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Please use December Chat. This is now Closed. I know it is still November but, if it is after 12 noon it is December 1st on Spark.

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I have cooked down the carcass and de-boned it. emoticon the meat is in the freezer and the stock is cooling outside so I can remove the fat layer. then the stock will be stored in the freezer for future use. We don't try to eat it all day after day but spread it out and enjoy it in various ways. emoticon The tree & decorations are now up too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you everyone. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. DH was the hit of the party as he sat in the New chair and lend back in it as he sat and the leg broke. He almost went back throw the window behind him. Luckily we heard it cracking before it completely broke. SO, I will be call the store from where I bought them and having that one replaced. DH said " Well, I guess it time for me to lose some weight." We all looked at him and laughed. He is only 165 lbs. and is in great shape. We got a call from both the kids today. It was really good to talk with our daughter. I know it really cheered up DH a lot since we hadn't spoken with her for about 5 months or so.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Glad everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was here alone but I got up early and cooked my turkey breast, dressing, sweet potatoes and rolls with pumpkin pie for dessert! I ate too much! I heard from two of my three brothers and from cousins on facebook and my daughter and granddaughter! I spent the last of my money on groceries so now I have to stretch it al until the third when I get my disability check. I watched the Macy parade and then the Purina Dog Show and took a nap then watched Lady Gaga and the Muppets on TV tonight and they had DePaul which is a man who dresses as a woman. Never thought I wouild see that with the Muppets! Kind of shocking! I plan to get back on Weight Watchers after Christmas when they have the sale on to get back in it. I have gained back the weight I lost so time to get back on track.

Sandy- So sorry for the loss of your Aunt. That is so hard at the holidays to lose someone. She lived a long life. I will keep you in my prayers!

Have a good night! Darla

Taking every day as a gift from God and being so thankful for my kids and my very funny granddaughter! Each day is a new day and I am thankful for it.


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Good Evening:

Just got back from Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter's. It was lovely as usual. I started feeling under the weather earlier today and took a benedryl. It knocked me out enough so that I had a little nap after dinner and I'm so much better now. Tomorrow I go for my accident follow-up with my primary care physician. When I get home someone will be coming for the Nordic Track and the Soloflex. Yeah!

Yesterday I brought 5-6 boxes of 33 1/3 records to Half Price Books. Now I packed another 4 and will do a few others tomorrow. Then it's back to the store to unload them. I emptied two smaller bookcases that held them all.

Wishing you all very sweet dreams.

Gail

Sandy: I send my deepest sympathy on the loss of your aunt.

Pat: Your Thanksgiving sounded wonderful.

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Sandy sorry for your loss. So sad when it happens at the holidays. May you find peace in knowing she lived a long life and you both enjoyed becoming great friends as well as just relatives.
We have had a great Thanksgiving. Wonderful dinner at the clubhouse and some card playing before and after the meal. Doesn't get much better than that.
Hope everyone has had a blessed day and I give Thanks for all of you for making my life better.
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Well, we received some sad news today. Joe's Aunt, who was 98 passed away this morning. We knew that was coming as his sister had just informed us that she had taken a fall and had not been doing good since. So, luckily he took it better than I did. I was really close to her and we became really good friends over the years. But, I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with her and talked with her. Tomorrow means a lot to me as I have so much to be thankful for and one of which is knowing all of you.


emoticon Hope the each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! emoticon

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Gail I am with you-I send gift cards to the kids and grandkids-we have too many to do large sums but at least they know we remember and they can get something they really want. We have 5 kids between us, 10 grandkids, and 8 great grandkids. Thinking the kids may have to start getting cards soon if the great grandkids keep coming!!! emoticon
Sandy it sounds like you are really making progress. I am sure your aunt & uncle will be impressed. Enjoy your day with them.
Bill is doing ok-not great, some of the burning is returning but so far not the horrible pain. At this point, we will get thru Thanksgiving-wouldn't do anything at the ER anyhow! He will see our family dr next Tues so will ask him about this - maybe he can suggest another surgeon who might get him in sooner-will see. We always know the ER is a possibility and then a dr will have to take care of him.
We had major thunderstorms during the night that made Abbie a nervous Nellie. She kept us awake for about 90 min which didn't help us feel rested today. We both ended up taking a nap this afternoon-in fact DH took one after we got back from breakfast while I walked!

