Hi there, I saw your post on the boards and thought I'd send you a note. I've struggled w/my weight my whole life and this spring I finally found something that is taking the weight off. I've lost 25lbs in 9 weeks and I feel so wonderful. If you're interested let me know and I can tell you more about it. Also, thank you for the hospice care you've provided. My dad died in March and was in hospice for the last 5 days (he went downhill fast) and my mom and I were so thankful for the love and support from the hospice folks. You all our doing a truly amazing thing! 2689 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I sometimes do my wash in hot water, but usually do so in summer (we have a solar hot water system so we have plenty of hot water in summer but have to use the electric boost sometimes in winter). I always dry my sheets on the line (I don't own a dryer). I've been told that an hour is the sunlight also kills dustmites. I try to put our mats in the sun every month for the same reason.
All the cleaning and washing was tough on my asthma, but in the end it was so much better. For the last 10 years I've been using microfibre for my cleaning and dusting and it is so much easier on my asthma. My doctor always quizzes me on asthma triggers in the house when my reliever isn't working, so it's easier to do what I can to eliminate them before I go to the doctor. I don't like having to go on the preventer medications unless I have to anyway.
You made me laugh with your story about the dust mites in the freezer. I'd heard about that method, but it always said to put them in a plastic bag and I'd wondered why a plastic bag was needed. Now I know and will remember to seal a plastic bag if I can ever clear enough space in my freezer to try it. (I tend to use the sunshine and then vacuum them).
I saw your comment on the boards about working for hospice and how our "stuff" either ends up on the curb or family fighting over it. That is so true!! I watched it happen when my grandma died. It was very sad.
I also want to thank you for the job you do with hospice. We had hospice for my grandma and they taught me so much about life and death. Being with my grandma when she died was THE MOST incredible moment of my life next to giving birth to my children. The hospice workers were incredible with both her, and I. It's been 4 years since her death, and the experience still touches me deeply to this day. The hospice worker made all the difference in the world to me. They showed me how even death can be a beautiful and peaceful event.
I can't thank ALL hospice workers enough for the job they do. 3080 days ago