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Old 03-31-2007, 06:56 AM   #1
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I needed to go to Florida for a few weeks to help out with the care of my mother. It was a difficult trip. I wish you all could experience it, though. For most of my teen and young adult years, I listened to my mom cursing food. "I wish I ate to live, but I live to eat," "I wish I didn't like food so much." Well, she got her wish. Be careful what you wish, because Mom hasn't eaten in a couple of months. Even such things as Ensure, or the water she needs to take her pain pills have caused her incredible pain. The doctor did eventually find out what the problem is, but she quite literally almost starved to death in the process. She seems to be on the road to recovery, thank God.

The point I'm trying to make is that, unless you are mortally obese, or have a fixation on one kind of food (junk food garbage), please enjoy good food while you have it and can enjoy it. Because no matter how healthy you eat (and Mom was ahead of her time when it came to that), it can be snatched from you in a moment.


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Old 03-31-2007, 07:05 AM   #2
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Good advice, and welcome Back :)

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Old 03-31-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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Glad your back, wishing your Mom the best, thanks for sharing. I eat everything I want with moderations. Glad you could spend time with your Mom, lost mine 35yrs. ago.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for informing us where you have been. Was interested to know how your mother was doing. I can relate to what you are referring to as my own mother refused to eat when she got sick one time. I was grateful she never did diet and lose the excess weight she had as that is the only thing that may have allowed her to live. Trying to eat healthy is a real gift.

Aren't you thankful you could go down to Florida to be with her? Did you both good. I am sure glad to know you got things under control. Thanks again, Claire.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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I will take that advice to heart.

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for your thoughts, Claire. It's good to have you back. It sounds like it was a tough trip for you.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice. Glad to hear Mom is doing better.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:58 AM   #8
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Wow. Good advice Claire, thank you. Is your Mom able to eat ANYTHING without pain now?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:30 PM   #9
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I always knew you were a wise woman Claire (except the time you tried to cook that wild turkey ).

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Old 03-31-2007, 01:22 PM   #10
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Your relief is soooo good to hear. I'm sorry you've had such a worrying time and hope that your Mum now goes from strength to strength.

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