Not a love-hate problem, more one of understanding.
I received such an outpouring of love this past week when I had to say farewell to my daddy after assisting him these past 7 years after we lost mom.
( I hate that expression - always makes me think I took Mom to the mall and lost her! ) ... Read more
My daddy was the bravest man I knew.
Thank you all for your prayers, your hugs, your virtual sympathy bouquet spark goodies.
Yesterday the world lost the best cheesecake baker known to man. In 1973 the NY Village Voice declared his cheesecake to be the best in New York City. ... Read more
The rest of the story.
I relieved my dear BIL this morning to care for Dad today. He was bad fidgety so I gave him the anxiety medicine left for him.
He was fevered so I used a cold compress on his head and it had to be changed every few minutes. I was a bit di... Read more
Yesterday I put my father first.
I am feeling blessed today to be able to be here for my dad as he walks his last journey.
I put my program first when he went onto dialysis and my DH had knee replacement surgery.
I put my program first regardless of life's obstacl... Read more
For those not in the know - and I am discovering so many spark friends are in the know - doing Hospice is a blessing in disguise.
Yes, there is going to be some hardship in the coming weeks - but he was in pain and I gave him relief immedia... Read more
Hospice came today... a little long but now you can understand.
7 years ago on Jan 1, 2004 my mother left this world and I inherited my father. His health was poor as he was barely healed from a total Colectomy - removal of the entire colon - due to excessive diverticulitis and the fear was if even one blee... Read more
Thank you all for your support - Pop decided this morning that he's had enough. I have known it was coming for months now. Dialysis 3X week isn't easy. And taking 15 medicines daily is a chore. Even getting the Fistula was rough on him - 3 s... Read more
it's wednesday now and Pop came home monday night.
we went to physical medicine yesterday and he has been put on low-dose morphine, yes I know what this means. one day at a time. one day he will refuse dialysis and we will be in the end... Read more
... the lady with the food cart needed to use the elevator so she went in first, then me - but another couple was afraid to get in. I told them there was plenty of room and they finally entered the elevator for a one floor ride.
The Lady c... Read more
Taking a breather!
Pop had a major meltdown on Saturday when he called, almost crying, to tell me to get him out of the hospital. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to call the nurses station to see what the problem was and they talked him into staying until m... Read more
The SP Grand Exodus - are you going too??
There has been much comment about a spark member's blogs being removed and the member in question leaving SparkPeople. Many are following this member and leaving SP but before you do, make sure you are going of your own accord.
Some blogs ... Read more
Friday, Day 7
Total Burned 1,833
Starting Weight 122
Today's Weight 120
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Thursday, Day 6
Total Burned 1,777
Dad still in hospital but doing great! Weak as a kitten but cranky as an old goat!
Had to have a "late snack" before bedtime - my calories ... Read more
Wednesday, Day 5
Total Burned 1,839
Had to take Pop to the ER - but a few sugar-free candies held me for 4 hours and Praise the Lord I didn't get hungry before my sister came and relie... Read more
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Tuesday was good too!
Total Burned 1,864
Day 4 down, 52 to go (in the 5% spring challenge)!
My walking buddy had a doctor's appt so no morning walk - but I had to rack up 120 fitness m... Read more