CareGiving.com | Site Wide Activity http://www.caregiving.com/activity/ Activity feed for the entire site. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:39:16 +0000 http://buddypress.org/?v=2.0.1 en-US 30 hourly 2 2ca5723b76fa0ff09f06627fb6af45c5 Denise wrote a new post, Next: Nightmare, Down, Distress http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63712 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:24:39 +0000 brick-19249_640Our next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:

Nightmare
Down
Distress

You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below. In essence, you can write…[Read more]

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997ff5f0cd8bee1cf4ada2487e1921e8 chris joined the group Let's Get Organizing http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41552/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:38:13 +0000 0 4f4178163d1d74fc22de84007b129b82 chris joined the group Unblocking Ourselves http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41551/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:35:50 +0000 0 db9b3771651c75d5757cfe6812337122 Denise posted an update: @hussy Just wanted to let you know how nice it is to have […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41550/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:11:58 +0000 @hussy Just wanted to let you know how nice it is to have you with us. :) And, thanks so much for sticking it out with me this week. I soooo appreciate it!

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0fd481f5ed08ab5b61c7c0bf7594d555 Barbara posted an update in the group General: Well, today the home health care agency has closed their […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41545/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:06:28 +0000 Well, today the home health care agency has closed their case with my grandfather. We were very lucky to have such a great group of nurses and an aide that was so terrific with him. He is well enough to now have just a visiting physician come in once a month. The only thing really wrong with him is his mobility. After his stroke he has lost so…[Read more]

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829e10180295bbac12bac40126001daa Thedogmama wrote a new post, "Me Time" http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63726 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:17 +0000 mcDonalds(11 pm – laptop, music & a glass of wine by my side)

My father was a loner. So am I.

I am a social person, really. I worked as an advertising sales representative and most days you can’t shut me up once I get going. But I have always needed quiet time to really feel like myself. I can remember resenting it when my kids got old enough to stay…[Read more]

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73c6061bc9229226e6b0877e8474ca7d lofestruck posted an update: […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41534/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:28:23 +0000 http://womenwithintention.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/July-Self-Care-Calendar.pdf

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6102ca1ac46088d9b0f4beb555cb4245 Barbara joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41531/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:39:30 +0000 0 2d9bd49470be2e73d08956c4a82fc118 Denise and Barbara are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41529/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:37:55 +0000 0 56600a03c8d7c08ddcd376579a6ad1e0 lillian became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41527/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:48 +0000 0 dbad95bbde3dd9d574d53850234207d4 LilMagill wrote a new post, Failed Detectives http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63673 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:09:45 +0000 tearful-roseSuch an upsetting night.

I was hanging out downstairs with Mom between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., listening to her tell stories about her father’s relatives, like the aunt who refused to bathe. Then I went upstairs to fix some leftovers for my son. I had brought her a chicken and rice dish I made for lunch and usually she just has one big meal a day…[Read more]

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bf74065532ee274788004edd6de61ab5 Denise wrote a new post, Thanks for Your Patience http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63684 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:44:00 +0000 spring-flowers-110671_640Phew.

We are back up and all seems to be okay.

I so appreciate your patience these past few days. If it could go wrong, it did! We started experiencing down time two weeks ago and it (obviously) was completely out of control since Monday afternoon. I ended up switching the companies that hosts the site. I ran into glitches transferring the…[Read more]

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0240c17ee6f7035405832e72578134b8 Barbara became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41516/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:48:50 +0000 1 9c86de5d474baac7623a9c215a2fefe3 Penny posted an update in the group Gardening: I don't have very many flowers to show off yet. The […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41514/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:27 +0000 I don’t have very many flowers to show off yet. The weather has wreaked havoc with all of my plants. We had a torrential rain with hail again. It striped all the geranium flowers off the plant. Also di a job on a number of other plants.
Here’s a picture of the only bougainvillea flower I’ve had so far.

