My daughter impulsively grabbed scissors and tried to kill herself. She has been so happy with her fiancé, seeing a future. Sober from cutting for quiet awhile, she asked me not to keep track. She has been on a psych hold. Our whole family in disarray. My breeder held my new service dog. While she was in the hospital I slept walked fell and wedged myself. We had to call first aid.
The good of it is the first time she hasn’t blamed someone else.
I am deeply sorry for missing the card exchange.
My daughter is home. Starting a day program. A dear friend came in to stay with her while her fiancée works so I left to get my new service dog. My service dog allows me safety during the night as I aspirate and many other things.
Thank you all for your kindness.
16 comments posted: Monday, December 13th, 2021
Getting a new service dog this week.
My Malibu died. I got Franny, he is sweet but after neutering he is a chicken. A wreck. We are keeping him. I am getting one of Malibu’s girl’s. She is silver. Crossed fingers she works out. I am praying Fran man doesn’t tell her I am a easy target.
4 comments posted: Friday, November 26th, 2021
Trigger warning new show Invasion
My husband and I watched the first episode of Invasion on Apple TV, Sunday. There is a couple and the first episode includes her finding out and confrontation. It upset me very badly. It is not at all like my D day or my husbands happy ends and his obsession with his SIL.
I am going to talk to my IC tomorrow about my reaction. I was really short of patience with him and his quirks since then. I told him today watching that show it really triggered me. He said, I guess we won’t be watching that. I think it was the wife’s anguish that triggered me. My D day was 10 years ago. It is something that happened vs. the headline of our marriage.
3 comments posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
I have been juggling stores to get the best prices on groceries.
My grocery bill has increased more then 50%. The fact my husband is working from home is not a factor. I packed his lunch.
I have found nutritional yeast is 6.89 at the grocery stores. Trader Joe’s is 2.99. We buy Fairlife milk for my daughter. I go to Warehouse store, it is 75 cents less a bottle. Buying my dry goods flour etc at Aldi is a vast difference.
I have been using dry legumes such as chick peas, to make our plant based diet. Daughter is eating meat.
Anyone else have tricks?
18 comments posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Can’t access forums from ipad
I keep getting a 404 code that says redirected to many times.
Can anyone give me a clue what to do please?
4 comments posted: Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Can’t access forums from ipad
I keep getting a 404 code that says redirected to many times.
0 comment posted: Monday, August 2nd, 2021
After losing my service dog last June, my breeder gave me a male. She had tested him out. He was not neutered, I wanted it done at my vet. He bonded quickly to me. However after being neutered he became more and more skittish. He heard a nail gun in Dec and became frightened. He was raised around hunters who did target practice, so he was use to shot guns. We are now at the point he will not go pee in my house has pooped 2 times in the house since October.
The problem is he won’t go out till it’s dark. Tonight we took him out and the women next door were talking he hightailed it back inside. Finally at 1030pm they went inside and I could take him outside. He off leash walks perfectly and has great I get back up at 500am, and take him again. Our fence is not up yet so we walk him. I take my “daughter’s” dog walking about 4 times a day. She decided she couldn’t sleep with him as he keeps her cats up. He is super bonded to My Vampire Dog. Let’s face it her golden retriever is mine as well. I bought him, pay his pet insurance, his training food and care.
I read don’t force them out. After the big fright I lured him out with treats. Anyone else ever have a vampire dog? Or ideas?
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7 comments posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
My Daughter got engaged
Last week my daughter’s boyfriend came to my husband and I and asked for her hand in marriage. After some discussion, mainly about her chronic illness, we gave our blessing.
He told us he was proposing at Disney, in October.
They went to the mall and came home engaged. She was very excited! We were happy for them both.. She showed me her ring it is beautiful. I laughed and said that is a Princess Diana ring, it is a oval sapphire just like Diana’s. It was all very sweet.
She immediately called her Grandpa. We oddly enough had a discussion about her boyfriend yesterday. My husband and I genuinely like him.
Plans for the wedding are for next year.
