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Old 09-11-2021, 09:39 PM   #1321
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I was going to write a post about the struggles with being a care giver to a parent, The sleepless nights where you struggle to get them to the bathroom and or having to wipe their bottom when they are done. Washing thier hair when needed or rubbing a leg that is in pain. Of course there's the numerous trips to the doctor and specialists. Dispite all that I took on the job with pride and I was happy that I could make difference in their life and make things less stressful and easier for them.

That all changed when my 84 year old mother passed away last night as she lost the battle with congestive heart failure and A fib. Her body was worn out and it was time.

I heard her yell that she needed help to sit up in bed. I asked what she wanted to do and she walked a few steps and grabbed on to her walker and sat down. Right then her head slumped down and her body started to go limp and she slumped over to her right side and slumped forward. I caught her and we both gently fell on the bedroom carpet. I looked into her eyes as we layed side by side asking her what was wrong. She couldn't speak and I watched her breathing become shallow and her eyes to flicker. I could see the life draining from her eyes as I was talking with a woman from 911 and then she was gone. Fire and ambulance were there a few minutes later and dispite their heroic efforts they couldn't save her.

I will always remember her face and eyes as she slowly passed away. I was devistated but knew that she knew that she didn't die alone and I was happy she got to see my loving face before she passed on. The bond we shared during the struggles of the past 4 weeks are memories that I will always take with me.

Never forget to tell a loved one that you love them. Thanks for letting me talk.
This had me in tears Dion. I read "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch to all of my kids when they were babies and I cried every time. This beautiful story of your love for your Mom reminds me of that book.

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Old 09-11-2021, 10:01 PM   #1322
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This had me in tears Dion. I read "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch to all of my kids when they were babies and I cried every time. This beautiful story of your love for your Mom reminds me of that book.



My mother read that book to me too.

She passed away at home with her family around her this January and that was my first thought.
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:43 AM   #1323
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I was going to write a post about the struggles with being a care giver to a parent, The sleepless nights where you struggle to get them to the bathroom and or having to wipe their bottom when they are done. Washing thier hair when needed or rubbing a leg that is in pain. Of course there's the numerous trips to the doctor and specialists. Dispite all that I took on the job with pride and I was happy that I could make difference in their life and make things less stressful and easier for them.

That all changed when my 84 year old mother passed away last night as she lost the battle with congestive heart failure and A fib. Her body was worn out and it was time.

I heard her yell that she needed help to sit up in bed. I asked what she wanted to do and she walked a few steps and grabbed on to her walker and sat down. Right then her head slumped down and her body started to go limp and she slumped over to her right side and slumped forward. I caught her and we both gently fell on the bedroom carpet. I looked into her eyes as we layed side by side asking her what was wrong. She couldn't speak and I watched her breathing become shallow and her eyes to flicker. I could see the life draining from her eyes as I was talking with a woman from 911 and then she was gone. Fire and ambulance were there a few minutes later and dispite their heroic efforts they couldn't save her.

I will always remember her face and eyes as she slowly passed away. I was devistated but knew that she knew that she didn't die alone and I was happy she got to see my loving face before she passed on. The bond we shared during the struggles of the past 4 weeks are memories that I will always take with me.

Never forget to tell a loved one that you love them. Thanks for letting me talk.
Iím sorry for your loss.
I donít read much and missed this.

Very well spoken Chris, I am sure she felt loved at the end.
You have my respect and condolences.
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:20 AM   #1324
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I was going to write a post about the struggles with being a care giver to a parent, The sleepless nights where you struggle to get them to the bathroom and or having to wipe their bottom when they are done. Washing thier hair when needed or rubbing a leg that is in pain. Of course there's the numerous trips to the doctor and specialists. Dispite all that I took on the job with pride and I was happy that I could make difference in their life and make things less stressful and easier for them.

That all changed when my 84 year old mother passed away last night as she lost the battle with congestive heart failure and A fib. Her body was worn out and it was time.

