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Hello Ladies

another gloomy day here but we have been promised sunshine tomorrow and I can't wait to finally see some.

Tomorrow morning I am taking my granddaughter to the vet to have her cat neutered and then her and my daughter are off to the imaging clinic for an ultra sound.

We won't find out the sex tomorrow because she is only 13.5 weeks along and sex usually is determined at 16 weeks.
It will be fun to see the expression on my gd's face when she sees the baby for the first time. Last week she heard the heartbeat for the first time and got very excited.

I better go as my sister will be here shortly to go up and visit my son. Mymom was going to come but she now has a head cold and can't take any chances for Ryan by visiting him. We dont need anymore delays.
I saw Ryan earlier today which he was very anxious and keeps saying he wants to go home for a few hours and then I told him it was Thursday and he settled down. I had a heart to heart with him as to why he can't leave the hospital and I think he felt the anguish I am going through. He suddenly changed his attitude and became more calm and nicer. The visit ending on a good note and not me just walking out. Sometimes he can get me so angry when he talks about going home or why he has to wait so long.

I told him to write his MP and complain about the health system. This surgery should have been done last week but with our cutbacks he and many others must wait on surgery that should have been done immediately.

Have a great evening everyone.
By the way Val..............my energy is like the the pink bunny on TV. I have always been high energy and never seem to sit still. Since I was a child, I never move slowly always at a face pace. I often wonder if my pace will slow when I reach 100 years. Probably NOT!




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Morning everyone.
Wow, Susan, you're amazing! I don't know how you fit it all in! It will be nice for you after Christmas is over and you can relax a little. Your son will have had his operation and will be fine, your guests will have all gone. I don't know where you find the energy to keep going.

Not much happening here. My friend at work is now on holidays. She's leaving for Fort St John today to be with her dd and her family for Christmas. I'll miss her. I'll also have to do all of her work while she's gone. emoticon Thank goodness my desk isn't all that busy right now...

Have a great day, everyone. I'm off to work shortly.

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Good morning ladies, everyone sounds sound rather busy with the hustle and bustle of the season. I was up at 6:00 am today. dropped hubby off at work, came home and had breakfast then dropped my granddaughter off at school, then took my sons dog and went to his house to spend some time with the cat and wash the floors and polish the furniture. My granddaughter goes to the house after school and I am most impressed that she has the house nice an tidy and her bedroom looks really clean. For a teenage girl of the age of 14.5 this is a miracle.

My 17 year old granddaughter's room is not even penetrable. She has more clothes on the floor than in the closet however her wardrobe is as neat as a pin and all orderly. I laugh at that one.

Going to pop in a see my son for a moment this afternoon as my aunt and uncle will be there. They are dropping by here afterwards so I will come back to make coffee and tea and put out some banana bread for them. I will invite them to stay for dinner however I doubt they will stay but I will invite them anyways. They have been so good and supportive and because they live in Hamilton, they have said they will go and visit Ryan on Christmas Day. For us, it would be most difficult with the family all coming here for Christmas dinner. Hamilton Hospital is a good hour and 15 minutes away so it just isn't in the cards to go up that day.

I found out something today that I had been mistaken about. His surgery which I thought would take about 3 hours will take any where from 4-12 hours with 6 hours being the average for a quintuple bi pass. I can't imagine getting through Tuesday very easily. I will be sure to take lots of wool with me so I can knit the day away. If weather is good I will go running outside the hospital.

We will be up Christmas Eve and spend that time with our son then. he will only be post op 1 day so he will most likely be out of it. If so, I will be able to break away early to get back home and start on my Christmas menu and bake my lemon pies.





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Good morning Ladies!
I have been MIA, due to Christmas preparations. The guests start their trek to our home and my visits will become more sporadic. I am sticking to my program though, and I'm feeling really good about the coming holidays.
I keep all of you in my thoughts and commit to popping in from time to time to catch up on all the news.
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Morning everyone, Valarie, I start that schedule next month and its coming so fast, 8 days to Christmas !!! Is everyone ready?? I am ... looking forward to 4 days off of sleeping IN lol

I woke up at 2:30 and then could not get back to sleep, so I got up, puttered, had something to eat then went back to bed for like 45 minutes ... I am tired, but not as tired as I thought I would be, have to wait and see that the day will bring !

Wishing you all a good day !!

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Morning everyone,
Susan, that is really good news. I'm so glad that people are keeping him busy so he doesn't just sit there and get depressed thinking about it.

Today is Hump day and I sure hope it went by as fast as yesterday did. I wish I was doing the same thing as Lindie and just working 3 days a week. That would be so nice. But we're struggling to get things done now because we lost one of our staff members so I can't imagine doing that to the rest of my co-workers.

Well, it's time to get my breakfast so I'll just wish everyone a good day!

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Hello Ladies,

Val,
Ryan's creatinine level was down today from 347 to 313. I was happy to see the drop. The next blood will be drawn on Saturday and hopefully it will be down even more by then. Yes, the anticipation of next Tuesday is the hard part. So many family and friends are coming to visit Ryan now and that will keep him busy and occupied until he is transferred back to Hamilton General on Monday to prepare him for surgery.
He has had a good day today.


