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Sister Sue. Plus Manicures and Pedicures 
Trying to get things done today before work tomorrow.

Marilyn and I really needed pedicures (it's been ages), and manicures, too. So we got that done. (My woman was a bit brutal with my feet. Oh well.) It's nice to get this out of the way!

I picked up hair color, so I can take care of that this week (about time). I need to wash my hair as soon as I done writing this entry...

We had tried to see sister Sue before going over -- but she was in her bathroom and sick. We spoke to her nurses, then left. We figured we'd see her after. She phoned us while we were driving to the nail salon.

So after our nails, we went to her facility to visit. She was much better, and we had a lovely visit. She was very clear-headed and in a good mood. The more we see of the place and the people there, the better we like it. Her room is small, and she shares it, but that's okay. They both have their own TVs (but share a bathroom).

Marilyn had a back spasm when we were heading out earlier, so I found her a pill I had for that. Old, but I thought what the hell (she was in pain). I'm guessing it's from her massage and all the recent walking, poor thing.

We stopped at Freddies on the way home and picked up a couple of things, including some sauce. Then I made spaghetti and garlic toast when we got home. Marilyn ate the sauce, only, with a low carb wrap. (She's being very good!)

After that we took naps (and I actually read a bit before falling asleep).

Marilyn has me good and hooked on her word game on my iPad! She's extremely good at it. But I've never been that good at any word games. I struggle with it, but I figure it's good for my brain and my memory, so I'm going to try and keep at it...

I really should have done some laundry. Too late now. I'll try and do it tomorrow night, I guess.

Bad news for today: Our friend Hector (who does our yard and has for years) has apparently had a stroke. We don't know how serious it is, but we both felt terrible. We love him. He's such a wonderful person. I can't begin to tell about all the lovely conversations we've had over the years. He's far too young to have this serious health issue. But he works far too hard and just doesn't take good care of himself. And he's had tons of bad luck and stress. I just pray he will recover.

I have no clue when this happened. I've contacted his wife, Sandy (the two are separated, and I have no clue if he's with her right now or not) to find out more. I worry that if he's off work very long he might lose everything...

I should have called Jim to see how June was doing. I need to do that tomorrow. I'm very worried about her!

About Sue: Though she seems less confused, her test results are JUST TERRIBLE. I can write this, because right now she has no way to read what I'm typing. (I'm not sure we want her to know just how bad things are at this point.) Marilyn was shocked by how bad they are. So it's not very encouraging. There's no way to even guess when (or if) she'll be home again. I'm glad she's okay with her current situation and that people there are being so nice to her. And she likes her roommate.

Fitbit Update: Marilyn did the treadmill and got her 5,000 steps. I needed around 500 more steps for my 4,000, so I jumped on the treadmill for a few minutes, too.

Well, there's a very busy day facing us tomorrow, so I should get my hair done and get to bed...

Sleep well, my friends. Be healthy (and happy), please!
March 7, 2016 (Monday) 11:40 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about both Hector and Sue? May I ask what in Sue's tests was bad? She's in a good place at least but I know you both must feel really awful...

take good care of yourselves also, Charlie!
March 8, 2016 (Tuesday) 07:36 am (UTC)
Donna, the most important test for her condition, her BNP, has gone from around 300 (May 2015) to 1300 on March 1. (Specifically, her B-Type Natriuretic Peptide.)

But there are a number of other tests that are in the red, too. Six different numbers, that I'm seeing in the report Marilyn pulled...

I'm happy with with where she's residing. But not with these test results... (sigh)

Marilyn told me to stop worrying for awhile tonight. Because there's nothing we can do, and it's pretty stressful right now.

Thanks for the kind words!

March 12, 2016 (Saturday) 02:22 am (UTC)
Sorry about your sister and your friend Hector!
I hope things improve for both of them!