Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies......(#33)

04-18-2005, 09:06 AM

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

04-18-2005, 09:08 AM
Hello :wave:

I'm back!!! I've had a very rough few weeks! Computer crashed....VERY sick, etc.....I've got to get to work so I'll post and tell all about it tonight.

Love & miss you all...

04-18-2005, 05:00 PM
Sherry I am glad to see a post from you today. My intentions today was post to you and let you know that without you we are falling apart. We need our moderator. We love and care for you and are always here for you. I am jumping for joy your back! I

04-18-2005, 07:42 PM
Hello girls!!! I am still exhausted, but hanging in there... trying to take care of three households in very trying! Mom is doing fair, in my opinion, she came home from the hospital in better shape then she is now... I am calling or we are seeing the doctor for one thing or another every few days. She is now on a $10.00 a pill antibiotic for possible bladder infection. Today she is having a difficult time breathing, I left the oxegen on her and she continues to wheeze. The doctors in the other city wanted her to find a doctor here closer to home, we went back to her old doctor (which is mine too) but now I'm worried since he isn't a heart specialist, his opinions vary from the physicians in the other town. I wish someone would just tell me how she is REALLY doing. I have some that are very optimistic about a recovery and others who tell her she is living on borrowed time. I am the only one of five children to stay with her full time (no choice) one brother tries to come in for a few hours here and there. The other brother and two sisters are "disowned" as far as I am concerned. Not one call or anything to check on mom. I'm sorry to be such a downer today, but I needed to vent.

Sherry, I hope all is well for you now. The girls need you here on the board.

Love all of you dearly, thank you for being such dear friends.

04-18-2005, 07:56 PM
Dearest Gayle-You are such a wonderful daughter. How awful about your brother and sister that haven't called. I hope that insurance is covering the medication. Is it, or is she on Medicare, when she has to pay for meds?

04-19-2005, 10:22 AM
Gayle, sweetie, I know you're going through a VERY rough time right now. Please hang in there! I don't even want to imagine one of my parents being that sick! Love you, lady.

Shelley, how are things in sunny Fla? Because of all the hurricanes down there last year, the gov't has asked for volunteers from among us to serve a 2-week detail down there. If it wasn't for the fact that I now have a husband to consider, I'd definately sign up for that--even though a lady I know is down there and says they work from around 6:30 a.m. to around 7:00 p.m. every day. Have your parents started moving yet?

Dee, how's everything going for you? Kids both OK? Back OK?

Hey to Carol, Debbie, Sherry, Ramona, Doni and all my other Floozies.

Sorry I haven't been over to the exercise thread at all this month. Haven't exercised. Actually, I've gained weight (surprise!). I went to put on my watch the other day and I couldn't even get it fastened around my wrist--and EVERYONE knows that your wrists and ankles are usually the last places that gain weight! I just can't seem to care. I know what to do and how to do it--just a question of -doing- it! Ich.


04-19-2005, 12:34 PM
Hello :wave:

I'm at work posting. If I quit real fast it's because the Principal came out of her office. This is a NO-NO at work! (I'm soooo bad!) :lol:

I was so tired by the time I got home from work yesterday, I didn't post.

I have had Pleurisy again. I have been on Prednisone twice, had shots and my b/p has been extrememly high. I'm much better now.Just trying to get my energy level back up.

I have gained weight but now since I'm better, I'll try again to lose and start walking again. I've been so depressed but now that I'm better, I'm in a much better frame of mind and actually I'm laughing & smiling a lot the last couple of days. :)

I want to thank you for my cards, letters and asking about me. Most of all, for missing me!! I'm so glad to be back. If I don't post everyday, please don't worry. I promised Wayne that I would slow down and take care of me and spend less time away from the computer. So if I only post once or twice a week don't be upset please.

Gayle....I'm so sorry that you've had to go through so much lately. I wish I could come to KS and help out. Take care of your Mom (she's lucky to have you!) ...But also take care of YOU!!!! I love you and sorry I haven't been here for you through this. I hope you'll forgive me.

Dee...Thank you so much for loving me and taking the time to write me.Thanks for not giving up on me!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!

Ramona....Thank you too!!! Gosh I miss Chris! He was suppose to get a leave for this week but it was turned down. Hopefully it will come through on his next request. I hope you're doing ok. How are the boys? I KNOW how much you miss them! How is work? Still busy? Please post soon...don't be like me!!

Shelley...Thanks for hanging in there and posting when no one much else was! You're the greatest! I'm back and ready to walk!! to go.........