I wish all of you a very Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving.
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Good Morning:

Never went to the doctor's office yesterday. They called to reschedule since he was out sick. My new appointment is for Friday Morning. That's OK; yesterday was so nasty I just stayed in.

A friend stopped by for a short visit. Talk about fortuitous ... a light bulb blew in a ceiling lamp the evening before and, being 5'2" I knew there was no way I could reach it, even on a chair or stool. Well, my friend is about 6'3". When he stopped by I asked if he would mind putting in a new bulb and he looked at me, smiled, and said, "Piece of cake!"

This morning Travis is supposed to come to get things for the next auction. Yesterday I came upon another stash of new tools in the basement. I'll give those to him along with the tool chest they are in....another Sears Craftsman. The folks in this area go nuts on the auctions when it comes to Vic's electronics and tools. Speaking of the auction, I thought it didn't go to well the last time. Well, I was wrong; it went quite well. Things really do add up.

I sent out all my holiday cards yesterday, except those for the family. Family cards will go out today. You may all think it's terrible, but I cannot handle shopping and just send checks. Let them get what they would like. I only get actual gifts for a couple of neighbors and two friends...Christmas baskets that I assemble and flowers for which I provide the vase. I get the goodies and flowers at the supermarket so it's not too bad. For years I made all the holiday gifts, but not since Vic got sick have I done that.

Hope you all have a happy day and good weather.

Gail


Sandy: Don't laugh; I'll bet DH's game will improve.

Pat: How is Bill doing today?

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DH played some golf today with a buddy. He said it was the first time he has played really well. DH said " no more drinking for him as he plays better" HA! I stayed home and finished cleaning and hung a couple more pictures. I did a couple more Christmas decorations and organized a couple of rooms. It will be my Aunt and Uncle's first time over to the house since we moved in and I just want the house to look nice. Plus, there is talk of snow down in the lower areas next week so wanting to get the cars in the garage.

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Gail you are making so much progress-I bet you will really love it when you can get new flooring-it will spruce the place up a lot. It is amazing how much things like that can change a room.
Sandy how wonderful that DH is not even wanting to drink. The start of a whole new era for both of you.
I cleaned house today and then put out my inside Christmas decorations since I don't do a lot-after decorating the park it is just too much trouble (especially when it is time to take it all down). Vicky & I got all the fall decorations into storage containers and put into storage this afternoon and we cleaned out some of the Christmas stuff that we don't plan to use. I was sick when it was taken down in Jan and everything got crammed into the storage shed. Now we will weed a lot out as we decorate.
We are under a tornado watch tonight and could have severe thunderstorms about bedtime. That will not make Abbie a happy puppy. She hates thunder.
Hope all of you are having a terrific Tuesday and getting all ready for Turkey day.
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It's very cold & windy today. We were going to run some errands but will do it tomorrow. Just stay inside & do the wash.

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Good Morning:

It snowed a bit yesterday, just enough that it had to be cleared and the teenager in my neighborhood came to shovel. The good thing is he is the oldest of four boys and all of them are out to do whatever they can to earn some extra money. If one were to be unable to do the job, 2,3, or 4 would step in. It's nice feeling of security.

I'm going to get the hole in the wall taken care of when I get back from vacation and may even wait till after the holidays. At that time I'll also think about some updates. Instead of getting new cabinets I'm thinking of painting the ones I have. However, the kitchen floor is a must. Once I get more stuff out of the house I'll have enough empty space so that I can get new floors. My linoleum, tiles and carpeting are almost 36 years old. It's time.

Going to see my primary care physician this morning as a follow-up to my accident. I think he'll be impressed not only with they way I emerged from it but also because of my 20 lb. weight loss since I saw him some months ago. Hey, I'm on a ride!

Sending you all hugs,

Gail

Sandy: I'm delighted to hear about your DH keeping away from the bottle. My sil's mom has a drinking problem and we have things like non alcoholic wine, cider, etc. at family get-togethers. From what I understand, even a single drink can be the beginning of the end.



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Nan - I usually wait till Thanksgiving day to do my Christmas decorations too. But, this year I did it early since we are having Christmas at my Aunt's and Thanksgiving here. I wanted to decorate the new house for the holiday.

Pat - DH said he would be right over. emoticon Glad that you had a great time with your friends.


