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Sick of being sick

Monday, February 24, 2014

I've actually had an upper respitory crud every month since October. What the heck is going on? When I was younger I got flu and colds all the time. Of course I was in school,working and around little kids. Now I stay at home. I just got a van in October but still only drive a couple times a month on my own. Usually Brian,I and the dogs pile in and one of use goes in the store and the other walks the dogs around the parking lot. Anytime I put shoes on they go nutty. Two of the dogs never liked car rides but in this van they are crazy for the ride. Honey has been a riding dog from day one. She rode two hours to my folks house and never laid down or sat. She looks out those windows the entire time. But I digress....
The grand kids spent last Saturday night,went to the movies and a couple stores afterward. Monday I ran into target and Aldi. That was the last time I was around anyone but Brian.
Friday was a good relaxing stormy afternoon. I went to feed the dogs at 6pm and my throat was really scratchy, I took an allergy pill. By 11pm a raging fever and knife stabbing pain in my gut. No vomiting or diarrhea. Fever all day Saturday, somewhat better Sunday and today I'm weak,tired and coughing with congestion.
My husband never gets colds and flu, honest. Could he be a carrier or germs and viruses? He works in different places daily, is in several stores a day and sees the grand kids most days when he picks up their dad for work. That seems to make so much more sense to me, than nearly everytime I go out I catch something? I use hand sanitizer when I come out of every store. At home I wash my hands lots because of the animals and cooking and cleaning.
Interestingly i said today about the time I stopped exercising totally and stopped juicing was October. Of course it's been a very stressful year with the loss of both inlaws and my mom moving away. Brian has been depressed and barely helping around the house. He had cataract surgery on one eye in January and because of an insurance mix up had to switch doctors for the next eye. That has made him unable to see up close and he's going nuts. So that hasn't helped. I really can't afford to keep getting sick, the house goes down the tubes after one day!

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JANET552 2/24/2014 4:28PM

    I am so sorry to hear you've been sick for so long. Yes, I believe your DH could be the carrier and not getting sick himself. How can you bulk up your immune system?? I take "astralgus" which I heard about on Dr. Oz and buy at Plan It Earth (store). Does it work? I honestly don't know. I've been sick in the years I've taken it but not as much as the years before. On the other hand, I also started about the time I started working part time so maybe I just wasn't exposed as much. Have you been to the doctor? I had a friend who had a cold or sinus problems for four months. She was on at least 6 weeks of antibiotics before she was finally better!

Good luck and take good care of you!

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Miracles do exist?

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Honey bear was given the awful diagnoisis of pancreatic cancer by two vets. The time ahead would be grim. Or would it? We spent two weeks giving her subdermal fluid and pain meds. We coaxed her appetite back with chicken legs and rump roast. Now that is her daily diet. As she has gotten more active,bright eyed, growling at her brother, gaining weight, she is 75% of her old self. I thought that since cancer cells thrive on sugar we would stop all carbs. Now that it is five weeks since the grim news and she improves daily I think something the second vet makes more sense. Cushings disease. She had been acting so hungry for well over a year. She chewed through the plastic food container to get more kibble,she got into the trash when we left or were in bed. Cushings can be brought on by long term steroid use, which she has been on. I stopped giving her those prednisone. She use to throw up if she didn't have them. Now with the fresh cooked meat and a few bits of mashed up veggies she has thrown up in a month. So we'll see what the next days and weeks hold!

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WILSONWR 2/25/2014 8:52AM

    Good luck - I'm glad she is feeling much better. I hope the one vet was wrong about the pancreatic cancer.

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    That is awesome. I hope she continues on the up and up! emoticon emoticon

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FANCYQTR 2/24/2014 1:46PM

    Glad she is doing better and enjoying her home-cooked food. I don't know if it would apply to dogs, but just read something on asparagus killing cancer cells so might be worth a try since you are feeding some veggies and the meat. Hope that all continues going well for her.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 2/24/2014 11:18AM

    Good for her. Let her enjoy whatever she likes.

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Please pray for Honey

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My beautiful Honey became very ill last Friday. Two vets are saying most likely pancreatic cancer. Her lab work was off the charts and her age of 14 are the factors they are basing that on. I'm not getting an ultrasound to verify the cancer. At best she has severe pancreatitis and a liver issue. It's been a week of subcutaneous fluid given twice a day at home, pain meds and getting her to eat agin.

She feels good enough to jump up on the couch, her favorite spot.
We are making her comfortable,loved and fed. I'm watching for her to tell me she's ready to go. But honestly she seems better each day. I'll take all the good days we have left!

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CLUMBOY 2/19/2014 6:29PM

    prayers for your baby. this is such a difficult thing--hopes for a speedy recovery.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 1/27/2014 10:26PM

    So sad!! But being a Pet Hospice is better (to me, at least, having experienced both) than having to take them in to be put to sleep... Pets are smarter than we give them credit for! Hoping your dog can make a turn around.

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GK1963 1/27/2014 5:05PM

    emoticon , so sorry, sick critters bring a tear to my eye. emoticon and prayers

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/27/2014 8:51AM

    Hugs & prayers are coming your way.

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MARILYNROBERT 1/26/2014 10:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 1/26/2014 8:23PM

    Oh, I am so sorry. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 1/26/2014 8:01PM

    emoticon emoticon Saying prayers for you both!

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TERRIPAL1 1/26/2014 7:54PM

    emoticon ,enjoy your time with her and prayers going out to you both!

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Food of the last couple weeks

Thursday, September 05, 2013


We split this meal of ribeye,asparagus and twice baked taters

Chicken sausage with veg and brown rice

Beans and rice homemade corn bread

We saved this much crab for crab tacos:-)

The easiest meal ever. Get a ninja 3 in 1 cooker. 4 cups of water

Jar of pasta sauce and a pound of pasta

Put it all in the cooker for 25 minutes, including 6 meatballs I thawed

Now we didn't eat for an hour after it was done so it had more sauce in the beginning:-)

Hubby really eats more of this spaghetti than any other I have fixed. He doesn't like tomato sauces but this is creamy and he likes it!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 9/5/2013 8:08PM


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WILSONWR 9/5/2013 7:25PM

    That's quite the variety! Good for you!

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GK1963 9/5/2013 11:54AM

    tasty looking tacos

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JANET552 9/5/2013 11:30AM


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    Your juices look wonderful!

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September already!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Made the last visit to Mom's house here in Fl. Next week the movers come and then we are driving to VA to meet them at here new apartment. I feel sad that she is moving but also that I
won't see the nice friends and my aunt again. But those 55 and over communities have so much drama, like a bunch of teenagers. She moving into another similar community hopefully she will enjoy it.
Me and Mom

Brian and I

We finally got the recliner, I have love it from the day Dad bought it. Also an armoire and I couldn't remember the other thing. Duh, the king size sleep number bed. That is the best since our bed stopped working two years ago. How wonderful to hear the inflating and deflating of the mattress again!
So I have to get packed and be ready for a road trip!

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WILSONWR 9/5/2013 7:24PM

    Good luck on your trip!

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JANET552 9/5/2013 11:16AM

    I hope all goes well!

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GK1963 9/5/2013 11:02AM

    Yay - road trip! Safe travels.

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