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Good Bye Blueberry!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This morning as I went into the living room to turn on the computer, I heard a funny sound and it was coming from the birdcage. I went on over to it and Blueberry was faced down in his feed trying to breath. I tried to move him so that he can breath but it was too late.

He must have fallen off one of his perches and hit the floor hard, his wing was bleeding again and he was whimpering and then nothing. Sorry about the visual words.

Anyways John came in and look at the bird and he was very upset and said nothing. He just pick up the bird and got rid of it. Then he emptied the bird cages, dumped out the feed and water and took the cage and all its stuff and took it outside to the garbage can. Came back in a vacuumed the feathers and feed that was on the hardwood floors.

I asked him if he was OK and he said he was fine, He also said that we won't be getting another bird one and that is why he threw everything away. Then he went to lie down before he had to go to work.

So now all we have left are the convict fish.

This was Lemonade who died last year.

and this was Blueberry

Now they are both in birdie heaven. May they rest in peace together.

I am sad but I am OK I have been keeping busy doing housework, knitting up a storm, sparking and eating

Now I am going to go back to my knitting and then go to bed in an hour.

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NANNER2121 5/18/2010 9:13AM

    Losing a pet is very painful. I've lost 3 'keets over the years and it does not get easier. I'm sorry your brother threw everything out. I understand that the pain is very intense but I remember my brother saying after I had to euthanize my first cat 3 years ago:
"Would you give up the xxx years of love and companionship you had with your pet to save the grief?"
Sometimes he astounds me with his insight and my answer was "No."
So when I had to let Mr. Miko go a few weeks ago I just cleaned up all the items and just put them away for now. I still have all Kona's things too. Never say never, just take a break to deal with the emotions. Heck, I still get teary eyed when one of my fish get sick and die.
I am truly sorry for your and your brother's loss.

BTW, all my 'keets are buried in the waterfall of my Koi pond in hard shell eyeglass cases which are just the perfect size for them. So they are still with me, just in a different way.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/16/2010 12:42PM

    One thing about Parakeets, they do not have longivity. I had several years ago, and lost them within 2 years. My Grandparents had 1 named Tee Wee, my Granddad adored him, and got him to talk, I cannot remember how long that bird lived, but longer than most. It broke my GF's heart, when he died. I love your names for your birds, very cute, now what is a convict fish? Is it behind bars? lol Take care, sorry about your little feathered buddies. MJ

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HEYRED221 5/15/2010 8:35PM

    What a beautiful bird - so sorry. emoticon

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CINDHOLM 5/15/2010 7:49PM

    Sorry for your loss, Lemonade and Blueberry are now together in Birdie Heaven..

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LINDA25427 5/15/2010 2:45PM

    They are the same kind I mean the same colors as my granddaughters birds were my husband acciedentally hit the bottom of their cage and knocked it off and they flew away never came back We left the their cage hanging and their food and everything as it was for a while hoping they would come back ..but they never did .Sorry for your loss. Take care I still hold you in my prayers .I'm not spending as much time on the computer now as I used too. emoticon emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 5/15/2010 9:40AM

    Oh Sandra I am so very, very sorry that you lost Blueberry. As you know I have 4 birds and I dread the day I lose one of them. My heart will be broken. emoticon

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MBSKIT 5/15/2010 8:53AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about Blueberry.

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FITKAT2010 5/15/2010 8:27AM

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GINA7249 5/15/2010 7:55AM

    sorry about ue birds dieing.
i heard after that happend to my dads bird that they sometimes have a heart attack just suddenly. min sun conure died after 10 yrs i think. around there. i went camping and sunrise passed away, my mom and dad live with us so they took care of him mostly.

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MSWEEZER 5/15/2010 6:34AM

    Glad you're doing well. Sorry for our losses.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/15/2010 1:35AM

    Sorry to hear of Blueberry's passing.
But, as you said, Blueberry and Lemonade are now in birdie heaven.
I hope that they will rest in peace, too !

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RNSHARON 5/15/2010 1:24AM

    Thinking of you. Losing pets is sooo hard. emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 5/15/2010 1:12AM

    So sorry about blueberry and your other bird. How long did you have them?You need a few of these, too!
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MUSIC66 5/15/2010 1:11AM

    sorry to hear about the bird dieing .

