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Title: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on September 29, 2011, 03:33:26 am
Some of you have noted that Luise hasn't been on board for a few days.  Pen posted a few days ago that she was feeling under the weather.  Well, she still isn't feeling quite up to par.  She's been to the dr. & Kirk & Sandy are with her at home, taking good care of her.  It may well just be just a little bug, but I don't think it will hurt anything to ask of those of you who pray, to send up a few prayers with Luise's name on them.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, Luise, & sending oodles & gobs of love your way~ 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: FAFE on September 29, 2011, 04:43:54 am
Prayers going up for you sweet Luise.  Hope everything is ok.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Sassy on September 29, 2011, 04:58:16 am
Get well soon.  We miss you!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on September 29, 2011, 06:41:03 am
Yes, she's been sick for several days.  Started with her getting overheated out walking and went downhill from there.  She's still feeling very yucky but on the mend and Kirk/Sandy are there so she's getting help.

Keep her in your thoughts!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on September 29, 2011, 07:10:43 am
Pretty amazing how much this woman I've never seen has been on my mind lately.  Definitely looking forward to her being back in action!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on September 29, 2011, 07:19:37 am
Sending thoughts and love your way Luise, we miss you so much.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: pam1 on September 29, 2011, 07:56:37 am
Quote from: Doe on September 29, 2011, 07:10:43 am
Pretty amazing how much this woman I've never seen has been on my mind lately.  Definitely looking forward to her being back in action!


Isn't it???  Me too
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on September 29, 2011, 12:57:14 pm
I hope you are feeling better soon Luise,

Much love,

SJ   :-*
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on September 30, 2011, 01:26:29 am
Yes...Luise...we all love and miss you.   Glad you are taken care of.  See you soon and get well.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on September 30, 2011, 07:27:13 am
Healing hugs on their way .....get well soon Luise ......<3   xx
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Forum Moderator on September 30, 2011, 04:32:18 pm
Kirk VandenBerghe here, Luise Volta's son. She asked me to post an update. Over the week, she's been slowly recovering from whatever it was that has been ailing her. The meds she received stopped the diarrhea, but the nausea, headache, lack of appetite, aching shoulders, and difficulty sleeping have been persisting, albeit less than a few days ago. Today, her blood pressure elevated and the people are her senior care facility, Warm Beach, along with her doctor, decided it wise that she be run through some tests. She's at the hospital now, and so far, so good with the tests. I know she welcomes your positive thoughts, prayers...whatever you do to assist remotely...so please know your support is appreciated.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on September 30, 2011, 04:36:33 pm
Thanks so much for the update.  She's on my mind a lot these days.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Barbie on September 30, 2011, 05:11:32 pm
Louise,

Hope you get well soon.

                 Love,

                         Barbie.


             
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on September 30, 2011, 09:22:53 pm
Thanks for the update, Kirk.  Please tell her that we're pulling for her & hoping she'll feel better soon.  Thanks, also, for being there...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on September 30, 2011, 09:35:33 pm
Thanks Kirk. 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on September 30, 2011, 10:56:54 pm
Thanks bunches Kirk. She will be in my prayers this evening. 

:-\ Get Well Soon Luise :-\ Take good care of yourself because we miss you and hope you return soon :'(  Much love :-*


Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 01, 2011, 09:52:35 am
Yes, thank you Kirk for keeping us up to date. Luise, forget about getting better soon - get better now!  ;D

Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Forum Moderator on October 01, 2011, 03:04:31 pm
Hi, all. Thanks for your caring. My mom is still in nursing at Warm Beach. Yesterday, she went to a local hospital, ran through a number of tests, and checked out fine. The doctor's advice for now is to wait and see how she does over the coming days. The expectation is that she'll get a little better each day.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 01, 2011, 03:07:45 pm
that's good news Kirk , hope that's the end of a nasty virus ....feeling adrift without our leader .
Sending Love to Luise ....x
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 01, 2011, 04:20:29 pm
Kirk - I wanted to get in a Thanks! to you for setting up the website.  I hope you are aware of how far ranging the effects go. 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 01, 2011, 04:40:48 pm
Thanks Kirk for the updates!  Tell her we love her, miss her, are holding down the fort and not to worry.  She needs to just concentrate on getting better.  Huge hugs her way!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: autumnlady on October 02, 2011, 08:03:22 pm
Thanks for the update Kirk.  I hope each day brings healing powers her way.  She is such an inspiration to all of us.  Sendings hugs and prayers for a quick recovery. 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Forum Moderator on October 02, 2011, 08:29:30 pm
Thank you, everyone. Sandy and I just enjoyed a nice visit with her. She's definitely on the mend. Warm wishes,  ~~ Kirk
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 02, 2011, 10:32:59 pm
Good news, so happy to hear that!  Thanks Kirk!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 02, 2011, 10:47:22 pm
Good news! Kirk & Sandy, thank you.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 03, 2011, 12:42:30 am
Good news Kirk and Sandy and thank you for the update.
Best wishes to her to get well. She is such a wonderful person and though I do not know her in person I feel that I know her very well. She has been a wonderful source of strength over the past months.
Thank you Luise and get better soonest!
Love
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: elsieshaye on October 03, 2011, 07:36:07 am
Thank you for the update, Kirk.  Luise, sending you lots of love and good vibes for feeling better soon. 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 03, 2011, 08:23:31 am
I have an idea.  (Everyone groan!)  Everyone post a one-word inspiration that sends great vibes to Luise!  I'll start:


Believe
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 03, 2011, 08:30:54 am
love
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: FAFE on October 03, 2011, 09:36:41 am
Hugs
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 03, 2011, 10:15:08 am
Strength
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on October 03, 2011, 11:47:26 am
Serenity
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 03, 2011, 12:35:02 pm
Realistic
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on October 03, 2011, 08:50:50 pm
Inspirational
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 03, 2011, 11:25:26 pm
Patience
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 04, 2011, 01:10:47 am


HAPPINESS
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 04, 2011, 07:16:58 am
7,570,000

(results on google for "Luise Volta"
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Sassy on October 04, 2011, 12:44:18 pm
ENERGY
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Barbie on October 04, 2011, 04:15:30 pm

   THOUGHTFUL
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 05, 2011, 08:02:54 am
Love all the words!  Ok, Kirk...we need an update please?  I know you are busy but we love our Luise and want to know how she's doing.   ;D
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 05, 2011, 08:05:15 am
Following you around today Pooh .....my thoughts entirely .
Love you Luise ....x
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Mary-Ann on October 05, 2011, 08:30:08 am
Courage <3
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 05, 2011, 09:10:56 am
Yes Kirk - time for another update.

concern
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on October 06, 2011, 12:33:00 am
We need you Luise...get well soon.

Love
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 06, 2011, 06:22:38 am
Ok guys.  I signed on to my mod email account and Luise had sent us a message last night.  Here's her update.  Let's keep the great thoughts, prayers, wishes, energy...whatever you practice going for her.

Here's her message:

Thanks to all of you for holding the fort. I am sleeping a great deal and am exhausted beyond anything I can ever remember experiencing. I'm eating small amounts often and drinking enough water, finally. It is a virus "of unknown origin" according to my doctor. And because it hit so hard and I went down so far, he thinks it may take a while for me to recover. I have a friend from New Mexico, a massage therapist and energy worker, who is staying on campus to take care of me and Rosa so that Kirk and Sandy can get back to work.


The crisis is over and I want you to know that I feel your love and healing intention. Publish this if you want to. I am not checking in because I just don't have the energy. I love you, dearly.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 06, 2011, 08:57:59 am
Thanks, Pooh. 

Say, how did you all come to be moderators?  Do you know Luise IRL?
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 06, 2011, 09:06:54 am
to my knowledge Doe , non of us have ever met ....lol
This is Luise's site and baby . She was finding it hard going being the only moderator .
So she asked a few of the hero and long standing members to help her.
They each have their own subject topics and I think do an amazing job .
We are a cyber family and have grown to know each other through the site .
New members join on a regular basis , some stay , some go .
It was a lifeline for me when I really needed it , and I stayed ...... ;D
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on October 06, 2011, 09:52:15 am
I think of you each day Luise, sleep and rest, we love you.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 06, 2011, 10:34:22 am
What LL said  ;D

and thank you LL
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 06, 2011, 11:07:55 am
ah, ok - I'm glad you are all here.  Thanks for showing up everyday!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 06, 2011, 01:56:08 pm
Aw you're welcome and thanks!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 06, 2011, 05:22:18 pm
Much love to all and especially to Luise.  Take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on October 07, 2011, 02:31:25 am
Dear Doe:

I remembered when Luise needed moderators.  She decided but we all suggested these wise ladies.  Glad we did...they are fabulous and took a lot of work load from Luise.