DH and I put up all the towel bars today in each bathroom. DH put in a new shower head in the guest bath and two new towel rings in the Master bath. Cleaned and organize the office.I thought I let you all know DH has not had a drink nor has he wanted one. He says he feels really good without it. I had got a bottle of wine for our Thanksgiving dinner and DH said he might have a drink of that but, may not. So, I am really proud of him.

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Nan, I hope to start working on the Christmas decoration for our park this week and be done by Sunday. We weren't tonight and saw so many places that are already decorated. Guess we are slow!
Gail so happy for you. I know you will enjoy just getting away and relaxing.
Sandy want to send your DH here to do some trimming for me. emoticon
We have had a great anniversary-I finally got my shower doors this morning-the bathroom is finished. We can shower in it tomorrow!! emoticon This project has taken almost a complete month so it was time to wind it up. Looks really nice.
This afternoon we went to dinner with friends. The 6 of us drove 57 miles to have dinner at Manny's Steakhouse. It was so good and they gave us this wonderful hot fudge sundae over a brownie that we shared so we all just got a little bit but yum yum.
Hope all of you have a terrific Tuesday.
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11/24/13 8:07 P

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Gail - I am really happy that you were able to get your vacation back on. That is great! Have a wonderful time.


DH took me to brunch today and then we ran a few errors. We bought a little edger today so that we can do our bushes. So, DH was out side doing that today and having fun. When he got done he wanted to know if we had any more we could do. I said "No, our yard is very small compared to the last one". Then he said "I wonder if any of the neighbors need any thing cut?" I just looked at him and told him it is time to put the toys way for the day. HA! emoticon

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Hello Everyone!
Gail- So happy you get to go on your trip and also thankful to God that your fall was not worse and you have a loving family that took care of you and good doctors! Have fun on your trip!

Pat- So happy they have found out what is wrong with your DH now. My mom had a lot of kidney stones they had to break up so I know what he will be going through but hope they can do the surgery soon so he can have some relief. I will keep both of you in my prayers!

Val- Good to hear from you again! Hope you get to feeling better soon and the antibiotics work for you! I will keep you in my prayers too.

I was in a relationship with a man for a month and half that he started being verbally abusive then got physically abusive and I had to literally fight him and hurt both of my shoulders in the process so I am going to the doctor about that tomorrow and to get another sleep study done to update my CPAP machine. I am also still waiting for the medical records from Oklahoma of a biopsy I had done on my right breast to compare it to the mammogram and sonogram they recently did of the spot to see if I need another biopsy. Last time it was not cancer and this time he said he did not think it was cancer but wanted to compare it to that biopsy and see me again in six months. So I just have to stay on top of them to get the medical records here.

It has been rainy and very cold for several days now and ready for it to warm back up again. Still suppose to be rainy and cold tomorrow but will warm up by Thanksgiving Day. Chris and Caitlin will be out of town for Thanksgiving so I will be alone but plan to make me a turkey dinner and pie anyway! Hope everyone has great plans for Thanksgiving. Christmas I will be in Arizona with my daughter and granddaughter so looking forward to that!

Taking every day as a gift from God and being so thankful for my kids and my very funny granddaughter! Each day is a new day and I am thankful for it.


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Dear Friends:

If you read my blog yesterday you know by now that EVERYTHING fell into place with the resort and airlines and I am going on my trip. I was so happy I cried. I still cannot believe it. Thank you so much for all your support, good wishes and prayers.

Gail

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Thank you everyone for the kind words. DH is doing much better today but, still taking it easy. Went to the store and got all the fixings for Thanksgiving today. Got all the laundry done and will start on the cleaning tomorrow.

Pat - Sorry that Bill had a bad day yesterday. I really hope that he gets in sooner.

Penny - I am really glad that your eye surgery went well and you are recovery so quickly. I hope that you get over your cold quickly. Sorry that you got that.

Gail - You are one lucky lady! I am glad that you were able to get some good sleep without the neck brace and that you don't have to wear it. Now, just take it easy and enjoy your time with your family.

Val - I am glad that you got the results back and you now know what is going on.

Well, I hope that everyone is having a really nice weekend. Stay warm everyone.

