Hi Kris. I'm out at my retirement home for 4 days. Brought a bunch of clothes with me that I won't need until Winter. Sure don't need them here - it's 106 out right now. Me and my air conditioner are very comfy.
My DH went for some tests before knee surgery, and he was told that he has pre-diabetis, COPD, and a spot on the upper part of his lung that they can't identify. It's been two weeks, and he hasn't gone to his GP to get referrals to specialists. I decided a long time ago that I wouldn't be his Mother - he makes the appointment, or at least asks me to make it - or it doesn't get done. He is not very receptive to me interfering in what he considers his personal business - so I don't. He also doesn't have a date for the knee surgery yet - I have been coordinating that one, and the hospital doesn't seem to have a spot for him. The fact that he had a time at another hospital and they made him mad so he walked out pretty much precipitated this chaos! Oh well, this is Worker's Compensation (job injury) and he has until 7/29 to get the surgery.
I have an apartment that was like your garage (almost), but has been pretty much thinned out - still have a lot to do, but it's better than it was. I also had a garage like that, but we got out there one weekend a few months ago and thinned it out a lot. Still have some stuff out there, but not much. Don't want to bring all that 'stuff' to my new home - it's nice and neat and clean and I want it to stay that way. Hmmmm? Wonder how that will work when he moves out here? Instead of tossing things, he seems to be moving storage containers into my back yard. Not a good thing - but the garage is neat and clean (so far). I bought yard furniture last week - he's going to have to keep it neat so we can put the furniture out there next year. LOL?
Time to rest my eyes and have dinner. Going to have some lamb shanks with mushroom gravy. My DH doesn't like lamb, so I only get to do that when I'm here.
Bye for now Fran
Fitness Minutes: (34,370) Posts: 22,453 7/4/13 9:05 P
Fran - I can CERTAINLY believe how much junk one can collect - you have seen my place :-) Hubby and I became the original hoarders - LOL!
Things are very slowly settling back since hubby died. I still have tons of his stuff to go through - especially the garage, but need help in that department. Some of the photos in my photo gallery will show why!
Hope your eyes settle down, but after this length of time, it is doubtful where the computer is concerned.
Still here occasionally, Kris. Had implants put in my eyes in January and February, and they bother me when using the computer, so I'm not on here very much any more.
Don't think I knew that you lost your husband. Sorry to hear about it. Hope you are getting things in order by now, you have a lot of living to do yet.
Nothing has changed in the tremor department. I still shake, sometimes OK and sometimes not. Still able to type most of the time - occasional frustration with double strikes and such. Getting ready to retire (next January) so I'm spending a lot of time sorting, and trashing, and packing. I have been in this apartment for 24 years - you wouldn't believe how much junk one can collect!
My eyes are saying goodbye (it's like they glaze over) so I'll talk to you again later. Fran
Fitness Minutes: (34,370) Posts: 22,453 7/4/13 6:19 P
sorry to hear about your husband. I just changed my job so i am hoping it will be a bit easier on me. my meds are working fine for the most part. but finding out that when i am stressed i can't type and that is the biggest part of my job.
If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
current weight: 182.0
Fitness Minutes: (34,370) Posts: 22,453 7/2/13 7:44 P
I can understand that. My Tremors had been very well contained after having had many sessions of acupuncture, but after my husband died just before Xmas, my depression returned and I wasn't sleeping so well. My tremors came back. Not all the time, but more often than I would prefer. They also at times get so bad that my drinks are splashing. I resumed counseling and increased my anti-depressant and that has helped a bit.
It shows how the tremors are affected by not only physical neurological factors, but 'outside' factors too :-(
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