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Who's Tiny??

Monday, May 16, 2011

... the lady with the food cart needed to use the elevator so she went in first, then me - but another couple was afraid to get in. I told them there was plenty of room and they finally entered the elevator for a one floor ride.

The Lady confessed she was worried about our combined weight being too much for the elevator but she and her companion were not heavy so I looked at them and the now almost empty cart and told her the cart should be pretty empty of food by now.

She said to me, "yes - but you're tiny!" Heheheheh. I looked down at myself, said that I wasn't always tiny and just wished them all a great day. A one floor ride doesn't take long.

Heheheheh - still grinning over that one! Me? Tiny? Who woulda ever thought?!

**P.S. Pop opted to remain in hospital for the last treatment - WooHoo! Bless his heart, he has been so stressed over a "problem" that has developed with him staying clean - we discussed Depends and last night I finally found out why he hadn't divulged his "secret" to anyone, not even doctors. *sigh* He thought I would put him in a nursing home.

I told him that needing to use Depends is no reason to be put into a nursing home. I felt so badly for him - this must have been plaguing him for some time now and he was so afraid to say anything.

Communication is very important. I am only sharing his problem in case someone reading this is in a similar situation.

The need for something like Depends is so NOT a serious problem! From the time he put on the first one - he quit stressing and didn't have an accident!

Stress is a killer! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMODELINGPAT 5/18/2011 3:03PM

    emoticon You may be tiny, but your compassion is HUGE! emoticon



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ZUMBAMAMMA3 5/18/2011 12:31PM

    bless his heart that's sweet. i hope pops remains in good health, and you are teeny tiny hehehe emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLEVERSPIDER 5/17/2011 9:16PM

    Sounds like a good day.

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GRALLEN 5/17/2011 8:40PM

    Tiny ~ That's awesome!! I'm so glad your Dad communicated his true feelings and now he has nothing to worry about.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/17/2011 5:16PM

    I'm glad that your Dad was able to talk about what was bothering him.

May you be called "Tiny" many, many times more!

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MNOT2THICK 5/17/2011 4:23PM

    Linda, Congrats on being labeled "Tiny". I know it must still feel good. emoticon I am just going for "healthy".

Bless you dad and you and the ability to finally communicate the issues and solutions. emoticon

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WEEZYB7881 5/17/2011 12:28AM

    what a nice compliment. and so true.

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2PONDS 5/16/2011 3:01PM

    You must have been on cloud 9 when she call u TINY!! emoticon after all your hard work you deserve that title! My heart goes out to your Dad and his embarrassment and concern about his "problem" as our parents grow older the face many changes in their lives & that is one of them, but they are SO ashamed to admit it to anyone. What a wonderful daughter you are to re-sure him that was no shame in his "secret" and that would be NO NURSING HOME FOR HIM!!! God Bless YOU!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/16/2011 2:34PM

    Bless YOUR heart!

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MSLZZY 5/16/2011 2:11PM

    Poor guy was worried and it turns out, it was a minor problem. Wish everything was that easy. Give him a big hug and blessings that you can keep him at home for a while longer. HUGS!

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OLDERDANDRT 5/16/2011 1:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to your daddy. Bless his heart!

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MARTY19 5/16/2011 1:55PM

    You are tiny! How awesome that it was noticed. I'm glad Pop divulged his secrwet and your reassured him.


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/16/2011 12:43PM

    You're right, stress IS a killer. Congratulations on being called TINY! How wonderful. I'd be flying on the clouds over that! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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DIANESMILES 5/16/2011 12:08PM

    HI Linda,,,doesn't it feel GOOD to be called TINY? I used to be called "skinny minny" when I was up to 38 yrs old. Than THIS happened. LOL And I went from 115 to 288. Has taught me COMPASSION along with ALL the PAIN I am in. If only others could walk in their shoes, we'd learn huh? I HAVE !

I am so GLAD you and UR Dad have had that talk. horrible where the mind goes. I know so MANY older ones FEAR the nursing home and think for the SMALLEST reason IN they GO !!! It's just NOT true. My Daddy is now 80 and has had 7 heart attacks, is very frail and my poor lovely Mum is dying (crying so hard at times ! I'll miss her so MUCH ! She's my step Mum, but no one is like her ! I LOVE HER SO MUCH ! When my Mom died, she took RIGHT over and we clicked). They fear so much, but my brothers are literally ARGUING over who GETS DAD, makes me MAD he has his OWN MIND and KNOWS he wants to be with my step brother Greg and I am BACKING HIM UP !!! Greg is a GOOD BOY and treats him like GOLD ! What else can I ask?

Take care,,,it's HARD when our parents get old. Diane

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/16/2011 11:42AM

    You may be tiny in stature, but you sure don't have a tiny heart!!!! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 5/16/2011 10:59AM

    Your dad sounds like a sweetheart!

"Your tiny! " emoticon emoticon

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JENNY888 5/16/2011 10:27AM

    How good it must have felt to be called Tiny. You have earned it. Thanks for sharing about your Dad also. It is a touching story and I'm glad I read it.

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    Hi Tiny... I mean, LINDA! emoticon I am SO GLAD you and your Pop got that all figured out! My Dad uses them and when he comes, he just has his own lined trash can set up in his room so nobody has to even deal with them! He takes a private pride in taking that bag out to the dumpster! emoticon

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BLESSEDGIGI 5/16/2011 9:42AM

    emoticon You are tiny and you have worked very hard to be that way. Enjoy the comment, you deserve to feel good and proud of yourself.

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MAWDOT35 5/16/2011 9:20AM

    Hi Linda! You really ARE a tiny person! I guess it sounds strange to hear that after you have been overweight. I hope I live to see the day that someone tells ME that I'm tiny!!

Blessing on you for taking care of the situation with your Dad. Lots of people need Depends but don't need a Nursing Home! Bless him for agreeing to use them!!!

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NEW-CAZ 5/16/2011 9:19AM

    Hi Tiny! Love that!!!! emoticon on getting such a well deserved compliment.

Glad to hear dad knew the best thing to do in the end, sounds like he just needed some reasurence from someone he trusted ie YOU! emoticon

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KINSBAILE 5/16/2011 9:17AM

    You are tiny! :)

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TULIPAN2 5/16/2011 8:55AM

    Who is TINY? You are!!! emoticon

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KIMDONN 5/16/2011 8:40AM

    HOW AWESOME!!! emoticon That must have felt so great!!! emoticon , so much hard work paying off and people taking notice, I love it!! emoticon

I applaud you for how you handled Pop's stress and now he feels better which give you peace of mind!!! I hope you is doing well!!

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SEDONACAT 5/16/2011 8:39AM

    You are a good daughter. I'm glad he shared this with you because it couldn't have been easy-a question of pride & fear of a NH. Depends made life easier for my dad when caring for Mom before she had the big stroke and went to a NH.

Hope he is home soon!

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    What an awesome compliment!!!

And yes, I agree with Andrews_Mom, you are an awesome daughter too!

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ANDREWS_MOM 5/16/2011 8:29AM

    You are the emoticon !!
Your dad is lucky to have such a great daughter & I'm lucky to have such an emoticon friend!!
BTW- YOU ARE TINY!! emoticon
You work hard for it & deserve it!! You look amazing!!

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