Cant remember well when this happen.  Could it be a year now?

Sorry I am getting this german condition lol (Alzheimer).

Love 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 07, 2011, 06:02:12 am
Lol.  It seems like we have been doing this for a long time.  It was actually just June 1st of this year that we started.  And you are remembering right Nana.  She needed help and asked for volunteers and some of these wonderful ladies here nominated us, which was very flattering.  I love this site and everyone here, and was here most days anyway, so I am glad to help and take some of the stress off of Luise.

Doe, it was to the point that Luise was thinking about shutting down the site because she was so overwhelmed between this and her other site.  I couldn't bear the thought of losing this forum and all the wonderful family I have made here.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 07, 2011, 07:36:10 am
Quote from: Pooh on October 07, 2011, 06:02:12 am
Doe, it was to the point that Luise was thinking about shutting down the site because she was so overwhelmed between this and her other site. 


Whoa - I had no idea!    That's a good sign of success - that a project can continue in the absence of the creator.  It's like Luise's baby has all grown up!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 07, 2011, 08:14:33 am
She is amazing!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: pam1 on October 07, 2011, 08:24:47 am
Yep.  I couldn't bear the thought of WWU shutting down - this is the place that saved my marriage.  And Luise has  received tons of emails thanking her for helping them.  WWU is a special place, Luise did a bang up job. 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 07, 2011, 08:49:14 am
I completely agree with all sentiments on this thread!!  Missing Luise much and look forward to her complete recovery!

This is an "accelerator" site. You know I might have gotten better and found more peace with my situation over time, but I never dreamed I could find so much support and help on a website!!  It has only been a couple of months, and the results seemed to me to be immediate.  It's like you all stepped on my "get well" accelerator peddle!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 07, 2011, 09:23:54 pm
Hi all, thanks for the props to we mods. I too cannot imagine having this site unavailable; it saved not only my relationship with my DS (in the nick of time, speaking of accelerators!) but possibly my marriage as well. If I'd done anything to encourage DS/DIL to reject us, DH & DD would have resented me forever.

I was thinking this evening as I was doing a little site housekeeping how much work it must have been for Luise alone. I'm honored to be able to help and I love my fellow mods as well as all the members who give so much of themselves in their posts.

We miss you Luise, but want you rested and fit before you venture back full-time. No relapses for you!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 08, 2011, 08:52:42 am
I only read your message from Luise today. Thanks for posting it, Pooh and also thanks to all the moderators for keeping this site alive. It has become a source of strength for me too. It is a 'one in a million' site which really helps and offers genuine support. Must be a lot of work to moderate it. Long may it last.
I do think about Luise a lot and wish her speedy recovery. It goes to show how quickly things can change and how precious the present is. I'm so sorry that she has to suffer. It must be bad for her not to be able to participate at full speed. Hope she will pull through.
Much love to all and thanks again.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: pam1 on October 08, 2011, 08:56:39 am
You know, it's funny.  When I volunteered to moderate I thought it's probably not that much to do, welcome people and delete the spam, no biggie.  Lol, then I got a taste of it -- I don't know how Luise did it by herself for so long.  She's one in a million herself :)
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 08, 2011, 09:27:32 am
Couldn't agree more, one in a million indeed!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Nana on October 08, 2011, 01:05:53 pm
Pam 1... We never know all the work it might take to do a job.  We thank you all moderators.  We get only the fun side...you are behind the stage. 

Doing a great job all of you gals.

