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Harriet

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Hodgson

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Wed, May 8 9:29am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Thank you.

Wed, May 8 8:46am · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

I'm having surgery in a few hours. A cardiac surgeon is going to replace my failing mitral valve with a pig valve.

Wed, May 8 8:19am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

This morning, as I am about to have open heart surgery, I am profoundly grateful for the gift of life and the happy life I've lived. Though I've survived profoundly sad times, I am still grateful for all the good times, my devoted husband and family.

Mon, May 6 8:37am · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

When I'm hungry I have a few walnuts or carrot sticks. They quell my hunger until the next meal. Homemade soup–tomato basil, vegetable, mushroom–is often a meal at our house. Eating soup before dinner also quells hunger.

Sun, Apr 14 8:12pm · When the stuff hits the fan in Caregivers

Thank you @rmftucker. I worked on Smiling Through Your Tears for a dozen years. So glad it was helpful.

Sun, Apr 14 7:27pm · When the stuff hits the fan in Caregivers

Ethan, I suggest you read some articles about anticipatory grief. Feelings of grief are also associated with chronic illness. I've coped with multiple losses, written articles and books about it, and honesty seems to be the best policy.

Fri, Apr 5 5:34am · Loss and Grief: How are you doing? in Loss & Grief

You may find comfort and hope in two reliable websites, https://www.opentohope.com/ and https://thegrieftoolbox.com/ I write for both of them. These websites helped me in 2007 when four family members, including my daughter, the mother of my twin grandchildren, all died. Open to Hope also has a radio program and a television program.

Wed, Apr 3 7:33am · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

Instead of salt, I sprinkle the onions and carrots with a little dried thyme.