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August 6, 2020

Thursday, August 06, 2020

It has been a year to the day. Sad day, but bittersweet to see the 3 jets and 3 helicopters fly over the house this morning. Joe would have loved it. The movers came yesterday, Glad all the packing is behind me. Still waiting on a concrete settlement date. It was suppose to be Monday but a snafu has occurred with the buyer's loan. My kind of luck.
My daughter was here helping to finish the packing and watch the movers. Now that would be another blog but I don't have it in me!! It was hard for her since she and Joe were so close. Lots of tears. He took the Stepdad role to heart and helped fill the void left by my children's father who passed when they were young. We went to his fishing place last night and she collected some things to make a remembrance box. We put some of his ashes there last year.
Once things are final here I will move in with her and her husband and start house hunting. I don't want to be there too long because her place is small and has lots of steep steps. I might have to get a short term rental. With the virus no one else in the family is comfortable with me staying. I don't look forward to finding a new place exactly because prices in Maryland are way more than WV. Looking at condos, single level homes or senior communities. Right now I am 4 hours from her, so I would like to be a lot closer. My son lives in Texas, but that is a little too far for me emoticon . Plus he has the type of job that could move around a lot.

I had a cortisone injection today in my right hip today. MRI showed extensive and marked inflammation in the bursa of the right hip and 'just' moderate in the left. The radiologist suggested doing both but my doctor only ordered for the right which is the worst one. I limp and am in constant pain. Hoping this does help. I was feeling fantastic right after and then realized it was the lidocain numbing shot that felt good. The doctor said to give it a few days for the medicine to work its way to where it needs to be.

The house is very quiet, TV is cancelled. I still have mobile data so I can stop to say hi when it is working emoticon . I am leaving the sofa so I will have a place to sleep, also a tray table and a fold up lawn chair. Next few days I will clean and get the rest of the things together for Goodwill and our church yard sale.
To say I am exhausted is an understatement. I think the iron pills might be helping with the anemia but the stress has been over the top. Tonight I will listen to a nice meditation cd on my tablet and hopefully get a restful sleep.
On to a new chapter soon. Location to be determined. emoticon

ps, connection here has been bad so I might not be on but I want you to know I appreciate all my Sparkfriends more than you will ever know!
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  • JIBBIE49
    190 days ago
    I really hope the injections help to bring down the pain. I had injections in the SI joints - twice in the right and one in the left - after the freezing wore off, I felt relief. However, the pain shifted and went into the mid-back, where now I realize, that's where the bulge is. I hope you can find somewhere to live that won't break your bank account. It seems difficult to find rentals all over the place -even here. Take very good care.
    256 days ago
    With everything going on, I missed hearing about your move. (I'm not on Spark much but do try to keep up.) Just was thinking about you, admiring your new (ish) photo and praying that things are working out well for you. emoticon
    269 days ago
    Take care of yourself. Hoping you find a place to live, and starting a new chapter in your life.
    308 days ago
    Rest well. take care and let us know if you find your new home.

    313 days ago
    313 days ago
    Praying all your plans work out perfectly. emoticon
    313 days ago
    I hope you find a nice place to call home emoticon I wish you great results with the shot for your hip
    My sympathies for your loss ~ I know you are strong and will start a new chapter when you are ready emoticon Your Spark friends are here to help you emoticon
    314 days ago
    Hey Emily emoticon

    So glad to hear from you! It can be scary to start over in life especially these days but I think being closer to your daughter will be great for you. I can feel the exhaustion in your words and I hope you can take care of that pain. I have a friend whose doctor prescribed her liquid iron supplements that worked really well for her. Many hugs to you, take care of yourself and start looking forward to brighter days! Please keep in touch I always look forward to hearing from you.
    314 days ago
    Hang in there. All of this stress probably isn't helping your pain either:-( I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you can get moved and find a place to live soon. Best wishes! emoticon emoticon
    314 days ago
    YOU are a strong woman! Never forget that statement! It's true! I look forward to reading your future blogs to see where life takes you!
    314 days ago
    Good luck
    314 days ago
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