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CRZY77 5/15/2010 1:11AM

    Sorry about blueberry... its hard to say goodbye to our loved pets. emoticon

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Me Day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I decided to take a ME day and take it easy. I needed to relax today and do absolutely nothing which was great. I really needed to rest and relax and just enjoy my time.

I was able to do some sparking inbetween the times the internet wanted to go down. Able to get it up for five minutes before the program shuts down again. I think I restarted this program four times today. I was determined to catch up on all my sparking and read all the missing post from the other day. Plus I needed to catch up on my friends blogs. I was able to read about 20 of them but I could not leave any messages. Hopefully tomorrow I can leave something on your pages. So if you didn't hear from me today you know it was not my doing.

Windows 7 knows about this problem and they have been working on it and will fix it but they say it take time. They have the time, I don't but I will be patient and wait for the solution for a few days and no longer. Then they will get a message from me.

Anyways I worked on my business cards and they are coming along great. I have decided to have the logo black n white and the printing in a bright blue and little darker than the page. It is going to look great, the invoices are made the same way and the order forms are next.
Then I will be setting up a spread sheet to figure out the cost of the orders and pricing of my knittables. I came up with a formula for the pricing which is fair and I am pleased.

Next will be to post some flyer's at Safeway's on their bulletin board and at the laundry mats and some of the knitting shops if they allow me too. Their are only two knitting places in N. Vancouver. So next week I will go and see them.

I also have spent the day watching and listening to the T.V. and catching up on all my missed shows.

It is late now. 11pm and I am heading to bed for more sleep.

So I hope you enjoy your evening and have a great night sleep. I will see you all in the morning.

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CINDHOLM 5/14/2010 8:36PM

    I sounds like you had a very productive day.. Spark ON

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POORGIRL_DIET 5/14/2010 4:48PM

    Your business cards sound really nice. well done. I know you do knitting but do you do adult ponchos or jumpers? sorry if this has taken away anything from your blog.

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MBSKIT 5/14/2010 3:42PM

    Your business cards sound really nice!

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MSWEEZER 5/14/2010 10:46AM

    Sounds like you're moving along nicely and glad you are keeping your chin up and remembering only YOU have control over your attitude. You're gonna get thru this hiccup in no time.

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TUFFYBIRD 5/14/2010 8:50AM

    You're being proactive, making things happen, rather than just sitting back feeling bad if they don't come to you. I think this is a very healthy attitude. emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 5/14/2010 7:36AM

    I"m glad you got the cards done. You seem to be well on your way to having a nice little business for sure. I'm glad you enjoyed a "veg" day. doing nothing every now and again is good to revamp your mind and body.

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THE_OPTIMIST 5/14/2010 5:38AM

    Sounds like a good day and once the internet is working properly again, the next ME day will be even better!

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SGKAYLOR 5/14/2010 3:38AM

    Me days are great & we all need them every now and then, glad you enjoyed yours!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/14/2010 2:30AM

    I hope you enjoy your ME Day !
I hope that things can be straightened out re: your computer !
Your knitting business plans are going smoothly ; I imagine you'll enjoy using
your new business stationery !
Good for you !
I'm sure your new stationery is going to help your business a lot.
I hope so, anyway.
All the best , for your knitting business !

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CSDAYS 5/14/2010 2:21AM

    Sounds like a good relaxing day yet one that may prove profitable.

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Did I faint?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Before I get to that I finished designing my business cards and it looks good. I found a cute logo.

Kat playing with yarn.

My business cards are simple. It has my business name, my name, address, email address and phone number and a brief statement of my business. The only thing left to do is to chose a colour for my cards or should I leave it black n white. I am thinking Black n white logo with powder blue printing, same colour as my page I think that will stand out nice.

Now to my dad.

John(brother) and I got to the hospital at 1:30pm found where is room is, he is sharing withtow other guys and his bed is by the window and he has a nice view of the downtown buildings.

