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I also find it challenging to walk inclines, and uneven turf. It's much easier to stay on the smooth, level sidewalks. I wonder if we'll always feel this way? I imagine that we'll not even think about it at some point - we'll just get used to the 'different' feeling so it's not feeling different anymore.
When you are fully recovered, your hips will no longer feel different. They will just feel like your hips. There will also come a time when inclines and uneven terrain are no more challenging than they are for anyone else. I've hiked in Yosemite and Yellowstone (among many other places) with no difficulty. I also know of someone who summited Mt. Everest on an artificial hip.
 

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ByGosh. Thank you for your concern. I took Mobic for my knees for several years before the hip started acting up. Stopped it when I moved to stronger drugs for the hip pain. I resumed it about three months ago for knee pain, but switched to turmeric and rose hips most days. The doctor thinks it could be from dehydration so I am drinking lots more water and will be retested in mid October. Hopefully the levels will continue to go down.

Sorry about the no swimming for two weeks. I'm too klutzy to try getting in with a bandaged arm. Maybe you do bikes better than I do. I always seem to stress my knees, though the bike is not supposed to be hard on the knees.

Hope the lipoma removal goes well today. Enjoy the sunshine and the pumpkin. I met my husband at a Halloween party when I was 17, and have fond feelings for it.
 

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Hi, ByGosh ... just checking in again because I wondered how GoshHub is doing. But the appointment with the surgeon isn't till Oct. 11, is that right? Will be eager to hear how he's doing. And your daughter is at school now? How wonderful freshman year of college is, in so many ways. Of course it has its drama and angst, but such an epic moment in your life. Or can be. I hope she is relishing it.... I know what you mean about just enjoying the little things in life; no big trips or plans. Just appreciating being able to do what we can do, which is stuff we couldn't do prior to surgery. I do okay getting to/from and during work, which is what I really needed to do more than anything. My body just poops out at the end of the day and I don't have an ounce left physically to run around after work to exercise classes, PT, chiropractors, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. I get sore very easily. The lower back and other hip problems are, I THINK, unrelated to the operated hip. This month I am going to check them out and see what's what. If I have to have the other hip done, I feel pretty able to handle it, having been through it before and THANKS IN NO SMALL WAY to BoneSmartLandia and BoneSmartFolk.

Selfishly, I hope you post again! You are sorely sorely missed. BUT ... don't worry if you can't. You have a lot of living to do, catching up for lost time. And GoshFamily calls. And we all know that. Take care. xoxo, Peaches


P.S. OH ... and next time your brother-in-law starts chomping at the bit to visit NYC this fall (I think that's what you told us before), give him a message from me. Tell him autumn is the second-worst (in terms of tourist crowds AND jacked-up prices) season (next to Christmas) to visit here. And we now have millions (it seems) of those dang CitiBank Bikes crowding the city. Armies of novice bike riders wobbling all over the place, against traffic, up on sidewalks. Stephen King should write a novel about it. Too bad Hitchcock isn't around. He could do a movie about it. Kind of like "The Birds": every time you turn around, there are more and more bikers. Like vermin, really.
 

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ByGosh Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.Its wonderful to hear that you are active again and are having some pain free days which must be amazing after all you have been through.You must be thrilled to have been able to get back in to your beloved pool and exercise again. I hope you daughter is enjoying college.

Since I last spoke to you I requested a blood test for renal function after hearing from Poppet and Lenora regarding kidney issues and it turns out that the kidneys are fine but one of the liver enzymes were raised so I have been told to stop all NSAIDs and to be retested in 3 months.After a few days without them the soft tissue inflammation in my operated side flared up again and the paracetamol alone doesn't seem as effective but I am just hoping things will settle down again in a few days.The left side as you know is also bad I saw a physio practitioner last week who told me that the last X-rays I had taken showed early arthritic changes and this was confirmed by the diminished ROM on that side.He saw no reason to request an early appointment with the OS and informed me that December would soon be here.He also told me that it would be unlikely that I would be offered a THR on the left side as surgery should be the last resort! I told him that the X-rays of my right hip had also just shown early changes but the arthroscopy had shown bare bone.I also asked him to consider the effects of nearly 3 years inactivity on my general health and that I considered T HR worth the risks.As you can imagine I was not happy after the appointment.

