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9/23/17 11:26 A

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Doris, we don't have lunch on Saturday but sometimes we order food in the early afternoon. The Saturday morning breakfast group have the community room until 11 am and we have it the rest of the day. Then at 5 the card players usually have a game. Each group cleans up after themselves. We have the housekeeper come Mon/Wed/Fri to vacuum, dust and mop the kitchen floor and the downstairs bathroom and the stairs wells occasionally. They do the common rooms, not our apartments.

Your lunch sounds really good.

Bonnie, we were posting at the same time. I usually go back to check what needs to be replied to and that's how I found your new post. Have a good day at the Lucky fest. Hoping you don't get too tired after just recovering from the flu.

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JOHN

Still sending prayers. God Bless, my friend

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Slept really well last night. I am over the stomach flu, but did not eat much yesterday, or get much sleep the night before. Feel pretty rested right now.

There is a small town named Lucky out in the country area east of Toledo. I grew up in that area, but closer to Toledo. They have Luckyfest each year at this time. My friend Debbie's boyfriend lives there, and they have a big party every year for the fest. Debbie's cooks for a couple of days before and we have a great time. That is today. I am going to go there in a little while.

Then, I am going to usher at the theater tonight and go to the cast party after the show. Hoping I don't get too tired.

SHANTI
It is wonderful that you and your husband are able to help each other. Glad you are so much better, and that he is recovering nicely.

MARY

Hope you enjoy riding your bike. I think you did well for your first time.

BRENDA

Hope you have a good day sewing.

DORIS

Thanks for the info on the earthquake.

I can't believe that Mexico has had yet a third earthquake in such a small amount of time.

Prayers for all of the people suffering these natural disasters.

God Bless my friends. Have a good weekend



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9/23/17 11:01 A

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Mary, I just got up at 7 and heard on the TV that there was another earthquake in Mexico, a 6 point. Over 200 have been killed so far. So very sad.

Maybe you should have bought a treadmill instead of a bike to strengthen your legs. They can be set to go fast or slow and track mileage, heart rates and other things. We had one here for a few years but someone broke it. Or if you have one in the gym you could workout on that everyday for a little while.

It is chilly in here this morning, only 58 overnight and I had my windows open. My thermometer says it is 75 in here but it feels much colder. We will have a high of 68 today.

We will be sewing today around noon because a few of the residents get together every Saturday morning and have breakfast together. I never go down for it because it is mostly carbs and sweets or biscuits and gravy.

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Mary, I would have loved to be there watching. And your legs will strengthen as you practice every day. I wish I could ride again, but we don't have any pavement around the house and I'm afraid the gravel might derail me. Last thing I need is a trip to the hospital just because I wanted to ride a bike!!

Brenda, have fun with your sewing again. Will there be lunch today?

Shanti, I'm glad things are progressing well for your husband. It does help for him to have your 24 hr. care!

Our younger daughter and husband will be here for lunch today. We are having Chicken Supreme which is dried beef under chicken breasts covered in a mushroom soup/sour cream sauce and topped by bacon. Easy for me to cook and they all like it. I am trying a new recipe for cranberry fluff. It has ground raw cranberries with pineapple, grapes, cool whip, marshmallows, pecans, and sugar. Hope it's as good as it sounds!

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I didn't think about repercussions from the Mexico earthquake impacting Japan! I sure hope we hear from Michele soon and I hope it's just internet problems.

Shanti, I'm glad your husband is on the mend. How wonderful that you are advocates for transplant patients. When my husband was in the hospital we had no idea of what was going on with him. It was over the Christmas holidays and the staff was very limited. No one 'did' anything for him, nor did they give us any idea of what to expect until Dec. 27th. We came to the hospital on thee 23rd! My sister in law had been a nurse and barged in, asked questions, and got answers!! She was a good advocate. I didn't know what questions to ask. So it really helps to have someone as an intermediary.

Today I took a bike ride on my new Huffy Cruiser. I lasted 8 minutes, lol! I need to drive that route to figure out how far it was and my milage. Too bad Fitbit doesn't register that! For Spark, you have to put in how much ground you covered and how fast you were going . I estimated and need to figure it out. I sorely overestimated how long my legs would hold out---great thigh exercise, for sure!!

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Hi All: I made it another day. Not much to do now except wait for the next surgery. Hoping Michele is okay. John.

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Shanti, thank you for the update about the quake in Kamaishi and not where Michele lives but she has family there or very close to there. I do remember her saying about a problem with Tad's computer so I am hoping that is what it is.

Good news that your husband is healing on schedule and he does not have a lot of pain.

I am on my way to bed pretty soon. I woke up very early this morning. We will be sewing tomorrow downstairs so I need to be awake.

Have a good weekend.

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9/22/17 11:46 P

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Another busy week, it just flew by. DH is healing right on schedule, pain is controlled by his meds, just needs them when he gets up in the morning and then again before bed, unless the physical therapist works him to hard. She comes to the house 3 days a week. He needs a walker to get around and has restrictions with movement, canít bend forward more than 45 degrees, so he needs some help. I donít mind, when I was sick he was there every step of the way, he changed bandages, did my IVs, tube feedings, took care of my meds, and ran the house. I did have a nurse, physical therapist, phlebotomist and a bath aid come to the house to help. Friends and family helped us as well.

John when you go to the hospital talk to the social worker, find out what help is available, if you donít ask they wonít know that you need it. My husband and I are mentors for people that are waiting for a transplant many do not know that there is help out there. One of the things that helped me through my long road was I wrote down a gratitude list adding things daily. When I focused on the positve I felt better. Iím praying for you


I heard about the earthquake on Wednesday and havenít heard anything since. I think there was not much on the news because it did not cause damage, all the focus is in Mexico and Maria. Michelle lives south of Tokyo, and this happened way north of Tokyo. In one of Michelleís post she said that she would be off line because of the problem with Tadís computer, maybe she gets internet through his computer. I got this off the internet

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan Wednesday, just hours after a 7.1-magnitude event leveled central Mexico. The tremors erupted at 2:37 a.m. Tokyo time, and the epicenter was approximately 175 miles east of Kamaishi, not far from the 2011 quake that later sent tsunami waves racing toward Japan.

