Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Time moved much slower back then
Me and grandpa made sure of that
There was always plenty of time for a nap
When summer turned up the thermostat

The leaves rustling in the warm breeze
Laying in the shade of that old oak tree
We spent many a warm summer afternoon
Resting up for the next fishing spree

Chomping at the bits we could hardly wait
To dig those worms and grab that pole
The best memories were surely made
Sitting on the bank of that old fishing hole

Grandpa would use his old hat for a fan
All the while, telling his stories and tales
He taught me a lot about life in general
While fishing and walking down those pig trails

Awe, our ole dog Buddy, I’ll never forget
Every now and then he’d breakaway
On most days, he wore himself plum out
Oh how he loved to run and play

Running through those thickets and briars
He’d chase those rabbits all day long
Then he’d come and lay down beside us
Those rabbits knew how to string him along

So many things to do and places to be
And we never missed an opportunity
To explore the world and lay in the shade
Grandpa, Ole Buddy and me

©  Susie Swanson, 2014

I guess everyone thinks I've flown the coop and forgot everyone. Nope, I'm still here, just not as often as I'd like. I want to fill ya'll in on the latest lowdown. I know alot of you have been sending up prayers for me and I'm so humbly grateful to each of you and for your sweet words on my Blog. My Health issues is still ongoing. The latest news is , I went back to one Specialist today to get some Lab work results and found out my body is empty of Vitamin D. Probably been gone for years he says. So, now they are pumping me full of Vitamin D and I'm waiting to see  another Specialist called an Endocrinologist that specializes in Glands. They seem to think it's messed up one of my glands if not all of them. I've had Thyroid Disease for 22 years and it's been showing up good in the Lab Work but the Para Thyroid that lays behind the actual Thyroid may be out of whack or the Pitutiry Gland. It controls alot of things such as the body's Thermostat. The Hypathumas System involves a gland that sits at the base of the brain on the back of the head in the little sunk in place. I know I haven't spelled all of these right but I hope ya'll catch what I mean .
My body Thermostat won't turn off. The heat can get consuming and then it'll lighten up some and come again the next day. I get so sick that I have to lay around alot and do nothing. Nothing never has or never will be my middle name but God has a plan and a time for everything.  I have good days and bad ones. Sooo, maybe one day very soon they'll figure it all out and fix me up and get me back to running or at least moving around more. Strangest thing I've ever had or even heard of. I admit I don't take vitamins like I should but who would've thunk it. 
Many thanks to each of you for your comments and sweet words. I'll try and visit your blogs as often as possible. I sure do miss them and have always looked forward to it. Many thanks to each one for all of the prayers, rest assured ya'll are in my prayers as well and I'll update as I can. Many Blessings, Susie


  1. Another wonderful poem Susie!

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you are fighting this battle!

  2. Great poem, Susie! I liked reading those memories of yours.

    I hope the Vitamin D will get you feeling better and that the doctors can get things figured out for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you,

  3. Beautiful poem ---but today, I'm just glad that your doctors have found one of the culprits which is making you so sick... I told you on FB that my doctor told me this week that there are two vitamins all middle age and older women NEED. One is Vit. B12 and one is Vit. D..... He said to take the supplements all of the time ... I am doing just that!!!! Hope that helps you get better and better.

    Hugs and Prayers,

  4. So sorry to hear you've not been well, Susie. It sounds like misery. I hope to meet you this weekend if you're feeling well enough. Take care, my friend.

  5. Always praying for you...I sent you an email.
    Blessings and love, my friend~ Lisa

  6. I missed all those special times with a grandfather.
    Susie I do hope the doctors are on to something here and can help you feel better. ASAP

  7. I hope they find what is causing this and fix it quickly! Sending prayers.

  8. Susie, This is the most unusual thing I have heard. I pray you get some answers soon. That is the part that is bothersome...the not knowing. Once you know what wrong, you can deal with it. I am sending you big hugs too. Plus much thanks for your prayers for my daughter. She was doing better last night. Love, Susie

  9. At least you have an idea of what's happening with your body now and you can begin to repair it. I do hope things continue to move in a forward direction and you are back to 100% as soon as possible. Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way!

  10. Susie
    Thanks for giving us an update on your health. Blanche and I are thinking of you and praying you'll have a speedy recovery. Blanche is taking Vitamin D and B-12 because the blood work showed she was deficient in those vitamins. She's feeling stronger now. I hope the Vitamin D helps you, too.
    I loved this posting today. The poem and photos ring a bell with my grandfather.
    I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day.

  11. Hi Susie! I am sorry that I have not stopped by for several days. I have had another bout of bronchitis and am just now feeling up to writing again. I was so glad for the update and that you have got back all your test results and have a direction to work towards. I hope your visit with the specialist works out well. Keep pressing forward my friend, soon all the pieces of the puzzle will be in place and you will be feeling better. With love always, Delisa :)