However I have to be grateful that I am still better than I was before surgery and hope this new bout of tendinitis will go away again as it did before.The roller coaster recovery ride still rumbles on ! On good days I feel elated and start to believe that this is how life will be from now on but then get crashed back down to earth in to the depths of despair when the pain returns.I am trying to take each day as it comes but it isn't easy ByGosh.Thinking about you and your family and looking forward to your next update.
 
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alexthecat That's welcome news! It's good to know that at some point our "new hips" will just be "our hips". I would imagine if someone you know could climb Everest, I can manage the grocery store at some point! Thanks for that bit of info - it's very encouraging!

LeeApril26 I do hope forcing fluids helps the renal levels. I bet that's all it is. Mid October is right around the corner anyway, so you'll soon know. Fluids are important for us, and it's easy not to bother. We did have plenty of hot days, so perhaps you were a bit low. I drink lots of seltzer with lemon in it during the day, minus the bubbles (I stir it flat, or let it go flat). Although, I suppose plain bottled water is even better.
The removal of the lump on my arm went fine. I now have some nice sutures, and it's healing well. I've managed to go to the pool and do water walking, some exercises, and a few attempts with a kick board to go back and forth, keeping the arm dry. It's tricky, but it's more of a habit for me to get there most days and I feel sort of lost if I miss. The surgeon said I can swim next week if the incision looks nice and closed and dry, so hopefully I'll be back to the usual routine then.
I think that's cute how you met your hubby at a Halloween party! :) Did you both have costumes on? I would imagine you both remember it fondly. You've known him since you were a teenager! My, my, true love endures, doesn't it? I met my husband at a ContraDance, and I'll always remember it. Of course, that was my last dance - we never felt the need to go again after we met.. although it was great fun. My daughter recently went to something that sounded quite similiar - Country Line Dancing at Cadillac Ranch, someplace in Conn. She loved it. Sounds hokey, but it's really fun.
Enjoy the nice autumn days we've been having. It'll change soon.

Peaches You're too funny! Hitchcock! My daughter and I watched nearly all of his movies a couple of years ago. They're priceless. I love the clothes and hairdos from that time. I can see it now- THE BIKES - maybe there should be Zombies on them? My son thinks The Walking Dead tv show is great. Not for me. But thanks for the tip on NYC in the fall. I am heartily discouraging my husband about any future travel plans with his selfish brother, at least for the time being. Maybe in the spring, but he's got his hands full now with his upcoming surgery. No time to babysit big brother.

I've resumed most of the cooking, which makes GoshHusband very happy. It's fun, but I'm sure the luster will wear off. Just like the first few weeks I was able to do everyone's laundry - sorting socks lost it's sheen after a few loads! Now I'm starting to think about work, and concerned about $. I'm realizing that I don't have my nice little school nurse job now, and I'm regretting not trying to go back in August. I had no way of knowing I would respond to Prednisone and be able to function again, though. Something else will turn up, I can't look back. It was a terrible time for me and I was just trying to get through each day. I go to get re-fingerprinted next week so that I can start substitute school nursing in my town soon. They're anxious to have me - the nurses have only 2 subs to rely on, and they get lots of sick days a year, so want to take them now and again. It'll get me started back into it. And once GoshHubby is ok and the surgery is over and the holidays are finished, I'll be able to concentrate, hopefully, on finding something.

I'm glad you're able to make it back and forth to work without mishap. When you work full-time, it takes all of the steam out of you, so in the evenings there's nothing left for running around doing all sorts of things. Plus you commute everyday, public transportation, which is a lot harder than hopping in a car in the garage, driving a few miles, parking by the door, and walking into work. I give you a lot of credit for being able to do what you do each and every day. And you take care of yourself, your own shopping and cooking and cleaning. You've got your hands full every day, you need to rest. I find it exhausting to work full-time; I've only worked part-time for the past few years. I was ful-time for 3 years and was very unhappy with the daily grind. I'm more of a 50's and 60's housewife type, not to stereotype or anything, and I do enjoy working, but although I'm getting bored now and worrying about $, I like taking care of my house and cooking, and keeping everything tidy and clean. It's alot to do when one is working full-time. Plus aren't we in our 60s now? I am, and I know people my age who've retired by now. The body slows down naturally now, even without THR and the aches and pains we have. So don't worry about PT and chiropractors and exercise class, etc, just come home, kick your shoes off, put your feet up, and watch a Hitchcock movie, or Auntie Mame (sp?) Remember her? Rosalind Russel. Those were great movies. She grew up in Waterbury, Conn. I heard, and my uncle reports seeing her walking her two big dogs on the street, robed in furs. My grandfather knew Art Carney, I was also told, and they used to dance together, then Art left Waterbury and went to Calif. and became famous. My grandfather didn't. Too bad, then I might not have to worry so much about working!!! Now I'm rambling...:)
More later Peaches peachy keen Peaches. I love your sense of humor, but I have to go and do my housewifey things now - the dryer just beeped. Take care, luv.

