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« on: November 23, 2013, 08:26:18 PM »

Holiday suggestions for people who know someone with a chronic disease:
1;  Offer to help with driving them to go shopping.  Shopping is exhausting especially at Christmas time.  Often the person can shop but the drive home is difficult by themselves.

2. Be patient with the “I have to sit down” in the middle od the shopping trip. Exhaustion can ht quickly.  Do not expect them to keep up with you. 
Go at their pace.

3. Enjoy being out with your friend.

4. Offer to help with the holiday meal.

5. DO not be upset of the meal is a store bought meal or catered. Cooking is a huge undertaking during the holidays.

6. Expect gift certificates as gifts.  Sometimes it is all they can do.

7.  Help with the clean up after the big meal.  Facing a mess after a celebration tha already wore them out can be  a daunting task.

8. Help your friend enjoy the holidays with less stress.
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 10:35:12 PM »

Excellent thoughts, kk!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 08:51:09 AM »

Very good advice KK! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 09:03:17 AM »

Thank you, Kitkatz! Can I borrow this for my FB page?
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 03:14:36 PM »

of course you can borrow it
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Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 04:25:19 PM »

   :thx;
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 02:51:32 PM »

Good suggestions. Evveryone ils comlng to our house for Thanksgiving. Thankfully I have been forbidden to enter the kitchen.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 03:49:13 PM »

My parents are here visiting through Thanksgiving. I think Mom read these.  :flower; I haven't done any laundry or housework since they've been here. It just somehow keeps doing itself. Thanks Mom! She's in the kitchen making cookies now, while I get some work done.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 10:16:45 PM »

Good tips... i just wish someone would come and take me shopping.. I'm home by myself a lot, and in winter, I can't take the bus, it's just too dangerous with how the city half-hattedly cleans the streets.. so I have no way to get anywhere
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