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  • My Grandson Is Starting To Improve!!

    10/1/2014 3:35:30 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Just heard that my grandson's fever is down. YAY!!!! And his Oxygen is back up to 98. He had his follow-up today with his pediatrician and there ... Read more

  • Update on Grandson

    10/1/2014 9:34:06 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My grandson is a real trooper. Mega doses of Motrin and Tylenol, 1 shot and 1 breathing treatment later and the little guy is back home from the... Read more

  • Update On Grandson

    10/1/2014 12:44:55 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My poor little grandson is back at the ER tonight as his fever keeps increasing as the night wears on. Now up to 103 and that is with 8 hour Motr... Read more

  • Grandson Update!

    9/30/2014 3:49:53 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Update on the grandson! Peanut is on his way home with his mommy. Not out of the woods yet but he received an IV dose of Antibiotics and has 2 di... Read more

  • Prayers needed please!!

    9/30/2014 1:50:42 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Please pray for my grandson. I just received word that Peanut was sent home from school today and is now at the ER. Doctors say he has Pneumonia.... Read more

  • SEPTEMBER 30...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!!! MISSING YOU BUT LOVING YOU ALWAYS!!!

    9/30/2014 11:44:09 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Today is my father's birthday although I haven't seen him in 35 years. He has been on my mind all day. Lots of happy memories of the man who rais... Read more

  • Stuffy nose! NOT fun!!!

    9/30/2014 1:44:55 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I've had a slight flu since Friday, scratchy throat and stuffy nose too! Not fun! Not fun at all. Because of that I'm taking a break from exercis... Read more

  • 29th September 2014

    9/29/2014 5:27:28 AM, by WENDYJM4

    hi everyone, just heard from Susie and she has told me she is not coming back to Sparks. She now had COPD grade 2 and on high doses of antibio... Read more

  • Long term care - how to begin

    9/28/2014 10:54:01 PM, by SBECKER526

    Both Bob and I have long term care policies. We have reached the stage to activate our account. I will ask my doctor for a letter that states m... Read more

  • Friday's Stuff

    9/26/2014 7:20:31 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    I finally received my NEW desk yesterday and DH put it together, all but the drawers which we will do together today. It looks really nice even w... Read more

  • Excellent improvements

    9/24/2014 9:40:40 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so pleased with the painter/restoration person that is working on our home. He offered sound advice with respect to my purchases. He has a... Read more

  • Update on Shannon

    9/23/2014 10:55:50 PM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    For those of you who were following my blogs on my nephew Shannon, I just wanted to update you on his progress. He was blinded in an accident la... Read more

  • Tuesday Tidbits

    9/23/2014 11:50:18 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Part of the plan my kidney doctor has begun for me is I am to take part in Mission Hospitals Weight Loss Clinic. So I set up a consult for Oct 16... Read more

  • Kidney Update

    9/22/2014 12:54:19 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    My grandson is sick today with a bad respiratory something. :( So off to the doctor he went this morning. Haven't heard back from Lindsay yet on ... Read more

  • Enjoying a few moments

    9/21/2014 5:04:55 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today I went for a walk in the neighborhood. We had a bad hail storm in the spring. Our area was spared damage. However a few miles from us ha... Read more

  • 21st September

    9/20/2014 10:28:38 PM, by WENDYJM4

    Update of Susie. Susie has resigned as team leader of Sparkies Down Under. She also asked me to let everyone know that she still needs time... Read more

  • Balancing caregiving, chores and my health

    9/20/2014 8:52:23 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am no longer attending classes at 8 or 9 am at the gym. It is impossible for me to finish Bob's dialysis, get him ready for the day, feed the ... Read more

  • Blood Results

    9/18/2014 9:39:21 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Well I didn't quite get the Good News I was hoping for. Blood Results are in: Some Good , Others Very Bad! Cholesterol is Down YAY! Total 1... Read more

  • Working on less stress!

