Posts Tagged ‘love’

Chloe’s World

November 7, 2015
Watching me closely

Watching me closely

This was interesting for me to witness how Chloe new I had a migraine and I had to give myself an injection of Imitrex because the dissolving Maxalt was not working. We met my mom at the hospital and waited for my dad’s outcome from back surgery. We sat with my mom and normally Chloe goes crazy happy because she knows my mom. Well this time she looked at my mom and came right next to me then got in my lap and just nestled there for a good hour. As the medication kicked in, she seemed to be more relaxed and less stressed about my health. Than she lied on the floor. My last service Hayliegh knew migraines too.  #servicedogs #hiddendisabilities

Good job Chloe!

Hidden Disabilities

September 22, 2014

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Looking at the glass half full. I got my Pilates workout in and the cool thing about my machine is it has a trampoline I can change out from the Pilates bar. No stress on bladder. You Lie down and jump “It is really cool!” It is a really great workout and none evasive to the joints.

I chose the trampoline because I tried to take a walk today with Chloe, and she wouldn’t let me go. My l-5 and SI disc is starting to hurt and walking was painful. Chloe knew!

If we don’t use it we lose it. As a person living with multiple health conditions it is absolutely important to keep the body and spine as strong as I can. Working out releases endorphin’s, and endorphin’s feel good.

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WOOF!

Chloe’s World

August 10, 2014

Okay so I have been working hard on my project on my laptop which is on my lap. Chloe puppy dog wanting attention in-between my mission. She doesn’t know she is on this mission too. Here she is trying to present a toy over the top of my laptop. WOOF!

Chloe is trying to make me take breaks.!

Chloe is trying to make me take breaks.!

The Hayliegh Project

May 28, 2014

The Hayliegh Project was able to liaison for a woman who ended up in the hospital and find her long lost beautiful sister. The reunion was touching and a blessing to witness. Here is her story

 

Thirteen years ago, my sister and I divorced and went our separate ways because of a big disagreement after our mother passed away. I often thought about her and hoped she was living a happy life. Two weeks ago Kimberly found me on Facebook and informed me that she (my sister) was very ill in the hospital.

I went to the hospital to see her. Kimberly accompanied me to the hospital which was extremely helpful in preparation for the reunion. My sister was very happy to see me and I was so happy to see her too. I felt a sense of peace and relief in her presence.

Kimberly has also been helping me manage my sister’s affairs while she is in the hospital. I don’t know how I could do it without Kimberly since I live so far away and have health issues that prevent me from traveling often.

Because Kimberly searched for me online, and successfully found me, my sister and I have a second chance of a sister relationship. Also, in addition to the physical aspect of her help, she is also very spiritual and inspirational. And with health issues of her own, I see her as an unselfish person helping those in need. Thank you Kimberly for everything you have done for us. You are an amazing person.

 

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Chloe’s World and The Hayliegh Project

May 24, 2014
Here it is and it is beautiful! Mr. Craig Herrera Meteorologist/Reporter reported for channel 10 mews filmed and reported this lovely story about us! I hope you enjoy it as much as it touched me.
The Humphrey’s law group ADA, Lodi California assisted in the bringing the truth to justice! The Hayliegh Project helping people with their civil rights!
Assistance dog fight: ‘It’s been a rough ride’

Chloe’s World

April 29, 2014

Chloe's World

Chloe and I need big prayers

I just got home from vets office. I took Chloe in because her lymph nodes are swollen from her chest to the back of her thighs. One of three options virus, bacterial or lymphatic cancer. The vet didn’t want to tell me. We both were upset. My Vet knows all the work I have done with Chloe and her training to be my service dog.

Please God let it be one of the first two. I am not ready for anything else.

Chloe Goes To A baptism

April 27, 2014

Chloe goes to a baptizim

Yesterday Chloe and I were honored to take our friend Patti to be baptized in her church at Shadow Mountain. The message and joy she shared with the congregation was spectacular. This is only part of what she read to all of us.

