~So Far He Is Still Fighting~

Jacksonville, Florida
June 24, 2017 11:37am CST
Hey everyone! I hope your having a good day so far. I have been productive this morning. Dishes are done, vacuuming is done, the baseboards are clean, the counters have been wiped down and the kids are all happy! =) Next I have to take care of the furry kids (my dogs) which I will do after I write this. Babysitting got changed for today so I won't be watching the kids, their father will have them. My husband is still working for now. He's not ready to give up his providing ability anymore than I am ready to be the provider. He is in pain every day but he's still fighting to keep working. I told him whenever he needs me to take over, I will do it. We have 4 free passes to skating and my husband said he wants to take the kids tonight so we might get out of the house-which would be really nice! =) They expire in the beginning of July so we might as well use them since we have them. I hope everyone has a wonderful day! I will be here in between taking care of the kids and house.
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@marguicha (91898)
• Chile
24 Jun
I hope your husband gets well. Were you able to buy the meds?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@marguicha Thank you. Yes but now his back went out on him and he fell last week from it. =(
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@marguicha (91898)
• Chile
24 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Shouldn´t he be in bed for some time?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@marguicha He won't do that because he has a family to provide for. I have worked in the past for a few years and he hated not being the provider for the family.
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@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
24 Jun
Very productive. It's understandable that he doesn't want to stop yet. But hope he knows when enough is enough, and isn't the usual stubborn man most are. Also hope you guys can go do tge skating tonight. You need a fun night out
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Courtlynn He is stubborn because I think he's trying to make up for all of the times he didn't work. When we lived in NC it was y difficult for him to find a job so quite a few times I had to provide and he felt like less of a man from that. Thanks, I hope so too. We all need some fun!
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@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
24 Jun
@LovingMyBabies thats probably it. So sorry he feels like he has to push himself while sick
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@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
24 Jun
Praying that your husband's back pain will ease and hopefully become pain free. Does he wear a back brace when he works. I am sure he does. I wear one when I do heavy duty stuff and it helps.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Corbin5 Thank you for praying. You know he doesn't, didn't even think of it. Where could he get one? He needs something that will help.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Corbin5 Okay thank you so much! I will tell him about the plank exercises and the back brace. =)
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@GardenGerty (98075)
• United States
24 Jun
@LovingMyBabies When I was younger my friend's husband had chronic back pain. They were told to do ice massage. They would take the small styrofoam cups, and fill them part way and freeze them. Then they would peel down the top to expose the ice, but the bottom part would have styrofoam for insulation so she could massage his back and not freeze her hands.
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@marlina (72657)
• Canada
24 Jun
You have a very hard working husband but he has to be careful not to make the pain worse. Enjoy the skating tonight, you all need a diversion.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@marlina Yes I do. Yeah he's stubborn about working these days.
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• United States
24 Jun
I'm sure it would be nice to get out of the house for awhile and the kids could enjoy the skating
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Marilynda1225 Yes it will. The kids love skating so it will be nice watching them have fun. =)
@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
24 Jun
Its bad when someone is in pain and has to work, but more and more of us do it daily because we have to. But you do help with the bills by babysitting so its not like you do nothing to help with the income. I wish for him to feel better. I will be in and out of the house today since its not raining at the moment. Have a fun and wonderful day.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@andriaperry Yes it is. We each have to do what we need to do even if we don't always like it. Yes I do help by babysitting and that has gotten us out of jams many times financially! And I love saving money so many times I will put money back and my husband says thank God you did that. Well I hope you enjoy your day! =)
@TheSojourner (17448)
• United States
24 Jun
I admire you to do all you do. My mother had five of us. I don't know how she survived us all! Now that she is gone (for the past six years), I recognize how hard her life was. I hope your husband will take care of himself. He's a good man for wanting to be the provider but, at some point, he will need to realize he needs to ask for help. HUGS to you all!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@CoralLevang Thank you so much. =) Lol, I think being a mom and childcare provider comes naturally to me. I love it! Yes, he is stubborn when it comes to working now because for many years he was out of work for one thing or another. He hated when I had to be the provider in the past so he's dreading that now too.
