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*Welcome to Aging Gracefully
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*Well... Just administered a suppository to my own Dad for the first time.
jblig265 13   01/27/17 01:06 PM
x*Oh, Jesus! Is this a glimpse of my future? Are diapers in our future? NT
LibraLady01/27/17 05:38 PM
x*Depends!
jblig01/30/17 07:06 PM
x*At least you did, not of the rest of us could !!! So be PROUD!!! NT
ne14cookies01/30/17 08:42 PM
x*Aren't you just full of it! Humor, that is. NT
LibraLady01/30/17 08:18 PM
x*lmao NT
PinkAuraGirl01/30/17 07:56 PM
x*i'm just gonna leave this right here
kalliopes8201/27/17 04:31 PM
x*Groan............ LOL NT
ne14cookies01/27/17 05:50 PM
x*Bawahaha. NT
LibraLady01/27/17 05:39 PM
x*Ohhhh! LOL! NT
jblig01/27/17 05:19 PM
x*First time always the hardest. You are a good guy Jblig... You will be fine. Trust me :D NT
ne14cookies01/27/17 01:42 PM
x*LOL! NT
Rio01/27/17 02:38 PM
x*Awww Good Luck Jblig! You'll be fine! Glad your dad has you to take care of him. NT
petite601/27/17 01:11 PM
x*Thanks :-) NT
jblig01/27/17 01:34 PM
*Anyone have an experience with using Long Term Care Insurance? I have been working with my Mom and Dad's company and I am so frustrated.
tweeter103 2   11/10/16 02:21 PM
x*Sorry you are dealing with this tweeter NT
Belle11/11/16 04:10 PM
x*tweeter, sorry I don't know. Can you talk to medicare/Medicaid? Maybe they can help. I hope you are able to get help. Please let us know NT
Molly11/11/16 01:07 PM
*Dad's funeral is today. :( NT
Belle98 4   11/05/16 05:19 AM
x*(((HUGS))) NT
Rio11/05/16 04:12 PM
x*Oh ((Belle)) I just read this. My thoughts & prayerase are with you and your family. NT
RedBB11/05/16 01:24 PM
x*Belle, sending prayers and white light NT
Molly11/05/16 12:27 PM
x*So sorry Belle. My condolences to you and your family. NT
jblig11/05/16 06:19 AM
*What anti-aging cream and or moisturizer do you all recommend? NT
Cindy255 3   06/29/16 09:10 AM
x*Cerave has a really nice PM moisturizer and if you're looking for something a bit more luxurious, people swear by MAC's strobe cream but Clinique
petite606/29/16 09:21 AM
x*Thanks, petite! NT
Cindy06/29/16 09:23 AM
x*YW Cindy! Here are two Clinique moisturizers that are supposed to be good for aging skin
petite606/29/16 01:48 PM
*Head spinning they put dad on hospice and told him he has 6 months :( NT
Belle2031 38   03/25/16 07:50 AM
x*Dad passed this morning about 5 NT
Belle11/02/16 07:00 AM
x*Omg, Belle ((((hugs)))). I just saw this. Was away and didn't know. My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry. NT
GazingEyes12/08/16 04:51 PM
x*So sorry Belle! Hugs and prayers...your last night sounds wonderful. NT
Mazita12/04/16 05:56 AM
x*I will b thinking of you and your family. NT
Rio11/03/16 02:14 PM
x*((((Belle)))) NT
MegsMom31611/02/16 03:10 PM
x*Belle, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope you find peace in the days ahead. NT
agent9911/02/16 03:07 PM
x*Belle, not enough words to express how sorry I am. Prayers and hugs coming your way for you and your family. Wish something I could do to help. NT
ne14cookies11/02/16 02:31 PM
x*So sad May he rest in peace. NT
FurnitureAlliance11/02/16 01:13 PM
x*My condolences ((Belle)) NT
wyndycty11/02/16 12:57 PM
x*Awwwww My Belle!!! Sending you hugs and smooches!!! Will keep you in my prayers. NT
petite611/02/16 11:55 AM
x*I'm so sorry Belle.. I love you *hugs* NT
PinkAuraGirl11/02/16 11:50 AM
x*{{Belle and family}}} I am sorry for your loss NT
Molly11/02/16 11:40 AM
x*Condolences sweet Belle. NT
BlondeMoment11/02/16 10:58 AM
x*{{{Belle}}}, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. NT
debbiedu2211/02/16 10:57 AM
x*Sorry for your loss NT
Dexter11/02/16 10:01 AM
x*I'm so sorry for your loss, Belle. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Take care. NT
Blockhead11/02/16 09:45 AM
x*Belle, I wish I could be there to just have a cup of coffee with you, and listen to your Dad stories. I pray the good memories will get you through