Itís my bed time. Enjoy your Sunday!
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9/22/17 4:21 P

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Mary, I did think Michele were friended but could not really remember doing it. I still can't get my printer to work. Keep getting error, not connected to the internet messages. very frustrating. Maybe I will uninstall it and reinstall it and see if that works. It was working fine the other day.

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Brenda, Michele IS your FB friend...and mine from a few years ago. There are several Michele and Michelle Kobayashi's, believe it or not! That was smart to send her son a message. I sent her a Spark message the other day and she didn't respond to that, either. I had no idea there was an earthquake!

Bonnie, I am glad your glasses are fine now. What a mess you've had with them!

i had water aerobics, did a few errands and got what I need for my 'Colemon Family Work Day' on Sunday. I have a list of what I would love my boys to do and I think it will be easy to get done in maybe 3 hours. Then the twins will spend the night! I'm looking forward to that!

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Bonnie, I have that pattern and we have already made some and sold them I started mine but didn't want to finish it so gave it to Margie and she finished it. It was too much fussy work for me.

Maybe our newscasters did not mention the Japan earthquake. Wow. 6.1 is pretty strong.

I sent a message to her son Christopher here so I hope he replies.

I am having trouble with my printer again so am going to work on that.

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The earthquake in Japan happened about 2 days ago. It was 6.1, and I it was around the same time that Mexico had the last one, so I think Mexico was so bad, we did not get as much news about Japan.

She is usually ok, but not being able to be in touch with her makes me worry. Hopefully it is just the computer issue.

I found the picture of what Mary was talking about on facebook. I have sent it to you on facebook. You can see if you are interested.

MARY and I are now facebook friends. Cool

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I just found an old post from Michele and sent a message to her son (fb name: Christopher Kobayashi Tizon ) so hopefully, he will reply.

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Bonnie, I did not know there was an earthquake in Japan. Now I am really worried. When did it happen? I watch the news all the time that I am home so I don't know how I missed that. I am sure she will get in touch with us as soon as she can. I will try going back in my FB and see if I can find an old message from her or her page.

I am glad you are feeling better, Last Saturday when our bus took some of the residents to the Pow Wow, Barbara could not go and she is the one who told everyone about it. She is one of the tribe and was going to go with her family. She was pretty bummed out over being sick.

I slept fairly well, at least l did not wake up to read. I threw off my throw blanket and was able to get back to sleep and woke up at 5 then dozed until 8:30. We are going to have a high of 70 today, just right.

John, maybe if you keep saying to yourself that you feel great, it will happen sooner. Yes, just take one day at a time and then after your next surgery you will do it all over again. Don't try to hurry nature and heal as fast as you safely can.

Mary, are you talking about bowl holders for the microwave? If so, I have that pattern. I started to make one then lost interest so Margie finished it. I did not want one because it was too big. They have to be made out of 100% cotton batting because the synthetic will catch on fire in the microwave.

Going to check FB now so will be back later.

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BRENDA

I know Michele is on facebook. I am anxious to hear from her after the earthquake in Japan. Just not sure how close it is to her.

Glad you enjoyed the visiting time.

JOHN

God Bless. You are doing the best you can. One day at a time. Prayers for healing and good health.

BRENDA

I found out early this morning when I was up from being sick, that a friend of mine from the theater seems to have the same thing I do. I am sure you are right, there is something going around.

I am better this morning. Not having the uncomfortable and ugly gas, but am still a bit afraid to eat.

I can wait that out.

Had to cancel all of my plans for today. Hoping to be better tomorrow, have lots of plans for this weekend. Fingers crossed.

Have a great Friday all

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Have a blessed day everyone. I am trying to. I am trying to make something positive out of everything today. Just pick it up and flip to the other side of the coin if I can. Stretching the truth some helps. lol. But it could be true you know. Never give up.

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Bonnie, your cramping and camping in the bathroom has gone around our building so there is something going around the country probably. Yay for getting your glasses finally. I sure hope they made them right.

We had a good turnout for our lunch but I did not like it very much. Tara made sweet and sour meatballs but they were premade commercially and I could not eat but one because it had an odd taste and the sauce was more sour than sweet. It was out of a bottle. However, the noodles and rice were good and the fortune cookies were excellent. I do not like frozen meatballs nor processed foods. They also had little sundaes. They were just so so. I am just a picky eater.

I mostly went to socialize. Then I came home and shortened Val's son's football Jersey. She gave me $5. Val is a caregiver here for three people everyday during the week.

Then I went back downstairs and visited with Dianne and Debbi. Came home at 5. I will do FB tomorrow and friend Doris. Bonnie, you and I are already friends I think. You show up on my page. I was looking for Michele on there but no luck.

It is starting to get dark now between 5 and 6. Tomorrow is the first day of Fall but it will be more like summer, so they say.



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DORIS

Thanks for checking on the spelling. My problem is that, spell check says it is wrong either way. So, maybe I just won't write it anymore. LOL

MARY

Good luck with your new regime.

Glad you are getting your fireplace problem fixed.

BRENDA

Have a great time at the luncheon.

That is nice of her to make up for her mistake.

I GOT MY GLASSES TODAY! They are perfect. I am thrilled.

Finally.

However, I seem to have some kind of a stomach problem tonight.

Amy and Debbie and I went to a $2 jewelry sale today at a church about an hour away from my house.

Had a nice time. I began to feel kind of funky just before we ate lunch.

Debbie had to go to get her grandchildren, and Amy and I were going to the Y. We went back to her house for a bit.

Told her I had to come home. I now have diahrea, and terrible burping. I really wish that I could vomit. TMI. But, I just think I could feel better if I could.

Spending most of the afternoon and evening in the bathroom.

I have a lot planned for tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. Hoping that it will be gone soon. Sigh

Have a great evening all.

If anyone want to friend me on facebook, it is Bonnie Joan Brandburg. Would love that.

God Bless all.


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Yes, Doris...of course!! And if either of us sees that cute holder, we'll send it to Brenda!


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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Mary, I bet I saw those same bowl holders. They were cute, usable, and looked easy enough to make.

