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What a Grueling Day Today

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Today was my appointment with the new cardiologist. I got there at 8:15 for my appointment and was taken fairly quickly. I explained to the doctor about my previous bout with Bradycardia and started to cry. He told me that he did not think I needed a pacemaker and that it sounded more like anxiety (what a shock). He also told me that in order to figure out what was going on, I needed to ...

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Taking Care of Me for a Change

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This past week I really haven’t been feeling well at all. I haven’t been myself for awhile now but this week something seemed different. Maybe it’s all the stress that I have been through but finally I decided to make an appointment with the cardiologist. A year ago December I was told I had Bradycardia which is a low heart rate and may need a pacemaker. I took my blood pressure here in the house ...

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Reaching Out

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It’s been almost a month since I have posted here. I’ve fallen into the trap of shutting down again and do not like the way I feel at all. Today I finally decided I needed to reach out and I have also set up a coaching session with Denise for tomorrow. I have been working six days a week now plus staying late almost every night which adds to the stress level. Last week Mom ...

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Support is Helpful in So Many Ways

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Last week I blogged about what was going on in my world and how I was having a hard time with everything. I wasn’t sure if Denise could help me figure things out but decided to email her and explain my situation. Sometimes it’s not easy admitting that you need help but when things pile up, the best thing to do is seek it. I had a coaching session with Denise that helped me look ...

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Checking In

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Since the holidays I have been in a funk. So much has been going on in my life that I don’t know which end is up.  I am trying to get my life in order and now on top of all this I am working six days a week which gives me even less time to myself although it does keep my mind busy. Mom has been doing wonderful. Her blood pressure has been great ...

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Emotions and the Holidays

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There are some people who don’t show their emotions at all and there are people who show their emotions all the time. I am the kind of person who shows my emotions all the time. Everyone who knows me knows when I am having a bad day. Those are the days that nothing goes right and I try to handle everything at once. For the most part Mom has been doing better. This past week ...

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Resolutions

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Usually around the last week of the year we all have our New Years resolutions and what we want to achieve for the New Year. Around this time every year my resolution has always been to lose weight. I achieved that this past year and joined a program to change my lifestyle and eat healthier. I have several New Year resolutions for 2012. The first one is to have peace in my heart and to give my ...

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Meryl Christmas

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I know this year there is a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. I saw Mom today and she wants me to find out about getting her into an assisted living. She feels she is too young to be in a nursing home. We have been down this road before and I remember most assisted livings would not accept her because she cannot change her own colostomy bag. On Monday I will make some calls ...

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Hanukkah and Mom

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Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. After work I went to see Mom to spend some time with her. I still have not been feeling that great but decided I would go at least for a little while. Mom couldn’t wait till I got there. She was all smiles. Last week Mom said, “Your Mother is back” and lately I have been feeling how true that is. It’s scary because ...

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Relationships and Caregiving

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I haven’t been feeling that well lately both physically and emotionally and decided to take a break from things and do a little soul searching. Mom is still doing well and I am basking in the glory of it. I am trying to deal with everything one day at a time and enjoy the moment without being fearful of what may happen since that is what I am used to doing. I learned that relationships are ...

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