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Needing to Vent!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I normally like to write positive, motivating blogs but sorry, I really need to vent right now. I am so mad right now, as Bonnie Tyler puts it "Living In a Powder Keg & Given Off Sparks". That pretty well suits how I am feeling. After working back to back shifts, tonight is the first night I have had to come home & be able to relax. Of course that is, after doing the dishes & laundry. After Sparking I decided to relax & play my beloved Guitar Hero. After 15 minutes Larry came out out of the bedroom & told me to shut it down because of the clicking sound of the Guitar. I did advise him that this was the only opportunity I have had to play it & he in turn & unjustly called me a "Selfish *&^(((". Excuse me! I have spent my entire last 2 months completely evolved around him & when I finally find time for me I get chastised for it! I am in tears, I am so angry & hurt! I am feeling a myriad of feelings & none of them are good. Thank you for listening to my tirade. I know you are supportive of me & I so appreciate that!
Love & Hugs to you all!
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KALISWALKER 4/21/2014 8:48PM

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Sometimes I have to remember - they need love the most, when they deserve it the least.

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BEEJAY49 4/21/2014 6:13AM

    Shake it off darlin' and do what feels right and relaxes YOU! You are not be a selfish (&^%^!!!! Sometimes others try to make us feel like we are less important than they are just to make themselves feel bigger. We love you and you can vent any time you feel like it! HUGS!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/21/2014 12:05AM

    emoticon I am sorry you went through that. You are entitled to have fun and relax

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IDAREYOU-TOMOVE 4/20/2014 11:36PM

  I'm sorry he's acting that way, but do what's best for you. If you need a break / rest and want to play Guitar Hero, play it.

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4EVERNESS 4/20/2014 9:53PM

    While counting to several thousand, praying profusely, think of all your positive traits, accomplishments. Dry those tears, head up. Walk on as if it never happened. You haven't degraded self, you haven't degraded him, you've given no ammo for future conflicts. Life goes on. You're doing great. Unwind, relax. And don't forget, don't stoop to petty. Perhaps he's dysfunctional and was an excuse to get your attention rather than say, 'I've missed you"

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FITGRL124 4/20/2014 7:59PM

    Patti - I'm sorry to hear about this!! I hope that things have looked up for you since you posted this blog!!! emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 4/20/2014 4:23PM

    Sounds like he needs a time out! Hugs.

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FRAN0426 4/20/2014 1:18PM

    Selfish--no just needed some time to do something you enjoy after a full day of working first a double shift at work, plus house jobs. If someone was selfish he should look in the mirror, as he was the one being selfish. Hope it gets better soon.
Happy Easter to you Patti

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BECKYCM1971 4/20/2014 12:16PM

    Sorry you had to experience that, hope things are better today!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/20/2014 11:48AM

    Boys are boobie-heads!

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vent away girl.

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SUZIEQUE77 4/20/2014 11:06AM

    Sorry to hear of this! He must have been in a nasty mood himself but I completely understand why you are upset about this. .

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FLORIDASUN 4/20/2014 10:42AM

    Men are boobs at times! It's a shame that he doesn't consider all you do for him. Hopefully it's because he isn't feeling well and will apologize very quickly. Hugs to you my sweet friend! emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 4/20/2014 10:34AM

    Hang in there. You are so worth it! Hopefully, today will be a better day for you. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/20/2014 10:28AM

  No advice, just ((((HUGS))))

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MUSIC2HISEARS 4/20/2014 9:10AM

    emoticon to you, Patti! I don't understand men sometimes. They seem to forget at times that we need to let our hair down and enjoy a little time to ourselves, too. I pray today is a better day for you!

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ICECUB 4/20/2014 8:46AM

  I AM SORRY FOR YOUR HURT FEELINGS AFTER A DOUBLE YOU NEED TO UNWIND. HOPE TODAY IS BETTER.

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ROXYZMOM 4/20/2014 8:27AM

    Men can be a pain in the u-know-what sometimes!!

