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I didn't realize how long it's been....

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Dad seems to be doing much better now. I think his meds were all messed up due to wrong readings on his meter that reads his sugar along with other illnesses getting more pronounced. Knock on wood, it's been several weeks now since his last visit to the hospital and he didn't have to stay over night for that one. Anyway I just wanted to give you all an update and let you know that hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things here. Hope everyone has a wonderful night. I've missed you all!

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MSLZZY 6/22/2010 8:07AM

    Glad things seem to be going better. Take care of yourself! emoticon

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CANDOIT54 6/21/2010 11:03PM

    glad to hear about your dad. Hope you are doing okay. Take care and have a great week.

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ABERLAINE 6/21/2010 7:21PM

    Just concentrate on being there for your dad. We can wait.

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BREELEE2 6/21/2010 7:00PM

  I'm glad to hear your Dad is doing better!!

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Sorry all, been MIA for a while....

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sorry all, been pre-occupied and in all honesty it will probably continue off and one for a while longer.

Last Sunday my Dad was found unconscious in his home. The best guess is that he had been that way since some time Friday night. Thank goodness my Dad is a creature of habit and the neighbors noticed that lights stayed on and the paper didn't get picked up. After several phone calls and banging on the door the fire department and ambulance were called. They had to break in and found him lying outside his bedroom in the hallway.

He has several health issues and is doing better, but we may never know what caused his blackout. He will be going home with my "middle" sister after he is strong enough to move around on his own and such like. The hard part is when he realizes that he will not be going home to his house to live. He has reached a point in his life that for his own safety he needs to live with some one else.

It has been real hard being almost 700 miles away. Not being able to visit him in the hospital. Not being there, but we have to choose carefully when we go back for health issues. We just can't take off every time. 1) can't afford too and 2) work won't put up with it if it happens too much. I was assured, by my sisters, that everything is okay for now and a trip is not required at this time, that does not mean that I haven't worried about everything.

I have talked to my Dad on the phone and he sounds a little stronger each time so he is on the mend, he just has to regain his strength and get his meds adjusted to help him. Anyway just wanted to let you all know that you haven't seen the last of me yet. I'll just be a little scarce.

Thanks for understanding,

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102633 5/8/2010 8:32AM

    Hey Cheryl,

I see from your status update that your dad is out of the hospital at the present time. We haven't heard from you in a while but we do still think of you and are praying for your dad and for you.

I am sure that posting a blog on Sparkpeople is the last thing on your mind most days but keep us updated on how everything is going.

This weekend is Mother's Day and it is my prayer that you will have a joyous and happy day. I am sure that you are a special person to all of your family and you deserve to be recognized for all that you do.

Keep the Faith and God Bless!!

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ANDIHALLI 4/27/2010 2:15PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.
It's hard to see a parent failing like this.
You are strong.
If you need to talk or vent, please feel free to sparkmail me.
I'm a good listener.
My dad passed away 13 years ago and I was 500 miles from him.
My dad and I were close.
Big Hugs my friend

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JOHNNASMOM 4/14/2010 11:36AM

    This kind of thing is SO difficult. I had to place my mother in a long term care facility, due to a stroke, while I was pregnant with my daughter. I am an only child, but at least I was close and can visit regularly.
I will continue to remember you and your family during this difficult time.....

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MSLZZY 4/12/2010 7:25AM

    I hope your dad is getting better. Take care of yourself!

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MANDORA3 4/7/2010 3:36PM

    Take care of yourself...Here is to a quick recovery of your father. emoticon

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GLAMIT 4/3/2010 9:00AM

    Hope your Dad is feeling better.

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102633 3/21/2010 11:30PM


Thanks for the heads up on my spark page about your blog. I am so sorry that you are experiencing all of this with your Dad. I will certainly place him and you on my prayer list.

As far as being geographically distanced from your Dad - it will be a sacrifice but take the time when you can to be as close to him as often as possible. We never know what tomorrow will bring so make the most of every minute that we can have with those we love.

