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An Update

Laura, the daughter who found me, and I, are e mailing daily. We are doing 70 years of catch-up. Getting to know her is such a treat. We share the same interests, we were both tomboys as kids, are both fiercely independent. I am still processing that this has happened. She calls me Mom, and that is something I never expected to have.

I tried to find her but was stymied at every turn. She, however, had the adoption papers to go on and they were very useful, contained my maiden name and she and her techie friends used that information and were able to put all the pieces together..
She will visit in March. She wants us to co-author a book about our journey.

On a scary note, a day ago Ed had a severe attack of angina. We called the EMTs and he went into the hospital. We are fortunate that the virus has not overwhelmed hospital facilities in our area.They did tests, he spent the night. The diagnosis was that “probably” he did not have a heart attack. He’s feeling better and doing guardian work by phone. Sol, who works at that hospital, was able to see him a couple of times. She’s in a very demanding unit, so couldn’t take a lot of time.

And, of course, when I went to get him this afternoon, he insisted on driving us home.

xx, Teal

posted on Jan 25, 2021 4:55 PM ()


I am so thrilled for you, dear T....

May Ed feel better and better!
comment by marta on Feb 1, 2021 5:20 AM ()
Thank you Marta. Did I mention he's high maintenance?
reply by tealstar on Feb 1, 2021 6:19 AM ()
My heart attack was lack of air--stopped breathing in ICU for a bit but the got me breathing again --then afterwards 4 stents were put in the veins leading to my heart to open them --SCARY but still kicking with all my marbles lol
best regards to you both

comment by kevinshere on Feb 1, 2021 3:07 AM ()
Hi -- yes, Ed's been there. Had 4 stents implanted a few years ago. It was down to the wire. Went to the doctor and he said go across the street (to the hospital), I'm operating on you this afternoon.
reply by tealstar on Feb 1, 2021 6:21 AM ()
How funny that Ed made sure he drove you both home. And I imagine the connection with your daughter is a bright spot after the dark year we've spent.
comment by drmaus on Jan 27, 2021 5:39 AM ()
Yes, the only time I drive him anywhere is when has just come out of general anesthesia. Even then he opens one eye and micromanages. Laura is more than a bright spot, she's a game changer. She's absolutely fantastic.
reply by tealstar on Jan 27, 2021 6:29 AM ()
it's difficult to insist when somebody else is holding the keys!
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 26, 2021 10:38 AM ()
I didn't mind. I thought he might enjoy being back in control.
reply by tealstar on Jan 26, 2021 8:32 PM ()
sounds like you have your calling, Mom. A book and a daughter! I can't imagine anything more delightful. Tell Ed to take care although it is probably futile.
comment by elderjane on Jan 26, 2021 5:44 AM ()

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