• rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 day, 2 hours ago

    In case I don’t make it back on here tomorrow – -HAPPY ONE YEAR AF @Jocord. You have done amazingly well!!! We had a few meal issues this stay too, my boy needs smooth puree or fortisip milk and it’s taken 4 days to get it right. I need the patience of asaint and even AF I can’t quite get there!!! M doing better today and I am hoping to bring…[Read more]

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 day, 18 hours ago

    @enzedgirl he has been through so much and I pegged this as an easy breezy procedure. Up to now we have had no real issues with anasthetics but I will forever have a more fear each time i sign those bloody forms!!@

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 day, 18 hours ago

    Thank you @Gage. I always accept others positive energy. How nice of you. I’m happy to see your day count growing.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Just watched the Breen Brown show @Marii135. Really enjoyed it hearing her tell some of the stories I have read in her books. I’m a big fan girl. Love the messages she gives.

  • rise2015 posted an update 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Have spent the last few days hanging about in Starship Hospital after my boy had experienced an aspiration incident after having 2 general anasthetics on Wednesday for an MRI and a surgery. What was going to be a quick daystay thing has turned into much more. Today he seems to have improved enough that I am hopeful he will recover from what was…[Read more]

    • Oh man….that must have been really scary to have a simple day procedure turn into a medical event including collapsed lungs…. I am sorry this happened and hope the doctors can soon release him from hospital with a clean bill of health! ooxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    • Oh wow @rise2015. Sending u strength during this tough time. 🙏

    • gage replied 2 days ago

      @rise2015 How dreadful for both of you. With your permission I’ll send positive energy in the hope that your boy recovers quickly

    • Thinking of you, @rise2015. I hope that your son has a rapid recovery.

    • Jocord replied 2 days ago

      Oh Honey! I feel for you and hope that you and your son get to go home and hibernate/recuperate very, very soon. I spent a week at University Hospital for 72 hour video/eeg recording. Only 2 dietary trays delivered because he was out for testing at meal delivery. What did they tell me? You can buy food at the cafeteria for him. WTF??!! You…[Read more]

      • In case I don’t make it back on here tomorrow – -HAPPY ONE YEAR AF @Jocord. You have done amazingly well!!! We had a few meal issues this stay too, my boy needs smooth puree or fortisip milk and it’s taken 4 days to get it right. I need the patience of asaint and even AF I can’t quite get there!!! M doing better today and I am hoping to bring…[Read more]

    • Hoping all goes well for you and your son, I think seeing our children in a place of extreme vulnerability is the hardest thing that can happen as a parent.

    • Oh jeez rise I’m so sorry to hear that. Thank god he’ll be ok. Xxx

    • sending you and your boy everything positive for a speedy recovery @rise2015.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    @hammer123 I think you are a golfer too? I thought my golf was improving too, thought it might be that I am not hungover all the time, and then the other day I went out and had a shocker – such a great sport to keep you real isn’t it.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Bahaha @Jocord – I am definitely not ‘normal’. Since then, my bloody caregiver for tomorrow cancelled and my dad’s partner rang to say I need to up sticks and go do a visit as his time is coming nearer (had cancer for a long time and now it’s in his bones). Ooh, I just think that I should never say things are going well. 🙁 My mum’s partner…[Read more]

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    You can do it. Yes feeling alone is tough. Can you get out of the house and do something when he is working sometimes? I think the having something to do is super important in the early days.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Just doing the maths and that is pretty close to 2 years @thor. Go you.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Just lovely @MissFreedom isn’t it so nice to feel. Very profound you are.

  • rise2015 posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    It’s Saturday night and I’ve just finished watching Love Rosie on netflix – seen it before, but it is so lovely. Gives me the warm fuzzies. My hubby is overseas for work at the mo and my son is in respite, so my daughter and I have the house to ourselves. It’s so quiet and I’m so sober. I can remember telling myself that if I bought 3 bottles…[Read more]

    • wow 320 days thats inspiring. I’m with you…home alone binging on netflix as hubby is at work. Can’t wait to get to the pink cloud and looking better. Well done you @rise2015

      • You can do it. Yes feeling alone is tough. Can you get out of the house and do something when he is working sometimes? I think the having something to do is super important in the early days.

    • That is such a lovely read before I try to sleep. Great news to have a pink cloud float your way. Xxxx

    • Thanks @rise2015 I have started knitting in the evenings which is great now that Autum has come and the evenings are drawing out. The problem is that I am a useless knitter the baby garments I make are full of mistakes and I haven’t yet attempted to sew anything up yet! What makes it even worse is that I am a perfectionist but just can’t seem to…[Read more]

    • That’s beautiful Rise, and it’s really nice to see you feeling good about being AF as you approach your one year. I suppose if I think about it, it’s inevitable that we feel better if we aren’t getting smashed all the time. It’s still life, but the AF life is a much better one.

      • Well done, I experience that grumpiness too….chalked it up to my internal struggle that goes on. Well done!

    • Congratulations on 320 days, so glad you are settling into the AF life, it does take some getting used too!

      • @hammer123 I think you are a golfer too? I thought my golf was improving too, thought it might be that I am not hungover all the time, and then the other day I went out and had a shocker – such a great sport to keep you real isn’t it.

    • This is such an uplifting post @rise2015! Despite our abnormal lives, you sound so….normal. Sending waves of love your way! xoxo

      • Bahaha @Jocord – I am definitely not ‘normal’. Since then, my bloody caregiver for tomorrow cancelled and my dad’s partner rang to say I need to up sticks and go do a visit as his time is coming nearer (had cancer for a long time and now it’s in his bones). Ooh, I just think that I should never say things are going well. 🙁 My mum’s partner…[Read more]

    • It finally dawns on us that we’re not missing out, we’re setting ourselves free. Well done!

    • Nice to hear rise ❤️

    • Sounds great all round @rise2015 ! Enjoy your space and the pink cloud! 🌸🏵💐

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    @trace I read this when you posted, but was on my phone and couldn’t be bothered trying to write one of my many long winded messages on the phone – so finally, here I am with my two pennies. I too, am very conscious that I spend too much time online (whether it is social media, ‘researching’ or just flicking around whatever, but remember we are…[Read more]

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hello @MalibuStacey I’m just dropping in too – nice to see you travelling well

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    thank you @enzedgirl and sending one back

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Funny how our brains let us think we can be the one who is able to moderate. Accepting you can’t is such a huge piece of the af puzzle. Most of us learn it the hard way. Welcome back

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Well @Janus2 just think of me when the tissues go in the wash, as I am such a domestic goddess that I can manage to put a nappy (diaper for the US crew) through the wash. What a big mess. I miss summer already, but it was a nice day today.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    It rolled over to 8001!!

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    @wildchild I like that answer. I have been thinking that – time to hand the baton over to those younger and less wise now. Took me such a long time to realise.

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    @Liberty what a fantastic number. I had a string of 1 pointers at golf today, (which is a rubbish score), and yours is so much more impressive.

    • I don’t know much about golf @rise2015 so will take your word on that one, but I bet it was nice to be out there nonetheless. And thank you 🙂

  • rise2015 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Lovely! I drove home from Papamoa to Auckland yesterday and stopped about 4 times to take photos in the karangaheke gorge. I just love, love, love that piece of country where the river flows through the gorge. Lucky to live in such an amazing country.

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