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you are right walked that way with Mom and now I have dad and thank goodness he is doing well

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Hello fellow caretakers know have not been very active on the team
Lots of stress and caring for DH we are nearing the final stages
Continue to live one day at a time with love prayers and peace
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Hello Friends!
What a week lays ahead of us! :-) Preparing for a midweek winter storm. DS is coming tomorrow to help me with my DH's office. He had so many things I don't know what to do with. Thankfully DS will help me!

Debby, DD helped me take care of my parents and DH's Dad. So she has a lot of insight and experience. She was such a great help to me!
You are being so wise with your Mom and her medications! Having a loving care giver helps your DM so much!!

Dee you have walked there for sure!!

Kathleen how is Charles? You sure have your experience with medications and complications and trying to find that perfect balance.

Off to do dishes and some laundry!





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Yeah! The over-medication just makes things worse.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

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to make them comfortable is the best

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Daddysgirl, Your daughter made an interesting statement and it's so true. Mom has a heating pad in her day area for her hands, a pretty little heater that looks like a fireplace, and a couple of throws that are electric. I got her an electric blanket for her bed. I was a little worried about the electro magnetic fields she must be absorbing. But at 93, and her having all those things most of her life, I just said "let her be comfortable." She doesn't get B shots. She is on a multivitamin and vit D. And several meds. Not Lipitor or Plavix, just thyroid, BP and half a dose of metformin for blood sugar. She use to be on about 6 more, until I finally asked them to quit it, because she had the side effects. Now when they suggest crestor etc, I just say no, she's 93. They look at me, then shake their head okay ha. I mean, at some points give the ancient elderly a break.

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Most of the time I know the answer, but sometimes I "cheat." I approach it as an open-book test and do research to find the answer. I figure doing the research helps me learn it better. I do, however, find some of their answers to be questionable.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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prayers for all and whitecat way to go Kathleen woo hoo

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Hello Friends,
Sorry I have been so inconsistent about checking in this week. We have had snow and ice all week except one day! Am loving it! So pretty to watch! Loving the moisture! We need it so badly!! So tried of seeing area lakes with no water just grass growing!

Debby I was talking with my DD about the shower thing and she said too, Mom, remember when we have been sick and just the energy to get a shower is an amazing effort. She is right. Older folks don't have much energy so everything is a big effort. Not sure what to do to help with that. Does your Mom take Vit B orally or shots. Not sure how much it helps but it's a "shot in the dark" (pun intended!) Hugs! To you and your Mom!
Glad we are friends but wish you had some local ones too!

Dee hope your weather has warmed up!!

DJ that was so sweet of you. We learned giving my Mom a heating pad helped her a lot. She could turn it higher or lower when she wanted and keeping it under her throw blanket helped hold the heat in! She had clothes on and she was very aware so we weren't concerned she'd burn herself.
Hugs, DJ on the 2 yr anniversary! Hard to believe it has been 2 yrs already, in some ways! In others it seems like a life time already! Hope you are doing well! Still praying for your DS!!

Whitecat - noticed this week you have 100% on the Trivia game!! 84 correct answers this month!! Way to go!! Do you agree with all their answers or memorize their choice of the correct answer? Sometimes I don't think their answers are the current thought any longer.

Hope to be more frequent but also trying to balance all the things I need to get done here at the house! Hugs to you all!

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Yeah, the humidity in Florida makes it feel even hotter! I don't miss that, although it has been soooooooo cold here that it made me think about how warm I used to be when I lived in Florida!


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A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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Yep DJ, I remember the humidity for sure. About when you DH was cold, we got Mom her own cute fireplace heater. She is freezing when the house is 70o (so am I this year, haven't acclimated at all), and she prefers 75. I remember her complaining, when I turned the air down to 78o to mop the floors. She put on a sweatshirt. Since I'm an old "broad" now, I can say I see the "cold state" of old people coming. I know your DH wasn't old yet, bless his heart.

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Debby I just walk out of the house in Summer and I am all sweaty from just going out in the heat. Yes I don't want to be anywhere that it is more humid than Florida. That is what my neighbor keeps asking me when she comes out after I have mowed and see me soaking wet from just mowing. That is one reason that I have to put salt in my water or my body will loose so much and I have more problems then.


