I miss my mind.
I miss my firm, former body that didn’t hang down, jiggle, wiggle or rebel against me at every turn.
I miss one of my breasts.
I miss good posture.
I miss a day of shopping without sore, screaming feet.
I miss sitting over a leisurely lunch with my attention on my companion and the food instead of being on the pain in my sitter.
I miss being carefree.
I miss having a body that was user friendly.
I miss heavy lifting.
I miss reaching items on high shelves.
I miss many of the shallow, self-centered people who I can no longer tolerate.
I miss having one day without some degree of pain somewhere in my body.
I miss sexy shoes.
I miss sexy clothes that actually looked good on me.
I miss making sexy moves.
I miss…no, I’m not going to say it.
I miss my profession of nursing.
I miss slim, pain free ankles and a firm buttock.
I miss strong arms and shoulders.
I miss having only one chin. Now I have two, thanks to prednisone, but I can still only wear one necklace.
I miss traveling without a suitcase full of pills, heating pads, an ice pack, TENS unit and large bottles of Metamucil and MOM.
I miss leaping…anywhere.
I miss vigor.
I miss the ego-centric life without a care in the world.
I miss independence.
I miss traveling wherever I want to, whenever I choose.
I miss running on the beach or romping in the sand with my grandchildren or my dogs.
I miss wrestling, scuffling and rolling on the floor with anyone.
In the midst of all this missing, I have found a few things along the way.
I found a new me and I think I like her more than the old me.
I found a greater empathy for others.
I found a love for life and cherish each day in a savoring way that I never had before.
I found you can buy anything online from the convenience of your home.
I found it is necessary to rely on God.
I found He is even better at supplying my needs than the internet.
I found it is wonderful to rely on those who love you and other, new friends and old.
I found my own mortality.
I found a new awareness of the fragility of life.
I found this new awareness is not a bad thing.
I found my own opinions more deeply rooted in truth as they arose from my suffering.
I found a better way to express myself.
I found the impetus to express those feelings through writing.
I found a way of connecting to others through that writing and interchange.
I found survival, often against insurmountable odds.
I found peace in places and ways I never previously imagined.
Most of all I found hope amidst the missing and all that was left behind.
I found hope sustains me.
You are one big shining star to me and us all.this has shown me there is a way to have a life amongst the sh.t..I do pray for you to feel better and something that eases instead of provokes you feeling ill
I want you to have a whole you and not just a bit to be content with. I get angry with how it is for you. it should be so easy to just feel good. But taking my lead from your poem ,the words we all understand and some can apply to our own bodies in some way,I feel I should learn patience with life and what it bestows. You have shown there is always a way to see life better and to communicate that to us who look for it
Chris, Thank you for personally feeling this blog. I appreciate knowing that. I would also like to have better days. I’ll be seeing my GP this week and the oncologist and a follow-up also with the cancer surgeon. It’s so special that she continues to track my progress and I appreciate it because I like her so much.
Prayers and gentle hugs for you tomorrow dear friend when you have your poly removal. Indeed, it does sound painful for you. Please know we’ll all be with you in spirit and wish you would bear some of your pain. Love you, Sue
Yea have done it again…..love Chris x
Thank You Sue, That was amazing. I miss things too…everyday; but everyday I find something to be grateful for. ❤️
Brenda, pleased to hear you are also able to find the bright spots in the darkness that is sometimes our lives. Hang in there my FB friend. Fondly, Sue
I think we can all find something from that list to miss and a lot from there we found. Life has a way of taking us where we don’t want to go, and bringing us joy once we get there, of a sort. I know that without God on my side, I would never have gotten this far. Without Him to call on each and everyday for help , I would have given up. He sustains me, and you guys lift me up. I pray you are feeling better today.
Tonie dear, thanks for your kind words. Indeed life can be a trip and who knows that better than us. I wish I was feeling better but am very nauseous. That’s why I didn’t feel like getting on here sooner today. Hope you aren’t overdoing it on the poop patrol. Can you use the horse manure in the garden? Hope all critters are well and raring for spring. Will the horses shed their winter fur in the spring? Sounds like a lot of grooming for you. Still so excited for you to have your FM coming back in May. That’s just around the corner and it looks like you have much to do. Hope you’re having a better day today. Love, Sue
Excellent!! I can so relate to so many of these!!
😊 Thank you, Sue!!
Brenda from TX…so how’s the great state? Heading into the hot weather and after a tough winter, I know. So pleased and satisfied you could relate somewhat to this blog. Hang in there and enjoy the coming spring. Fondly, Sue
Sue, this was simply amazing. I miss most of these things too everyday. I can hardly remember anymore what it’s like to be carefree and pain-free and to start the day with vigor and enthusiasm. Thanks again, Sue, for your insight and for showing me another way to live life with a more positive and grateful attitude. Like Chris said, I too wish you and all of us could be restored to good health.
This was just so excellent, and i will reread it again and again. I’m Praying for brighter days for you as you brighten up ours.
Love you, Jo
Jo, sounds like we are living similar lives. I am sorry you could relate to so much. How’s the bum these days. I hope everyone knows I mean your tush and not your DH. I guess insight comes from my many years of experience with something similar to your problem, plus a couple of other things. I think it’s simply a matter of my not liking to be so negative and getting so tired of the pain and suffering mode. Maybe I can’t do anything about my health, more than I already am, but I can control my attitude. Your support and encouragment means the world to me. Only someone else who suffers can understand. Love you, Sue
Sue..I’m just getting the time and energy to write. I laughed out loud about your “bum” comment and my DH! The bum is looking for attention as always. When I try to go out for a bite to eat, there always seem to be hard wooden chairs and I pay for it for a week . Read all comments to catch up. I see you are having to go see a pain management dr. I too made an appointment with one for mid-March. My primary doc will not prescribe my pain medication anymore even though 30 tablets last me 3 months. She knows i am not an abuser but they all seem reluctant to keep refilling. It’s really getting ridiculous. I don’t want to see pain management because all they can do is steroid epidurals and I can’t get those anymore because of osteoporosis. I’m looking into regenerative medicine. Are you familiar with prolotherapy, stem cell injections for discs, ligaments and tendons. It’s very promising field. Also they do some new thing for spinal fractures. I made an appointment with a place here. How are you feeling Sue? How are you tolerating your injections? I’m keeping you in my prayers at night. I’ve reread this blog several times. I get more from it each time. Thanks for being a bright spot.
before this gets too long i will go start dinner, a little turkey breast tonight. Then i must let myself rest. It’s been a very crazy time here with home for sale. Last minute cleaning to show the house over and over. Don’t think my body can do this much longer. Love you, Jo
Jo dear, So good to hear from you. I was concerned. It sounds like showing the house is a real pain…in the….Like you need another one back there. I went through that for four years before we left CA and it was gruesome. I’m sure you’ll sell sooner than that. As far as restaurants, how about getting a nice little gelfoam pillow with a handle and taking it with you. I resisted that move for years and now wish I’d done it sooner. Nobody notices unless it’s to comment what a good idea it is.
Yes, I have heard of prolotherapy and considered it once but dismissed it because I didn’t think the guy using it was qualified. I’m sure that varies place to place. I have a FB friend who used it for severe wrist pain. It helped her but it hurt initially and apparently can be painful, but if it helps? Why not look into it. Let me know how it goes with your pain doctor. I guess I’ll have to go but will do so kicking and screaming. Love you, Sue
Brava, Sue. I would do us all good to acknowledge what we’ve lost (celebrate what we haven’t) and discover all we’ve found. We may be pleasantly surprised. I think we all focus on what we miss, but when we focus on what we’ve found, we can truly move ahead and move on. Blessings to you, my friend.
