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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

Sandra in Sydney 15 Dec 13 - 07:09 AM
ChanteyLass 14 Dec 13 - 08:18 PM
ranger1 14 Dec 13 - 09:16 AM
gnu 14 Dec 13 - 07:14 AM
Pete Jennings 14 Dec 13 - 06:29 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Dec 13 - 08:36 PM
ChanteyLass 13 Dec 13 - 07:17 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 13 Dec 13 - 01:47 PM
maeve 13 Dec 13 - 11:40 AM
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Bat Goddess 13 Dec 13 - 11:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Dec 13 - 07:09 AM

if we all breath out strongly at the same time ...


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 08:18 PM

Pete, the wrong kind of dairy and not enough fruits, veggies, and whole grains were my problem--I think. I had been very busy and because I had plenty of food on hand, I didn't bother to go to the store for what I should have. Instead, I ate what I had on hand. I was also getting low on milk, so I was eating a lot of cheese for protein and calcium. Without the fruits, veggies, and whole grains, I think that's what did me in. I was careful not to eat stuff that would make my blood glucose crazy but never gave a thought to the IBS!

I hope we hear from Linn about her flight out. Now let's concentrate on her flight back! Maybe it will take off on time and catch a strong tail-wind so that she lands early!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 09:16 AM

I don't think she's as concerned about getting there as she is getting back, but I'm hoping for a delay-free, stress-free trip for her in both directions.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 07:14 AM

Apparently, Mother Nature isn't a Mudcatter. Just looked at the US Weather Service national loop. There may very well be delays. I hope Linn doesn't have any problems getting on the ground.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 06:29 AM

ChanteyLass, I had that IBS, oh, a long time ago, 1997 I think. I'd been working in the Netherlands for a few weeks so my diet had changed whilst I was there (lots of dairy foodstuff). I remember driving home to Bedford from Luton airport thinking I was going to die from the pain - every bend in the road brought more agony. Doc thought I had appendicitis until he got the results of the scans.

Fortunately for me, the tablets he prescribed worked very quickly and it hasn't reoccurred. But it wasn't funny.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 08:36 PM

onward & upward!

sandra (pulling on the lines, too)


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 07:17 PM

Linn, I'm tugging on those weather strings.

I'm continuing to feel better but still not sure I am "normal" yet. And I've almost put night and day in their proper places again--just a few hours off today.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 01:47 PM

comparatively minor, chantylas, but very wearing. my mum suffered with it so I know it can get you down. hope it goes back to being more managable soon.
hope it all goes to schedule for you ,linn.
blessings    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 11:40 AM

Her flight is tomorrow at 6 AM, gnu.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 11:31 AM

When's the flight, Linn?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 11:17 AM

Hope you all will pull whatever weather strings you can influence so I can have an uneventful flight to Milwaukee for my mother's funeral. I really hate flying between New England and Milwaukee any time between October and May -- and I've gotten delayed in May! I'd really like to be back, as scheduled, next Friday so I can get to the Friday Press Room session and the monthly sea music (and seasonal) session the next day.

I'm packed; traveling light. Have a couple minor errands before I head to The Press Room. I'll probably leave the session early to go to friends' house where I'll catch a few zzzs before they drive me in the wee hours to Manchester for my 6 a.m. flight. Jeri will come everyday to get the mail, feed and water the cats, and reassure them that I'm not leaving forever.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 03:46 AM

good to read you were able to get effective treatment quickly, ChanteyLass

best wishes for a good sleep & a great day tomorrow

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 05:14 PM

Wendy, I'm sorry your mom's having more difficulty coping but I'm glad Billybob's test results were satisfactory. I am also sorry about the death of your friend Derek.