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Oh, Susan, I'm so glad they've set a date and time for your son. That must mean that his creatinine level is back down. That's good. Now it's just the stress of anticipation of the day to come.

I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday. All I have to do now is wrap everything (which I usually leave until the last minute. LOL).

Well, I'd better go get supper started. Have a good evening, all.

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Good morning ladies,

got a call from my son this morning that his surgery date is booked but not until Tuesday the 23rd now. One more day of having to stew but a tleast this is a definite date and time of 8:00 am

It sets my schedule off now that I will rearrange but hey, that's what I do best at. I am the epitome of organization (a trait I learned in nursing) Just trying to make arrangements for someone to look after my son's dog for the day and have someone come in and let my dogs out a couple of times.

It is wet and raining here today but 41F. if only the sun could come out it would be ideal . I want to go running but need dry roads for that. Maybe later it will clear up and I will get out. I have to take my mom to a doctor appointment this afternoon and am grateful for the diversions and business that keep me occupied. It helps me keep my mind off things

Hope everyone is having fun with all the seasonal preparations and gatherings. I am off to do my running around and errands now


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Morning ladies....I've had a sore throat yesterday and today am feeling a bit better...think its been all the running around these last few days....Sun night we went to go see Andrea Bocelli..it was magnificent...I got goose bumps listening to him sing....then last night we had a Christmas concert my 2 gd's were in....so cute and they did a great job all dressed in elves costumes....today I plan to stay indoors and make my Christmas dinner list and all the foods I still have to buy......but I'm mostly on top of the holidays this year.....

Susan hope your son's creatine levels are low so that his surgery can happen.....glad you are getting great family support.....

Well better get my day started all is quiet for now....getting my 18 month gs dropped off soon.



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Morning, ladies. Hope you all had a good sleep.

Irene, that's an excellent idea that Lindie had - get the whole family involved. The gk;s would love it, I'm sure and will be a memory that they'll remember for a very long time. After the decorating is done, have some snacks and drink handy so you can all sit back and enjoy the great job you all did. (I haven't got my tree up yet, either. Planned on doing it yesterday, but it just didn't happen. Maybe tonight when I get home from work...)

Susan, it's great to hear what good spirits your son is in. Here's hoping that test comes out the way you want it to. It would be terrible to postpone a very necessary surgery.

Today is my Monday this week. Guess I'll see what I need to do when I get there. Yesterday, I had to go see the dentist for some repair work, then I came home and cleaned the bathroom (I just hope it doesn't go into shock because it hasn't been cleaned like that for a long time. LOL). I also did the laundry. It took most of the day but when you write it down it really doesn't look like much - oh yes - I also finished my Christmas shopping. YEAH!! So all in all, it was a busy day.

Have a great Tuesday, ladies. Santa will be here in only 9 sleeps, so emoticon "You'd better watch out, you'd better not cry 'cause Santa's on his way...." emoticon

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Hi Irene, thanks, a lot of people are just not ready this year and not getting the decorating done as well. How bout when your son from calgary gets there, you can have a decorating party ?? That way they can be a part of it and it will be special for them and you -- just a thought emoticon

Susan, you are keeping well I see, and staying positive, that is so important right now !!

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Glad to hear that your son is in good spirits Susan. And you too.

Lindie, congrats on the upcoming partial retirement. Enjoy!

As for having 10 days to get ready for Christmas - now it's nine and I will probably be out of town Saturday and Sunday. not panicking. not panicking. Apart from the fact,that although I have most of the presents, the house is not Christmas decorated and no tree up. And Calgary son arrives Thursday. And we had one gk Christmas concert tonight and another one tomorrow.

not panicking.

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Hello Ladies,

I have just returned home after a long day or errands, personal shopping, visiting my son and taking my mom out to do her shopping and banking.
I finished my Christmas shopping for my kids/grand kids tonight and now just have my husband to finish.

My son remains in good spirits and just hoping the week goes quickly so we can get his surgery over with and onto recovery. They gave him a break again today from not having blood drawn but tomorrow they will draw and I sure hope to see his creatinine level down. if it is up it could delay his surgery which we are desperately hoping that doesn't happen.

Visitors have been steady which I was hoping for to him him occupied. I am so grateful for all of the support we have gotten from family friends and you ladies here at Spark People. You have made a situation like this more tolerable knowing we are not alone.

Today after I took my mom out, I took her little dog Benji out for a walk and we decided to power walk and run. We were gone for 50 minutes and the running felt so awesome. Not once did I think about the situation with my son which gave my mind a much needed rest from the worry.
I feel so good physically right now and so far today I have gone almost 17000 steps. Well I have a lot of tracking to do so will say goodnight.
I do hope to have a little more time to be on line tomorrow but it is touch and go for now. Good night ladies. emoticon


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WOW no one posted since my last post, guess you all are busy with your families and holiday preparation ... well have a good one !

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Morning, ladies. Have a great day!