LibraLady11/02/16 07:51 AM
x*We had a great last night my mom, my husband and sister went out to eat when we returned my dad best friend was in the hospital room
Belle11/02/16 08:07 AM
x*Thinking of you tonight, Belle. Missing my step-dad, who was way more of a dad to me than my own, even though he didn't come into my life until I was
LibraLady12/03/16 07:34 PM
x*Sounds like a perfect evening. Just today in fact I was able to share "a Dad story" with my nephew who never knew his grandfather. Those memories will
ne14cookies11/02/16 02:36 PM
x*Bless you all.. that memory will never fade NT
PinkAuraGirl11/02/16 11:52 AM
x*Hugs NT
BlondeMoment11/02/16 10:59 AM
x*Oh (((((Belle)))) just saw this, I'm so, so sorry NT
L2405/16/16 01:27 PM
x*(((((Belle)))))) I'm so very, very sorry. NT
DeeDee05/07/16 12:35 AM
x*Omg, {{{Belle}}}. I just saw this and am so sorry to hear this. He, as well as you and your family will be in my prayers continuously. NT
GazingEyes04/20/16 02:09 PM
x*I'm just now seeing all this, Belle. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and your Stepmom's Dad. I will put you all in my prayers, my friend. NT
LibraLady04/01/16 08:27 PM
x*when it rains it pours. my stepmom's father is having surgery on Monday. so I'm going over there sunday night and staying with him
Belle04/01/16 08:49 AM
x*Bless you Belle. I hope you are taking care of yourself too. NT
ne14cookies04/01/16 08:05 PM
x*It can be so difficult to deal with someone in that state. I hope everything works out for you, Belle. Take care. NT
Blockhead04/01/16 09:02 AM
x*So sorry, Belle. Take comfort in knowing hospice is a very caring, peaceful place for him. I am forever grateful for the way they took such gentle
Starr03/26/16 06:55 AM
x*Oh so sorry to see you have to deal with this...Hospice is a beautiful resource once you get over the shock of the news. Hugs! NT
Mazita03/26/16 06:46 AM
x*Yes they are. Hospice was a blessing when Dad was dying from cancer. NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:34 AM
x*((Belle)) NT
wyndycty03/25/16 05:54 PM
x*Oh Belle, I am so sorry. I am sure your head is spinning. Just take it one moment at a time. No doubt you will create wonderful shared memories
ne14cookies03/25/16 04:11 PM
x*I feel for you. My family's experience using hospice was positive. NT
Rio03/25/16 10:20 AM
x*{{{Belle}}} so very sorry to hear this. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. NT
debbiedu2203/25/16 09:49 AM
x*(((Belle))) Sorry to hear this Belle, but he'll be in good care. Spend as much time as you can with him. We never know when our loved one's are going
CougarSpy03/25/16 08:17 AM
x*I'm so sorry Belle. Enjoy the time you have with him. Please take care. NT
Blockhead03/25/16 07:53 AM
*having a minor freak out here. my dad is 74 yrs old. he is having surgery for a hernia next wed. no big deal right?
Belle5087 36   06/03/15 08:43 AM
x*no surgery for my dad. his heart has the doctors worried. on top of everything else he is suffering alzehemiers and for whatever reason
Belle09/21/15 07:59 AM
x*Oh Belle I'm so sorry. Alzheimer's in itself is hard enough to deal with. Praying for you and your family sweet lady NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:29 AM
x*So sorry to hear this ((((Belle)))) I know this is a difficult time. Please take care. NT
Blockhead09/21/15 04:22 PM
x*Oh Belle, my heart goes out to you. Lost my Mom to Alzheimer's and a favorite uncle. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. {{{{Belle}}}}
ne14cookies09/21/15 04:20 PM
x*I am so sorry to hear this, Belle:( NT
GazingEyes09/21/15 09:15 AM
x*Thoughts are with you, Belle. NT
Twinkle09/21/15 08:33 AM
x*I'm so sorry, belle. :( NT
debbiedu2209/21/15 08:07 AM
x*I feel for you Belle. My mom developed AD when I was in my mid 20's. (I'm the youngest kid in a large family.) The best advice I can give you is go...
