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Sunday - November 22, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Joe - Happy (Belated) Birthday! Seems like you had a nice day for yourself, yesterday, especially with the good news regarding your Dad's office visit with the doctor. By the way, I'm an Abbott and Costello fan, and Three Stooges fan, too. When I was a kid, I used to re-runs of those old shows whenever they were on. (I see that next year will be the big "5-0" for you! You should plan a big celebration for yourself then! L O L! ūüėĄ¬†)

Tweety - It's good that you're having nice weather in your part of the world. I read that your stay-cation was "so-so". Hope you're able to get some beach-time to enjoy the good weather.

BCgradnurse - Seems like you have a bitter-sweet day planned for yourself today as you work to clean your mother's house. It's nice to read that you and your sisters get along together, and will be supportive of each other today.

herring_RN - Seems like you have Thanksgiving well-planned for your family, with a variety of different food being offered. Without a doubt, this year poses a challenge in planning any big family get-togethers. 

amoLucia - One week done with your radiation treatments. Please know that you're warmly held as you continue on with these treatments. (((Hugs)))

Dianah - Seems like you have a nice Thanksgiving planned with your family! It's good that you have the actual holiday off from work. Glad the new roof is looking good!

nursej22 - This is definitely a tough time to plan family get-togethers for this Thanksgiving. We're being encouraged to stay home, not travel, and keep good social distancing with invited guests. . . outdoors, if possible. Personally, I don't think it's unreasonable to "keep it safe" this year. 

NSIME - (((Hugs))) to you as life with "Nanny" continues to be a challenge. As for Thanksgiving, we're planning to order our food "to go", too. I'm working both Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving night, and Amy is not in any shape to do any special cooking.  So, ordering "to go" is our plan for this year. 

It's nice and quiet, this morning, as I type here. Both Amy and I are up doing our usual "morning thing", which ALWAYS includes drinking coffee! L O L!

The visit to the surgeon went well for Amy, Friday morning. "Bumfooty" is healing nicely. The surgeon took out another pin to "Bumfooty". She didn't feel it that time (like the first time). So, only two pins remain. Also, Amy was told that she can begin to - CAREFULLY - put weight on "Bumfooty". This is both a relief and a concern for Amy. She doesn't want to put too much weight on that foot. . . and is actually scared to walk on it. But, she's is now walking on that foot, as instructed, putting most of the weight on the left heel of "Bumfooty" while using her crutches. It's good to see her recover from this surgery, and to slowly get back to "normal" walking.

Yesterday, we picked up Amy's car from the repair shop. Her car needed a new alternator. It also needed a whole bunch of "Factory Recall" repairs done, too. LOTS of them, actually! So, after about 3 weeks in the repair shop, we finally were able to drive it home, safe and sound. The car-loan payments have been done for about a year, now. So we're hoping to get another 1 or 2 more years of usage out of her car.

Today. . . We might do some video-recording of Amy cooking. At least, that's the plan. I still have some video-editing to do on a couple of other projects, too. Otherwise, nothing much else going on. 

I hope all have a pleasant day today. Peace! ūüôā

Ted

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Thanks Ted.  Glad Amy is recovering well

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone

Yesterday was a rather quiet day, one for small pleasures.  Went outside early, saw a nuthatch for the first time.  Always good when you can positively identify a bird you haven't seen before.  And was pleased that our local bakery has switched back to using custard rather than chocolate cream for its eclairs.  Ordered food, took it easy, and watched Stooges and Svengoolie.  Did run an errand or two but mostly took it easy

Today should be fairly quiet too.  Online church and cooking.  The cooking is quite simple so I might even be able to get it done before church, which would leave the rest of the day free.  Might try and get outside again later briefly.  Also need to exercise and get stuff ready for the week

Tomorrow I'll most likely go to the store and get some things for Thanksgiving.  Don't want to delay too long  on that as the stores will probably be getting crowded

Weather remains in the 40s, rain holding off for now although some is expected later in the week

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Good morning!

Ted, glad to hear that Amy's bumfooty is healing.  

Joe, you remind me to get my shopping list (on my phone app) together and not wait to the last minute.  