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Hi, guys. I'm back! We got back about an hour ago. We had a good visit with my family. We went to a steak place called Albert's. Expensive, but Mom likes to go there. There were 11 of us, and they couldn't sit us very well so we couldn't visit very well while we were there, but we did go over to my sister's place after and had a really good visit. Mom was in great spirits, which was so nice to see.

Susan, I'm so glad your son had a good surprise with your cousin and that he's in much better spirits. I'm sure he'll be fine now.

Irene, you still have 10 days to get ready for Christmas. LOL emoticon

Lindie, Congrats on the semi-retirement. I'm sure you'll love it. Too bad you couldn't get the same pay for only 3 days of work, though. that would be nice, eh?

Hi, Stephanie, Sharon, and everyone else. Hope you're having a great day.

I'd better go see about getting supper ready soon. Talk with you all in the morning.

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Good afternoon everyone, Irene, thanks for asking about me, I am covered in bruises from head to toe but other then that am doing ok. I still have a swollen left hand, where I got what looks like rug burn and that is just now starting to turn but I am still able to type, and I did get right back on the treadmill the next day and used the red emergency cord... so ... hopefully ...

I am already done for the holidays because I don't do much and dont have family around, they are all in Winnipeg and I can't get time off to go ...which is ok, cause it would be too cold anyway LOL

Susan I am sorry to hear about your son's conditions, hopefully the surgeons will get together and have a plan of action for your son. I have 3 little blockages but they do not require stints.... Keep positive, that will help Ryan the most, use your back ground and knowledge to keep your fears to your self when in his presence and make sure no one says anything negative to him, his attitude will have to get him through this along with a skilled surgeon ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Valerie, hope you had a good trip to Brandon - did you go visit your mom ?

Stephanie, this fall had me tumble LOL I was a rolly polly old woman ... I really need to loose weight !! How is your daughter doing ?

Today its nice and sunny in Vancouver !!

Lynette enjoy the weather, I know I am !

Sharon, glad you are ready for the holidays.

One more piece of news from me, my retirement program was approved and as of 15 Jan 15 I will be working and living on 3 days a week wages ... can I do this YES I can ~~~

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Susan, so glad to hear that your son is in better spirits, especially with the visitors. He is in very good hands with the cardiac team in the Hamilton hospital - I know this. Hope that the time on the bike helped you - but do make sure that you get lots of rest.

Valerie - have a good weekend in Brandon.

It sounds like everyone is farther ahead with their Christmas prep than us.

On the other hand, DS and wife are out of town this week - visiting my parents in Hamilton. We have been helping take care of the kids at this end. Spent 3 hours at our dg's dance recital today - which was lovely, but a lot of time. And then we did dinner with the kids after. I like helping out, but this = no Christmas stuff done this week. But I am so glad that DS is visiting my parents.

Lindie, how are you doing after that fall off the treadmill?

Wishing everyone a good rest of your weekend. I am back to work tomorrow and then work Christmas dinner after work.

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HelloLadies,

today my son was so happy with his visitors. he had asked me this morning if I thought our cousin might visit him some time and I told him I didn't know because of his work schedule and just returning to Canada after 12 years he probably had a lot to do.

Ryan was elated to see him walk through the door.
My husband had gone up tonight to visit with him since my granddaughter and I went this afternoon.I am so tired ( probably just from all the stress over the week) but I am going to try and revive my energy in a few minutes by going on the bike . if I can get 30 minutes in I will do my weights as well. If I can't get past 10 minutes I will stop and wait until morning after a good night asleep

Stephanie,I can certainly relate to how you must be feeling with your daughter's impending surgery. Did you say it was being done in Toronto? Ryan's surgeon comes highly recommended and her name is Dr Irene Cybulsky

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. Will try and post daily but if I don't happen to post in a day ,it is just because it is so busy right now trying to take care of everything.

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Good Afternoon Everyone.
I have been bustling around, tying up last minute things. My to do list is shrinking and I've been taking time here and there to relax. The guest rooms are ready and restocked, cards are finally mailed and gift wrapping complete. I'm pouring myself some apricot brandy and tackling the last of the baking this afternoon.
Tomorrow I have yoga, lunch with a good friend and then grocery shopping. DH's flight is arriving at 10:30 pm, and I am so thrilled to have him home!
Susan, I'm so pleased to hear that your son has a date and that you have family supporting you right now. Please keep us posted on how things are going, and I will continue to keep your family in my positive thoughts.
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Good Morning ladies...

Val have a good visit with your family.....

Susan so glad to hear Ryan has settled in at the hospital....he is so lucky to have you as a mother and always close by his side...good luck with his progress....

Just waiting for my younger dd and we are going with to my mom's for her weekly visit...she will be cleaning while I tend to her personal care......so many errands to run today....getting close to Christmas and running out of time...take care all.

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Morning, ladies. I'm off to Brandon shortly so this will have to be quick, but I can't leave without wishing you all a great day.

Susan, I'm so glad to hear that Ryan has settled down and is accepting his doctors orders graciously. It'll be a great surprise for him when your relatives visit. Take care, my dear and keep us posted on his progress.

I'd better go. Have a super day everyone. Talk with you tomorrow evening.