Rio09/21/15 03:46 PM
x*Great advice Rio. It helps so much when someone else gives advice that has already gone through it. NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:31 AM
x*i'll check with my stepmom I'd be surprised if dad didn't already have all of this in place. I went over to see him on sunday. he is having strange
Belle09/22/15 08:53 AM
x*Thankfully that is one thing I haven't had to deal with yet. Hubs has been diagnosed with dementia. NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:32 AM
x*How's your father doing now, Belle? I hope much better. NT
CatsRock10/31/15 12:30 PM
x*Happened with my grandfather. Stopped recognizing people, started having conversations with random people. Would think person A was really person X
Blockhead09/22/15 09:14 AM
x*When Mom was in the advanced stage, she'd think she had long string in her hands. She'd go through the motions of making a large bow then hand it to..
Rio09/22/15 09:11 AM
x*he keeps looking for things that aren't there. whats so weird is he was fine in June. his surgery was canceled and we went to
Belle09/22/15 09:49 AM
x*(((((Belle))))) You need a hug in real life. NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:33 AM
x*They didn't change any of his meds, did they? NT
Twinkle09/22/15 04:04 PM
x*That is a great question. NT
ne14cookies09/22/15 04:16 PM
x*Yes, it is. I thought about that earlier... NT
debbiedu2209/22/15 04:26 PM
x*Agree, fortunately, we were able to get this all in place. NT
ne14cookies09/21/15 04:21 PM
x*Surgery was canceled. His heart starting acting up when they got him prepped for surgery. Back to the cardiologist he goes today NT
Belle06/11/15 06:39 AM
x*Oh Belle, how is he... He is in my prayers... and you too. NT
ne14cookies06/15/15 04:14 PM
x*thanks everyone the cardio gave him a monitor to wear for 24 hours. so he wore it thur/Friday and turned it back in with the instructions
Belle06/16/15 12:22 PM
x*Usually no news is good news Belle. Sending prayers NT
DeeDee05/16/16 06:28 AM
x*Belle, this is the first I have seen this. I was away. I will keep your dad in my prayers and sending lots of White Light! {{{hugs}}} NT
GazingEyes06/23/15 12:17 PM
x*(((Belle))) I'm just seeing this as well. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. XOXO NT
cantgetenough06/16/15 01:42 PM
x*Just reading this...sending some good thoughts to him NT
wyndycty06/16/15 12:25 PM
x*I hope everything goes well for him. Take care. NT
Blockhead06/16/15 12:23 PM
x*{{{Belle}}} Praying your dad gets better. NT
Caramel06/11/15 11:35 AM
x*Oh gosh! Praying that the cardiologist can figure out what went wrong & get him fixed up before they attempt the next surgery. NT
debbiedu2206/11/15 08:28 AM
x*I had outpatient surgery for a belly button hernia a few years ago, but those are pretty minor. It was just a half-circle incision
JAF06/03/15 11:07 AM
x*I had one of those when I was a toddler. NT
Caramel06/11/15 11:36 AM
x*{{{Belle}}} I know you're worried, but the good thing is that the surgery will be done by laparoscopy and it shouldn't take very long. The less
debbiedu2206/03/15 09:24 AM
x*So many advances have been made in surgical techniques. My mom was sitting up less than 3 hours after gall bladder removal (via her belly button). NT
Rio06/03/15 10:16 AM
x*Wow, that's amazing, Rio!! NT
debbiedu2206/03/15 04:43 PM
x*One of her friends (Judy) visited the afternoon of the surgery. Judy said she walked in and mom was sitting up in bed. Per Judy, she had it the old...