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Thanks for the kind comments. The first thing I did when the gal told me it would be Jan was ask about getting on a list if someone cancelled and she told me we would be 6th in line! He felt bad yesterday evening and thru the night. This time it was an upset tummy so not sure if it is related but today he says he feels the pressure building up again but so far no pain so.....it is a wait and see game. I am hoping he gets thru Thanksgiving but if it is not to be it is not to be-we will head to the ER and that surgeon or another one can come and take care of things!!!! That was the suggestion on the urologist' nurse when she had no luck with the surgeon's office either. One should not have to do that but ya do what ya gotta do!
I went to a community yard sale this morning with Vicky & Sonny while DH & Abbie slept in! I found a top and a cookbook for my breadmaker. I have had it for years but never used it so hoping I can over the holidays-thought that might make some nice Christmas gifts!
Val are you taking probiotics with the antibiotics? Our dr advises doing that to help keep the good bacteria in the tummy.
Gail that is wonderful news that you don't have to keep wearing that brace. You are one lucky lady for sure.
Sandy so sorry your DH is having so many problems with the loss of his friends but maybe this is a blessing in disguise if it helps him stop drinking. We never know how God will work in our lives.
Penny glad to hear the surgery went well for you. Hope the weather doesn't get too bad. Your cold front is coming down our way-high of 82 today and tomorrow we are going to be lucky to get into the 60's!
Have a fabulous Sunday.
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There's something going around that makes you so sick & you cough a lot. Bill's had it for 6 weeks & I had it for 8. The doctor told us it was a virus & you just had to ride it out.. I just know it left both of us worn out. Just about the time you thought you were getting over it - it'd hit you again. Now several people , in church, are coming down with it.

I got the right eye done on thursday & it feels wonderful to have my sight back in both eyes.

We had to have the furnance man out yesterday. He cleaned it & told us we'd have to replace the burners. That cost $150.00 which I was happy about. Don't know how much the burners will be but that's better than having to get a new furnace. It's really cold today & the winds really strong.

Val, I have that. I was told to drink at least 62 oz of fluid a day & to eat some nuts every day. When I do this I don't have a problem. Just hoping that nothing else crops up.

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The internist spoke with the spine expert yesterday and the spine expert, after having read the MRI, said I not only didn't have to wear the collar, there was no reason for him to see me on Dec. 9th unless I felt better doing so. Without the collar I had a great night's sleep, my neck is fine and there is no more shoulder cramping. The bandaids on my fingers came off and at closer look the nails weren't as badly damaged as I thought. Two were broken deeply down into the nail bed, but the dark polish on my nails came off and what I thought was the nail bed was actually a bit of unpolished nail. Even the nails are on the mend. The swelling on my face and legs has gone down and even the black and blue marks, bad as some still are, are on the mend. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and good wishes.

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Val: I'm not in the least offended by your statement of frailty with age. I have to laugh: when I went to the er the doctor said, "You know, when people reach upper middle age..." I laughed and stopped him right there. "Upper middle age? I'm 72 and earned every blessed year"! He laughed and said he didn't want to sound insensitive. I wear my age like a badge; I'm proud of it, not ashamed, and brag about it rather than hide from it.

As for your medical problems, I'm so sorry for all you are going through. Believe me, you'll be in my prayers.

Pat: So sorry you couldn't get Bill's urology appointment moved up. The suggestion to put him on a waiting list if someone cancels is a very good idea.

Sandy: I'm so sorry for what you are going through with your DH; it can't be easy on you and it sounds like he is fighting many demons. Any chance he would go for counseling and/or to AA?


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I'm so sorry about your poor DH and all of the friends the poor man has been losing. That really stinks. I'm also sorry that he drank so much and made himself sick, but I'm very happy to hear that he has decided to stop drinking after all of that. My late husband was an alcoholic and even after all of the years that I've worked in hospitals, it's sometimes still amazing to me what people can do to themselves because of drinking. I saw in myself the potential to become a serious alcoholic so I quit drinking in my mid 20s. Can't really explain how a gal who hates the taste of alcohol and hardly even drinks anymore ended up married to an alcoholic, but that's another story. Anyway, I'm really happy that your DH has decided to quit drinking and I'm very sorry to hear about the losses of his friends.

Gail, I'm very happy to hear that you don't have any fractures from your fall. I don't want to be rude or insensitive, but the older we get the more likely we are to break bones when we have a serious fall. I'm so glad that this didn't happen to you and I hope you can get out of that contraption and go on with your life really soon.

