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Re: Journaling the end

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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The only thing I regret about being adopted is that I didn't inherit my adoptive parents' genes.

 

My mother's aunt went back to substitute teaching at 101. An uncle died at 96 when his tractor turned over. A cousin in his late nineties retired as chief of surgery to go on a safari in Africa. My father's father was a teenager during the U.S. Civil War. His father fought in the Revolutionary War in his twenties and thirties.

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Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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@Bill H wrote:

The only thing I regret about being adopted is that I didn't inherit my adoptive parents' genes.

 

My mother's aunt went back to substitute teaching at 101. An uncle died at 96 when his tractor turned over. A cousin in his late nineties retired as chief of surgery to go on a safari in Africa. My father's father was a teenager during the U.S. Civil War. His father fought in the Revolutionary War in his twenties and thirties.


 Wait, wouldn't that mean your great grandfather had your grandfather when he was around 90? Smiley Surprised

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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My great grandfather was born in 1755. My grandfather was born in 1850 when his father was 95. My grandfather was relatively young, 68, when my father, the baby of the family, was born in 1918.

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Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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@Bill H wrote:

My great grandfather was born in 1755. My grandfather was born in 1850 when his father was 95. My grandfather was relatively young, 68, when my father, the baby of the family, was born in 1918.


 Sorry that I short-changed him by 5-years. That has to be some story. Wow.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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I have a similar family situation.  My grandparents were born during the Civil War (!) - my great grandfather was at Appamatox.  His  grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. (My family tends to have at least one baby late in life)

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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Got the spinal tap, but the radiologist withdrew less CSF than the neurologist requested. Balance has improved slightly, waiting to see what happens.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Fingers crossed!

 

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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Balance is better, and the last mico-seizure only lasted a couple of seconds. Looks like it's helping. See the neurologist on December 28. Surgery probable in Jan or Feb.

 

I'm negotiating with the hospital to bring my ashtray and coffee maker with me. I also want my computer and Terabye download speed available. In addition, I want a full-sized refrigerator for beer. And my own nurse. And

 

Wait a minute, my wife is looking over my shoulder. No! Stop! It's cheaper to replace you than the computer. Just kidding.

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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I had lunch with my oldest daughter today. I had not seen her since the spinal tap. We have a healthy adult relationship, and she's always honest with me. Brutally so if necessary.

 

She believes I am walking, thinking acting far better than I have in two years. She termed the change "remarkable," and she's a better observer of me than I am. I'm pretty confident about the surgery. Just not the beer refrigerator and ash tray.

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Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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Bill, regarding the beer---maybe if you provided it for all? Smiley Wink

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