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Hello Ladies,

I want to thank all of you for your kindness and prayers. It has been a long day but mu\y son has had a fairly good one in spite of the news. It will be a long week for him waiting for the surgery now. Tentative date for the bi pass is Monday the 22nd of December. He knows he has to remain in hospital and is resolved to the fact.

We had a good visit tonight and it was just him and I together. They were so kind tonight to move him to a private room considering his one wait there before he is transferred back to Hamilton for the surgery. This made my son very happy because he does not have to deal with new patients coming and going every other day. I am sleeping really good at night but my days start early and I seem to be on the go all day. I don't even remember all thatI have done as I am still in a bit of a fog but I think by tomorrow I should be a little more clear headed.

My uncle and cousin are going to give Ryan a surprise visit which will lift his spirits tremendously. My cousin has been living in Taiwan for the past 12 years and has just returned. Ryan always looked up to him as a mentor so he will be happy as a clam to see him after all this time.

I do hope that everyone is have a great start to their weekend and it will be a fun time for all.

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I add my prayers and support as your family copes with these difficulties, Susan. Breathe deeply and cross each bridge as it comes.
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Susan, I am so sorry to hear that it did not go well. As Sharon says, this makes everything else in my day seem very trivial. I hope that you were able to get a good sleep last night - you need to take of yourself during all of this. Easier said than done. This has got to be the hardest thing in the world - I know I would gladly take my son's place rather than have him go through this - as a parent you want to take care of them, and not have such things happen, and it is hard not to be able to do something.

But you have this team here to support you through this, and I'm sure many of our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your son and family. Mine will be.

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Oh Susan, I cannot even begin to fathom what you're going through right now. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts over the coming weeks. Sending you a huge virtual hug. emoticon
My day seems pretty trivial at this point, so I'll finished up by wishing each of you a positive day that's full of hope.
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Oh, Susan, I was so hoping that you would be bringing back good news that everything went well. I am so very sorry to hear that it didn't. I will definitely keep your son in my prayers and wish that everything works well for him. Hopefully you got a good sleep last night after such a stressful day. Take care, my dear. emoticon emoticon

Morning, everyone. I'm running late this morning - I slept in for 15 minutes and have only just puttered. Well, I'd better get myself into gear and get my breakfast. I don't have to make lunch today because this is our pot luck day at work.

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Hello Ladies,

sorry I did not post on Thursday but it was a very long day and we got home late due to the bad roads from a snow storm we had in the Niagara Peninsula today.
The highway was at a stand still coming home from the Hamilton Hospital and what should have been a 1 hour drive took 2 hours.

I wish this post was one that I can post with happiness and excitement and to tell you that everything went well today but it did not.

We thought when they brought Ryan back after the angiogram and he told us they didn't put a stint in, that this would be a good thing. The doctor was busy so did not come and speak to us for an hour and a half later. Finally when he did come in I am still numb from the news.

Our son's heart is so badly damaged. He has 2 arteries that are blocked and several other blocked vessels. He must undergo a quintuplet bi pass surgery which can't be done until the week of Christmas or after Christmas because of the back log of other patients.

We were told that if one of the blockages ruptures it will be instant death. My son is in such shock that he is very depressed and just wants to go home. He said he wanted to die after getting the news.

I know that he doesn't want to die but it is so hard to see him feeling this way.
He must remain in hospital until 5-7 days post surgery and this is most challenging because he doesn't want to be there at all.

Being Ryan's mother I am beside myself and as a former nurse I can empathized with him. He has acted out with yelling at me and his daughter about nothing in particular. I just wish I could make him into my little boy again and tell him that mommy will make it better.

The surgeon has to confer with his kidney specialist before setting a surgery date because of the kidneys being so damaged.......... and all around......... the situation just SUCKS!

Okay, I don't want to depress any one so I will say good night. I am hoping that tomorrow things will have a brighter view. They probably won't but at least I will have slept and be ready to face another challenging day.

Many thanks for all of the kind words of support and prayers and I do ask that you keep Ryan in your prayers that all will come out in a positive way in the next couple of weeks. emoticon



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Hope all went well for you and your son today, Susan. I'll be waiting for that next message letting us know how it went.



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Hi Everyone...just a quick note to ask Susan hope you got to Hamilton safely and your son...hope the testing went well too....keep us posted when you can....

Lindie....I've fallen on treadmills before and I know how scary it can be........hope you are all right.....

Val have a nice Christmas celebration with your family this weekend...

Today was a home day for me and I made all unhealthy meals (my bad)...homemade pizza.....chocolate chip cookies,and homemade bread...only healthy thing on the table was the salad....oh well good thing tomorrow is a work day for me and I'll be back to tracking...take care all....

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Good morning......just a quick note to say we are to leave in a few minutes to head to Hamilton Hospital where they will do Ryan's angiography. It is a winter storm here so we are crossing fingers they don't cancel again. The roads are bad but we will drive slowly and carefully. Hope the ambulance drivers can get there safely as well.
We are praying for results that are minimal and will let you know how everything turns out when we return home this evening.

Have an awesome day and remember to keep it healthy.

