Hey folks, welcome to the new whine/general topic thread. Feel free to use this thread to discuss anything that is on your mind. Caregiving- related stuff, life after a loved one's death, your own emotional wellbeing. Whatever..........anything on your mind.
sometimes you forget you're awesome
so this is your reminder.
"The Lord gave us two ends: One to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most."
no. nope. no can do.
no, no, no.
(repeat as necessary, until achieving success)
Speaking of injuries I've been feeling discouraged at my slow recovery after my foot injury. Prayers are always welcome.
I wouldn't disconnect the land line. If one calls 911, your home address immediately shows up on the Dispatcher's screen. That's important in case one is unable to talk due to a stroke, etc. Plus your Aunt would know how to dial 911 on the landline.
Imagine going into someone's home, there is no landline, and you don't have your cellphone and that person has a medical emergency. You can't find that person's cellphone. If you do find the cellphone, you find you need a password to get into it. Now what? So important to keep that landline. Even if I had a cellphone, I would be stumbling around trying to remember their address.
What I like keeping the landline, I never misplace the phone... with the cord you can only go so far with the phone :) We have landline phones with Caller ID screens in every room. The reception is soooo much better than a cellphone. I notice hubby tends to yell into his cellphone [embarrassing when we are out shopping and his cell rings], but he is very soft voice on the landline.
I've been really trying hard to not dwell on the past and think about those people or things that have bothered me. (at least not at bedtime) I find that helps me sleep better.
“If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man… All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.”
"Why should we only
'Rest in Peace'?
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I don't think anyone has ever considered that an address book, or contact list could be dangerous in the hands of an elder who may be declining.
Before learning about narcissists on this forum, I never understood that a narc family member could actually do things to destroy another person, on purpose.
Imagine if a family member uses your name to make an accident report to an insurance company, to save themselves an increase in fees!
Reminders to caregivers to obtain your own credit profile free, yearly. From all 3 Nationwide Credit Bureaus. (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), in the U.S.
Experian Credit Freeze
Experian Security Freeze
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
You can find a complete list of information/documentation that must be submitted with your written request at Experian.com.
Equifax Credit Freeze
1-800-349-9960 (automated line)
Equifax Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 105788
Atlanta, GA 30348-5788
When submitting a request by mail, you’ll need to fill out an Equifax Security Freeze Request Form and include copies of proof of identity and proof of address documentation.
TransUnion Credit Freeze
P.O. Box 160
Woodlyn, PA 19094
Written requests should include your name, address and Social Security number as well as a six-digit PIN to associate with your TransUnion freeze.
Apparently naps improve your memory and decrease the chance of you having a heart attack. Works for me!!!
I am finding it hard to keep motivated to clear out the last things with not being sure when the condo flooring and the repairs here will be finished. We have had so many obstacles along the way. But I move on, albeit slowly. Sil and dgs took another batch to the Thrift shop for me the other day and I am still gathering more. The longer this takes the more I get rid of which is good.
I just completed my physio exercises for my foot. There's 11 of them. Not just foot stretching but hip abductor exercises and calf lifts etc. The calf lifts are a killer. Those muscles in my foot have been dormant for so long now that I really feel these. I would never have even attempted these a few short weeks ago but I think I'm okay to do them now. My physio guy seems really good. He notices every little movement I do and sees every little wince. I think I can trust him.
Here's praying I'll be good to walk again soon. The physio guy says no extra walking allowed except what I need to do in daily life like going to the kitchen from the bathroom etc. He says my goal should be to get my strength and range of motion back first.
Good for you for doing your exercises faithfully. Sounds like you have a great physio guy. I think you can trust him too. He sounds like he knows what he is doing. You are making good progress. Well done!!! You are sounding encouraged.
Now be sure you build your bones up with calcium and protein so it doesn't happen again. I keep track of how much protein I eat a day to be sure I get enough as I know seniors tend not to.
I have been having a lot of pain in my A**! I think it is my glutius medius. I have found some stretches online, I do them and just do not feel them maybe the more I do them I will loosen up so I will feel them more?
Oh yes, and I am trying to get more calcium and protein. You gave good advice on that.
If you walk in the room he opens one eye and gives you a look of irritation because you disturbed him.
Pets have such great personalities.
So sad that Lisa Marie died so young in life. I feel bad for her family, especially her children. It’s sad for her mom too.
Did you see her interview for the last award show? I saw it flipping through the channels. She looked extremely thin and fragile.
Not criticizing her. I’m naturally thin.
I think she was purposely dieting and some people lose weight too fast instead of 1 or 2 lbs a week like people are supposed to do.
A lot of people are using the diabetes drug, Ozempic to lose weight now. My nurse says that she lost 50 lbs on it without even trying.
I knew that she struggled with addiction. She spoke about her struggles in the past. It’s tough.
I grew up with an addict. My brother who is now deceased, would get clean, then relapse, over and over. His lifestyle finally caught up to him. It’s heartbreaking for a family.
How is that even possible to lose that much weight in a month? That’s wild.