Well my latest news isn't good. When I had my colonoscopy I was told that I have internal hemorrhoids. I've been trying to get a lot more fiber into my diet because I know what can come of that particular problem. (Over the years I've issued a lot of blood for patients with the same issue.) Well right now I'm taking antibiotics, which are giving me pretty bad diarrhea, and today the internal hemorrhoids started bleeding worse than anything I've ever experienced before, though not nearly as badly as what I know some of my patients have experienced. It scared the heck out of me, but thankfully it didn't last for too long. I'm really tempted to stop taking the antibiotics because I'm not really sure that I even need them to begin with, but for now I'm not going to do that because a great part of the reason that so many antibiotic resistant bacteria have developed over recent years has to do with people not finishing their courses of antibiotics. What a pain...

And on that lovely note, I'd better get off the computer and try to get a decent night of sleep tonight because I've been really tired for a few days. I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend.

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Well, things have been a little crazy here. Poor DH, loosing two friends this past month really hit him the other night. And then knowing another 2 have cancer really has sent him over the top. He had too much to drink and has been sick for 2 days. He is feeling better today but, I hate to say this and please don't take it wrong but, it was kind of a blessing as he has decides to stop drinking. I think he had a little alcohol poisoning. He really has been depressed lately with holidays and what has happen and not hearing from his daughter for a while it all caught up. I just glad he is feeling better today. We are calling his daughter's boyfriend's cell phone tomorrow to see how she is doing since her phone doesn't seem to be working.

Gail - That is wonderful news and glad you are on the mend.

Pat - I am sorry that Bill has to wait so long. Can they put him on a wait list in case some cancels ?

Tammy - It is nice to go through the bins again as some of the items I have for gotten about.

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Gail what wonderful news-sorry this messed up your trip but glad there will be no problem rescheduling things. When were you supposed to leave?

DH & I went for bloodwork today and later in the morning he had his hearing aides checked out. They do that every 3 months. He & Abbie snoozed in the car afterwards while I did some grocery shopping. Tonight we are going our for the monthly birthday/anniversary dinner that we do every month for our community. Tonight we are going to Ruby Tuesday.

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Unbelievable!

I don't have any spinal fractures or hairline cracks! Can you believe it? The internist says I don't need the surgical collar, but the spinal expert was adamant about my wearing it at least till I see him on Dec. 9. I've got a note back to my internist asking for further direction. Anyway, the news couldn't be better. I have a feeling I came out off the charts given the severity of the fall and my age. Hey, but who's arguing? LOL

Thanks for the good energy, prayers and good wishes.

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Gail, Good news!!

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Good Morning:

I've been healing remarkably well. The swellings are down and if I"m on my back or have the good support of my neck and back on a high back chair, it is comfortable and my muscles don't clench. This morning I'm going for an MRI to see if I have a hairline crack in my vertebrae. I couldn't get in to the spine clinic till Dec. 9th so I'll have to go at least another week before the collar comes off. Obviously, I had to cancel my trip but have been very fortunate: The airline is not imposing the $200 change fee, and the manager of the resort told me to get well and just contact him when I'm ready to come. What more could I ask?

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Tammy hope the stain isn't permanent-if not, a nice piece of furniture over it or a rug to cover it will work wonders emoticon , We had a log roll out of our fireplace in our last house and it burnt a hole in our carpet before we could get to it since it rolled right off the tile in front of the fireplace! We had a rug over it till we sold the house and then just allowed $$$ in the closing to replace the carpet.
No luck today getting the appointment moved up-I tried the urologist office and they thought it was terrible DH was being made to wait 7 mo but they struck out too.!
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Pat that is great news, those darn DR.’s why don’t they listen.
Gail I hope you get better, that is not good, I have a bead neck and it can be painful.
Sandy I know the feeling I have stuff in 2 different places still and it drives me crazy because I know I have something and then I go to look for it and realize it is 300 miles away. So when I do get all my stuff her it will be like having new stuff.
Darla you are right it is nice to have the support.
Val good to see you back also, Nan Hello.
I am supposed to be shampooing carpets, my cats knocked over a plant onto my beige carpet and the dirt doesn’t look like it may come out, I have been scrubbing it before I shampoo it but there may be a stain there. Oh well that’s life.
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Good news/bad news-the surgeon's office called today which was good but the 1st appointment was Jan 13! Right now DH is pain free but not certain how long this will last. I am sure it is because the urologist jiggled the stone and right at the moment it isn't causing a problem but who knows when it will again. I am going to call the urologist tomorrow to see if we there is anyone else who might see him sooner or if he thinks it will be ok for a bit. Our cruise is Feb 2 and we had hoped to have this resolved and know all was well before we went on it.