Did you ever hear the saying "misery loves company"? He isn't feeling good, so...

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SABLENESS 4/20/2014 8:03AM

    emoticon and a blessed Easter to you.

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/20/2014 6:49AM

    I hope today is better for you. I have heard of Guitar Hero but never played it as we don't have any of those X-box or other type games. We have a throwback Atari and don't even WANT to play it LOL!


By the name, it sounds like one that cannot be played with the sound off.

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GABIBEAR 4/20/2014 3:35AM

    I'm so sorry that you are feeling bad or angry right now Patti. I'm glad you got to vent it here. Once you get a good night's rest, I'm sure you will feel better. Maybe Larry wanted you to spend some time with him??? and this was his way of letting you know.....My DH is like that sometimes. We know you are a wonderful person. Don't let this get you down, I'm sure it will work itself out quickly!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/20/2014 3:13AM

    I am so sorry to hear this. Relationships can be hard at times. This too will pass. Hugs my friend.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/20/2014 1:43AM

    Oh Patti, I am so sorry! I can understand your feelings. Sending love and emoticon

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KST1969 4/20/2014 1:29AM

    I'm sorry that this happened to you tonight. After working a double it would have been nice to have some guitar hero time. I assume that Larry is your spouse? Maybe he had had a bad day and wanted quiet time, who knows. The important thing is to get it out of your system in these forums and know that you have people out here supporting you. Tomorrow will be a better day. :)

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PLAYING CATCH UP-LOL!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Well today was my day off, or at least from work-lol! Larry got me up early & he wanted to go to all the grocery stores. I have never seen a man who loves to shop the way he does! But it made him happy, so that was good. Then I took him for his Ultrasound for the blockage in his Corated Artery & right leg. We got home at 3:30 so now I have time to relax-lol! I managed to fracture my rib again so for the rest of the day I am just staying on the couch. Although I am in pain, it is nice to have time to catch up on my Sparking! The Spring Challenge started & I have lost a pound, well as of today actually 2 but I will wait till Saturday to post it. By walking on my breaks at work I am managing to get at least 4-5 miles in a day so that is good. Except for cleaning house & walking today I am taking a rest day! Also I am leading a Spark Class for April 13-19 members. I have already passed out 100 goodies! So far the class is just over 3200! It is so nice to have so many new members in our community!
Work is going well & I am enjoying it. This week has been rather calm except I had to rush my son Randy to the ER last Thursday night as he had pain in his left arm & his blood pressure was sky high. He has come down with something viral (which yes of course I too have contracted-lol!) & he was diagnosed with hypertension. Between working & going to school & everything going on here, it is no wonder. He is finally starting to feel better today so that is a good thing!
And I do apologize for the early Easter wishes yesterday-lol! I guess with selling all the Easter stuff at work, I somehow got it in my head that yesterday was Easter. Whoops! Oh well better early than late-lol!
I love & miss you all, but know that you are all in my heart. Whenever I start feeling stressed or down about the situation here, I just think of you, knowing you are there for me if I need you & it really works miracles for me. Thank you all for your friendship, & for all your caring & support. I am so blessed to have friends such as you!
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ZELLAZM 4/19/2014 5:33AM

    Happy Easter - whatever day it falls on!!

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BECKYCM1971 4/16/2014 1:51PM

    Wow! That's a lot going on! Hoping for quick healing and fixes for everyone! Thanks for adding me! :)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/16/2014 12:06AM

    Congrats on your weight loss!!! I am glad your son is feeling better. Please be careful and let that rib heal.

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DRPEPPIE121 4/15/2014 8:43AM

    Congrats on the weightloss! It certainly is very eventful in your household right now!

Make sure you've got time for yourself to relax too!

Sending hugs!

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FLORIDASUN 4/15/2014 8:14AM

    Good job on having such a positive attitude with all you are juggling! Exercise is the SUPREME stress reliever...those happy little endorphins released help us tremendously!

