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Yesterday I put my father first.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      28 comments

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

He smiled!

Sunday, May 22, 2011      30 comments

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.

Friday, May 20, 2011      70 comments

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


Thursday, May 19, 2011      31 comments

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

wednesday update

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      18 comments

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

Who's Tiny??

Monday, May 16, 2011      29 comments

... 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!

Sunday, May 15, 2011      23 comments

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??

Saturday, May 14, 2011      33 comments

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

Saturday, May 14, 2011      4 comments

5/13 Calories Eaten 1,537 BMR* 1,434 Exercise 399 Total Burned 1,833 Differential -296 Starting Weight 122 Today's Weight 120 emoticonRead more

Thursday, Day 6

Friday, May 13, 2011      18 comments

Calories Eaten 1,267 BMR* 1,434 Exercise 343 Total Burned 1,777 Differential -510 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

Thursday, May 12, 2011      18 comments

Calories Eaten 1,451 BMR* 1,434 Exercise 405 Total Burned 1,839 Differential -388 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

Tuesday was good too!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      24 comments

Calories Eaten 1,312 BMR* 1,434 Exercise 430 Total Burned 1,864 Differential -552 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

Monday was a great day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      26 comments

Calories Eaten 1,314 BMR* 1,434 Exercise 401 Total Burned 1,835 Differential -521 Off to a good start for this 5% Challenge! 3 days down, 53 to go!... Read more

Another blog for my Spring Challenge

Monday, May 09, 2011      19 comments

I know - daily blogs - I really do prefer to blog on a weekly basis, but I gotta help my team and daily blogging is this week's challenge. I'm a stay-at-home-wife so I can't say no time to blog. So - my first weekend was a bit rough - I wa... Read more

another email - from my BIL

Sunday, May 08, 2011      16 comments
777367@N03/5685812126 I received this email yesterday and it made me LOL - almost spit my coffee out!! It's supposed to b... Read more

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