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Gail - I am so sorry to hear what happen. Please take care. I am glad you are staying with family.

Pat. Great news for Bill, well sort of. At least you know what is going on.

Val - Nice to have you back. You are always missed.

Things here have been busy and very cold. It was 32 this morning and only got up to 43. I ran errors and finished decorating the house. We got the rest of the pictures hung except for the office. I am looking for a couple of pictures that i have packed away in Rubbermaid bins. I have just started to go through those. I only have about 10 and I haven't gone through them since we moved into the rental. The reason I hadn't was it was things I wanted to put in the house we finally bought. So, now I will go through them and see if I will Keep, Sell, Give Away or Throw Away.

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Gail sending healing prayers your way. Sure hope that you can make it thru the next few weeks. As you said, it isn't forever, so just take it easy and let the family take care of you!
Val good to hear from you again. We miss you when you are gone.
My DH had a good day-no pain at all-think the dr must have moved the stone enough that it isn't causing him a problem - at least for today. Still waiting on the other dr to call. Hoping it is soon-would like to get this resolved soon before the pain returns.
I did some gardening in the park today and then Vicky & I went and purchased a truck load of plants-we do a fall and a spring planting to change things up. So tomorrow we will be working on getting them all planted!!!!
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Gail, I'm so sorry. That's going to put a cramp on your activities for a while. emoticon I hope that you recover quickly and don't suffer any lasting effects from your fall.

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Went to the er at the UW last night after falling down a flight of stairs. They put me in a neck brace and I'll have to wear it AT ALL TIMES for the next two weeks. Am staying at my daughter's for now.

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Pat, I'm so glad that they finally figured out what's been going on with your DH. I really wish that someone had figured it out a long time ago (someone other than you, someone with a doctor degree) but I'm glad that he's finally going to get some effective treatment.

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Good news-finally we know exactly what is causing all DH's problems-he has a stone!!!! I tried to tell the dr's last Dec I thought it was a stone that caused him to develop sepsis but I guess I didn't know anything as they never checked it out. Then when he saw his old urologist in Apr he brushed it off about the pain and told him it was something he was going to have to live with. I am sure the fever back in Sept was related also. The blockage is causing the infection, pain and burning - relief to know what is doing this. Now waiting for another dr to call so we can get an appointment to blow this bad boy up. Hoping that things move swiftly now. Light at the end of the tunnel. emoticon
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Hello Everyone,
Pat I sure hope your dh feels better soon. I know he has been sick for a very long time and I hope he gets better and you can find some answers from the medical tests. I sure hope you will be able to go on your cruise! That sounds like so much fun! I hope I can do that too some day!

Motelmom sorry you have been sick too and hope you feel better soon. Glad you have come back. I just started back again myself and it helps to have the support on here and be able to encourage others.

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Hello everyone, sorry to be gone so long, I was sick for 2 weekends, the strangest thing, I would be fine all week and get very sick on the weekends, the stomach flu or a bug, I have not been that sick for awhile, and then I was just feeling like a break from spark so I took it. I overloaded my plate with to many things and got burnt out. I joined a biggest loser challenge last round and this round but my sister had issues and I got sick and I just wasn't into it this round so I went on as a floater. Spark does me no good if I am not on here to use it so I need to keep the commitments down to a manageable level.
Pat I would love to go on a cruise, but my husband was in the Navy and he has 0 desire to get on another ship and wait in line for food, and I think he gets a little sea sick. Maybe some day. Gail and Sandy it sounds like you are doing good. I did not read down any further, I have to go to work so I will catch up later.
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Gail we are going with a group from our community-I think there are about 20 couples going-not sure. We will be doing the eastern Caribbean for 7 days on Carnival. Vicky & Sonny have a cabin next to us and I think we can either access each other on our balconies or a door in the cabins. We don't do cruises often so decided to go for the balcony cabins. This will be V&S's first cruise. We did one for our honeymoon and when we went to Alaska so not real experienced either!!
DH had a really rough evening yesterday and it carried over to this morning. However, I think he brought it on this morning by taking his pills on an empty stomach. He only ate a baked potato for dinner so hoping we aren't going back to his having lots of tummy problems again in addition to his other issues.
Hope all of you are safe and no problems with all the nasty weather. We went from cold to warm and muggy!
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Having a good Sunday. Got up in time to make it to Sunday School and Church which always helps me get through the week. I have a male friend who gives me a ride home each Sunday so I really enjoy talking to him and actually got brave and gave him a hug today! I had just been shaking hands with him! I got so hurt by the last boyfriend I had to the point of fighting with him and him putting bruises on me that I was not ready for any kind of relationship but Brent is so different and so sweet and kind to me yet tells me what I need to hear sometimes too! He is a sweetheart and a good guy!

