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Monday, February 25, 2013

Took DD to E.R. this afternoon when I returned from work. VERY good nurse and intern there were horrified that nothing further has been done over the years for this disease for DD. They took it upon themselves to call U of M Medical School in Ann Arbor, to see if we could take her down there and let interns learn and test her. Anything to regulate this thing. SH now cannot see, barely open her mouth, barely walks, skin looks like lizards...
We were in and out, I talked to staff where she will be seen,, I called in for work to tell them I wil not be there tomorrow.. We will leave extra early due to the projected six inches of snow predicted.
Please pray hard for her and the staff that will see her. I am getting close to wondering if she will ever get the right treatment..
We have a long drive to southern MIchigan and back tomorrow. I have never been there, so this will be an adventure..
If ever we needed prayerful intervention, this is it.

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NORASPAT 2/25/2013 10:57PM

    Take care and I hope DD will be well evaluated, it seems it is long overdue for her to be tested and hopefully come up with a successful treatment.
I hope they will keep you well informed as to what they will do. Ask them to write notes about your visit and send them to your DD so she has better records for what has been done.

My heart and love are with you both. HUGS Pat in.Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FREDSEVOLUTION 2/25/2013 10:48PM

    Hope things improve. Linda be careful, take care. My prayers are with you.


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PATRICIAAK 2/25/2013 7:59PM

    Adding prayers.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/25/2013 7:14PM

    Praying for her and for you as well. Drive safely. Let me know how ti goes.

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  Praying. I hope they will see you and will give her prompt and correct treatment.

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KATRINAKAT23 2/25/2013 5:58PM

  I hope all goes well for you and DD. emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/25/2013 5:51PM

    Will be praying. I'm glad to hear that she's finally going to get some good care. If weather gets too bad, it may be a good idea to consider sleeping over.

Drive gently.

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Snowy Sunday

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More snow today, still no sun around.. expecting to see polar bears lumbering down teh road pretty soon.. Ice on teh bay is soft now, no ice fishing is safe now..

DD is back to square one with her skin,, it is swollen and red and on fire.. steroids were finished last weekend,, her body is attacking itself again.. sticking close to home today..

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/24/2013 11:44PM

    Hope DD is better soon. Thanks for being there for her.

Isn't it encouraging to know that mud season will be here soon?

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PATRICIAAK 2/24/2013 6:33PM


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LJCANNON 2/24/2013 4:17PM

    emoticon Will keep your DD in my Prayers. I can't imagine how Frustrated and Miserable she must be.
emoticon We have Nice Bright Sunshine and 63 degrees right at the moment, but Wind Gusts of 24 mph!! They are predicting Snow and Frigid Temperatures this evening.

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SMARGED 2/24/2013 3:41PM

    One of the many reasons I love Honduras! No snow!

Will keep you DD in my prayers!

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NORASPAT 2/24/2013 2:37PM

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Hi there we are still getting plastered so I am hoping to dig out later. emoticon emoticon
It is very heavy wet stuff and the trees are all bending. A night for power outages for some of us for certain. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I hope your DD is doing better b y now. Does she have allergies? emoticon emoticon
I know they are miserable. Mine only made me itch but oh how they itched. Pain is another issue. Sorry she is not well,HUGS Pat in Snowy Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Hope your dd is feeling better!

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SENIMMO 2/24/2013 12:38PM

    I totally understand the snow, I'm up on the Wisconsin peninsula, we have several feet of drifts.

Sorry about your daughter, hope things get better for her soon.

Hugs and prayers,

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ALICIA214 2/24/2013 12:21PM


I think the best place for snow is up on the mountains.....do polar bears climb??


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KLMEIRING 2/24/2013 12:16PM

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Just thought I'd send a little sunshine!

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Frigid , snowy Saturday

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Could not sleep so decided to get going for the day early and maybe watch TV through my eyelids later.. emoticon

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NORASPAT 2/23/2013 7:16PM


Sorry you are not able to sleep well. I had that problem till I started Spark and watched a lot less TV.
Once the boys left home, DH and I rarely watch TV. I do Spark for long times in the day.

I just like to chat to nice people like you. Take care HUGS Pat in Mainre. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/23/2013 5:24PM

    It's very important to check your eyelids for air holes on a regular basis. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/23/2013 11:20AM

    have a good saturday

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JUDITHANNIE 2/23/2013 9:10AM

    The snow is really heavy be careful shoveling....

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RACEWELLWON 2/23/2013 8:54AM

    Shoveled three households yesterday - slept like a baby last night ! Sore today - relax today :)

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PATRICIAAK 2/23/2013 7:28AM

    Maybe lie down for a nap later.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

To Debbieanne: 2,548,800minutes PLUS until my actual retirement year. But who's counting?

Related to that,, my day today: Very bad blizzard this morning when I left for work, but left early and came home, picked DD up for my hair appointment, she waited and when I finished, we then went to SS office to check out to get her a new card(misplaced hers) and also my retirement amounts and requirements. I have been tracking my earnings and credits for the past ten years to determine what my monthly income would be sans job. I finally found out what ex hubby makes, thought I figured out what my amount would be. We went to SS office and two ladies there were very patient and full of info for both of us.
Turns out if your ex spouse made more $$ than you, they take the first dollar of your earned $$ and the rest of your SS income comes from the spouse with greater income . Since my income has dropped significantly in Obamaland, his amount will probably end up being about five times mine. Before that, there was only a $17 difference!!

Our first blizzard dumped four or five inches of snow in about four hours,, now we are awaiting the freezing rain later,, then tomorrow another few inches of snow over the snow and ice. We are so glad that we did not cancel going to either place!!
I did get my cardio in for the day in between sitting in the SS office and the hair chair,, but will try to get some more time in on Nicole's fly workout on the S ball later.

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/22/2013 10:10PM

    Glad your getting the SS figured out. You stay warm. Makes me cold thinking about it!

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NORASPAT 2/22/2013 8:28PM

    We had a nice day today. I got a call to walk and go to movies I walked and my friends DH did not want to walk to we went to the movies and got tickets and they followed. Then we went out to dinner so this day made itself pleasant all round. Good friends and walk and a good movie and dinner. All I thought I would do was spark and get dinner. DH did the washing up so I am finally sparking. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 2/22/2013 7:58PM

    We had the freezing rain here, too. Glad you are home safe, with your new 'do' and valuable info.

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/22/2013 5:38PM

    Oh my, all that book keeping... My brain's smoking just reading about it. :)

Stay safe, warm, and dry through the blizzard. I know you have fun ways to keep on track with your exercise indoors. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/22/2013 4:26PM

    LOL @ your minutes until retirement.

So what's your thoughts on an early retirement? You will ahve less stress but work more. Knowing you you will stay busy busy busy and less rest than you have now.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sure did a get a cardio workout at work today.. cannot wait for the weekend!! Nothing planned except a mom visit, but so tired.. retirement sure is a LONG way down that tunnel..

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MARLINDA5 2/22/2013 12:27PM

    Great job on your workout - before you know it - retirement will be here.

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PATRICIAAK 2/21/2013 6:14PM

    Focus on a day at a time and retirement will be here before you know it!

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/21/2013 4:07PM

    I'm feeling that!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/21/2013 3:55PM

    So... how many minutes until your retirement?

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