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Friday, January 28, 2011

icicles, snow, ice, wind, cold, clouds, mud, that is what life is here today,, ah well, I am blessed to be able to see and feel it..

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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:18AM

    emoticon Yes, it sucks. But as you said at least you are here to see it and I'm glad that you are here, too coz you are such a great friend! emoticon emoticon Don't worry, spring is coming and soon everything will start looking up. emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 1/28/2011 9:15PM

    Hang in there my friend, we are toughing it out together, remember that is what friends are for.

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REXTINE1 1/28/2011 7:40PM

    Until I saw a man who had no feet. Good finish.

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NORASPAT 1/28/2011 5:07PM

    Take care LINDA, hope you are able to resolve your issues very soon and can get to a normal routine. Pat in Maine. HUGS!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/28/2011 4:57PM

    and you are alive!
Hope all is going well as for the home of your choice for MOMS.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pilot to bombardier: Went to nursing home, visited with mom, asked her more memory questions just for my peace of mind that she truly has dementia,, OH YEAH! She did not remember anything about her two visits to the neurosurgeon, any xrays(had four sets of them), nothing,, did not remember who gave her plants or cards in her room..

Sw came in after ra half hour, presented the whole scenario as if we had not talked, like she was telling us both at the same time that mom must leave, but needs a stepping-stone to get her sea legs,,
mom just looked at me and asked what I thought,, great, now I know what my daughter will be tricking ME with!!
I then left there and kept appointment with marketing director at assisted living facility a couple miles from nursing home..
I LOVE IT! In fact, if I was able, I WOULD MOVE THERE!!! A Brookdale facility, only 26 residents in this house,, it was just like being in someones home,, clean, homey, tons of activities, field trips, great food, private mini-apartments..
unfortunately, it also does not have an opening yet,, a person on the waiting list has not decided if they want o go there or not, but I told her that I want immediate placement,, she is going to talk to the Director and call me back tomorrow afternoon.. also see if mom is eligible for Dad's veterans benefits,,
I need prayers for this,, more so than my health, I need her to get in there,, that would be a major relief to me..
I know God will provide for her needs too,, but secretly I hope this is the biggie!!

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KILLERANGEL47 1/28/2011 4:01AM

    I hope everything goes well and that your mother is elegible for the payments! emoticon emoticon

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HADYDADUBR 1/27/2011 9:21PM

    I am praying, praying, praying that your mom gets in there.

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DEBGIL 1/27/2011 6:42PM

    Praying, praying, praying that it all works out. (((HUGGLES)))

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GAARAMA 1/27/2011 5:54PM

    Lin I hope your Mom is eligible for your Dad's Veterans benefits. It would be a tremendous assist to you and your Mother. My DH missed receiving benefits by four months.
Keep the faith


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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/27/2011 5:33PM

    Sending prayers like never before.

We're looking into the same thing for roberts mom.

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NORASPAT 1/27/2011 5:25PM

    OH I do hope the benefits work for her. That would really be helpful. Is the socail worker actually helping you with all of this stuff or are you on your own with it all.

I am really hoping this will work for you and your family, MOM will be safe and you can have peace and peace of mind HUGS LINDA, Pat in Maine.

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spare time

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Worked extra hours today, got home,nursing home called again,, time to shop fo r assisted living for her,, teh wonderful place right across the road from m street will not have an opening for two weeks, so it will probably be the one way across town,,,
tomorrow afte rwork I amgoing to meet with socail worker and drop this bomb to mom with SW as my armed guard,, staying clear of her hands and feet, do not want to get punched,kicked or gouged,,,
this is wha tI do in my SPARE TIME!!
I am liking my thermal back brace so far,, helping with the spinal arthritis an d fibromyalgia somewhat,,,
going to bite the bullet and start taking the pain pill )Rx) when I go to bed..

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    good luck Pickie! This is such a hard step to take, especially with everything else your battling. Remember how your mom is feeling and how she's probably scared and angry about losing independence. I hope it goes well, you'll be in my prayers.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/26/2011 10:32PM

    Sends fed ex to you with a box of boxing gloves for the visit with your mom.

Be careful with the pain pills. they can also rob you of your much needed sleep.
Hugs and good luck tomorrow.

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HADYDADUBR 1/26/2011 10:08PM

    Good luck with your mom.
I should try one of those thermal back braces for my arthritis.

