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if I listen, God does give me advice
Saturday, January 13, 2018      10 comments

Ray fell last night and I totally lost it! You know I pray for guidance all the time? Well, after "sending forth a river of profanity" - I called my neighbor and asked could she help me get the SOB up off the floor - sadly, yes, that's what I ... Read more
Old Age Ain't for Sissies :(
Friday, January 05, 2018      8 comments

Ray is doing better off the Benadryl - go figure! Who would have thought of that!! (the doctor said that seniors can hallucinate on Benadryl) He is still sleeping a lot, but no longer verbalizing out loud and much less confused upon wakin... Read more
If you don't laugh, you could cry
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      9 comments

Ok, Ray was hungry - "what's to eat in this place?" I said, we have Chicken Fingers or Fish Sticks (he won't eat a lot of anything and I was advised to push the proteins). Ray said, "what's the difference between the fingers and fish s... Read more
Let me explain the 5% Challenge - no pressure at all. The Dawgs are my family.
Saturday, December 16, 2017      4 comments

If you're not into the numbers - neither am I. I decided that while I don't have to like it, I need to survive and this is how I am surviving. None of these teams focuses on the numbers other than landing the stupid planes, lol. Exercise mi... Read more
2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation - Starts Jan 6, "little Christmas!"
Friday, December 15, 2017      6 comments

2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting w... Read more
I heard you could use a laugh today!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      6 comments

So.... Ray still wants his Hot Cocoa! .... but don't put any chocolate in it emoticon Oh the joys of being a c... Read more
Hypertension - may be my new best friend!
Sunday, December 03, 2017      8 comments

So I couldn't control my Blood Pressure and was put on 10mg Lisinopril (mainly because this is what I already had an extra bottle of in the house). I thought the doctor would want to cut them in half but he said that no, 10mg is a good place to... Read more
Trying something new with Ray - What do you think?
Monday, November 27, 2017      5 comments

I wish there was a Caregiver Spark Team emoticon I'm trying something new - so far, I think it might be worki... Read more
Maybe I wasn't so stupid afterall. Iodine Patch Test
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      7 comments

The iodine patch test just uses 'medicine cabinet' iodine, like for boo-boos. You know, the orange stuff that stains, burns but disinfects?! My mother never kept Mercurochrome or Merthiolate in the house - but we had iodine. You put it on a... Read more
How do you handle Iodine needs? I just looked, my multi-vit has 150mcg Iodine!
Sunday, November 19, 2017      7 comments

No, this is not an informational blog - I really am asking how to get enough Iodine in my diet. AT one time factory machinery was cleaned with Iodine - hence, trace amounts were to be found in all canned goods. Iodine is no longer used to ... Read more
Raisins 'reduce' Nighttime Urination? (Nocturia)
Friday, November 17, 2017      9 comments

www.peoplespharmacy.com/
2015/10/26/reduce-nighttim
e-urination-nocturia-with-
a-handful-of-raisins/ I was actually checking out taking Blood Pressure Medications at night instead of in the morning - supposed to he... Read more
New Blood Pressure Guidelines "Might be Outdated" :(
Thursday, November 09, 2017      6 comments

***edited: last night on the news, they announced that they lowered the numbers instead of raising them :( Now the numbers 130/80 I think - so google it and talk with your doctor. Debby4576 sent this article to me so I'd stop obsessing o... Read more
My blood pressure is up :(
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      9 comments

So I did some research and I'm fairly certain it is mainly dehydration - bad bad linda! I found an old blog that was a wonderful read: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4879308 Wh... Read more
I'm not too fat - I'm just born a few hundred years too late.
Monday, October 16, 2017      7 comments

I got back into my program last week - and also started getting witchy. And we have fleas in the house and I didn't want to tell Ray. That didn't help. Today was cooler and I mowed and admitted to Ray about the fleas and that I am working... Read more
... so Ray turned 96! WooHoo!!
Monday, September 25, 2017      14 comments

Yes, you read that right - Ray reached 96! Ok, so the downside is the other night he didn't recognize me as his wife. Life goes on. So he doesn't know that we're in the house we purchased together 29 years ago. Life goes on. He ... Read more

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