Afternoon...trying to get the energy to go exercise..I feel so tired these days...would love to spend a week in bed..but there is too much to do...so will keep on keeping on !
Dad got sent back to the hospital today as he had his 4th non-responsiveness at the care center and has been confused as of late..all related to low blood pressure I do believe..
Not much else to report...I have been doing my little three hour job as the extra hours I have been getting depend on a certain student attending school, but he has been out sick..so no extra hours for me...and that is ok with me right now !
hey Mimi...I just wanted to add that we also had gone to a financial planner...and man..I think everyone should try and find one...there is so much to know..and when to take medicare and social security is so important..and I have heard reports that they can make social security solvent and last...but it takes political will..and I don't see that right now ! And yes...they don't have any trouble with their retirement in Congress even if they only work there a couple of years !...and I do think there are WAY too many really old people in Congress...but you can't seem to get rid of them !
I have never tried the Fentenyl patch...I was on Cymbalta for over a year and it did help me a lot..but others have had trouble with it..but you don't know if you haven't tried..
Look for a post in the tips and resource section..called Member Toolbox...it was started by Nancy B..and it is a place where people have put things that have worked for them..and I do think it even has some medication suggestions..
I hope more people will put thoughts and Ideas here for you..hang in there..it might not be cureable..but it can be better !View Thread
Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
Hi...Mimi is the Vit D. expert...but a lot depends on your level..if you are majorly low in D..you need a lot..some people even get 50,000 units.. If you are just a little low, you can use 1,000 -2,000 units easily..and maybe even up to 5,000 units..My multi now has 1,000 units..so I don't need as much extra..now that I have built it up a little..
Hopefully Mimi will chime in on this too..
Did you have yours checked by a doctor? It is an easy test to get these days.
Evening...I wish today was less stressful..NOT...the three hours I have at work are at least the only time I seem to get away from it and then I come home to hours of phone calls..
Turns out my health insurance was cancelled last year due to non payment..well..in Sept. my DH was taken off our insurance as he went on Medicare...then I payed a two months of insurance, as there was some mix up..then I never got a bill, and didn't think about it..but was thinking about it now..and called and I have no insurance. ! Luckily I have been well..but now have to try and get insurance again..and the phone is constantly busy trying to get through Covered California...I asked my DH if he would have his insurance guy see if he could figure it out..
Then I get a call from dad's caretaker...she had been to see him..a couple of weeks ago, the carecenter had broken his right hearing aide...and she has taken it to the VA to try and get fixed...and when I was there yesterday, I checked to see if his left one was working..as he seemed to be having a hard time hearing..and it was broken !!!!!!! ...I tried to tape it together to see if he could use it..and today it was missing..dad said he say someone throw it away..but of course...who believes an old guy ! They tried to say that maybe I took it...I called them to say NO...I did not take it !
Then the caregiver told me she tried to make some appointments for some tests my mom needs, and they wouldn't let her make them...they said, only I could make them...so I called..and made the appointments..no problem..but seriously..why couldn't she make them !!!
And tomorrow is a non-student day and I have to go sit through some three hour lecture..what a waste of my time..I hope I am wrong and it is interesting..but I am doubting it !
Mel..are you anywhere near Parkville? My best friend is moving there...I am so sad to see her move..and she is too..this is her husband's idea so he can live on a golf course..
LOL....LAURA !!! We were posting at the same time !!! Good to see you too !
desertwind...hearts and prayers go out to you..yea..I have dealt with a family member with lots of problems...still does..it isn't an easy road...keep trying to get them to go to rehab..sigh..if only they would..nut then again..if he has cancer...I am sure he will figure it is all too late..so so sad..
Linda...thanks as always..yup...looks like they will send dad home next week..but they found a little pouch at the top of his throat that keeps him from swallowing correctly..then the food goes into his lungs..so it is off to a G.I. doc to see if we can fix that...not sure what he will do..
Hello ! It has been awhile...things have been a bit crazy and I have managed to do a little reading..but just not getting to the posting..or having trouble signing in on the kindle..but I am back at my computer..
Had a busy Christmas taking care of mom and dad..and doing the Christmas thing for DD and her bf..it was nice..but not easy..and then dad went back into the hospital just before Christmas..
With dad in the hospital..and mom with the caregivers..we did take off and go see the relatives in Oregon..saw my MIL for a few days..while my son in Seattle came down with his new gf..and a niece that lives in Seattle also came down..although no one could come on the same days..
Then for a trip up to my SIL's ..up in the mountains where it was about 10- 20 degrees..Had a great time being up there..but then a long drive home..and back to dealing with stuff here.
Dad is still in the rehab center..don't know what the outcome will be..so much to deal with..and mom is not doing well..taking her to the doctors today.
and I am back at my little three hour/day job..My afternoon kid I help has been out sick a lot lately, so much of my hours have been cut..which is ok with me right now.
Mimi...so glad you found the pipe problems before it went on too long..yikes..what a mess...and I know what you mean..it seems like when one thing goes ..then a series of things happen..
Oh yea..I have a crack in my windshield..which should be an easy fix..but has become a difficult one..guess I have to go to an autobody place to fix some rust before they can put in a new windshield..and this has taken several trips/ phone calls to figure out..frustrating...
well, I had better get going..hope to catch up with you all soon..hope you are keeping the fibro devil at bay !
A quick check-in and hello...hardly any time for even reading these days...spent an up and down..mostly down weekend with mom and dad...It is so hard to deal with..then back at work on Monday...Monday night, I did have a fun Bunco event to go to...and then last night, the 6th graders put on the Christmas play. It was amazingly well done..very cute..and fun to get out to see something...and tonight..I am soooooo looking forward to getting into my pjs and heading to bed early for a little tv and early to bed. I have really had a hard time getting up this week...
Hope you all are doing well...can't even think of Christmas..need to figure out how we will do everything.
a quick hello...I am quite tired..so will see how much I can get through. I tried to read a little..and saw that something happened to Cory..and he is wondering when he would go back to work..well..didn't see what happened..but hope you are ok.and that you got a couple days rest..
I am so exhausted from dealing with mom and dad..have someone from hospice coming over tomorrow to check on dad and see where he is..and naturally, he seems to be having a better week..but if he qualifies..yes..hopefully we will be available for some help..
then we have to think about Christmas...DD wants to have much of what we normally did...and I have to deal with no caregivers..and then DD has organized everyone to leave on the 26th and go to visit other relatives in Oregon...all wonderful things..but added stress for me..how to be packed to go, do Christmas, clean up and leave and hope everything goes ok..just not joyful for me.I am sure it will all work out..but the joy isn't there. I haven't even thought about getting anyone presents..not sure what to do..got to get that figured out..