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pickles37

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2005 2:13:08 AM

Here you will find people that desire to loose weight and love to talk about that and lots of other things! Join the fun as we chat away!
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:12:40 AM

Good morning GB. I understood the push was a push lawnmower. You made no mistake in your writing. A great exercise machine for sure. I remember those old days with the push along with the old dog days of summer.

Without A/C and sweating through the oldie days of drenching heat I swore I'd have A/C throughout the rest of my life.

I know the + days of past due are terrible for the mommy. My granddaughter made the decision to have it induced as she was going crazy with the wait and the uncomfortableness of the wait. We're praying for the health of the baby and the mommy here.
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GBGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 11:00:27 PM

I meant to type PUSH MOWER, not just PUSH.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:20:19 PM

Still no baby, but grandma and grandpa mowed the (rather large) lawn, WITH A PUSH ! I sure miss my riding lawn tractor. Momma is getting closer (contraction-wise, so who knows?
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:11:22 PM

Glad to help in that Blessed Department. On this home front, the 28 year old was rushed again to the hospital with high blood pressure. They were able to get the BP under control and they are watching him closely. They still don't know how he is going to be doing.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:54:08 PM

Thanks for the prayers. I am still praying for your family as they deal with their own crisis.
Still no new baby. Grandma and Grandpa are kept very busy, caring for grandson and making meals, etc... for expecting mommy. It is good for us, as I am sure we are burning a lot of calories and probably losing some pounds.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:36:38 AM

How can we have agnostics and atheists in this world with all the wonders it gives us. God Bless the Baby, Mom, and Daddy.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:37:43 PM

No new baby yet, but mommy is progressing nicely and there is hope she will at least go to the hospital tomorrow (Monday).
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:43:35 AM

I'm glad you're doing all this traveling in nice weather. You're both young in heart to enjoy travel so much. I have a wedding in a year in NY and I'm dreading it so much.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:28:44 AM

we left the hospital before noon, but my wife needs to take frequent stops, so the 6 1/2 hour trip to Minneapolis took over 12 hours! We just arrived 30 mins ago!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:30:33 AM

PTL that no one got hurt. With a totaled car, it's a miracle everyone is safe.

Wow, both you and the wife are travlin' people. There's no keeping either of you down.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 12:02:32 AM

ok. she can't get discharged until Sat am. then we load up & head to minn. sounds like baby will be born around Monday, but wife has a follow-up appointment in Chicago on Thursday, so she will FLY from Minneapolis to Chicago and back that day for that appointment. I will drive her to the airport & pick her up later. I don't like it but she has her mind set on it.

Meanwhile, our daughter was driving in Green Bay (with her husband and daughter in the car) when she got hit by a truck. Every one is fine but the car is totaled.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:37:29 PM

Have a great, safe trip. I know of two people that will be beaming on their new grandparentship.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 1:34:09 PM

Just about to go to pick up the wife. She will get out of the hospital either this evening or tomorrow morning. Then we will go directly to Minneapolis for the birth of our granddaughter (signs are imminent, hope we get there in time or a day/two early). Logistics will be a problem but we should be able to get out of the hospital, pick up her new prescriptions somewhere, and make it to Minneapolis ok. Then we will be there about a week.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:35:16 AM

That's probably a good sign for the wife to be anxious to leave the hospital. Hopefully they keep the antibiotics going for awhile.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 10:42:16 PM

Its ok, simple typo. As for the antibiotic, it seems to be working, but not fast enough for her satisfaction. She is getting pretty eager to leave the hospital.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:22:18 AM

I didn't mean what I said in my last post. I meant to ask if the inflammation was disappearing. What a dummy I am. I must be overtired.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 10:23:38 PM

Does the inflammation seem to be disappointing? Hopefully the antibiotic is quickly taking care of everything.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:48:07 PM

Wife is getting impatient and wants to get out of the hospital. She has already gone home on IV antibiotics before and we still have all the equipment necessary to do it at home or wherever we are. I just hope they don't send her home too early and she has to go back soon.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:15:40 PM

PTL that they are working with you with the antibiotics. So many times they will attempt a conservative view and now's not the time with your wife.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:37:15 PM

Yes, "playing" has taken on a different meaning over the years. As for running, I used to run for enjoyment or relaxation. It was a great way to shed any stress I had and I would run for miles a day. Now, I can't even run across the street (MS will do that to you).
Wife is doing better, but they are playing around with her antibiotics to find what works best. They were considering surgery to clean out the abscess, but haven't done anything on that yet. They finally got IV access again, so she is able to get all of her meds again.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 7:01:17 PM

Remember how, in our younger days, all we worried about was if it was going to rain outside...so we could go outside to play.

