Good evening everyone. today was another tough one but my body held together. I felt better about things than I have the last few days. I was complemented by two of my co-workers citing I was great to work with. Positive feedback is invaluable.
I hope you are all resting and feeling better than I am reading here tonight. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I hope you all are doing well. It was a rough day for me. Work was a tough one, but day two of this 6 day work week in is now completed, I feel good about that.
My back spasmed pretty badly while standing at work. I thought I was in big trouble. It turned out to be not as bad as I thought. I took my relaxer when I got home. It's very tight but I can function. I had to cancel my massage for the 10th, not very good to do right now but money is tight for a few weeks. I tried to reschedule but my therapist is booked right into December. I have to call tomorrow and try to pick a day for next month. I may have to go somewhere else before then.
On a good note, the DW got a job today. It is for housekeeping but they will give her a supervisor position. She was a head housekeeper before at another place. She will also get her hours through the winter and work only a mile away. It's a 9-5 job as well. All good stuff.
I admit, I do not vote every year. Sometimes I just get disgusted with all of the adds and mudslinging, sometimes I don't like any of the candidates.
Time to rest up for tomorrow, I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It's eerie, getting dark so early. When I came home at 4:30 I had to turn my headlights on. I miss the sun already. After this week I will be able to see it again.
Work was not great, but day one is done. I did not get nearly enough accomplished. One of my jobs had missing parts so I had to leave the machine apart. They will arrive in time on Thursday or Friday. Another job they had parts for, the parts did not fit. I have to make new ones to fit tomorrow if it doesn't get done by the night shift guy. None of this was a big deal but it made for a long frustrating day.
Once home things were nice and quiet. It was easy to relax and focus other things. The DW was home to make dinner, a nice perk, as I have been the first one home and make it most days.
Mimi, sorry you are still having computer issues. That can be tremendously frustrating. I hope you have luck figuring it out.
Nancy B, House hunting is minimal, need our ducks in a row a little better. Looking is fun, nothing serious until some time next year maybe.
Lisa, I miss the wood stove we had growing up. Cozy!
Semily, such a hard thing getting loved ones to understand we are not lazy, just because we can't do what once was so easy. I wish I had a good tip for this. My DW had lots of severe migraine's over the years. She takes Topirimate once a day and they are now rare and much milder. It is one of the cheaper remedies I think as well. I know some she tried were very expensive.
Mel, I hope you were able to get your walk in.
Linda R, stress is down some, thanks for the thoughts. I hope you able to enjoy the nice warm day.
Cece, thanks for the thoughts, Thinking of you as well and all you have to deal with. I am doing better today.
I think of you all quite often. You are the best people I have never met.
Good morning everyone. It is cold everywhere right now it seems. It's 39 right now with highs in the upper 40's for today but it is sunny. We will take our long walk today with any luck. Last year we did it 3-5 times a week. This year maybe one day a week s all I could do. We have been walking about a mil instead of 3.5. At least we got out and moved some.
Halloween was quiet here. My old neighborhood is not where people frequent. Most go up town where the bigger and newer homes are. My oldest was staying with friends and my youngest had an party/sleepover at a friends as well. It was the first time we did not take one or both trick or treating. We went to a friends home and had pizza and movies. It was nice and calm.
Yesterday I took the seats and motor off of my little fishing boat so it could be flipped over on the trailer for winter storage. My brother is letting me keep it in his bigger yard. Between putting the motor in the basement and flipping the boat, I did myself in. I rested most of the day yesterday. It was pretty boring but the right decision.
My mom called me. I have not talked to her in 2 months or more. I think I was holding out to see how long it would take for her to call me. She started smoking again despite her doctor telling her she would soon die if she kept it up. She then of course got very sick, as did her husband. They both have COPD and get pneumonia every fall or winter for many years now. Last year it put mom in the hospital. She also had 2 more surgeries to try and keep her pain pump. She has had countless over the last few years. The plastic surgeon said it was the last one she can have, then it comes out. It has been nothing but trouble. It is hard for me to talk to her when this is what I get to listen to.
The DW will probably have a job in a few days cleaning rooms at the resort she used to work in as a waitress. It is not a glorious job but we need the money and she will be good at it. She knows the head housekeeper well so it's an easy fit. It is also only a mile away instead of 30.
I have been having joint issues and depression. My soft tissue pain has been manageable. I think I have been talking myself out of going to the doctor for not wanting another bill. The DW going back to work should put this aside so I can go get some help before I break. Some days are good but some are not good at all in my head. Time to act. Don't worry though, I am smart about what's important and will be ok, just some hurdles. God knows I am not the only one.
I have a long week ahead with long work days. Time to relax today. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Take care everyone.
