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Double bypass

Sunday, January 13, 2013

After catheterization, they inform me that he needs a double bypass. This is going to be a long process. But I still have him, for which I am grateful.

  
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APPLESBANANAS 1/14/2013 5:06AM

    I've been wondering about him, thanks for posting an update. I am glad he is stable.

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BLUE42DOWN 1/14/2013 2:22AM

    emoticon news! Yes, there's more to be done, but progress is being made.

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OPTIMIST1948 1/13/2013 9:09PM

    Whew! You are not out of the woods yet, but at least you know where you re going.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2013 9:04PM

    Hugs....I know things are scary right now. I hope that your husband can have his surgery quickly and that he has a good, uneventful recovery. My thoughts are with you.

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DOGLADY13 1/13/2013 8:47PM

    I felt relief at your post - he's here, there is something the doctors can do... I know you have a long way to go. I'm praying for you.

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TATTER3 1/13/2013 8:02PM

    Prayers!

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 1/13/2013 7:22PM

    you both are in my prayers.
Marcia

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LKWQUILTER 1/13/2013 6:56PM

    (((HUGS))))

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YENGLISH100 1/13/2013 4:28PM

    You do have him and both of you are lucky that they can do so much. My husband has 3 stents in his heart. He is great. I feel blessed every day.

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CORNERKICK 1/13/2013 3:35PM

  Hope all goes well

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COOPQUILTLADY 1/13/2013 3:29PM

    Glad they can "fix" him up. Stay strong, for you AND for him. Don't let him see worry on your face, he'll need to see your confidence that things will go fine. You're both in my prayers. emoticon Pam

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SYCAMOREROSE1 1/13/2013 3:09PM

    Thinking of you. Praying for a quick recovery and strength for you both!

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NATPLUMMER 1/13/2013 3:00PM

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KATHYSCOLLIES 1/13/2013 2:00PM

    I just saw your yesterday's post about the heart attack. I am so sorry for you both, having to undergo this whole scary process.

I grew up with my Dad having one heart scare after another and we were blessed to have him with us for more than 30 extra years, until he was in his mid 70s.

Take 'heart' in the knowledge that medicine and medical technology have made such tremendous advances in recent years. Your hubby is in the best place he could be at this moment!

I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery!

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Prayers, please

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My husband is currently in the hospital with a heart attack. Scared.

  
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LMCBUD 1/13/2013 5:56PM

    Sending up prayers. Stay strong and have faith. emoticon

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GREBJACK 1/13/2013 4:01PM

    Praying and wishing you well

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 1/13/2013 9:40AM

    I'm so sorry, MissG. Of course you and your husband have my prayers. Believe for the best.

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NATPLUMMER 1/13/2013 9:40AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2013 8:53AM

    Hugs.....hugs....and more hugs!

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope he is resting comfortably now and there was minimal heart damage.

My thoughts are with you and with be throughout the coming days.

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COOPQUILTLADY 1/13/2013 12:43AM

    Prayers are headed your way! God bless you all! emoticon emoticon

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APPLESBANANAS 1/12/2013 11:46PM

    I am thinking of you and your family.

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BLUE42DOWN 1/12/2013 11:19PM

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You and he are in my thoughts - hoping for the best.

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MOTLEM 1/12/2013 11:04PM

    So sorry to read your bad news Miss G. I know it is impossible not to feel scared, but be comforted that so many friends are thinking of you and praying for you and your husband. emoticon

I send you loads of love and light and heaps of the best healthy vibes I can muster. I know my positive thoughts will help you and your husband in this fearful time.
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DOGLADY13 1/12/2013 10:35PM

    Oh my. Prayers offered.

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CJERVEY 1/12/2013 9:33PM

    May God take and keep you and your husband in his loving and healing arms. Be strong. Prayer changes things.

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TOMWAMP 1/12/2013 9:26PM

    Praying right now . Lord please give your healing touch.

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SLIMINDOWN31 1/12/2013 9:13PM

    Heavenly Father,
We lift this man up to you asking for wisdom and discernment for the doctors treating him. We pray for his healing and recovery. We also pray for a peace for both him and his wife and ask that they be comforted by your presence. Drive out all fear and replace it with your perfect peace.
We pray these things in Christ's name
Amen

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PURPLE180 1/12/2013 9:11PM

    Prayers coming your way.

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SHARANWIL 1/12/2013 9:09PM

    Be encouraged! Hope all is well!

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OPTIMIST1948 1/12/2013 9:07PM

    Prayers. Hugs. Healing thoughts...

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Go our team! Beat those guys!

Monday, January 07, 2013

I don't generally watch much sports anymore, even though I grew up with a sports-crazed mom. But tonight is the BCS champion game and Notre Dame is playing, so football is the order of the day! My daughter is a huge fan--her dad went to ND. Poor hubby doesn't care about sports at all, but he's surrendering the living room to our crazed fandom for a night.

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TATTER3 1/7/2013 6:01PM

    Fun!!

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DOGLADY13 1/7/2013 4:17PM

    You might enjoy this:
http://onlyagame.wbur.org/
2013/01/05/notre-dame-football-
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Baby mama of the bride???

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Have you seen this ad for "Mother of the Bride" dresses here on Spark People?


First of all, I can't imagine many brides being really happy with Mom when she shows up looking like *she* might be the bride! I showed it to my daughter, who has a bunch of friends getting married next summer, and she was agog with horror that anyone would think that dress appropriate for the MoB.