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Morning everyone.
I'm so glad this week is almost over. I've been working on a boring job and I should be finished it today (I hope). Honestly - computerizing everything does make the work go faster, but it sure does make it boring... there's no challenge anymore...

Tomorrow is our pot luck at work. I'm taking a dozen of each of the different cookies I make over the past couple of weeks (I put them into the freezer as soon as I could so they wouldn't disappear!) Then this weekend my dh and I are going out to Brandon for a Christmas celebration with my Mom and 3 of my sisters. I think my oldest nephew and his wife will be there as well. It should be a good time and I wish my sons would go but they don't want to, so I'm not going to force them. They'd probably just make it a miserable time for all of us if I did...

Susan, how's your son doing? Hope he's feeling better so he can get that procedure done.

I'd better go get my lunch ready. Have a great Thursday, everyone. emoticon emoticon

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Good evening ladies. Susan, any more word on how your son is doing?

Have a good Thursday everyone!

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Morning, ladies.
Susan, I'm so sorry to hear that your son had to wait. Hopefully everything will go well for him when they do do it.

Lindie, I'm scared of treadmills for that very reason. I tried one out at work and just having the tread moving under me terrified me enough to not want to be on one anymore...

Had a great night's sleep last night. I love it when that happens. Have a great day, ladies.

Valerie

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Susan, i am sorry to hear your son has to wait for his procedure and sorry that they were so controlling about his diabetes and stuff... he needs patience, or he might wind where he does not want to go ...

Hope the run got the ebe gebes all out of your system. I on the other hand, had a nasty spill on the treadmill this afternoon and spent the evening in ER just to make sure it was nothing more then bruising. Will be very sore !!!

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Hello everyone.
I have been MIA for a few days, as I have been scurrying around trying to get loose ends tied up before Sunday. I want to gift my husband a few quiet days around the house once he's home. It will help him overcome jet lag and will prepare him for the whirlwind ahead.

Susan, good for you to get out and put in a run! Often when we are dealing with crisis our health tends to get put on the back burner.

Lynette, I hope you have safe travels.

Have a good evening everyone.
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Hello Ladies,

well my son's angiography got cancelled at the last minute because he had spiked a fever last night and his lab work came back this morning with an elevated white count.
Now we have to wait until tomorrow' labs come in to see if they will send him up then.

I can't explain how frustrating this is and my son was less than a happy camper this morning after they wouldn't let him take a shower and would not give them the dosage of insulin he told them to give him. His doctor left instructions to the nurses to allow Ryan to dictate the amount of insulin he was to get but with each shift being different he is getting nurses that are giving him the run around.

I decided not to go up and visit him today because he gets so irate and threatens to walk out of the hospital like he did in June. I sent the BIG GUNS in to see him with my husband and I told him to go up with our granddaughter after dinner as well because I am taking a breather from everything.

I went out for a 30 minute run today and it felt so good. This is my first run in 2 weeks so it was long overdue.

I just found out about a half marathon that is being held in Niagara Falls on June 7th. I am planning on signing up for it. It is 13 miles long and many women do both power walk./run it. I know I can do that so it is my plan to take part of my first run with a half marathon.

I will not sign up until April just in case I won't be able to do it due to my son's impending transplant. Should I be his donor I have to be sure I am able to do the run according to the date of the surgery.

nfwhm.com/index.php Here is the link if anyone is interested in doing this half Gotta get my granddaughter now. emoticon

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up early to try to get lots of things done today
Have a good one, all

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Morning, ladies.
Susan, I'll be thinking of you today. I'm sure you're son will come through this with flying colours! Too bad your dh can't be there with you, though. It's always nice to have a second person around to lighten your fears.

Well, I'd best go get some breakfast. Have a great day, ladies.

Valerie

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Susan, I will be thinking of you and your son tomorrow. The cardiac team at the General in Hamilton is really really good. He will be in good hands. My father had bypass surgery there 5 years ago, and at 85, he is still going strong.

Lynette, sorry to hear that you will be going to a funeral - especially what sounds like an unexpected one.

Stephanie - wish I had your will power. Thanks for your thoughts on my friend. She is still in hospital. Still recovering, but now they are finding some heart issues too - but better to be found and dealt with, I think.

Val - enjoy those Mondays off!

I thnk there were some other people commenting, but it's after 11 pm and I can't remember. Sorry!

Nothing exciting with me, which can be a good thing. I haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet. And am going to a potluck Christmas dinner tomorrow. Having been to one on Saturday. I don't do well at potlucks! Do NOT have your self control, Stephanie. Maybe I should be telling myself a different story about myself and self control.

Have a good Tuesday everyone.

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I'll be thinking of you, as you wait at the hospital. My bro had heart surgery just over a year ago and I spent time with him, being his nurse. It helps to be able to help.
And last year, my bf's youngest brother rec'd a kidney from their older brother (60 at the time) so I can wholeheartedly say that medical advances are wonderful and there is much reason for hope.
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I am heading "home" tomorrow for a Wednesday funeral (car accident). Haven't been home in about a year and a half, I think it is. Hope to go thru some of my mom's stuff that is still there. My oldest bro inherited her house and I will stay there.
He's old school so no internet there: I'll go on-line here tomorrow and late when I return home so hope to keep my streaks going.



