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2 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

Yes...it's on Amelia Island.  It's by the Harris Teeter grocery store, if you know where that is.  Highly recommended.  Salt is on our list to try.  It's only about a 10 minute walk from our house but requires dressing up more than we usually do.  Maybe for our anniversary dinner in September.

There are some nice shops in that area. I haven’t been up there since COVID, but I hope they all survived. 

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14 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

My dad lived in Venice Florida.  There was a small canal behind his house.  I tried fishing it and a baby gator snapped at my buzz bait.  He had a picture of a big one in the back yard.  He pointed out that everyone with a pool had it screened in to keep out the gators.

The issues we have here at the house are the invasive iguanas. If they only ate my mangos that wouldn’t be a problem, but they like to burrow and they undermine the seawalls. We had to put in a footer at the bottom of the seawall because of the damage $$$$$. They will also burrow under foundations, but they haven’t done that yet to the house. The closest they have come is usually up to the tree for the fruit.
 

20 minutes ago, singinalot said:

interesting week around here….we were in a car show on Sunday and came back to find the one road in and out of our neighborhood to be completely collapsed…they had to open an emergency vehicle route that we’ve been using and will continue to use for the foreseeable future.

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On Monday we got a call from my stepson…remember when he packed up and moved to California back in March?

That’s strange looking. Around here (more so in central Florida and north) it’s the sink holes that collapse downwards. That looks like someone shoved up the area where the man hole cover is. Gremlins? 😊

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27 minutes ago, StanleyandGus said:

I hope you get along ok. 
 

Umm… how do you snip a little bit for the quote without the pictures? I gather that’s a bad thing, and I want my new family to like me!

 

26 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

So glad that picture with your stepson is from march and you dont have snow now...

 

19 minutes ago, Jimbo said:

That road collasping is kind of scary. Do you have any idea what was in this area originally before they started to build roads and house over it? 

 

Maybe I missed this earlier when you were purchasing your new house. What state is this in anyway?

 

14 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Quite an understatement, with the road and the stepson to boot 😉

 

 

oh yeah, forgot to mention…on Sunday I had also decided not to drink any wine this week until we’re in FL. I’m also doing plant based this week to detox the sugars I’m addicted yo….

HA incredible timing.

 

@Jimbo we’re still living in CO in a rental but our house we bought is in FL. we move next year, but are going to go see it and check in on it next Monday 🙂 The area we live in here in CO used to be wooded and farm type lands. 

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1 minute ago, singinalot said:

 

 

 

 

 

oh yeah, forgot to mention…on Sunday I had also decided not to drink any wine this week until we’re in FL. I’m also doing plant based this week to detox the sugars I’m addicted yo….

HA incredible timing.

 

@Jimbo we’re still living in CO in a rental but our house we bought is in FL. we move next year, but are going to go see it and check in on it next Monday 🙂 The area we live in here in CO used to be wooded and farm type lands. 

I thought the house you bought was in Florida but when I saw that snow picture I got super confused !! Thanks for clearing that up.

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2 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Just got sad news.  We were going to leave for  Lakeside Ohio Friday to vacation with my 3 daughters families and my brother and sister were coming.  I just tested positive and a grandchild tested positive.  Looks like they will all cancel now.  We were all looking forward to Skyline Chili and one of the daughters was planning to visit Cedar Point.  It’s a big bummer but thankful it’s not worse.

What a rotten thing to happen!

Hopefully you can all reschedule. 
At least since you were vaccinated, you should have a easier time of it. The infusion should make a big difference. 
I hope your grandchild makes quick progress and that no one else gets it. 
Just when we were feeling we’d turned a corner, the variant jumped out at us!

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56 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I don’t mind answering here because this place is feeling more like extended family. My wife and I both have been vaccinated back in April. 2 shots of Moderna.

Sorry to hear this,get better soon.

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25 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

 Drink plenty of water, Get to sleep early..etc.  Now that really sounds like family!

Yes, that was me.   We are all one big family here that needs to have a big gathering on a cruise ship someday soon😍

Now get some rest and all will be fine tomorrow with your treatment.