I'm proud of your weight loss and so happy that you are able to catch a little down time sparking. Sparking makes me tremendously happy too!

Hugs my friend!

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/15/2014 7:25AM

    Congrats on the weight loss depsite all the stress! I hope the rib heals quickly and doesn't hamper your exercise. Happy Easter!

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TWEETYKC00 4/15/2014 7:01AM

    I hope you can stay safe and healthy now. Sending gentle hugs and a Happy Easter to you!

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GOLFINMOMMA 4/14/2014 11:46PM

    Patti I do not know where you get your energy and stamina from. With all that you have going on I your life you need to have 5 days off a week and work 2, if only the world worked test way! emoticon emoticon Good luck with the rest of your spring challenge.

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GABIBEAR 4/14/2014 11:30PM

    Oh, a fractured rib must be pretty painful, I hope you feel better real soon! I hope Larry's ultrasound comes out good and glad that your son is doing okay. Your Spring Challenge has really started out so well!!
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4EVERNESS 4/14/2014 11:26PM

    The fem that can take a ribbing...ouch..and you can walk around okay????? Sounds like you're suffering from a phenomenal adrenalin rush...reminds me of when friends all tried to get edges in wordwise in middle school. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! But great to hear you're maximizing on LIFE. As for the weight loss, Keep up the great work!! rah, cheer, yahoo, whoop! :)


Pssst, carotid..I think.

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THINNYGINNY 4/14/2014 9:56PM

    Ouch! That broken rib can't be fun... So does your hubby just like to shop, or does he like to cook too?

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EDWARDS1411 4/14/2014 9:19PM

    All the best with the Spring Challenge - looks like you're off to a great start!! Sorry that you and your son have a virus - there's lots going around. Take care with your fractured rib - wishing you a quick recovery!!!
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MENNOLY 4/14/2014 8:21PM

    I am sorry about the scare with your son. I hope both of you feel better soon. You sure seem to have had more than your fair share of ill health. Hoping you all have a turn around and a healthier spring.

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ROXYZMOM 4/14/2014 7:49PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!

I am glad your son is ok, your family is really going through it right now! Do they know you at the ER??

I am glad that this helping relieve your stress. It helped me tremendously last year when my son was extremely sick.

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GEE, SPARKING SURE FEELS GOOD!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I did not realize it has been a week since my last blog. I meant to keep you all up to date more often but time has been a precious commodity lately-lol! Right now, at this very moment, I am feeling happy & content. I know it could all change in an hour, but I will take Happy anyway I can get it-lol! Tonight has been the first evening where I could really sit down & relax & get my Spark on & get caught up. I work the late shift tomorrow so I get to stay up a little tonight. As far as Larry, it has been a rocky few days. Tuesday night he advised me his right leg felt heavy & he also had a big lump under his chin so on Wednesday we called the Cardiologist then DR at Vanderbilt. She advised that he needed to be seen by someone so we contacted the internist that the Cardiologist recommended & I took him at 1:30. Unfortunately it turns out that he has some kind of blockage in his lower right leg & he has also developed a blockage in the left corroded artery in the neck. As emergency wise there is nothing they can do right now, he is scheduled to go in for a Doppler Ultrasound on the 14th. Right now I am just praying to God that nothing more goes wrong before then. He was in good spirits today & he & Randy even went grocery shopping! They stopped in to see me at work to tell me so I would not stop on my way home. I felt sorry for Randy as I cannot even stand to shop with Larry-lol! So for right now, at this moment, all is well. I am just living life day by day & sometimes even hour by hour. My job has turned basically into full time which I am thankful for financially & emotionally. I really enjoy it & it makes me feel good to cheer other people up. I even have been promoting Spark People as Walgreen's has their Rewards Program tied in with fitness now-lol!
I so appreciate & love all of you. We may never have met face to face but you are all closer to my heart than even my family. I am so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for all your encouragement & support!
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FLORIDASUN 4/14/2014 5:46PM

    We feel just as blessed to have you in our lives too! I know the living 'day to day' feeling but we have to enjoy every little moment of happiness we can squeeze out of this ole' life and sparking is sure one of them for both of us!

