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  • Rosemarie ... my CT scan is scheduled for this Friday! And, yes, the cochlear implant is considered an outpatient surgery. I'm told I'll have a dressing over the site/incision and after two days can get my hair wet! The sutures are dissolvable. The device itself won't get activated for at least a month to allow for…
  • Rebecca ... great photos. So happy for you! Tracey ... I like your new color scheme in the kitchen! Annie ... I am guessing that your dad might not be a candidate for cochlear implants given his age and increasing dementia. Besides being a surgical procedure (which most doctors try to avoid with the elderly), there is a…
  • The cochlear implant consultation went well. All of my questions were answered and I'm considered an excellent candidate given the severity of my hearing loss and my ability to adapt/learn language. I'll be scheduling the surgery after a prerequisite CT scan of my cochlea and temporal bone to make certain there is no…
  • Eclipse ... Buffalo is right on the centerline in the afternoon this year. I'm with you Lisa, wouldn't travel to it or anything else where large crowds are gathered. Kay ... I understand wanting to see an aging relative ... time is not a given. It probably would have been best though to just "show up" and not give a "heads…
  • GFR/Lab Tests ... my GP orders and reviews labs every 6 months as I take NSAIDS daily for arthritis. Honestly, I am not impressed with the medical community. I understand that they are over-worked, but there has to be a better way than some of you are experiencing. Taxes ... I completed my husband's and my taxes as well as…
  • Kim ... so sorry about Levi ... hugs Allie ... sorry to hear about your Aunt. My advice would be to go on the cruise. I'm surprised Tracy got rid of Mile's baby things already. Dresses/Skirts ... Episodes of DVT over the years and venus reflux problems have left me with unattractive legs so I gave up dresses/skirts years…
  • Carol ... you are allowed to be frustrated with your BILs situation. Caregiving/overseeing others care is time-consuming. I admire you and everyone else who travels down this path. Margaret ... continuing to pray for you during these days of sorrow. I'm so glad that you are prioritizing your own mental health! Heather ...…
  • Michele in NV ... I see you found the February posting! Ignore my January response. So sorry to hear that your Grandmother has fallen. They really have no choice with broken hips but to try and repair them. Otherwise she lives with unbearable pain. It's a no-win situation. Praying she comes through the surgery ok! Edited:…
  • @anmlmzdiet ... I don't recall commenting on how often you check-in here. Maybe got me confused with someone else? As Lisa said ... you check in when you can. I'm posting here in case you're still checking on this month's thread. The new thread is The February link is:…
  • Barbie … thank you for moving us into February! Beth
  • Margaret ... some people (I was going to say young people, but they're not the only ones) have no emotional IQ and are completely clueless to what's going on around them. Sorry your niece added to the stress of the weekend ... Elder Care ... I am legally documented as my mother's power of attorney and it includes her…
  • Lanette ... aww ... sorry to hear about Almy ... Rebecca ... getting excited with you ... hope you'll be able to share some photos of the boys' visit! Vacuums ... both my carpet wet-vac and my regular vacuum need to be thoroughly cleaned. I would just rather buy new ones and may yet do that. I use the dry vac almost daily.…
  • Debbie ... I, too, learned the hard way about not microwaving hard boiled eggs! Sorry you got a steam burn ... Rebecca ... your eldest in that Renaissance photo looks like you! Vicki ... I hope your co-worker will be alright. Like Ginny, I was wondering how she didn't realize she was missing a shoe. But then I remembered…
  • Good morning! More snow here near Buffalo. The snow band moved more south into my area dumping about a foot of new snow and has now moved back up into the City of Buffalo. My son works in Buffalo and says only 10% of the workforce came in even though travel bans were lifted this morning and he was told to be there.…
  • Good morning! ... It continues to snow in Western New York. Received a 6:00am emergency call that there was another State of Emergency and travel ban. (Hate those early calls ... I thought something had happened to my mom.) My town received an additional 2 feet of snow overnight (although I'm on the southern end of the…
  • Machka.. I've been reading along with your covid ordeal. The covid fatigue/fog is very real! It is why my 92 year old mother fell (unaware of how weakened she had become) and then ended up in rehab to regain her strength. She's 5 weeks past her original diagnosis and is finally more like herself. Margaret ... I'm glad your…
  • ladycopnh1 … I’m sorry you’re dealing with the loss of your mom. You will get back on track … show yourself some grace at this difficult time. However, mouse traps are an interesting dieting technique for sure!🤣 Beth near Buffalo
  • Annie ... glad to hear that the memorial service went well. Take advantage of your sister's presence in the next few days and let her help you. Decision fatigue is real when grieving. Hugs. Margaret ... thought of you through the night and continuing to pray ... The weather outside is frightful! Here (near Buffalo ;) ), we…
  • Margaret … so very sorry … know that you are in my prayers. Beth
  • Annie ... thinking of you. Hugs.
