Good Morning All,
Lisa Dale Hammonds
My cup runneth over…. Manhattan Prep-sirs are diverse and accomplished… And prayer power is the right path.
When I return to Texas my doctor will do additional blood work and tests for final confirmation… When CLL is caught early and the patient has a strong immune system many can manage it for years or decades…
As a physician’s daughter I understand how medical disorders mimic each other –especially in the beginning stages… So I am waiting till I am lucky enough for a good scenario and that it’s nothing worse…
Right now fatigue is my most difficult symptoms as I’ve been trying to complete moving… So specific prayer on fatigue issues would help me the most. Thank you for the prayer power.
If your classmate George was still here then I could tell him that I have one of my very good feelings about this and that would make him feel very assured…
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Lisa Dale Hammonds
Please don’t forget our 1st born, Nicholas! George was the envy of every father that week… He had the largest first born baby that was male!! –I heard the fathers making football jokes when they were wheeling the babies in the hallway… One father said you got a linebacker… In that hallway they all sounded like teenage boys…. George had such a smile and his chest was up and out like a peacock…. The morning we were checking out I told George –it’s a good thing we have to check out –because another baby has been born that weighs a couple of ounces more than Nicolas –so you lose your standing! There’s nothing more funny than real life!
And that boy was born in St. John’s Riverside Hospital Yonkers, New York –but we were living up the road from Manhattan College and practically across the street from the college dorm, so we just went right up the Sawmill Parkway when I went into labor…
This meant he was conceived about as close as you could be to Manhattan College and every morning George’s mother was working at Manhattan College in charge of all those chemicals and working with the chemistry professors as the NYU’s Bronx Campus had been sold… That was the only infant I ever saw strolled on the Manhattan campus… When the mother’s a Southerner then the security guard lets you go anywhere after hearing the sound of her accent…. Mrs. Sem and George had great times during those 5 years we lived there… And I loved the campus being close to us…
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Lisa Dale Hammonds
Well, I have a last comment. So you know about Georgia’s daughter… And George had a special moment as a father when what he told me a special fact about being the mother of this little girl.
George was very surprised –and his mother said the same is true for George’s father —because when he got a girl his heart were captured… He was blessed with a beautiful little girl named Katherine. And her strong will and tenacity were evident from the moment she was born –when she insisted on holding up her own head and got extremely irritated if you tried to help her. My nurse mother said that is completely abnormal and newborn infants cannot control their muscular movements yet. I told my mother that it must be an automatic reflex mother that was genetically implanted in this newborn infant.
George just started working for Bank of Boston, so we drove from Boston to Nashua, New Hampshire in Winter on Christmas Eve/Day when I went into labor for her birth. That fact is important to NYC Manhattan Prep-Sirs as there was no state tax in Hampshire then, so all of you alumni can imagine George’s happiness over that fact. And of course that would be the place we would soon be moving into with Georgia’s new job and in the middle of my pregnancy.
Manhattan Prep-Sirs will appreciate the fact that Georgia’s daughter decided she was not going to wait to learn to walk around the average age of 12 months. Like all the young men attending Manhattan prep, she wanted to rise above the normal expectations and perform above the normal mark! She tried to throw herself out of the childseat at six months of age, so she could get to the floor. Fortunately, I was number two in a line of six children and a couple of other aspects of my home life made it so I could realize almost immediately what she was doing.
(My father had done pediatrics so many years as a family doctor in a small town as part I have a normal family practice but did everything that a family doctor could do which included surgeries and births in the 60s. And my mother trained as a nurse Atlanta Baptist nursing school was running a very tight ship like a head nurse running pediatric ward/nursing school lessons 24/7 with the doctor checking in and following up on all situations Which of course included my dad being a father we had answer to like the principal and her mother was the teacher. And from what Georgia told me it appears my father’s disciplined was a great deal like the professors at Manhattan prep. We were also I was lucky enough that the small towns/Community was outside of Atlanta Georgia, so we were able to go in and out of Atlanta for the fun experiences like The Varsity. Or the great medical minds needed with Emory during an extraordinarily wonderful changing time in medicine in the 60s and the 70s, but still a time when many things had no treatments which I was made aware of my home life growing up.)
George did not believe me when I am informed him emphatically not to put the infant seat on the kitchen counters or tables. Only on the floors now, because Katherine is trying to throw herself to the floor to learn to crawl. However, George soon changed his mind and he was completely freaked out. BUT I am informed him we what we really should be freaked out about is the fact that –the mother knows with the infant is trying to do, so we’re not in an emergency room explaining how we do not leave our child unattended in an infant seat. Because no person working in the ER was going to believe the fact she is trying to throw herself out of the infant seat by throwing her weight forward. And thinking about it right now reminds me that there were no cell phones to capture this for our defense!
But the next part is what I had difficulty accepting and after two days of freaking out about it I just got over it. I guess some Manhattan Prep-Sirs Gene got passed to her as she decided to skip crawling and go for standing up in the middle of the room without anything helping her. And if you tried to help her then she started to have a Rumpelstiltskin irritation fit about it. And would insist on only being in the middle of the room to work on achieving his feat. So now it was the mother’s turn instead of the grandmother to say– this is completely abnormal –as some of my most joyful memories are helping three younger siblings learn to walk. And it’s a very joyful fun time as part of the baby’s development! It’s a wonderful time to interact with your baby until the moment they let go and no longer need your help (at which time the entire situation turns around to constantly be on your guard about this moving creature’s safety).
When I described the situation to George on what’s happens while he was at work my last comment was –I told her fine –go ahead –keep trying to stand up —I’ll sit here and fold the clothes on the floor all day and watch you continue to fall down.
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