I heard her yell that she needed help to sit up in bed. I asked what she wanted to do and she walked a few steps and grabbed on to her walker and sat down. Right then her head slumped down and her body started to go limp and she slumped over to her right side and slumped forward. I caught her and we both gently fell on the bedroom carpet. I looked into her eyes as we layed side by side asking her what was wrong. She couldn't speak and I watched her breathing become shallow and her eyes to flicker. I could see the life draining from her eyes as I was talking with a woman from 911 and then she was gone. Fire and ambulance were there a few minutes later and dispite their heroic efforts they couldn't save her.

I will always remember her face and eyes as she slowly passed away. I was devistated but knew that she knew that she didn't die alone and I was happy she got to see my loving face before she passed on. The bond we shared during the struggles of the past 4 weeks are memories that I will always take with me.

Never forget to tell a loved one that you love them. Thanks for letting me talk.
Sorry for your loss my friend.

Will still remember that day, when she invited me for a dinner. /my trip to Calgary in 2018/. Those meat balls were soooo delicious. She was so kind and so nice to me!Lovely person!

Sincere condolences
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Stamps win...Irish win...Saints win. Solid football weekend.

Mondays just seem that much easier to handle when you're coming off a solid sportball weekend!
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Stamps win...Irish win...Saints win. Solid football weekend.

Mondays just seem that much easier to handle when you're coming off a solid sportball weekend!
That Saints game too. Wow, what a smackdown
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That Saints game too. Wow, what a smackdown
Yeah man, I'm shocked! Rodgers always lights the Saints up, deff didn't see that performance coming.

And to top it off, after the game my fav player signed a 5 year extension (Lattimore - was in a contract year) so I can finally get his jersey without worry! It's been in my cart forever, didn't want to be a jinxypants.
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Stamps win...Irish win...Saints win. Solid football weekend.

Mondays just seem that much easier to handle when you're coming off a solid sportball weekend!
One out of three ain't bad. But Ohio State losing makes up for it partially.
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One out of three ain't bad. But Ohio State losing makes up for it partially.
Ugh yeah that was rough, sorry man! Yeah college almost blew it for me too, Irish were awful close to blowing their home opener vs freakin Toledo.
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:35 PM   #1331
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:09 PM   #1332
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I woke up early this morning at 5.

I was board so I started poking around and we had everything I needed to make a stew.

It has been on the stove since around 7:30, low and slow.

I can't wait for dinner.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:01 PM   #1334
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I woke up early this morning at 5.

I was board so I started poking around and we had everything I needed to make a stew.

It has been on the stove since around 7:30, low and slow.

I can't wait for dinner.
Yum dude. Just gotta pick up a nice baguette and you'll have the best supper ever.
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Yum dude. Just gotta pick up a nice baguette and you'll have the best supper ever.
My wife grab a super fresh loaf of sourdough

What makes me happy today is the boy is plying his first game of HS Football.

He is excited and nervous.
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Finally that time of year when I can open my window at night and get my room freezing. The part I love is throwing on my favourite blanket as a midlayer between my flannel sheets and my duvet. Idk, the weight or something is just perfect, but it's too warm for use in the summer.
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Finally that time of year when I can open my window at night and get my room freezing. The part I love is throwing on my favourite blanket as a midlayer between my flannel sheets and my duvet. Idk, the weight or something is just perfect, but it's too warm for use in the summer.
Have you tried a weighted blanket? If you look online you can find them as low as 5 pounds... or 50 pounds (OMG!!) You can even buy a cooling weighted blanket.
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Today my wife had her follow up appointment post 6 cycle Chemo and CT scan at the Tom Baker.
I’m so happy to say she’s now on prevention,surveillance as all results look as though she is now cancer free!!!

Also no Chemotherapy to date has been postponed even though some nurses from Chemo ward were allocated to ICU for COVID.

The staff there is amazing and their resilience is an inspiration.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:31 AM   #1339
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Have you tried a weighted blanket? If you look online you can find them as low as 5 pounds... or 50 pounds (OMG!!) You can even buy a cooling weighted blanket.
Yeah, I had a custom one made. It's about 50 pounds, but is super long because I'm so tall. Turns out it's too heavy to really enjoy. I don't recommend going that crazy hah.
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