    9/17/2014 8:18:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    I decided to stick with doing less and enjoying what I do moreso. I have an executive meeting at 9 am tomorrow. I have a hair appt at 1 pm and ... Read more

  • Diamond Fall Goals

    9/17/2014 11:24:11 AM, by ORCHIDLADY56

    One very simple goal that seems to work. If I can follow this, I should see results: Be conscious of the type and quality of food you are ea... Read more

  • Primary Care Visit

    9/16/2014 4:04:54 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    So happy the dreaded Lab work is over. One stick Katy. Lol The only lab tech in 9 months that has been able to get what she needed with just 1 st... Read more

  • Short Update Tonight

    9/15/2014 10:38:55 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Not looking forward to Lab work in the early morning. Yep, it's that time again. Time once again to find out just how bad things are. UGH!!! Well... Read more

  • What a day!

    9/13/2014 10:15:46 PM, by SBECKER526

    My day began at 4 am. I finished my husband's dialysis at 4:33 am. Time to eat breakfast and get dressed. I needed to be at the golf course fo... Read more

  • 12th September 2014

    9/11/2014 7:48:25 PM, by WENDYJM4

    I emailed Susie yesterday and she has started swimming again and handled it. She is still feeling tired. Also heard from Helen (Susie's dau... Read more

  • grateful again!

    9/11/2014 12:28:23 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am recovering from back spasms. I h as d difficulty caring for Bob. I am grateful to be able to care for him again.... Read more

  • 8th Sept 2014

    9/8/2014 5:25:09 AM, by WENDYJM4

    I heard from Susie today (SUSIEPH1) and she is still having trouble with her breathing but she is hoping to start back at Sparks sometime if the ... Read more

  • Special Meeting

    9/7/2014 8:27:03 PM, by SBECKER526

    I felt energized by the Berks County Association of School Retirees Meeting yesterday. We passed our bylaws and explained how they impact our su... Read more

  • P.S.

    9/6/2014 9:59:53 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    My doctor needs to have her scale recalibrated. It shows that I've lost weight in the last 3 weeks. I put it on my tracker without thinking and... Read more

  • About My Dad.

    9/6/2014 9:46:44 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    ... My mom and dad were married for 18 years... He remarried first... At his funeral, they played Bobby Vinton's "I Love How You Love Me.... Read more

  • Missing Out on Some Fun

    9/6/2014 9:15:18 AM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Best wishers to the grandson on his first Flag Football Game of the season. Unfortunately I won't be able to cheer him on from the sidelines toda... Read more

  • SO tired...

    9/5/2014 9:07:31 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    I am exhausted, a 380 mile trip, and coming home to a pile of unpaid bills... one of which is my internet service. There are a number of more cru... Read more

  • I's Been Awhile

    9/5/2014 5:45:51 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    since I had a run in with my daughter. So today was the day. It's been one of "those " weeks! Anyway she calls me up and precedes to tell me she ... Read more

  • Happy Sept 2014

    9/5/2014 3:11:30 PM, by SUSIEQQ62

    Hey Spark Friends,I hope that so far Sept is going well for you--with many blessings..If you got off track this summer thats ok--Just set your mi... Read more

  • No excuses

    9/4/2014 8:31:27 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am not making excuses and making myself look good. I am being honest in as much as humanly possible. I am accepting who I am.... Read more

  • My Anniversary No Less

    9/4/2014 3:43:26 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    Today marks 32 years for my husband and me. 32 years of verbal abuse, emotional abuse, mental cruelty, cheating, lying, and deceiving and that i... Read more

  • time for me = better me for others

    9/3/2014 8:45:36 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am taking time each day for me. I see a pattern where I have free time during Bob's morning nap and also during the afternoon. I use this tim... Read more

  • Perservered thru a 60 minute cardio session!

    9/3/2014 3:57:12 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I did a 60 minute Jane Fonda aerobic dance workout yesterday afternoon. It was abt 4:30pm. I had a Bible study at 8pm but had to get ready by 6:3... Read more

  • Stuff

    9/2/2014 2:21:25 PM, by CHANGING4ME49

    As I sit here trying to toss out and delete items from my desk and computer, I have come to the conclusion that I have a hard time ridding myself... Read more

  • Caregiving - A willing labor

    9/1/2014 4:54:15 PM, by SBECKER526

    Through my husband's and my health problems I am learning so much more. Yesterday's emergency room visit for my husband gave me more insight int... Read more

  • I just don't understand it!

    9/1/2014 4:18:59 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have upped the cardio, and started easing into a regular Pilates routine, with the exception of last week bcoz of flu.....and yet, I seem to ha... Read more

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