Would you friend me, too, on FB? It is just Doris Schraeder and I have on a blue top with flowers from our 50th anniversary celebration.

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Thanks, Brenda, for 'friending' me! I'm glad we can cross paths in other places! The little soup coasters were so cute and I thought of your sewing projects immediately. If I find it again I'll send it!

I just had a chimney guy come...he is the owner's son and lives in the small community where I go to church. He said my leak came from the chimney cover that's rusted and sunken. The water pools on it and it acts like a funnel. It poured so much today and yesterday that my back yard flower beds flooded and the streets took on water. He showed me pictures of the cover and it looked like a water trough! AND thank goodness I had a bucket inside my fireplace...it did leak today. Yay, Mary! As for the golf people, I think the president is a decent enough guy but he is 'ruled' by the special interest group and I'm afraid we homeowners will end up taking on more and more debt because the golf course isn't profitable. So sad. Time will tell.

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Bonnie, you and Brenda aroused my curiosity about persevered. Your "r" is what was causing spell check to underline it according to the dictionary I have. But we knew what you meant!!

It has been another busy day--vacuuming, fixing lunch, haircut, and then a trip to the HEB for groceries. I am fixing lunch for our younger daughter and SIL on Saturday.

John, I'm glad the pain has subsided. And Mary had a great idea about going to a rehab place for a few days so you don't have to do the stairs for a while. And they will fix your meals, too!!

Mary, too bad about the vote! But guess you'll just have to make the best of it. I've never learned to play bridge either. I think I tried once in high school, but at that time I was more interested in dating than in playing cards. LOL





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Mary, I just friended you on FB. I looked for you to send a request a few weeks ago but could not find you. I seldom go to FB but do check every once in a while. Don't worry about not finding the picture. I have plenty of sewing to do right now but if you do find it, I will pass it on and Debbi will make some.

I am not a card player. Here all they play is pinenicle (however you spell it is a mystery to me) and they sit for hours playing cards and eating junk food. How boring!

Sorry to hear the golf people won the election. Go with the flow I guess and hope for the best.

I am on my way downstairs to see what is going on with our lunch today. Don't want to get there too early or I might have to set tables up and I don't want to.

It is going to rain all day.

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Hi, friends! Wow, retirement tires me out, lol! I hope today will be pretty much a resting up day. My daughter was supposed to come help me clean out the garage and put in new shelves but I think that will either be tomorrow or Sunday. I had my bridge lesson with neighbors yesterday---Bridge is a Bust! I'm just not a card player. They all had experience and our 'teacher' is a master. Everyone was so nice to me but I am not a quick study. Oh, well, I'll try again next week!

John, I'm glad you are in less pain. Planning ahead and having people to call is a good thing. Make sure those visiting nurses are scheduled. You will need more help this next time, most likely. Being weak and 'out of it' for a few days, you'll need to be careful of getting up, going down the stairs, etc. I sure hope you will be getting better news that you expect!!

Bonnie, I see my eye doctor next week. I have a hard time seeing lately. I use reading glasses that are a 150 and all of a sudden they aren't strong enough. I tried 200's but they are too strong. I can't find 175. My prescription glasses are fuzzy for distance and not strong enough for reading....I sure hope the doctor can correct it. It's a minor inconvenience for me, though, and it sounds like a very major thing for you. I hope the lab will fix things and your glasses will be the right prescription.

Doris, it always helps to have a Plan B! Hope the trip will be a wonderful experience.

Brenda, I did a FB friend request! I saw a cute coaster type thing for soup bowls yesterday and tried to 'share' it with you but we weren't 'friends!' So I sent a request. Then I couldn't find the picture for the soup coaster. But I tried!!

I still haven't heard back from Michele. I hope she's doing okay.

Well, we had the voting for the new HOA president and treasurer last night while I was at another meeting. Sadly, the 'Golf People' won. At least there wasn't any rubbing it in at Line Dancing this morning. There were only a few cars when I got there and I thought that MY candidates won and the golf people were staying away, lol. But they all came later. I sure hope the new people will seek to help EVERYONE in the community rather than their own self interests. I'm just glad the ugliness of the election is over...I hope!

Mary
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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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John, I am so glad your pain is subsiding and you will be better prepared for your next surgery, I am praying that they find all the cancer and you will be healed.

My philosophy has always been "Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. I have always believed that and it works for me. I will drop everything to help someone.

Do you have a small refrigerator in your room? Microwave? Or do you have to go downstairs to cook? Have you asked your doctor about going to a rehab hospital for a few days after your surgery? Does he know that you have no help? All questions that need to be addressed.

I did sleep the whole night for a change and my sinuses are not blocked anymore since the weather cooled down and the smoke is gone.. We are having mid 60's now and 40's overnight.

We are getting lunch today paid for by Dick's sister who set off the fire alarm and burned up his microwave because she is sorry. Our assistant manager is doing the cooking. Sweet and Sour meatballs and whatever else so most everyone here signed up as well as their caregivers.

Take care of yourself, John. I care about you and wish you the best.

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Hi All: Much improved compared to yesterday and dramatically compared to Tuesday. 90% of my pain is gone now. WooHoo. I am not recovered yet but at least I don't have to drag myself through the day. I hope I don't jinx it by speaking up. It could get worse easily. Doing laundry this morning to have all clean clothes for Tuesday. I go thru clothes fast these days.

Brenda: Thank you. A lot of people don't think about what they do. They act in self interest only. You seem to think of others first and serving others. You are the fortunate one. Thats the way to live.

Hi Mary: Glad you reminded me of recovery. I think I will lay in enough supplies in my bedroom for a 4 day stay without exiting the room. My roommates will not be much help. I will make a list of people I can call and keep it in my night stand. Make sure my cell phone is charged up fully. Good luck with the bridge Mary, I tried once but it didn't take.

Bonnie: Thank you. I hope to get a lean bill of health (no cancer) in two weeks but that depends on what else they find. God bless.

Doris: Thanks. I hope it is just in the superficial layers of the bladder but this is unlikely. It all depends on how far it progressed. Also if it seeded some place else. The good news is most of the pain is gone for now. Constant pain sure is a pain. Lol.

