These are my notes from my talk at Janesís memorial service

 

THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU THINK OF JANE IS SMILE

I remember the first time I saw jane or noticed janethe smile

Legs werenít bad either†† she told me later she thought I was a bastard

 

THE SECOND IS HOW LUCKY I AM 58 YRS OLD / 30 WITH JANE ††

SHE WAS JUST PLAIN FUN TO BE AROUND

 

THE THIRD HOW PROUD I AM,JANE HAD SPIRIT,

JANE WAS TOUGH ,

EVERY TIME SHE WENT IN TO SURGURY IíD ASK HER ARE YOU GONNA BE THE TOUGH GUY, yes AND SHE WAS.

 

KIDNEY DISEASE, 3 ABCESSES OF THE BRAIN, BROKEN BONES, CALCIFALAXIS, STAYS AT SELECT SPECIALTY , MANOR CARE, LANC REHAB, HEALTH SOUTH REHAB, LANCASHIRE HALL,††† ALWAYS POSITIVE, ALWYS DID HER THERAPY EVEN CHRISTMAS DAY, THREE TIMES SHE BROKE BONES DOING THERAPY,

 

ALWAYS WHATS NEXT, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO I WANT TO GET HOME TO MY DOGS,

 

SHE NEVER MISSED DIALYSISONLY A HANDFULL,10YRS

 

WHEELCHAIR SINCE MARCH 2013 SHE HAD TO DO 12 TRANSFEREíS TO GET TO DIALYSIS AND BACK,

 

SHE HAS HAD A GOOD LIFE , HARD BUT GOOD ESPECIALLY LATELY

SHE WAS NOT A CRIPPLE, SHE WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW SHE WAS NOT A CRIPPLE,SHE WAS NOT BEDRIDDEN

 

SHE WENT 368 DAYS BEWEEN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS APRIL 2017 TO APRIL 2018

 

EVERY MORNING SHE WOULD GET UP an hour before meGET HERSELF TEA, GET THE DOGS A TREAT

AND DO HER EXERCISES, SHE WAS DOING 1000 CURLS EVERY DAY †††THEN CAME THE HAIR AND MAK UP

 

SHE EVEN APOLOGISED A SEVERAL OF TIMES FOR MAKING MY BEARD WHITE

 

FOR ALL THIS AND MORE

JANE WILL FOREVER BE MY HERO

 

 

#1JANE LOVED DOGS†††† , I NEVER HAD ONE UNTILL I MET JANE

THU,FRI,SAT,SUN, MONDAY POLO

 

NOW WEíVE HAD 8 PLUS 2 SHELTIES FOR A YEAR†† PIC

AND SHE ALWAYS CALLED THEM OUR KIDS

 

#2 SHE LOVED NOT JUST DOGS BUT ALL ANIMALS ESPECIALLY BABY ANIMALS

EVERY ONE KNOWS IíM A RACE NUT, SO I DRAGGED HER OFF TO RACES,NAZERETH SAT CARS 170JANE READING A BOOK

WHEREVER WE WENT I HAD TO TAKE HER TO THE ZOO.

 

#3 SHE LOVED HER FAMILY†† MISSED HER FATHER & WORSHIPED THE GROUND HE WALKED ON

 

#4 SHE LOVED HER FRIENDS AT DIALYSIS, CINDY, ††DOLLY, ART AND MANY WHO HAVE PAST

5HRS A DAY 3X WEEK they are like family

 

#5 SHE BECAME A DIALYSIS ACTIVISTIN LAST YEARS BUDGET MR WOLF WANTED TO TAKE 85% AWAY FROM THE PA RENAL PROGRAM AND USE IT FORTHE OPIOD CRISIS.

 

WROTE LETTERS, PETTITIONS, GOVERNOR, SENATORS, REP S, EVEN MET WITH A STATE SENATOR ABOUT IT.††EUGENE DEPASQUALE IS THE ONLY ONE TO ANSWER HER.†††

 

SHE ALSO WAS A BIT OF AN ACTIVIST INSIDE DIALYSIS

 

DAVITA IS A FOR PROFIT COMPANYTHEY NEED SOMEBODY TO KEEP THEM HONEST AT TIMES REMIND THEM THEY ARE DOING MEDICAL PROCEDURES NOT WORKING ON A PRODUCTION LINE

 

THANK YOUíS

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE IN JANES FAMILYTRISH, HAD THEM ALL WORKING SATURDAYJEAN JANICE AND RAQUELSAT PICS

 

TRISH,ALWAYS THERE WHEN WE NEEDED HER

 

Jere and Celeste for our kids doggie daycare.THE DOGS LOVE THEIR UNCLE JERRY

 

THANK EVERYONE HERE TODAY FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HONOR JANE

 

THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFULL FLOWERS

 

STAFF IN THE ICUOUTSTANDING†††SMUGGLE DOGS

 

STAFF ON 7 FREDRICK MADE THINGS EASIER ROOMS

 

ALL THE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT LGHTOOMANY

 

PRBABLY SET A RECORD FOR MOST DOCTORS AND PROBABLY GETTING EVERY TEST THEY HAVE AT GENERAL

 

I NEED TO SINGLE OUT DR. WIENER AND DR SOMMERMANTHE NEUFPHROLOGISTS10 YEARS ON DIALYSIS THEY KNOW THEIR BUSINESSBUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY LISTENED AN REACTED.

 

& THE STAFF AT THE HEATH CAMPUS DIALYSIS

 

HAD MANY CAREGIVERS IN THE LAST 4 YEARS

 

RAISA, JANEíS PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT, WAS JUST AN EMAIL OR CALL AWAY WHEN WE NEEDED SOMETHING

 

ST. MARI CARMENtook better care of miss jane than anybody EVEN AFTER SHE WAS NOT A CAREGIVER,

SHE ISSOMEONE WE WILL ALWAYS BE PROUD TO CALL OUR FRIEND

 

LISA GROFFWHO HAS BEEN A CUSTOMER 18 YRS

WORKING WITH US, AND LETTING US USE THIS GLORIOUSROOM

 

AND Jesse and Chris at sloppy janes

 

 

 

HOW DID JANE BECOME SLOPPY JANE

 

HER MEDICAL PROBLEMS ACTUALLY STARTED IN 1997

DAD AND POLO

 

LAST WEEK,†† DONíT WORRY WHEN ITS TIME DAD WILL COME FOR ME.ON THURSDAY HE DID

 

SHE CROSSED OVER THE RAIBOW BRIDGE AND SHE IS WITH HER DAD AND THE KIDS WEíVE LOST

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM

 

ONE LAST THING,JANE, MANORCARE, LANCASHIRE HALL, SELECT SPECIALTY----- EVERYONE HERE PROBABLY KNOWS SOMEONE,OR HAS A RELATIVE WHO IS IN A NURSING HOME, OR MAYBE WITH AN EXTENDED ILLNESS

 

I CHALLENGE EVERONE HERE TO GO SEE THEM,ONCE A MONTH, OR EVEN ONCE EVRY TWO MONTHS, DONíT LOOK AT THEIR SITUATION LOOK AT THIER SMILE YOUíLL FEEL BETTER AFTERWORDS