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  1. I guess the party that never stops ended Jan, of...

    I guess the party that never stops ended Jan, of this year. For so long it seemed like we would come up with an idea that would reignite the party but finally the best ideas couldn't even do the...
  2. Lil E, it is great to hear that MJ is working...

    Lil E, it is great to hear that MJ is working well for you. I will go up to my mom's the middle of Feb and stay for ten days to care for her. I hope she has shown major improvement by then. The...
  3. Charlotte, this thread is a place where people...

    Charlotte, this thread is a place where people can come to and complain about their medical problems or talk about our lives. We give and get much support when we need it the most.

    Jo, IU had to...
  4. holidays

    We were on our way to a very good Christmas despite the limit of spending money because my mom came down to see all of us but especially to see the great granddaughters. On Christmas Eve I was not...
  5. Julia, good to see you have stayed out of the...

    Julia, good to see you have stayed out of the hospital so far. Just put a horn on that chair so people know to get out of your way as you come by.lol
    Have a great holiday with all those young ones...
  6. Ju;ia, good to see someone is checking in. Sorry...

    Ju;ia, good to see someone is checking in. Sorry to hear you haven't learned how to stay out of the hospital. I have an idea for you for holiday, sit back and let everyone take care of you and keep...
  7. Julia, it is good to see you visiting the room...

    Julia, it is good to see you visiting the room again. Sorry you had another spell in the hospital, you sure know how to pick the worse combination of illnesses. I am glad you were able to at least...
  8. It has been quiet here in the room. My cat is...

    It has been quiet here in the room. My cat is meowing at me right now as he is starting his morning. I am still recovering from the trip North last month but now I have another trip up North as the...
  9. Last weekend we had a terrible storm that brought...

    Last weekend we had a terrible storm that brought 60 mph winds that did some damage around town. Thankfully we have had better weather this weekend. We have kept the two granddaughters last night...
  10. Hi Julia, I have been visiting every couple of...

    Hi Julia, I have been visiting every couple of days but got tired of posting to myself. It is good to come here and see you have checked in. At least I know you have been avoiding stays in the...
  11. Not a lot going on this week as I had a long...

    Not a lot going on this week as I had a long sleep to catch up with missing sleep. Still I did get out and plant our flowers and got started with all the trimming and edging to make things look...
  12. We got our plantings and put them out yesterday...

    We got our plantings and put them out yesterday so most of our work is done. I still need to do some Spring edging and trimming which will take time but people have already been commenting on...
  13. The cold weather is back but it will turn around...

    The cold weather is back but it will turn around to warmer weather this week. It has been a tough week with pain, sleep issues, and fighting a cold but I hope with the warmer weather coming back...
  14. Sandi, such sad news and to top it off the news...

    Sandi, such sad news and to top it off the news about the nurses delaying her pain meds. I thought DRs had come to the conclusion that terminal patients shouldn't be denied pain meds but some...
  15. Sandi, sorry to hear what your MIL, you, and...

    Sandi, sorry to hear what your MIL, you, and hubby are going through and I will keep you in my prayers. It is hard to see others in pain as we know what it is like but often we can't do anything...
  16. Sandi, your MIL has gone through a lot the past...

    Sandi, your MIL has gone through a lot the past few years with her health. I wish she could get medication to deal with her pain as thoracic pain is really bad. I understand you missing when she...
  17. We got hit again with snow but just a couple of...

    We got hit again with snow but just a couple of inches this time. We didn't get as much as they said were were early this week 5" instead of 9"-18". The snow makes the town look very nice though...
  18. We are getting ready for our first big snow this...

    We are getting ready for our first big snow this year. We have had cold days but the snow has missed us but now we are suppose to get 9" - 18" by Tuesday. It will be nice to have a big snowstorm...
  19. Sandi, it doesn't sound like too much to me but...

