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Linny t replied on Fri, Jun 27 2014 12:45 PM

I wanted to let everyone know that things for my sister, Barb have taken a turn for the worse.  They did a CT scan and found that the tumor in her brain has come back with a vengeance. The radiologist will see her next week and see if he can help any, but we're not sure if she can even have any more radiation treatments.  They haven't given any predicted length of time or anything yet, but are saying that hospice is in the near future.  

She has very little short term memory.  She kept forgetting the Dr. told her the cancer has come back.  She doesn't seem to have any pain at all.  She can't think or reason very well and can't text or type at all...at least nothing anyone can understand...and no more driving either (of course).  It's amazing how fast this transformation came on.  

We could all use some prayers at this point.  Prayers for a miracle.

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Diane replied on Fri, Jun 27 2014 1:21 PM

Donna------glad to hear you are feeling better and sorry the meds don't work for you.  When docs can't help me I go the natural route.  Have you googled natural remidies?  It works for me so often.

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Diane replied on Fri, Jun 27 2014 1:26 PM

Linny t:
I wanted to let everyone know that things for my sister, Barb have taken a turn for the worse.

 

Linny-----so sorry to hear about Barbara.  Things have happened so quickly.  Hospice is so comforting.  I think all you can do is be there for her as you always have been and give her all the love you can.  I will be praying for you both.

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Linny t:
things for my sister, Barb have taken a turn for the worse

Linny, I am so sorry to hear this news.  It is never easy to have a loved one diagnosed with this type of health issue.

Linny t:
She has very little short term memory

This may be a blessing because it will ease her from worry about what is next.  Unfortunately, the flip side is that those who love her and are dealing with this must have an abundance of patience with her because she can't help it.  This happened with my dad and I had to equate it to the movie "50 First Dates".  It was hard to repeat but I had remember that he didn't know I was repeating.  If I showed my frustration, he got frustrated because he didn't know why I was frustrated.

I am praying for a miracle but also for God's peace for all who love Barb to accept His will.  Ultimately God's will is what is best for all of us.  It may not be what we want or expect, but it is what is best.

Hang in there, keep us posted and remember that you are not alone

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Linny t:
Maybe you're just pushing yourself too hard.  

I definitely agree that I have pushed too hard and my body is speaking up.  Tim has been wonderful and very supportive.  He is a firm believer in sleeping when you need to sleep. 

Linny t:
hope it's the food that's causing it.

I am trying to be better about what I am eating and that seems to be helping but I have not been very faithful about staying away from some things I know I should not eat.

Linny t:
When will you see her next?

I see her again on July 7.  She is currently out of town and that was the earliest I could see her.  If things get worse, I can get in to see the physician's assistant and he is very nice but I prefer to wait and see the doctor.

Had an amazing day at market yesterday which has added to the stress of keeping up with sales.  Next week I have Thursday and Friday back to back.  I feel like I need to replace all of what I sold plus a little so that I have enough for both days but that is unrealistic so I will do what I can and accept that it is good enough.

With that said, I have some fabric in the washing machine which I am hoping did not bleed so that I can move on to drying, pressing and cutting.

 

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lilliepad replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 6:17 AM

Linny-I am so sorry to hear this news about Barb. She was doing so well and then this. My heart goes out to everyone. You and yours are always in my heart and in my prayers.

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Linny t:
I wanted to let everyone know that things for my sister, Barb have taken a turn for the worse

Oh Linny, I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for a miracle. It is amazing how fast things can change sometimes.  Hugs, Jo.

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Robin replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 7:59 AM

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm home and fixing to go shopping for wedding dresses hopefully one last time.  Today we are taking the groom's mother and a childhood friend to give their input and maybe by the end of the day will have a dress.  

Linny,  There are no acquit words to express by feelings for you and Barb.   I am so sorry that the news has taken such a terrible turn.   I am sure there are a flood of emotions that you are both dealing with right now.   I can simply tell you to share them openly with the one who create you.  He understands that sometimes we are angry and hurt about the events in our life.   In 2 Cor he says "My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness".   Please let me know if you there is anything I can do to help you.   I will be praying for you and Barb in this season of your life.