Rio06/14/15 11:14 AM
*I'm lactose-intolerant and I'm just curious to know if anyone else here is. Because I don't get enough calcium, my bones are a bit more brittle
CatsRock254 0   05/26/15 01:15 PM
*Cool forum idea but....where is everyone? NT
Pugsley3678 24   09/12/14 07:07 AM
x*Not sure I can say I'm aging gracefully, since at 71, I'm feeling a little battered and banged up these days. But, at least I'm aging with Grace. NT
LibraLady05/26/15 11:22 AM
x*And you know what? A positive attitude and laughter help a lot as well. They say laughter is the best medicine. Also pets are great. NT
CatsRock05/26/15 01:11 PM
x*Wow, this forum is way too under used. I also think it's a great idea for those of us goldie oldies. I'd like to see this forum be a bit more busy
CatsRock05/23/15 05:01 PM
x*I read the forum from top to bottom, by the time I get here it's time for my jello and nap... NT
deVinePoet05/24/15 07:08 AM
x**pssst, time to get up...three hours too long a nap. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. :D NT
ne14cookies05/24/15 09:34 AM
x*Yep, it's a beautiful day here, too, but I just have to have my nap this afternoon. I've got to be rested up for BBCAN at 7pmEST. Want to see who
CatsRock05/24/15 10:30 AM
x*Well, up from my nap, now cool and cloudy, so back to marathon Criminal Minds on Netflix.... :D NT
ne14cookies05/24/15 02:34 PM
x*I'm also just up from my lovely nap, and I'm going to continue watching my Netflix movie and then BBCAN3. I feel so rested now :=) NT
CatsRock05/24/15 03:01 PM
x*Hits "Like" button :) NT
ne14cookies05/24/15 03:28 PM
x*LOL! Good one, cookies! NT
CatsRock05/24/15 03:51 PM
x*Trying to pretend not aging... heart and mind young and quick as a whip, but my body, oh my poor ol' body reminding me not so young anymore LOL NT
ne14cookies05/24/15 07:25 AM
x*When I stand up my knees crack so much the grandbabes think I'm making popcorn! NT
deVinePoet05/26/15 11:08 AM
x*My right knee sometimes cracks when I sit down so I have to be careful. I also have to be careful walking up and down stairs because of it. NT
CatsRock05/26/15 01:12 PM
x*I agree with you. I feel and look younger than my 66 years. I'm still able to do most of what I used to but small aches and pains are
CatsRock05/24/15 07:35 AM
x*{{Rocks}} NT
Belle06/03/15 08:41 AM
x*Thank you, {{Belle}}. Sorry, I haven't come to this forum in awhile. Just checked it out now. NT
CatsRock10/31/15 12:28 PM
x*The good news Rocks, since I met you posting, you have never sounded like an ol' lady either LOL. Ya got me beat, won't be 66 'til Jan. then can
ne14cookies05/24/15 07:44 AM
x*Aw, shucks, thanks for the compliment. I sure don't feel like an "old lady" or "senior citizen". Funny, eh? I have no plans to retire. I love
CatsRock05/24/15 08:28 AM
x*I feel much the same but not at a desk all day and getting to be physically draining. Not to mention some of the clients have target symptom
ne14cookies05/24/15 09:32 AM
x*I'm sure you'll be able to judge when it's time to retire. Your job sounds extremely rewarding, though, way more than mine. My hat is off to you! NT
CatsRock05/24/15 10:28 AM
x*Haha! I do love my Sat. and Sun. afternoon naps after my wine and lunch. Makes my day lol. NT
CatsRock05/24/15 07:24 AM
x*LOL. We're all out aging gracefully. LOL NT
KWren1109/15/14 08:05 PM
x*It's more fun to age Disgracefully ;) NT
Dulcie09/15/14 10:56 PM
x*LOL! NT
KWren1109/15/14 11:03 PM
*Quote of the Day :) :) :)
Suzanne776 2   05/27/14 04:52 AM
x*Great Quote
nvbecca05/27/14 07:44 AM
x*Lol! NT
GazingEyes05/27/14 05:40 AM
*Ancestry.com…..As I try to age gracefully I feel a need to connect with family - past, present & future. Several years ago I created a private
NJCathie2655 10   05/23/14 02:34 PM
x*I have, but I don't use FB to do that. I have mom's side and dad's side done when they entered the US in 1740 (Philly) and Chester Co. SC in 1740.
LettucePray11/10/14 06:37 PM
x*Love how you have proceeded with building your family tree! NT
Suzanne05/27/14 04:53 AM
x*cathie, I have been on the hunt for almost 15 years.
Theory05/24/14 12:59 AM
x*15 years…wow Theory. Last week I picked up the FlipPal scanner and intend to take it on all my family visits. :) I'm in love with it's stitching
NJCathie06/06/14 05:56 PM
x*I haven't tried the scanner. All my stuff is in storage until our house is finished, then I will get going again! NT
Theory06/06/14 09:26 PM
x*I've been working on mine since about 2009 and LOVE it. It's the world's greatest treasure hunt! NT
Marley05/23/14 03:43 PM
x*I've been in constant amazement for the last couple weeks. Tonight I found a book about Polish Community in Worcester and found family
NJCathie05/23/14 05:38 PM
x*In this Polish community book I found a pic of my uncle receiving a honor for being a Mass. State Senator and JFK was with him at the table. :) NT
NJCathie06/06/14 05:59 PM
x*Wow, that is a real find. I bet you were thrilled. NT
Theory06/06/14 09:25 PM
x*Absolutely!! <pic inside> That's my uncle standing with the glasses.
