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#61 GG

 
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Posted 29 December 2002 - 10:04 AM

A little while back someone (I don't know on which thread even) mentioned she was going to take her grandchild to see a movie she thought was great and had some good lifes lessons in it , a few other ladies said they liked it too for their grandchildren. Now I should have known better than to think I would remember it's name, I should have written it down. Here I am now with grandkids in the middle of winter break and would like to see this movie with them, not even sure if it was one you could rent or if it was at the theatres. I know I'm not much help but was just wondering if someone else might remember, I'd appreciate any help. ? I still have this crummy cough, it's been four weeks now, it's not as bad as it was but I'm just tired of not feeling like I did before I got this darn thing. My throat gets sore from coughing. I've been told it's going around and it takes a long time to get rid of it but I'm ready now to be done. It made the holidays hard to enjoy. I enjoyed being with family but I was always aware of trying not to cough around them. Gads complain complain I feel like such a whiner. ? ?What's everyone doing for New Years? We use to go out to the big hotel parties with friends, not anymore, now we stay home I make a bunch of great nibblies and we watch the celebrations on T.V. sometimes the grandkids join us. Whatever you're doing be safe, enjoy and have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 12:33 PM

Good morning ladies,

Christmas was  a stressful event, and my son has still not come to get his presents, but I suppose he will eventually.

Today is a new day, and it is nice to come here and see friendly people.  

I am looking forward to trying those cookie recipies.

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 01:46 PM

Hi GG and everyone,Can bugs be caught though the internet???Have a rasping cough and think I have a cold coming. The cough kept me up most of last night along with the nightsweats. What fun!! Hubby and I have no plans for new year celabrations as yet. I think we may stay by the fireside together and watch the christmas  lights twinkling with a bottle of wine. We do enjoy just being together sometimes on these speacial occasions. And I bet we both make the same wish at the stroke of twelve!I would like to wish  everybody at P/S peace, good health and lots of happiness for 2003!Will also be saying little prayers for anybody facing difficult stuff in the coming year. Will be thinking of you Tex and waiting to hear from you.HAPPY NEW YEAR.Love, jennimarie. xxx

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 07:15 PM

Hi Jennimarie, JRS, Pauline, Cabo, GG, SusieQ, Susie, and everyone, and anyone I missed. Lolly smile.gif You are all wonderful support.

My daughter's going in to the clinic tomorrow morning. Her dad and I will be with her. She's been sleeping most of today since she was out with her friends most of the weekend. I slept too so this really feels like I'm starting my day. It will be a short one! We'll be ready for whatever tomorrow brings. I'm sure God hasn't given us more than we can stand, and there's always a reason for everything, even if we don't understand it. So, I don't understand why but I do know God is with us, so bring it on!

To any of you who are new and interested. My daughter has HPV and with the stress of her marriage and divorce, it left her with a fragile immune system and she was unable to fight the HPV virus. Most people who get HPV and have a strong immune system will fight it off and it doesn't turn to cancer. Anyway she developed carcinoma in situ. Tomorrow is the day we go in for surgery and find out how invasive it is. I am still so angry at the man she married, but that's over now so I guess I should get over it too. It's just so unfair.

Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts. My prayers and thoughts are with you too Jennimarie. And I sure hope you and your daughter are feeling better, Pauline.

On with the nightsweats, haven't been taking good care of myself this week, but sometimes my mind just goes (somewhere) and it's all I can do just to focus on some things and the rest just has to wait til I can be better to myself. Don't worry friends, I'm not doing real bad, just eating all the wrong things, forgetting my vitamins and supplements, but I'll get back on track soon.

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 08:06 PM

Tex ? ?My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your daughter tomorrow. When you are able please let us know how she's doing. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? GG

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 09:59 AM

HI allThanks for your messages not been good  weekend did go and get some tablets for daughter being sick but did not work and the poor things been sick day/night since friday. antibiotics were making her sick but she did not want me to ring hospital to change the antibiotics in case they said to bring her back in. Went doctors first thing this morning and has now changed drugs but she has pulled a muscle being so sick poor thing  . Its so difficult seeing your child sick and you cannot do anything. tex  My thoughts are with you and your daughter and hope all goes well today. please let us no as soon as you can.I think there's something in this catching bugs on internet as i also have that dreadfull tickling cough which does not want to go and i'm in the UK .Happy New Year to everyone on p/s i look forward each day to seeing  how you all are and whats happening in your lives.

