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    miws
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    Hey, everyone!

    As many of you already know, Jan has been a bit like a ping-pong ball this past month or so, going between hospitalizations at Swedish Cherry Hill, and rehab (attempts) at Park West.

    Well, those in control of the ping pong paddle at Cherry Hill, have agreed to redirect their aim, toward the direction of Mount Saint Vincent, this time. (Her returns to Cherry Hill have had nothing to do with her care at Park West, it’s just been various health issues cropping up. Although, The Mount will likely be a better fit).

    Anyhoo, this extra time away from home, also means extra time off work, which Jan has attempted to continue whenever possible, over these last months of illnesses.

    Of course, this translates to no income, as Jan is self-employed. I’m sure that when she went in for the heart surgery a month plus ago, she was expecting to have been physically rehabbed enough, to return to her career as a Massage Therapist, at least on a limited basis.

    The point of this diatribe, is to remind folks of Jan’s Go Fund Me site, which is accessible via the link below:

    http://www.gofundme.com/14rlws

    Thanks!

    Mike

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    #776065

    JoB
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    I would like to add that the generosity of donors at the gofundme site has been amazing..

    but the complications that have kept Jan bouncing through the health care system have also increased her expenses and lengthened the amount of time she will be unable to work…

    and her new restrictive diet has just made it that much more expensive to have meals delivered to her when she does finally get home…

    She badly needs as much time as we can give her to recover so that she can get healthy before she gets her kidney transplant so she can get off the complication merry-go-round that has been exacerbated by her kidney disease.

    She won’t be able to do that unless she has enough funding to stop worrying about how soon she can push herself back to work.

    It’s not that Jan doesn’t want to work.. it’s that she can’t if she is going to recover enough to survive the next round of surgery that is necessary to keep her around.

    please help us keep Jan around if you can…

    thanks in advance for anything you can do

    someone suggested a meal calendar for Jan after she gets home…

    one of us will be asking for help setting that up just as soon as we figure out the priorities on her three tier diet… renal failure, diabetes and heart disease.

    are there any dieticians out there who would like to volunteer to help us put a sample meal plan together so we have something viable to post with the meal calendar?

    you can reach me at joanne at brayden dot org and i can connect you with whoever ends up taking responsibility for that one…

    thanks again. the generosity of this community never fails to amaze me

    #776066

    JanS
    Participant

    JoB and Mike…thank you for posting this. And, rest assured…any donations to the fund or to food are very much appreciated. :)

    #776067

    miws
    Participant

    I would like to add that the generosity of donors at the gofundme site has been amazing..

    Yeah, a lot of us have come to kinda like Jan.

    Dunno why…… ;-)

    Mike

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    miws
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    #776069

    singularname
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    Hope to see the diet posted. I love to cook “big” on weekends (i.e., plenty to freeze) and am decent at keeping Southern and Italian dishes ridiculously good with seemingly impossible ingredient restrictions. Although Jan will have to decide if she wants to be an experimentee. :->

    #776070

    JoB
    Participant

    singlularname…

    we are working on that.

    A local dietician has contacted me and we are scheduling an appt for her with Jan.

    another local volunteer has volunteered to do the meal calendar work.

    I am still looking for someone who can build the page with the diet and recipes that will link to the meal calendar.

    In the meantime.. Jan needs to get well enough to go home so we can all cook for her.

    she is in room 5335 at the Mount.

    #776071

    JanS
    Participant

    actually, that’s rm. 535….my trigger finger was itchy when I wrote JoB – lol

    #776072

    miws
    Participant

    she is in room 5335 at the Mount.

    I was gonna ask; “…when did they add 45 stories to the building?

    Imagine that view though! ;-)

    Mike

    #776073

    JoB
    Participant

    for those who want to visit..

    535 is the first door to the left in the South wing on 5

    Jan is in the front bed…. and since she generally sits on the side of the bed looking out towards the doorway to use her computer.. you are likely to see her smiling face before you figure out you have found the right room.

    she is pretty busy with physical and occupational therapy in the mornings.. and goes to dialysis some time after two on tuesday, thursday and saturday…

    but told me this morning she would love early afternoon or early evening company.

    it gets really really boring being hospitalized for so long.

    #776074

    miws
    Participant

    Bump

    #776075

    JanS
    Participant

    yes, Rm 535 South. Thanks, JoB, for posting that. While my room is small, esp. with a roommate, there is a nice common area where we can sit and visit…

    boring does not describe my life adequately at the moment – lol….

    #776076

    miws
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    #776077

    JanS
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    lol…another dumbass picture :D

    #776078

    miws
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    #776079

    miws
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    #776080

    miws
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    Well, I had a nice visit with Jan yesterday, and she seemed to be behaving herself, and didn’t appear to be harassing the staff. ;-)

    So, I think this deserves another bump!

    Mike

    #776081

    JoB
    Participant

    Jan got the wouud vac off her foot today.

    Even if the probable election of Elizabeth Warren and the whopping returns for Bernie weren’t making me grin like a Cheshire cat tonight..

    i would still be grinning ear to ear from Jan’s news :)))

    don’t panic if you see her in a wheelchair.

    things didn’t slide backwards..

    the surgeon just wants to keep her off it for a while…

    No wheelies Jan

    #776082

    miws
    Participant

    Woot!

    #776083

    miws
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    #776084

    JanS
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    #776085

    miws
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    #776086

    JoB
    Participant

    Jan’s business phone message now says that she is accepting massage appointments for November…

    as hopeful as this sounds..

    she will have to take it very easy for longer than she wants to admit so although she hopes to be earning by then… she won’t be earning much.

    In spite of the incredible generosity of so many, this has been a much longer haul that anyone expected and Jan’s resources are limited.

    Increasing the balance in Jan’s go fund me account will allow her to recover without worrying so much that she will be unable to meet her expenses …

    it’s really important that she finds the balance between pushing herself just hard enough to continually improve and not so hard that she lands back in the hospital with more complications.

    any donations you can make to this fund are gratefully appreciated…

    as are the many offers of household assistance when she is able to return home…

    #776087

    Sue
    Participant

    And for those who need it again, here’s the link to the fund JoB mentioned above:

    http://www.gofundme.com/14rlws

    #776088

    miws
    Participant
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