This has to be goodbye, for a while.
This is a really hard blog to write, unbelieveably hard, and one which is going to require a large box of tissues to write.
For the past months my health has not been good - no one major thing, but just one health problem after another. The... Read more
Of sunshine, walking, Easter and an influx of tourists...
I just want to thank those wonderful fellow Sparkers, friends and team mates who read and gave their opinion on the question I asked in yesterday's blog. Read them a short while ago, had tears in my eyes while doing so, but they were tears of gr... Read more
My exercise yesterday? A giant leap of faith!
What follows below is something I just posted on the Caregivers' team daily chat board. I am still so uncertain as to whether I did the right or wrong thing, keep telling myself I need this, I need time out for myself if I'm to be able to be the... Read more
Well, I 'think' life is back to normal...
These past weeks seem to have been filled with one thing after another going wrong, but, as the old song says,' there is a season, turn, turn, turn...'
Dad is holding his own, still just a matter of time, but the immediate danger has passed... Read more
I'm back, briefly...
Firstly, sorry about my complete disappearance from Spark People for a few days, but Dad needed me by his side constantly, and I also had to finish the floor to ceiling clean of the old house, which I fitted in when Dad was a little better and w... Read more
Update on Dad
Dad's heart is failing, he is on oxygen, he wasn't expected to last the night. I spent most of it with him, but when the meds took effect and the pain lessened to allow him to sleep peacefully and his signs leveled off and stayed there, I came h... Read more
Positivity Blog #2...
*First aid all day, something I dread as it involves lots of time kneeling, squatting and crawling round on the floor - I acutally SQUATTED without even realizing it - I haven't been able to do that in at least 5 years. Not saying it wasn't a li... Read more
Positivity blog #1...
- The sun is shining.
- I slept for 9 hours last night - not in bed, but who cares, I slept.
- Second last day of this term of my Aged Care course. After tomorrow I have a 3 week break.
- Achieved a lot at the house yesterday. Can see thin... Read more
Of caregiver children, guilt, loss, and grief...
I am a firm believer in things coming into our life at the time they will have the most positive impact. Yesterday was one such day for me, not for any huge, bolt out of the blue moment, simply because I was huddling first thing yesterday mornin... Read more
'The importance of walking', guaranteed to make you smile...
The Importance of Walking
Walking can add minutes to your life.
This enables you at 85 years old
to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing
home at $7000 per month..
My grandpa started walking
five miles a day when he was 60... Read more
Get it together!
I had forgotten this song, suddenly wanted to hear it again first thing this morning, and think its lyrics are far better than any I could write, so far as 'getting it together' is concerned when it comes to the way we see ourselves.
Pleas... Read more
A simple way we can help Japan, no money involved...
Copied from SIRIRADHA's blog, and yes, to me it is a day late, but surely the strength of our prayers, or their effect, isn't lessened simply because the date may be wrong... at least it's something we can ALL do to help.
To All People Arou... Read more
Of mammograms and dental x-rays and protecting ourselves... (only short)
Copied from a blog by SIRIRADHA, because it is worthy of being spread far and wide.
'On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in, women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he, mentioned that the incre... Read more
Revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood, and other completely unrelated bits & pieces...
One of the teams I'm co-leader with is Finding & Loving Your Inner Tigger, which I first joined because even the name took me back to those childhood times when I would find a quiet place and read of Pooh, Tigger, Eyeore, Piglet, Roo, Owl, and t... Read more
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Of Ned, walking, and excuses...
I have been guilty of avoiding exercise, still am at times, specially just of late when there seems to have been many more urgent things needing my attention. At other times I have used the excuse of sore joints, a back ache, a headache, etc., t... Read more