"Dear Marie. I am just hanging in there. I cannoy walk. My legs getting so the won;t let me push the wheelchair. I am thinking og getting an electric one.I am so very depressed. Ton bought the tree decorated it, Put uo the 3 karge ceramic trees,…"
"Hi Reed, Ha, ha, ha about me with a GPS driving to DC from Virginia alone this week! First we are to silly to work the IPHONE GPS. My son downloaded an app GPS and showed us what to do but by morning we forget. I had my BF let me drive in Sunday and…"
just show up at 4:00PM Eastern time and the chat room should be buzzing. Manny and Emily and some of the other staff will be joining us by video. It's always a really fun party, and God knows I need a little fun. I'm going to try to get all my errands done early, but I might be making some bread later. I pray for you and Russ every morning before I get out of bed. HUGS!!!!! thanks for the Christmas card.
Hi Reed, Ha, ha, ha about me with a GPS driving to DC from Virginia alone this week! First we are to silly to work the IPHONE GPS. My son downloaded an app GPS and showed us what to do but by morning we forget. I had my BF let me drive in Sunday and then Monday I panicked and asked him to go with me. He did and I had a panic attack at every turn and light. Tuesday I was better but too tired to drive home. Today I drove there and watched going back which is much easier. He will go with me until Friday and then I am on my own and I think I will be fine by then. Driving in the city you have to watch every minute there is so much going on and the beltway is a parking lot. Once I get there I am having a great time in a special program for disabled vets. I decided to get the most out of my benefits. I heard that you are accomplishing a lot in the WC. You beat me, our Christmas tree is half way up today. We are painting our long staircase, so no outside lights until it is finished. We are running out of twinkle lights because many we have done light up. Darn. I hesitate to buy new and just be happy with what I have. I am sore too. I found out that I need to see a neurosurgeon. My neck bones are pinching nerves and messing up my hands. I have trouble with lifting my arms or turning my head as well. I am hooked up with the pain clinic too for this. By the time I get home at 5 I am sore from carrying my back pack and going around the hospital because it is pretty big. My diabetes is back to being well. I went from no food to being hungry so I am gaining some weight.
The animals are glad to see me. The cat is walking around the computer right now like Chico. The dog is getting calmer and more attentive. He still likes me a lot better when I am eating food! Two more days of getting up early and then this weekend we will get ready for Christmas. I can't really believe it is here already! I completely missed Autumn.
Take care and don't worry too much about the WC. As long as you are moving forward that is all that matters and I don't know as many people of your age that are as independent as you. Do you have neighbors that can help with the mail on a regular basis? I like staying home, but I know what you mean about getting out too. Thank goodness for Tom. Check around your area. There may be non-profits that might take you and the wheel chair for an outing and stay with you where you go, like the library or mall. Have a good night. I am only good for a few more hours and then I am going to snore. Ellen.
Hi Seagator, Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I have been a diabetic (2) for about a year now .. it's not getting easier .. in fact, I'm struggling with balancing my sugar levels. I hope this site can help me. so far, everyone is so friendly! thanks for that! Susan
Good morning Reed. I have been up since 5 because I had a couple questions re my next year's insurance (still getting it from former employer) and their phone lines opened at 6, eastern time. I called right away and was on hold for 40 minutes,and then spoke with someone who sounded like they were about 12 years old and dumb as mud. We were in the 50's yesterday. People walking about in tee shirts I only had to wear a light shawl.It was nice.
I have a couple of things decorated and lights in my windows, but don't know how much more I'll do. I know if bring my big decoration box up from the basement I'll spend about two full days putting stuff up. Bah humbug.
I so glad you were able to do Thanksgiving and already have a tree. Remember last year when Target didn't carry tinsel? Well they have it now, but it's multicolor and not just the silver.
We are having a pretty major flu outbreak here. I got two different flu shots and then a shingles vaccine.
So nice to see Lots up and about. She is one courageous lady.
Will Chico be coming this year? Maybe he can keep you company.
I have to start my cards and Christmas letter, but my printer is running out of ink. I ordered some from this discount place online, but your are always taking a chance when you do that.We'll see.
Hope your week is off to a good start. Sending you a big fat Minnesota hug!!!
Hi Gator, I have been away over a month so I am checking back to see how things are going with you. I was in the hospital again, feel much better now then when I went in. I hope that you are doing ok. I was in the VA Hospital and they were getting Vets in regular wheel chairs these neat electric ones that you could drive. They were awesome. They even had padding just like a regular leather chair. Really comfortable. I hope you dumped the WC by now but if not maybe you would want to check in with these kinds of Wheelchairs. I hope you are doing okay, Christmas stuff up yet? You are the second person I am writing to and I just made a real nice Christmas page and forgot to save it! Going to Washington DC to check if I can use a GPS and make it there alone. BF usually drives but I have to go often so I want to drive there myself. It is a complicated drive. Sunny and cold here. I better get ready to go. Merry Christmas my friend.
Hi Reed, hope you're hanging in there. I pray for you and Russ every day. We had an ok visit with my mom, the one day we were there, I helped her out with her Christmas cards and Brian, our lead admin here at Tu, came over for lunch in the dining room where mom lives. He was as charming and warm as I knew he would be, here's a picture of us.
no idea what we're doing for Christmas, ed has to work the day before and after, so no biggie. very cold here, just a dusting of snow yesterday. bgs are ok.
glad you are doing a little better Gator. Weather is in the 30's which is kinda nice, it will cut down on the length of this winter as it will be like this for a couple of weeks. Have mens group meeting at the parish in the morning, getting ready for that as I am the secretary. Pauly
My friend Reed I hope things are ok with you. My Mum often asks how you are and is sad that you haven't been well. Her sight is deteriorating now and she is almost blind which is so very sad. After a lot of discussion she has finally agreed to come stay over with us for Christmas (she just hates the travel). My brother will collect her and bring her over to us next Thursday and I will take her home on Sunday 28th Dec as she won't stay any longer. I am so pleased she has agreed to come and we will make this her best Christmas ever. We are over in England just now visiting my son John and his family. It is a joy to see the twins Summer and Georgia, they are truly a delight to see. They will be 2 years old on 24th Jan and we plan our next visit for their birthdays. Rosie who is now 8 and twins Jasmine and Daisy are all doing well and looking forward to Christmas. As for me, my Diabetes is pretty good despite the side effects and spikes due to the steroids for my Polymyalgia Rheumatica which is still raging about my body :( but, life goes on and we have to be thankful for what we have. I truly hope you will get better soon Reed, Take good care of yourself. Tricia xx
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