Friday, July 30, 2004

Whipple's Dam

John and I just came back from dinner and a movie.  We were going to watch the Democratic National Convention but figured they would repeat Kerry's speech, so we decided to watch it later.  Uh-oh, I just turned on the TV, and the repeat is now over.  Maybe they will show it for a third time later tonight.

Today John and I were going to go to Whipple's Dam.  It is a local beach.  A man-made beach, lol.  What else would they have in PA?  They imported the sand to make it.  I have never been there but somebody told me they have swimming, a place to order food, paddle boats, etc.  I thought it would be a really fun thing to do.

We couldn't go today though.  I called up John this morning and he just couldn't wake up.  Not until 3 PM.  He has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  It used to upset me greatly that he was so sleepy all the time, but now it doesn't bother me as much, because at least he doesn't have his terminal cancer anymore.  That's right.  He had terminal cancer.  Only somehow he survived it.  Some of his doctor's gave him no chance but he fought it off!  He is a five year survivor so far.  So I am thankful for any health he has, even though he has to be on disability for other things besides cancer. 

Hopefully we will be able to go to Whipple's Dam next week.  John has weeks where he has to sleep a lot and then weeks where he is awake.  It runs in cycles.  I say maybe we can go next week because we can't go this weekend.  It is supposed to thunderstorm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

I wanted to say that Valerie has asked me for more prayers.  She called me tonight and said her neck just won't heal up.  She is going to just lay around for the next three days (which she has been pretty much doing anyways) in hopes that the wound will heal up and scab over.  If anyone would pray it would be much appreciated. 

Now I am watching the Democratic Convention again.  The delegates are watching the screen.  They are watching fireworks go off outside.  The theme from the Superman movie is playing.  They are showing photos of Democratic Presidential Nominee JohnKerry as it plays.  Now they are playing the theme song from Indiana Jones.  Now they are playing the theme to Star Wars (significance: The Rebel Alliance went up against the Evil Galactic Empire). I don't know all these songs, but John is telling me what they are.  The announcer just said Kerry is going to speak next.  I think I will get off here and see what he has to say.  Good night.   


  1. I saw the speach, the only one I watched from the convention. On the surface it looked like a good one, wish I had taken notes so I could post my comments, cuz there was several spots where I found myself talking to the tv lol.

    It is wonderful to hear that your husband is a survior and dispite his other health issues you two are making the best of it.  I will put your friend in my prayers.

    Much Love,

  2. readmereadyou7/30/2004 1:44 AM

    I thought it was a very good speech.

    I'm so happy your husband is a survivor! How wonderful to have such a miracle happen. Cronic fatigue is a hard thing but it's a blessing compared to what he's been through.

    I do hope Valerie is better soon.

    Have a good weekend

  3. readmereadyou7/30/2004 1:45 AM

    Oops, I said husband. But so what. : )

  4. jules196420017/30/2004 3:50 AM

    The beach sounds nice, I love beaches. Hope you do get chance to get over there. I will say a prayer for you sister and hope her neck does heal soon. Take care ...Jules xx

  5. Well I hope John feel's better soon..Sounds like you have had your hands full with all that is going on in your life..Will also pray for your problem. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers....Kasey

  6. dbaumgartner7/30/2004 6:52 AM

    Congrats to John for being a 5 year survivor.  Despite CFS he sounds like he's got a fighting spirit.  Give him a hug for me.

  7. Thanks for sharing about John. It helps to be able to put all the pieces together. I could understand your anger in the beginning, but Im glad you can handle it better now!!

    (((prayers to Valerie)))


  8. Krissy: I used to accompany my ex to Whipple's Dam.  He loved to fish out there. Nice area.  Hope you two get to go!  btw---Thanks for letting me know that it's going to rain all weekend!!  We definitely need the rain--it has been such a long time since the last time it rained! (lol)

  9. buckeyebeauty747/31/2004 12:50 AM

    I am so happy to hear about your friends recovery. That is really neat and we dont get to hear storys like that often enough.
    Hope you two get to go soon.


  10. dakotarose28527/31/2004 9:27 AM

    Hi and thank you for dropping by my journal.  I sure understand what you're going through dealing with John's CFS.  My husband has it too.  Sometimes he feels so awful and no matter how much he sleeps, he never feels rested.  Is it like that with John, too?  Then there are times when he feels great and very energetic.  It's a very frustrating illness to deal with.  Plus, a lot of people think it's all in their heads and they are just lazy.  But, living with it, we know differently.  Maybe we can give each other support through these times.  Take care.

  11. chickiecheeses7/31/2004 4:19 PM

    Hooray for John! Where in Pa is this beach? I never heard of it, I am near Pittsburgh. It sounds like a great place to go. Will send prayers.

  12. I just stopped by your journal after reading your comment on my latest post in my journal. It is amazin ghow little hope doctors give to their patients when they really don't have any idea about thge power of the human body and the power of the human spirit to over come adversity. What was your overall opinion of the speech by Kerry? The title of my entry just after watching it says it all for me. LOL
    Thanks for the comment on my post and I wish you and John much happiness.


  13. My mom had breast cancer twice and she works at marky cancer center. Your B/f Is very lucky. So glad God blessed him. I also wanted to say I read your entry about bi polar. I have bouts with not feeling loved and not wanting to go to functions . In fact alll the time i hate social gatherings its very hard. I always feel I said or did the wrong things. MAN I ill t hink over what i write to you a 1000 times. Makes social gatherings and talking to people apain. It seems as I age. I m 42 now that this season of sadness comes more often and stays longer. I pray for you , your friend and B/F that the Father grant peace and health and happiness and answers for the problems. AMEN. Lori


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