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Terry

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Hi Mark
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:00:50 AM »

Hi Mark,

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you have company or was it just a quiet day?

Thinking about you.

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Re: Hi Mark
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 07:57:52 PM »
Hi Terry, Thanksgiving was just me and my mom this year. It was quieter then usual with no grand kids or nieces and nephews but it was still nice. I haven't gotten on here as I was before because as it seems like the last month and a half each week I have a different emergency. One week Two Toez was sick so I got him taken care of then the next week my oil furnace wouldn't run so so I pulled out the burner blower assembly and rebuilt it and ran new line so I got that wrapped up. Two days later refrigerator stopped running. I tried a few things that could cause it to stop running. That didn't fix it so called GE so they can get a tech on it. Now I got the Van in the back parking pad somewhat dissected and transmission to the shop. So I'm having fun. There has been other stuff happening here and there too. So I don't get upset and just do what I can and keep my sense of humor.   

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Re: Hi Mark
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 08:55:42 AM »
Mark,

Glad to read that all is well with you.

Thanks,
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Re: Hi Mark
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 07:50:27 PM »
Hi Terry, it's been a litle hectic for me for the last 2 months. About a month and a half ago started getting shooting pains in my right leg and Ortho started me on PT. The arthritis in my back has gotten to the point that it's putting pressure on the nerve to my right leg. They started me on Gabapetin as the pain meds I was on had no impact on the new pain in my right leg. The new med and PT really do help with the new pain. More then I thought it would. So they will not need to operate but will eventually if the pain returns. It also look like I'll be loosing one of my dogs, Tunnie in the near future. She had stopped using her left front leg and I got her to the vet and the Xray shows bone cancer and the vet said she will probably have to put to sleep in 30 to 60 days. It will depend on how she continues to respond to pain meds. Eventually the pain meds wont be insufficient to kill the intense pain and I'll have to put her to sleep just before she gets to that point. As for now I still have time with her. I just wont be able to do some of the things like walking her like I did.  Other then that she is doing ok for now. I do have to help her up and down steps. Tunnie has prompted me to cook some things that she likes on her food like home made chicken noodle soup, sausage gravy and a few other things she likes added into her food to keep her appetite up. So I make sure to make large batches and make sure there is plenty of left overs for me, her and the other dogs. I still haven't heard any of them complain. So in the mean time I just take it one day at a time and watch her for pain and rub her leg to sooth it and medicate as needed.

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Re: Hi Mark
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 04:48:13 PM »

Hi Mark,

Sorry to read of your health problems and sure hope that soon you'll be on the mend. Also sorry to learn about your "Tunnie." I'm going through similar here with my baby. Clapton turned 21 in September and it's just one day at a time now. He needs help getting up as the arthritis is bad in his hip. He's on lots of good meds and seems pretty happy but slowing down each week.  He'll let me know when it's time - they all let me know. It's heartbreaking so I understand what you're going through.

Keep in touch and please let me know how Tunnie is doing. You have each other and that's a lot. :love9:

Sending big hugs to you and give a scratch behind the ears from me to Tunnie.

Love,
Terry

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Re: Hi Mark
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 07:06:12 AM »
Hi Mark,

Just read your post and am sorry to hear about your health issues.  I hope you are feeling better.  I hope Tunnie is managing her pain as well as you can.  I sympathize with you, I have had a few dogs over the years and the older one I have now is 15 and really starting to show her age.  They do bring us lots of unconditional love so it is a hard time.
Take care of both yourself and Tunnie.