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WooHoo! He's doing better, fingers crossed!

Friday, August 13, 2010

He was still bleeding badly this morning so I took him back to the doctor (thankfully he was in today!).

Poor Pop had to pretty much just lay there for over an hour before they got to him - but the bleeding had lessened with his arm elevated. Seems it was mostly from one area and the doctor used some sort of "cauterizing stick" and so far it hasn't re-bled.

I am not to wash the wound - just run some soapy water and then clear water over it - and re-bandage tomorrow.

Fingers & toes are crossed and my prayers are still going up for Pop.

Thank you all for responding with your prayers. Even well wishes are great for those who might not believe in prayers.

I love all of you.
Hugs,
Linda & Pop

  
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MELSY82 8/16/2010 3:21PM

    So sorry, I just saw this!! Heartfelt prayers and well wishes to you and your loved ones.
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MOMMIARSES 8/14/2010 5:10PM

    Praying for complete recovery for your dad.

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NANCYMT6151 8/14/2010 3:57PM

    More prayers, love and blessings coming your way.
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WALKINGANNIE 8/14/2010 4:40AM

    I'm pleased that he is recovering from the injury and hope that the progress continues. You can always rely on prayers and good wishes from your many Spark friends.

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BARNABABY1 8/13/2010 11:25PM

    It's a relief to hear that he is doing better now and on the road to recovery!!! I'm sending lots of good wishes to both of you!
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GRALLEN 8/13/2010 10:22PM

    Good to hear some positive news. Your pop is still on the prayer list.

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MERRY40 8/13/2010 7:57PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad but glad he's doing better. I will keep him and all of you in my prayers. God bless!

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MARTY19 8/13/2010 7:11PM

    My fingers and toes are crossed too. Plus I'm adding a few prayers. Is Pop staying with you during this time or are you running over to him. Just take goode care of yourself too.

Love you
Marty

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ANNIEONLI 8/13/2010 6:03PM

    Good to hear you got things under control! Prayers being sent!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/13/2010 5:28PM

    Thanks for letting us know of the progress. Prayers still going up for all!

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MSLZZY 8/13/2010 5:06PM

    Still praying for all of you! HUGS!

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Thankful on Thursday!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yesterday my dad fell on the oven door - the oven had been heated to 375 to bake a pizza.

He skinned the underside of his forearm from wrist to elbow in a strip about 1" wide.

Why am I thankful? Because he didn't get burned. The damage is bad enough due to the location of the boo-boo; he leans on his arm all the time and the bleeding continues. But I have learned how to bandage this type scrape using "petroleum gauze" and home health-care is coming tomorrow and might give additional insight of what to do.

Also, we have a fantastic local health clinic that will take him on a walk-in basis anytime.

Your prayers are most welcome for the bleeding to stop. He is on plavix and low-dose aspirin due to heart problems.

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WALKINGANNIE 8/13/2010 2:02PM

    So sorry to hear about your Dad Linda and hope that he is on the mend.

He is fortunate to have you around to attend to emergencies like this. It sounds as if you have developed the skills to respond well to his specific needs - as well as providing loving care.

Love to you and yours.

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MARTY19 8/13/2010 9:01AM

    OUCH! I certainly will keep your dad in my prayers. I am also grateful it was not more serious than it is. Maybe they can pad the bandage so he won't be constantly irritating himself.

Hugs,
Marty

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JLWOF1 8/13/2010 7:49AM

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope the bleeding has stopped. Will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers.

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SHEILA2BFITTER 8/13/2010 4:44AM

    Sorry to hear about your Dad hope the bleeding stops soon and that everything is OK.

Sheila

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MSLZZY 8/12/2010 11:55PM

    Give my best to Dad! Those types of wounds are so painful. Being an easy bleeder and not on medication, I can relate to wanting it to stop. I'll be praying for all of you. HUGS!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/12/2010 10:17PM

    Praying for a speedy recovery with no complication! God Bless You and guide you as you care for your father! It's not an easy season of life!

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GRALLEN 8/12/2010 10:16PM

    Your father has been added to my prayer list.

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SHERRY257 8/12/2010 9:57PM

    I am praying for your Dad and for the Bleeding to stop. Plavix and aspirin are a double sword! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/12/2010 9:08PM

    I agree that it was so fortunate that he didn't get burned. That could have been much worse! Aren't walk-in clinics great for things like that?