Now my playing is a card game or chess on the computer. Running.. would be running to the bathroom.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Wife isn't stable yet, but she is progressing toward stability. Will be in hospital for at least 2 more days.

D I L & unborn baby are day-to-day. Went to ER last night and were told to be checked out every day, at least for a while.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:18:44 AM

Hi GB, Prayers are certainly going your way. My nightly special prayers are for your wife and your whole family, my other special intentions are for Vince.

Vince is home now with the wife and she is monitoring him closely. They wanted to get him out of the hospital as quickly as possible as any bacteria could kill him with his brain problems. They are still hoping for him to stay stable. I guess he could go either way quickly.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 12:25:04 AM

Looks like she will be in hospital for a while. Our daughter plans to drive down tomorrow morning with her husband and daughter. It should be pretty good medicine for her to be with our grand-daughter for a while.
Meanwhile, news from Minneapolis is our son took his pregnant wife to the ER because she has been sick. Concerns, but not a) arm yet, that the baby is not as active as before. Prayers for unborn child and mommy.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:25:18 PM

PTL for the antibiotics. The flesh eating bacteria must be kept out of her system!!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 6:37:24 PM

Antibiotics are FINALLY on board, 24+ hours after we got here.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:13:05 PM

Talk the doc's into antibiotics. They won't hurt her and might keep any lingering bacteria from her body. She's too far along to have any steps backwards.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:09:53 PM

The MRI actually found a small pocket of infected fluid. Fun!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 11:52:57 AM

We think she should be getting antibiotics, but all they hav given her is saline and pain meds. Haven't seen the docs yet today. Spent all afternoon through the night in ER (sleepless) until the admitted her after 5 am. To make it worse, it is our 34th wedding anniversary today (puts our celebration plans in the trash).
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:50:34 AM

Should the wife be getting an antibiotic drip IV to make sure there isn't any bacterial infections that they don't see?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:20:04 AM

Wife went to the local hospital for an ultrasound of her leg due to redness, pain and warmth, fearing clot or infection. Local ultrasound found no clot so Chicago docs said to drive to Chicago & go through the ER. They did ANOTHER ultrasound and FOUND A CLOT! After the 4 hr drive and 6 hrs in the ER, she still doesn't even have an IV. They said they would discharge her from the E R, but who knows when that will happen.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:02:06 PM

I guess there's two ways of doing it. Either:

http://s127.photobucket.com/

Or put it into your avatar

I've never done it myself.

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:09:04 PM

I would love to post a pic of the grotto, but how can I do it here? can I just past a graphic into the text box?
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:17:47 PM

Thanks GB! I believe the latest is that they can't operate on the one tumor as he would be paralyzed for life attempting to take it out. They biopsied some of the tumors to see if they are cancerous.

I'm told that the Tampa General hospital has been outstanding so far and they are setting all the options up for some type of recovery if they can stabilize him, including care after leaving the hospital.

On the Blessed Mother....Please include a picture when the Grotto is finished please!! I would love to see it!

Thanks for all the prayers.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:24:34 PM

Proceed with caution. Get all the information you can to make the best decisions possible. Even then, the decisions can be very difficult. Good luck and God bless you all. I have been building a grotto for the Virgin Mary statue my wife gave me for my birthday and today we finally mounted the statue onto her pediment. Still a lot of work to do before the grotto is finished, but we have a bench in front of her for us to sit and pray, perhaps say the rosary, etc... Your family is on my list of intentions.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 9:09:40 PM

The latest is he had multiple strokes. The diagnosis is 5 tumors in the brain and his heart is very weak. They have to see if the heart is strong enough so they can operate.