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Bonnie, spelling is one of the things I am really good at. I always got A's in spelling and shorthand. It bothers me when I forget how to spell something and I have to do a spell check. Of course I am much older now and am forgetting things lately. It comes with the territory. emoticon

It is going to be an early night.

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Thanks Brenda. It annoys when I think I might have misspelled something. I have always taken pride in my spelling ability. I find that I am not as sharp as I once was. LOL

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Bonnie, I looked up your word but it is not in my crossword puzzle dictionary but it looks like you did spell it right. Sometimes I write a word and it is underlined and I do a spell check and it is right. so I would not worry about it.

We had a small group for lunch and it was really good. Then we started cutting and assembling the little coasters and we got a lot made. Margie was making pillow cases so I did the machine sewing for them' Now it is 6 pm and I am ready for a nap.

It has rained all day, no sun in sight.

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The issue is not with my dr's office, it is with the lab that they must use because of my insurance. It is very cheap insurance, and this pair of glasses is totally free. If I have to, I will pay a different lab for new glasses. I am getting to the point where I am considering that, but it is pretty expensive.

I asked the girl at my dr's office today if they realized how uncomfortable I am with this too strong prescription. She said, the can see how different the script is, so they do know. My guess is that they don't much care.

Believe me, when the dust has settled I am going to attempt to get in touch with someone at my insurance company, tell them the entire story, and suggest that they find a different lab to use.

The excuse is, my prescription is very difficult. Yes, it is. But, it has been difficult all of my life. Last year was the first time I can remember getting a pair of glasses that was wrong. Thanks for letting me vent. LOL

It is getting more uncomfortable for me to drive each day. Tomorrow, I will pick Amy up at her house, and then she can drive my car when we pick up Debbie, and go on our day.

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Bonnie, can you start over somewhere else with the glasses? This place really seems to be a pain!

Mary, your day really is busy. At least I have been home today, until I go tonight with Donna to a women's Bible study. I got several things done toward being able to pack and looked at a Plan B in the event the Boston airport is not where we can fly in Wednesday.

Brenda, your food sounds good! Hope the sewing goes well.

John, sorry that you're still having a lot of pain. Maybe it will decrease as the cath is out longer. I'm glad you can get the other surgery behind you next week and then begin the real recovery. Praying all goes smoothly.

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I am so thankful that you were led to live where you are. I can so remember the days when things weren't so good for you. But, as usual for you, you perservered , and now you have such a good life. I am so happy for you

Whenever I try to type, perservered, it is underlined in red. I have once again checked the spelling, and I seem to have it right, but that bugs me. See if I have spelled it correctly or not. Sometimes, there is some way I miss things.

MARY

I loved riding my bike. I was doing so very well, and riding for miles, and then my back went out. That was in 2010, and I have not been able to ride since. I even bought a seat back, but just no go.

I miss it, BUT, i always wore a helmet. Hint, hint. LOL

No, my glasses are still not in. I will call them in a bit before I leave to pick Ellee up from basketball, but suspect they will not be in today either. It is very frustrating, you are correct, because I have a headache and kind of queasy stomach most of the time.

DORIS

I so hope that the hurricane does not hit anyone. Prayers for the people in Puerto Rico. Last I say they were to be the first to get it.

Enjoy your vacation.

Just looked at the time, I need to get moving to pick up Ellee.

JOHN

Prayers for healing and pain relief.

God Bless all

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Hi, friends! I was thinking of Michele, too, and sent her a Spark Goodie a while ago. I do think Doris is right...she was not able to get online while Tad's computer was acting up. I hope she's okay.

John, I'm sorry you still have pain after the catheter came out. I hope next week's surgery will bring relief. Are your plans in place for the recovery period? You are really thinking things out. Despite how bad your 'roommates' are, you were able to get medical help and I hope you will get answers to all the health issues soon.

Bonnie, you are always on the go! I'm glad you have so many fun things to do. Having company when you are so busy, though, is a hard thing. I'm hoping your friend from Florida will enjoy just hanging around with you!

Doris, I wondered about the hurricane messing up your New England plans. I sure hope not. I have been trying to keep up with the paperwork, too. It seems to come in all at the same time. I breathe a sigh of relief once I get those bills paid. No, I didn't get a helmet. I'm only going to be riding around the neighborhood. This is a coaster bike, not one with those handlebar brakes...They did me in the last time I had a bike! I may get a helmet at some point but most around here don't bother. I'll be careful! What part of Houston is your sister in? If you do come here, maybe we can meet sometime!

Brenda, I do agree that you have found 'the right place' for you! Even the caregivers for other residents become your friends! You have a family there and all of you count on each other. I feel the same way about where I have ended up, too. No matter what, we are so fortunate to be surrounded with good people!

I am going to learn to play bridge today---or at least get started! I played 40 years ago but don't remember anything at all. I have a widow's meeting tonight, too. After babysitting last night, I'm tired!! Maybe I can rest up tomorrow!

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John, I am sorry to hear you are having so much pain. Do you have some pain pills? I am sending you healing prayers and a successful surgery next Tuesday. Keep in touch as you can.

It is 64 today and raining. I heard on the news this morning there was a tornado hovering around Portland, OR this morning. Fall is here early. Friday is the first day. Saturday will be a whopping 70.

I got up at 5 after realizing it was raining very hard so went down to the end of the hall and closed the window, I had to come back and get some paper towels to wipe off the window ledge. I really wish people would not leave that window open when they know it is going to rain. The water leaks down into the AC unit underneath the window.

We will be sewing today but first we are making a taco and burrito lunch and whatever others are going to contribute.

Have a good day.

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A quick note: A wonderful day to you all. It is sunny and up to 89 here today. yesterday 75.

The catheter came out yesterday and next Tuesday I have another surgery. Much more pain still with me than I had hoped for.

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Doris, I am hearing the the hurricane is going to hit the East Coast so who knows what will happen with that. I do hope you will be able to take your trip.

We cannot control what others do. So be it. It is what it is and I am very happy to be where I am. It took me a long time and a lot of moves to finally get here. I believe this is where I was meant to be.