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ZELLAZM 4/14/2014 6:24AM

    Praying for you today...I've been MIA for awhile!

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BEINGTHEFABMRSK 4/9/2014 2:56PM

    Keeping you and you're family in my prayers. So sorry you're having to go through such a difficult time. At least you have that great attitude! Glad to hear the job is working out!
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KAILYNSTAR 4/7/2014 12:04PM

    Oh Sweetie, I'm so sorry things are rough and happy you got a little ray of sunshine.

This is such a journey we all have to face sometime in our lives.

I'm so glad you have found comfort here. I know I have.

Take care and enjoy your cup of sunshine.

Hugs.

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GABIBEAR 4/6/2014 11:25PM

    My prayers for Larry that he stay well and safe and not experience any additional complications before the ultrasound.

I'm happy to hear that you are feeling happy and that you are able to sit and relax, even if it is just for 1 night! Glad that you like your job and feel like it fulfills a void.

We love and appreciate you too and are blessed that you are part of our lives too! Thank you too for all of your encouragements! Hope your weekend was wonderful!!!

Gabi
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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/6/2014 10:56PM

    I am glad you got some time to relax. It is good to hear that you are enjoying your job so much. I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/6/2014 6:29PM

    Oh we are indeed here for you sweetie. Just leave a post or blog anytime you need to talk. At least we won't interrupt you. lol. Remember, this too shall pass. You may have to discover a new normal. Love you.

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SHERIO5 4/6/2014 5:38PM

    Glad you had some relaxing me time!

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/6/2014 3:03PM

    Well . . . happy . . . content . . . what great words to have in your life at this time. Keep the Spark alive! This from a fellow rockin' Teddy Bear who wants to rock this challenge with you! Hug, hug Evelyn

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WILLOW49 4/6/2014 12:59PM

    Will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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ROXYZMOM 4/6/2014 10:44AM

    I will keep praying!
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FELINA 4/6/2014 10:34AM

    You sound so positive and upbeat! Fantastic attitude!

So glad you have a job you enjoy, great stress reliever!

Hoping all goes well, sending positive vibes your way.

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PCOH051610 4/6/2014 9:55AM

    You sound so happy! Awesome! Sending Teddy Bear Hugs your way

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MENNOLY 4/6/2014 9:48AM

    I hope that Larry's problems resolve well. I am glad you are having a positive experience with your job and that your spirits remain high. Wishing you sunnier weather with many good things. emoticon

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LILYDOG11 4/6/2014 4:18AM

    Prayers to your family. I hope Larry will be okay until the 14th, seems to me they could get him in sooner but I'm not a doctor !! Have a good day at work on Sunday and everyday. emoticon emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/6/2014 3:17AM

    emoticon continued prayers for you and Larry. Keep sparkin!

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WAY2GOCAT 4/6/2014 2:04AM

    Patti,

Thanks for dropping by my page and letting me know you'd be blogging. I'm glad to hear that you're happy, one moment at a time. My prayers are still with you and Larry. It's great that he was able to get out. The Lord answers prayers. Keep seeking his face. Look at the job that He provided for you, one that been for you from the beginning, one that keeps getting better for you financially and provides refuge for you in the storms of life. I love you, honey, you're doing awesome!

Cathleen

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GOLFINMOMMA 4/6/2014 12:36AM

    So Love your attitude Patti. You plate is full to over flowing and yet you have the time and sense to enjoy the smaller things. Keep it going you are an inspiration. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 4/6/2014 12:13AM

    Stay positive, you are a blessing to your hubby and family.

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TERRY0217 4/6/2014 12:00AM

    I'm sending prayers to you, my friend...I know how hard it is, but, please take care of yourself too!

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LMMIMI 4/5/2014 11:44PM

    Prayers for you and your family.

