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Day 5 & My sister update

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Beginning note: I don't discuss politics what so ever.

I'm on day 5 with my exercise again, I must do a minimum of 15 minutes which I do plus some. 15 minute minimum on the treadmill and strength training, I will get there if not all they way, I will make it the best trip I can!

Here is an update on my sister from Monday night and Today

Tuesday night:
Yesterday evening they gave her a unit of blood cause her count was a little low. They are replacing electrolites as well. Today she wakes on her own and will answer simple questions (her name, your in hospital, squeeze our hand, move your feet, are you in pain). She was in quite a bit of pain earlier but they have leveled that off with pain meds. Right now they are just looking for the right combination of meds to keep her comfortable. They should be removing the ventilator a bit more tomorrow. They did remove her epidural port early this morning. Keep those prayers coming!! On behalf of our family, THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Today's update:
A. was able to visit her last night. She was resting peacefully. Her color is getting better, the swelling is going down in her hands and arms. She did wake up a little when I was getting ready to leave and she knew who we were, and responded to I love you, you are doing well. The staff at University Hospital are wonderful and keep her comfortable and well taken care of!

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NBARNES 11/7/2012 9:29PM

    Glad to hear she's moving the right direction. Here's to hoping she'll be on a faster road to recovery soon.

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MRSAGAIN2 11/7/2012 1:54PM

    Adding thoughts for your sister's continued improvement.

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STEPHANIE1273 11/7/2012 12:50PM

    Thoughts are with you and your family.

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Day 3 - again

Monday, November 05, 2012

Third day in a row I'm on the treadmill and doing exercises, it feels good too! I can also tell it's getting cooler in the mornings so I will have to keep checking to see if it's cool enough to walk before 9AM. I'm going to do this!

My sister is getting a little bit better, she is looking better and they were supposed to ween her off the sedation today so I will have to wait until Tuesday to find out. My niece asked the nurses if she was doing good and they said yes, everything looks fine and she should heal well but it will be a very long, slow process. She really NEEDS to get better because I found a really neat crochet pattern that i could use her help with, LOLOL.

Anyway, today is a good day!

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CAROL- 11/7/2012 6:03AM

    Way to stay motivated --- prayers for continued good health for your sister.

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MRSAGAIN2 11/7/2012 5:23AM

    Continued thoughts and prayers for you sister.

Good for you getting on the treadmill 3 days in a row.


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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/6/2012 11:29AM

    Glad your sister is doing better. Keep on exercising and before you know it you will be on a long streak!

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NBARNES 11/5/2012 8:41PM

    Well, keep up the exercise - it'll make you feel better. I spent some time visiting my son in the UAE so I understand about the heat in that part of the world - stay cool.

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Asking for prayers

Saturday, November 03, 2012

I don't normally ask for prayers but my family could really use all the support, positive thoughts and whatever magic will work. My sister had surgery the other day to fix her hiatal hernia and it was way more extensive than the dr.s originally thought. They had to more most of her organs around to remove the hernia and she is kept sedated most of the time to relive her pain and speed her recovery. I can't get home right now to be with my family but they are all in my prayers and thoughts.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

I did start back with the treadmill today and more cleaning.

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QUEENMOXIE 11/4/2012 8:09AM

    I will pray for a speedy recovery for her! emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/3/2012 11:32PM

    Thinking of you and thinking of her, Hiatal hernias are often complicated. Inguinals are so much easier to heal,

HUGS, I can feel you anxiety in you words, HUGS Pat in maine. Please keep us posted. Keep up with you treadmill it will help relax you Take care. emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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HJFOGARTY 11/3/2012 9:50PM

    know she and your whole family are in our prayers - you come from good stock my friend - she will recover and be fine! just know to continue to take care of you as well! stay strong and good for you getting back on the tread again!

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NBARNES 11/3/2012 6:44PM

    She's in my thoughts for a comfortable and speedy recovery. emoticon

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Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those who celebrate/observe

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those who celebrate and observe those days.

Today I went to a couple stores and the mall, needed cat food and computer photo paper and a few things at the grocery store. I was looking for ice cream cones, the empty cones but couldn't find any here. I needed them for a cake I was attempting to make. This is supposed to be a Halloween cake shaped like a pumpkin. It's 2 small bunt cakes stacked bottom sides together and frosted with pumpkin frosting. It's supposed to have an upside down ice cream cone in to top for the stem but couldn't find any cones here. Also a couple of my Halloween cross stitch projects. The pumpkin frosting didn't really come out tasting like pumpkin but maybe better next time.

It's almost the "Witching hour" here, therefore almost a new month. New Hampshire time is 4:46 PM and here it is 11:46 PM, our time won't change here when it does in the USA so we will be 8 hours ahead of East Coast instead of 7.

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JSTETSER 11/3/2012 7:00AM

    Beautiful cross stitch projects! emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/31/2012 8:20PM

    I used to bake and decorate cakes but never made a pumpkin cake. Too bad you couldn't find the cones. You could have made a pointy cone out of cardboard and covering with plastic then frosting the cone.

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NORASPAT 10/31/2012 7:23PM

    I wish I could have been able to look closely at your cross stitch. I used to do it but no more. Hands cannot take it these days. I liked the look of you pumpkin cake. Next time use a cupcake and put chocolate on it for the stem. HUGS well done, I realise Halloween is over for you so I will say have a great weekend . Pat in Maine.

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Monthly recap

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, I did good for 2 weeks then fell totally apart. I got on the treadmill or did strength workouts every day for 2 weeks and I was proud of myself. AS far as the weight goes, I don't know since I went from one scale in one country to another scale in a different country and there was a difference of 5 pounds. It could be possible I lost that weight.
I will do better next month!

I have been back here a whole month, it's gone by fairly quickly and also slow. I can tell it's getting a tiny bit cooler out but still not cool enough in the mornings to go for an outside walk. DH goes back to work on Saturday after being off for 2 weeks due to the muslim holiday Hajj.

Tomorrow is Halloween in the USA and a few other countries but not here. Here it is forbidden, illegal, against the law and frowned upon since it is a pagan holiday. There aren't any American kids where I live, I do have my Fall/Halloween cross stitch projects put up around the house.

I hope you all have had a GREAT and successful month!

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HJFOGARTY 11/4/2012 7:39PM

    I agree a new month and new reasons to get back on track - you have had alot of stress going on and I know you will find your way back to what makes you feel good - take care of you and know your family is in our prayers

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MRSAGAIN2 11/2/2012 8:44AM

    I'm glad this first month went by rather quickly for you.

You'll get back to routine soon enough. Good job on the 2 weeks you did do!


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NORASPAT 10/31/2012 4:26PM

    Now you have a new month to stay with and your scale can feel like it is accurate. i have told you before I do not keep the scale out.
I spent an entire morning out with DH just to get this blood work organised. He was sent to the ONCOLOGY center and he and I have no clue why, I did ask the Dr and she said there are no others who can do this blood work. If that was the case they should have explained things for him and not let us get so confused about what is going on.
Appointment was 7-30am. we were sent down stairs and told to fill out forms while sitting in waiting room. We stepped out of the elevator in to pitch darkness and we recalled the elevator. as my eyes adjusted i saw light from under a door so I walked over and knocked A woman came to the door and I told her we were directed down there. She said it is the right place take a seat. I said we need light to fill out forms, she looked for the light switches like she had not known where they were. DH was ready to leave. It was just one of those days.
I walked with a friend and felt better, called DH to join us for lunch I had Haddock chowder and a !/2 Reuben on rye, never ate one till today and I liked it but not the sauce, it was way too hot or me. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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