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Early start ....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Started work at 6:00 so I can go to PT for hand at 3:00 without going back and forth...makes for a shorter day but getting up at 4:30 is a drag...

Tomorrow will be a regular work day 7 to 3:30...

Feeling a bit sorry for myself with my hands and knees hurting but therapy pool yesterday made me feel so much better than if I didn't go.

Trying to keep a stiff upper lip... and thinking about where all those tax return papers are hiding... emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/30/2010 11:10PM

    Hang in there...the PT will pay off!

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NJMATTICE 3/30/2010 10:45PM

    It's good that you have PT and the pool available to help. Take full advantage of those assets! Hope you have a great Wednesday.
-Nancy

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POLYANASUNSHINE 3/30/2010 9:02PM

    Be brave like you have been. Sorry you are hurting.

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Great day on Monday...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hubby took his test and interview went well. The doctor was nice and we will be seeing her for the results of the tests done by the Neuropsychiatrist. I think he did pretty well and he did admit he had problems doing the memory testing. His attitude improved after it was all over and he is not having anxiety about being "locked up in the looney bin." I was getting tired of hearing that phrase for the last few days.

We had a nice lunch afterwards at his favorite Chinese restaurant.

We will sleep well tonight. Yawnnnn.. (I even made it to the therapy pool today.)

  
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NJMATTICE 3/30/2010 6:59AM

    Glad that you had a good experience.
-Nancy

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LADYNETTIE 3/29/2010 10:23PM

    It's nice to get an appointment like that over with and put it behind you so you can move on.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/29/2010 10:04PM

    Glad it went well. Now sleep (me too).

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 10:01PM

    Good for both of you! Now get some sleep!

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Monday, Monday...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting ready to leave the house in 15 minutes for hubby's neuropsychiatric tests. He is not a happy camper. Hope to get there on time.

  
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CMRAND54 3/29/2010 8:33PM

    I'm glad things went well at the doctor's. God Bless.

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VTORIA3 3/29/2010 6:36PM

    Hope everything went well for hubby today.

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BIGT_56 3/29/2010 5:54PM

    Hope it all goes well!

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/29/2010 5:21PM

    Hope it went well.

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 3:33PM

    I'm so glad!

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TEDDYTEDDY 3/29/2010 3:04PM

    Everything went well at the neurology office today. I am relieved hubby behaved well.

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NJMATTICE 3/29/2010 12:56PM

    Good Luck.
-Nancy

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CATLADY52 3/29/2010 12:10PM

    Hope that all went well. Hang in there kid. emoticon

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CHRISTAN6 3/29/2010 9:34AM

    My husband had those done a few years ago and all turned out well. Keep positive !

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RSKMOM 3/29/2010 8:54AM

  Good luck!

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JETTSTAR999 3/29/2010 8:53AM

  Think positive, what you think comes true!

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KELLY3305 3/29/2010 8:52AM

    Good luck. Keep you chin up.

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BZYBOYSMOM 3/29/2010 8:52AM

    Good luck!

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MNCYCLIST 3/29/2010 8:50AM

    I said a prayer for you this morning, hope things go well.

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Gotta go to the pools and move these knees!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yesterday was a shopping day, groceries, church food program, out to lunch with a friend. By the time I got home I was pooped. I had plans to go to the gym but it was close to dinner time and had to have dinner with hubby who had been alone all day. Then I watched a bit of t.v. and fell asleep with the t.v. on.

All those grand intentions....

Today is a new day and I got all "slept out," getting up about 8:00 which is late for me. It is now 10:00 and I have had breakfast and sparked..and as soon as I am done with the sparking, I plan to go to the gym and use the recumbent bike there (I have one at home but have to find someone to put the bolts in, got it very reasonably, $40) and since it is so nice out today with the sun shining I am going to walk on the new walking path that was finished last fall right near my house. A round trip on it is about 3 miles. I think if my feet are still sore when I do that I will try it with my old walker as the cane hurts my hands too much. I have hand splints and have been having PT for the right one after surgery in late December (didnt start the PT until 2 weeks ago). Depending on how cold the regular pool is and how many people are there I will do pool exercises there or in the whirlpool. The knee exercises really help even if I am in the whirlpool because the warmth is so comforting and I usually can tolerate it about 30 minutes.