  • Heather ... sorry to hear you fell! Glad nothing serious as a result. Lanette ... Just for giggles, I decided to check my electric bill after looking at yours. My billing period was for 33 days and we used a total of 830 kWh. The delivery portion (basic service/delivery) was the greater part of the bill at $77.00. Our…
  • Holding Urine Discussion ... Just some more information to add to the discussion ... while most medical professionals say it's ok to hold your urine every once in a while, doing so frequently may increase the likelihood of UTIs. And, in the event of an accident in a vehicle, a seatbelt near a full bladder can cause the…
  • Mysoulisskinny ...Welcome to a very supportive thread. I'm so sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but I admire your attitude! No one is guaranteed "tomorrow" and your reminder to enjoy life with gratitude is perfect. Linda ... hello! I remember you! Scale fluctuations for me are almost always too many carbs or salt. I do…
  • Happy New Year ... love and blessings to you and all of your families! Barbie ... thank you for starting us off on another year! Annie ... hugs. Grief is so very different for each of us. Lisa ... the sunroom looks great! Kelly ... pothole pictures! :D Rita ... to accomplish 78% of your goals is amazing! Congratulations on…
  • Rosemarie ... Ginny: Really 24 is low enough to make an impact on my level of energy? I haven't had a dose of Vitamin D in 10 days. I will have to get better at taking it. A low level of Vitamins D makes a significant difference in my knee arthritis, not to mention my mood. Additionally, Vitamin D support your immune…
  • Annie ... whether you give your mom's eulogy is entirely up to your comfort level. There are no right ways, or appropriate ways, or expected ways at funerals. I have seen everything. I gave my son's eulogy because I knew him best and knew he would expect me to. The minister gave my father's but he was very close to both of…
  • Annie ... this comment of Lisa's ... The most useful equipment for filing, I've found, is a shredder. Couldn't be truer. When is your Mom's funeral? I seemed to have missed that in my reading. There are so many details in these first few days of loss. I feel badly for your father ... confusion and grief are a difficult…
  • Annie ... I am so sorry to read that your mom has passed. Hugs. Hugs. Hugs. Like others, I am angry as all get out with the behavior of the minister. So inappropriate. Carol ... Thinking of you and your family on the loss of your brother-in-law. This wasn't the same brother-in-law that is in a nursing home is it? Machka…
  • Well I got a call at dinner time that my mom fell and was being taken to the ER. Supposedly hit her head but no one saw her fall and she doesn’t know what happened. Six hours later I now know nothing is broken, her head is OK, but she has pneumonia and developing covid symptoms. They’re keeping her overnight at least,…
  • Barbie ... someone told me if you wait long enough everything becomes "vintage!" So those bubble lights on the photo of your tree are getting up there! Heather ... so sorry you've come down with some kind of crud ... hope you feel well soon! Rita ... two months seems like a long time to me to be feeling unwell ... Debbie…
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