But even more jarring to me is the fact that the model looks to be about 23. And if you click through on the ad itself, the suggested dresses are scattered with gowns that look more like something a teen would wear to the prom. Look instead of a Mother of the Bride dress, you can wear this Mother of the Bride negligee! Seriously? Apparently these companies are catering to child brides whose daughters are also children!

Yes, there are dresses that are age and situation appropriate, but the number that aren't is boggling. This is not the day to be in competition with your daughter, but these dresses sure encourage such behavior!

No deep insights, I was just a little flabbergasted and wanted to share!

  
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K1TT3N 1/5/2013 12:08PM

    I agree

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APPLESBANANAS 1/4/2013 7:14AM

    Woah! No I hadn't seen that advertisement. I didn't even look that sexy on my wedding day!

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MOXIE26 1/3/2013 7:59PM

    I hadn't seen the ad before but when your blog page opened up, there it was to the left of the blog. Although it's a beautiful dress, I can't imagine wearing it as mother of the bride. Actually, I can't imagine wearing it all right now. But give me another 12 months.....
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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/3/2013 7:29PM

    I'm already too old for that particular dress. I wonder what fashion trends will be by the time my kids are old enough to get married in 10 years or more.

Yep, wedding ads here too because of your topic.

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BLUE42DOWN 1/3/2013 4:57PM

    Amazing, but the thing about that picture (and most ads for fashion magazines these days) that bothers me a whole lot more? The vacant expressions. I so prefer getting my Sports Authority catalog because the models are smiling and engaged in whatever sport the clothes or gear they're modeling involves. I may buy some clothes from some places, but each ad and catalog they send just makes me less.

As to Mother of the Bride dress, I honestly don't know. Set that next to a full flowing wedding gown and I honestly can't see her upstaging the bride just from the dress. Now, if the MOB stood around in that pose and with that expression ... I'd call it a mid-life crisis and pity her.

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BARBARASDIET 1/3/2013 3:39PM

    That photo doesn't look bad to me--although that woman does look awfully young to be a MOB. Having been one a few years ago, I found that there seem to be only two styles of dress generally available--matronly and ugly!

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ONCEUPONMYHIPS 1/3/2013 3:36PM

  I hadn't seen that ad, but when I opened your blog page - TA-DUM - there it is on the left hand margin!

I have two daughter's engaged to be married next year, and rather dread shopping for those particular dresses. I would rather not have to dress in some societal-expected way just because I'm the bride's mother. I'm secretly hoping they'll simply elope and I can skip the MOB dress shopping.

At 45, I do feel rather young to be dressing in some dowdy/gaudy get up. My daughters are 24 and 23, not "children", but I still feel a bit too young to be "matriarchal" in some cover-it-all-up from throat to ankle dress/jacket combo with sensible shoes.

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DATMAMA4 1/3/2013 3:26PM

    Oh my. I'm every bit as flabbergasted as you are. Yes, I really do believe they're catering to very young moms whose brides-to-be are also very young. I can't imagine the average 40- or 50-something wearing most of these getups. If I were a young bride, I would be insulted that my mother tried to upstage my day.

This is almost as good as the prom dresses that have the front cut-out area for the "sexy" baby tummy prom queen. Yes, I've seen gowns like that.

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NATPLUMMER 1/3/2013 3:06PM

    Wow!

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It's all about me (I'm number one)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I've come to realize that I have to change my attitude about my own importance, if I'm going to succeed at my goals.

So from now on, I'm number one.

For years, I've found it easier to be self-sacrificing than to stand up for myself. It's easier to be "nice" and do far more than my share of the work than it is to make space for myself, insist that what I want is important, and risk being perceived as "the b*tch."

But the thing is, my family is more than willing to give me the space I need. They aren't the ones who were holding me to that standard; I was.

It's okay for me to prioritize my own needs, to make sure there is room for my workouts, to have goals that are my own. I don't need my family to be 100% behind everything I do--hubby is completely perplexed by my need to have long-term goals like an Iron Man, but I don't have to justify why I feel like that. It's okay for me just to feel like that, because different people are motivated by different things.

If I don't make my goals a top priority, they easy fall through the cracks of a busy life. So I'm keeping them on top.

Because in the long run, it's like the oxygen mask in an airplane. The instructions always say to put on your own mask first before assisting others. If you don't, you could lose consciousness and be useless to anyone. If I don't take care of myself first, I could easily become incapable of helping others. I don't want that.

  
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K1TT3N 1/5/2013 12:15PM

    Awesome ..... We all need to be 1st cause we can not help others if we don't help ourselves

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APPLESBANANAS 1/3/2013 5:12AM

    This is a great frame of mind to climb into. Have a good day!

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DATMAMA4 1/2/2013 11:45PM

    Great thoughts! If we don't stay healthy, we are not capable of being there for those we love.

You are worth it!

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DOGLADY13 1/2/2013 7:59PM

    Terrific! Here's to you!

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OVERHAULING-ME 1/2/2013 5:57PM

    So true! We have SO MUCH more to give when our needs are being met. My husband thinks its strange that I have a plan for training for my half marathon. He thinks I should just walk/run a little more everyday. I feel a plan is essential for any successes

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SOKKERNUT 1/2/2013 2:00PM

    Very well said!

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NATPLUMMER 1/2/2013 1:04PM

    Excellent!!

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LANAHAUTH21 1/2/2013 1:02PM

  I like how you think. Happy New Year.

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