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Posted: 10/29/22 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So the insurance company got straightened out and the pain patch is here. Unfortunately, his neurologist said SU has to wait seven days after stopping the Azilect before he can start the pain patch. Wednesday...

Looks like the full 20 treatments is necessary. Luckily, I've succeeded in rescheduling everything for those 20 days. All except the appointment to get my driver's license renewed. Apparently, DPS has rearranged itself in such a way that one can't just walk in anymore. No, one has to set up an appointment, and the earliest one available at the moment is a month after my license expires. I'll be doing a walk-in on Monday, to see if they can fit me in before it expires. Otherwise, gonna be real hard to haul people to medical appointments...

Contracted with Angi (old Angie's List) for a full house cleaning today. No matter how good she is, we won't be doing a regular cleaning -- they are just too expensive. Will find someone local who's not trying to take one's entire monthly paycheck.

Czarny isn't real happy today. The wind is brisk and it makes his ears hurt; he's sleeping on his tower for now. Even with the wind, though, it's absolutely lovely out there. Got nearly an inch of rain yesterday and the air is so clean.

SU needs some lunch. Later, y'all.


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The older we get... [emoticon]


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First law of science: don't spit into the wind.

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After your post I looked up and my next license renewal REQUIRES and in person renewal due to age. I guess that's better than an auto shut down date.

I hope they find a method to eliminate the nausea/vomiting with the radiation treatments. We'll be thinking about you both.


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SU finished his radiation on Tuesday. Now we're treating the skin rash, which should clear up within a couple weeks.

Managed to get my driver's license renewed yesterday, in spite of their system trying to lock up and stop working. One less stressor.

Sister's contractor reported that Mom's bathroom won't be finished until about 14 Dec, due to backorders. That means Mom stays with Brother at least a couple weeks longer, and he's having a fit (now he knows what caregiving really entails, and neither sister is sympathetic...). I do need to move more of Mom's medical appointments, but that's easy to do from the comfort of my recliner.

Thanksgiving will be a no stress dinner. Sister's Friend is smoking brisket, Short Friend is doing her aunt's famous mincemeat tarts (amazingly delicious), Sister is making potato salad and cornbread, and I'm cooking up two big pots of pinto beans.

Until this year, I never realized how much stress Sister puts on herself at Thanksgiving. Think I'll come up with a no stress Christmas, too. I'm thinking about ordering Schlotzky's sandwiches again. That went over really well a few years ago. Add a nice soup and a berry cobbler, and we have good food with little effort.

Weather turned chilly, about 15 degrees below normal. Actually had to turn on the heat (we don't normally have it on this early), as SU is feeling the cold. Apparently, so is Czarny. He's crawling under every blanket or throw he finds. If the wind isn't blowing and it's sunny, he likes being outside, but that's not the case today, so he's under the bedcovers.

The doe herd is hanging out in our meadow again -- it's safe from poachers. Even have a couple of very nice looking bucks coming through twice a day. Nice to have them back.

SU's pain management telemedicine is coming up. Later, y'all.

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Love your "No Stress" ideas for holidays! There's only 5 of us for dinner this year, so I am going to pare back too.

I hope the rash passes soon. At the risk of being too out there, colloidal silver is amazing for skin issues/rashes and it plays well with other meds. You can find it at Walmart or a vitamin shop. Just spray it on the rash several times a day.

We had to turn our heat on early in Seattle too this year. My roses' hips are saying it is going to be a cold winter.

I hope you have a very good Thanksgiving!

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Posted: 11/19/22 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WL, prayers for you and SU. Great idea, no-fuss Thanksgiving and Christmas Mess. Hope SUs rash clears quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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Well, the rash is partly cleared, but one part is still giving him fits. Ordered the colloidal silver for delivery Saturday. We make it a point to go absolutely nowhere on the day after Thanksgiving -- it's beyond crazy out there.

Got the pinto beans cooked yesterday. Now they're coming to room temperature before I heat them up. Fog is so thick I can barely see my garden shed roof about 50 feet away. Hope everyone gets here safely.

Czarny has decided he doesn't care if it's wet outside. As long as it's reasonably warm, he wants to be out there. It's very foggy and wet, but in the 60s, so I turned off the heater and opened a couple of doors, so Czarny can play kitty on the wrong side of the house without us having to open doors for him.

All in all, today is looking pretty nice, fog notwithstanding. Hope y'all have a happy Thanksgiving.

Later, y'all.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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We have a few leftovers, but only one meal's worth. It's warming back up, so I don't think soup or stew is in the offing just yet. Guess I'll pull out the pork tamales for Sunday.

On Tuesday, SU will have what we hope is the last kyphoplasty on his spine. He's lost so much weight that he's decided he needs to eat more, and more often. I'm delighted that he's taking an active role in his recovery, unlike Tall Friend, who's just given up.

We had a few minutes of very heavy rain and dime sized hail early this morning. Czarny was sleeping between our pillows. I knew there was nothing to do, so I didn't open my eyes. But SU said Czarny's eyes grew huge as soon as the hail hit the window by the bed, and slowly backed underneath the bed covers.

He's turning out to be much like Spotacus when it comes to being outside in the rain. Unlike Spotacus, though, his fur doesn't shed the water, but mats down. He's not that fond of being toweled off, but I'm not happy with Czarny drying himself off on my clothes...

Beautful sunny day today, albiet rather windy. Czarny is playing kitty on the wrong side of the house, looking for that non-windy patch of sun. On this hillside, non-windy is an illusion...

Think I'll do some more crocheting now. Later, y'all.

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Glad to hear SU is not giving up. Sorry to hear about Tall Friend. It’s hard but I hope you all keep trying to find something that will get him going again. Sometimes it does click in.

Our deep fried turkeys are nothing but bones in the freezer to make stock later. We had no leftovers not even mashed potatoes to make potato pancakes. Had to dig into my emergency stash of Cousin Ts pancake mix to make breakfast the next day. The pantry was bare like Mother Hubbard’s. Waited until today to go to the store for restock. There was no way we were going on Black Friday. News said cars were lined up out to the street to get into parking lots yesterday. Today was back to normal. 300+ later and pantry is restocked. There’s another couple of supply trips but the haggis for Hogmanay is ordered and will arrive on time.

Czarny’s a smart cat. He knows when to stay in. Looks like we have some storms headed our way.

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