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August 15th, 2007


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07:26 am - So here's to the girls on the go -- Everybody tries.
My grandmother is in a coma and isn't expected to recover.
One of my cousins who lives in NY found her unconscious in her house.
Here's a picture of me and my grandma.

My grandma and haven't been as close in recent years, as she hates to travel, and I hate NY, but she's always been a presence in my life. I have treasured memories of she and grandpa trashing me and dad at canasta, shopping, her practical advice on coping with jetlag, and making good decisions.

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From:sc00ter
Date:August 15th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
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"her practical advice on coping with jetlag"

As somebody that's flying to the west coast at the end of September.... Please share :)
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:August 15th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
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Control how much you sleep when you get off the plane. I don't suffer from jetlag in the conventional way, because I can't sleep when I travel. I just find it hard to relax.

So the strategy my grandmother proposed had to do with catching a brief catnap off schedule, if I needed it, just one sleep cycle, no more than 2 hours, and then staying up until it's properly bedtime.

I don't know how useful it would be to anyone else.
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From:cassie_o
Date:August 15th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
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*comfort*
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 15th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* Sorry hon. I went out with my grandma today and took her to see my mom. That always makes me feel good. And I was able to get her a DQ cone - which she adored as well as make her bed, which she both loved and hated. (Loved because she was sleeping on the matress because she didn't want to ask for help. Hated because she was receiving help even though she didn't ask.)
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From:filkergem
Date:August 16th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
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*HUG* I don't have anything much to say at this point, but I want to be sure that you know that kyttn and I are keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers, and that if there's anything we can do to help, you have but to ask. And that we both agree that it is a fantastic picture of both of you - thanks for sharing it!
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:August 16th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.

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