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I have some Good News and some Bad News....

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Well for my good news... the visits with the urologist have been productive. I am now on medication for my issue with frequency and leaking. I am not having those problems any more. I do, however, have dry mouth that I am learning to deal with. (Wish I could use some of the OTC products for that, but they contain dairy which I cannot have.) The surgery that the doc thought I may need can be put off until the condition worsens.. eventually. I go back in 3 months.

The bad news.... Gran's Alzheimers is much worse. The doctor put her on a new med to help the Alz med work better, but I think she will need to be taken off it. I think it has given her the runs, and I am tired of having to clean poo up off her, the chair, the floor, the toilet, and whatever clothing she has gotten it all over. I also cannot leave her at home alone in the day anymore. She used to be okay with no issues, but not now.

So, I am going to start looking for an agency to provide sitters at least 4 hours Monday through Friday and on afternoon and evenings that my family has plans. I basically told my uncle that he needs to make sure there is money in her bank account (I pay the bills, but have no idea how much she has since he has all the papers coming to him... long story). I told him that I have to work, that we have gone through ALL of our savings including my hushand's 401K and life insurance just to keep from going bankrupt (that's another long story... two mortgages).... anyway. He didn't seem too concerned for us.

Please be praying for me, my sanity, and that this agency thing works out for us. I really don't want to put her in a home, but it seems the next reasonable step if the paid caregivers don't work out.

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DISPATCHER04 4/14/2012 6:14AM

    Hey, Lonken. Hoping you're okay. Haven't heard from ya in awhile. ((hugs))

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DARLENEK04 11/27/2011 2:57PM

  Hey girlfriend,

Sorry about your gran worsening, and I agree with Ann,
Uncle should be letting you handle her funds unless he
is going to be responsible for her care.

I think a lot of women who have children have the leaking
problem. I guess it could be hereditary too.

Keep in touch, and take care of you...

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 11/27/2011 10:31AM

    I am so sorry about your Gran. You have been a wonderful caregiver for her. Uncle needs to let you handle her funds since you are taking care of her!
Glad your own health issue is sort of fixed by medication. Leaking is definitely a problem for alot of women. Good luck!

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Updates.... sickness, work, and death.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wow.. It's been a while since I've been able to get on and rally with my groups. I guess it started with the girls being on Fall Break. They dominated the computer, then I got sick. I've had this crud since then, and now hubbie's had it about a week.

I'm doing a Santa's Shoppe on November 5th selling some of my knitting and gran's crocheting. I've been knitting scarves like mad. I've also been sub-teaching a lot, too.

School has only been in session for 45 days, I think; and I've worked 20 of those days. It was actually more "days" because some of those were just "half days." I've actually been paid for 20 full days.

I've been having some issues from my hysterectomy. Now, I'm seeing a urologist. He thinks we can avoid the "sling" surgery for right now. But, I may need to have a little netting put in to give my urethra a little support. I'm on meds right now to see if that helps.

I've got a request from each of you. A dear lady at church who was in her 90s and acted like she was in her 60s passed away this morning. She had a heart attack. Just Sunday, she was teasing me about getting old and my body falling apart (you know, due to the "date" with the urologist). She was a very special lady. Please pray for her daughter and son (Betty and Lee) and their families (and our church family) as we deal with this loss.

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SMILINEYESBLUE 10/28/2011 10:11AM

    I will be praying for you and your urology problems and hope the dr. can solve them easily.

Your friends will be in my prayers. What a shock but at least she did not suffer. When I go, I want it to be quick.

Good luck with the Santa Shoppe and I hope you sell everything and have a fun day of blessings. Will your daughters help you?
Trust you will have drinks and goodies to munch on also?

Hugs and prayers, Marianne

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    Good luck with your health issue. Praying for your friend and family. Good luck with your Santa's Shoppe!

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LOSE4LIFE47 10/26/2011 1:20PM

    Praying for Betty, Lee & you & your family. So sorry to hear that you have been going through so much.

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MRE1956 10/26/2011 6:45AM

    Wishing you all the best for your health, and condolences to you, Betty & Lee and all impacted by such a sad loss.....


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1COUNTRY_GAL 10/26/2011 12:19AM

    Prayers for Betty and Lee and for you and your healing too! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon

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My Date with the Urologist

Friday, October 21, 2011

Well, I went to the urologist today to discuss my "frequency without urination" problem that led into a sometimes "leaking" issue. Well as I suspected, the hysterectomy has led to my bladder dropping "slightly." He says it is not too much of an issue, right now. He says having two kids didn't help that matter, either. So, I have to do "exercises" to help strengthen the muscles, take some medication to "relax the bladder," and I have to go back to see him in a month for more testing. He comes out of Jackson, an hour and a half away. I have to go to his office down there next time.

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LOSE4LIFE47 10/22/2011 3:16PM

    Women go through that when we have babies. Do the exercises faithfully as they do help.

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ELLIE381 10/21/2011 7:32AM

    Good luck!

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FRIENDOFBACH 10/21/2011 12:38AM

  Welcome to the world of women!

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My DD Singing the National Anthem

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My DD was asked to sing the National Anthem at her middle school football game. I think she did pretty good for not having practiced in the press box and having the feed back caused by the sound system at the field. It was quite an honor, and we are proud of her.

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DISPATCHER04 10/1/2011 9:40PM

    I know you are so very proud of her! :)

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    That was wonderful. You are such a supportive mom!

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DRKEYEZ820 9/28/2011 10:51AM

    She sounds fantastic!!! Very talented!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 9/28/2011 1:01AM

    emoticonJob,she sings beautifully! A talented woman she is emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My DD.... Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Wow!! It's all I can say. The show that these kids put on has been amazing. They worked so hard all summer learning their lines and songs. They put the show together in only 9 days.

I was so impressed by my DD. When she is singing or running lines at home, I see all the flaws and ways she can improve. On that stage, she was PERFECT!

After her first song, there were so many people clapping (not just politely) and whooping and hollering. I nearly lost my breath. The man next to me leaned over and told me that she was "amazing." So many people told me she "stole the show," and one man even told us that she is so good she should pursue Broadway. Wow! One lady told her that her grandmother (my mother, who's been passed for 9 years) would be so proud of her. I had to fight back the tears.

In this photo she is with "Lt. Brannigan." You can see why I'm very proud.

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DISPATCHER04 8/8/2011 4:25PM

    How very cool, Lonken! :)

I know that's how I always feel with LTC. I see all the flaws and mistakes even up to our last practice, but once they're on stage, everything falls into place. :)

Good job, momma, and good job to your DD. :)

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    How Beautiful and happy she looks! I know your heart is filled with pride my friend. Our children and grandchildren are our future.
I wish I could have been there to see her perform. I love Broadway productions,especially when done by young up coming artist.

God Bless you and Thanks for sharing your Blessed Day with us.

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LINDAF49 8/7/2011 11:48PM

    Wonderful!! Lifetime memories and maybe even a career in the blooming! So happy for you!!!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/7/2011 10:38PM

    You have right to be so proud! Congrats to you and her too! Thanks for sharing!

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