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At 6:48am on May 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Good morning Reed ♥
I'm staying home today. I woke up with the start of a migraine headache, mostly due to the heat and humidity...but I'm sure the stress of the report cards has a role to play there (102 of them)! Though it gets loud here with the little ones, at least we have AC....and a bed! With my classroom like an oven at times, I would end up feeling like the bottom of the birdcage! So, it's an early TGIF for me! Our kids and theirs are still here, but not for much longer. Our son Timothy and his wife are interested in a quaint house not too far from ours, likely moving in the end of June. Our daughter Danielle, after much searching, has filled an application for a lovely apartment in a quiet area, a stone throw from the main library, the theatre, the art gallery and a lovely park. So you see, we may soon be back to our boring quiet lives after all ;)
Timothy and Steph are planning for a third and last child once they've settled into their house....and hoping for a little girl.
How's it all going at YOUR end? I agree with cat that you cannot and SHOULD not be Florence Nightigale all by yourself....you need someone to come in on a regular basis. I was on Coumadin in my early 20s due to a clotting problem, and was in for blood tests every week. A mere paper cut would take forever to stop bleeding!
Big hugs....and a blessed weekend,
linda

At 9:55pm on May 24, 2012, Kathy said…

OK, Reed, we will all be just fine if you send us a group message each day with just a line or two, saying how everybody is doing. Do not feel obligated to write individual messages. We understand.
Can Russ move about otherwise and just as trouble getting up? Can you hire someone to come in just for an hour or so and help him? You cannot take this all on yourself, even if you find an assistive device at the medical supply store.
My handyman cannot come until next week to put the a/c in. But my building is very thick brick so takes a real long time to heat up. And I have been keeping all the blinds closed.
We did not have any tornadoes last night, but there was flooding in some areas of the state and a lot of water in basements. What next?
Here is a flower pic especially for you.

At 9:05pm on May 24, 2012, Joanne said…

Hello Reed, hope things are improving and glad Tom is there to help. Hope you can so well needed rest. Got a great AOK from the Dr and my labs were amazing. My A1c was 5.4. That just blows my mind. So despite all the issues I'm still having that seems to make it all worth while. Today (the 25th) is Joe's birthday. Had lots and LOTS of rain the last 24 hrs. Heavy thunderstorms, wish i could send you some. Stay well my friend <3 <3 Joanne

At 6:02pm on May 24, 2012, Bette said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a nice day with the family...Bette

At 11:37am on May 24, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. So sorry to here about Russ. Coumadin is tricky stuff and needs to be monitored closely. Dad had it and he was always getting goofed up. I said prayers in the Luminous mystery this morning for the gator house. I hope they help,. Wage up was 82 bg. Take good care. Hang in there. Pauly

At 10:53am on May 24, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Reed- My parents were both on coumadin for many years. They each had their blood tested weekly. If it isn't watched it can be very dangerous. I am glad the reason for the black and blue marks was determined. Russ' doc should have known it was the coumadin if he was on it. After a few days , when he goes back on it, he should have his blood tested everyday. Get a home care nurse to come and do it. He will have to go back on it, but with a lower dose. It keeps people from having a stroke. But it must be WATCHED carefully. You certainly are the ladies man today. Hope you had a nice break from home and Russ while with the ladies. Take care. Cat

At 7:36am on May 24, 2012, Doris D said…

No no need is trying to make it all rosey when it isn't. I agree with Marie about the cumadin. K has had things like beeeding too. it's became totally uncontrollabe at times we got 2 small dogs and one is always scraching his leg and the bleeding from a scratch is unbelivable. i'm sol sorry for russ there. i totaly understand the things hes going through there with the brusing and bleeding. I hate that his comutin level is so high but hopefully the dr can do something for him there

U be sure to care for urself during this time. I know how easy it is to forget about urself when someone u love is going through what Russ is but PLEASE take care of urself

At 6:28pm on May 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Keeping you and Russ in prayer. I always look foward to reading you. I hope that your tomorrow is better....and that all will be well with Russ (and yourself).
Many hugs.....linda

At 5:02pm on May 23, 2012, Kathy said…

Oh Reed - that dang coumadin! If you ask me, it's nothing but trouble.
I am so glad you got out today and got to go to lunch. It always helps to have a break.
It is pitch black here at 7 pm - I am waiting for the sirens to go off, and sticking close to the tv. The bike path 1/2 block away i swarming with riders, so maybe I'm more concerned thanthe average person.
I thought I had an appointment with the shrink tomorrow, but checked my calendar and it is a week from tomorrow. I might head over anyway because the used booktore across from the clinic is starting its annual Memorial Day sale - everything an additional 30% off. I best take my backpack on wheels. Sigh.

