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Monday, July 02, 2012

Yesterday was glorious----I gardened--swam with little Grandson---weed whacked---went to bed completely pooped--but------one never knows what the day will bring--
After supper, husband started complaining of chest pain--came up 4 flights of stairs for his medicine--never called me--I found him upstairs kinda holding his chest--About 4 years ago, he was diagnosed with narrowing of an artery--not bad enough to be operated on--but bad enough to have medicine with chest pain--He took care --at first--but--lately he does everything- Yesterday he cut the grass-in the heat--
So to-day, he is not to exhert (Is that a word?)-himself---As if he will listen to me---but--I shall try---
We have been married for 46 yrs---
I think the last 2 yrs have been hard for me--because he is very stubborn-LOL-
Things have to be done his way---LOL---
And I know it must be frustrating for him at times also---I do all the driving--(drives him crazy!)---I do all the large chores around here--and lately seem to be taking on all the shopping and cooking--
So Sparklers----life does change as one ages---for the good in many ways--but-----difficult in many ways too--
But--right now, tis time to get going here-my weight is bobbing around--(poopy!)---Son #2, the Pilot is winging his way back from Cuba --Daughter is in Cincinati---son#1, the restaurant owner is still cooking for the rescue people in the Mall collapse-Son#3, the OPP, will be heading to Petoskey--and hopefully son #4 will be out with Grandson-
Enjoy the day Sparklers and stay strong!
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  • EDWARDS1411
    It's soooo frustrating and hard when our loved ones don't do what's best for themselves! Hope this episode scared him enough to take better care of himself. Doctors never follow their own advice!!!
    2718 days ago
    In case nobody told you, your mall made the NPR (national public radio) news articles over the weekend. I was listening in the car on the way to and fro and I heard it and said to myself, "You KNOW someone there!"

    Hang in there. Hug that Hubby and tell him your Spark friends want him to be AROUND for you years from now, so TAKE CARE OF THAT HEART!

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    2718 days ago
    Love the Wonder Woman and will send it on to friends.

    I sure hope that your hubby begins to take better care of his health, STARTING with his emotional attitude towards taking care of his own body. I bet that if he had a patient doing what he himself is doing that he would be "all over" that patient with a stern lecture.

    You hang in there yourself LeanJean. Might be time to see if you can get some help with the heavy physical and emotional lifting around the house. My motto is: IF EVERYBODY DOES A LITTLE NOBODY HAS TO DO A LOT. It's not easy to get everybody to begin to pitch in...but little by little some responsibilities can be shifted. Better sooner than later. For example, Mom should not have to be the only one to "nag" Daddy into looking after himself, adult kids should be expressing (tactful) concern too. And they can begin to help set up stress relief for you as well.

    It's called "aging gracefully" rather than being dragged kicking and screaming into "old age".

    I know your problems. I had them myself with my parents and am about your age now. Wish I had known long before what I know now.


    2718 days ago
    Love the 'Wonder Woman' cartoon! As for men and their stubborness - I think that obstinate gene is gender-specific, lol...
    2718 days ago
    Oh gosh . . . men can be stubborn can't they! Hope he's feeling better today.

    I think I'm Wonder Woman too!!!!! LOL
    2718 days ago
    do get it checked hope its OK
    2718 days ago
  • CAT609
    Good morning, Lynda! I hope hubby is OK. That would be scary. Have they found everyone at the mall? It must be awful in this heat.

    I love the wonderwoman quote, it sounds familiar! I wonder who they mean? Enjoy your day, and stay cool! emoticon to everyone!
    2718 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    He probably needs to have that checked out.

    Doctors make the worst patient - right next to Nurses. Hehehe

    Tell him Nurse Sunny wants him to see his Cardiologist asap!

    Huggers, Sunny
    2718 days ago
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