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Challenged but Grateful

Original post made by Claudette McDermott, Del Prado, on Feb 4, 2009

Aloha to all of you and welcome to “Reflections.” I’ll be posting a variety

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 5, 2009 at 7:47 am

I am glad you are well and with a positive outlook. I had a very similar medical crisis in October that left me with a life altering diagnosis. I too have a greater appreciation for my wonderful family and friends.
I wish you good health and friendship.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Hi Julie,

Thank you. These wake up calls make you realize that all the other things are really secondary. Who's doing what for who, he said she said, politics.... :) Secondary. I think we need to make our time count, even if we don't get that wake up call. Hopefully our actions will not only make our own lives better but others as well. Imagine if all of Pleasanton had a "Wake Up Call" not that I would wish that on anyone, but think about it. What do you think would be the First 5 improvements we could make as a Community that our Community could benefit from? Anyone want to try to give me their top 5?

Take Care, Wishing you Laughter, Love, Good Health and Friendship.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Thank you for sharing. My Moms has gall bladder acts up and the pain is so severe. Too often we do try and ignore it.
Glad to hear it paid off to go in and get it looked at and fixed.

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Posted by Doo Doo
a resident of Valley Trails
on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm

First off let me tell you how much I admire your attitude! I wish more people (including myself) could have a sunny disposition like that. Most people (also including myself) don't remember to 'look up' from their everyday life to appriciate the small things like friends and family...and living life in general.
I can honestly say that I am trying to live life happy. Although the seven deadly sins often get the better of me. I'm kind of a work in progress.
I look forward to reading your topics in the future. And don't let some of these negative blodders get you down. They can be pretty mean sometimes. Sometimes people post before their morning coffee. Don't take it personal.

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Posted by Ann
a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Do not ignore it an ultrasound will show if it needs to come out. Don't wait until it is a crisis as there will be severe consequences.
Glad you are well Claudette.

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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 7, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yes more than not, people don't go in until they have a ragging infection. The doctors that came to my aid, told me that I came in way before their normal clients have, which made their recoveries worse and created other problems to other organs, which can be life threatening. Get yourselves in when you get that FIRST "slap on the back of the head" of intuition that the pain is not "Normal for You." You all have been great and I hope this helped many people to pay close attention to their own needs. It's hard to be happy if we aren't healthy.

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