Thanks Cece. I just went to help my good neighbor carry in her groceries. She told me how a family member of hers commented "why do you always have Cory help you?" (she has family around). Another who knows me better said: "he likes to take care of her". Guilty. She is 76. They all know I have been here for her. I have lived here and helped her for 15 years now. She is family and FMily. It just feels good to help others, no matter how small the task.
I am sure the DW will find work quickly. Her work ethic is impeccable. After she got home today she informed me she is done now, no more school. It just isn't for her. I get that.
We did get our car back from the body shop, good as new. It's nice to have that ordeal over with.
It is 36 and windy with rain here. It is freezing to the steps and windows. The ground is too cold but bridges and overpasses will ice. I hope people are careful tomorrow morning. We know how to drive I almost anything here but it seems like most of us forget the first few times a year.
Good afternoon everyone. It is sunny and cool here. It will be downright cold tomorrow as I mentioned. They are still saying 38 for the high.
Work was alright. It has been a very busy week. We had smoldering fires in the outside walls of the building right away this morning. This happens a few times a year in the mill, nothing new. My work has been piling up and we are too short handed to have help. For now we all have to just prioritize our work a little more.
I have been doing ok. I have been very tired by the time I get home so I have not accomplished much more than cooking dinner and cleaning the kitchen. The boys are good helpers so that is nice. They are just not quite at the awareness level to notice things. We are working on that.
The DW has applied for multiple jobs. Once she gets one lined up she will stop going to school. She thinks she is past the point of having to pay back money she borrowed this year. If a person does not attend long enough they have to pay it back immediately after quitting. My niece learned that hard lesson recently. Her parents had to come up with $2,000 for her. It's a good rule that keeps people from wasting valuable funds.
Life is good in general. Next week will be brutal so wish me luck! Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of the day.
Good evening everyone. It's gotten cold here fast as they said it would today. it is 39 right now. We have a chance of rain and snow tonight. We usually see snowflakes my Halloween. I remember we had a blizzard Halloween night in 91. We had over 3 feet of snow before it was over. This year looks clear with a high of 39 and a low of 27.
Work was ok today, low stress. It was very busy but nobody was overly excited. We all got our jobs done. Next week I have to work 10's for 7 days straight. I am not looking forward to that at all. I will make the best of it and try to use the OT to pay for Christmas. I have to look on the bright side.
Things are good. I have a basset hound and a large cat trying to share my recliner with me. It's a good thing I am small.
I have two boxes of salt and pepper shakers from my cousin to disperse through the family. They were my great grandmothers. It will be fun to see what is in there. I was very little last time saw them.
It is getting hard to type so I have to keep it short. I hope you all have a great night. Take care everyone.
Good afternoon everyone. It was a good Monday here today. Work was pretty quiet and things went well. I di have a good weekend and it was mostly relaxing. The only tension was looking at a house I liked that the DW did not have any interest in. After work we drove around town and looked at a few homes. There really are not that many in our range available right now. We will patiently wait for the right one.
Today was our last day over 50 until spring I am guessing. Highs in the 40's and lows in the upper 20's are slated for later this week. I am not looking forward to that.
Sara, beautiful pictures! I miss the sunrise. I don't see it on the way to work anymore, I leave too to catch it now.
Mimi, glad you had a nice day yesterday. I hope today was just as good for you. I saw a Christmas filled isle at Shopko here in town yesterday. I think it made me feel ill, too early for all of that. I think it ruins it.
I did meet my cousin for coffee this afternoon. It was a whirlwind of information. I remembered some and will have to stay in touch with her more to see how she is doing.
Years ago she started going to the Dr for pain. There is RA on both sides of her family. They did not find it in her RH factor, it was in the normal range. After years checking and trying this and that, they gave her a bone scan. This lit up all over the place. She also has Fibro and a tendon disorder I forget the name of.
They gave her 3 years to keep working 4 years ago. She is an RN and is only 40. She takes several meds but less than she used to after liver and kidney issues from too many meds. They gave her Prednisone until it started to damage her teeth but it gave her relief. She also has Lidocaine patches for bad spots and shots for trigger points that I forget the name of. I remember they can cause burns at the location of injection.
I couldn't stay long. I will see her again soon. I am trying to connect the dots. Many of us in the family share too many medical problems. Most of us have no real diagnosis. I think we need to stay better connected and help each other more. It will benefit us all.
I do hope you all had a great day. Take care everyone.
Welcome Harry! You are in good hand here. These are some of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever found. As you can see there is a lot of knowledge here as well. I was never diagnosed but am treated for fibro. I think it may just be less severe than many sufferers. In any event I have gotten more help with this here than from any doctor.
Sorry you are going through this. Statistically not many men are. I think the numbers are higher and few go in for help.
The hardest thing IS that others cant seem to understand what it feels like. People can't really see pain. The best advice I have is to come here and stay here for support. It's a good place to be.