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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cannot pinpoint what exactly is up but just got no energy ,so fatigued its unbelievable
Everything is behind struggling to keep up even my friend is typing this for me
The fibro pain has been horrendous everywhere is aching and sore Dr says with rest it will pass and upped my medsI am not depressed just frustrated with not being able to do things including keeping up with SP sorry
Last month I had 2 days up in Dumfries but was on antibiotics for an abscess which was right along bottom gum so felt crap though did manage to walk a bit we went up to castle Douglas and did the red kite trail which we are going to do again when I feel better it was spectacular at the feeding station 60 kites fkying around 10 feet in front of you
The month before saw little bro he had been to Scotland so we met up in Berwick before he caught his ferry to Holland as that is the last time he will be over as he is on liver transplant list.
Ian went back to work but has been having gut problems he goes again Mon to see consultant they pit camera up and found polyps and they are going to put it down into his stomach next What a pair we are I am still waiting knee replacement but no doubt it will be my turn soon
At least with the help of JJ the garden is looking a lot better he laid slab path to replace the slate which was slippery when it got wet and defined the lawn making it a little smaller
Even through all this I haven't gained any weight and am still at 205.
Maybe it is just the heat doing these thing's to me as I sweat like a dripping tap and I never used to
Hope you all doing OK
Love you all xxx

  
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DJ4HEALTH 7/21/2014 11:34PM

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GEEKSMEGGLY 7/18/2014 12:15AM

    Feel better soon!

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SLIMLEAF 7/16/2014 1:31PM

    Hello Carol

Sorry to hear you're unwell and have no energy at the moment - that must be tough. I'm not visiting Spark Land much these days as I got too obsessive about it until it was taking over my life!

I expect I'll come back to it regularly in due course but for now I'm just dipping in occasionally in order to check whether my food intake is about right.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lindsay

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 7/15/2014 6:56AM

    Hope you and Ian get to feeling better. Your always in my prayers Caroline!!!! emoticon

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ONESPOTLEFT 7/15/2014 5:02AM

    R&R does wonders
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ARTJAC 7/15/2014 4:58AM

    hope you feel better soon and ian gets over his troubles too take care both of you emoticon jacque

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march 6th

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Just when I thought I was sorting everything out things spiralled out of my control
Ian is now back to work as of yesterday
we had 4 days in Lincolnshire last week taking JJ with us Ian went trainspotting JJ an I visited all the charity shops clocking up 15 mile in 2 days and got a few bargains
Food wise all as planned but my damn foot started to play up so I never got to Doncaster on the Thursday never mind maybe next time
Been helping JJ out at the bank as money has been going out of his account which isn't him as his card is locked up here got that sorted via fraud squad just waiting for confirmation
I had been to interview at jobcentre they want me to do 6 hours work a week HA HA so I told my gp and she sent them a sick note telling them no physical work which will last 3 month then they will send another one in for me
I have managed church without a break for 4 month
My brother is doing ok still having to go to hospital every week for tests but he is higher on transplant list Baby Shakia Rose had 2 nights in hospital with bronchilosis she is home now though is still chesty
Yesterday I planned a day of nothing only to get a call from Ian asking me to go to the hospital down in Preston about an hour away with his dad. Mam had fallen down the front steps knocked herself out she was taken to barrow hospital then transferred to preston head trauma unit as theyn thought she had a small brain bleed the cut on her head had 7 stitches and when we left last night she was NBM just in case they had to operate just rang and they are waiting dr rounds to see what is happening so I am going with dad to the hospital this afternoon
So my rest time isn't happening nor is the housework at the moment my head is aching and so is every joint in my body but I will rest once the mam is home as dad can manage the housework and look after her when she gets out
This morning I could eat a horse but settled for cereal instead the weather is really wet so I cant go into the garden so I am sitting on my bum till its time for the hospital run this time I will eat before I go I didn't have time yesterday
Hope everybody at SP ok missed you all HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon
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KAYLSLYNN 3/8/2014 12:18PM

    I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE REALLY BEEN BUSY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY.

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ARTJAC 3/6/2014 11:20PM

    HI CAROL SORRY TO HEAR IAN'S MAM HAS HAD A FALL AND HAS STITCHES HOPE SHE GETS BETTER SOON ITS GOOD IAN IS BACK AT WORK ARE BOTH HIS HANDS BETTER NOW ITS A PITY YOU NEVER GOT TO DONCASTER ON YOUR TRIP AWAY BUT THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT TIME IT IS GOOD YOUR BROTHER IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE TOP OF THE TRANSPLANT LIST HOPE HE DOSN'T HAVE MUCH LONGER TO WAIT HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 3/6/2014 6:25PM

    Goodness, it sounds as if everything's happening at once!

I do hope your mum's OK - that must be quite a worry for you all. Please let us know when you get news.

May God bless you, Ian and your parents with His peace and may He sustain you all in this difficult time.

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 3/6/2014 11:50AM

  I hope that everyone can get all better (or at least settled) and that you can get some rest.

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CTUPTON 3/6/2014 11:39AM

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ABERLAINE 3/6/2014 7:58AM

    I'm so glad you're back, but sorry you're having so much grief. We missed you, too.

