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"Gator,just read lots note to you and it is wonderful. You and Lots are such shinning lights for us on Tud. Much love sent your way friend.God Bless You.."
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"Hello Pauly. More bad ndews,I went to the urologist today, Hie treatment is not working, My OSA went from zero to 25. I now go to a cancer doctor, God saud I never give you more crosses than I know you can bear, I am devastated, Reed"
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"oh gosh Reed, I'm sorry to hear that. let us know what they are going to do. we just can't catch a break here. I'll double or triple up on the prayers."
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At 7:38am on December 20, 2014, wendy said…
At 7:21am on December 20, 2014, wendy said…

Gator,just read lots note to you and it is wonderful. You and Lots are such shinning lights for us on Tud. Much love sent your way friend.God Bless You..

At 7:01am on December 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 2:01pm on December 19, 2014, Marie B said…

oh gosh Reed, I'm sorry to hear that. let us know what they are going to do. we just can't catch a break here. I'll double or triple up on the prayers.

At 5:32am on December 19, 2014, Marie B said…

hi Reed, the electric wc sounds like something you should consider. Ellen's message to you is terrific. Glad you are keeping your Christmas traditions. bg 170

At 2:38am on December 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Dear Reed, I read you are sad about the wheelchair and being homebound right now. I am so sorry. Loss and grief are normal and your life has changed. I hear this. I wish you could go with me to the VA hospital. Old and young go there. There are so many wheel chairs, scooters and canes that you actually have to be very careful walking so you don't bump into anyone. Many of the amputees have artificial legs and they do great walking with them after they heal. What I am saying is that you are not alone. People come in with regular wheelchairs and are fitted with electric ones or an electric scooter. They are beautiful. One step at a time. If you can't move this chair, explore all your options for something that will help you move forward. Don't stop being happy. I know you. You are a VICTOR, not a VICTIM. Life is really tough sometimes, but you are worth the striving and struggling because you touch so many people with your goodness. Love Ellen. Merry Christmas.

At 7:34am on December 18, 2014, Marie B said…

Reed, if you're around this afternoon, we are having our holiday party.

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.

At 2:47pm on December 17, 2014, lotsofshots said…

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.

At 8:40am on December 16, 2014, Susan said…

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

At 6:32am on December 15, 2014, Kathy said…




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