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6cc0aca70e40acd92c68bd0361638f85 Penny posted an update in the group Caregivers Create: Cradle made by Carl Blanket made by Penny http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41513/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:40 +0000 Cradle made by Carl
Blanket made by Penny

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7cc0721a0f52821bcd20f825ce9cbd9d Denise and Barbt22 are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41510/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:20 +0000 0 2aa48955016876cdcfd74d6ef1d0b4b2 Donna Bates posted an update: I am thankful for a husband who communicates. Our marriage […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41509/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:05 +0000 I am thankful for a husband who communicates. Our marriage began a short 2 years ago but in another sense, has not begun at all. We live with his mom in her home because of her dementia. Honoring her wishes to remain in her home has put our life as a couple on hold. It is a choice we do not regret but it does come at a price. Communication is…[Read more]

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c837ba8da0d3d554c963f51f8b0e0d56 Hussy joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41505/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:54 +0000 0 d88115bb2eab865c8a31a8591ea1e438 Denise and Angemari are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41500/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:53:57 +0000 0 1f14ef9e5a19aa37c29ec2a0e50f7ba6 Angemari became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41498/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:41:01 +0000 0 dfff20eab99b311a21315feaabb6385f LisaD posted an update in the group Book Club: I finished And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41495/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:43 +0000 I finished And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Filled with interconnected stories this was a moving read. I found myself staying up late at night reading it. One of it’s main themes was family and caregiving. Parts of it dragged a little in places but I still enjoyed it immensely.

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e29ea6c1515f0be1d7fd119c6bc9a454 Denise wrote a new post, Website Update http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63668 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:59:24 +0000 ThumbnailSo, here’s the good news:

Our chat is fixed!

Here’s the bad news:

We keep going down.

The website started going down and up yesterday afternoon. It’s been a rough few weeks since I made move to a […]

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a78c5f4c344b82800a70e5605dde4e3d LilMagill wrote a new post, I Am a Lying Liar http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63661 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:26:06 +0000 truth-257160_640I used to tell my mom everything and now I’m keeping so much from her. I see a counselor once a month, and she is usually a “dermatology appointment” or a “private student.” I have conversations about her with family members behind her back. I had “a meeting at work” today when I went to see my mom’s (and my) doctor to talk about Mom’s “mild…[Read more]

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c35ddbc918250e28d8df3c837196c133 Janet wrote a new post, Not a Good Monday http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63659 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:12:54 +0000 ThumbnailI try to be a good wife, daughter and Mom and a sister and an aunt but sometime I fail and today I felt I failed as a wife and a daughter and a mom.

First thing this morning I get a Facebook message from my son […]

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52c0b338064e64440eb1640fc3afc6d0 Amy became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41480/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:15:23 +0000 1 7644322199f4ee5238bbde3ad25f4f10 lorna joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41475/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:47:08 +0000 0 54ac2bd96671360f1964d740a638a8a4 Denise and lorna are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41473/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:45:52 +0000 0 a0c77f9bedaa9216aa9beec7a798b884 lorna became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41471/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:34:11 +0000 1 8e48a964f242c6fd00447a907bf57030 Penny wrote a new post, It Goes On and On http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63647 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:09:09 +0000 ThumbnailIt never seems to stop. Carl’s health just goes from bad to worse with every test. After having pneumonia an x-ray was done of his lungs. It showed something they wanted a CT-scan for to get a better look. The […]

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da532fd0cd488eafa4405f5a0a277598 Denise wrote a new post, Storage http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63624 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:53:53 +0000 peas-2686_640The storage container outside the house tells the tale of a family in motion. They are cleaning out, moving, re-organizing.

You can feel like you have a storage container outside your house, visible to only you. But, it’s not because of any cleaning out or moving or re-organizing. It’s because your life is on hold–the storage container keeps…[Read more]

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319b2c55b597237e6ad84327297f9ff3 Penny posted an update in the group Caregivers Create: We're going to be first time Grandparents in January so […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41465/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:51:57 +0000 We’re going to be first time Grandparents in January so we’re busy with a few things.

Carl is making a beautiful cradle. I’m busy crocheting and knitting. I completed a crocheted blanket, and now I’m knitting a baby sweater. Also have a newborn sweater with hood lined up next .
I’m adding pictures of the cradle and blanket. The cradle isn’t…[Read more]

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4afc710fe57150851cefe9fa08b7e4e4 Penny joined the group Caregivers Create http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41464/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:36:43 +0000 0 7333d8ddb2c0a076ced79ae9d78e5d87 Jane wrote a new post, Podcast: Talking Comforts http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63631 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:42:36 +0000 Denise read some of her comforts from her new book “Take More Comfort.” What an awesome show. This show was broadcast on 7/5.

This isn’t a show you want to miss. Make sure to get your free copy of this book on Kindle for five days starting of 7/22. Be sure to leave your comments below.

