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lboogs123
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   Posted 12/25/2006 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi out there. I wanted to introduce myself to everyone. I've been searching the web for info about Alzheimer’s and found this board. I've never thought about joining a board before, but after reading through some posts, I'm happy I did. I just want to say thanks to everyone for the support you offer here.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/25/2006 4:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome lboggs
So glad you found us and decided to join
Healing Well has the best support and people in all forums............. but yes this is a good one for those dealing with Alzheimers ,looking after loved ones or friends with this disease......home care workers ect..
I looked after my mother til she passed away just over 9 mths ago and now look after my (step) dad :who for all intents and purposes is my father
I was a geriatric nurse for many many yrs and there is a couple others on here that were as well
I had to retire due to health issues myself and then did some work with seniors volunteering to get their groceries and lil odds and ends and keep them company...........
Mom went from a vibrant woman to a shell of herseslf in no time it seems and now my dad is doing the darn same thing
I wished I had joined here long before I did as I may have had more info and help dealing with some issues and being able to talk to those going thru what I was going thru ....

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2007
Hoping to see you become an active memmber of this forum as well we have some wonderful pl here for sure
Again so happy to meet you and will talk again
God Bless

LYN
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   Posted 12/25/2006 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Resources are in yellow at the side for anything you might want to look up or feel free to post a question or topic you will get responses

Lyn


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   Posted 12/29/2006 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Wondering how you are doing
Lyn
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               God Bless .........Lyn
 
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   Posted 1/18/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Would love to hear from you
Make sure all is as good as it can be .........
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/6/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hoping you are well and still continuing to read theses posts
Doont forget the resources at side in yellow
The 36 hr a day book is great in my opinion
Lyn
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/14/2007 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Well my cat has Alzheimer's, so she meows a lot. Apparently it's because she forgets where she is and so she meows to get attention, it can get annoying because she does it at very early hours of the morning and does it practically 24/7. She also has a brain tumor (according to the vet), the poor cat. Just thought that I would share that with you because I kind of know what it's like to know someone (yes pets are people too) who has it and the annoyance and sadness of it.
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   Posted 2/14/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
HI there
Glad you found us and Yes I believe anything with a brain can get this
Sorry bout your cat and I hope you will continue to post here
Lyn
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/16/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lyn,

Thanks, my mum is getting the vet to come to the house to put her down. sad I suppose I knew that this was going to happen sooner or later so I became emotionally detached (im very good at that, lots of practice) to her. I feel down in the dumps at the moment because of teenage issues and realising something that I wished had never happened to me. I am also considering going to talk to a counsellor but then my parents would just yell at me and I couldn't really expose my secret to them......I have CF. I got into a fight with my dad recently because an old friend who has left the school told her mum that I had it and then she went and questioned my dad on it. I just feel depressed for no reason, I suppose because I've realized that my life span is now shortened and that I might not be able to do what I want to do in life. Part of me just wants to give up and the other part wants to prove the doctors wrong but I am torn between the decision.
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   Posted 2/16/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sweetie I am so sorry
How is it your parents have no clue about the CF
I would hope they would be involved in every aspect of your treatment and all
I am so sad to hear that you have not got the relationship a person needs with the parents I could not imagine my daughter not being able to talk to me we share everything
You wanna talk just keep coming to this thread okay and I will be here I am not on early tomorrow or tonight have stuff to do with daughter but I will be later tomorrow
My email is there as well under my name
Take care sweetie
No one should cry silent tears
I am here for you okay
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 2/20/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering whats going on and how you are holding up hun please post when you can
Lyn
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/22/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lyn,

Sorry but I have 4 music exams coming up this year (eeek!) and heaps of homework. Well the vet is coming tonight, I have until 9pm. I know her through her dad (who owns the pharmacy down the road from me) and my mum said that I might be able to do work experience (I want to be a vet when I'm older) at the RSPCA where she works. It would be fun but I don't know. I really should be posting on the depression one, but who knows. The girl next to me is insulting me because I don't show my "Depression" outwardly for my cat. I'm now spouting nonsense. Ah well, girls at my school are emotionally immature and about 1/200 of the would understand.

Cheerio
(Yes i am trying to be happy :-) )
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/22/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I know how you feel come here anytime and talk k
I am here for you
LYN
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/22/2007 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lyn,

Thanks you don't know what it means to know that someone is here ready to listen to me and my little woes. I'll probobly post tonight, I'm letting my sarcastic side come out which is my way to protect my feelings. Well, I might just lose myself into today and try not to think about anything, kinda hard when I have maths first! Well have to go to maths now redface . Post later

Kate


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/22/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Kate I am in Ontario Canada so I will get your post prolly in the am but tats okay I will answer talk about anything you want WITHIN the rules okay
I do really feel your pain sweetie and I too am good with the sarcasm when I dont want feelings to really show thru ya know
Hoping to hear from you soon now get to yer maths lol
Luvs ya
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/24/2007 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/25/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well,
 
I'm holding up, haven't cried yet. (how odd). Oh joy, lots of projects due today and it's cross country. I just got back from Canberra late last night and now i'm dead on my feet, oh well. I can have an early night tonight.
 
 
Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't unique, being a sheep is boring. Have your own personality and live it to the fullest
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/25/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting and letting me know you are OK
Sometimes we dont cry hun it is okay you may in time but then you might really realize that it is better for your baby cat to be out of misery and pain ya know
Come here anytime and yak to me or I have a beautiful daughter that you no doubt would have plenty in common with
She is doing the exams and all to stressed to the max and is a definite cat lover her name is Caitlyn but NN is CAT lol go figure
Be good and rest sweetie
Keep in touch
Luvs and good luck fingers n toes crossed for you
LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/25/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
iboggs
Wondering how you are doing
Hope to hear from you
LYN
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pahiatua
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   Posted 3/17/2007 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Mum now wants to get an Egyptian cat. How nice I thought, But Jenny has only been gone about a month. Today in the supermarket my mum has gone "Lucky we have no cat, there's no meat". She can be soo crude sometimes. Parents.........can't live with or without them. nono
Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't unique, being a sheep is boring. Have your own personality and live it to the fullest
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2007 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there I am glad to see you again...sometimes parents can be rough to deal with and dont understand what you are feeling .......
She prolly doesnt mean to hurt you feelings about
your poor cat hun it just sometimes comes out without her thinking about it
She may have thought that getting a new Cat would help you in your grieving process over Jenny........
Give her a break hun I am sure she didnt do you to out and out hurt you
You might want to ask her not to make those comments to you or around you as it is still very hard on you .....
It might be an idea to get another Cat no one will ever replace your Jenny sweetie but in time I would say not right away.
Let me know how you are doing from time to time so I know how things are.........
Look after youself please........ always keep safe....and hug your Mom honey I lost mine almost a yr ago this coming Tuesday and I wish she was here today
YES parents can be hard at times but we are here to help you out as well and show you the way hun
Please remember she does love you and I know you love her
Take care and post again
Luvs
Lyn
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