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Monday, April 07, 2014

Once again it was a busy morning with an early visit with the cardiologist for a yearly checkup to renew my prescription. He said since I wasn't having any problems I didn't need to come in just for that as my primary care doctor could do that for a smaller copay. He did emphasize that if I did have any problems he was still my doctor. I went from there to the gym for a cardio workout, home for lunch with my daughter and then after she went to work I raked up and bagged a bunch of leaves. With my allergies that totally exhausted me and after my shower I was on the computer and just fell asleep. Really good news was that I had my daughter stop at the bank to deposit a check we had gotten Saturday from the flood insurance company. Seems they have changed our status and instead of paying $2000 + we now only need to pay $420 so we got a refund check. That was a very nice surprise! Now I think I will make it an early night so I'm up in plenty of time for water aerobics.

  
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KERRYG155 4/21/2014 10:35PM

    Gosh, I wrote this last blog on the 8th??? That was my oldest daughter's birthday so maybe that made me forgetful!! Thanks to everyone for your comment- I really do appreciate it. emoticon

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DIBANANA 4/8/2014 9:44AM

  Sounds like a great day Kerry!

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ZANYGIRL1 4/8/2014 6:54AM

    Yep, sounds like you had a busy day!!!!! Enjoy your rest!!!

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FLPALM 4/7/2014 10:08PM

    WOW what great news! Plus you managed working out in the yard! And then of course, your rebate! emoticon

Win/Win/Win! Now that is a great day!!!

Hugs,

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A long time!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I haven't written a blog in quite a while. Not a whole lot has been happening. I've been trying to get back into the gym more after that month where it seemed like we were travelling all the time. Colorado the end of September, beginning of October, hip replacement 3 weeks after that with home therapy for 6 weeks, Nebraska for dad's 90th, back to Nebraska for mom's memorial service and then trying to get back on track and lose those travel pounds. Good news is I have lost all but 1 of the pounds and need to get a lot more off now. I am getting into the pool three times a week for water aerobics and trying to get in at least twice a week for the cardio machine at least. My daughter did come in with me a couple times to work out-it was nice to have the company.

Last week I tried ordering a refill of my two medications-one for the premature heart beat and one for acid reflux. Neither one got refilled-the insurance company didn't like that the doctor was ordering Nexium for twice a day so denied that and the cardiology office and pharmacy couldn't seem to connect. I stopped by the pharmacy several times asking about them and called both doctors. I spoke to someone at the cardiology office and she said she was sure she had gotten the refill done as she remembered my name-it is kind of unforgettable. lol Well, she looked and didn't see it but I did need an appointment. Okay, appointment made so she said I'll do the prescription right now...okay done. Still nothing from the pharmacy and they said they had NOT received it.Finally yesterday after water aerobics on my way to my massage I stopped by the office and asked them again. This time they said they had no record of ever getting the request. REALLY?? Anyway they did get it done but by then I had already been without the medication for 6 days. I'm sure the doctor won't be happy to hear that next Monday when I see him. Yesterday I got a note from the insurance company that they have decided I CAN have the Nexium twice daily so I got that filled today. Totally crazy!!

We had dinner at church this evening. I had a full plate but after a couple bites I passed it over to my husband. I did eat the Danish and then the parfait I had purchased at the grocery store-yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. Now THAT was really good.

So now you know how my last week has been going. The really good news is my husband got the dryer repaired so we don't have to make any more trips to the Laundromat!

  
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KERRYG155 4/3/2014 10:30PM

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and respond. I really don't mind the laundromat especially the new ones with tv and a small snack bar that we use when back in Lincoln. It is of course much easier to get it all done at home. The medication thing is bothersome though.

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ZANYGIRL1 4/3/2014 9:13PM

    YAH on having the dryer fixed, that would have bothered me more than the prescriptions! Lol. Insurance companies are a real pill to deal with, glad you're getting things taken care of.

Karen
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FLPALM 4/3/2014 3:01PM

    I know you have gone through ALOT, but I almost LAUGHED, because "Our INSURANCE, RXs, and Doctors had gone through the same thing! I was STANDING at the Doctor's office, when I SAW, and HEARD, the whole thing....then the RX company said, "NOPE. Know nothing about it!" Ahem....yeah, right! Frankly, it was the Insurance Company playing "their games" until they "APPROVED (finally) what was OKAY for so long!" It is so upsetting, and I am thinking more and more that they are doing it to SENIORS! I have heard similar stories about the SAME THINGS over and over again, from ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY! West Coast, NJ, NV, FL, seriously from so many friends.