I let them know to make sure the hospital doesn't exaggerate the situation because of costs. If they are given a choice between operate or not operate they should consider operating.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 8:33:04 PM

Prayers are being said on behalf of all of your family. Good to hear that he is actually getting some treatment.
I had two cousins (one on my father's side, one on my mother's side) who got brain cancer at a very young age. One is still doing very well, while the other went through a series of treatment cycles, each with complete recovery and an "all clear" from the docs--except her last relapse, which was the worst of them all, draining her, stressing her family, including her husband and 3 very young sons, until she finally died from it. This happened just 2 years before I suddenly went blind and an MRI showed numerous spots on my brain. My wife (in doctor mode) broke the news to me that she wasn't sure, but I could have brain cancer. When my neurologist told us I had Multiple sclerosis, he expected us to be emotionally crushed, but instead we were very relieved! We explained why a diagnosis of MS could be received so positively.
Anyway, any cancer is scary. Brain cancer is one of the scariest. Again, prayers to you and your loved ones.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 5:29:56 AM

I previously said 28 year old Vince was in the Tampa Hospital and they didn't want to give him surgery. It was a St. Pete hospital not a Tampa hospital.

They now brought him to the Tampa General hospital after the St. Pete hospital told him to take a hike, and it seems like they are going to do something for him. We are gracious for their help and hopefully they will help him.

It looks like he is already losing sight in his eyes and losing neurological functions in his body. Prayers are surely welcome.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:21:29 PM

My brother and sister both had brain tumors towards the front of the brain. My sister (2002) came out of it good but my brother (2004) had his operation and still isn't 100% totally healed. They left a bit of the tumor in my brother as it was attached to part of the brain. So far he seems to have not had any more growth but then he probably hasn't had a CT scan since.

I agree that without insurance, the doctors (hospital) will say it's in a delicate place.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 7:37:12 PM

"They said the brain tumor is in a very delicate place in the brain."

I am not saying they are wrong, but that is also something doctors say to avoid the surgery for various reasons. I realize that insurance & ability to pay are issues, but a second opinion would be advised if they can arrange it.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 10:27:52 PM

The DIL's niece's husband is in the Tampa hospital and because he doesn't have any insurance, I'm told they want to stabilize him and send him home.

They said something like have your own primary care doctor look at him. They know he has no insurance but they don't want to spend the thousands to remove the brain tumor he has. They said the brain tumor is in a very delicate place in the brain.

They will be seeing the patient advocate in the hospital tomorrow (Monday)
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:09:53 PM

Our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson surprised us with an impromptu visit as they were passing through town, returning to Minneapolis from Indy. It was great to have them overnight and at church this morning, but we didn't expect what our 2-year-old grandson would do (he is a ghostbusters fan already, by the way).
The Gospel was Matthew 14:22-33, when Jesus walks on the sea. As he approached the boat in the storm, the gospel says the apostles saw Jesus, but thought he was a GHOST. When our grandson (who probably wasn't even paying attention to the priest) heard the word "ghost", he shouted out "BUSTERS!" It took a few minutes for us to calm him down, while all of us were trying to muffle our laughs.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 8:06:30 PM

Always happy to pray wherever prayers are needed! May God bless all of you!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 12:16:33 AM

They're still not sure what's wrong with him. I didn't get any information on whether they have the skull open due to the swelling or what.

Between him and the DIL's father that is in hospice and deteriorating quickly, they are somewhat in shambles. They both live 5 miles from each other.

Prayers are sure welcome for both.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 11:35:49 PM

Good luck on the medical front. Prayers going out.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 10:30:55 AM

I'm a dummy. The DIL's... niece's ... husband....
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 12:13:23 AM

The DIL's "niece in law" was rushed into our hospital this afternoon and quickly mercy flown to a St. Pete Hospital with hemorrhaging on the brain. At 26 year's old its such a shame.....We won't know how he's doing for a day or two I expect.

The baby boy here is 3 weeks old as of today. He's gained over a pound since birth. They are such cuties.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 11:40:26 PM

It is a hobby I enjoy doing and thus, a labor of love in many ways.
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 12:40:58 AM

I lost my workshop (garage) as it is a 4th bedroom now. I have a small shed out back but it's filled up with the riding lawnmower and lawn equipment. Too hot to do work out there in the summer anyway at 93 degrees and probably 103-113 in the shed.

Keep up the great work of giving.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 8:29:21 PM

That is what I hope for, to draw people closer to God and into the ways HE wants us to live. Most of these items are relatively inexpensive to make and I enjoy time in my workshop, so it isn't such a big deal for me to make or give them away. I pray over them before I give them away, hoping they will bear the Holy Spirit and the recipients will, by accepting the items, also accept the Holy Spirit into their houses and their hearts. It is a simple formula for me.
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