Hugs:o)
Jane ~The Roving Reporter

Discover…[Read more]

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ec4451dcaad2bd865757104ddb3c01f8 Thedogmama wrote a new post, Making the Right Decisions http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63643 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:32:16 +0000 cloud-280302_640What a hard couple of days… Watching Mom be in so much pain, making the decision to put her on hospice, calling my kids to tell them to come see their grandmother, comforting them when they are so distraught, trying to take small breaks for myself with hubby to bring a nugget of normalcy into our lives. I keep the note our doctor wrote on a…[Read more]

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625430dda62853600698631f08cc6521 PearLady wrote a new post, Your Life Is Your Life http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63636 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:18:37 +0000 ThumbnailI’m up at a bit of an odd time, even for me. But, in my defense, I was taking away worries with distraction; in this case, finding stuff for my new tumblr project. However, I found something that made me think of […]

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a70a21e6a87e4b6bd4e0804b0478999c Rebecca became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41440/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:14:41 +0000 0 fb5dc27b727a58bcd09c34cb4edaf1c2 Denise posted an update: @worriedwife If you're having problems with the chat, go […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41435/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:16:38 +0000 @worriedwife If you’re having problems with the chat, go here: http://www.caregiving.com/chat/

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6353e31f4aebe3ba602dde6ec66d0816 Denise posted an update: Just a reminder: To join our chat, follow this link: […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41434/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:11:18 +0000 Just a reminder: To join our chat, follow this link: http://www.caregiving.com/chat/

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67cc32ff76b86b164749415b7b3ca56e Matthew became a registered member http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41430/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:44:33 +0000 0 e5d7be011556d8e29ee036ec0ba11688 Dee posted an update in the group General: Why is life so complicated..... I wish i could find a Genie […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41427/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:17:06 +0000 Why is life so complicated….. I wish i could find a Genie in a bottle so that i could ask for three wishes… For my husband to be healthy again, have enough financial stability to not have to worry about the smallest thing and to have family and friends that i could relay on.
Been having some stressful days. Thursday night my husband did…[Read more]

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976bc6531f6395cd71129cb927689d1c Ali joined the group General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41422/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:11:26 +0000 0 b9846f38c3b75fee56f6a94cd8db40e8 Denise and Ali are now friends http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41420/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:09:59 +0000 0 8fa2ea2e96f979ab86540f7bd1e74a30 Pegi’s profile was updated http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41413/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:55:33 +0000 0 6f76042608af7c7806942b9a3662b20d Jane wrote a new post, Podcast: Creating a Visual Financial Plan http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63611 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:43:05 +0000 Ellen Rogin joined Denise on July 3rd to discuss how you can create a visual financial plan. Such an interesting show. Be sure to check out Ellen’s website at http://www.ellenrogin.com

Be sure to listen below and as […]

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783b51d2c1cb7b3ca710155e70279fdd Shirley wrote a new post, Should I Add Secretary to My List!!! http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63626 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:46:42 +0000 ThumbnailLast week my husband’s grown son called about four times and left messages. Every time he called we were either at therapy or napping. I told my husband his son called; I was really feeling bad that my husband […]

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030b9d552f0c80f7d56f98aa83275336 Denise started the topic How to Update Your Profile in the forum General http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41404/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:02:33 +0000 Complete (and update) your profile when you can. Just hover over “Howdy (Your User Name”), which you’ll see on the right of the top black menu bar. A drop down menu appears; just click on “Edit My Profile.”

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bc5b4d99e0db8012b2d858671edcc4b4 Denise wrote a new post, What's the Best Caregiving Emotion? http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63621 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:50:57 +0000 smiley-237145_640Last week, we talked about the worst caregiving emotion.

This week, let’s talk about the best caregiving emotion.

Is it pride in your ability to overcome and manage? Is it relief when a day goes better? Is it joy when you find someone else who understands? Is it love when you understand the importance of what you do?

In our comments…[Read more]

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73692a05740f766d2193179f777316a1 Denise wrote a new post, Family Caregivers in the Firehouse http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63619 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:02:37 +0000 CBS Sunday Morning featured a profile this morning of firemen who also act as family caregivers.

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98e8f688d5610444f2421b33e13fb5a6 Denise posted an update: Hey Everyone--Our chat will take place here tonight: […] http://www.caregiving.com/activity/p/41389/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:52:30 +0000 Hey Everyone–Our chat will take place here tonight: http://www.caregiving.com/chat/

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6dd2882a74b3cb9c1e4e7d7d163a6831 Denise wrote a new post, A Temporary Change in Our Chats http://www.caregiving.com/?p=63614 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:46:38 +0000 ThumbnailOur chat is a glitchy and I’m working on a fix. So, if you join our chats, please go to this page:

http://www.caregiving.com/chat/

rather than using the chatroom on the bottom left.

I hope to have a fix on […]

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