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Does Confusing and Confusion = Confused?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It has been awhile since I lasted posted. I can't believe so much time has gone by! But I get confused so easily lately. One would think I'm still suffering from Chemo Brain!!!

My brother and SIL arrived yesterday afternoon. We had a wonderful dinner together and Elaine and I got to talk about SP a lot. I am trying to convince her to start using her food and exercise trackers. I keep telling her those two things keep me on track and honest. It has been fun explaining how I use them to my best advantage and hope I am helping her.

I've been trying very hard to get caught up with everything from this past fall/winter from when I was so ill and in the hospital. It has been interesting seeing what all I have missed! So much helpful info!! I have saved a lot of it so I can go back to either articles or recipes.

There should be so much more to blog, but I just can't remember. Ooohhh I feel so brain-dead, but I know it will get better very soon. The better I eat, the more I am able to exercise, the more my brain will improve processing what it needs to!

It's been fun!

Hope everyone is enjoying their day and their journey.

Love to you all.

Ev

  
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GOLFLADY11 1/27/2012 2:22PM

    Hi Ev, You are so courageous and brave - kudos to you for trying to maintain your SP journey with this terrible disease pulling you down. You are emoticon. I had read that the chemo and treatments interfere with brain function. Just keep on working and getting healthy so you can get back to where you should be. emoticon emoticon Remember it's all about being the best that we can be!

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SUSIEPH1 1/26/2012 6:59PM

    Hi Ev,
I think we all suffer some sort of confusion as we age ..and don't forget you have been through so much Trauma ..
It will take a while for your body and brain to catch up with all this !!

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What a beautiful Sunday it is

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today has been so beautiful. The sun is shining and the temp is not too cool nor too hot. Best of all I have made some new Spark friends today. What could be better than that?!?

As I had to do yesterday, I am using my walker every time I get up. But I figured out what to do about the bruises - I have covered them with long sleeves. I can call the doc tomorrow and see what he has to say about it all. I was doing so well with all of my PT and being able to walk so much better. The therapist has taught me a lot about balance and how to keep my feet when I get up or sit down and of course the wonderful exercises that help, too. It seems strange that I would have two falls within three days. So, yep, I'm going to talk to my primary care to check me.

Bob has walked Rexie a lot since Spirit went to the Rainbow Bridge. He has also stayed inside with us more than when he and Spirit played outdoors. I know he misses his brother as much as we do.



Rexie our clown!



Sexie Rexie Puddin' Pie!!

I need to get some more rest, so I am going to go and have a cuppa and read a little.

Every one of my dear friends, you have a beautiful, wonderful day, too.
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PUFFPASTRY 1/24/2012 1:09AM

    I want to pet Rexie so much!!
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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/22/2012 6:22PM

    Have you tried walking around the house with and without shoes? Maybe it's easier one way or the other. I hope your doctor will have some ideas to help you out.

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MJ7DM33 1/22/2012 4:16PM

  Rexie is a good looker! Have a good day!

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SUSIEPH1 1/22/2012 3:56PM

    Glad you are feeling better Ev, also good that you are seeing your doctor!!
Love your Rexie he is gorgeous ..
Have a lovely day my friend !!
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SMIDGON 1/22/2012 3:45PM

    Love your 'furry kid'.

Love the hat too!

Hugs,
Janet

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COACHPENNY 1/22/2012 2:49PM

    Happy Blessed Sunday!

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MOM2ACAT 1/22/2012 2:35PM

    Put your feet up and enjoy your reading! emoticon

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I'm a little nervous this time

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Today I had another fall. I just went over backwards and hit the floor and the corner of a set of cupboards. I hit my shoulder, arm, and head on the corner. Now my left arm is terribly bruised. It is the one I have to be so careful about as I had the lymph nodes taken from that one. I've had some worse falls and none have ever concerned me like this one.