BC, that Thanksgiving menu sounds great.   My German mother always had what she called a "relish tray" that had pickles, olives and fresh veggies for nibbles before the meal.  Glad you got together with friends.  As this pandemic wears on live get togethers, with common sense, it a good mental health move.  I'll be thinking of you has you and your sisters clean up.

Herring, I don't like the vegan roasts I've had in the past.  I suppose like burgers and cheese vegan versions have become better as time has gone one, but I'm avoiding them this year.

Amo, I forget, how many weeks of radiation do you have?  Sorry it's a rough but one week done!

One year I had the local grocery store prepare Thanksgiving and that's a great option.  Most years though we've gone out to eat with my parents down.

Scheduled a pick-up of my old entertainment center in my Florida room.  I'm going to get some new bookshelves in it's place.  I'm getting rid of the big old CD/Cassette/Vinyl player I got as a gift to myself for finishing nursing school in 1992.  It's had it's day.  There's also one of those dual VCRs and a huge TV that are going as well.  

I will treat myself to a new vinyl record player since the one I'm throwing out doesn't work.  The music geek in me needs one of those although I have none of the records I had when growing up as I either threw them out or lost them in flooded closet years ago.  

Hope you guys have a great day.

 

 

 

 

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Good morning all!

It's errand day for me, after a quiet day yesterday.  We attended Zoom Sabbath School but that's IT.   I read two books.

Yesterday, youngest ds and dil left to begin their cross-country drive to their home in Ohio.  They stopped in Utah for the night and will continue on today.

amoLucia, agree: one week down!¬† Yay for you!¬† Sorry it's so uncomfortable on the table during treatments. ūüėě

Ted, I kinda thought you might compose a Bumfooty song... ūüėČ Good to hear she is doing so well!¬† Keep it up, Amy!

Joe, what did you do for your birthday? 

We always had a raw veggies tray ('crudites' ???) at Thanksgiving too: radishes, carrots, celery, olives, green onions (of all things!  We kids never ate the green onions; as I recall, my mom liked them!).  This was based on memories from probably 40 or more years ago, when my grandparents were still alive and hosted the family gatherings.  

Have a good day!

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It is good to 'read' you this late morning. We will be fine with just us on thanksgiving. Will call or be called by dozens of family members. I'll soon find out how the vegan roast tastes. There will be plenty of sides so no one will go hungry.

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Guys, this is Thanksgiving season!  TY for all your support!!!!!!!!!

I've very small family, some friends & neighbors, so you're like my extended support circle. You are all so greatly appreciated. I guess that's how we all feel about each another's travails, like Joe's dad, J, Amy, Nan and all your extended family circles. And then we all have our own aches & pains. Prayers & good wishes back & forth in abundance.

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It's overcast today but only one weather report says that rain is possible. At least it is still temperate at 65 degrees.

Oops! I forgot to tell Joe "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

Hubby woke me up this AM and asked me to get up, because he needs to have some 'reasonably sane' company. He got an email from his dgt this morning that she had her husband take her into the ER. She had her next-to-the-last chemo treatment the other day, and today she woke up early with incredibly strong bone pain. They gave her Dilaudid at the ER, which supposedly did nothing to decrease her pain, then they gave her Percocet...hubby thinks it is by IV...I never heard of IV Percocet, but I've been out of nsg for a long time and haven't kept up, so who knows. Anyway, the plan is to keep her over night and get things under control. She has one more chemo tx next week. Not sure, but she is either going to go through radiation next, and/or talking to the surgeon about a double-mastectomy. It's hard getting third-hand info because hubby is upset and I never know if he is remembering correctly what she told him.

As I write this,  just now she has called her dad, and he put her on speaker phone. She's saying they are giving her some potassium because it was low, and they've given her more Dilaudid, but it hasn't "kicked in" yet. She sounds pitiful, crying and all, her voice is weak. She says they tell her she'll feel better in a day or two. I sure wouldn't be wanting to go through the last chemo tx next week if it did this to her this week. Someone said that the end tx's of chemo are harder on a person, but I don't know a whole lot about chemo. 

