Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hey I'm Getting There.....I Think



Oh my dear friends,

Your comments and e-mails have filled my heart with such love and gratitude. Thank you for your prayers, good wishes and many blessings.

Just a short post to let you all know I am doing okay. I saw my doctor today and it appears my immune system is turning on itself and this is what is making me ill. He has ordered more test......(a sarcastic grin here) and he also gave me a vitamin B12 shot today, with more to come....yay!

Honestly I really did have a nice day. I met 2 of my sweetest friends at Boston Pizza for lunch and we sat and talked for over an hour after we finished eating. It was great, we chatted and shared and laughed a lot. I so needed this as it feels as though it has been weeks since I have felt like going out socially. I also brought home my left overs and ate them along with a chunky salmon skewer I BBQ'd for my supper. It was delicious.

Our weather has been absolutely beautiful, +27 on my deck today. We desperately need rain, our farmers are really praying for more moisture and it looks like their prayers will be answered on Thursday.

I also met with my accountant concerning my income taxes yesterday and he has advised me that a mistake has been made with my income taxes over the past several years. Apparently a disability form had not been filled out and included with my tax forms, it means (so he tells me) that once an amendment form has been filled out and filed on my behalf I will be able to take a cruise around Alaska.....not really but this is something I want to do and I just may be able too now.....so all is not so bad, just have to get this immune system straighted out and all will be well with the world.

Okay my neighbour just stopped in and we are going to bike to Tim's for a coffee, will talk to you all real soon.

God Bless.........and many, many hugs........:-)

78 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Leftovers? From Boston Pizza? How female of you! ;)

27°? Wow! It's been nice here, but wow!

Abbey said...

I found you, Bernie! I have been out of touch with blogger for several days .. so much has been happening, but more importantly, I am going to pray for your good health, dear friend. You have such a wonderful way of enjoying the life that God has given you. Your advice and knowledge is so appreciated. Be well, my dear, and we shall correspond again soon!

Love you,
Abbey

My Aimless Infatuation said...

So glad you are feeling better,friends surely do help to lift one's spirit's and the B12 doesn't hurt either. Keep on the road to recovery,my thoughts are with you.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

well...the good news was good...BUT I am so sorry you are still not well!!! I pray that your immune systems rights itself and soon!! hugs!

Cinner said...

Bernie, I am glad you are feelin a bit better, an outing always helps. hopefully you can get in for your tests real soon. As for Alaska, I will pray that that will work out for you. Keep us posted, your in my thoughts and prayers. hugs to you.

Queenmothermamaw said...

So good to hear from you. That is a real thing to have to struggle with Bernie. I hope some good Vitamin D from the sun will help too. Glad you got to go out socially. Man we need rain here and our anniversary reception is scheduled for Saturday at 3:00 and I hope it doesn't rain at that time. If it does we will just deal with it. Blessings
QMM

Wanda said...

Biking to Tim's for coffee made me smile, Bernie! So you really must be feeling better. That's good!

An amendment on your taxes, in your favor, anyone would be looking forward to that, we all should be so lucky! So you want to go on a cruise to Alaska. Hope it happens for you, Bernie!

♥...Wanda

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Glad that you are feeling well enough to bike! But more tests, ugh. Best to get to the bottom of the problem, though...I hope that 27 degrees you mentioned were Celsius and not Farenheit!!!

Brian Miller said...

glad you had a good day. be sure to let us know about that test...and have a wonderful evening.

Silver said...

I am glad to know you are well, my darling lady ;)

love,
~Silver

Wander to the Wayside said...

For someone with a compromised immune system, you still sure do get around, Bernie! Lunch, leftovers, AND a considerable tax refund. Woohoo!

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Nice to read this Bernie. I pray and wish for your good health. keep smiling!!! :)

shadowlands said...

That's good news to hear.

Thank you for your support too, and prayers.