Lyn, how true your comments are. I think it takes each one a different amount of time to adjust and accept the changes in our bodies, especially if they are to be permanent. I’m sure the grieving process is different for everyone. Thanks for the blessings, certainly can use all of them I can get. Love you, Sue
HI SUE…….I FELT SAD AT THE “I MISSES” TILL I GOT TO THE “I FOUND”, THINK I HAVE QUITE A LOT OF EACH, AND EVEN IF THE BALANCE IS NOT QUITE AS MUCH AS I WOULD WISH, I AM STILL GRATEFUL FOR WHAT LIFE’S EXPERIENCES HAVE TAUGHT ME……SO THANK YOU LOVE FOR REMINDING ME TO BE THANKFUL FOR THE GAINS AND NOT REGRET THE LOSSES.
WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY FOR THE ECHO, THERE ARE NOW TWO TUMOURS IN MY FOOT, SO BACK TO THE DOCTOR TO MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT TO DO…….I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU XX
Jennie, Yes, it is sad for so many of us but as long as we don’t dwell on that side of things, it can still be a good life for each of us. So much of this is choice on how we react, you know. Sorry to hear about the new growths on the foot. What kind are they? Do they know? Be sure to let us know what’s going on with you dear lady. Love, Sue
CHRIS….I WROTE TO YOU ON THE OTHER BLOG,…….JUST TO SAY ALL THE BEST FOR TOMORROW LOVE, BE THINKING OF YOU, HOPE THEY SEND YOU HOME WITH STRONG PAIN RELIEF, AND YOU CAN GET HOME TO BED AND REST AND GET OVER IT…….LOVE YOU….XX
Not looking forward to it .it is so painful I’m screaming with it.i nearly faint after
The polyp to come out and he ususally does a scrape as well..bloody cervix injection is more Pain than it’s worth as well
Trying to forget till 2pm tomorrow..bought some crop trousers…white… in the sale at BHS this morning and as they were nice and cheap I got some pale grey too…oh and had lunch out!
Nice sunny day here
DH seems okish
My dad….huh.dont ask..he rung to say when am I going in to have op done then told me the career was no bloody good……that’s after me trying to keep her!
Never know which way he will go…
Anyway good to read all posts from all
Chris, I lost my reply. So, I will be praying for you tomorrow! I pray all goes well and you won’t be in a lot of pain. Try and rest as much as you can when you get home. Take care of yourself girl friend! We all love you! Let us know how it went whenever you feel up to it. Love, Donna
Having difficulty, keep losing my reply. Will just say thank you and hope it goes through. Love, Janet
Janet, You’re welcome and as always I get in return a great deal from sharing my thoughts. Hope you’re doing as well as possible dear lady. Love, Sue
Good luck and prayers Chris,,,,,later xx
OH SUE I REALLY NEEDED TO READ THIS TODAY. I WAS CRYING LAST NIGHT CAUSE I WAS JUST SO FED UP OF BEING IN PAIN ALL THE TIME. THEN I TOLD MYSELF TO SHAKE IT OFF. OF COURSE I KNOW PACKING UP AUNTY IS NOT HELPING ME. TOTALLY EXHAUSTED BUT HAPPY TO SAY WE FINISHED YESTERDAY. HAVE A FEW DAYS OFF AND THEN THE MOVE ON MARCH 1ST. THAT WILL BE EXHAUSTING ALSO. HAVE TO KEEP MY CHIN UP. READING YOUR BLOG I WAS REALLY TOUCHED AND IN THE “I MISS” WELL I WAS SAYING YES TO MOST OF THESE THINGS BUT THEN I GOT TO “I FOUND” AND YES I WAS ALSO ABLE TO SAY YES. LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME BUT YOU ARE A RAY OF SUNSHINE IN MY LIFE. I REALLY HOPE YOU START FEELING BETTER MY DEAR FRIEND. YOU HELP US ALL!!!!!
CHRIS SENDING YOU ANGELS, LOVE YOU.
JENNIE SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAVE 2 TUMOURS IN YOUR FOOT. SENDING YOU GUIDING ANGELS TO HELP YOU AND YOUR DOC TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.
HAVEN’T BEEN ON HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE CAUSE I JUST DIDN’T HAVE THE ENERGY. HOPEFULLY THIS WEEK I WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW ALONG.
LOVE TO ALL ON THE BLOG.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Suzanne, good to hear from you. I know life is difficult for you and then, like all of us, when you throw a monumental task into the mix, wowser. It’s definitely a change as disease progresses and we also age but it’s what we have. I’m glad the packing is done and hopefully you’ll get some rest this week before the move itself.
Please be reassured you are not the only one who weeps from time to time. WHy not? We endure a great deal. Do take care now and be sure to take plenty of help for aunty’s move. Love, Sue
Quick post before I am off and running. No injection in the hip today, their ultrasound machine is still not delivered. AND she only sent in the request for my back injections on FRIDAY !! ugh ! So waiting still in pain ! I am going to Sam’s CLub today over in a town nearby, 30 miles away, then back to drop things off at my daughters, then home. Chris, praying all is well with you, and your dad. Jennie, prayers for your foot, what kind of tumors are they ? Suzanne, strength to do all you have to do. God will bless you for it and strengthen your body and resolve.
Sue, as always , you to have your strength again to be able to move. God bless you all
Tonie, sorry to hear you haven’t been able to get the back injections as yet. Do hope you won’t overdo on your trip to Sam’s Club but know you will. Do be careful on the trip. At least you don’t have snow, or do you? Later, Sue
Snow tomorrow Sue, late afternoon they say 1-3 inches UGH !! Rained all night and still some now. High winds, but warm today. My lilac bush has buds, I so hope it doesn’t freeze them. I was tired when I came back so took a nap. But tomorrow, I have to be up at 5:30 to go almost the same place to see about replacing my missing tooth. Now I go to swim, and come back to housework ARRRGGGHHH !! I hate housework !!
I pulled a lot of hay off this morning so I can just throw it over to the horses if it is bad weather tomorrow and the next day. By weekend will be in the 50’s so !! yAh !
Well thankyou all for your prayers and wow!
I saw him before and he suggested I had it with anesthetic as it will be more painful this time ..as you get older and the sjogrens.but it would be in a months time….so that’s getting into part of the year I thought so said lets do it now
So just as well I said that as he did another ultra sound before he went in and there wasn’t a polyp!
They must have made a mistake! he said the pain I am getting is the lining thinning with age and the sjogrens drys it too.and when I bend on it I feel it and gets sore
So that blimmin oestrogen cream is the thing to use ,I said I can’t use it..so he said to keep at it as it’ll thicken the skin and won’t be so sore eventually!
So my appt was at 2 I was in early and out by 1.55
So no polyp and no pain ,only a bit from those steel things to take sample from cervix
So fancy that as a result!
So all being well going out for day tomorrow,if not a short ride .its gonna be sunny
I hate to think of you crying look after yourself and go slow and let your cousin do things too.hopefully all will be easier after the move
Well it’s been a strange day
Never expected that
Chris, good news for certain, although I don’t like to hear about your having to use the blasted estrogen creme. Let us know how it goes and please enjoy your day of freedom. Love, Sue
Well Chris, what good news! It would be interesting to compare the two ultra sounds and see if the polyp was actually there and God healed it so when the doctor did the ultrasound today, it was gone! I believe in Miracles! It really doesn’t matter what happend, you ended up not having anything done and God is so good and He answers prayers in ways we don’t expect! You know, even if there wasn’t a polyp the first ultrasound, you still ended up not having anything done! I am so happy for you. God is good! I hope and pray that your body will adjust quickly to the estrogen cream and you won’t be to sore as it does what it is suppose to do! I know you are going to have a wonderful day out. Enjoy it and be happy! Love you my friend, Donna
SO happy nothing there !! Them steel thingys are Duckbills !! Remember 😕 DO take care love
IT CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE A STRANGE BUT GOOD DAY FOR YOU CHRIS. MY COUSIN HAS BEEN A BIG HELP SO FAR. SHE IS WAITING ON A KNEE REPLACEMENT SO SHE TOO IS HAVING TROUBLE WALKING. WE ARE QUITE THE PAIR! AS SHE TOLD ME THOUGH ” ONCE I GET THE REPLACEMENT MY KNEE WILL BE OKAY BUT YOU KEEP GETTING WORSE” AND SHE SAID NO WONDER YOU ARE FINDING ALL OF THIS MOVE HARD ON YOU. I CAN’T WAIT FOR ALL OF THIS TO BE OVER. I AM UNFORTUNATELY GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY IT SEEMS. MY BACK BURNS AND VERY PAINFUL NOW WHEN I GO FOR MY WALKS, THAT IS A NEW FEELING FOR ME JUST LIKE MY KNEES. GO BACK TO SEE THE DOC MARCH 30TH. MAYBE THIS TIME SOMETHING WILL COME OF IT. CHRIS SWEETHEART I’VE BEEN CRYING LOTS MORE THAN I WANT TO BUT THESE DAYS I JUST CAN’T HELP MYSELF. IT’S JUST PAIN, PAIN PAIN.
