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Discussion in 'Purely Social' started by kelli, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Shawn Hoefer

    Shawn Hoefer Seriously Committed

    Not showing any huge signs of improvements. They biopsies a mass in her abdomen, and she has a follow-up on Wednesday, I think...

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  2. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    I have some residual stuff but working and doing what I have to do.
     
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  3. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    You must be terribly concerned, Shawn. Healing thoughts to all of you.
     
  4. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    Good night AUvians.
     
  5. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm

    Good morning everyone....
    Shawn... ditto what Karen said...
     
  6. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    Good morning!
     
  7. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm

    Good night everyone...
     
  8. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    Good morning!
     
  9. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm

    Good morning everyone...
    HHD!!!
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  10. muth

    muth More than a poop!

     
  11. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    Heeheehee, these hump days seem to pile up fast:D
     
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  12. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    Hmm, I'm sitting here waiting on a scheduled call and getting a feeling it won't be coming in. Does that ever happen to you?
     
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  13. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    Call came in:thumb:
     
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  14. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    Well… good!
     
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  15. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm

    Yes... I hate it when that happens...
    Good night everyone...
     
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  16. MRSpivey

    MRSpivey Faith, Hope, & Love...

    Good morning!
     
  17. Blue1

    Blue1 Blip Charm

    I might be morning... I can't be sure as it is so dark..
     
  18. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    I rather you be morning than mourning:p:rolleyes:
     
  19. Shawn Hoefer

    Shawn Hoefer Seriously Committed

    Stepdot has now been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Factors. They're prescribing Prednisone, a modified diet, modified clothing (compression socks and more for life), and exercise.

    But that's just the tip of the iceberg... she's still dealing with some pretty severe pain in her abdomen, recovering from surgery while (not really) looking forward to even more surgery (she's scheduled for an upper and lower GI), and serious swelling in her legs and feet, not to mention some major depression (going from all go, no stop to dead in the water overnight can do that to a person).

    Why, then, am I feeling defeated?

    You've read what I do on a daily basis. She did as much... maybe a smidgen more. Now I'm doing all she was doing, all I was doing, and some of what The Wife was doing. I am physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted.

    Our business was built on two people with a wee bit of a support staff (family can make great cheerleaders, and sometimes run errands :) ). Now, it's just me. I cannot keep up with demand, and I've been forced to (temporarily, I hope) close my retail shop to focus on our online orders.

    My diet sucks! As Stepdot did 90% of the cooking, that's out. As I've taken all the broomshop and 3/4 of the farm chores, I can't cook. The Wife is still dealing with recovering from surgery to repair her torn meniscus as well as some pretty serious arthritis in her knees, so she's not doing a lot of cooking. Bring on the junk food, I guess... it's gotta be fast, cheap, and filling.

    I'm not getting to the gym. For starters, going to the gym feels like a betrayal of Stepdot as she's the one that got us all to go... doesn't seem right to go without her. Even if that feeling could be overcome, there's just no time to spend an extra hour plus per day going to the gym. Hey, with all the extra chores I'm still getting all my paces and "zone" minutes, and burning all the calories I did before...

    And I'm doing this alone. I don't mean, in this case "by myself." I mean alone... for the past 12 years Stepdot has been in the shop or the studio with me almost every day. We banter, chat, goof off, assist, and give each other breaks. No more...

    The house still floods in spite of the more than $4000 we've thrown at contractors to solve the issue. And, every time we try to fix one issue, we find a dozen more... I've had to remove and re-seat the upstairs toilet three times trying to solve a leak!

    Last week one of our refrigerators died, and I had to waste a day running around trying to salvage everything that was in it. Ended up with a brand new refrigerator, a gift of a functional - but in desperate need of refurbishing - antique refrigerator, and then the fridge that died sprang back to life. Go figure...

    So, yeah, defeated...
     
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  20. muth

    muth More than a poop!

    At top you said they prescribe modified exercise for her? What does that mean? Can you both get to the gym for that or does she need special PT exercise? I know you're exhausted so don't feel obliged to answer right away.

    I'd like to encourage you to try and not eat too much junk food, it will only make you feel worse....but you know that. This whole thing is really painful to hear, Shawn. Only wishing the best for you and your family.