28 min till Im 50 years old.....Im so bummed

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   Posted 7/8/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
shocked   shocked shocked I cant believe Im that old.  Where did the time go?  I had wanted to  be down to my old weight and I had wanted to be in the best health of my life by the time I turned 50.  Looks like fibro and a ton of other things decided to play a mean trick on me.  Im going to my daughters house tomorrow so I can be with my grandkids.  They always cheer me up and Im going to show them that this old granny isnt too old to play with them.  I dont care if I end up tired and sore.  It seems like I am always saying no to playing with them or later but later never works out either.  Some things cant wait because you never know what will happen .  I just hope I dont decide to drop dead while Im there.  That is something I dont ever want to happen.  I had my last stroke while I was there when my daughter had surgery.  I was taking care of the kids and I woke up not being able to speak or write,very frightning but that wasnt the big one,still waiting on that to happen.  If I could just make Medicaid understand how much I want to live so I can grow old with my grandchildren smhair why do rules have to make me worry so,its just not fair.  Im just a peasley poor person,just a number,someone that they can say"so sorry,we dont cover that surgery, we know that it could save your life but too bad so sad.  Just makes me so mad and I have made the calls to just about everyone that could help me but I get the same reply that we're sorry we cant help you.  But I bet if I was someone famous, that would make a good story.  Oh well(sigh) I will get to see the kids and that will take my mind off the things that keep me up all night.  Take care everyone.  I care about you and want the best for each and every one of you.
Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
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   Posted 7/9/2010 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday from a 51 yr old.

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   Posted 7/9/2010 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday, hon
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   Posted 7/9/2010 1:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday Karen! Hoping your day is enjoyable. Have lots of fun with your
precious grandkids. Remember 50 is just a number, in your mind you can be how
ever old you would like to be. My chronilogical age is 58 and I'm trying to convince
my body I'm 28 :) Hope this year is a good one for you!

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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday Karen!  50 isn't old.  Wait until you turn 62. 
Hope you have a wonderful day with those grandchildren.  Enjoy it and try to forget all your troubles.  I know you've had your share.
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday Karen,

I am 51 and loving it. So 50 isn't bad, you will find that out. We are as young as we feel, well, with fibro, I shouldn't say that. Because I feel pretty old sometimes. But keep your chin up. Enjoy those grandchildren!

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hap-py Birthday, Karen! I'm sorry you're having so much trouble dealing with red tape. It IS maddening. It shouldn't be this way.

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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday Karen and remember to always appreciate and enjoy your birthday because many are denied the privilege. Also enjoy those grandchildren. I have four young ones that all live on the west coast and I'm in the midwest. Sounds like you can see yours as often as you'd like...try to enjoy every moment.
Instead of fighting Medicaid, have you contacted the hospitals directly? They do have money set aside, funds that are donated to the hospital for special circumstances, like yours. I'd be spending my time making those phone calls instead of beating your head against a wall and trying to fight for federal funds. Doctors also will work with patients...not all doctors, but there are some that do pro bono work. I worked in the healthcare field for 12 years...I KNOW they are out there. I wish you well...enjoy your day and every day...
take care

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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday Karen from another 50 year old. I dreaded it too but now that its here it's just another year. Have fun with grandkids today.
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Have a happy birthday, Karen, and have a great time with your grandchildren. 
I'm 63 and am shooting for 120 years old.  That means I'm in mid-life!  Yeah!
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   Posted 7/9/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday and big (((Hugs))).
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   Posted 7/9/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday!!! You have me beat by a year-ish, I'll be 49 soon. My grandson has been here for a while and is staying till Sunday but coming back on the 15th for 10 days along with my BIL and his daughter. I'm tired thinking about it LOL. Have fun!!
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   Posted 7/9/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
50 was good....now I'm 56. I think a lot is more mind over matter. Sure sometimes the pain is rough but we're still here and kicking.
We just went to a birthday party for my man's g'ma who just turned 100 and still lives at home!!! yeah

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   Posted 7/10/2010 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah !!! it was a good day today. I went to my daughters and saw all the kids and they gave me homemade cards and showered me with kisses !!. The only trouble I got into was when there mom wanted to take a walk to get the mail and it was about 95 degees outside but the kids wanted me to go so I went. The problem was the mail boxs are about a mile and a half each way (they live out in the country). I started getting overheated,my face got all red and I had massive amounts of sweat pouring off me. I about bit it on the rocks everywhere and Jakob took me by the hand and said"its ok if you have walk slow Gramdma,we can go as slow as you need to" right there I got the energy to get back home were I could cool of. We had lunch together,all sitting together at the table and I played some games and did the girls fingernails and even shot Jakobs new bow and arrows(he bought them himself even though they cost over 30 dollars)I was proud of him,he's all boy. I told them no tears when I went to leave and told them I would see them next saturday when I had my party. They kept telling me I was going to be surprized. I got home right before Jay did and listened to the phone messages and guess what? this year all my brothers had called to say Happy Birthday(they all forgot last year) And my brother whom I hardly see said he was coming tomorrow with my brother Randy and would be here also on the 17th. Randy finally agreed to share my birthday since his B day is a day after they are celebrating mine. My daughter(barbarann) will be making Randy a cake too, a little smaller but Im sure it will be nice(that girl makes a mean cake!!) she told me she had come hear and googled my past posts and saw all the time she had made me cry and all the rotten things I had said about her. I felt like she was going somewhere where I could tell all my feelings to but after she had read my past posts hopefully she finally got it,is specially when I had takin care of her when she had surgery and I had another stroke when I was at her house and still went back there for another week because I had promised no matter how badly she was treating everybody, I had promised and she still needed me. And we didnt fight once today!! I know a miracle huh? so everything turned out today and Jayson gave me a beautiful card. We didnt have much money this year with him being out of work for awhile. I love you guys ya know? I dont always post but I am always reading and I see what you all go through on a daily basis. I wish I could take it all away but I dont have a crystal ball,what I can do is post more and make an effort to be more supportive. Sometimes all we have is words and they can be so powerful,they make you feel like you are being hugged in person. Take care and have a nice night(once it cools down lol).

Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x3,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,over 30 surgeries,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic

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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, I'm sooo happy that you had a wonderful birthday!  Yes, I remember all the problems with your daughter but it sounds like she is maturing now and you and she will develop a much better relationship.
I'm jealous.  I would love to have grandchildren but none of my children have married...yet.  I can't believe it!  I'm glad you had a great time with the kids, too.
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   Posted 7/10/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Love to hear you had a great day! I'd be happy to trade you birthdays because in a short while I'll be 10!!! years older than you. Talk about not knowing what happened...lol I've decided I'm going backwards since I didn't do it at 39! Guess I should have wised up way sooner. Hey Sherrine and Marlee...want to join me???

And if you are lamenting the grandchildren, Sherrine, I have an 'almost four year old' I'll ship to you and have him delivered to your door. Because they are moving he's been a bit stressed but it's coming out of his mouth. He's trying to sound like a mom who's frustrated with a naughty child. Says things like.."Do you hear me?" "What did you say?" when you tell him to stop doing something. And the ever popular "I don't WANT to" and "NO". His mom and I had to call in reinforcements yesterday because the stress of moving had his mouth so off the wall we both were fighting over the roll of duct tape!

Oh Sherrine...I'm sure he'll be no trouble at all for you. But do please remove the past few yards of duct tape on him..OK?

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   Posted 7/13/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  dont think you that old,in our church we are slighty older youth.and im glad to be alive.i worked hard to get 52 and looking toward 90 our till the lord come back to get us.New body no pain no worries sounds good to me Happy b day sonny boy
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