He was sitting up in a chair when we walked in and he gave us a huge smile. Then the nurse walked in to take pictures of his heart and we had to leave for a few minutes which gave me a few minutes to close my eyes and hold on to the wall. I was feeling dizzy but I held on enough to walk back in and sit down. After two minutes I was able to focus on dad, he was back in bed looking small and frail. He lost a lot of weight, he is tall and thin to begin with but geesh he is a bone rack now. Can't wait for him to get back home and get him fit and healthy again.

Any ways we staid there for an hour and then we left, I was not feeling well at all and neither was John, he almost fainted as well but didn't.

So as we walked down the hallway it was getting darker, got in the elevator road down, got outside and everything was in shadows. I was sweating and freezing at the same time. Weird, I got into the car and closed my eyes and next thing we were outside of the parking garage. My vision started getting clearer. Had some water and was feeling alot better.

So glad I didn't faint in front of my dad even though he knows how I get. He was teasing me about it and cracking jokes. He was even flirting with the nurses. My dad is a character and a charmer and he is back.

THey had him up and walking and tomorrow he will be trying the stairs. Once he can do that safely he gets to go home. Might be Friday or Saturday. emoticon emoticon

He still has a long road to recovery but he is strong and he will do it. I even going to give him my pedometer since I got a new one.

After our visit, John and I went to knight n day restaurant for a late lunch and went to a couple of liquidation stores where I got a 48 pack of AA batteries for 9.99$ a great price.
So now my cordless mouse is working better. When I put rechargables in my mouse the mouse dies after five hours or so but with non rechargables the mouse will last up to 6 months or so.

So now I am home using my cordless mouse and sparking. Oh and I finally got all my spark mail and postings as well as other mail.

What I did was I had to reset all my spark stuff and walla it is fixed.

Now that you are all caught up with my dad and me fainting, I can go to bed and sleep like a baby.

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MBSKIT 5/13/2010 7:27PM

    Glad your visit went well and you didn't faint!

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BOVEY63 5/13/2010 5:18PM

    So glad to hear your dad is doing better.

Take care!

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/13/2010 4:05PM

    Good to hear about your father.

I love your cat logo. I like the idea of keeping the logo in b&w, but would go with a slightly darker blue for the printing, although the blue on this page is quite good. I presume you're using white as background?

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KLASSIE 5/13/2010 2:44PM

    I truly enjoy a happy ending and yours had one. Your dad seems to be on the road to recovery and you're willing to do your part to help him regain his health. Thank God that things are going well. I also like your logo and think it might look nice as a pencil drawing so if you're taking a poll, I'll vote for it as is without color.

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HEYRED221 5/13/2010 11:30AM

    So glad your dad is doing well. And glad you did not faint emoticon

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CINDHOLM 5/13/2010 10:43AM

    I am glad everything is going well with you. Your business card are going to look emoticon. I am happy your dad is doing well and maybe going home on Friday emoticon.

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MSWEEZER 5/13/2010 10:18AM

    So glad your dad is doing well and you didn't faint. BONUS!!!

I think the business cards are gonna be cute.

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WALNUT5612 5/13/2010 9:02AM

    Sometimes severe anxiety can make you feel the way that you did. I am glad things are better now. I love the logo. I think I like it just plain black and white. It looks so 'classic'.

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TUFFYBIRD 5/13/2010 8:22AM

    What wonderful news about your dad Sandra ... and I'm glad you didn't faint. Even though there is nothing wrong with fainting, I know you would have found it embarrassing.

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MALEXANDER4 5/13/2010 6:47AM

    Glad to hear all went well....I like the logo, black and white with the blue would be nice.

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POORGIRL_DIET 5/13/2010 5:29AM

    I am so happy to hear your dad is in great spirits and your business cards sound great. Black and white sound good but you might want to add one other colour in there as well as it catches the eye more.

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AAKROYD 5/13/2010 4:47AM

    So happy to hear! He sounds like he's in good spirits!

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SGKAYLOR 5/13/2010 3:56AM

    So glad to hear he's doing well and that you did pretty well visiting him!