SO HAPPY FOR YOU, ENJOY YOUR DAY!!
LOVE YOU LOTS,
Chris, what good news. Now I hope the pain resolves itself quickly.
Jennie, sorry you have another now. Did the doc say what it is?
Tonie, hope you have a fruitful trip that wasn’t too taxing.
Hang in there, Sue! You, too, Suzanne!
THANKS LYN, TIED A KNOT AND HANGING ON TIGHT. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOU ARE HAVING A LOW PAIN DAY.
LOTS OF LOVE GOING YOUR WAY.
Are they not ganglions as you were told ,are they something else the echo has seen
Is it to do somehow with arthritis
Can’t type much as hands in a state.
Chris….glad things went well and no polyps…not got ganglions, doc was investigating tumours…..now been referred to rheumy clinic with DH…..
Lyn….yes I was feeling optimistic till number two arrived, but applying apple cider vinegar as a poultice at night, its supposed to help draw them out….bit stinky though and have had to cut the fingers off a rubber glove to cover it from the bedclothes…..
Suzanne…..I hate to hear you are crying from the pain, I pray there will be some relief for you, and that y get your few days off.
Sue……hope all is well as can be expected for your pain love, how are you doing?
Love to you Donna and Janet.
Tonie…hope you can get the injections soon, and be safe on your trip.
Love to all….Jennie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
JENNIE POO, KEEP US POSTED ON THE TUMOURS. I HATE TO THINK YOU HAVE THEM AT ALL.
SENDING YOU HEALING PRAYERS MY FRIEND.
Yea tonie I remember I forgot the name so said those steel things.i hope you are slowing down with doing stuff
Thank you and how is your DD now
Do hope this rheumatoid fella will now sort these things out ,they must be painful just there under the foot
Well went as far as Yorkshire today..well just the Humber bridge.dh wanted to,photo it
There was an inn I stayed in right on the estuary,you could step into the water there! It was a lovely sunny crisp day . Went through the Lincolnshire wolds coming home
The bridge was fantastic..I like bridges and their expanse
Tomorrow got ct scan to see if nodule in lung same size have to wait for a letter for result
Tired and sore tonite ..you know usual if you’ve enjoyed anything!
Jen..you watching ‘ one child’?
Chris….no not watching “One child” is that about the Chinese thing about only being allowed to have the one baby?
So you went to my county….would have loved to have come along.
What a lovely day you chose, it was nice here too for a change……how did it go today? Hope all will be well for you.
Got to wait till April for the foot doc…..so will manage as best I can.
Glad DH is ok too…….Jen x
OH CHRIS, YES WE ALL DO KNOW, IF YOU’VE ENJOYED ANYTHING YOU PAY THE PRICE. HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE A BETTER DAY FOR YOU. MY SISTER IS ALSO WAITING TO HEAR FROM HER DOC ABOUT ONCE AGAIN A FEW NODULES IN HER LUNGS. SEEMS LIKE IT’S SO HARD TO WAIT ALL THE TIME.
SLEEP TIGHT MY FRIEND.
Oh yes good news dH chest X-ray come back clear this morning
INDEED, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH LYN, HURRAY.
Good news Chris. Tell DH we’re happy for him. I wanted to tell you about some new medication they are advertising over called Osphena. It’s too strengthen vaginal tissue and might be available for you to at least inquire about over there. Still so pleased you dodged a bullet yesterday. Do you have that expression in England or is that just for us here in the wild west of the states. Hope you’re able to ignore your Dad for a day or two. Do try. Love, Sue
Wanted to check in tonight cause tomorrow I will be off an running very early. I am tired and ready to go to sleep. Bad weather here today. Tornados up north of me near Richmond. Bad winds here but nothing like that, thank God. Plus we are too mountainous for much of that. Calling for snow tomorrow evening, but there was a rainbow today and I am praying it was a sign for no more snow !!! It rained REALLY hard today. and this evening.
Hope everyone is doing well, sleeping or resting. It is getting spring. Buds all over the trees and bushes, my crocus is coming up, I can’t wait !! Hopefully it is going to be an early spring. I love the feeling, smell, and sounds of spring. I can’t wait to hear the birdsong again in the morning when I wake up.
Take care all
Hi, Tonie, rain here, too, mostly light during the day, but some severe weather this evening. DD and I were at her hair appointment during the worst which wasn’t bad there, but we saw debris and lots of water on the way home. Just missed some tree branches along the way. Was glad I was in the SUV. Lots of people out of power apparently, but we have been fine. Weather past us now. Rest well for tomorrow.
Lyn, so pleased you and DD got home safely. I have been concerned after hearing the weather news. Now I will rest reassured. To the doctor today and she referred me to a pain doctor. I hate that. I don’t want to have to break in another doctor but she is no longer going to handle chronic pain due to all the new medicare regs. Blast. Must do so after the last batch of pain pills costs us $1149 and they don’t work all that well anyway. Went to lab for routine lab work then home exhausted. Soft rain here all day without winds here out west. Love, Sue
Tonie, so pleased you’re okay. The news about the winds was frightening. Yes indeed, those little gathering we have of wild daffodils on our lawn have opened and look so precious. What a bright harbinger of spring is a bright, perky yellow daffodil. Take care tomorrow. Love, Sue
OH SUE, THAT SOUNDS SO LOVELY. WE MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 FEET OF SNOW IF NOT MORE ON OUR LAWN. SPRING SEEMS SO FAR AWAY. THEY SAY WE WILL BE GETTING SNOW MOST OF THE WEEKEND AND MOST OF NEXT WEEK. WISH THIS WOULD ALL STOP. WILD DAFFODILS DID MAKE ME SMILE THOUGH. THANK YOU.
MAN OH MAN YOUR PAIN PILLS COST AN ARM A LEG AND A PINT OF BLOOD. WOW, HOPE YOU GET ON WITH YOUR NEW PAIN DOCTOR.
REST NOW SUE. LOVE YOU!
Tonie….Hope the weather isn’t too bad, Don’t like the sound of the Tornados, you be careful Mrs. Have you got loads of mud from all that rain, don’t go out without your wellies!! Yes Spring is in the air, we almost reached double figures today, and the sun was warm…..still freezing at night though. We have the birdsong already, and its lovely…take care love….x
I have to buy me a pair of Wellies ! Been wearing an old pair of tennies. We are fine, some limbs and such down. We are cold again today, and it has spit snow all day. Calling for it again tonight, but I am banking on that rainbow I saw last night ! We will warm up on Sat, and it is supposed to be that way all thru next week. Maybe I will hear the song, I saw some little sparrows this evening scrounging for food.
You take care as well
I will have a word with dr about that . Can’t use hrt cream too burning again so will stop it. Meanwhile I have some pessaries of hrt to try see how they go
Going to be sunny here today,but very cold. -7c at moment.but it’s very early morning
Back later tonite after the scan stuff
Sue…Written to you xx
Sue, I’m so sorry you have to break in yet another doc. Especially a pain specialist. Some are only focused on one avenue of pain management and will ignore others. Our first with the boy while talking about not medicating, or keeping to a minimum, only prescribed meds for him and kept upping the ante. The current guy is open to so much more. A gal who used to sing in the group I perform with is married to a pain specialist who tries more alternative approaches (I think the boy should try some of this, but he is so far from us and I’m not sure the boy would keep them up on his own 😦 ) Anyway, I hope you find a good fit! It is so important, as you know. BTW, tornado confirmed in the county adjacent to ours. I’m not sure of the category, but one news source is saying $8 Million in damages. Thankfully, our only damage is to 2 lengths of our fencing. Should be an easy fix.
