“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#81768 Mar 5, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Ok, since we're talking about medical stuff today, I'll add my stuff. E and I just got back from visiting my in-laws for the afternoon and I don't know how much longer my FIL has. He was diagnosed with CMMoL almost a year and a half ago, after the doctors ignored his symptoms for several months (they were more concerned with the stents that needed to be put in and required very complicated surgery). He now weighs less than 140 lbs (5'11" tall) and has no appetite. He is so weak that he needs a walker and he has started developing bed sores.
My husband is also facing furloughs as a result of the sequestration, so he is stressed and barely sleeping.
My Grandmother asked me today if I would go to the cemetery with her and my Aunt on March 18 and I said no. It is almost 2hours away, my kids have school that day and I refuse to let my Dad's bday to become a day of mourning. I'll celebrate my Grandfather's life on his birthday in August, not by crying over a stone.
Sorry, I needed to get that off my chest.
and hugs to you too... good for you for standing your ground on how you wish to observe significant dates.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81769 Mar 5, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
...you never know you're going to meet.
Seigfried and Roy?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81770 Mar 5, 2013
heh heh...
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> And we know exactly what race is thinking about

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81771 Mar 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Only peoplewho call you fat can bite you? What do you have to do for a nibble?
Oh boy, I really walked into this one....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81772 Mar 5, 2013
Not fat...Curvy!
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Call me fat, that's what you get!
;)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81773 Mar 5, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
Seigfried and Roy?
Heh.

She takes that philosophy to the extreme, whereas I will run to Starbucks, Target, etc. in sweat pants and no makeup.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#81774 Mar 5, 2013
Call Me Maybe + Head Like a Hole =

http://kottke.org/13/03/call-me-maybe-mashed-...

and the secret number is 6266

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#81775 Mar 5, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
Call Me Maybe + Head Like a Hole =
http://kottke.org/13/03/call-me-maybe-mashed-...
and the secret number is 6266
Ha! I was smiling within 5 seconds. Makes me want to break out my old NIN CD....

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#81776 Mar 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
You can acclimate, and just think of how little clothing you would need to wear...
<quoted text>
Seriously...no one wants to see that. On a related note, my niece who weighs I say pushing 400 pounds (she says 300...uh huh...) was talking about wearing a bikini the other day. I was like "no one would even see it, all they would see is rolls of fat." Actually I thin her boobs are 300 pounds (56 HHH) all by themselves.

Yeah, getting fed up with people in my house...still. Can you tell?

You have AC in the house right? And wine. red wine?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#81777 Mar 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
Not fat...Curvy!
<quoted text>
That's ME!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#81778 Mar 5, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Heh.
She takes that philosophy to the extreme, whereas I will run to Starbucks, Target, etc. in sweat pants and no makeup.
The way I look at it, if I meet someone looking my worst; sweats, no makeup, ponytail because I didn't have time to screw with it because i NEED coffee BAD, and they still want to talk to me, it can only get better from there. <nod nod>

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#81779 Mar 5, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha! I was smiling within 5 seconds. Makes me want to break out my old NIN CD....
NiN was Chris' favorite band... Valentines day, for some reason, my niece (not the one who lives with me, a different one) sent me a NiN video. Made me cry and smile at the same time.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#81780 Mar 6, 2013
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81781 Mar 6, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81782 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(
Sorry, Jess. Be strong and I'll be praying for you.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81783 Mar 6, 2013
Hey Jess, sorry to hear about your FIL.

How did the rest of you fare the blizzard?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81784 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(
I didn't get an opportunity to thank you for your hugs yesterday.

Now I have the opportunity to do something better.

(((((((Jess)))))))

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#81785 Mar 6, 2013
Sorry, Jess. :(

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81786 Mar 6, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
The way I look at it, if I meet someone looking my worst; sweats, no makeup, ponytail because I didn't have time to screw with it because i NEED coffee BAD, and they still want to talk to me, it can only get better from there. <nod nod>
Word.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81787 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(
Aw Jess, I'm so sorry.:(

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