    Sandi, it doesn't sound like too much to me but it depends on how rough you are willing to live. I had a couple buddies from NC when I was in the Marines and there are some isolated rural areas in...
  20. Sandi, so you don't want to move up to Buffalo I...

    Sandi, so you don't want to move up to Buffalo I guess. I understand wanting to go where it is warmer although winter doesn't bother me the way it does my wife. I grew up in warm locations so I...
  21. Sandi, I enjoy having him home but my wife...

    Sandi, I enjoy having him home but my wife stresses having him here. No matter what he does, he struggles doing things and needs some counseling which he is going to do, Penny doesn't think he is...
  22. Sandi, grandkids are such a treat. They aren't...

    Sandi, grandkids are such a treat. They aren't around all the time and when they come over they are excited about being at our house. It is fun seeing once again a child's imagination and learning...
  23. Sandi, no snow for us as it stayed North and...

    Sandi, no snow for us as it stayed North and then moved into your area. My wife is from northern Indiana, it is where we were married, and they got 11 inches of snow too. I made the puppet theater...
  24. Hi Julia, I have gotten more out of the...

    Hi Julia, I have gotten more out of the inversion table than Penny has as she isn't very good about following through on different treatments. Her back is much better but she needs to start...
  25. Sandi,, your MIL has really been going through...

    Sandi,, your MIL has really been going through the wringer lately. I hope she can make it through the surgeries and then get back on her feet. You said it right about it is hard to determine when...
  26. Sandy, wouldn't it be nice if we could make...

    Sandy, wouldn't it be nice if we could make surgical decision without other life issues intruding? It is a wonder any of us would pick surgery. I am sorry to hear your MIL is doing so poorly. We...
  27. Sandi, you have said all the issues that many of...

    Sandi, you have said all the issues that many of us have had to go through when deciding on surgery. It is wonder that anyone goes through spinal surgery any more but sometimes it is worth it. I...
  28. Sandi, this surgeon sure put it on the line as...

    Sandi, this surgeon sure put it on the line as it sounds like he was saying surgeon was needed due to things going bad. I wish you didn't have that issue but you know how it is effecting you. I...
  29. Sandi, I remember your consternation following...

    Sandi, I remember your consternation following the first surgery and heading into the second surgery. It is a shame you are still stuck with the same concerns today. If it were me I would be...
  30. Sandy, you don't have an easy decision but only...

    Sandy, you don't have an easy decision but only you know if you are ready for going through more surgery on your spine. I guess the best way to decide is what will you gain by doing this and if it...
  31. Sandy sorry to hear about the wasted trip and...

    Sandy sorry to hear about the wasted trip and like you I understand surgeons having to miss but not the receptionist lying to cover up their mistake. If it were me I wouldn't go back to see him...
  32. I had a good weekend as we took the kids and...

    I had a good weekend as we took the kids and grandkids out to dinner and then they came over to the house for a while. I had my daughter and SIL try the inversion table while they were here. The 4...
  33. Sandi, good to see you stopping in and to hear...

    Sandi, good to see you stopping in and to hear your MIL is doing better after her heart surgery. You are right about search engines and this site not coming up plus the name is similar to another...
  34. Julia, it is good to hear you had a young one...

    Julia, it is good to hear you had a young one over at Christmas time. Yes I hate to see this thread end but it seems that everyone else has left. I will check now and then and keep up if anyone...
  35. I guess I will finish out 2014 and if no one else...

    I guess I will finish out 2014 and if no one else is here I will shut this page down. My wife officially became a spinie, she had been hurting so the dr ordered MRIs. She has bulging disc at L3-L5...
  36. I went to my granddaughter's Christmas play...

    I went to my granddaughter's Christmas play tonight [pre-school]. Her dad had to work tonight but mom and sister along with both pair of grandparents were there. It was a good night and the kids...
  37. Julia sorry to hear you are ill again. It seems...

    Julia sorry to hear you are ill again. It seems like when you get over something you get hit with something else that puts you down for a while. CES is Cranial Electotherapy Stimulation which uses...
  38. Not much going on here it looks like again. I...