Lyn dear, Thank God you guys are alright. I saw on the news about the damage in Lancaster County and it looks so tragic. Good luck with your fence repair. You are, indeed fortunate.
I have never wanted to see a pain doctor and don’t want to now. We will see how it goes. Still not sure I will follow through and certainly will not without talking to my oncologist, etc. My GP stopped doing OB several years ago as many did because the insurers started charging so much. Now this whole pain issue has come along and here we are. I am actually furious about it because I already have too many doctors and am not interested in finding a new one…again. Thanks for sharing about SB and his experience. I’m just overwhelmed right now. Love, Sue
HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE ALL FINE LYN.
SUE REST UP DEAR FRIEND. YOU REALLY DO SOUND EXHAUSTED. I CERTAINLY KNOW HAVING ANOTHER DOC IN YOUR LIFE IS HARD. I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH YOUR TEAM OF DOCS YOU HAVE NOW AND TRY AND FIGURE THINGS OUT. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE GETTING CRAZY IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM. I KNOW HERE IT IS.
PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU TONIGHT.
Such awful weather you are having.thank goodness you got away so lightly with it all
Sue I got some cream Otc today not oestrogen see if that’s ok
Hope you rested some of that exhaustion away
Had the chest scan and to wait about two weeks now for a letter in the post that the nodule is ok
I’ve heard that a few on the blog have them so that’s a help knowing that
Yep it’s that Chinese one it’s a good story to it
I’ve got to see the rheumy in April too ,seems a long way off but it’ll soon be here.can you get something circular to put around them before you put your shoe on.so they aren’t pressing down too much
Would voltarol gel help?
So one more appt this week tomorrow’s the pacemaker one
Oh it would be nice to be free of hospitals..you all know about that!
Got dentist next week then dermatology for dH?.it goes on and on
Then after that go with my dad to have his plastic op on his nose
But ..gonna read my book now.cold to nite ,but sunny and nice today
HI CHRIS……SO YOU HAVE TO WAIT TILL APRIL TOO HUH? STILL USING THE ACV AND SEEMS TO HELP A BIT, CAN BE USED ON LUMPS IN OTHER AREAS TOO SO I BELIEVE, DRAWS THEM OUT APPARENTLY. I AM USING SPONGY INSOLE TOO AS I HAVE MORTON’S NEUROMA…..HAPPY DAYS.
ALSO USE A PRODUCT SIMILAR PRODUCT TO VOLTAROL, SO HOPEFULLY DOING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN THE SELF HELP DEPARTMENT…..THANKS FOR PHOTO’S THEY WERE GREAT…..XX
Well Sue, another Dr. I think we all are tired of having a Dr for everything from a hangnail to a sniffle. I know how overwhelming it is. Which is why I keep putting off the GYN apt I should have made last year. And I need to go to the dermatologist and the podiatrist. I just don’t want to . I need to get all this back and hip taken care of before I pick up another Dr in my life.
Good news, no snow, just a drizzle. So far so good, just get thru tonight and it looks good so far. So …. I picked up some seeds to plant my flower beds and a few vegetable seed today. I have to see about getting my garden plowed as soon as they do them.
Well, it is also time to go to sleep, been up too long.
Love to all
Good morning all:
Cold and still very windy day here. I am very tired from yesterday, but still must put in my swim and house check today. The water will perk me up. Drinking my shake, and my coffee then I am off. No running , just a slow moving half walk half crawl today. supposed to warm up tomorrow, and I will be happy for it to stay.
Prayers for you all today that you have what you need and are able to maintain with less pain. God bless
Love to all
TONIE……GETTING MILDER, THINK THE SWIM WILL DO YOU GOOD, BUT TAKE IT EASY….ANY NEWS ON “YOUR GUY” ??
PRAYERS RIGHT BACK AT YOU……XX
Just to let you know if Jen can’t get on the blog it’s her outlook express she’s having trouble with
Hope your day went well
Hope you r ok
Oh dH had his pace check and it was ok it was keeping up with what was required.so it maybe he lost some fitness with how hes been.it does seem to be improving now he’s walking
WELL AS YOU CAN SEE I AM ON, SO SORRY YOU HAD TO POST FOR ME CHRIS, AND THANKS….XX
Glad you got on blog ok
I wonder what they will do with this mortons thingy..it sounds like a farm town in west aust!!
Well my dad got another carer today while the other has a break for three weeks.he says she is very good so maybe he mite prefer her all the time..as my DD says give it 3 weeks mum!
I hope he doesn’t use any sort of sexy banter with her..she is early 30s.i did try to say to him to be polite to her..it’s a bit embarrassing
Buckingham palace has asked him to go to a tea party again this year in the summer….remember the trouble not going last time!! But with the career he can go this time so he is looking forward to it..I hope it can be managed for him so he can meet the queen as she does her rounds in the garden they go by coach there..so hope all will go well and it can be done. I sure it will be difficult on the trip and he will fall asleep and ..I hope he keeps safe. But it’s not till June .i don’t think he should go but he wants to
All being well out for cheese scone and coffee for br.fast and a drive round to see if any frosty photos for the calander
Hi everyone, well, I had a busy busy day. First went to get a manicure, then to the coumadin clinic to check my INR. It was perfect 2.1. Then around to the hospital to pick up 2 new bras. After that I went through the drive thru and got a sandwich to eat on the way to the doctor. He put an injection in the bursa in my hip. The relief was immediate because of the numbing medicine. Now you are not going to believe this but, my other hip is hurting. I wanted to cry. I took a pain pill at midnight and it is feeling better. I think I have been favoring the best hip since the bad one has been so bad. After the injection it wasn’t hurting and I was walking with a different gait and that is why it started hurting. Anyway, after I left the doctor, I went to get my hair washed. Then home started a load of laundry and fixed me a frozen meal for supper and a yogurt. My husband usually fixes my supper but he had to go to his beekeepers meeting. I rested a little while and read the paper, folded my laundry and came upstairs to finish packing. Tomorrow, well today, it is 2:30 AM, I am going to Wilmington, the beach, to stay with my daughter Kim for 2 weeks. Her daughter is flying in from NJ with the baby next Thursday. So I finally get to see and meet my great granddaughter. She is 7 months old and my first chance to meet her in the flesh! I am so excited! My other 2 daughters are going with me so I don’t have to go alone. I now need to go to bed and get some sleep. I love all of you and will write more when I have more time. Sending hugs to everyone! Please pray for our trip today! Thanks, Donna
Just a quick reply just got up getting ready to go out
You have a great trip what fun it will be
Look after that other hip now
Donna….my you have been a busy bee…..glad you got your shot, and hope it last so you can enjoy the Wilmington trip to see Kim, what a lovely time you will have getting to meet your little GGD for the first time, I will be praying for your safety, and feel better knowing you will be travelling with your other daughters…….xx
Great you are getting to meet your grands !! I am excited for you. I am envious of your injection !! I am not sure when I will get mine, but I sure do need it. Take care and enjoy your time with the kids !
Donna, have a blessed trip, enjoy the baby and stay well. Love, Sue
Chris…….that would be great for your Dad, but as you say, its not till June, so don’t be worrying about it just yet. I hope you enjoyed your cheesy treat, and its not as cold and windy as it is here, we were in the minuses again this morning, but the sun is out, can’t ask for more. Hope you got the frost shots….xx
DONNA LOVE, HOW GREAT FOR YOU TO FINALLY MEET YOUR GGD. SO NICE YOUR 2 DAUGHTERS ARE ALSO GOING WITH YOU. WE WON’T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT YOU. ENJOY BEING ALL TOGETHER. HOPE THAT SHOT LASTS AND YOUR OTHER HIP DOESN’T GIVE YOU TOO MUCH TROUBLE WHILE THERE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
You always make me want a cheese scone. To me they are like our biscuits. But just calling them scones ! haha ! My mother used to make what she called “pone bread” very similar to scones I would think.