Daddygirl when it is cold I know that my late husband would turn on the heat so that he would not be so cold and then he would be apologizing to me because I was sweating so much and I kept telling him not to worry that I did not want him cold and I can deal with it being hot in the house so that he could take a shower.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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glad you like it we are getting another storm soon ugh

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Thank you Daddysgirl, I do believe you are right. We have a bathroom with it's own heater, but I think just the thought of maybe getting chilled makes her hate her shower. I have learned that they don't have to bathe daily. At nursing home, they showered her only once a week. Although they claimed it was every 5 days. I'm gonna try the cup of something warm. The doctor also suggested she wear a knit cap during the day to keep her whole body warm. She doesn't like it though because it ruins her hair. She has one thing left she is proud of, her hair (a full head).

DJ, people in other areas of the country have NO idea what humidity is. When Lake Havasu has the monsoon season and it's humid for there, it was half of what Florida has. I mowed the lawn once in Vero Beach and lost 7 lbs haha. You would shower, and by the time you were in your car you were soaking wet.

Holly is doing great. But it is added work for me. Between her and Mom I have a full plate. Not to mention her English Bull Mastiff. The internet says that they are the largest dog. He sheds, he slobbers horrible. And he's a doll. But there is a lot of extra work. Holly is in Beauty School so she's not here much. Just have to drive her everywhere, and to her doctor visits too. It is a joy to be there for your child though. I'm so busy, I haven't made one friend in this area. You all are my only friends!!! There is a caregiver group I saw in the newspaper. I have considered joining that.

And how is DEE?

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We have snow today!! ;-) But supposed to get to 50 today so it won't last long! Loved watching it fall!!

Kathleen hope your snow and ice melt quickly so you can get to the Dr apps. Glad Charles is healing and he is upbeat! Agree this is a great team of loving support and caring friends!!

DJ so sorry you have to have the a/c on so much. The months we don't need heat or a/c are such a blessing!! ;-)

Debby we are so glad you are back. I think the not wanting to shower and change clothes is that they get cold so easily and to undress and get wet gives them a chill. I might help to use a heating pad to warm the clothes and a cup of something warm to drink after a shower. Maybe even a throw blanket to help keep the warmth around them.
So glad your DM is doing so well and is better than after the fire, mood wise. It has to be frightening to not be a strong adult that can care for yourself like you once could do!
You are a very good parent having DD live with you and help her have a normal life as best as she can. Hope her seizures stay very infrequent!!

Dee hope you have a great day too!! Thanks for blowing me some snow!! What a pretty sight for me!!


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hello team have a good day

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That is one reason why I look forward to winter is because we can turn off the ac and let some fresh air in and not have to have the house bill from running it all the time. Glad that your mom is doing better and sorry to hear about your daughter having seizures

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hello Debby turn on air oh my its so cold here stay safe

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Welcome back! Glad it's not so cold out there. I have always loved the NW, but have only visited there. I do love this team . . . so much support!

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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DJ my friend in Lake Havasu had to turn her air on last week too! It was 82 in her house. We are much colder here in the NW, but nothing compared to Midwest and back east this year. I think we are in the 50's, and the apple and plum trees are all abloom which is such a treat after 15 years in the desert.

Hi to you all. I am back and intend to be active here again. Winnie, Daddysgirl, and DJ are all friends (well, I know it's just SP friends but that is friends right?)

Mom is 93 and alive and kicking. She is better than she was after the fire, and the nursing home (broken arm) and the move here. I thought she was going to stay mean forever. But after reading online some of the things that can happen with their personalities, I consider myself lucky. I will post things, tho, to ask advice. Such as, why don't they like to shower or change their underwear?
Oh, and my 34 year old daughter moved in here 6 mos ago. She has seizures. Has gone back to school. Although, I don't have to do much caregiving to her, she doesn't drive so I do the doctor thing with her and Mom now.
Love you all and glad to be back.


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Had to turn on the AC today because it got muggy and hot. If it was just hot 75 and not muggy then I would not had to turn it on but that humidity just gets it too hot.

Dorothy

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Cold and icy here. Charles reschedule more appointments. I hope we will soon be able to get him out to the van. But I guess that is a moot point until the van is no longer surrounded by snow and ice!

He seems to be healing well. I really do want someone more knowledgeable than me to look at it, though . . . like, his surgeon, for instance! He keeps pretty positive in spite of having some cabin fever.