    Not much going on here it looks like again. I had a weird reaction from using a CES. I have always had sleeping issues since my teens and best that I can tell it is from having a high level of...
  39. I haven't posted for a while so I thought I would...

    I haven't posted for a while so I thought I would write about my granddaughters trick or treating. They were going around to all the families staying for a bit to visit and then on to the next...
  40. Julia, yes I keep up with college football, in...

    Julia, yes I keep up with college football, in fact it is my favorite level of football. I saw where Clemson barely beat Louisville but Louisville has a good team. It will be interesting to see...
  41. Lil E good to hear from you. The sunburn looked...

    Lil E good to hear from you. The sunburn looked severe but didn't hurt me or cause any other problems. I understand about the grandkids as ours are a treat and much easier than being a parent.
    ...
  42. Now that my c-diff infection and my blood clot...

    Now that my c-diff infection and my blood clot are cured I now am fighting off a chest cold. I am getting sick of coughing but other than that it isn't too bad. I am trying vick's on my chest and...
  43. Hi Julia, the blood clot has been broken up and...

    Hi Julia, the blood clot has been broken up and dissolved. I am thankful it didn't turn into a bigger problem than it was. IU stunk the stadium up after playing so well against Missouri. To make...
  44. Finally feeling healthy after 2 months of...

    Finally feeling healthy after 2 months of fighting of C-Diff but now I am dealing with a blood clot in my calf [I have meds working on it]. We have been taking our granddaughter to pre-school and it...
  45. Labor day weekend turned into a somber one as I...

    Labor day weekend turned into a somber one as I found out Brion from BT had died from his latest bout with cancer. We kept in contact over the years as he opened his life up to members of this board...
  46. I thought I had my 'lost' days whipped but this...

    I thought I had my 'lost' days whipped but this weekend my body said "not so fast". I know I had been missing sleep the last three days of the week but I was doing fine or so I thought. This...
  47. It has been three days now that I feel like I...

    It has been three days now that I feel like I have finally kicked the bug the family has been passing around. I was so sick of being sick as this had lingered on for a month or so. The last three...
  48. MT good to hear from you. I well remember your...

    MT good to hear from you. I well remember your trials and tribulations including the psych episode as a teen that the discovery channel did a show on. You and your hubby have dealt with more than...
  49. Julia, it is good to hear from you. I know what...

    Julia, it is good to hear from you. I know what you mean about the kids moving back home as we have had both kids back at once since they left for school or the Army. As much as we love them life...
  50. Mick, here's hoping your sons hit the jackpot...

    Mick, here's hoping your sons hit the jackpot and favor their dad with retirement money. I am making some moves in the stock market to improve my wife and my retirement. We have a stable income...
  51. Hi Mick, yes the more things change the more they...

    Hi Mick, yes the more things change the more they stay the same as funerals will be more common as we age. Your ex is much like my wife was for many years in our marriages despite she adored her...
  52. Hi Mick and Julia, I was off line as we were up...

    Hi Mick and Julia, I was off line as we were up North to my wife's father funeral. Our son was sick and I was asleep a good part of the time but made it to the main events. Our daughter's family...
  53. I am not ready to close the door of the PP room...

    I am not ready to close the door of the PP room yet but it is getting to be a quixotic task. My wife and I went out for an early morning walk and ended up at the kids house so we visited with the...
  54. I thought the fireworks here in the PP room were...

    I thought the fireworks here in the PP room were a big improvement this year. The colors were more spectacular and the booms much louder. I hope everyone had a good time. Back to reality, after...
  55. Another Friday evening and I am beginning to...

    Another Friday evening and I am beginning to think I am the only one here and I should let this thread die a peaceful death. I hate to do it because it has run so long and helped so many of us out...
  56. Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and I have...

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and I have been thinking about how different the world would be if D-Day was a failure for the Allies. We would have totalitarian gov'ts and very few freedoms...
  57. Memorial weekend and around here along with the...