Anyway, glad your Dad got his new carer. Maybe you should be very firm with him about not being a bad boy. He is, after all, in YOUR care. When you were in his, I bet he was firm with you when you overstepped the bounds huh ? I know it is difficult to be that way with a parent, to be the disciplinarian, but sometimes it must be. For you and for him, for the peace of mind. Men , in particular, seem to revert to the bad boy when it comes to this age. There was a survey once that said men think about sex at least once every few minutes. I believe that, especially as they age and it is taken from them. And when their mind is affected, well… If you feel it is in his best interest not to go in June, then don’t do it. Does his mail go to him or to you ? There is another thing you should think about. I know we are probably being bossy to you, but we care a lot about you and we see how hard all this responsibility is on you. Just giving you ideas and pep talks. Love you and I pray for your strength and that of your DH, I know he must get upset as well.
Trust me to open my gob about milder weather, its colder than Scotland today, and it don’t get much colder than that….yikes!!
Happy weekend to each….love Jen xx
Jennie, so sorry to hear about the cold weather. Surely you, DH and your lovely garden will soon have spring. Love, Sue
HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU JENNIE POO AND ALL ON THE BLOG. -15 HERE THIS MORNING BUT HEY THE SUN IS SHINNING ON AND OFF. SUPPOSE TO GET 10 15 CM OF SNOW TODAY AND TOMORROW 15- 20 CM. NUTS-O!!!!!
LOVE YOU ALL.
GOod to see you online. Hope you are resting some today. How much more to finish your aunt’s move ? I am not sure I could live where there is so much snow around !! I would go nuts. I am bad with just a week or two of it. never have been a snow person. Even as a child. When I was gone, I didn’t miss it at all. I would take the kids to see and play in it, and I would stay in the car and run the heater !!! But I am glad to be home, regardless of the cold. It is only a couple of months here that are the worst. It really is starting to feel like March outside. They say, ” March comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion” and vice versa. It will be coming in like a Lamb. Now the sun is out, and I must be off this heating pad and doing my stretches. Then out to clean poop !!
ps the pain in your back sounds like my facet joints. Maybe ask them about this ??
YES TONIE IT IS MY FACET JOINTS. ONLY THING IS I NEVER FELT THE BURNING PAIN, JUST THE PAIN. ONLY REASON I’M HERE IS CAUSE ALL MY FAMILY IS HERE. WISH I LIVED SOMEWHERE WARM. THINK IT WOULD FEEL BETTER ON MY JOINTS.
NOW DON’T GO WORKING TOO HARD TONIE. SOON YOUR FM WILL BE HOME WITH YOU. GREAT NEWS.
LOVE YOU SWEET PEA.
Good morning all :
Jennie, so sorry it is so cold there, I think you are getting the front we had in, it goes out the Atlantic over to you I think !!
Well, my FM called this morning. He had been out with a friend who has bees and learning and refreshing his memory of them. I have a man who said he would give me a swarm of them if I had a place for them, so maybe….Tonie’s Eggs and Honey !!
Anyhow, he is coming home the end of May. but…the answer for his retirement is mixed. If he were to retire now…this year, they would cut his retirement in half, so that is out. He must go back in October to teach another 4 months, he works vacay days so he gets done sooner. Then he will be free. But they will still ding him about $700 per month just to wire the money here to the States. And we think social security is difficult. ! So, he will once again be leaving me, but we will work through that, and just maybe, I can work a trip to France in this time. Christmas in France, now that would be wonderful !!
So..the update on the love story ! It is warmer here this morning, but still a bit overcast, The wind is kicking up a bit again, so may it will blow away the clouds. I HAVE to get out and clean out the chicken house today. Rain or shine. And the dog poop all over, must clean it up as well. SO….And I got my reminder to do my yoga stretching everyday. Most important I am told. lol It is nice to have someone care that much.
I leave you with
Love to all
Tonie, I can see why your FM news has mixed reviews. Isn’t there some way for him to beat the $700 ding by having it automatically deposit it into a bank acct. in France and going over and picking it up each year? Would he get hit for that, too? Hang in there and do look forward to May and know it will all work out somehow. Who knows, we may lose you to France. All for love so we will all wait and see with you two.
Hope your day of poop gathering went okay and then the chicken house today. You certainly get plenty of exercise in your everyday life don’t you? Hope the weather remains favorable for you. Love ya, Sue
YEP TONIE, HAVE TO AGREE WITH SUE HERE. HAVE IT AUTOMATICALLY DEPOSITED THERE SHOULD BE NO COST TO THAT AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACESS IT FROM A BANK HERE. MY GOODNESS WE ARE IN 2016, SEEMS TO ME IT SHOULD NOT BE THAT DIFFICULT. OK TONIE, JUST ME RANTING ON FOR YOU.
HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIEND.
TONIE……AW, I AM SAD THAT THIS IS HAPPENING FOR YOUR GUY, BUT HALF PENSION IS A LOT TO GIVE UP, BUT MAYBE ALL IS NOT LOST,AND ANOTHER WAY ROUND IT CAN BE FOUND…….AND MAY WILL BE HERE IN THE BLINK OF AN AYE……ITS GOT TO BE GOT THROUGH HONEY…….SPEAKING OF HONEY, WHAT A LITTLE COTTAGE INDUSTRY YOU COULD HAVE BETWEEN YOU, YOU COULD BECOME MILLIONAIRES THEN TELL THE WORLD TO “DO ONE”…..HA H!!
YES I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE WEATHER CHANGES AND COMING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, THINK I WILL SEND IT BACK, FED UP WITH THINGS BLOWING ROUND THE GARDEN ON TO THE FISH, WONDER THEY HAVEN’T SNUFFED IT……….GOOD LUCK WITH THE YOGA LOVE………XX
SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING…………LOL X
We are still have bad winds, but warm ones, so hopefully they will make their way to you. BUT.. they are calling for snow showers here on Friday
Good to hear you again
Has your sister had the nodules before?
Hope that snow goes quick for you.does it turn muddy or go straight away?
I know and I appreciate all help and advice on here
It’s worth thinking about the mail situation and also I don’t think getting the carers past the security stage will be easy .as the names have to be in early March to the Palace .the carers change and who knows come June who will be there to take him,also they need names and addresses and they use my dads some of them as they live there or Kenya or somewhere ..so that’ll all be difficult and that’s if the agency is willing to go that far.i can’t see it happening
I’m going to have a word with him tonite and also about him being careful with his language with the carer
Well it will soon be April then it’ll be May and FM will be here ,then if you break the other part in two and go over to France for Xmas ,magic . What a change around from last year.life certainly is happening for you
It’s the pits about the pension…I hate that when something controlling your future happens
Yea I’ve often thought these biscuits sound similar to scones
Cold here today not as yourselves at the moment tho
CHRIS, MY SISTER GOT OPERATED FOR LUNG CANCER A FEW YEARS AGO NOW (NON SMOKER) RECENTLY THEY SAW A FEW NODULES IN THE LUNGS. THEY ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THEM BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED RECENTLY SO THEY TOLD HER THEY WOULD CONTINUE KEEPING AN EYE. TOLD HER NOT TO WORRY, IF ANYTHING CHANGES THEY WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER.
OMG, YOUR DAD SOUNDS LIKE MY AUNTY. WE ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HER AND MEN. THAT IS ALL SHE TALKS ABOUT. REALLY NOT FUNNY. WE WILL HAVE TO BE STERN WITH HER WHEN SHE MOVES INTO THE RESIDENCE CAUSE IF SHE STARTS UP ALL THAT NONSENSE THEY WILL NOT KEEP HER.
REALLY NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT GETTING OLD.
What problems did she have that sent her to Drs originally with the cancer?