Thanks for prayers! Dee, I'm glad your back is better.

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A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

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Glad your back is better Dee!!!


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prayers for all back is better

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Kathleen so glad you are feeling better! How is Charles? Praying he continues to get better!

Dee hope you are feeling better now too!

It is cold her and going to be all week with lots of moisture predicted!! Woo Hoo!! Oh how we need each drop of moisture whatever form it comes in! We learned today our closest lake has been down 11 feet and is up to 9 ft!! That is good news but not enough to get us through another long hot summer! We are thankful for each drop of "wet" we get. It is supposed to freeze tonight so I have moved our cars into the drive or onto the grass next to the drive to keep someone from slipping and hitting them.

Hope you all have a good evening and Dee praying your DH has made it back to work safely!

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Oh, poor Dee! Praying for you!

Friday night I had awful pain in all my joints, even my toes. And gut pain, too. It's a lot better now.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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and today back is hurting ugh must be the weather again

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Agree back pain is miserable. Glad you back is better, both of you!! Exercising is easy to put off but makes us feel so much better! I need to get to "walking with Leslie Sansone" today! I always feel so much better, why do I put it off?

Hugs and hope Everyone has a great weekend!

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Back pain is horrid. I have fought that battle, too. I am supposed to do exercises, which really help. But when the pain subsides, I get lazy about it. Need to start it up again. I'm glad yours is better!

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A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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when I first hurt my back I cry the pain was so bad now I can get thru a day with no dedince which is good for me

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That's good! So maybe he really doesn't need that much pain medicine. Charles lives with a lot of pain all the time, but this pain has been more severe than what he usually endures.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

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I hear you on that one Kathleen. DS has always had a high pain tolerance even as a toddler. He would fall, get up, brush off his scrapped hands and knees and take off running! No tears ... just get me back to playing!! ;-)

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Charles puts off taking pain meds. for too long sometimes. Then it is hard to get the pain subdued. But he is afraid of getting addicted. A good fear to have!

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Thanks all for your kind words about DS and his surgery! You are right about keeping him down. He is up and about and not even taking pain meds! We are thankful he is doing so well.

Kathleen sorry the sleep study got canceled but hopefully it will work out to be a better time for it, for you and your DH.

Dee hope you are doing well with the snow and cold. Hope DH can get home this weekend! How is you Dad?

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Glad Gracie son is doing good and prayers for you and Charles and I want SPRING

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I'm glad the surgery went well! Good luck keeping him quiet.

Charles thinks that Charlie 2 Shirts is probably a fictional character from the TV show about Davey Crockett (or movie?).

I had to reschedule my sleep study. We got about a foot of snow, and the roads are still not good. And now we are to get 2-4 more inches tonight, followed by bone-chilling cold. The governor of Kentucky has declared a state of emergency. They don't want people out and about unless it is really necessary. My sleep study is important, but it is not an emergency. So now I will have it on March 3rd. Maybe Charles will be in better shape to be alone overnight by then anyway. Probably a good thing.

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Thanks for the prayers Dee!! DS did really well with the surgery and was home before lunch time! Now to keep him quiet for a week. lol

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thanks prayers for you DS and prayer for all its snowing as I type UGH

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LOL Kathleen I have always confused those two men since I was a little girl. I think the same actor played them both in Disney movies. I know their history but just can't keep them apart when it comes to thinking back to the movies! So was Charlie 2 shirts an Indian or was he Mexican? If he was with Davy Crocket in TX he could very easily be Mexican although there were Indians in Tx too.
How fun that Charles is related to Daniel Boone thorough Daniel's sister.
I am not sure exactly what they are doing for DS's surgery tomorrow either. I know they are fixing the bone in the nose where it has been broken so many times in sports when he was a kid. Something about since the bones didn't heal back the way they originally where the artery is not protected like it should be. Glad your surgery was successful.

Dee it was miserably cold here today but we were in the low 30's but after a few days in the 70s and almost to 80 it was just bone chilling cold. I sympathize with you! If it would get cold and stay that way it wouldn't be so miserable! '-)

Hugs to you all! I will check in when I can tomorrow or maybe not until Wed.

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wow Kathleen hugs how is Charles and praying for him

doing okay here the high was 16 today low was 3 ugh

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Thanks, Daddy's Girl! I'm having trouble keeping up with Spark, so I will probably not join any more teams right now.