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Hi everyone, I will be gone all day tomorrow as my son is going for the angiography . He will be having the procedure done at 1:00 pm at the Hamilton General Hospital which is an hour away from here.

I am praying they will only need to put one stint in as if there is more than one blockage we could be looking at bi pass surgery. In thatcase, they will keep him there and do the surgery in a day or so.

I am actually feeling a bit of fear as I type this as the reality is settling in.
Going to try and keep positive so I can sleep tonight. I need to be strong for my son tomorrow while I am with him prior to his procedure. I need to be reassuring to him so he doesn't feel afraid. Hubby must stay back at home to be here for our granddaughter and the dogs so hopefully when I leave to come home, it will be with good results and positive news for the family.

Have a great day tomorrow and I will be in touch as time permits. emoticon


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Afternoon, everyone.
Well, I'm pretty well finished my Christmas shopping. I will have to make one quick trip to Giant Tiger for some tree garland (couldn't find any today in the other places I went to), and I just remembered that I was going to get some crossword or word find books for my Mom, but that's just about it. I couldn't find the one thing my oldest son wanted, so I ordered it and it will probably not arrive until after Christmas, but that'll have to be fine with him. He would prefer money anyway - then he can get whatever he wants...

Sharon. I've heard that people are often busier after they retire than what they were while they were working. At least you're not sitting around home getting bored, though...

When my son was taking the bus to school, he was sometimes forgotten as well, so I know what you're gd is going through. In my son's case, it was a different driver who wasn't really sure about which house to stop at so they stopped way up the street.

Well, I must go get some more cookies in the oven. Have a great day, everyone.

Valerie

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Hi everyone, I am taking a breather this afternoon to get caught up on things at home. I went to my son's apartment and did some cleaning this morning and will finish another day before he comes home. We are still waiting to here when he will be going to Hamilton for the angiography.

The doctor who admitted him was surprised that he had not gone yet as they sent 5 patients up there today but did not include Ryan.
Hopefully tomorrow because he is anxious to get back home.

My granddaughter was so upset this morning because the driver of the bus that picks her up at her house had driven past her for the 4th time this morning. She called us to to tell us she had driven by again today so I got on the phome to the bus company and gave them a good piece of my mind. She is the first stop so how the bus driver can forget to pick her up is beyond me.
I also called the school so they are aware. Tonight my granddaughter can stay her and until my son comes home. I'll let the bus company that she wont be out waiting for them for a few days.

I cant believe how quickly the month is going by. Soon it will be Christmas Day. I still have not finished shopping but will hopefully finish by the end of this week. I am taking my mom to a doctor appointment tomorrow so maybe her and I can get some shopping done then.

I better go and let the dogs in. They are all outside barking like banshies right now. Wishing everyone a great day

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Good Morning!
Well let's see what adventures I can get up to today. I've finished off little gift cups for my coaches, and I'm going to drop them off today. I know it's a bit early, but next week all #$%^ breaks loose around here and the less I have sitting around, the easier it will be.

Susan, you are an inspiration to me. You're handling this situation with determination and grace. I hope that you are a match!

I have been "trying on" retirement for the past year, and I find that I am busier than ever! My main focus has been getting my health back on track. I'm not sure why, but I always envisioned myself still working during my retirement, but on my own terms. I think that's why health coaching is so appealing to me.

Today I have a workout scheduled, nail appointment, auction pick up, grocery shopping and mailing Christmas cards. If anyone would like to recieve a card from me this year, please message me your mailing address :)

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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Morning all.
I'm on here a little later than normal because I didn't have to get up for work! Oh, it felt so good!

Susan, you have such a great attitude about everything that's happening, but you're right - why stress about something you don't have any control over.

Irene, I sure hope you're friend will be home soon, but it sounds like she's feeling better since she's able to use FB from her hospital bed.

Lindie, sure wish I was going on the retirement thing with you, but I'll stick it out for another 3 1/2 years. I CAN DO IT!! Mind you, even after I retire from where I am, I still plan to work part time somewhere - just to keep my mind active. I've thought about volunteering, but the only place I'd like to do that is maybe our local library - if they'll have me...

Stephanie, it's really nice that your employer likes and trusts you that much, isn't it? But maybe not so nice since you were looking forward to retirement. However, I do understand his side of it as well.
Good for you not being tempted by all that good food. Not sure I could be so strong...

Well, today I plan on getting some Christmas shopping done. I have a podiatrist appt at 10:30 and then I'll just go shopping. I know most of what I want to get and just hope I can find it all today. Then I'll be done. I can't go next Monday and I can't even imagine going anywhere near the stores on the weekends, so today is it! Wish me luck!

Well, I'd better get to it. Have a great day, ladies.

Valerie

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Good Morning all...

Susan I hope you got that well needed rest and that you will be a match for your son's kidney......for my dd I would have given her my heart if I could of....but that is something I can not do for her....and yes the positive attitude goes a long way in the outcome of these things.....

