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Sunday, January 30, 2011

WANTS: Good health, peace of mind, more money, less drugs to take, family harmony, vacation, spare time, more time to be with the Lord.

NEEDS: More time with the Lord, better health, peace of mind, family harmony, money to live on, spare time, new shoes, better insurance.

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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:26AM

    I don't know about the others, but I know us sparkbuddies can give you better health and peace of mind-better health by helping you along with your weight loss journey, and peace of mind by providing the emotional support and friendship you need! We are here for you! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/30/2011 10:43PM

I wasn't listed.

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OCTOBER2842 1/30/2011 6:49AM

    You got it gal, More time with the Lord is the key. All else falls in place after that.
Just went back and read your blogs for the last few day, (I've been busy this week and didn't keep up on them) and see that you are going thru some tough decisions with your mom. I hope and pray it all works out for you and you get her in a good place where you can have peace of mind and she is well taken care of. I will keep you all in my prayers while you are going through these tough times emoticon

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

I am praying so hard for a miracle!! Tammy called me from the placement,, she said there is a companion suite(semi private room) available until a private opens up,, she is going to assess mom on monday.. to see if she will be compatible,,basically to see if mom will go nuts and be her usual self.. I was very upfront with her and told her how mom was and how she is now,,
If this goes through, it would end the eleven years of stress with her,, I could have some sense of normalcy in my life, go about my life...

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KILLERANGEL47 2/2/2011 4:19AM

    Things will go alright, she will get the placement! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/29/2011 2:50PM

    I'm sending prayers, friend. Lots of them. Let me know how ti goes.

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HADYDADUBR 1/29/2011 1:13PM

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

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GAARAMA 1/29/2011 9:09AM

    Lin keeping my eyes,fingers and legs crossed that this is the answer you have been waiting for.


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NORASPAT 1/29/2011 7:42AM

    OH I hope this goes through for you. You are so right you will be so much better off rid of the stress and able to take care better care of yourself.

You will be able to de-stress instead of in distress, and that should change your whole life for the better-WHAT A GOAL THAT WILL BE.
Take care LINDA, I am thinking about you Pat in Maine.
Now I can go spin that wheel.I saw you had posted and rushed over to it. Have you read my last two blogs, I do hope so. HUGS!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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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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