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Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Victoria Day to all my Canadian spark friends!
I love to learn about other's holidays and celebrations so would love to hear more about this holiday!

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STARTWME 5/27/2010 6:16AM

    Canadians.. I'm curious ; How do you celebrate Victoria Day?
Do Canadians simply have the day off and don't think much about the old girl like we do with Presidents' Day. Those boys don't even get their own day anymore. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 5/25/2010 3:17AM

    Thanks Judy!
I knew there was one around this time of year but it slipped my mind to check this year *slaps wrist*

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DEE107 5/24/2010 11:18PM

    Thanks Judy Learned something new

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JUDY1676 5/24/2010 8:42PM

    Yes, I knew I could google it and get a point but I wanted to hear from our Canadian friends! This is a great way to get to know others!

Comment edited on: 5/24/2010 8:42:57 PM

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 5/24/2010 5:28PM

    I did it for you, but would be fun to hear from a Canadian....

"Victoria Day is officially the Sovereign's birthday. The Sovereign's birthday was first observed in Ontario (then called Canada West) in 1845 to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria of England (1837-1901).

After the death of Queen Victoria, an Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada establishing a legal holiday on May 24 in each year (or May 25 if May 24 fell on a Sunday) under the name Victoria Day. An amendment to the Statutes of Canada in 1952 established the celebration of Victoria Day on the Monday preceding May 25, making it the first long weekend of the summer season.

From 1953 to 1956, the Queen's birthday was celebrated in Canada on Victoria Day. In 1957, Victoria Day was permanently appointed as the Queen's birthday in Canada. In the United Kingdom, the Queen's birthday is celebrated in June.

Victoria Day has also been known as the Queen's Birthday, Empire Day, and Commonwealth Day. The holiday name was changed to Empire Day in the 1890s when enthusiasm for the British Empire was at a peak. By the mid-20th century, however, the Empire had given way to the Commonwealth, so the holiday became known as Commonwealth Day. In 1977 Commonwealth Day was moved to the second Monday in March and Canadians continued to celebrate Victoria Day in May.

In Québec, since 2003 it has also been known as National Patriots’ Day to honor the rebellion against the British in 1837. Before 2003 in Québec it was known as la Fête de Dollard or Dollard Day in honor of the 17th century soldier, Adam Dollard des Ormeaux."

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 5/24/2010 5:26PM

    google it if you don't get any replies

be sure to use spark websearch feature, and you will earn a point for doing so emoticon

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Friday, May 21, 2010

DH and I are both doing well. We still don't have any idea what causes his legs to do this. At least we know what to look for and start the pills fast! The Dr. even gives him some to have on hand for the next year!
I'm back on my meds and my sugars have come down a lot--just a week back on meds!
Life goes on--volunteering at Church, studying my Spanish and trying to keep up here on Sparks!

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PHYL220 5/21/2010 12:12PM

    Glad to hear your both doing better! emoticon

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HEYRED221 5/21/2010 11:21AM

    Hope it just keeps getting better. Take care!

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LKWQUILTER 5/21/2010 10:49AM

    I think most doctors don't really know what is wrong and just make educated guesses most of the time. Hope everything does work out better with your dh. Please take care of yourself too cause when your sugar is out of wack it is damaging other parts of your body. I know--my sister and dgd are Type 1 diabetics. Have a great weekend. ((HUGS))

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 5/21/2010 9:38AM

    Glad to hear things are improving.

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DEE107 5/21/2010 8:22AM

    Glad you and DH are doing good and your sugar coming down keep up the great work

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BEESPARKLE 5/21/2010 8:22AM

    Glad your both doing okay.

Have a nice weekend. Here in Canada is the long weekend.


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DAISYBELL6 5/21/2010 7:55AM

    Keep it up!

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NEW-CAZ 5/21/2010 3:50AM

    Glad you're both okay and hope things get much better

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 5/21/2010 12:55AM

    Glad that you're both doing better. I read on one of your other blogs that you have been going without some of your meds. I know how that is. I have been without health insurance since 2005, and my meds were one thing I would skimp on. I have since been able to get most of them changed to the $4 prescriptions, which helps, but it never fails that the ones you need the most are not on that list.

Prayers for you and your hubby. Hope things get much better!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

This has been a busy week! Went to the Dr.---she wasn't happy with me since I was without meds. I'm biting the bullet and getting back on!
DH is better. He goes back to the Dr. Tuesday. Hopefully, he'll get a good report. Will be anxious to find out what she says!
Hope you all have a great week!

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DEB2448 5/21/2010 12:15AM

    Keeping you both in my prayers.

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DEE107 5/17/2010 8:16AM

    praying for you and hubby and please take care my friend hugs

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LKWQUILTER 5/17/2010 6:40AM

    Glad you are back on your meds. I won't "fuss" or play "mother". Take care of yourself and your dh. ((HUGS))

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NEW-CAZ 5/17/2010 3:42AM

    Oh dear, you got a slapped wrist but at least your doc has your best interests at heart.
Hope all goes well for DH
Stay healthy!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/17/2010 12:57AM

    Keeping you both in prayers...