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MUSIC66 5/13/2010 2:06AM

    glad you visited your father.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I called the Hospital at lunch to check on my dad and the nurse put my through to his room. I got to speak to my dad for five minutes. It was very emotional for me but I held it in, I didn't want him to get upset and he didn't. He told me that he had a quadruple bypass done and that he is in some pain ofcourse and tired. He is sitting up and eating his lunch when I interrupted him. I told him that John and I will come by and see him tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait to see him and to talk to him. It has been over 8 years since the last time I saw him. (A long story for another time).

He told me that I didn't have to come and see him cause he know about me and hospitals but I told him that I will come and see him. The nurses just have to be ready encase I faint and fall. John said that he will hold me up, He has been a rock through this nightmare. My brother is so strong and loving, I am glad that I have him as my brother.

You see every single time I visit or go into the hospital I get dizzy and light headed and I faint. The next thing I know is that I am on a bed and everyone is looking at me. My blood pressure goes way low and I faint.

NO one knows why this happens, it been happening since I was a young child. Some say it is the smell of the hospital, the smell of sickness and or death or even life itself. I even fainted when I visited my BF cousin in the hospital when she had her baby. That was embarrassing, the whole family was their to see me faint.

So tomorrow I am making sure that I eat really well and that I go in slowly and if I start to feel faint I will lean against the wall and hold on to my brother But I am sure this time that I will be fine. I will make it so.

Second update:

My ROE came in and well as my cards for EI. I can do my cards on the internet. I don't have to go in every two weeks and drop off the cards, I can do it online. That save time and money. I can also get them do deposit my cheque into the bank, that save time and money too!.

Third update:

I slept for a solid 8 hours of sleep and was still sleeping until the dreaded fire alarm went off. They were testing the system. Guys its working, shut it off already. YIKES!

Fourth update and not to shocking was expecting it:

I am down to 123 lbs again, So today I upped my calories and made sure that I ate something small every two or three hours. So I am working hard at eating again so don't worry. I know within the next few day I will be eating well again.

Fifth update:

Yesterday when I went for a long walk they had a health fair going on in the court yard in front of the library. They were giving out free stuff. I got loaded up.

I got a new Ditigal EZ-V pedometer, suntanning lotion 55, pens and a note pad, maps of parks and trials, a play card which is a 10% discount card that you give to local store and restaurant and save of food and retail items, a doggie kit that hook onto your belt loop or purse that have doggie bags in it for the poop pickup - I don't have a dog but I know someone who does so I will give it to her. I also received free passes to the rec centre to try out the swimming pool and exercise room - that I will check out and use in the winter time. I got a red heart pin and a key chain. So I did very well and I am so glad that I made myself go out for that walk yesturday instead of sitting and starring at the phone, after all I do have me cell with me.

That is it.

Now I am off to bed, I am physically tired, mentally drain and emotionally tired but happy. I going to

for another half an hour and then I can

Have wonderful dreams and have a wonderful day tomorrow

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MUSIC66 5/12/2010 9:27PM

    i am glad your dad is doing well.i dont faint in hospitals but i faint we i give blood fainted at the blood bank canteen and once faited on to a train after giving blood that was embarricing.

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USARUNNERGIRL 5/12/2010 12:09PM

    I am so happy to hear that your father is doing so much better. I will continue my prayers. I imagine he will seem tired for a little while. My father does still even now and he had his procedure a while ago.

Sounds like you are getting some good business for the knittables. That is awesome. I will look forward to seeing the pictures.

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HEYRED221 5/12/2010 12:01PM

    Sounds like you had a great day! Hope all goes well with the visit to your dad. Take care!

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MBSKIT 5/12/2010 11:39AM

    that is awesome all the stuff you picked up yesterday!

I'm glad that you were able to talk to your dad. it does ease the mind!

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TUFFYBIRD 5/12/2010 7:41AM

    emoticon You've already decided that this time you will NOT faint at the hospital. You know the warning signs and have a plan in place to deal with it if you start to feel woozy ... mind over matter Sandra ... it can work! Good luck.

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SEKSUNSHINE 5/12/2010 7:11AM

    You will do find on your visit. Keep up the positive attitude you are doing great!

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MALEXANDER4 5/12/2010 6:37AM

    I"m glad to hear all is going well. sometimes it take a while to get to the end of a long tunnel to see the light, but it is there. god bless.