My husband is a little more upset than usual as tomorrow he is having a 3-4 hour neuropsychiatric test to see if they can determine whether his memory problems are generalized (possibly from high blood pressure and/or ministrokes) or if they are localized to areas that are similar to Alzheimer dementia (in which case they might try some Alz meds to slow down the progression of the disease). He keeps saying they are going to lock him up and throw away the key and he is very upset that he has to do this test. I have tried to explain it to him and it doesn't help as I think his reasoning abilities are affected. I just hope I can get him there and he cooperates. The appointment for the test was made back in December and if he doesn't go through with it I am sure we will still be charged for it. I am trying my best not to argue with him about it and I told him he should do the best on the test as he can and try not to worry about it. He needs a lot of reassurance and with the memory problems I tire of having to repeat the explanation over and over. Do you think the Lord is telling me I need to work on patience? or tolerance? or empathy? Yup... emoticon

  
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TEDDYTEDDY 3/29/2010 8:47AM

    We are leaving in 15 minutes. Will let youknow how the test went. I promised we could go to his favorite Chinese restaurant for lunch and that seemed to take his mind off the test a bit.

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NJMATTICE 3/28/2010 8:26PM

    That whole "be thankful for your trials" thing is tough to be sure. But you take it one day at a time. Seems like you are handling it very well. Hope that you had a chance to get into that healing pool water today. I have an outdoor pool here in Texas. The water is almost warm enough to get into without having a heart attack. I'm going to have to get in there one day soon. (brrrrrrr) Have a great evening and I'll say a prayer for that man of yours. And one for your patience as well.
-Nancy

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BIGT_56 3/28/2010 5:21PM

    I hope your husband makes it to the test and they rule out Alzheimer's.
Sounds like you have plenty of patience. It is hard dealing with someone with memory issues. I finally just started agreeing with my mom and acting like I was hearing something for the first time even though it might be the 20th time.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/28/2010 11:39AM

    I hope you can get your husband there tomorrow without problem. I am sure he is scared but hopefully they will find something they can treat.
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Going to the food program at church

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I went partly for myself and also to bring a friend who doesn't drive. We had a nice Saturday starting with waiting our turn (we were #200 and #201) . This is a food program that charges $2 per bag of food donated by local grocery stores. We paid $2 per bag and we got 4 bags between us. That fee covers the transportation costs of getting the food to the church for distribution. There are no forms to fill out and no questions are asked. So we got some nice bread and vegetables, beautiful leaf lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, etc. They have volunteer young people to help us older people who can't manage getting back to our car wtih the wonderful groceries. Today I had a wrist brace and had to use my cane and so looked like I needed plenty of help (and I did). My friend lives on Social Security and lately the govt has reduced her payments by $230 a month because of a deliquent student loan from about 30 years ago (she is 70 now) so she really appreciates this monthly trip to the church for these almost free foods.

She was going to be alone on EAster and I invited her to go out for dinner with my hubby and me and she was very excited about that idea. I hope we have decent weather next Sunday. emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 3:52PM

    How sweet of you!

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NJMATTICE 3/28/2010 8:34AM

    It's encouraging to hear about a church program that has connected with business to meet the needs of the community. It sounds great. Thanks for modeling "good behavior" . Positive reinforcement. Have a great Sunday.
-Nancy

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/28/2010 5:40AM

    That is great! What a shame about those student loan payments...ridiculous.

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CATLADY52 3/27/2010 11:30PM

    What a wonderful way to help one another.

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TRIGFROST 3/27/2010 10:21PM

    What a "Wonderful Kindness- of Heart"
that you have...Bless You..

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CMRAND54 3/27/2010 10:07PM

    You are a good person to help your friend like that. God bless you.

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