I've been away from Mudcat for a few days due to a minor health blip of my own. I'll try not to get too graphic! Many years ago I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I've kept it under control with diet for so long that I rarely think about it except when I have very occasionally had to boost my system with an over-the counter remedy. However on Tuesday night I realized I had a problem. I made a late-night pharmacy run. Still later, really very early Wednesday morning, I knew my attempts weren't yielding results, so at about 4:30 AM I drove myself to the county hospital which is only about 5 miles away. Tuesday there'd been snow, but by then the roads were clean and dry and the emergency room was not busy, so I was seen quickly. Among other things, my heartbeat was a little high and my magnesium level was low. I was given magnesium tablets and put on an IV. My heart calmed down. I was treated for the IBS and sent home feeling slightly but not completely better in about two-and-a-half hours with instructions to take more than the usual number of doses of a stronger-than-my-usual over-the-counter med for at least two days and should never be far from the bathroom! Tonight I hope to take my last dose of that med and be out and about tomorrow--if I have finally caught up on sleep!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 02:41 PM

glad to see that most things are going well, wendy, and I trust those down feelings will soon pass. just having a lot to cope with can get us down, even when we do count our blessings.

the voyage has at times been stormy, but with the encouragement of crew members we remain buoyant, even though sometimes we think we might go under.
blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 02:27 PM

So sad today to hear about the death of my lovely friend Derek " The Amazing Mr Smith" He made so many people laugh with his incredible sense of humour, I remember him standing in front of a window at our Folk Club in Thorpe le Soken with a bird cage on his head singing " I taught I saw a tweetie bird", much to the consternation of the folks standing at the bus stop on the pavement outside the pub.

Not many people knew he was a fantastic musician, and a lover of nature. He spent hours sitting on our lawn looking at the frogs and newts in our wild life pond. A wonderful observer of people, a dedicated scientist before he became a full time entertainer. I first met him at Farningham Folk club in 1970, he played at all the folk clubs I organised and last played for us in the marquee in our garden at one of our " house concerts"

I shall miss his friendship and the laughter he gave us and send love and condolences to his daughter Rosie.

Wendy xx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 11:45 AM

And I'm still here as well...


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 06:40 AM

Can't add much to Nigel's post. Only that I still check in.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 05:59 AM

My Dear Wendy, can't tell you how relieved I am to read your post. That seemingly boundless optimism you possess,leaps out from every word. Need all the optimism I can lay my hands on at the moment.
                      'Jane's Rainbow' set sail on the 12th January 2012. What a voyage we are having. What lies beyond the horizon? Whatever it may be, there is Wisdom & Love in abundance on which we can rely & turn to when Life's storms batter us & threaten our very existence.
                      With Love to You All,
                                                      Nigel
                                                      xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 11 Dec 13 - 08:21 PM

Goodness, I have been away from the Rainbow too long! Nigel, thank you for thinking of us, we went to the beach hut on Sunday, a beautiful sunny day and, miracle of miracles, our hut is fine but the huts either side were badly damaged ,as were most of the others. Being on stilts the sea surged underneath and pushed the decking skywards in most cases and the huts at Walton near the coastguard station were mostly washed away. My brother was told to evacuate his flat on the quay in Harwich but fortunately had no damage on his return.

But all this is nothing compared to the sadness and illness that other crew members have had. Welcome on board Linn, you will be enveloped with love on this ship!

Mother is progressing well, we have had a few hiccups with the 24 hour care, but she is walking with a frame but getting very frustrated with the cast on the arm as she does not understand that she fell . The pelvis fracture isn't giving her very much pain and the main problem is getting her confidence back. The dementia however has gone down a level, maybe due to shock? She is very tearful and confused.

But Billy and I have managed to visit Christopher for his birthday and again last weekend saw Giles Brandreth at Christopher's theatre
( very funny he was too!) Samantha and I went to the carol concert at Holy Trinity in Sloane Square on Monday evening. It was compared by John Suchet and Brian Blessed read " The night before Christmas" It was a lovely evening.

Have to admit the past three weeks have been " not the best" I have felt very down worrying about mother, but am counting my blessings and sending my love to all needing a hug!

Oh and Billy had a positive visit to see his consultant today, all his blood tests were good, still in remission!

Not long till Christmas, a time for the little ones, nativity plays, carol singing and sharing love and peaceful thoughts, and thanking Nigel for Jane's Rainbow.

with love

Wendy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 11 Dec 13 - 07:50 PM

Me too, pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 11 Dec 13 - 06:11 PM

just checking in to wish well to all the crew. pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 01:31 AM

big but very gentle hug to Tam

love from sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 08:08 PM

4 to 6 months, Virginia? Wow! Hang in there!

Frogprince, glad you made it home and had a decent meal on your way.