As for the market basket challenge, I am thrilled to say that the chef changed it from an individual to group activity when we arrived at the room yesterday morning.   I had already had an anxiety attack over the whole situation.   My group scored a 97 for the assignment.  We did an Alice Spring Chicken, steamed broccoli with a flower cut glazed carrot, and potato.    It tasted great, was not the most creative dishes that was made but was pleasing.  Oh yeah we made a pineapple chutney, that the chef loved.     I then took my 2 test which I'm not sure how I did.  I followed by youngest testing method of marking the first answer that seems correct and move on.   It is surely faster than the sitting and thinking and rethinking. 

As for the week it was a rough week.  I had a lady in my group who was just mean and we did not hit it off, which cause me frustration all week.   My roommate is a former school mate but is also a drinker and snored like a sailor.   Last night is the first good sleep I've got all week.  Also one of my students (16 year old)  had to perform CPR on her Daddy this week and he passed away yesterday,  I've been trying to support her by text messages and FB post.    The best part of the week was yesterday when my family met me at Turkey Lake Stop on the turnpike so Donn could drive me home.     Reminding me how truly blessed I am to have such a wonderful husband and children.  

So was my week.    I hope you all have a great weekend and I plan of getting to Lillile's block tomorrow, hooray!

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Stephanie replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 1:47 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd better check in and let you know I'm hanging around still. :0)

Diane, Hope the changes will be good for you in your building. How was the going away party for the staff?

Linny, You know my heart is just breaking for you and Barb. My thoughts and prayers are out to you everyday.

Darlene,

That's great news that you had such good sales at market. I'm so happy for you. Hope you gain your energy back. I'm happy to hear you are working on what you eat. It's hard. I've been having to force myself to get back on the good food wagon. My biggest downfall is that I have a hubby that would live on junk and does a lot of the grocery shopping.

Robin,

Yay, you made it through the week!  I don't know why there always seems to be one mean person in a group. And they are always the ones that stick in your mind like a bad odor. Alice Springs chicken is one of my all time favorite meals. Best of luck on your test. So sorry to hear you had to be interacting with a tragedy while you were there. God bless you for always being there.

Hope you enjoy the day looking for "the dress". You must be thrilled to be home and back to happy times.

All,

Everything's plugging along here. Same stuff, different day more or less. It's Mike's birthday tomorrow and he wants an eclair cake made from a recipe online. We're changing out the graham crackers for vanilla wafers. Should be fun and fattening. LOL. He also bought some KOBE beef steaks. They are the best steaks anywhere here. I'm looking forward to them. We are finally repainting the living room which I have wanted to do for ages! We've had that same color for 14 years. 

All five dogs and Otis are doing well. They keep me busy vacuuming and cleaning, but it's worth it to watch their antics. We've been real busy at work too.

Just wanted to say hi. Time to get to making that dessert. Have a great weekend.... 

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Stephanie replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 2:19 PM

PS: Forgot to mention I got my block back Lillie. I love everything you girls did. I can't wait to put them together!!!

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Stephanie replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 2:19 PM

PS: Forgot to mention I got my block back Lillie. I love everything you girls did. I can't wait to put them together!!! Diane, thank you so much for making a journal for me. I had bought one for this and later realized it was going to be too expensive to mail. I appreciate it very much... 

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Linny t replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 8:37 PM

Thanks, everyone, for being there for me.  It really helps to know you are all praying.  It's still all sinking in, really.  Yesterday evening and today was time spent on the phone telling people and talking about it.  I've been so tired I can hardly stay awake. 

Thanks Robin for that wonderful scripture.  He's going to have to be my strength.  I am so grateful for my faith.  I'm glad you made it through the week.  I hope she found "the" dress today.  Can't wait to hear all about it.  How nice that Donn met up with you to drive home.  You have a really lovely family.

Darlene, congrats on the success.  Hope you're not too worn out to catch up on inventory.  I was glad to read you have been feeling a little better.  The 7th isn't very far away and I don't blame you for waiting to see her.  Be careful to not overdo it for the double header coming up.

Diane, glad to hear about the positive changes in your complex.  Did you enjoy the going away party?

Stephanie, good to hear that business is keeping up and that you're able to keep the pace with it.  New paint is always a good thing.  Nice to have a change after 14 years.  I know how that feels.  if you get a minute it'd be nice to have a pic of your block whole in the media.  I, for one, would like to see the finished product.  I bet it's amazingly beautiful.

Jo, hope you're feeling good and still enjoying Rosco's antics every day.  What a little light he is for you.  Have he and Rosie made friends yet?  How about Sammy? 

