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Old 02-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #1701
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We just got sad news. Our granddaughter-in-law was in a car accident and lost the baby. She is still in the hospital with internal bleeding. If I disappear, I'm off to Colorado.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:34 AM   #1702
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We just got sad news. Our granddaughter-in-law was in a car accident and lost the baby. She is still in the hospital with internal bleeding. If I disappear, I'm off to Colorado.

So sorry to hear that, what a tragedy.

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #1703
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So sorry to hear that, what a tragedy.

Safe travels.
Thanks, Tatt! Not sure if we are heading down or not...my grandson will be home from Germany at 10 am. Will know more in the morning.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:24 AM   #1704
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We just got sad news. Our granddaughter-in-law was in a car accident and lost the baby. She is still in the hospital with internal bleeding. If I disappear, I'm off to Colorado.
PF, I am so sorry for your/their loss. Prayers are going up all round and I am sending you big love and hugs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #1705
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PF, I am so sorry for your/their loss. Prayers are going up all round and I am sending you big love and hugs.
Thank you, LP. Hugs back!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:27 AM   #1706
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Thank you, LP. Hugs back!
Thanks, I could use them. My sore throat is at its worst again (third time), my fibromyalgia is in overdrive and Dad is really not doing well. He just wants to come home, but feels awful (nothing physical is wrong with him except he has no strength), is not able to walk far on his own and doesn't seem to be able to reason that if he can get positive and work at getting stronger he can come home.

He is in such a downward spiral and between this and my own health, not to mention my pain clinic (which is fabulous and helping after only three weeks!) and not sleeping because of coughing, I am really struggling. My sister had to go away this weekend but on the whole has been very good about helping with talking to nurses, getting him what he needs and visiting on the days I can't.

I am now going to have a wonderful hot bubble bath prepared by my awesome DH, with a cup of green tea, and then bed. Tomorrow I am going to take as much "me" time as possible.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #1707
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PF, prayers are coming your way for you and your family. And to you also LP. There is going to be more sunshine today than clouds, so the prayers should travel rather quickly on their way up.

Now for those of you who refuse an offer from someone offering you a helping hand. When you say "No", you are denying that person that "Feel Good" feeling from doing a RAK. Just accept the offer with graciousness and say "Thank you." After all, they are only trying to be polite and thoughtful.

And for those of you who have canes, forget that pride and use the cane. You know the saying. "Pride goeth before the fall." Would you rather have your pride or embarrassment due to a nasty fall? Picture it. You fall. If you are lucky, you only have a bruised bone. Not so lucky, a broken bone. Or worse. A broken hip. By now a crowd has started to gather. You are laying there with everyone staring at you. Your clothes are in disarray, your packages strewn about, and you are trying to cling to your pocketbook. And I can tell you, by now you are crying more from embarrassment than pain. The medics arrive and the first thing they do is put a collar around your neck. An extremely uncomfortable contraption. Then you are strapped to a board. More painful discomfort. If you are lucky, some kind person has gathered your packages and they go with you along with your purse. If not, your packages are left behind. Money spent and lost. Then comes the ER. Because you fell, and if you are aged, they treat you like you have dementia.

If you are not hard of hearing, you will think you are. They will be yelling at you. There will be all kinds of uncomfortable tests. Xrays, CT's poking, prodding, calling your family. They rush in all upset. And lastly, your friends here at DC. We will be wondering where are you? All this because you didn't want to use your cane. Is your pride worth all that?
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Addie, your advice is priceless. For heaven's sake, LET people help you! It makes them feel good, and you feel good. I have a blind friend (macular degeneration) who's had 3 hip surgeries. She only gets out once a week, when I help arrange it and get her to her bar-stool. When she first started needing help walking, I'd just help her myself. As the years go by, I've taken to asking any passers-by to give me a hand, holding doors open, etc. They (usually tourists) are always delighted to help! And they walk away feeling a warm-fuzzy, as do both my friend and I. I mean, I'll literally walk up to a stranger and say, "excuse me, would you hold this door open?" Everyone says yes, and everyone walks away with a smile. My friend would never have asked for help herself, but she's pushing 80 and needs it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #1709
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Addie, your advice is priceless. For heaven's sake, LET people help you! It makes them feel good, and you feel good. I have a blind friend (macular degeneration) who's had 3 hip surgeries. She only gets out once a week, when I help arrange it and get her to her bar-stool. When she first started needing help walking, I'd just help her myself. As the years go by, I've taken to asking any passers-by to give me a hand, holding doors open, etc. They (usually tourists) are always delighted to help! And they walk away feeling a warm-fuzzy, as do both my friend and I. I mean, I'll literally walk up to a stranger and say, "excuse me, would you hold this door open?" Everyone says yes, and everyone walks away with a smile. My friend would never have asked for help herself, but she's pushing 80 and needs it.
That smile has a thousands words in it. Their RAK will make the day so much happier for them and you. And more often the not, the other person will never say a word about what they did, yet carry that happy thought with them throughout the day.
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Sleeping in after going to a big fund raiser last night. It was the first one like that I have ever been too. It was not like I expected it to be.
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