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Rebounding

Monday, December 15, 2014

It must be really good for you because I can't keep Rosie away from it.



Good for the lymphatic system, thyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc.

You can find the health benefits of rebounding by doing a simple search on Google. Here's one:

www.wellbeingjournal.com/rebounding-
good-for-the-lymph-system/


Put on some music and really enjoy!

Anyone out there tried rebounding?

Karen

  
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MOM2ACAT 12/15/2014 6:28PM

    Rosie is beautiful!

I would love to try one of those, but because of the history of cancer in my bones, neither my oncologist or pain specialist want me to do any jumping. It sure looks like it would be fun though!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2014 10:53AM

    I think Rosie thinks she has a new bed. LOL. I assume it's on list of things I;m not allowed to do as I can only do low impact exercises like walking, swimming, yoga, tai chi, qigong. I'm sure it is fun.

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ZEEDRA 12/15/2014 10:12AM

    Karen: I'm in a Rosie stage right now but in the past I had great fun with TWO rebounders at different times....hope springs eternal! I've been thinking of getting another for the last year. Obviously I don't make quick decisions. I might just go to Walmart this week and get one AGAIN. But I don't have a cat anymore (Patches) to warm it up.

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GABY1948 12/15/2014 9:28AM

    I had one and only used a short time and gave away! I don't have good balance anymore!

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GORDON66 12/15/2014 9:08AM

  It would appear that Rosie has the right idea! emoticon

Leslie

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SNS1968 12/15/2014 9:00AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/15/2014 7:53AM

    I tried it, but it didn't work for me. I'm more like Rosie.

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JUNETTA2002 12/15/2014 7:49AM

    Have never tried that. Is it fun

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CAROL494 12/15/2014 7:48AM

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Joe - Recent Photo

Saturday, November 22, 2014



Joe and his younger brother Matt at Matt's wedding this summer. Joe is on the right.

So many people here ask me about Joe, here he is! Photos of him on my SP photo page as well but they aren't as recent.

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 11/27/2014 7:24PM

    Maybe it's illegal to be that handsome?!

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SMITHKRISTI 11/23/2014 9:02AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/22/2014 9:44PM

    He is very nice looking!! My kind of guy. I approve. LOL!

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GORDON66 11/22/2014 8:06PM

  Good looking guys; thanks for sharing!!!!

Leslie

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/22/2014 5:54PM

    Very handsome man. I would keep him. emoticon

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GABY1948 11/22/2014 9:12AM

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KESTRYLL 11/22/2014 9:02AM

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WIFE49 11/22/2014 8:47AM

    Great picture.

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ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

Friday, October 03, 2014

DEMENTIA BLOG

My mother has progressively worsening dementia. She was officially diagnosed after an ischemic stroke in March of 2014, but had been having symptoms long before that.

Iím not going to write a lengthy blog about what dementia IS or how to live with it or be a caregiver for it. I just want to share some ďepisodesĒ with you.

I know there are many books written about dementia.
Let me read you from MY book, inspired by my mother:

Mother, you donít have any pants on.
Yes I do.
No you donít
( Repeat 5 times)
I do too. I have TWO pair of pants on.
Take her hand and put it on her leg.
She looks up and says. . .
WHY did you take my pants?

Or

Talk to her for 15 minutes and have to tell her 5 times that ďMy name is Karen and Iím your daughter.Ē She smiles a little and says "I know that but then it goes right up to the top of my head and out the side."

Or

While in the hospital.
Will you take me for a walk down the hall and show me my house?
Mother, do you think your house is here in the hospital?
Yes. It is down the hall but I canít find it.
Mother, this hospital is in Temple, Texas.
I know that!
Your house is in Belton.
Completely lost empty look.
Belton is 15 miles from here.
Lost look.
Do you think they built your house in the middle of the hospital?
NO. (Looks at me like Iím stupid) They built the hospital ON after the house was built! (Looks at me like she wants to say, Are you stupid!)

OR

I went to pick her up for a trip to Wal-mart. She wasnít dressed which was unusual. I got her clothes out and put them on the bed. She walked around a while and I handed her a bra. She could NOT figure out how to put it on. I helped her and then we had the same problem with her shirt.
She returned to normal after about an hour. Didnít remember a thing.

She returns to normal, or what is normal for her, after each incident. In her normal state she can function in her home and absolutely refuses to admit she needs help. She'll be 92 this month.

Karen

  
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MOM2ACAT 10/3/2014 5:20PM

    emoticon I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you, I had an aunt that had dementia during the last year of her life.