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EDWARDS1411 4/5/2014 11:18PM

    I'm so glad you have a job that makes you happy and is a good distraction and provides some relief from all the stress and worry you have to deal with at home! Try to find some time for yourself to exercise which will also provide some relief from the stress. Thinking of you and praying all will get better for you and your family!!!
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SORRY FOR THE LATE UPDATE!

Friday, March 28, 2014

I have had every intention of keeping you posted but this week has been an absolute roller coaster. We went to Vanderbilt on Wednesday. Unfortunately the DR was unable to read the discs from the latest EKG's, etc but she gave us a lot of supportive advice & pretty much reiterated every thing I have been trying to tell Larry. Basically, that he needs to be more pro active in his health care, rather than put it all on me. She made me me feel reassured that I have a good sense of what to do & that working is OK. That is what the Life Vest is for-his guardian angel-lol! She actually is more concerned with his mental state than any thing else, so she has put him on an anti-depressant. No he has not physically hurt me, but he has been very emotionally abusive. I know he does not mean it & I try to let it roll off my back but sometimes I feel like I just cannot handle it. Between the stress of him & taking on a new job I am more than overwhelmed. At sometime in the wee hours this morning his monitor went off & at first I could not rouse Larry & it put me in a panic but he woke up & pressed the buttons. So needless to say I did not get much sleep again. Although we are getting Larry stable for now, my own health is taking a hit. I too have heart problems & although I have not had much of a problem over the years (well if you remember they did have me on a heart monitor last year), the last few days have taken their toll. Today I got off work at 2 & felt fine until I sat down in the car. Suddenly I just felt like all the life had been drained out of me. I went to the grocery store & came home, tried to lay down but I can not get my body to relax enough. My Essential Tremor kicked in & my legs would not stop jumping so I had to get up. Today I even tried to play my beloved Guitar Hero. I had 30 minutes of total bliss. Got my rock on-lol! But my heart just kept feeling like it was about to just out of my chest so I took my blood pressure & got scared. Where I normally run low, this time it was not. It was 164/84. Larry said I should go to the ER but I know from previous experience all they will do is agree & suggest I follow up with my DR on Monday, which is of course what I plan on doing. The monitor even picked up my irregular heartbeat. I am hoping it is just lack of sleep that is the main cause so I am off to bed as soon as I am done with this. But I just wanted to keep you all informed. Work is going well. They apparently have more confidence in me than I do myself as tomorrow I am opening all by myself. It is hard to believe that I managed a big chain music store but I now have such low confidence I am scared & nervous. Oh another plus on Larry's side-I got him on the treadmill for 5 minutes yesterday!
Thanks for letting me vent. When I was asked if I have a support system in place, I said yes. It is not through my family as none of them are even bothering to return my calls or emails, but from all of you my dear Spark Friends! I honestly pray to God every day that he has brought you into my life. I love & cherish each & every one of you!
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FLORIDASUN 4/14/2014 5:53PM

    I'm so sorry your family isn't stepping up to help you! Sometimes when I hear these sorrowful stories it almost makes me happy I don't have any brothers or sisters and of course my mother and father are long gone.

You MUST take care of yourself! If you go down then what the heck will Larry do? I'm so sorry this is such a big burden to carry my friend.

Please feel free to vent anytime...I certainly blog out the good the bad and the ugly in my life...sometimes it's the only thing that keeps us sane..and it's sure a HECK of a lot cheaper than a psych session...right? emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 4/4/2014 2:24PM

    Oh, Patti.

I'm sorry I haven't been here for you, but I have had my own bumps on the road.

I'm glad your husband is still here with us, but not happy about the emotional abuse he is giving you. It's good the Dr. put him on something. Hopefully it will help.

As for you. You have to calm down. I know that's hard to do, but you sound so desperately stressed and full of anxiety. That is so not good for you.

I honestly don't know what to say, except. Be happy you have an escape from the situation. Be happy we are here for you. Be happy and find peace within your heart, knowing you're doing the best you can in this situation.