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COOLMAMA11 8/12/2010 8:46PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad, my 91 yr old mom had a bad fall, and broke her arm(she tripped over her backless slippers) guess where all those slippers went !!! I will include your dad on my prayer list..hope he is feeling better soon!

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LOPEYP 8/12/2010 8:32PM

    Glad that it wasn't too serious. He could have gotten burned. Very scary! I'm sure the visiting nurse will fix him up and have some ideas.
Thinking of you!

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FORMYDARLINGS 8/12/2010 8:31PM

    I hope for the best for your dad. I know how hard it is to get bleeding stopped in a person who is taking just aspirin so with the Plavix, hmmmm. Keep a close eye on him and be sure he knows to call you if he needs you. Prayers for your father are ongoing, my friend.

Gini

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/12/2010 7:42PM

    Thoughts and prayers headed your way. We'll take blessings as they come!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/12/2010 7:41PM

    Thankful is a great attitude! So sorry your dad fell; glad he didn't get burned. It is great home health can give you some professional advice so you can confidently provide care. Your dad is so lucky to have you. -Marsha

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Thank you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thank you for the outpouring of love to Ray & Me on our 24th Anniversary yesterday.

Ray will be 89 next month and I pray for many more years to share with him.

... and to think, no one thought it would last a year!

We love each and every one of you!

Love,
Linda & Ray
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SOPHIADARE 8/12/2010 9:15AM

    I started to say I was astonished that anyone was foolish enough to be so negative to someone planning a wedding. Then I remembered some of the prejudice displayed and cruelties I have seen practiced about the tiniest differences and most personal choices and I realized that Pride and Prejudice are still with us, and so are the good hearted people who triumph over them.

Good for you and Ray!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/11/2010 5:58PM

    Happy Anniversary late... better late than never.... I pray for you many many more happy years with your Prince Charming.

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JLWOF1 8/11/2010 8:43AM

    Sorry I'm late, Happy Anniversary! May you have many, many more! Congratulations!

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MSLZZY 8/11/2010 8:32AM

    You made it work and that is what counts! emoticon emoticon

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GRALLEN 8/10/2010 9:49PM

    I'm sorry I'm late. Congratulations!!

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RISSASPIECES 8/10/2010 9:43PM

    You go girl!

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SHEILA2BFITTER 8/10/2010 8:33PM

    Congratulations!!! Jim & I celebrated our 38th this year and people said IT wouldn't last. I hope you have many more.

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SUNNY2DAY2 8/10/2010 7:43PM

    Happy Anniversary ! emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 8/10/2010 6:56PM

    So sorry I missed it, so a belated Happy Anniversary, hubby and I celebrated ours on the 2nd of Aug! Many ,many more years of happiness!

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ANNIEONLI 8/10/2010 6:54PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!! That is awesome!!
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MARTY19 8/10/2010 6:43PM

    It just goes to show that following your heart and not listening to naysayers can lead to alifetime of joy and happiness. You deserve it all.

Love you,
Marty

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WALKINGANNIE 8/10/2010 6:40PM

    Wishing you a very happy, healthy lead-up to your silver wedding next year!

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EMMABE1 8/10/2010 6:40PM

    Opps!! Sorry - I missed that!!
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And may you have many more happy years

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It's a life sentence!

Monday, August 09, 2010

It's a life sentence!
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Today Ray & I are married 24 years!
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I pray for many more years with my DH!

  
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AMAS92568 8/10/2010 12:24PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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ASTORRES1 8/10/2010 11:52AM

    WOOOHOOO to the both of you....
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SYLVIALYNN2 8/10/2010 11:06AM

    Happy Anniversary and may you have many more wonderful years together!

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SOPHIADARE 8/10/2010 10:16AM

    Happy Anniversary, and may you have many more!

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LOPEYP 8/10/2010 6:49AM

    Happy anniversary!

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MEMORYAMETHYST 8/10/2010 6:25AM

  Isn't it great to have a life time of memories together?