I think it hit me the hardest when we were visiting her in her nursing home one day and she looked at my mom (her sister) and said, "I know I have a sister, but I can't remember what she looks like."

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ZEEDRA 10/3/2014 2:57PM

    You're doing your very best, Karen....and my very best wishes.



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COMPCHIC52 10/3/2014 2:20PM

    you know you got to love the fact if she is not having bipolar moments. I know they do that with dementia. I think if my mom said show me my house down the hall I would just take her and say there it is. She would be happy and go with it. The pants thing made me laugh. You got to take those moments sometimes and just laugh. It will make you stress free. Maybe her too for both of you just to laugh. In Kays statement my mom thinks doctors test are wrong to but we really do know our own body better sometimes then doctors. Bless all ya`ll who are caring for your moms like you do. There is but only one momma. Laugh now and enjoy her now. emoticon emoticon

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MADAMES 10/3/2014 11:46AM

    I can relate...

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SMITHKRISTI 10/3/2014 11:28AM

    My husband has started the short term memory loss. I can relate.
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GABY1948 10/3/2014 9:57AM

    Sweet stories though sad. My mother and her mother before her had Alzheimer's. Not fun at all. My heart goes out to you....you are blessed that she is 92 and can do as much as she can!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/3/2014 9:23AM

    I really appreciated reading this as it was a learning experience for me. As a nurse I never got to see anything but the acute problems when patients were hospitalized but now have a better idea of what families deal with at home. My maternal grandmother had dementia but she wasn't a big talker anyway so it was harder to see what the doctors saw. Eventually she stopped talking to us.

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/3/2014 9:06AM

    These are typical incidents. Mother doesn't have dementia yet. She is a hypochondriac and doesn't believe the doctors when she just had tests. They didn't find anything. She is determined she has cancer, and she may one day.
Her Parkinson's hasn't been progressing. She is getting older and more feeble. She will not give up trying to cook. Cooking was her hobby. Her 8 layer coconut cakes have been all over Ga. One time lately she was cooking and she forgot about it. She had a small fire. We need to take the stove out but the caregivers need it.
What do we do?
Karen, you are doing well with your mother. I get frustrated when she sleeps until 12 and has missed a couple of doses of meds. I guess we should just let her do what makes her comfortable.

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GORDON66 10/3/2014 9:01AM

  My dad has vascular dementia. Over 60 years of smoking will do that to you. Take care of yourself and bless you!

Leslie

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Life Vests - Because Kindness Keeps the World Afloat

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8vid.tv/video/40/this-is-one-of-the-
most-beautiful-ads-i-have-ever-seen-/


Worth watching.

Karen

  
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GABY1948 9/28/2014 12:57PM

    GREAT emoticon

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GORDON66 9/27/2014 11:38PM

  Very cool!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/27/2014 10:29PM

    My darn computer is not letting me watch videos again. Arrgghh!

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/27/2014 6:34PM

    Karen, I love it. "Pay it Forward." emoticon

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Reading Labels for FUN!

Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm often amazed by American warning labels and/or instructions.

Just this morning I bought a new curling iron and was amazed to find a tag on it WARNING that a hot iron could burn someone and I shouldn't let children touch it. Who knew?

Also, my chewy Rolaids have instructions notifying me to chew AND swallow each one. Can't be chewing those up and spitting them out. I'm underwhelmed, lol.

A bright spot in my day, lol.

Karen

  
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ZEEDRA 8/27/2014 9:53AM

    Right up my humour alley, Karen.
My sleeping pills say: "May cause drowsiness." Well! I HOPE so!!!
Thanks for the smiles.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/25/2014 4:24PM

    I love the ones on food, such as peanut butter, where they tell you that it may contain peanuts. emoticon I hope so. If not, I'm worried about what it does contain.

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GABY1948 8/25/2014 3:58PM

    It's funny but it's sad at the same time!

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GORDON66 8/25/2014 2:16PM

  When you live in a litigious society, that's what happens.

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MOM2ACAT 8/25/2014 2:07PM

    I once got a curling iron with the instruction "do not use while sleeping", LOL1

And I have to laugh at the instructions on my pills that are prescription: Take by mouth.

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LOLAINSC 8/25/2014 1:17PM

    The labels are funny but the crazy American tort system is not. Common sense and personal responsibility have been executed in the courtroom. A man sued his bicycle manufacturer because the bike didn't come with a warning not to use after dark without lights, after he was injured doing just that. There are whole websites dedicated to the stupidest lawsuits currently pending. One woman is suing a store where she was injured by stuff knocked over by a kid running crazy through the aisles...it was her own kid.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/25/2014 12:00PM

    Funny, isn't it?

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