I wish there was more for me to say, but it's all moot for what you're going through.

I'm thinking of you and you are in my prayers.

Take care Sweetie.

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GRACEOMALLEY 3/31/2014 7:16PM

    Oh, my friend! Hang in there the best you can and definitely work on taking care of yourself. As I mentioned a week or two ago, you need to take care of yourself in all this - it isn't just Larry this impacts. I'm wishing only the best for both of you.

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DRPEPPIE121 3/31/2014 10:47AM

    In my thoughts and prayers!!! Just do your best... sounds like you've got tons on your plate.

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DIASTER 3/30/2014 8:09PM

  Please know you are in our prayers. Think it is about time you start to take care of yourself. Remember on an airplane flight they always say to put the O2 on yourself first so you can then help others. Just know you are surrounded by support and love.

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CRYSALLIS1 3/29/2014 10:36PM

    Oh honey. So much going on. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 3/29/2014 6:05PM

    You are really going through a very rough patch, just hang in there, I know it can be very hard. When I went through our rough patch last Feb. with DH, I know how you feel and even when you have family support you can feel like you are by yourself, prayer helped me a lot. When we become a care giver it can take a lot out of us, so please take care of yourself. Thanks for taking the time to give an update. Prayers for both you and Larry.

Hugs,
Shirl

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TWEETYKC00 3/29/2014 4:35PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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MENNOLY 3/29/2014 9:44AM

    emoticon You are such a strong woman! I really admire your taking on a job as well as the care that Larry needs right now. You must feel so overwhelmed. God bless you!

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FELINA 3/29/2014 9:28AM

    You're under so much stress it's no wonder your body is complaining. Do whatever you need to do to take care of you. I'm glad you were able to get a little escape with your Guitar Hero.

Sending hugs, positive thoughts and prayers to you both.
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/29/2014 5:18AM

    Patti, you may vent as often as you need to. We are here for you. Try doing some even deep breathing exercises before laying down to sleep. Hope it will help. Take care of you sweetie. Happy Larry got on the treadmill.

One Day at a Time! written by Kris Kristofferson

"I'm only human; I'm just a woman
Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am
Show me the stairway
I have to climb
Lord for my sake
Teach me to take
One day at a time

One day at a time, sweet Jesus
That's all I'm asking from you
Give me the strength to do everyday what I have to do
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Help me today
Show me the way
One day at a time..."

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GABIBEAR 3/29/2014 2:10AM

    Patti you deserve a great support system and more! You are a beautiful person with a very optimistic attitude and that should always be treasured! Please make sure you take care of yourself! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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EDWARDS1411 3/28/2014 11:54PM

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SPARKLYEYES71 3/28/2014 11:42PM

    Love and prayers coming your way.

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FRAN0426 3/28/2014 11:39PM

    So sorry your family is ignoring your calls and e-mails at a time you need them most. Yes, go and see your doctor, make it be known what your going through at present if doctor is unaware of the situation. Nice that the doctor you took Larry to the other day told him he is in charge of his health not you. Prayers for both of you.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/28/2014 11:28PM

    My dear you are stressed and your body is reacting to it. Do not forget to take care of you. As hard as it my be try and get rest and find a few minutes during your day to do some deep breathing. You and Larry are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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LMMIMI 3/28/2014 11:23PM

    Take it one day at a time and remember you need to take care of yourself to be able to help Larry. emoticon emoticon

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GOLFINMOMMA 3/28/2014 10:47PM

