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Today is "Hugs Day" ☺

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jimwins
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Hey, I know "Mama Sue" has gone fishin' but we can still "holler" right?
I'm declaring today "Hugs Day" so hug someone you love - or hug me.
I never get enough of them - LOL.

Aaron, good luck today with your first infusion and please touch base with us when
you feel up to it.

Lisha, how ya doing today?

Liz, what's going on with you?

John, I know you'll chime in regardless ;) (warm hug).

Beth, how are you doing?

Vinny, how's your garden doing?

Maggie, what's up with you?

Bluerose, I know you don't post a lot but I suspect you
read a lot of posts - would love to hear from you.

I know I didn't get to everyone (I can blame so
many things on "chemobrain" now).

I hope Sue and company catch a lot of fish.

(Yeah, I probably had a little too much coffee this morning -
Tim Hortons to be exact... or did I take too many of the wrong pills?).

Hug Hug Hug

Big hugs to all of you!

Jim

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Hi Jim,

Thanks for thinking of all of us. Nothing is really up. Just so hot and humid in
New York. I can't stand it.

On Monday July 30 I am having a Pet Ct scan and seeing my oncologist Monday Aug 6.
As you very well know, there is so much worry involved with the results. I am
hoping I am still in remission.

Have a wonderful weekend. You're always in my thoughts. Love Maggie

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Aaron
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Hugs right back to y'all, I'll post about how it went a little later.

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COBRA666
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Right back atcha !!!!! I'm just a LOVE monkey anyway...John

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jimwins
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LOL, I'm sure Katie thinks so ☺!

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COBRA666
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If I could see her more often she would really know it.:(

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forme
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Hi Jim

I'm checking in for hugs. I sure seem to need a buch lately.

How are you doing, you have had a bit of a rough patch going on.

Huge hugs right back to you.

Lisha

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jimwins
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I'm doing okay. Still miss my sister and losing her dog (Ozzie) just
emphasized that with me and Philip (her husband). We've had dinner together
a couple nights this week. He keeps busy doing projects around his house.
Me - well I keep putting things off at my house :). I did take care of
another yellow jacket nest the other day so I guess I
haven't been completely lazy ;). Now If I can muster up enough motivation
to vacuum the floors....

Hugs are always good ☺.

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Oh Jim,

I didn't know anout your sister's dog. Heartache upon heartache. I am so sorry. You really have been through so much. Gosh, I wish we lived closer, I come right over and give you a proper hug.
I cannot imagine my life without Lola. She is so sweet and puts up with so much alone time, and never complains about it. And newfys hate to be alone!

Hugs to you and your BIL and the kids.

Lisha

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jimwins
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I'd make you coffee. I can feel the hug from here, Lisha.
Whats a few bits and bytes and a few thousand miles?
Our all too human situation(s) has made all of us "close" :).

Ozzie was over 18 years old and lived a happy life. I posted about
it on my expressions page.

Thanks for the hugs - I'll pass it on to Philip.

Jim

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forme
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Oh Jim

I just looked at Ozzie. He is the from the picture with Wanda. I'm sorry that I didn't see it posted on Friday. I was clearly in some amount of shock that day.

I am going to take you up on that coffee some day. maybe one of my trips to Florida, I'll make a quick stop in your neck of the woods..

I hope that knowing Ozzie and Wanda are together again gives you, Phillip and the kids a tiny bit of comfort.

I am so sorry for the loss of Ozzie.

Lisha

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vinny59
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you still have her in your heart........

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Hugs Jim!!!
Well, I'm doing ok...I'm still feeling a little off. Remember I told you about the irregular heartbeat and out of air thing I was feeling. I was suppose to have my first Rituxan treatment yesterday (second round) but my Onc cancelled it, supposedly they didn't have my medicine so I couldn't get my treatment. I'll get it next Wednesday (I hope)! Still feel weird, I'm trying my best to not pay a lot of attention to it and just trying to keep myself occupied. The Onc really didn't give me an answer or any advise just looked at me like I was either crazy or making it up. Thanks for asking and sorry for venting...
Oh and by the way how many coffee cups did you have today??? lol
((((((HHHHUUUUGGGGSSSS)))))) to all!!!

Sincerely,
Liz

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forme
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Hi Liz

So sorry that your feeling weird. I have had irregular heartbeats and it's unnerving, to say the least. Are you able to take a deep breath? I'm glad that your onc is not giving you the R right now. And if you start to have any real difficulty with breathing, get yourself, with hubby of course to the closest E.R.