MommaMindy said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. I just recently started taking herbal supplements to boost my immune system to help fight cancer. The traditional doctors have no treatment at this time, so am going to a naturopath. You get rid of one problem, you gain another, it seems. The vitamin B12 must really help!

I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the love and encouragement you spread to other bloggers, especially those with cancer. We seem to cross paths a little more often these days, and I always appreciate your thoughts. You seem to be hugging with your comments.

I prayed for you when I stopped by tonight!

Maggie May said...

Dear Bernie........ You deserve to be well and I hope that you will soon have a clean bill of health and that whatever is wrong with your immune system will be counteracted with a pill or something simple.

You made me smile coming home with your *doggie bag* as we call it. Sounded delicious.

Wow..... you will be a millionaire when all that money comes in! I once paid far too much tax over a number of years and it was good to get a refund! Not enough to retire on though ;-)

Hoping you will soon feel 100% well again.
Luv Maggie X

Nuts in May

Denise said...

I love you, and continue to lift you up to our Father.

Bernie said...

A/C I didn't know leftovers was a female thing.....LOL (even better heated up for supper)......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Abbey, I have no idea how you couldn't find me but I am glad that you are here.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Thank you for your prayers....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Aims, I should be sleeping but I am wide awake, I am wondering if it the B12 shot that has done this. Strange for me as usually I sleep like a baby at this hour.
Thank you for your wonderful support my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Debbie, thank you. I am hoping for a complete recovery as well and really feel it won't be long before I am back to normal.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cinner, thank you sweetie.
Yes I have always wanted to do the cruise around Alaska and hopefully this will happen, right now I would settle for a trip to the mountains.....LOL
Big hugs sweetie.......:-)

Bernie said...

QMM that is right your big anniversary is coming this weekend, I had forgotten. I do hope your weather will be nice, I know it all will be wonderful either way........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, I have been meaning to email you but I know how busy you are doing yard work and everything. Know that I think of you every day and will catch you up on everything very soon.
I am doing well and yes the bike ride was really nice but I do need a new seat (Tim's is only a 10 minute ride for us).....big hugs to Alivia.....:-)

Bernie said...

Holly, yes it was +27 C on my back deck and the sun shines on it all afternoon...it is always much hotter out there then, but it is lovely and cool in the mornings.
I am not looking forward to test, I have so many and nothing helps but I have a great doctor who I respect very much, I will do whatever he says......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, thank you. Of course I will let you know.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Silver, I am doing much better my sweet friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, it was so good to get out today.....I didn't feel too bad either and yes my doctor wants me to stay away from crowds for a while. I am speaking at a luncheon on Thurs....LOL
Just hoping everything will work out well and soon, if this tax refund works out it will be the first time in well over 20 years that I will get a refund. I am going to do something special for sure......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gaurav, did you find a new job? I have been thinking about you and working.
Thank you for your kind words my friend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

shawdowlands, am keeping you in my heart and prayers always....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Mindy, you don't have to thank me, I so care about you and your group. I think all of you are so brave and inspirational. Be well my friend, I will be over to visit soon.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Miss Maggie May, I too will be so happy to have my energy and strength back, I am going to check the health food store the next time I am out and see if I can find something to help myself.
Hope you are well my dear friend,
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, thank you sweetie. I do hope you and Shorty Bear are doing well. Luv you too......:-) Hugs

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I'm still praying for you.

God bless.

Diana said...

Well thank goodness that you are slowly feeling better, only wish it were over with already and you didn't have to take yet another test!
And thank goodness that you didn't end up owing money which is what I thought that you were going to say!
So you do know that 27 here is below freezing right? So I am guessing that it means it is maybe in the 60's F. there? Even if I'm wrong it has to be better than below freezing!
Love You Bernie! Love Di ♥

Hilary said...

There's nothing like spending time with good friends to help raise the spirits. I hope your treatments will help you to feel tip-top in no time. Have a Timbit for me! ;)

glnroz said...

feel better, feel better, feel better,feel better,,ohh, I lost my place, ok, I will feel better if you will.. lol ok?

