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   Safesword  ok..update from akron ohio,,,resnik (after judy resnik,if the name sounds familiar ) has been shut down and has been confirmed that the PARENT of a child,not the child proper,was in contact with the ebola infected nurse..this is in the Akron Public school system,and for those around here,that is within the Firestone cluster...just thought i would report what i have been able to confirm...the school is supposed to reopen monday morning at regular time...another reason on the table for me to pull the plug and home school...
October 16 at 14:13 EST .

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   Safesword  P.S..a local radio talk show is covering it extensively obviously... WNIR.com is the radio station if you want to hear the local scoop and bypass the media
October 16 at 14:17 EST .

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   Safesword  dont get me wrong,im not really worried,and i wont bow to fear,just figured people are curious by nature,so..
October 16 at 14:25 EST .

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   Gram77  Well my goodness. Interesting info from the home town of my hubby. He was born and raised just 1 mile from Firestone Tire and Rubber. Who would have ever thought Akron would wind up in the news due to ebola?
October 16 at 15:49 EST .

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   Safesword  i am with you gram...strange..i have a theory why here..but it is a horrible one...id rather not post it...ive done enough damage..lol...i spent lots of my youth around the firestone park area...went to garfield high..was a nice area..not sure how it is now..
October 16 at 17:12 EST .

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   Fireball27  The city of Houston is going after 5 pastors for what they preach in their sermons. They are claiming the pastors are Homophobic, and need to be taught a lesson about being more progressive. Guess what group is not being called out. That's right none of the 10 mosques in the greater Houston area are being asked to change their stand on homosexuality. How about that!
October 15 at 23:59 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  I might add -- or insurrection in the name of Allah
October 21 at 09:55 EST .




   Flaming Sword  If you have not read The Hot Zone zone, I'd suggest you do soon. Someone never returned my book years ago, but I found it here online. Read it now and pass the link around.

http://learn.flvs.net/educator/common/EnglishIIv10/TheHotZon
e.pdf
October 15 at 19:24 EST .

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   MeiDei  Read the first 30 pages last night - very interesting. Thanks for posting.
October 16 at 12:48 EST .

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   Papasparky  It's a tough break, bordering on catastrophe, that Obama's reading and comprehension skills are limited to his Teleprompter and are several levels below the content of this book.
October 17 at 11:00 EST .

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   Draggingtree  http://youtu.be/E2ZbHNKd7gQ
Vest or Vote
October 15 at 13:42 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Just became aware of this. It might help?
   October 14 at 17:27 EST .

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   Harlowe  Shimmer,

- The idea of asking nurses, doctor offices, home health care services, is a good one; however, patients have to be on constant alert to avoid being taken advantage of. Some caregivers manage to gain the confidence of the patient and very slowly begin to share their personal problems such as kids needing clothes, dental work, or they need gasoline money, etc., and the patient may begin loaning or giving a few dollars here or there but over time, may be taken advantage of financially. Happened to my sister-in-law's aunt; caregiver was entrusted to cash checks, then permitted to write checks, then depleted the woman's savings.

- Word-of-mouth from family and friends who have had personal experience one way or another with a caregiver or an agency is a good way to do the search, and then evaluate the caregiver over time.

- Sometimes churches have "outreach" programs for people in need that might include housekeeping services, errand-running services, etc. If the church itself does not have such a program, the church secretary might know of people within the membership who offer their personal services along such lines. From a safety standpoint, it might be best to contact a long-established church because of its long-term membership--individuals with known reputations to the church. It may be that some "ethnic" churches (Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian, etc. ) might have some women who are excellent cooks and available to prepare meals for shut-ins. And, of course, the Meals-On-Wheels programs that are usually overseen by church kitchens and driving volunteers. Or, Schwan's food delivery services: http://www.schwans.com/aboutUs/ordering.aspx

Blessings!
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   Shimmer128  1. I am so wary of people using me and I'm very private too. I loaned my neighbors $16 ONCE and they aren't paying me back, so that door is closed forever. If I'd have wanted to give them $16, I would have.
what I've done so far (just this week ) is hire a little boy and his cousin to come in and change the litter box daily. And the cousin to occasionally wash dishes in the dishwasher or sweep. That is working out well.
October 15 at 10:01 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I have made it a point that when I have a friend or family member need to borrow, that I tell them it is a gift, and they can pay it back if they want to when they get on their feet, And I usually tell them that if they can't, please don't avoid me because they haven't paid... I value people more than things. But I hate to be taken advantage of as well.
October 18 at 23:45 EST .