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 10:01 AM

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 10:02 AM

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 10:23 AM

HI alljust in case you all think I've lost it ?wrote message clicked on submit and it said there was an error and post not accepted. so tryed again same thing did not feel like writing all over again so thought would just do first sentence to see if working said no so gave up come back only to see they had been accepted. oh well think i need to go back to bed.before anything else happens.Pauline ?

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Posted 30 December 2002 - 02:17 PM

Good day everybody !Paulinep and Tex my prayers are with you both and also your daughters. I can only imagine how you're both feeling. It 's especially hard to cope with these things during meno. I have 2 daughters of my own and I am so " in tune " with them . When they hurt, I hurt. I hope everyone has a happy new year. Not sure what my hubby and I will do tomorrow night. I don't think either one of us feels like whooping it up like we used to ! Guess we're both feeling our age......Love,Suzie
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Posted 30 December 2002 - 02:39 PM

Tex,   I am so sorry I couldn't get on early this morning to wish you and your daughter well today.   You are both in our thoughts!   Pauline, maybe your message problems and my error message just trying to get to the boards were connected.   Sure did miss hearing everyone's news when the computer wasn't letting me start my day here.  :)  Hope your daughter is on the mend too.   I agree with Suzie we do feel our daughter's pains and I'd add triumphs deeply.    Take care all!        ~Helen
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Posted 30 December 2002 - 03:51 PM

Tex & Pauline - You're in my prayers too! ?We all are looking forward to hearing reports of success and good health soon!

? ? Tomorrow is going to be interesting for me. ?As a singer, I rarely get New Year's off, and am rehearsing with some friends here in a few hours. ?I've made a pot of chili and still need to dash off to the store for some crackers and last minute items. ?I sing regularly with a friend on weekends, but we are both working with someone else for New Years. ?These are friends I do admire and respect, I just wish we had more than one night to get ready for tomorrow. ?That's the joy ?and pain of working with good musicians. ?They rarely need to practice, but always sound better when they do! ?So wish me luck!!

My husband is a musician too, and he is also working with someone else, so we are preparing music and sound systems to go ?two different ways. ?Its a living! ?LOL

Warm regards to all for a safe and peaceful New Year! ?Hugs JR smile.gif


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Posted 30 December 2002 - 05:30 PM

Tex, thinking of you and your daughter.JR, what an interesting New Years' Eve you will be having, good luck!! smile.gif

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 05:40 AM

JRS, I imagine how great it is having both you and your husband in the music business. ?Music used to be so comforting for me, but I haven't really listened to any in years. I miss it. I can imagine it's a great way of life. Hope you have a great day and that pot of chili sure sounds like it will go great with rehearsing. smile.gif

I told my husband he could stay with the dogs while my daughter and I went for her surgery. I'm sure glad he had a better plan. The 3 of us piled in the car with the 2 dogs. He did all the driving, 100 miles round trip, stayed in the car with the dogs while we went in the clinic. Made things easier for both of us, cuz we probably would have had trouble finding our way around Richmond. ?I was thankful afterwards that we didn't leave hubby (daddy) at home.

They let me hold my daughter's hand during the surgery and that was good for both of us. I saw what they cut out of her and it was larger than I had imagined. When the doctor was finished, we asked her what she thought and she said she thought she got it all. Won't feel completely at ease until we get the results back from the lab(2weeks), but it sure sounds more positive. smile.gif I'll keep what the doctor said in my mind until further developments.

Meanwhile, we're looking for an apartment for her and her brother to rent together. They've both gone their separate ways since they've left home, but now have decided from their bad experiences with husband and roommates that the smartest thing to do is to go in on something together. Well you know that truly brightens my day! ?They've finally grown out of sibling rivalry and know they can count on each other.. Well, enough good news for one day. I'm feeling better. Thanks everyone.

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 06:13 AM

Pauline,I'm sorry to hear you had such a rough time with your daughter being so sick. Hope you are both doing better today. I'm saying a prayer for you two.

Roxie,Sounds like you are glad Xmas is over. I don't like to be a scrooge, but I feel the same way. I agree with MissRuth...there needs to be a better way to celebrate with out all the stress. I've kept it as simple as possible since the kids left home.

