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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 7:30pm
my mom. That means a lot. She's getting readjusted in the nursing home but she's very depressed. We, me and db, are going to have to get creative in lifting her spirit. When we tell her about how her road to wellness is more likely now that she had her gall bladder and stones removed all she can say is "well...I guess I'm alive..." She's still very swollen from all the IV liquids and post surgery. She's had a terrible rash that is itching her and I feel that the staff will not be attentive enough and keep some cortizone on her skin to relieve the itch. So now I have a fear of her scratching so hard she breaks her skin. The last thing she needs is a another avenue for infectious bacteria to creep back into her body.

It's so sad and it's breaking my heart. I wish I had some magic elixir that would speed up her path to better wellness. She certainly seems more alert and back to her old self. I guess I'd be depressed too. She has been in bed for the better part of 9 months now. Then I feel guilty b/c I don't live very close and can't see her as often as not only that I think I should but would like to. I still have nagging feelings of wanting to bring her home. I think what I will have to do is be more vigilant and make sure I'm there every Sunday afternoon and oversee her care and try and get her up and out more.

I can't keep keying this...it's making me cry...I guess I'm depressed too. Which, BTW, is one of the reasons I've been absent. I'm sad about my mom, overwhelmed at work, and being financially oppressed at home (other post). And of course there's this war and bad economy...ok, I'll shut up and close now that I've depressed anyone who's reading this.


Karen mom to Shane (7/4/97)

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 8:23pm
Hugs, Karen....I keep your Mom and you in my daily Prayers...it is wonderful that she is out of the hospital but understandable that the road ahead is not going to be an easy one...hugs my friend...

BTW, I went today and it was great...I can see that it will take some time, that it won't happen overnight but it is a start...kind of like your Mom....thank you so much for the encouragement and support and I did get one of those books...and another...Seat of The Soul and Soul Stories...should be good reads!

Hugs,

Lisa

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 8:48pm
I'm sorry you feeling so blue. I'm there too, so I just want to send you ((((HUGS)))) and prayers for you and your Mom. What a wonderful daughter you are.

Sarah

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 8:59pm
I'm so proud of you, Lisa! WTG! It is a time and tide issue but you'll be o.k. Remember to love yourself. Oh, and that book Secrets of the Soul is a HARD read but stick with it and you'll be able to comprehend the message that Gary is trying to give you.

{{{{{H U G S}}}} back at cha,


Karen

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:02pm
Thank you Sarah. Sometimes I don't feel that way but I do love her so. I had Shane talk to her tonight and I think that made her smile and she soooo needs that. I think this whole country is feeling blue right now. Let's all agree to just hang on and look forward to more positive times.

{{{{{H U G S}}}} to you too my friend,


Karen

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 6:42am
Did I say Secrets of the Soul? I meant Seat of the Soul! Doh!

Sparks

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 8:52am
Oh, sweetie. Here's a BIG Cyber hug for you. Wish I could do more for you. I think I'm just going to have to find some good airfares and fly on down there before summer's over. I've got a few days of vacation I'm not sure what to do with. How fun would that be?? Seriously, we need to talk. I would SO be up for that (DH on the other hand, LOL!!??).

Take care. You know you're in my thoughts and prayers all the time.

Love ya,

Kathy

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 10:09am
I know Kathy, I feel your friendship daily. I'd love it as much as you would to get together. My dh is getting more comfortable with the idea. How 'bout yours?

{{{{{H U G S}}}}}


Karen

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 1:00pm
Thank you Karen....I haven't started the books yet...have to finish my ordinary life one and there has been some good tv lately like Survivor and Third Watch etec....so I haven't been reading as much and the weather has been beautiful...the kids and I have been at the park for a while after school so of course all the daily things have to be done later in the evening:(lol....

Hugs,

Lisa

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 1:49pm
Karen, just know that we all love you very much, and here for you whenever you need us!

All my love and friendship,

Janet =)

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