Kim22 I have to reply to you next time, dear! But I'm sorry about the liver enzymes being elevated! And after being on NSAIDS with their antinflammatory effect, maybe the tendonitis is just acting up now. It's too bad, I know how it feels. I find the TENS machine very helpful later in the day. Also Tramadol for pain. I feel just like you do.
 
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Kim22 I made a mistake and posted too soon, but I wanted to let you know I feel like you do:
On good days I feel elated and start to believe that this is how life will be from now on but then get crashed back down to earth in to the depths of despair when the pain returns
It's so true! Each day is a new challange and I never know how I'll be. One day is pain-free, the next can be very painful. I try really hard not to get caught up on the rollercoaster ride of recovery, but it's impossible not to. Pain takes over everything.
More later. Hang in there Kim22. It has to get better. I'm sending lots of good wishes to you. December will be here soon, and if you feel you need surgery, let him know. Maybe they'll see your point of view. Take care, try not to get too discouraged, I know just how you feel. It's so unfair, but we have to keep moving forward and try to look at the good things even if it's so hard to do. :console2::friends:
 

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Hi ByGosh, So glad you are feeling better. Even planning to go back to work. Good for you. Happy to be doing the cooking & laundry tho....maybe u need some therapy....:umm:
I hope your husband's surgery & recovery go well for him. Take care of yourself.
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ByGosh I am so happy for you that you are doing so much more these days even if it includes boring things like laundry but it must feel so good to be able to do them.I wish you lots of luck in finding a school nurse post once your husband is fully recovered after his surgery and its a great idea to do substitute work as a way back in in the meantime.We call it bank nursing over here.You have definitely come on so far in a only a few weeks to be contemplating a return to work Well done you.

I must have missed your post regarding your most recent surgery but it sounds like you have recovered really well and I hope it isn't too long before you can start swimming again.How is your walking coming on ? I have just read an article on Google which mentioned that 15-20% of patients have soft tissue problems following THR and after a recent perusal on this site of back threads I can well believe those statistics.Finding the solution is difficult as I guess we all respond differently,some with rest and some with PT but I am still confused as to the best course of action.I am seeing a physio on 10th Oct so hoping she may be able to direct me on where I go from here.I do admire your positivity which has been amazing since you have had so much to deal with and I am with you in looking forward to the day when our new hip(s) will just be our hips even though it may take longer than we thought or hoped but as long as we get there in the end.Of course to get there I will probably have to go through the process once again but it would be worth it.Have a great weekend.
 

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ByGosh Glad your arm is healing well, and that you have been able to keep it dry while in the pool. I admire your coordination! I know what you mean about missing the pool. I feel awful if I can't swim for days.
Hope you're right about the dehydration. It would be nice to be able to take the occasional Advil. I do drink a lot of water, but not when I am about to take the subway, which I do to visit my doctor. We'll see soon enough.
It's wonderful that you are thinking of returning to work. I was so happy to read that you are well enough to do so.
When we met, my husband was in a tuxedo as James Bond, and I was French Apache dancer-that was a long time ago! A friend from high school asked me to join her at a party at her college because she'd met the guy I should marry. Pretty good match-maker.
Contra-dancing sounds like fun.
Take care, ByGosh. Keep up the good healing!
 

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Good lord, ByGosh ... I don't know how I missed your lump on your arm, either. I can't believe you had to go through THAT, too. I'm so glad it seems to be okay and that you can still go in the water. I am so impressed with how you manage to make lemonade out of lemons with regard to getting into the pool, making it work the best you can....

I am having a hard time scrolling up and back to read what all you posted without losing everything. (Dear zauberflöte was so good at figuring out such logistics and patiently tried to help me, but of course I didn't get it.) This is how I might have missed your arm-lump, so please bear with me.

