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Pleeb

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Christmas/Vacation plans?
« on: December 16, 2019, 02:39:54 AM »
My family usually has a potluck a week before Christmas Eve, but no one volunteered to host this year.
I'll probably have the usual Christmas turkey with nephew and others on Christmas Day.

My younger brother having leukemia puts a damper on things.  He found out a few weeks ago.  He says his type of leukemia is less dangerous than other kinds.


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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 01:05:55 PM »
Sending your brother positive vibes and hope you holidays are very good. I used to go all out when my kids were small I have cut back and just give my kids money now. My older son and his girlfriend are coming for dinner. My younger son is very far away and we haven't seen him or my grandson in 5 years so that is a downer for me.
 
   Take care and have a great new year

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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 09:47:57 PM »
Hi, mom.....Sounds good.

We usually go to nephew's on Christmas Day, but he was out of town.

If he was in town, I may have cancelled - I have a terrible cold since last Friday.


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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 02:49:53 AM »
Saw my brother the other day, and he was using a walker for the first time!  :(  He uses the plain aluminum one, not the one with brakes, and a tray to hold stuff.

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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 05:40:21 AM »
Hello Peter. How is your brother making out with his walker. Take Care. paul m

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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 11:29:43 PM »
Hi, Paul....He's doing o.k., but I'm surprised he doesn't have the kind with brakes and baskets to store stuff.


I don't know if leukemia is progressive:  the person that has it gets worse and worse?.....or can the getting worse be stopped.
Not sure how much his chemo helps.


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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 09:09:26 PM »
Good news:  today he said his recent blood test results didn't require him to get a transfusion.

Actually, he does have one of those walkers with brakes and a basket.


To be honest, I don't ask a lot of questions re his illness, treatment - he's cranky to begin with, and much more cranky since he became sick.


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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 10:07:55 PM »
Hi Peter. Some forms of leukemia can be put into remission. Take Care. paul m

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Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 03:32:30 PM »
Thanks, Paul.

I've also heard of people living with it for years and years.

My brother is moving into a retirement home.  It won't be expensive, as he only requires minimal care.  (meals only?)


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