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VEGEFARMER 8/9/2010 11:45PM

    Happy anniversary to you both. :)

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VEGEFARMER 8/9/2010 11:45PM

    Happy anniversary to you both. :)

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MSLZZY 8/9/2010 11:17PM

    Happy anniversary! I'd say you are a very lucky couple! HUGS!

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ALLYALLYT 8/9/2010 11:04PM

    Happy Anniversary! Its a life sentence to be proud of!

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ANDI571 8/9/2010 10:53PM

    Happy Anniversary, with many more to come. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/9/2010 10:26PM

    Happy Anniversary! emoticon And many happy returns.

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GRALLEN 8/9/2010 10:18PM

    Congratulations!!!

I know there are days it feels like a life sentence but that's why it's important to place value in good rather then the bad.

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SLENDERELLA61 8/9/2010 10:13PM

    Happy Anniversary, Linda and Ray!!! Very sweet of you to celebrate it with us!! Thanks.

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BARNABABY1 8/9/2010 9:12PM

    CONGRATS!! I'm glad you're so happy together! emoticon emoticon

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SHERRY257 8/9/2010 7:59PM

    Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/9/2010 7:56PM

    Mucho congratulations! So wonderful to hear of people staying together and happy for a lifetime! emoticon

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LAURLEW 8/9/2010 7:41PM

    Wow! emoticon

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MARTY19 8/9/2010 7:28PM

    emoticon How wonderful. next year is am big party and I want an invite!

Loveya
Marty

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OREOSMILE 8/9/2010 6:10PM

    congrats!

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POLARBEARSCAT 8/9/2010 6:09PM

    Happy Anniversary! A good man IS hard to find! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/9/2010 5:29PM

    emoticon Congratulations on your anniversary
emoticon Today's the 1st day of the NEXT 24 years!
Enjoy!!! Some day you'll be 'old married folks' like hubby & me (we will celebrate 40 years in December!!)

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WALKINGANNIE 8/9/2010 5:23PM

    Happy Anniversary to you both.

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    Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 8/9/2010 5:08PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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HANNAHEP 8/9/2010 5:07PM

    congratulations! I'm sure it's been a wonderful journey!

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QUIKSYLVER 8/9/2010 5:05PM

    My DH is Ray, too! Although we're only at 12 1/2 years. emoticon

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It was terrible! OMG!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

I was so glad to wake up from this dream I had last night! It is almost too scary to even write about it.
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I dreamed I was eating all day long
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... but I never logged a bite!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/8/2010 7:57PM

    sorry about the bad dream. Glad that it was only a dream though. Love, Dawn

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    Good thing it was only a dream! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/8/2010 8:36AM

    I had to laugh, but then I almost cried! Luckily eating in dreams does not show on the scale. -Marsha

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SOPHIADARE 8/7/2010 9:53AM

    I hate those "I missed the exam" dreams!

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MSLZZY 8/7/2010 8:03AM

    I hate that when I have those kind of dreams but thank goodness, it was only a dream! emoticon

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THAMLEY 8/6/2010 8:49PM

    Good Grief! Definitely a nightmare. Thank God awaking to the reality of our relief-- SP!
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PEGGYSTILLHERE 8/6/2010 8:36PM

    Oh you are too funny! That was a horrible, retched dream, that many of us lived for many years. Thank goodness it's behind us now! emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 8/6/2010 2:27PM

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NANCYMT6151 8/6/2010 1:11PM

    LOL!!! Sounds like a real nightmare! Hope your day goes a lot better! emoticon

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MARTY19 8/6/2010 11:54AM

    I can remember a time when that wasn't a dream - it was a reality. Aren't we glad those days are gone?

Hugs,
Marty

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ASTORRES1 8/6/2010 11:49AM

    Whew....thank goodness you woke up........lol

Love ya Linda...You are awesome


amy

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SHERRY257 8/6/2010 10:59AM

    I am glad you woke up! I sometimes dream I have gained it all back! Are we obsessed or what? LOL emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/6/2010 10:38AM

    emoticon Good thing dreams don't put on calories!!!
Have a fabulous, fun and fit Friday!!

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PAIGESMAMA 8/6/2010 10:25AM

    That is funny. I hope you are better now know ing it was just a dream

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BIJOUX7 8/6/2010 10:16AM

  NOOOOO!!! That is a nightmare!!!!! That would have had me waking up in a cold sweat!!

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