Will pray for your DS. I don't know what kind of nose surgery he is having. I had some a few years ago, and it made it a lot easier for me to breath. Hope his goes well!

I have a sleep study tomorrow night (Tuesday). That is assuming the roads are clear enough for me to get to it! We are in the middle of a big snow storm.

Praying for all!

Oh! Charles is actually a descendant of Daniel Boone's sister Sarah and has read extensively about him. I don't know if that's where he got that idea or not.

Oh, again! I just Googled Charlie Two Shirts, and it seems he is associated with Davey Crockett rather than Daniel Boone. Charles says he was not aware of him.

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For today! ;-)

Kathleen so sorry you have headaches and are stressed! Praying for you to relax and to feel much better!
You'd be most welcome to join Loving Our Husbands too! They'd love to have you there. We have even met in person a few of us. Very sweet and kind ladies that all love our husbands and children too! We even have a prayer list and pray for one another if you'd like to do that.

Dee hope you aren't too snow bound or frozen!! Are you getting a lot of knitting done?

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Oh Dear Friends,
I posted the messages to you on another Team Called Loving Our Husbands. Dee is a member there too but Kathleen is not. I am so sorry. I don't know how I posted there and not here. I will be more careful in the future! Please forgive me!!

Here is what I posted last night!

Happy Sunday All,
It has been a good weekend. I am sure ready for bed, It is going to be a busy week. DS has his nose surgery on Tuesday. It will be out patient surgery.

Kathleen glad Charles is coping. His name Charlie 9 toes reminds me of Daniel Boone and the Indian named Charlie 2 shirts. Is that where DH got the idea? Hope he is on the mend now and will soon be healthy more often than not.

Dee hugs to you Dear Friend!! Hope you have had a great weekend. Did Dh come home or leave early due to the weather? I wish he could stay with you longer!

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Tired - headaches - fatigue - but Charles is doing better.

Praying for all.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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glad they only had to take one ,, praying

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Thanks for prayers! They only took the one toe. The podiatrist did the surgery, so the "baby vascular doctors" did not have a chance to over-do it. Maybe their supervising doctor would have overruled them, anyway. Charles' bandage has now been changed, and the podiatrist said it looks pretty good. I will have to clean and dress it every 24-48 hours until he sees her again next Friday. We take him back sooner if anything looks wrong to us. She is a really great doctor.

I found out I have been spelling Charles' "new name" wrong. He has been making jokes throughout this situation, and he made up a new name for himself. It is Charlie9toes. He plans to be a mobster or an Indian chief. He has solicited toe jokes on his Facebook page. One of his friends offered to call him a toe truck. Another advised him not to go into the canning business because nobody wants toe jam. I am thinking of making up a new game, Tic-Tac-Missing Toe. The humor makes it easier to cope!

I have been fighting a migraine-like headache for two days. Probably stress and exhaustion helped cause it.

Praying for all!

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A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

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Bernice hugs and praying // prayers for all

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Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. DDil's Grandfather has not had his pacemaker replaced. He has an infection so he is on antibiotic too. The did discover the medication they are giving him since they took him off the coumadin is what is making him sick. So not sure what they are going to do now. Thanks for the prayers friends!!

Kathleen you are so right so many meds make things difficult!! So sorry Charles is having such a hard time. So they finally did do the surgery on his foot? Did they take just one toe or more? Bless his heart!!

Bernice so glad you checked in!! Have been wondering how you and DH are doing!! I think of you often! Hugs to you dear Lady!! You walk a difficult road!

Hoping to get work done on the quilt today. But never know how a day will turn out!!

Hugs to you all!!

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Special prayers and hugs for you, Bernice.

Also for DDil's Grandpa, Daddy's Girl. Charles takes a blood thinner. When they have to take him off it for surgery, they have him take Heparin injections to avoid the blood clots. All these medical issues get very complicated!

During this last hospital stay, they failed to give Charles his water pills, so now he is retaining a lot of fluid. It was so bad today (Wednesday) that he had to go back to the ER. But then his medicine that he had taken at home finally started to kick in. They sent him home, but there are a couple things we are watching for . . . not only the fluid, but also the possibility of infection in the surgery wound. If anything seems wrong, we are to take him back. He is supposed to see the podiatrist on Friday. I hope that surgical wound is healing all right!

Prayers for all!