So, now Nannie is wanting sympathy because, "I can't remember when I've felt so bad in my body, in my whole life." Though she says she does NOT need to go to the ER. From what I can hear of her fading, squeaking voice, it is about her bowels, which she actually is not having any trouble with, except that they are working, and she says that it is 'normal'....so .... WHOOOOO knows! She is very tired, but fighting taking a nap, because she feels like she "shouldn't". Don't know WHY, but I've seen her do this many times before. I tell her that many of my patients in their nineties have had to take frequent naps. One even called it a "blessed privilege of old age" to not have to stay tuned in to a conversation or TV show, and not thought by others to be rude. When your 90 year old body says you need to sleep, you NEED to sleep. But Nannie follows her own story-line script and there is, of course, no reasoning with someone who has Alzheimer's piggy-backed onto Dementia. 

Ozzie is sleeping beside me on the sofa, hubby is leaned back in his recliner with eyes closed (not sleeping), and Nannie has just made her fourth or fifth trip to and from the bathroom, but says she did not poop. BUT, she is NOW rubbing her forehead and she is whining and complaining that her head hurts. I don't mind some one who is genuinely hurting, but a fake-whining sympathy-suck gets on my last nerve. I talked her into taking an Aleve, which she agreed to take "as long as it doesn't mean I can't get my night pills" Yeah, she likes those night pills and tries to stay up as long as she can because I believe she enjoys being high, and I promise they DO make her high. Some nights she'll come out of her bedroom asking if she can have "another one of those little white pills", though the answer is always "No." She says she "just can't sleep" and yet we hear her snoring before and after her coming out to request MORE.

Hubby is in a funk of worries, which is understandable given the circumstances. I worry some, but more about him. His dgt's pain will recede; he wants to go up there to see her, but would not be allowed to get into the hospital, and he hates staying at her house because when her husband gets drunk, he can't stand to be around him. My worry is that if hubby takes one (or more) of his PRN Xanax, and then decides to tipple some tequila to make him 'feel better' (which it doesn't, of course.) Then it might be like that girl who took Valium and drank wine and went on a long comatose journey....you know who I mean.

So, anyway, that's today; tomorrow is another day. I may take a ride out to "The BIG Mall" just to get away for a little while. 

PS: Hairdresser-Barber lady is negative for COVID. She says the doctors told her she has Diverticulitis, and sent her home.

Me? I'm okay, but I do SIGH a lot, and who wouldn't?

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Hi. It's damp and gloomy here, around 42 degrees, with occ. rain showers. Its gloomy inside too, because dh is upset over Thanksgiving, still. I got him out of the house yesterday, to buy pet food and drop it off for MIL, and then bought some pie carriers, and then shopped for an artificial tree, but didn't get one. He has his hinny parked in front of the TV watching football which I hate to listen to, so I've been on a short bike ride and puttered in the yard a bit. I suppose I need to go to the grocery store. 

Today, I ordered and picked up breakfast at the diner, but it just wasn't as good. My waffle was soggy and not warm enough to melt the little bit of butter that I put on it. Oh, well, at least I'm trying to support a local business. All restaurants are closed for indoor dining and I fear that more may close. 

I am thankful too, that I have the support of all of you. We each have own travails, but we can simpathize and lift each other up with good wishes and prayers. 

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8 hours ago, dianah said:

Good morning all!

It's errand day for me, after a quiet day yesterday.  We attended Zoom Sabbath School but that's IT.   I read two books.

Yesterday, youngest ds and dil left to begin their cross-country drive to their home in Ohio.  They stopped in Utah for the night and will continue on today.

amoLucia, agree: one week down!¬† Yay for you!¬† Sorry it's so uncomfortable on the table during treatments. ūüėě

Ted, I kinda thought you might compose a Bumfooty song... ūüėČ Good to hear she is doing so well!¬† Keep it up, Amy!

Joe, what did you do for your birthday? 

We always had a raw veggies tray ('crudites' ???) at Thanksgiving too: radishes, carrots, celery, olives, green onions (of all things!  We kids never ate the green onions; as I recall, my mom liked them!).  This was based on memories from probably 40 or more years ago, when my grandparents were still alive and hosted the family gatherings.  

Have a good day!

Except for relaxing and spending time outside, very little.  With all the restrictions very little can be done

Stars I hope your step dgt gets the pain under control and gets discharged soon

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