Linn, the port and Stilton should go well with Janie's apple cake.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 08:53 AM

Leaning into those big hugs. Sorry I have been absent. It has been on purpose. Too much physical (off work 2 weeks and doc put me on gabapentin) and emotional pain.

Wallowing in private around the holiday. I was anxious that any posts about Thanksgiving would make me more sad. Homesick to the extreme around this time of year.

Add to that, worrying myself silly about my parents in law here in UK. Mum's dementia getting so bad and poor Dad (in his mid 90's and pretty frail) is sometimes beside himself trying to cope with her. I think he is finally starting to see some sense about either moving with her into assisted living facility or in with his son Chris and me or his daughter and her husband.

I started the monthly Simponi (anti TNF) injections 27 November. Literature says it can take from 4 to 6 months to take effect.

All best to everyone.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 04:00 AM

Wonderful and comforting sharing, as usual, herein.

Glad to hear yer sprung and on the mend, froggy.

I'm cold, even with a hoody on and the furnace in "warm-up-the-the-house" mode for over an hour. I guess it's time to adjust the nightly temp setting upward. It happens every year in late fall round these here parts.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 12:35 AM

Oops; shoulda told you all that they did, in fact, get me out on Tuesday; they got me out the door moments before the dinner tray would have arrived, so we scooted to a little restaurant and at least had a decent, if not gourmet, dinner for our anniversary. We had friends on standby, one to drive us home and one to bring our car, which had been sitting in the emergency entrance lot all week. But the doc said there was really no problem with my driving home (just a couple of miles) so we let them off the hook. (The restaurant was right on the route home).
We just got back from a concert by singer-songwriter Joe Crookston at the Flint Folk Music Society. The man is very, very good.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 06:57 PM

Oh, Janie, that apple cake sounds a treat! (Especially with cognac available...)

I was just reading M.F.K. Fisher aloud to Tom (or to Rufus, dishragged across my knee), working on "An Alphabet for Gourmets" which Tom left me in the middle of...

I think, when I'm in Milwaukee for my mother's funeral, I need to introduce my sister to the winter joy of port and Stilton (or Gorgonzola...or Gouda).

It's been another sort of weepy day for me...not that that is necessarily bad.

Eight wild turkeys in my down-the-hill (and across the road) neighbor's yard when I went out, eleven still in the yard when I returned.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 06:53 PM

pausing to offer a prayer for those recently bereaved, and for those not so recently. reading of such, evokes feelings of our own loss of loved one, but we would not want it any other way than being able to identify and empathise with those mourning over their dear ones.
pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Janie
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 05:15 PM

Linn, I am reminded of a dear friend who spoke with me about a dream she had several weeks after her brilliant and fabulously curious scientist spouse died of pituitary cancer. In her dream, he appeared in the form of a sphinx, both flying and swimming through the cosmos, a delighted smile on his face at the prospect of new territory to explore.

maeve, I often imagine some of the little juncos and white throated-sparrows at my winter feeders spent the summer at your place.

Dean, are you home now?

Nigel, in a little bit, check your pm's.

I baked a fresh apple cake, redolent with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and wonderfully moist, with a carmelized buttermilk glaze. Just freed it from the tube pan and it is here in the galley. Fresh pot of coffee made, tea bags and hot water out, (yes, that is a bottle of fine cognac on the sideboard for those so inclined.) Come on into the mess as you have time. Maybe a little caroling around the table?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 02:14 PM

This has been a year of funerals, it seems. Even before Tom died, we had lost 8 friends or spouses of friends since March. And then Tom died and my mother died.

It's been a rough year -- and certainly not just for me.

The "good thing" about going to Milwaukee for my mother's funeral is that I will get to see some elderly relatives (and friends of my mother) whom I didn't think I would see again. And get to spend some time with my sister (and with my brother and his family, though less than with my sister).