Contra dancing! Wow, that sounds pretty interesting, though I confess I have no clue what it is. I think someone on BoneSmart has mentioned it? I laughed when you said you and GoshHub had no need to go to another dance after the fateful one where you met.

I am blown away and SO happy and relieved at how your post-op life has started to turn around. You went through the mill and for so so long. And now you are ready to tackle work again. That's amazing. It is clear you are a wonderful nurse and have never been nicknamed Nurse Ratched. (Do nurses hate the "Nurse Ratched" jokes? Did Louise Fletcher ever get another movie role of substance after that defining one? These are questions that suddenly take over, though I don't know why.)

As for work, yes, I sometimes do think, "Jeez ... can't I retire already!" But I can't, unless I win the lottery. It is what it is. My main complaint is that it interferes with all of the numerous doctor and health specialist appointments I'd like to make. I put off this surgery for a lot of years because I didn't have enough cred or days built up; now I have only a handful to last a long time. So my advice to you and anyone not yet locked into a work schedule dictated by A Boss is to get all that health stuff taken care of now, while you can. Which I'm sure you know already.

So you're getting ready for GoshHub's surgery. It will be good when that is behind you/him/your family and you can breathe easier. And how is your daughter doing?

Yes, I love those 60s Hitchcock movies so much. The sets, the costumes (though I know they were uncomfortable and am glad I don't have to wear little white gloves, pearls, girdles, and a pillbox hat when walking around the city to go to the supermarket), and the sane streets of the city. I drool over Midge's apartment in San Francisco in "Vertigo," mess and all.

You're right in what you told Kim about the roller coaster. Best not to dwell on it. Hard sometimes.

I hope you continue to get to DO and hope the pain doesn't interfere too much. You do sound like you are on an upswing and golly, it's about time. So happy to read your postings here. Take care. .... P.S. How did I miss Ros Russell and Art Carney?? Jeez. Tell me that Art was a sweetheart. Ever since seeing him in "Tonto and (forgot the rest of the movie title)" I have fantasized he must have been a truly nice guy in real life. I loved "Auntie Mame" and Ros. She must have been fascinating in real life. I loved her in "Picnic," too.

The problem with just coming straight home after work and letting my sore body heal after the long workday is that ... it gets isolating to live like that on a regular basis. And that's how I've lived for several years now, all because of the hip. I'm not a big social butterfly to begin with and can tolerate and even crave a lot of alone time, but still ... I like to get out and do things with people and it remains very hard to do that, still. Maybe part of it really does have to do with how hard it is to get around on urban streets with mass transit. But, it is what it is...so I need to figure out ways around the roadblocks, like you have done
 

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Hi, ByGosh ... just stopped by to say hi and am thinking of you, hoping you're doing okay. Also hoping good things about GoshHubby's surgery. Just know that we are all thinking of you and hoping you are getting along as well as you have been. Take care!
 

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I also find it challenging to walk inclines, and uneven turf. It's much easier to stay on the smooth, level sidewalks. I wonder if we'll always feel this way? I imagine that we'll not even think about it at some point - we'll just get used to the 'different' feeling so it's not feeling different anymore.
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I've been MIA for almost a month, and this news is the very bestest to come back to! I'm also very busy, and have moments of forgetting my hip, which gives me the giggles when i think about it :)

I think re inclines, you will improve on those-- I am finally getting some comfortableness with that, and unever terrain such as the mole-hole-riddled back yard, and some wild overgrown, root-studded paths I walked on vacation., unless i overdo it, and I'm way ahead of where you are, activity-wise. But your hip is 2 months farther along than mine, even though your activity level is less.

I just can't get over how your patient faith paid off-- SO happy for you, it really is the best news on here that i can think of right now :) :)
 

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Hi to all! I have also been MIA for a while now. Getting back to "life". A bit more sore these days then I was weeks ago. Maybe just pushing myself more? But thankful for the blessings I have received this far. No bone on bone debilitating pain. I feel selfish at times being impatient for NO pain. Hope you are well. All of my BS hippie friends are in my prayers daily. Thank you for all you have done for me. I'm this far along because of all of you!


