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co-worker's back in hospital

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Laura's lungs are not working well. She has fluid in the lungs. Otherwise have only heard her kidneys are still not functioning well and she is on chronic dialysis until they start working better.

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MCGS62 1/14/2013 8:37AM

    Very sorry to hear that . I'll pray she gets well soon.

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123ELAINE456 1/10/2013 9:18AM

  Will continue to Pray for a Complete Recovery for her. God Bless You and Have a Wonderul Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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MSLZZY 1/10/2013 6:53AM

    I will continue to pray for her.

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Good news about co-worker...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

She is reported to be doing better and might be going home sometime this week.

Everyone is greatly relieved. Thanks for your prayers and good wishes.

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MCGS62 1/5/2013 12:46PM

That is good news!~ glad to hear it

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123ELAINE456 1/2/2013 10:08PM

  Awesome News. Praying for a Complete Recovery. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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MSLZZY 1/2/2013 5:59PM

    Great news! Praying for recovery!

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Honored on Christmas to play piano for famous singer...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

So there I was playing the piano at Ebenezer Nursing Home in Minneapolis for the dinnertime in the evening when this very nice man came up and asked if I could play The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...) as he like the way I played it. He mentioned he was in a biographical play (which he didn't tell me that he wrote and had the lead in) about Nat King Cole. When he sang he sounded just like Nat King Cole, and so I figured he must be playing the lead. He only sang one song but when he left (he was visiting a resident there) he stopped by the piano and said, "Keep playing the piano," and perhaps somthing else which I didn't hear as I was in the middle of another Christmas song.

So the next day, I Googled the play he was in. It has been very popular and he even did a bit of it at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in 2010. It was Dennis Spears (the male voice in Moore by Four) and he has a very active singing and acting career.

I was glad he didn't tell me who he was before I accompanied him or I probably would have gotten nervous! What a wonderful experience! And a Happy New Year (I will be playing on New Year's Day at the same venue!)

P.S. At least he is famous in Minnesota....


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MCGS62 12/31/2012 9:16AM

    That's a great story I am glad that it happened to you. I know what a challenge it is playing at a hospital or nursing home --I always end up crying in my car on the way home.
And the home being named "Ebenezer " (as in scrooge) has a nice bit of Irony to melt the heart.

I am glad you had such a special time !!
wish you many more times like that in the new year.

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JUDYAMK 12/31/2012 8:15AM

    Wow what a compliment he gave you, a special treat to the residents for that song he sang. How is Laura doing?

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123ELAINE456 12/31/2012 12:33AM

  Awesome!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care. Very Exciting.

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DIANER2014 12/30/2012 10:12PM

    How exciting!

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MERRYMARY42 12/30/2012 7:36PM

    wow, good going that is wonderful

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JCARDINAL 12/30/2012 2:34PM

    Very cool! emoticon

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RYCKJUNG 12/30/2012 10:23AM

    Cool! Another memento in a life full of great memories.

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MAMISHELI53 12/30/2012 10:19AM

    How thrilling! What a blessing!

i was reading your page, and I can so identify with your struggles!

I've managed to lose weight, then it crept back up especially after I had an injury and couldn't exercise for a while. Then my exercise bike (used) broke down, and it took a while before I could replace it. But I'm back o track - and now deal with arthirits in the hip and knees. I'm looking at probably hip repair come summer vacation, so I can have time to recupe and not lose work - but Am concerned about the weight creeping back up. So, all the more reason, I have to be careful, to exercise (especially the muscles for hips and knees).
But Spark is a GREAT resource! I am confident I can do this. And that YOU can TOO! Onward and Upward! Blessings on your journey to a healthy lifestyle!

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GRAMADIANE 12/30/2012 10:15AM

  Wow - how cool!
I no longer live in the cities buy was born and raised there and lived in various communities until 2 years ago - I love it when I read about MN.
MOORE BY FOUR was always a great group to see whenever they were performing.

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No further updates...on co-worker's condition

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Everyone at work was hoping to hear how Laura has been doing but we have not heard any more news from her son-in-law. Our supervisor is not allowed to pass on any information but I suspect she is still on dialysis. The last email from her SIL said they they were thinking of transferring her to the University Medical Center for further care.

So we are still waiting to hear good news and praying every day for her recovery.

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MSLZZY 12/30/2012 8:42AM

    Praying for a good resolution and recovery for Laura

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123ELAINE456 12/30/2012 8:18AM

  Will continue Praying that She has a Complete Recovery. Let Us Know when You hear anything(Update). God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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Tragic news at work...regarding a co-worker...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Laura had her tonsils out last Friday to clear her airway so she can breathe better at night and not snore.

When we got back to work on the 26th of December there was an email from another co-worker (Laura's son-in-law) telling how Laura suddenly lost consciousness and had to be rushed to the hospital. At that time, Christmas Eve, she was noted to have pneumonia, a collapsed lung and an infection. On the 27th of December, we got another email saying she was on dialysis and even her liver was failing. That was the last update we got.

Everyone at work is quite upset and saddened by this news. Her son-in-law asked us to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

I am hoping some of my Spark friends can say a prayer for Laura, also.

I especially feel sad about this as I was one of the people (and her daughter) who encouraged her to get her possible sleep apnea checked out by the lung specialist at one of the hospitals owned by our employer. Her doctor said it was possible the tonsillectomy might take care of her obstruction and then she wouldn't need a CPAP machine. She was anxious to get the surgery done as she was chronically tired and her snoring was a real problem for her.

I have no idea why this "minor" surgery went bad but I have been praying for her and I hope I can encourage a few others to pray for her also.


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MERRYMARY42 12/28/2012 5:53PM

    How very sad, she is in my thoughts and prayers.

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MCGS62 12/28/2012 10:06AM

    I will definitely say a prayer for her recovery.

that is sad and tragic it is so easy to take modern medicine and procedures as easy or routine. It is always sad when something goes tragically wrong.

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MSLZZY 12/28/2012 7:28AM

    Prayers for all concerned. I had my tonsils out at age 30
and I don't miss the constant illness that I had before.
Hopefully better news soon!

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123ELAINE456 12/27/2012 9:13PM

  My Prayers goes out to her for improvement in her condition. Let's Pray for her complete recovery. May God Be With Her And Her Family. God Bless You and Have a Great Day. Take Care.

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LINOVER 12/27/2012 8:35PM

    She is in my prayers! Hope everything turns out well for her!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/27/2012 8:31PM

    I'll put her in my prayers!!

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JUDYAMK 12/27/2012 7:55PM

    Oh My gosh this is so sad. I will most definitely be praying please keep us posted. My husband a few years ago on Christmas day had to go to the hospital emergency, turned out his gall bladder needed to be taken out surgery was performed, however it turned out it was all gangrene, the most haunting thing that happened is when the surgeon came to see me & said he could not wake up after the surgery & he may have to go on a ventilator. This was a night mare, he finally came out of it spent 11 days in the intensive care unit. My prayers are on there way

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