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• United States
24 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Is there any relief for him for his ailment?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@CoralLevang He doesn't even know what exactly is wrong with it. He just knows it's extremely painful and leaves him bent over. He can't find out what's wrong because we have no insurance and he needs testing done. He takes pain medicine the hospital gave him but he doesn't want to have to rely on that, he wants to be better and out of pain for good.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
24 Jun
Lucky wife for having a hard working husband Enjoy skating, have fun and take care
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@jaiho2009 Absolutely, he works very hard to take of our family. =)
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
24 Jun
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@vsai2008 (7657)
• India
24 Jun
Glad you got all your work done..
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@vsai2008 Thank you! =)
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@vsai2008 (7657)
• India
24 Jun
@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Jun
That would be a nice outing for everyone. Have fun.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Kandae11 Thanks so much! =)
@Freelanzer (8519)
• Canada
24 Jun
You accomplished a lot so far for the day. Very productive indeed.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Freelanzer Thank you! When I wake up with energy I get it all done right away. =)
@LeaPea2417 (19820)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Jun
Have fun skating, that sounds like a nice thing to do as a family. And I hope your husband feels better.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Leapea2417 Thank you, plans actually changed and we aren't going. =( My husband is working late again.
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@LeaPea2417 (19820)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies I am sure there will be another time when you all can do it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@LeaPea2417 Yeah I'm sure we can go another time. =)
@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
24 Jun
He is a good man. Skating sounds like fun. The kids will love that.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@Happy2beme Hey, it's good to see you hun and I pray you start feeling better really soon. He is a good man, I'm very blessed. =) They do love skating and they are excited to go.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies thanks Jennifer I sent you a PM to ask you a favor.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@Happy2BeMe I messaged you back. =)
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
24 Jun
Hope your husband get stronger soon and is out of pain.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@dianadee Thank you very much. =)
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@dianadee (1729)
• South Africa
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Thinking of you..keep strong!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@dianadee Aw, thank you. =)
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@jstory07 (66043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Jun
I hope the kids get to go skating that will be fun for them. Free is always good.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@jstory07 Thank you, yes they love it and it's free so why not? =)
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@jstory07 (66043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Jun
@LovingMyBabiI hope your husband gets better so you do not have to support your family. Take care of your beautiful family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Jun
@jstory07 Thank you so much. =)
@snowy22315 (45514)
• United States
24 Jun
The problem is that he could be doing more damage to his back by working. Can't you possibly work part time and he could work part time? It doesn't necessarily have to be one or the other. He could rest at least part of the time I would hope.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@snowy22315 Yeah we both know that but I won't make anywhere near enough to cover the bills. He will make more than me any day of the week. We can't afford to live on what I would make, so he's putting it off for as long as possible.
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@snowy22315 (45514)
• United States
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies I wonder if he could hire an assistant to do more of the difficult work. I mean some young kid who might not mind being paid peanuts, or maybe even a volunteer from your church to help out.
@mandala100 (39279)
• Hong Kong
24 Jun
You are really so very busy today. See you later.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@mandala100 Yes I was. =)
@mandala100 (39279)
• Hong Kong
30 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Ok see you later my friend.
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• India
24 Jun
Yes my day was good too. So any plans for tomorrow?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@optimisticbeauty We did have plans but they changed since I have to babysit now. =(
• India
26 Jun
@LovingMyBabies okay. How's your baby sitting going on?
@Tina30219 (33592)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Jun
I hope you are able to get out of the house and use the skating passes tonight and the kids have fun. Is the reason your husbands back hurts is because of a injury from work or something else?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@Tina30219 We didn't go but thank you. Maybe another time. His back hurts from working hard labor since he was a child. His parents didn't let him finish school-they took him out in middle school to work for the families tree company. Tree work itself is back breaking work, then he's done construction most of his life.
@Tina30219 (33592)
• Onaway, Michigan
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Sorry to hear you didn't go hopefully you get to go before the passes expire. I am so sorry to hear this has he thouvht of trying to get his ged at least. Hopefully when he goes to this free clinic they can help him and make him feel better. Maybe he should talk to them about getting a backbrace for when he is working at least.
@celticeagle (117648)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jun
Hope you are able to get out and aren't disappointed.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jun
@celticeagle Yeah I was disappointed.
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@celticeagle (117648)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jun
@LovingMyBabies .....I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you get to church today and that hubby is getting better. Excited to hear that you know of a good clinic that will help him now.