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#21 debonair susie

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

This is so awesome, NorthStarHope! thank you for posting this :emoticons-yes:

Very special Hugs to you....
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#22 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:38 AM

My handsome hubby and I just had 2 wonderful weeks of vacation together, one week of it in a cabin on a salmon river with no phone, TV, or internet and no worries back home because the kids were taking care of everything! We spent 3 days going and 4 days returning driving through a big chunk of the US that we had never seen before. My husband came back so relaxed he forgot to set his alarm clock to go back to work today! :P
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 03:51 AM

It sounds wonderful, Jeannie. :)

I'm glad you had such a good time (and a teeny bit envious!!! ;) )

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

Jeannie, I'm thrilled that you had such a delightful vacation. We all need to refresh and restore. And it sounds like you did it up beautifully!

We also vacation to places with no TV, no internet, and usually even no phone signal. Unfortunately those sort of get-aways are starting to fall by the wayside. Pretty soon, I can see places charging even more for "non-amenities" like no TV, no internet, for those who need the tech break (which I believe we all do, regularly, lest our brains, figure and fingers all turn to mush.)

Good for you for doing it up, in style!
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:29 AM

Yesterday and today, summer sneaked back- yesterday it was 90 degrees. Days like this are a gift before the freezes and snow that make everything just a little bit harder. Also it gives a small boost to the last of the strawberries in the garden- yum yum.
Yep- you probably guessed that strawberries made me happy today. Warm with the afternoon sun and juicy enough to dribble down the chin.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

I'm grateful to see another day !A little trouble breathing and getting sleep at night, but I'm still grateful.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:14 AM

Welcome to the Forum, Felicia!! :bye:

I'm feeling happy today because 1) I've been offered an exciting new position, :VeryHappy: 2) a friend of mine was able to join in our circuit class at the gym. He had a series of strokes last year & was very poorly, but has made a marvellous recovery & it was so lovely to have him back with the rest of the class again.

Finally I ran 10 kilometres in 56 minutes and 10 seconds & my lungs & joints felt quite good after it, so many, many thanks to the wonderful team at The Royal Brompton Hospital.......without their marvellous treatment my quality of life would not be so good!! :VeryHappy:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:39 AM

Hi Joelf,

Congratulatons on your new position! I'm sooooo happy for you! And running the distance you did. Wow! magnificent! :happy-day: Hugs :emoticon-hug:

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:59 AM

Joelf- congratulations on the success. I'm impressed.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:59 AM

Felicia,
Welcome to the forums!!!! Sorry to hear you are having problems. Please make sure your doctor is aware of what's going on. We'd love for you to post a introduction of yourself to the Main Sclero forum. Everyone would love to get to know you.

Joelf - Congratulations on your new position and awesome physical achievement!!!!! Also glad to hear about the success of our friend. You are having a great day!
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#31 Patty Arche-Hueck

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:34 AM

Jeanie: I am so happy for you! I treasure my time with hubby, so I know what is like. Love it!!!!!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:55 AM

Jeannie got me started on this- I'm happy because I just put another log into the wood stove and it's toasty warm in the house. And there is no snow yet...

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:34 AM

I'm happy today because...

the sun is out and I am feeling good, I am meeting a high school friend for lunch, I have a roof over my head and food in my belly, I am in a loving relationship, I have good health insurance (!), there are good people in the world, AND

my new kidney is improving everything, all function tests are getting better and best of all, my rings fit on my fingers again! Surprise, surprise! I had put them away years ago, had the ones I wear resized a couple of times and the other day got them out and they fit!!!! :D I am back to being a ring on every finger girl!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:22 AM

Hi Miocean

I'm a 'ring on every finger girl' as well and in fact spent an absolute fortune having my wedding and engagement rings made larger, only for them to be too big once I went on my medication! :blink: I have two rings on my thumb now which I had to wear on my middle finger, so it shows how swollen my fingers were.

It's marvellous that your new kidney has made such an improvement to your quality of life; no wonder you feel so happy!! :VeryHappy:

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:02 AM

My OT wants me to wear splints on my two index fingers. I HATE splints, he has made several for me over the years that I am "non-compliant" about wearing. But he just showed me some that are sterling silver and look like rings. He's going to make me a plastic one to see if it works and, although they are expensive, if they work I'll invest in them. I hate things that make me look ill to the world, like my oxygen, just a sign saying hello world, I'm sick. I guess I'm vain. :P

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:44 PM

I'm sad today :crying: because I lost one of those rings I thought fit again! AND I have to wear a neoprene splint for my left thumb.

But I'm still happy :VeryHappy:

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:54 PM

Ooh....sorry about your ring, Miocean. How infuriating!! :angry:

Perhaps you could decorate the splint with a few snazzy designs to make a statement and start a new fashion!! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:39 AM

No you are not vain. We already have to deal with a lot of restrictions in life that make us feel handicap, so we do not need more of "no you can not do that". At least I don't even though some people said they are tired of the "you do not look sick to me", I prefer that to the "poor baby. If that is being vain, I am there with you my friendPosted Image ,and Joelf's suggestion of making the splints look like fancy rings is great go for it..hugs Patty

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 03:58 AM

GREAT IDEA! I have "bling" from decorating my masks. I'll have my husband glue them on. I can't do it, I don't have the small motor skills any more.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:14 AM

I've gotten all the housework done and still have the time and energy to do something fun!
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