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I HAVE ANKLES!!!!
OMG.... I shouted at the occupational therapists today...do you have any idea how many years I have not seen my ankles?
Truely....I have not gotten weird on you...(well.....?).....LOL
When you have lymphedema, having normal limbs is ... Read more
Last Saturday, I was looking through my Kindle and decided to re-read some of my books. But instead, I accidently pressed the "music" button and up popped a message that asked if I would like to merge music files from another account?
I pu... Read more
Shoots and Ladders....
Do you remember the game of Shoots and Ladders? When I was a young child, I remember playing it often.
In the beginning of the game, it's all about taking small steps forward, climbing a few steps upward, hitting road blocks, falling do... Read more
I'm stuck in the past.....
Does the negativity from others change the way you perceive yourself? Or are you strong enough to still be the person you are capable of being?
My maternal grandmother was a positive influence that made me WANT to "do my best in everything... Read more
My depression makes me angry....
One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go.
Whether it's guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal.
Change is never easy.
We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.... Read more
Challenges of Life...
Many of us have different types of challenges that tend to clog up our lives ~ emotions, physical, health related, mind-games, etc. How we cope with them can greatly change how we feel about ourselves.
Are you the type that meets these c... Read more
A Dog Lover's Prayer
A year ago, our beloved Buck was laid to rest. Then 10 months later, Wayne was reunited with him. I miss both "my guys", but am comforted to know that they are back toget... Read more
A Whisper, a Song and a Smile
Thank you Pam (JUST2OFUS) - I will often thing of Wayne in this way...being as close as a whisper, a smile, and a song.
April 5th, Wayne headed to Tucson, Arizona for some warm sunny days - away from the Minnesota Winter. He was staying w... Read more
Thank you ALL for the hugs, prayers, love and support!!
Thursday, when George and Theo came out to tell me the the "Love of my Life" had died...it felt like a freight train had hit me - full force in the chest. It took my breath away...
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Last Friday - Wayne left for Tucson - April 5th. He had met a guy through the internet, they share the same interests for 'viewing the night sky' and he was so excited to have a Spring Break. He would be back April 16th...in time for his next ... Read more
In case you don't follow my blogs......
On Nov 4th, 2012 I headed off to the hospital with a suspected stroke, as I lost all feeling in my right arm. The MRI proved that I did NOT have a stroke, rather I damaged my Brachial Plexus in my Ax... Read more
Once again sleep eludes me and journaling always seems to help me unclutter my mind....
When I arrived in Assisted Living - someone asked "Was it your choice to come here?"
Does anyone chose to have health challenges over life and livi... Read more
Today started out like many other days.....that 7:30AM wake-up to ..."Ann, here are your morning meds and I brought you toast with grape jelly". Without even rolling over in bed, I smile because Karen has brought me my "usual" for my Continent... Read more
Tears in my ears.....
The weekend started out like any other day....getting up early has become my "new norm". I quickly unwrapped my legs, massaged them, cleaned & completed a skin check, lotioned them up good and started wrapping them back up. To be "compliant" t... Read more
Roller Coaster Care....
Many troubling thoughts are in the fore-front these days. Dooms day has arrived and I am not standing or walking.
Physical therapy released me this morning and I have many mixed thoughts racing through my mind...
* In the beginning, ... Read more