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Thurs 30th Jan 14

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feeling like I've been run over twice by a big wagon everywhere is so sore and painful
results of x-ray both knees need looking at so dr sent for hospital appointment for me
they have given me vit d capsules as it was low
upped my painkillers took me of my b/p meds
other than that I am alive (just)
Ian had hand op eventually stitches out next wed
Baby Shakia home with just feeding tube in now Robyn managing ok
Bro Robin in Leiden at the moment he had laser in his stomach to sort bleed hopefully he will be home in a day of two
I have managed to get to church 8 weeks in a row though it has been uncomfortable
Everything else just ticking over still managing at least 1 mile a day
Ians parents back helping with the housework while I am like this but it's only a small bump in the road
its not 1800 yet but I am off to bed feel so drained catch up soon emoticon

  
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FRAN0426 1/31/2014 1:22PM

    Doesn't matter the time, when you need rest just go to bed early. Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

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KAYLSLYNN 1/31/2014 11:14AM

    Hope you are feeling better. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/31/2014 3:20AM

    emoticon CAROL AND GET SOME WELL EARNED REST emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 1/30/2014 4:33PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that you slept well.

God bless.
Lindsay

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Jan 11/14

Saturday, January 11, 2014

nearly 2 weeks into this year still a lot going on
Ian still waiting for other hand op should have been 13th but no contact from hospital yet. His visit to the Christie got him another all clear for his cancer Yea
granddaughter and GGD doing fine little one now in HDU but progressing after heart valve op
JJ still managing living in his flat he comes every weekend to go to chapel with me and enjoys it
I have gone back to church after |MIA for over 14 yrs. due to work commitment
Got paperwork to get both knees x-rayed on Monday
Saw dr on Thursday b/p up so have to take it am/pm every day for next 2 week though I don't feel that stressed
Tuesday going to Carlisle for 2 nights to see if I can catch up with the homeless clan no doubt it will take a while to find them
We will take JJ to his mams for a visit while we are up there
I have dropped food budget down to 20 a week mostly for fruit and veg as I do main shop loo rolls etc every 3 month separate to food shopping
I am managing 1 mile plus a day and 30-60 other exercise hopefully I will keep it up
This year I am to do more charity crafting and wont be working as much on the street with the guys instead I am advising charities on their projects and services unpaid.
I need to slow down a little and working from home could be the way
we still waiting settlement from my mams estate and I have cut myself off from my siblings who were causing hassle don't need the stress
Robin goes in hospital 21st they are going to empty his stomach and sort the small bleeds he has been having in there then radiotherapy for the tumours in his liver to give him more time while they sort transplant
He and Caroline say THANK YOU ALL for your prayers for him
Monday after my x-ray we are taking JJ to the zoo for a few hours we have promised him a visit while it is free to get in over the winter
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POPSY190 1/17/2014 2:55AM

    My cousin who is 90 was in the Freeman recently. It wasn't built when I lived there so I looked it up. One of the things I saw was its excellent reputation for care of children with heart problems. So glad GGD coming along well.
All the best for 2014.

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SLIMLEAF 1/11/2014 5:41PM

    You certainly have a lot to deal with, Carol. I'm impressed that you manage to cope so well and still fit in your exercise. Well done!

Enjoy the Lakeland Wildlife Park!

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ARTJAC 1/11/2014 4:20PM

    VERY HECTIC LIFE YOU HAVE IT IS TIME YOU HAD SOME ME TIME CAROL HAVE FUN HUGS JACQUE

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ABERLAINE 1/11/2014 3:54PM

    Sounds like this year is already busy for you. Just remember not to over do it. Remember, Mr. Fibro doesn't like stress.

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MARUKI52 1/11/2014 10:18AM

    Glad you have had some good news. Wonderful news about the little one. Still sending prayers for you and yours.

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Dec 29th

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My GD had her baby on 18th and she was taken straight to the Freeman hospital She has been called Shakia Rose weighing in at 6lb 9oz Robyn was later taken to the hospital to be with baby after she had rested after the c section
On Friday 27th baby Shakia had a heart op which lasted about 8 hours they are keeping her sedated Robyn was given a bedsit so she could stay at the hospital near her.
Today I took JJ to church with me it is over a mile away we walked up but Ian picked us up and we went walking along the prom in Grange they were bird watching and I was plant cutting gathering so managed 4 mile today getting into the car to come home my right leg cramped so I had to hold the car door and dance till it stopped .
Wendy just rang to say baby ok but my GS Jake is going into hospital on 6th Jan to get his tonsils and adenoids out and grommets in his ear So if Ian isn't going in for his next op till 13th I may have to go stay over there as Wendy cannot be in 2 hospitals at the same time they are about 40 mile apart
Hopefully not Wayne my SIL is asking for time off as baby Shakia will be in hospital heart unit 6-8 weeks at least.
I gave my fridge a clear out of all leftovers, emptied the biscuit and crisp boxes gave away the cakes and sweets we were bought for Christmas so at New Year there is no junk food in the house. Even at church this morning I passed on the biscuits and mince pies
Looks as though it is going to be a busy start to the new year. Deep Breath emoticon emoticon emoticon to all HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL my SP friends in case I don't get onto internet anymore this year

  
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SLIMLEAF 12/30/2013 10:43AM

    Goodness, Carol - your family has got a lot of 'big stuff' going on at the moment! I do hope little Shakia Rose makes a swift and full recovery.

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ARTJAC 12/29/2013 11:51PM

    ALL THE BEST FOR 2014 TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY emoticon

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 12/29/2013 6:13PM

  Congratulations on a new grandbaby! You are doing great getting ready for the new year.

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MARUKI52 12/29/2013 2:07PM

    Oh my! That is a lot for your family to cope with. Sending you good wishes and prayers that all will go well for you and your family.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 12/29/2013 12:59PM

    A lot going on with the family! Take deep breath and then relax. Try not to stress out with everything.
Happy New Year to you too.

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ALICIA214 12/29/2013 12:55PM

 


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