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At some point you may realize that you can't do it all.

Then you prioritize - which item is necessary for living, which item is something important enough to you that you will drop something else you (or your spouse) considered important in order to continue doing.
You will acknowledge your humanity, which includes in all of us a certain amount of frailty.
No rush, take whatever time you need to sort it all out.

I'm sure you realize this, but you are blessed in your deep faith, a buttress against the strong winds blowing on you at this time.
Blessings for this day and those to come.....
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 27, 2019, 01:58 AM (1 replies)

Daughter had left-brain stroke at 54, 3 yrs ago; right side of body affected, as your Dad.

She had aphasia- couldn't process words at first, and still very much affected in speech, though we who know her can figure out what she is referring to. She understands what is said to her and what is going on around her. At first, all she could say was "yes". Now she speaks haltingly; when she puts 4 words together in a short sentence, that is an accomplishment.
As with your father, daughter's right arm is useless, though she has feeling in it; just no working muscle, even in the fingertips. We were told immediately after her stroke that her right arm would not recover. - I guess the medical personnel knew that from experience with others.

Daughter's right leg was not affected wholely; perhaps not as strong as previously, but she ambulates with a small walker on her left hand; it is called a hemi-walker.
We were told that the middle of three arteries in the left side of the brain had received the "soft' clot, likely something resulting from atrial fibrillation.
Daughter had several months of rehab, but cannot manage life on her own. She lives in a long-term care facility.
Feel free to contact me by personal message if there is any more info you wish re our and daughter's experience with left-brain stroke.

Best wishes to your Dad, and you and your family.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 25, 2019, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

Westchester is in Warren County, which was formerly in 2nd district (Schmidt), but gerrymandered

in 2012 into 1st district (Chabot's)by Republicans so that he could win despite Hamilton County going Democratic.

1st & 2nd Congressional districts are weirdly drawn for the express purpose of Republican win.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 20, 2019, 04:38 PM (1 replies)

The goofy woman was Jean Schmidt, but represented (?) the 2nd district,

not the first. She was my representative (!) - hard to believe.

Steve Chabot (district 1) was defeated by a Dem. for one term.
Agree Chabot needs to go. Not the sharpest pencil in the box.
Cincinnati is now a Democratic city, and Hamilton County a Democratic county. Should be represented by a Democrat.

Brad Wenstrup (R) now represents District 2, stretching from eastern part of Cincinnati east to Appalachian counties.
Very conservative, but likely to remain in office as long as he likes because he is rather clean - served in Iraq as head of the prison there, plus saved the life of the LA congressman that was shot at a baseball game. He has no former elected political history to sully his name.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 20, 2019, 01:31 PM (3 replies)

Gorgeous! Classic!! nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Sun May 19, 2019, 12:20 AM (1 replies)

1/2 c. Corn chex, 1/2 c. Cheerios clusters with cinnamon, with 2% milk, topped

with blueberries & banana, 1 packet Splenda; 2 c. coffee black.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Sat May 18, 2019, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

The Chopin is very special to me. My mother played it on the piano when I was a toddler,

and I frequently requested, "Mom, play Chopin."
Thanks for this tonight.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri May 17, 2019, 01:50 AM (1 replies)

Before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, I occasionally had dreams of a huge bomb falling,

similar to the one in Dr. Strangelove, though no one was riding the bomb in my dream.
I also had dreams of my teeth being loose in my jaws, ready to fall out.
Perhaps other odd ones I can't recall at present.

That was ca 15 years ago. I have used a C-PAP every night for ca 15 years and no longer have those dire-type dreams.
As a matter of fact, I no longer remember what I dream, though I may not be getting enough sleep each night (usually 61/2-7 hours.)
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 8, 2019, 05:25 PM (0 replies)

Yes, I noticed it last evening (in SW Ohio) -an even thinner slice...

Don't you just love clear nights like these?
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed May 8, 2019, 12:44 AM (1 replies)

Grab bars, definitely in shower/tub area. Also next to commode/toilet if possible.

Placement of toilet grab bars depends on the wall configuration of bathroom, i.e., they need enough wall space forward to the side of the toilet for them to be effective. This worked in one of my bathrooms; in the other there was not enough wall space to put one in.

Toilet grab bars are usually put in on an angle, not straight up and down or horizontal.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon May 6, 2019, 01:46 PM (0 replies)
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