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MIL update and some happier news- mixed emotions

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

We’ve still got DH’s chocolate Easter Bunny and my Cadbury Crème Eggs in the fridge to devour, keep forgetting they’re in there, tonight I will demolish one crème egg, have a feeling I’ll need one.
MIL has been showing anxiety symptoms the last few days, a result of mishearing and misunderstanding things said either to her or around her and getting the wrong impression and then letting her imagination slip away with her. Add to that there is little mental stimulation on the ward and it’s a cocktail for getting worried and upset. DH has the knack of calming her and we’ve had words with the nursing staff about any change in medication affecting her/infections and they’re keeping an eye on her.
They’re spending more time assessing her strength and weaknesses and seeing what she’s capable of before offering assistance and she’s taken this that the staff think she’s lying about her abilities or lack thereof. This too had to be explained to her.
She really does need to get out of the hospital environment(been in 9 weeks Sunday just gone); there is little going on in ward- bar mealtimes -to stimulate the patients who other then MIL get few or no visitors and just sit and stare. Not healthy at all
One lady has been in there 9 months and every time they offer to get her home with carers she refuses the carers so they offer a nursing home which she doesn’t want and when they say they have to move her on she throws a tantrum. Yesterday she was in floods of tears and I tried to console her that they were protecting her interests but she was so upset. It was heart breaking.
My God I hope better facilities are in place for my dotage- but I doubt it.
On a lighter note I get some me time on Saturday, I’m seeing Jackie for dinner and a change in scenery is definitely needed, hoping Friday or Friday week DH will be seeing Bob for a pint down their local, Bob’s presently in Nepal doing some charity consultation work so although he might be back this week he might be somewhat “jetlagged” and unable to make this week.

I managed to get 2 supersets, a core workout and some cardio in so far this week so am pleased with that. Was hoping for a short walk in the park today with DH as the sun’s out but we got a call from MIL asking for us to get there early today so that’s out of the question. Hoping to get some quality time with DH soon.

Thanks all you lovely sparkers for keeping MIL in your prayers and supporting us emotionally...don't think I'd be this sane without you.

Love and hugs to all, hope you're all having a spendiforous week and the sun is shining on you.
Take care of yourselves and each other.....as Jerry Springer used to say emoticon

  
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HEALTHY4ME 4/13/2012 8:07PM

    HUgs and so sad for her, I put above that glad she is in hosp as I was under the impression she had gone to rehab. as I also said above I lost your blog sub. for a few days. Thought you were being very quiet! LOL
HUGS to you all as it is so hard, and hugs to those other souls who need company. I know about that first hand. I still do miss some of my old people but at the nursing home they are all gone but 2.
Take care of you in all this too!
HUGS

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CHRISTINECAN 4/12/2012 8:16AM

    This is heart-breaking. We have been through the mother-care situation and my prayers for strength go out to you.

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REJ7777 4/12/2012 7:16AM

    It's such a blessing for your MIL to have both of you around and watching out for her welfare. She probably feels insecure and confused in a situation she doesn't want to be in. Having people she trusts and who love her can make all the difference! May God renew your strength and patience, and give you wisdom as you accompany her through this difficult time in her life.

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LEXIE63 4/11/2012 4:34AM

    Sorry your MIL has been getting upset. It is good you are there to explain things to her.
I hope she will be assessed and safely settled into a suitable environment soon.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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_RAMONA 4/10/2012 8:55PM

    I'm always heartened to hear that you are managing to take care of yourself through it all (hospitals are so demoralizing for everyone involved)... prayers continue to wing your way dear friend!

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CKAYT56 4/10/2012 8:45PM

    CAZ: glad you are managing to get some exercise in....good for the mind and the body. I am starting to agree with you that maybe your MIL needs to be able to leave the hospital for some different type of care. Thinking of you and your family, take care.

