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Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/27/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
cool   Hello Pink Grandma,
   I was wondering if we could start a thread called "What Are You Doing For Yourself Today?", or if anyone else has a great title to share.
 
I know we are all going through hard times, either being the one with the dis-ease or the caregiver. By the way, I am so glad that this forum has a mixture of both. That is a big reason why I chose HW.
 
We could try, couldn't we. It might help us all to get our spirits going in a good direction, even if for a few short minuites, or hopefully longer! 
 
Does anyone else have an opinion on this? Sometimes it is hard to go back through all the threads and see what each one is up to. I would still try to keep up with everyones' thread, but I think it would be good for us to have one thread just for fun!   It could be bumped to the top by someone everyday or flagged somehow so that it would be easy to find. Come on people! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah How many of us are there?! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Let's get motivated!  Laughter is good medicine! Any story is a good story! 

I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 3/27/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Carol, I think it's a great idea. But lets see if anyone else is interested first. :-) cool
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Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/27/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
cool    OK!
I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!


hep93
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   Posted 3/27/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I think this is a great idea, especially for caregivers.  As a hep C/cirrhosis patient with a history of liver cancer, every day that I don't take a drink, an illicit drug, or a cigarette is a gift to myself.  In addition, I try to treat myself daily to some small thing.  Today I had to go to Penney's to look for a special undergarment, and then go grocery shopping.  However, when I finished that and went to Walgreen's for a few items, I saw Easter candy on sale for 75% off.  So I got myself some Dove dark chocolate eggs.  I also got a magazine.  So those are my two little treats for myself today.  In a few minutes, I will go put my feet up and read my magazine while enjoying a little chocolate.  ;)

Connie


Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/27/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hep93,
I've been waiting to meet with you. Wow! You've been through a lot. Aren't you supposed to be going to NY soon?
I read about your special undergarment. I could use one too. Since my Dad pessed on, I don't work as hard as I did then. I tried to keep his weight at around 140#. Anymore than that was too hard for me. I had to do everything for him. "He ain't heavy, he's my Daddy." You may be more or less, but I am up to 140# now and it is causing problems for me. It makes my back hurt, Terry is up to 200+ and I'm not sure what I will be able to do for him , when the time comes. I will find help though.
I too, walked by the candy isle today. I already had enough candy kisses on hand and did not buy anymore candy. Magazines-I pick up free ones in the Dr's office!
We have had our late lunch and I am going outside to plant some gladiola bulbs.
Enjoy your evening,
Carol
I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!


meg's mom
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   Posted 3/27/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read many of your messages since my husband was diagnosed with ESLD and want to thank each of you for the help your posts provided. I don't remember who said it, but part of the problem with ESLD is every case is different. Mu husband's was a rapid decline with complications of COPD that ended his struggle last month. The idea of sharing "what did you do for yourself today" is something we all need. None of us give enough thought to our own well being. What started out as exercise for my husband's dog has quickly turned to a time for me to clear my head, lift my spirits, and develop a bond with my new shadow.

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 3/27/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Meg's Mom and welcome to the forum, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. It's been 11 months since mine passed so I know that this time is very hard for you.
Okay everyone are you ready for this? I went and picked up my older brother and went down to his favorite bar where we had cokes and played pool. It was great. I even beat him 1 game which I don't do very often as he is a great player. yeah yeah

So that is what I did for myself today. Now I am going to make my foster son and I some shrimp scampi for dinner. Have a great evening evening.
Thoughts and prayers to all...........
Pink Grandma
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Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/27/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Meg's Mom,
I am not very eloquint with words, but I do send you my deepest sympothies. You are so new in your grief. I am happy you decided to post tonight. I hope we can help you in your times of need. Maybe it will help you to provide some of us with your words of encouragement and wisdom.
We have 2 shadows, Bud and Sandy-mixed black labs. I taught Sandy to help me with Dad when we went for walks. I would leash her to his wheelchair and she would pull as I pushed. We would do this every evening. Dad was glad that I had some help.
A woman that I have met through Hospise has given my husband a mobile wheelchair. I keep trying to encourage him to go for a 'ride' with all of us. Bud could really use the excerise. He never wants to leave Terry's side and he is getting so big. Terry just can't stay awake during the day, like most people with liver disease. He just woke up for the evening, but it is too late to go for a walk. Maybe I will encourage Terry more tomorrow afternoon.
What kind of shadow do you have?
Meg's Mom, I hope you will continue to post. I am new here also, but am tired of being alone.

Carol
I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!


meg's mom
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   Posted 3/28/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your kind words.  It's still so new and raw....we thought we had more time; we were so focused on the transplant that we didn't stop to think about problems that might occur beforehand. Caregiver, my shadow is a yellow lab and a big baby. Today, I stopped stressing about the yard and hired someone to take care of it.
Meg's Mom

Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/28/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Meg's Mom, That sure is a good thing to do for youself!
I didn't do anything special for myself today, just something to myself.I was vacuuming and using the stair attachment-the kind with the rolling brushes inside. Well, I have very long hair and wear it in a ponytail. I leaned down to pick up something and that thing grabbed my hair, rolled it up in there, and smacked me hard in the chin. I just knew I was going to have to cut it out, but Terry sat there and picked it all out for me. Crazy stuff happens to me all the time.

Carol
I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!


Butterflythree
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   Posted 3/28/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meg's Mom, Welcome to the forum. I want to give you my deepest sympathy also, and say that I am so glad that you have joined us.

Carol, I have to say, that story is hilarious. I can just picture it. I am glad that Terry was able to free you.

Back to the subject, which I think is a great idea:

Today I took time to come here and get caught up, which many of you know I don't get a chance to do that often these days. I always feel so much better after coming here.

Take care everyone!
Butterflythree
 
There is always hope!


frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 3/29/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Megs Mom and Welcome. I am sinverely sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you and glad you have found these wonderful people that can help support you. They are wonderufl listeners when you need them.

I think focusing on positives in our lives is very important and when we are dealing with all of the "duties" of everyday life, the postives sometmes get lost in it all. Yesterday I went to a resturant and met friends after work. It had been so long since I had really gotten out and just chatted and munched and spent a couple of hours not focusing or talking about work, my disease, or problems. It was wonderful it laugh and just see them again.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day with at least one good memory.

Lucy

Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 3/29/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
No housework for me today! Terry is awake, so we are going for a ride- maybe down to the beach. That is always refreshing. I have to hurry and get ready or he wil be "out" again soon.
Hi Lucy, I will talk with you and Butterflythree this evening. WE'RE OUTA HERE!!!

Carol
I hope you all sleep well, have sweet dreams, and see the morning glory!

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