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  1. Kappy so happy your surgery was so successful! Yes do keep up with the PT. My grandmother was able at 90 to recover from 2 broken ankles and was up and walking in 6 wks because she did all her PT It really does make a difference if you do the exercises. I have been looking into starting a garden this spring in my new yard, library is running a few classes in March on gardening in this area and I want to go. Different climate and I didn't do much gardening in Ashland because the deer were so pervasive they ate everything. Have not seen one deer here so hoping I can have a go at growing at least some tomatoes! I do need to learn what grows here well. Also much smaller yard so will have to be more selective.
  2. The red area for me is an area where power would be cut in OR. So even if it's part of the most population dense in the state the infrastructure is poor and vulnerable. I am right next to a hydroelectric dam though so I suspect my town might not end up losing power even if the next county over is shut down.
  3. This is 100% happening. In our area the power company will shut off the power with very little notice if the winds are over a certain speed and it's coming from the east if the temperature is over 100 and it has been dry. They are asking health care centers to identify patients who are vulnerable and to make them aware who might need back up in an evacuation. Only 1 patient has self identified to the local power company and we know there are more dependent on power for ventilators, oxygen generation, cpap, and other health vulnerabilities such as mobility issues or breathing conditions such as COPD or severe asthma. I am serving on the preparedness committee with the local health department. There is no way any of these agencies are close to prepared to deal with the fallout. It makes me so upset that their lack of investment in their infrastructure has made this even an issue.
  4. Unsweetened 100 % cranberry juice or the cranberry pills work best in my experience Jeepers. Hope you are feeling 100% soon. Hi Ambergris! This weekend I pretty much did laundry and focused on making up my shopping list to go to stock back up on basics. Still replenishing my stocks after moving last summer. One area at a time I'm getting there!
  5. Hi Everybody long time no see! Might need to update my pic he's 8 now I'm adjusting to living in a new place and 2nd new job in the last year. Loving it but I moved and life got crazy busy. Iam now in charge of Operations for a federally qualified health care center so super busy and every day is chock full of things to learn and do. I miss you all though so came by to see how life's treating you all. Also wanted to alert you that we were unable to order any more facemasks today and thankfully have a bunch on hand but I am concerned about restocking them during flu season because of the worldwide demand. So use yours judicously. They are really only good with the regular masks for preventing getting others sick not keeping viruses out. For that you need a respirator or N95 mask and then you have to have that fit tested to make sure you don't have any gaps for it to work. Those are all out of stock too. Best case I think is wash hands and avoid sick people and take all the same precautions you would to avoid the flu.
  6. Praying for you! My DH has been out of work for 6 yrs, now working on re-education to try for a different field. I am very thankful my job just barely meets our needs and has benefits. But long term we are sliding backwards so really need a second income. I hope your DH gets a job soon!
  7. Just to update I had my ICD placed on July 12th and am doing well. All healed up, the kids tested negative for now, but will require annual EKG's to check (tends to show up sometimes but not others so hard to capture sometimes). I am feeling almost 100% back to normal now and not stressing about it anymore. I'm going to get the fullest out of every day <3
  8. "Feel the fear and do it anyways" Your story really illustrates that well Mt Rider! It's learning to sit with what is hard for us and just take that next step.Next time one more, and then one more until eventually you break through, then repeat until it becomes normal. That's how I went from being agoraphobic to having a complete and full life. One push the envelope experience at a time until now I rarely if ever feel that way 28 yrs later It works!
  9. I love real vanilla beans! I made some delicious vanilla sugar years ago, think I'll make some again!
  10. Glad you didn't blow away! Hope anyone that is in the areas of concern dries out soon! We're thinking of you <3
  11. Relaxing day, calls and flowers from the kids and my hubby made dinner. Reading is on my agenda for the rest of the evening
  12. It came back positive meaning I have it and will need genetic testing and a defibrillator. My kids will all need testing. I was so hopeful it would be negative. A bit overwhelmed and anxious but coping ok for now.
  13. Thanks Cat I can't tell you how much it means to me to get that hug from you ❤️ I have missed you all very much. I get on the plane tomorrow and my test is on Friday. I'd appreciate any prayers you all can send my way!
  14. Oh my goodness! I hope you won't need any more adjustments after this!
  15. Thanks everyone! It's a bit overwhelming and a lot but here goes: Family is doing well for the most part now after a few years of some rough stuff. We had a really rough patch a few years ago and went to marriage counseling which helped a lot. Then my husband had sepsis last May and several surgeries so we feel very blessed to still have him with us. He has spent the last year just getting back up to his baseline and now walking 10000 steps daily. Still looking for a job 6 yrs out of the job market. It's depressing, but he's been working with the job source people and getting weekly help to try to get employed. Thank goodness I love my job and can financially support us. I have also had some health issues, went to the ER last fall with chest pain/abdominal pain and had a strange EKG that showed some abnormalities but not a heart attack. Saw cardiology and they are evaluating if I have Brugada Syndrome a rare potentially fatal genetic defect in the sodium channels of the heart. I have been undergoing tests and will be seeing a specialist in LA on May 4th to have the final testing to confirm if I do actually have the condition or not. If not then no worries, but if I do then I may need an implantable defibrillator and my kids will have to have annual EKG's to see if they are also at risk. Super scary but I have had enough time to process this that's I'm feeling quite calm about it. Still working full time. My oldest finished college awhile back and is living nearby with her boyfriend of 10 yrs and his mom and looking for a job. My oldest son is in his last year and a quarter of college and will finish up next spring with a degree in computer science. Middle son is taking his last GED test next friday and has 3 of the 4 completed. He wants to find a job as soon as he's done. So we are very excited about that. Next youngest is homeschooling 10th grade and Ben is in K this year and just turned 7. He's a handful but a joy. So busy and trying to get life back on track!
  16. Hi Everyone! Well for me it helps that the site is no longer giving warnings about being full of malware. I think that scared off a few people and made it hard for my computer to let me on the site as my antivirus had a fit for so long I stopped trying to come for a long time. Also now that I am working full time I have not had as much time to be online. However now Ben is older so more time to play while he is busy. I had the impulse today to see if it would let me log on without a warning and yes success! I have missed you all. I also have been feeling really unsettled about the deteriorating conditions in the world the last few years. People seem so much more stressed and it often feels like one more thing and the wheels are going to come off both in the world and in my personal life. However I just keep plugging along I am ready to get back in the game prep wise so here to fill in the gaps and learn what's new on the site!
  17. So glad you found something so fast with insurance! I hope you are very happy in your new job <3
  18. Oh my! Glad he's doing ok so far!
  19. So happy the fire is out! Hugs!
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