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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'd been doing fairly well until this week and the waves of the holidays and all that need to be done are drowning me!! I had my head above water until this week---now I'm going down for the third time!! HELP!!
My dad is hanging in there. Very weak and sores will not heal but hospice has backed off their prediction of him being gone in a couple of weeks. They will only say he is failing every day (well, duh! so am I!) He continues to be in pain although they changed some of his pain meds and he says it's better. BP continues to be low and he's on oxygen. This is a constant worry and drain on me.
I haven't walked all this week! BOO!!! I just feel so swamped with finishing wrapping and shopping. Plus, I'm trying to keep up with house, etc. in case we have to make a quick trip to Indiana. We are going to Hawaii on January 4th (story for another day!) so I'm also trying to get organized for that. It's our 40th wedding anniversary.
My eating is good--even with the holidays I am trying to be really careful. Although I know when the kids are here I may have a harder time but it's only one day (26th). I NEED to get walking next week. I want to feel fit and healthy when we go to Hawaii.
Hope everyone is hanging in there. I love Christmas for the grandkids and the idea of Christmas but it's always a relief when it's over!!!





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  • LESLIESENIOR
    I continue to keep your dad in my prayers for peace and comfort. God has such interesting plans for us all. Hmmmmmmm, guess He does a pretty good job of handling things, but sometimes it makes no human sense.

    I guess we have another thing in common. Maybe I knew this, but our 40th anniversary is January 8th. We are sisters separated at birth!!!! I hope you hula for the both of us. I will be back to work so we are going to keep it simple. I can't wait to hear the details!!! You sure deserve a relaxing break for all the stress you have endured this past fall. I know getting through the holidays and planning a trip is crazy, but it will be worth it.

    I love the bikini that MorticiaAdams sent to you. Hilarious. Great color too.

    Merry Christmas, my friend.
    Love,
    Leslie


    3193 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2011 10:58:33 PM
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Yep, it's time for the final week melt down. I always have it. I go along for weeks thinking everything is just fine, "Don't worry, Be Happy" and then I wake up from my stupor and realize that I'm not really Superwoman and I don't have any superpowers. Go figure!! LOL.

    I wish I lived closer and could evaluate your dad and do a care plan on him. Bed sores were one of my specialties. The regional director of the Department of Public Aid initiated a protocol for other facilities based on a decubitus care plan that my assistant head nurse Margaret and I developed. We were really successful with it. It was a multidimensional approach.

    Some people have it made with their anniversary. LOL. I thought I was doing good to get a dinner and Long John Silvers. LOL.

    I enjoy the end of the holidays as well.


    3195 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    Wow! Enjoy Hawaii! Hang in there until then. I'm glad your Dad is more comfortable. Hugs and Merry Christmas!
    3195 days ago
  • NORASPAT
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    Beth it will be over too soon for most, it seems such a helter skelter spending spree that does not last anywhere near long enough. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    In England we had 2 days so I would hold back some gifts for the following day, boxing day.
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    My family celebrated Christmas with their Christmas boxes, hence the name boxing day. HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3196 days ago
  • SNUGLBUNIE
    Hang in there Beth. Only a few more days to go and then we can get back into our routine. Can't wait to hear all about your Hawaii trip and wow, 40th anniversary. You don't look enough for that :) emoticon
    3196 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    Hang in there, kiddo, and enjoy Hawaii as best you can. I was hit with the predictably unfair last-minute-before-vacation-emergen
    cy work requests, all of which I seem to have fielded, so I'm quitting soon!
    3196 days ago
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