Lindie I was supposed to retire at the end of this year ....even though I was working 3 days a week I still felt I needed more time because of my dd upcoming heart surgery....but my employer asked me to stay another year because of all the changes going on in the office....he is trying to get a new office manger to take over more responsibilities so he and his family can have more vacation time.....he has told me to take all the time I need for my dd's health issues...but he really does not want any one else to handle his finances when all these changes are going on in the office.....so I am going to talk it over with my family....its so hard to leave after being here 23 years and I will probably stay for part of the year but not all of it....hope you get your retirement plan......

Irene hope your friend in ON is recovering....so nice that she is able to still communicate via facebook.....

Attended breakfast with Santa Sun morning with all my 6 grandkids, children , their spouses, my 93 year old mom and dh.....so many tempting foods I stayed away from....French toast, pancakes, sausages, hash browns, etc...ate only scrambled eggs and bacon (my one big downfall, good thing I don't have it very often)....so glad that I did not gain when I got on the scale this morning...to many Christmas eating functions going on...

To all have a good day!

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Susan, what a great attitude you have - it is inspiring. And I sure wish that I could switch from emotional eating to emotional exercising like you! Maybe if I got a treadmill at home.........

All the best hearing about the 2 year retirement thing, Lindie.

My friend in Ontario who had the stroke is still in hospital, but making progress. Really hard to be so far away. But she is communicating via facebook from her hospital bed!

All the best for the coming week for everyone.

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Enjoy your soak Susan, it makes absolute sense that you be the donar - we all would for our loved ones - I know I certainly would if I was a match, and that is the hardest thing.

It will all work out in the end the way its suppose to, so good point not to worry about what you can't control, although we tend to do that anyway ...

MOnday tomorrow another work day ... still have not heard if I am accepted into the 2 year retirement program... waiting waiiting ...

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Hi Ladies,

one thing that is positive about my son's condition, is the fact that I MUST remain healthy . I am the one who will be his donor if I match. He does not want his daughter to be a donor and really doesn't want any of his loved ones to be donors but I have told him that a cadaver transplant is does not have the success rate of a live donor. My kids are still young adults and have lives ahead of them. If anything every happened that thy were in need of their organs I would not want to see them lacking in one.

This is why I am adamant about being the donor if I match. I am older and have already had a good life should anything go wrong, but I am also healthy and will remain healthy so I can be a donor.
I have donor status on my driver's license so why not be a donor while I am alive and can see the results of giving a part of me and even more importantly, to my own son.

I am not stressing about this because we still have to get his heart fixed and I have no control over the situation anyways so I will just keep on being positive and letting my son know that things will work out. This way, I can keep focused on my health and keeping it optimum.

I am so overwhelmed with the outpouring of h kindness and support from everyone and I want you all to know that I am so appreciative of this and your friendship.May God Bless You all.

I am off for a nice soak in the tub and then to bed for a good night sleep. I only slept 4 hours last night and I am starting to feel the need to crash. Good night All.



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Susan, good luck on being a good match if it's needed. I can't imagine what you must be going through right now, but I'm glad to hear that you're using exercise to help you get through it. I know that when I'm stressed, all I want to do is sleep - I don't even eat! Of course, that's probably a good thing...

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Afternoon ladies,,,,

Susan praying for the best outcome for your son.....it's so stressful for mom's isn't it when we can not help our adult children like when they were little.....I hope you are a match for a kidney for him because you are so healthy......

Today we all went to a breakfast with Santa outings with all my kids, spouses and grandchildren.....tried to be careful about what I ate...do not want to gain so close to Christmas knowing all the treats that lie ahead.....

Lindie....will check out that link later...right now we are on our way to my gs's hockey game and then after that to a funeral home...my friend's 90 year old father passed away and he was a close friend of my mom's.....I am so sad for her....another friend that she has lost....seems like there are fewer and fewer each year.....

Take care all and have a great day!



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Good morning - Susan I revert to comfort food alllll the time - so good to hear someone who is using exercise instead, and I need to do that !!!

Here's a link on rushing and eating and comfort food, how timely !!!

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Good morning all. I went to bed at 1:00 am but was up at 5:30. Hope to take a nap later but probably not.

The kidney specialist was in to visit my son yesterday and has placed him on a transplant list I guess the kidneys are not functioning so well although he has had no recognizable symptoms .I was not there at the time however the doctor told my son he would no longer be diabetic after the transplant so I can only surmise that he plans on doing a pancreatic transplant at the same time.

Once my son is home from hospital he will take me with him to see this specialist because he couldn't figure out why he would no longer be a diabetic after kidney surgery. The doctor did not say anything about pancreatic transplant but from what I have researched it is becoming a more common practice with diabetic patients who are having kidney transplant to have the pancreas done as well. I believe it is transplanting the islet cells into the pancreas during this procedure not an entire pancreas.

The transplant will not be done until after the heart is fixed.

