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WOD Challenge 09-10-21 What a Peach!

I like peaches to eat, but I prefer nectarines (peaches without the fuzz) and I hate anything peach flavored!

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Dad eats a lot of fruit, in fact, he has fruit with meals and snacks. I’m not used to that, since you get almost no fruit on keto-rather berries-so, let me just say, things are much improved in the digestion department! 😛

Yesterday, Becky-my future daughter-in-law, stayed with Dad while I went to my shoulder therapy doc, and got my hair cut, and later, went to a couple of stores to get a few fill-ins we needed. What a peach that girl is! Truly a godsend!

Speaking of God for a moment, it struck me yesterday that He prepared me for my current situation by putting Stephanie and I together! Yes, I had previously worked in the healthcare field, but nothing prepared me for properly dealing with the situation with my dad like being Stephanie’s caregiver for almost three years! I’m so grateful and blessed to have had that experience for so many reasons, and to boot, we are still close today!

I’m fresh out of peaches today, however, we have a plethora of plums that need to be eaten, so that will be our fruit choice this morning. I think I’ll fix Dad his waffles, and maybe I’ll have cereal-yes, its good for you cereal, and yes, I’m pretty much off the keto diet for a while, but my ACV gummies are still working well to help maintain my current weight.

Oh, before I forget, I didn’t get my therapy yesterday, because my doctor thought it would be better in my current situation if he referred me to someone who can give me an injection to reduce the inflammation and bring me the quickest relief. They did give me my kinetic tape though, and that helps a lot! I don’t know when I will get the shot, someone should call me soon he said, and he also said they would reimburse me for yesterday’s visit.

I got my hair cut, I love my hairdresser because she prays for me and my dad all the time. We have been going to her for a while now, she can speak English, but has a very thick accent. She knows what’s going on with us now, and she prayed that I would have the strength, the patience, and the resources to keep him here with me as long as possible before we have to move him into assisted living. I am still not sure he can ever go home again. Time will tell.

One side note before I go: If you’re fond of Russel Stover’s sugarfree chocolate candy like we are, beware buying it in the Dollar General or other dollar stores. I bought some yesterday and it was so old, the chocolate was grey! 😤🤮

Have a peach of a Friday everyone!

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7 thoughts on “WOD Challenge 09-10-21 What a Peach!

    • Well, he is doing pretty well right now. As long as he is here for me to watch and make sure he doesn’t fall, I worry a lot less.
      As for me, I have knots so bad under my shoulder blades, they are pulling my right shoulder into a shrug. So the therapist has been using manipulation, kinetic tape, and exercises to try and give me some relief. Reducing my stress helps too, but that is hard right now. 🙂

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  1. I always say that everything happens for a reason! I am so glad that you were able to see part of the reason why we were brought together! So do you like your hair? I am the same as your dad, and he can eat fruit for every meal, but due to diabetes I have to watch it, ugh! I love peaches but I do not know when to pick them without them being really dry? Is that Becky already back or had she not gone yet, and you said future daughter in law so does that mean her and Chris got engaged?

    How did your dad do? Since you are cutting him off of liquids at 6 PM have you found that to be a difference when the getting him up in the mornings and not having him soaking the bedding? And what time does he goes to sleep at night?

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    • Well, I don’t know if they officially got engaged, I just know he told his dad he wanted to get married and settle down. I know they love each other, and I have no doubt this trip to Spain won’t mess it up. 😀
      With peaches, you have to pick them when they are a little soft when squeezed or they will be dry.
      Well, one night I cut Dad off at 6pm and it didn’t work. Last night, he drank sips throughout the night and I took it away until his medicine time, and he was drier this morning. Sheet and pad dry, pjs wet. So it’s an improvement. 😊
      He goes to bed between 10:30 and 11 most nights and usually is back up around 5am. I’m so exhausted 😩
      Today I felt better though, so maybe I’m getting used to it? I don’t know. I’m just always stressed because I feel like he’s confused and wants to go home, but can’t communicate that. So I told Kevin we HAVE to talk to him this weekend. I want the air cleared no matter what happens.

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    • rajkkhoja says:

      Now H’W u? Why you in stressed? U always shoulder moving. What you do work? How many have you child.You don’t take injection for shoulder pain. I pray to God very well u & your’s dad. I am glad you reply me.😂👍

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