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2017 Summer 5% Challenge Community Team
Thursday, June 22, 2017      2 comments

I usually blog this as soon as I get my invite to the Official 5% Team but I have been busy with my DH, Ray. It's not too late to join if you're interested - many have made the 5% in the 8 weeks of challenge. Even if you don't (I certain... Read more
Thrush and Acidophilus **Acidophilus needs refrigeration!! OMG!!
Thursday, June 22, 2017      9 comments

Ray developed a 'problem' in his backside - probably related to the Thrush and a month's worth of Nystatin Liquid. A neighbor with a paralyzed hubby learned that we must MUST up the dosages of Acidophilus (probiotics) to the equivalent of... Read more
Dementia Care: Surrounded by Sound - an article at AgingCare.com
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      9 comments

I found this in my mail today and wanted to share. While iPods are scarce, MP3 players ARE still out there! This article was written by Sarah Jane and posted at AgingCare.com It’s been almost a year since I first put together a pla... Read more
Support Bar ideas & Waterproofing idea for your furniture
Sunday, May 28, 2017      11 comments

Ray needed me to add another couple of Support Grab Bars and the question was, where to place them. At first I was going to place one in front of the sink cabinet and the other on the Towel Closet. Then I realized, he would be forever bang... Read more
Let me share my Wednesday happiness with you.
Thursday, May 25, 2017      13 comments

Ray is a little hard of hearing. Ok, deaf as a doorknob. But, at 95, he's really unable to make the long trip to Jackson MS to the VA, so I asked about them "outsourcing" his hearing aids to be adjusted. Well, the receptionist for the... Read more
Cherish the ones you love, Life doesn't come with guarantees.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      12 comments

I took Ray to his primary physician and we discussed the ZG Chair, his dehydration, swallowing issues, etc. I explained why we chose not to go to the ER when he fell and hit his head. Regardless of what would be found in the testing, at R... Read more
A change in my profile - but still the same old me!
Monday, May 22, 2017      9 comments

Weebles Wobble but we don't fall down! Well, another week is gone and Ray is still here! It turned out to be a multi-faceted problem, but then... Read more
I am turning into Ray! Broken sleep is awful!!
Friday, May 19, 2017      9 comments

I have come to figure out that a huge part of Ray's problem is not age as much as broken sleep! Having to keep to his schedule has made me act like - - - him. I can feel myself staggering around. I get confused easily because it is difficu... Read more
RE: A comment left on my page gave me thoughts.
Thursday, May 18, 2017      8 comments

RE: I hate the saying that God doesn't give you more than you can handle! ** I told the person that left it that I didn't believe in it either. But I was just thinking and realized I just look at it differently. I ask for the str... Read more
RE: Zero Gravity and symptoms: chair good, Ray old, lol.
Monday, May 15, 2017      11 comments

I was on the right track but for the wrong train. The doctor was so nice when I told him everything - but he said it wasn't so much the Zero Gravity as the fact Ray was laying down for long periods of time these past 2 weeks and at his age,... Read more
Just a little FYI should you experience any of these symptoms after Zero Gravity.
Monday, May 15, 2017      6 comments

I had an idea last night - and it came to fruition. The only thing new is the chair and Zero Gravity. I had already decided to put Ray back on the sofa - forgive me, but it's 10 years old and the chair is new. Anyway, as it goes, one ... Read more
Did I tell you about my Coffee Nirvana?
Sunday, May 07, 2017      10 comments

Did I tell you about Barlean's Chocolate Silk Greens? OMG! To die for! 1 scoop (about 1 TBL) equals 25 calories - I add 1 tsp to my cup of coffee for a treat that is actually healthy! You might want to invest in a jar but it's not ch... Read more
I am Normal?! Yes, I am!!
Friday, May 05, 2017      9 comments

I was watching the Today show and they were all playing with this ridiculous toy, a "Figit" toy - when I thought, I will look online for figit toys! This finally led to stress toys and eventually I thought about "bean bags" but they are sooo ex... Read more
... and here is why I haven't been posting lately.
Thursday, May 04, 2017      10 comments

Ray likes The Chair - - - but if I'm in the room, he still asks for help :( It took me a full day to teach him how to use 2 buttons; UP and DOWN (there are more buttons but up & down is the extremes) He just can't seem to remember - espe... Read more
I know - y'all are tired of hearing about Ray :(
Friday, April 28, 2017      11 comments

However, the HomeHealthNurse that started with him last year said he never looked better! She agrees; the blood pooling in his legs seems to be diminishing! Thank you Zero Gravity!... Read more

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