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MNnancy replied on Thu, May 9 2013 10:52 AM | Locked

Not having an enjoyable couple of days.  Last evening we attended a wake for a friend's 9-year-old daughter who succumbed to leukemia after a 14-month battle.  Very sad.  

Today we are in the Twin Cities at the skin surgeon's office for a basal cell excision for DH.  This is 5 months after my visit to this same office.  Looking around the waiting room, I'm convinced we'll be here off and on for the rest of our lives.  Stay out of the sun, people!


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weezee56 replied on Thu, May 9 2013 11:36 AM | Locked

Marie your DGS is getting big already. He is such a cutie.

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Frances replied on Thu, May 9 2013 2:17 PM | Locked

Patti,

Your photos are stunningly beautiful, what a wonderful blaze of colour (as you can tell im green with envy).

lots of love

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Bonita replied on Thu, May 9 2013 5:30 PM | Locked

Marie I showed your picture to my DGD age 2 & almost 5. said " he's so cute. And they are right, lovely picture. Cake looks good too.

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Susan replied on Thu, May 9 2013 8:11 PM | Locked

Marie, What a precious baby boy, He is adorable !                       Susan

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chocake2 replied on Thu, May 9 2013 8:24 PM | Locked

Oh Marie, what a sweet precious little bundle! I could scoop him up and nibble little toes all day!

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chocake2 replied on Thu, May 9 2013 8:25 PM | Locked

MNnancy:
Today we are in the Twin Cities at the skin surgeon's office for a basal cell excision for DH.

 Hugs and Prayers, Nancy.

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chocake2 replied on Thu, May 9 2013 8:44 PM | Locked

It was a tough day. Un-Dad is  at Un-bro's home, on Comfort Measures only. He was a bit doped up but alert. His throat is too swollen, and breathing too shallow, to make communication easy, but he tried. He struggled to ask how long we were there for and I asked "how long do you want us?"  He held his arms open wide. Sprout thought he wanted a hug and held his arms wide open in responce.

I was worried that the baby would be put off by the frail and fading figure in the bed (at a strange house), but after a few hesitant moments he was fine. He studied Papa very carefully at first and then he seemed to recognize him, almost like he was saying "Oh! It's you in there, Papa! Gosh, I didn't know that wrecked body. It almost had me fooled!" He snuggled up to him and played the bee game with Papa making buzzing noises and waving his finger in Sprouts tummy area, and Sprout  razzing back and giggling. It was good to see them play and I was glad Papa had the strength to interact a little.

When we got home, there was a package waiting for me. My MiL had sent a birthday gift: Years ago she showed me some antique quilt blocks that had been pieced by her grandmother in the 1870-1890's. She decided to make a quilt with them. I advised her not to, but she proceeded anyway. I did manage to prevail on her to use 100% cotton sashing and hand stitch them... My gift was wrapped in the top. The gift was a Margarita set. I appreciate the drink after a long day, and the quilt is a treasure beyond compair.

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MNnancy replied on Thu, May 9 2013 9:44 PM | Locked

chocake2:
some antique quilt blocks that had been pieced by her grandmother in the 1870-1890's. She decided to make a quilt with them.

CC, I hope we'll get to see a picture of that!  What a meaningful gift!


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Nana replied on Thu, May 9 2013 9:52 PM | Locked

CC

That sounds like an amazing gift.   So sorry your Un Dad is doing so poorly.   Hugs to you and family.

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chicagosinger replied on Fri, May 10 2013 2:36 AM | Locked
Hi chococake2! So sorry to read that your Un-Dad is so ill and my family will be praying for you and your family! I haven't been here for awhile because I had a severe heart attack back towards the end of February. I almost didn't make it and spent 10 days in ICU. I got home from the hospital about 2 weeks ago. The first thing I had my husband do for me was put this site up on my PC so I could catch up a little. THEN I felt like I was home. Needless to say, I missed you guys! Still going to physical therapy and hope to be able to get back on my sewing machine soon as my hands are finally starting to work better!I must also apologize to all of the peoples b-days that I missed! I feel sooooo bad!As soon as I'm able I will get caught up as soon as I can, but I didn't want anyone to think that I was an irresponsible jerk. To be honest, for awhile, I was pretty out of it. No more painting rooms for me, at least not for awhile anyways! Well....gotta go. I'm restricted to my time on the computer. Baby steps they keep telling me! I missed you all! Take care and big hugs to all!

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Linda replied on Fri, May 10 2013 4:36 AM | Locked

Chicago - WOW! you  have been thru a terrible ordeal. Are there any lasting effects that you have to deal with? Do you get STROKE magazine from the Heart Assoc? Has some really  good come back stories from stroke and heart attack victims. I'm a stroke/heart risk and someone put my name in to receive the magazine. There is life afterwards. May God bless you, keep you, and give you peace. Good luck in your recovery.

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chicagosinger replied on Fri, May 10 2013 7:29 AM | Locked
Unfortunately, no Linda. Not only have I never heard of it but I couldn't afford to pay for any subscriptions anyway. Yes, a lot of my body didn't work very well at all at first, but it all seems to be coming back with physical therapy and a lot of praying! Thanks for sharing your experience, strength, hope and your prayers! Big hugs!

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Ginny replied on Fri, May 10 2013 7:30 AM | Locked

Chicago singer, I am glad to hear from you and sorry  that you had such a world shaking ,for you,  experience.  I have been thinking of you for a while now, wondering why we haven't heard from you.  May God bless you with continuing recovery.  If anyone can make itt back, I think it will be you.  You have such willpower.   Ginny 

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Ginny replied on Fri, May 10 2013 7:38 AM | Locked

CC, I am glad you had a special time with your un-Dad, and an even greater treat waiting for you when you got home.   How special to receive those quilt squares from  MIL.   Ginny

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