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MT-MOONCHASER 5/12/2010 2:05AM

    Glad to hear that it is good news with your dad!!
I hope your visit goes well with no fainting, or even light headedness.
I'm working on a pair of socks -- have one done and am to the heel of the second. I may end up doing 4 to get a pair that matches well. They are patterned and my gauge seems to be a bit different with the second sock.
Have a good day!!!


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I wrote a long blog and went to hit post and got and error message and lost everything.

So a very short blog tonight.

I just got off the phone an hour ago from the hospital and talked to the nurse on duty. She said my dad came out fine from surgery and he is holding his own. The took the tub out of his mouth. He will be is the critical care unit until Wed. then they might move him to a differnt floor.

I am so relieved that I can't stop shaking, crying and laughing. All these emotions and more mixed into one.

So thank you once again for your loving support, wishes and prayers. You have helped me stay strong and your comments on my page and my blog made me feel so loved.

I will write more tomorrow and tell you about the day that I had, it was good.

But right this minute I am not sure if this blog will get posted. So I am signing off now before something happens.

Good night and thank you so very much. I love you all

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CARDSFAN720 5/12/2010 2:09AM

    I know that feeling of relief all too well! SO glad to hear that your dad is okay! It's a long road ahead, but with faith and encouragement, he'll do well! emoticon

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NOTGIVINGUP49 5/11/2010 10:40PM

    Thanks for keeping us posted! Glad the news is good. Will keep your Dad and family in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 5/11/2010 3:41PM

    I am so happy to hear that you have positive news about your dad. I will be praying for him and for you.

Thank you for mailing the monkeys to me yesterday in the midst of all that you had going on, I appreciate you doing that but would have understood if you had to wait a couple of days. I wanted to let you know that I did mail you your check yesterday as well.

Thank you and once again, I will be praying for you both.

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PATTK1220 5/11/2010 1:04PM

    Glad your dad is going to be OK. What a shock this must have been to you since no one told you until the last minute. Be well!

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STOP-IT-KNOW 5/11/2010 12:56PM

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MBSKIT 5/11/2010 10:32AM

    I am so glad that your dad came out of surgery ok!

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ROCKYCPA 5/11/2010 10:30AM

    So glad that the news is so good. My thoughts and prayers are with you during the recovery period.

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KRICKET4 5/11/2010 10:06AM

    Really glad that this went well for your dad.

Regarding your posts; since you seem to have this problem rather frequently, why not write your blog in word and when you're done copy it over here. This way if for some reason your post won't go through you don't lose your blog, just copy it over again. Just a thought.

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LILYGAL 5/11/2010 8:59AM

    So glad that the news is good. Now to get him rehabed. We went thru that with DH's father. It's worth it but it is work!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/11/2010 8:30AM

    Thanks for the udpate. I know you are very relieved. Will continue sending positive vibes your way.

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FITKAT2010 5/11/2010 8:13AM

    Wonderful! And your worrying helped, right? NO!

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CINDHOLM 5/11/2010 8:09AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy to hear the news about your day, that is wonderful!!

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MRE1956 5/11/2010 7:50AM

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MALEXANDER4 5/11/2010 7:50AM

    So glad all went well.

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ELAINESHAFF 5/11/2010 7:28AM

    I am glad to hear that things are working out for your dad. I will keep you and your father in my thoughts.

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SWAZY33 5/11/2010 6:31AM

    So glad to hear the great news!
Continued prayers and hugs to you :)

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POORGIRL_DIET 5/11/2010 6:09AM

    I am so happy to hear of this news. Please do keep in touch and let me know the outcome after he comes out of critical care

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AAKROYD 5/11/2010 6:04AM

    I am so happy to hear the great news.

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RANDOM00B 5/11/2010 4:31AM

    Congratulations! I'm so glad to read that he made it out of surgery. Here's hoping for a complete recovery.

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MUSIC66 5/11/2010 4:07AM

    glad your dad got through surgery , hope he recovers well,i will pray for him.

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4_MY_LIFE 5/11/2010 3:43AM

    Glad to hear your Dad is going to be ok.

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SGKAYLOR 5/11/2010 2:34AM

    Glad to hear it!! Hope he has a speedy recovery, night!

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