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Fabulous February
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DDil's Grandpa's surgery was cancelled. Drs. still watching him. Hoping they will find some answers soon. Thanks for the prayers!

Dee thanks for such faithful prayers!

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lol thanks prayers for all and they will watch grandpa tooo praying for Charles and his family hang in Kathleen

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Happy Monday Dear Friends!!
Kathleen am praying for Charles. So sorry for this turmoil but it is part of my prayer!! ;-) Yes doing nothing sometimes is better than doing something!!
Glad you could go to the birthday party. Sorry Charles had to miss it. I had a 2nd cousin die in Viet Nam. His name was Charles. I often think of him when I speak with you of your DH.
Hope the Dr returns today (Monday and not next week, Monday!)

Please pray for my DDil's Grandfather. He is supposed to have his pacemaker replaced day after tomorrow (Wed.) so he has to be off his blood thinner. Today they took him to the ER because he has a horrible headache and they think it might be a stroke. He had a stroke almost 3 yrs ago for the same reason, taking him off blood thinner for a minor surgery. It has really made his health decline and they are so concerned this time.

Dee he is a sweetie!! It is good to hear you say you did nothing, for a change!! LOL You are always on the go, Sweet Girl!

Hoping to work on the quilt today! Would like to get it finished this week!! ;-) My friend loved her skirt!! ;-)

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It's good to do nothing sometimes.

Thanks for prayers!

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he sounds so cute hugs Kathleen praying for Charles


today was a busy morning and this afternoon I did nothing

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Oh, no, I did not think you were complaining, my dear! I know you were pleased as punch!

Well, today was a confusing day for Charles. Some of the vascular team of doctors came by and told him they might have to take more than the one toe. That is after one of the vascular doctors had told him he wouldn't even do the surgery! His podiatrist is supposed to be back on duty Monday, so they are going to call her early in the day, and I hope she will do the surgery. We trust her! (And she does not act like a spoiled two-year-old like one of the vascular doctors did!) Anyway, we have stopped trying to guess what day it will happen and how extensive the surgery will be.
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Father-in-law's birthday celebration was today, so I drove over to Frankfort for it. He turned 84 on Saturday and still pastors a church! I just wish Charles could have gone. All but one of his siblings were there, and lots of other people we know.

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LOL Well Friends, I didn't mean to sound like I was complaining!! LOL I do love holding him and just was trying to explain why my post was a bit shorter. LOL His Mommy got such a cute video of him last night. She was saying, "I Love you!" and he was talking back. She'd say it again and he'd coo again. Buy the end of the couple minutes he almost sounds like he is saying, "love you!"

Kathleen so sorry Charles' surgery has been postponed. Praying those antibiotics will kill that infection and while the Drs wait for surgery the Lord will heal Charles' toe and surgery won't even be needed!!

Dee, Love you Girl!! Hope you don't get all the snow they say can come up your way! Wish you could come visit and hold my baby!! ;-) Yes, I would share!! ;-)

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praying for Charles and all and will light a candle at church tomorrow

to hold a baby and type ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Thank you for prayers! Charles is still waiting for surgery. The doctors are in a "tinkling" match as to who should do it. Aaaaaaargh! So now it will be Monday, or maybe even Tuesday. Everyone has to wear a gown and gloves when they go into his room because of the type of infection he has. They are keeping him pumped full of at least two powerful antibiotics to keep the infection at bay. They said his white blood cell count is going down, so the infection should not spread to other toes. I hope they are right!

I am trying to exercise and eat decent food. That is helping me cope. But I am very tired today.

What a trial it must be to hold a baby while typing. . . NOT! I wish my grand children lived closer. I am so glad you can enjoy so much time with that baby!

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Hi Friends!! Am holding a baby as I type one handed. lol Am making progress on my 2 sewing projects!! ;-)

Kathleen so sorry to hear about Charles foot/toe!! Praying for you both!!

Dee hope the shot helps and you feel much better very soon!!

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Ouch, Dee! But I hope the needle helped with long-term pain.

Charles is in hospital, still waiting for surgery to be scheduled. They have to take the toe off because the infection is in the bone. I hope they can get it done today. Otherwise it will be Monday. That's a long time to give it to spread to other toes or his foot!

Charles does have cellulitis, too. The repeated bouts of CHF have stretched his skin and made it very fragile. It is a bad combination with the diabetes.