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Hi Kim22 Thanks for your nice words a while back, and sorry for my delayed response. How are you doing now? How's the tendonitis coming along? I wonder what the physio advised you about it. It is perplexing trying to figure out how to treat it. It seems that nothing I've done helps. Of course, laying down with ice on made it subside, but once I got up and started to do some activity, it was right back again. Physical therapy didn't help me, either. Nothing helped, really, except for the prednisone, which I've been on for about 2 months. I'm slowly tapering the dose down every week, and it seems to be ok.
My little superficial arm surgery was really nothing. Just a lump that was unsightly and had to be removed. It was a minor inconvenience having stitches in for almost 2 weeks, but I managed fine. Now the stitches are out and it's healed and it's 'business as usual' again! :)
I'm back to being a substitute nurse now in my town. One of the nurses has to take time off for her husband, and I'll be covering for her for a few weeks. I worked last Fri. and it felt good to be back. Everything seems manageable as far as my hips are concerned. I'm in much less pain now than when I worked before my surgery, so I should do okay physically. I'll just have to gear myself up to working in someone else's office with her organization and set up. But I'm sure I can manage for a few weeks!
Kim22 I hope you're feeling better now and you got some good information from the physio. I believe I would still be in bad shape if it weren't for the steroid I'm taking. But I don't care - it's enabled me to function again, and I'm just thankful for that. Let's keep our fingers crossed that someday soon this will all be in the past for both of us. Keep me posted on how you're doing. I think of you often, as I think of everyone here who's been so kind to me, and I hope you're all doing well. Take care. :friends:
 
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Hi there anniemg Thanks for posting, although it's taken me ages to answer! :blush: Believe it or not, I just rarely sit down to use the computer, so I'm not on BoneSmart very often anymore. I feel guilty about it, and miss everyone and think of you guys all the time, though. How are you doing? Do you work? Your pool must be closed up by now, although we had some nice hot days in Sept. where you were probably enjoying it.
Still no word from SeaSiren, is there? I'd love to know how she's coming along! I wish I'd gotten her email address or phone # so I could contact her. Hopefully she'll come back and give us an update.
Our leaves here are just starting to turn pretty colors, very little now. But in a week or two, we'll be raking them up! Then we'll be swept along by the holidays before we know it.
Let me know how you're doing anniemg and what's new with you. We just had our driveway repaved. Wow, that's a big job. I had no idea. There were 5 men and all kinds of huge machinery for 4 hours today. And they ripped it up last Fri, so we were walking through rubble all weekend. The dogs weren't too happy - neither was I for that matter! Talk about uneven terrain - woah! It was like walking on a rocky river bed without the water. It looks better though. I'm telling you because I believe I remember that your hubby remodels, so I figure you probably know about that sort of thing.
Well, take care and keep in touch, neighbor to the north! :)
 
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Hi LeeApril26 Peaches zauberflöte and sandpiper ! It was so good to hear from you and I owe all of you responses but I'm falling asleep as I write this, believe it or not! :yawn: I've been getting up earlier lately and am now on a more normal (for me) schedule. Which means I'm sleepy by 9:30 or 10 pm. Sorry! I miss you all and think of you every day, but hardly sit down, never mind spend time on the computer.
I'm glad to hear that zauberflöte and sandpiper are busy, too, now and doing well. It's like being reborn, isn't it? I felt for a while that I would never have a normal life again. It's so good to be up and back into life - and to rejoin the land of the living! Really! That may sound a bit dramatic, but I was pretty much not myself for 6 months or more.

LeeApril26 That's a good story about the Halloween party and the costumes. You must relive that every year around this time. Your friend knew you very well, didn't she? It's uncanny that she actually said that to you and it happened! You must have fond feelings for her.
I have to admit though, that I don't know your costume, French Apache Dancer...? I'm sorry to be ignorant, but what exactly is (was) that? I'm sure you looked beautiful and James Bond was smitten immediately by such an exotic young woman. And has remained smitten ever since....:)