At 1:36pm on May 23, 2012, d27s said…

Thank you very much for the Happy Birthday wish! I had a great day!

At 5:39am on May 23, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Reed, please ask someone from TOPS to drive you home, I'm sure someone can do that. I think you might want to think about getting that neighborhood lady to help you with errands, do you still have her number? You don't want to get sick yourself. I wish I could tell you some good news, just know how you are cared for by so many here, and we will keep you in our prayers. bg was 201 at 5AM, bolused and got it down to 163 by breakfast.

At 1:07am on May 23, 2012, vezire said…

Thank you very much for accepting friend request.
Vezire

At 10:26pm on May 22, 2012, Joanne said…

Hello Reed, Sorry to hear about Russ. Seems when the ball starts rolling it is hard to stop. I hope he can find some help. I used Percocet post surgery without problems but he is pretty old and probably sensitive to that stuff. It's sad when things start getting difficult. My Mom will soon be 90 and her vision is her biggest problem. I have a post op Dr appt today and have to take my Mom to the heart Dr too. Hope you are able to weather the troubles and stress and stay healthy. Praying for all of you.

At 4:38pm on May 22, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hi Reed. Sorry to hear about Russ being bad again and hope he improves soon. Still on the 12mg of steroid and probs will be for another week then will lower to 11mg. Nick waiting to go for a hosp app with the Rheumy but hasn't got a date yet. Hopefully he won't have to wait too long. I am going over to visit Mum next Monday and then bring her back here for a couple of weeks. I will be home on Wednesday. The weather has warmed up a little here and the rain has finally stopped for a few days so things are good. Take care Reed. Tricia x

At 4:22pm on May 22, 2012, jessica said…
Hi! ty very much.  I don't know anyone personally tht has diabetes. I've been searching for a site tht I can meet ppl w diabetes n vent about it. I have only had it for 5 yrs. its been quite an adjustment.  I will def b asking advice on a lot of diabetic topics.  ty for the warm welcome ;)
At 2:45pm on May 22, 2012, Stress said…

Thanks! I never realized that!

At 2:25pm on May 22, 2012, Linda G said…

Well Reed, when I sent you the message below earlier, I was on my daughter's laptop and did not have immediate access to the ploto I had found for your birthday....so I sent a temporary substitute. The plan was to send you THE photo when I got home....but can't access them....can't find them anywhere!! I'll look further....if not, will have to start from scratch, AND have lost a WHOLE lot of family pics.

At 2:20pm on May 22, 2012, AmandaLG said…
Thank you :)
At 11:32am on May 22, 2012, Pauly said…

Hi Mr Gator. I will say prayers to the blessed mother for Russ and hope he can endure as he goes along. Please listen to all the wonderful women on your board and take their advice on these drugs and driving. We want all to be safe in the Gator house. Wake up this morning was 91 but I didnt sleep well last night and think I went low and took some sugar to raise me up.

I went to mass this morning which I have been doing fairly regularly on Tuesdays. Pauly

At 11:05am on May 22, 2012, Doris D said…

Yes Perocet is a really strong drug. Listen to what Kathy says about finding one of the members at TOPS to drive u. He really don't need to drive taking it. It does dope u up badly. His judgement will be impared while taking that drug. Just to let u know u don't need to be in a wreck from him taking his meds. K takes cumiton too and bruses really easily. When taking that drug u seem to bruse more easily. We noticed that back when he started taking it a few years ago. Tell Russ to hold on!

On a brighter side my dr told me today that I didn't have to take more pt!!!! YEAH!!!!!! I can do the exercises at home. Duh I knew that! That made my day there!! tickeled me pink!!! was so glad to hear it!!!!! Now to go off to the other dr at 2. Life huh???

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