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A day of ups and downs...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I had a nice Valentine's Day today. Bran took me to lunch, and Arn got me flowers and licorice. The licorice because when I was putting together little treats for the two of them this morning I filched a couple pieces of chocolate and it "hit the fan" nearly literally. You may recall I posted a while back that I was abstaining from coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate per doc's orders because of ulcer issues. Well, it'd been quite a while since I'd had any chocolate, and the doc must be right -- there is some kind of acid in it. Not five minutes later I had the worst stomach ache and have been on and off the throne all afternoon. How's THAT for a Valentine's Day gift! emoticon emoticon I called Arn and said DO NOT GET ME ANY CHOCOLATE! Ok. So much for chocolate. In like candy form anyway. It doesn't seem to bother me to have like a chocolate cookie.

Anyway, my brother-in-law had his second chemo treatment today. They were at the Ash Wednesday service at church last night and he looked really worn out. He'd had his first yesterday. One more tomorrow and then three weeks off. My sister has had some counseling and is handling it better now. So that's good news.

But then this afternoon, Ralph, the hubby of one of the 80+ year old couples I visit regularly, had surgery for a collapsed lung, and while the doc was in there, he found lung cancer in Ralph, too. I am so, so sad. He's rather frail from being sick for a while and I seriously doubt they would suggest chemo. But he and Donna are so close, they are still sweethearts after 70 years of marriage. I wonder how this is going to affect her. I haven't talked to them this afternoon, though I left a phone message. They were on my list to visit tomorrow. I am just so bummed... To make things worse, Donna's brother-in-law died yesterday morning.

I'm just feeling very sad tonight. And I'm worried about his lordship here. He had his appointment with the diabetes doc today and his A1C had gone up from 7.2 to 8.2. Nearly as high as it was when he was diagnosed. The man is so hard headed he just won't listen to me when I try to talk to him. I wasn't in a very good frame of mind to deal with that tonight.

So I really don't know WHAT kind of day I had today. (And eating was not good today for the first time in a good while.) Think I'll go do some mindless TV watching with his lordship...
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    Oh, my gracious, you are being pelted from all sides. So much sadness and grief. Please remember to take care of yourself and not wear yourself too thin and for heaven's sake...don't eat any more chocolate!!!!! That stuff is like poison for you! Talk about adding insult to injury! I hope today has been better and that you can get some self nurturing in this weekend.

    Lots of love and hugs,
    1855 days ago
    emoticon I know how rough it's been lately for you. I wish we could just meet for a coffee and you could talk it all out. But hang in there. You are such a great person that God can't let things go on like this for long.

    Luv Ya lots GF!!!
    1855 days ago
    OH, you are just being nailed to the wall with so many dear friends and family fighting such serious health issues. And then, all that you are dealing with also for your and Arn.

    I just don't have any words...only a cyber hug. Please keep taking care of YOU because I know you will be waiting to take care of all those around you.
    1855 days ago
    I am glad to hear a bit of good news admist some more tragedy. I am so sorry for all of this grief and pain. I hate to say when it rains it pours, but it seems so fitting right now. Praying that God would continue to strengthen and uplift you. Wrap his arms of victorious love around you and meet every need for you, your precious family, and your friends. In Jesus name. I am so sorry, Calen.
    1855 days ago
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