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Old 05-05-2017, 06:56 PM
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Originally Posted by sera View Post
Appreciate all the recent Posts here; as far as Caregiving Jean, sometimes I would feel like a martyr? after being in and out of hospitals for nearly 25 years with DH, my folks for a few years and raising 2 sons. Husband, disabled and functioned well though could not work outside the home. Hospital, doctors for him, my folks for a few years sorta became a routine. Now all are in Heaven, except my sons and do miss 'em all ! Sometimes one just gets tired !

Jean, thank you for sharing about your move; letting go of "stuff". More motivation for me. Escort Rider always enjoy your Posts. For me, fortunately, most folks here are helpful and when husband moved to Heaven, very caring.

Weather on the Olympic Peninsula, Thunder yesterday, lightening, as well as Seattle. Rare occurrence and made Seattle news. 2012, in July, though Major thunder and lightening if I recall in July, just a week of what would have been our 42nd wedding anniversary and 1st one without Bruce. Felt like he was sending me a gift from Heaven as he so enjoyed the shows !
I apologize for my insensitivity. Taking care of your husband and your parents along with two sons deserves compassion and caring. I didn't mean to be so cavalier about martyrdom in the Caregiving group. Like other subjects, there are two sides usually and unfortunately there are a few people that feel their way is the only right way. I'm probably overly sensitive about it since my Mom needs more care than any of us could provide for her and she is in a nursing unit of a CCCR.

I love the idea of your husband sending a gift with thunder and lightening to you, thank you for sharing that.

Old 05-06-2017, 01:35 PM
Location: WA
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Yes, there are 2 sides to every story; thank you for the reminder. Remember in a special group, quite a few folks put their life situation out, sorta like on a table. After we all shared, we all took our own situations back, Grateful ! No one wanted anyone else's situation ! LOL

Sun is shining on the Oly. Peninsula, with a breeze/wind.
Old 05-08-2017, 05:04 PM
Location: Central NY
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Have a heavy heart tonight. Just learned a good friend died Saturday. Have known him and his wife for many years. He was always very kind and sweet. He was 88. I know..... a full, long life, but still..... miss the person.
Old 05-09-2017, 11:41 PM
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'm always very thorough in whatever I do - if I throw rocks at sea birds, I never leave a tern unstoned.
Old 05-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Location: Western Colorado
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My cell phone keeps switching to airplane mode. I've been thrown out of my chair three times today!
Old 05-10-2017, 01:44 PM
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^ Hire a lawyer!!!
Old 05-10-2017, 02:09 PM
Location: Stephenville, Texas
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
The poster whom I quoted a few posts earlier is the OP of the thread in question and that is the third similar thread she has started of which I am aware. (There could be others of which I am not aware). It is sometimes difficult to decide if someone is just a troll having fun by seeking to get people riled up, or is mentally ill, which would have to be the case to believe some of the vile, hostile, and hate-filled stuff that gets posted.
I have found that online communication can be, in general, easily misunderstood. Sometimes I feel my blood pressure going up just from reading in some threads.
Old 05-10-2017, 03:43 PM
Location: WA
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NYGal, sorry for your loss. It's usually difficult to lose someone, no matter the age.
Old 05-10-2017, 05:11 PM
Location: Prescott AZ
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NYGal: As we age, more and more friends and relatives are gone. It's not a pleasant time, so I wish you a hardy glass of wine and some happy thoughts from a friend.
Old 05-10-2017, 08:42 PM
Location: Central NY
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sera and PhxBarb: Thank you for your kind words and understanding of how it feels. I've lost all family of origin, and last year 3 friends. And now this one. Yes at 75 I expect I'll be losing more as time goes by.
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