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I Threw a Fit and Then I Danced!

April 14, 2014

I thought I would update you on an earlier post, Challenges | Photographers Input Needed, so here’s the latest.

Challenges: After making it through two thyroid surgeries, the doctor has put me on a 14-day, low iodine diet in preparation for a radioactive iodine treatment. The list below is my allowable food intake. Two days into the diet and already I was GRUMPY! I even threw a fit. My husband quickly exited to the outdoors with our pet dog, Ralphie. What else can a man and his dog do when his woman is throwing her body around like a mad rap dancer?

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My fit lasted less than a second. Good thing. Body contortions hurt! Frustrated, I grabbed my camera and headed for the garden. A few steps into my short trek across the lawn and I realized there was no reason for me to have gone into a mad dance. Friday, glaucoma tests showed that my eye pressure had finally lowered. This means the glaucoma has stabilized. Grateful, I took in a deep breath, then danced around the garden, this time in graceful celebration.

Update on Photographers Input Needed: I have received good suggestions for choosing a new camera. For those who shared, thank you so much. Hoping to make enough funds to buy a new camera, I opened the Fine Art Studio (see sidebar). It isn’t easy selling art. I knew this beforehand, and unfortunately it hasn’t happened. That’s just the way it is. But I’m not one to give up. A good thing, as there has been a lot of faith-testing—and faith-building—going on in my heart and soul the past six months. Thanks to prayer warriors, my faith in God and His in me, I’ve managed to remain optimistic.

Tomorrow, look for more garden photographs taken after my graceful dance.

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4 comments

  1. We are all faced with challenges, and your ‘fit dance’ was probably shorter lived than most of us experience in our own lives from time to time. Thanks for sharing your journey Dianne – you are an inspiration to all, as well as an excellent writer and photographer.

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  2. Nothing like fighting the “fit” while losing yourself in a garden dance. Sue

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    • Sue, I’m so blessed to have a garden where I can dance or cry if need be, but mostly enjoy day after day.

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