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 07:49 AM

Hi Tex,What a brilliant Mum you are! Not sure if I could have done that even for my daughter. Congratulations.The 2 week wait will seem long I know but the surgery is over for your daughter. I don't think surgeons say too much unless they are pretty certain of the outcome.How old are your children? It seems like they will both have a new start in life once everything else settles down. When my daughter left home at 19 I fooled myself into thinking that all our worries were over...........not so is it?Wouldn't be without them though would we?So good to hear from you so quickly.Love, jennimarie. xxx

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 09:23 AM

Good morning Everyone !Tex, I'm so happy and relieved for you and your daughter !!!!! That's wonderful that you were with her the whole time ! I also was happy to hear of your son and daughter finding an apt. together ! Wishing you all a wonderful new year  !!!!!!Happy New Year everyone !

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 09:47 AM

Good Morning Everyone! ?Looking forward to a quiet New Year's celebration and some pork & cabbage for tomorrrow's dinner. ?Tex - I hope your daughter knows how lucky she is to have you. ?I hope the waiting for the final reports goes quickly (waiting is the worst, isn't it?)Lolly, glad you got some decorations up - I was born, raised and still live right outside Pittsburgh. ?I think I could give up the snow for the beach tho - Pauline - hope your daughter has recovered - there were so many people with some kind of bug over the holidays I was almost afraid to go out!!JRS - sounds like a great way to celebrate New Years, even tho for you it's work. ?I'm like Tex, ?music used to be a big part of my life and now all I get is the CD player in the kitchen and my car radio. ?Happy New Year's wishes to everyone!

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:17 AM

Good Morning All, ?Tex, all sounds great. Just keep the good thoughts going. We can only hope for the best. God bless you and yours and everyone at this site and I wish you all good health and much happiness in 2003. Jodan---where do you live near Pittsburgh? I am in Washington Pa. ?Happy New Year.
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Posted 31 December 2002 - 11:30 AM

Ruth - I live in Crafton, work in Bridgeville - Just when I was beginning to think I was the only one around lol!Happy New Year!

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Posted 31 December 2002 - 03:25 PM

Good afternoon ladies,        Glad to see the news is improving.  I hope your daughter's infection responds to the meds Pauline.   Having dealt with panic, I know you did just fine getting your daughter the medical attention needed.    Tex, you did super being there to hold your daughter's hand, but I wonder if they could have gotten you out of there even if they wanted.    Since the surgery went so well, we will be hoping for positive lab results and maybe even quicker than 2 weeks.  JRS you are one surprise after another.  Before we know it Lolly will be telling us you are performing for her and her friends on the beach.  :)   Have you 2 Pennsylvania ladies been affected by the winter weather that seems to be off track this year?   If so, sorry I was just saying yesterday that it would be fine with me if the winter weather we usually get up here in northern Michigan keeps heading off course...........    Our storms are coming I'm sure.  Since I forgot to plant new spring bulbs after the deer gutted my flower garden this spring(10 yrs they never even nibbled, but this year they were greedy),  I will have to force some spring bulbs inside and transplant them because I always need that prettiness after the snow melts.   Hope everyone avoids the viruses you may have been exposed to over the holidays.                 ~Helen
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Posted 31 December 2002 - 07:51 PM

To all my friends in meno, i wish each and everyone of you good health, peace and prosperity in the New Year. i for one will be glad when the holidays are over, they just overwelm me to a point that i was very upset because my husband went late to pick up the sweet potatoe pie and they ran out, oh boy! i just felt like crying, silly me. So i feel this is something to give some thoughts to. Well girls hoping the best for all of you and your families. love ya all. ? ?HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Posted 01 January 2003 - 05:47 AM

Good Morning all and Welcome to 2003-Happy New Year and All the Best to all my friends here on Power Surge. I wish you all health, peace of mind, time to enjoy, and of course, the best medicine of all-laughter! Thank you all for your kindness you bestow upon one another and myself. I have truly learned how wonderful and caring people are here at Power Surge. Peace to all this new year. Cabo

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 11:32 AM

Hi allHAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ON P/SDaughter on the mend tabs doing the trick.

Tex hope your daughter is not in to much pain. Have to say you are very brave to go into surgery with daughter don't think i could.Just to say glab 2002 has gone always feel another year gives  hope. Since i have turned 40 smears have all come back not normal and in october had to go to hospital for check up because i suffer terrible anxiety in situations where i no i can not just walk away/also going away from home. From Jan to going to hosp in Oct got myself in a right state but day come went but have to go again 8 Jan also Job interview 7 so feel alot of stress at the moment. by reading posts realise alot of people suffering and you just have to do your best. Anyway thanks for listening and hope to get to no you all in 2003 have no family of my own brought up in children's home so it is lovely to have somewhere to come any talk of course have 2 son's 16 20 daughter 19 but don't want to worry them. thanks