Glad it finally got resolved, but I feel your upset, and understand all too well.''

Hugs,

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DIBANANA 4/2/2014 10:49PM

  We had to change our Prilosec to a once a day dosage instead of twice a day because they said you could buy it over the counter.

The insurance is really getting sticky now.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/2/2014 10:28PM

    I have been there with the Dr. and pharmacy refills before! I even had them refuse to refill my heart med. from the Dr.'s office -saying I hadn't come in yet for my checkup and was there a month before that! Geeze! Where do they hire these people from...they all never do what they say they will and when they do they mess it up half the time! emoticon I wouldn't be able to be off my heart med. for 1 day let alone 6! I would have been camped on their doorstep until I got action! Glad it finally got resolved!
Good to see you getting back in the swing of thing with your exercise and emoticon on the one pound loss! One of the things I would hate to be without is a washer and or dryer at home! Hate laundromats!!
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And it's done.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We had a big family get together last night-cousins from Colorado and Texas as well as all the cousins, siblings, nieces, nephews and their kids from Nebraska all gathered together for a meal, visiting and viewing the video my siblings put together for the service today. Today I saw a cousin I've only seen once or twice in my life but we all had a nice visit with her. We woke to snow coming down but the temperature was up in the upper 20's and the sun is out now. It was really cold standing/sitting outside for the very short internment and then it was inside for the service. My sister and one brother bravely spoke though my sister did break down a few times but they both did a great job and my brother admitted that he let me take the blame for a couple things he had done! lol The soloist did a fantastic job as did the 2 ministers and the final song was a surprise to everyone. Mom loved baseball and would take any trip from Lincoln to Kansas City to see the Royals play that she had a change to take from the retirement center so the last song was "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"! Now it's off to my sister's again to start working on thank you notes. Oh yeah, my best friend who lost her mom a few days ago came to the service because as kids we nearly lived together-either at her house or mine. Her mom's internment is Friday but no service for a couple months. It would be nice if I could get back for that and see the rest of her family. We'll see.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 3/13/2014 12:31AM

    Glad you didn't get caught in all the bad snows and all while there. Sounds like she the service she wanted. Again my sympathies for your loss. I hope if you decide to go up next month the weather will be gorgeous for you. I think so many people up north and in the midwest are anxiously awaiting spring! Us Floridians are lucky, but these cooler temps have been tough at times! Thanks for stopping by my blogs. Have a great day! Keep sparking and moving right along! emoticon

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IS1GAR 2/17/2014 8:27PM

    Kerry sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.


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KERRYG155 2/16/2014 11:27PM

    Thanks everyone. We have made it back home and I need to head to bed soon-tomorrow means laundry and getting things put away. I need to get right back on track with some serious exercise and lots of water to help get rid of the bloat I am feeling!!

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KERRYG155 2/16/2014 11:26PM

    Thanks everyone. We have made it back home and I need to head to bed soon-tomorrow means laundry and getting things put away. I need to get right back on track with some serious exercise and lots of water to help get rid of the bloat I am feeling!!

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DIBANANA 2/14/2014 11:26PM

  Kerry you are wrapping up the loose ends. I'm sure it was all hard for you. Your song was so unusual and I am sure she would have loved it.


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ZANYGIRL1 2/13/2014 1:09PM

    My dear friend, sending love and prayers for you!!

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DJ4HEALTH 2/13/2014 12:49AM

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ROBBIEY 2/12/2014 3:59PM

  I am so sorry for your loss. GOD Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

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Heading back to Nebraska

Friday, February 07, 2014

We will be leaving early in the morning (Saturday) and hopefully will arrive in Lincoln on Sunday. I have no idea what the weather is like between here and there or what it will be all weekend besides cold. I should remember to pack socks! Mom's service will be Wednesday morning with a family get together the evening before with all the cousins who are coming from out of state along with any that still live in Lincoln. There is now a possibility of another funeral while we are there as my best friend's mom has been comatose for 3 days. We just visited her last month while we were up for dad's birthday and she was looking good though not active physically. She is 91-up there with Uncle Earl who just died at 95 and Aunt Dorothy who died last week at 97. My mom was just a kid at 87! This is mom's 2013 Christmas card.

