Archive for March, 2014

Cats and Dogs

Posted by Vicki on March 30th, 2014 under Bunnies, cats, Funny things, love
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After many years of dabbling in pet ownership, with mice, gerbils, gerbil newborns, goldfish, baby turtles, box turtles, a tortoise, frogs, a chipmunk, orphaned tiny baby bunnies, geese, tadpoles, and including a failed attempt early in adulthood at kitten mommyhood, and even more years of living with a man who was previously deathly allergic to […]

Last (?) Conversation

Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, love
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Last visit with Mom was on Tuesday morning just before cb and I left NY to return to Pittsburgh. I was determined to have the kind of conversation with her that I had come for. This had not occurred yet, because since we had arrived Mom had either been asleep, drowsy, or, even when fairly […]

Angels Bearing Gifts

Posted by Vicki on March 27th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love, priorities, Weight Loss, weight management
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It is possible that I might just make this a very short post and take a nap. The last week or so have been exhausting emotionally. First from a distance dealing with crisis of Mom’s hospitalization, then worrying about how long they were going to keep her unnecessarily, then the disaster of bing sent home […]

The Silence Is Deafening

Posted by Vicki on March 26th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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As soon as I saw Mom yesterday, I felt a little better. She recognized Cb and me, and sort of interacted, and I got her to eat a few bits of dinner. This was a relief, because I had expected her to be moribund, and she is not there quite yet. She was able to […]

Fazoozled

Posted by Vicki on March 22nd, 2014 under aspirations, BodyChangers, friends & family, Illness
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I am losing my mind. Just looked at my calendar to see when my next appt with my radiation oncologist, Mel Deutsch, was, because I knew it was soon, and I see it was yesterday. No wonder I only had patients scheduled till 1:20! I thought it was because of cancellations or something. So when […]

On Edge

Posted by Vicki on March 16th, 2014 under compassion, fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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Due to having many other obligations today, it is now 9:43 pm and I am only just now starting to blog, a fact which is almost as disturbing to me as my inability to get very far on today’s xword puzzle. The problem with the puzzles is I pretty much cast them aside once the […]

Comfort Measures

Posted by Vicki on March 15th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, friends & family, Healthy eating, Illness, love, philosophy
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Mom is still in Clearwater, as expected, and, as expected, has not been moved from her bed since being admitted there. PT is scheduled to begin on Monday, so another few days of total immobility. But at least she is actually getting food now. She had pancakes for breakfast, her aide, Ashley, told me, and […]

Yast Yegs

Posted by Vicki on March 13th, 2014 under compassion, fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love, priorities
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It appears that Mom’s yegs are no longer working, so she went to the ER again today. Once again, Curtis rushed up from work to see her and Max took Harry home. it is not that Harry could not get home himself, it is just that Jenna is not back from italy yet – in […]

Naysayers

Posted by Vicki on March 9th, 2014 under aspirations, inspiration, weight management
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Ever notice who the naysayers are? Naysayers are doubters – pessimists. However, the ones of whom i am speaking are a speshoo breed, a subset. A global naysayer does not have faith in themselves or others, but the breed of whom i speak is different. These individuals have strong self-beliefs, in fact, tend to think […]

Items for Discussion

Posted by Vicki on March 8th, 2014 under aspirations, Illness, Lifestyle, love, Nutrition, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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Today, i have specific items for discussion. I hope to cover all of them, but you know how I can wax eloquent ad nauseum Item 1. My Mom She is still in the hospital, but she is back to baseline, being an excellent patient, drinking the CT contrast material in order to get abdominal CT. […]