Lovei
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 09, 2011, 10:11:37 am
Dear WWUers, I just read this thread for the first time this morning and I don't know what to say. Thank you sounds pretty mundane. THANK YOU! This is the first time I have been online in two weeks. It feels like "coming home." What an incredibly loving family.
We will probably never know what got me. "A virus of unknown origin" sounds pretty lame. The diarrhea, two days of it, caused nausea and headaches, the nausea and headaches kept me from eating and drinking and caused dehydration...and the dehydration caused dangerously high blood pressure, 220. It was just an avalanche.
Kirk and Sandy were on site and took Rosa. They held the fort until my friend from New Mexico arrived. She is a very gifted energy therapist and stayed with me the second week after I got out of our campus nursing home. Another close friend is a therapist/therapist and worked with me every day on the phone a third close friend who has been a leader in the Seattle spiritual community here for over 35 years and publishes the New Spirit Journal took up her post on email, counseling me daily from there.
Lots to face and work though beyond the physical. Another level of burnout after going to see Val in our nursing home every day for the last year and a half and watching him die, one brain cell at a time. (His 100th birthday was Oct. 4th and I couldn't get out of bed.) And under all of that, the need to end a friendship with an old flame that seemed supportive but was based on his insatiable neediness. (More care giving.)
WWU would have crashed and burned without our beloved Moderators and all of you working so well together. I am so deeply appreciative because this is my "baby." You are my "kids." I am 84 but I put The Old Woman in the Shoe to shame. And "I have so many children I don't know what I'd do - without them - (you.)"
I'm about to get dressed (sweats over pajamas) and take my Rosa-dog out for a walk for the first time.
Please know that I have read every word on this thread and will read them many more times, in deep gratitude. Sending love...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 09, 2011, 10:25:33 am
 :) Weeping with joy! SO good to have your voice back! Your words are like a balm for the soul.
Get completely rested and better soon.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 09, 2011, 10:38:43 am
AAAWWW Luise ....Welcome Back !    :-* :-* :-*

Take care my friend , and be completely well before you tackle any chores !
We have missed you terribly , thrilled to have you back ...xxx
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 09, 2011, 12:26:28 pm
Aww Luise, we all missed you so much.  Everyone was so well behaved (even us Mods  ;D) and we all played well in the sandbox Mom.  Hee hee.  I'm so sorry you are dealing with so much and I am sure that did not help your immune system.  Take it easy, one day at a time and don't rush into things.  Love you Luise!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 09, 2011, 12:29:20 pm
Pooh hit me first! JK, she's right, we were very well-behaved while you were away. You sound more like your old self, which is very heartening. Do take it slow and easy! Love you much.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: jill on October 09, 2011, 12:40:45 pm
Dear Luise,
So happy to have you back. Missed you a lot, glad you are feeling better.  Take care of yourself.
Hugs.......Jill
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Doe on October 09, 2011, 12:56:46 pm
Luise!!! 

(((Running down the driveway jumping up and down spinning in circles barking barking ahh rooooooo!!)))

Our pack leader is home!   We missed you!

Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on October 09, 2011, 01:01:58 pm
Oh Luise it was such a joy to see your face pop up, welcome, welcome back and I send you gentle and sweet thoughts.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 09, 2011, 01:47:38 pm
GRATITUDE
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: pam1 on October 10, 2011, 07:35:24 am
Luise! So glad you're back!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 10, 2011, 09:55:56 am
Thank you for your warm and loving welcome and your prayers and loving energy when I was down for the count. I plan to get dressed today for the first time and to have my first cup of coffee. Inch by inch.
Sending love...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 10, 2011, 11:26:13 am
Yes...you take it easy so we can get you back for good!  So, so, so glad you are feeling better.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 10, 2011, 11:29:16 am
So glad to have you back Luise.  Yes, take good care of yourself! 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 13, 2011, 11:58:34 am
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." by Confucius

Every single one of us has fallen at some point & you've always been here to lift us up, Luise.  Please let us do that for you now...   We love & miss you dearly~
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 13, 2011, 12:08:39 pm
I'm hanging in. Sleeping a lot. Walking my dog and being taken care of by Kirk and Sandy. I so appreciate what all of you are sending my way. I have been over to see Val and he knew me.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 13, 2011, 12:13:37 pm
Good Afternoon Luise !

So glad to hear you are up and about ....and how about Val ?
how could he forget you ? So unforgettable ...that's what you are ...(singing ) ...