04-19-2005, 01:14 PM
Gayle my prayers are with you and your family. I pray that you would have the strength and knowledge on the care of your mom. I pray that your mom has a full recovery. I also pray for your girls and hubby too that they understand why you don't have as much time for them right now, and that they know the right things to do to help you. Gayle never mind feeling like you are such a downer. We are always here for you. We appreciate you letting us know how things are going. We are backing you up with prayer.

Sherry I am so happy to see that you posted, even if it was cut short. You work to hard girl and wear yourself down. That isn't going to help anyone. Youknow the speach I have given it to you before. I know that it is hard not to have everything perfect but you have to let some of that go. Take care of Sherry. My prayers are being sent your way.

Cheryl you need to post here so we can encourage you on your weight loss journey. Start walking and you will feel better. I know it is a vicious(sp? brain dead from too much drugs) cylcle we eat because we are upset that we gainned weight therefor gainning more. :( Been there done that. Let us help you. If you start walking abit you will feel better and also encouraged to watch what you are eatting. You can do it with our help.

Sunny day here, going to go out for a short walk.

04-19-2005, 02:20 PM
Dee--Thanks for the encouraging words. A lot of the reason I've been so "blah" lately is because I've been having a rough time at work (again). This time, though, things have gotten so bad that I've filed a complaint against my manager. She doesn't know it yet, and things are going to be so much worse when she finds out.

Part of me feels guilty because I filed the complaint (which leads to EATING) because it's going to hurt her feelings. But the bigger part of me knows that I'm doing the right thing, because something has GOT to change in my office. Right now, I'm just waiting for the s**t to hit the fan. It's not gonna be pretty.

I miss you all,

04-20-2005, 06:59 AM
Sherry-Please know that the result of prednisone is not only weight gain, but depression. I know when I was on massive doses, I was depressed even while taking Prozac. I am so glad that you have posted. I have missed you very much. Things are so, so busy at work, I'm sure you can imagine because you are in the same position. With all the job cuts in sight, it will only get busier.

Cheryl-Stay with us when you are gaining. We are here to motivate and help you.

Gotta go, sorry this is so quick.

04-20-2005, 01:04 PM
Cheryl have you heard anything from your manager? Sometimes for things to get better you have to do something about it that is stressful. I am sure that you are nervous about it but you did the right thing. Let us know how it goes.

04-20-2005, 04:40 PM
Dee did you send me this weather? ( Yesterday was beautiful it was 27C. Hello everyone, its sound like some of you are having a rough time lately. Hang in there things will get better

04-20-2005, 07:14 PM
Hey, did you see AI last night? Bo, was awesome, and so was Anthony (finally.) My favorite, of course is Vonzelle. She did wonderful. They are having a big deal at the arena tonight from 7:30 on until the show. Ft Myers is pumped about Baby V.

04-20-2005, 11:02 PM
Shelley I have no clue what you are talking about. I just figured it out.....I think. Is it american idol? Haven't watched it so I don't know the names of anyone. Is one of them from Ft Myers?

Janice I love your little guy under the umbrella. We haven't had any rain except a thunderstorm on sunday night. Don't know where that came from. You usually do get out weather. On monday we had a high of 25. Today it was only 13 but sunny.

04-21-2005, 12:32 AM
Hello girls! It's after 10:00 p.m. here and I just made it home a little bit ago. I asked my brother to come and spend the night with my mom. She had a rough week and even rougher past two days. We went to the doctor today and spent 4 hours there!!! After x-ray's and CT's it was decided she has fluid around her lungs. They removed some for testing by doing a lung tap, we will know Friday if it is fluid build-up or infection. I'm leaning towards fluid build-up since she has no fever. They placed her on high powered antibiotics and I believe she is already feeling better tonight just by the amount of fluid they removed. She had so much fluid, it caused one lung to shrink way down and collapse to allow space for the fluid.

Nice to see the postings! Even if I can't make the time to post, it is nice to come here and read.

Who do you all want to win AI??? Vonzelle has been good since the beginning. Steve likes Bo, really, I don't have an absolute favorite up to this point.

04-21-2005, 06:40 AM
Yes, Dee. Vonzelle is from Ft Myers. And I truly think she should be the one to win!

04-21-2005, 06:41 AM
Gayle-I am sending extra prayers to you and yours this week. I hope your mom makes it through all this soon.

04-21-2005, 03:35 PM
Gayle let us know what the results are friday. I too believe that it isn't infection since no fever. My prayers are with you. I am glad that your brother is there to help you out.