I'm trying to have my tea and read a little, watch TV a little, and be one the computer a little so I can forget it. It's just that every time I look down, I see those bruises and the worry starts over. I keep telling myself what is meant to be on this journey called life, it will. We can only be careful and try to take the best care of ourselves as we can. I mean, who am I to question God's plan for me? But all of that is easier said than done. I'm just saying a little more praying that nothing will come from this. If it does, I'll have to handle it as I have everything else.

In the meantime, today is send a hug day. Sooooooooo big emoticon to all of you my caring friends.




Ev

  
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PUFFPASTRY 1/24/2012 1:06AM

    Oh, Ev! Someone might have suggested this already, or you might have thought of it yourself, but you could put padding on the sharp corners around your house, like parents do for babies that are learning to walk. Honestly, I am such a klutz in daily life that I put padding around the ends of my bed frame because I was ALWAYS banging my shins on them -- and I'd much rather live with some goofy padding than constantly bruised shins. Mostly, though, I hope the falling stops! emoticon

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DRUIDPRINCESS 1/22/2012 4:11PM

    We are stronger than we think! Be gentle on yourself; do go and ask your doctor - they will be able to reassure you and give you some good advice.
We are all sending you lots of warm hugs and positive energy.

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CELLOPLAYER1 1/22/2012 11:59AM

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BEESPARKLE 1/22/2012 11:31AM

    emoticon to you from a Spark.


Take it easy Sweetie.

When you get up or walk.




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CHLOE453 1/22/2012 5:35AM

    emoticon emoticonPrayers that everything is fine.

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SMIDGON 1/22/2012 5:27AM

    Take it easy Ev. We are all pulling for you.

Hugs,
Janet

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/22/2012 2:20AM

    Try not go get up to quickly. My oldest Sister was going through that. If she got up to fast, she fell from being dizzy. Hope you get passed this soon. emoticon

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PMCFARM 1/22/2012 12:10AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending you hugs & thoughts and prayers.

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SUSIEPH1 1/21/2012 11:28PM

    I so agree with Coach Penny .. you need to see your doctor and get this checked out .. this shouldn't be happening !!.
Love and Hugs Susie
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OUTDOORGIRL69 1/21/2012 8:10PM

    I will be praying for you.

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COACHPENNY 1/21/2012 7:44PM

    Ev, before you get yourself into a padded room......check with the doc. Maybe you are having a equilibrium problem or an inner ear issue, upsetting your sense of balance.

BEOKAY!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/21/2012 7:38PM

    Is there anything that can be done to make your house safer for falls? Perhaps putting something around those sharp corners or can you walk with a cane while in the house? Houses are dangerous places by nature, but sometimes a few tweaks here and there can be helpful.

Hope the falls stop and your bruises heal quickly.
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JKURJACK1944 1/21/2012 7:05PM

    Ev, Hugs to you too. Praying that nothing was badly injured in the fall you sustained. Please be very careful.

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DOLPHINFAN1334 1/21/2012 6:23PM

    HOPE YOU ARE ALRIGHT...TRY TO TAKE IT EASY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TOMORROW!! emoticon

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It's better than yesterday

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today has been much better than yesterday. I had a nice fresh salad for lunch and I'll have PT a little later this afternoon. It is so important to keep moving, even if it is from a chair. I have been doing well with all my exercises except when I have to use my left arm where I had the lymph nodes removed to check whether the breast cancer had moved. It didn't that the Lord.

But yesterday I did have a fall. Bob was gone with the dogs and I had to wait for him to come home to help me get up as I was wedged between a table and a comforter rack. The other way was the chair and my walker. I had been ready to sit in the chair and got tangled in my slippers and fell sideways. Anyway, I didn't break anything and only have a few bruises on my legs and where I hit my head. My therapists both say fall is a four letter word that begins with F and we never want to do. Makes me smile every time I hear it from them. It is nice to be able to use a cane and my walker again rather than the power chair. And I am so happy to be able to work on walking, even if it is in place.

I wanted to ask you my friends if you like tea or what is your favorite beverage of choice? I have never drank coffee, so I'm not bothered by that. I just can't give up my soda, but I have limited myself to one a day. But I do favor tea most. Today I made some blueberry. Yummy was it ever good!! That is what made me think to ask. Of course I still have my daily water, but I have always had it with the exception of right after my last cancer when it tasted like someone had put a cup of salt in it. But it has been better and I am back to it since the first of the year.