This week I am going to work on my apt and try to get things cleaned up and some things thrown away. I am motivated by all this cleaning everyone is doing so now I think it is my turn too! Hope everyone has a good week!

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Everyone sounds really busy.

Darla - Nice to have you back. Sounds like you will have a get time with your GD and DD.

Pat - So, to hear that Bill isn't feeling good today. I hope that the test on Monday will finally give you both the answers you need.

Gail - I am so proud of you for all that you have accomplished. You must feel so good about all that you have done.

Dusty - How did the basement come out?

Nan - How was your day out?

We had rain all day so we put together my new dresser and hung a couple of pictures. We put the last touches to the Christmas decorations. Then we just relax and watched College football.

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Hello Everyone,
Gail you are doing so well with getting rid of things and losing weight! I need to do the same thing so you are motivating me! It is so hard to get rid of your husband's things I am sure but it will open up more room for you to decorate and make it your own now. Keep up the good work!

Pat so sorry your dh is still not feeling well. I hope they find out what is going on with him and he feels better soon. The cruise sounds wonderful! Where are you going?? That would be fun! I have never been on one but would like to someday!

I will hopefully be able to get a hold of the Mammogram Coordinator Monday to see if they even have got the records from Oklahoma they need to compare them. He said it didn't look like cancer but wanted to compare anyway so I don't have to have another biopsy. Be glad when I know for sure.

I have gained back all the weight I had lost on Weight Watchers to back to doing it again. I want to get this weight off so bad and now I am having a lot of trouble breathing at night when I sleep and when I just walk to the bus stop too. I have Sleep Apnea so I sleep on a CPap machine but last night I could not sleep on it very well and kept wheezing and it woke me up so I didn't get a good nights sleep. I know most of it is the weight. I would like to be at a much healthier weight by this time next year and look good at 50 instead of overweight! So hopefully I will reach my goal!

Hope everyone had a great day! It was really warm and pretty here in San Antonio!

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Pat: I didn't know you and Bill were going on a cruise in Feb. What cruise company are you going with and where are you going?

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Darla how nice to hear from you again. I am sure it will be fun to go spend time with the GD and DD. I know how much you enjoy them.
Gail it sounds like you are making much progress-both in changing yourself-diet, exercise, etc and in getting rid of "stuff". It is liberating when we are able to let go and get free isn't it. I have 4 wine glasses and the other week we made a wine freeze and had 6 of us so had to drag up the flutes I had gotten as a present in 2000 and it worked, but I picked up 2 more now at a yard sale!!! Now we can all enjoy a sip together!!
DH is not feeling too good so we are having a laid back weekend. He will see the urologist on Mon for more testing and hoping that this will give us the answers he needs and a solution to all this pain he is having.
I finished paying for our cruise in Feb today so hoping it is not in vain. We do have the insurance so in case he is ill all will not be lost. We both took naps this afternoon. I have been bad and have been reading at nite in bed so I am tired in the mornings. Have to get back on schedule.
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GOSH! thanks for the kind offer but I am so tired I will have to pass on it!
I only have this weekend to finish whatever work I can before my dd arrives for a visit.


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Good Evening:

I managed to get myself to the gym today and had some heat therapy in the jacuzzi. I've been so fortunate and have seen the pain from arthritis wane to a trickle what with a change of diet, heat therapy and weight loss. It's a wonderful thing to be pain free.

