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Listen to your body
Monday, January 13, 2020      10 comments

I'm relearning about listening to my body. It's not that I forgot, it's just I'm so used to doing multiple things that I don't pay attention to what my body is saying until I get hit with severe pain, be it body pain or a migraine. I know bette... Read more
Update January 10th, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020      8 comments

Today was my brother's 2D Echo and Nuclear Stress Test at the Heart Institute. We lucked out getting a close parking spot. However after he got to registration he asked for a wheelchair because he didn't feel like he could take all the walking g... Read more
2020 thoughts and such
Saturday, January 04, 2020      8 comments

Well, they're supposed to be here this morning to install the grab bar on the shoer and touch up the grout in one spot. Then hopefully we'll be able to take showers in there. So there's so much dust. My brother got a new vacuum yesterday and we ... Read more
Stressed out
Monday, December 30, 2019      10 comments

Construction is still going on here. All the dust and crap is too much for us both. We both have asthma and allergies to dust. I'm fed up with the whole thing. So is my brother. Today is day 1 of week 3. No excuse except they're not doing their ... Read more
Stressful weeks
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      8 comments

Sunday started a stressful time. My brother is having his bathtub replaced with a shower. We spent hours at Lowes with the contractor Sunday. Construction started Monday morning. Monday morning was the cardiologist appointment. He filled out a f... Read more
My best accomplishment
Friday, December 13, 2019      11 comments

Back on July 24, 2011, I decided to walk around the center of the Earth virtually. The distance I found it was, according to Google, was 24,901.45 miles. As of last night I have walked 11,644.67 miles. Never ever did I think I'd hit anywhere nea... Read more
Adjusting to my new normal
Friday, December 06, 2019      12 comments

I'm adjusting to my new routines and role with helping my brother with his recovery from that heart attack that nearly took him from us. I'm feeling a little better. I'm tired but I think the last 10 weeks finally caught up with me. That and col... Read more
Back at my brother's house in Tennessee
Monday, December 02, 2019      8 comments

Last Saturday we had a 13 hour drive from Florida to my brother's house. There were 5 delays due to auto accidents so that slowed us down considerably. My bff and her significant other drove down to drive us back. My brother was in his vehicle a... Read more
Doctor mentality and your life
Thursday, November 14, 2019      11 comments

So the other day my brother's cardiologist here in the hospital goes on a lecture of how diet soda is good because you're not getting all that sugar. That's all well and good but I'm sick of that garbage from doctors and dietitians and diabetic ... Read more
Where has time gone?
Thursday, November 07, 2019      8 comments

Tomorrow will mark 8 weeks in Florida for me and my brother. Seven on Saturday with my brother in the hospital. Its been a stress two months. My brother is supposed to be transferred from the long term acute care hospital floor to the top floor... Read more
Sunday ramblings
Sunday, October 27, 2019      10 comments

It's the Sunday before Halloween. Wow, where did the year go. It's flown by. Two months left in the decade. Amazing. My brother is recovering nicely. They put in an IVC filter yesterday. They removed his vas cath for dialysis yesterday too. Howe... Read more
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      12 comments

Last night my brother was really short of breath. The charge nurse called to let me know that they did a chest xray and he had fluid on his lungs. They gave him emergent dialysis and put him on oxygen. Today I find out they moved him to another... Read more
My world is upside down
Saturday, October 12, 2019      13 comments

September 21st was a day I will never forget. My brother had a major heart attack and coded as they hot him from ER to ICU. I mean we all rode up in the same elevator to ICU. Our friend, Shawn and I went to the waiting area. My brother wheeled i... Read more
Small changes can make a difference
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      2 comments

My scales died in early August. I haven't replaced them yet. I'm at my brother's house and have been weighing. Sunday's weight reflected not taking a fluid pill and traveling all day. Today's weight reflected the water weight has gone down. My ... Read more
Remembering this day 9/11
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      4 comments

I was home watching television. My husband and our friend, Chuck were adding an outlet in the kitchen and doing minor repairs I watched in horror as the planes flew in to the twin towers. I ran to the door and yelled for the guys to come in. I w... Read more

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