Monthly Archives: December 2015

Thankful Thursday: A New Year with New Opportunities

We can always think of things to be thankful for: I’m not usually a big one for new year’s resolutions but I am thankful for the hope that a fresh new year brings. I’m praying for big things this year!! … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Thankful Thursday: Choir and Perspective

We have so much to thank God for this week: Emily-I am thankful for Christmas music. Our church choir joined my parents choir this Christmas to sing some selections from Joseph Martin’s Journey of Promises. We sang on Sunday evening … Continue reading

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There are so many reasons I love this time of year. I love the smell of having a real tree in the house. I love watching Christmas movies. I love giving gifts and sending cards. I love Christmas music. I … Continue reading

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All You Need is a Pair of Dumbbells

A pair of dumbbells are a great investment. About 2-3 times a week, I exercise at home. I want to share 5 upper body exercises that I’ve found to be effective when I do my home routine. These exercises work … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Warm fires and Cold Walks

Whatever is going on in our life, we can always think of things to be thankful for: Emily- I am so thankful for this time of year. The lights, the smells, the decorations, the cookies, the movies, the laughter. I … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday: Christmas Movies and Mom

We are thankful to God for: Emily-I’m thankful to be healthy enough to be back to rehearsing for the Christmas cantata. It’s fun to be able to sing as part of a group and celebrate together our Savior’s birth, the … Continue reading

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Compassionate Use of Bronchitol

While it’s important to listen to your doctor and stay compliant with the medications in your treatment plan, I’ve learned you have to advocate for yourself and research treatments that may not be on your doctors radar for you. There … Continue reading

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God is at Work

Today has started out to be a really great day. Why? Well first off, Jim got home last night from a work trip:) We were talking this morning about things and trying to coordinate our schedules for the rest of … Continue reading

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High Intensity Interval Training to Increase Lung Function

During my hospital stays, I exercise daily with a physical therapist. We mostly use the treadmill and sometimes add in some strength training. After every hospital stay, regardless of how long or how sick I was, I have to get … Continue reading

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PICC line is gone!

Today the visiting nurse came and pulled out Emily’s PICC line after 3 weeks. It was 39 cm long so we had to take a picture! No more carrying around an IV bag all day – no more sleeping and … Continue reading

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