  
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DIANER2014 2/9/2014 1:27PM

    I pray your trip to Nebraska was uneventful. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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IS1GAR 2/9/2014 8:28AM

    Kerry my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family, you have been through a lot lately. I hope you have a safe trip and the weather cooperates.
Beautiful picture.
My love, Issy

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TOPPERMOMB 2/8/2014 9:33PM

    Kerry,

That is a wonderful keepsake for you to cherish in the years to come. Safe travels and I hope you and your family celebrate her life and remember all the wonderful good times.

Nyla

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KERRYG155 2/8/2014 8:39PM

    We ARE a very close family and always have been. This will be our 3rd get together since last September when the 5 of us 'kids' and my husband went to Colorado together for 5 days with a couple cousins joining us for a day and then dad's birthday. Most people seem surprised that we all still talk and enjoy each other's company.

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D7TOHIM 2/8/2014 5:25PM

    You must have been a very close family. emoticon emoticon - Diane -

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LECATES 2/8/2014 1:16PM

    Hope you have a safe trip ---hope you have some enjoyment with all the cousins even though it is a sad occasion. Seems like family only gets together at funerals anymore. Great picture of your mom.

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DIBANANA 2/7/2014 10:55PM

  I loved this picture Kerry. It is a keeper. Don't forget to put it out each Christmas. Hugs

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PLPEEP 2/7/2014 9:23PM

    What a special picture of your mom. She must of had a great sense of humor. I also send wishes for a safe trip. Think the weather will not be bad for the next couple days, at least here in Kansas

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ZANYGIRL1 2/7/2014 8:49PM

    Lol!!. It's a great picture, no matter which way it sits!!

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TEACHING1ST 2/7/2014 6:12PM

    Oh, Kerry, what a darling picture! I think your mom must have had a great sense of humor. I hope the trip will be an easy one....do take socks and very warm clothes. May the closeness of all the family members and the sweet memories ease your pain.

Mary

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KERRYG155 2/7/2014 2:37PM

    My daughter says it's easy to rotate that picture but I don't know how so I guess you'll just have to lean to the side. emoticon

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A generation

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I've heard many times about the way an entire generation was dying off and that we needed to get their stories before they were gone and now suddenly 3 members of that generation of my family are gone in just 11 days. My dad lost a brother near the end of WWII when his plane went down over the Atlantic while searching for submarines, one brother died January of 2003 and now the oldest two siblings have died just 11 days apart. His brother at 95 on the 18th and his sister at 97 just today. The month of January has not been good for the family other than the fact that my dad was born in January of 1924. This count doesn't even include my mom who died on the 20th. I certainly hope this trend is over for a long time but I also know for the most part they all lived good long lives.

  
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DIBANANA 2/3/2014 12:44PM

  So much to lose at one time Kerry. I bet you are numb. They did live long lives but that doesn't take away the loss. Hugs

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DIANER2014 2/2/2014 12:59AM

    I am sorry for your loss! emoticon

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IS1GAR 2/1/2014 10:07AM

    I'm sorry for your loss, may God grant you peace.
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KKKAREN 1/31/2014 10:17AM

    I'm so sorry for you losses. They did all go very close together making it all the more upsetting. They all did live very long lives which is a blessing.

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KERRYG155 1/30/2014 12:57PM

    Thank you, everyone. I do appreciate every one of my spark friends.

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LECATES 1/30/2014 8:38AM

    They lived long lives---hope you got some stories from them---make sure to share them. emoticon

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ZANYGIRL1 1/30/2014 6:27AM

    So sorry for your loss. I'm sending thoughts and prayers your way!!!

Karen
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1BEACHWALKER 1/29/2014 11:46PM

    The fact they lived good long lives is a blessing! You have good memories to comfort you as Emmacory said. I started writing my memoirs a few years ago...maybe you could convince and help your Dad & other family members to do that. I know my family had some really good stories to tell, as I am sure yours did. Hang in there...my sympathies. emoticon

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D7TOHIM 1/29/2014 10:01PM

    Yes, Kerry, let us comfort you.

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EMMACORY 1/29/2014 9:54PM

    I am sorry for your loss. May your many memories bring you comfort. emoticon

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