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First Name
Becky

Last Name
Fellows

State/Province
CO

Country of Residence
United States of America

Postal/Zip Code
80301

Posts (159)

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

Reminds me of when we went to visit our son who was stationed at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA. In the Mojave Desert. He kept the door to his BOQ (bachelors quarters) because he didn’t like the AC! He was in the army and much younger. Becky

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

Thanks for mentioning water exercises—I put it in my notebook to ask the neurologist next week! Earlier, I was told no because the steroids keep my immune system too low. But, I’ll ask! Thanks, Becky

Sun, Apr 14 10:33am · Sadness over diagnosis in Just Want to Talk

All of you have given such excellent advice! I, too, felt really down/despondent when I first got sick, saying ‘this is not what I planned for myself.’ But, I’m slowly getting back to myself and doing what I want and can do. I really like the suggestion of adult centers! I used to volunteer at the one in town. Several of the people got rides in and others drove or walked. There were art classes, lectures, hot lunch, and good company. Try it! You might also see what classes, talks, etc. your local hospital has. Ours frequently has talks on a fib, and osteoporosis. Take care and just keep moving!

Thu, Apr 11 1:08pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

I’m feeling very grateful today for the sunshine! Flew out of Colorado just 1 hour before the blizzard hit! And so grateful that I had a safe, uneventful trip. And that my mother is looking and feeling well at 95.6 years of age! We met with the hospice nurse today. She’s not ready for hospice, but they’ll keep an eye on her weekly—that’s a big help! And grateful for this group! Becky

Tue, Apr 9 4:03pm · Having trouble keeping your balance? in Healthy Living

What an excellent suggestion! As we get older, we all need to think more. I certainly hope you weren’t hurt when you fell! Do you use a walker at all? When I was so unstable, I found it very helpful. Take care! Becky

Sat, Apr 6 5:24pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Map dot fingerprint dystrophy isn’t very common—no one in my family has it. No one else wears glasses! One positive thing about it is, Medicare covers an ophthalmologist visit each year! So with my autoimmune disease, the eye doc can keep a close eye on my eyes! That sounds funny. When I got CLIPPERS last year, the steroids caused my vision to change 3 times!! And that can be expensive! Becky. PS. Luckily, it has stayed the same 😎

Sat, Apr 6 8:51am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

GOOD MORNING! DO YOU SEE AN OPTHAMOLOGIST? MINE SUGGESTED SEEING A NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGIST IF THINGS DIDNT IMPROVE. LUCKILY, THINGS HAVE IMPROVED IN GENERAL, AND I ONLY HAVE SOME BAD DAYS—MOSTLY WHEN I WANT TO SEW. I ALSO HAVE A COMDITION CALLED MAP DOT FINGERPRINT DYSTROPHY. CRAZY NAME! WORDS AND BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES ALL HAVE SHADOWS. IVE GOTTEN SO USED TO IT THAT IT REALLY DOESNT BOTHER ME TOO MUCH AS LONG AS THE LETTERS ARE BIG ENOUGH. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!

Sat, Apr 6 8:33am · ~ Depressed and scared ~ in Mental Health

@amberpep I’m so sorry for all you’re going through, it sure sounds difficult. Have you checked into Meals on Wheels in your area? They usually have a sliding scale. And maybe google employment for seniors. And check into your towns Council on Aging. They have counselors who can give help on lots of things. Have you spoken with your daughters who wanted you to move to VA? Maybe they can help. I really worry when you say “I’ve given up.” There are people who can advise and assist you. Find your local senior center—they usually have lots of resources. Please try and keep us informed. Becky