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Old 02-17-2016, 06:15 AM   #131
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:25 PM   #132
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I just perused Facebook. So many of my friends are suffering physical problems. Many health issues. I feel blessed that I am upright and relatively healthy. And I have a beagle.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:42 PM   #133
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I know what you mean, Dawg. I'm thankful I got through my health issues last year (although they're chronic and ongoing) and am doing much better this year.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:50 PM   #134
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Happy you're doing better, GG! I have a feeling that the key to health in older age is having a beagle.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:21 AM   #135
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Happy you're doing better, GG! I have a feeling that the key to health in older age is having a beagle.
Yes! Delighted to hear that you're doing better GG.

A friend of mine's doctor says all older folks should get a dog, for their health.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:13 AM   #136
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Yes! Delighted to hear that you're doing better GG.

A friend of mine's doctor says all older folks should get a dog, for their health.
The elderly seem to find gardening something that gives them great pleasure too. (Of course there are various ways of managing a garden, e.g. low maintenance).
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:55 AM   #137
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I am extremely thankful for one special person in my life right now, and that's my daughter. Ever since my wife and I separated, our daughter has been my superhero. Although only 23 years old, she has the maturity, wisdom, and grace of someone much older.

I have no other family to speak of. My parents have long since passed and the one brother I've never been close to.

In the last month, she's come to check in on me often, just to make sure I'm doing okay and that I have everything I need. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her these past weeks.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:26 AM   #138
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I am extremely thankful for one special person in my life right now, and that's my daughter. Ever since my wife and I separated, our daughter has been my superhero. Although only 23 years old, she has the maturity, wisdom, and grace of someone much older.



I have no other family to speak of. My parents have long since passed and the one brother I've never been close to.



In the last month, she's come to check in on me often, just to make sure I'm doing okay and that I have everything I need. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her these past weeks.

So glad your daughter is there for you, Steve. She sounds like an outstanding young lady.
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It's great when you see relations 'stepping up to the plate' as it were.

I did this for my mother. We are poles apart in nature (she is a capitalist and doesn't understand me since I am spiritual, i.e. having non materialistic values). She has 3 children - I am the eldest. After her stroke I started to tend to her needs e.g. get shopping, medication etc. Then her health deteriorated further and so I gave up my most valued possession, my freedom, to live with her. I did so for 2 years, willingly, until it became necessary for her to be in a (good) care home e.g. she could no longer get up the stairs. It was such bliss to get my life back and return to my flat.

We all visit her regularly - she is one of the lucky ones there...so many do not have visitors for whatever reasons.
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Well, I would certainly hope I'm not being a burden to my daughter, or that she's only visiting me because of some sense of family obligation.

On the contrary, she seems to miss my cooking most because, oftentimes, the first thing out of her mouth when she visits is "What are we doing for dinner?" (her mother doesn't really cook)
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