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Re: storm....at last
  • Subject: Re: storm....at last
  • From: kathy <cornergar@aol.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:28:39 -0500 (EST)

Worried about you, Donna! You shouldn't have to be responsible for putting on
a family event so soon. Please take care.

-----Original Message-----
From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [CHAT] storm....at last

Glad to hear things are getting better. You need to watch Chet. I am sure this
whole ordeal helped cause the fall.

Who's been in the hospital since Tuesday. Hopefully going home Monday.
Got strep pneumonia and my mothers 80 birthday party to work on. Party
nov 25 Sunday. Urgh!!!

On Nov 17, 2012, at 2:53 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> He has used a cane for several years, and has a walker.  He says he is
> willing to use
> it, but usually carries it held up instead of rolling it along.  He has
> been willing to go
> to the Metropolitan Museum and be pushed around in a wheelchair a few
> When we flew to the West coast last summer for our family reunion and 60th
> wedding
> anniversary, he agreet to flying first class an having wheelchair
> assistance.  My son
> who works at Alaska ordered wheelchairs for both of us - I think Chet was
> expecting
> me to push him.  It was really great because the pushers knew exactly where
> to go
> instead of having to wander around trying to find the right gates, etc.
> I bought him a new cane today - one of those with four feet.  I think it
> will be sturdier
> than the one he has been using - one that had belonged to his father. I
> guess we
> will weather this episode, but don't know when to expect the next.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 11/17/2012 3:45:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> dp2413@comcast.net writes:
> Is he willing to use something like a rollator? Dad wouldn't use a walker,
> and it took him even a long time to get him to use his cane, but the
> rollator really works well for him. He has a balance problem and also
> shuffles, despite PT. When he was in his 80's, physical therapy helped
> quite
> a bit, now, not so much, but he'll be 99 in January.
> http://www.amazon.com/Best-Deals-Rollator-Walkers/lm/R2HM6C5JWPJJ5W
> d
> Nothing exciting.  Just his own feet.  He really shuffles along and loses
> his balance.
> He tripped on the edge of the driveway this summer and damaged his face -
> had to
> have plastic surgery, but that's all healed up now.  He was better after he
> had some
> weeks of physical therapy last spring.  If I can get him to go back - as
> the doctor has
> prescribed - I am sure it will help.  I guess he does reasonably well for
> his 85 years.
> Auralie
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