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Marilee J. Layman

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09:01 pm: Good News, Bad News
The nephrologist says the 18-month crash is over and I can have 60gr of protein a day! She says the pain I'm feeling behind the scar from the open kidney biopsy is where the muscles didn't heal right and I'm using them too much. So less sitting up, standing, and walking. I asked her to translate that into the chart as "needs electric wheelchair" and she said she would.

My cousin Lori emailed that our grandfather died today -- there was no function in the brainstem and they just kept him alive long enough for the local family to gather. No news on Dad, so I assume Sue was wrong (or manipulating me).

I found out last night and this morning that I'd been off on two other things yesterday -- I realized as I was ready to turn the light out that I'd forgotten to give the cats their 4pm dry food and they hadn't complained, and then this morning, I realized I forgot to get down another tupperware of chicken thigh bits from the freezer to thaw in the fridge, so they just got the pouch stuff today. They didn't complain about that, either. I've been doing pretty well today.

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From:kate_schaefer
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
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Marilee, I'm sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Kate. I appreciate it.
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From:gerisullivan
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
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Sympathy on your Gramps' death.

And, yes, that's good news indeed from your nephrologist. Well, the improved protein limit anyway. I hope the note in your chart leads to an electric wheelchair and that its use serves you well.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Geri. The wheelchair would be, too, because then I could go to museums and fairs and other big places.
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From:green_knight
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about your grandfather, but more protein, museums and fairs sounds good. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a wheelchair versus one of those electric scooter things?
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Wheelchairs are more stable than scooters and since I'm not so stable to start with, they're a better idea. I'd have to have my van refitted for it, which would cost me money, though.
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From:kip_w
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry about your grandfather, Marilee.

The package came for Cathy today. She looks forward to reading the contents thereof.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Kip. I bought two and am carefully reading the other before I give it to our fan/librarian leader of the bookgroup.
From:malibrarian
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Thank you for the book. I'd heard about this series but hadn't seen it yet. The book seems to have gotten good circulation in its library, I'm suprised they got rid of it so quickly. Their loss is my gain! Thanks for thinking about me.

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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Cathy. I thought you might like the book!
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From:pameladean
Date:March 6th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry about your grandfather. But the higher protein limit is grand!

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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
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Thanks, I appreciate it. And yes, it will make eating much easier.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 6th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Kai!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 7th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)

Re: beads

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Ah, it's nice to be remembered for something I like, too! I was importing directly from the manufacturer in Bali, and that requires a lot of money up front, but I'll give you the info if you want to take it on!
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