A friend who lost his wife earlier this year (one of those 8 friends Tom and I lost) had a life-changing experience when he and his wife read "Immortal Diamond" by Richard Rohr and has been passing out copies of the book. Took me awhile to start reading it; at first after Tom's death even while reading a lightweight mystery, I'd read the same page 3 or 4 times while talking aloud to...who? Tom? the Universe? myself? the cats? Then I got so I could concentrate a bit while reading, but nothing too heavy. Just started "Immortal Diamond" earlier this week. Despite it being marketed through some Christian websites and Rohr being a Franciscan, it is not what I'd call a "Christian" book -- thank goodness. I've been thinking I was a religion of one, that there was probably no other person who shared my particular religious/spiritual beliefs. (And there may NOT be an exact match...but who cares?) Anyway, what I'm finding in the book are so many of my beliefs articulated.

I believe in the continuation of life, that we existed before we were born and that we will exist after we die, transitioning from our current existence to another one. I also believe that quantum and particle physics and the existence of an infinite number of parallel universes is where science and religion come together. (I have no idea if Rohr makes any allusion to any of this; I'm not that far in the book.) Tom may be in another universe. Tom and I might be together in yet another universe. Tom and his first wife might even be together in another universe. Infinite probability and infinite improbability. (Oh, yeah, and the answer is "42"...)

Friends brought their very wise three-year-old to the hospice on the day Tom died. She'd danced a goodbye full of symbols at the funeral of that other friend's wife earlier this year. Anyway, the next day her father told me she had said a couple things the previous day. One was "Tom Hall loves me." Simple statement. (I don't think Tom had ever really spoken to her; the Press Room is no place for conversation during a session.) And then, just after Tom died, she asked her father, "Where did Tom go?" Steve said, "Well, where you you before you were born?" And she replied with a profundity I've not encountered from many adults. She said, "Right here. I was right here." I get goose bumps every time I tell that story.

I know that Tom has continued on his journey. And I know, too, that he is "right here"... (I'm crying again.) But I'm missing his physical presence...being able to read to him (and reminisce about things the reading reminded us of), of telling him about the eight turkeys walking down the middle of the road when I came home the other day, of the fog in the trees down the hill from the bathroom window, sharing dulce de leche ice cream, agreeing that some singer-songwriter being played on the folk show can't even sing...

I've got to get away from the computer and get a few things done.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 01:01 PM

Nigel... "A courageous, moving, testament." Indeed.

Thank you, Linn.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 09:20 AM

I've had a few too many tears recently - tears for people like Tom who I've never met, tears for characters/situations in books (novels???, I call that soppy!) or for situations in the news & the real world (definitely not soppy.)

Last week the daughter of friends died. I'd only met her once briefly, at the funeral of one of her parent's contemporaries, & she didn't attend the next funeral of another of their contemporaries who she had also known all her life. She died of cancer, & I assume she was too sick to be there.

Liz was 45, married 10 years with 3 children & it was seeing the youngest child (5 yrs old?) holding her father's hand in the church that brought more tears, tho I'd already ruined several tissues before seeing them. There were a lot more tears at her funeral than the previous funerals, the Catholic church was full of people, many of them her age, some with their children.

I've been to too many funerals this year - one of my contemporaries & 2 older friends, & then this funeral.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 07:20 PM

Linn, tears are supposed to be healing. I hope that you find that is true. And they can sneak up on you at any time. I think they are better than numbness.

I'm glad you are joining this motley crew!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 04:45 PM

Linn, I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am to read your post. A courageous, moving, testament. It is my earnest wish that over the ensuing weeks & months, you will voyage with us on 'Jane's Rainbow'. There are several here who know you well. Can't do better than Maeve: "Linn- Welcome, welcome, welcome!"
                                                       With Love,
                                                                      Nigel
                                                                      xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: maeve
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 02:19 PM

Linn- Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Warm greeting to everyone. Just doing the next thing here, minute by minute.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 12:15 PM

This is actually the first time I've had breathing space (at least breathing space AT THE COMPUTER) to be able to read this thread from just before Tom died on November 14th (three weeks...three minutes...three years...my sense of time is totally screwed up) til this morning.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, hugs, support, good thoughts, comfort... I may not have been reading here, but I felt them all...

Those who don't read Curmudgeon's obit thread or my scribblings on the de-clutter thread (which also acts as a support group) may not know that my mother in Milwaukee (age 85) passed away a little over a week after Tom. For the past several years she has known that if she died, I couldn't leave Tom to come to her funeral -- and she was okay with that. I just wish she'd given me a little bit more time to come to grips with losing Tom before she let go. At least her funeral isn't until Dec. 16th, so I don't have to fly out until a few days before. Could use some prayers that the weather holds, too!

