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Old 05-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #16
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Thanks to everyone for the prayers and good wishes. I went to see him yesterday and he looks ... like he's been through the wringer. Heart damage has been ruled out, but it's not looking quite as good for his lungs. He's had past blood clots, plus a LOT of years of heavy smoking. A pulmonary specialist has been called in - hoping to hear something tonight. Looks like he's going to be stuck in the hospital for a while. I think he knew the chickens were coming home to roost on the smoking - two weeks before he landed in the hospital, he'd had a lawyer draw up the financial power of attorney papers for me.

I'm glad that I have a 4 mile run scheduled tonight with my training group. I think I need it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:11 AM   #17
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #18
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Continued good thoughts for your Dad, Becky.

What's the link for Dagmar? And that situation with the stairs, wow. An easy solution? I think not.

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary! No plans other than going to work, lol. We're attending a black tie gala on Thursday night, so we'll consider that our celebration. I even got a new dress for it. Pricey, but beautiful. Dress
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Thinking about you and your family, Becky.

Dagmar - I'm picturing the scene from Sleepless in Seattle where Tom Hanks character is talking about a how he designed and saying 'and let's just put the entire front of the house on a hinge so I can open it with the garage door opener' as I'm reading your description. LOL

Happy anniversary, Allison and DH! That dress is lovely!

I'm at my flagship location today doing open enrollment for insurance today. Was here for 14 hours yesterday, likely another 14 hours today. Got here at 7am both days. I did take this morning to get the invitations adddressed for the baby shower I'm hosting, so hope to mail those today. Ideally I'll be able to be off work the rest of the week after today, my birthday is tomorrow and DH is off the entire week. Sadly, I can almost never take off time in May. I have open enrollment counselors from the insurance company doing the legwork for me, so hoping to be able to use them and take some time out. We'll see.

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Continued good thoughts for your Dad, Becky.

What's the link for Dagmar? And that situation with the stairs, wow. An easy solution? I think not.

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary! No plans other than going to work, lol. We're attending a black tie gala on Thursday night, so we'll consider that our celebration. I even got a new dress for it. Pricey, but beautiful. Dress
Congratulations on yor25th anniversary. Beautiful dress and you will look beautiful in it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #21
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Thanks to everyone for the prayers and good wishes. I went to see him yesterday and he looks ... like he's been through the wringer. Heart damage has been ruled out, but it's not looking quite as good for his lungs. He's had past blood clots, plus a LOT of years of heavy smoking. A pulmonary specialist has been called in - hoping to hear something tonight. Looks like he's going to be stuck in the hospital for a while. I think he knew the chickens were coming home to roost on the smoking - two weeks before he landed in the hospital, he'd had a lawyer draw up the financial power of attorney papers for me.

I'm glad that I have a 4 mile run scheduled tonight with my training group. I think I need it.
Will continue to keep him in prayer and you, too as I know this is stressful for you.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #22
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Sending supportive thoughts, Becky, for facing a difficult time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #23
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Me too Becky.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #24
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Add me to the list Becky of supportive thoughts. Glad he got the paperwork done. It makes it immeasurably better-- trust me.

Happy Anniversary Allison!! Love the dress!!!

Happy Birthday Shannon! Hope you get your invites done!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #25
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Becky you and your familay are in amy prayers.
Yeah Allison!
Today's my wife Karen's birthday. My 31-years-of-maintenance wife has decided to go out for a pancake breakfast and a lovely dinner. Who am I to resist? If she can do this occasionally and maintain (5'4" 109 lbs today) so can I!!

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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Happy birthday to Shannon and Chris's lovely Karen!

Allison I love the dress - you'll be stunning in it!

Becky I am hoping for the best in regards to your dad. It seems unfair that people who have quit smoking still pay for it.
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Becky you and your familay are in amy prayers.
Yeah Allison!
Today's my wife Karen's birthday. My 31-years-of-maintenance wife has decided to go out for a pancake breakfast and a lovely dinner. Who am I to resist? If she can do this occasionally and maintain (5'4" 109 lbs today) so can I!!
Happy Birthday to Karen ! Enjoy your pancakes !
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Happy birthday to Karen! That sounds like a lovely day, you can handle it Chris.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:40 AM   #29
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Mudpie apparently has a benign tumour on her liver. It is quite localized and is not really having any impact on her well-being. We could try surgery. She might pull through it and get a couple more years of life.

But we think the quality of her life would probably be greatly diminished. As might she be after anaesthesia and major surgery. She would have a great deal of pain and stress. We would be doing the surgery for our emotional needs, not her physical ones.

So we are going to let her be as she is. She's happy and content and we will let her live out whatever time she has left that way. She will let us know when it's time for her to die (typing that made me cry but that's just my emotional indulgence) and if we have to help her we will.

And yes, I did eat the jelly beans after making the decision. But it was a modest helping, not the 2 lbs. I would have mindlessly consumed several years ago. Old habits are hard to break but they can be modified quite successfully.

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Dagmar, it seems that you have made the best decision you can under the circumstances. Enjoy Mudpie while you can , tears are certainly OK and even a few jellybeans , if necessary.
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