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Old 08-10-2014, 05:39 AM   #20751
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It is five a.m. and I am wide awake. I fell asleep rather early last night, and Spike dropped by and never woke me. Even Teddy didn't jump up on my bed and lick me awake. I finally woke up around 3 a.m. I must have been really tired. I keep a thick towel across the bottom of my door. It helps to keep the smoke in here than have the odor going out in the hall. I looked and the towel had been moved. I got nervous. Who was in here? Who opened my door to even look in if I didn't anwer their knock. Then I looked at Teddy's water bowl. I had filled it yesterday with fresh water. Half of it was gone. The when I sat down at the computer I noticed my pillow was missing. Right away I knew it was Spike and Teddy. Will I lock the door from now on? No. My claustrophobia is too severe and I wouldn't make it past the first 30 seconds. Just throwing the bar over in a public bathroom like at the hospital can throw me into a sobbing panic. I think it is time for me to get back to the psychiatrist for a couple of visits. I need to get this under control again to where I can function while performing normal activities in life.

Well, time to get back to trying to find a two bin laundry cart on wheels. It would make it so much easier to taking my laundry downstairs to the laundry room. The only ones I have seen so far are made of plastic and the reviews and stars leave a lot ot be desired. On with the hunt.

Laurie, take care of yourself. Here's an angel for you and hoping you get some answers .
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #20752
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Laurie, I'm sorry you're back in the ER. Not good at all! Hope it's resolved quickly.

Addie, take your own advice - take care of yourself as well
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #20753
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I'm making chilled cucumber soup for the first time, with more of the abundance from the garden and homemade chicken broth.
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #20754
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On my way to the BBQ place for noms for later today. Today is the last day of the fair and it should calm down out there. Hard to move your car and hope to have a place to park when you get home.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #20755
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Laurie, I'm sorry you're back in the ER. Not good at all! Hope it's resolved quickly.

Addie, take your own advice - take care of yourself as well

Thank you for caring. I am. The most exiting thing I have done today is slice a very large Vidalia onion. And sit here at the computer. But getting and down to get a cup of coffee is requiring more effort than I am willing to expend. The Pirate will be here somewhere around seven. Then he will turn into my houseboy. He just doesn't know it yet.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #20756
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I am. The most exiting thing I have done today is slice a very large Vidalia onion. And sit here at the computer. But getting and down to get a cup of coffee is requiring more effort than I am willing to expend.
I mean you need to *eat*. Something - anything. I know you have a lot of medical issues, as do I, but you can't be as healthy as is possible for you if you don't eat.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:48 PM   #20757
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Thank you for caring. I am. The most exiting thing I have done today is slice a very large Vidalia onion. And sit here at the computer. But getting and down to get a cup of coffee is requiring more effort than I am willing to expend. The Pirate will be here somewhere around seven. Then he will turn into my houseboy. He just doesn't know it yet.
Wow...sorry to hear that. I had no idea life was so hard for you. Is this related to claustrophobia?
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I mean you need to *eat*. Something - anything. I know you have a lot of medical issues, as do I, but you can't be as healthy as is possible for you if you don't eat.
When The Pirate comes, I have two sausages thawed out and a cuke and tomato all sliced and waiting for the vinegar and oil along with the seasonings. There will also be beef flavored rice along with sautéed yellow squash.
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Wow...sorry to hear that. I had no idea life was so hard for you. Is this related to claustrophobia?
No. It is just old age creeping up on me. It happens to all of us sooner or later. But I do have a bad leg and almost lost it to amputation. But I was very fortunate is finding a doctor that saw a way to save it. Some days I can still run, and some days I limp a bit. (Don't worry PF, I don't run that often.) I will only run when I know there are other folks nearby just in case and never outside where the bottom of the fall is rather hard. But I really have no complaints. Basically I am as healthy as I can expect to be for my age. I still am able to get up every morning, and have no need for a housekeeper. I do all of my own housework and what I can't, my kids do it for me. I am still able to take complete care of myself, it is just that each chore takes me a bit longer than it used to.
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