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  •  The blessed Sara R. and Nurse Kelly (3+ / 0-)
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    bleeding heart, kyril, asym

    and all the rest of the wonderful people on dkos ready to reach out and provide support.  I'm sorry I didn't know about this effort.  I don't know if I even read the first diary.  I generally always support any and every thing done by Sara R., so it would be odd if I missed it.  Mired in my on family difficulties, I suppose.  

    As you know, my sister has Alzheimers (apparently hers is complicated by the fact that she also has Parkinson's; there is a name for this combo which I am not recalling right now}.  Her husband, who visited her every day, contracted a from of cellulitus, which is a terrible disease that apparently is impervious to antibiotics.  He has had to have much of one of his arms removed, and wears a drainage pack.  My family is so secretive that it's difficult to find out how he really is doing, or when and if he will be able to leave the rehab facility in which he has resided for many months now.  He's only able to visit Ruth periodically, which is sad because he is the only one she seems to recognize.  It's all too sad.  

    •  So sorry, VM. (1+ / 0-)
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      vigilant meerkat

      We all have our burdens, don't we? That is very sad.

      Yes, folks can be wonderful. I just wanted to get a card deluge, something easy, so I went to Nurse Kelley. Next thing I knew (80 hours of computer time later), I had cranked out diaries, dealt with what seemed like a gazillion e-mails and comments. We're also a little gut-punched with the loss of our beloved kitty (featured yesterday in jotter's in case you didn't see it). If you look, at least you'll see a picture of our beloved companion of many years.

      Take care, VM. I owe you a note, but have been buried and mired in lots of things too. I understand.

      You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

      by bleeding heart on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 02:57:04 PM PST

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      •  I found the photos and your story, BH (1+ / 0-)
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        bleeding heart

        Jezzabelle was a beauty and you were so fortunate to have enjoyed her company for so long. Sorry I missed jotter's list that day.  And the note can wait.  I so totally understand.

        I don't even know what happened to the last month, and cannot believe we're already at Thanksgiving.  It's flying by all too fast.  I have pledged to stop worrying and fretting and to allow myself to be "in the moment."  I think I'll need some training though.  There is a free meditation place here and I'm seriously considering stopping in to see what is going on.  I need to quiet my mind, if you know what I mean.

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