04-21-2005, 04:34 PM
HI!!! So far, not all the lab is back, but they are ruling out infection. I need to have her at the hospital in the morning at 7:00 a.m. They want to do a tap and drain all the fluid. If all goes well, she should be released later in the day. The doctor said there is a chance they could puncture a lung, if so, she will need to stay in the hospital. I'll keep you updated. BTW: My brother ended up getting a rude awakening! He found out just how well my mother sleeps (not)! She kept him up all either with coughing or breathing treatments. I bet it will be awhile before he voluteers to stay with her again. ;-)

Hope everyone is well!!!

04-21-2005, 05:43 PM
Gayle I hope that all goes well tomorrow. I will be praying for your mom in the morning. I know that this is very scarey for you too. You are also in my prayers. I guess now your brother must really appreciate you. ;)

04-21-2005, 11:12 PM
Thank you for the prayers. I have the deepest feeling they are going to tell me mom has the first stages of congestive heart failure. I am having a hard time tonight keeping myself together...I wish Steve was home to talk to... getting ready to leave and go back to my moms house. I'll let you all know how things go.

04-22-2005, 06:42 AM
Gayle- :grouphug:

04-22-2005, 02:12 PM
Gayle sorryt that I didn't check in last night I didn't check in last night after you posted. I am still praying for your mom. How is she doing this morning? How did the drainning go? Hang in there girl. I see the angels around you and your mom guarding you. {{{HUGS}}}

04-22-2005, 08:54 PM
Gayle.....How is your Mom today? How did it go today? You're in my heart & prayers. I love you......

Dee....How is your back? I've thought a lot about you today. :grouphug:

How is everyone else? I was so excited about starting to feel better and finally off all the medications and guess what??? This afternoon I started hurting again in the same spot! :( I hope sooooo bad this Pleurisy isn't coming back!

Going to lay down for a little while. I love & miss you all!!! Has anyone heard from Ramona, Carol and the others?

04-22-2005, 09:17 PM
Gayle- I hope everything is okay. Your mom is in my prayers. You are a wonderful daughter, I know it must be hard to be there for everyone. Please look after yourself.

04-24-2005, 12:10 PM
We had a wonderful time at my parents house last night for the Passover sedar. There was a total of 15 people there and the condo looks fabulous. Our sedars are very, very laid back, with loads of laughter, even though they are supposed to be solemn. We also celebrated Becky's birthday (she is 17 today!) and my dad's (82.)

Gayle-How is your mom today? If you email me her name, I will have my dad say a Mishabera (prayer for the sick) at Temple on Friday night. I am praying for her everyday.

This board is so slow!! I hope that everyone is just busy and not deserting us!!

I ran over to my parents house this morning (7 miles), then stayed for 10 min, then ran back home. Total of 12 miles. The reason it is farther going is that I always take a 1.5 mile warmup before I go running.

04-24-2005, 05:05 PM
Just wanted to quickly check in and say hello to everyone.

Gayle, I hope the tests went all right and your mother is feeling better today. I know you are so very tired both physically and mentally. I wish I was there with you to help so you could get some rest. I know how it is when you are the only sibling who takes on all the responsibility of caring for your parents. I was thinking about know when you and Steve were trying to decide if you should move to a new town, but you decided you needed to stay where you are? This is proof that you made the right decision. Take care of YOU!

I still can't get on line at work and that is where I always posted before. I very rarely even turn my computer on at home any more. After hours and hours on it at work, the last thing I want to do is stare at one at home! LOL Besides that, my eyesight has gotten very, very bad in the last two months. I can hardly read anything at night so I don't even try to read the posts until I get to work. I always go in early so I can do that! Now that I've finally gotten my tax refund, I'm going to make an eye appointment this week.

Well, I hope all of you who have been ill, are still recovering, have parents in poor health, have "co-workers from ****", or who are just having a hard time in general, will soon find a measure of peace and relaxation. I pray that the sun will shine upon you all and fill you with hope and love.

Take care everyone........

04-26-2005, 07:26 PM
Gayle I am really worried about your mom. How did everything go? With the silence it really scares me. Please post and let us know.

Sherry how are you feeling? Is the pain in your chest gone? Don't do to much, I know you, when you feel a bit better you get right back at it. SLOW DOWN!

Shellley wish Becky happy belated birthday. I am sorry I didn't wish her happy birthday sooner but my PC was down. Is it appropriate to wish someone Happy Passover Sedar like we do for Easter? I am so dense! If it is Happy Passover Sedar.