Sending love.....
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2011, 01:05:08 pm
I am now officially jumping up and down!  You should see my flying flesh!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 13, 2011, 01:13:43 pm
It's so nice to hear from you!  I hope you're feeling stronger with each passing day.  Val could never forget you; no more than you could him.  He just gets tired, with good reason at age 100.  I was amazed when you'd said he wasn't taking b/p meds, etc.  You Volta's are a tough duo!  : )  Take good care, Luise, & stay in touch.  Love you~
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 13, 2011, 01:15:53 pm
Quote from: Ruth on October 13, 2011, 01:05:08 pm
I am now officially jumping up and down!  You should see my flying flesh!


Oh my!!!     ;D :D :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 13, 2011, 01:57:36 pm
Hey Mom!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 13, 2011, 02:17:48 pm
I love all of you "kidlinks!"
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2011, 02:24:04 pm
old japanese proverb, 'fall down six times, get up seven'.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Keys Girl on October 14, 2011, 07:15:24 am
So I've been wondering and worrying about Luise for a couple of weeks..........and only now decided to scroll down the page to the "Grab Bag" and Voila!! now I know what is going on.

Sorry you weren't well Luise but so happy to hear you are back in your groove.

KG
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 14, 2011, 07:36:13 am
Luise, you are the heart and soul of this site. Please give Kirk and Sandy our thanks for taking such good care of you. We knew you were in good hands and we knew we could somehow manage to bumble along w/o you, but we're so grateful to have our leader, guide, "mom" and friend back where she belongs. It's nice to return to your usual activities, isn't it? And how lovely that Val knew you. That's a precious thing.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 14, 2011, 08:52:23 am
I knew you were out there...all of you...sending me what i needed. How wonderful is that? I may have started WWU but without all of you, I would just be sitting at my computer talking to myself! ALL OF YOU ARE WWU! Sending love...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 14, 2011, 10:09:02 am
Quote from: luise.volta on October 14, 2011, 08:52:23 am
I knew you were out there...all of you...sending me what i needed. How wonderful is that? I may have started WWU but without all of you, I would just be sitting at my computer talking to myself! ALL OF YOU ARE WWU! Sending love...


It was Mother's day 2009 when you started this site and since then well over 5000 fivethousand messages of love and encouragement were sent into the ether by you. This is an amazing achievement! You have reached a great number of people who, like me, were in a situation where they felt they couldn't cope any more and the anonymity the internet provides has given all of us the security that we can 'vent' and be open about our feelings. This did only work because we can trust you because you are open yourself and you have the authority of life-long experiences of joy and pain.
We did miss you so much when you were ill and were glued to the screen waiting for news. Thanks to your charismatic personality we all feel like a functioning family where pains can be brought out into the open, something our real life families do not always allow us to. But being here and putting things into writing can heal our relationship with or FOO and we can try and see ourselves as they see us and gain more of an understanding.

I turned to this site back in April, I think, when I yearned for a sympathetic ear. Without your effort to keep this forum alive I would still be in limbo.
Get on top of the world soon. My thoughts are with you  - news of your health improving are always gladly received.   Much love
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Rose799 on October 14, 2011, 10:25:52 am
I feel likewise, Chelmsford36...  I arrived Nov. 1, 2010, to a welcoming committee like no other.  I've been thinking a lot to back then as this 1 anniversary approaches.  What would we have done without you, Luise?!  I know; I'd still be stuck in the muck!   :o 
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 14, 2011, 10:35:36 am
I forwarded your posts on to Kirk who does all the techie stuff (for free) to keep us up and running. :-))
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 14, 2011, 10:56:57 am
You guys made me have to go look because I couldn't remember how long I had been on here.  May17, 2010....wow...doesn't seem that long ago.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 14, 2011, 10:57:27 am
Thankyou Kirk ! without you we would lost in the cyber fog of the internet ..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: autumnlady on October 14, 2011, 10:59:01 am
Luise, I am so happy your feeling better!  Thank you to everyone that kept the site going...you are all special women!
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: elsieshaye on October 14, 2011, 11:37:10 am
Luise, I'm so glad you're back, and feeling well enough to get out and about with Rosie.  We missed you.  I'm sorry that you had to release your friend, but am continually amazed at your wisdom and guts to be able to see when that's necessary and be able to follow through.  I'm so glad you're getting support in ways that you need.

Much love,

Elsie
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 23, 2011, 03:02:23 pm
Hello Luise ....

