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New Normal
Saturday, September 02, 2017      13 comments

Bob passed away on August 9, 2017. I was his acute caregiver for 5 years. We had almost 45 years of marriage. Yet, I am at peace. His body had weakened. His mind was sharp. We did what we could to keep him going. I am now defining t... Read more
Hanging in
Saturday, April 15, 2017      5 comments

Bob and I are hanging in. He refused surgery for a stuck kidney stone. He is a high risk person for surgery. He currently has no pain. I am his caregiver. My residents at the Highlands are offering help to me. Some will sit with Bob. Othe... Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017      5 comments

I read the book, When Breath Becomes Air. My life with Bob is so similar to the book. We are discussing many deep issues. He has been weak and unable to eat. He rallied this evening. He has been on dialysis for 4.75 years. Today I attended... Read more
Hanging in
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      4 comments

Caregiving and taking care of me. Bob is slightly stronger. I tracked walking 84.62 miles in January. Still training, spinning, and swimming. Cat, Snaggles, is a charmer.... Read more
Making Progress
Saturday, December 24, 2016      5 comments

My husband had his medication sensipar increased to a 90 mg tablet per day. He began to have splitting headaches, nausea, and other problems. The doctor kept him on the he medication despite his complaints for over 4 months. My husband also h... Read more
Made a big step
Saturday, October 29, 2016      4 comments

I decided to stop taking my drug, anastrezole. My feet were so painful. Neuropathy was setting in. I noted ease of weight gain and more. My cancer was caught early. The drug therapy was a prevention. I had to weigh pain that caused less qu... Read more
Sticking with Gratitude
Friday, October 14, 2016      5 comments

Each day I am thankful for 24 hours to do something good. I am grateful for all of you who also want to help others. Today I received good news that I may safely stop a drug that was suspected of giving me more foot pain. Tomorrow begins my t... Read more
Moving Onward
Monday, October 10, 2016      6 comments

Bob's dialysis is working again. Our dialysis team found the proper solution. Thanks for comments and kind prayers. He still has a nasty headache. ... Read more
Husband - very ill
Friday, October 07, 2016      10 comments

Bob is exhibiting all the signs of dialysis not working well. Been on the phone with his nurses and with the Baxter staff as well. He is on dialysis now. I am to call nurses at 8:30 am tomorrow. If he is still as bad, I will order an ambulan... Read more
Good week reconnecting
Saturday, September 24, 2016      2 comments

I enjoyed lunch and time with my cousins on 9/16. I had not been in their company for 10 years. Today I connected with 2 friends. We have not seen each other for 50 years. We plan to get together in a month. I connected with another friend on... Read more
Friday, September 09, 2016      3 comments

My test occurred earlier. The doctor really had skills. I am making progress. Bob has time with physical therapy. He is getting stronger.... Read more
Sunday, September 04, 2016      2 comments

Bob still is more fatigued from his fall. He did not have bleeding or a fracture, but has some memory problems and fatigue. The headache is almost gone. I have tests on my nerves in my legs and feet. I am uneasy as I don't know much ab... Read more
Challenges seem to follow me
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      8 comments

My husband had a nasty fall. I am working with him so that he recovers. He had a mild concussion. I am slowly getting relief for the radiation burn like problem on the soles of both feet. I am returning to SparkPeople minus the ads. I use S... Read more
Exercising during a flare
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

I want to keep exercising when I have a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare, but do not want to cause more joint damage. I also changed my exercising routine to adjust to limitations. Sunday - Line dancing for 1 hour Monday - yoga flow and training ... Read more
Feeling more connected and happy
Friday, July 08, 2016      3 comments

I am having less pain if I limit what I do. The newsletter is almost done. Printing for my organizations is done. My mailing committee needs to accomplish two small mailings. I can only work at the computer for 30 minutes at a time. I ... Read more

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