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Glad to hear that you are feeling better. A bike ride! How wonderful! I hope you will make it to Alaska. What a wonderful trip to look foward to.
Just wanted to let you know, when my husband and I were in Toronto this past week, I just had to go into a Tim Horton coffee shop. So, glad I did. Not that is good coffee. Too bad I couldn't bring any home.
Off for a walk.
Have a wonderful day!
Smiles.

Eileen said...

Well, this is happy news to my heart! I'm glad you are doing a little better and we'll just have to keep knocking on Heaven's door until all is right!
So glad to hear you got out with friends and felt well enough to do a little bike ride. It all sounds wonderful!

And I've always wanted to do a cruise to Alaska! I hope I can do it through your eyes!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for it all to work out in your favor!

This post made me smile this morning!
Love and Good Health to you, Bernie ~
Eileen
PS ~ I did a typo at first and wrote 'God Health' instead of good health, but I guess that is what we mean when we say good health anyway! With God's Help you will have good health!

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

I am holding you close in prayer And sending good energy up your way. I take my Mom every 3 weeks for B12 shots - she feels better now - it took a while for them to "kick in"!!!

I hope your accountant is right and that you get a nice sum back and that you can cruise about Alaska. I would love to go to Alaska.

Be well
love to you
Gail
peace.....

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Evening!
I am happy that you are getting better.I get inspired looking at your positive nature.
You will be in my prayers,dear!
May your dreams come true!
Wishing you a wonderful and beautiful night,
Sasneham,
Anu

Teresa said...

Hi B,
Glad you are feeling better. Yes, it would have been nice to go for lunch with you and your friends. I was so tired yesterday, that all I did was lollygag around, and it felt good to do nothing for a change.

I have been taking Molly out for walks late a night, and have never been nervous before, but this demonic sounding whisper in the bushes has frightened the bejeebers out of me.

I am not too upset if I am replaced at my job, mostly because I am so CONSUMED by it, working 12 hour days, and then catching up on the weekends.

(((HUGS)))) T

TechnoBabe said...

You sound so up and joyful in this post. I want some of that B-12!!

Karin said...

So good to read your update that you are feeling better. Wish you complete health! Great that you could bike to Timmy's and also enjoy your social time. Blessings!

Tracey said...

wow so hot over there. I'm on the next plane over.. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends too..
I've just popped over from "Napple Notes" hope you don't mind if i follow you too.

Tracey xx

Gillian said...

thanx for visiting and commenting on my wee blog. Appreciate it. Thought I'd pop in and read a little and looking around.

Sharon said...

Hope you feel better soon Bernie....and in the words of Bernie....:) HUGS x

Valerie said...

I'm pleased that you're feeling better, Bernie... hopefully the last vitamin shot will make all the difference. Keep travelling the get well-getting better trail. Hugs for you.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Ooooh, Bernie...that doesn't sound good...I know something of faulty immune systems, and so I will pray, pray, pray for you, dear friend!!! Great news about the taxes, however! Such a boost that would be! Glad you are feeling a bit better! Love you so much! Janine XO

Liz said...

Glad you're feeling better and are out and about. Good new about the tax rebate. I hope you get enough for your cruise :0)

Blessings each day said...

Sorry to hear you've been struggling so much with this illness and I will say extra prayers for you.

My allergies (persistent cough, itchy eyes, throat, stuffed up nasal passages yet a runny nose, sneezing fits of 10 in a row at times and total exhaustion)have been having their way with me and I took an allergy pill that only made me sleepy and then feeling ill, so the fun has been spread from here to Canada it seems. But still I wish you well and will hold onto these symptoms in exchange for you feeling better!

blessings and prayers for health and loving hugs too,

marcy

Nora Ibsen said...

I hope your immune system stops turning on you real soon and that you get your income taxes straightened out for that cruise around Alaska. Take good care of yourself. Hugs, XXX

anne h said...