10 comments posted: Friday, June 11th, 2021
10 years today since Dday
I only know it has been 10 years as it was the Weds, before Memorial Day. It hasn’t been a blip on my radar. What a difference hard work and time makes.
I love him to bits, he continues to see his IC weekly. Now it centers around his and our child’s relationship. I seen growth in both of us. I remember for a long time everything irritated me. Now not so much. He has been working home for 15 months. We actually enjoy it. When he gets off work. He walks the dog. Have dinner, spend time reading or playing games, some tv. We walk our dogs of 11pm or 12 am.
We take a minute if there is a problem and then discuss it.
We celebrated our 25th anniversary, recently. I didn’t think we would make it, at times. We did!
I don’t think we would have if it weren’t for SI.
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3 comments posted: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
I got the shot, afraid to go out. Anyone Else?
I had the J&J shot in the ER, beginning of March. I have been nowhere. Tonight we were to go out to dinner. They got there 2 Nd shot sat. I literally started throwing up, with which continued for 4 hours. It was my daughter’s birthday.
I didn’t get that I was undone about sitting inside a restaurant. My thoughts started racing, that developed into a full panic attack. I used my self care tools. Didn’t work. I ended up taking Zofram, then reglan.
Is anyone else afraid?
10 comments posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Advice mirowave vs 4 in 1 micro
My mircowave needs to be replaced. I am torn between a regular mircowave and a 4 in 1. The 4 in 1 sounds nifty with, mirco, airfryer, convection and broiler.
6 comments posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Warning if you lose weight do this.
I have lost 50 lbs since my medications were prescribed. Turns out my fall on sat was the result of pre fainting. I whacked my head, however my blood pressure was 85/ 48 at the lowest. It continued to hover there till Tuesday night. They stopped 3 of my meds in the hospital.
In talking to my doctors they didn’t realize the dosages had not been changed since I lost 50lbs. They took me off my twice a day blood pressure pill. Then added back my heart pill.
So check with your doctor if you lose weight about dosages.
11 comments posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2021
Creative ways to have extended family Xmas with Rona
I thought a lot about Christmas, my bubble is hubby, daughter, and daughters BF. Our extended family is on the west coast. The family here invited us to brunch, they however are always in public. With my hubby, just finishing radiation, my daughter and my immune system, we made the decision to decline.
We are going to do a Zoom call to my Dad, Sister and family. I decided to get everyone Matching Christmas pajamas. Had them delivered to California as well. We will open gifts together and maybe sing some songs.
Ironically, we watched white Christmas our whole lives. My sister got me a mug with the fans and pics with our names saying such devoted sisters. I am grateful for the technology to help us celebrate the Holiday together.
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5 comments posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2020
We decided as a family, to stay home and have the four of us make dinner. So hubby and I are eating vegan, DD and her boyfriend are eating traditional fair. DD is funny she doesn’t want turkey unless their is dark meat. I was going to do a breast. Found turkey legs for her! I can make vegan versions of most things.
What is everyone else doing?
25 comments posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
My Estranged Brother died today
My brother died yesterday am on his birthday. We stopped speaking in the late 1990’s. He was drunk or high calling to cuss me out. I spoke briefly a few times, to let him know important info. His name in a will etc. I for my mental health said if he was drunk or high not to call me. He was cussing me out and threatening me each call. Our younger sister is a 15 years younger. They were never close. It was him and I and then me and her.
I loved my brother deeply, he changed after Vietnam. Now I understand why. Despite being estranged I loved him deeply. When I was very told I was numb, then was distraught.
There is no service. He asked to have his ashes scattered in the pacific.
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23 comments posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
help sprint text messages.
My Dd was physically and sexually assaulted the now ex boyfriend confessed in a string of text messages last week. My Dd was so upset seeing his name undid her and she deleted them. The police want them for proof that this is not a he said she said.
Any clue as to how to recover them would be appreciated.
She is btw getting the emotional medical help she needs.
4 comments posted: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017