I'm getting things accomplished...packed some stuff off to Goodwill, giving other significant things to friends, donating his wheelchair and other equipment...trying to get some household repairs done, too (like the electrical work that was scheduled for the day he died).

I still cry when I least expect it and that's frustrating only when I'm trying to talk to someone (and I haven't yet mastered the art of talking intravenously). Yesterday was a weepy day; don't know why. (Three weeks? Why then more than any other day since November 14th?) I've learned to, well, enjoy the sobs, my eyes tearing up, tears running down my cheeks. Remembering. I seldom cried as a child and for the next 60+ years, mostly cried from frustration. Could never seem to cry to gain that sort of release that I needed, such as when my father died. I no longer seem to have that problem...

Looks like I'll be a regular here...

Linn


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 11:35 AM

likewise, hope all's well, wendy. I didn't know it had been so fierce your way.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 06 Dec 13 - 10:41 AM

Wendy, how are you all coping with the storm surges down the east coast. I just saw some BBC footage shot at Walton & it looked pretty fierce. Are you, your Family & the beach hut ok?
          Sending large amounts of protective thoughts your way,
                                                   With Love,
                                                                  Nigel
                                                                  xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 11:56 AM

Yer more than welcome.

Right... hop to it froggy!!!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 06:53 AM

ChanteyLass, I've thought hard & long about Gnu's: "........ I think we are, as best we can." He's absolutely right. Your 'nudge' above is much appreciated. It's taken me quite a long time to understand & appreciate just how meaningful & effective our 'Glorious Separation' is. We are united by that very separation.
                                              With Love,
                                                             Nigel
                                                             xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 04:31 AM

gentle hugs to froggy & nigel

sandra


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 07:52 PM

Nigel, what gnu said.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 06:47 AM

froggy... ouch! I hoped they told ya it was gonna hurt. I had a young intern tell me "This might sting a bit." Then, the old supervising doc leaned over me, looked me in the eyes and said sternly, "This is going to hurt." I replied gratefully, "Thanks.". He was right. Glad to hear things are looking good.

Nigel... glad to hear the coast is clear. "To meet, spend time together, talk face to face would, indeed, be an occasion to savour. A touching of hearts & minds."... I think we are, as best we can.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 06:44 AM

Ouch, Dean! Good news on the biopsy front.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 04:10 AM

Dean, very pleased to hear your positive news. Don't like the 'yanking' bit...sounds ghastly! You said: "They've almost promised to kick me out of here tomorrow." Hoping, hoping, hoping that's just what they do. Correctly remembered or not, wonderful quotation.
       Janie's post on 13th Dec. lingers in my mind. To meet, spend time together, talk face to face would, indeed, be an occasion to savour. A touching of hearts & minds.
       Got the 'All Clear' from the cancer scan. Huge relief. Two more years & I have to do it all over again (until I'm 74). Still, it's all in the name of early detection, which has to be a good thing because the cure/survival rate is about 90% if detected early enough.
                            Love, Hugs & Kisses to All,
                                                                   Nigel.
                                                                   xxxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 02 Dec 13 - 08:37 PM

Oh, Dean, that's good news!


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 02 Dec 13 - 06:25 PM

here's hoping the symptoms soon fall in line with the diagnosis.
blessings all    pete.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Dec 13 - 04:45 PM

An hour or so ago they yanked out the tube that went in under the breastbone to my heart. Then my head slowly came back down from the ceiling. Again, I'm fine, but for the moment I'm about as tender and shakey as just after they installed it. Nothing else in this whole episode hurt nearly as much as that yank.

They've completed all bioping and culturing of the sap they tapped out; nothing scary in there at all. They've almost promised to kick me out of here tomorrow. "Tis a comsumation devoutly to be wished" (Did I remember that anywhere near correctly?)

          Dean


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Dec 13 - 06:03 PM

Maeve, thank you for the lunch invite! I would have taken you up on it, except I didn't find it until this afternoon. And thank you everyone for the hugs.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Dec 13 - 05:24 PM

Hugs all around from me, too. Like Tami, I haven't been here much, but I love you all and think of you often.


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