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Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Now someone mentioned naming our threads late at night "night shift" threads. So thought I'd save some time and start early tonight cause its already looking like a bad night for Scarred tonight. I took my Topamax and my Lunesta two hours ago and gee not a sleepy eye in the joint tonight. I have a feeling it might have something to do with the fact that I took them with a half of a glass of Orange Juice and maybe that isn't the right thing to take them with? Who know....maybe they will just take a little longer to kick in tonight. I know the Lunesta is on board cause I have that yucky taste in my mouth but, the Topamax usually puts me out like a light and I'm not there yet. I decided to edit this post along with a few others due to the fact that this forum really isn't the place for me to vent about my family nor is it the place to talk about the problems that I am having with the current issue concerning my dad's estate.

So if anyone who knows about his topic wants to talk about this with me please email me and I will vent to you my frustration. Otherwise I am going to leave it off of the forum in consideration of others that might not wish to hear about my problems. Ok so on with my topic. The night shift topic that I started here was specifically for those that are up quite early in the AM (me for one as it is 3:42 here) and can't seem to get back to sleep. Usually we are awake because we are in pain and tonight that seems to be the case with me ugggggg. My feet are doing the pins and needles again and my legs feel as though someone has taken a wrench and twisted every nerve to the point where it is unbearable. I cannot understand why in the past 6 months this is a recurrence that just does not allow me to get more then 3-4 hours of sleep a night no matter what I do or try. I've completely cut out all caffine and everything else that would cause me not to sleep at night. Anyway guess I will just deal with it huh? Time for some tv :-)

hugsss
Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.

Post Edited (Scarred_for_life) : 2/3/2009 3:07:32 AM (GMT-7)


Tirzah
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
Forget what your brother's saying. If your dad wanted him to have more of the life insurance policy, he would have left it to him. As it is, he can always sell the house & use the profits to pay off the other debt if need be. Family can be life a double-edged sword. They know both our strengths & weaknesses and can use them to either build us up or tear us down. The lawyer is a good idea. That can put some distance in the situation. Can you get one to work for free? I would hate to see your inheritance eaten up in legal fees.
Otherwise, just send your brother here & we will make angry faces at him for being such a jerk. mad

I think it's usually best to take medicine with plain water. I do okay with Lunesta but other meds bother me sometimes so I get sugar-free hard candies to suck on (my favorite are the green apple flavor, but they come in all kinds). Have you tried laying down with the lights out when you first take the Lunesta? I'm sure you probably have. I'm never tired when I take it, but my doc told me to try that and usually, unless I'm really anxious or upset, it seems to work. Otherwise I'm up til 3am.

Right now though I'm trying to decide how to pay back my downstairs neighbors. I want to sleep. It is 11:30 for goodness' sake & they are doing construction on their unit. Technically quiet hours don't start until midnight, but goodness, couldn't they have planned better?! Maybe when I catch the next round of mice I will round them up & herd them under their front door. lol nah. I'm just kiddin', but I am kinda mad about the hammering.

hope you get some sleep!
frances

Chutz
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scarred...

Something about when parents pass away brings out the worst in some people. Please try hard not to let your brother get to you. Take the money from the insurance policy and walk away. You don't owe your brother anything or any help. He's being greedy. I don't see any love or compassion there. Similar things happened when my grandmother passed on and my dad was so disappointed in the sibling who did it. The wounds were never healed.

Hold your head up high and put the check in the bank. You shouldn't need a lawyer unless your brother starts something. In my case I executed my parents wills, gave my brother his share and that's probably the last I will hear from him. Fine by me because he walked out on all of us years ago. Keep your pride in tact and go on about your life.

I'm proud of you!
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
It's late (or early) and my mind is fuzzy, but I just want to echo the thoughts of Frances & Chutz. Emotions are on the surface for all of you right now, and unless there's something you want to barter for in exchange for the insurance money, I'd suggest just taking it and calmly tell your brother that's what your Dad wanted and you just want to follow his wishes. Probably nothing you do will satisfy your brother and more arguments will just leave more hard feelings behind which is harder on everyone - including you. If you feel the need to clarify your legal rights with an attorney, maybe you can do it in one visit - or you may even be able to do some online research. But yes, you certainly don't want to have anything left to you eaten up in attorney fees.

You're still grieving. Focus on that. Focus on trying to find peace for yourself.

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/1/2009 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with each of you three. There is nothing more I can do here and I have seen too many siblings torn apart by fighting over their parents belongings. This I refuse to allow to happen so I will take my part of the ins check and walk away. It's easier to be the bigger person here then to fight with him over thing that I really don't have any control over any longer. If he wants to get out of this situation then he will sell his part of dad's stuff and pay off what dad has given him. This sentiment has also been echoed by my sister as well. After all sis and I aren't really in the will as far as any of his material things and my brother told us that he would make it right but we have pretty much left it up to him as far as what he wants to give us and each of us have give him a list of things that we would like memory wise what we would like. They are mainly pictures and mine I included a afghan that I had crocheted dad a long time ago. Both of us kept it simple for our brother's sake and each did not really didn't want much.

It's amazing how a parent passing makes children change for the worse and I think my brother is showing me that money is all he really cares about. I just want what is rightfully mine (pictures of my family....my afghan) and then he can have whatever is left to do what ever he wants to with it. If he feels that he is owed something for taking care of our dad for the last 10 years and that this will be his payment then fine but he is not getting sis and I's only thing that dad has left for us and us alone. I can't stand there and allow him to tear this family apart because he thinks he is owed everything that dad had in the world for services rendered just for taking care of him for 10 years. I thought that a child would be happy to take care of their parent in their last days of their life? Leaving them more time to spend with them. But apparently I was mistaken....apparently my brother blames his entire life how it is now......why his marriage ended....why he is the way he is on his father and thinks that he has the right to expect payment for this period.

Well he's not going to get it from either me nor my sister. Both of us have discussed this and neither one of us think that we have gotten a fair shake here so we will get what we deserve out of this even if it mean making him angry with him. I told her that I would stick up for her and to that I will hold true. There have been too many lies about things in the past and present that I cannot believe anything now so I have to believe that I am doing the right thing now.

Anyway down from my soapbox again.....hehehehe Hugssss its 3:am here and I'm awake .....dang this no sleeping


Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 2/1/2009 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Ahhhhhhhhh....Scarred, I got you beat this morning! I need to get some sleep to prepare for the big game later!

See you in Tampa! 50 yard line seats!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
You got it PA! I'll be the one totally dressed in gold and black ready to scream my head off for the Steelers!!!! I too need to get some sleep for the big game so I'm gonna nod off for a bit as well.

Sweet dreams

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 2/1/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
My cousin from Pittsburgh stopped in to visit last night. She was already decked out in the latest black & gold attire, including TWO sets of Steeler earrings! I'm afraid if you dressed that way you'd be pretty hard for me to spot!

By the way, another fun thing is to watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. They do it every superbowl sunday with puppies that are up for adoption. It's a hoot!

Later!

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/1/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hahahaha toooo coolll hahahaha
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
WOO HOO!! GO STEELERS!! turn yeah

Ok, I'll stop now!

PaLady smilewinkgrin

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! DA STEELERS WON DA SUPER BOWL!!!!!! Now they are going to Disney World!!!! ha ha ha ha ha Hubby was so happy he was doing some Steeler dance in the middle of the living room floor that one of the RBs do in the end zone after a TD. It was so funny I fell off the couch laughing and the dogs were jumping around him barking and being crazy...This house was Goons Ville!@!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hugssss


Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.

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