Thinking about you today and hope your convalescing is continuing well .
take care my friend , sending love .... :-*
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 23, 2011, 03:20:01 pm
Thank you. There was a lot of burnout that eventually had to be factored into how sick I got. I am on a mild, anti-depressant (the first time ever) for Seniors and have been referred to counseling. It can be relatively easy to go down and it can sometimes be a long hard, climb to get back up again. Sending love...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 23, 2011, 04:13:38 pm
Dear Luise ....you have the strength and love of your cyber family to haul you up that hill . Sending armfuls of hugs your way......hope you feel better soon......sending a bucket full of love ......LL..x
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 23, 2011, 04:23:17 pm
I'm feeling OK. Just low energy and easily overwhelmed. I love my community - each and every one of you! And I feel the support. :-)

I just bought Val a whole new wardrobe. His clothes were looking pretty tired...he's in our campus nursing home and the laundry there is hard on clothing if you are there a long time. I told him he gets new clothes for his second millennium! I'm not sure he got it or notices...but he looks great. Did you see his picture in "Biographical Sketches" taken on his 100th birthday? (Oct. 4)
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 23, 2011, 04:31:39 pm
Yes I did , he looked amazing , still handsome too !
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: sesamejane on October 23, 2011, 05:17:02 pm
A very handsome man!   8)
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 23, 2011, 10:38:37 pm
Dear Luise, it's lovely to hear from you again. Your cyber family really loves you. You are a source of strength not only for your immediate circle of people but way beyond. Take good care of yourself.
I look forward to future messages from Luise with your signature 'sending love ...'. It is so comforting.
Much love through the thick cyber fog which you penetrate with the shining light of your wisdom and love to engender a sense of belonging for all the people who post here.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 24, 2011, 11:59:51 am
C - Thank you for your kindness. I miss reading and responding here...this is HOME! Still resting a lot and way behind on my other Website...www.MomResponds.com Sending love...
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 25, 2011, 08:30:46 am
Pssshhh....we miss you but YOU take care of yourself!  Get caught up on your other site, and we will keep paddling along here waiting until you have had time to recover.  Don't overdo yourself trying to get everything done.  As long as Pen continues to behave...no problems!   ;D
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on October 25, 2011, 10:17:51 am
I agree with Pen entirely. Getting well is the most important thing now.  :)
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: lancaster lady on October 30, 2011, 12:25:17 am
Hi Luise .......hope you are well .Just checking in on you to see how you are , and to say we miss you . Take care , hope to see you soon ........love as always ......x
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 30, 2011, 12:50:01 pm
LL - Thanks for asking...I am slowly getting back on my feet. A month ago today I got out of our nusring facility. Here's hoping I can follow my place to go back to Curves on Nov. 1, exercise always energizes me
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Truth on October 31, 2011, 01:45:34 am
Moderators - I have read the Open Me First Section. ;)

I have been lurking and reading for a few days now and wanted to start off with this:

Luise - Thank you for starting this website which is, unfortunately, very needed.  Sending positive thoughts and energy your way for a continued speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pooh on October 31, 2011, 05:58:35 am
Welcome Truth and thanks for taking the time to read the Open Me first section.  Keep lurking and reading and feel free to join in when you are ready.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on October 31, 2011, 12:48:07 pm
T- You're welcome. Glad to have you on board.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: Pen on October 31, 2011, 05:34:45 pm
Welcome, Truth. We kind of like it here, too.

We'll be here when you're ready to share; keep reading, there's lots of support & wisdom here.
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: forever spring on November 03, 2011, 01:04:23 am
To the tune of Louis Armstrong Hello Dolly ....

Hello Luise it's so nice to have you back where you belong! (You know the tune).

Maybe all of us WW should whistle or sing it in our own space!
Much love  :)
Title: Re: Luise
Post by: luise.volta on November 03, 2011, 11:22:46 am
C - Oh, that's funny! I can actually see it and hear it!

And yes, being back in the land of the living is a real treat. Boy, was I sick! Some of it was emotional...from watching Val die one brain cell at a time every day for the last ten (10) years. I am on a mild anti-depressant and start grief counseling tomorrow. It just wears on a person and you don't know it until you topple and fall. A physical illness that you can't seem to recover from is a classic symptom of overload and as a nurse, I should have seen it coming. Too hard to see the forest for the trees.