Thanks Bette, I have short term, (6 months through work). The bad part is that if a person is out for 6 months they are terminated. We do not get any sick days, so the clock ticks right away. This gives me up to five years for a very cheap premium. I also plan to up my life. It is also through work but not very much. I hope I never use it but it feels good to have a plan.
Good evening everyone. It was a nice relaxing day today. We went to the next town to find a reasonable recliner. There are three big stores there so we cruised them all before making a decision. At the last store we found one. We were looking for a chair that was not too large for the space but big enough for 6' tall me. We get it on Wednesday. I can't wait. I haven't had one in years and miss it big time.
I signed up for LTD pending acceptance. It's only $11 a month, cheap added security.I do not think I have any real diagnosis on paper that would stop me from being accepted. I filled out a medical history that I have to mail in.
I was up late last night so I will be to bed early. I have a hectic schedule ahead of 12 days in a row. Wish me luck! I will need all I can get.
NancyB, I hope you are ok and feeling better ASAP.
Great info, thanks Nancy. When I took it they gave me the titration pack. It did give me sweats while adjusting and did raise my BP some, but it was still in a safe range. My Dr did not understand why I did not get the same benefits from SNRI meds as Savella. This clears that up for me.View Thread
Good morning Mimi and all who follow. It is a brisk morning but should be a good day to get out and move a bit. I have been feeling the wrath more than normal but getting by. I have a rough November ahead. I have to work a heavy schedule of 60 hr. weeks. I am hoping the work load is not too heavy.
I was able to finally schedule an appointment with my massage therapist. I have not had one since June. She is booked out about a month. I do vey well if I get one every month or so, we have just not had the extra money. I hope I can keep going through the winter. I have had mild sciatic pain for a very long time.
The DW is calmer now and has had a week to relax before going back to work. Things are going much better for her. She did sign up for phlebotomy next fall. This is drawing blood for a lab and work is easy to find. It is only a 4 month course. She also has time to make sure she wants to do it before hand.
My department supervisor plans to retire in three years. I would be a strong candidate for his position. I am planning to go for it. It is the department I have worked in the last 20 years. As an operator, and now as a mechanic. It is an attainable goal that would get me off the floor. He is also rooting for me to replace him. This would be a salary position. There would still be plenty of walking to keep me limber, not just a desk job.
Open enrolment is here for our insurance. I have never opted for long term disability before, but I will now. My biggest fear is that something will give out or take over and render me useless in my job. We have 6 months through the employer, and this would kick in after that. I have to read up on it today.
I am way behind on how you are all doing and have to catch up. I hope you are doing well.
Mimi, I am excited for your new GC. I had my 2 month old GN here on Halloween. The DW took the oldest out around the neighborhood while I stayed here with little Allison. I remember holder her mom at that age. It doesn't seem like it was 20 years ago, time sure does fly!
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.
Good afternoon everyone. It is chilly here today. I saw frost outside before I went to bed at 10pm. It's 37 now and I am greatful that I found one pair of Smartwool socks from last year that survived. I usually wear them out by spring.
Today was another decent day. Work was work, but nothing too bad. We are planning for a shut down week next week. On Tuesday we have to work outside all day because we will not have power for 12 hours. They are predicting 44 for the high, not to bad to work in.
I am hoping that upping my gabapentin helps. It has been a couple weeks and it seems only slightly better. It is hard to judge as my levels go up this time of year anyhow. The last two days have been better until I get home. At least I get through the work day. Day by day.
Nancy, I did like my Savella. The pros outweighed the cons. I will be pushing for that if Gabapentin does not get me by. The cost was the shocker for me. My insurance does not like name brands. With no generic of it they won't cover unless I try everything else that offers a generic first, and then only partially.
Mimi, I remember being able to put a pumpkin on the porch as a kid, probably getting taken Halloween night. Now we don't even carve them because they get taken right away. Kind of a bummer for the kids.
Nancy, I think sometimes we can push through it if the task is enough to distract. I recently had a pain free stint on steroids for my ear. It showed me where I am for sure. We do get used to it I think.
I hope you are all having a great day! Take care everyone.
Monday is upon us once we are blessed with it's reoccurrence every week! I feel so lucky. Today I woke with a negative attitude due to an unusual lack of sleep. When I finally nodded off at midnight sirens were blaring for what seemed forever. I am sure it's presence was far more important than my sleep, but it was still unfortunate. I got to work and I was less than positive and it was enhanced by the morning's activities.