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Bonnie, a while back Michelle said she may not be on line for a few days because of Tad's computer acting up. I think that may be what is going on .. I do not have her phone number,

I hope you get your glasses soon. This is ridiculous that you don't have them yet.

You sure are busy with friends and family but that is a good thing. I am glad you are happy and feeling so much better.

Yesterday I picked Dianne up a head of cauliflower and a box of crackers.. Tonight she cut up the head, dipped chunks in egg, rolled in cracker crumbs and sat it in the refrigerator for about an hour then deep fried them along with some green tomatoes.. She brought me a plate full and I ate them all. Yum! I forgot to say that she prepped the tomatoes the same way.

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Mary, do have fun on that bike! Did you get a helmet to wear? I used to love to ride when I was in 7th grade or so. I remember that so vividly, and yet it was such a short period of my life. Hope your visit with the sisters is good. Have they had water in their houses?

Brenda, it's so good that you've found a place where people appreciate you. I'm sorry about your sister not staying in touch or coming by. I don't see my sister but about twice a year, but it's just a matter of us not going to visit because we neither one are very fond of her husband. A little of him goes a long way--not that he's bad, he's just different to us with different interests to what we have. And we also don't like driving across Houston, as we would have to do to get to her side of town. They come up here twice a year for her to attend the cemetery meeting and stay with us then.

We are watching the latest hurricanes and wondering if they are going to change our plans for our trip. I hope they stay away from the east coast! Those people in Florida sure don't need another hit while they're still trying to recover from Irma. And the Mexico quake was awful, too. It sounds like there will be a large loss of life there.

Bonnie, guess we were posting at the same time. You do stay busy!! It's good you have all these friends and family that keep you entertained. Do you think this may be the time when Michele and Tad are getting the new computer? I just assumed they both had different computers, but maybe not. Do let us know if you find out anything.

I got a lot of paper work done today that needed attention before we leave. It's always a relief to have the Thank You notes for HH sent out for the month. And I had things to do for the cemetery association and bills to pay for the church. Our church treasurer is on the coast so I'm helping while he's gone. He's an insurance adjuster.

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Thanks Mary for the info on the play. I will have to see if I can get it.

BRENDA

I still do not have my glasses. Once again they did not come today.

I did not drive too much today. I went to pick up Ellee after her Volleyball practice. I will do that tomorrow too. Next week I will pick her up Tues, Weds and Thurs. I enjoy getting to spend a few minutes with her.

My eyes are not quite as bad tonight. But, they are still tired and strained.

I made a big pot of chili last night, and cooked it all day in the crock pot. Amy, Debbie and Aunt Phyl came over for dinner tonight.

We had a great time. They just left. We laughed and laughed. So good for all of us.

You may remember when Debbie's daughter died last year on Nov 11. She is having a very hard time, so it was good to see her laughing and laughing tonight.

She spends most weekends with her daughters 3 young children, and her son's 2 young boys. She is trying so hard to keep herself busy all of the time so that she does not have time to think.

We are all going to her boyfriend's house on Saturday for an annual festival in the town he lives in. It is called Luckeyfest. He lives in Lucky, Ohio. LOL

It is always a great time. Our friend Lisa, who is Debbie's best friend, is coming on Friday so she will be here for the party Sat. That will do us all good. We laugh so much when we are together, and sometimes we cry. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.

This weekend is very full. In fact, I actually overbooked myself. My friend Trish from Florida is coming to visit on Fri for the weekend. We had made plans to go to see a small local movie that her son is in. He wants to be an actor and he is working hard at it. He really is quite good. Anyway, we had not discussed it for a long time, and with the hurricane and all she went through, I just assumed she was not coming. Well, she called me this pm and is coming. I committed to work at the theater that night. Sigh. I feel kind of bad. She will only be here on the weekend, so we will go and have breakfast on Sunday

Stuff happens, I guess. I almost said the other word, and then panicked, and changed it quickly so that I would not lose my entire post. Oh me.

I am kind of concerned about Michele. BRENDA Do you have a phone number for her? If we don't hear from her tomorrow, I will call her and make sure she is ok, if you have a number.

John, Sending prayers an blessings

God Bless my friends.

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That sister is really missing out on knowing you, Brenda! It's her loss and such a shame. I can't figure out what makes people like that 'tick!' It does remind me, though, that I need to make a trip to see the 2 sisters who flooded during Harvey! I will take the little sister with me! She lives on the other side of town close to where I used to live.

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Mary, Debbie is always with people, She is a caregiver to many. One man she has taken care of for 17 years. She is a people person. When she is home she sews marvelous things and shares many things with us. She is 62, about the same age as my sister who I rarely see or hear from and she only lives 80 miles away. She travels this direction quite often and my freeway exit is only a mile away from me. She has never stopped by. It is only a five minute detour. Such is life.

I cook most of the time as I really don't enjoy eating out. I like to know what I am actually eating.

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Brenda, I got my first bike at 12, after asking for one for quite a while. Then I got my driver's licence at 14! Short lived happy victory. My sisters all rode it, too. Just like my wedding dress. My parents were very frugal, lol. Your friend Debbi sounds like she's figured out a system for when her husband travels! I rarely cooked when Dave traveled once the kids were out of the house, too. He was a good cook and enjoyed making wonderful meals when he was at home!

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Mary, what a fun thing to have. A bike! I have not ridden one since I was 10. A neighbor boy rode my bike down our steep driveway into the ditch across the road and that was the end of my bike. Never got another one.

To ride bikes here one needs one with a lot of gears for all the hills. A couple residents have a bike but they have to keep them in their apartments because there is no place outside for them.

The board meeting sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I hope the best person wins that will do good for the community.

Yes, Mary, I am surprised that I lost weight because I have gone out to eat with Debbi twice this week and was worried about the outcome. Her husband is gone on the road most of the time, Actually in the air. He goes to Sweden and those countries all the time inspecting lumber mills around the world.

Debbi does not like to eat alone and never cooks when her husband is gone unless the grandchildren visit her. That's why when she is here helping Dianne we all have lunch together downstairs. Tomorrow we are making burritos. And whatever others make. Anyone is welcome as long as the food lasts.