Ramona it is nice to hear from you. Did you get new glasses this week? I didn't know that your eyes were that bad. I totally agree with what you said about Gayle deciding to move. Sometimes we have no clue as to why things work out the way they do.

Well I better get going Larry is on his way in the door for my beef stew!

04-27-2005, 12:57 AM
Shelley, wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Passover holiday!!! I'm so happy your parents are settled into the new home. It sounds gorgeous!

Ramona, please take care of yourself! Have your eyes checked ASAP in case it is something serious. Your right, is is a good thing we decided to stay. We honestly thought something serious would happen to Steves dad first. I have a hard time remembering my mom is 79, she acts so much younger then her age.

Dee, you are such an angel! You seem to always know what to say to let calmness settle in. I am tired, but hopefully things are starting to turn around.

Janice, thank you for the prayers! How is the dieting coming along?

Sher, are you feeling better? How is Wayne??

To all the other Floozies, I hope life is treating you well. Please check in and update us on your life.

We went to the hospital last Friday A.M. and they drained all of the fluid off of mom's lungs. Since that time she seems to be steadily improving a tiny amount each day. She will need to get restarted with your physical therapy, tomorrow will be her first day trying a session. The shortness of breath continues, and probably won't improve too much. We will need to watch for fluid buildup again, it could be an early indication of congestive heart failure. She is finally eating better and able to stay in bed most of the night. There for awhile we were up most of the night doing breathing treatments and just trying to keep her comfortable.
Are any of you familiar with Long Term Care Insurance? It will pay if the insured needs to go into a nursing home. Mom has a policy she wanted me to check over, to be honest, I'm feeling kinda uneasy about it. She pays outrageous premiums monthly to keep the policy and I'm not too sure it is worth it. FEEDBACK PLEASE! BTW: we are not planning for the nursing home here in the near future, she just wanted me to check into it for her.

I hope everyone is doing great! Dee, the stew sounds yummy!!!!

Love, Gayle

04-27-2005, 01:05 AM
I forgot to mention: THANK YOU ALL SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THE SINCERE COMMENTS AND PRAYERS! And Shelley, if your father would like to say a prayer for my mom, LaVeta, (long e) it will be deeply appreciated. I will make sure to mention it to her.

04-27-2005, 06:37 AM
Thanks, Gayle I'll give him her name. I am so glad that she is getting better each day. I don't know anything about the insurance.

Okay, it secretaries week and yesterday we each got baskets of all kinds of chocolate. I'm starting to weaken! Help me! We also have gotten gift bags full of different stuff, candles and the conference room is set with gorgeous china and silver for us to eat at everyday, although we have just been pushing it aside since we don't want to wash it.

04-27-2005, 06:38 AM
A little birdie told me someone's birthday is just around the corner!!

04-27-2005, 03:42 PM
Your right Shelley a little bird came and visited me and told me the same thing. Your secertaries gift some very nice. What a wonderful surprise. As for the chocolates if you are finding that you are ok eatting one a day, go for it. If the temptation is to strong and you can't resist eatting them donate them to someone. Maybe your mom and dad or a friend.....Do you have a dishwasher in the staff room? You can put the china in it with the liquid soap and it won't hurt it. Or do you just use paper plates and have to wash the dishes by hand that you use?

Gayle you poor thing. Your nights must be so rough. It is hard on the body to be sleep deprived. I hope that you are catching a few zzz's when ever you have a moment. Hang in there because it sounds like it is getting better. Sorry that I don't have any info for you about insurance. We don't have the same systems.

Well better run. I am going to cook something to warm up the house it is so cold here today we even got a few snow flurries. Gayle I will send you some of that stew for supper. It is always the better the day after.

04-27-2005, 11:28 PM
Gayle, I'm so glad your mother is doing somewhat better. I know how difficult your days and nights are right now. But, as hard as they are, just hug her and kiss her and let her know how much you love her (I'm sure she already knows that!). Believe it or not, it's been almost a year since I lost my mother. I'm having a really hard time with that right now, especially with all the "mother's day" commercials and items in the stores. Also, I'm pretty sure my dad is planning to remarry and that is causing MAJOR stress in my household. Didn't mean to write a book, just want you to know I understand and I care.

