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Old 03-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #2391
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #2392
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Assignment time...get a blank journal and start writing down all the funny stories that involve your Dad. I find writing in pencil to be relaxing and calming. {{{{{Laurie}}}}}
I started a document on my computer when I lost my grandmother (the Mother who raised me). It helped me to let go. I started simply by describing what she looked like - an identifying mark every beautiful wrinkle on her face how she smelled (favorite perfume), her soft hands though she worked like a lumberjack or as hard as one all of her life. Besides stories, I had a couple pages of all the quirky habits she had, pages of lessons she had for me and how she went about teaching them to me, pages of all the sacrifices I could remember & knew of that she made for me personally & the family and anything at all about her that I didn't want to forget. I still remember things about her that I didn't write about, & I'll take a minute & add to the document. It makes me feel a little more secure relieving some of my anxieties being that I don't trust my own memories & if I ever have children or grandchildren I will be able to share with them who played a big part in making me who I am today.
I used to never tell this stuff to strangers but I remember how hard that was for me and if my experience can help anyone in any way at all then it's worth my opening up & it helps my own heart to heal. I don't know you, but I wish you emotional healing LP.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #2393
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Trying to decide if I am awake enough to do things (what I'm not sure). I was so proud of myself, I walked straight onto the kitchen and got what I needed to get my coffee. I got back to the coffee pot and I was carrying the cat food fork, not my coffee cup.

So, I'm wondering if there is anyway I can mainline coffee before I get out of bed...
I wanted to put our coffee pot on the night stand but hubby wouldn't go for it. He said I'd smell it & be up all night cleaning the bedroom & rearranging the closet.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #2394
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I don't see any real progress in sight as I am p/o'd at my doctor for sending me to a gastro specialist when I needed an ENT. The gastro didn't know what to do with me so put me through some grueling tests and when they came back normal she said I must be imagining something actually sticking in my throat. So for four months I have been dealing with pills, food, liquids and stuff from my sinuses (don't want to be too graphic) stuck in a pocket in my throat, and my sinus blowing out infection which has caused an abscess on my gum and a tear duct infection. I hate the clinic doctors around here and really don't want to go to my family doctor. The only way I can get back to my ENT is with a referral. Plus, I have to get this cake done - it is for one of my "kids" and is good therapy as I daily get reminders of Dad through phone calls, mail and tasks I have to do.

Sorry for the vent - I know there is a thread for that. But it just all came out and I feel better. Now I have to get back to my fondant before it drys out on me.

Oh, did I mention that I can't use my cane because I have a frozen shoulder on that side and my bad leg (the other side) is getting worse. I can't cane with the good arm because then I don't have any way of holding onto things - yes I am a wreck
If you are on Medicare, you DO NOT need a referral. You can go to any doctor that will accept Medicare. It is one of the nice things about Medicare. It lets us be our own advocate when our doctor doesn't know what to do with us or has no answer. You don't need a referal.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:35 AM   #2395
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Just made a vanilla ice cream base that I'm going to churn in a few minutes. I had to make it because we have a blueberry pie in the freezer that needs to be cooked today. Who in their right minds would eat a blueberry pie without vanilla ice cream.
My adorable & Crazy father would... but I wouldn't dare.
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I just got off the elliptical machine, felt pretty good. All this talk of eating health & losing weight got me motivated.
Me too. I started walking a couple of times a day.
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I wanted to put our coffee pot on the night stand but hubby wouldn't go for it. He said I'd smell it & be up all night cleaning the bedroom & rearranging the closet.
I was considering an IV set up...
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:48 AM   #2398
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If you are on Medicare, you DO NOT need a referral. You can go to any doctor that will accept Medicare. It is one of the nice things about Medicare. It lets us be our own advocate when our doctor doesn't know what to do with us or has no answer. You don't need a referal.
LP is in Canada...
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I was considering an IV set up...
You go girl! I may be a nurse but I still don't like needles. Actually they're fine as long as I am doing the inserting.
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You go girl! I may be a nurse but I still don't like needles. Actually they're fine as long as I am doing the inserting.
I'm not crazy about needles coming at me, either...I like the other end much better. Only thing that stops me from setting up the IV.

Then there's the question about what nurses do for bathroom breaks...I just say, "It Depends..."
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