Your so allowed to vent, but I don't even consider it venting..
I would be frustrated if my onc didn't address my issues to my satisfaction.

I get the "keeping occupied". What helps me is jigsaw puzzles. My girls tell me that only really old people do as many puzzles as I do. But after telling them about the new cancer and how the puzzles really keep my mind from going off the deep end, they gave me "permission" to do puzzles for one more year!!! So I have to be all better by this time next year or the puzzle police will be at my house pronto.

Hang in there and know that I am thinking of you.

Huge hugs
Lisha

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Hi Lisha,
Whenever I feel like that I try to keep myself calm and to remember to take deep breaths. I also like to do puzzles, I just recently bought my daughter her first one so she could start learning how to do them. She actually liked it a lot and we're starting on her second one. They can be pretty relaxing, I also like to read (anything to keep the mind busy)!
How are you feeling? Are the pain medicine helping you a bit more? I really do hope you can have the operation on Tuesday so you can get rid of those tumors. Lisha hang in there, I'm always thinking about you and praying to God to help you get better! Take care and thank you for always being there for me. ((((Hugs)))

Sincerely,
Liz

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jimwins
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Hey Liz, you're welcome to vent all you want :).

Hmmm, I think you should get to the bottom of the "weird" feeling
and the shortness of breath. Your body is talking to you.
Is the back issue better? I'm off to my niece's for a day or two but
will be checking occasionally from there.

I probably had about 4 cups of coffee yesterday and was "bouncing"
a little.

Hugs,

Jim

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COBRA666
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Jim,
Enjoy your trip. Just watch this NC heat. John

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Hi Jim,
Will do, if I continue to feel weird I'll go to my other doc and tell them to check it out. My back still hurts but there comes a time when you sort of learn to live with the pain, life is sure funny. As soon as I finish this treatment I'll go see a pain specialist.
Have fun with your nieces and take care of yourself. Sending you a huge hug buddy! Thanks for always being there for everybody Jim.

Sincerely,
Liz

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Hey Jim,
I was busy hugging the floor of the boat under a sleeping bag last night and early this morning...then later hugging 2 fish! Must of been my reward for toughing out the brutal rainy night!..ha! But... now that I'm home, "HUGS" back to you and "EVERYONE in the group!
Love to all...Sue (soooo missed my warm bed)!!! :)

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Jim, thanks for asking, we had that terrible storm a couple weeks ago, lost half the garden, but hey, it got half the work!!!!! lol

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jimwins
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LOL. Sorry, didn't event think about the storm (duh - chemobrain lives).
Good point - half the work! You probably have more "squash" than planned
after the stom I guess ;).

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I don't know about Vinny,but I have more yellow squash and sweet peppers than I know what to do with. I got the freezer stacked full of it. The corn did not do that great. Must of been to much cow manure in that section. They grew fast and rotted from all the fertilizer. Hmmmm!!,wonder how the corn would have tasted. LOL. John

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jimwins
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Now why don't I find "too much cow manure" in your case surprising? ;)
(Ya know I only pick on people I like and care about.)

So many folks grow yellow squash around here - I like it okay but
far prefer the flavor of zucchini. The Black Eyed Pea restaurant makes
a wonderful yellow squash casserole. I used to eat it all the time
there when I lived in Houston. I also liked their fried corn (basically
a partial 1/2-1/3 ear of corn that was batter fried).

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I swear y'all will deep fry anything down there in Texas! My wife's from Wichita falls so I know first hand from many trips. Btw Jim I think every day should be " hugs" day especially tomorrow for our dear friend Lisha.

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jimwins
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Hey Aaron,

I live in North Carolina now and they fry alot of things here too ;).
Typical fare at a seafood restaurant is fried fish, fried shrimp, fried
hushpuppies and a side of slaw (not fried). I don't eat like that much
anymore. I prefer most of my fish baked, grilled, broiled or blackened.
I do think the only way to prepare catfish though is fried - lol for me anyway.

I agree with you about "hugs" day. There will be plenty to go around
for Lisha tomorrow ♥ ☺.

You sound like you're doing well and I'm glad.

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COBRA666
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OH MY GOD....THEY LET YOU IN NORTH CAROLINA !!!!...LOL Just messin' with ya' Don't forget the southern Bar-B-Que and Carolina Packer red hotdogs. John

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jimwins
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LOL... Yep, I really missed Carolina barbecue while in Texas.
Interesting how barbcue is different around the country.

Hotdogs - pretty much like them everywhere... The more chicken
lips, the better ;).

Jim

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