She knows all the daily specials at every restaurant in town. A walking menu board. emoticon

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Good morning, friends....or almost, good afternoon! I walked this morning and did a couple of errands. I went to Walmart and bought a darling 'beach cruiser' bike! It's a light seafoam green with ecru accents, a basket with a water bottle and cell phone holder on the front---and backpedal brakes! I'm looking forward to using it! Many of the people here have bikes and this one is a 24 incher...last bike was 26 inches and I couldn't touch the ground...I ended up falling off it a few times too many!

Bonnie, you asked aboutThe Foreigner. It was a play about a shy man who had a hard time talking to people and while he was at an out of the way resort, his friend devised a plan for him to be able to stay without interacting: The friend told everyone that this man was from a foreign country and couldn't speak English. The resort was in rural Georgia with 'down home' people and they spoke freely around him because they didn't think he understood them. Many plot twists and such. The main character was profoundly deaf, but wore hearing aids and had a British accent! It was amazing to watch him! You'd never know that there was any type of issue at all.

Doris, I hope your board meeting was better than mine last night---wow, what a mess! The people who want 'their candidates' to win no matter what have been doing all sorts of illegal htings. The worst is that some are going door to door or calling mostly elderly or infirm residents, 'offering to help fill out ballots'! Can you imagine?? There was a huge t0-do last night, once again. It's such a shame. Voting is tomorrow night and I have a meeting so I can't go. Hope you rested up!

I'm proud of you for orchestrating your next moves, John, and glad the home health nurse came. I hope getting the catheter out will help a lot. I sent you a Spark Mail message last night!

Marielle, I hope you get the window fixed. I saw Window World out twice in my neighborhood today...others are getting fixed up after the hurricane here.

Brenda, I'm glad the elevators got fixed as quickly as they did. My parents were in a one story facility but my mother in law had 3 floors. Many people were not able to use the stairs. The staff would bring food to them, too. I'm glad there's a system in place for that. Hooray for your loss! I am trying to be better...it's so hard, though. I want to eat everything once I decide NOT to!

Michele, I hope all is well with you.

It poured last night with more showers on the way this week. It was scary...the first rain after Harvey. I put a bucket and beach towel in the fireplace but no water this time around. Hooray!



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John, I am glad the nurse came to see you again. Do you know how long that will last? I am surprised that your landlord/roommate does not offer you some help. Sounds like a sleeze ball, only cares about himself. Just do the best you can and remember to stay hydrated.

The rest of this week will only be in the mid to high 60's and rain everyday. We sure need it but I hope some of it goes to Eastern WA to put out those fires.

Another restless night because it was so muggy. Val texted me at 9 and woke me up. She wants me to sew up the hem in her son's football jersey. Val is a caregiver here for three residents during the week. She will drop it off before she goes home this afternoon.

My scale said 139 this morning! Wow, that is where I have been wanting to be and have finally got there. That is what I weighed when I moved here. Of course my jeans are getting too big but I do have some 10's waiting to be worn again.

Michele, I am missing you here. Maybe you are having computer problems? I hope you got your print size larger. There is a button at the right hand top of the screen that you can click to make the size larger.

I will be back later when I am more awake.

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Marielle: Thanks so much. I had not thought of healing as a task to take on, just something that happens naturally. I will work more at it.

Brenda: The nurse visited yesterday and she adjusted my catheter and the pain went away. But as soon as she left it came back. There is a certain position where that thing does not hurt. I tried all evening but could not find it. My urologist said he may take it out today so that could happen at 11am. I hope so despite the fact it hurts like heck when they take it out. I will prepare more for the next go round with multiple drivers and food supplies up in my room. It looks to be an outpatient surgery on my bladder and I go home the same day.

Hope the elevator guy shows soon.

Doris: Thank you. I will continue some preparations. I am paying my few bills this week to get it done in case I am gone for a week or two. The doctor said it would be on an outpatient basis. I doubt that if they want to flush my baldder like they did last time.

Thank you Bonnie.

AND Michele thank you so much for your kind and loving get well card. I appreciate the gift. Thanks.

Your friend in Maryland, John.



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I ended up having a very nice day. The elevator man got it fixed right away. It took him longer to get there than to fix it. I think he has to come from Portland OR and it costs about a thousand dollars a call.

Doris, yes it is a real problem when the elevator is out because we have wheelchairs and walkers on the upper floors and those people can't come down. In case of a real problem the fire department can get them down. Elinor can walk down the stairs with Princess but lately she seems to be failing and is too tired all the time. There are several people here who will be glad to walk Princess so she is not a problem. Besides the dogs are paper trained in the apartments and can use the papers in an emergency.

Debbi came to help Dianne today so when she got finished several of us were downstairs visiting with them. Alma's sister, Verna, is the one who gave us the tissue cover to copy and she was very pleased to see that we made so many yesterday. She gave me $20 to buy more of the little kleenex packages or whatever else we need.

Then Debbi and I went to the fabric store for more fusible batting for the little purses, then went to Applebees for an early dinner special. When we were leaving it was raining and there were some very angry dark rain clouds. Just a little while ago the weather report said that there was a tornado funnel at the ocean beaches in SW Washington. where I am. We are 2 hours away from the beaches.

On the way home we stopped at the veggie store and then to Safeway to pick up Elinors dog food and cauliflower and a box of crackers for Dianne. I just needed bread, milk and some individual salad bowls. It was a nice afternoon.

It will probably rain all night. It did last night. I heard it raining really hard, then later the cars splashing along the road behind us. We had a high of 67 today, felt so good!

Bonnie, when are you going to get your glasses?

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JOHN

I am still sending you prayers. God Bless

MICHELE

Funny to not see you on the boards today. Missing you

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I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

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DORIS

So sorry for the loss of your volunteer friend.

All of us on the playreading committee try to keep our eyes and ears open for new plays We do ask people who want to direct a play to tell us so that we can read and discuss it. We are doing pretty well. We have at least 5 that we would like to summit to the board of directors. We need 5 more, and then they will pick 5 out of the 10 for next season.
We will present to the board in November.