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WEKIMER 3/21/2010 11:47AM

    Cheryl, so glad your Dad is ok now. I'll pray for him and for your peace of mind. It's really hard when you are so far away. I have the same problem and my parents are both getting up there in years and my mom has dementia. Both won't admit there is a time when they might not be able to live alone. Hugs. kim

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JAE_HENNINGTON 3/21/2010 9:36AM

  you have certainly have been missed, and glad to know what has been happening. my thoughts and prayers to you and your family and this difficult time

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/20/2010 8:12PM

    i hope you dad is on the mend will pray for your family. emoticon

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SEATTLE9 3/20/2010 7:55PM

    It's so hard. I'm thinking of you.

My kids' Dad went through stroke alone at home and heart issues for a while, and I was comforting, advising, and directing behind the scenes. After a while things settled down to a level where he is ok, but never to return to the way things were. I think I am sharing this with you because after the period of physical issues and frantic grown children, things did become easier for everyone. What I told my kids, some of which did not have much of a relationship with him, just do what you will be comfortable to look back on. Maybe that means more regular phone calls, or listening to the long rants, or sending funny cards every week. I do know regular little things mean so much more than one major trip.

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ABERLAINE 3/20/2010 6:52PM

    It is so hard when our parents get old. My mom and dad moved to Florida when my kids were little. We spent most of our school vacations with them.

When my dad got sick (after my mom died), I spent lots of time on a plane flying from New York to Florida. Nothing could be done: he wouldn't move back to New York and all his kids lived in the northeast.

Finally, I got a call from his "girlfriend" that he was not doing well. I got down there to talk to him one last time.

It's never easy. ~~ Nancy

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"What You Will Do", by Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator

Friday, March 12, 2010

The link to today's motivator:

"Forget about what you can't do. Focus on what you will do." I love this! Seems to make sense that the reason I can't do so very many things is because that is what I am focused on. I have to learn to switch my focus on what I will do and forget about can't. If can't is in the picture that is the reason I don't get it done. What do you think? I can't wait to hear from you!


Happy Friday!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/13/2010 7:49PM

    my favorite line from moonlight, girlfriend who is human says to vampire"since i met you i stopped using the word never"we can all chose to try and more i can'ts will be i did do or i will try again. good blog emoticon

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CANDOIT54 3/13/2010 1:34PM

    This is so true. I just need to practice it more often. Have a great weekend Cheryl.

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ABERLAINE 3/12/2010 9:07AM

    I'm struggling with my weight gain again. This blog concentrates on what we CAN do, which is exactly what I need to remind myself today.

I CAN eat sensibly and healthy! emoticon

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JAE_HENNINGTON 3/12/2010 6:49AM

  so true

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"Wealth of experience ", by Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Link to today's motivator
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I have never thought of it this way, but Mr. Marston points out today that I am adding value to the person I am day after day. With each new day something new is learned, decided, quit, started, etc, that adds to the experience I already possess. The value within me will continue to grow with each passing day, embedding me deeper and deeper in who I really am and will add to the wealth of experience I have to share. What do you think? I can't wait to hear from you!

Happy Wednesday!

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ABERLAINE 3/10/2010 1:07PM

    I've always believed that life experience is valuable and I'm finding it's true. The older I get, the wiser I get, mainly because I've gone through so much. I only hope that I'm wise enough not to repeat some of my mistakes!

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"Today's Treasures", by Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

My two cents worth....

In today's Daily Motivator, Mr. Marston writes: "Instead of striving toward what's next, make the most of what's now." I can't tell you how often I lose the here and now on what's going to happen tomorrow or next week. It's important to live in the moment and leave tomorrow to live tomorrow. What do you think? I can't wait to hear from you!

Read more: (please follow the link to read then come back and leave your two cents worth)

Happy Tuesday!

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SALLYSEAGULL1 3/9/2010 6:09PM

    It's very difficult to live in the present, and, of course, we are encouraged to set goals and to visulaise the future. What can be more important is not to live in the past, to dwell on the past.

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102633 3/9/2010 7:24AM

    We do have our focus diverted many times and usually it is by something that will never materialize any way. Yes we must set goals and have a target for where we are going and a plan of action to get there, but we cannot lose sight of where we are right now.

I have found that living "too long" in the "what may be" really hinders me from accomplishing what God wants for me right now. I have learned to keep the focus on what is essential.

Thanks for your comments today. Have a great and glorious day!

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