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@DianneN (79896)
United States
October 12, 2016 12:33pm CST
Many things have been happening in my life. Some good, some bad. *I'm fasting. It's Yom Kippur, our day of atonement. Just returned from synagogue and already have a headache. *My hubby saw the surgeon last Friday. The doctor confirmed that my hubby has C5 Palsy. Therapy begins tomorrow at a facility not too far from us. That and time will help him lift his arms. He is slowly eliminating the use of his neck brace. The doctor was pleased with the incision and more so, with the pins still in the correct position in his spine. *We received our flu shots. We haven't had the flu since 1986. My arm aches, and my husband feels nothing in his arm. *The carpenter put shoe moulding around the baseboards and planed one of the French doors in our new family room. The painter begins next week. All the new furniture is being held, and ready for delivery. *Our electricity was shut off today. I forgot to pay the online bills! I paid them by calling our supplier on my smartphone with my credit card, and it's back on. I blame it on no time to get online and being overworked. *We have to move into our son's house with Doodles from Friday to Monday to kittysit Kuma, his female cat. My son is taking his fiancée to Montreal for a long weekend vacation. *Tickets are purchased for our flight to Florida. We leave December 7 and return April 5. I will desperately miss Doodles, the cat, but am looking forward to being by the water, seeing my friends, and interacting with Orville, the osprey. *I'm still working on my 350+ notifications. Please bear with me. Life has been quite unusual for me.
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33 responses
@MALUSE (41210)
• Germany
12 Oct 16
Take it easy. I'm sure nobody will hate you if you don't react to all notifications.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Thank you. I needed to hear that, but feel guilty.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
12 Oct 16
I haven't been around much. Thanks for the update.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
You have your hands full.
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@xFiacre (4579)
• Ireland
12 Oct 16
@Diannen Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the morning last.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Lol! That's life. That's what people say. Riding high in August, shot down in May. Lol, again!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
12 Oct 16
Makes me glad I am living the quiet life! Far too busy for my soul. At least you noticed straight away when the electrickery was off!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Lol! Electtrickery sums it up!
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Wow--you have a lot on your plate right now--peace and light to you!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Yes, my plate has been overflowing since June! I'm at my wits end.
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@Dena91 (4377)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Prayers for your husband's continued healing. And that the workmen get everything done in order and on time. I know there are seasons in life where everything becomes overwhelming. Take a deep breath and remember, this too shall pass. Have a blessed day
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Thanks, Dena. I hope it passes quickly. It has been overwhelming.
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@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Oct 16
Quite a few things have been going on in your neck of the woods. I hope your arm stops hurting soon. I wasn't on as much as I would have like last week and over the weekend, but I've been trying to change that.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
It's my husband's arms that he can't lift. He needed neck surgery 7 weeks ago. I'm on and off due to taking care of him.
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@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Oct 16
@DianneN Sorry to hear that. Hope your husband gets better.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
@dodo19 Thank you. He should, but no one knows when.
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@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct 16
Things are looking up for you. At the moment I have less notifications than you, but not by much.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
They are back up. I refuse to post another discussion until they are done!!!! My hubs is sore in the shoulders from his therapy. He will go twice next week.
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@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Oct 16
@DianneN That's progress. I don't think he had feeling before in his shoulders, am I right or was that just his arms? At least it sounds to me like progress is being made and that's a good thing. I write every day. I still have over 300 and that's just for two days. I'm hoping to be caught up by the time I go to bed tomorrow night because I'll be gone on vacation for three days next week. No phone, no computer, no technology of any kind. It will be great.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@just4him His shoulders were numb from the surgery, but right off the bat, even in the hospital, he couldn't lift his arms. He is making a tiny bit of progress, but not enough. It will take a long time for the muscles, tendons, and nerves to regenerate. Therapy is for his neck, shoulders, and arms. I hope you have a wonderful trip after catching up on your notifications. Every time I sit down to myLot, my husband needs me to help him with something. I'm going mental!!!