BRENDA

Glad you had your laundry done before the elevator went out. Hope it is fixed by now.

MARIELLE

I don't recognize the name of what you are doing tonight. I am always interested in the different things that you do. Please tell me about it.

Went to the pool this evening. Amy and I are trying to see what works best, and we can also be flexible as we learn the schedule. Saw a couple of friends from the theater in the pool tonight They take a class there three times a week. That was fun

Going to make a crock pot of chili tonight. Amy, Debbie and Aunt Phyl are coming over tomorrow evening. Aunt Phyl is actually Debbie's aunt, but we all just call her Aunt Phyl. LOL She is fun to be with.

God Bless my friends. I am going to watch Dancing with the Stars now.


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"LIfe is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain,"

I am going to relearn doing each day, one day at a time.

I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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Brenda, hope they have the elevator operating by now. I remember that being a real problem at the assisted living where my mother lived for several years. Those people were needing to go downstairs to eat and some were on walkers, so it was a big problem. I think management ended up carrying takeouts upstairs to those who couldn't come down. And for people like Elinor with dogs to walk, it means someone else has to do it for them.

John, I'm glad you're already making plans for rehab next time--up the hill and stairs would just be too much after major surgery!! Hope the pain stays under control for you.

I'm having my down time before going back for our board meeting. Sure feels good to get off my feet for a while.

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John, I am glad you are able to keep in contact with us. Yes, help is out there if you know where/how to get it. If you are on Medicade you should not have to pay for transportation to and from doctor visits. Do you show your medical card every time you have an appointment?

I was sent to a cardiologist and the receptionist said I had to pay $50 for the visit so I paid it, Them started thinking I shouldn't have to. So I told her I was on Medicade and did not have to pay any co-pays. Well, she looked it up and found I did have Medicade and before I came home she gave me my money back. So we have to stay on top of things as we can.

I will ask around here today and see what else I can find out for you about getting a caregiver.

Marielle, is your cracked window covered by your home owners insurance?

Our elevator has been out all night. Last night I was just thinking about going to bed when Elinor tapped on my door at 10:30 to tell me the elevator was not working. So I told her to call the night manager and I took Princess out for her walk. Carol, the night manager, could not get it to work so she put notes on each floor to let people know they had to take the stairs or stay home.

The guy lives/works and hour and a half away so the elevator will be fixed sometime this morning. Laurie called him at 8 this morning and he already had a work order to come here.

The smokers do not like it that they have to walk all those stairs.

I did two loads of laundry at 7 last night and it was working fine.

Have a good day. I am going downstairs.

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John, you are very strong. Healing can be a hard row to hoe but you are doing well in resting and following directions. Hang in there. It will get better.

Doris, enjoy your HH time.

Bonnie, glad you enjoyed the play(?) with Amy and Aunt.

Brenda, I used to enjoy snuggling up and reading a good book too.

Today I have a glass person coming to measure a large window that cracked in my living room. Then Qigong at 5:30pm.

Marielle
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Hi All: I am up and about. I get irritated by the noise when I am hurting. Macdonalds is a noisy place. I woke up with no pain at all until I moved. Yesterday evening I put some water in that bag which looked clear. But the rose colored water is back now. This is improvement.

I will go shopping for food and supplies in a few minutes and this will be the walking my doctors recommended for me.

I got my bills in order to pay and I looked at all my medical issues I need to work on. I will call my urologist tomorrow and call my gp today for a prescription.

It is quieter here now.

The hospital provided me with a van ride back to my home but I paid 25 for it which is okay by me since it is occasional. 10 miles. I did walk up the hill and stairs. The first nurse visit usually collects information but she did look at the catheter. Another working nurse will call today to come visit. Not sure what they can do but I will let them come in case it gets really bad and I end up stuck in bed. I will check into rehab of some sort in case I get really stuck in bed for a week or just days even. That hill and 2 set of stairs will be hard if I have serious surgery. Which I likely will.

I can do most things I need to but it just hurts most of the time. I get emotional when people who know me at McDs have sympathy for me. It kind of overwhelms me. It doesn't bother me so much when I read it online. I am ready for the pain to stop now.

I will look into extra resources to help especially next time.

I am going to go shop/walk and then make a phone call for meds before I go on home. I will ask for pain meds every time I see the doc now.

Perhaps I am improving. The cramps are no where severe as they were. I got some Metamucil yesterday to make sure things are softer. And a bottle of tylenol. The blood is definitely less sometimes. I hope it keeps getting better. Sitting down is hard on me.

Your friend in Maryland, John.

THANK all of you. I do need good advice sometimes.

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Brenda, I sent you the recipe. Hope you enjoy! And I did have a long nap, making up for being awake early this morning for a while.

Bonnie, glad you enjoyed the play. I guess you are always looking for the "next" play in order to keep the committee informed.

Tomorrow will be a busy day with HH in the morning and board meeting in the afternoon. One of our Monday helpers passed away this past week of a heart attack. He was actually one of the younger ones!

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I still do not have my new glasses, and I have had a busy day, so this will be short. Hopefully I will get my glasses on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

MARY

You will have to tell me how you like the play. I think I have heard of it. If you enjoy it, I may try to get a copy for us to read for playreading committee.

BRENDA

Sorry you are not sleeping well. But glad you had a nice day and dinner.

MICHELE

Hope you are feeling better.

MARIELLE

I too enjoy the sayings an pics that you post.

Went to see Cemetery Club with Amy and Aunt Phyl We all enjoyed the show a lot. Went and had dinner after.

JOHN

So sorry you are having so much trouble. God BLess and Prayers.

Thinking of all of you, but just don't want to look at the screen any longer.

God Bless all

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I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise every day that my body will allow it.


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Doris, yes! I would love to have your recipe for Pecan pie. I have a bag of them, I know it takes Karo syrup.

I hope you had a nice nap. I am not a card player. Here they play double pinochle and eat junk food. They are all very huge people.

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John, so sorry that you're needing help with no one there to give it. Could you get your friend to come and run errands for you? And maybe be checking with the social worker at the hospital to make arrangements for care after leaving the hospital when you go back next time.