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2 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

  We were all looking forward to Skyline Chili and one of the daughters was planning to visit Cedar Point.  

I am so sorry for your inability of being with your family and going to Cedar Point.

 

We live 2 hours from there and have not gone in 4 years.Miss it, great local place.

 

Love it there.

 

Get better.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

 

Just when we were feeling we’d turned a corner, the variant jumped out at us!

I know, I just wish more people would get vaccinated.  I'm tired of hearing about vaccines expiring and going to waste too!

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11 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

From Sorrento’s ?

I guess you can call what Sorrentos serves pizza and I admit I have ordered it a few times , it would absolutely never pay for pizza that bad. 

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1 hour ago, Ocean Boy said:

She did not. Variant typing involves further lab testing.

Thanks for the info. I didn’t know if they usually test to find out which one it is. Mike said he heard it of another variant which was first detected in Peru and he often flies there. It’s called Lambda and I have not heard of it before. Anyone else?
 

@Ozark_Kid Again, hope you both have a fast recovery. 

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8 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

Mike said he heard it of another variant which was first detected in Peru and he often flies there. It’s called Lambda and I have not heard of it before. Anyone else?

 

@harryfat1 just sent me a link about the Lambda -- one case in a Texas hospital....

 

I replied that, sadly, there are more letters in the Greek alphabet 😢

 

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1 hour ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I don’t mind answering here because this place is feeling more like extended family. My wife and I both have been vaccinated back in April. 2 shots of Moderna.

I glad you are both vaccinated as you will get through this fine. The variant is really spreading no matter how careful you are.

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Story time:

 

Once upon a time when I went to Penn State University, I had the opportunity to take a graduate course that dealt with studying all the world religions.

 

It had to be one of the best courses I ever took.

 

Growing up Catholic, we were taught that we were the only ones that would make it and be guaranteed eternal life.

WOW.

This class because of the instructor   opened my eyes and gave me the insight to see the world as it really is. 

 

How does this related to what I want to share.

 

Well, to put it into writing, this class did more than teach me about religion, it showed me that there are many options in dealing with life and life issues than the one that you think is the only one (because of reaching our own conclusions or basic knowledge or plain and simple not looking outside the box)

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It is great to have faith, and practice and meet to fulfill your self spiritually.  But utilizes other great masters of their profession to aide in daily life.

Even though I am in the Medical field, I know little about all the specialties.

 

 

Also rely on  others  who are specialist in all aspects of life, from legal to financial to medical.

 

To explain:

 

Recently I shared with you my life with the right of passage of our daughter in her marriage, which I must say, was perfect this past weekend.  Except for the rain and moving it indoors, everything else was perfect.

 

What I did not share was that in May my DH was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat.

Yup the family doctor did an EKG and BAAAMMM  Multifocal PVCs

 

Well, while he was in the office, the call was made to the Cardiologist, and a consult was set up for later that day.

 

He went.

 

I do not know exactly the words that were exchanged, but in essence the DH would not proceed with any testing till after the wedding.

 

So even though we are in the medical field and pulled out our Cardiac manuals and pre diagnosed everything from valvular problems, to clots to aneurysm and onto Electrical conduction defects.

It was on our mind for 73 days, and he would not tell the daughter, did not want to ruin her wedding planning or all her dreams.  ( It was a struggle, I did not want him to um lets just say have something devastating happen and lose him).

 

But his stubbornness continued. As did my prayers.

 

Which leads us to this week.

The diagnostic testing week.

First and fore most the stress test.  He aced it they had to tell him he could stop and set a new endurance record with no EKG changes.

Then the Holter monitor, and 2 D ECHO.

 

Well, for those of you who use MY CHART and have access to your records, be objective when you read them.

 

Like I said, We are both medical professionals.

I should practice what I valued before and look at all avenues of options and not read into the specialty of Cardiology, when mine was Anesthesia.

 

So the interpretation of the 2D ECHO is:

Normal wall motion EF 55%

Patent PFO with Apical aneurysm.

He never had a heart attack So the apical aneurysm was a question.