Char

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LIBELULITA 4/10/2012 8:01PM

  Glad you're managing to get in at least a little "me" time. These are draining times for you. I hope there's light at the end of the tunnel soon and you get back to some sense of normalcy of your usual life. Poor MIL...I hope she can back to her life soon too. It must all be so confusing for her poor lamb. It's hard when you're a spirited independent person to have your wings clipped. You're in my prayers emoticon emoticon

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SHAWFAN 4/10/2012 6:40PM

    You and you Mill are still in my prayers. Hopefully she can get out of there soon. Good for you for taking time for yourselves also. It's so important . emoticon

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NHGRL68 4/10/2012 4:27PM

    Thanks for keeping us updated. Sorry MIL is having such a tough time. It is understandable after being stuck in there all that time:-( Poor woman:-( Hopefully she can get out of there soon and will feel better all around. Glad to hear you get to go out with Jackie this weekend. I'm sure it is much needed and something to look forward to. Have a great time! Good job still getting those workouts in too. You don't let anything stop you:-) emoticon emoticon

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DEE107 4/10/2012 2:59PM

    way to go on your egg have a good day

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ANNEMAC5 4/10/2012 2:06PM

    Thanks for the update. It is so easy to pick up mixed messages and get upset Lilian is lucky you are both around to help make sense of things. Hopefully the home visit will get sorted before the week end.
I managed a 20min walk at lunch time which was lovely. Glad you are still managing your exercise.
Anne :)

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2BFREE2LIVE 4/10/2012 12:19PM

    If only we could get into someones' mind and see what they are thinking and how they feel about things. With the elderly being so fragile and helpless in their environment it is a daily struggle to stay mentally sane.

Is there something that you can take to her to cheer her up like a family photo album of happy days to keep her mind busy? Does she have any hobbies she could do knitting or painting? I think a little mind stimulation would help and keep her busy other than to worry all the time.
Maybe you can think of something like that.

Hugs and prayers. Sandy

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IDLETYME 4/10/2012 11:40AM

    We have a nursing home near us and I see an elderly gentleman pushing an elderly lady (probably his wife) around in a wheelchair a lot of days. That's so sweet and so sad!! Most care homes have days when people come in to lead singalongs and do things for their "Patients". Is there nothing like that for MIL or does she just not want to join in???
Hope you and your DH have some "US" time soon!
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MEADSBAY 4/10/2012 11:04AM

    It really is a difficult stage of life.
Your dear mil is lucky to have a caring famliy.
Take care of yourself, Caz.

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KATHRYNLP 4/10/2012 8:55AM

    I'm glad you have your workouts to keep you sane, and to let off some steam. Been through a similar situation when both my parents had to live in a 'home'.
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WIGIME 4/10/2012 7:55AM

    Caz, I know it's tough for you and your DH right now. You know that you are doing the best you can for your MIL. That should give you some peace.

Good luck and hang in there girlie! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 4/10/2012 7:47AM

    I don't really know what to say, Big, big hugs to you, your DH and your MIL. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 4/10/2012 7:47AM

    Oh, CAZ, I am so sorry it is so rough...the care your mil is getting seems the same the world over. I went through it with my mother...and I have always said I hope to go before all that starts as my dad did.

Will keep all in prayers until not needed any longer (never) and will pray for her speedy strengthening....and you and dh....Hugs and XXX

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IMIN2GENES 4/10/2012 7:42AM

    I really wish someone would point out that these people in care facilities are still people and need that stimulation. Your MIL is lucky to have you and DH so involved and looking out for her. Hope you and DH get your quality time soon!
Chris
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Bunny story

Monday, April 09, 2012

JUST FUNNY, NOT ADULT !

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car.

The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD . The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry.

A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong. "I feel terrible," he explains, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM."

The blonde says,"Don't worry." She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny, bends down, and sprays the contents onto him.

The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves,and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished.

He runs over to the woman and demands,"What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny?"

The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label.
It says..
(Are you ready for this?)

(Are you sure?)




(Last chance)


(OK, here it is)

It says,

"Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave."

Happy Easter!!!