    Memorial weekend and around here along with the remembrance ceremonies the big thing is the INDY 500 race. The weather cast is looking like it will be a great for the race and the 350,000 fans at...
  58. Another week trying to keep this post alive. I...

    Another week trying to keep this post alive. I had another great day with the whole family including having the two young granddaughters over. It was a fun afternoon and with the nice weather their...
  59. Another weekly update if anyone is around. We...

    Another weekly update if anyone is around. We had the family and granddaughters over for our Easter dinner Friday night. I grilled out and then after finishing the meal my wife and son went down to...
  60. Jim, I have given up with keeping up with the...

    Jim, I have given up with keeping up with the girls and just enjoy the time I can spend with them. They bring some joy into my life just by the way they see the world at their young age. I wish I...
  61. This past week has had a lot going on. We...

    This past week has had a lot going on. We celebrated Emery's 4th b-day several times this past week. They came over to our house twice and those girls are so much fun. Emery takes a while to warm...
  62. I see it has been a couple of weeks so I thought...

    I see it has been a couple of weeks so I thought I would see if anyone is around. The weather here is warming up although the upper two thirds of the state are looking at another snow storm. The...
  63. Another weekend gone by. We kept our youngest...

    Another weekend gone by. We kept our youngest Granddaughter Friday night while the other three went to the HS basketball game. She wore me out but it was fun being with Audyn. I couldn't sleep...
  64. Thought I would stop in and give an up-date on...

    Thought I would stop in and give an up-date on things around our household. The big news is our son is home from the Army as he was caught up in the force reduction; he had had enough already so he...
  65. Dave, at least you know a few of us want to read...

    Dave, at least you know a few of us want to read what you have to say. Have a safe and good trip getting to your son's place. We had the granddaughters over as our daughter and SIL came over to...
  66. I hope everyone is hanging in there since I...

    I hope everyone is hanging in there since I haven't seen any postings lately. Our son got in tonight as he was released from the Army due to a force reduction. It is good to see him once again as...
  67. Julia, I am glad you are stubborn so that you...

    Julia, I am glad you are stubborn so that you could get back here. I have talked to my family about the end of my life [hopefully another 30 or more years] as with this pain and lack of life it...
  68. Hi Julia, yep I describe my lost days like my...

    Hi Julia, yep I describe my lost days like my body is a cell phone battery that can get a quick charge now and then to keep going but finally it takes a long sleep to get fully rested. I call them...
  69. Julia, I hung on for Christmas Eve with the...

    Julia, I hung on for Christmas Eve with the granddaughters were coming over but it ended up causing me a lost day on Christmas. It was a good time having them over and spending time with the little...
  70. Jo, it is really good news to hear you are...

    Jo, it is really good news to hear you are feeling so much better. I know you have a ways to go to get healthy again but it sounds as if you are on the right track. Having those three little ones...
  71. Thought I would stop in and see if anyone...

    Thought I would stop in and see if anyone responds. Not much new going on here as my pain is still elevated and making life tougher but I get through the best that I can. Thanksgiving at my mom's...
  72. secdretbard, good to see you stopping in and...

    secdretbard, good to see you stopping in and letting us know how you are doing. It is good that you are doing good enough to rebuild your life and don't give up there are women out there looking for...
  73. I thought I would stop in early and offer...

    I thought I would stop in early and offer everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. With my mother no longer able to make the drive [neither can I] we are all going up to her house for Thanksgiving over the...
  74. Melanie and Julia I hope you have had a good week...

    Melanie and Julia I hope you have had a good week this week. I saw on FB Karen from our room is in a new relationship. She left her abusive husband and MIL moving back in with her parents until she...
  75. Julia, I will keep this room open until all hope...

    Julia, I will keep this room open until all hope fails:). Sorry to hear about all your health issues but it is good to see you back in the room once again. Penny is well and healthy after her...
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