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 12:28 PM

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year ! I hope all of us have a better 2003 than 2002 !Paulinep , so glad your daughter is doing better. I understand completely what you're going through with the high anxiety ! I haVe lived 3 years like that. I almost don't dare to say that things are improving since my periods haVe stopped - but it seems like they are. I feel much more stable over the last few months.Just hang in there and it will be all a memory. And like you say- all we can do is do our best and that will have to be good enough.I've given up the need to be perfect.Tex, glad things are improving for you too. Am hoping things will turn out fine with her biopsy results. Just keep the faith.Love,Suzie
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Posted 01 January 2003 - 03:07 PM

Happy New Year to all of you! ?I hope it brings health and peace for all of us, especially those of you with ill children. ?It is difficult for us to deal with our own health issues, but when your children are ill, it is much worse.

Thank you for the welcomes and the answers. ?I still haven't found that thread on hot flashes, but I will soon. I am definitely glad that Christmas is over. There are just too many expectations. ?I would like it to be simple, and full of the love that it should be.

My husband is cooking a full turkey dinner today, and his son and wife are coming over with their extremely hyperactive three year old son.. ?I pray that it will go well. ?It certainly smells good. ?He is a good cook. I guess that I am spoiled in some ways. He is also learning to be patient with my nutso behavior and hot flashes. ? ?wink.gif



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Posted 01 January 2003 - 04:44 PM

Another very quiet holiday for us.  We're under a winter storm warning (again!) here in NE Pa.  Didn't make any plans because of it.  Haven't even been able to see the grandkids yet, because of this weather!  We went to bed way before midnight last night!  At least I'm sleeping better these nights, so I won't complain.  Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday.

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Posted 01 January 2003 - 05:37 PM

Hi Susey, and Happy New Year.  I also had a quiet New Year's Eve, went to bed around 10:30 pm, but woke up at midnight, lol... the sparkling cider my hubby had waiting for me was great... I was thirsty from the pain pill, lol.  Gosh, I hope I have more excitement next year!   :wink:   My daughter, son in law and grandkids will be home from Colorado on Saturday, so I expect things will pick up a little by then... I sure have missed them.  I hope the winter storms will let up soon for you so you can see your grandkids, too... no snow here yet,  just wind and rain.   smile.gif
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Posted 02 January 2003 - 07:11 AM

Good morning all. Thought I was going to sleep in. No such luck. If it's not the night sweats, the dogs wake me up. They've gotten accustomed to 4 am.

Jennimarie: My son is 25 and daughter will be 23 in a couple of weeks. Now that my daughter is single again I don't want to leave her, but I hate the winters in VA so ?summers up here and winters in Texas is perfect. We'll probably be going back to Texas in a couple of weeks. How old's your daughter? Does she live near by?

Pauline: ?good to hear your daughter's on the mend.That's one less stress, right? You are definately not the only one with anxiety. Doesn't it kinda irk ya when you see some people handle stress so easily. I've been at the anxiety board and there are a lot of us who suffer from stress. I've been getting a few frustrations out, venting, etc. Keep telling yourself it won't be as bad as you imagine, in fact, it could all turn out perfect. Hugs to you.

Helen: NO WAY they could have gotten me out ta there! I was ready to fight them but didn't have to. I didn't fly all this way from Texas just to sit in the waiting room!

Susie: You sound so upbeat and ready for the new year. You've got me feeling encouraged. I'm keeping the faith. Thanks.

SusieQ: Glad you are sleeping good. Guess you'll be good and ready when you finally get to see the grandkids. smile.gif

Roxie: I love it when hubby cooks too. I'm spoiled, but I don't get out of the clean up. , I got so tired of cooking for the family. Never have been too talented in that department. Your husband sounds like mine. He's so patient and loving these days. He wasn't always that way. I've kept him up to date on all the meno symptoms. Not going to deal with this quietly! Guess he's making up for all those years I took care of everything. Meno has been great as far as getting a little pampering. Don't you think we deserve it ??

Kalanie: Have fun Saturday. wink.gif

Jodan: I think she realizes she's lucky, but past childhood issues still creep in for her. Can't blame her. We can truly forgive our parents, but can we forget? Some things we just have to live with. Ain't that the truth?....mad.gif

MissRuth: Thanks for the encouraging words. ?

Today it's off to house or apt. hunting. Daughter's going back to work. Gives us something to do.

Hope everyone's day is a good one.

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