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   Shimmer128  I would normally do this too, actually they were supposed to mow my small yard for it. But it irritated me when they had money for booze but not to pay me back or mow my yard. Turns out though that they are being evicted (they rent, I own ) because the husband gets drunk so much, got falling down drunk and shot a shotgun into the air. Police came and tasered him a couple of times, it was awful. tacky. to say nothing of dangerous.
So she can keep my $16 and use it to move. I'm sorry for her, but I'm glad he is gone. I don't feel safe around him now, of course. btw, this was his second drunken gun episode. And this guy is not some low class hobo. He's probably mid 60s, former officer in the US Army, West Point grad. (shaking head ) and look what he's done with his life and to his wife.
October 19 at 18:41 EST .

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   Coy860  Shimmer, before you left the hospital didn't a patient advocate meet with you? It is very possible you could have had up to 30 days in a residential re-hab, being fed 3 good meals a day and cared for. You must go directly from the hospital to the re hab.
There are people out there wanting to suppliment a small social security check willing to stay with you 24/7..please call your doctors, and everyone you know to see if you can find someone you are comfortable with.
Prayers and good wishes being sent to you.
October 13 at 10:35 EST .

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   Shimmer128  That patient advocate was just about a soup sandwich, let me tell you. I ended up arranging everything myself. She just wrung her hands.
October 15 at 10:03 EST .

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   Shimmer128  Today is my birthday! And I want to tell you of the wonderful gift I was given.

I got to talk to Lucianne on the phone! I am still smiling over it. I've been on this site and posting for 12 or 13 years and she's been my hero for all that time. And then today....wow. All I can say is WOW. :D

Now an update on me, with a request for help.
I was diagnosed with (a second ) breast cancer in June. They said mastectomy was the answer this time, instead of lumpectomy like last time. No chemo! I said. Oh no no no, mastectomy, which I did NOT want either. My cancer this time was caught so early, it didn't show on the mammo or the ultrasound in June, stage 0, non invasive, DCIS. If I HAD to have cancer, that was the one anyone would pick, the dr said. Because I was starting reconstruction right on the table, a plastic surgeon had to be there, so their schedules had to mesh, so my surgery was scheduled for Sept 16. Only when I had the mastectomy 3 months after Dx my innocent little stage 0 had turned into a stage 3, invasive monster that was already in my lymph nodes. (another ride on the emotions roller coaster that was ) The mastectomy was so hard on me. So although they got it all, and the PET scan shows no spreading of it however, they do want me to have chemo now, to catch any stray cancer cells that might be left.
I've changed my diet even more to assist my immune system in fighting cancer. Any advice I got would be appreciated.
I do need some help though. If anyone has any knowledge of someone, some cancer assistance to reach that can help me, I need assistance with housecleaning. I can do a bit more now this week, but still can't lift and sweep. Does anyone know of any assistance that might be given in that area?? I live alone and I have not had an easy go of it since the mastectomy. The first week I went hungry almost all the time, the second week a friend from back home (i moved recently ) came up and stayed for 4 days, but she didn't really do much. Of course her being here was very nice, but I did need help. She drove me to the dr down 65 miles south, and that's the day I found out about that invasive cancer and lymph node involvement, and that was a bad day for me. Then a few days later my niece came for two days, now she really helped. And my son who lives very near comes when he can, he works 12 hour days however and is exhausted each night. His wife is one of those dil that never calls, never comes by. No help. Nuff said.
I have good insurance, Medicare (disabled because of cancer, so my
October 11 at 16:10 EST .

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   Shimmer128  I have good insurance, Medicare (disabled because of cancer, so my second insurance, Tricare, requires i get it if it's available ) So I'm covered by insurance very well. I know Medicaid would help me with visiting home care, but not Medicare. :/ I do have a visiting nurse once a week and a physical therapist twice a week. but i sure need help with the house and cooking too maybe.
I must say this, it's been p.r.e.t.t.y. bad, but I have been blessed too. I have good insurance, my cancer hasn't spread yet, my children (grown ) are wonderful loving sons, and then.....Miss Lucianne called me. omg. after all these years that we could talk on the phone! My friends have gathered around me online. I moved three months ago to be near my son, although I did not know his wife was going to be distant, still...I needed him. I need friends here, that would be nice. I won't need too much more help from the mastectomy, i hope, but then chemo....I'll need it again. Let me know if you can think of anything.
I don't know if it will matter, but I live in the Atlanta GA area.