I worked on clearing things from the basement today and sorted stuff for hospice, stuff for Travis to auction and stuff for the garbage. Travis won't be here again till Friday, but the ladies from hospice are supposed to come Wednesday. I've a boatload of stuff for them. The person who wants the exercise equipment will be here with her muscle guys Saturday morning. Won't that be great!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Gail

Darla: Welcome back. Hope that you resolve your health issues.

Hey, Dusty: If you run out of things to do you are welcome to come and help me. LOL

Nan: Yes, Dave, the fellow who helps me around the house still has items listed on EBay. Today he said he thinks he will post them on Amazon. People tend to go there first for a good deal.

Pat: You know, after thinking it over, it's not so bad with the glasses. I paid only $1 each for them so it's no big deal. Now I just have to have some folks over to drink wine so I can use them. LOL



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A sunny Fall weekend, hope to get out and enjoy it.
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Hello Everyone,
I have not posted in a long time just got out of the habit but back now. I have gained back all the weight I had lost on WW and then some so I am joining WW again and posting on here again and will hopefully reach a goal of a healthy weight this time. It is really affecting my health and I take a lot of medications that I could proubly get off of if I just lost the weight.

Nov. 13th was my 49th birthday and Nov. 14th my granddaughter turned 6! I feel it is now or never on making some perment changes in my life so I can be healthier. I had 2 mammograms done and a sonogram. I had a spot they thought on my left breast but it was just tissue thank God and the other is a cm spot that they did a biopsy on about two years ago. I am waiting on the medical records from Oklahoma to get here so he can compare it and see if it has grown but he said it did not look like cancer and he would follow up in six months if the records are okay. Pretty scary for me but I trust God and know he is going to work all this out for the best. I am real active in my church and had lots of people praying for me and family support that I usually don't get so that was a surprise and made me feel good.

Glad to read and catch up on everyone and will try to comment more on each of you next time. Hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will have a small Thanksgiving with my son and Daughter in law before they go to Amarillo to her Mom's and then Dec I fly out to Arizona for 9 days to spend Christmas with my daughter and granddaughter so I am excited about that. Keep up the good work everyone!

Taking every day as a gift from God and being so thankful for my kids and my very funny granddaughter! Each day is a new day and I am thankful for it.


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Welcome ELISADENK to the team!

Pat - Glad that Bill's test with the Cardio went well.

Gail - You are really moving a long. Glad you have some good friends to help you.

Dusty - Nice to have you pop in.

Nan - What are you up to this weekend?

My new dresser arrived today DH is going to put it together for me tomorrow. He put the new vanity together today. So, that is ready to be installed. We also hung a few pictures and a large mirror. We even used the oven tonight to fix a bite to eat. We stayed in most of the day as it started raining really good about 2pm and hasn't stopped. mountains are to get 14" of snow tonight.

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Gail how wonderful you found those jars but too bad you found the wine glasses AFTER you had purchased some. Sounds like you continue to make progress.
I have been going to give away a sewing machine in a desk cabinet for months and just don't get around to calling for a pickup! I haven't been sure when we will be here with all the dr appts. for DH so I keep putting it off.
We are getting rain today and it has been cool all day. I got caught out walking when the rain started early this morning. Have spent most of my day reading on my tablet wrapped in a throw with the fireplace burning to keep me warm!

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Gail..
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help you out with everything.

It say's a lot about you as a good friend.
Is someone still helping you on Ebay?

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Good Afternoon:

Travis came this morning and he left with a van load of stuff. Most of the items were smaller so I didn't have to follow him to his office. I've still lots of stuff for him but he won't be back till next Friday, which is after the next auction starts. Oh well, just have to be patient.

Someone from one of the community centers contacted me yesterday and she is interested in both pieces of equipment. She won't be able to be here before next weekend. I guess that's OK. I would liked to have had them go sooner.

Today I came across a whole set of glasses and wine glasses. GRRRR. This is never-ending. I just bought a set a couple of weeks ago because I couldn't find any wine glasses in the house. What next? The good news is I found a bunch of canning jars. I thought I had given them all away, but I hadn't, and that's good because now I can freeze soup and chili in them. The dish washer will get them all spotless.

It's a lovely sunny day here but I'm dragging as I always do after Travis leaves. Perhaps I'll get enough energy to get out and do a bit more raking.

Sending you all hugs,

Gail

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