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@moffittjc (43952)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Oct 16
You've definitely had quite a lot going on! Hope everything settles down for you soon and you can catch your breath! Hey, if by chance I make it down to the WPB area while you're there, you want to meet up for coffee? Not sure if/when I'll be traveling down there, but my mom's health is quickly deteriorating, so I'm pretty sure at some point I'm going to need to take a trip to help my brother and other family members. I'll only be a hop, skip and a jump away from if I'm down there to see my mom!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Definitely!!!!!!!!' Sorry about your mom, but I would love to meet you in person - anytime. Keep in touch. We are minutes from WPB.
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@moffittjc (43952)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Oct 16
@DianneN Do you know if Too Jays restaurant is still there on Lake Worth Beach? That would be a great place to meet up!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
21 Oct 16
@moffittjc Yes, Toojay's is still on Lake Avenue. I love it there and would be a perfect place for us to meet. So sorry I took so long to respond!!!!
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@BelleStarr (39056)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Well you have a lot going on that is for sure. I made some reservations for the trip down to Florida but I am not sure if I am going to leave them or change them, I am undecided. Wee won't be living unitl January 1, at least at this point.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
I'd go sooner if I could. See ya there!
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@BelleStarr (39056)
• United States
16 Oct 16
@DianneN I would like to go sooner as well but I don't want to miss the holidays at home with the grands
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
16 Oct 16
@BelleStarr I'm sure you know we don't celebrate Christmas and if we did, we'd go down later, too. Chanukah falls in January this year, but it's a non religious one. The kids and grandkids will still get their gifts, before we leave.
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@amadeo (67699)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Good luck.Now you remind me to check mine.almost forgotten about them.How is your husband doing there?
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
He's having therapy right now.
@amadeo (67699)
• United States
13 Oct 16
@DianneN Is he coming along okay with this.?
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
@amadeo Very, very slowly. He still can't lift his arms.
@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
13 Oct 16
Wow sees that little speedy things going on. Never mind. Take your vacation and enjoy life. Doodle will soon rejoin with you.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Yes, too much going on. I'm in the waiting room while my husband is having therapy now. Just want him well again!
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@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
14 Oct 16
@DianneN Yes take care of health both of you in these busiest things.
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
12 Oct 16
You've been so busy! I hope that the therapy will help your husband regain the use of his arms. Hard to believe that they'd shut off your services without calling you first, darned them! Love the picture of your skater girl, she's a cutie!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
I'm am drained!
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
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• Rochester, New York
12 Oct 16
It's easy to get lost in other things and forget to pay a bill here and there. I'm rather good at that myself. lol
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Lol! Misery loves company!
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• Rochester, New York
13 Oct 16
@DianneN That is so very true!!
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@zebra2222 (5166)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Enjoy your trip to Florida. I know that it is a ways off. I also went to Yom Kippur services.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Thank you. Are you Jewish?
@paigea (22419)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
You have a lot going on. Take care
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Thank you. I'm trying to stay sane.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Oct 16
We all understand how busy life can get offline so don't worry! =) I hope things slow down a little bit for you soon.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Thanks, Jennifer. I'm hoping life problems go away!
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@Platespinner (16783)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Oct 16
It sounds like you really have your plate full at the moment!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Everything is overflowing!
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
12 Oct 16
Funny how life gets in the way. Your headache is probably a caffeine headache. I cut way back on my caffeine intake at least a week before a fast day.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Oct 16
You are probably right. I only drink one or two cups a day, but will try your suggestion. Many thanks!
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
14 Oct 16
@DianneN It is good your husband will be attending the therapy.Hope he will be able to lift his hands,after therapy.So you will be leaving on Dec 7?
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
17 Oct 16
The therapy is good for him, but hurts. It will take a lot of time for his nerves to regenerate. I'm sick over it. So is he. He can do in Florida what he does up here. Yes, we leave on the 7th.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
18 Oct 16
@DianneN Though it is painful,I know you have to persist doing the therapy.Only then can the hands get back their moment.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
19 Oct 16
@silvermist Thank you. You are right!
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