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  1. texastracy

    Living with Trache

    Home again after 12 days in the hospital. Eveything went well. Had first trache cange, that was hard. But I survived. Got spoiled by hospital, plus trusty suction device blew up at 5: 00 Friday afternoon. Our new resp. group brought a portable one out. My father in law, and his dad in law...
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    Lateral Rotation Mattress

    Will Medicare pay for a lateral rotation mattress? I wake my husband up every two hours to be turned. Currently I have no pressure sores. Tracy
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    My other caregiver

    This is Bella. She is my favorite nonhuman caregiver. She keeps my feet warm and always keeps an eye on the other caregivers. Loves to run beside my pwc.
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    Big Decision Made

    It's been a rough few weeks with my breathing. I never thought that my breathing would give out first, bu it's trying hard. So my husband and I had several talks. I always thought I would not get a trache. But I'm not ready to give up, and neither he. Even our children àgree. So I'm seeing...
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    Unfairness of ALS

    We all have twitches at some time or another. But today my abdominal muscles got busy. Felt like a when I was pregnant with my kids and they kicked. Cried for the grandchildren kicks I won't feel from the outside. 💦💦💦💦💦😓😢
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    Raining frogs

    We got 1.25 inches of rain last night. Hundreds of little frogs have appeared all over our 12 acres. It looks like it rained frogs.
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    Tracy's Power Blend

    6 oz. Strawberry Kefir 8 oz. water 1 large orange, peeled 1 medium banana 1 medium Apple, cored and quartered 4 large strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1 packet carnation instant breakfast 2 tsp flaxseed 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 tbs molasses 1/4 c coconut oil 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup old...
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    Sunrise from International Space Station

    Posted on their Twitter feed
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    Clinic 06/05

    Clinic went well. FVC improved a bit. Only lost four pounds - lots in my legs we can tell. They adjusted my wheelchair joystick turn radius to make it easier to drive. Ordered two switches for access to mode settings and power on my chair because of my right arm being weaker. And getting a pt to...
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    What is your special place?

    This is the walking path I use for exercise and rejuvenation. The sound of the wind whispering through the pines speaks to me of life.