Today was spent shopping, cooking and talking on the phone.  Tomorrow will be hanging out with Barb for awhile and helping get her house in order.  I made some chicken vegetable soup for her and put it in small containers so she won't have to deal with putting it in a bowel.  She still knows how to use her microwave and the soup will be good for her.  We don't want her to have to cook because she is so forgetful now, she might burn it or worse, start a fire.  She seems to be eating things that are easy to eat, by looking in her trash.  Her daughter has been bringing food over each day and says it's gone the next.  She doesn't have any pain, she says.  Not even her usual aches, so a blessing there.  Also, she used to smoke her e-cigarette and has forgotten all about it.  Another blessing.  It's that way with her coffee, too.  Isn't that strange?  Her habits just went away without a fight.  God works in mysterious ways, doesn't He? 

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Diane replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 10:55 PM

Linny, it's such a blessing that Barb has no pain.  It's good that she is remembering to eat.  You will know when hospice is needed.  I wish I could help ease the pain in your heart.

 

I enjoyed the party for the leaving staff.  I woke up that morning with a blood sugar of 37.  I had to eat so I couldn't eat at the party.  It was OK.  I got to take a full cup of trail mix home.  It was fun to see my friends in the building.  It's so scary that I live alone and my blood sugar could drop so low that I could go into a coma.  I am still losing weight so I'm sure the need for insulin is lower.  I'm giving myself half of what I need until I see the doctor.  I can't believe I am still losing weight!  I haven't changed my diet since I cut out junk food.  I'm happy.

 

Stephanie--so happy you love your blocks.  I would love a pic too.  You are welcome about the journal.  It's simple but it worked.  Nice to hear that work is going well.

 

Robin---Sometimes those conferences can be such a pain.  I've done that thing sleeping in a hotel room with a person I don't know.  I know you will be happy to get home.  

 

Have a great Sunday everyone!

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Robin replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 5:35 AM

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope the morning greeted everyone with a sunny sky and the warm of blessings yet to come.

Dress shopping yesterday was a lot easier than we started out thinking it would be.  We started at the shop closest to us, which was in Valdosta, Ga.  She tried on one that was in the window that they had not had when we originally went.  Then she went back to her two favorites at that shop.  She tried both back on and then went with the one I knew she would pick.  It has straps but will be strapless when it arrives because she didn't want the straps, they were tulle with a lot of rhinestones.  Since she is short than average we couldn't get the one in the store that was on sale because we needed it customized to fit her.   It has a applique lace all over the top and a lighter underlayer of lace all the way down with the appliques slowly fading to the tail.  The tail has a scalloped lace edge that matches the lace underlay.  She added a rhinestone and sequin ribbon but the jewels and beading are just in the center front.   She wants a full length veil and has chosen to wear the blusher for symbolic reasons.   Her Daddy will raise it as he gives her away.   I wish I could say it was cheap but it wasn't it.  But it was definitely worth her having the dress she wanted.   Some things I will not be such a push over about, but having the dress that makes you feel beautiful and bridal I think is a must for a girl.    If I can get permission to post a picture I will.   

On another note,  remember a few months ago when we had to have Laurie's thyroid check.  Well she was suppose to be doing it regularly but she and her daddy decided that she was probably fine without it..  Well,  she went to our local doctor a few weeks ago for an earache.  Apparently she had some swollen lymph nodes and the doctor asked when she last had her thyroid check.  Laurie told the doctor that hold story and then got sent for an ultrasound.  There is a growth on either a node or the thyroid that we now have to go back to the specialist to see what is happening.

Linny,   Soup is a wonderful choice.   She will probably love the easy of preparation too.

Diane,  I hope your sugar will level off soon.   The conference wasn't all bad.  And my roommate was actually someone I grew up around, but she not really my kind on people to hang with and her snoring is worst that my husband's by miles.   Thanks for being so empathic.  

Stephanie,  Wahoo new paint!   I love new paint.   Can wait to see it.   Also can't wait to see the finished block.

Lillie,  I'm sorry I have worked on your block at all but you are at the top of my list today.

Jo,  Roscoe sounds like such a sweet baby,  I bet he is going to be a loving kitty and great companion.

Darlene,  Congrats on such a successful sale day.   Enjoy some rest today!

Happy Sunday!

Robin

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lilliepad replied on Sun, Jun 29 2014 7:32 AM

Stephanie-My usps tracker says your block was delivered this past Thurs. Can you confirm for me please?

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