pictures with the names

I have found a lot of support here however and cannot add a profile pic for reasons I do not know so here are a few pics of my self and my family. Though this is a blog I feel we all find some sort of support through these posts and can gain strength from one another god bless all! Sorry for the thinness I’ve lost about 30 lbs through this ordeal good but bad 😂





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I finally see hope


My daughter and I were checking out silicone prosthetics which i know my ins covers minimally bit i know i will need one and this video gave me hope beyond belief no heels but open toe shoes…I’LL TAKE IT…thank you god!


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A look to the future

If you read the link and get to the pics I’m looking at b c or d from dr perspective either c or d are most likely. So prosthetic will be on board either way….my ins will not cover much of prosthesis though so please remember to help share my donation site.
Amputation info site

Donation site:

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I No longer wish…I will


Good morning ummmmm afternoon!
The past few days I have received a lot of phone calls and messages from friends along with great conversations and pick me ups from my friends in the rooms, and I woke up today saying I will NOT let this beat me. Though I am tired and the pain is slowly getting worse I have decided that I will TRY to be more positive about the whole situation afterall the mind plays a huge part in healing and I have 3 children and a husband that I have to fight for . I cannot let the depression and anxiety of it all take over my life as I have been. I have to take away my will and follow the drs every order instead of being a 5 year old and causing a tantrum because ” I don’t WANT take my meds cause they aren’t working” the truth is if they take my pain from a 15 of 10 to a 13 of ten they are working. The Dr moved my next appointment up to Monday due to the new symptoms. I’m now getting nerve pain in my foot when I touch any part of my leg (even the thigh). Which is likely a good sign but I would love to get through this Christmas with as much of my full body as possible. I HAVE TO BELIEVE in my mind that GOD will make that happen. My spent my car payment on my kids so they would have some sort of CHRISTMAS and I have to believe that GOD will see me through somehow. Our mind is a powerful thing and I think I need to fake it till I make it…until my mind starts to believe the possibilities. I know that there are people out there who have lost children, are In wheelchairs for life, that are fighting a battle for their life for me that is what I need to think about and pray for, for I may only loose a leg or a foot so fricking what Patti! (I tell myself) this is you’re life deal with it and pick your self up and quit being such a baby! I feel so alone but the truth is I have a lot of physical help and emotional help if I just allow myself to accept it! Financially there are people out there with no where to lay their head or get a meal or have been disowned by everyone… I have all 3 in my grasp but still think poor me ” you don’t have to deal with what I’m going through so how would YOU know how bad it is”!! again the TRUTH is I have no idea what most people are going through or what they have gone through and what may be something easy for me to handle may like the world is crashing in on them for someone else!! What right do I have to KNOW what you may or may not handle or how you would be in my situation. Time for me to fight!!!! Thank you for all the support from everyone and as you can see it is helping! I have no problem with harsh ” get it together Patti” comments sometimes I need that though it may hurt at first after a while it sinks in. This must be true or I wouldn’t be feeling like I am today. Everyone knows how I feel I don’t have to keep telling the same people over and over. Please continue to help share my blog and donation site and Fb site. I have no problem anyone and everyone sharing any of these sites via FB or otherwise. Remember its truly  greatly appreciated.. Until the next time my friends…GOD BLESS.

Facebook: beyond the bite

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WTH happened to my life👀

Have you ever wondered WTH happened to my life??? I worked my a** of since I was 14 yrs
old and now here i sit unable to work asking for government assistance, setting up donation sites for our family and applying for disability. I’ve even been called a begger! Begger please!!!! I hope and PRRRAAYYY that this never happens to someone else or to their children….I’ve lost so much over this…my credit, my dignity, my self esteem,my best friend and I’m tired of losing I’M NOT A LOSER!!! This is what my life has become. In sobriety I’ve come to rely highly on GOD but right now my faith is wavering. Don’t get me wrong I love GOD and believe in him but today I feel like GOD WHERE ARE YOU NOW??? I know I know I’ve heard it a thousand times and even tell myself “god has a plan and it will come in his time”  but I still am losing the faith. Why did this snake have to bite me , thank god it wasn’t one of my Children, but why our family? Why our yard? Why now? With all the if’s I feel like I’m going to go crazy…the what if’s are no better. What if I didn’t smoke…I never would have gone out on the back porch hence I wouldn’t have been bit. What if I never moved to FL.  What if I was wearing tennis shoes? What if i would have looks down before stepping out? I could go on and on. Now I’m completely unable to do anything…cook dinner..nope, do the laundry…nope, take a walk nope….I have to rely fully on my husband who I know is on his last leg…no punt intended lol…he’s the best father and husband I could ask for but hr can’t do it ALL. I just want the next surgery so I can get back to MY life. I need help getting my faith back because without it I’m bound to pick up that drink and be the a**hole I once was. Prayers I need prayers and I need to pray and seek HIM…there has got to be a reason for all of this but what is it? …..when I find out I will sure let you know.


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❤being part of the 10%…NOT🐍

Topic Overview

Pit vipers, such as the rattlesnake, copperhead, andcottonmouth (also called water moccasin), are poisonous (venomous) snakes. They leave one, two, or three puncture marks on the skin, but you won’t always see any marks.

Symptoms of a pit viper snakebite usually appear within a few minutes to a few hours after a bite and may include:

Severe, immediate pain with rapid swelling.Bruising of the skin.Trouble breathing.Changes in heart rate or rhythm.A metallic, rubbery, or minty taste in the mouth.Numbness or tingling around the mouth, tongue, scalp, feet, or the bite area.Swelling in lymph nodes near the bite.Signs of shock.

Other symptoms may be caused by the bite itself or from fear or worry after being bitten. You may:

Feel very worried or confused.Faint or feel like you might faint.Sweat and have chills.Be sick to your stomach or vomit.Feel weak or dizzy.

The severity of symptoms will depend on the type of snake that bit you, how much venom was injected with the bite (envenomation), and your personal health risks. Even if you do not have symptoms within 8 hours of a bite, continue to watch for symptoms for up to 2 weeks.

If you do not have symptoms within 8 to 12 hours, the snake might not have injected any venom; this is called a dry bite. At least 25%, perhaps up to 50%, of bites are dry.

Dry bites or bites where only a very small amount of venom is injected may cause slight bleeding, pain, and swelling at the bite injury.If a moderate amount of venom was injected, you are more likely to have severe pain, swelling of the whole limb, and general ill feelings, such as nausea, vomiting, and weakness. Swelling of the whole limb is an effect of the venom and can cause compartment syndrome. This is rare.Large amounts of venom usually cause severe pain and severe swelling. You may have trouble breathing, moderate to severe bleeding, and signs of shock after this type of bite.

If venom is injected, about 35% are mild envenomations, 25% are moderate envenomations, and 10% to 15% are severe.

It is important to remember that a snake only injects part of its venom with each bite, so it can still hurt you after the first strike. A dead snake, even one with a severed head, can bite and release venom through reflexes for up to 90 minutes after it dies.

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