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Back in the horse-pistol again

 
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 08:28 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I'm just glad your heart problems have some competition and have improved enough to take a back seat on your roller coaster.

My brother, with his COPD, is in about the same shape. He still has more good days than bad and does his best to enjoy those good days to their fullest. He has a new puppy that keeps him entertained and busy with the potty training.

I'm a great supporter of the benefits of physical therapy. In the right hands, the therapists can help you improve your quality of life. I know this from personal experience. So keep on with that please.

When my dad was in his convalescent hospital, he had so many women residents flirting with him he hardly had time to himself. No doubt you have a similar problem being the worldly, good looking dude you are. I'm glad that Seaglass can come rescue you now and then to give you a breather.

Are you getting to do any roadside sightseeing on that island paradise? Can you see the beach and surfers from your patio?
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:16 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

I hope the bone problem soesnt give you a lot of pain. (My Dad had bone cancer in the day when medicine was not as well developed). He lived many years "with it".

The bones ache only occasionally. There is no constant pain or even discomfort. From time to time something will start to hurt, usually an extremity (ulna, shin) or a joint (elbow, shoulder, ankle), I have doctor's leave to ask for strong narco painkillers when that happens and the nurses have to accommodate me. But I've had no pain at all last couple of weeks. It'll come back. Sad
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:23 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Tell the docs and staff to keep on doing the things they're doing.

Take advantage of everything offered.

Are you able to get good coffee there?

Sending you a big girlie hug because you can't stop me.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:30 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

Are you getting to do any roadside sightseeing on that island paradise? Can you see the beach and surfers from your patio?


Afraid not. I go out and sit on the lanai (veranda or front porch or patio to you mainlanders) and have an unobstructed view of the parking lot and the street beyond. But that's all good. It's where I take my visitors for a sit-down as the room I sleep in I have to share with two other gentlemen. They both remind me daily of just how fortunate I am. Both are mostly helpless (one of them totally); they have virtually no mobility and have to be lifted from their beds into wheelchairs and the wheelchairs need to be pushed by someone else.

Me, I'm perfectly ambulatory. I don't need that walker to walk around, don't even need a cane. Only problem is, every few steps I have to stop, sit and catch my breath. On a good day that may be 20 or 30 steps or even more. Other days I'm lucky if I can pace off 15 steps before stopping.

I'm one lucky dude,
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:33 pm
@ehBeth,
Thnx for the hug, Bethie. Coffee's fine here, food not so great. Interesting thing is I'm losing my taste for coffee. I used to be absolutely addicted; now I generally have a cup in the morning and rarely one in the afternoon. No desire for it.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:43 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Food's always difficult when it's prepared for a pile of folks. It's pretty much the main topic of conversation when hamburgboy and I chat on the phone. He's able to get out of the retirement home to treat himself to non-residential options occasionally. He's lately taken a liking to something at Denny's.

Depending on your meds, your tastebuds will change which is also annoying. Stuff that was tasty one day just doesn't grab you another.

Are they cool with smuggled-in/delivered foods there?

Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:49 pm
@ehBeth,
Yeah, I can get food brought in, especially if I eat out on the lanai. But, frankly, my appetite just isn't what it used to be (prob'ly the meds, as you suggest) and it doesn't seem very important. Breakfast really sucks here as they don't serve any fried foods whatever and I long for eggs sunnyside and fatty but crunchy bacon along with home fries.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:53 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Maybe a trip out with Faith could involve an illicit fried breakfast?

ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:55 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I think they need nutrition instruction from me, bacon is good now, says ms. whatsit.

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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 09:55 pm
@ehBeth,
Oh, I've done that. Laughing
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 11:48 pm
Thanks for the update, kid. Glad to know that you're being well taken care of.

I'm throwing in an oy on general principle.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 11:52 pm
@Roberta,
Thanx, 'Boita. Appreciate all the 'oys' I can get. Meanwhile how's your own health? Your 'surgery again' thread has been quiescent lately.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 03:32 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Oy squared. Sounds like a good place but I don't want you to be sick and if you have to be I wish it was with a stunningly glorious view and as much fried food as your heart desires.

Can a person call you should you desire such?
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 06:49 am
@Lustig Andrei,
thanks for sharing this info. It's such a peculiar dynamic this forum stuff. We don't know one another well and yet, at some level, we visit with each so often we sometimes share such intimate or insightful emotions. I think it's emotionally healthy and helpful to share this info because the support gathered is very valuable to keep a positive outlook.

I too have a couple of these health issues. I've had NH-Lymphoma for about 15 months but I'm in 100% remission (not curable) and have an implanted as well to battle a dangerous arrhythmia with meds and a pm/defib device for last 11 yrs. I get chemo every 2 months to help keep me in remission because eventually (maybe 4-5 yrs) the odds are about even that it could return.

In the meanwhile, I get around pretty well and find fun doing the simpler things. Hope you're having those tasty meals and having laughs, chats with friends and reading good books. Hope you're not in too much pain as I know that bone cancer can be pretty painful. You have my sympathy.

Amazingly, one can get a bit philosophical about it all. When I read the meds reports, the call my 2 conditions 'co-morbidities'. Hey, as you wrote, sooner or later, we all gotta go. The trick is to make your life fun and enjoyable which the time you got left.

I'm rooting for you and for your having the kind of activities you enjoy. Activities such as seeing those pretty sunsets and feeling that gentle breeze is pretty fine.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 06:59 am
@Ragman,
Wishing you well
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George
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 07:03 am
Holy crap.

Reading your posts, I would never have guessed you were putting up with
so much. You are one positive-minded dude!

For what it's worth, I am launching positive thoughts for you. I guess you
know me well enough by now to know what that means.

Hang in there!
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 07:17 am
Oy.
No, life in a nursing home isnt very cozy, but you are right on the money when you say you are a lucky dude. Being able to maintain your physical abilities trumps SO much in life, it isnt even funny.

I wish you a speedy recovery.. even if its only 15 steps at time..
George
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 08:40 am
@Ragman,
"Co-morbidities"? Well, that's cheery.

I'm glad to hear you're still having fun -- you certainly haven't lost your sense
of humor.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 08:53 am
@George,
yeah, how 'bout those medical folks?! My sister (aged 67) and I both laugh about this language. She also has a severe arrhythmia and on heart meds. She just had involved surgery to have her arrhythmia repaired. She's doing well now and is off her Coumadin as she no longer needs it.

(Singing) 'We all live in a yellow submarine'.

"Life is short! Have another donut or bacon strip."
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 10:36 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Can a person call you should you desire such?


Sure. I keep my mobile by me along with my laprtop.
 

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