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5 days ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@contentandwell Unfortunately, it is not just "young people" who no longer show respect for others. It really bothers me to see politicians on both sides of the aisle show so little respect for each other and for truth and honesty. They will say anything just to make their side look good and the other side look bad.

Mon, Mar 18 9:17pm · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

When I was a kid, I once asked my mom if I was adopted. She said, "Yes, you were. But it didn't work out and they sent you back."

Mon, Mar 18 9:14pm · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

I just don't understand kids these days. It is alarming the way they talk back to their parents. I talked back to my mom once and she grounded me for 2 weeks. The worst part of the whole thing was having to call my wife and explaining to her why I wasn't coming home.

Mon, Mar 18 7:50am · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer

@alamogal635 I am coming up on 5 years past my surgery for pancreatic cancer. As time passes, hope grows stronger and fear slowly decreases. But I don't think the fear of recurrence will ever go away completely. If cancer comes back, I will deal with it at that time. Meanwhile, I am going to celebrate and enjoy every day of life the good Lord gives me.

Wed, Mar 13 1:40pm · What does the word Cancer mean? Is it just a simple word? in Lung Cancer

When I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 5 years ago, the survival rate was 5% (currently at 9%). There are others I know who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who did not survive this disease. You realize very quickly how fragile and precious life is. It is a gift. I thank God every morning for another day of life.

The things I remember the most after my surgery: The surgeon had me on an insulin drip. It was supposed to speed up recovery. But that first night, the nurse woke me up every hour to test my blood sugar. The greatest pain was not my incision, but my back. I always assumed that it was because I laid on that hard operating room table for an 8 1/2 hour surgery. About 3:00 AM, I told the nurse I had to get out of bed. She helped me walk to door of my room. I looked down the hallway and told her I wanted to go back to bed. All the nurses were fantastic. They did everything they could to make me comfortable.

Sun, Mar 10 5:02pm · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

The year is 2024 and the United States has just elected the first woman as President of the United States.

A few days after the election, the president-elect calls her father in Milwaukee and asks, "So, Dad, I assume you will be coming to my
inauguration?"

"I don't think so. It's a long drive; your mom isn't as young as she used to be, we'll have the dog with us, and my arthritis is acting up in my knee."

"Don't worry about it, Dad. I'll send Air Force One or another support aircraft to pick you up and take you home, and a limousine will pick you up at your door," she said.

"I don't know. Everybody will be so fancy. What would your mother wear?"

"Oh, Dad," she replied, "I'll make sure she has a wonderful gown custom-made by one of the best designers in New York."

"Honey," Dad complained, "You know we can't eat those rich foods you and your friends like to eat."

The President-elect responded, "Don't worry, Dad. The entire affair is going to be handled by the best caterer in D.C. and I'll ensure your meals are salt-free. Dad, I really want you to come."

So her parents reluctantly agreed, and on January 24, 2024 arrived to see their daughter sworn in as President of the United States.

The parents are seated in the front row. The President's dad sees that a Senator is sitting next to him and whispers, "You see that woman up there with her hand on the Bible, becoming President of the United States?

The Senator whispered in reply, "Yes, sir, I sure do."

Dad says proudly, "Her brother plays football for the Packers."

Wed, Mar 6 8:34am · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

Ole is attending a marriage seminar at the Lutheran church down the street. The pastor says, "Ole, you've been married a long time."

"Ya," says Ole. "Coming up on 50 years!"

The pastor asks, "What do you credit your long marriage to?"

Ole says, "I like to surprise Lena from time to time."

"Can you give us an example? " asks the pastor.

"Well," says Ole, "for our 25th anniversary, I brought Lena to the old country to visit family."

"Oh," said the pastor. "And do you have a surprise for her for your 50th anniversary? "

"Ya," says Ole. "I think I'll go back and get her."

Thu, Feb 28 9:56pm · Lighten Your Limbs With Friends in Diabetes/Endocrine System

@retiredteacher I was never sure of the cause – cancer/surgery/chemo or diabetes or CKD or age – but I need a nap or two a day. If I have to, I can get through a day without a nap, but I pay for it the next day. I accept it as a fact of life. I try to celebrate the gift of life every day