  
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 4/10/2012 6:05AM

    Love It

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DEE107 4/9/2012 8:45PM

    LOL HAPPY EASTER LOL

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    hahahahaha!
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LIBELULITA 4/9/2012 9:37AM

  GROOOOOOANNNNNNNNN!!!!! But I like it!! emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 4/9/2012 8:47AM

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KATHRYNLP 4/9/2012 8:40AM

    Finally... a smart bleached blonde! ROTFLMAO!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHAWFAN 4/9/2012 7:54AM

    Lol!

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THE MIRACLE OF TOILET PAPER LOL

Monday, April 09, 2012

Fresh from my shower, I stand in front of the mirror complaining to my Husband that my breasts are too small.

Instead of characteristically telling me it's not so, he uncharacteristically comes up with a suggestion.

"If you want your breasts to grow, then every day take a piece of
toilet paper and rub it between them for a few seconds".

Willing to try anything, I fetch a piece of toilet paper and stand in
front of the mirror, rubbing it between my breasts.

"How long will this take?" I asked.

"They will grow larger over a period of years," my husband replies.

I stopped. "Do you really think rubbing a piece of toilet paper between
my breasts every day will make my breasts larger over the Years?"

Without missing a beat he says, "Worked for your bum, didn't it?"

He's still alive, and with a great deal of therapy, he may even walk
again, although he will probably continue to take his meals through a
straw.

Stupid, stupid man.

  
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_RAMONA 4/10/2012 8:50PM

    All I gotta say is thank the Lord my husband is a MUCH smarter man, LOL!

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    Well It did make sense to me emoticon

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    I hope hubbies therapy helps him walk again! emoticon

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LIBELULITA 4/9/2012 9:36AM

  emoticon Thank you for the laugh....I need them at the moment!!! emoticon

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SHAWFAN 4/9/2012 7:52AM

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Oops!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Wife by text to husband at work :- "Windows at home frozen - what will I do?"
Husband :- "Spray some de-icer, or pour warm water on them!"

Wife :- 15 minutes later :- "Done that, now computer won't work at all”.

  
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TRAVELNISTA 4/9/2012 4:50PM

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    Blonde eh. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 4/8/2012 9:29AM

    What a dumb-dumb! Prolly a brunette who bleaches her hair blonde. Gives us born- blondes a bad rep. emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon Ooops is right!

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ANNEMAC5 4/8/2012 4:31AM

    emoticon emoticonSo easy to take the wrong meaning..
Anne :)

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LEXIE63 4/8/2012 4:04AM

    The joy of the English Language. LOL

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Traffic cop in the Philippines

Saturday, April 07, 2012

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=57a2CE
fLTt8&vq=medium


Now tell me you've now smiled emoticon

  
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IMEMINE1 4/9/2012 5:06AM

    Loved him.

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WIGIME 4/8/2012 5:25AM

    That guy has all the moves! Cool.

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ANNEMAC5 4/8/2012 4:37AM

    A thriller... he was great certainly made me smile. Nice hip action.

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LEXIE63 4/8/2012 4:04AM

    That was fun! :-) I want a job that makes me that happy! :-)

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DEE107 4/7/2012 10:41PM

    very cute

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MEADSBAY 4/7/2012 10:36PM

    Wow- he must burn some calories in a day!
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DFROMTX 4/7/2012 6:54PM

    Nothing like that in Texas! emoticon Wonder if he sings to himself......don't see any wires to his ears.

He has plenty of people looking, but I am worn out just watching him!

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    Saw him before a little MJ in him emoticon

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SHAWFAN 4/7/2012 11:17AM

    Very nice! He's a good dancer. Would be nice to have one of those around to entertain people. LOL

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LOVESLIFE48 4/7/2012 10:25AM

    Very cool!!! Looks like he's having a great time!! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 4/7/2012 8:57AM

    Great way to pass his time, is he auditioning for "So You Think You Can Dance"... but no one is paying attention to his directions.. thank goodness! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 4/7/2012 7:44AM

    Thanks, ikkle! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 4/7/2012 4:09AM

    Thanks for sharing we actually had a dancing policeman in Rhode Island. He is retired now, so he was a little older here is the link.
http://www.youtube.com/wat
ch?v=Y-yBc8txHaA

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