Have a Timmy for me -
Bernie, you are the nicest blogger out there.
I sincerely hope it all goes well for you.
You are a gem!

Bernie said...

Victor, thank you so much for your prayers........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, it looks like I may not owe money....yay!!!! I will believe it when I have it in my hand...LOL
How are you my friend....I am slowly on the mend. Luv you.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hilary, thank you and yes I did have a tid bit.....don't know how something so small could taste so good.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

gnroz, I will soon be well enough to enjoy all your post...I have missed you.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, we Canadians love our Tim Horton's so glad you were able to enjoy it as well.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, I am sure I will be 100% very soon, how is Jayden, poor little thing.
I am hoping my dream cruise to Alaska does come true.
Take care sweetie......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, thank you for your prayers sweetie, another B12 shot on Friday. I am looking forward to feeling better....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Namaste Anu, I am feeling better thank you, hope you are well and enjoying nice weather too....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Terri, so nice that you have paid me a visit, I do know how busy you have been. All will work out my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

TechnoBabe, I am getting another B12 on Friday and I don't mind sharing with you at all. I am feeling better my friend....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Tracey, thank you for visiting me and I am very happy you will visit again....I will return your visit very soon......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Karin, the bike ride was great and so was Tim's. I am feeling better sweetie thank you, and thank you for your prayers........:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Gillian, so nice you stopped in for a visit and I do hope you come back again real soon.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sharon, thank you sweetie. I do hope your weather is better now and as always.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, hi sweetie, has hubby been able to catch a flight home, I do hope so as I could tell how much you were missing him.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Miss Janine, I am doing ok sweetie, not to worry. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers, Luv you bunches.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Liz, I am feeling better sweetie, and I too am a bit excited about getting a tax rebate....this never happens so I will believe it when it happens.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Marcy, my dear sweet friend. It is always so good to hear from you. I thought that we would never hear from you since you moved to the farm....LOL
Hope you are better, I am working hard on getting to 100% myself.
Big hugs sweetie......:-)

Bernie said...

Nora, I do hope you are sleeping well tonight...I miss reading the stories of you and Tyke....big hugs to you my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne - you are one of the most encouraging bloggers I know and I am proud to call you friend. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Crystal Mary said...

The B12 shots are usually one a day for 7 days them one monthly. They will pick you up no end. Please check my Blog as it will tell you how to help your liver...re- Healthy Liver Healthy Heart.
As your liver improves so should your immune system.

An Example:
A woman with Negative Blood grouping married to a man with positve grouping and expecting a baby that has taken the husbands grouping will have the experience of her immune system turning on the baby to expell it...Our bodies are funny thing when they get mixed up....(not fatal today)

Don't be distressed or confused...its not the end of the world, much help is available. I like how your doctor is handling it!!
Breath fresh air, drink water, and do what I have written on my Blog. God Bless you...Good health is on the way. GOD MADE YOU PERFECT!

Bernie said...

Crystal Mary, you are right. I am having another B12 shot on Friday and then every week for the next while. I will pop over to your blog and read all your info. Thank you my friend......:-) Hugs

Rebecca said...

I'm stuck here just thinking (and wondering) about a "salmon skewer"...I really, really like salmon but this is a new term to me.

Bernie, I'm praying for you AND your doctor. Take advantage of all the resources available, and know that I (and many, many friends) am/are praying!

I'm glad you felt good enough to get out (socially) and hope you'll have increasing energy to do so more and more.

Vicki Lane said...

Dear Bernie,

So sorry to hear you've not been well but I hope that the good news from the accountant is the beginning of a turn-around!

Barb said...

Hi Bernie,
I had a feeling something was wrong with your health lately. I hope your DR gets to the bottom of it soon and can get you back on the path of Health. However, your joy in life is still inspiring me. Feel better soon, please!

Tranquility Speaks said...

Oh dear. What's wrong with the immune system! I was under the impression that you've just got a minor flu. Gotta read the other posts to know more.

I pray to God to give you good health in the days to come