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hugs I dodnt thiink chf I thought more of celitais not sure on the spelling went to the doctors today got a needle in the knee

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Well, Charles' foot looks very bad today. I would like to take him to ER, but he says wait until tomorrow morning. But I think the toe they've been treating for the last month or so is infected. And now the foot is all red and swollen. His leg swelling has gone down, so I do not think this is the CHF. He keeps apologizing . . . as if he is doing this on purpose! I just hope they can get it healed up.

I probably would not want the kind of shrimp the flamingos eat, anyway. Probably not jumbo shrimp!

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A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

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2/4/15 11:03 A

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Kathleen so glad you and Charles are both doing so much better!! Yippee!!! After losing my folks and doing their Will probate etc, I told DH that I got to go first!! I didn't want to have to do the Will and probate for him. He'd just smile!! Bless his heart! I don't think he was trying to get out of doing mine. LOL Just God's timing and He knows best!
So glad you are enjoying the present ... it is a gift!! None of us know when our last breath will be!

Dee LOL - fickle birds!!

Sewing is my main project today! I have a couple projects with deadlines!!

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dont think about what will happen just worry about today ,, its easier to cope with

they might or not they are fickle birds

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I wouldn't mind having some shrimp. Do you think the flamingos would share?
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Charles is doing much better today. And I had a good appointment with my ENT doctor. He is scheduling a sleep study and also referring me to another doctor for other sleep issues. I also now have results of my recent labs and will make another appointment with my primary care doctor to try and get the thyroid situation more fully under control.

I know Charles will probably die before me, so I will probably have that to deal with in the future. In the meantime, I am cherishing every day that I have with him. Trying to focus on now rather than then. I pray for you daily as you adjust to your loss! I know it is not easy.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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Hi Team!!

Dee I had no idea they ate shrimp!

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or shrimp thats what they eat

Hello Ladies hope today is a good day

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What a fun chat we have had the last week or so!

Glad you both enjoyed church yesterday! I did too! A very special time together. There are no friends close than those that carry your burdens and share your joys and pray for you always! Hum ... sounds like you wonderful Ladies too!! emoticon

Kathleen so glad you can enjoy the memories! I know that time will come for DH it has for my parents. Just lost them all too close together.

Can't imagine trying to care for real flamingoes! Not enough water here! ;-)

Praying for Charles!! So sorry he isn't feeling well again. Hope it passes quickly and he isn't hospital bound again! Hugs!!

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Me, too! That's why it has been so bad that we have had to miss so much because of illness. I am so glad we were able to go this weekend!

Now I do need prayer for Charles. He is having a lot of pain tonight and is very off-balance. I'm a little worried about him.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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Church makes my day and it makes me glow

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We have had a wonderful couple of days, and thanks be to God that we were both healthy enough to participate!

Saturday we had Great Vespers and the dedication of our new church building. We had a bishop and an archbishop participating, as well as many guest priests and monks. It was awesome! Afterwards, we had a banquet and a wonderful program. They had music and dancing after that, but we did not stay for that.

This morning was even more awesome. Liturgy started early because we were having a new Deacon ordained in our congregation. The bishop and archbishop were still there, and also lots of the guest priests and monks. It was even more awesome than the Great Vespers service from the night before. It was so very worshipful, and the choir sounded like angels singing. Sometimes the clergy would chant something, and then the choir would chant it back. It was a very moving service.

I feel so blessed to be a part of this congregation!

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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yes fake ones they are fun to look at but thats it

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Yeah! I'm far enough from my Dad's death that I can now enjoy memories of things we laughed about together.

The flamingos I was talking about were in Florida, but they were fake. We also had a nearby botanical garden that had some real flamingos, though. They were beautiful.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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hello all I think giggling makes us appreciate what we have ,, the memories are even more precious

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Dee sounds like you and your DH have a good time teasing one another! I do miss that about my DH!! No doubt we can always drive a spouse crazy. We drive our ownselves crazy at times. ;-)

Kathleen I have forgotten were these flamingoes in FL? Sounds like everyone has enjoyed them! When my kids were young we went to Silver Springs in FL and they had really pink flamingoes. My Aunt told me someone that worked there, told her they fed them paprika!! lol

So thankful my precious grandson makes me smile and fills my heart with joy again.

Love you Dear Ladies!!

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