More later dear LeeApril26 - I need to say hello to Peachey Keen Peaches before I fall asleep for the night. Hello there! Thank you for your note. How are you doing? How's work in the city coming along? I am remiss on answering you and every other lovely person who has written on my thread. That's what happens when life gets in the way, isn't it?
LeeApril26 and Peaches Well, my little arm surgery is healed, stitches out, now a thing of the past, just another tiny bump in the road. My Goshette went to a wedding in DC this weekend, and still isn't home yet. :sad: They're due anytime, hit lots of traffic coming back with this long weekend. I hope I can stay awake to see her! She goes back to college tomorrow - not much of a visit home, but....she's growing up and doing what she's supposed to be doing - being with friends, becoming independent, etc., etc.
How are you feeling Peaches and LeeApril26 ? I find that there are still aches and pains for me. The hips can still be sore, the shoulders - definately! - the knee... It's never-ending, but I try to ignore it as best I can, and just keep moving. I hate to think how I'd feel without the Prednisone! Probably pretty badly, I guess because things still hurt now while I'm on it.
Well, I hope you both are improving all of the time and enjoying this nice fall weather in the city. It's beautiful here. Keep me posted on how you both are doing. I miss you all. Take care. Good night. ByGosh:friends::friends:
 

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Hi ByGosh Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to respond to us all and giving us an update and what a fantastic update ! I am so delighted for you.It is wonderful that you are back to work doing the job that you love and coping with all the other aspects of family life too.As Chris said your gentle patience has paid off.

My tendonitis comes and goes and I still haven't worked out why I have good days and bad ones.Its possibly just the nature of the beast.I kept a diary for a few months and it hasn't showed a pattern so now I am plotting my pain levels on a graph.My main concern is my "good hip" which is quite bad today.The pain feels like the operated hip did before I had the THR so I am sure the arthritis has reared its ugly head in the left side now.I have had to stop Ibuprofen because my Serum Alanine Aminotransferase levels were found to be raised so I am relying on Paracetamol only.I thought I did too much last week when we babysat my Grandson followed by a city break in Liverpool which involved a lot of walking but the physio I saw today told me I should be more active and be trying uneven surfaces and that I should expect some pain following activity.I would like to believe her and would put up with some discomfort if I knew that I wasn't doing myself any lasting damage.I am confused and look forward to seeing my OS again in 8 weeks.Golly I have painted a miserable picture when describing my situation to you so I should point out that I have had some good days especially last week when we were away for which I am so very grateful.However experiencing the good times makes the not so good ones feel worse.The roller coaster ride rumbles on and I think the only solution is THR number 2.Take care of yourself and carry on enjoying being active again.I hope your family are all keeping well and your husbands surgery goes well next month.Thank you for all your support, thoughtfulness and kindness over the past few months.
 

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Hi ByGosh. I am so glad to hear you are doing more and feeling better. I hear ya about early to bed. I used to stay up until 11 or 11:30 every nite and get up at 5 am....now i go to bed before 10. I hate to admit that i don't have that in me anymore.
I hope that we hear from SeaSiren sometime down the line too. It's nice to know that everyone thinks of everyone else from time to time.
Our trees have also started to turn. I love the fall. I just know the rest of the year now will fly by.
We had our driveway dug up and repaved 2 springs ago. It was a big job....but so nice once it was complete.
I am scheduled to have my left hip replaced this next Monday Oct 21. I had my pre op visit to the hospital today. So I am good to go. I know the drill....so bring it on!
Keep up the good work on your end. Enjoy the beautiful Fall. Take care.
Annie
 

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ByGosh Glad to hear you are busy and well. I just listened to a news report yesterday about the ramifications for students when school districts eliminate or reduce the hours of school nurses. There were some awful incidents. It seems outrageous that so many schools no longer have nurses.

As for Apache Dancers, here's a link to a photo: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/valo3456/as223shortsAA.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apache-BOOTY-SHORTS-ONLY-w-Belt-Dance-Costume-Child-L-/350245402100&h=900&w=300&sz=76&tbnid=eYlM_rosfZTzzM:&tbnh=99&tbnw=33&zoom=1&usg=__2zSZFWxsEs5Hkhi5w_PPy0AGlDY=&docid=HyaHFX_lqAlO3M&sa=X&ei=KeJdUse9Cc3a4AOOtYHIDg&ved=0CDwQ9QEwBg

I think that was my last Halloween costume. I was a lot younger and lot thinner!
 

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Hi all!!!! so glad everyone is doing so well! It's getting cold here in PA. Not my favorite time of year I have to admit. I'm much more of a summer person! Florida would be a better place for me to live!! Ha!! Maybe my hippie twin, nmay51 wants a roomie????:angel:LOL
 
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