Thank you all for reading this.
Shimmer128
Sherri
October 11 at 16:12 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Oh, and happy birthday!
October 11 at 18:08 EST .

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   Gram77  What a wonderful gift and a happy birthday to you along with my prayers.
October 11 at 19:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  My prayers are with you also. wishing you many more birthdays!
October 11 at 20:41 EST .

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   Dixonnh   http://www.cleaningforareason.org/
http://www.integrativecanceranswers.com/
free-house-cleaning-for-cancer-patients-
during-chemotherapy/#.VDnwlRZAceo


Check with these 2 organizations for house cleaning while you're receiving chemo. I think it's a free service. And good luck to you....been there and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
October 11 at 23:08 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Happy Birthday! My mom just arrived home from a 2 month stretch in ICU and a reahb hospital due to heart problems. My dad is practically an invalid too. i am reduced to working 2 days per week and using the other days to care for them. BUT, on the days I work I have a woman come and stay with the folks and due the laundry and light housekeeping. My mom was the one who found this woman. And she did so by asking the nurses who were caring for her in the hospital. One of the nurses had a friend who was a retired nurse and did this type of "private" home care. So my advice is to speak with everyone you meet during doctor appointments, chemo treatments, and anywhere else you come in contact with medical folks and I bet someone will have a name or contact to give you. You're in my prayers.
October 12 at 01:37 EST .

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   Shimmer128  That Cleaning for a Reason sounds like just what I need, so is that idea about asking nurses. THANK YOU all so very much.
October 12 at 10:46 EST .

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   Shimmer128  I don't really need nursing services, but I think it's a great idea to help me find other options that I do need.
October 12 at 10:47 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Shimmer, I didn't hire my home care lady for nursing services either. I just got her name from a nurse who cared for my mom while she was hospitalized. Getting a first person recommendation from a professional is just a fairly good way to find competent home care. Best of luck in your search and you have my prayers for your healing. God bless you much.
October 13 at 03:47 EST .

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   M2  Shimmer, if you belong to a Church, many of them have "Stephen Ministries", which help Church members with exactly this kind of thing. If they don't do it themselves, they have contacts that do. If you are a Church member, ask your Pastor for contacts. "Steven Ministries" are life-savers for people like you! You will be in my prayers, dear one.
October 13 at 08:49 EST .

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   Bettijo  On another wall, I asked the question who was paying for Duncan? Well, us, I guess. I just found this quote from Bloomberg referring to the cost:

"Doctors at the Texas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first person to die of Ebola on U.S. soil, told Bloomberg that care can cost $1,000 per hour."
October 11 at 08:53 EST .

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   Uno  Never mind that Ted Kennedy’s car killed more people with his car than my entire collection of firearms. Most of which I have owned since childhood when I saved my pennies and nickels in order to purchase them and each and everyone is in perfect working order. But it’s the responsible gun owners of today who are being blamed for all the shootings. Obama calls us Right-Wing Gun Nuts, clinging to our guns and to our religion.
But let’s take a little closer look:
The Fort Hood shooter was a Muslim, and a registered DemocRAT.
The Virginia Tech shooter wrote hate mail to George Bush and his staff and was a registered DemocRAT.
The Aurora Colorado shooter was a staff worker on the Obama campaign and took part in Occupy Wall Street. He was a Progressive Liberal and guess what—a registered DemocRAT.
The Newtown, Connecticut shooter hated Christians and was a registered DemocRAT.
The Columbine high school shooters were too young to vote, but both of their families were Progressive Liberals and registered DemocRATS.
And finally, not a single one of these killers was a member of the National Rifle Association.
So after looking at the facts, I'v finally hit on how to make this country much safer;
leave the guns alone and lock up all the Registered DemocRATS!
October 9 at 21:33 EST .

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   Bettijo  I wrote two responses in support of what you said. Both vanished a d a banner appeared saying access denied. Then I wrote a comment saying what had happened. It vanished...same banner appeared. Then I logged out and back in and am trying again. If this disappeared, I quit.
October 9 at 23:34 EST .

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   Gerty  Good post, Mr.Uno!

Miss Bettijo--I find nothing wrong in your (or my ) support for the above post. Perhaps there is a newbie on the Connection staff!
October 10 at 20:02 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Good post, but too much truth for a Dumacrat.
October 11 at 08:00 EST .

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   Safetydude  Check the Veterans' page about the 'non' war on terror.
October 8 at 15:49 EST .

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