Irene they will be using a neutralizer in the dye when they do my son's angiography however with the amout of disease in the kidneys already, he has been placed on the transplant list . I am certain they will be testing me for compatibility as I am his closest relative. Siblings are only half brothers and sisters as I was married before. My husband is not my son Ryan's father so he won't be tested. I am praying I will be a match for my son and with me being in good health I do hope they will not hold my age against having me for a donor if Iam compatible.

For now, I am not going to worry (or try not to worrY0 because I have no control over this situation. Yesterday I got lots of fitness in during themorning before going up to the hospital and last night after dinner sand I intend not to allow this situation lure me back to old ways of emotional eating.

As strange as it may seem,, when I get stressed, or emotional I now find extreme comfort in working out like a crazed woman. Sometimes I swear I go so fast on my stationary bike, I think it will take off flying LOL. I'm just happy to be able to divert my emotions into something healthy now as opposed to food or wine.

Many thanks again to all for your kind words of support, prayers and friendship during this stressful time.

I am sending out best wishes for a great day to all. It is very sunny here today so I am going to attempt a good run during a power walk. emoticon

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Wishing everyone a good weekend.

Susan, I am glad to hear that you had a good sleep last night. By the way, what I mentioned was not a different method - but a different kind of contrast media (dye) used during the angiogram. It is more expensive, so is used less - but there are fewer reactions with it. I can be sensitive to medications, so my DH and I requested it when I had an angiogram 3 years ago. I would say with your son's complications, it would be a good idea. They may already be planning to use it, but not a bad idea to ask.

And I had news yesterday - one of my closest friends lives 3000 miles away in Ontario - and she had a stroke yesterday. Not a major one- it affected her left arm. The feeling is gradually coming back, and they are keeping her in hospital a few days to run tests. But scarey. A warning message from her body. Hard to be so far away.

Stephanie, I am glad to hear that your daughter has such a good attitude about her procedure in January - I do believe that that can make a big difference.

Anyway, take care everyone, and have the best day you can.

Irene in BC

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Wow, I've missed a lot not being here for several days. Susan, you have a whack of concerns and changes to deal with right now. Positivity and strength are speeding their way to you. emoticon
My house is vomiting Xmas at the moment and I am convincing myself to stay home and deal with it, whereas I would love to be out shopping.
Have a wonderful wkend, all

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There has been a lot of advancements with cardio issues- so I am sure that your son will get excellent care in Hamilton. I have 3 blockages and they are not big enough for stints, thank goodness that procedure is aweful LOL but I do take a baby asprin a day. The dr wanted to put me on cholesterol meds but I refused to take them as the side effects were not worth the trade off - so a baby asprin a day, I also use cinnamon and other foods as well to control the cholesterol.. there is so much they do not know about it ... another hundred years might show a different story...

Glad you got a good nights sleep Susan, you need to send positive energy to your son - if you are worried, he will worried, and he has to have confidence in the procedures that he will be going through.

I know a few diabetics who have gone low carb enough that they are now off all diabetic meds but each case is unique, so what works for one, might not work for another .. I try to keep my carbs low too.

Good deal on the turkeys - was thinking of doing a small one ...

Valerie, can I have some ??? Have fun today !!

Wishing you all a great and healthy day today !

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Good morning everyone,

I slept well last night and just waiting to hear how my son is feeling.

Irene I did not know of the alternate testing but I am wanting to get a second opinion before they send him to Hamilton for the angiography. Thank you for this information so I will use it when I talk with them today.

I worked as a nurse in geriatrics and don't know a great deal about nephrology and cardiology..........except for some of the basics. I have lost so much of my nursing terminology being away from nursing now since 2002 and there are always so many advancement. They don't even treat diabetes the same anymore when it comes to diet . Today using cabohrates and their guide instead of food exchanges that I was taught when my son became a diabetic.36 years ago.

I want tosend out my best wishes to everyone for a great weekend.
We are getting closer to Christmas now so everyone must be pretty busy with the hustle and bustle of baking, shopping and decorating.

My granddaughter was so happy to hear thatI was cooking turkey today until my husband told her it was for Homer. I think I will save her a piece before I make my ground up turkey for the dog food. Turkeys were on for 97 cents at Food Basic (limit of 2) so hubby got ours for Christmas and one for Homer. It is a lot cheaper than buying chicken as we were doing in the beginning.

Have a great day everyone, I am off to the hospital to see my son on just a few minutes.

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Morning. Today I will be doing some baking - lots and lots of cookies. the kids will love me for it - maybe even my dh! LOL

Sharon, you be careful up that ladder.

Well, better get moving. Have a great day!

Valerie

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Good morning ladies.
Today we begin a lovely warming trend. I have to figure out why the lights on our front yard tree are not working and I've been waiting for the weather to cooperate. Nothing like a down filled clad, 50 year old woman perched precariously on an extension ladder to pique the neighbors' interests.
There's a big community Christmas party today, so I'll be heading over to drop off food and such for our local food bank. I plan to check out the local vendors while I'm there and see if I can find a lovely gift or two for my Curves coaches. They have become an integral part of my journey to wellness and I would love to delight them with a little something special.
Everyone in this group is in my thoughts and meditation today.
Have a fulfilling Saturday.
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