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  • Sorry for the long delay

    4/17/2015 11:53:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm sorry for the delay but there hasn't been much news coming from here. I have been feeling better since my trip to the emergency room but the ... Read more

  • The scale isn't a measure of success

    4/17/2015 9:20:20 AM, by KEELYJACK

    Oh that darned scale. I feel like I'm doing all of the right things and it won't budge. Okay now I did go on vacation twice this past month and d... Read more

  • Have a good weekend...

    4/17/2015 7:15:14 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am checking out for the weekend. Time to relax and recharge! On the menu for the weekend are a tour of a lavender farm, a winery, massage... Read more

  • Trivia Night Winners

    4/16/2015 10:50:49 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Our team reclaimed our first place spot at Trivia Night tonight. We were in second place heading into the third round, but did really well in th... Read more

  • Update on mom and travel plans

    4/15/2015 10:59:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had my salon date with my niece, Tigan today. Mani-pedis and other stuff that is too personal to share. Then we went to see mom at the rehab fa... Read more

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    Awesome news from my boss!

    4/15/2015 6:13:04 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Just had to share!... Read more

  • Never Give Up

    4/14/2015 10:14:09 PM, by PHATDIVABBW

    3 years Post OP on May 17, 2015. I keep reminding myself to never give up. The fight is not over. Although I feel myself backsliding I still... Read more

  • Perfectionist standards or quiet time?

    4/14/2015 9:39:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom was transferred to a rehab facility, but we are trying to get her moved to a better one. She is still on oxygen, and very dependent on it. ... Read more

  • Quick update

    4/13/2015 9:14:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom is being transferred to a rehab facility near home tomorrow. And mt SIL is going for a second opinion on the extent of the surgery necessary... Read more

  • A lot to do today...

    4/12/2015 10:51:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Started the day by walking the dog, then dropped him off with my dad for the day. Headed off to the gym with my niece, Tigan, followed by brunch... Read more

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    Hey ya'll!

    4/12/2015 6:16:36 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Just a (not-so) quick update.... Read more

  • Lazy day...

    4/11/2015 9:01:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I let Cooper sleep as long as he wanted today... and he wanted to sleep. I didn't get him out for his first walk today until after noon. Tigan ... Read more

  • Quick update

    4/10/2015 11:58:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Mom was being moved out of ICU this evening. Not sure who is visiting her tomorrow. Tigan and I might take a day for pampering ourselves and g... Read more

  • Medical news

    4/9/2015 7:51:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to see my therapist today. It helps to have an objective listener to talk to about all the emotionally heavy stuff happening around me. ... Read more

  • Relaxed day...

    4/8/2015 10:17:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a relaxing day with the dog. My brothers took turns visiting with mom today. She is slightly improved today. She actually said the word ... Read more

  • Home for a couple of days

    4/7/2015 6:08:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got home from the hospital about 12:30 today. We got a chance to talk to mom's doctor a little. He said she has lung disease to go with her con... Read more

  • On the run... quick update

    4/6/2015 1:43:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Stayed in Erie last night. Home for a couple of hours, then back to Erie. She isn't really improving, and there is the possibility of brain dam... Read more

  • Easter

    4/5/2015 2:35:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am going to stay in Erie tonight at a hotel, so I can go to the late visiting hour tonight and the early one tomorrow to see my mom in ICU. ... Read more

  • Gym day

    4/4/2015 7:52:20 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    At long last I made it back to the gym. I couldn't sleep last night, so I got an early start. Met my niece there. We worked out then went and ... Read more

  • Update on mom and travel plans

    4/3/2015 11:42:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My niece, Tigan, and I planned to go visit mom in ICU this morning. My brother and his family also wanted to go so it got pushed back to 1pm. M... Read more

  • Slow and steady wins the race

    4/3/2015 9:34:18 AM, by KEELYJACK

    I have been at a stall for a few weeks now. I guess it's what is considered a plateau. This past weekend I fell off the healthy eating wagon whil... Read more

  • Hard day

    4/2/2015 10:50:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up this morning to a phone call from my dad that he and my niece had convinced mom to go to the hospital. They went to the Westfield ER, f... Read more

  • Neurologist, niece, night night

    4/1/2015 10:39:05 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got an hour's walk in with the dog before heading off to my parents' house to drop off the dog and meet my brother. He drives me to my neurology... Read more

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    The First Step!

    4/1/2015 7:59:27 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    I'm so excited! And ready!... Read more

  • Choices

    3/31/2015 11:17:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have to make choices daily that affect my health and wellbeing in the future. Sometimes I wonder if I am making the best choices. It is diffi... Read more

  • Looking for balance

    3/30/2015 8:55:15 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The lock on my apartment door is malfunctioning. I can lock it from the inside, but the key doesn't work, so I can't lock it when I leave the ap... Read more

  • Lazy day...

    3/29/2015 5:52:40 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took the day easy today. I decided to let Cooper decide when we were getting up this morning. I was awake, but he didn't want to get up until... Read more

  • I am an introvert

    3/28/2015 7:58:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am an introvert. I embrace that aspect of myself and accept that sometimes I don't fit in well with social situations. Today was one long soc... Read more

  • Snowy day...

    3/27/2015 8:38:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It snowed most of the day today. But it wasn't as wet as yesterday, so Cooper was willing to walk. I ended up walking him over 7 miles this mor... Read more

  • Yucky weather

    3/26/2015 10:08:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    That wasn't snow, and it wasn't rain. It was slush falling from the sky. Cooper's least favorite weather, so I had trouble getting him to walk ... Read more

  • Driving and plotting...

    3/25/2015 10:46:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took the dog for an hour's walk before heading out to my parents' house to swap cars and take off for PA. Tigan (my niece) is moving once agai... Read more

  • The dentist said "good job"...

    3/24/2015 8:58:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an "energetic" dental hygenist today. I don't usually mind getting a cleaning, but he was really digging under my gums... all the while sa... Read more

  • Walk that dog...

    3/23/2015 7:16:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper got 5 walks again today. We are definitely ( but slowly) getting back to our 3 walks a day. I like it when he is willing to go for a lon... Read more

  • Crankiness

    3/22/2015 9:12:50 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was just feeling frustrated over little, unimportant things today, even knowing they were not important I still let them get to me. Grrr... Ma... Read more

  • Feeling better since trip to the emergency room

    3/22/2015 8:07:26 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm doing better since my trip to the emergency room. I saw my doctor the day after the stress test. He said that the emergency room didn't... Read more

  • Lunch with the folks...

    3/21/2015 9:02:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Most Saturdays I go out to my parents' house and make lunch for all of us (mom, dad, brother, and me). Today was no different. I made citrusy b... Read more

  • Long day...

    3/20/2015 10:34:55 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Everyone in the building had to be up early this morning for the pre inspection of the building. Today they were checking emergency pull cords a... Read more

  • Making plans...

    3/19/2015 9:37:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was chatting online with my niece, Tigan, today and she invited me to go on a road trip with her in April. Her other grandparents are in Ft M... Read more

  • Energizer Doggie!

    3/18/2015 8:02:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My little dog, Cooper, is just like the Energizer Bunny the last few days. I take him out for nice long walks, and an hour (sometimes an hour an... Read more

  • Happy St Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2015 9:44:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I spent the day today mostly walking the dog. I don't know if he is tired out, but I am. I have already walked him over 20 miles, and I will pr... Read more

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