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crazykitty
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been busy getting ready for my trip to Wisconsin. I'm not going to let my flare
interfere with this trip! Hubby won't be joining me this time, so I will be traveling solo. 
 
Will be spending 2 whole weeks at my daughter's home. I can't wait to kiss and hug
my family. My little grandaughter will wear me out and I'm looking forward to it.
 
As some of you know my Dad has hospice set up in their home. My parents are such
an inspiration to me. I am so glad to have this chance to spend with both of them.
Leaving will be difficult, this may be the last time I see my Dad. I was last there in
October and saying goodbye is difficult. My Dad has asked me to go through family
photos to help put together a CD for his funeral. This trip will be a mixed bag of
emotions for sure.
 
I will be leaving very early on Saturday and will see you in a couple weeks.
wishing you all flare free days!
 
Hugs, Robin
 

Libby08
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Kudos to you for going on with the trip while flaring and by yourself no less.  Have a safe and wonderful trip! 

Marlee2
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry this trip won't be all pleasure Robin. I came home for the last 5 wks of my dad's life and only wish I would have had longer. I hope you make a lot of great memories with your dad in the next two weeks.
 
I know you are so excited to see your granddaughter but please take care of yourself while you are there. You don't want the flare to get worse and the change in weather is going to be hard enough on you.
 
Have a great time!!!
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
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getting by
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   Posted 2/11/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Robin,

Travel safely, I hope that you do have an enjoyable trip. Do make fond memories with your father. I am so sorry to hear that he has to have hospice. This must really be hard for you. But it can be enjoyable. Enjoy each and every minute. And do drive safely.

See you when you get back. We will definately be here waiting for you to come home.

Blessings to you...

Hugs, Karen
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 2/11/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My dear Robin, my thoughts and prayers are w/ you. I know how hard this is as I'm going thru this also.
 
I hope the time you spend w/ your daughter and granddaughter is full of love and hugs and wonderful memories. I'm glad your father has the hospice set up in the house. That can be comforting for both your parents. I have been working on a CD of family pictures this past wk, and a CD of music that my mother loves. My DD is compiling the music for me, the first song I put down was 'Stardust', my parents always considered that their song. It is hard doing this right now, but I wouldn't be able to do it later.
 
Take good care of yourself, especially as you're in a flare. Have a safe trip and savor every moment w/ your loving family.
 
God bless.  Alice.
 
 

Chutz
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   Posted 2/12/2010 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Robin,

Not only are you a strong and wonderful daughter but you are such a compliment to how your parents raised you. I did a similar thing with my father but he was living next door at the time. The hospice folks were wonderful and did everything they could to make dad comfortable both physically and mentally. They are such a blessing.

This is truly a bittersweet time but it's a time you will always treasure. Enjoy every minute and in years to come you will have wonderful memories even though it's a sad occasion. So many people either never get this opportunity or don't get around to taking it. The regret lives with you forever.

Go peacefully and travel carefully and we'll be waiting here for you on your return. Warm hugs and prayers!

Chutz
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/12/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with everyone above.  You have a safe trip home and enjoy those special times together.  Remember, we are here for you if and when you need us. 
 
Sherrine


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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/12/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice you are very wise to do this now even if it is hard, there will never be a good time to do it. I know your doing this for your mother but has me thinking the pain my children would be spared if DH and I do it now while we are both pretty healthy.
 
My whole family knows Amazing Grace is my favorite song and I even have it as my ringtone.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 2/12/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been busy finishing up laundry and getting my packing started.
 
Alice you are wise to have started putting together the family CD. Going through
the photo albums is going to be emotional for sure. Wish I would have started earlier.
 
Thank You all for your kind and caring words. All of you have been a source of
inspiration for me. You are a wonderful fibro family and I'm so glad to be part of it.
See you in 2 weeks.
 
Hugs, Robin

vestabula
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   Posted 2/12/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Take care, Robin...we'll miss you but know you will be where you belong for the next two weeks. (you may be gone before you read this....don't know how I missed your original post.  Oh...yes I do know, unfortunately...)

 

Huggies

Donna


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