Ido hope your aunt behaves in the new place..it’s a worry
IT WAS ACTUALLY HER ROUTINE MAMO AND WHEN HER PRIMARY DOC GOT THE RESULTS SHE SAW SOMETHING SHE DIDN’T LIKE. THEN THEY SENT HER FOR A (I THINK) CAT SCAN OR PET SCAN?? AND SAW THE NODULES. IT WAS LUCK THAT THE DOC CAUGHT IT IN TIME. OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE DROPPED THE BALL THERE. HER DAUGHTER IS A NURSE SO SHE MAKES SURE CAROL GETS ALL THE CARE SHE NEEDS. GOD BLESS HER.
I DO HOPE AUNTY DOES BEHAVE HERSELF. THAT IS WHY SHE IS MOVING IN THE FIRST PLACE. I WILL SEND YOU AN E-MAIL AND FILL IN THE DETAILS OF WHY SHE IS MOVING. CAN’T WRITE IT ON HERE.
SO I CAN CERTAINLY FEEL FOR YOU AND YOUR DAD. YES CHRIS ANOTHER WORRY!!!! WE DON’T NEED THAT DO WE.
YOU TAKE GOOD CARE NOW. LOVE YA
With all the settlers here in the mtns and the South from England, Scotland and Wales, it could well be that our biscuits evolved from Scones. Never thought of it.
That could be right tonie
Funny why the name change tho.as in French it means twice cooked and scones are only once..no telling tho as we only cook biscuits once as well!
HAPPY SUNDAY TO EVERYONE…….THINKING OF YOU XXXXXXXXXXX
Jennie, Hope it warmed up for you and that the foot is letting you function. What a year you’ve had. Keep holding the thought for spring. I’ve had a bad weekend with nausea and cramping. ALso, worked on a new blog. Don’t know where all the time went. You know those times you just sleep, rest, do very little and feel out of it? Well, that was me this past weekend. Will be back in full force soon I hope. More shots and an IV infusion this coming Wed. Love you, Sue
Sue..saying prayers for you asking God to supply the strength for your monthly trip for your shots Wednesday and infusion. I hope your weather cooperates for a smooth drive also. Thinking of you with love…JO
OH DEAR ME, THEY SAY WE ARE GOING TO GET 30CM PLUS TODAY, 10 TO 15CM TOMORROW (AUNTY’S MOVE) AND WED. ANOTHER STORM COMING OUR WAY. JUST TOO MUCH SNOW AROUND HERE.
SUE SO SAD TO HEAR YOU HAD A BAD WEEKEND. NAUSEA AND CRAMPING ARE VERY HARD TO DEAL WITH. SENDING YOU PRAYERS MY FRIEND. HOPE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER AND HAVE A LOW PAIN DAY TODAY. LOVE YA.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Hello….just sitting here waiting for a viewer for the house……not getting my hopes up as its the first one since Spring last year…..
Sue…………not much warmer I’m afraid, but with the sun shining I am not too bothered about the cold, it can’t be more than a few weeks away and we will all be saying….whew!! its warm isn’t it……or at least that is what I am telling myself.
Managing the foot pain well enough thank you love, get good and bad days as do we all.
I don’t know how you manage to work on the blog with all that nausea and cramping you little star you, forever thinking of others, hope it soon gets better and you can enjoy a bit of normality or as close as…..love you xx
Suzanne…….I was so sorry to hear about your sisters cancer, but so glad she is being monitored over the years, that will give her and you reassurance that she is cared for……gosh you are having a time of it with your Auntie…..I hope she behaves herself where she is, you don’t want all that do you? How are you feeling yourself my friend? xx
Tonie…….if you manage to get to France at Christmas, and we can meet halfway somewhere as I think it may be a bit far otherwise, but that would be so cool, and something to look forward to……if its meant to be then it will happen……..how are you doing, ?? xx
Have a good day folks, love to you all xxxxxxxxx
Jennie, hope the lookers showed up after you picked up the house. I hate it when they don’t even bother. It would be terribly fun if you and Tonie got to meet. Unfortunately, we are hearing alarming reports about France right now with all the immigrants. I pray it is calm where you are and that a solution is found very quickly for those who are unfortunate among them. What a terrible mess for all of Europe and for us, also if Obama has his way.
Thanks for your kind wishes for tomorrow and our trip into Portland. It is hailing like mad right now and has been raining off and on…mostly on, for a week. We now have hail sitting on the roof…there goes the temp in the house. Grands here today after school. Gut still upset so eating very boring, bland foods. Oh well…many have more than I going on. Take care of you and your foot until you get into the doc. Love ya, Sue
Windy here again today, but the sun is shining and warmth is promised. Yesterday was beautiful. But I was out of it, too much pain and feeling just awful. went to church, then took the boys home and sat on the couch the rest of the day. I did talk to Ms Millie. She is going down quickly. Her mind is not as sharp as it was even last year. she says she does a little thing, and then must take a nap. She sends her love to you Sue. I told her to pray for you, that you were having a time of it. So much happens so quickly it seems. She is 91, and Bill will soon be 86. They do pretty good but it is getting to be a lot for them to take care of the house and themselves. I pray I get to go see her again. Maybe when the FM gets here. Good idea with the bank account and all. but he doesn’t want to leave his money there, afraid it won’t make it after the deposit. To me it is one and the same. trust the bank or trust the government ? Jennie, of course I would get together with you if I do make it there. Wouldn’t be a complete trip otherwise. To be so close and not meet up ? I must go check on the house, mail a package, see if there are any baby chicks out for sale yet , pick up some beets for Baby, go swim and pick up some yogurt for me. Nothing much on the agenda today ! haha ! Please pray for my boy. He has kept the children and is trying to get an emergency hearing to not give them back.. He is very upset and her family is making threats to him on FB. He has notified the police who was contacting her to tell her to back off. It is amazing how many lies people will spread for attention. I am trying to stay out of it, cause I am afraid I might hurt my hand on her head if I go around there now. Hard to not get emotional when your kids are being falsely accused . Ah well, He is in charge and will take my part in this.
Chris, I am glad you are going to talk him out of going. Way too much to go thru in his condition. And I would seriously think about the mail. You need that control, pay his bills, etc. Take care of you. It is time.
Suzanne, I pray that snow will just skip over you. ….well, as long as it doesn’t land here !! Lol ! Be good to you,
Love to you all
You do well to stay out if it…but so difficult when lies are being said and threats too. You just wanna go in and sort it out. They are still your young ones in your heart
I don’t think the carers will,pass the security for the palace.they haven’t been in the country for three years and they change so how would we know in March who will be here in June…so I hope it just fizzles out
Tonie love…..I anm feeling sad for you, I know how difficult it can be when you want to rush to the defence of your kids, but Chris is right, you must stay out of it……I will pray for him that the law will stay on his side, those kids need to be with a stable parent…..your boy.
Please God it works out as it should, just be there for him and the kids, its all you can do at the moment petal.
Thinking of you, and extra prayers tonight……don’t get upset…….love you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I do hope your sister is well and on the mend now.its good it was caught that way
Yep l bet we could write the same story with your aunt and my dad!
Perhaps the place being new will set off a different behaviour pattern for her
Thinking of you tomorrow when you have the infusions .
Hope you are up to it all and feeling a bit better and the weather us kind to you
Sue….I echo what Chris said…….love you xxxx
Evening all. Long eventful couple of days. And busy on my part. Very tired but wanted to post. Yesterday I got to finally sit down around 7:30 and eat a salad. I got me 8 new baby chicks ( widdies) all different breeds. But one of them is not looking too well. I put a light on them and they are snuggling under it. Supposed to get cold tonight and tomorrow night.
Voted today, too Nikki to endicrinologist in Roanoke today, was a nice ride and the longest I have spent alone with her in a long time. Good news. My son got a 90 emergency custody for the kids, she cannot be with them unless someone he picks or himself is supervising the visit. Thank you all for your prayers. That is what comes of it. Tomorrow he sees a lawyer, a woman and they say she is very good. He is a nervous wreck but things will get put right. I went through much of the same with them . Alone, he has a support group at least.
Thank you again for your prayers. Sue I am praying for you hoping you are resting by now in your bed.
