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Friday, September 06, 2013

Yes, I could use a hug, extra smile or an email. Some of you know that I lost my daughter on Sept. 3rd. The liver that was transplanted in Dec. decided it was not happy with it's new accommodations. At first all looked well, but the last 6 weeks things really were not good. She continued to work, even some 12 hour shifts, felt well and was not tired. BUT that did not last too long. She started sounding very tired, but when told she had 6 months to a year to live she decided to make the most of any time left. She was to come visit me on the 18th of this month, then wanted to go on a cruise in Oct. since the family has been planning a cruise for '14, and she would probably not be there to go.
I am still in shock, children should not die before their parents. I am glad that my husband went to be with the Lord in '11 and did not have to suffer this loss.
I have missed contacts with you all and I want to get back into the swing of things here again. I have not weighted that often but have taken off a few pounds. It is very difficult to stand on the scale in order to get a reading but my daughter watches the scale and figures out what it says.
I did greet some of the newbies, just couldn't ignore them, when they have taken a positive step toward a healthier body.
I have seen the successes of many of my teammates, and am proud of them.
For the first time I am all alone. My daughter flew to Los Angeles for the weekend. I do have a friend who is coming to visit tomorrow, because of my daughter's prompting. I have a cell phone and my reg. phone is hanging from my power chair so it is handy if I needed to call for help. don't expect that to happen.
The fun will be keeping her two cats from going outside. Daytime is OK, but at night we close up the doggie door and if they aren't in we are afraid they might go in the street and get hit by a car, or be attacked by a dog. The dogs will come in when called but I will have to be careful that the cats don't sneak passed when they go out for the night.
Now wasn't that just so interesting?? I get carried away, besides I haven't "conversed" with my group for a long time. Have a great weekend, but try to watch the calories!! Sending much love to whomever reads this, Betty emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon Sorry about your daughter. May time heal your heart . Sending Love and Hugs
    1639 days ago
    I've added you to my friend page, tho you don't know me. I just re-read Judith Viorst's little book "Unexpectedly Eighty", and feel a strong kinship with others in their 80's.

    Love your blogs, and thanks for your caring nature. Makes me feel hugged.
    1645 days ago
    Greetings Betty. I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing! That must be so very difficult for you! Sounds like she was galant, and that is something to hold on to. Here are your hugs... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Love and Blessings, B-
    1653 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    emoticon I am so sorry that transplant didn't work and you're now without your daughter. I can't imagine that awful feeling. I hope you're not spending too much time alone this week and also hope that the cats are not sneaking by you and getting outside. I know how those cats can be. emoticon
    1653 days ago
    so sorry to read of your loss- sudden death truly knocks the wind from our sails. Praying that you will fully experience the peace that passes understanding and feel enfolded in the arms of the blessed Comforter. . You are loved dear one, and you are never alone. Your daughter and husband will be waiting to welcome you with joy when your work on earth is done. emoticon
    1653 days ago
    I am so very sorry for your loss!
    I hope you are feeling Gods loving arms
    embracing you during this terribly difficult time!
    Wishing you Peace and Beautiful Memories!
    Take care of you!
    Love, Rita
    PS - Welcome Back!
    1654 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    so sorry for your loss praying god will comfort you the best way possible

    1654 days ago
  • DEBBIE5571
    I am so very sorry for your loss. HUGS to you everyday from us. May God keep his arms around you.
    1654 days ago
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