My therapist is here for my PT, so I'll catch y'all tomorrow.


The St Johns River, less than a mile from our home.

Ev

  
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PMCFARM 1/20/2012 11:44PM

  My DD has hooked me on Vanilla Chai (Bigalow)

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NMMAMA2011 1/20/2012 9:21PM

    My favorite teas are chamomile and mint. There is even a chamomile mint tea that I really like!

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PMFISH 1/20/2012 7:33PM

    I am in the process of trying to give up diet coke! Have been watering it down now for over a year - half water - half coke. Ran out last week and have not purchased any more. Today I thought I would go to the store, but decided to make some ice tea instead.

I am glad to hear you did not break anything when you fell. Be careful, because you have been making great strides getting rid of the electric scooter.

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COACHPENNY 1/20/2012 6:42PM

    Your feet are not cooperating.....they are not supposed to trip you...bad feet!

I love coffee but, also tea of all kinds. I gave up pop years ago except for the occasional slip. When I slip, I pay....usually with numb fingers.

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SUSIEPH1 1/20/2012 6:22PM

    Sorry you had a fall .
Thank goodness you didn't break anything !!
I love green tea!
Glad you are able to get around with your Walker you seem to be getting better .. Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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CELLOPLAYER1 1/20/2012 5:47PM

    I like several teas but I don't like green tea. I have tried but I just can't drink it.

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MOM2ACAT 1/20/2012 3:36PM

    My favorite tea is Earl Grey.

I'm sorry you had that fall, but I'm glad you didn't break anything.

I like doing chair exercises too; between my fatigue and the sciatica, it's hard for me to stand while exercising. I really like Jodi Stolove's Chair Aerobics workouts. And sometimes I do the Sit and Be Fit workouts on PBS; that show is on at 2:30pm Monday through Friday where I am.

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SMIDGON 1/20/2012 2:39PM

    I like green tea. Also plain ole water with lemon.

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January 19th..... Special Day.....Lots of pictures

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ok, Ok, I know today is the day I should be blogging about the Gators, but too much is going on.

First of all, my wonderful brother, Dave, turned 70 today!!! emoticon


Here we are when I was 5 and he had turned 10.

Then when Bob went to get Spirit our Husky, he could barely move or breathe, so Bob took him to the vet so he could go to the Rainbow Bridge. Bob stayed with Spirit until the very end holding his head. It was very sad. We rescued him 8 years ago when he wasn't even a year old. Bob found him along the road and called the sheriff. They had him for 3 months and when no one claimed him, they called us to see if we wanted him. Of course we did. He was so beautiful and had the one blue and one brown eyes. Spirit was a very loving dog and always wanted petted. We are fortunate to have him in our lives for so long and we'll carry all our memories of him in our hearts forever. emoticon
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Hope you love all our pictures of Spirit. He was so beautiful.

Ev

  
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SMIDGON 1/20/2012 6:02AM

    Precious!

God Bless You and Bob for giving Spirit a wonderful home for these 8 years.

Blessings,
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COACHPENNY 1/20/2012 12:37AM

    What a handsome fellow! Gosh, so much going on for you & Bob. Sorry for your loss.



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ARTJAC 1/19/2012 11:34PM

    sorry to hear spirit has gone to rainbow bridge

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PUDLECRAZY 1/19/2012 10:09PM

    Oh, Ev! Soooooo sorry to hear about Spirit! What a lovely dog. It is so very sad to lose a fur kid and Spirit looks like he filled your lives with exactly that... spirit, and love.

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SUSIEPH1 1/19/2012 8:37PM

    What a beautiful dog and so sad he had to go to rainbow bridge ..I am sure he had the best life with you ...
Love your photos !! .
Thank you so much for Sharing Spirit with us !! .
Happy birthday to your brother !!
Love and Hugs Susie

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