Love to you all
Tonie, that’s such good news. Sounds like a good attorney. I’m sorry it’s been so hard on him and still is but the results will be worth it. It’s best for all involved this way. Saw the pics of the widdies on FB and they are sweet. Hope the ill one gets better. You’re such a maternal person.
SOrry to see all the news about the upheaval in France. Prayer for all in France at this time, oh my. Thanks for your regards for our trip tomorrow. Sorry to hear your dear Millie is failing but life is so hard for the elderly, isn’t it? Prayers for them. Later, Love, Sue
Tonie…….So happy your Son got 90% custody of the kids, seems like our prayers paid dividends YAY!!!!!
Good too you got special time with Nikki……all will be well for your family I’m sure of it.
Good luck with the widdies……
Sue……Please God the ordeal is over for another month and you get your strength back soon, lots of rest for you my friend.
Have a good Wednesday folks…….love Jennie xx
BLIZZARD HERE TODAY. MORE THAN 30CM COMING OUR WAY. NOT GREAT!! WE DID GET THROUGH THE MOVE YESTERDAY BUT CAN’T GET THERE TODAY. WOULD HAVE LIKED TO CONTINUE SETTING AUNTY UP. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.
LOVE YOU ALL, JUST WANTED TO UPDATE YOU. SUE PRAYING FOR YOU, HOPE ALL GOES WELL.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Hi Suzanne……Take care in the weather dear friend, keep safe. Glad you got through the move successfully, and Aunty is ok, and settled in.
Weather not much better here in France, thought it was all over last week, but heyho, here we go again…..love Jen x
Be careful Suzanne. Take care in the snow, of course you know this. So far we haven’t gotten the promised batch our way, hopefully it stays that way
Went to dentist he has to refer me to hospital got some white funny patches under my tongue …pre cancerous he said…oh joy
My dad complaining about carer had to go over and while there phoned agency for a new one….but it’ll go the same way..the carer complains about him swearing .so a new one coming tomorrow ..she doesn’t know yet ..so embarrassing
Good news about your son and kids
Hope you don’t get snowed in there
Hope you got on ok
Worn out so just a quick post chris
Chris……more trouble with the carers, oh dear, thought it was all going to be ok this time….hope the hospital reveal nothing to be alarmed about, one damn thing after another init?
Love Jen x
Time to make a decision dear. You know you cannot keep getting new carers every other week. You are going to have to get him the care he needs, and have some peace of mind as well. I know you are accustomed to your Dad being in charge, but he is unable to be. And being a military man, I am sure you were used to obeying his wishes at all times. But the time is here my friend, you must decide for him. What would happen to him were you unable to do these thing ? You are pushing yourself to that brink I fear. Pray for strength to stand up to him and take charge. I do understand, I really do.
praying for you
I know Tonie I’m just taking it all day by day and pushing all from my mind until I do it ..if that makes sense.
I fear going into a home will bring on more problems I don’t know about with him
It would need so much sorting out that I can’t cope with it as well with how things are with us at moment. You are right . I feel when I’m in his company now I’m angry with him for taking up my life..then I feel guilty when I’m not with him for feeling like that. If I sort out myself and how I feel ..well it’s worth thinking about I know.
Thank you for your prayers ..maybe I’ll feel stronger when I feel better myself And cope with it
Just hope we can enjoy the shed this summer with all that’s happening
Time is marching on for you into another month won’t be long now before you see your FM.what a good summer for you both to come you deserve it
Chris dear, sorry to hear your Dad is singing the same old song…off key at that. You will soon run out of caregiver agencies. Sounds like he is out of control. Do what is best for you and DH dear friend.
I, like you, am concerned about any precancerous signs or growth anywhere and hope they get these taken care of right away. Precancerous is a word one does not want to hear…ever. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed we can only take down our problems one at a time and try not to be overwhelmed by the long list.
How are the cramps? Any better?
Well, both of us are pooped, sore and fell asleep as soon as we got home last night at 6:30. Woke up about ten last night and grabbed a sandwich and went back to sleep. Had the IV infusion, both shots and doctor visit. All about the same which is good with cancer. He thinks my gut trouble is not related to treatment and just IBS. Jolly. Jim saw the skin guy and had another biopsy. Resting up today for me. Later, Love ya, Sue
Good news then sue
What new can be done for the ibs..wish there was something . What about spasmodics can you take those. But I remember you have the ibs c so maybe not a good idea.there must be something out there to find ….my cramps seemed easier but then went out for a drive to check the shed and had to stop at a hotel as I came on with the runs and cramps
We managed to have a sandwich out but then came home as DH not too good and the agency for my dad rang and he didn’t get the new carer.as soon as she got there the new carers mother died and she had to take the new carer back..so he’s there with the carer knowing she’s going to be changed etc.ive spoke to her and all seems well.
What happened to cause the trouble and cause a rumpus .the carer put on some potatoes to boil and didn’t put enough water in ,she then went out to laundry and folding stuff up took too long and the pots started burning of course my dad could smell it and can’t move and can’t shout.the smoke alarm didn’t go off so it wasn’t that bad but enough too send him in a spin.it must have been awful for him. So he called me that night and with how he was I called the agency.things have been rough between them.she complains to me about his swearing.so a change he wanted….but not to be it seems…so he will have to get on with her.i spoke to her honestly and all seems ok for now. I’m gonna leave him with it for today and ring tonight to see how it is
Going to speak to dentist again today and going to speak to someone who had a bone anchored hearing aid . Might be something for DH. But it would mean an op. So not sure
Back later today
Chris, good to hear from you but sorry your Dad got scared over a burning pot but understandable. Yes, I guess he has no choice with this carer for now. He’s in a bad position right now. Growing old can be so cruel to one. Sorry your day didn’t go better. Yes, I do take a spasmodic but it dries me out so much can’t take often. My problem is constipation so I have to take everything then stay near the BR. What a life, huh? Always a problem after that long trip. Cramps better if I stay regular and watch what I eat. Boring. Going to have my right shoulder injected tomorrow. I hope it helps. Should. Anxious to hear how they are going to follow through with your spots in the mouth.
Sounds like your weather is better. It will be good to get out to the coast to the beach house, won’t it? It will be okay even if it is in short trips like last year. Keep looking forward. The hearing aid for DH sounds interesting, especially if it makes a big difference for him. Might be worth it. Love, Sue
GOOD MORNING ALL, STAYED HOME YESTERDAY CAUSE OF THE BLIZZARD WE GOT. SO MUCH SNOW. ABOUT TO GET READY TO GO BACK TO AUNTY’S TODAY.
SO HAPPY FOR YOUR SON TONIE.
CHRIS WHEN DO YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL? SENDING HEALING PRAYERS MY DEAR FRIEND.
SUE HOPE ALL WENT WELL FOR YOU IN PORTLAND.
LOVE TO ALL
Suzanne, do take care today. SOunds like you are facing a huge task with your aunt but remember you have time to get her settled. So sorry to hear about more snow for you as we have daffodils popping up all over the yard. THey’re so cheery. Fondly, Sue
Not sure when I will hear Suzanne ,it wasn’t my normal dentist, a stand in .so will see my normal one today .hope all went well for you with all that snow getting to your aunt
Sue……you are on my mind, praying for a little more peace of mind and relief for your travel pains and sore injection sites, rest up well dear friend…..love you ….Jen xx
Hi Jennie, indeed I am sore and will rest today. Have to get my right shoulder injected tomorrow under X-ray. I need this arm and look forward to it helping. I usually don’t want injections into joints due to risk of infection but will try this particular one. Trip was long and hard. I couldn’t stop on the way home to eat…too much pain in my back and sitter. Poor Jim. We both just fell into bed, also George was exhausted. He didn’t get his usual naps in his kennel when with us in the car.