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DEVORA4 5/17/2010 12:43AM

  Let us know how DH is doing, Take care and feel well.

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Update on DH (and more!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We got DH into our Dr. yesterday. He was in pretty bad shape. Her gut feeling is this is not an allergic reaction but not real sure what's going on! Gave him a shot of cortizone and put him on prednazone! (not sure I spelled then right!) Today he is much better! The blood work yesterday showed his kidneys not working up to par and will recheck him in a week! After he is healed, she wants to do a biopsy on his leg to see if that will tell us anything.
The And more---tomorrow I have an appointment I'm not looking forward to because I've been a VERY naughty girl.--I've been without 3 of my meds for about 2 months!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/17/2010 12:56AM

    Praying for you and your DH...

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DEE107 5/15/2010 11:52PM

    Judy you cant do that dont want anything to happen to you sweetie hugs

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HEYRED221 5/12/2010 11:54AM

    Glad your DH is feeling better. Hope all goes well with you as well :-)

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CATHY629 5/12/2010 8:26AM

    I hope all goes well for both of you,take good care of each other

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LKWQUILTER 5/12/2010 7:15AM

    Sure hope all works out well with your dh. Also, Judy you know to take care of you. I will play mama--make sure you keep your meds and stay on schedule with them.

One good thing--my dh is on predizone and he calls it his little miracle pill. He is now on a very low dose (only 2 mg/day) and is does the trick. He has some type of arthritis that is really painful for his joints and muscles.

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NEW-CAZ 5/12/2010 4:43AM

    i hope all the test results are good and nothing serious shows- a stressful time I know.

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DEVORA4 5/11/2010 11:59PM

  Hi, Praying for good results for both of you Your pal debby akadevora4 emoticon

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DEVORA4 5/11/2010 11:56PM

  Hey Judy, I am praying forgood results for both of you. Your pal, debby aka devora4 emoticon

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GUCCI-MOMMA 5/11/2010 11:31PM

    You both take very good care of yourselves. I hope all the tests turn out not to be serious. Love and best of thoughts going your way!!

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ROWINGPRINCESS 5/11/2010 11:01PM

    Stressful I'd say hope they figure it all out. So are you going to go get those meds?

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/11/2010 10:42PM

    Hugs for you while you worry over your DH and then 40 lashes with a wet noodle for not taking your meds!! (Only cuz I care about you!!)


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USFBULL 5/11/2010 10:37PM

    Hope all is correctable and will be soon. emoticon

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    I hope everyone feels better soon! emoticon

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Instead of are usual Mother's Day with dinner out, we ended up in Urgent Care! My dh has cellulitis. Went to the Dr. on Tuesday and since he is having a reaction to the antibiotics! His body looks like he has a sunburn! He's bright red! The Dr. at Urgent Care didn't seem to take this too seriously. Said to get an over the counter med for the reaction--no new antibiotic! Tomorrow will be another trip to our Dr. emoticon

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DEE107 5/15/2010 11:51PM

    my mother just had that and ended up in er and a stay in the hospital tooo

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MBSKIT 5/10/2010 4:01PM

    I hope that you DH is better. Seems to me like he needed more than OTC meds.

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HAPPY1049 5/10/2010 3:50PM

    It seems a shame that our doctors don't seem to show much concern for us a lot of the time. I thank God that my husband now has a very caring doctor who even comes out to the house to visit him if needed.
I sure hope your husband does not get worse. You won't forget this Mother's Day! Hope he is well soon.

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TEACHINGAGAIN 5/10/2010 12:11PM

    Wow! My mother was just diagnosed with cellulitis a week ago. She was in rehab and they moved her back to the hospital so they could give her 3 antibiotics introvenously. Hope urgent care is treating your husband correctly.

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TASOGAREBAN 5/10/2010 12:00PM

    Wow. Maybe on Father's Day you can pull something like this on him (fake it, pls. Don't actually get hurt!) and then you both can appreciate each other all the more! :)

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HEYRED221 5/10/2010 11:42AM

    Hope he is doing better today.

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NEW-CAZ 5/10/2010 3:52AM

    Hope DH is better soon Judy

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RURAL3 5/9/2010 11:21PM

    a mother's day you will always remember. I pray DH is doing better.

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DEVORA4 5/9/2010 9:17PM

  Health is the main issue. Hope your DH is on the mends by now.

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    Sometimes I wonder about the Urgent Care places. My daughter took her boyfriend to one a couple weeks ago because he was having so many problems with hives and allergic reaction. They basically just sent him home and told him to keep an eye on it and take some OTC Benedryl. A little over an hour later he was four times worse and in the ER. He was having a bad allergic reaction and it took them several hours and IV meds to get it under control enough to send him home.

Keep an eye on your hubby and if he doesn't seem to be getting better--or is getting worse--take him to the ER. Better safe than sorry. Allergic reactions are nothing to mess with!

Hope that you had a great Mother's Day (other than for this!)

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