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Happy happy happy! The hospital has decided DW didn't have a stroke. Their testing  revealed she has severe diverticulitis and pancreatitis. She is still in hospital, doing well on IV antibiotics.  No word yet on her release from hospital.  Her blood was septis, which caused her brain to "malfunction". The  hospital Dr recommended she contact our family Dr and see about removing some of her meds.  She is still having short-term memory loss.

Our MH must have a new inverter/charger. If I DIY  the total cost for a Xantrex 2012 + new remote panel and cable is less than $1,800. The RV repair shop quoted $4,000. After DW is well and back home again, that inverter/charger replacement is my next project.

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Ray, wonderful to hear she did not have a stroke.

Back in October Earlene was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the bad kind. She had a very bad time at first with several stays in hospitals with blood and platelet transfusions. I know the turmoil you are going through. Our last visit to her Oncologist revealed that she is in remission for now but will continue on chemo for the rest of her life.  We have just also decided to give up our travel and sell the motorhome.

It was a pleasure meeting you in Shipshewana, IN. We had hoped to go back there again this year, just hoping.

For the men, sit back and take stock of what a wife does all day. They are amazing. Try it some time and you will be so tired at the end of the day you will have no trouble sleeping. It's go, go, go, go, and then think of what they went through with a child in their arms,

They are a fantastic person. Treasure them and help them out a lot. Take several days and tell them to sit back and that you will do everything. It will surely give a different perspective.

Ray, prayers that you wife has recovers quickly.  God bless. Hugs from us.

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Thanks everyone. Life is constantly changing, adaptation is the only answer.  I have became caregiver for my wife, I signed up for that when I repeated the  wedding vows before God.

Gotta get the awning replacement wrapped-up, if we can find new Carefree of Colorado power packs for my new Fiesta awing. Got the MH back, went to open the bedroom sliding door ant it fell off the track; drat, another chore for a rainy day.

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I keep a notepad on the dash to fix stuff or add stuff after a long trip. The list never ends. 

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Our MH is all fixed except for  the Ultimate Freedom decal for the front cap, it is NLA so my SIL is making a new one using the old torn one for reference.  That sitting unused for 2  years has taken a toll on a few mechanical things, Kiwkee step motor is not running, HWH slide room shuttle valve is stuck and room will not move. I now have more tasks for a rainy day in the RV garage.

 

Wayne, how is Earlene doing?  I hope there are medical options for her improvement.  I totally agree; when we said  "I will" to those wedding vows we meant exactly that.

 

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Well Ray, I put up with her for 63 years. Of course that is my side of the story and I'm sure she has a side also.

A week ago tomorrow she visited her oncologist. No appointment, just popped in as she was not feeling well at all.  They told her to go to the ER, which we did, and they diagnosed her with pneumonia. She was discharged Thursday and says she is feeling better. 

A bone marrow biopsy some time ago showed no signs of leukemia, but AML never goes away and can raise its ugly head at any time. We have an appointment with her oncologist tomorrow to decide if she should continue the chemo - or what. Strictly at the mercy of the doctor.

She has been told that any traveling we do should be local. Well, local here in the Summer is 95˚+ and not really a fun thing to do. We have cancelled our Shipshewana trip and have decided to sell the motorhome.  I just need to get off my butt and list it somewhere.

Thanks for asking.

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I can appreciate what your wife is experiencing.  I was diagnosed with CLL, supposedly due to two tours in VN, in Feb 17.  Totally dormant until Nov 2023 when I had a huge egg sized lump on my neck...had four treatments of Rituximab....I guess it's dormant again until it raises it ugly head.  My wife decided it was time to sell the coach, got an appraisal, and listed it below the appraised value on Jan 7, 2024.  So far we've had one serious offer/accepted then he couldn't get financing, and one looker....that's it.  The MH market is terrible.  I've had many offers $100k below the asking price.  Fortunately we don't 'need' the money, so it's still on the market.

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I'm going to feel that pain in selling. Should have sold last year or the year before and got more than what I paid for it, but fate is fate,

I hope you sell yours soon. We are finished traveling. I haven't even listed it yet. Mainly no ambition.

One tour VN, '68-'69. The orange stuff got me also but nothing life threatening yet. Also members of the Camp Lejeune society.

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On 5/26/2024 at 9:20 PM, wildebill308 said:

Saw this on You Tube, they are righting a coach that blew over during a storm.

 

Now that's gonna be a loong to-do list_.

 

Wayne, we've decided to sell our MH too.  I'm staying busy replacing, repairing, and cleaning these days in preparation

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Me to. We all will come off the road someday but I hope not for a while. I know I don't do the long distance drives any more and don't miss them. 250 miles a day or less is ok with me

Bill

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I’m 83 first week of July, and it’s probably time anyhow, but Dr’s orders for Earlene to stay close sped it up.

it has been a great run going to all but one of the contiguous States, and especially meeting new friends.

RV’ing does that to you.

 

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I was a 250 plus or minus 30-50. The shorter the better.

DW usually planned the routes with alternating 2 day the 1 day and 250 one leg then 200 the next leg. The 2/1 was not in concrete so varied.

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