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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Just wanted to drop by and say I'm still around. The last two weeks have been complete havoc. My dad was in the hospital after having a fall at home (he's ok though) but from the hospital, he was discharged to assisted living. I actually work at the facility he moved to and he's doing quite well. Due to his dementia progressing, we decided going back home was no longer the safest, best option for him. And he's been amazingly accepting of this whole process, thankfully! Its a good place for him and finally I have some peace of mind.

It was a stressful time while he was hospitalized and the whole moving process apparently took its toll on me. By the end of last week, as my dad was settling into the assisted living community, I got hit with a terrible sinus infection. I'm still on the mend, but unfortunately, with all that going on, I haven't had much chance to participate on Spark as I would like. Of course, I haven't worked out much in these last two weeks and its driving me NUTS!! I finally went back to work today after being out sick since Monday. I'm hoping to make it back to the gym by the weekend. Amazingly, I lost another two pounds. Probably because with this stupid sinus infection, I can't taste or smell anything and have had no appetite!

Hope things are well for my Spark friends and I look forward to reconnecting very soon.

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    i hope all is well. you have not posted any updates; please let us know !

    2072 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you have been ill - stress will do that to you.
    Glad to hear that you father is doing better. It is hard when they get to that age where they can not manage on their own, but it sounds like he has gotten into a great place. And it is nice that you work there and can keep your eyes on him.
    Hope you get to the gym this weekend.

    2119 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear that you've had a rough couple of weeks but hopefully everything's on the upswing now. Glad to have you back. emoticon
    2120 days ago
    I am sorry about your dad's injury but somehow it seems to have turned out for the best. When demands like this are placed on you, keeping up with SP, and even exercise, gotta take a back seat! We're still here, too. Real life is like that ... unfortunately including sinus infections. Hopefully you are on the mend! Just keep the Spark in your heart!
    2120 days ago
    Hang in there! Glad to hear you're still among us. Not the most pleasant way to spend the summer. Here's hoping August just keeps getting better for you!
    2120 days ago
    Good to hear from you and best wishes and prayers for your dad.
    2120 days ago
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