 

The PFO  Patent Formaen Ovale

(This is one of the way a fetus get blood circulation in utero and closes shortly after birth).

His did not.

 

So out come the medical books.

WRONG.

 

We had each other in a tizzy reading anything from an baby aspirin a day to a cardiac catheterization to place a plug/patch, to open heart surgery.

 

It was a long night of prayers, and comforting one another.

 

My God, I do not want to lose the love of my dreams, I mean he is my sole mate, he accepts me for who I am and puts up with me.

 

So today the phone call came.

 

The cardiologist asked to speak to Rick.

Yup, I am already crying.

 

He goes over all the tests, and then gets to the 2D ECHO and reads the interpretation and pauses.

 

You have a PFO

He goes, one in 4 people have a PFO, welcome to the club.

Your apical Aneurysm is so small it was almost missed.

 

We need to treat this.

I am prescribing one baby ASA a day.

 

Now I am crying yup, happy tears.

 

So lesson learned.

 

Look at everything objectively and wait for the specialist to inform you of your status no matter what you need in life.

 

Live each day to the fullest.

Love the one you love more.

 

If you have a disagreement, kiss and make up.

 

Have faith.

 

Okay, that is all for now.

 

Once again thanks for listening.

 

And I will close with my philosophy of living

 

". . . Remember in life there is always something olde to be sought and enjoyed, always something new to be found, treasured, and shared.  Thank You for letting me share my life with you. . . "

 

 

 

♥️

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Lionesss said:

Live each day to the fullest.

Love the one you love more.

 

If you have a disagreement, kiss and make up.

 

Have faith.

 

Okay, that is all for now.

 

Once again thanks for listening.

Great story Sue and inspiration for us all. Thank you for sharing. Life is good!

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Yes, that was me.   We are all one big family here that needs to have a big gathering on a cruise ship someday soon😍

 

That would be so fun.  

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3 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Thankfully so far it has not effected my taste!  With a cruise coming up in October, I would hate not being able to taste the food!

The Delta people who my wife has quarantined have not typically lost their sense of smell or taste.  

 

I hope you stay well.  Keep the wife far away.  You will need her later. 😇

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

From what you are saying sounds like they will administer the monoclonal antibody, his doc called it bamlam for shortened version.

I just asked, Eric doesnt recall feeling gross after he got it.  They kept him in the hospital to monitor since he is an organ transplant recipient but told him they usually just monitor people for a couple of hours after receiving the infusion.

He remembers just being tired that day and didnt feel like eating much till the next day when he woke up feeling great.

I have heard has a high success rate.

Yikes, organ transplant.  And he survived.  Good.  wow.  

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27 minutes ago, Lionesss said:

the DH would not proceed with any testing till after the wedding.

Enjoyed the story.

I had an in office X-ray once before a 3 week vacation. The doctor showed me a dark spot on my lung and insisted I go to the hospital to get it checked.  I was not going to ruin the vacation so I waited.  Turned out to be my nipple!  LOL you would hope that a doctor would know or at least mark it.

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Wow, been away for a few days and so much to catch up on.  Our summer of fun continues, and it has been exhausting at times.  Managed to squeeze in some more boating and tubing with the grandkids, as well as other activities (movies, soccer, art projects, lego wars competitions). 

 

Grandson wanted a bird feeder, so I gathered some pieces of wood and plexiglass I had laying around and told him we could make one. 

 

We worked out a pattern and I cut the pieces we would need. 
 

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He wanted it blue, so I put him to work painting all the pieces.  

 

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Predrilled all the pieces so he would have an easy time with assembly. 

 

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Of course, we had to take time for a meal between paint coats.  

 

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And the finished product. 

 

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8 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Enjoyed the story.

I had an in office X-ray once before a 3 week vacation. The doctor showed me a dark spot on my lung and insisted I go to the hospital to get it checked.  I was not going to ruin the vacation so I waited.  Turned out to be my nipple!  LOL you would hope that a doctor would know or at least mark it.

It is not unusual for a nipple to show up as a possible lung lesion. If there is a question they will usually repeat the x-ray with a nipple marker.

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