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8 hours ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Dang! I have been so busy today I have not had time to be grateful – nor to read one post! I'm just checking in to say I have completed my New England Seafood Casserole, wild rice with mushrooms, asparagus, and for dessert, bourbon cake. Ya'll wish me luck! My little dinner party is starting in one hour.

1 day ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Tomorrow night I'm having a little dinner party. I'm making it kind of fancy since its the holidays so I'm serving a seafood casserole with lobster, shrimp and crabmeat. Today, I am eternally grateful that my husband cooked the lobster. Some of you know that my husband has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) that will probably lead to dementia of some type. Alzheimers? We don't know. But every day is a gift and today – when he threw that lobster in the pot and managed the whole process, I was singing thanksgiving praises!

1 day ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Hey @jodeej – It makes me so happy to read your good news. What a wonderful result from your husband's MRI. I know you are thrilled to death! And he can go back to work… and your kids can visit. I bet it feels like things are getting back to normal.

Now… for others of our Gratitude Connectors… I hope you saw the "spotlight" they did on JoDee today. If not, check it out here and get to know her better…

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed/inspired-by-time-with-mother-nature-meet-jodeej/?pg=1#comment-250822

1 day ago · Search - It can help you! in Just Want to Talk

I use search all the time. I love it! Thanks for publicizing it.

1 day ago · Inspired by Time with Mother Nature: Meet @jodeej in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Hi @jodeej – I LOVED reading your spotlight. You are such a breath of fresh air in our Gratitude Group and it is so nice to get to know you better. Thanks for this great article.

2 days ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@karen00 – what a great title you have given us – we are "connectors". Let's call ourselves the Gratitude Connectors!

2 days ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Today I'm grateful that I have caring, compassionate people in my life. Here on Connect, all of you in this group are THE best! And I also have wonderful neighbors who are willing to help if needed or stop for a cup of coffee if possible. Then there are faraway friends that I see on FB, hear from with cards during the holidays, and occasionally get to visit them or they come here. Everyone of these people make my life richer. I want to thank all of you here – and I'm going to find a way to thank those others too. Life is too short not to acknowledge the joy others bring into our lives.

@karen00 – I was sorry to hear about your hospital stay, but I was impressed that you were grateful for a choice of doctors. I agree. That matters. Hope you are feeling better. And @gingerw – I love that you are in a prayer shawl group. That is such a caring group to be part of. And @parus and @lioness – your posts about your grandchildren truly made me smile from ear to ear! Have a great evening.

2 days ago · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi @katepitt – Welcome to Connect! Lots of helpful and compassionate people here who cheer each other on and support each other in the downtimes. I can only imagine how scary and frustrating it must be to have your recovery going so well and then suddenly have this setback. There are some other members who have had THR's. I'm going to tag @klouis, @beatricefay and @skitchymo to see if any of them can weigh in on this. I'm curious if you talked with your doctor about whether there PT might be useful – or whether he has any recommendations?