    Hang on there Patti! Seems like the universe is using you as a dumping ground at the moment, but hopefully things will look better soon. Might be better if you slept in a different room for a couple of nights so you can get some sleep, but then you would not sleep because you would be worried about Larry. Once Larry gets back on track so will you. Cannot believe your family is being silent.
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QUICK UPDATE...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Yesterday I took Larry for his blood work & another EKG. We see the Cardiologist in the morning for the results & I will keep you posted. His coughing has increased again & he was up a lot last night, sleeping in an upright position, so needless to say, I was on alert all night. Sometimes I feel he is not taking this seriously enough but I am staying on him as much as possible. I like my job at Walgreen's & my manager says if I want to work full time, that is not a problem. They are all great to work with & my manager has been more than accommodating with my schedule. I can not tell you how long it has been since I have worked a minimum wage job, but at least it is something & I enjoy it. I got brownie points the other day for alerting them to a shop lifter. After managing a music store for 5 years, I definitely know when something is amiss. I like being able to be around other people which I have not been able to do for a very long time. I got the SSI office squared away finally. A little upset as I have been robbed of disability for the last 9 years but at this point I am not even going to worry about that. I am just so thankful that I have you all for support as my own family has bailed on me. I cannot thank you enough for all your kind words, encouragement & prayers. I am so overwhelmed having so much to do that when I think of you, it gives me the strength to keep pushing forward.
Love & Hugs to you all!
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FLORIDASUN 4/14/2014 5:55PM

    Blessings to you dear one! Having a job you enjoy is EVERYTHING! emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/24/2014 7:53PM

    We're here for you sweetie. Things will settle down soon. emoticon

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MOLLIEJEAN2 3/24/2014 10:56AM

    Sending prayers and emoticon our way my friend.

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SHERIO5 3/24/2014 10:34AM

    It sounds like you are wonder woman! emoticon I'm so glad things are going well at work and you are enjoying being around others, I miss that! Praying for good reports today. emoticon

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REEDWEEB 3/24/2014 9:34AM

    Good luck with the results today! Glad to hear you are keeping a positive attitude during all the stress. emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 3/24/2014 9:21AM

    Sending hugs and prayers to you & Larry. One day at a time. You are doing great at handling all coming your way. emoticon

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MENNOLY 3/24/2014 7:55AM

    Wishing you and Larry the best!

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TWEETYKC00 3/24/2014 7:22AM

    I hope things start to really look up for you. Hugs.

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BECKYLIZ 3/24/2014 6:53AM

    Wishing you and your hubby the best and hope that he emoticon

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4EVERNESS 3/24/2014 2:23AM

    Glad to hear that you're handling it so well. Keep up the great work, and don't forget time for self (selfless ends up with no self). Minor compared to what he's dealing with with cardiologist, but a weird help idea..plain old vaporub? silly, huh?

you take care. major hugs. I don't believe God really tests us, I believe that life is the test...seems to me that you're acing it!

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GOLFINMOMMA 3/24/2014 2:08AM

    Patti you are marvellous! You are so upbeat for someone with so much on their plate. Hope tomorrow goes well and that Larry has a quick recovery. emoticon

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VANICIS 3/24/2014 12:21AM

    A humidifier may help him breathe better at night. I hope he gets to feeling better.

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LILYDOG11 3/23/2014 11:31PM

    I pray the cardiologist appt goes well for Larry. My Grandfather who had heart problems used to sleep upright in a chair (he lived to be 89)!! Glad your job is working out, years ago I applied at Walgreens but didn't hear anything from them?? But now I'm not looking for work. It's a very good Company and I would think the benefits would be good too. Prayers for you and your family. **Hugs**

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/23/2014 11:15PM

    I am glad you like your new job. My prayers are with you and your DH.

If you need to talk or vent I am only a Spark message away

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/23/2014 11:00PM

    Congrats! Glad to hear it's working out well for you!

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GABIBEAR 3/23/2014 10:37PM

    Hi Patti,

Good luck tomorrow at the cardiologist's tomorrow. I'll say a prayer for Larry. I'm glad that you like your job, that is a plus, and congrats on spotting and alerting them about the shoplifter! You sound like quite an asset to the store!

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LMMIMI 3/23/2014 10:35PM

    Prayers for you!

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POPSY190 3/23/2014 10:12PM

    Good news about the congenial job. Hang on to that as the social aspect can be very good for you. I hope it works out ok for Larry at the cardiologists. Take care.

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