called my niece , and she came over, picked us up, and took us to the hospital. Wow, did we look pitiful. There was Eddie, broken foot, wearing a boot, and using crutches. Then, there was me, had just gotten home from the hospital, all bruised up. His dad will be seeing two different doctors tomorrow, and having some tests done. Then, we will know more. Please continue to pray, love you all so much. We are going through some really rough storms right now, but that is ok. God is the Master of our sea, and He is sailing with us.