Brenda, I need some quiet time, too. I can't just go nonstop without taking a break. Last night, one of the neighbors at the dinner was very animated and a noisy talker. It made me SO tired I just came home and enjoyed the quiet. And the pecan pies are easy to make. If you're interested, I will send you my recipe and you can try one.

We went back after church today to DD's for leftovers. Now I've had my fill of Mexican food for a while!! But it was really nice that lunch was already prepared.

I'm off to take a nap. Be back tonight.

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Michele, the sun has gone down and the temps have dropped and it is getting windy. The rain has started. At least we won't be getting the smoke from the fires. We do need some rain, our grass is very brown where the sprinklers do not reach. They have the automatic sprinkler system for the yards but they do not reach all the areas.

With all the wind there it is a good day to snuggle up with a good book.

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Mary
thank you for that explanation. That is great that you had such a good time with your new friends!

MARIELLE
I too, love yourposters & pics. Where do you find thsese things?

BRENDA
it sounds like you got a lot done. I love those kleenex covers too. They are popular over here

JOHN
Brenda does have sound advice. I wish i could be there to help you. I'd do everyting for you if I were closer. I did so for Tad's parents when they were bedridden before they died.

The wind here after the typhoon is wicked today.

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John, what Brenda said makes so much sense. Do check with the hospital and see if they could find you a place to rehab/recuperate. At least they might point you in the right direction! I will tell you (like Marielle, probably TMI!) that I can relate in some ways to your current 'situation.' I had an emergency hysterectomy when I was 40. Because of insurance and the fact that I was young and in great shape, the doctor wasn't allowed to do it surgically. I had major complications because of that and the insurance ended up paying for extra surgery and a long recuperation. I had 2 catheters for 3 months!! So do be careful not to twist and turn and watch how the straps are on your leg...you have to be your own best advocate. But I do wish you would be able to find extra care, at least for a while.

Marielle, I love your posters and your pictures!!

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John, what you need is to be in a rehab hospital or a nursing home for a little while as you are healing. Many here have caregivers who come in during the day to do make their meals, do laundry, grocery shopping and pick up meds. Medicare pays for all or most of that. Caregivers cannot dispense medications or even put meds in those little daily pill boxes.

Has your landlord offered any help at all? How I wish we were all closer and you would have plenty of help. Make sure you stay hydrated. I am so sorry to hear you are in so much pain.

Can you get Meals on Wheels delivered to you? They are basically TV Dinners. Contact your local Senior Center and see what they say. There is help out there for you, I know there is. Can your friend come and help you? I am surprised the hospital did not arrange for help for you. When my husband had his stroke he was only 61 and they bent over backwards to get him where he needed to be. Then when he turned 62 Medicare took over. I can't remember when you said you will be 62. That is the magic number but there is help for you anyway.

I went to bed at ten and slept five hours, read for a bit and then went back to sleep for three more hours. The sun is out and it is going to be a nice day. We did not get the rain yesterday but I guess it will roll in later this afternoon.

Marielle,, I hope your new program works out for you.

Mary, I don't know how you can go go go all the time. I don't like to be that active anymore.

Doris, I really like pecan pie and it has been many years since I have had any that is good. I don't like the commercially made ones and I have never made one.

The group that went on our bus to the Pow Wow yesterday had a great time. They left at noon and got home at six just when Debbi and I came back from dinner. They all brought doggy bags of dinner back and the Indians gave us a big case of playing cards and also one for the drug and alcohol hospital next door. I knew it would be a long day, that is why I did not want to go on the bus. Margie and her daughter drove there but did not stay for the free salmon dinner at 4.

Have a good day everyone. Breakfast is calling and I need to get on with my day.

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John, sorry you are in so much pain. I could never stand a catheter-they hurt me so much too. Feeling like you always are peeing or have to pee. I know TMI. Sorry the nurses couldn't help but they really are there just to check on your health. My friend hired a "helper" before her mom went into a nursing home and those are the things that they did. Maybe you can find some low cost or free help that way.

Take care.


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John, I'm so sorry the home health care nurse wasn't helpful. That's just not right. Many times they do little 'chores' and such. I wonder if there is an economical service offered by one of the nearby churches? Might be something to look up. I'm sorry the catheter isn't giving a painless time, too. Yes...check to see the adjustment of the straps. It sure sounds like they should have given you more pain pills but those are pretty strong. I hope you will get better answers later in the week. When do you see the doctor next? And you WALKED back to your new place???

I have a play this afternoon after church. One of these days I'll have to make myself stay home and 'do' things!!

Mary

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Hi Brenda: I am home now. Good luck with the coasters. They operated Tuesday late and then Wednesday. Thursday they kept me to monitor the bleeding which was a lot and then Friday they let me go. I walked up the hills and laid in my bed. Next time may be more difficult.

Hi Mary: I do have a catheter until next week sometime I hope. It does hurt. They gave me 5 low strength oxy pills and I take one each night before bed. I had to argue to get even that.

The home care nurse came to visit me yesterday but I don't see them helping much unless something goes really bad. I asked if they could pick up prescriptions, get prescriptions from doc, pick up medical supplies, give me medical supplies, get groceries if I gave them cash, give me any non prescriptions like stool softener, and they said no to all. I just asked for things I had to do already so it would be less of a burden. They will come by and monitor my health so if things go south they can get me to hospital. And they can offer expert advice I suppose. Or adjust the catheter and straps for me but the first nurse by had little interest in it when I complained of pain. The straps were pulling it to the side as I found out later. She could have adjusted it for me but did not.

Too much detail, sorry. They may be more use on the next go round if I am in bed all the time.

Hello DeDe: Hope you enjoyed your dinner. I am trying to be more comfortable. I plan to lay in bed a lot today since that is what makes it hurt less. Sitting on it makes it hurt more.

HI Michele. I slept last night in my bed and slept 10 hours after taking one of my pain pills. I use them like sleeping pills since they make sleep possible. Yes I will need a mircle.

Marielle: That sounds like a great class. Our bodies are much more open to influence in a positive direction than most can imagine. If it works, it works.

Well I am getting impatient with my pain and tiredness again so I will stop. John.

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