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5 years SMOKE FREE & sister update

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today marks my 5 years SMOKE FREE anniversary and I am damn proud! I quit on one of the Great American Smokeout days and used that Chantix pill. Then I gained 20 pounds, got thyroid problems, diabetes, gout and high blood pressure. Go figure, but my sense of smell is great!

I've had a great update on my sister from my niece and my Cousin who took my mother to see my sister. ( My sister is in a hospital that is an hour drive from the family so it is difficult for my relatives to get up to see her).
This is from my niece
Just received some wonderful news .... mom had her feeding tube removed and has been given jell-o and broth, she is clearer and is feeling more like herself! Docs are now discussing when to send her home!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE for your continued prayers and positive thoughts!!! (Anyone wondering ... yes my shower is still happening on Sunday Nov 18).

And from my cousin Janet Adams "Priscilla was doing so much better today. Aunt Doris was so happy to see her doing better. She said she felt like a new person. Got the feeding tube out and was able to eat some jello and drink some juice. Had a bit of gas but kept it down. She said the fog had lifted. They are lowering her pain meds and talking about removing more IVs and taking pain meds orally. I'm so glad to see her doing better."

We DID find a turkey for what it's worth, it's the size of a large chicken, only about 5 lbs and it's from France, not the USA. It's better than experimenting with a duck for the first time.
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MRSAGAIN2 11/15/2012 11:06PM

    I'm so proud of you! 5 years is a great accomplishment! I hope you're equally as proud of yourself.

Happy to hear that your sister is continuing to improve.

WOOHOO for you and your turkey hunt success.

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KOFFEENUT 11/15/2012 11:47AM

    WAY TO GO on 5 years smoke-free! It is a HUGE accomplishment and you should be proud of your daily decision not to smoke!

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NBARNES 11/15/2012 11:13AM

    Glad to hear your sister is doing better. Congrats on the emoticon , that's really terrific.


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NORASPAT 11/15/2012 9:55AM

    Just found this even more exciting blog. Both Mother and Sister are well improved. That is exceptional news for you.
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We had Duck in England we never had Turkeys. The duck was swimming in fat and it did not tate good. I was a child but just smelling it cooking brings back sickening memories.
Our German friends eat it always on Christmas Eve and so I take over her plate of English goodies Early in the morning to avoid the smell.
Your Menu sounded excellent I love pecan pie too but with just 2 of us and me Diabetic I admire them and leave them alone. Pecans work for me HUGS I am so glad you are all prepared for Thanksgiving, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/15/2012 9:30AM

    Great news about your sister. She will soon be healed. The sooner she gets to go home, the better for her and everyone else.

I've been watching turkey ads and the price seems to be $1.49 a pound. I won't be buying one but our manager is providing a 22 pounder for our dinner here. I got elected to cook it so it should be a fun day here in our Senior apartment building. It will be a potluck for all the sides and desserts. I think there will be about 25 of us including some relatives.

I cooked a duck one year and wasn't thrilled with it so it is good you finally found a small turkey. Enjoy!

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