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GAARAMA 1/26/2011 8:11PM

    Lin good luck with your Mom,these homes usually have a lot of activities to keep the residents occupied. I'm sure you are prepared to deal with resistance. It is time to take care of Lin and let someone else deal with Mom. You may find that with the reduced stress level you will start to feel better.
keeping you in thought and prayer for a smooth transition.

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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 6:43PM

    I hope everything goes alright with you mum! emoticon Going to bed sounds like a good plan to me! emoticon Sleep well. emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 1/26/2011 6:37PM

    Sounds like great plan LINDA.
Make sure you have a good discussion with the SW.
Hoping all goes well tomorrow. Have you ever visited the close by facility to see what it looks like?
I guess it could be some protection if you have to go across town to see her. Is it anywhere near her own house?'
HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COOLGRANDMA03 1/26/2011 6:25PM

    Good plan!!

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REXTINE1 1/26/2011 5:37PM

    I hope your mother doesn't bite, and your pain pills work.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Went to rheumatologist today instead of projected appointment next month: they had a cancellation so I went,,
guess it is better to get the bad news early..
I first went to the eye doc for new glasses last year,:he told me I have cataracts.
Next was the family doc for hand pain:found out I probably had carpal tunnel..he referred me to neurosurgeon: that guy wanted me to see a rheumatologist and get an MRI before surgery to rule out something else going on in my body to cause all the pain and things,,
Big news from the rheumatologist: NO, I do not have rheumatoid arthritis,YET, do have severe arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis in both knees, and the best part: I have fibromyalgia!!
I have had the symptoms and pain for over fifteen years, but with everything else going wrong, it never got diagnosed as this..
So now instead of getting off some meds, I am now on three more Rx's,, he ordered a dozen blood tests, a whole page of xrays,,
So I am not having carpal tunnel surgery,, yet,, he also told me that diabetes can cause this,, tee-riff-ick! Also, while I was sat the doctors,. again the nursing home called to tell us mom's rehab is finished, she can leave,,

that call return will be tomorrow,, after work,, oh, I also was supposed to buy a back brace(which I did, insurance does not cover it) and special arch supports(not covered either) but did not purchase them,, cannot afford this,, will have to pay most of all the tests he ordered too..
I already wear WALKFIT insoles, they are miracle workers,,
so that is my wonderful day,,
I am so glad it was not worse, but those two diagnoses threw me for a loop..
I told him that the bright side to all this is: I cannot get prostate or testicular cancer !

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    Way to stay positive PICKIE, prostate or testicular cancer LOL :) You're amazing, if you look to where you want to go you'll get there. Be well! emoticon

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LULA2007 1/26/2011 9:58AM

  Gee, and I have been felling sorry for myself because I have arthritis in my right foot, rt. hip and bursitis in my rt. hip. Yikes, guess I'm lucky!

I'll keep you in my prayers.

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DEBGIL 1/25/2011 10:47PM

    Oh, CRAP!

And that about says it all!

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COOLGRANDMA03 1/25/2011 9:09PM

    So sorry. Hang in there. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/25/2011 7:46PM

    LOL @ your last line there. Always the funniest.
I'm so sorry how things turned out today. Geez! Fibro Can be taken care of by a verys trict diet. I ahve a friend here near me who did clinical trials for fibro and it made all pain go away. not on any drugs but jsut a vers trict diet.
Mom's comign home?

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NORASPAT 1/25/2011 7:42PM

    I am so very sorry this diagnosis was made for you. My hand Dr told me that I have so many hand issues because i most likely am diabetic. I went to my Dr to check it out
and sure enough that was when I was diagnosed as type 2.
Take care will catch you later.HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

So glad I got to hea rthe Scripture last night at church,, helping me today be motivated, grateful and smiling..

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NORASPAT 1/24/2011 1:20PM

    By this time it is Monday and since I missed your blog I am sorry. I keep hitting the wrong button. and I definitely replied to you Saturday blog but it disappeared there is a whole row of new buttons on this machine =Just there to confuse the old lady and my fat fingers just touch them and I lose the lot. I see Sunday evening went well so it should be a good week for you.

I sure do hope so LINDA, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 1/24/2011 12:35PM

    It always inspires me too. Father Fitz has great sermons.

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REXTINE1 1/23/2011 3:23PM

    emoticon Glad you are in good shape.

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GERIKRAGH 1/23/2011 2:02PM

    Amen. Always happy when that happens!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/23/2011 1:34PM

    Great! Good for you, Linda!

Have a wonderful day!

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