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  1. #211
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    Absolutely wonderful news about Annmarie’s diabetes. Low Carb is wonderful for diabetes! Will she want to continue eating Very Low carb after? That is why I do, it is the fix my body needs instead of insulin.

    Please know that all our prayer and thoughts will be with you both Tuesday.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    I believe there is NO way she will let herself gain back any weight, especially since her diabetic numbers are so good..
    Her diabetes specialist seems to think she can go off her insulin and go on the pill instead.. She was on the diabetic pill in the beginning and it made her violently sick..
    We will wait and see what her numbers are after the surgery.. She has an appointment with the specialist at the end of May ...
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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    Everything went very well at the visit on Monday..
    it is a "GO" for next Tuesday..
    I went to the local Comfort Inn to book a room for the 4 days she will be in the hospital and UNFORTUNATELY they only have a room with 2 Queen beds left for me.. I much prefer a room with only one Queen bed as the rooms are all the same size and only one bed means a couch to sit on to watch TV.. Now I don't have that couch and must watch TV sitting in that chair they have at the desk.. What do I need 2 beds for being alone for the 4 days.. I will have our dog with us as well..
    Will the dog have its own Queen bed?? I think not ..
    Oh well, it is very close to the hospital, reasonably priced, they have an awesome breakfast, the room is accessible from the outside making it much easier to load and let the dog out, and above all, I get points for a free stay at a future time..
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

  4. #214
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    Steve,I hope Someone who has booked wants two queen beds and you get you comfy room when you get there.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    OK........................
    The time has finally come ..........
    We are leaving very early on Monday morning for Sudbury..
    Her operation is scheduled for early Tuesday morning..
    I will be there with the dog till she is released hopefully on Friday and then directly home back to Massey..

    I will be bringing her laptop to keep you informed on her progress..

    If I told you she is getting nervous, it would be an understatement................
    If I told you I am getting nervous it would be an understatement.......
    Thank goodness the dog is still calm........
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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    The more times I tell you Steve, the more good thoughts I will be sending Annmarie’s and your way. I hope her recovery is normal and with no problems. She has lots of support and love to surround her.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    We will be gone again on Wednesday and Thursday for Sudbury to have the staples out from Annmarie's ankle and X-Rays taken..
    Most likely she will have another fiberglass cast like this one, as she cannot weight bear for another 4 weeks..
    Although the Sudbury hospital is only a 90 minute drive from our house, we will be sleeping over the night before..
    She has an 9:00am appointment at the hospital.. The drive in winter with the morning traffic will take about 2 hours.. We need about 2 hours in the morning before leaving which means we get up at 5:00am.. Now that is totally ridiculous !!!
    Besides we have a dog.. Can't leave the pooch at home and can't leave the pooch in the car while she is in the hospital as it is way too cold.. We will leave the dog in the hotel room in a cage till we return to check out at about noon or so.. Then drive directly home...
    Whoa!!! How about some lunch first.. We will most likely end up getting a soup, a wrap and a coffee somewhere for lunch.. Must find a restaurant that has wheelchair access as Annmarie will be in her knee scooter..

    Bottom line is, I will be gone from here for 2 days, Wednesday and Thursday....
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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    To make a short story long........

    Have a safe trip, Steve.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    My mom is having surgery next week in CO. I am going to be with her while she is in the hospital. Then home for a few days and then hubby and I are off to Boise to sit my grandson for two weeks. Home at the end of January. I wlll be glad to be home for most of February. I will eat on plan.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Here's wishing your Mother all the best for a speedy recovery...
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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    I am in Colorado now, Mom’s surgery is tomorrow morning. I may not check in for a day or so... Thank you for your good wishes, Steve. I think she will do fine and be better for it. I hope her recovery is as good as Annmarie’s!
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Today is Friday...
    We are leaving on Sunday for Sault Ste. Marie to see my orthopedic doctor.. It is the 6 month check-up from my shoulder replacement..
    I have absolutely no complaints about the shoulder.. As far as I an concerned, it is as good as it will ever get and I am satisfied with it..
    Almost 100% use of the arm.. I picked up a propane tank, put it in the back of the car, took it out to install on the BBQ with NO problems.. A 20 pound propane tank full weighs about 40 pounds.......

    We will be back on Monday late in the day.. Annmarie is still in her knee scooter and can't weight bare, but she is looking forward to the change and the trip..
    She asked me to take her to Wallmart where they have those electric carts for getting around....

    now, the weather forecast for those 2 days is nippy (-27c) and about 15cms of snow with wind.. That means blowing snow which in turn can cause white-outs.. I do drive a car with 4 studded snow tires, and my car with front wheel drive has traction control which will make driving in a storm a breeze.. Just slowing down in adverse weather is the key to getting there safely......
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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    Good news about your shoulder, Steve. And good news about Annmarie wanting to get out and about.

    You have told us many times how careful you are about driving in the winter. Hope all the other drivers are as well!
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Arlene..
    I have been driving since I was 17 years old and that is a few years ago.. 60 years to be exact.. I have always said to myself that I am NOT in a hurry.. if it takes me a bit longer to get to my destination and get there in one piece, so be it.. Winter driving is all about the speed and the tires.. I have 4 studded Winterforce tires by Firestone that are considered the ultimate best winter tires without a doubt.. My car (Chev Sonic) has traction control on the front drive wheels which makes traction very good in adverse weather.. Again, slow down and get there is the only way to travel in winter..
    Now, should the weather get really bad, we will stay another day at the Comfort Inn in Sault Ste. Marie rather than risk it......
    I used to live to eat......... Now I eat to live.....
    Even a Fish wouldn't get into trouble if it would only keep its mouth shut..
    Originally weighed 358.... New weight...210 as of mid June 2015.. 205 as of May 2016

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