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Old 12-31-2014, 08:24 PM   #99
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Okay, it's time for the end-of-year Marie Report.
She is continuing to do a little better and is attending her therapy sessions regularly. The PT person says she is doing well, and she is pretty much completely doing without her walker. I've caught her a couple of times staggering across the kitchen, sans cane.

I was talking to a friend about her being stuck at home, able to do "work-at home" stuff, but she can't get out to find one. After some back-and-forth, she was offered, and accepted, a part-time position answering phones as part of a reservation service for an RV-oriented publication most of us are familiar with. She likes her new job, her new employer likes her, and her self-esteem has risen dramatically.
So, if anybody wants to make a phone reservation for one of the rally-type events sponsored by the publication, she may be the one that answers the phone.
I'm so happy to hear this. There are lots of home based telecommunications jobs, but some are very stressful. This one sounds perfect, and most of the callers will be happy.

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:31 PM   #100
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So good to hear, Terry.

Hugs to you both, and Happy New Year!



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Old 01-14-2015, 06:33 AM   #101
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Good morning. It's time for another Marie Report. This will be a fast one, since I have to leave early to slide in to work over the ice-covered highways in our area.
Marie had a good, as well as exciting weekend. I parked the car downstairs by the garage door when we went out, and she walked back up the hill to the house.
Later, with me in attendance, she walked down the stairs to the basement, then back upstairs. She did well with these things, but it was tiring.
A couple of weeks ago, I got her a treadmill, so she can practice walking without her cane. Last weekend, I made a couple of DVDs to put in the player, and she can watch them while she treadmills. What's special about these DVDs is they are a POV video of people walking, jogging, and bicycling. She says it makes her time on the treadmill go by much faster.
Next weekend, we are going to try letting her walk Sophie.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:35 AM   #102
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Good news, Terry!


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Old 01-14-2015, 07:24 AM   #103
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Great news! And the video idea is an excellent one, Terry.


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Old 01-18-2015, 09:26 AM   #104
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It's time for another Marie Report.
Over the last week, she has made several improvements, and started doing more things that she used to do.
Last week, she made a single trip up and down the stairs into the basement, and garage. We repeated this feat yesterday. She is using her treadmill, with her walking videos, and continues to improve there, as well. The indoor helicopter idea has been shelved. Let's not even go there... In its place, I picked up a game of Labrynth. This game is a maze, with holes in various strategic locations. The object of the game is to move a steel ball from one end of the maze to the other, without letting the ball drop into one of the holes along the way. It seems to be a better way for her to regain her lost eye/hand coordination. Her new job seems to be working out well.
Yesterday, we went out and walked Sophie, with Marie holding the leash. Later, Marie walked Sophie solo, though with me inside, watching the proceedings like the proverbial hawk. She has begun occasionally preparing simple meals for us, as well as lunch for herself. I'm still preparing breakfasts for her, as she is most uncoordinated early morning and late evening. We're still working on her frustration at not being able to do what she did before, hopefully she will continue to adjust.
We went to the grocery store yesterday, and she was able to walk through the store, using the buggy for stability and support. Yes, it was a small store, and yes, we only got a few things before fleeing the scene, but it's another step on recovery road.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:47 AM   #105
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She is moving right along.

So good to hear!


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Old 01-18-2015, 12:38 PM   #106
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So great to hear that she is doing all these things. It must mean so much to both of you to see this great progress!


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Old 01-21-2015, 01:09 PM   #107
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Terry, After reading your updates and other members posts. I realized what love for one another really is. Your a lucky couple. Start planning a trip with the trailer. This will be good therapy for both of you. Cherish every moment you have together. A word of caution, I wouldn't give her any lip. You'd be amazed how coordinated she can get when motivated She's lethal now! Gregg
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:46 PM   #108
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Just read the last few posts, great news and progress. Congratulations to you both, NOT a doctor but it sounds to me like Marie is making great strides, your support for her is inspiring - although I've never met the three of you I can bet that Sophie is a great comfort to you both. Enjoy the Day

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Just found this thread. Wishing you both the best and keeping you all in our prayers. God Bless. Sal
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:55 PM   #110
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I thought I'd provide another Marie Report.
Marie says to thank everyone for the well wishes.
Right now, she's not feeling very well, I think she picked up a bug of some kind, and is snuffling, sneezing, and stuffy. No fever, but she says she feels like crap.
She is supposed to have a busy day tomorrow, between a PT session and having to swap her CPAP machine out. This one works fine, but they just now figured out it is not covered by insurance. So, another $$ copay, and she should be able to use the new one.
Adding to the adventure, Sophie also is sick, and we are having to keep cleaning up after her, as well. Sophie has a vet appointment for Friday morning, and if Marie keeps feeling bad, or gets worse, by then, she may also have a (people) vet appointment.
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Sophie has a vet appointment for Friday morning, and if Marie keeps feeling bad, or gets worse, by then, she may also have a (people) vet appointment.
Terry your walking a fine line here. Sorry to here the girls are sick. If it's a cold... lots of chicken soup, hot tea with honey and a twist of lemon. Stay away from dairy products ie. cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, creamer, and chocolate. Dairy products causes mucus or flem. I'm not a doctor but it works for me. Hope the girls feel better soon.
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Booo!

Hope they're feeling better soon.



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