Thankfully there was a shift in the afternoon and things got a lot better. We took advantage of the last half hour of sun and went to the chilly beach to pick agates. I didn't find any real keepers but it was a nice outing. After dinner and the sunset, the temp dropped very fast and I was freezing cold for about 2 hours. My house is 70 and I had my hoodie up over my head and my slippers on . I still do. I wish I took the cold like I used to.. It's time to load up on Smartwool socks. They are very warm and comfortable, just expensive. Worth every cent!
Jill, remember that this is all to take care of you, not to harm you. You don't want to put of anything they show concern for. If it is serious time is everything. As Mary said, share the same voice you did here with them. I am sure they can help you somehow.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Today we had a potluck at our Jeep club president's home. He planned it over a month ago, but it is the slow time of the year for member activity. We had a small group, but had a very nice visit to their beautiful new home in the country. It was about 60 miles away, but not a bad drive.
After the gathering I realized I did not bring any of my medication with. I take it 3 times a day so I try to keep a dose in each car. I did not have any in hers. We planned to look at new bathroom fixtures on the way home. I was anxious and not feeling like driving the rest of the way so the DW drove for me. I was grateful and took a nap on the drive back.
My siblings and several friends are at a Halloween party tonight. I wish I was there in some ways, but it is not really our thing. They party a lot harder than I would like. These are all very good people that are just not a good fit for me as the night goes on. I know the right choice was not to go, but I miss the socialization.
I am hoping that this spring I can make our club trip from MN to UT to wheel in Moab. It is the most amazing trip, just costly. Gas ends up being about $800. Then there is food and camping, and the cash for any possible break downs. I have not made it in 5 years. We drive our Jeeps all 1440 miles there and back. I am hopeful, but not planning to go. We will see.
Mimi, I am sure it will take some time for the GS to adjust. After adjusting to the new baby I am sure he will be a great big brother. Mine being three years apart squabble some, but they are great to each other most of the time.
Cece, it sounds like you got a decent deal on insurance despite the setbacks. I know Cobra is expensive.
I hope you all have a great night. Take care everyone.
Mimi, I am very happy for your family. It is hopefully the end to what you all have been suffering through. It is indeed sad just how many bad things can happen to good people. Guilty until proven innocent is not how it should work but it seems to be all too common.
It was a good today for me. Despite a very long haul yesterday I feel pretty good. My back is firing warning signals, but holding out as it has for the most part. The middle back issue has improved. I hope it stays this way or better for a while. The last flair has gone on for a long time.
Stress is down a bit, the DW is smiling again and headed back to her old job for now. She was supposed to start mind November but her boss asked that she come back on the 4th her old schedule. I think her boss missed her.
We took a crisp walk this evening just around downtown. It was cool at about 40 degrees, but a very nice night. We just had to bundle up a bit. Of the edge of downtown their is an old railroad roundhouse they are in the process of tearing down. These are very interesting landmarks. In the days of steam engines it was used to store and repair them with a round floating mechanism in the middle for positioning the engines in stalls of the building. Some tried to save the old girl to restore and repurpose it but it was in poor shape. It is now city property and will hopefully bring in a new business to take it's place.
Bette, it looks like Wellsville beat out Two Harbors. for snow. We have had a few hints of it but nothing on the ground yet. My son Jonathan was colicy for over 2 years. I could barely hold him. He has a slight learning disability but it is fading away. He is very sweet and kind for 13.
Linda, I love a good deal. If I need something but can wait a bit, I try to find the best deal on it. In a pinch though I try to support local shops and just pay a little extra.
I do hope you are all doing well, especially those we haven't heard from lately. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I woke this am to half the back pain, and feeling generally okay. I had my long work day today and it stretched almost 12 hrs. It did go well though, just tired. I can live with that.
Bette, I did chiropractic care for 20 years and swear by it. My last visit hurt so I haven't gone in over a year. I am afraid to. It worked very well for a long time, just not worth the risk to me now. I agree there are a lot of good people out there. We have to pay it forward and pitch in when we can. Not only do others appreciate it but it just feels good. For the stove I suggest a real hometown hardware store. Our local TruValue Has everything imaginable.
Mimi and Linda, I hope your necks rest up tonight.
To all, have a good restful night. Take care everyone.