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Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

Turkey Breast Roast,

Homemade Yeast Rolls, Already in refrigerator

Homemade Stuffing,

Rosie’s  FRESH Sweet Taters,

Mashed Taters,

CreamStyled Peas,

CranberrySauce, CANNED

FRESH Half Runner Green Beans,

FruitSalad: FRESH Cranberries, Oranges. Marshmellows, Pecans, Jello, Celery, Whip Cream

Pumpkin Roll,

All our FRIENDS are invited

Thursday 2pm



Keppra Constipaton

Started  for my seizures and now have severe 
Visited 3 of my drs and was advised to take 
I have tried Prunes, Red Ruby Grapefruit Juice, Raisins, Sauerkraut
#Probiotics #Mega3FishOil #Magnesium
Nothing is working
I have always had the opposite issue
Also on #Lortab and #Amitriptyline for #ChronicPain and #Fibromyalgia plus a myriad of other meds for my diabetes and thyroid.
Last check my thyroid was normal but the lat year it has been erratic!
May ask Neurologist to change my seizure med.
Felt so bad That I have not been able to go to the gym all week. 🙁

KATHERINE JOHNSON Famous Black Woman from WV

Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, but left her home town at age 14 because, as a young black woman, there were no local schools she could attend after eighth grade.

On Monday, at age 97, Johnson was named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, for a hugely influential career in mathematics that played a role in every major U.S. space program, from Alan Shepard’s first space flight up through the Space Shuttle.

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Johnson’s work for the U.S. space program predates the creation of NASA. Her computations on flight trajectories were used on Shepard’s inaugural flight, John Glenn’s orbit of the earth and the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

“Katherine G. Johnson is a pioneer in American space history,” the White House said in announcing Johnson’s medal, one of 17 announced Monday.

In 1932, after she reached the limit of education available to black children in White Sulphur Springs, Johnson moved to Institute and enrolled at West Virginia State College, at the age of 15.

She majored in mathematics and French.

Career options for black women were limited at the time.

“I was going to be a math teacher, because that was it,” she said in a short film, from a series on influential women. “You could be a nurse or a teacher.”

She was drawn to math because of its certainties.

“You’re either right or you’re wrong,” she said. “That I liked about it.”

After graduating summa cum laude at the age of 18, Johnson did go on to teach math for a number of years.

In 1953, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (the predecessor to NASA) opened hiring to African-Americans and women, and Johnson was hired as a research mathematician.

“She came to Langley and stepped into a man’s world,” Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr., the head of NASA, said earlier this year, speaking at the commencement exercises of WVSU.

Her job, initially, was to work with a team of women on problems that senior engineers assigned to them.

But she soon began to stand out — asking questions, attending briefings and meetings and working with the engineers.

“The women did what they were told to do,” Johnson said, in an interview on NASA’s website. “They didn’t ask questions or take the task any further. I asked questions, I wanted to know why. They got used to me asking questions and being the only woman there.”

In an era before computers were dominant, Johnson calculated the trajectory for Shephard’s 1961 flight, the second manned space voyage and the first American one.

“The early trajectory was a parabola, and it was easy to predict where it would be at any point,” Johnson said in 2008. “Early on, when they said they wanted the capsule to come down at a certain place, they were trying to compute when it should start. I said, ‘Let me do it. You tell me when you want it and where you want it to land, and I’ll do it backwards and tell you when to take off.’ That was my forte.”

By 1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, NASA was relying more on computers.

“You could do much more, much faster on computer,” Johnson said. “But when they went to computers, they called over and said, ‘tell her to check and see if the computer trajectory they had calculated was correct.’ So I checked it and it was correct.”

During the course of her career, Johnson won the NASA Lunar Orbiter Award and three NASA Special Achievement Awards.

“We wrote our own textbook, because there was no other text about space,” she said. “We just started from what we knew. We had to go back to geometry and figure all of this stuff out.”

She worked at Langley Air Force Base for more than three decades, until she retired in 1986.

Today, she lives in Hampton, Virginia, and often speaks to students about pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“There will always, always be mathematics,” she said. “Everything is physics and math.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

Johnson will be honored at a ceremony at the White House on Nov. 24. Others who will also receive the medal next week include: Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Gloria Estefan, Itzhak Perlman, Shirley Chisholm, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and James Taylor.

“From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experiences as Americans,” President Barack Obama said, in a prepared statement.



A refugee is a person who is outside their home country because they have suffered far of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

My family and your family unless you are 100% Native American were all REFUGEES at one point. Think about it.

The who diagnosed me w/ is from I’m so grateful he was allowed in America some 40 years ago. He Saved my life & many others. Thanks Dr Kabbani.

Many members of my family and friends are alive this day due to doctors from a myriad of countries and religions. Grateful for them all!

Insecure assholes on Facebook

A guy who I don’t know commented on a post I made 4 years ago when I requested prayers for a cousin and her boyfriend at the time. #INSECURITY All I can say is someone who takes the time to ridicule others who don’t even check the date it  was posted and attacks me for it with gibberish. Dude doesn’t even know English or punctuation. Enough said. He was BLOCKED! My cousin deserves better than him !