NJCathie06/07/14 04:40 PM
*Quote of the Day :)
Suzanne1380 5   05/23/14 03:44 AM
x*lol Yep! NT
FurnitureAlliance05/23/14 02:42 PM
x*Love it! Ain't that the truth...lol! NT
debbiedu2205/23/14 06:39 AM
x*I haven't been in here lately so I came to see what MsB was laughing at...
wyndycty05/23/14 06:03 AM
x*Hahahahahaha NT
MsB05/23/14 05:35 AM
x*Lol. Great quote! Funny! NT
GazingEyes05/23/14 04:55 AM
*On the days I don't always age gracefully, I try to find a good explanation...
ne14cookies598 1   02/19/14 12:45 PM
x*Lmao!! NT
GazingEyes02/19/14 01:16 PM
*Maxine - Color is Good
GazingEyes2785 8   01/27/14 06:50 PM
x*I love Maxine :) NT
Suzanne01/30/14 05:02 AM
x*Maxine is my kinda gal. Love this! NT
ne14cookies01/27/14 08:30 PM
x*Pretty funny! NT
Theory01/27/14 07:49 PM
x*Good advice! NT
CatsRock01/27/14 07:16 PM
x*lol. so that's the key! NT
Blockhead01/27/14 06:54 PM
x*lol.... mmmm love em!! NT
shortcake01/27/14 06:52 PM
x*Lol! NT
mgbaloo01/27/14 06:51 PM
x*Glad you all enjoyed it! I left one one last line from her! I edited the post to include it:) NT
GazingEyes01/27/14 08:06 PM
*Elder Banking... PRICELESS!!
GazingEyes1310 3   05/11/13 06:43 AM
x*I used to work in a bank. Good for this lady wherever she is! NT
doxylover7906/19/13 01:19 PM
x*LOL this is great! Wonder if the bank reimbursed the $30. NT
Suzanne05/31/13 08:20 AM
x*I would have, lmao! NT
GazingEyes06/08/13 08:38 AM
*10 Lessons I've Learned About Managing Holiday Stress Now That I'm 60 (Article)
IslandGirl788 0   11/26/12 06:50 AM
*Being Green
Quench1449 1   06/03/12 07:15 PM
x*Quench, I have seen similar to this before... Just love it.....Ty for sharing it. NT
ne14cookies06/11/12 08:57 PM
*How many remember these days???
KittyKitty4839 6   03/10/12 10:00 AM
x*yea NT
Pugsley08/13/12 09:22 AM
x*First huge fight I had with my brother when he sold his 45's instead of giving them to me when he went off to college. He was 7 years older and
ne14cookies04/08/12 04:47 AM
x*That was very interesting and it made me miss my parents so much.
Theory03/27/12 05:20 AM
x*Don't we all Theory. I miss mine too... {{{hugs}}} NT
ne14cookies04/08/12 04:48 AM
x*{{Theory}} NT
Belle03/27/12 02:17 PM
x*That was cool. I was born in 1944 so I don't actually remember a lot of it, but
LibraLady03/10/12 11:31 AM
*105-year-old volunteer says she is 'very lucky, very blessed' Dorrie Noyek has been volunteering for 38 years
IslandGirl1147 1   02/11/12 06:40 AM
x*I suggest she start asking for a wage. ; -) NT
Pugsley07/18/13 02:11 PM
*Crraaaccck!
KittyKitty5721 7   01/15/12 07:39 AM
x*I luv that picture what a cute kitty NT
Belle04/20/12 12:34 PM
x*yep, I sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies in the morning ;-) NT
crazyq01/15/12 07:54 AM
x*Tori and I were going down some stairs one time and she said, "What's the sound?" We stopped...listened and decided it was nothing. Started down
KittyKitty01/15/12 09:43 AM
x*LOL.. I just did that the other day at the new house.. thought the stairs were making noise..
AngieBaby01/15/12 09:48 AM
x*----
KittyKitty01/15/12 10:06 AM
x*My trainer and chiro up north both said same to me when my knee was making a creaking
IslandGirl01/15/12 11:20 AM
x*crispy is good! lol NT
bruiser01/15/12 07:52 AM
*Subject: Roast Beef Recipe
GazingEyes2967 3   08/29/11 10:02 AM
x*Loved Gracie NT
sweetbebe10/20/12 07:53 AM
x*Every now and then I see a Burns & Allen show on TV and watch. They were funny and so is this recipe :) NT
Suzanne09/02/11 02:03 AM
x*that's funny ;-) NT
crazyq08/29/11 10:10 AM

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