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I GAVE UP artificial sweetners, soda and red meat a year ago (although I've had a tiny bit of red meat on rare occasions, like when I've had chili. and I will have ginger ale when my stomach is upset)
I GO UP to Annapolis, of which I live South, for doctor's appointments and to shop
I GO DOWN to my basement to do laundry. the washer & dryer are in the farthest, darkest corner of our dungeon (aka basement).
I GO OUTon rare occasions. either too tired or too busy being a mom. I did go out to dinner with my 19 yr old daughter last night, her final friday night before headed back to finish her sophomore yr of college.
I GO BACK to where I grew up at least once a month. My parents have lived in the same house since 1965 (I was born in 67). The area (and home) have completely changed, but the love remains the same.
I GREW UP in Los Angeles, Smog town at the time
I GAVE UP Smoking after leaving the military age 21.
I GO UP to the lake to fish
I GO DOWN to the dam for a good fishing spot
I GO OUT of town 2 to 3 times a year
I GO BACK to my computer every morn, but it is not always ready to perform
] This weekend shopping with dw at the mall Saturday.
I hope your mom gets better soon.
I have to post my response before reading anyone else's because my brain has a habit of copying other peoples work.
Oh Lauren Sue,
My prayers are with your mom and your family. It is so hard when someone you love is not well, especially when they have changed mentally. I pray for your healing from your cold too so that you will be able to see your mom.
Sorry it's taken me a week to respond back to last week's Friday 5 responses. Crazy week that even included a trip to the emergency room with Miranda (tummy virus on top of her preexisting gastric issues). I am seriously beginning to think we just need to quarentine my home!
I didn't realize you grew up in Los Angeles, Ruben!
And your computer and my computer must be in cohoots with eachother, as I go to mine every morning but it doesn't always want to work for me!
Oh Chris, I'm so sorry for everything you have to deal with as you care for your own mother. That must be so difficult.
My Mom is doing much better and was released from the Hospital on Tuesday. She was so mad at me for not telling her about my having to take Miranda to the emergency room that same morning, but she had enough on her plate to owrry about, she didn't need to add our troubles to that. She called me on her way home from the hospital, which is I guess when my Dad decided to tell her about Miranda being sick, and as I answered my cell I hear my Mom saying "Liar, Liar pants on fire". LOL. Earlier in the morning, as I stood in the ER talking to my mom while trying to muffle the sounds of Miranda puking and the beeping of the bloodpressure, IV and oxygen monitors, I told Mom everything was fine and we were at home having a normal Tuesday.
Mom is doing much better. It was so scary when she had that reaction to the Morphine and Ambien. Once they weaned her off that crap she improved dramatically mentally. Physically she's got a ways to go, but I think being in the comfort of her own home is much better. My Dad thought she'd do bettter in a rehab facility at first, but she was FURIOUS at that thought. She does have a nurse come daily for PT, which helps. She's frustrated, as she's not feeling as well as she had hoped by now, but she also has severe carpel tunnel in her hands which makes lifting herself difficult, plus she had knee replacement surgery 2 years ago and she never quite bounced back from that either.
It's difficult for her to be bedridden. I mean, this is a woman who never missed a day of school from kindergarten thru college. When she got breast cancer in 1992 she never let it slow her down for a moment.
I'm sure she'll bounce back from this in time, just not as fast as she hoped.
She turned 75 last Wednesday, the day of her surgery, and I hope to have a 10th of her energy when I'm 45, LOL.
Sorry it took me a while to respond back to your answers to last week's Friday 5. Once again, I had a very busy week dealing with more health issues (this time my daughter, MIranda, had to go in the hospital for complications from a virus that aggrevated her preexisting gastric issues. always something!!!)
Anyway, thanks for the well wishes for my Mom. As I was just telling Chris, she's doing so much better since they weaned her off the morphine & ambien (which they suspect were the catalyst to her mental setback). She was even released on Tuesday and is home resting. Dad is able to take off work until next Wednesday to help her during the day, plus she has a nurse that comes daily to do PT with her.
Since we have yet another round of that roto virus going thru my house, which is what put miranda in the hospital, plus Drew had it and now Daniel has it, I think it's best I keep my germs away from my Mom and hold off visiting her for now. I talk to her a few times a day, so that helps.
I really enjoyed reading your answers to last weeks Friday 5. And I totally relate to your comment about going up stairs slowly. I, too, feel like I have weights strapped to my legs when I climb stairs. I just joined a gym and am hoping that adding a bit of cardio to my weekly workouts will help me gain some much needed stamina and strength in my legs.
And I love your Stickers at work for Parkinson's Disease! What a great way to generate awareness and support!
I hope you had a good week! Good luck next week as you go back to school!
So glad your mom is doing better.