I’m so sorry your weather is still rotten. We are having spring in blossoms on trees, etc. but did have rain each day this week and light rain on trip home last night. Do take care. Love, Sue
HI JENNIE POO, THE MOVE WENT WELL BUT NOW WE HAVE ALL THE STUFF TO PUT AWAY. SHE HAS WAY TOO MUCH STUFF. WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND GET HER TO GIVE SOME OF HER CLOTHES AND OTHER THINGS AWAY. WISH US LUCK WITH THAT. LOVE YOU GIRLFRIEND.
Ha……good job you don’t have to do it at my house then petal, you wouldn’t know where to start….Lord help s should we have to move, ten rooms to sort out, and five closets……………….yikes, don’t be doing too much at once or you will end up fatigued. Love you…..Jennie Poo xx
JENNIE POO, YESTERDAY WAS A VERY HARD DAY FOR ME AS MY BODY IS SCREAMING AT ME IN PAIN. MY RIGHT HAND IS NOW SO SWOLLEN AND LOOKS LIKE IT IS BRUISED. HAVING TROUBLE USING IT TODAY. I NEED TO GET THOSE INJECTIONS BUT DON’T WANT TO MAKE THE APPOINTMENT YET CAUSE YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING FOR A FEW DAYS. I REALLY HAVE TO GET AUNTY A LITTLE MORE SET UP BEFORE I CAN GET THIS DONE. OH DEAR ME, SHE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT MEETING A MAN????? WILL THIS EVER STOP, LORDY SHE WILL BE 90 IN APRIL.
NOW I KNOW I HAVE TO GO THROUGH MY HOUSE ALSO, CAUSE IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO US OUR POOR CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO DO IT AND THAT IS JUST NOT FAIR. WE ALSO HAVE 11 ROOMS AND 3 BATHROOMS SO LOTS OF STUFF EVERYWHERE. I THINK IT IS TIME TO PURGE. JUST LIKE JO IS DOING TO SELL HER HOUSE. GOD BLESS HER. HAVING TROUBLE THESE DAYS.
HAVE A LOW PAIN DAY JENNIE POO. HOW ARE THOSE TUMOURS DOING? STILL PUTTING CIDER VINAGER? MUST HURT LOTS. PRAYERS FOR YOU TOO MY FRIEND.
LOVE TO ALL ON THE BLOG.
Good morning all:
Chris, first off, prayers that all is well with your mouth. Suzanne, good luck with getting her to let go. Sometimes it is hard. Sue, you know you are in my prayers dear friend. Get your strength and health back online !! Jennie, we were supposed to get snow, but just two days of extremely cold wind. Tomorrow it is supposed to warm up. I am taking a day of rest. Been running all day long since last Friday. my body is not happy with me at all. I have a few household things to do but that is all, gonna read, veg and sleep.
My son met with his lawyer yesterday, expensive, but worth it. She believes him and told him he had done all the right things so far and that is why she will represent him. Have to go and see him and the kids soon. Maybe next weekend. God has a plan and prayers are answered.
Well, I lost the sick little girl, so need to get a replacement for her plus two next week, just to make it an even ten. This way I will have a large enough flock for both the roosters to have a harem, and enough eggs to supply my family and sell enough for the food costs.
Much to be done here once it warms. But we have college kids coming to help next week. So free labor to use for a couple of days. Judy will have charge of them on Monday, and me on Tuesday, I have RA apt on Monday. The back on Wednesday for the first injection on my back. Thank God. Gonna be a rough week again next week. I am wondering when I will get to swim !!! Oh well. Friday for sure.
Take care all
Tonie….so sorry you lost the little one…..it wasn’t meant to be was it? Great news again for your boy, it means everything when someone believes in you.
Free labour huh? could do with some of that, good luck with all your med appts, maybe you will get to go for a swim, not warming up here anytime soon, just got to be patient I guess.
Look after yourself my friend…….love ya xxxx
Tonie, Pleased to hear your son got a good attorney. He’s going to need one in this sordid business of an angry divorce but for the sake of the children it will be worth it. I assume her one remaining son she had when they got married is still with her? There is so much to consider. I do hope you feel up to getting down there.
Sorry to hear about your wee chick. Poor little thing. Sometimes life is just too much of a challenge. I know there is an allegory in there for us all to hang on.
Yesterday was a difficult day. So good to get home last night. Good to have that completed for another month. Glad to hear you got a date for your back injection. Gee but we sure are high maintenance, huh? But we’re worth it. Later, Love ya, Sue
Yes the spas do dry me out too but for me with the runs that’s good..but not for the sjogrens . So I can only take it a few days. Wish there was one not so drying that would help your ibs c
Will see dentist with more questions later today
HOPE ALL GOES WELL FOR YOU TODAY CHRIS AT THE DENTIST. PLEASE FILL US IN ON HOW IT ALL GOES.
SUE, HOPE YOU ARE STILL RESTING UP TODAY. CERTAINLY HAD A HARD DAY YESTERDAY. TAKE GOOD CARE MY FRIEND.
LOVE YOU ALL XXX
Suzanne, oh dear but you are faced with a challenge. I guess sex can be an issue long after we think it will be. I once worked with a doctor who told me the tale of an elderly couple in their nineties who were in adjacent rooms at a nursing home and the husband would go over, every night, pull out his wife’s catheter and jump her bones. I know. Now you’ve heard everything. DO remember to take care of yourself and attend to your pain dear and share the burden with others as much as you can. Love you, Sue
SUZANNE……I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE HAVING ALL THIS GOING ON WITH YOUR AUNT, ALL THAT WORK TO DO AND WITH YOUR HANDS HURTING SO, IT MUST BE A NIGHTMARE……YES JO HAS THE RIGHT APPROACH, WE HAVE BEEN GIVING A LOT OF STUFF TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER SHOP, BUT STILL A LONG WAY TO GO………..
FANCY YOUR AUNT STILL WITH AN EYE TO MEN……MIND YOU MY MOM IS 93 AND STILL HAS A GOOD LOOK…..HA HA!!
COPING WITH MY FOOT AND STILL USING THE ACV, AND IT HAS CALMED DOWN THE PAIN A LOT, SO I WILL KEEP USING IT FOR A FEW MORE WEEKS…….TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF SWEET LADY……XXX
It is surprising with these olds how they still see the opp sex !
Glad the foot calming ..May it continue Jen
Well went to dentist..she said she wouldn’t have refered me with that.she thought it looked like tissue damage but leave it as it is I should be seen soon.so I feel better for the weekend.atill waiting for chest scan results
Also DD and GS had a big fall out.he rang me .i just try and get a not so rigid stance from him and tell him to let time pass. My DD hasn’t mentioned it to me.but he’s moving out to a friends before he moves into house with GF . I think she just is ignoring it till it passes.but he is so angry
Can you all keep up ??
So,he is calling on me tomorrow hopefully all wound down .he says he will ring me tonite.its all about minor stuff blown up..but what a day..gonna make ham sandwiches for them and carrot cake.they seem to both eat that..she is a small eater
First thing the post came with a lovely cup with their photos on it for Mother’s Day ( this Sunday).nice surprise
Then dentist ,then DH bone aid(not much good)
Then gS phone call .
It seemed to take the day away
dH has Drs appt tomorrow at 8.30 to change bp meds.he feels sick headache and balance wrong on these
He cut down by half felt better but bp went up so had to take full one and now he’s rubbish again
Ring my dad later!!
I’ll be back later
Chris dear, oh my. Life has fallen on you like a house. Family discord will calm down I’m sure. I think it’s good that your GS has you to talk to. Not that you have to take sides but just as a listening board. Enjoy the kids when they come. You’re behaving so much as each of us would as a grandma in your preparations. It’s a pleasure, isn’t it when our kids are all gone and yet we have the kids as a bonus plus wonderful adult children?
Sorry to hear that the story is continued for your DH and those blasted meds. I wish he could find a happy medium somewhere without feeling so terrible. Very relieved as I know you are with the dental visit.
I’m making ready to go for the injection into my right shoulder. Look forward to the help but not the lying on the table with this sore rear from Thursdays shot plus usual problem “back there.” Oh dear, why can’t we ever have some glamorous diseases? Then again, maybe there aren’t any. Take care now and enjoy the good spots. Love, Sue