“Pastor Jeremiah introduced me to a kind, loving God. He taught me God loves me, he always has and always will.”

“John 8:32 and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

Severe Pain suffering

February 18, 2014

I am frustrated when people offer opinions about not agreeing with the use of pain medications and they don’t suffer in pain.  My pain is off the charts. If it wasn’t for my belief in God and pain medication, and the use of service dog I wouldn’t be able to tolerate my life.

 

I am frustrated that people mention holistic health and healers. Please!

 

I still do holist measures in terms of minerals and herbs and chiropractic and have done extreme alternative holistic health care and it left me broke. Some things help.

    

I used to feel guilty about taking pain medication due to those haunting voices I used to say to myself “They could be bad for me” or the voices of others saying “I don’t agree with medications and what they can do to you.” I had no choice when I couldn’t walk for three months at a time. It was death or pain medications. I had to find a way to cope and accept. I realized that God gave us biochemist to design medications to help give us humans comfort to make it through challenging diseases. Most of us on medications wished we didn’t have to take them, but the alternative isn’t pretty.

 

I pray and meditate throughout my day. I hang onto God every second just to get through. When people claim healing through spiritual measures, it just left me feeling more depressed. God made us human and some of us will have to “Endure” health issues. The key is to find acceptance. Finding a way to walk through the suffering by being a blessing to others. Handling it with grace just enough to stand in dignity and tolerance of one’s own reflection.  

 

I hope this makes sense as I am beyond pain.

The best way to help those in chronic pain is to ask “What can I do for you.” Pray for the person to make it through their time in need and give lots of empathy. I have a friend I call when the disease gets this bad and in her matter of fact tone she say “You are powerless just accept it!”

The Hayliegh Project

January 4, 2014

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I am finding it hard to calm down inside. My project helps those struggling with hidden disabilities and their civil rights. A big part of my project is to stop discrimination and people living with hidden disabilities. Today I took on a client who is living in senior and disabled housing the maintenance man on who lives on the property had the balls and yes the balls to confront my client because she was parked in handicap parking. She is terminal with cancer and dying. Do I need to paint the picture? This maintenance man after seeing my client pull up in handicap parking took it upon himself to confront my client saying he needed the spot for other utility people to have parking and for those with more disabilities, are you kidding me! NOTE: This maintenance man has been using the handicap space for a month now which I have personally witnessed.

He is lucky to have a roof over his head and a job!  How come HUD housing is allowing this? I am not against the person only the sin!

The Hayliegh Project

December 14, 2013

The Hayliegh Project

Without “The Hayliegh Project’s” quick response everything could have been very different. I had lost consciousness. Kimberly Ryan contacted my Cardiologist. She contacted the emergency techs and stayed in touch throughout the process of being admitted and preparing me for surgery. As this all happened so quickly, in just a matter of days.

“The Hayliegh Project” advocated for me while I was recovering in the hospital. Kim followed me through the process in my recovery because I had to stay in the hospital for weeks. Kimberly Ryan came to support and advised me in many ways by taking in all of my concerns such as; following my surgery, where will I rehabilitate, bringing my personal things that I needed. Because “The Hayliegh Project” knows the laws and steps necessary to insure the patient gets what they need before being released from the hospital. .

Now I want to say that Chloe was also an important part of my recovery. Unknowingly Chloe, service dog in training (Cocker Spaniel) came with my advocate to bring the things that I needed, to visit and give me moral support. Chloe curled up in my arms for at least an hour. The minute I saw her long floppy ears and sweet face I felt better. Having her with me for the time was healing. Her service dog had the ability to calm me down and that made me feel as though I would be okay.

I am home now and the recovery continues. “The Hayliegh Project” is there for me still and will be participating in interviews necessary for additional assistance I will need.

Without “The Hayliegh Project” I would have been lost, depressed and my recovery would have suffered. “The Hayliegh Project” made a big difference in the best way.

I am a disabled person who looks health and / yet I have many hidden health issues.

Grateful,
J.R.


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