Shelley, my bosses had me choose this morning where I wanted to eat lunch and they were all going to take me out. Then, some idiot woman with an automatic weapon decided it would be a good day to rob a bank. So much for my Administrative Assistant's Day! I spent it making photographic stills of the bank video and creating lineups. There wasn't any time to eat so I had the only thing available, which was a donut! They said they will try to take me tomorrow, but I really doubt we will have time. I'll be ready tomorrow though....I'm taking an apple! LOL I'm glad you are having such a nice Admin. Assist. week.

Dee, how are you feeling? I can't believe you are having snow! We are in the 80's here already!!!

Well, I'm off to bed now. Have a great rest of the week everyone!

04-28-2005, 06:49 AM
Ramona-Too bad!! I hope you are able to go today. Yesterday, we received flowers. I heard that Friday one of the grade levels is bringing in a massage lady to give us massages. They did the same thing a year or 2 ago. Trouble is, then we don't want to have to go back to our desks and work the rest of the day!

04-28-2005, 01:22 PM
Wow Shelley you ladies really do get spoiled. You deserve it so enjoy. Everyone needs to cheer Shelley on for the great success she has with her running. She is a road runner speedy gonzelous.

Ramona my heart goes out to you. Losing your mom has to be one of the hardest things. I worry about it all the time. Mom isn't doing that well and I know her clock is ticking. Fortunately she was given a gift of life over a year ago and we have time together. I often think that it might be the last time and I try to impression every visit in my mind to memory. My Grandmother died on Mother's day. We were really close, it tough but time does heal and make it precious memories instead of pain.
How are you feeling about the possiblity of your Dad remarrying?

Sherry how are you feeling? I hope that you are doing so much better and that you are just buzy.

Gayle how did mom sleep last night? Is she still improving? I hope that you are remembering to take a bit of time out of each day for yourself.

For those of you who have asked about my back it is not much better. My leg is working properly except I have to be careful with steps because of falling. The pain in my back in constant and affects the quality of my life. Meds help but I am not pain free for much of the day. It sucks and it is tough but I am trying to deal with it one day at a time. Some days I want to give up because it hurts so much. At this point I am waiting for physio to see if it will help. Hopefully I will start it in the next couple of weeks. That is it in a nut shell.

Hope that the sun is shining on your face and that the wind is at your back.

04-28-2005, 08:32 PM
Wow Shelley, you really get treated like a queen!!! We didn't get to go out today either, they were still chasing down leads and I had five witness interviews that I had to transcribe. We are going to try one day next week. The massage sounds wondeful!!! I wish one would come to our office, but I'm like you, I'd want to go lie down and take a nap afterward. LOL

04-29-2005, 07:02 AM
Dee- Thanks for the cheering section, but you are the one who is smokin' it with your walking, even though you are in pain. You are one amazing chick!!

04-29-2005, 04:52 PM
Thank you Shelley that is very sweet of you. You have managed to up your mileage every month since last year. I am so proud of you. :)

05-01-2005, 05:32 PM
Dee & Shelley, both of you are totally amazing!!!! I can't get over the miles you two girls get in each month. I admire the determination and control both of you share to reach your exercise and weight loss goals. I can't tell you two enough how very proud I am of you!!!!!!

I am still checking in, just not enough hours in the day left to post every day. Mom is feeling better I think. She is still weak, but at least she is staying the same instead of backsliding. We had a family gathering at her house yesterday of the Aunts/Uncles and a few cousins. She was able to spend some time alone with her older sister who is soon to be 85 and in poor health. They have always been able to talk on the phone every day (hours & hours & hours) and lived just miles away from each other. A month or so before mom became ill, her family moved my aunt to another State. So now the few minutes they have with each other is cherished time. If she keeps slipping in health at the rate she has been, we may never get to spend any more time with her. Mom is ill, but looks a picture of health next to her.

I am busy trying to clean the house when I have the free time, one of these days I might need to get the scoop shovel out!!!! Honestly, when I can stop for a few minutes, I just want to drop! I can't believe how exhausting it can be running between two households and trying to keep things up. Hopefully, mom will start having fewer doctors appointments compared to the 2-3 per week!

Do you want to hear a stange story? Remember my friend Nancy who passed away last June???? I ran into her husband one day and we chatted for about 30-40 minutes. That night I had dreams about her throughout the night. The next morning I was running around in the livingroom picking up stuff etc. I had just finished telling Steve about my dreams... I looked up on my shelf and Nancy's framed picture was flipped over, just like it fell backwards. It is a glass frame, but not one chip or crack. Also, I never heard it fall and it would of made a noise during the night when it did fall back. Weird huh???? Makes one wonder...

I hope everyone is having great weekend!!!!!!

05-02-2005, 12:47 AM

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