“It changes from day to day! One day you’re able to get up and do the normal things, housework, shopping, lunch with a friend, gardening, cooking, then wham the fibro fairy slaps you on the head. It’s all you can do to make it to your kitchen to get your meds and breakfast, everything in your body feels as if you ran hundreds of miles, [there’s] burning, stinging pain, even your hair hurts.”

“It’s unpredictable, unexplainable and invisible and most often not caused ‘by something you did’ as though it can be avoided or is your fault. It can be all consuming or it can be liveable, it just depends on the day or week or month or year.”

“Everyday activities are utterly exhausting.”

“Chronic illnesses are not one size fits all.”

“It’s a chronic condition. I’m not going to ‘feel better soon.’ I’m fighting this ‘invisible illness’

“Just because I look healthy doesn’t mean I am.”

“The fatigue is at times paralyzing and I can’t just push past it.”

“I wish we could wear a traffic light device that would allow others to know what kind of day we’re having.”


GYM Workout Anytime

Had an hour workout at the GYM. May have over did it. May not be able to get out of bed tomorrow but that is life dealing with #Fibromyalgia
Increased weights and amount of repetitions. Proud that I was able cut 2 min off my mile bike ride. Heart rate 143
Tanned for 5minutes. The warmth feesl great to my muscles.
Rosie amazes me at the amount of work she does in the gym. With her being in a wheelchair she has to go around and find machines and her own ways to lift weights. She does a great job. PROUD! Love my sissy!

Cracker Barrel

Last week a hostess at the Strawberry Plains, Tennessee Cracker Barrel told my handicapped sis Rosie that she wished she had a wheelchair to ride around in and I turned around and said Rosie wished she could WALK! She has been unable to walk for 32 years now. She is 48.

I let it go but I got home and Rosie told me she wrote Cracker Barrel about it since the same hostess had said it previously to her. She told Cracker Barrell she would love to be able to stand, walk, run and dance. Proud of Rosie.

Cracker Barrel said they had spoken to the offending Hostess … plus we got a Free $27.00 meal. Rosie is hoping more people are insensitive IF she can get free food. LOL! We have enough leftovers for 2 additional meals!  “Gastric Bypass still working”


Magnesium Seizures

Every time my magnesium has been tested for the past 20 years it has been too low. I will supplement it for a few months then forget about it. Started on 400-800mg Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium aspartate, and Magnesium citrate daily


Magnesium deficiency (hypomagnesemia) is common: it is found in 2.5–15% of the general population.

Chronically low serum magnesium levels are associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus type 2, fasciculation, and hypertension.

Oral magnesium may be therapeutic for restless leg syndrome.

Magnesium sulfate, as the heptahydrate called Epsom salts, is used as bath salts, as a laxative, and as a highly soluble fertilizer.

Magnesium hydroxide, suspended in water, is used in milk of magnesia antacids and laxatives.

Magnesium chloride, oxide, gluconate, malate, orotate, glycinate, ascorbate and citrate are all used as oral magnesium supplements.


STUDY: Magnesium as an effective adjunct therapy for drug resistantseizures http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22547512 Most patients were well maintained on Magnesium oxide 420 mg twice a day.



Take half a teaspoonful of EPSOM SALTS Magnesium Sulfate in fruit juice every morning




Magnesium is a critical element of helping people with epilepsy, and several think that a magnesium deficiency is the main trigger of epileptic seizures in certain individuals. Many individuals decide to supplement with magnesium by making use of magnesium sulphate. Some businesses focus on selling entirely pure ‘food grade’ Epsom salt, which contains magnesium sulphate. We can’t attest to the quality and truthfulness of these businesses, though. The best amount to take is about a tsp every morning, should you decide to use Epsom salt.

Otherwise, you can buy magnesium supplements at wellness food shops, or improve your nutritional consumption through almonds, cashews, and spinach. Studies have confirmed the link between epilepsy and magnesium deficiency. Excessive amounts of magnesium from supplements can cause other vital minerals to flush from your body, paradoxically creating more dietary deficiencies. Therefore, the wisest strategy should be to repair the issues with one’s diet.


Pep Talk

Rosie and had a nice discussion “pep talk” with our personal trainer Noah at https://www.facebook.com/WAMorristown?fref=ts Discussed our goals, nutrition and exercise plans.

I had my 1st 3min (yes 3 whole minutes…I am THAT Pale!) tanning session in hopes of helping my fibromylagia and chronic pain. ADORED the hydromassage. Going to talk our 74 year old Daddy into trying it. It is wonderful.

Rosie and I worked out for almost an hour today. Mainly weight training for Rosie. She is stronger than she looks! I did almost 20 min on the step machine and a variety of weight machines. Rosie is trying the hydromassage out next time. Hope she can transfer from wheelchair to the bed and back with ease. IF she can she is going go from basic package to deluxe. $15 Basic and Deluxe is $25 which includes the gym, tanning, and hydro-massage.

Had a little dizziness today not as bad as previous. But still unable to cope and deal with LOUD noises. ‪#‎PartialSeizures‬